How Misha Collins conquered Comic Con

He brought fans who had been waiting in line for hours free coffee! You can’t not love this man!

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Misha Collins is an American actor, most known for his role as Castiel on Supernatural. He’s also known for… Wait, do I really need to introduce him to you? There was a time when Misha was only known for playing Castiel on TV but time has changed, and Misha has slowly worked his way through the geek world as a very respected and appreciated actor.

This is something that we kind of already knew. But we didn’t realise how true it was until this last weekend. Even though this is not Misha’s first time at San Diego Comic Con, it’s the first time he’s been treated as an actual important personality in the geek world. He’s not just that actor who plays that angel on that show anymore.

So, apart from being on the Supernatural Panel and the Supernatural NerdHQ Conversation along with Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Mark Sheppard on Sunday, he also…

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Talking Taboo: Writing About Sensitive Topics

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Over in the Commons for Writing 201, we’ve been working on finding our angles as writers. I’ve found myself responding to the same question from several bloggers: “I want to write about X, but I don’t want to seem too opinionated. What should I do?”

Hanging your opinion out on a global laundry line can be scary, especially when you’re writing about potentially contentious topics. We often tiptoe around those stalwarts of family dinner table arguments, politics and religion, but any issue on which two reasonable bloggers can differ can be divisive — and therefore scary — to tackle publicly. Human sexuality. Parenting decisions. Food choices. Who should win The Bachelor.

Today, let’s look at some dos and don’ts for writing about sensitive topics in ways that are both constructive and true to you.

First, a deep breath.

Before we delve into specifics, a pause and a deep breath for…

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Trailer for ‘The Imitation Game’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Very excited about this film, especially since the trailer shows that Alan Turing’s homosexuality will be a topic as well.

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“In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.” – The Weinstein Company

Benedict Cumberbatch has a knack for playing the smartest guy in the room.  The film also stars Keira Knightley, Charles Dance, and Mark Strong.  The Imitation Game‘ opens November 21st.

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Sherlock Fandom Survey – Please help out a fellow fan

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