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

Prompting Post V

Please see the most recent MOD NOTE and ADDENDUM

(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.

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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(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 09:06 am (UTC)(link)
Douglas finds himself really lonely and bored now that his third divorce has gone through. He's not quite ready for a new relationship, and one night stands are really not his thing anymore, so he spends most of his evenings at home.

Martin really doesn't have any interests outside aviation, so when he's not flying with MJN or working with his van, he has literally nothing to do with his free time.

Arthur hasn't had much luck in finding a new girlfriend, so spends most evenings playing video games or going online, and the new TV show about pilots is just brilliant!

Carolyn would gladly forget about planes and flying in her free time, thank you very much, but Arthur just wouldn't stop talking about this new TV show he loves and she agreed to watch one episode with him just to get some peace. She told him she didn't like it, but....

They start browsing the internet out of boredom, and there's this new popular TV drama about pilots and it has a fandom... They both get into it and join the fandom, but they feel it's not really something men (and woman) their age should do, so they don't mention it to each other at at all. Until one day they meet online and become BFFs forever or internet boyfriends, in case of certain two pilots and quite the BNFs in the fandom.


Not really a part of the prompt, but the way I see it:

- Martin writes gen fanfiction with very subtle hints of romance. His stories are full of details about planes and aviation, but they're written well and with obvious enthusiasm that makes all the plane stuff actually interesting, so he has many fans.
- Douglas writes fanfiction as well, but he doesn't pay much attention to the aviation part and mostly focuses on romance. He's very popular among the readers because his stories are very romantic and full of grand gestures, but also realistic and it's quite clear they're written by someone with actual live experience, not a 14 year old with wild imagination.
- Arthur gives very insightful concrit, but does it in such a flaily way that makes you feel like the best writer on the planet. He also writes PWPs.
- Carolyn would never admit it, but she's an accomplished fandom lurker who reads more fanfiction than it's healthy.


(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 11:58 am (UTC)(link)


(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooooohhh, I hope this generates something like it has in other fandoms!
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[identity profile] 2012-05-29 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooooh this is good.


[personal profile] telm_393 2012-05-29 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I LOVE this.


(Anonymous) 2012-06-06 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
Carolyn are you me............

but no seriously I want this so bad.
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[personal profile] consulting_captain 2014-12-06 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm Douglas and Carolyn in one... :3

Sorry. Seconded!