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



Second verse, same as the first! This is an overflow post for br1, meant to hold new prompts and their fills (so that we don't hit comment cap on the first br post).


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

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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.


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MR1


Welcome to SASO's third year! For our first round we'd like you to think about the things that separate us, whether visible or invisible, and the way they're navigated by those who face them. Overcome your limits, define some borders, and create a main round entry that will wow everyone!


Deadline: 26 June @ 7PM EDT. (Countdown.) Late entries earn your team participation points but are disqualified from final vote.

Posting Community: [community profile] saso2017_r1 (will be opened one week before the round closes).


Rules:
(Please read all of these links!)
  1. Your entry must be a brand new creation by the members of your team. Click here for more info.
  2. Keep your entries anonymous. Don't make us penalize you. (Why is the anon policy important?)
  3. Remember to adhere to the Main Round Limitations or you may get disqualified from final vote.
  4. If you have any questions, just ask.


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SASO 2017 BR0


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


To start off our third year of SASO, let's make gifts of banners and icons for the other teams in the event!


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SASO 2017 Team Comms


If you have not yet joined your team's DW comm, please do so now or message your captain asking for access.


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IB - Bingo


It’s almost time for the games to really begin, but before they do, we’ve got one last icebreaker game for you! This one’s a classic: bingo! Read below to learn how to play.

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IB - Truth/Dare


How about a friendly warm-up before the real games begin? Join us for a sports anime-themed game of truth or dare! If you’ve only ever played truth or dare in a room full of sleep-deprived people at a sleepover or a party, you might be wondering, “How is that gonna work?” Read below to find out.

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IB - Voice/Text Meme


Interested in being a part of SASO, but don’t know anyone else who might be participating? Feel like making some new friends who love sports anime just as much as you do? If your answer to either of those questions was “yes,” then we’ve got a meme for you to play in!

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SASO 2017 Nominations

NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED
(This is the final list)


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Results and Party Post


This is it! The end of the road! You've officially survived SASO 2016. We hope the last three months have helped you make new fanwork, new friends, and some wonderful new memories. Let's look back and see how everyone did!


Statistics Party )

Final Standings )

Banners )

Superlatives )



LOOKING FORWARD


Unfortunately, SWAG was a one-time-only deal; it will not be returning to our event schedule. However, we are moving IHX to become our winter event! It will probably run around January-February.

Thank you to those of you who came back for a repeat of this wild fandom ride. We hope you had fun again this year too. If you were new this year, we hope you had a good time!

The whole event, we mods couldn't help but gushing to each other over all the amazing fanwork we saw. You did an amazing job this year. Whether you made a hundred fanworks or just one, we know that you pushed outside your comfort zone and really did your best. You've helped to enrich and support your fandoms. We hope you're seriously proud of yourself, because we are seriously proud of you.

Congratulations!! Feel free to reply this post and party. We hope to see you again at SASO 2017!
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Talkback


This post is a response to the comments left on this post.

You guys said a lot of stuff! In addressing everything, this post became super long. Sorry!

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Talkback


This post is closed; thank you for your feedback. If you would like to provide constructive criticism, please contact the mods directly. All further replies to this entry are screened.

The mods still plan to reply to the topics listed at the bottom of the post.


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This is not the final wrap-up results/etc. post—that's coming in a couple of days. But while the mods tabulate final scores and create prize graphics, now's a good time to look back and reflect on your SASO 2016 experience.

Please leave comments giving us feedback on the event this year! What did you like? What did you dislike or find frustrating? What can we improve for next year, and how can we improve it? What was your favorite part of the event? Least favorite? Would you participate next year or not? Why? If you could mention your team when making your comment, we'd appreciate it.

If you would prefer to submit your comments in private, you can e-mail us at anime.espn@gmail.com or send us a Dreamwidth PM. We would prefer it if you'd put "Talkback" in the subject line.

Here's what the mod team plans to improve for next year:
  • Voting program reliability. We'd like to apologize again for all of the server dowtnime, and definitely plan to make it much more stable for next year. The voting system in general, though, will remain the same.

  • Bonus round program reliability. We think we got most of the kinks out during this year, but want to keep it stable for next year too.

  • Dreamwidth capability for NSFW cross-posting. We didn't have time to implement it this year, but next year it should be ready to go.

  • Clarifying the rules, especially on what "popular culture media" is acceptable to include in SASO work.
We also wanted to thank you again for being patient with us this year. We had a lot of technical hiccups, and you were all so kind while our heroic codermods worked out the kinks. We really appreciated your support.

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SASO 2016 MR2 FinalVote


Congratulations to our top 15 finalists! This vote will decide the winning team for this round, as well as how the top teams will rank in terms of points.

All participants can vote (including Team Grandstand).

Voting is open until August 25 @ 7PM (countdown).

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