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So I got about 90% of his panel on video. I'll upload it, but with the shitty wifi here in the hotel, it'll likely take me all night, or maybe until later in the week. If worse comes to worst, I'll upload it when I get home on Thursday.

My two Misha stories:

He collected feminine products for Salvation Army (ugh, but what can you do), because it was brought to his attention what a waste it was that one of the GISHWHES items from last year (art with feminine products? something like) was a waste of a resource that shelters and poor women need very badly. So he asked the audience to bring feminine products (which of course they did) and he built a fort onstage (or some of his minions did, rather). And someone, thoughtfully, had only given a single wrapped tampon, so they gave it to Misha and he played with it, pushing it through and out of the holder. And then he threw it into the audience.



And then, I didn't bring anything for people to sign. I had alllll the autographs, which I didn't bother with the first day, but which I was DEFINITELY going to bother with today. I didn't want autographs, though, because I just don't fucking DO autographs. I don't keep stuff like that. I have a picture of me and my wife with Kate and David Hewlett signed by both of them, and it's sitting in a closet somewhere. I have about 80 autographed things from Jared Leto and 30stm, and they're in that same closet. I've thrown away most of the autographs I've gotten, honestly. I just... what the hell am I supposed to do with them?

SO ANYWAY. I went to the Return of the King premiere in London. And I went with a couple of great ladies, and one of them didn't want autographs - she asked for handshakes instead. Ian McKellen and Viggo were both super-impressed and happy. A few of the hobbits were confused but lovely about it. So that's what I decided to do. I was going to shake their hands and thank them. Of course, I was only planning to do this with Misha, because I don't really care about Sebastian Roche or Mark Pellegrino, and while I like Mark Sheppard, I don't feel as strongly about him as Misha.

Unfortunately, it was an assembly line. So when my row got called, I got stuffed in Mark Sheppard's line. I shook Mark's hand and told him he was a lovely person and I enjoyed most of his work. He had a great handshake and said "that's very sweet." Which was awesome! (Especially because I was kicking myself about the way I phrased it - "most of his work" - I meant "what I've seen, I've loved" but I think the phrasing makes it sound like "most of your stuff is great! But some of it is just utter shit" which... he didn't notice, I guess?) And then I skipped Sebastian's line (which was out of control - he chats WAY more than Mark) and went to the other line, which was Mark P and Misha. And I tried to get out of Mark P, but the gatekeeper was so close to him that he would've seen me skip the line, so I just had him sign my badge and said thank you.

AND THEN MISHA. I pulled out the tampon (I'd been toying with the idea of him signing it) and said, "You threw this at me, so I just wanted to say thanks," and he grinned. And then I said, "And I'm not going to make you sign anything, but I want to shake your hand and tell you what a wonderful human being you are." And he took my hand in both of his, put his head down, and said, "No, I'm not." And I squeezed his hands and said, "Yes, you are." And he said thank you and I was ushered off.

And then I was shaking. And I realized that I am going to save up a ridiculous amount of money for the Misha meet n' greet because there is nothing I want more than to be able to sit in that man's presence for 45 minutes (or walk with him around somewhere) and just breathe the same air. I love him. He really is truly a wonderful human being.

(WTF am I supposed to do with this now? I have a tampon Misha threw at me. I can't just throw it away. But it's a tampon. WTF. I AM SO LOST.)

on 1/25/15 01:39 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] clavally
YES! We must do the Misha Meet and Greet! :D :D :D :D

Would you kill me horribly if I suggested just using the tampon? *ducks and covers* :p

I'm so happy you had an awesome time! :D :D :D :D :D

on 1/25/15 01:43 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] silverflight8
That sounds like a great experience! IDK what I'd do with the tampon either. I don't buy souvenirs because of the same thing.

on 1/25/15 03:08 am (UTC)
alchemise: Castiel drinking beer (SPN: BEER)
Posted by [personal profile] alchemise
Aw, what a great story of meeting Misha!

on 1/25/15 03:52 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] adafrog
lol OMG

on 1/25/15 03:56 am (UTC)
reginagiraffe: Stick figure of me with long wavy hair and giraffe on shirt. (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] reginagiraffe
How about in one of these? :D

on 1/25/15 04:46 am (UTC)
Posted by [personal profile] curiouscorvid
OMG. I love this story so freaking much!!!!

And I love that you shook their hands! I'm not so big on autographs either - I saved my money for the photo op with Misha and when I didn't see anything at the vendor area I wanted to buy, I ran back for the Osric op! I guess that means more, even though I haven't done anythign with the pics either, but it was cool to just get that close.

I hope you do the M&G! I want to hear stories about those! Omens & I were out for a walk and we totally stumbled on Misha with his group and it was just amazing and awful bc I wanted to lurk but I had to be a Strong Adult about it and just keep walking and leave those poor people alone. So I settled for taking a very long-range blurryish photo of his back and the the group, and then we ran off and I was dying inside trying not to giggle, but I felt like that was good enough. Hahaha. But I definitely DID NOT want to disrupt those people, especially since they paid so much for that time.

Also KUDOS for writing all of this down right away! I had a post that I started and then left months ago and will never ever finish and then I'll probably forget the amazing bits and... *sigh* :P

Glad you had fun and were able to make it after all!

on 1/25/15 06:32 am (UTC)
angrboda: Viking style dragon head finial against a blue sky (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] angrboda
I know what you mean about memorabilia. What to do with them? Same with travelling souveniers. I don't want to turn my house into a museum. The tampon, honestly? If it's in a state where it could safely be used, I'd probably just put it in the bathroom cupboard next to the other lady products. Probably I'd call it my emergency product and use it last, but other than that... I certainly wouldn't be taking it out and showing it to people anyway, so why keep it?

on 1/26/15 01:03 am (UTC)
jjhunter: blank-eyed cat would like to convince you sitting in a box is the thing to do (cat in a box)
Posted by [personal profile] jjhunter
Tampons make surprisingly good cat toys once you remove the plastic. If there is a cat in your life, I think Misha would approve.

on 1/26/15 01:04 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] which
You could put it up for auction to fund feminine products for shelters, if you don't feel like keeping it.

on 1/26/15 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] grammarwoman
Hee! I'm so glad you got to have such a lovely personal meeting with Misha.

I've got a HYOOOGE binder of all my signed photos, both head shots and photo ops, that I lug around to cons. Sometimes I'll get into lovely chats about them with the people next to me in line for signings and such. It's kinda ridiculous, though, how many pictures I have of David Hewlett and Ben Browder. :)

on 1/26/15 10:03 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] grammarwoman
Oh, trust me, I realize how ridiculous it is, and I try not to do the math of how much I've spent. The money thing is a big reason why I hate going to Creation events. As it is, most of my signed stuff is from autographs being included with tickets. I figure, too, that I'm paying to get that person's attention for a few seconds, and the tradeoff is usually worth it.


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