Anonymous asked: I was wondering if you ask your followers not to do another Mishapocalypse this year. Last year was fun for some people, but not everyone. It was a hassle for the rest of tumblr, it clogged up tags, and if I recall even Misha seemed uncomfortable with it. Maybe they could do another 'mess withmisha' day on April 1 where they all tweet quotes from his characters to him? Or something that wouldn't be so obtrusive to the rest of tumblr? Thanks.
You think I can control these people?
I’m not a big fan with the Mishapocalypse myself. It feels like it’s mostly making fun of Misha for his expression in the photo. However, the Comic-Con at which the photo was taken happened a week or so after Misha was hospitalized for a bad bicycle crash. Some of the people who interviewed him said he was still in pain. I think it’s likely he was still on pain meds during the convention.
While I’m all for gentle teasing Misha (obviously, it’s the purpose of this blog), I’m not comfortable making fun of someone for acting weird while on medication. I know all too well what it’s like to adjust to a new dosage while trying to function at a public event, and it’s no fun. (Happened to me on a trip to the Grand Canyon. Totally out of it on the burro ride down the canyon.)
I don’t know for sure that this was the case; it just seems likely. Maybe he was just a bit serious because he was still sore from the crash, but I wouldn’t make fun of someone for that either.
pardon-the-engineering-parlance asked: I do have a library card. I actually spend a lot of time at the library in my town. (I live right outside of Springfield) What exactly is it that you're looking for, like any idea as far as what dates or at least year are you looking for?
I know exactly what articles I’m looking for. However, you can find them pretty easily by searching for “Dmitri Krushnic.”
Gathering stresses life issues for girls.
Author: NICOLE LETOURNEAU STAFF UNION-NEWS (Springfield, Mass.) Date: August 21, 1995 Publication: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Page Number: B1 Word Count: 443
Student launches effort to help inner-city youth
Author: MARTHA GOLD STAFF SUNDAY REPUBLICAN (Springfield, Date: July 23, 1995 Publication: Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA) Page Number: A9 Word Count: 596
CULTURAL CENTER: Owner follows dream in building structure
Author: KATHLEEN LITCHFIELD STAFF SUNDAY REPUBLICAN (Springfield, Date: May 26, 1996 Publication: Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA) Page Number: 6 Word Count: 2021
The first two articles are about Misha and Vicki started a youth organization when they were in college. Misha is called “Dmitri Krushnic” in them because it’s before he changed his name.
The last article is about Misha’s mom building a cultural center after their house burns down. Misha is mentioned it in, as “Misha,” so you won’t find it by searching for “Dmitri Krushnic.”
I already have access to the text of the articles … what I’m looking for is the photographs that came with them. I’ve tried my library and I’ve tried the online archives; they told me to try the local Massachusetts libraries.
Edit: A glitch is forcing me to answer this publicly.
Do I have any followers who live in the Springfield, Massachusetts, area? I need help for a research project.
Edit: I have apparently discovered a bug in Tumblr that resulted in me losing the ability to reply to posts private. Please re-send me asks so I can answer them!
ayomason asked: I've spent way too much time looking through this blog over the past couple weeks. I'm pretty sure I wasn't obsessed with Misha before I discovered this tumblr, but now I've read/watched dozens of interviews and find myself near to clapping my hands in delight whenever his name is so much as mentioned. So, er, thanks for that, I guess?
I’ve got some new stuff coming that will (hopefully) knock your block off.
Anonymous asked: pretty sure the blackboard says 'water off a duck's back' in that last pic
Did Misha discover oil gland fics?
Anonymous asked: do you know where I can watch "20 things to do before you're 30"
Wow, that is really obscure Misha trivia. What brought that up?
So, here’s some information about “20 Things To Do Before You’re 30”, from the site Futon Critic:
20 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU’RE 30 (UPN) - Gloria Votsis (“Sex and the City”) has been confirmed as a cast member on the comedy pilot, about four twentysomething friends who create a list of 20 things they want to do before they are 30 and set out to accomplish them. She’ll play Natalie, the office manager, in the Touchstone Television/Tiger Aspect-based project, which also stars Liz Vassey, Heather Stephens, Bumper Robinson and Ezra Godden. Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland are the executive producers.20 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU’RE 30 (UPN) - Liz Vassey (“The Tick”), Heather Stephens (“Men, Women & Dogs”), Bumper Robinson (“Living Single”) and Ezra Godden (“Band of Brothers”) have been named the principal cast members of the comedy pilot, about four twentysomething friends who create a list of 20 things they want to do before they are 30 and set out to accomplish them. Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland are behind the Touchstone Television/Tiger Aspect-based project, full character details of which weren’t specified.
20 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU’RE 30 (UPN, New!) - “King of the Hill” veterans Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland are looking to import the British comedy of the same name - about four twentysomething friends who create a list of 20 things they want to do before they are 30 and set out to accomplish them - for UPN. The netlet has given a pilot order to the project, which is set up at Touchstone Television. The news marks the second time the comedy has been developed for U.S. audiences, the first being by Conan O’Brien and Lester Lewis (“Happy Family”) for NBC in 2003 … Cohen and Freedland will write the pilot script and executive produce.
(Why did I do that in reverse chronological order?)
So it was a pilot that was ordered but never turned into a series. This happens a lot. Most networks will order about 20-30 pilots. They will only develop like 6 of them further into actual shows, and most of those shows will be canceled after airing a few episodes. I’d estimate that only about 5% of pilots become successful TV shows. The American TV business model is “Throw spaghetti at a wall and see if it sticks” as opposed to “Plan ahead.”
The pilot never aired, but it probably exists somewhere. I don’t know if Misha had a big role in it because he’s not listed as a main cast member.
As the Futon Critic website reports, this sitcom pilot was based on a British movie called “Things To Do Before You’re 30,” which was also turned into a TV movie in 2003. The Brit movie was based on a Dutch film called “All Stars.” Okay, do people not have original ideas anymore?
Some fun trivia for the Brit movie: the main character’s name is Cass. And this: “Colin (Bruce Mackinnon) is desperate to have a threesome even though he’s just started going out with the lovely Vicky (Billie Piper).”