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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!
yrindor: Head shot of Ulquiorra Cifer on a black background (Default)

Fill: Team Grandstand, T

[personal profile] yrindor 2016-07-07 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
coming out, piercings
749 words

Yamaguchi felt almost as if she were floating as she hurried down the street, clutching a small jewelry box tightly to her chest. She was finally going to get her ears pierced. Finally could get her ears pierced now that she didn't have to hide it anymore.

It was amazing how much things could change in a day she thought, remembering the previous afternoon when she was certain she had ruined everything.

Like on most afternoons, they were at Tsukishima's house doing homework, sitting next to each other in front of the low table, their heads nearly touching as they pored over the textbook sitting open between them. It had been Yamaguchi's day to pick the order they went through their subjects, so that had started with literature, and had saved biology for last.

Tsukishima, like usual, had finished first, his paper filled with neat diagrams. When Yamaguchi finally finished drawing her own lopsided cells, she closed the book, flipping back to the table of contents to check off another section. Her eyes fell on the chapter on reproduction, and she felt the sharp pang of longing for what she could never have.

"Tsukki," she said before she could change her mind, "there's something I need to tell you."

"Huh?" Tsukishima asked. He already had his headphones on and was starting to zone out to his music.

"It's kind of important," she said hesitantly, sliding a little closer but looking at the floor.

Tsukishima sighed, but he slipped his headphones back around his neck and ran his fingers through her hair. "What is it?" he asked.

"I….ummm...I'm a girl."

The hand in her hair froze. "You're what? But we've changed together; you're definitely a guy."

Not my body, Tsukki, my mind. I'm trans. I'm a girl born in a boy's body."

Tsukishima pulled away completely, sitting on the edge of his bed. "You're a girl?" he repeated.

She nodded, biting her lip and already beginning to regret saying anything. "I'll understand if you don't want to be together anymore," she said quietly. "I know you can't really change who you're attracted to, and--"

"I need to think," Tsukishima interrupted, rubbing his temples. "I need some time to think."

"I understand," she said as she gathered her books.

Tsukishima didn't even look up as she slipped out of his room.

She managed to hold herself together until Tsukishima's house was out of sight. Then she collapsed onto the nearest bench and cried, silently berating herself for her impulsiveness and for ever thinking things could stay the same between them once her secret was out.

By the time she finally forced herself to finish walking home, she was convinced she had not only ruined her relationship but also destroyed the years of friendship that had led up to it.

So it had been quite a surprise to find Tsukishima waiting awkwardly for her the next morning.

"Here," he had said without preamble, thrusting a small box into her hands. "Open it."

"I'm sorry," he added as she read the note.

She grinned at him. He had no way of knowing, but she had dreamed of getting her ears pierced for years. The only thing that had stopped her was worrying what he would think when he saw them. And now he was practically encouraging her.

"They're perfect!" she said as she hugged him.

"I think I'll always love you, no matter who you are," Tsukishima whispered in her ear.

"I love you too," she whispered back.

Which was how she found herself hurrying down the sidewalk to get her ears pierced.


The next morning, Yamaguchi tied her hair back before she left the house.

"They suit you," Tsukishima said the minute he saw them.

She nodded. "The piercer said your cucumbers would be too hard to keep clean while they healed, but I'm going to put them in as soon as I can."

"You should have told me. I would have gone with you."

"And then passed out?" Yamaguchi teased gently. "I know you hate needles, and there were a lot of them there."

"I would have gone anyway," Tsukishima said, looking at the ground once more.

"I know. I love you."
onewiththestarcult: (moonandstars)

Re: Fill: Team Grandstand, T

[personal profile] onewiththestarcult 2016-07-08 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
Wow oh my god I'm so glad this exists. It's written awesomely and I just. Wow. thank you for taking this silly prompt and making something great.