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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!
elucidatedlucy: but shut up and dance with me (hey i just met you and this is crazy)

FILL: Team Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara, T

[personal profile] elucidatedlucy 2017-06-10 09:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: minor violence, sexism
Other Tags: another draft, also chi/shi undertones, because of course, rgu is so big and i am so small, latia why must you do this to me
Word Count: 761


***


"She won't return to the duels. She's a stubborn lass."

"Nonsense ... all it takes is a spark to light a fire in a heart like hers."

Darkness abounds. The rose sits below them, one mask, one corpse, a graveyard between. The petals burn at a slight touch.

"And all it takes is a word to make a fire burn out of control."

Instants pass and the rose is left alone. Sharp and endless.



----



"What's she doing back here?"

Chinatsu has to force herself to slouch in her chair. Remembering how to make her shoulders hang, rather than keeping her chin up, makes it easier to block out people's comments.

"I thought she couldn't keep up."

The windows are the same. The chairs have the same scratches, the blackboards have the same equations, the flowers are trapped between bloom and wilt as they ever are, and Chinatsu doesn't recognize anyone.

But everyone knows her.

"Guess she couldn't stay away forever."

"If you're going to talk," Chinatsu says, flat, "Talk to my face."

But no one stands up in the class and she is left to her own devices.



----



She never meant to get involved. It was just - seeing that ring on Hongou Chiduru's finger. Nothing else could make her long so much. But Hongou graduated before Chinatsu had the chance to start, and no one else believed that rose seal meant anything.

Hongou rewrote the rule books till there was no choice but to wear a dress. Chinatsu couldn't figure out how she could have accepted that with the smile she wore in every magazine.

"I applied too!" Akira tells her, one day.

"That's great," Chinatsu says. "But isn't it too expensive for your family?"

Somehow, they both got in. Somehow, they were roomed together. Somehow, Chinatsu found a ring on campus, and won a duel. Somehow, Akira ended up with a dorm to herself. Somehow, Chinatsu gave up on Shizuku, and left.

Somehow, she came back.

"There aren't schools better than this one," Chinatsu tells people. "My parents threw a fit till I agreed."

People linger on her mind like ghosts.

But she will not touch a sword again. People like Shizuku wouldn't save themselves. Chinatsu didn't have time for anyone but herself.



----



It's in the dance hall that they meet again.

"It's been so long, Chii."

Her hair glowing with captured sunset, reflected along a dozen mirrors into eternity.

"Aki," she says. "I thought you were done with dance."

"I found other people," she murmurs. "All any man really wants is a pretty girl to follow his lead. But you had your mind on other things, I suppose."

Something about Akira, now, makes Chinatsu want to snap. The way she pushes out her chest onto anyone's arm the moment she's looking, how she looks at her through half-lidded eyes, and how she holds every achievement and failure on the air like they'll never disappear. The way she is so empty and pretends to be so fulfilled at the same time.

It makes her sick.

"Yeah. Whatever," Chinatsu says.

"I thought you'd be proud I made my way, Chii," she says. "Since I'm so poor."

"You remember that?" Chinatsu hangs on the words. Tries to turn away, like she isn't caught on Akira's rope. "I was just worried about you."

"Why worry? Because I couldn't succeed?" She slinks closer, small, and lithe, and horrible. Her skirt hangs high on her thighs, a safety clip cut between the cloth below and her shirt. Chinatsu tries to turn her head, but Akira pushes a hand along her neck. Hangs her arm over her shoulder. "Or because you thought I couldn't get anywhere unless I was running after you like a puppy?"

"That's not -"

Ice melts into her neck.

Or metal.

And she tracks the length of her smooth arms to her fingers. Heart beating out of her chest. So hard she could throw up, or kiss her, or rip out her throat, and Chinatsu says,

"What are you wearing."

"I thought you liked that ring, Chii."

Her breath shakes when Akira's hand presses into her chest. Ripping out her heart with her bare hands.



----



Shizuku waves when she sees Chinatsu.

"I thought you said you weren't coming back," she says, wearing a smile.

"Yeah," Chinatsu mutters. Nails still burning in her chest. Ghosts dancing in her head. Short summer hair tickling her arm. And long black hair falling like water over the edge of her bed. "We all say things we don't mean."

The Rose Bride smiles like she has nothing to do with anything and Chinatsu can't bear it.
saccharinescorpion: (chinatsuakira)

Re: FILL: Team Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara, T

[personal profile] saccharinescorpion 2017-06-11 05:43 am (UTC)(link)
as you might have already guessed on your own i of course love that you brought Shizuku into this, and god, why didn't i figure out on my own that of course she'd be the Rose Bride. and Akira as a Black Rose Duelist!!! now i want to- hang on, im gonna go to twitter for a sec to yell about Black Rose Duelist Mako,,,,okay back

i really love how different you took this from the TeppUtena fill, and just, the whole idea of Chinatsu leaving notOhtori because of being so frustrated with Shizuku, and everything with Chinatsu and Akira together.... i love it. thabk you