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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

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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.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 07:33 am (UTC)(link)
A truly abusive dangerous person rides GERTI with his significant other. He starts off being pushy, then becomes verbally abusive, and then his threats get violent. What does MJN Air do about it?

(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
Power Rangers!

Bad Romance

(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 11:41 am (UTC)(link)
Mr. Birling separates from Mrs Birling. Mrs Birling has her eyes on Herc, so Mr. Birling decide he wants Carolyn and offers to bribe the MJN boys into helping his romantic overtures. So they do. Carolyn is not amused. And Herc? Herc smash!

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Ha. That should be an episode! :P

Douglas' Daughter

(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 12:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas' daughter realises she's a lesbian and after an epic argument with her somewhat homophobic mother, she goes to stay with Douglas.

Douglas is not homophobic, but really has no idea how to deal with this, he is, for once, completely out of his depth. His daughter is struggling with her own sexual identity, her mother keeps calling; there is yelling, slamming of doors, acting out, skipping school because she's seen what happens to other 'out' teens, etc. and Douglas is caught in the middle not knowing how to make any of it better/easier for his little girl.

In desperation, he turns to the only gay person he knows and tries to quiz Martin on his own coming out, which doesn't quite go according to plan, but does result in Martin offering to come round, if Douglas thinks it will help. Turns out it helps everyone (except maybe Douglas' ex-wife).

tl;dr - Martin and Douglas' daughter become BFFs because it turns out he's nice, non-threatening, doesn't hate her dad, and is actually surprisingly good at being helpful and supportive when she comes out.
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Ohhhhhhhv I love this. Love it. Oh God.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 03:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I recall reading only one fem!Douglas fic, and iirc the author lowered her age to match Martin's.

What I'd love to read is a mature, experienced cougar!fem!Douglas (can't think of a name for her, sorry...) who knows exactly what she wants and who she wants to get it from. (what is sex and who is Martin, of course).

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
What a lovely prompt. And of course she'd want that. Who wouldn't?

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TW: Attempted non-con

(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas has been noticing for a while that Martin is very conscientious about paying his rent, almost desperately so. Choice between petrol for the van or rent: Rent. Choice between feeding himself and rent: Rent. Etc, etc. Martin's evasive about the reasoning for this.

Then, late at night, Martin calls Douglas, and it turns out that he's not just fussy about the rent, he's absolutely terrified of missing a payment, almost hysterical. Douglas gets enough sense out of him to find out that Martin's landlord (or landlady if you want a challenge) has intimated in the past that if Martin doesn't pay, there are... other ways for him to settle the debt if he doesn't want to be homeless. Martin's deadline is that night, and he's scared he'll be so desperate not to be homeless he'll let the man take what he wants.

Cue a BAMF!Douglas defending Martin.

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Post-Paris episode

(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
So, does anyone remember, in the episode "Paris," Martin gets a 1000 pound cufflink from Mr Birling as well as the fifty pounds from Mrs Birling? JF pointed out in his blog that even if Martin has to pay Carolyn money, he would still have £950 left, which is a considerably small fortune for someone like Martin.

What does he do with the money? Bonus if he's able to go out for a nice dinner, preferably with Arthur. :D

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Seconded! I wondered as well about all that money...

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Carolyn outs Arthur

(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
"Mum, I don't know, I just worry about him sometimes, he's just so -- so Martiny, but -- I don't --"

"Arthur, Arthur, dear heart. Are you in love with him?"

". . . I don't know."

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You have no idea how much I 'awwww'd' at this. Yes, please - seconded!

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthur teaches the children - Herc's children, Herc's grandchildren, Carolyn's friend's children, Douglas's daughter - to dance at Carolyn and Herc's wedding.

Eleventh Doctor-style. ^_^

masturbation with possible voyeurism (and more)

(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin doesn't masturbate often - he's usually dead on his feet when he returns home after a flight or a day of his removals job. But sometimes, when Carolyn splurges on a separate rooms for him and Douglas, he takes out the dildo he carries in a very discreet pocket of his travel bag and makes an evening out of it.

Bonus points if someone walks in on him.
Double bonus points if that person stays to watch and maybe lend a hand.
Triple bonus points if it's Douglas.
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(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas likes to play on the fact that he's quite the Sky god. Joking around one day, he said to Martin, "You have my blessing."

After that, it seemed Martin was infused with good luck. Carolyn starts paying him, he gets to eat more than just pasta, and his van customers start giving him extra bonuses. Now Martin is wondering if Douglas really is a true sky god.

Cue Martin and his creepy stalker quiz.
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[identity profile] 2012-06-06 10:43 am (UTC)(link)
Seconded! I love all possibilities of that maybe being real!

(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas is actually Martin's son... From the future.

(Anonymous) 2012-06-13 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
(Now I have this weird image of Martin being The Doctor (finally ginger!) but in his "human form" like in Family of Blood and Douglas being his son AND companion. Weird. )

Sorry not attempting hijacking, but just thouroughly seconding.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin eats so much pasta and baked potatoes, his own body is getting pretty sick of 'em. Now the mere smell/sight of the food makes him ill.

Which sucks, because he still cannot afford anything else.

(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin and Douglas are dating. Everything is fine, except Douglas has yet to make a move on him. No kissing, no sex.

Why the fuck not?

Forced marriage

(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
In a world where being single is a crime, Martin has been pretty lucky to avoid being forced into a marriage with somebody he barely knows.

But with Douglas' divorce now finalized, they're calling Martin's name.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthur and questions nobody can answer.

"Skip... How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

"Uh... Why don't you ask Douglas?"

(Anonymous) 2012-06-05 11:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas has Horucruxes.

Run with it.

(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
It's been too long, I thought it was a disease.

seconding for my memory failure, I could do with some Evil!Douglas

Martin is paoched

(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
Some other company has it out for MJN Airlines. So they poach Martin.
Whoever talks him into leaving MJN is alway telling Martin how he's worth so much more than the $0.00 dollars Carolyn is paying him. How he's an ace pilot. And how safety regulations and manual procedures are awesome.

Martin decides to leave MJN for the better job.

And it doesn't go over well.

Aftermath left up to the filler.
If it could include some twisted kidnapping to get Martin to stay. Or whatever. I'll make internet!brownies, or cookies, or whatever for the author.

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Yes, yes, yes! I love these type of scenarios!

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the horror

(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
The day there was no cheese tray.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
Oh god, why didn't you put any trigger warnings?!

Not even the BRIE? You monster!

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overly long explination for a short prompt

(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
Help me, kink meme, you're my only hope 8(

No but seriously, the past two weeks have been incredibly stressful on me to the tune of where I'd like to just hide in my closet with a comforter over my head and never come out. It's not over won't be until the end of this week.

What never fails to make me feel better is a fun, romantic, fluffy fic (with or without porn) with some lovely build up and angst/confusion with that wonderful moment from either or both parties realizing "'s you that I've been looking for." For an example, see the "realization moment" in Second Look over at (Douglas/Martin, rated G)

So...that's what I'm requesting, kink meme. A fun fic, short or long, porn or not porn, with that wonderful "realization moment." The more buildup the better. Happy (or at least hopeful) endings are a must, please!

Douglas/Martin preferred, but I could always go for some Carolyn/Herc because reasons.

RTYIs welcome!

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
OMFG, I was recced. *blushes*

- Tashi

Have you read the Just Whistle fic? I find it to be just lovely.

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parallel parking

(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
In Douz, Carolyn says Martin gets nervous when he tries to parallel park. At some point in time, she must have been in a vehicle with Martin when he was driving.

I'd really like to see that.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
I'm with Martin. Parallel parking is hard.

Seconded! (I also find it incrediably hilarious that it's implied Arthur is a better driver than Martin) XD

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Sex shop item of your choice

(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
Write some porn with one of the items suggested here:

Martin pursues Douglas

(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 05:19 am (UTC)(link)
So often in Martin/Douglas fics, if anyone is pursuing anyone, it's usually Douglas pursuing Martin.

I'd like to see it switched, if you please ;)

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I'm all for variety and I like this idea! seconded.

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Doctor Who Crossover Reprompt

(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 06:21 am (UTC)(link)
Original post:

Cabin Pressure/Doctor Who: Arthur is the Doctor, Carolyn is his companion. They've been hiding for years -maybe Arthur!Doctor's chameleon arced- until something comes up...

It got a bunch of interest and a mini-fill back in Part III; but then it all seemed to die. There are plenty of bits and pieces of story in there that can be put together from that post too!

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It demands an epic, or a whole lot of small fills. It's such an amazing and fantastic concept that works so perfectly, I think it's a bit daunting for anyone to think of tackling it solo.

Can we set up a collective to write this? Different authors with different parts? Nothing formal, but just maybe people would be less nervous to try a part if others were writing too?


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forever alone

(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 07:51 am (UTC)(link)
Martin has spent so long alone, wrapped up in his flying obsession that he truly thinks he will never be kissed, touched or loved. He's all but given up on the idea of being with anyone, and the momentary madnesses like Newcastle just serve to convince him that he will always be alone, and unloved.

Someone or several someones at MJN, without even intending to, convince him otherwise.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 10:05 am (UTC)(link)
That smashing noise would be my heart breaking.
I want to read this so hard.