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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!
elucidatedlucy: absolutely purposefully terrible (Default)

Fill: team kanzaki miki/miyahara, A2, G

[personal profile] elucidatedlucy 2017-06-24 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Manami Sangaku/Teshima Junta
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major tags: None
Other tags: Supernatural elements, non-canon pronoun usage, sorry
Square: Heavy Rain
Word count: 728



***

Pleasant days are usually the only ones where Manami meets anyone. Easy days, they tire and sink to the earth in quiet warm melancholy they can't place, and amble on bikes, instead of taking a world by storm. Before they met Miyahara, they carried a dreary rain everywhere they went, a bone deep sickness that turned the world gray. But she carried umbrellas and bright red boots, and Manami grew till tripping in puddles no longer made them ill.

And life was better.

The world grew under their feet till they no longer had to touch it.

Till they forgot there was a reason.

One day, a boy was huddled in a shelter. He had a familiar name. Manami came just in time, right as the rain stopped, he said - the moment they settled away from their storms and from their gales, and settled in the beams of sun cutting their way through the storms Manami brought.

"Don't worry about it," they told him. They did not think much of their own silent - 'please.'


---


"Don't worry about it," Teshima says, fiery and damp at the same time. "I mean, I'm only a few dozen miles away from civilization, in the middle of one of the worst tropical storms that I've seen in my life."

"Doesn't that make it a hurricane," Manami asks him, absently, not really asking at all.

"Weather is made of math," Teshima says. "I don't get to call things something they aren't."

It was very mathematical, they could say, that he managed to drag them down to earth with a lasso, after they dragged him kicking and screaming to another county, but Manami didn't really know anything about math. That was more Miyahara's thing. More than it could be Teshima's.

That was a fact.

Similarities weren't a question.

Teshima had dragged them to an abandoned farmhouse, the only thing he could find in weed wormed corn fields in the midst of heavy rain. They didn't have to walk much. At a point, rocks didn't feel like much of anything, and the rain pelting their face became needles so many times over they forgot there was a point in their life they had ever not been soaked. Bodies were strange that way.

Rain leaks through the roof, the bricks of an old fireplace, the wood planks beneath them. It pours straight down with every force gravity has to offer, like the ocean decided to evaporate and make its way downward again.

Teshima manages a flicker of fire, the most a weak storm wrangler like him can manage. They've never seen one so shoddy. But they've also seen few so foolishly stubborn. In the sky, it's fun - hilarious, even, after every time they've warned him like a demigod happy to play guardian angel. They've brushed past many. One caught them once. But Onoda was an accident.

This was on purpose.

"I guess the town needed rain," they hum. "It's not going anywhere now."

"I didn't know you were dragging this behind you," Teshima says.

"Yeah," they say. "People usually don't."

He opens his mouth - shuts it just as quickly. Like he noticed something, but when they turn, there's nothing. Instead, Teshima's staring at them.

"What's that mean," he asks.

They shrug.

"May as well play twenty questions," he says. "Not like we're going anywhere."

"I could," they say. "If you'd let me out."

"With that rain? That's like giving a child a toaster in a bathtub, and telling them that's how to fry all the fish."

Even, quiet, they say, "Or do you want the city to be flooded into the ocean."

"Why would you do that," he says.

"You said I don't keep my promises." The rope is loose. But they've done this many times before, they think. Rain makes them tired. "I guess we wouldn't know."

The rain doesn't stop. It's only when he puts a hand on their arm that Manami realizes they're cold. Chasing storms and cutting down wind. They don't know why people do that. In the same breath - they do.

"Not like I know anything," he murmurs.

They leave in a snap - a shock - an uncomfortable jolt in their chest, when he speaks.

They leave with the rain, moving it till trees rip free from the ground, moving it till the water recedes. Till the storm burns away.

But another always comes.