Anonymous asked: I wanted to respond to your lazy eye post but was unable to do so. As someone with lazy eye (strabismus), I am very attuned to when people have it. I have NEVER noticed it with Misha. Strabismus is a birth defect and as for me, I have undergone two surgeries and a childhood full of therapy. I have also been the target of endless teasing, insults and hurtful, ignorant remarks from children and adults. I'm sorry to vent, but I just wish people would realize it is not a joke but something serious.
I originally wrote a thing about how “lazy eye” could refer to strabismus, amblyopia or unilateral ptosis, but I deleted it because I realized I was uncomfortable trying to guess if someone has a medical condition based on his appearance. It doesn’t seem fair, you know?
If you Google “lazy eye celebrities,” or a variation of that, you’ll get lists of famous people who look slightly cross-eyed in one picture. I guess the general public doesn’t understand what these conditions are. You probably have a lot of experience with that!
Actors are subjected to close scrutiny of their physical appearance, but they also get crap for getting cosmetic surgery or trying to cover up flaws. You can’t win trying to play that game.
Anonymous asked: I've always been curious if it's just me, or does misha have a bit of a lazy eye?
I actually wrote a thing and then deleted it because I grew uncomfortable with the level of scrutiny we’re applying to someone’s physical appearance.
If you’re asking if Misha’s eyes have a medical condition, I have to say that I’ve never heard him mention anything. I doubt that any person ever born has had a completely symmetrical face. Everyone I’ve ever seen has had two eyes that don’t quite match.
And people with eye conditions, even conditions that have no negative effect on how well they function, can be teased a lot. I have something called Marcus Gunn jaw-wink ptosis. When I chew or move my jaw a certain way, one eyelid blinks involuntarily (like this). I was mocked for this when I was a kid, but it’s not harmful at all. It’s just a thing my eye does.
You know what else is interesting about symmetry? If all our faces are asymmetric, then the image we see in the mirror is not our true face. Conversely, the way we see other people is not how they see themselves; they’re more used to the mirror image than the true image.
While watching Supernatural season 9 episode 3, I noticed that Misha looked very different in the shot than what I’m used to. I realized that was because it was a mirror image of his face. In other words, this is what Misha sees when he looks in the mirror:
Well, you know, he’s usually not dressed as homeless Castiel.
Kind of mind-blowing, isn’t it?
Anonymous asked: - I searched for it on your blog but didn't find anything so I've got good hope you haven't answered this already - When Misha has talked about his childhood and especially about the time they were homeless it often sounded like it was just him, his brother and his mother. Do you know where his father was? Did his parents split up? Thanks for answering, your blog and dedication to it is marvelous.
Yeah, Misha’s parents split up. See this post for links to Misha talking about his dad: http://strangepicturesofmishacollins.tumblr.com/post/49478564025/ive-put-some-thought-into-that-as-well-im-not
"As I handed Misha my photo to get signed, he asked me when he would be seeing me again? I explained to Misha that this was my last con. When he asked why, I told him that I had quit my main job to help my dad take care of my mum, who has dementia. He said to me couldn’t imagine how difficult that would be. That taking care of someone like that took great courage. Then he said even though it may not be possible right now there may be a time in the future where things may change and to not to give up hope. He believed that he would see me again one day. Misha said I’d have a big load of karma coming back to me for being so caring. I replied to him, “She’s my mum and I love her and I would never have considered doing anything else.” Then he stood up and said, “Come here, I am going to give you a hug.” I leaned across the table and Misha gave me the biggest tightest hug that would almost compare with a Jared hug. My eyes welled up a bit, but I didn’t want to cry in front of him. He told me, “Be strong, be brave, and never lose faith that things will be better one day.” He finished with “I believe I’ll see you again,” as I walked away."
— The Dean Team - All Hell Breaks Loose 4 -June 2013
temporarilynotmyself asked: Gen and Daneel are both actors, and Vicki isn't. I'd say that's a definite factor. It's not just "Should I take my wife with me?", the girls need publicity too.
Well, I’m pretty sure that’s a factor in why Gen and Danneel choose to walk the red carpet. Any speculation about Vicki would be specious as we have nothing to go on.
I mean, we can eliminate some possibilities: Misha isn’t trying to conceal the relationship (he talks about her in interviews and on his Twitter); Vicki does accompany him on convention trips sometimes, so she’s not under house arrest; I’ve seen photographs of her, so we can rule out vampirism; and people have seen her and Misha together, leading me to believe that she is a real person and not an elaborate female alter-ego that he has been impersonating for years.
I would like to ask Misha this question, if I ever got a chance to interview him.
Anonymous asked: you know the way jared and jensen bring Gen and Danneel to events and things like that, do you know why doesn't Misha bring his wife?