This is a shameless plea for you to join the fanwork "Olympics" I do in the summers now: SASO 2016! See the sign-up instructions here
or check out the community at sportsanime
.What's a SASO?
"SASO" stands for "Sports Anime Shipping Olympics". Basically, it's an excuse to meet other fans who love sports anime and make more fanfic/fanart/whatever-you-do than you thought you could make in a summer. Points are awarded for both quantity and quality, so you can
win glory for your ship, but mostly it's all for the fun.Shipping Olympics? What's that?
The team entries and bonus round entries all have a personal relationship as their focus. All personal relationships are fair game! Want your team to represent a het romance? Go for it! Want to represent for an LGBTQ+ pairing? You are in good company. Is poly more your style? Have at! Completely uninterested in romance so you want to write things for a platonic friendship or family relationship? I'll be honest, you may not be able to get a full team together, but people who can't get a full ship team are encouraged to band together into fandom teams
where you can represent any relationship in the show*!
* - (Check out the rules
for detailed info on how teams work. I'm trying to keep this short.)
Once the teams are set, you respond to the challenge themes for Main Rounds (where your entry must represent your team's ship) and Bonus Rounds (where it's a huge prompt meme free-for-all) in order to rack up the points.That sounds like work.
There's an entire team called "Team Grandstand" for people who want to join the fun, but aren't sure they have time to compete (or aren't sure they want the pressure of creating fanworks on a fast turnaround). On Team Grandstand, you can read, vote, prompt people to do things, and everybody wins.But why are you telling me this?
Honestly? Because I'm hoping some of my TeniPuri friends still follow here and...I really want Team Prince of Tennis to get enough members to compete.
Last year, there was no interest in the team I tried to run. This year, I'm trying something different. I'm not
on the Prince of Tennis team (which already has two people! That's a 200% improvement over last year!). Instead, I will be in a position to put Prince of Tennis prompts for any ship you want
into the bonus rounds for you to fill. Seriously, if you're not seeing a bonus round prompt you want to fill, pass me a note, and I will lob you something I hope you can work with.
Or if you're not a TeniPuri fan, you're still more than welcome to participate! There's a place for everyone in SASO 2016! (As long as you like Sports Anime.)Sign up here!Check out my works from SASO 2015This entry was originally posted at http://psiten.dreamwidth.org/121424.html. Please comment there using OpenID.