person: misha collins

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“When I was 6, my family had almost no money. My parents had both lost their jobs, and they had separated from one another. My mom was not yet getting any government assistance and we barely had cash for staple groceries. At that point, we were poor enough that my brother and I were probably not going to get much in the way of Christmas presents. And then, a mother of a boy in my first grade class somehow noticed our need and gave my mother $100 to buy gifts for us. She wasn’t a mom who had a lot of money herself, but it was a very generous gift and made a huge impact on us. Not only did we get some material delights that Christmas, but I’m still talking about this gesture more than three decades later. I’m still moved by the kindness of a woman whose name I can’t remember. And more than that, when I was working on founding Random Acts and thinking about what I wanted its mission to be, I couldn’t stop thinking about this small act and how it had stayed with me. I couldn’t shake the feeling that small acts of kindness can have a huge and lasting impact. So here I find myself: A well-to-do grownup with two little kids, having to be gently reminded to stop and notice those struggling around me.” -Misha Collins

NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES. MINE WEARS A MAID UNIFORM WHEN HE RUNS FOR KINDNESS.

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me: [walks up to him and hands it over] this is for you.
misha: [looks at it] [cas smile]
me: [forgot that I’m supposed to be in the picture and smiles awkwardly]
misha: [hands it back] [in cas voice] thank you.

So this is the group photo of the Meet & Greet with Misha at Burcon 2016.

Meet and Greets are private and we’re asked not to share transcripts and such online so I won’t go into any detail, but I’ll just say that while Misha was obviously still shaken and sad about the election results, he was gracious and tried to keep the mood light. He made sure to talk to every single person there and give them his full attention for a few minutes (which is quite the experience!). I talked to him about gishwhes and how much I loved participating in it for he first time and got a fist bump for that ^^

You’ll notice the pic was taken in a park. This is because we went out and delivered some of the backpacks to homeless people, which was a very rewarding experiencing. You could tell Misha was very passionate about doing that. We actually talked to a few people we gave backpacks to who recognized Misha from Supernatural!

All in all it was a great experience and it was just nice being around him for a little while and getting to hear him talk about whatever he wanted to talk about and just basking in that aura of gentleness :)

(First colour portrait - ever. Literally ever - even with traditional art, I only do max. 2 colours.)

Castiel, digital portrait in PS, 10 hours. 


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