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


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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

This is a great step forward in making our meme just a little more organised (but not too organised of course. This is Cabin Pressure) which is always a good thing.

So in order to make things easier to archive - Please nest your fills.

This can be done by either posting each part as a reply to that part's immediate predecessor, OR by replying each time to Part I OR - well you get the idea :D

It makes it simpler for Enigel and myself to link fills in a clean and clear manner. Following these guildelines will be very much appreciated guys :D


Reprompting is allowed but please include the URL of the original prompt when you do so. It will make it infinitely more easy to Archive which would make both Enigel and I very happy :)

As for everything else

  1. Be respectful to one another. Disagreements are fine, but not everything disagreeable is trolling. If you suspect someone of trolling, just ignore it. If you cannot respond to a comment without attacking or trolling someone else, keep it to yourself.

  2. No bashing prompts. It might not be your cup of tea - but obviously someone wants it enough to go to the effort of requesting it. So just scroll past it.

  3. Prompt away as much as you like guys - seriously, go wild - but please try to fill as well.

  4. NEW - If your fill includes a major element that veers from the original prompt (crossovers, established universes, kinks, et cetera), please take a few moments to check with the OP that such additions are welcome. This has caused problems in the past and it only takes a few moments of your time.
  5. Please no RPF. I'm not trying to oppress you RPF writers and enthusiasts, I would just really like to avoid any legal problems.

  6. When you post a fill (or post a new part of a WIP) please go over to the Filled Prompts Post (if it is complete) or the WIP Post (if there are still more parts to come) and, following each post's guideline's, post a link to this fill or new part.


According to numerous Child Safety laws it is illegal to provide pornographic material to minors. Seeing that the majority of the stuff we have here is rather adult in nature, this Meme is consequently an 18+ zone. Failing to comply to this rule could result in the Meme getting shut down. So if you're here and you're under 18 please back button now.

+ 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.

Other than that - go crazy guys. Any problems please just message me and I'll try my best to work it out.

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Fake character death

(Anonymous) 2012-05-28 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
Martin gets mugged and has his wallet stolen.

The mugger runs away, then gets hit by a car and dies. With only his wallet to identify him, the police are now reporting Martin Crieff as dead.

Cue the reactions of everyone when they get the news. Then the reactions when Martin shows up.

"Wow, what's going on? Who died? .... Oh god, who died?!"

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Oh my god seconded

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Music prodigy

(Anonymous) 2012-05-28 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
Martin is a music prodigy. But he hates it because he'd rather listen to music than play it. Playing it seems to suck all the fun out of music.

This pissed off his parents to no ends. They spent thousands of pounds sending him to school to develop this skill and he prefers to waste it on trying to become a pilot.

D/M Rough Sex

(Anonymous) 2012-05-28 07:37 am (UTC)(link)
I am craving a bit of rough Douglas and Martin, of course ;)

Shove him against the wall, toss him on the bed, bruising grips, biting, rough prep, maybe a scream or two...*cough*

Bonus points if it is a first-time fic!

(I love non-con, but not right for this prompt)

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(Anonymous) 2012-05-28 09:01 am (UTC)(link)
Yesssssssssssssss. Love the screams. And the tossing. Not to mention the shoving. Oh dear. Yes.

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Martin's Childhood BFF

(Anonymous) 2012-05-28 09:50 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not sure if something like this has been done before or not but I haven't find any similar prompts so far, but I can't get this prompt idea out of my head, so here goes:

Martin must have been a godsend for bullying and teasing when growing up, being ginger and a bit socially inept even then. But he wasn't completely ostracized. A girl in his class had a similarly hard time fitting in and they become each other's only and best friends. But after a couple of years her family move away to a different part of the country and Martin is alone again. But 25 years later, he meets her again! And the awkward fluff can begin! :D

(I like a bit of Martin/OMC as much as anyone, but for this prompt I need Martin and a girl. It can be OMC or maybe my favourite pairing of all time Martin/Molly Hooper? 8D )

Imaginary friend

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
Inspired by above prompt.

Arthur used to have an imaginary friend. But when said friend started encouraging Arthur to do bad things, Arthur got scared and locked him a box.

Years go by and Arthur totally forgets his friend. But then suddenly weird things start happening. Martin gets pushed down the stairs. Douglas nearly chokes to death on a piece of food. When Arthur rechecks the box, he finds it open.

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Beauty and the beast AU

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
Douglas is the beast, Martin is beauty, Carolyn and Arthur are the enchanted servants of the castle.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-03 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I really, really want this.

fem!Martin 'blossoms' for want of a better word

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 04:23 am (UTC)(link)
now that fem!Martin is finally getting paid for flying, she's taking better care of herself, eating better, less stress, and she's put on about twenty much needed pounds.

Of course, Douglas is completely not distracted at all by the way Martin's hair is now silky, not frizzy; her skin is a pale cream, not pasty white; her breasts have increased at least one cup size, if not two; and her uniform trousers are straining a bit across her hips and buttocks.

Nope, not one little bit, this is Martin we're talking about.

But then...

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[identity profile] 2012-05-29 04:28 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, I love this. D/M AND we throw poor Martin a bone.

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[identity profile] 2012-05-29 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
# times Carolyn cried alone, and 1 time someone was there for her.
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[personal profile] random_nexus 2012-05-31 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
ACK! I didn't see this! Sorry! I'll kill my prompt.

(Anonymous) 2012-05-30 07:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Was listening to the Ipswich episode when I wondered what happened after they jumped in the pool....

and I was thinking in a changing room or something...

Martin soaking wet and taking his clothes off....

And Douglas walking in....?



And liking what he see's?

They maybe seducing Martin or something...

I have no idea...
But something along those lines seemed like a good idea... but write whatever you like, I'm cool... :)

Yeah... just thought it sounded... HOT.

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Re: Douglas-Carolyn friendship fic -- Douglas' homo past

(Anonymous) 2012-05-31 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
There's a new prompt post:

You migth want to post your prompts there :)

OP here!

(Anonymous) 2012-06-01 02:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I honestly began to squeal the second I realised that someone had filled my prompt! Thank you!

Poor, poor Martin... :( But I loved all of this.
The whump was better than I could have imagined, and Douglas' comfort moreso.

Thank you again! :)

OP here!

(Anonymous) 2012-06-01 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I adored this! Thank you so much for filling!

I honestly squealed when I found that somebody had filled my prompt.

Poor Martin... :( But the ending was happy enough to make up for it.

You had them completely IC, it was lovely.
Thanks again! <3

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-01 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Still misdirecting. Look for where it says "Reply to this" and give it another go, love. ;)

Team Building

(Anonymous) 2012-06-04 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Carolyn is tired of her employees bickering at each other. So she sets them all up on a team building exercise. And if that includes manual labor at her house, who is she to complain by having two, hot, sweaty young men at her beck and call.

Bonus points for Arthur tying to seduce Martin in view of his mother and Douglas. *snicker*

hello New person here :)

(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
Had a rather nice day dream in the car today.
In involved Martin, tired, sore, and stressed from nearly a whole weekend of non-stop packing and unpacking box after box, One day he stays after a flight a bit longer than normal to put off going to 2 more Jobs. Arthur notices Skip is looking a bit uncomfortable and offers a shoulder rub.
Just Platonicly or can be slash, What ever you like

Grumpy Douglas suprises Martin with his kindness.

(Anonymous) 2012-06-16 11:29 am (UTC)(link)
While on an overnight trip Carolyn informs Douglas that he is going to have to share a room with Martin for some reason. Douglas is furious about this and spends the evening being sarcastic and condecending to the rest of MJN.

Martin's bad luck strikes again and he gets food poisoning from the cheap restaurant where Carolyn bought them all dinner. He is in the hotel bathroom being violently sick when he hears Douglas getting out of bed. He expects Douglas to complain about being woken up, or to make sarcastic comments. Martin is suprised when instead Douglas is kind and concerned.

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[personal profile] citruspocket 2012-06-16 12:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooh, lovely. Seconded.

Breathplay/Erotic asphyxiation

(Anonymous) 2012-06-23 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
Involving Martin. I don't care if it has Douglas, Arthur, or someone else, just as long as Martin is on the receiving end.

Would love some angst, even if it is consensual. Can be in the form of Martin asking for it and his partner freaking out, or the partner could get a bit carried away and take things too far.

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(I thought there normally is a link to the new prompt post when one has been closed?)

Martin's new boyfriend's not what he seems

(Anonymous) 2012-06-25 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
So, Martin has a new boyfriend. The boyfriend seems fine on the surface, but there is something wrong. Will Douglas and Arthur be able to get Martin to see their suspicions before it is too late? (My vote is no and they all have to rescue Martin).

Up to you what is wrong with him. Mental disorder, serial killer, obsessed with gingers, whatever. :)

(Anonymous) 2012-06-25 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, wow. I'll go ahead and tell you that I've scrolled through about... what, twenty or so pages of Cabin Pressure fanfiction now, and I've never once stopped to comment? (Because I'm an obsessive fan and a lurker xD).
But I couldn't help commenting here. This fic really hit close to home.

“If you have to say ‘usually’ then we’re crossing that line sometimes, like this time, and that’s not right.”

God, I wish my friends would say that to me. I'm the excitable bundle of Arthur Shappey where our group of friends is concerned, though rather than a Martin we appear to have two Douglases, which I'm sure only made our situation worse. Last year my friends seemed to take every opportunity to belittle me. The leader of the teasing made me feel like I wasn't supposed to take offense because they were 'only teasing' and 'you know we don't mean that, don't you?'
Enough about that, though. This story was wonderful to read, and very heartening. I hope that my friends would have that same reaction should the situation ever arise again. Thank you x3 I'M SO FULL OF FEELINGS

(Anonymous) 2012-06-25 11:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh goodness gracious. Please forgive the last comment I've made. Apparently I'm so new to dreamwidth I don't know how to post correctly on a thread. That was meant to be a response to a story I had just finished. Please ignore that, or, more preferably, delete the comment should you know how xDDD

[personal profile] linguini17 2012-06-26 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
You know the only way you can make it up to us is to write a fic/draw something/write a limerick/or a song/or something, right? Right, right? ;)

I will admit that I have been the Douglas in this situation, and that line hit a chord with me, too, but going the opposite direction.

Basically, all the hugs, Arthur!anon. <3

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after st petersburg

(Anonymous) 2012-07-03 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
to get revenge on carolyn, gordon has arthur declared unfit to take care of himself and gordon declared as his guardian. arthur is fit of course, but gordon has lots of money and some powerful friends and no scruples. MJN will have to think of something clever in a short time frame, while arthur is still arthur-shaped.

any pov or multiple welcome.

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(Anonymous) 2012-07-22 01:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas is turned (cursed?) into a plane. Martin has to fly him to safety. They converse à la Knight Rider.

Can be as porny filled with innuendo or as gen as you want. :)

Re: Plane!Douglas

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Ah, crap. I just saw the note. Reprompting!

"Wanted: man-with-a-van! Please apply to IOC"

(Anonymous) 2012-07-25 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
So, I was listening to the last episode of "The Now Show" and a rather ridiculous grin appeared on my face when I heard that apparently

"for most of its route around Britain (...) the Olympic Torch, the flaming, defining symbol of the olympiad, travels around in a van".

I would for Martin to have somehow (a mixup? Douglas meddling? Martin's typical luck?) landed this job - and I would love to hear everything about it! What could possibly go wrong...?

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I would LOVE for Martin to have gotten this job... naturally. *facepalm*

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(Anonymous) 2012-08-13 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
Martin had been thinking of Douglas as a really good friend. Then something happens and Martin observes something that proves to him that there is no deeper friendship between them, and that Douglas doesn't actually give a toss about him as anything more than an irritating co-worker and an occasionally entertaining target.

After that, everything gets so much worse.

(Happy or crushing hopeless sad endings all well.)

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ooo, bugger, apologies, I got lost.

Re: tw domestic violence

(Anonymous) 2015-01-24 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
For most people it would be latish rather than late, but Carolyn was up at five thirty to give the dog a decent walk before work. Contrary to the opinions of certain people who should not be permitted to own so much as a hamster even smallish dogs require a good run daily. Besides, it means she has an hour or two to herself before Arthur gets up. Arthur is a phenomenon best appreciated when one is fully awake.

She also has a winding down routine in the evenings that she's home. A glass of dry sherry in the kitchen (Arthur usually prefers to have a malted milk drink and a banana instead) and a warm bath with Epsom salts and a chapter – no more than one – of something entirely frivolous.

She’s already in the bath with some ridiculous thing about sexual shenanigans among the yachting club set when the doorbell goes.

It’s silly really, because Arthur is 29, substantially taller and broader than her and not completely incapable, but she still sets the book down and hauls herself out of the bath, throwing on her waffly robe and lurking at the top of the stairs as he answers the door.

Arthur checks who it is first, bless him, but she can’t quite hear the response. He opens up anyway, confused and looking round for Carolyn as if he’d just expected her to be there. Which she is of course.

‘Mum. It’s Haley.’

There is no mystery about why she’s here. Even Arthur’s expression morphs into understanding when he turns back and sees her properly. ‘Oh.’ He says, blankly. ‘Oh.’

‘Arthur.’ Carolyn says, more sharply than she intended. ‘Go and make some tea.’

‘Yes Mum.’ With one last subdued and commiserating look at Haley he goes.

Haley doesn't react. She just stands in the hall as Carolyn descends the stairs, arms crossed defensively, bruised and swollen eye clearly visible under the glare of the hall light. Nervous. Uncertain of her welcome.

‘A cup of tea?’ She asks at last.

‘You look as if you could do with a cup of tea.’ Carolyn says frankly. ‘And a bed for tonight at least.’ She can't honestly say she's surprised by this development and she's not going to pretend she is. If this is the place Gordon's latest victim has decided to bring herself to then they'll all just have to take each day as it comes.

She opens the door to the living room and ushers her in.

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Sorry, wrong place and I'm not sure why. Mods, pls delete if possible.