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(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.


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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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Happy-Shappey comfort

(Anonymous) 2012-05-11 11:20 am (UTC)(link)
Losing faith in the world today, feeling poorly and with a lot of work to do. Need some happy-Shappey medicine.

Perhaps... Arthur persuading Martin to slow-dance and tugging him close, burying his face in his shoulder as they sway to Sufjan Steven's "Futile Devices?"

Or... Herc reassuring Arthur at his wedding to Carolyn that he sees him as a son, and wants him to be a part of the family, and getting a big hug in return?

Or even Arthur actually proving to be quite a good singer when he sets the tone just right and singing soothing songs, accompanied by Douglas on piano and Martin as backup?

Or Arthur hugging Martin and cradling his head against his chest, hand in his hair?

Or even Arthur recommending chocolate to a stressed Captain - when Martin explains he can't really afford it/it's not healthy, Arthur simply tugs out his Toblerone supply. "There's ALWAYS time for chocolate, Skip!"

I don't care, anything with Arthur and the shape of comfort (triangular).

Re: Happy-Shappey comfort

(Anonymous) 2012-05-13 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh, I could use this too. Seconded!

Awkward dinner

(Anonymous) 2012-05-11 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas runs into Martin out grocery shopping. After seeing the sorry state of his friend's basket, Douglas offers Martin a one-time dinner.

Cue a night full of awkward friendship fluff (or if you want: unconscious pining that leads to certain revelations).

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 07:23 am (UTC)(link)
... I want this so much. I'm offering puppies and cupcakes
and Martin bound and gagged begging for it

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Atomic Hand Kink: Activate!

(Anonymous) 2012-05-11 07:37 pm (UTC)(link)
After spending so much time looking at those long, elegant fingers wrapped around a yolk, Douglas begins to get...ideas. One day, he corners Martin and takes one of those perfect hands and slowly worships it with his hot mouth all while Martin (though surprised at first) dies one thousand deaths. In his pants.*

*Or out of them.

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[identity profile] 2012-05-11 07:59 pm (UTC)(link)
So very seconded! Both pants options sound delightful. Especially the one without the pants.

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Douglas outwits Sherlock on Birling Day

(Anonymous) 2012-05-11 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I feel like this might be an obvious one... but I read a ton of Sherlock/Cabin Pressure crossovers lately and I don't think I've come across anything like it?? PLEASE do let me know if something already exists though!

Okay, prompt - Sherlock is brilliant and always has the answer, but sometimes misses the little details (a good example being knowing all about John's alcoholic sibling, but thinking it was a brother instead of a sister). He knows Douglas took the Taliska (as does everyone else) but Douglas stumps him on the final detail of how exactly he stole it or where he hid it. Even though Sherlock finds the issue of stolen whiskey - expensive as it may be - "dull" and "unimportant," it's obvious to everyone that it drives him nuts to be outwitted. Douglas, of course, unleashes the full power of his gloating.

I am partial to Sherlock/John but any pairing is up to the writer who is kind enough to fill this, as is why detective & doctor are on board Gerti (related to Martin or not is up to writer).

Bonus points for yellow car.

Re: Douglas outwits Sherlock on Birling Day

(Anonymous) 2014-12-15 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I think my brain froze when I saw the title of this prompt.

Somebody...Anybody. Please.


(Anonymous) 2012-05-11 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
In Boston, Arthur doesn't seem overly bothered that he's caused the death of a passenger.

That's because the man made Skip cry.

No one makes Arthur's friends cry.
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Re: dark-for-his-friends!Arthur

[personal profile] kenizz 2012-05-11 10:49 pm (UTC)(link)
This prompt reminds me of that little hippo comic.
Ain't no one fucks with Arthur's friends, ain't no one.

With other words: Seconded!

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What is Douglas Richardson best at?

(Anonymous) 2012-05-11 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)

No one at MJN knows this, because work and snuggles aren't usually compatible, so he's kept up the cool acerbic facade and kept his distance.

However, since his marriage broke up, Douglas is starved for snuggles and aching for a chance to unleash the full force of the Richardson snuggle-power on someone who is in dire need of snuggling, whether they'll admit they are or not.


Re: What is Douglas Richardson best at?

[personal profile] linguini17 2012-05-11 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
aching for a chance to unleash the full force of the Richardson snuggle-power

I'm sure I know a volunteer or two. The man looks eminently huggable. ;)

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Douglas, please!

(Anonymous) 2012-05-11 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas and Martin aren't a relationship, but Douglas finds himself getting turned on every time Martin says "Douglas, please".

Realising that Martin only says it when he's either truly exasperated with him or desperate enough to beg him for something, Douglas changes (or amplifies!) his behaviour accordingly.

Maybe he just becomes more irritating. Maybe he does things like hoard good food / necessary equipment / other supplies to get Martin to beg. Maybe he just plain refuses to follow orders until Martin says the "magic words", playing it off as something like the Simon Says thing. Whatever would work best.

Meanwhile, poor Martin is stuck wondering why Douglas is suddenly being even more difficult lately...

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 07:31 am (UTC)(link)
God yes. Seconded like fuck

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A live otter on the flight deck

(Anonymous) 2012-05-11 09:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Something about Martin's inability to concentrate on the flight deck if a live animal (it doesn't have to be an otter!) escapes from a passenger's cage and makes its way there. Total freakout and Douglas having to take control and the MJN crew calming down Martin.

never again, oh god

(Anonymous) 2012-05-11 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Someone tried to hijack Gerti once.


MJN News at 9

(Anonymous) 2012-05-11 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
AU where MJN is a small time always on the edge of being bumped off news channel. Douglas and Martin can argue about who's the lead anchor, Arthur thinks the weather is brilliant, and so on.

Bonus: Diego is a involved, as a camera man or tech guy or something, I know he only shows up once but he's awesome. (chikery-kee!)

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 06:29 am (UTC)(link)
Oh god--Martin is totally going to be that sports guy who loses it and then says, "...And boom goes the dynamite."

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Flying Test angst

(Anonymous) 2012-05-11 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
The reason Martin was failed six times to get his license was that even though he seemed really nervous and discombobulated he answered every question correctly and everyone assumed he was cheating.

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
Aw, Martin... second!

[personal profile] bottecellie 2012-05-12 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
Martin gets hit with enough gamma radiation that, when he's angry enough, he turns into an enormous, green, rage-monster.

Bonus points: Just any of the Avengers ;3;

[identity profile] 2012-05-13 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
Seconding with the power of the Hulk! (Because it's my absolute obsession at the moment and I have a huge soft spot for Bruce Banner :) )

Red string

(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
Arthur has the power to see the red string of destiny. What he chooses to do with that knowledge is up to you.

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 07:08 am (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry, I swear I'm not trolling, but all I can think of is Arthur doing macrame with it.

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Gold digger

(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
Martin gets a girlfriend. He really likes her and when he introduces her to Douglas, Douglas pulls him aside. "Martin, she seems like a nice girl, but she's a gold digger."

"What? No she's not."

"Yes she is. I know these things."

"You know what? No, just no. I don't believe you. You're lying to me, like always!"

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
LOL. She can't be very good at gold digging if she's picking Martin as her target...

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
The reason why Douglas is so good with women? Because he has five sisters.


(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 04:23 am (UTC)(link)
5000 years into the future, reincarnated peeps of MJN cross paths. Is there deja vu? What has changed?


(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 05:03 am (UTC)(link)
Lisbeth Salander hires MJN to fly her somewhere. Arthur thinks her tattoos are brilliant, Carolyn can't stop squinting suspiciously at her, Douglas regards her rather like an ill-behaved teenage daughter, and Martin is utterly besotted.

Somehow, this managed to charm her, and she becomes MJN's only regular customer.

Behold the mighty power of the Toblerone!

(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 12:39 pm (UTC)(link)
A Toblerone is Arthur's weapon of choice.

(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin is actually rich and aristocratic, but he can't access the money or he will be found by people who he wants to stay away. . . for reasons.

Crossovers fine. Any pairing or none, smut or gen, whatever flies your plane. :)

(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 04:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh, I like the potential here.

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
MJN gets "Apples to Apples" in the games cupboard, and plays it on a long-ish layover.

Arthur learns more adjectives than "brilliant" and "paramount".
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*raises hand* what is that?

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Cracky AU

(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin is sacrificed to a giant ape.

Yes, I went there. XD


(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas decides to take Martin to a strip club. Douglas has the time of his life. Martin can't believe he's in a den of inequity.

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Tee-hee. :D

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Spin The Bottle

(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
MJN play spin the bottle.

Kissing, stripping etc fine but no out and out porn please :-D


(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Karaoke at the Flap and Throttle; from Dirk singing "Feelings," to Herc dedicating "Teenage Dream" to Carolyn.

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[personal profile] consulting_captain 2014-12-06 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I can just imagine Carolyn being like; "I have no idea who he is, really."


(Anonymous) 2012-05-12 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Because of his cold, Douglas has to wait till bedtime to take cold medicine to avoid flying a plane drugged. When he goes to sleep, he goes down heavily.

That night he sleep walks and crawls into Martin's bed. Martin, hearing that waking a sleep walker is very dangerous, doesn't know what to do. So he keeps still in hopes Douglas wakes on his own. But when drugged, it seems sleeping!Douglas is a very horny Douglas, and leads Martin through some mind-blowing moments.

When awake, Douglas has no recollection of the previous night. Does Martin tell him?
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