(No, it’s not THAT kind of operation.)
First of all, we’re sure you’re wondering what the heck we’ve been talking about these past few weeks. Well, here you have it! Operation: August Angels is a two-part plan to surprise Misha Collins at the Chicago Salute to Supernatural in 2012 with megappreciation. Our main mission objective is to show Misha how much we, as fans, appreciate everything he does for us.
We’re working with Random Acts to try and make this mission a success. Now, let’s get down to business (to defeat the Huns).
We wanted to give back to Misha, and we thought long and hard about the numerous things we could do to do so. Then, it hit us like a ‘67 Impala cruising down the freeway — we’re going to raise money for Random Acts. If we could raise $1,000 in one night, imagine what we could do in 4 months! Every penny of this project is going toward Random Acts. We want to try and present Misha with a fake check at ChiCon for the total (but we can’t make any promises).
Now, donating to Random Acts is a great start. But we also want to do something personal, too. So, we came up with a plan to have fans submit videos of themselves talking about Misha and what he means to them. It can be funny or sweet or silly — the choice is up to you. We’re going to merge the videos into one huge awesome video, and we’re going to make sure it gets into Misha’s hands eventually. It’s going to be an Ode to Misha type of thing. He’s changed a lot of our lives for the better, and it would be a good way to thank him.
How do you get involved? Well, calm down there, tiger. We’re just getting started! But there’s two main steps to making this project a success.
Check out our tumblr for more details.
We believe Misha really deserves to be shown that his fans really do love and appreciate him and everything he does, from organizing GISHWHES and coming to conventions, to allowing us to tag along with him on trips to Haiti and all of the AMOK shenanigans. He does a lot for the community and the world around him and he doesn’t expect anything in return. We’re truly blessed to have someone like him in our lives. He constantly goes above and beyond for his fans and he’s just an incredibly sweet and genuine human being. He’s an amazingly generous man and he does a lot more for us than he has to, and we want to really show him how much we love and appreciate everything he does.
Thanks for reading (and many many thanks in advance for any donations you may give us). We hope you decide to participate in our project! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
The Team at OAA