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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 04:51 am (UTC)(link)
Five times Martin failed to have his first shag and the one time when he did.

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 04:56 am (UTC)(link)
Do you have any pairing preferences for the one that actually happens?

Martin is a fantastic fuck

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
I know we have a lot of fics where Martin is very vulnerable, submissive and awkward in bed. Can we have a fic where Martin is brilliant in bed? He's confident, takes charge and enthusiastically enjoys sex.

I'm open to any pairing. Any ship. Just let's have Martin have fantastic sex with no anxiety and second guessing. Just give Martin a good time with someone very lucky. ;)

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
None at all. Writer's choice!

obtuse Martin is obtuse

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
Martin being completely clueless and self-negating when someone is desperately trying to seduce him, gradually getting more and more blatant until even Martin can't miss the intention... and then Martin assumes he's being mocked and gets really upset.

Happy ending please.

This can't possibly go wrong.

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 07:47 am (UTC)(link)
Herc has no idea how to woo Carolyn effectively, so he enlists Arthur's help in advising him.

Re: Martin is a fantastic fuck

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 07:48 am (UTC)(link)
Yes please! Seconded.

Re: obtuse Martin is obtuse

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 07:49 am (UTC)(link)
Oh Martin.


(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)

Re: Martin is a fantastic fuck

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 11:59 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, please!

Martin coming from a kiss

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 01:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Sometimes, an intense kiss is enough to make Martin come, even if there's no grinding or touching below the waist involved.

No preference for pairing, though I am quite in love with M/D. But other pairings are totally welcome as well :D

Re: Martin coming from a kiss

[personal profile] cleo2010 2012-05-29 01:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my god, I need this.


Re: Martin coming from a kiss

[identity profile] 2012-05-29 01:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh please yes. I would love that sooo much (and, no surprise here, I would love a D/M version). I ADORE to have them kissing and Martin being simply overwhelmed in the best way by (for instance) Douglas' magnificent skills would be...yes, brilliant.
Seconded, seconded, seconded.


(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I've just watched a show called Endeavour with Roger Allam and the gorgeous Shaun Evans which Thepudupudu posted a link to on Tumblr:

It's a prequel to Inspector Morse, apparently, but I haven't watched that series (yet- I'm going to now!) and the show was still BRILLIANT. I couldn't help but think that Morse and Martin would be brilliant together- or Martin and Allam's character, Thursday, or Douglas and Thursday (Thursday's AMAZING! Really, one of my favorite detectives and I've only seen one episode! He's such a badass!)

There's so much crossover potential- though you'd have to make either Cabin Pressure happen in the 60s or Endeavour in the present but neither of those are difficult tasks. I'm sad that there doesn't appear to be any Endeavour fanfiction out there so a fill would be BRILLIANT!

Dougla- ah- ATCHOO!

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 05:08 pm (UTC)(link)
My needs are simple- Douglas gets hammered by hayfever.
Usually he'd avoid it either by flying somewhere foreign or staying indoors with the windows firmly shut, but not this year... noooo, this year they're on standby, in a Portacabin, with the windows open, and every part of his respiratory system is trying to rebel at once.

Re: obtuse Martin is obtuse

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 05:42 pm (UTC)(link)



Re: Martin coming from a kiss

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh god please yes


(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooooohhh, I hope this generates something like it has in other fandoms!

Bedtime Stories

[personal profile] linguini17 2012-05-29 08:25 pm (UTC)(link)
So, I just came across this little snippet of goodness in the form of Douglas Roger Allam reading a children's story.

Surely someone can turn this into ficcish fluffiness, either reading to his daughter or someone else (coma!Arthur, maybe?).

Re: Bedtime Stories

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 08:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas could read me a bedtime story *cough* :)

I Second this prompt of fluffiness. I like the idea of coma!Arthur actually. I can imagine Douglas doing all the voices and then it turns out Arthur heard and remembered all of it :)
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[identity profile] 2012-05-29 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooooh this is good.
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Re: Dougla- ah- ATCHOO!

[identity profile] 2012-05-29 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
The very dignified Douglas Richardson having a very undignified hay fever? Heck yes! Seconding.


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

not happily ever after

(Anonymous) 2012-05-29 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
In every CP slash fanfic I read, everyone (except Martin's evil family and Gordon, and maybe some random OC passengers) is always totally fine with homosexual relationships, relationships in the workplace, relationships between men with a significant age difference.

What if they weren't ok?

Maybe Carolyn is very religious (she does mention the Bible in Johannesburg, if I remember correctly) and she fires Martin when she finds out about his relationship with Arthur, or forces Martin and Douglas to stop seeing each other if they want to continue working for her?
Maybe Qikiqtarjuaq!Douglas makes a comeback when Martin comes out to his co-pilot?
Maybe Martin just cannot accept that a string of Arthur's pony club girlfriends was replaced by a string of pony club boyfriends?

In short, angst. Happy ending optional.