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08 June 2016 @ 04:56 pm
more prison break commentary  
Apparently headcanoning Jensen Ackles as Michael Scofield was a popular thing back in the day and every time I read it in a fic I crack the fuck up.

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I think the best part may be that Jensen is still doing Supernatural and Wentworth is currently continuing Prison Break. So, nothing has really changed in 8+ years.
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MF Luder: Barry Allenmf_luder_xf on June 9th, 2016 04:24 am (UTC)
I was so confused for a minute and then I realized you were referencing Wentworth. I wasn't reflecting on the actors personal lives. I meant more TV hasn't changed in 8 years. That, the more things change, the more they stay the same. So yes, PB went away, but now it's coming back and I think Jensen is used as the actor for these fics because of the popularity he had in 2006/2007 and he's still there. That's what amused me.

Edited at 2016-06-09 04:25 am (UTC)
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MF Luder: Arrow Nyssamf_luder_xf on June 9th, 2016 05:02 pm (UTC)
Nah, I got it pretty quick. And yes, that's a big thing for him. I do apologize for making it sound like I meant their personal lives, though.

I am also laughing at some of these fics because it's like a blast from the past: they keep dropping these little time capsule bombs, like mentioning The Scissor Sisters and it's just really bring me back. Jensen being "cast" as Michael Scofield is part of that, too. The show PB stands the test of time (aside from all the flip phones and T9 texting that happens) pretty well but these fics, while good, are just dated and it makes me laugh. I think it's the difference in the genre? Actually, I expect many fics from that time have other dated references, but like a fic from BSG probably isn't going to reference popular actors from 2004 because it wasn't relevant to the material. Makes me kind of nostalgic, and yet want to go and update references in all my own fics.
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MF Luder: Arrow Black Canarymf_luder_xf on June 9th, 2016 09:01 pm (UTC)
No, sorry, I guess I didn't make it clear. An odd number of fics reference a movie being made of Scofield's prison break. Like made-for-TV type movies or just have the characters talk about if the events were made into a movie and who would play them. Then in those "movies" Jensen is always cast as Michael Scofield. So I'm not reading a fic imagining Jensen Ackles as Michael Scofiled, but reading (some totally meta) fic set in the PB verse where Michael Scofield is watching a movie about himself and he's being portrayed by Jensen Ackles.
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MF Luder: SPN Chuck!Godmf_luder_xf on June 9th, 2016 09:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there are a lot of references to both "Michael" (Wentworth) and Jensen being "pretty" so I guess that's where it came from. But also, again, using the popular TV actor of the time.

Never saw Jensen as Batman (I was iffy on him as Cap, too), but I love him voicing Jason Todd in Under the Red Hood. If they'd done a live action back then I could totally have seen Jensen with his hair a little darker playing a decent Jason. Hell, Dean Winchester is Jason Todd in many ways: trying to do good things but willing to take down anything in his way or that is "bad" without looking at the grey areas (and failing sometimes to recognize how they themselves are grey). Both are chaotic neutrals, IMO.
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MF Luder: Ms Marvelmf_luder_xf on June 9th, 2016 09:30 pm (UTC)
Aw, Alec was great. I miss that cheesy show generally.

Going now!
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MF Luder: Black Canarymf_luder_xf on June 9th, 2016 09:46 pm (UTC)