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It's Friday! As promised, that means it's time for our biweekly team competition.

How It Works

- Leave prompts in the comments. You can request anonymously if you prefer.

- Reply to prompts with any fanwork of your choice. (Fic, art, icons, FSTs, vids, etc.--all are eligible.) You can also answer anonymously if you prefer.

- When you fill a prompt, please specify your chosen team somewhere in the comment. In this round, you can choose to play for Team Japan, Team China or Team Korea.

- Each time you fill a prompt, you win a point for your team.

- (optional, but highly encouraged) Go back to your journals and recruit friends for your teams! Cheer your team on, here and elsewhere! Leave feedback!

- The team that gets the most points wins the competition! Each member of the winning team will receive 20 Dreamwidth Points as a prize.

Rules

- Fics may be of any length. Although we anticipate most people will write drabbles or short fics, if you want to write an epic AU in the comments, feel free.

- Prompts can have multiple fills. Members of the same team can fill the same prompt, and any individual can fill a prompt more than once.

- This round will end on Friday, May 28, 6 PM PST. ETA: Deadline extended to Friday, June 4, 6 PM PST.

Fight-o, everyone!

Team China!

Date: 2010-06-04 10:16 pm (UTC)
lacygrey: (Nase Postage Stamp)
From: [personal profile] lacygrey
There’s a girl in a high school uniform tagging along after Shindou as he crosses the Ki-in foyer; a slim girl with bright eyes and gallons of hair. She’s talking to him but he seems to be more or less ignoring her. Nase wonders who she is, a friend or a fangirl. Whoever she is, she looks head to toe like a model high school pupil. It’s not the uniform itself that does it, as much as way it fits to her to perfection and the way she wears it as though she’s proud of it.

Nase loathes her own high school uniform. She changes it the instant she gets home every night for clothes of her own that make her feel like herself, not like she’s playing some role. And she has never, never, ever worn her uniform to the Ki-in. High school is an obligation, something she’d be glad to get out of the way so as to concentrate on Go. And uniforms? They yell “I conform” and Nase doesn’t. Not that it’s an overt rebellion; its simply by that being a woman who takes Go seriously, she’s made herself unusual.

Looking good in a school uniform is something that Nase thought that was a contradiction in terms. But here’s somone who carries it off. ‘High school girl’ has clearly made an effort, though if it’s for Shindou’s sake it seems to have been wasted. He’s avidly examining the list of names posted for the Meijin preliminary matches, while high school girl is gazing about her with the curiosity of a first time visitor. Nase wonders if Shindou is this impervious to all girls.

This one’s probably just a non-go playing fan of Shindou’s. Looking at the perfectly pressed uniform and neat stockings, Nase pictures the assured future ahead of this girl: toeing the line all though high school, and possibly college, right into a comfortable job. She’ll get an office job or perhaps a job in public relations; she is, after all, very pretty. When Nase thinks to her own future there is only uncertainty. Excitement, exhilaration, yes, but genuine fear in every competition: each with its chance for advancement and its threat of defeat. She knows that Go is not a comfortable job.

She’s about to turn from the scene when the girl’s eyes light on her and she gives a little cry of recognition. She comes running over and greets Nase like she’s someone she knows. “Nase Asumi! Nase Asumi! Wow! I saw you in Go Weekly in the Young Lions, you did so well! All the girls at my go club admire you so much.” She stops, blushing slightly. “Oops. Sorry. I’m Fujisaki Akari, I went to school with Shindou Hikaru. Im in a high school go club now and Im so glad I got to meet you ‘cos were getting ready for the city championships now and knowing there’s girls like you there motivates all of us, and I just wanted to tell you that I wanna be like you!”

Re: Team China!

Date: 2010-06-05 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] raikushi
Awwwwwwww!!! Great ending!

Re: Team China!

Date: 2010-06-07 05:46 pm (UTC)
lacygrey: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lacygrey
Thanks. I really didn't want Akari to seem like an airhead, but wanted to emphasise her enthusiasm and her keeness to play team go - like we see here - I don't know if I pulled it off. I also liked the idea of having her bust Nase's preconceptions about her being Shindou's fangirl. I reckon she probably would be proud if she made it to high school though because she looked like she doubted her chances at the end of the manga but was ready to fight.

I think my writing of Nase here was influenced by the threads on the meta post: I get the feeling people prefer to see her strong side (like in Qem's drabble). So here she's definately putting Go first rather than fretting about her future!

Re: Team China!

Date: 2010-11-19 08:14 pm (UTC)
qem_chibati: Coloured picture of Killua from hunter x hunter, with the symbol of Qem in the corner. (A cat made from Q, E, M) (Default)
From: [personal profile] qem_chibati
I am so sorry I didn't reply at the time. D: You must think me a horrible person. I honestly can't remember why.

Hee! I liked the idea of misjudging based upon appearance Akari, it is easy to place her into a particular role, but I like to think that there is more to her than that, like you showed in this drabble. (I also like the idea of Akari fangirling Nase as another girl that plays the game). :D

Re: Team China!

Date: 2010-11-20 10:07 pm (UTC)
lacygrey: (Nase Postage Stamp)
From: [personal profile] lacygrey
Thanks for the comment.

I was a little worried that it presented Akari as some sort of airhead fangirl. But on reflection I think Ive at least managed to show her with her own goal, beyond just following Hikaru, and having a female role model.

(slash is beyond me for these two, I just can't see how it could happen ^_^ I think I'll leave that to someone more inspired!)

Re: Team China!

Date: 2010-11-21 01:37 am (UTC)
qem_chibati: Coloured picture of Killua from hunter x hunter, with the symbol of Qem in the corner. (A cat made from Q, E, M) (Default)
From: [personal profile] qem_chibati
(I think / anything with those two is tricky because we don't see that much with them, and most of what we do see is within a particular social circle so it can be hard to write them outside of that circle.)

Re: Team China!

Date: 2012-05-02 07:21 am (UTC)
flonnebonne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flonnebonne
I really like the turnaround you did at the end there! Akari DOES come off as a pretty airhead at first glance, doesn't she? Great job--I don't think there's a fic quite like this one in the fandom.

Re: Team China!

Date: 2012-05-19 08:29 am (UTC)
lacygrey: (Sai under the maples)
From: [personal profile] lacygrey
Thank you!

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