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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2016-09-03 09:48 am
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Results and Party Post

This is it! The end of the road! You've officially survived SASO 2016. We hope the last three months have helped you make new fanwork, new friends, and some wonderful new memories. Let's look back and see how everyone did!


Once again, [personal profile] blueminuet, [personal profile] winterstuck, and [personal profile] karahashi heroically came through and provided a bunch of delicious statistics from this year's SASO.

Event Stats


  1. Miyuki Kazuya/Miyuki Kazuya (4111 points)
  2. Imaizumi Shunsuke/Naruko Shoukichi (3939 points)
  3. Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou (3036 points)
  4. Furuya Satoru/Miyuki Kazuya (2963 points)
  5. Kanzaki Miki/Tachibana Aya (2860 points)
  6. Tachibana Makoto/Yamazaki Sousuke (2729 points)
  7. Kyoutani Kentarou/Yahaba Shigeru (2716 points)
  8. Shimizu Kiyoko/Yachi Hitoka (2710 points)
  9. Matsuoka Rin/Nanase Haruka (2450 points)
  10. Kominato Ryousuke/Kuramochi Youichi (2382 points)
Full Rankings and Breakdown Spreadsheet

MR1 Rankings

1. Imaizumi Shunsuke/Naruko Shoukichi
2. Furuya Satoru/Miyuki Kazuya
2. Tachibana Makoto/Yamazaki Sousuke
2. Miyuki Kazuya/Miyuki Kazuya
5. Shimizu Kiyoko/Yachi Hitoka
6. Matsuoka Rin/Nanase Haruka
6. Abe Takaya/Mihashi Ren
8. Furuya Satoru/Sawamura Eijun
9. Bokuto Koutarou/Kuroo Tetsurou
10. Nishinoya Yuu/Tanaka Ryuunosuke
10. Kanzaki Miki/Tachibana Aya
12. Azumane Asahi/Nishinoya Yuu
13. Aldini Takumi/Yukihira Souma
14. Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun
15. Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou
MR2 Rankings

1. Miyuki Kazuya/Miyuki Kazuya
2. Shimizu Kiyoko/Yachi Hitoka
3. Ookiku Furikabutte
4. Kominato Ryousuke/Kuramochi Youichi
5. Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou
6. Imaizumi Shunsuke/Naruko Shoukichi
7. Furuya Satoru/Miyuki Kazuya
7. Kanzaki Miki/Tachibana Aya
7. Aldini Takumi/Yukihira Souma
10. Furuya Satoru/Sawamura Eijun
11. Tennis no Ouji-sama
12. Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun
13. Azumane Asahi/Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi
14. Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi
15. Chihayafuru


Feel free to make each other or yourselves banners and share them in the comments below, too!


saso 2016 captain - saso 2016 vice captain - saso 2016 participant


first place: team miyumiyu

second place: team imanaru

third place: team kuroken


Additionally, the mods felt there were some teams that warranted special recognition:

— Participated in Every Single Round (MR + BR) —

(Getting this award is really difficult)

Team Azumane Asahi/Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi
Team Furuya Satoru/Miyuki Kazuya
Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Naruko Shoukichi
Team Kanzaki Miki/Tachibana Aya
Team Kominato Ryousuke/Kuramochi Youichi
Team Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou
Team Kuramochi Youichi/Miyuki Kazuya
Team Kyoutani Kentarou/Yahaba Shigeru
Team Matsuoka Rin/Nanase Haruka
Team Miyuki Kazuya/Miyuki Kazuya
Team Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun
Team Shimizu Kiyoko/Yachi Hitoka
Team Tachibana Makoto/Yamazaki Sousuke
Team Tennis no Ouji-sama

— Competed in Both Main Rounds —

Team Akaashi Keiji/Bokuto Kotarou/Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou
Team Aldini Takumi/Yukihira Souma
Team Azumane Asahi/Nishinoya Yuu
Team Azumane Asahi/Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi
Team Bokuto Koutarou/Kuroo Tetsurou
Team Chihayafuru
Team Furuya Satoru/Miyuki Kazuya
Team Furuya Satoru/Sawamura Eijun
Team Hanamaki Takahiro/Matsukawa Issei
Team Hikaru no Go
Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Naruko Shoukichi
Team Kanzaki Miki/Tachibana Aya
Team Kominato Ryousuke/Kuramochi Youichi
Team Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou
Team Kuramochi Youichi/Miyuki Kazuya
Team Kuroo Tetsurou/Tsukishima Kei
Team Kyoutani Kentarou/Yahaba Shigeru
Team Matsuoka Rin/Nanase Haruka
Team Miyuki Kazuya/Miyuki Kazuya
Team Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun
Team Nishinoya Yuu/Tanaka Ryuunosuke
Team Oikawa Tooru/Sugawara Koushi
Team Ookiku Furikabutte
Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi
Team Shimizu Kiyoko/Yachi Hitoka
Team Tachibana Makoto/Yamazaki Sousuke
Team Tennis no Ouji-sama

(77% of all teams showed up for both rounds. That's a higher turnout than this mod team has ever seen at a shipping olympics. Great job!!!)


(click to view full size)

team soutaku: presentation award team asanoya: artistic awesomeness
team asadaisuga: media mixologists team bokukuro: most likely to save the world
team furusawa: kings of pop team ayamiki: the little ship that could
team shinsena: biggest size difference team kuramiyu: chrono-crossers
team kurotsukki: can-do attitude team kyouyaha: bonus round filling machines
team miyusawa: erudite eloquence team tanoya: against all odds
team oisuga: au award team oofuri: side character stars
team kiyoyachi: flights of fancy team tennis: most team spirit


Unfortunately, SWAG was a one-time-only deal; it will not be returning to our event schedule. However, we are moving IHX to become our winter event! It will probably run around January-February.

Thank you to those of you who came back for a repeat of this wild fandom ride. We hope you had fun again this year too. If you were new this year, we hope you had a good time!

The whole event, we mods couldn't help but gushing to each other over all the amazing fanwork we saw. You did an amazing job this year. Whether you made a hundred fanworks or just one, we know that you pushed outside your comfort zone and really did your best. You've helped to enrich and support your fandoms. We hope you're seriously proud of yourself, because we are seriously proud of you.

Congratulations!! Feel free to reply this post and party. We hope to see you again at SASO 2017!
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[personal profile] putsch 2016-09-03 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)

Congrats to all the top teams and to everyone!!!! THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD YEAR im so happy about it dkjfkdk blows kisses to everyone

my only regret is i died during the last BR round and couldn't recc literally every single thing people wrote me but! I still had a blast 💕💕💕💕💕✌❤🙌
lemon: (noya ► rip)

[personal profile] lemon 2016-09-03 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] putsch 2016-09-03 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
YOURE FINE PLS i just didnt realize when it ended... i thought i had another day... alas
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[personal profile] krankran 2016-09-03 02:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm in shock tbh

Thanks to my team, you guys were great even if you all died so much. All your effort was really inspiring and actually?? helped push me to GET GOOD in terms of the quality and types of things I wrote/drew.

THANKS TO MOD TEAM FOR DEALING WITH ALL US UNRULY KIDDOS seriously, this event literally wouldn't exist without you guys.

Congrats to team Ayamiki like holy crap??? So proud of yall.
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[personal profile] flippinflakes 2016-09-03 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I'M CRYING OMG. Thank you guys so much!!!!

Ah!!! Everyone did so well and honestly so many teams from so many different Fandoms made such incredible works and honestly once I have time I might binge read daiya and pedal to start. I already got into chihayafuru because of this event and I LOVE IT!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TOP THREE!!! You guys deserve it like mad! Y'all should be proud!!

Also @ teams who participated in all rounds: holy cow that's some real dedication right there!! Congrats!!


And thank you for all the participants making it such a blast as well!!!!

Also @ MiyukiMiyuki team: you guys' entry is the entry my entire team always look forward to like the selfcest we DIDN'T KNOW WE NEEDED (most of us didn't even know who Miyuki was even) Y'all did grand!!!
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[personal profile] shafusu 2016-09-03 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Ya know, when I first joined this thing I actually couldn't even figure out how to sign up.

I don't know if I ever thought I'd be seeing the end of this. I didn't think too much of it and before this I never really joined many events due to my own personal difficulties with deadlines and stuff. And while I wasn't able to be active in bonus rounds and what have you, I'm very honored to have been a part of this event.

Shout out to my Team, Team Asanoya. Our captain was probably the biggest inspiration and it made working on the main rounds so much easier for me. You were the artist and literally the mastermind for so much and the fact you did all you did despite how busy you were always left me amazed (and afraid of your power). My team pushed me to get better as a writer, and helped me understand the importance of word limits.

Thank you so much.

Also much thanks to the mod team for handling every little mess with grace. I don't know how you guys did it but you guys have my utmost respect. Really, you guys are true mvps. This wouldn't have been possible without your hardwork and dedication.

Also shout out to team Bokuroo, Tananoya and Asadaisuga. Your works were fun and always a pleasure to look at. Please keep being amazing.

My only regret is not being able to participate in bonus rounds due to time and technological restraints but if I come back around next year I'll rock it and have no regrets period.

Much love.
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[personal profile] lemon 2016-09-04 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
I feel ya on the deadlines thing. I work best under pressure, but the team-oriented quality to this really made me more aware of myself and helped me curb those habits (even if only for the duration of the event ww).

anyway, on behalf of team tnny, thank you! we're glad to hear you enjoyed what we created. ditto to you guys too, though! you did really well and should be super proud of what you created. if you did the best you could and pushed your own limits, I don't think you should have any regrets this year either. <3
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[personal profile] shafusu 2016-09-04 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
If y'all come back around next summer, y'all should let me know so I can cheer you guys on.

Either way thank you for the super kind words and honestly that's kinda what makes it all worth it yeah? I'm surprised I did this. Surprised but happy. We even made top fifteen in one round. That's something amazing.

So you're right. I'll try not to have any regrets this year. We both did our best! <3 *sends you hearts.*

Come on and give me a hug.
nee_saan: (riko pls)

miyuki kazuya/sawamura eijun captain here!

[personal profile] nee_saan 2016-09-04 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
oh boy do i have some things to say!

mods: running this event could not have been easy. i'm so impressed with the diligence you guys showed through out the duration of this thing. it occurs to me that all us are relieved saso is over; it was hard work and required so much energy, but i can't even imagine how difficult was for you mods. it's so apparent you guys always did your best and the payout for us as participants was gold to me - i created some stuff that i'm proud of in a way different from anything else i've done. you guys are probably grateful for a breather too. thank you for all of your hard work.

this event forced me to be creative in ways i didn't know i could be! and seeing the beautiful submissions from so many other teams who were working just as hard as me is sort of awesome. it's kinda funny because a common theme in sports anime is a true rivalry that brings out the best in opponents; i think saso and the other teams brought out the best in me and in those around me. i'm so thankful for this event tbh. coming just short of a top ranking has simply motivated me to work a thousand times harder next year!

team fam: you guys are freaking amazing. i can't believe the stuff we did. i've participated in gift exchanges, fandom bangs, rp weeks and event weeks - i don't think i even put half the effort i put into those that i did into this. it was honestly amazing to get to work with you all. some of you i was friends with, some of you i knew from fandom circles and some of you i had never talked to at all - all of the stress we put ourselves through feels worth it because i got to know you guys. thanks for all your hard work and thanks for putting up with me. love your error-prone captain.

EVERYONE ELSE: a full round of applause to top ranking teams. i'm friends with many of you and i know how much y'all busted your asses for this thing. you deserve your rank and bragging rights! i'm bragging to anyone for you right now. sometimes it's hard being on the outskirts of fandom. i remember when i had just started working my way thru daiya fandom and how intimidating it was to be surrounded by such beautiful fanworks. everything i admired was always so well written and beautifully created. it's still kind of a shock, but being in this event reminded me why we all suffer through fandom related work; the outcome is amazing and impressive and i'm so happy to be surrounded by such talented people. all of you are pretty awesome! ♥♥♥
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[personal profile] mousapelli 2016-09-04 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
I had such a great time doing this! It was so nice to talk to people again in fandom, the prompt rounds made me so happy filling weird things, the fills and art and MR entries were amazingly good, and I was so happy in the end with Team Kuroo/Tsukishima's entries in the end.

I absolutely needed something exactly like this, where so many people were so excited about their shows and pairings and friends, and I felt included in it. It made such a difference to me this summer. THANK YOU, EVERYBODY.
lemon: THANK U MIRO!!! (tnny ► SASO 1)

[personal profile] lemon 2016-09-04 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
thanks for the fun challenge this summer! it was certainly a good way to keep my brain working and helped me get over the creative block I'd been struggling with prior to SASO starting! it was inspiring to see everyone's work and to be sharing my own beside so many amazing content creators! thank you to everyone who filled my prompts, too. I've been rereading them over and over this week and my heart is so warm every time <3 <3 <3

I couldn't be more proud of my team for all of their hard work and sticking it out 'til the end despite all the craziness we dealt with. 'against all odds' is definitely a fitting superlative, just in that sense www. we had such a blast sharing our work with everyone. a huge thank you again to everyone who helped pull us into the top 10 for the first main round; we were so humbled and overjoyed! thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

congrats to the teams who placed in the rankings - you guys all totally killed it out there and your dedication paid off!! you should all be wicked proud of yourselves! \(*^o^*)/
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[personal profile] bluedreaming 2016-09-04 06:19 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much to the mods for all their hard work and to my team and captain! I came into saso knowing pretty much nothing about it and it was an awesome experience: I'm really looking forward to next year! I'm in awe at all the teams and participation: it's fabulous.
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[personal profile] kiwiaste 2016-09-04 03:40 pm (UTC)(link)

I personally want to congratulate Miyuki Kazuya, who placed within the final top ten not once, not twice, but thrice! Wow! What a man!!!

Joking aside, congratulations to all the teams! You did great, no matter what your final score was. And obviously the biggest congrats are going to the mod team for their hard work-- thank you again and again, you guys are the real MVPs! ♥

I wish I've been more active but it have been a fun ride anyway. I still have a lot of fills that I wanna read and I'm determined to comment on stuff once I get some free time and a break in anxiety-- so in advance sorry for the late replies out of nowhere if I startle anyone, I just feel that I need to toss back some love wwww

I hope in 2017 we will make SASO Geat Again!
Edited 2016-09-04 17:27 (UTC)
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[personal profile] princesssid 2016-09-04 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL BANNER!!! i'm absolutely in awe of it, and i'm having a really fun time finding all the top ten teams (are kuramochi and ryousuke hiding behind miyuki so they can make out? haha)

thank you for making this and sharing it!
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[personal profile] kiwiaste 2016-09-06 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
ahhhh thank you so much! ♥ I'm super happy you spotted kuramochi and ryou-san, I was afraid they ended up too covered haha (be it either if they are busy smooching or just sneaking off for some extra batting practice to prepare for next year wwww)

and congrats to you and your team! Good job placing pedal ladies so high up in the rankings!!
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[personal profile] kuriicurry 2016-09-04 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
yOUR BANNER IS SO SO BEAUTIFUL it made me tear up a bit ;w;
thank you so much for making it, it's so amazing, you represented everyone and it makes me so happy.... *_*
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[personal profile] kiwiaste 2016-09-06 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
thank you so much!! ;;w;; I kinda wish I could have included ALL the participating teams 'cause everyone deserved to party equally, no matter the final ranking, but alas I had to restrain myself somehow haha--- I'm glad it still feels inclusive enough!! >w<)/
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[personal profile] luckycricket33 2016-09-04 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
IM SCREAMING THIS LOOKS SO CUTE! your art is so crisp and bright and adorable
and they're all so in character, like, you translated the art styles and facial expressions and body language quirks of every character i can see so that they integrate perfectly. i totally sympathize with being shy so i'll let you go at your own pace but i'd love to follow you on twitter or tumblr if you post more art there?

in the meantime i'll go back to staring at my girls being cute in the corner. thank you so much for drawing this!!!!!
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[personal profile] kiwiaste 2016-09-07 12:29 am (UTC)(link)
AAAAAAaaaahhnnnn, such nice words, thank you!!! ;;0;;
makes weak noises I'm actually super bad when it comes to posting stuff on the net so actual drawing updates are pretty scarce _(´ω`;_ ∠)_ but if you don't mind that, then I'm kiwiaste at both tumblr and twitter, feel free to catch me anywhere, I'm always happy to have more people to cry about sports animanga with haha

and your girls are so lucky, you and your team fought for them bravely!! GOOD JOB AND CONGRATS!!!
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[personal profile] arranjar 2016-09-05 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
this is so lovely! every time i look back at it i find something new to love!!
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[personal profile] kiwiaste 2016-09-07 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
I'm super happy to hear that, thank you!! ♥
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[personal profile] inkythoughts 2016-09-06 12:47 pm (UTC)(link)
it so beautiful
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[personal profile] kiwiaste 2016-09-07 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
kiyoyachi is a wonderful ship and could not be omitted-- especially with how hard you and your team worked for them this summer!! ♥
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[personal profile] dynamite 2016-09-06 03:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm clutching my face with so much delight, this is so!!! cute!!! I love the fun vibrant feeling of this, the swim animals, the Mod MVP trophy... I love Naruko having too good a time sitting atop Imaizumi's shoulders haha. Thank you again for a wonderful summer, and for your wonderful art!! <3
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[personal profile] kiwiaste 2016-09-07 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
oh gooooshhh thank you so much, I'm super flattered aaaaa //w\\)♥ but mostly thank -YOU- for your hard work this saso, I enjoyed your fills and your team's MRs immensely, team imanaru definitely deserves the podium! this was such a good summer!!! \0/
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[personal profile] dynamite 2016-09-07 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
ahh thank you so much, our team poured so much love into those comics, we're really happy you enjoyed them!! <3 AND I SAW YOUR REC FOR MY DAISUGA TENGU, I was so happy, thank you so much, I didn't think anybody had really read it and I really like that one a lot.... (I love the idea of mischievous crow tengu Suga haha) but seriously, I loved seeing all your fills too, they're so full of charm, and I still remember when I first saw your bokuaka banner and I fell in love with love, too ;w;

I can't wait for next summer, I definitely hope we have another great one!! <3
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[personal profile] kazuyas 2016-09-04 04:35 pm (UTC)(link)
i'm gonna keep this short and sweet:

to the mod team: thank you for putting this event on. i am so endlessly grateful.

to all the people i met this summer: thank you for being the bright spots in my life these past four months, which were otherwise pretty shitty for me. y'all are spectacular.

to my team: y'all are incredible. i'm so proud of us for breaking top 15, for participating in every round, and for GETTING THE STORYTELLING AWARD HOLY SHIT (seriously i don't think i'll ever be over this one). very special shout outs to heidi (WHAT A GOOD CAPTAIN UGH I AM SO PROUD AND SO HONORED TO HAVE BEEN ON YOUR TEAM) and andrea—their content (both in a quality and quantity sense) is what pushed me to push myself to keep creating.

i'm just a ball of emotions right now i just love this event so much and will be counting down the days until next summer. <3
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[personal profile] onceakoala 2016-09-06 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
i was late and out of it so i didn't say this in the talkback like I meant to, but a HUGE FREAKING THANK YOU to the mods, this event was so well run and i know it's a huge, enormous undertaking but i am so eternally happy that the Olympics keeps coming back and everyone is so dedicated and so many wonderful fanworks come out of it every year. I'm still rereading and having serious emotions about the fills I received! and am super proud of the creative things I managed to produce, even though I fell way short of where I wanted to do.

This was a rough year for personal reasons, but I still enjoyed the heck out of the event, and will absolutely be back in the future, especially as the event gets better and more refined every year c: all the lovely people I met should find me on twitter (@affectionatetea)! i have been too busy and overwhelmed to go follow everyone but i'd love to chat with all the new friends i met<3
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[personal profile] dynamite 2016-09-06 03:48 pm (UTC)(link)
SO MUCH CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE TEAMS AND TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS AND TO THE MODS FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND JUST!! What a good summer, what inventive and beautiful entries this year -- SASO always seems to pass in no time at all because we're always in such a constant state of furious creativity, and looking back, I'm in so much awe of all the things everybody made. I also love how much passion everybody puts into their series and their ships, I love being swept along with it all and coming out the other side with new things to love, too! I ALSO HAD SO MANY WILD PROMPT DREAMS COME TRUE AND I'M SO GRATEFUL, SASO is truly magical.

And as captain, I also want to gesture wildly at all of Team Imaizumi/Naruko for their hard work and talents and I'm just, I'm so proud of everything we made this year. Whispers, I love you guys and I love our redblues.

Thank you again, SASO <3
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[personal profile] yrindor 2016-09-08 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations to everyone who made it to the end! This was my first SASO, but I'm already looking forward to next year.