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cabinpres_fic ([personal profile] cabinpres_fic) wrote2012-04-03 07:26 am


Please see the most recent MOD NOTE

(updated 6 June)

Welcome everybody. How you got here I have no idea but thank you for coming and welcome again, nonetheless . As you may have gathered this is a Fic Prompting Meme dedicated solely to the hilarious and oh-so-addictive BBC Radio 4 sitcom - Cabin Pressure. I'm aiming for this to be pretty anything goes - but in order for everything to run smoothly, there are a few guidelines. Don't worry - they're not too restrictive.


As you probably all know - our meme now has it's very own database created and maintained by the great Enigel. It both catalogues each and every prompt that we post and provides links to fills. You can find it here: Google Spreadsheet

We also have a Pinboard archive which has been put in place by the lovely [personal profile] oxfordtweed in the place of our late Delicious Archive. This Archive contains a list of all the prompts this meme has to offer - you can find it here: Pinboard Archive

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+ Please do not post anything regarding minors in a sexual situation. It really doesn't matter how tasteful or crass it is, there are laws that classify that sort of thing as child pornography and as such, I'm afraid we're going to have to go with the attitude that safe is better than sorry.

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[personal profile] inkstained_scrivener 2012-04-18 04:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin sees Arthur as his younger brother.

Anything with this.
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[personal profile] anon_e_moss 2012-04-18 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Take my heart. It's yours. *Offers heart*


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[personal profile] chess_ka 2012-04-18 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
God goes out of his way to do lovely things for Douglas Richardson.

In fact, the only thing he has been consistently thwarted in, is his ongoing quest for some sushi.

So, this is my prompt: Douglas finally gets to eat some sushi ^^

(Anonymous) 2012-04-18 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Adorable! Seconded on a bed of rice with wasabi and pickled ginger.

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Metalocalypse Crossover: Cabinklok

(Anonymous) 2012-04-18 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
For some reason, Dethklok need a relatively discreet means of air travel (nothing black and covered in spikes), and their usual resources are still recovering from their last brush with the band and aren't available. So they hire MJN. Hilarity ensues.

This does involve Dethklok, so a certain amount of mayhem and black comedy comes with the territory, but I'd prefer not too much gore, and no killing or seriously maiming anyone from MJN. Please do include some interaction between Toki and Arthur, as I think it would be adorable and hilarious.

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qikiqtarjuaq fix-it

(Anonymous) 2012-04-18 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been re-listening all CP episodes and I finally got to Qikiqtarjuaq, which always makes me sad :( So, a fix-it prompt, maybe?

Martin and Douglas are in a secret established relationship pre-season 3, but they had a huge row right before the trip to Qikiqtarjuaq. They act as if nothing happened, but inside they're both totally miserable. When Martin starts trying to prove himself to Nancy, Douglas assumes it's his way of saying "we're over, I'm going to try women now, starting with this one" and does his best to humiliate Martin in her eyes, as witnessed in the episode. Can we have some post-flight h/c and a fluffy happy ending? :(

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(Anonymous) 2012-04-18 08:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Inspired by a book series I read ages ago... can't remember the title or the author, oops.

Every person is born with a unique special talent. Most of them are total rubbish (If you told Carolyn's first husband your date of birth, he could tell you whether the weather was good in London on that day. Martin's grandfather knew exactly how many hairs there were on his body at all times.), some are fairly useful (The first Mrs Richardson never had to wet her finger to turn the page in a book. Arthur's childhood best friend would never lose a single sock in his life.), but there are no huge superpowers like flying or killer eyelasers.

What kind of talents do the Cabin Pressure characters have?

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(Anonymous) 2012-04-18 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I am having a really bad night, and would love some fic to cheer me up if it's not too much to ask.

Martin's having his own version of a breakdown: the van needs an MOT, he's got no money, everyone else has problems and he can do nothing to help them, and that just makes him feel even worse, like he's failing as a friend somehow. The world is just too big for him, too loud, too noisy, and he's finding it really hard to deal with. The MJN crew are there with oodles of fluff to help him.

totally not forcing my woes into unsuspecting fictional characters

Douglas whump; tw: alcoholism

(Anonymous) 2012-04-18 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Carolyn actually books them into a nice hotel for a change (for whatever reasons, you decide). Problem is, the hotel rooms have minibars. I want a fic where Douglas has to fight against his desire for a drink alone in his room - maybe he had a bad day or it's just the fact that there's alcohol near him and no one around to stop him - and he ends up asking Martin to come over (not explicitly, of course, he has a reputation to maintain).
Or Martin comes over for another reason, unwittingly helping Douglas stay sober.

Gen or slash, I don't care.

Diabetes, Douglas, crossover

(Anonymous) 2012-04-18 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas didn't quit drinking because he's an alcoholic, he quit because he developed Type 2 diabetes. He's had it for eight years and manages it meticulously.

His pilot's license would be revoked if the regulatory board ever finds out, as pilots with diabetes cannot be licensed commercially to fly multi-engine craft in the UK. The doctor that Douglas has an 'understanding' with who never reported his condition unexpectedly falls ill just before Douglas's next physical, and for whatever reason, he can't reschedule, and must see a locum.

A locum by the name of Dr. Watson.

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(Anonymous) 2012-04-19 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
(Based on Martin being voiced by a different person in the episode)

Martin seemed... different on the trip to Newcastle.

ANYTHING GOES. Alien! Escaped government clone! Evil twin! Good twin! Slitheen! Hologram! Detached bit of Douglas's psyche! Malfunctioning sex droid! Group hallucination! Sentient pudding! All of the above, consecutively or concurrently!


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Clone AU

[personal profile] meadowmann 2012-04-19 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
Martin as we know him is not actually Martin--he is a clone of the original Martin Crieff, who died as a child in some horrible accident. He's kept it a secret because of prejudices against clones and the poor treatment he received from his own family as a child.

Somehow, the crew find out.
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[personal profile] kenizz 2012-04-19 09:03 am (UTC)(link)
*Reads prompt, ponders... Rereads prompt, ponders some more*
Yes... Yes yes, I quite want this, I quite want this alot. Alot alot.

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Martin's the Life of the Party

(Anonymous) 2012-04-19 06:04 am (UTC)(link)
(Based on the fact that whenever I've seen Benedict interviewed on a talk show, the host has always asked him to do his Alan Rickman impersonation and it's always been brilliant.)

Never mind George's impressions of fruit, Martin is fantastic at doing impressions of everybody (his go-to perhaps being Alan Rickman). The rest of MJN discover this somehow and suddenly Martin is everyone's favorite party guest and is always welcome at the Hose and Hydrant.


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[personal profile] madeyemaddi 2012-04-19 08:47 am (UTC)(link)
My two favourite character from my two of my favourite fandoms, how could I not second it? :D

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HP Fusion

[personal profile] rubicks_cube 2012-04-19 10:46 am (UTC)(link)
'Me Dad's a muggle, Mam's a witch. Bit of a shock for him when he found out.'

Martin Crieff is Seamus Finnegan's dad.

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*Notices "HP", is instantly interested*

*Notices Seamus quote, is more interested*

*Martin Crieff is Seamus Finnegan's dad*

I need this fic! :-D

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M/D soul mates

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Every person is born with something on their body - a symbol, a word, a number etc - that allows them to identify their soul mate. Most people never get to meet their mate, since it's entirely possible that he or she was born 60 years before you somewhere in rural China, so it's perfectly normal to date and marry as if there wasn't a person destined to be your partner.

Martin knows his soul mate is a male, tall and handsome airline pilot who's about 20 years older than him - Martin accidentally knocked him over when he was 6 and saw his mark/word/thing under the pilot's uniform. In order to find his soul mate, he became a pilot too. He doesn't know his name, where he works, whether he's even still alive... or that he sits next to Martin every time he's on a job with MJN air.

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On landing after midnight at a small remote airfield, where they can't get a hotel, and for some reason, they can't sleep in Gerti, the MJN crew is forced to camp.

Every camping disaster ever happens, but in the end at least some of them (besides Arthur) have the time of their lives.


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cos you're my bitch

[personal profile] tiwtin 2012-04-19 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Just spotted this on and instantly thought of Martin and Douglas and though some crack-fills would be fun.

'Now that's turbulence! Two Flybe pilots sacked after one called the other his 'bitch' before mid-flight bust-up'

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"Oh God! We're - we're going to be in such trouble."
"Be quiet, Martin! It's going to be fine. Just a-a bit more, we're almost done... nghh. Oh, you're loving this, aren't you?"
"You've gone all red in the face, Skip!"
"Yes... well... It's obviously a-a nice thing to do... but I- I can't hold this up much longer, Douglas, hurry up!
"Hmmm. I'm almost done. Just... a... few... more..."
"Why - why am I the one that always has to--"
"Because you're my bitch, Martin."
"...What is going on here --oh. OH GOD."
"Ah. Carolyn. This is, I am afraid, exactly what it looks like. Happy birthday."
"Happy birthday, Carolyn."
"Arthur, light of my life, where did you get those decorations?"
"Oh, I made them! From stuff I found. You have a lot of paper lying around, Mum! And I know what you're going to say but look, if you turn the curtains around, you can't see I wrote on them!"
"Martin. Douglas. You are both so very fired."

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(Anonymous) 2012-04-19 10:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Someone is diagnosed with an inoperable brain aneurysm that could kill them any second. What would that someone do?

(Anonymous) 2012-04-19 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
make a deal with Moriarty

I mean, seconded. Especially if it's Douglas.

(Anonymous) 2012-04-19 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin desperately needs money and contracts to sell a sex tape to a website, but who can he get to costar? What do they do? The raunchier it is, the more money he makes. (Anything and anyone fine. Crossovers cool.)

relevant to your interests

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Martin was just making his way through Heathrow when this short guy in a truly atrocious jumper came up to him, punched him for no reason and then proceeded to yell at him and call him a dick until him a dick until he finally broke down and started crying into Martin's freshly cleaned uniform.

What's that all about?
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[personal profile] inkstained_scrivener 2012-04-20 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
Seconded. Just... seconded.


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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fusion... kind of?

(Anonymous) 2012-04-20 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
The reason Ford updated the entry for Earth from harmless to mostly harmless is that he had the misfortune of tasting the Surprise Rice.
enigel: Cabin Pressure: books that sound more interesting with the last letter taken off: Far from the Maddin Crow and more (Cabin Pressure interesting books)

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[personal profile] enigel 2012-04-20 12:09 am (UTC)(link)
Here, have an Internet. You've won it fair and square.

^^and I meant SURPRISING RICE of course. /stupid anon

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one of those 'but it was all a dream' prompts

(Anonymous) 2012-04-20 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
Douglas quoted 'Chinatown' so I'm guessing he likes hard-boiled/film noir cinema.

so Douglas gets hit on the head and ends up dreaming of the MJN crew caught up in some noir-ish mystery.

Douglas, of course, is the detective.
Martin would make the most unlikely girl Friday ever
I can't type Carolyn being a femme fatale with a straight face, so maybe she and Arthur are the society types that need to hire a discreet gumshoe?
Herc as Douglas' police contact?

(Roger Allam in a fedora and trench coat...)

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Yes. I need this in my life. SECOND!

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[personal profile] danlion 2012-04-20 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
are you ok with martin as a zombie or were you thinking of a more l4d survivors thing

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(Anonymous) 2012-04-20 09:37 am (UTC)(link)
In Molokai, Martin says he's not big on Christmas. What is the reason for this? Sure, he helped out in the episode, but perhaps he just wanted Arthur and everyone else to be happy/preoccupied, and tried to hide his dislike for the holiday behind fake enthusiasm.
Maybe MJN have to fly during Christmas again, and what with Arthur, possibly festive passengers and, well, Douglas, the truth is (somehow) found out? Or maybe there's some sort of company Christmas party, and his reason is dragged out?

(I don't know. This is why I'm a prompter and not a writer! Haha.)

Obligatory bonus points if the person he tells is Douglas.

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I was just now listening to Molokai and wondering this, so I must second.

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Sort-of Reprompt from Part II

[identity profile] 2012-04-20 09:39 am (UTC)(link)
Prompting what was actually a comment on a prompt, here:

"Meanwhile, I'm picturing Douglas as a liberated cougar of an omega, divorced so many times because his exes just can't handle all thst jelly, teasing Martin and getting Full Alpha Macho in response, much to his surprise.

His happy, happy surprise.

(Martin hasn't ever knotted before, Douglas walks him through it...)"
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tw illness (potentially terminal)

(Anonymous) 2012-04-20 11:39 am (UTC)(link)
Martin is diagnosed with cancer.

Up to filler to define what sort, stage, severity, terminal/non-terminal etc, but either way Martin is going to have to undergo some form of chemo and/or radiation therapy. Having to be able to keep a treatment schedule and dealing with a weakened immune system during his treatment means that Martin really can't keep his job as a pilot.

He quits MJN air, but doesn't tell the crew exactly why is quitting - he doesn't want their pity or charity. But Douglas and Carolyn being the nosy gits that they are, find out anyway. And no way are they going to let Martin push them away in his time of need.

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