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cabinpres_fic ([personal profile] cabinpres_fic) wrote2012-05-29 05:28 am

Prompting Post V

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(updated 5 July)

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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(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
Carolyn once warned Douglas and Martin to NEVER tickle Arthur. Not if they value their lives. Both of them laugh it off, and are now suddenly super curious to what will happen if they do.

So they do.

Apparently what happens is Arthur flails . Elbows and kness everywhere. Violently.

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 03:34 am (UTC)(link)

What does MJN do with their pocket!Martin?

[personal profile] pink_dalek 2012-06-11 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
They feed him and love him and tuck him in at night. What else could they do?

Oh, and they have to keep Snoopadoop from trying to play with him. He could get hurt, and he hates getting doggie drool on his little uniform.

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Zombie AU

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
In a post-apocalyptic world of zombies, MJN is a valuable business because their group has the ability to go into heavily infested areas, grab resources or find people, and get out before anything bad happens.

Martin, not wanting to spend his days doing the family business, chooses to join their group and learns very quickly how hard avoiding zombies can be.

Vampire AU

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 03:49 am (UTC)(link)
Inspired by above prompt.

In a world full of vampires, each vampire has their own selected human to feed on over the years. Carolyn has Herc, Arthur has Dirk. But Douglas lost his human, Helena, when she ran off to join the equal human rights society.

So he goes off to the market to find himself a new human. He chooses Martin because he amuses him.

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I am loving it.

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Sketchbook madness

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
Martin finds Douglas' sketchbook. Feeling curious, he looks through it. The sketches are very good. There are portraits of Arthur, Carolyn, Douglas' daughter... and there's drawings of Martin. Lots of drawings. Martin feels sorta flattered.

He keeps turning pages. The drawings then get a little... naughty. Then naughtier. Then-

"Oh my god, me and Arthur?!!"
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[identity profile] 2012-06-11 10:33 am (UTC)(link)
Wow. My cup was this close to my lips. I'm thankful I didn't sip.

Seconding! This could be fun...

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Disturbing drawings

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
When Arthur was little, he used ot draw a lot. But not of nice things. He use to draw people with their heads open, women with stomach wounds and dead children. When asked why he did this, he would shrug.

Upon seeing how his mother responded to these drawings, Arthur stopped and drew rainbows instead.

He still draws, though. He just doesn't show them to his mum, anymore.

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[identity profile] 2012-06-12 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthur is possessed?

My bff says that she's got a demon that's followed her around since childhood. Be cool if that was the backstory for this.

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
Despite what people think of him, Arthur Is good at chess. So good, he's won tournaments.

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
For one day, Arthur gains the power of a Jedi. What does he do with them?

(Anonymous) 2012-12-11 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Make Martin fly

One night stand

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 05:02 am (UTC)(link)

Martin and Douglas have a one night stand. They're both single, horny and already sharing a hotel room - it's very convinient, Douglas thinks. Maybe it could even boost Martin's self-esteem a little. What harm could it do?

Turns out it could do a lot of harm. Martin didn't realise it was just for one night - he thought it was the beginning of a committed long-term relationship. He thought that after years of being rejected time and time again he'd finally found The One, and he feels deeply hurt and humiliated when he realises that he's wrong.

Can their friendship survive?

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 06:37 am (UTC)(link)
asdfghjkl Someone reprompted my prompt! :D

Seconded, of course!

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Familiar Territory

[personal profile] tiwtin 2012-06-11 11:41 am (UTC)(link)
Listening to Limerick, something struck me about the meaning of Douglas saying 'familiar territory' in this line:
DOUGLAS: I mean, fair enough. Points for Tai Chi teacher rather than tennis coach or dancing instructor. But basically a familiar territory.

He could have meant that it's a common lie, or it could have meant that he's heard it many times before - perhaps all his exes cheated on him. And he's mentioned a couple of times 'I'm a happily married man'.

So basically my prompt is - Douglas, when in a relationship is completely faithful, but every time he gets his heart broken because he's cheated on. So it's entirely understandable that he expects Martin to cheat on him, too.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I guess great minds think alike because I was thinking the same thing too.

This means seconded and even thirded!

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Arthur: BFF and Social Guru

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 12:21 pm (UTC)(link)
RomCom Trope!

Arthur tries to bring Martin out of his lonely shell by trying to get him to go out more with him and socialise. The pony club, the pub, shopping, whatever else, when Martin's van business is slow. He won't take no for an answer, and even though they're both on a tight budget, will take up any expense that might cause Martin to say no. He even tries to get Martin to chat up girls... or guys, whichever.

Only too late does Arthur realise he's fallen for Martin. Or Martin realises, when he finally manages to get a date with someone, that he'd rather be with Arthur instead.

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[personal profile] citruspocket 2012-06-11 12:42 pm (UTC)(link)
How utterly cute. I need this in my life.

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Martin/Douglas or Martin/Arthur as platonic life partners

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 01:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin is aromantic, and he thought it meant he would be forever lonely. He was wrong.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 01:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd say seconded, but this would be a rather huge understatement. Therefore - millionthed.

dialogue prompt.

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 01:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas: "What about cabin crew?"
Martin: "For two very different reasons, I'm afraid neither Arthur nor Carolyn quite float my boat."
Douglas: "Carolyn too female and Arthur too young, hmmm? So you're into older men, I assume?"

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I like your spin. Seconded.

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High fantasy/or just fantasy

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 04:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin is a thief. He accidentally chooses the wrong person to steal from. king Douglas.
Douglas catches Martin in his chambers and decides to exact punishment by making Martin his bed slave.

Carolyn is Douglas' councilor and Mqgician. Arthur is her heir and apple rice.

Gordon is an opposing ruler after Douglas' kingdom. Gerti.

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Apple rice = apprentice
Sorry. That was just too funny. Lol.

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mutual unresolved snogging tension

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Character A wants to snog the daylights out of Character B. Character B wants to snog the daylights out of character A. Both of them ache for it, neither of them does it because neither of them realises that the other person feels the same way, even though these ridiculous near-snogging opportunities keep coming up because Character C is heartily sick of the tension and just wants them to snog already.

Any MJN character combinations welcome, including Gerti acting as a possible character C.

TL-DR: Now kiiiiiiiisssss!

Slave AU, Non-con

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 06:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin was sold into slavery by his brother and sister after their father died. He was the least favourite, after all. It's what Father would have wanted, for the family to stay alive.

For years, he is mistreated, beaten and abused and used as a sex slave.

Douglas' slave wife is unfaithful and he realises she is unhappy with him, so he sells her to the Tai chi instructor. Now, he's in the market for a new slave, and the deep blue eyes of a skinny, poorly treated slave catch his eye...

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Oh god. I want this.

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Defining family

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
The day that Martin realises MJN is more his family than his blood family has ever been is the same day he nearly loses them.

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Oh I love this. So many possibilities!

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What else came in the divorce

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
when Carolyn got Gerti in the divorce. She also got the pilot.

Martin-is-a-slave AU. Lol.
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*grins foolishly* so many Slave AU today!
Seconding! Gordon was probably an awful master...

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Protective! Douglas or Dark!Douglas

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 07:51 pm (UTC)(link)
So, Douglas can be pretty ruthless and certainly scheming, but also, protective of the rest of MJN. So I had a thought - Dark!Douglas will do what it takes to look after his MJN family. Smuggling - pfft! He's a Fixer and keeper of a million favours. A customer makes Arthur cry? He destroys their career. Someone has Carolyn over a barrel regarding debt? Ruins them. And we're not even going to get into what happened to Martin's landlord...


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The Angels Share

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
A wealthy overseas client, Russian or American for preference, hire MJN to fly them from Fritton to Skye, to allow the client to bid on a new discovered cask of rare Talisker Whiskey, then to take them and the cask home. On the flight up to Scotland the client is so obnoxious that they manage to upset all the crew - perhaps even making Caroline cry.

Such villainy has to be be avenged and so Douglas goes all Danny Ocean to hatch the most devious whiskey thief since last Birling day - and of course the whole crew has a role to play.

Bonus if Martins part of the plan is to distract the client by flirting with them whilst wearing a kilt.
Here's a link to an image of the Crieff Tartan, for a bit of inspiration:

I'd recommend 'The Angel's Share', Roger Allam is only in it for the tiniest moments but he is, of course, flawless.

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I can't help but think, good lord, that tartan would clash something fierce with both a navy blue Captain's blazer and Martin's beet-red blushing.

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"You're redirecting us where?"

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
MJN has no option but to land Gerti at one of the world's most dangerous airports.

I'm not fussed which.

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I think Martin could totally do it.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 08:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Can I get a fic where Arthur/Martin or Douglas/Martin are negotiating their BDSM relationship?

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Purely as a matter of interest you understand, but can you be more specific? Do you mean them sitting down at a table and laying out terms type of negotiation or more of an in-the-bedroom type negotiation?

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
It's always time for Arthur cuddles.

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
YAY! Seconded!

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Remember last year for Comic Relief, Take That performed "Happy Now" with Fake That ie. five of Britain's famous comics, James Corden, Catherine Tate et al?

Could MJN - plus Herc - wind up doing similar? Maybe they're flying a band somewhere and get roped in? Given the rules on RPF, perhaps the band could be made up in the same vein as Hester McCaulay?

Martin is too proud to use the safeword.

(Anonymous) 2012-06-11 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
We've had quite a lot of fics where Sub!Martin is tied down, spanked, whipped, tormented for hours on end and loves it.

Bit of an angstier spin on it... Yes, Martin enjoys somebody else being in control, in the bedroom. Things with Douglas, who loves to dominate, get more and more intense - there's bondage, and toys, and spanking, exploring more kinks than Martin was even aware existed...

And he hates it. He hates all of it. He doesn't even like anal, all he wants is for somebody else to take charge and for there to be handjobs and blowjobs and cuddles and giggles.

But doesn't want to safeword out of it, doesn't want to admit in any way that he doesn't like it, because he sees it as backing down in front of Douglas.

Douglas finds out - either works it out or Martin finally snaps and miserably has to safeword. Both of them feel absolutely ghastly about it, but happy/hopeful ending, please?

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Oh, ouch! Seconded!

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