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OMG y'all, Prison Break is eating my brain. WTF??? IDEK. I DON'T EVEN KNOW. I watched the whole thing from second season on pretty regularly because William Fichtner had joined the cast in S2 (I'd gotten really bored with it immediately in S1) and enjoyed it, and enjoyed talking about it with [personal profile] sdwolfpup and other people. But it didn't move me to write anything or vid. And I was more than content to watch SDW's wonderful vids but I didn't feel the need for fic.

But a couple months ago I was flipping through channels and found this really cool super hi-def channel called HDN was airing it, and it was S2, so I was all, "FIchtner yay!" and I kept watching. I was feeling very FIchtner-ly fannish lately anyhow. But I don't know if it's the plasma TV and HDN's insane ability to make use of all 1080p (when they showed Torchwood, it was breathtakingly gorgeous), or just being in the right mood, or not having anything I feel super passionate about lately except Justified, but this thing is eating me alive. I CANNOT GET ENOUGH. The hoyay in this show is crazy, I'm telling you.

I'm sure it's that it hits a lot of my kinks -- there's my competence kink in that Michael and Alex both are the smartest guys in any room they're in, there's my thing about equals -- they're very evenly matched in intellect, ability, clever trickiness. But all of that is constantly compromised by the things that happen in the show, so it makes it especially fun. I mean, the first season is all Michael and Mahone basically having a "whose dick is bigger" contest for the entire season, trying to outsmart each other -- it's essentially "I'm smarter" "No, I'm smarter" "my dick is bigger" "no, look at mine" punctuated by relentless eye-fucking and heavy breathing at each other. Srsly, the heavy breathing at each other is EPIC.

And then the third season, they're IN A FREAKING PANAMANIAN PRISON TOGETHER. Sweaty, dirty, Mahone being all twitchy from addiction withdrawal, Michael being all desperate and needy because he thinks his lover is dead, and OF COURSE they're having HATE SEX and desperate needy pervy stuff together. There are no guards in the prison, it has no regular cells and that sort of thing, so it's a slash wing-ding free-for-all. They could be doing it anywhere. They get to have gladiatorial-like fights and neck-snapping and all manner of wonderful comic-book violence and Fichtner flexing his fabulous muscles. I'm not usually into the twitching junkie look, but my god it works on Mahone.

And then in S4 they are FORCED to work together but it's also heavily implied that Mahone comes back to help Michael because he wants to -- he can't leave the pretty alone. And they're in a sort of makeshift prison trying to gain their freedom and finally using their smarts together, and they're constantly in each other's spaces, finishing each other's sentences, and being all in each other's heads. IT'S SO HOT. And then Michael comes to totally depend on Mahone and stops calling him Mahone in favor of calling him Alex and it's totally 'cause they're doing it, you know, even with Sara around.

I mean, most of the show I just FF through, because it's way too much talking. If this show hadn't had cell phones, they couldn't have done anything. Everyone spends hours talking on their phones. And they're always getting close to something, and then talking it to death while someone else causes a stall, so everything drags on for forever. At least S3 is only 13 episodes (because of the strike? I can't remember if it was that or the show was suffering...).

But I must make a vid for this and I really want to write something for Yuletide/NY's resolution, but it doesn't look like any requests were made for it. At least, I don't see it in the summary page, but maybe when the master list of requests goes up I'll see. It's a shame if it's not, I tend to have motivation troubles lately and having a challenge to write for would help. I have a freaking 530 page book I have to finish by Jan. 4, but all I can think of is wanting to write Prison Break.

But damn. It's not my usual style to fall so hard for something that's off the air. Mostly I'm an early adopter, and once something's gone, I tend to move on as well. But for whatever reason, it was fun when it was current, but now it's taking over my brain! It's a zombie show! I don't even like threesomes, but I've been reading fic and totally buying into Alex/Mchael/Sara three-ways. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME? ::shakes fist at Prison Break::

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echse
Dec. 21st, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
hmm I have to agree about Mahone and Michael even though I didn't particularly watch or like Prison Break the possibilities of that pairing intrigued me but I frankly couldn't force myself to watch through the whole thing just for them... however... would you mind sharing any particular fic recs, anything plotty, the two of them or threesomes with Sara? Anything that intrigued you I would like to read.
Thx in advance and yay for characters that are at odds but have to work together and all the UST that results!! ^__^
gwyn_r
Dec. 21st, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Everything that I read the other day I found at the AO3 archive, which is probably under pretty heavy load right now due to Yuletide, but I'm sure with patience you can find it.

The ones I liked the best were
Form, Not Meaning http://archiveofourown.org/works/89384
Your New Twin Sized Bed http://archiveofourown.org/works/89396
The Ninth Fold http://archiveofourown.org/works/108052
Breaking the Rules http://archiveofourown.org/works/72776

and this piece, which isn't M/M but from Lang's point of view about Alex:
http://archiveofourown.org/works/72768

I think pretty much most of the ones by Out There and Flurblewig are safe bets. There are some crossovers and such, but I didn't read those.
echse
Dec. 21st, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
Yay! thank you, more stuff to read ^__^.
echse
Mar. 21st, 2011 10:50 am (UTC)
ok I'm hooked in the fandom, solidly and it's all your fault, anyways, like you I came upon the purged community wallporn, frustrated that everything went the way of the dinosaur before I could take a look at it. However: Some of the community (albeit a very limited part, the most recent posts) seems to be accessible over the wayback machine (an achieve project that saves webpages) I have been able to read one ficlet, I didn't have time to check out anymore. However one can see the member list and if rightly motivated could go for a fic hunt.
enjoy
http://www.archive.org/web/web.php
oh also if you have found anything good in the interim could you share the recs, and how is your fic going? (can't wait to read)
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