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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2017-07-23 07:03 pm
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Bonus Round 5: Clue

Clue


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


Sometimes, all you need are a few little details to imagine something bigger. This round is inspired by a classic board game with a cast of colorful characters, but for SASO your only limits on "who", "where", and "with what" are what you can imagine (and the SASO fandom list, of course)!

This round closes on 5 August @ 7PM EDT. (Countdown Timer.)


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 the format of a Clue mystery - "[character] in the [location] with [item]", along with any ship/ot3/etc. from one of our nominated fandoms.
    • Example: Sawamura Daichi in the teachers' lounge with the Hello Kitty! lunchbox
    • The person in your prompt MAY be a member of your ship, but is not REQUIRED to be part of your ship. They must still be a named character from a SASO-nominated fandom.
    • Your place must be a physical location, not a state of being or a state of being. However, this location is not required to be real, nor must it be from the same setting as the characters.
    • The "item" used must be a physical object that the character can hold or manipulate.
    • Unlike the board game, your prompt is NOT required to imply murder. The scenario implied can be anything at all! (As always, please tag properly!)
    • Your prompt MUST include some kind of relationship. Platonic relationships are indicated by an "&" between the names (e.g., Natsuo & Yuzuko). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Natsuo/Yuzuko). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!
  • Fill prompts by replying to the prompt with your Clue-inspired fanwork.
  • Remember to 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)
  • 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.

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: (lean)

FILL: team kominato ryousuke/kuramochi youichi, T

[personal profile] kuramochi 2017-08-05 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: kuraryou
Fandom: daiya no ace
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: supernatural elements, fairy tale mash up
Word Count: 440

apparently i just want to put as many fairy tales into a blender as i can when given the opportunity to write them this year! idk if anyone has ever wanted a cinderella/swan lake/maybe sleeping beauty ig mash up but ???? here one is.


***

at a quarter to midnight, youichi's left in the grand ballroom with empty arms and a pair of shoes, dropped one after the other like dewdrops quitting a rose, so light in his hands he's afraid they'll disintegrate. their owner has flown, evaporated in a flurry of silk and sound, the great rush of wings echoing like a thunderclap in youichi's ears. he's never seen that look on ryousuke's face before, the dark flash of surprise and fear in his eyes, lips parted as if to shout before he was swept out of the palace on an ominous wind. youichi clutches the feathered slippers to his chest and runs.

the first cries of alarm follow him out into the night, guards and guests alike recovering from the shock a beat behind their swift prince, too slow to stop him. youichi's already rushing headlong down the long curve of the grand steps, eyes trained on the sky and its profusion of stars, searching. there's nothing, no swan-shaped slice of shadow winging its way north. the sky is clear, cloudless, full-moon bright. empty. youichi curses and vaults over the stair railing, cutting toward the stables. he knows where to go.

*

the lake is as flat and still as a mirror when youichi gets there, the blaze of the moon across its surface nearly blinding. there's no drone of nighttime insects or call of birds, the hush so profound that youichi's horse seems to feel it, ears flicking uneasily where he leaves her tethered at the edge of the wood. the only movement on the water is a swan, gliding across the lake with its head under its wing, as if asleep. the soft blush shade of its feathers is clear in the bright wash of moonlight, but it doesn't stir when youichi calls out. he tries again, the name heavy on his tongue: ryousuke!.

nothing.

youichi wades out as far as he can, the water slipping chill fingers down his spine, soaking his finery. the swan drifts, motionless, moved by some current youichi can neither see or feel. ryousuke, youichi says again, up to his chest in the lake, teeth starting to chatter, rattling against the syllables. the swan doesn't wake but the lake seems to shift, the third call of that name ringing out across the night and turning the current, send it back toward youichi rather than away.

the swan is warm and breathing, feathers silky against youichi's cold hands when it comes into range. it can't seem to hear or feel anything youichi says or does, perfectly still. youichi wraps an arm around it and struggles toward shore.