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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.


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.

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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

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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 :)

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

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(Anonymous) 2012-07-11 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas (as evidenced by episodes like Fitton) likes to sing while he works, and I can't imagine anybody particularly objecting to it. Could we get something where Douglas sings while he putters around, and Martin reacts to it (hopefully in an extremely positive way?) M/D is preferred, please and thank you~

Re: Singing

(Anonymous) 2012-07-11 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, yes, yes, yes.

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AU discworld crossover chef thing

(Anonymous) 2012-07-11 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthur is the descendant of Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler.

So is Heston Blumenthal.

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(Anonymous) 2012-11-08 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
Obviously! Seconded!

Some Douglas love

(Anonymous) 2012-07-11 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Herc makes Douglas feel insecure, although the grizzled Sky-God won't admit it. There's just something about Herc that makes Douglas feel undermined.

Somehow, the others show Douglas that he's important. If Arthur tells Douglas that he considers both him and Herc as substitute dads, then brilliant.


(Anonymous) 2012-07-12 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
In a moment of a heat of passion (non-established) Douglas and Martin share their first kiss. Martin is happy with just a little snog, but Douglas clearly wants more.

So Martin doesn't say 'no.'

The next morning, Douglas notices Martin's hesitation around him. When asked, Martin accidentally reveals he didn't want it.

Cue Douglas being absolutely horrified.

Re: Dub-con

(Anonymous) 2012-07-15 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
I want this, for all the dub-con and angst. SECONDED.


(Anonymous) 2012-07-12 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
Arthur was adopted. Carolyn has never told him.

One day, Arthur finds his adoption papers in a box.

Of course Arthur still considers Carolyn to be his mother, but now he is conflicted. Should he seek out his birth parents?

Re: adoption

(Anonymous) 2012-07-14 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
This is a great prompt.
I'm adopted and so are my siblings, but we all knew about it.
I had a hard time coming to terms as a teenager,but I think its worse for those who don't know and then find out so late in life.

I second this one.

(Anonymous) 2012-07-12 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
Douglas and Martin end up on a deserted island.

No crack or Gilligan jokes, please! XD

Game: Too Hot

(Anonymous) 2012-07-12 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
I just saw this in a Tumblr post.

Too Hot
A game where two players kiss without stopping and without touching each other. If one player touches the other s/he loses. The winner gets to do whatever s/he wants to the loser.

Douglas/Martin please. I would love to see this from Martin's POV, but will take whatever I can get! :)
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[personal profile] tiwtin 2012-07-13 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Very yes.

"L - O - V - E! It's all electricity!"

(Anonymous) 2012-07-12 12:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Is it just me, or does the song "L.O.V.E" by Chris Mann suit Arthur down to the ground?


(Anonymous) 2012-07-12 12:23 pm (UTC)(link)
(because the last one was just too much fun to leave it at that)

It was a typical mid July day in Fitton. Martin & Arthur huddled & shivered under an umbrella in the torrential rain as they waited for Douglas & Carolyn to turn up with the keys to the portacabin and the electric heater.

'Blimey,' said Arthur,


(Anonymous) 2012-07-12 12:28 pm (UTC)(link)
as a great dane and a siamese flew past him. "It's raining cats and dogs out here. Literally!"

By Martin's feet a


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What if...

(Anonymous) 2012-07-12 02:42 pm (UTC)(link)
What if Martin hadn't burst and ranted to Carolyn in Qikiqtarjuaq about his situation? What if he tries desperately to keep all of that secret, because he thinks they won't respect him as a Captain if they know?

Two scenarios here, either one. Either Douglas or Carolyn finds out, or Martin gets seriously injured/in a desperate situation and he is forced to call one of them for help and they find out.

(Anonymous) 2012-07-12 05:48 pm (UTC)(link)
So, Carolyn, right? She's survived two divorces, at least one abusive partner, a family she doesn't get along with, and she runs a failing business because the alternative - feeling useless - is just not acceptable. I think Carolyn is awesome. Can I have a fic about how great Carolyn is? Maybe she's a hero and saves the day, maybe it's something less dramatic than that. Just, Carolyn being wonderful, maybe teamed up with Herc (because their snippy breed of affection is also kind of awesome, let's face it).

(Anonymous) 2012-07-13 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, yes please!

Dialogue prompt

(Anonymous) 2012-07-12 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
"Why do you always do that? Say things like - like that?"

"I don't know. I suppose I think one day, you might believe me."

Don't feel you have to stick rigidly to the wording; also I would love it if it turns out Douglas/Martin (friends or more), but generally, go wild! :)
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[personal profile] tracionn 2012-07-12 07:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I second this so much! And I would love it too if it turns out to be Douglas/Martin :)

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(Anonymous) 2012-07-12 07:19 pm (UTC)(link)
For a change, whumped!Martin doesn't end up going to Douglas for help, instead his first course of action is to call Carolyn.

Bonus if you can work in delerious Martin calling Carolyn 'Mum', thereby causing her to unleash previously unseens levels of BAMFness.

Re: Turnabout

(Anonymous) 2012-07-12 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my yes.

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My girl's ex-boyfriend

(Anonymous) 2012-07-12 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
The latest client is terribly rude and obnoxious. He upsets/pisses off the whole crew. At the end, just as he's about to leave in his taxi for good, Martin thanks him. When questioned, he responds:
"For being so much of an arse to your ex-girlfriend as well. If it wasn't for you, I would still be miserable and alone."
Martin slams the taxi door shut and snaps his fingers in a 'z' formation is extremely smug. The crew react accordingly.

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Crossover - Sherlock, crack

(Anonymous) 2012-07-13 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
In mid-flight and mid-case, Arthur Shappey unexpectedly swaps bodies with John Watson.

Re: Crossover - Sherlock, crack

(Anonymous) 2012-11-08 01:04 am (UTC)(link)
God, Arthur would be the jammiest of jam!Watsons!

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We haven't had the obligatory Quantum Leap Crossover, yet.

(Anonymous) 2012-07-13 10:55 am (UTC)(link)
Sam Beckett leaps into the body of one of the MJN crew, and only has a few hours to avert a horrible disaster. oh, Boy.

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(Anonymous) 2012-07-13 12:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Question. Would Arthur be able to see him because in many ways he has the mind/innocence/carefreeness of a child?

Because Arthur is lovely.

(Anonymous) 2012-07-13 02:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Every last one of Arthur's lovers has never felt anything but safe with him.

Re: Because Arthur is lovely.

(Anonymous) 2012-07-15 08:20 am (UTC)(link)
I love this and totally believe this would be true :D

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D/M & first time & trust issues

(Anonymous) 2012-07-13 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
The first time Douglas and Martin have sex, Martin finds it hard to relax and let go completely because he's afraid that Douglas will make fun of him like he always does.

Either Douglas and Martin have a conversation or Douglas soothes and reassures Martin mostly through his actions, whichever you prefer.

Re: D/M & first time & trust issues

(Anonymous) 2012-07-13 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh yes yes yes!! Again I aish so much I were a writer. The prompt sounds wonderful and so like Douglas/Martin that it makes me desperately longing for a fill.
So yes, seconded!!

Martin's invisible friend from his childhood comes back

(Anonymous) 2012-07-14 02:51 am (UTC)(link)
because martin needs him/her.

So, in my head canon, Martin was tearily lonely child. So, one day he's out in the woods, or park or whatever, and he finds a thing/person who's depressed and lonely and he befriends it/her/him. Then, when he tries to introduce his new friend to his parents, they just inform him that whoever/whatever it is - is invisible. Martin, however, is dismayed by this. And then things start happening. Rooms utterly destroyed, things go missing, his siblings almost die once or twice when they've been horrible to Martin.

And then Mum and Dad put a stop to it by calling in a Priest from the local perish and Martin never see's his friend again. Who was the only friend who ever gave a damn about him. Who cuddled him at night when he monster under the bed whispered loudly about how it was going to eat Martin. How the Monster under the closet had the same ideas. The only friend who went out to play kites, and knights and dragons with him, and who helped him build a airplane once to go to the moon. Gone.

The years pass, and eventually Martin grows up into the man we know him as now.
Thing begin to become very bad for him, and his invisible friend from his childhood shows up because Martin is miserable and crying and he just wants someone to be there for him.

And then things around MJN start happening....

in short, give me the most disturbing thing you can, baring major character death. :)
and, it's up to the filler who/what Martin's "imaginary" friend is. I think I've made it clear it's a demon of some sort. But, ya know, whatever. :)

Re: Martin's invisible friend from his childhood comes back

[personal profile] pink_dalek 2012-07-14 08:37 am (UTC)(link)
This reminds me of some of the Japanese demon stories, and some of the spirits in Clamp's "Holic" manga.


(Anonymous) 2012-07-14 01:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin has an unfortunate tea accident.

(Anonymous) 2012-07-21 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
One... concerning an ambulance hijacking? Or just a random tea incident?

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TW: Non-con

(Anonymous) 2012-07-14 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
During an over-night stay in yet another unfamiliar place, Martin is raped (by one man or a few men). He doesn't wish to go back to his and Arthur's shared hotel room, but as he doesn't feel comfortable about going to Douglas either, he feels utterly alone on top of everything else.

Eventually, Douglas comes across him and comforts him the best he can. Basically, what I'd like to read is how both Douglas and Martin react to each other and the whole situation (and while D/M is welcome, I'd prefer friendship).

The cake is truth.

(Anonymous) 2012-07-14 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
The guys bake a cake (and maybe a meal) for Carolyn's birthday.

(Anonymous) 2012-07-14 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas is an omega who pretends to be an alpha. Martin is an alpha everyone assumes is a beta or omega. One night, in a shared room with Martin, Douglas goes into heat . . .

(Anonymous) 2012-07-15 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
yes yes yes need need need

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A-Team Cross over

(Anonymous) 2012-07-15 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
and when I mean A-Team, I mean the guys from the original series. :) lol.

Martin meets Murdock while MJN is in LA, California.

They hit it off.

No is surpassed except Douglas who commiserates with BA.

Pairings if the filler so chooses.






Mob AU

(Anonymous) 2012-07-15 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
Simon Crieff has always tired for better, for more. He wants a brick house in London, a trophy wife and perfect kids. Which he all got, but then he's laid off and he can't tell his family that they have to down size. So, to try and keep the lie up, he goes to Douglas Richardson who's rich and a Mob boss/loan shark. He borrows a TON of money.

And then, when it's time to pay back the mob, he doesn't have it all. He's able to sell some stuff, and get most of the money, but not all of it. So, he goes to his brother, Martin, who's just passed the test and got his license to fly. And is broker than Simon even.

Martin has nothing to give to Simon; so, Simon decided to sweeten the bargain, with Martin.

He "sells" Martin to make up for the rest of the debt. Douglas doesn't refuse because the pilot is cute and sexy.

No non-con if it can be a voided, but I will make an exception for plot. :)

Re: Mob AU

(Anonymous) 2012-07-15 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
Ho-ho-OH! I would love to read this!!!