graphic:cabin pressure

Make fans cry with one line
  • Star Wars: Yes, anything!
  • Star Trek: I was and always will be your friend.
  • Firefly: I'm a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar!
  • Cabin Pressure: This is a happy ending... just not a fairy tale ending. Real happy endings are never simple.
  • Marvel: It wasn't worth it.
  • Deponia: Let go.
  • White Collar: You're free.
  • Critical Role: Where's Vax?
Fandot Summer Christmas Prompt 1

Carolyn had never been the type for sending Christmas cards. But this year Arthur’s incessant pleading that the two of them send one had finally worn her down, especially when he volunteered to do all the work. She had drawn the line at giving him complete control, however, and insisted that she approve whatever photo he chose.

And pausing at their fridge as she retrieved the eggnog for a Christmas Eve nightcap, she had to admit, that his choice had been rather perfect. The front of the first Knapp Shappey Christmas card bore a snowman, or rather, sandman bedecked with sunglass, shells and starfish. She sipped her eggnog and chuckled to herself, wondering how many recipients, apart from Douglas and Martin would ever guess that such a photo was taken the morning after a plane crash.

Gerti, in all her persnickety glory, had sent the functionality of her warning lights off on Christmas holiday, thereby sending her good pilot and her safe pilot scrambling and, (perhaps for the first time in many years at Christmas?, Carolyn wondered) praying.

And then they’d coasted (literally) to safety off the coast of a tiny Caribbean Island, and the only one of them at all worse for wear was Martin with his inner ear trouble. He soon recovered after Douglas forced his head between his knees, though the sheer improbability of the feat he’d just accomplished did seem to continue to be a bit dizzying to him through the remainder of their Caribbean Christmas.

She’d been forced to  endure nearly an hour of charades with Arthur.

And to hear Martin do conversational gymnastics in order casually to bring up the landing in all future conversations with attractive airport staff…and bartenders…and…very nearly everyone.

And to allow Herc to swoop down in his private jet, with a mechanic and rescue them all.

But she had rather enjoyed the sunshine.

And cocoa heated by campfire.

And the brilliance of all those stars.

Now that she thinks of it, it had been their last Christmas as MJN Air. Carolyn is not religious, and definitely not sentimental, and she groaned every time Arthur invoked the phrase “Christmas Miracle”.

And yet…

Monologue assignment from 1st year of TAW with a grumpy Wirt (Over the Garden Wall) I just now tied down and colored. AND the monologue is Martin from my favourite BBC radio sitcom Cabin Pressure <3 

We had lovely Sarah Airriess - aka @tealin - as our teacher this time, and being a fangirl herself she had selected this as one of the clips we could choose… So of course I had to take it. 

(Also, I have rarely fangirled more than when she did an animation demo of Arthur from the show… *sigh*. It was amazing.)

  • Bast: What's in the thrice-locked chest?
  • Kvothe: Guess. Twenty questions.
  • Bast: Yes brilliant! Twenty questions! Alright. Um, is it a book.
  • Kvothe: No. Nineteen.
  • Bast: Is it a scroll.
  • Kvothe: No. Eighteen. You might want to start with more general questions.
  • Bast: Right. Is it bigger than a sheep.
  • Kvothe: Look at the size of the chest...
  • Bast: Oh yeah! Is it bigger than the chest?
  • Kvothe: Is it bigger than the chest it's in??