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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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picnic on the beach

(Anonymous) 2012-07-06 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
As a further cost cutting measure, Carolyn decrees that rather than eating in restaurants at the location they are flying to, where they need to stay for 24 hours before flying back, MJN will be having a potluck picnic.

There is griping and nervousness about food quality at first, but the location turns out to be picturesque as hell, the weather is gorgeous, there's a beach, Carolyn gets her deck chair out, Arthur's got a beach ball or frisbee he's hidden somewhere, and there's amazing wildlife and all that.

Happy fluff please!

Potluck Prompt [Everyone add something][List kinks or warnings in the title]

(Anonymous) 2012-07-06 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
In a plane in the sky, there was a Captain.

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(Anonymous) 2012-07-06 08:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Has he got a lemon in his pocketses?

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Martin pulls a Mrs. Hudson

(Anonymous) 2012-07-06 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas' latest smuggling job was something small, but surprisingly valuable that some gang (or whatever) is after. They go to the airfield and find Martin, and basically the scene from Scandal, but thugs, not CIA. Douglas gets them out of it, of course, and chases them off. However, when he turns to Martin, who had been on the brink of full-blown panic, tears, and everything, he finds him completely calm and looking annoyed. Martin whips the item out of his jacket, muttering about how Douglas is an idiot. Cue Douglas being shocked/impressed.

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I read that as Martin pulls Mrs Hudson - I think the meme has done something to my brain...

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Mrs. Hudson, are you trying to seduce him?

(Anonymous) 2012-07-06 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin goes to visit 221B for some reason and eventually ends up enchanted by Mrs. Hudson.

I'd prefer that they genuinely like each other and treat each other kindly.:)

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(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
so would I
Martin I think would find her to be so sweet and infatuated with her cooking! ^-^(and alarmed by the noise emanating from 221B, particularly the one with the deep baritone...)

Douglas is a jerk

(Anonymous) 2012-07-06 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I think we all love soft and caring Douglas, but let's face it; we know he can be a huge huge jerk. I didn't really like him in the episode with polar bears (forgot the name). He was so mean!

So, Martin had a diary. It's where he spills his secrets, his sorrows, and sometimes his happiness. He keeps it in his briefcase for work, hidden in a compartment or something. Douglas spies it one day and snatches it up. When he realizes it's Martin's diary...well, of course he has to read it.

Martin pleads with him, shaking and near to tears, not to read it, but this is too good to pass up. Martin feels horrible betrayed. Everything he never wanted him to know will be spilled out to Douglas in his neat script. When Douglas opens the first page and reads, Martin crumbles (how is up to you). He loses his trust for Douglas, who he thought cared more than that.

Too late Douglas realizes it's not just logs of his days and silly facts. This is Martin's life; his only outlet, the only thing that's his. Martin leaves the deck, looking stone cold and tired. Douglas has to fix this. But how?

Slash would be lovely. Gen, of course, is equally loved.

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(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
I would want to read this!

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(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
Arthur doesn't have faith in Douglas because Douglas is clever and always finds a way to solve all the problems. Douglas is clever and always finds a way to solve all the problems because Arthur has faith in him.

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[personal profile] linguini17 2012-07-07 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
...are you saying Arthur is the wind beneath Douglas's wings?


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Martin is a fighter

(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
Drawing inspiration from Christina Aguilera's song Fighter. Martin is always put in an abusive relationship that leaves him needing fixing. What if instead, it left him harder, better, smarter, stronger? So, Martin has a shitty abusive boyfriend, but in the end Martin proves just how tough he can be, since his lifestyle shows he probaby has a core of steel. MJN are a proud supportive family.

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Once upon a time...

(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
there was a little girl who lived with her mommy and her sisters who made a wish.

She wished for someone to come and be her mommy's friend, make her smile and laugh again and who would play with her and her sisters.

The next day, Martin Crieff came to the door to help them move to their new house.
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[personal profile] fractionallyfoxtrot 2012-07-08 07:55 am (UTC)(link)
Awww, this is adorable!

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(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
Martin wants to fly, but his wings are broken.


(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 06:39 am (UTC)(link)
There is a legend; when angels find true love they can fall on earth, giving up their wings for a mortal life with the person they love.
There is no guarantee, though, that this mortal life will be happy, nor that the person they love reciprocates the feeling.
Most of the fallen angels lead very miserable, lonely lives.

Martin was an angel, once. One day, he saw a boy, and immediately recognized his true love. He saw the boy become a man, then a pilot, then a married man, then a father.
Until the day he decided that he wanted to try his chance at happiness by falling to earth and pursuing the love of his life. He just didn't know getting a CPL would be so hard, for one who used to fly on his own wings.

Sorry, I was watching "City of Angels" and despite it being the ugliest film I've ever seen, the thought struck me.

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Douglas can be himself with Martin (his word games!)

(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 08:09 am (UTC)(link)
DOUGLAS: She’s around in the sense that she’s in the cabin, doing her job, just as we are in the flight deck rather busy doing ours.

HERC: Oh, I’m sorry, did I interrupt at a crucial stage in a word game?

Throughout the whole time Douglas has been a first officer, a captain, and a first officer again, Martin has been the only person who indulged in his word games. Everyone else thought they were stupid or silly or just plain didn't want to bother. That's why Douglas has such affection for Martin.

(I'd love gen but if you prefer Martin/Douglas, that is good too! Multiple fills for each one? The more the merrier I say!)

Re: Douglas can be himself with Martin (his word games!)

(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 08:28 am (UTC)(link)
Aw, yes!! Aw, Douglas.

What ARE you at your best at?

(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 08:33 am (UTC)(link)
Arthur really IS at his best at crazy golf!

...And Douglas does not like losing. In fact, he's quite the sore loser. Even if it is just crazy golf! Meanwhile, Martin is really happy for Arthur, partly because he does have a soft spot for him and partly because, even if he's not the one doing it, it makes him smirk to see someone beat Douglas - for once!

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(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Suddenly I hope to see this in the next seson of Cp.


Ottery St Mary is flooded !

(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 11:14 am (UTC)(link)
The BBC just reported from Ottery St. Mary about the floods. And I just wanted to see our magnificent men pushing a piano in the background. So let's get them back there. Perhaps they're on a rescue mission or Mr. Hardy wants them to move the piano to higher ground.

Let's just get our men with a ven wet and grumpy about the weather.

And if anyone out there is suffering from extreme weather, hope it gets better soon. If you can stay inside and listen to Cabin pressure.

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(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh no, that's awful! (not the prompt, the flooding)

Is there any kind of fundraising going on to help the area out, because I'd like to contribute if so. I've gotten a lot of enjoyment out of Ottery St. Mary, even though it's as a location in a radio play, and I'd like to pay it back somehow.

Based off fan-vid

(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Can we get a fic based on this lovely fan-vid(done by the same people as the last one prompted on this meme)?

Its M/D, and absolutely lovely and deserves fic.
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[personal profile] tracionn 2012-07-08 10:12 am (UTC)(link)
I love the vid - loved their first one even more but this one is so very well done, it's amazing.

I'm just not sure I get it right. -----Spoilers!----- He's just dreaming it, right? And what about the proposal? Was that part of the dream or reality?
What you think?

btw, I second the prompt :)

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escape (might be triggery)

(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
It's been a shit day in a shit week with everyone and everything being horrible to him and all Martin wants is for the noise in his head to shut up.

World Pride Day

(Anonymous) 2012-07-07 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
So, for about 30 minutes it's still World Pride Day 2012, which I only found out about this morning. (30 minutes in the UK, which was this year's host.)

In honour of this day, I'd like to prompt for someone at MJN showing up with a rainbow Pride badge, or other similar small token, and the others reacting in a very understated and non-dramatic manner.

Doesn't even have to be an MJN-er, could be Carl the ATC, Philip, Dirk...

Listening to Douz again and...

(Anonymous) 2012-07-08 09:30 am (UTC)(link)
Carolyn tells Douglas that 8 years ago she *was* rich. Obviously things changed, but by implication Douglas wasn't around for that bit.

So who were MJN's first pilots? Did they embezzle or con or were they just really lax financially? Were they bribed by Gordon to run MJN into the ground or were they just inconsiderate bastards? Was Carolyn just too naive (hard to believe, I know) about running an airdot business and they walked when she eventually told them she'd have to cut their pay?

Given Douglas' networks, would he know them if he were given their names? What would MJN's crew do if they ran into them again?

Enquiring minds would like to know very much :)

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(Anonymous) 2012-07-08 10:40 am (UTC)(link)
I'd always assumed the 8 years ago she *was* rich, was right before she divorced Gordon, and though she came away from the split with a number of physical assets (the plane, the house, the car) she didn't get a whole bunch of his cash.
But this is an interesting skew on that idea. Seconding.

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Douglas is not okay with Martin's being queer for once

(Anonymous) 2012-07-08 09:57 am (UTC)(link)
Okay, so we had loads and loads of completely understanding and Douglas after he discovers / Martin comes out as gay/bi/trans*.

I'd like a Douglas who's struggling with prejudices, because in his day boys grew up and married girls. And if they didn't they had the decency to go off to the big cities and do it somewhere far away.

No bullying of any kind, please. Just Douglas who has to come to terms with the idea that there are indeed gay/bi/trans people who do not necessarily look or act the part, and who are not dumb or filthy or sluts.

And a happy ending would be lovely. I don't mind D/M, but gen is equally welcome. :)

(Inspired by the Supernatural FF "Old Ghosts" btw.)

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(Anonymous) 2012-07-08 12:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh, I like this prompt! My SiL's just come out as Bi & while most people are being very accepting, there are a few relatives/family friends of Douglas' generation who are struggling with it a bit.


(Anonymous) 2012-07-08 11:15 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm very good at cooking." -- Douglas Richardson, Johannesburg

The crew manage to send Douglas to a Last Chef Standing kind of show.

He is indeed excellent, and that's how he meets the fourth and final Mrs Richardson - who's kind, clever, not conventionally beautiful, and firmly on the chubby side.

(My original thought was that she's a fan of the show, but another contestant would also work.)

And there was banter, good food for all, and much rejoicing. :)
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[identity profile] 2012-07-08 04:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Sounds good to me, I'd love to read it!

We need some more A/M

(Anonymous) 2012-07-08 03:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Lately I've become a hardcore Arthur/Martin shipper.

I'd like to see Martin squirming and begging under Arthur, perhaps being denied a few orgasms and maybe even being tied up in some way? Just Martin nearly in tears with need, and Arthur happily fucking him into oblivion.

OR if that makes you uncomfortable, Arthur kissing Martin - expertly - until he comes from just that. Is that two prompts? Am I doing it wrong? I'm sorry

*hides behind anonymity*

Re: We need some more A/M

(Anonymous) 2012-07-09 09:09 am (UTC)(link)
Another A/M shipper heeeere. Seconded!

A sushi place

(Anonymous) 2012-07-08 03:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Seeing how often Douglas is denied his sushi, Arthur - *Arthur* - sets about putting things right - *right* - by preparing him a sushi meal - *meal*.

It goes about as well as things ever go for MJN. Gen, please.

Re: A sushi place

(Anonymous) 2012-07-10 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
Oh no. I can't see this going very well. Seconded. :D


(Anonymous) 2012-07-08 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin experiences ASMR, especially when people touch his head/pet his hair.

For reference:


(Anonymous) 2012-07-11 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
There's a name for this?! I thought it was just normal. >_>

Anyways, seconding because I have exactly that and it's such a lovely feeling and Martin deserves to feel lovely sometimes. ♥


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Long ago, in days of yore, it all began with a god named

(Anonymous) 2012-07-08 04:40 pm (UTC)(link)
. . . Douglas! Douglas is a sky god from Asgard hiding on Earth, after an Asgardian smuggling incident went wrong.

Prompt: Douglas secretly uses his powers to help MJN and the crew.
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[identity profile] 2012-07-08 04:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Love those Douglas-is-a-Sky-god-for-real fics! Seconding.

Martin auctions off his virginity (and possibly ends up in danger as a result)

(Anonymous) 2012-07-08 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Have we had Martin auctioning off his virginity, yet?

If not, we should! I like a bit of Martin In Peril, so maybe a Bad Man/Woman could win (or fix) the auction, only for Fair Captain to be rescued before things get out of hand by [insert partner of your choice] and him quite happily losing his virginity to his rescuer for free.

(Anonymous) 2012-07-08 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthur/Rory Slippery... Please? C'mon, you know they'd be a brilliant couple!

(Anonymous) 2012-07-09 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
Ohmygod, this would be perfection. Seconding!

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