I’m not usually one to complain, or criticize, or speak out
at all really. I’m one of those fans that just quietly sits in the corner and
admires from afar, silently praising all the guys for what they do. But every
now and again, someone does something that lights me up, and I’m off like a
As I’m sure you’ve concluded, that happened recently.
I’m a Jared girl, but I love and respect all the actors
equally. Respect being a keyword here. Phoenix con 2017 is going on now. As it
so happens, that’s exactly where this incident took place. Yesterday. On the
day mostly recognized as Misha’s day of the con.
Let’s all just agree that Misha is an incredible human okay?
He’s actual such an incredible human that he borders on being a real life
angel. He deserves all the good things in the world. Which is why I am
particularly fired up because of what happened.
**Not naming names
because this is not to bash anyone, just to draw attention to the fact that
these are people with real, human
I’m going to summarize this the best I can because,
honestly, the more I talk about it the angrier I get (and I’m not an angry
person, this just really doesn’t sit well with me).
Long story short, there was a con-goer that had been to a
con in the past and she had Misha sign her arm. Misha had said that if she
still had the autograph on her arm the next time he saw her, he would buy her
ice cream. No harm in that part. This is where things start getting…. Uncomfortable.
The girl then decided she was going to take Misha up on that
(which, admit it, we would all try to keep Misha’s auto on us as long as we
could, bet or not). But, instead of doing any number of options that would be
considered safe and acceptable, she peeled off her skin,
including the autograph, and preserved it.
Are you still with me? Hold on. I’m not done yet.
At Phoenix Con, she then adhered it back to her skin. Now, I’m
not sure if she showed it to him during a panel, or ops, or autos, or where.
But when she did show it to him, he told her to take it off.
**this is where I get seriously pissed**
So, she takes it off. AND FUCKING THROWS IT AT HIM.
This girl, who claims to love and respect Misha Collins
throws a piece of her dry, dead, decaying skin at him. It lands in his lap and
his handler has to come pick it up.
She tries to excuse it by saying ‘it’s all in good fun’ and that he’s ‘used to
her by now’, but let’s make a few things clear.
It’s all in good fun? I’m sorry, I have never once in my
life have gone around throwing preserved skin at people for the fun of it. And
I’ve asked some of my friends (the ones that wouldn’t call the cops on me for
asking such a question) and they all said the same thing. I don’t care if you’re
a celebrity or Mary Jane that lives next door, people don’t like having dead skin thrown on them. Especially a stranger’s skin.
Secondly, no matter how many times we meet them, they really
don’t know us. They don’t know if you’ve got any diseases. They might not even
recognize you, really. How many times have you seen someone at work over and
over and over again but don’t really know them? I have. I’ll admit it. And you
know what? It is my job to interact and build report with customers. And I’m
not a celebrity – I don’t have millions of people begging for time with me.
I guess I made this post for a few reasons:
Is my anger justified or misplaced? Taking into
consideration that, while I’ve never met them (Pitt Con is so far away), I do
love them like they’re family
I’m open to opinions.
I want to make a PSA that Jared, Jensen, and
Misha – hell EVERYONE – are human. Don’t do something to them that you wouldn’t
like having done to you. If you wouldn’t like have dead animals thrust into
your hand, don’t make them hold one. If you wouldn’t like someone to throw
decaying organs on you, don’t do it to them! You paid money for a ticket to the
con. You did not pay money to abuse them.
I know I’m going to probably get hate for this, and to be
honest, I really don’t care. If you think I’m right, great. I’m glad someone
sees this from where I’m at and finds it just as wrong as I do. If you think I’m
wrong then… well, you keep doing whatever you think is right. We’ll agree to
tl;dr – Don’t throw your decaying, preserved skin at Misha
because he’s a human and it’s disgusting on so many levels. Show him respect.
Show all of them respect. You know Misha is too kind to say anything about how
uncomfortable it makes him, so just save everyone from being awkward, and save
the fandom from feeling like we have to apologize for the actions of a single
Can we talk about this beautiful man’s complection and what that shirt is doing for him but also that scruff and the sassy look and his watch and his brows and his hair I just really can’t with this man, also ARMS 💕 just his overall face really.
If you wouldn’t tell a complete stranger something, don’t tell Jensen and Jared.
Even more than that: if you wouldn’t be okay with a complete stranger coming up to you and telling you what you’re about to tell them???? DO. NOT. TELL. JENSEN. AND. JARED.
They are not your therapists.
They are not your friends.
Just because Jared has been somewhat open about his depression doesn’t mean he wants or needs to hear everyone’s life story.
Even something so seemingly small, something like “you’ve saved my life,” can weigh a thousand pounds. “I thought he would feel good about himself.” “I wanted to show him how important he is to me.” “Wouldn’t everyone want to hear that they’ve saved a life?”
How would you feel if a complete stranger walked up to you and told you that? How would you feel, thinking that you’re responsible for someone else’s life? Even if my absolute best friend told me “you’re the reason I haven’t killed myself,” I would NOT feel good. I would feel awful. I would feel like every single thing I say or do could possibly lead to someone else’s death. I’m not a perfect person, I don’t even consider myself a “good” person. I don’t want something that heavy resting on my shoulders.
And Jared (and Jensen) hear(s) this at pretty much every single con they go to, from multiple people. Who knows how many - we only know about the ones that make Jared physically have to take a break after hearing. (And considering none of us knew he struggled with depression until he told us? I’m guessing he’s good at not letting things like this show.)
Jared and Jensen are so fucking good to their fans. Please stop taking advantage of that for the sake of having a “moment” with them. You may want to show them how important they are to you, but there are ways to do that that don’t involve putting extra weight on their shoulders. They don’t deserve to walk away from cons with their hearts heavier than they arrived.
marvel’s probably gonna show infinity war footage at d23 and idc but if they show bucky at all i’m gonna asdfghjkl pass out bc d23 is where they showed the first civil war footage that we never saw, never got released, and they didn’t follow anything up with until november
One of the four postcard designs I’m doing for shatterdomeseattle! (An additional four to be done by geniusbee.) The postcards were available through the Indiegogo that was run last year, and I imagine they’ll also be available at the con itself on May 3rd. So go to the shatterdomeseattle page and get up to Seattle. :3
I had to make one of them coffee related, and given that I usually always draw Newt, I decided to go with Mako instead.