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Anonymous said: is it just me or does misha not talk about maison as much as he talks about west?

It’s not just you; he doesn’t, but it’s not because he loves her any less than West. It’s just second-child syndrome. 

Like, believe me, I know from being the second child. My parents took so many pictures of my older sister, but when I was born two years later, it was like “eh.”

When a couple has their first child, they aren’t just having a baby - they’re transitiong into being parents for the first time. It’s a huge change, and that’s really what Misha was talking about. Also, when you’ve only got one kid, you only have one kid to talk about, even when they’re going through the boring baby stage where they can’t really do anything. Parents don’t realize that that stage is boring because everything that their baby does is fascinating to them, but now that they have West to compare to Maison, they can realize that a toddler who can’t even talk isn’t really fodder for the most fascinating stories.

That may not sound fair, but it’s not so bad being the second oldest even if you never get the undivided attention of your parents. I loved having an older sister to grow up with even though she could be really mean to me at times. I always had someone to play with!

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emostiel:

WE ARE THE BIGGEST DORKS, I LOOK SO AWKWARD BUT WHATEVER. HE WAS SO WILLING TO LAY ON THE FLOOR WITH ME :’)

emostiel:

WE ARE THE BIGGEST DORKS, I LOOK SO AWKWARD BUT WHATEVER. HE WAS SO WILLING TO LAY ON THE FLOOR WITH ME :’)

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I decided to fact-check the rumor going around that Misha smells like watermelons and cinnamon. You know, for science.

According to first-person accounts, Misha smells like …

  • "something subtly sweet, almost like cotton candy or maybe fruity lol" x 
  • cucumber melon x
  • cinnamon and heaven x 
  • peppermint x
  • cinnamon and happiness x 
  • "really fresh. Like, bath fresh, not cologne fresh." x
  • sunshine and jesus x
  • cinnamon x 
  • "amazing … There are no words." x 
  • cinnamon (also Jared smells like “really nice candles” and Jensen smells “sort of warm and hella nice”) x 
  • watermelon with a hint of cinnamon x
  • cookies x 
  • blueberries (according to Chris Hardwick!) x
  • a rainbow x 
  • deli meats x
  • cinnamon and sugar x
  • cinnamon and perfection x
  • "And yes, he smells like watermelon bubble gum." x
  • Dark chocolate and cumin x (That’s from Felicia Day, who also says that Jensen smells like “coriander and leather.”) 
  • "Most men smell like cologne but Misha doesn’t. He smells like fresh clean soap, vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon." x 

And finally, Misha himself says that he smells like “fermented cod liver with a hint of peppermint.” (Super gross, Misha.)

So aside from that one person who thought he smelled like deli meats, people agree that Misha smells clean, with a hint of something minty and something sweet. I think “watermelons and cinnamon” fits that, so I declare this myth to be CONFIRMED.

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theoverlordmisha:

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I asked Misha to do something he’s always wanted to do. 

He bent over and started pulling up his pants and then threw his leg up on my shoulder!

Later at his m&g, I told him I was surprised he was flexible enough to get his leg up on my shoulder (I’ve seen nip/tuck, I know he’s flexible, but this is a different kind of stretch).  He said he was too and that he was surprised his pants didn’t rip!! 

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riluu:

Someone asked for a picture of the tattoo Misha drew on me- so here it is, and here’s the story.
At Dallas Con in 2013, I decided to go out on a limb and ask Misha to draw on me. I have lots of scars on this arm, and I wanted to cover them up with something that would be uplifting.
So at the cocktail party, I brought a Sharpie and asked the girls at my table if it would be okay if I asked Misha to do this; they were awesome in that they not only didn’t mind, but they asked Misha for me before I could even get the words out.
Misha said he’d do it, and I sat beside him and offered my arm, though it was too dark to see the scars. I threw the idea out there of him drawing angel wings and…he started drawing a fish. I was pretty confused till he added the wings and halo and deemed it an “angelfish”. I went and got the tattoo the next day, so it was pretty much exact.
So this year, I wanted so badly to thank him that I decided to go for the meet and greet, and I actually won a spot. When he saw the tattoo, he actually held my arm to get a closer look, and said it was awesome. :D I got to not only say thank you, but also explain why I asked him to do the drawing in the first place- to which he responded with a very tight hug.
So yeah, that’s the whole story. And it worked- every time I glance at my arm, I don’t think of the scars. I think of random acts of kindness, I think of the wonderful insanity of GISHWHES, and it reminds me to be a better person and gives me strength.
Plus, I always laugh when I think about the fact that I have an awful pun tattooed on my arm. :P

riluu:

Someone asked for a picture of the tattoo Misha drew on me- so here it is, and here’s the story.

At Dallas Con in 2013, I decided to go out on a limb and ask Misha to draw on me. I have lots of scars on this arm, and I wanted to cover them up with something that would be uplifting.

So at the cocktail party, I brought a Sharpie and asked the girls at my table if it would be okay if I asked Misha to do this; they were awesome in that they not only didn’t mind, but they asked Misha for me before I could even get the words out.

Misha said he’d do it, and I sat beside him and offered my arm, though it was too dark to see the scars. I threw the idea out there of him drawing angel wings and…he started drawing a fish. I was pretty confused till he added the wings and halo and deemed it an “angelfish”. I went and got the tattoo the next day, so it was pretty much exact.

So this year, I wanted so badly to thank him that I decided to go for the meet and greet, and I actually won a spot. When he saw the tattoo, he actually held my arm to get a closer look, and said it was awesome. :D I got to not only say thank you, but also explain why I asked him to do the drawing in the first place- to which he responded with a very tight hug.

So yeah, that’s the whole story. And it worked- every time I glance at my arm, I don’t think of the scars. I think of random acts of kindness, I think of the wonderful insanity of GISHWHES, and it reminds me to be a better person and gives me strength.

Plus, I always laugh when I think about the fact that I have an awful pun tattooed on my arm. :P

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Anonymous said: What are your favorite strange pictures of Misha?

All of them. All of them are my favorite.

But this is one I’ve been thinking about lately (from here):

I love the composition, and I love how it captures the ideas of gentleness, strength and kindness, and I love how the yellow of the flowers is repeated in West’s shirt and the mural. West is holding the flowers, and Misha is holding West; it’s an illustration of a child learning kindness by example.

The picture was taken on Skid Row for AMOK 2014, which was a day of kind acts organized by Random Acts. Misha spread the word about a meetup in L.A. to give out things to the homeless people there, and he brought his family with him so that his children could learn how to be kind as well. (This post about it is really detailed.) Misha is keeping West safe but still letting him see the rougher side of life so he can learn how to help people.

It’s not really that strange, but it is beautiful. 

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reallymadscientist replied to your post: How to troll your way to the top: A gu…

Technically she didn’t work for NASA, she received a fellowship (funding for her research carried out at her institution) which was sponsored/funded by them.

Great, now all the academia fans are going to be correcting me.

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How to troll your way to the top: A guide by Misha Collins

I forgot that Vicki Vantoch was a NASA Fellow in 2007-08 as well as a Guggenheim Fellow at the National Air and Space Museum in 2005. I don’t know much about the academic fields, but my understanding is that both of these are very prestigious fellowships. So maybe Vicki is like, whatever, I used to work here whatever, my institution received funding from NASA to conduct research so that’s kind of like working for NASA.

But this is the story of Misha trolling NASA into liking him, which is, come to think of it, also how he made friends with everyone he’s ever met.

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Anonymous said: Sorry I didn't mean that ask to be offensive or anything, I literally don't know much at all about any of the actors private lives beyond the odd thing I've learnt from a gifset on tumblr or a tweet, I've never actively searched information (I'm lazy lol). So I didn't actually know she was a "dr" (as in medical or PhD?) I was just making a nice comment based on her looks because that's literally all I know about her, not to purposely disregard her intelligence (or other attributes) in any way :)

I don’t know which of the comments you left, but I’m not offended by any of them. She is pretty, she is tall, and she is too curvy to meet Hollywood standards of what attractive women should look like. Why would I be offended by you pointing out facts? 

Quick primer on Vicki Vantoch: She has a PhD, and I’m not very knowledgeable about the field, but she seems to have had a very successful career; her undergraduate degree was from UChicago (like Misha), and her PhD was from USC, and those are both very prestigious universities; she’s written two books and numerous articles, she’s open about being bisexual and polyamorous, and she writes mostly about the history of gender and sexuality. Her writing is hilarious and very blunt, but in person she’s pretty shy; I’ve never seen her do any red carpet events with Misha and though she sometimes goes to conventions with him, he’s never pulled her out on stage (though he has invited other friends and family up there). 

I’ve been doing this for a while, and I get comments like that a lot about her. Occasionally, someone will say something actually offensive about her (such as in this really old thread from fanpop), but for the most part, I think people like it when an actor is married to a non-actor. I guess it’s intriguing! And if you just see a picture of her, of course your impressions are going to be formed entirely by her looks!

But imagine it from the other point of view. For years, in fact, Vicki’s career was pretty successful while Misha was struggling with his - and that’s not so weird, acting is tough to break in to. But for Vicki’s coworkers who didn’t know that they met in high school before Misha even knew that he wanted to be an actor, that might seem kind of strange to them. Maybe they would judge Misha by his looks as well. Maybe they would jump to the conclusion that he was unintelligent, just an empty-headed actor guy who was always working out. Maybe they thought he was just a stupid, annoying dude and they couldn’t figure out what Vicki saw in him. 

In an alternate universe where academics are considered more important than actors, maybe there’s a message board where one fan is saying, “How could she marry that guy? He doesn’t even have an advanced degree!” And another one says, “Have you seen his twitter? He can’t even spell!” And somebody else is defending him, saying, “Yes, he’s just an actor, and yes, he only has a BA, but if you talked to him, you’d find out that he’s actually pretty smart! Besides, she likes him, they’re happy, so what’s the problem? If we’re really Vicki’s fans, we should be supporting her choices!” 

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Anonymous said: Wow Vicki is quite tall :) and very pretty!

Whenever I post a picture with Vicki, I get comments like this one, and comments like this other one that I got:

The best thing about Misha I think is Vicki. Looking at that pic at Nasa, Vicki isn’t perfectly skinny like other actors wives, she’s just normal.

I like to imagine the parallel to this, where people who know Vicki through her academic work see a picture of Misha, and either say, “Wow, Dr. Vantoch’s husband is hot! No wonder she married him,” or “Dr. Vantoch’s husband is kinda weird looking, but I heard he cooks and he’s good around the house, so I guess that explains it.”