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15 December 2009 @ 09:45 pm
Collecto:London : Close Encounters of the Misha Kind  

Collectormania: London
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE MISHA KIND



Close Encounters of the First Misha Kind: I CAN FEEL YOUR HALOL


Collectormania: London was always about Misha Collins. It was about getting to meet Misha (again), it was about getting to speak to Misha (a point I failed most miserably at, but more on that later), it was about getting a hug from Misha (determined Caspe is determined), but most of all it was THE PLAN (zeitheist and I) HAD FOR MISHA that was always going to be one of the highlights of the entire event no matter what! ;)

The Saturday morning of Collecto-London dawned bright and early and, with our garrison of four halo-wearing angels (_stolendreams_ and joulez217 too, we set off for the start a sure-to-be amazing weekend!

Those of us wearing the halos got a few odd looks, a couple smiles and a good number of “you’re here for Supernatural, right?” as we walked past the queue that had already formed. But with halos on and grins plastered to our faces and epic amounts of squee, we took it all in our stride because the weekend had officially begun and it was only going to get better from here on in!

The halos proved to be a big hit even though only four of us actually wore them. I got approached by Bronson Pelletier (Twilight: New Moon; who I totally didn’t recognise at the time and just thought was a random fanboy till afterwards), who stroked my halo and because mine was black whilst everyone else’s was white, asked me if I was the “naughty angel” XD to which I replied with faux innocent that no I wasn’t, I was a very good angel! He just laughed at me before wondering off. I also got a wink and a comment off of someone I was later found out was Jason Momoa (Stargate: Atlantis) as he walked by.

But by far, the best response to our halos happened to zeitheist fairly early on in the day as we were walking around the venue scoping the joint out. Some guy (*snort*) walked past the pair of us, touched Zei's halo and said “I like your halo”. I was completely oblivious to this entire encounter until zeitheist jabbed me and was all “ASDFGHJK MISHA!” to which I turned around to look at the guy who just walked past, turned back to her and then OMG JUST REALISED WTF SHE WAS ON ABOUT AND GOT WIPLASH FROM TURNING BACK ROUND SO FAST XD he turned to look back at us as we gaped after him and just grinned. ASDFGHJKL!!!

Close Encounters of the Second Misha Kind: A MISHA-APPROVED GARRISON

After that we pretty much decided to set up camp on Misha’s side of the venue XD
After joining up with indiefairy over the course of the morning, she along with zeitheist, jemzamia and myself approached Misha’s table to get our autographs. I was actually feeling all trembly and nervous because he was looking so good and was all smiley and chatty and just UNGH BE STILL MY BEATING HEART!

I was so glad my girls were in the queue with me though as whilst we were hovering all over him he just so happened to notice the fact we were all (mostly) wearing halos and made mention of the fact, to which I’m sure zeitheist replied that we we’d been aiming to have a garrison of angels at the event but that there were only four of us despite our best efforts. Misha looked somewhat thoughtful and said something along the lines of, “what counts as a garrison? How many angels do you need before you can call yourself a garrison?” to which we mostly shrugged and he smiled and said “what if there were more of you but everyone else died, would you still be a garrison then? …I think you can be a garrison.” And thus we became a Misha-approved garrison of four XD YAY!

I also met Julie McNiven who was sat at the table beside him. She was looking so pretty and I’m in love with her hair something crazy. I was going to ask her about her role as Anna and stuff but she seemed really shy and quiet and I kind of chickened out in the end and just settled for a “hi” and “thanks” as she signed for me D: fail, Caspe, fail.

Despite my inability to form words however, I was still having an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING TIME because I got to hang out with my girlies and camp out near Misha’s table and leer at him from across the room for most of the day XD haha. On top of this zeitheist and I kept getting really hyped up; mostly by squeeing “MISHA!” at one another at random intervals XD but also at the thought of the photoshoots we would be getting together that day…

Close Encounters of the Third Misha Kind: THAT ANGEL IS MINE!

It all started with a plan.

Well, actually it started with Misha Collins being announced, but I'm fairly sure that's an obvious given by now!

And that plan, concoted by my dear partner-in-crime, zeitheist, was… to tug-o-war with Misha Collins!

Oh yes, I'm sure you're all looking my way with varying expressions of distress right around now, but I swear it seemed like a good idea at the time! XD

Not that it wasn’t still a good idea when the time actually came for us to head into Misha's photoshoot and get our photos taken together with him, of course.

However, hand-in-hand with this plan came the OMG OVERWHELMING TERROR of actually having to, you know, ask the man if we could tug at his arms like he was some sort of toy. zeitheist immediately decided that I should be the one to ask him if we could do this and… I said okay. O_O. I DON'T EVEN KNOW! In hindsight I think I should have made her do it since it was her crazy idea in the first place! ;)

But, I digress, we had this PLAN and as we went in I just sort of blurted out to him that we wanted him to look "kind of smug" whilst we "play tug-o-war with you" and he just GRINNED and said OKAY and OMFG YOU GUYS! I was actually shaking. I think asking him to do this pose is the most I actually said to him in one go over the entirety of the weekend D: because for some reason every time he looked at me with those big blue eyes I just had complete brainfail and lost all ability to function.

But whatever, I'll take what I can get because during our tug-o-war pose I surreptitiously managed to slip my hand into Misha's XD MUHAHAHA, that naughtily smug look I've got going on? OH YA IT'S COZ I'M HOLDING HIS FRIGGEN HAND ASDFGHJKL!


((hee. Misha thinks Zei won in the tugging department. But that's okay because DID I MENTION I WAS HOLDING HIS HAND?!))



I have to admit, I did think I was doing my part in the tug but when we got the picture back it definitely looked as though zeitheist was going for gold in the tugging department whilst I simply stood there, grinning like a creeper and ASDFGHJ HOLDING MISHA’S HAND <33

Alas I soon had to let go of his hand as Malcolm, the beyond awesome photographer dude, went to take the second picture for us, and Misha was all like "we get other one?" and turned to me with THOSE BIG BLUE EYES (my Achilles' heel, I swear to god) and asked me what pose was next. At which point I so eloquently went "Uhhhh……" and he turned to zeitheist who was having just as much trouble trying to form words think of something because we'd sort of just planned to hold the pose for the two shots. Misha had other plans however and decided he was going to grab us both around the waists and that was that! XD No complaints from either of us, as you can tell by our terribly smug faces!


(( I simply adore Misha's "O YA, I'VE GOT IT" look he has going on in this. UNGH! ))



When we got out of that photoshoot we were WALKING ON AIR, PEOPLE! WALKING ON FRIGGEN AIR! ASDFGHJKL. MISHA!

Later on that day Zei and I also got joint photos with Julie (who is far too gorgeous, damn her!) and had a freak out moment when we got in with her and neither of us managed to actually ask her for the pose we wanted D: so we just sort of grabbed a side of her each and smiled at the camera...


((It's not normal for someone too look this pretty. and her hair! ::grabby hands:: I can has it, yspls?))



Thankfully though, before the second picture was taken, Malcolm (that super awesome photographer dude I mentioned before? ;D) paused and- probably because he recognised us halo-wearing loonies from Misha's shoot ;D- actually asked us if we's wanted to do a pose for the second picture, at which point we were all “omgpleasedoCharliesAngelswithus!?” and she was totally up for it, bless her.


((I love this picture of us all so damn much! &hearts;))



Close Encounters of the Forth Misha Kind: HUGGY BEAR!

Over the course of the rest of the weekend I got my solo pictures with Misha and Julie both. I love my Misha one for the simple fact that OMG I GOT TO HUG HIM XD this is something I’ve been dying to do since I met him for the first time at Asylum3 and somehow got convinced to take Castiel Bear into the photoshoot with me! Heh.


((EEE MISHA HUGS!!!))



My Julie one, if I look a bit iffy is because I’d volunteered to crew for the Sunday morning and because my photoshoot with her was during my crewing I had to rush to her queue (which of course was at the opposite end of the hall and a level down), get my picture taken with her, and then rush back to my spot (I was ticketing for Monsteerat Lomard) all in the space of five-ish minutes. PHEW!


((Again, I heart Julie's hair far too much!))



I went up to both Misha’s and Julie’s tables again on the Sunday to get autographs for other people and still failed to form proper words other than the obligatory pleasantries D: but I shall endeavour to make up for this fact by pre-planning thing to say for the next time I get to meet them both! Haha. Because omg my fail was epic and I do not want to just *stare* at them all starstruck next time.

Thankfully, all the times I went up to their tables, Zei was with me and through her sheer awesomeness I had one of the next best moments of the weekened. It was late on the Sunday and we were preparing to leave the venue and call an end to the day when we went up to Misha’s table on last time because Zei wanted the picture of us tug-o-waring with Misha signed (Misha correctly guessed which name was which as we handed over the post-it with our names on it, a fact which made us both delightfully happy I don’t mind telling you! XD)

We were at his table, things were being said (mostly not by me D:), he signed our picture and before we left forever Zei braved it up and asked him if she could have a hug goodbye because we were leaving. Misha was all like "sure!", stood right up and leaned over the table to squish her whilst I looked on in envy because I knew would never have the guts to ask for one myself. But then, THEN, after Zei pulled away he looked expectantly at me and I sort of just fell into his arms like a creeper and whimpered this pitiful thank you into his ear (ASDFGHJK WTH SELF?!) but whatever, I don’t really care, because I GOT A PROPER SQUISHY THIS-ISN’T-POSED HUG FROM MISHA AND IT WAS ALL BECAUSE OF ZEI AND I LOVE THEM BOTH SO DAMN MUCH OMG!!!

Ahem. There was a shit-load more that happened over the course of this weekend (dodgy hotels, seeing La Cage, hanging out with my girls, the Supernatural & Torchwood talks, to name but a few) but the above is just my wee insta-squee of moments I best remember from the event (that and if I'd left this post any later writing about everything else I've omitted to include, I'd have been posting it along with my Collecto-London 2010 report! XD).
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Georgie: Supernatural - Castiel (pretty)indiefairy on December 15th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
I miss that weekend, I want it back.

Yay Misha!
Campaspe: Supernatural \\ Anna; may angelscs_whitewolf on December 15th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
you and me both D:

BUT AT LEAST WE HAVE ROME TO LOOK FORWARD TO, Y/Y?

::snugs::
Georgie: Dark Angel - Alec (Cage fight hottie)indiefairy on December 15th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
ZOMG ROME! I WANTS IT LIKE NOW!

::snugs::
Campaspe: Merlin \\ Merlin&Arthur; hugcs_whitewolf on December 17th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEEEE ME TOO!

ONLY FOUR MONTHS TO GO HOMG XD
Joulez217joulez217 on December 15th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
LOL! There was surely far too many caps in this post, is it legal to have that many?!? ;)

LOL! OMG London was a brilliant weekend away, we can go bk to that y/y?!

Love the pictures! XD
Campaspe: Supernatural \\ Castiel; (fallen) grincs_whitewolf on December 15th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
pfft! There is no such thing as too many caps as far as MISHA COLLINS is concerned! ;P

heh. it was such a blast! I wish we could have it back and I could speak to Misha

thank, hun! :)
Joulez217: SPN-Castieljoulez217 on December 17th, 2009 10:36 am (UTC)
You shall shortly break your caps lock key and therefore no longer be able to use them, ya know! ;)

It was! I agree, we shall go back to that weekend! XD
Campaspe: Supernatural \\ Dean; fingerpaintcs_whitewolf on December 17th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
WOE! the very thought is enough to make me wibble! ;D

heh. or have another equally as awesome one soon, y/y?
Joulez217: SPN-Castieljoulez217 on December 21st, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
Yus equally awesome meet up would be awesome! XD i agree we should do this! XD
Zeit: tv | actors | misha collinszeitheist on December 15th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
You make me sound like some sort of superhero!

Seriously, I'm just bolshy. You'd never guess it if you saw me any other time, but I'm about 110% more confident at conventions. I got really tired of coming home going "I wish I'd done that, I wish I'd taken that chance", so now I just "brave it up" and go for it. Mostly. I'm glad I could get us Misha hugs though.

Incidentally, I read this post and was so happy I stopped breathing for several seconds.

MISHAAAA! ^_^
Campaspe: Supernatural \\ Castiel; ♥cs_whitewolf on December 15th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
YOU *ARE* MY SUPERHERO! XD

heh. I love it. I really do. I was going to add a line up there about how you're never allowed to attend another Misha-con without me because I want to bask in your bolshy awesomeness all the time! haha

yeah. I thought I'd gotten out of that. I'm fine at my Torchwood cons, but I guess I've met the guys so many times know that we know each other by sight so it's easy to just get on with them. But Misha? ASDFGHJK MISHA. I clearly just need to meet him more times for practice ;D heh.

THANK YOU FOR GETTING ME A HUG. ILUSOHARD.

awwww! ::snuggles you so tight:: BEST WEEKEND EVER! We must totally do it again sometime ;)

MISHAAAAA ASDFGHJKL!!!
Zeit: tv | spn | thrash waltzzeitheist on December 16th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
Well, shucks. ♥

Ha! I'm actually glad my slightly obsessive love of Misha Collins is useful for something. Also, ironically? I got starstruck in front of Steve Blum (the anime guy) and just flailed at him incomprehensibly. So it does happen. I was actually bricking it when we went to stand in front of Misha, but unfortunately when I get starstruck I start talking, so I think we sort of balance each other out?

YOU'RE WELCOME. I'M KIND OF AMUSED IT WAS SUCH A BIG DEAL FOR YOU.

We must! Who are you going to be rooming with at Roadhouse, btw? Have we got that far yet? I realized the other day that I've essentially booked for this con and I DON'T HAVE A ROOMMATE LINED UP, which is unusual. But yes: fingers crossed they announce Misha for that con, so we can be all O HAI MISHA ♥ ♥ ♥

(True story: when I came home, it took me about four hours to wean myself off saying "Mishaaaa!" at random moments. I actually did it to my mum and she just stared at me, which was the point I realized nobody was going to squee adorably when I said it anymore ;-;).
Campaspe: Supernatural \\ Dean; Castiel- my constacs_whitewolf on December 17th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
::glomps you tight::

I'm glad it happens to you too! XD and that you have this verbal diarrhea that makes AWESOME things happen X)

I'M KIND OF ASHAMED IT'S SUCH A BIG DEAL FOR ME BUT I DON'T REALLY CARE BECAUSE IT WAS TOO AWESOME HOMG!

I'm rooming with Georgie :S soz we always room together. I didn't even think making sure we were all roomed up for this, meep! ...did they have 3-bed rooms? I'll totally check it out, if not, I can set you up with one of my other girls when they decide to book up? Don't worry about it though, you'll have a bed one way or another! XD

IT'S BECAUSE YOU WERE SO EXCITED AT THE MERE THOUGHT IT NEVER CROSSED YOUR MIND :O HAHA

MISHA! (lmao. YOU ARE TOO CUTE OMG! I kept grinning to myself on the way home and had to pretend to be looking at my phone a few times to stop the worried looks people were giving me haha. omg I still find myself internally going "MISHA!!!" haha. though it's sad no one appreciates it down here D:)
Lokiloki_dip on December 16th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Misha is lovely, but that Charlie's Angel pic rocks hard. You guys did awesome with that!
Campaspe: Supernatural \\ Castiel; undressedcs_whitewolf on December 16th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
heh, thanks! It's one of my fav pictures of the weekend for sure (and to think it very nearly didn't happen! XD)