this might be the best gif i have ever seen
Hi. So, it seems silly to get worked up over some poll that pits Dean and Cas against each other. THOUGH SILLY AND INSIGNIFICANT THIS POLL MAY BE, A WIN FOR CASTIEL IS STILL MAKING A STATEMENT. THAT YES, HE IS VITAL ELEMENT OF THE SHOW; YES, WE ARE VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT HIM; AND YES, CASTIEL FANS MAKE UP A HUGE DEMOGRAPHIC IN THE OVERALL VIEWERS OF THE SHOW. VOTE FOR CAS! CASTIEL FOR PRESIDENT OF THE WHOLE UNIVERSE
I want in on the love.
Misha acts like a douchebag, but it’s just that: an act. When he’s not in character as The Overlord, you can see his real personality come out, and he is just a sweet, sensitive guy with an off-beat sense of humor. He turns red if someone compliments him, he writes poetry about flowers, he married his high-school sweetheart, he bakes cookies, and he’s incredible open and giving to his fans.
In order to find pictures for this blog, I do a lot of research on Misha and read a lot of people’s personal accounts of meeting him. And I have never read anything from a fan saying, “Misha made me feel like I wasn’t important.” I read things like “We weren’t supposed to take pics but he was all ‘look the other way’ to his aid so I could take one” . Or “One of my friends had managed to pay for an ‘official’ photo with him, which he quickly signed despite the fact that he knew she was supposed to pay for that as well. He also quickly posed for a photo with another of my mates - which was also against the rules, as he knew damn well - because she couldn’t afford to pay for one.” I read about how sweet he was when he met an eight-year-old Castiel cosplayer, how he showered him with attention and made sure he got to ask him his question at panel. And then gave him a free autograph.
“I ended up telling Misha about my depression, and my attempted and close calls with suicide. I told him what a difference he had made, how he- and the other members of the Supernatural cast- inspired me and continues to inspire me to keep fighting back against the depression. He took my hand in both of his, stared me straight in the eye and simply told me how glad he was that I hadn’t gone through, and how loved I really was…and it’s funny. I’ve heard it from a thousand other people- close friends and family- and yet, hearing it from a near-stranger; someone that didn’t know me at all…it sort of all clicked in my head this evening.”
Even when he’s not at a convention, he’s still incredibly sweet, like when he randomly met a couple of fans at an airport. He could have brushed them off or been rude, probably without consequence. But he wasn’t; he didn’t just give them his autograph and took a picture with them, he was truly sweet and welcoming to them. That could have been a horribly negative experience, but Misha made it an incredible one for them. And he didn’t have to. He wasn’t getting paid to do it. He did it because he wanted to.
There is no reason to hate Misha. I’ve never heard anything that wasn’t completely bogus, and I’ve looked for dirt, for rumors, whatever. He’s a sweet guy; he’s intelligent, supportive, compassionate, creative, open-minded, weird, and he trolls like nobody else. And frankly, if you say you want him off Supernatural and out of the fandom because “he’s ugly” or “he’s so awkward,” I really want you out of the Supernatural fandom because you’re a bad person.
Not because you said that about Misha but because you’d say that about anyone.
OH. MY. GOD.
This is fucking incredible. If you haven’t watched this before, do yourself a favor and watch it.
My feels from this vid! It showcases some excellent lines:
“I was never supposed to feel.” Poor baby Cas had no idea what he was getting into when he met Dean.
“The very touch of you corrupts, when Castiel first laid a hand on you in hell he was lost!” I love how the vidder matched that line to Dean touching Cas asdfghjkl.
“What are you Castiel? What exactly are you willing to do?” Answer: EVERYTHING. HE’S WILLING TO DO EVERYTHING - FOR DEAN.
(On a side note, it’s watching vids like this that remind me why I stopped vidding. There are people out there who can do it way better than me.)
And so it is written that the angel Castiel will raise the Righteous Man from the depths of Hell…
I’m Greek/Eastern Orthodox, so I decided to do Cas in the style of our Byzantine icons. My Greek is horrible so that text maybe all kinds of messed up.
I’ve stared at this for hours thinking, “I should really write something for this,” but the truth is, there aren’t enough words to express how much I love it. Only screaming. And flailing.
behind blue eyes
God’s not in Heaven. He has to be somewhere.