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cabinpres_fic ([personal profile] cabinpres_fic) wrote2015-01-27 02:05 am


Prompting Post Part VIII

Prompt Post Eight

Welcome to the Cabin Pressure Fic Prompting Meme, dedicated solely to Cabin Pressure, the hilarious and oh-so-addictive BBC Radio 4 sitcom written by John Finnemore! This meme is pretty anything goes - but for everything to run smoothly there are a few guidelines. Don't worry, they're not too restrictive.



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. This makes it simpler to link and follow fills in a clean and clear manner. Following these guildelines will be very much appreciated! :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 find the original prompt so anyone tracking it can be notified of the re-prompt or any fills.

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  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.

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Spiderwick Chronicles/Cabin Pressure

(Anonymous) 2015-05-30 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
One day in GERTI Douglas finds a book written by Arthur's grandfather, 'Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide To The Fantastical World Around You'. Douglas, you should have read the note...

Bonus points:
The reason Carolyn lets Arthur cook is because she ate the berries the fae gave her.
Martin with a sword.
BAMFness all 'round.
Mulgarath disguising himself as Herc.

OP has a fondness for Martin/Douglas and Carolyn/Herc.

Martin's moving manual

(Anonymous) 2015-05-31 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
Over the years as a Man with a van, Martin has seen a lot of people moving house and has developed an 'operations manual' for moving. It's based on his experiences of what worked and what spectacularly didn't for people he's moved. Including crossover characters and their potential moving successes and difficulties as examples is more than fine.

secret wonderful places

(Anonymous) 2015-06-01 05:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Wherever they go, Arthur keeps finding places that don't exist. They aren't on the map and Google knows nothing, but Arthur still finds them, and they are all brilliant.
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Re: secret wonderful places

[personal profile] consulting_captain 2015-06-01 09:43 pm (UTC)(link)
He found Night Vale


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(Anonymous) 2015-06-08 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been feeling rather sorry for myself lately, no particular reason. But I want to take it out on Martin. So give me some Martin whump/angst/h/c. Do what ever you want to him serious illness, kidnapping, torture whatever the hell you like.

The only thing I ask is no skipthur. But Marlas is good :)

'I went to Amsterdam and I had anal...'

(Anonymous) 2015-06-09 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas devises a new game to play with Martin - an alliterative sex act for every city they stay in.

Re: 'I went to Amsterdam and I had anal...'

(Anonymous) 2015-06-10 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
hgffnfnh, yes please!

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(Anonymous) 2015-06-11 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas is getting married again and he's asked Martin to be his best Martin!

Whether you want it to be angsty with Martin heartbroken that the man he's in love with is marrying someone else, or just something fluffy, I don't mind. But it would be great if we got to see the speech even if he doesn't actually get to read it.

I would really rather no Martin/Arthur though.

(Anonymous) 2015-06-12 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
You know, I think Martin might be a worse best man overall than Sherlock Holmes.

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Video Prompt.

(Anonymous) 2015-06-16 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)

Not quite sure how to make this a prompt. Maybe Douglas takes his daughter flying and does some aerobatics, maybe wee Martin went up with a stunt flyer when he was small, maybe Douglas is flying their child around and Martin is either frozen in terror in the captain's seat, not wanting to freak out and disturb their daughter's joy.

Re: Video Prompt.

(Anonymous) 2015-06-18 06:59 am (UTC)(link)
The video seems to have been deleted or so but it sounds so interesting I gonna second the prompt in any case!

request for a prompt

(Anonymous) 2015-06-18 07:26 am (UTC)(link)
...are we allowed to request prompts on here? Idek! I just know that I'm nearly finished a longish fic on another fandom and want to line up my next literary endeavor before the dark, hole of emptiness and abandon settles in :-) sooooooo I'm a little lapsed on the creativity front all I know is I'm just itching to write a Marlas fic, a fantasy maybe but not required, love the sound of a crossover but if so an original one and I'm in the mood to make this an epic, so something I can stretch out.

If you have an idea which meets my needs please comment! or point me in the direction of a previously made prompt that might suit. Thank-you!!

Re: request for a prompt

(Anonymous) 2015-06-18 08:22 am (UTC)(link)
It hasn't been updated for a long while but there is a prompt index on pinboard:
You'll be looking at older prompts but a lot of those are unfilled.

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(Anonymous) 2015-06-18 01:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been looking through loads of past fills and realised whenever Martin is seriously hurt its either gen or eventual Marlas. So I'd like to see some pre established marlas, with Martin seriously injured in hospital and Douglas at his bedside worried out of his mind.

Bonus points if Douglas bribes Martin during physio with kisses :p

(Anonymous) 2015-06-18 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)

Childhood kidnapping

(Anonymous) 2015-06-18 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Someone, you choose, finds out their parents aren't their real parents. They are their kidnappers who stole them when they were about five years old.

They find out when they're confronted by their real parents/siblings.

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Op here

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(Anonymous) 2015-06-20 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
Martin or Douglas is suffering from insomnia. It's getting so bad, Carolyn bans them from flying. When it gets worse, it looks like Carolyn may be forced to let them go because she needs a second pilot.

Re: Insomnia

(Anonymous) 2015-06-20 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
Definitely seconded.

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Daddy Douglas

(Anonymous) 2015-06-21 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Something happens to Douglas's wife (however permanently you want to take that), and his daughter moves in with him. There's growing pains as they each learn to adapt to the other. How well do they handle it? And does the experience bring them together or drive them apart?

Re: Daddy Douglas

(Anonymous) 2015-06-22 02:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Very much seconded!

Life is but a dream (crossover blend: Total Recall)

(Anonymous) 2015-06-22 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
Martin Crieff was never actually a pilot.

He spend his last dollar going to Total Recall to pay to live a pilot's life. When the money runs out and he's sent back out to the real world of the late 21st century, he finds himself having flashbacks to the imagined world he paid to live in, particularly to his co-pilot, who becomes a sad voice in his head, eventually making Martin think he's going mad.

Then Martin really wakes up from a coma to find Douglas sitting at his bedside, as he has every day since the accident, talking to Martin.

And after that everything is perfect....

Re: Life is but a dream (crossover blend: Total Recall)

(Anonymous) 2015-06-22 09:45 am (UTC)(link)
Omg! YES! Seconding so much

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(Anonymous) 2015-06-22 04:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin suffers a mental break down as he slowly starts to recover Douglas gets him a dog to help keep him company when Douglas has to fly the plane. I'd love to see the relationship between Martin and his new dog. If you could make it Marlas that would be even better but gen is ok too.

(Anonymous) 2015-06-22 05:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Love the prompt otterly much, please please anyone?

Serial Killer!Douglas

(Anonymous) 2015-06-24 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
Inspired by a Hannibal fic.

Douglas is a serial killer. Because he's so damn clever, he's never caught even when he gets sloppy. One day he kidnaps Martin to be his victim. But instead of killing him, he falls in love with him.

In celebration of U.S. Marriage equality.

(Anonymous) 2015-06-27 08:02 am (UTC)(link)
After the legalization of same sex marriage nationwide in the US, Douglas is invited to the wedding of one of his old friends to his long time partner in Puerto Rico. He brings Martin along because, well. He did say he's met all his spouses at weddings, just this time it won't be the first time they've met.

Re: In celebration of U.S. Marriage equality.

(Anonymous) 2015-06-27 08:48 am (UTC)(link)
Let's celebrate the awesome news!

Song fic (sort of)

[personal profile] smasualfangirl221b 2015-06-27 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)
We should all make a fanfic out of song titles, e.g.

Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon (otp meet)
Marvin Gaye - Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor (sexy sexy times)
Hot N Cold - Katy Perry (otp get married - eventually)
The Man Who Can’t be Moved - The Script (break up - then get back together soon)
Kiss You Inside Out - Hedley (more sexy sexy times)

Crack and Were-creatures

(Anonymous) 2015-06-28 07:26 am (UTC)(link)
AU where everyone's a were-creature of some kind.

Martin's a were!red-squirrel.
Douglas is a were!grey-squirrel.

Cue cockpit arguments about who gets what from the nut tray and why Douglas smuggles pockets full of contraband acorns.

(Note: Grey squirrels are not native to the UK, but they are larger, hardier, and have out-competed the native red in most areas. Martin is probably convinced this is why Douglas is more successful than him.)

Re: Crack and Were-creatures

(Anonymous) 2015-07-06 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
I love this idea! Arthur could be a were-bear (or maybe somethinglike were-wombat, or were-platypus, he is half Australian...)

Carolyn could be a were-rabbit (of negative euphoria)!

Tummy Worship of Douglas

[personal profile] talbt 2015-07-01 10:01 am (UTC)(link)
Slash! Filthy, obscene, lots of sex - can be anything other than dubcon/noncon/tentacle (just discovered this is a thing - not for me!) Please no "Douglas is worried that he's old and fat"
I keep reading all of these stories - wonderfully written and lots of fab sex - but they focus on Martin. They acknowledge Douglas' "broad chest and larger figure' but I want some tummy worship, dammit!! I want Martin to go to town on Douglas, ride him & describe how his tummy is big - he's a big guy with an amazing tummy, let's worship this! - bonus points for describing the sexiness.
Thank you - I've tried writing myself but get....erm.... *ahem*....distracted, thinking about Roger Allam & his tummy.

Loves & hugs xx

Re: Tummy Worship of Douglas

(Anonymous) 2015-07-01 10:52 am (UTC)(link)
OH GOD YES! I adore tummy love and second this with all the love in my heart and the butterflies in my tummy this prompt gives me :)

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In Case of Fire

[personal profile] smasualfangirl221b 2015-07-04 11:59 am (UTC)(link)
I just really want a fanfic (multi chapter) where each chapter is about what one thing each of the MJN crew would rescue if there was a fire in their apartment

Martin, I imagine, would probably rescue something like his manuals or flight simulator or something along those lines. Douglas I'm thinking would be something to do with one of his daughters. I can picture Carolyn having to rescue Arthur because he's too busy trying to find something for himself, until he realises OH NO WE NEED TO SAVE SNOOPADOOP


(Anonymous) 2015-07-05 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Inspired by a one-sentence story

Flight manuals do not come cheap. Even the second-hand ones he found online were selling nearly a hundred pounds each. And every year new editions were issued, forcing him, requiring him to buy them. He often skipped a few meals a week to pay, but it was a necessary sacrifice. While others coveted their wine, their vintage glass figurines or watches, the most valuable thing he owned were those manuals. He used to debate with Douglas which copy of his manuals he would save if his residence ever caught on fire.

But when it actually happened, he saved his housemates instead.


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Arthur would probably have something to say about this.

(Anonymous) 2015-07-05 10:22 am (UTC)(link)

Take it out on Martin

(Anonymous) 2015-07-06 01:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm feeling really down at the moment, like I'm bothering people by sending them messages and not hearing back from any jobs I'm applying for and just generally feeling a bit unwanted. So can someone take it out on Martin for me. Martin whump or h/c is the best kind of comfort

Re: Take it out on Martin

(Anonymous) 2015-07-06 01:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Also anyone feel free to join my pity party

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Arthur's girlfriend meets MJN

[personal profile] leonawriter 2015-07-07 01:28 pm (UTC)(link)
It's kind of hinted in the series that although Arthur has had multiple girlfriends of the pony club variety, it's not as common that any of them get to see him in his natural environment - and it's less likely MJN had spontaneously decided to visit the club themselves other than maybe Carolyn.

So the prompt is, find a way for one of Arthur's girlfriends to meet up with MJN. It can be while they're at work (for whatever reason), or on off time. Someone might have hired Martin. It's all up to you, but it's a situation I've wanted to see for some time!

Up to you whether this works out for the best or not. Other than Arthur/Pony Club Girl, would prefer either gen or canon relationships, thanks!

Sheep v. Shipwright

(Anonymous) 2015-07-12 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
Herc is afraid of sheep, because he knows some of them are vicious aliens.

One day, when he least expects it, the sheep aliens reveal themselves again.

What happens when only Herc, Carolyn, and crew stand between the world and a vicious alien sheep conspiracy?

Re: Sheep v. Shipwright

(Anonymous) 2015-07-12 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
YES!!! Seconding evil sheep!

Martin keeps sexually frustrating Douglas

(Anonymous) 2015-07-12 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
Martin doesn't know it, but he keeps doing things Douglas find unbelievably sexy. He stretches his back, making his shirt so taunt his nipples could be seen. Licking ice cream and enjoying it too much, undoing the first two buttons on his shirt when it gets too hot, biting his lips so much they become pink and swollen-

Cue Douglas getting frustrated. Your choice if they're in a relationship or not.

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