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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2016-06-23 08:59 pm
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Bonus Round 3: Gift Tags

Bonus Round 3: Gift Tags

Feeling generous? In this round, you get to give creative gifts as prompts.

This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on July 7 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.

  • Submit prompts as a gift tag in the format below. You can specify the size and a characteristic of the gift, who the sender is, who the recipient is, and a one or two sentence note from the sender to the recipient. Descriptions of the package and the included note don’t have to be explicit, see below.
    • Package: medium sized cube, rattles
      From: Kageyama Tobio
      To: Hinata Shouyou
      Note: These will help you get better.
    • Envelope: manila, 12''x17'', very thick and heavy
      From: Tezuka Kunimitsu
      To: Kinjou Shingo
      Note: Enclosed - Play without regrets!
  • Your prompt MUST include a relationship. Platonic relationships are indicated by an "&" between the names (e.g., Riko & Momoi). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Riko/Momoi). Please don't say "Any pairing," either.
  • Fill prompts by leaving a responding comment to the prompt with your newly-created work. Fillers can get creative with how to interpret the prompt: your fill can be about the character receiving the gift, one or both characters using the gift, what prompted the sender to send the gift—the physical gift itself can even be excluded from your fill. What’s important is that the gift tag is clearly the inspiration for your fill.
  • Remember to follow the general bonus round rules, outlined here.

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:

  • Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team you belong to, including Grandstand or Sports Teams
  • Place the prompt's relationship in the first bolded line of the comment. Including the canon isn't required, but it's nice.
  • Below that, place applicable major content tags (when applicable; otherwise write "no tags" or "none")
  • Visual example
  • Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team you belong to
  • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill (G - E)
  • Place applicable major content tags and word count before your fill (when applicable)
  • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and use clear tags in your comment. Written/text fills should be hosted at AO3 ONLY as a new, unchaptered work. Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere. You may include a small safe-for-work preview of the fill in your comment.
  • To place an image in your comment, use this code: <img src="LINK TO YOUR IMAGE" alt="DESCRIPTION OF YOUR IMAGE"/>
  • Visual example
  • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill, G - E, as explained in the rules
  • Place applicable major content tags and word count before the fill, where applicable
  • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and use clear tags in your comment. Written/text fills should be hosted at AO3 ONLY as a new, unchaptered work. Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere. You may include a small safe-for-work preview of your work in your comment.
  • To place an image in your comment, use this code: <img src="LINK TO YOUR IMAGE" />
  • Visual example

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.

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 3 fills by any member of your team: 20 points each
Fills 4-10: 10 points each
Fills 11-20: 5 points each
Fills 21+: 2 points each

All scored content must be created new for this round.

If you're hunting through the prompts looking for what to fill, a good trick is to view top-level comments only.

Have a question? Check The FAQ first. If you still need help, feel free to contact the mods. Happy fanworking!
outstretched: sumire from chihayafuru fixing her mascara (SASO ♥ [chihaya] rehearsed steps)

FILL: Team Chihayafuru, G

[personal profile] outstretched 2016-06-27 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Canon-typical verbal abuse/harrassment, emotional manipulation, but this is fluff I swear to god
~800 words

this is not at all what you meant and I am so sorry


Abe's going off again: yelling at Mihashi for not taking care of himself, not eating enough. He's pacing the floor and making angry cutting motions with his hands as he speaks.

It's a familiar scene, and Mihashi has to admit he doesn't like it that much, getting yelled at. He knows it's Abe's way, but. He'd mentioned it to Tajima, who was good at solving problems, and equally as good at understanding him when he was too anxious to get full sentences out, which he had been when talking about someone he liked as much as Abe.

Abe is telling him how much the team needs him, but his tone is still angry and frustrated. Mihashi stares at the countertop, hunched over, fingering the gift from Tajima that's hidden in his lap. Every now and then he glances at Abe, because he knows Abe wants him to, but mostly he just mentally repeats the things Tajima told him—not until he finishes, just do it once, it might take some time before it works—and waits.

Eventually Abe stops talking. His cheeks are red as he stares at Mihashi, his eyes dark with temper and worry in equal measure. Mihashi just watches him, one hand covering his mouth, the other fiddling with the gift underneath the table.

Then, before Abe can speak again, Mihashi presses on the plastic object in his hand. It sounds once, clearly. Click.

Abe's mouth is open, but he blinks at the noise. Then his mouth closes. Mihashi's eyes widen.

"What was that?" he asks.

"Y-you're a good catcher," Mihashi says, not an answer.

The slight flush in Abe's cheeks changes to a brilliant crimson. "What are you talking about? Where did that come from?" he says. But he doesn't yell any more after that. Mihashi finally slips upstairs when Abe starts cooking dinner (You have to eat two helpings of this, he says in a voice that's only faintly grumpy, you can't starve yourself,) and leans against the railing, feeling like he's just won the first game of the season.

"It works," he mumbles to himself. "It really—works."


He'd read all about it on the internet, after Tajima first introduced the concept. It was normally used on animals, but Tajima said, Humans are just another kind of animal! Besides, we do all kinds of training like this to get better at baseball, right?

Clicker training. It's a method of positive reinforcement (See? It won't hurt him at all!) used to train animals to start wanted behaviors, or more importantly, stop unwanted ones. Like barking. Or shouting.

Abe hadn't yelled at him for the past few days, but Mihashi kept the clicker in his pocket just in case, like a token for good luck.


Abe kisses him a week later. It's kind of sudden: they're standing on the back porch, with the sun filtering through the leaves to leave dappled patterns on Abe's clenched fists. Mihashi holds his breath, startled at the feeling of Abe's lips on his. They're not very soft, but they're insistent in a familiar way. It reminds him of Abe's calls, the way he leads Mihashi on the field.

He decides he likes it. He decides to kiss back.

But before he can, Abe pulls back and his eyes dart to the ground. His lips are thinned, his shoulders hunched. Mihashi is intimately acquainted with distress, and knows what it would look like on another person. He can't bear to see Abe like that, not after he did something so nice.

Click, goes the clicker in Mihashi's pocket.

Abe's eyes shoot up. "I heard that before," he says. "Is that you? What are you doing?"

Abe's starting to loom over him, his earlier hesitance transformed into irritation. Tajima said to only use it for positive reinforcement, so he can't use it now. Instead, he stammers out: ""

Abe's eyes narrow. "You're doing clicker training? On me?"

"I don't like it when you shout—" the words tumble out of his mouth in a nervous rush. Abe stops short. Then more quietly Mihashi says, "...And I like—it when you k-kiss me."

Now they're both red. Mihashi doesn't need to look into a mirror to confirm that fact—he can feel the heat radiating from his cheeks. Abe is watching him, still standing in his personal space. "You like it when I kiss you," he repeats. Mihashi nods, squeezing his eyes shut with embarrassment.

He flinches when he feels Abe's rough fingertips swipe across his mouth. "Does that mean I can kiss you again?" Abe murmurs.

Mihashi nods and nods and nods.

Abe's hand alights upon his shoulder, and Mihashi freezes mid-nod, his chin still tilted slightly upward. Abe leans in to kiss him again, and Mihashi's fingers loosen from their grip around the clicker in his pocket.

"This was Tajima's idea, wasn't it," he whispers against Mihashi's mouth.

"Kiss me again," Mihashi demands, heedless, breathless.

Abe rolls his eyes, but it's fond. "I could get used to being bossed around like that," he says, already leaning in again.
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Re: FILL: Team Chihayafuru, G

[personal profile] onceakoala 2016-06-27 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO APOLOGIZE FOR THIS IS SO GREAT!!! i'm not sure whether to laugh my ass off or coo at my precious babies, but this is such a great interpretation of my prompt, i LOVE IT!!! and it's so them, it makes sO much sense that they would learn... about this kind of thing... from Shiga, at some point..... ahahahahaha oh my god. only Tajima would think to use it on Abe though i cn a't sto pl aughin g (TAJIMA YOU ASS, ABE IS NOT A DOG.....PLS)
outstretched: Nishida from Chihayafuru with a pork bun in his mouth (SASO ♥ [chihaya] I'm not ready to go)

Re: FILL: Team Chihayafuru, G

[personal profile] outstretched 2016-06-27 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
I'M SO RELIEVED YOU LIKED IT, omg, I outlined the first scene to my friend and she basically ordered me to write the fill, but I was so worried that it wasn't what you wanted at all. This was...the first thing that popped into my head for this...which probably says something about me...but I didn't even think about earplugs until I saw the other two prompts after I'd already posted!!

I'm just really glad you liked it—I love oofuri so much and this was a lot of fun to write. Thank you!!
Edited 2016-06-27 03:50 (UTC)
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Re: FILL: Team Chihayafuru, G

[personal profile] onceakoala 2016-06-27 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
YOOO give your friend a giant high five on my behalf!!! i'm so glad they pushed you to post it, haha. Honestly, I LOVE when people interpret my prompts completely differently from me?? like, that's my favorite. When I prompt i don't really have something i "want" so much as, i'm throwing out an idea and want to see where people go with it? so yeah, it's really cool seeing the variety of fills and how people run with them in different ways!

oh gosh oofuri is my absolute fAVORITE, OF ALL TIME i'm so glad my oof prompts are getting filled!!! it feels like such a tiny fandom;;; i just. explode with joy at any new stuff, haha! [oof chanting in the distance]
catlarks: (SASO: Cards)

Re: FILL: Team Chihayafuru, G

[personal profile] catlarks 2016-06-27 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I AM THE FRIEND AND I'M SO GOSH DANG PLEASED WITH MYSELF, also I'm pleased that you also liked it because it'd suck if I encouraged the subversion of your prompt and you didn't.

It's just such a cute concept to me (yes clicker training is cute idk this is how I think) and Clover executed it so well... (Clover your writing is so lovely I perpetually adore how you fit sentences together, how you phrase things) Sighs fondly about the kiss, about Mihashi wanting to REENFORCE THE KISSING, goshhhhh.
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Re: FILL: Team Chihayafuru, G

[personal profile] onceakoala 2016-06-27 10:31 pm (UTC)(link)
!!!!! YOU SHOULD BE PLEASED WITH YOURSELF, YOU DID A VERY GOOD THING!! even if i didn't like it though, so what..? there's no rule that OP has to like the fills they get, haha. I actually wish people would experiment/go in weird directions way more?? i think that's fun. Do all the experiments!!

I COULD NOT HANDLE THAT KISS, IT WAS SO GOOD the writing was so well paced and flowed so nicely even though it was short?? it felt so much longer????? just. amazing. i keep rereading it and dying all over again. ghost to the power of ghost

omg i live for slightly demanding mihashi and stupid-for-mihashi abe, it kills me every time, i ca n n o t hnand le
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Re: FILL: Team Chihayafuru, G

[personal profile] karahashi 2016-06-27 10:42 am (UTC)(link)

Your writing is so beautiful - I love the way you portray scenery and atmosphere. It's very easy to imagine the poses being struck, or rather, the overall composition of the scene? It reads in a lovely way <3 And this line - 'They're not very soft, but they're insistent in a familiar way. It reminds him of Abe's calls, the way he leads Mihashi on the field.' - uhghhh, THIS LINE. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL. I AM IN LOVE.