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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.


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.

It really is VERY important that these rules are upheld as the consequences are severe.

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-16 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I just accomplished something that I worked really, really hard for, so I would like to celebrate with a feel-good fic.

How about a "5 things" fic about our favorite airdot crew's proudest moments?

(Anonymous) 2012-05-17 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
4 times different crew members had a baby and 1 time with twins.

(Anonymous) 2012-05-17 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
Do you mean Douglas, Martin, Carolyn, and Arthur each has a kid or something like 19 Criefs and Counting?

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A Picspam Prompt

(Anonymous) 2012-05-17 05:14 am (UTC)(link)

Arthur makes a suggestion to Douglas and Martin. They eventually agree.

Hand kink anyone?

(Anonymous) 2012-05-17 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
(inspired by an earlier post)
One of the crew members has a Major hand-kink, someone notices and wants to make that person very happy.

I would prefer het with gender swapping where needed.
I just really need this in my life right now.

not to mention that I can't get the picture of fem!martin squirming in pleasure on the bed of one of the scuzzy motel rooms that Carolynn always books, at the hand of one of her fellow crew members

Re: Hand kink anyone?

[identity profile] 2012-05-17 10:00 am (UTC)(link)
Why do people strike through the best bits!

Seconded, and I don't usually go for het but... ahem, the hands. Mmm, lovely.

(Anonymous) 2012-05-17 10:09 am (UTC)(link)
Inspired from the lovely Martin-genderswap a page back:

Douglas and fem!Martin (Martina, rather) perform "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell at a karaoke bar.

IDEK. *facepalm*

(Anonymous) 2012-05-17 07:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin and Douglas eat a totally innocent friendly meal together, like in St Petersburg. For whatever reason, Martin fakes an orgasm à la Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally.

(Anonymous) 2012-05-18 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh yes please! Seconding!

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Douglas doesn't get paid either

(Anonymous) 2012-05-17 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
He lives off savings, but they're running out

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-17 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Interesting, seconded.

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-17 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Because I'm listening to the soundtrack. =)

Martin has been stuck in a tower all his life cause his father, Gordon, says the outside world will take advantage of him. "Your hair shines like the burning sun," he said to Martin nearly everyday for years. "People will use you for their own agendas. You're safer here."

Then one day, while Gordon was out, the tower is broken into by international smuggler, Douglas.

Martin Won't Speak

(Anonymous) 2012-05-18 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
Agh, I want to fill something but lately I don't like any of the prompts.

Martin won't speak. He's not mad at Douglas or anyone on the crew; something happened, and Douglas is worried. Cue angst + happiness + good ending thnx + maybe some smut if you feel like it

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-18 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
Douglas is used to seeing the homeless on his block. Some he knows, some he actively avoids. One day, Douglas' stops working. Really inconvenient when he has to be in court in less than an hour to discuss visitation rights for his daughter.

Suddenly, one of the new homeless people says he can fix Douglas' car in exchange for something (your choice what. Shower, food, money?)

Douglas is hesitant because sometimes trusting the new guy is a bad idea, but he has no other choice and allows him to fix the car. He surprisingly does a great job. This Martin Crieff guy is actually pretty handy. Why is he homeless?

Sexual frustration

(Anonymous) 2012-05-18 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
The reason why Martin doesn't go for any of those hot stewardesses? Because he believs he should wait till marriage.

He's currently in a relationship with Douglas. Though Douglas doesn't know if he'll ever pop the question, he respects Martin's decision and keeps his hands to himself. Problem now, Douglas is getting more and more sexually frustrated. Cue cold showers, short temper, wet dreams, ect.

Your choice if Martin breaks his vows or not.

Re: Sexual frustration

(Anonymous) 2012-05-18 05:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I've never seen any 'waiting for marriage' fics where it actually sticks. That would be really interesting. Also amusing for poor frustrated Douglas, but might also be potentially touching for Douglas to respect Martin's wishes showing him that Douglas thinks he's worth the wait...

Sad fic is sad

(Anonymous) 2012-05-18 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
Arthur has been dead for quite some time. But Carolyn still talks to him.

Mini-fill: Someone else please fill this!

(Anonymous) 2012-05-18 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
<< First attempt at a fanfiction, let alone one for Cabin Pressure. Definitely the reason I'm staying anon! >< I would love to see more fills. Crappy mini-fill is crappy. >>

They’d started to become concerned. It had been three months and Carolyn had yet to cease pretending as if things were normal. The CEO had to accompany her crew on most trips, and every dropped glass or spilled bit of tea was met with a chastising “Arthur!” Cleaning and hovering GERTI was a team effort anymore- Douglas had been sticking around lately to do his share, though getting him to do his log books was like pulling teeth. Everything was routine and lifeless without their over-zealous steward with a hat.

It had happened so unexpectedly, Arthur had been looking rather peaky for days, but the day before he passed, he confessed that the pain was decidedly not brilliant, but getting him to the hospital proved to be futile. The doctors had done all they could, but he passed on the morning of the fifteenth. Arthur’s funeral had been a small affair, and even Gordon had the audacity to show up and look sympathetic. He’d written his eulogy himself, though when that had happened, no one was sure. Of course, everyone had grieved, but Carolyn had done so in her own way. As stern Alpha of her pack, she had to continue providing for them; she insisted Martin move in with her (‘It would be an upgrade from that dingy box you call a flat and you wouldn’t look like a half-starved bean stake all the time.’) and she even let Douglas win the Talisker on Birling Day.(‘Without that clot around to muck things up, it’s a rather hollow victory.’)

Nothing could replace her idiot boy and she made sure to tell him that on a daily basis. Afterall, it was better to be a crazy CEO losing her sanity than an old woman who lived on her own and had lost the light of her life.

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b/c sometimes angels rush in where fools fear to tread

[identity profile] 2012-05-18 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
A fic in which someone has reason to write someone this ( note, from It's a Wonderful Life. It reads:

Remember, no man is a failure who has friends! -- Thanks for the wings!

Possible: a younger pilot now or in the past thanks Douglas or Martin for inspiring/helping/covering for him/her? Douglas is thankful to someone in his past? A note for a teacher? Kieran has a strike of humanity?

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-18 06:04 am (UTC)(link)
Shiny! I mean... I'd like to see this, seconded!

Firefly X-over?

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[personal profile] cleo2010 2012-05-18 09:43 am (UTC)(link)
This prompt is spawned from another prompt a few pages back after I got side tracked with a little fantasy about the inherent sexiness of men baking bread. Mmm, strong muscles, floury forearms, intense concentration and little flour smudges on gorgeous cheeks. So sexy, god I love it.

So, ahem, if someone happens to have a fantastic idea about Douglas teaching Martin how to bake... please let yourself be known ;) You know I'm looking at you Aura ;)

Re: Baking!

(Anonymous) 2012-05-18 07:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, yes, I'm editing it today. Expect it tonight or in a day or so. :)

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Arthur/ OFC TW: Domestic abuse

(Anonymous) 2012-05-18 11:32 am (UTC)(link)
Trigger for abusive relationship

Arthur falls for a girl who's being abused by her boyfriend. He can't understand why she can't see that she's brilliant and deserves better.

Could it have a happy ending please? Where Arthur convinces her to leave him?

Bonus points if Arthur doesn't have a angsty backstory about being abused by his dad. Not a dealbreaker, it's just not my headcannon.

Re: Arthur/ OFC TW: Domestic abuse

[identity profile] 2012-05-18 07:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I love this! I love the idea of Arthur being someone's pick-me-up. He's so sweet and kind and good, and I can imagine him being a really good influence on someone in a dark place.

(right now the glee kids are singing "we found love in a hopeless place" in my head, which should be the THEME SONG of this fic)

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Douglas angst / hurt comfort, but not from his POV

(Anonymous) 2012-05-18 01:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I really, really want some Douglas angst or hurt/comfort, but I know a lot of people find his voice hard to write, so, with this in mind, here's the prompt:

Something happens to Douglas (he's hurt, ill, depressed, something bad has happened) and another character or characters observe this, react to it and try to make it better.

Re: Douglas angst / hurt comfort, but not from his POV

[identity profile] 2012-05-18 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Defintely seconded! It'll make me sad but the moment someone finds out and helps will mend it. Oh Douglas.


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(Anonymous) 2012-05-18 06:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin doesn't like touching people because his whole body is one giant erogenous zone. Douglas discovers how sensitive Martin is and decides he would very much like to reduce his captain to a quivering, overstimulated, barely coherent but extremely happy mess.

[personal profile] cleo2010 2012-05-18 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Insta-Seconded, ohhh yes.

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breasts physics, or how to give Arthur the giggles

(Anonymous) 2012-05-18 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I remember in high school, our physics text -- for an example on air pressure or something -- used as an example, whether or not a stewardess' inflatable bra would expand or contract as the airplane ascended to 30,000 feet. Funny the things that stick in your head from adolescence (when you're a closeted bisexual).

I think the cabin crew should get into this debate. With anecdotes from personal experience versus half-remembered crack physics theories. Maybe it should turn into a bet, and Arthur or Carolyn figures out that one of the passengers is wearing such a type of bra and is desperate to cop a feel. For science.

I will buy you a coke if you get Carolyn to say "I am not a lesbian! I just know a lot about breasts!" or something like that.

(Anonymous) 2012-05-19 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
As we know, Arthur attracts controlling upper crust individuals with unique names: Bootsy ... Mufflybee ... Stormina ... Mycroft.

The prompt: Mycroft flirting, dirty talking, wooing and/or being seductive with Arthur.

(Anonymous) 2012-05-19 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
What the...
I... I really want this. Someone help me, I want this. Need it.

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Stop me if you've heard this one before

(Anonymous) 2012-05-19 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
No, really, RTYIs would be great.

Martin had/has/develops a severely debilitating stammer. It's a source of amusement to Douglas because he thinks it's rather endearing, but doesn't realize that his lighthearted teasing is seriously hurting Martin's feelings. His stance quickly changes to being there for Martin instead of trying to get a laugh.

Epic friendship only please :)
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[personal profile] chess_ka 2012-05-19 06:49 am (UTC)(link)
Former stammerer heartily seconding!

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turning point

(Anonymous) 2012-05-19 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
For the first year Martin is at MJN, every minute in which he's not actively flying, or in the presence of the rest of the crew, he is stone terrified that they're reviewing every single mistake he's made, down to the tiniest flaw, and that Carolyn is replacing him with someone better.

Then something happens and he's not quite so anxious anymore.

Re: turning point

(Anonymous) 2012-05-21 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
Oh my god. Seconded.

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"I didn't think you had it that bad!"

(Anonymous) 2012-05-19 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
Douglas comes by the student house unexpectedly and discovers Martin microwaving himself a cup of the students' leftover cold tea from the teapot.

Re: "I didn't think you had it that bad!"

[identity profile] 2012-05-20 06:57 am (UTC)(link)
Oh God -- that is just... the saddest thing :c

semi-au-ish... thing.

(Anonymous) 2012-05-19 09:28 am (UTC)(link)
The second Mrs. Richardson wasn't a mrs at all - or a Richardson. It was Mr. Crieff-Richardson, a young pilot with whom Douglas had a whirlwind romance (that resulted in a very rushed wedding) a few years ago before he joined MJN. When they finally split up, they were bitter enemies.

Carolyn was totally unaware of that when she interviewed & hired Martin.

Awkward doesn't even begin to describe Martin's first day on Gertie.

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-19 11:08 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, wow. Cor. Yes.

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-19 11:13 am (UTC)(link)
When he sleeps with men, Douglas is a total, 100%, incurable bottom.
Martin has never felt the slightest desire to have sex with a woman because he absolutely loves getting fucked.

Needless to say, they have a little bit of a disagreement the first time they decide to have sex. THEN THEY GET CREATIVE.

[personal profile] cleo2010 2012-05-19 03:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my god.

Oh my god.


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