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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2016-08-04 08:49 pm
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Bonus Round 7: Recs

Bonus Round 7: Recs

You've created so much during this event, so here's a round to celebrate each other's achievements!

This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on August 24 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.

  • Recommend at least three fanworks from main or bonus rounds. Your recommendations don’t have to be connected in any way, and you do not need permission to recommend a work.
  • Don't rec your own work. You can recommend things created by your own team, but please spread the love to other teams too.
  • Each recommendation must include at least two sentences explaining why that fanwork is awesome. Please use the format specified below.
  • You may recommend as many works as you like, as long as they are posted separately in groups of at least three.
  • There will be no prompts for this round. Simply post each fill/recommendation list as a comment in response to this post.
  • Remember to follow the general bonus round rules, outlined here.

Bonus round shenanigans all happen in the comments below. Brand-new works only, please.

Format your comment in the following way:

If FILLING (all teams):
  • Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team you belong to
  • Copy and paste the following form into a comment and fill it out. Delete things in brackets, and leave the HTML alone.

Posts not using this format will be understood to be unofficial discussion posts, regardless of what they contain. They, like all comments in this community, are subject to the code of conduct.

These numbers apply to your team as a whole, not each individual teammate. Make as many fills as you want!

For fills:

First 3 fills by any member of your team: 20 points each
Fills 4-10: 10 points each
Fills 11-20: 5 points each
Fills 21+: 2 points each

All scored content must be created new for this round.

If you're hunting through the prompts looking for what to fill, a good trick is to view top-level comments only.

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[personal profile] catlarks 2016-08-24 10:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Theme: Daiya no Ace Fills, "Miyuki-Focused Fics That Ruined Me" Edition

Title: Chris and Miyuki Battery AU
Creator(s): [personal profile] kazuyas
Rating: G
Major Tags: none
Why is this work awesome?: I adore this fic as a character study piece. Em perfectly translates everything about Miyuki as a catcher which makes him tick into who he'd be as a pitcher, and I especially love that so much of his calculating, logical nature absolutely must stay, and that this keeps him in perfect, delicate parallel with Chris. I love the even, steady, careful progression of Em's prose, the way each sentence has just the right weight, fitting perfectly into the piece that comes next. I love that Chris understands Miyuki so intimately and is aware that Miyuki wouldn't be able to work as well with any other catcher, and I find that to be such a valuable take on their relationship.

Title: Miyuki Goes Back In Time To Meet Himself
Creator(s): [personal profile] arsenicjay
Rating: T
Major Tags: mentions of bullying, implied neglect
Why is this work awesome?: I love everything about the way AJ has framed this story. I love that the narrator is "Kazuya" but the child version is "Miyuki," that Miyuki's brain is always working the whole way through, creating the structure of the story as it builds through the things he can remember living these experiences himself, from the things he assesses in looking at those memories from an advanced point of age. I absolutely adore that Miyuki agrees to go home with himself and lets his younger self cook him dinner, and I love seeing the contrast between what Miyuki was and what he is now. This is a beautiful, poignant, subtly heartbreaking character study pieced together from seamless, careful prose and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Title: Rei and Miyuki Over the Years
Creator(s): [personal profile] kitaiichis
Rating: G
Major Tags: none
Why is this work awesome?: For starters, I love the anachronistic structure, but I also love that Andrea stated the order of the pieces outright by numbering them; in my head the scenes slot themselves together in both story order and chronological order in a way that builds. I love being given this glimpse of Miyuki's history with Rei, because he's familiar with her in the canon in a way no other character is and I've always wanted to see more of their past. I love that this sets Rei up as this guardian figure occupying a role almost — but not quite — like the one a parent would, if Miyuki had one around to perform that. Andrea's prose is clever and careful and at times poetic, and her characterization of Miyuki is insightful and kind; I love that from the nature of the fic, it's possible to see him grow both as a person and into this unique friendship he has. I genuinely adore this fic.