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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2017-05-28 06:52 pm
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Bonus Round 1: AUs

AUs

SASO 2017 is over, but this round is perpetually open to new fills (no new prompts).


This popular round is back once again! To begin this year's SASO, we encourage you to let your mind run wild with alternate ideas and settings.


Please read this whole post before commenting to ensure that your team gets the most points possible. (There are changes from last year!)

RULES
  • Submit prompts by commenting to this post with an alternate universe idea, along with a ship from one of our nominated fandoms. There's a comment template below for your convenience.
    • Your prompt MUST include some kind of relationship. (This is not the sports anime gen olympics.) Platonic relationships are indicated by an "&" between the names (e.g., Izumi & Sakaeguchi). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Izumi/Sakaeguchi). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!
  • An AU can be a canon divergence, e.g. "what if [character] was the Team Captain instead of the canon captain character?", or a completely different setting altogether, e.g., pop idol AU, coffee shop AU, superheroes AU, etc.
  • Fill prompts by leaving a responding comment to the prompt with your newly-created work.
  • Remember to follow the general bonus round rules, outlined here.


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

Required Work Minimums:
  • 400 words (prose)
  • 400px by 400px (art)
  • 14 lines (poetry)
There is no max work cap.

Format your comment in one of the following ways:

If PROMPTING:If FILLING:If FILLING as a TEAM GRANDSTAND participant:
PROMPT: TEAM [YOUR SHIP]
  • Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team you belong to. Any way you format it is fine.
  • Copy/paste/fill out the following form into your comment box. Delete the guidance text that's in parentheses. Make sure you use tags.

    Here is a BR Template Creator for your convenience if the textarea is confusing.

FILL: TEAM [YOUR SHIP], [RATING]
  • Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team you belong to. Any way you format it is fine.
  • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill (G - E)
  • Copy/paste/fill out the following form into your comment box. Delete the guidance text that's in parentheses. Make sure you use tags.

    Here is a BR Template Creator for your convenience if the textarea is confusing.

  • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and tag them clearly. [community profile] saso_afterhours is open to all NSFW fills.
    • Written/text fills can be hosted on AO3 or [community profile] saso_afterhours ONLY.
    • Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere; you may include a small safe-for-work thumbnail of the fill in your comment.
FILL: TEAM GRANDSTAND, [RATING]
  • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill (G - E)
  • Copy/paste/fill out the following form into your comment box. Delete the guidance text that's in parentheses. Make sure you use tags.

    Here is a BR Template Creator for your convenience if the textarea is confusing.

  • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and tag them clearly. [community profile] saso_afterhours is open to all NSFW fills.
    • Written/text fills can be hosted on AO3 or [community profile] saso_afterhours ONLY.
    • Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere; you may include a small safe-for-work thumbnail of the fill in your comment.


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.

If you see anyone breaking the code of conduct (e.g., causing drama, being rude) anywhere (not just DW), please contact the mods immediately.


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

For prompts: 5 points each (maximum of 50 prompt points per team per round)

For fills:
First 4 fills by any member of your team: 20 points each
Fills 5-10: 15 points each
Fills 11-20: 5 points each
Fills 21-50: 2 points each
Fills 51+: 1 point each

All scored content must be created new for this round.


Etc.
If you're hunting through the prompts looking for what to fill, a good trick is to view top-level comments only (see the line of links below this post).

Have a question? Check The FAQ first. If you still need help, feel free to contact the mods. Happy fanworking!
kuramochi: (popsicle)

FILL: team kominato ryousuke/kuramochi youichi, T

[personal profile] kuramochi 2017-06-01 04:12 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: smoking, mentions of auto accidents and related injuries, descriptions of scars
Word Count: 539

i do not even know but i tried????

***

things fukutomi juichi knew before starting this assignment: that it would be difficult. long, definitely, most likely exhausting. that the window of time his handler shinkai would have to pull him out if anything went south would be narrow, perhaps nonexistent. that the sohoku group is one of the most powerful organized crime families in the country. that it is currently run by one kinjou shingo, with lieutenants makishima yusuke and tadokoro jin. that kinjou had been involved in an accident, years ago, that left him in the hospital for a month with a half-crushed ribcage.

things fukutomi juichi did not know before starting this assignment: that kinjou shingo's voice is low and soft, deceptively soothing. that his eyes are warm green and terrifying with the killing light in them. that he smokes cigarettes with an entirely invented carelessness. that he wears his suits with sharp creases and neat hems, cuffs resting smartly at just the right length. that his scars are livid angry pink and sometimes peek out from beneath the collar of his pressed shirts, the fine sleeve of his jackets. that it would be so incredibly hard not to look at them.

"i thought you looked familiar," kinjou says, and fukutomi manages not to freeze by virtue of long practice. he knows his face is as blank as ever when he turns to face kinjou, framed by the late afternoon light. they're on the roof for a smoke break, nondescript office building housing nondescript corporations at least half-owned by sohoku.

"oh?" he says. it's been two years. he's worked his way up steadily, but not so quickly as to arouse suspicion. kinjou should know him as headstrong but reliable, a capable gangster with modest ambitions. when the time comes, he'll be promoted, but reluctantly. makishima or tadokoro will go missing and who else will be able to step in, at least in the interim? fukutomi, with a head for numbers and a strong track record. stubborn, but not so much that he can't be controlled. it's a carefully cultivated image.

"you were there," kinjou says, touching his neck, where fukutomi knows there's a scar. it's a scar that spreads the farther down it goes, across kinjou's clavicles and left side, stark against the fearsome ink snake coiling around his torso. fukutomi's only seen it twice, but he can't forget.

"there?" fukutomi repeats, buying time, starting to sweat. it's the weather, he tells himself. it's turning. he's still wearing a winter suit and spring is coming.

kinjou hums, flicks the ash off his cigarette like he knows fukutomi understands exactly what he means. fukutomi's cigarette is burned down to the filter and he drops it, grinds it into the gravel. "i remember your face," kinjou says. "you were sitting on the ground." on the ground, unharmed. the pedestrian that caused a six car pile up. "is that why you're here?"

fukutomi takes a breath, this time to keep himself from relaxing. all right. this, he can deal with. hand it to kinjou like it's leverage. "i don't know," he says, and that's honest. "maybe."

"i see," kinjou says, smile pleasant and not at all reassuring. that's fine. if the hammer comes down like this, fukutomi won't even complain.
Edited 2017-06-01 05:42 (UTC)
catlarks: (Kinjou: Shades)

[personal profile] catlarks 2017-06-04 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
Ahhhhh Mel I love this.

I love the rhythm of your prose and the way you've structured this; the flip between the things Fukutomi knew at the start and the ones he didn't, the ones he learned along the way, is so good and each detail you add does so much to build the circumstances surrounding them. I appreciate how you translated their circumstances in canon into this world; Kinjou being in an auto accident makes sense, and of course Fukutomi is there.

I also love the image of Kinjou having a "fearsome ink snake" tattooed across his scars, that is so good.

The tension of Fukutomi fearing he's been found out, maybe but not quite knowing what Kinjou is asking him, is so good, and the last line about him being willing to have it end this way is soooo niiiiice. You established the mood really well and that will always be one of my favorite things about your writing — a very specific ambiance and lovely little details that add to it.

Thank you for writing this for me!
kuramochi: (Default)

[personal profile] kuramochi 2017-06-05 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
holds ur hand i'm glad u like it!! i figure even in an au there's gotta be something messy in their shared background or is it rly this ship tbh. and i feel like, well. fukutomi would be upset if he was getting caught on the job, if that's what got fucked up somewhere along the way, but if kinjou's just gonna off him for personal revenge, that's fine.