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scott-holder asked: Misha seems very smart. Would know anything about *how* smart he his? Like his IQ or any other more elaborate details?

Well, considering that Misha got into the University of Chicago, my guess for his IQ would probably be in the 130-140 range. SAT and ACT scores correspond pretty closely with IQ tests, and most of the students admitted to U Chicago have scores in the 95th to 99th percentile. Of course, this is just a guess. I don’t think it means more than his hat size or height; it’s just a measurement of one aspect of who he is.

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Anonymous asked: B-B-BUT BUT BUT THOSE RAVENS ARE CLEARLY DARK BROWN

I am so done with this argument. Luckily for me, someone else has already explained why this is stupid.

Common sense here — who cares if its “incredibly dark brown” versus “black”. Various factors, ranging anywhere from the screens we view Misha’s images on to flaws in people’s eyes can be affecting the depth of color viewers perceive.

I only brought it up because I usually think fans arguing over colors is hilarious, but now I’m getting tired of it. I thought it was pretty funny watching some Last Airbender fans argue about what color Zuko’s eyes are.

Frankly, I just don’t care whether it’s dark brown or black. It’s darkish, not too glossy. I just like how it looks when it’s all mussed up.

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Dean ran his fingers through Castiel’s sexy raven hair.

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Dean ran his fingers through Castiel’s sexy raven hair.
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Anonymous asked: Hair that looks black is just very dark dark brown, it might look black but its brown. It's one of the first things they teach us at beauty school.

I don’t know, anon. From Wikipedia’s “Human hair color” page:

Two types of pigment give hair its color: eumelanin and pheomelanin. Pheomelanin colors hair orange and yellow. All humans have some pheomelanin in their hair. Eumelanin, which has two subtypes of black or brown, determines the darkness of the hair color. A low concentration of brown eumelanin results in blond hair, whereas a higher concentration of brown eumelanin will color the hair brown. High amounts of black eumelanin result in black hair, while low concentrations give gray hair.

Pheomelanin is more chemically stable than black eumelanin, but less chemically stable than brown eumelanin, so it breaks down more slowly when oxidized. This is why bleach gives darker hair a reddish tinge during the artificial coloring process. As the pheomelanin continues to break down, the hair will gradually become orange, then yellow, and finally white.

The article on black hair also says, “Black hair is the darkest and most common of all human hair colors globally.” I mean, if you can’t trust Wikipedia, what can’t you trust?!

How about the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology? They published a study with an abstract that begins, “Hair colour is one of the most conspicuous phenotypes in humans, ranging from black, brown, blond to red. This diversity arises mostly from the quantity and ratio of the black-dark brown eumelanin and the reddish-brown pheomelanin.”

But if you actually know a lot about physics, you’ll know that true black would absorb all light and reflect none. I don’t think that would look very flattering, but that doesn’t matter because this doesn’t exist in nature. Probably the closest you could come to it would be to leave the earth’s atmosphere and look at an apparently blank bit of space.

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mishas-sexhair asked: Mainly i think (as a hair stylist and avid reader of Destiel/Cockles fanfics) that... he ran his hands through his raven locks Just sounds so much better than he ran his hands through his locks which were a natural base color 3! Just not sexy!

Somebody photoshop a raven on Castiel’s head.

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Anonymous asked: Are there any news about Misha in whose line is it anyway because it became kinda confusing and I looked it up and found nothing about it. Since he deleted the tweet with Aisha, there is no sign that he will be in the show. Sorry for bothering you. <3

I don’t think they’ve officially announced anything yet, and I don’t see anything on reliable TV listing websites. (Plenty of websites allow users to submit info that could be based on speculation.) But if you look closely at the picture that Misha tweeted and deleted …

… you can see that they’re both wearing lapel mics.

So yes, my guess is that they were filming an episode when he took that picture. However, this is just speculation. You’ll just have to wait until they’ve announced all the guests for season 2 to know for sure. (Or tweet Aisha and ask her. Maybe she’ll answer.)

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To the guy who just messaged me: please send me an email to leagentsex at gmail dot com. (You can make a fake email address pretty easily if you need to.) I have 16K followers, and I don’t think any of us would be happy talking about this where they can read it!

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Anonymous asked: im not the same asker as before but it does drive me nuts when fic writers say he has black hair because you cant naturally have black hair, its just really really dark brown and it drives me mad.

You can’t naturally have black hair?!

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firesighn asked: I feel like Dean has actually backtracked. He's back into his "kill all monsters regardless" mindset which I thought he'd gotten over back in season one when they SPARED SOME VAMPIRES. Those vamps were complete strangers and Garth is supposed to be a friend and they wanted to ice him just because he's a werewolf now. Have you seen the recent episode with Gabe? It wasn't particularly outstanding, I just liked seeing him again.

I’m aware of the Gabe episode, but I haven’t watched it. I only half watched the episode that Misha directed; I’ve lost track of this season’s plot due to lack of interest. Also, spoilers?

I was excited for the beginning of the season because I’ve been wanting to see a human!Cas storyline since season 6. They’ve dabbled with it a little bit in season 5, but they never really got into stuff like Castiel having to pee for the first time or having his first cup of coffee or some of the other things that Misha has been talking about since he first cane on the show. In fact, that’s why I started reading Supernatural fanfiction: I was convinced that it wasn’t going to happen on the show. (That’s also why I started reading Dean/Castiel stories: I wanted it to happen, but I was convinced it wouldn’t.)

I was initially intrigued by the Ezekiel/Sam story, but it turned out to be a rehash of material that I think we’ve covered before. Dean makes a desperate, unwise deal with a supernatural entity to bring Sam back from the dead. (I’m started to think that it’s a metaphor for the show.) Sam has superpowers. Sam is being taken over by something evil, and Dean is helpless to stop it. Sam is pissed off because Dean brought him back. Gee, am I talking about season 2?!

I love Sam and Dean, I really do. I love their dynamic in the first five seasons. I feel like the show was really, at its core, about Sam and Dean, but it’s more specifically about the conflict between Sam and Dean as brothers who love each other and their destiny to be enemies who destroy each other. The show says that’s why they were born: to be Vessels for Michael and Lucifer.

I think Kripke’s original 5-year plan didn’t have angels, but the idea was that Sam was the devil incarnate or the antichrist, in a way; I think Kripke kept expanding Dean’s role to be more than “Sam’s brother” into being the main point-of-view character while Sam was the main protagonist.

However, this storyline was resolved. We ended the conflict. The boys won, destiny lost. And I think that’s why Sam and Dean have been less interesting to me since season 6. I’d actually argue that Castiel has been the main character post-S5 finale. He’s made the most important decisions; he’s had the biggest impact. He’s been driving the storyline. Sam and Dean keep repealing their seasons 1 - 4 arcs. But I don’t think you can sustain a show in which the central character only shows up every third or so episodes.

I really liked the episodes about Cas being homeless and working in a gas station, but he was acting all cweird in the last episode I really watched. For the first time, I really wasn’t behind Misha’s acting. Then Cas got his powers back, and I was like “I’m done.”

Edit: now I’m late for work! See what you did, season 9?!

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Anonymous asked: Not about Misha, just to clear something up for you. I've been reading a few older posts and you said a couple of times that "dye is not bleach" (like when you said Misha's hair in Karla was "dyed, not bleached") and, well, most dyes DO BLEACH. The chemistry is the same, they just have pigment added in. Usually, if you have to mix it, it bleaches (since if the product came ready to use it would react in the bottle and not work anymore). Trust me, I'm a professional. =p Have a nice day!

a) I have been righteously schooled by a professional. Thank you!

b) I looked up the chemicals in hair dye, and I’m never dyeing my hair again. I can’t believe I put 2,5-Diaminotoluene or p-Phenylenediamine on my head. Holy crap.

c) But you knew what I meant, right? Because they sell bleaching kits separately from permanent hair color.

d) Wait! You forgot to add your professional analysis of the VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC of Misha’s natural hair color! What do you think about the amount of melanin in his follicles? Do you get mad when fanfic writers say that Cas has black hair? Why does Misha look super pale in some photos and super tan in others?!