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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2017-06-11 06:56 pm
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Bonus Round 2: Tic-Tac-Toe



Tic-Tac-Toe


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


Get three in a row! That's the goal of this bonus round. Inspired by a fanwork event type called kink bingo, this round encourages you to create and fill out themed prompt cards.


Please read this whole post before commenting to ensure that your team gets the most points possible. There's a lot of text here, but if you read carefully and follow the instructions step by step, you will be okay.


RULES
Please refer to the first comment thread of this post for an example of how this round works.

PROMPTING

  1. Select a ship to create your prompt card about. Platonic relationships are indicated by an "&" between the names (e.g., Haruki & Kazuma). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Haruki/Kazuma). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!

  2. Visit this card generator.
    • Here is a visual guide to using it.
    • The large text box is where you can list prompts if you have your own ideas. Please list at least 9 prompts; you can list more if you want. (The generator says you need at least 24, but it's lying.) Single words or short phrases are better than sentences.
    • Otherwise, you can use the dropdown menu found right below it. Note: some of these prompts lists are NSFW. (NSFW prompts are a-ok as long as you tag for it.) If you don't like some of the options that appear in a prompt list, you can delete them.
    • Text prompts only, please. Also, each card square must be unique—don't list the same prompt 9 times.
    • In "Configuration Options," make sure you select 3x3 and (Normal prompt). This is the most important step!
    • Leave the tic-tac-toe card with its default colors, so everyone can read it clearly.
    • Click the "Create a bingo card" button.
    • Scroll down to see the card that was created for you. If you don't like the prompts it picked, you can reroll by clicking "Create a bingo card" again.
    • When you're satisfied, scroll further down the page until you see a textarea box full of HTML.
  3. Copy and paste the HTML from the box and into the body of your prompt comment, then post!

FILLING

Fill prompts by selecting an individual square to create fanwork for, then leaving a responding comment to the prompt with your newly-created work. (Optional:) If you can fill three squares from a prompt in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line, you get a tic-tac-toe (and an additional point bonus)! You can also just fill prompts as you please and get standard points.
  • Prompt squares are labeled as follows:
    A1 B1 C1
    A2 B2 C2
    A3 B3 C3
  • If you're trying for tic-tac-toe, you cannot combine squares into one fill. If your fill can satisfy multiple squares, pick the most relevant square: e.g., one square is sailing and another is pirates and you make a fill about pirates sailing, it's mostly pirates so put down the pirates square.
  • Each fill must stand alone as an individual piece, but all your fills can slot into a larger universe if you'd like.
  • You cannot fill a prompt square more than once, but you can fill every square on a tic tac toe card if you want to.
  • You cannot work with your teammates to get a tic-tac-toe. Only individually achieved tic-tac-toes get the bonus.
  • Multiple people can fill the same prompt square. You cannot "block" others from getting tic-tac-toe.
  • Remember to also follow the general bonus round rules, outlined here.
  • Here is a prompt/fill index for your convenience.


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/images)
  • 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], [SQUARE], [RATING]
  • Replace [SQUARE] with the specific square you're filling (e.g., B2). Click here to see a comment thread example of which square is which.
  • 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, [SQUARE], [RATING]
  • Replace [SQUARE] with the specific square you're filling (e.g., B2). Click here to see a comment thread example of which square is which.
  • 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 for each tic-tac-toe card (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
Tic-tac-toe Bonus: 2 points each for the first 12 achieved by your team

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!
plume_sombre: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou

[personal profile] plume_sombre 2017-06-13 01:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kageyama Tobio/Hinata Shouyou
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Possible angst, Bump of Chicken edition

Prompt:
I still remember the magic words We'll definitely meet again / Using our synchronized heartbeats as a guide I run extremely far out of range
What is normal, what is strange? When I touched you, you touched me back Let your voice reach out, and tell me to wait because / All I know is that I want to be with you
"Don't waste your life on me. Save yourself instead" Hello, hi there, here I am I've realized we're all bad at walking / always bumping into each other, covered in bruises

cherrysalmon: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou

[personal profile] cherrysalmon 2017-06-13 01:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: Graphic depictions of violence (puncturing the skin) (figuratively)
Other Tags: radwimps

Prompt:

I'll let you escape all that / and not allow those eyes shed a single tear The emotion I felt when I found you is moving me to the marrow of my bones even now But you are in my heart, sending a pulse through my whole body / Saying “Stay alive today, stay alive today, and stay the way you are”
This kind of feeling that I want to forget, but can't / What do you call it? If I were to name this love / it would be “Thank you” You pretend to hold a question mark / while you actually already know
I just want to love you / every fragment of you right down to the pain you feel Tired of playing hide and seek with time and always coming just short Please pull out the thorns of my heart / please pull them out / while I'm anesthetized by your love

aquaforce: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM AKASHI SEIJUUROU/NIJIMURA SHUUZOU

[personal profile] aquaforce 2017-06-13 02:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kageyama Tobio/Oikawa Tooru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major tags: none
Other tags: none

Prompt:
Jekyll and Hyde Passing the Torch Deal with the Devil
Race Against the Clock We Want Our Jerk Back Rags to Riches
The Magic Comes Back Unlocking the Talent Succession Crisis

greenowl: (Default)

Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-13 02:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Morimura Seira/Tokashiki Yoko
Fandom: Princess Nine
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt:
stargazing date zoo date cinema date
fast food date Meeting in real life for the first time date writing fanfic together date
aquarium date video games date concert date

greenowl: (Default)

Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-13 02:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kameyama Keiko/Yagi Touko
Fandom: Rookies
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: yes rookies has lesbians and that's who

Prompt:
Ice-cream date watching a sports game date pool date
beach date ice skating date fine diner date
gym date shopping mall date hiking date
greenowl: (Default)

Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-13 03:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Isashiki Jun/Kominato Ryousuke
Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: @ god, please

Prompt:
train travelling date trespassing date reading together date
baseball date pet store date lunchbreak date
baking together date ball dates(ie masquerade ball/prom?) nightly beach walk date

hailing: (cheer squad)

Re: Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] hailing 2017-06-14 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
this is so mean i'm coming for ur life

Re: Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl - 2017-06-14 10:04 (UTC) - Expand
greenowl: (Default)

Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-13 03:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Aone Takanobu/Hinata Shouyo
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt:
walking dogs together date cartoons/anime date skype date
all nighter date world travel date grocery shopping date
breakfast/brunch date stealing fruit from a stranger's tree date napping together date
Edited 2017-06-13 15:14 (UTC)
plume_sombre: (Default)

FILL: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou, B2, G

[personal profile] plume_sombre 2017-06-24 04:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Aone Takanobu/Hinata Shouyou
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Fluff, travel
Square: B2, "world travel date"
Word Count: 499

:D

***

Aone has never been fond of moving, he much prefers staying in one place and get acquainted with its surroundings until he knows them like the back of his hand. He's literally down-to-earth, physically and mentally. Unlike him, Hinata can't stay still for more than one second, always tugging him in every direction with a big smile on his lips and Aone can't say no to this bundle of raw positive energy. Futakuchi told him he is way too soft when it comes to his boyfriend, and Aone can't deny it.
(Futakuchi then rolls his eyes at how mushy this is.)

Hinata wanted to travel, once he was done with the volleyball season. The national team still practices hard during off-season, so Aone suspects that the coach and Kageyama told Hinata to stop pushing himself if he doesn't want to end up with a permanent injury. Maybe this played a role in his decision to agree to a trip they haven't really planned, but if it's Hinata, it's alright.

They start small; they travel within Japan, go to Osaka to eat delicious okonomiyaki, visit the old town of Kyoto, decide to feed the deers in Nara, see the many ice sculptures in Sapporo, relax in Beppu's hot springs, and they even head to the beach in Okinawa. Hinata is excited wherever they go, making noises and pointing at everything and taking photos, of what he sees and of them in front of different landmarks. The storage in their phones gets full quickly and they have to make several folders in the computer they brought. Aone feels free, basking in the sheer happiness his boyfriend is radiating with, and his heart is light, making the most of these moments that will become precious memories. Hinata is pulling faces at the camera and Aone grins at the photos. They record themselves doing activities and laugh at how bad they are at it (their snowman crumbled within seconds).

They go abroad too, despite Hinata not knowing a lick of English and Aone not expressing much through scattered English. They fumble with the maps and the panels that tell them where to go, eat whatever sounds or looks familiar before testing the more original dishes (snails? chocolate pasta? pistachio and rose ice cream?), and they get to admire all the beautiful landscapes and the different urban settings that blow their minds. The world is so much bigger than what they are used to, they learn ways of living that surprise them or make them ponder on their own. It's almost a self-discovery.

Aone doesn't like moving much, but seeing Hinata so bright is worth everything. They hold hands while walking in the streets, stop at night under a sky full of stars to share a kiss and make a wish. Hinata thanks him for following him in the unknown, and Aone smiles and says he will follow him anywhere. It's cheesy and they both know it so they laugh, but it's nonetheless true.
greenowl: (Default)

Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-13 03:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa Tooru/Kuroo Tetsurou/Bokuto Koutaro
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt:
drawing on each others arms date spa date fantasy AU date
Pokemon AU date pranking someone else date lowkey illegal date
going up and down the escalator or elevator for no reason date doing each others nails/make up date library date

fickle: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-06-13 03:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Momoi/Riko or Kiyoko/Yachi or Sakuno/Ann or Miki/Miyahara
Fandom: Kuroko No Basuke or Haikyuu or Prince of Tennis or Yowamushi Pedal
Major tags: none
Other tags: sexism, so much sexism

WELCOME TO THE GIRL GAMERS EDITION

Prompt:
teammate changing behavior as soon as they discover [name] is female multi-kill assumed to be male
1v1 me! yelling at the healer(s) girls don't play [game]!
noob! go uninstall! scrublord 'do u have a boyfriend?'

greenowl: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-13 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
SAKUNO/ANN!!! THANKS I LOVE YOU. MARKED. SAVED. MEMORIZED.
greenowl: (Default)

Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-13 03:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun or Harada Masatoshi/Narumiya Mei
Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Major Tags: potential character death,violence
Other Tags: Fill me up to the brim with angst really

Prompt:
met on the floor during a bank robbery "next life... in next life..." Reverse!soulmate AU "you're supposed to be my worst enemy but I love you so much???"
in love with a siren au one part of the ship is a ghost possessing the other part what comes next will shock you I promise."
fake dating without a happy end we're both criminals in jail wanna escape "you saw something you shouldn't have so im supposed to kill you or they'll kill me and then you uh..."
wino: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM HIMURO TATSUYA/NIJIMURA SHUUZOU

[personal profile] wino 2017-06-13 04:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: iwaizumi/oikawa
Fandom: haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: proust questionnaire edition

Prompt:

On what occasion do you lie? What is the trait you most deplore in others? What is your idea of perfect happiness?
What is your most treasured possession? What is your greatest fear? What or who is the greatest love of your life?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? How would you like to die? What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

kiyala: (Himuro)

FILL: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU, A1, G

[personal profile] kiyala 2017-06-19 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Alcohol and drinking
Square: On what occasion do you lie?
Word Count: 486

***

They're at a college party, flushed and warm with alcohol, their shoulders resting against each other, arms pressed together, when the question comes up.

It's directed at Hajime, from one of the girls in the group. She smiles prettily at him and says, "Iwaizumi-kun. Are you in love with anyone right now?"

For a moment, Hajime can't feel anything but the weight of Tooru against his side. They're both tired after a long week, the alcohol making them even sleepier. Hajime doesn't want to have this conversation right now. Not with Tooru, and definitely not with anyone else.

"Not really," he lies, as Tooru's head lolls forward, faking sleep.

The conversation continues on around the rest of the circle, and Tooru rests less of his weight against Hajime, done so subtly that the only reason Hajime notices at all is because he can feel it. His side feels a little colder for the rest of the party, but he doesn't stay for much longer anyway, pretending to nudge Tooru awake from his fake sleep and then making their excuses to leave.

They still end up making out when they're back at their apartment, pressed up against the door. Hajime thinks that he's sober now, but then he and Tooru trip over their own feet on their way through the apartment, landing heavily on the couch, so maybe not.

"You don't love me," Tooru murmurs against Hajime's jaw, and it doesn't sound petulant the way it usually does when he says it. He sounds tired, resigned, like it's just something he's known all along. Hajime wants to punch him, but settles for kissing him again. Tooru turns his face away and Hajime sighs against his neck, kissing that instead before he pulls away.

"Do you really think that?" he asks Tooru, lying on top of him on their couch, in their apartment. Then, only because he knows Tooru will continue sulking, he adds, "I was lying."

"You could be lying right now," Tooru replies, but there's nothing in his body language to indicate that he actually believes that. He has his arms around Hajime's back, their legs are still tangled together, and he finally turns back to look Hajime in the eyes. "Are you, though? In love with anyone?"

Sighing, Hajime buries his face against Tooru's shoulder and resigns himself to the fact that he's going to have to talk about this right now, whether he likes it or not.

"Just this one guy," he answers. "He's a fucking idiot and doesn't know when to stop, but I love him with everything I've got."

"Hm," Tooru replies, doing his best to sound disinterested, even though his grip on Hajime has just tightened tenfold. "I suppose that makes him pretty lucky, then."

"That one wasn't a lie," Hajime tells him, pressing a kiss to Tooru's jaw.

Tooru hums happily, nuzzling against Hajime's cheek, shutting his eyes. "Good."`
catlarks: (Kinjou: Shades)

PROMPT: TEAM IMAIZUMI SHUNSUKE/KINJOU SHINGO

[personal profile] catlarks 2017-06-13 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Fuji Shuusuke/Kawamura Takashi
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None; reposted because formatting

Prompt:

Passing the Torch Orgasm Control Cooking with Love
Terraforming Plants Take Over Ginger and Wasabi
Sadomasochism Wrong Face Through Leaves of Green
blueminuet: (dark miyuki)

FILL: Team Prince of Tennis, A2, T (1/2)

[personal profile] blueminuet 2017-06-14 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Fuji Shuusuke/Kawamura Takashi
Fandom: The Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: Bodily fluids/functions (mention of alien fluids), Body horror, Sexual content (xeno, sexually suggestive situations)
Other Tags: Insects (bee-like aliens, descriptions of insects crawling on skin), Gender and Sexuality Issues (discussion of human gender roles),
Square: Terraforming
Word Count: 3992

God help me, why is this so long?

***

“You ever work with a terraformer before?” The pilot paused, his genial air seeming to stutter as well as he caught himself. “Uh, I mean.. sir?”

Taka waved a hand nervously. He wanted to tell him it was okay — there was no need for the “sir” business — but he knew it was useless. Taka didn’t really see himself as an officer, though he’d gotten his experience the hard way in the border wars, and even then he feared that his reputation was a bit more ruthless than his normal gentle nature would lend to. But he knew well from repeated attempts that trying to explain only led to baffled arguing.

“It’s alright, uh… Ensign Momoshiro, right?” Taka smiled brightly as the pilot nodded. “No, I haven’t worked with terraformers before. What about it?”

Momo shrugged, tapping the screens of the shuttle gently under the guise of course correction, but Taka didn’t miss the subtle glance in his periphery. “Nothing, really. It’s just, well… All the stereotypes are true.”

“Stereotypes?” Taka asked, cocking his head to one side.

“They’re weird,” Momo said, dropping all pretense of formality. Taka was forced to laugh, and Momo carried on. “Arrogant, most of them. Half of them have god complexes, what with the whole creating a planet thing. But even the ones that don’t, well…” He trailed off and shrugged. “Every single one of them has some kind of screw loose.”

Taka smiled. “I’m sure it will be fine.”

Momo turned to look at him, his guise of checking the shuttle’s trajectory forgotten, and gave him a look like perhaps Taka had a bit of a screw loose too.

Taka wouldn’t have argued against that.

“If you don’t mind my asking, sir, what made you take this assignment?” Momo asked. “I mean you could have requested any posting… As a tactical officer.”

Taka ignored the stress put on his former role, and smiled. “Well. I guess I just wanted to see a god at work.”

Momo continued staring at him like he’d grown a second head, but in the face of Taka’s kindly smile, he simply shrugged and turned back to his shuttle controls.

Taka fought the urge to sigh.



If terraformers weren’t considered eccentric enough, a Euglossian terraformer was certainly enough to tip the scales.

Despite the bad reputation among most humanoids, Euglossians weren’t particularly hostile. Being a collective consciousness lifeform was enough to boggle the minds of a standard humanoid, unable to fathom the idea of hundreds of thousands of tiny minds coming together to create a single being. But Euglossian biology also had a particular quirk of allowing for cellular restructuring and light manipulation and refraction that was so complex as to fool any species that relied on the visual spectrum of light as their main mode of perceiving reality.

Humans did not trust shapeshifters, was the bottomline.

Still, to Taka, Fuji Shuusuke seemed incredibly human. He was sure that the guise was for his benefit — or more broadly, the benefit of the humanoid staff of the outpost — but he couldn’t help but find her form somewhat pleasing. She had an androgynous look to her, which Taka thought may have been intentional, but she was quite attractive by human standards. He supposed that must have been intentional too, attempting to look more pleasing and charming to lifeforms that may otherwise be mistrustful. The only off putting element was the fact that her eyes never opened and her smile never wavered, always a reminder that she was only playing human, and not quite nailing it to a T.

“So, this is the new human,” she said, more to her datapad than to anyone in the room.

“Right,” Momo said, shrugging a bit. “This is Kawamura Taka—”

“Sure,” she muttered, cutting him off. “Taka, then, will I need to provide you with specifications for Euglossian dietary requirements, or…”

“Nope,” Taka said cheerfully. “Not the first I’ve met, nor the first I’ve had at my dinner table. Just let me know if you have particular requests, miss.”

At that, Fuji looked up, cocking her head to one side. “Miss?”

“Ah, sorry about that,” Taka said, rubbing a hand to his neck. “Human honorifcs don’t always translate quite right. Lemme know if you want me to call you something else and I’ll be happy to oblige, Miss Fuji. Or, uh… just Fuji.”

Fuji’s head tilted upwards, almost giving the illusion of someone looking off into the distance in thought, before she turned wordlessly and returned to her datapad.

Momo gestured towards the door, suggesting that they leave her alone. Taka felt a little strange slipping out without a goodbye, but since he hadn’t been there more than a handful of minutes, he decided to trust Momo’s judgement.

The door snapped closed with a pneumatic hiss behind them, leaving them out in the hallway on their own.

“Anyway, my supplies runs only run through here every four or five months or so,” Momo said without preamble. “You’ll find most of the staff on the lower levels typically keep to themselves. Nothing stopping you from dropping in to talk with them, of course, but your primary duties will be tending to Fuji and whatever she needs.”

Taka nodded. “Of course.”

Momo gave him a confused look. “Don’t be afraid to send a subspace if you decide this isn’t for you. You wouldn’t be the first one I dropped off only to pick up next swing by.”

“Why’s that?” Taka asked, furrowing his brow.

Momo smirked, but it was more confusion than amusement. He pointed to the shut door. “You got a taste of that and you don’t wanna start running?”

Taka shrugged. He looked at the door, and even though it was opaque, he could almost imagine seeing the outline of Fuji, hunched over her datapad in deep concentration. “She seemed nice enough,” he said.

Momo shook his head, letting out a low whistle. “Maybe you are right for this job then.”



“Here you are, Miss Fuji.”

“Have you ever tasted Euglossian food?”

Taka paused, taking in the question. He had been serving Fuji for several weeks now, and this one sentence was more than she usually said to him over the course of a full day. Taka himself was nothing but polite, peppering his speech with pleasantries, and of course the requisite ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and ‘my pleasure, Miss Fuji.’ Sometimes she would cock her head, in that thoughtful sort of way that was akin to confusion, but normally she said nothing.

The fact that she asked a question that expected an answer was certainly something.

“Of course,” Taka said. “It’s mostly sugar. Not the most healthy stuff for a human, but not lethal.” Despite being mostly sugar, it also wasn’t exactly tasty to a human palate. There were other components as well, comprising proteins, minerals, and nutrients that were essential for Euglossians to take in to construct their fuel, a breakdown and restructuring of the components of their food which fueled all of their individual units.

“What about after it’s been processed?” Fuji asked.

Taka raised an eyebrow at her. She was turned slightly towards him, giving the appearance of glancing at him.

Taka laughed, which seemed to surprise her. “I guess I haven’t gotten close enough to any Euglossian to get a taste of it after it gets refined.”

Fuji’s ever present smile seemed to widen just a touch, perhaps to show that she accepted this answer, and turned away. Her attention was held by the large holoscreen, projecting a model of the planet that their outpost orbited.

“How is she?” Taka asked.

Fuji turned back to him. “She?”

Taka stepped forward to stand next to Fuji at the projection. He pointed at the projection. “Her. Your planet. How is she today?”

Fuji stared at him for a moment, or as close to an approximation to staring as she could get to without rendering the image of open eyes. “She is nearly unchanged from yesterday. Terraforming is a slow process.”

Taka smiled. “Well, sure. But that’s alright. You’ll get her there.”

Fuji tapped her data pad a few times, subtle changes appearing on the projection that Taka didn’t really understand. “I didn’t realize that humans read gender onto planets as well as other beings.”

Taka shrugged. “Didn’t really think of it like that. Guess it’s a habit. Sorry if it bugs you.”

“Not really,” Fuji said. “It’s just an odd quirk of your species.”

“Well, we call our planet…”

“Earth.”

He nodded. “Yeah, well. Sometimes we call her Mother Earth. Since she gave all of us life, you know?”

“Not really,” Fuji said. “But tell me then, why is it you call my kind female?”

“Oh, well I guess it just became a… standard.” He curled his fingers over his mouth, resting the tips on his chin, thinking about it. “Have you ever heard of Earth honeybees?”

Fuji’s face wasn’t particularly expressive, but something about her body language screamed of exasperation. “It’s always about your Earth insects somehow.”

Taka laughed. “Well, I guess they don’t fit the traditional human genders either, but scientists used to think of nearly all the drones in a hive as female. Guess that just translated over with your people.”

“What exactly does it mean anyway,” Fuji asked. “Female?”

Taka frowned, thinking about it. “Well, a lot of things. It used to mean a very specific set of things, but nowadays I guess it’s… a bit more vague.”

“Insightful,” Fuji muttered. Her smile seemed a bit wider though.

“Well, a long time ago, men and women… that means more or less the same thing as male and female… it used to determine a lot of things like how people looked and dressed. Like, women used to wear cute little sundresses, or, uh… well, lots of things.”

Taka looked over, feeling a bit sheepish about his unhelpful ramblings, but he was shocked to see Fuji giving him near rapt attention.

“Not that people stopped wearing sundresses,” Taka said, watching her expression. “It’s just at some point people figured out that all the genders can look good in little sundresses.”

Fuji’s expression remained unchanged, staring at him.

Taka waved a hand. “Sorry. You’ll probably have better luck just looking up human history records in the databases.” He backed away, preparing to thank Fuji for her time and make a quick exit.

He got distracted when slowly Fuji started to move her hand, grabbing at the cloth of her uniform. She pulled at the waist of her pants, and in an instant the pants disappeared, replaced with long, flowing fabric in the same blue that the uniform had been, but now it only went down to her (now exposed) knees.

“Those are the ones that look like this, right?” Fuji asked.

Taka was startled for a minute, not having seen Fuji’s illusion skills in action like that, but he quickly recovered and smiled. “Something like that.”

Part 2/2

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PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] rielity 2017-06-13 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Hinata Shouyou &/ Kozume Kenma OR Kita Shinsuke &/ Miya twins OR Kita Shinsuke &/ Sugawara Koushi OR Kuroo Tetsurou &/ Yaku Morisuke OR Ennoshita Chikara &/ Nishinoya Yuu
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: NONE
Other Tags: Liminal spaces edition

Prompt:
an empty gym train station platform roads in the middle of the night
in the middle of a forest hospital waiting room airport waiting area
stairwell in the corner of the school rest stop on the highway rooftop at dawn/dusk
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Re: PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] kuriicurry 2017-06-13 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
i just wanna tell you that i am in love with those ships and i also am in love with liminal spaces holy shit
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PROMPT: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou

[personal profile] cherrysalmon 2017-06-13 04:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kagami Taiga &/ Himuro Tatsuya
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: over the garden wall inspired! (if going with the au, please keep them as non-blood brothers with their canon age difference if the fills will be romantic, thanks! otherwise not asking for straight-up otgw au, just do whatever the phrases inspire you to create!)

Prompt:

the unknown the lantern the ferry
transformations the beast a way back home
halloween the cemetery the highwayman

Edited 2017-06-13 16:56 (UTC)
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PROMPT: TEAM AONE TAKANOBU/SUGAWARA KOUSHI

[personal profile] kuriicurry 2017-06-13 05:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: The Entirety of Datekou Team
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: character death, graphic depiction of violence, suicide, bullying
Other Tags: depending on the song, the tags above are applicable yes
also yes this is kagerou project songs, have fun..... :^)

Prompt:
Kagerou Days Imagination Forest Summertime Record
Ayano's Theory of Happiness Kisaragi Attention Yuukei Yesterday
Yobanashi Deceive Shounen Brave Lost Time Memory
Edited 2017-06-13 17:05 (UTC)
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM AONE TAKANOBU/SUGAWARA KOUSHI

[personal profile] plume_sombre 2017-06-13 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
well time to get more acquainted with Datekou
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PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] moetushie 2017-06-13 05:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Sousuke/Rin
Fandom: Free!
Major tags: Tags Omitted
Other tags: sourin deejayed by carly rae jepson's emotion, longing out the wazoo, a3 can be about anything you want it to be

Prompt:
And my lights stay up but your city sleeps / It’s a different world when you’re not here with me. You take me higher than the rest / Everybody else is second best. Wake up and I’m next to you / But I wish that I was next to him.
I call you my lover, you call me your friend. Looking back I followed you everywhere / We were kids just playing with truth and dare. Cause when my heart breaks / It always feels like the first time.
Cat got your tongue, it’s been forever / Have you been good? Have you been better? My breath was lost when you said ‘friends’ / Well, that could work but I’m still hot for you. I’m not that good at goodbyes.

Edited 2017-06-13 17:09 (UTC)
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PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] impyrn 2017-06-13 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kise Ryouta/Kasamatsu Yukio
Fandom: Kuroko no Basket
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Just Dragon Maid Things

Prompt:

Have you tasted my tail yet? I think it's something that only exists in this place in this moment right now. I don't mean that way! I mean sexually!
Come on, brand me as yours! I hate this and everything it stands for. Kill me. I'm already dead inside. What would you do... if you became free?
I'm a dragon, so I don't know what you're talking about. Most people don't try to become adults, they just can't stay children any longer. I wanted to play together for longer!

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Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] wino 2017-06-13 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I LOVE THIS

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PROMPT: TEAM AONE TAKANOBU/SUGAWARA KOUSHI

[personal profile] kuriicurry 2017-06-13 05:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Karasuno Team
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: Graphic depictions of violence/gore, body horror, mention of character death
Other Tags: this is... the japanese horror urban legends edition.... honestly if you don't know them i recommend to NOT look them up if you're sensible to creepy shit
ngl i scared myself but also i love horror so go ahead and scare me (except if it's jumpscares, then don't--)

Prompt:
Kokkuri-san Slit-mouth woman Merry-san's phone
Hanako-san Red Room NNN News Bulletin
Hide and Seek Alone Three-legged Licca-chan Hachishakusama

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Re: PROMPT: TEAM AONE TAKANOBU/SUGAWARA KOUSHI

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-13 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
:^))))) oh I'm very tempted

FILL: Team Daiya no Ace, B2, M

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Fill: Team Daiya no Ace, A3, M

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Fill: Team Daiya no Ace, C1, M

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Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-13 05:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Bokuto Koutarou/Kuroo Tetsurou(&/Oikawa Tooru)
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: violence, optional character death
Other Tags: jojo, really, if u don't know it I guess this isn't for u

Prompt:
Phantom Blood Battle Tendency Stardust Crusaders
Diamond is unbreakable Vento Aureo Stone Ocean
Steel Ball Race Jojolion they're comical jojo villains in any part

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PROMPT: TEAM AONE TAKANOBU/SUGAWARA KOUSHI

[personal profile] kuriicurry 2017-06-13 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Miya Atsumu & Miya Osamu (+ the rest of Inarizaki if you want~)
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: y'all know i'm a sucker for Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles.... but worry not, i am not here for angst this time, just fun travels between the TRC worlds~ (or is it, you decide)

Prompt:
Outo Country Tokyo Lecourt Country
Hanshin Republic Jade Country Shara Country
Piffle World Koryo Country Infinity

Edited 2017-06-13 17:57 (UTC)
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Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-13 05:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kawakami Norifumi/Todoroki Raichi
Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: no nsfw? if you can please

Prompt:
eyelashes toes nape
lower lip elbows shoulders
hair ankles ring fingers

Edited 2017-06-13 17:59 (UTC)
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PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] ellipsometry 2017-06-13 06:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: iwaizumi hajime/oikawa tooru OR daichi sawamura/oikawa tooru (or all three, heck)
Fandom: haikyuu!!
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: The Most Self-Indulgent Prompt of All Time(TM) or: one direction lyrics edition

Prompt:
how many nights does it take to count the stars? tongue tied over three words you'll follow your heart even though it'll break
wanna drive in the night to the end of the earth YOU'RE INSECURE / DON'T KNOW WHAT FOR do you look at us and laugh when we hold on to the past?
what a feeling to be a king beside you somehow you're gonna want the air that I breathe is it so wrong that you make me strong?

Edited 2017-06-13 18:39 (UTC)
kiyala: (Himuro)

FILL: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU, B3, G

[personal profile] kiyala 2017-06-20 12:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None
Square: you're gonna want the air that I breathe
Word Count: 430

***

They're in high school when Tooru decides that he's going to make Hajime fall in love with him.

No, he amends. He's not just going to make Hajime fall in love with him, he's going to make Hajime want him, more than he's ever wanted anything before in his entire life. He's going to find out exactly what Hajime likes the most and he's going to figure out how to be exactly that. He's going to be the walking, talking embodiment of all of Hajime's favourite things and then Hajime is going to be guaranteed to fall in love with him immediately.

Tooru is pretty sure that's how it works. He hopes it is, anyway, because he's in love and he's impatient and the more that he thinks about it, the more that he wants Hajime to just hurry up and love him back so that they can get on with the rest of their lives together. It's going to be even better than being at Kitagawa Daiichi together because they'll be even more on the same wavelength, they'll be able to finish each other's sentences, each other's thoughts, and—

Wait, Tooru thinks to himself, lying on the floor of his room and practicing setting with his volleyball. Those are things that they can already do, as it is.

He needs to be more ambitious, he decides, and tries to figure out what else people can do when they're in love. Maybe read each other's minds, but he's pretty sure that Hajime can already do that with him because there's no other explanation for the way he'll sometimes stop Tooru from doing something before he's even done it. Maybe they'll be able to understand each other without even needing to say a word, but that's something that they can do already too.

There's nothing, Tooru realises. Nothing off the top of his head that being in love with each other is going to change.

He sighs irritatedly, dropping the ball to the floor beside him, letting it bounce and roll away. There's not even going to be a difference between now and later, so there shouldn't even be a point to wanting this, but there's a gnawing feeling in his chest that makes him want it anyway. He wants to know that Hajime loves him, wants him, and he wants Hajime to know that Tooru loves and wants him too.

Maybe we're already in love, Tooru thinks, but dismisses that thought with a quiet snort.

If they were in love, he's pretty sure they would have noticed by now. Probably.
catlarks: (Kinjou: Red)

PROMPT: TEAM IMAIZUMI SHUNSUKE/KINJOU SHINGO

[personal profile] catlarks 2017-06-13 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Aomine Daiki/Momoi Satsuki
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None; reposted because formatting

Prompt:

Trade Mistakes She's A Handsome Woman Turn Off The Lights
Do You Know What I'm Seeing But It's Better If You Do She Had The World
Ready to Go Time to Dance Let's Kill Tonight
kiyala: (Himuro)

FILL: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU, C3, T

[personal profile] kiyala 2017-06-20 12:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Aomine Daiki/Momoi Satsuki
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: Death (minor, unnamed character death)
Other Tags: Blood, murder, some sort of gang au, hints of femdom
Square: Let's Kill Tonight
Word Count: 416

***

She pulls the trigger and the gun smoke curls around her, like it's trying to cling to her body, and Daiki thinks to himself that he can probably relate. Satsuki has blood flecked on her cheek, and it shouldn't go with her pink hair and eyes, and it wouldn't if it were anyone else, but it looks like it was created for the sole purpose of spattering across the smooth curve of her cheek and what Daiki wouldn't give to let her pull him in using his tie like the leash she sometimes pretends that it is, letting him lick it away for her.

She doesn't, though. She's more sensible than Daiki, by a long way. She wipes the blood off on the back of her black glove and the streak that it leaves behind across her makeup is no less distracting, but she's done standing around and making sure that the body on the floor in front of her is actually dead. She gets to work, and people have called her the perfect picture of efficiency before, but Daiki knows better than that. She runs things like a well-oiled machine and he knows exactly where he fits into that, like a cog that turns just the right now, just for the reward of being able to please her.

"Good," she murmurs, as she walks past him destroying evidence. She rests her gloved hand against the back of his neck, fingers scratching gently over the sensitive skin there and he tries not to lean into it because he knows that it will only make her want to deny it more later, when he's allowed to have as much as she decides he can.

For now, he finishes his work and covers their tracks, letting the others deal with the dead body. He can still smell the gun smoke clinging to her like a perfume and he wants to bury his nose in her hair and breathe in deeply, just to take in the way that it's mixing with the smell that he recognises as hers. He wonders if he'll be able to taste it on her skin, and if she'll let him try.

"Dai-chan," Satsuki says, amused, as if she can read his mind and by this point, Daiki honestly wouldn't be surprised if she could.

"I'll focus," Daiki mutters, lowering his gaze back to the bleach he's pouring out.

"And after you've done that," Satsuki smiles at him, "you can come with me."
catlarks: (Kinjou: Dramatic)

PROMPT: TEAM IMAIZUMI SHUNSUKE/KINJOU SHINGO

[personal profile] catlarks 2017-06-13 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa Tooru/Kageyama Tobio
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None; reposted because formatting; Taylor Swift song titles :')

Prompt:

Everything Has Changed You're Not Sorry Shake It Off
Treacherous Bad Blood I Knew You Were Trouble
Long Time Coming Better Than Revenge Blank Space
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FILL: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU, A1, G

[personal profile] dynamite 2017-06-15 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: oikawa tooru / kageyama tobio
Fandom: haikyuu
Major tags: none
Other tags: what is linear time even, this reads like implied sexual content but it's really not i'm pure and soft
Square: Everything Has Changed
Word count: 540

i picked the hardest one to start with and i struggled so much, welp


***


Kageyama wakes up at exactly 6AM in the morning.

Kageyama wakes up. Kageyama stares at the low white ceiling of his bedroom. Kageyama gets up to brush his teeth. Kageyama stands in front of his closet and decides between the black shirt or the grey shirt. Kageyama makes a simple breakfast of rice and egg in his small kitchen.

It is 6:47AM when Kageyama walks back into his bedroom and Oikawa is still asleep on Kageyama’s futon. The early summer sun is just cresting the Tokyo skyline and everything is awash in orange and gold. Oikawa is still sleeping on his futon. Yellow light falls softly around the mess of his brown hair. Faded blue cotton sheets, his sheets, Kageyama thinks, he had washed them only two days ago, tangle around Oikawa’s bare legs kicked out onto the now vacated space where Kageyama had been sleeping not that long ago. His nose is pressed into Kageyama’s pillow.

It is 7:04AM by the time Kageyama sits down at his little kitchen table. It is 7:12AM by the time he feels like the empty space between his lungs and the cage of his ribs isn't coming completely undone by the way Oikawa smells like the white bar soap Kageyama keeps in his bathroom, the way he smells like Kageyama’s faded blue cotton sheets. The way he smells like summer even when it’s pouring rain.




(“Awful,” Oikawa had said then, nose scrunched up. His mouth was doing that dramatic thing it does. “Terrible.” His eyes were looking straight ahead as he said it, like he could see right through that silver sheet of rain, see over the curve of the stadium dome. But Oikawa always looked Kageyama in the eye when he spoke to him, even at his worse, and for the first time, Kageyama feels at a loss as to what to do.)

(“Would you like an umbrella, Oikawa-san,” Kageyama had asked, instead. His apartment was close enough. He could run there and something like rain doesn’t bother him. The rain would even be nice against his hair soaked through with sweat. Kageyama’s skin still feels too tight and hot after his first day with the national team, and standing here with Oikawa under the overhang of the gymnasium where the heavy humid air sits like a weight on his chest, is filled so completely with the closeness of how Oikawa is to him, Oikawa’s own practice sweat and his summer scent hanging in the air, that Kageyama thinks he’s about to wake up at any moment now, 6AM in the morning, the low white ceiling of his bedroom, right on schedule.)

(Oikawa turns to look at him then, his surprise nothing more than the way the skin smooths out between his brows. “What about you, Tobio,” Oikawa asks, and it was the way the rain light glows white on Oikawa’s shoulders, against the line of his mouth, that makes Kageyama realise they’re the same height now.)




It is exactly 7:30AM when Oikawa walks into the kitchen, bare legs and white tshirt and messy brown hair, and it is 7:31AM when Kageyama kisses him roughly on the mouth, putting a cup of coffee in front of him.

greenowl: (Default)

Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-13 06:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kuroko Tetsuya/Momoi Satsuki
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt:
sapphire emerald ruby
pearl amethyst garnet
opal topaz diamond

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FILL: TEAM IMAIZUMI SHUNSUKE/ NARUKO SHOUKICHI, A1, G

[personal profile] katsukat 2017-06-24 07:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kuroko Tetsuya/Momoi Satsuki
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None
Square: sapphire
Word Count: None


***