I was recently approached by one of my readers in regards to something that really touched me. Apparently, there’s this thing going on called GISHWHES .
It stands for “Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen;” it was created by Misha Collins, most known for his role as angel Castiel in the show Supernatural.
Funny digression: I only recently learned of the existence of this show called Supernatural (yes, I probably live under a rock) when I was researching Misha Collins and his character Castiel. I also read about another angel character in the show: the angel Uriel.
Uriel is one of my favorite angels in demonology because of how ruthless he is (in regards to other angels,) and Wikipedia coins it best when it says that he is considered “as pitiless as any demon.” Running into him when researching Misha Collins tickled me considering the main location in which NANO Archive 02: The War for Uriel takes place is, in fact, called Uriel! Perhaps it is fate! Ok, end digression.
So a large portion of the proceeds from GISHWHES goes to a charitable organization called “Random Acts.” This organization aims to “conquer the world, one random act of kindness at a time.” Many of the scavenger hunting items are actually just such random acts of kindness.
Each item that you find/complete on the GISHWHES list is worth a certain amount of points. You can find a list of the items here, but in order to participate in GISHWHES make sure you go to the official site and register!
That’s where my reader comes in; she approached me and asked me to become one of her scavenger hunt items! In this particular scavenger hunt, I am item number 78! And I’m worth a whopping 59 Points!
I am touched because one of my readers thought of me for something like this, and I am touched to be apart of something as amazing as GISHWHES. It’s the first I’ve heard of it, but upon researching about it I instantly fell in love with the idea. What Misha Collins and the people of Random Acts are doing is absolutely phenomenal. The world needs more people like this, and it would be my esteemed honor to be a part of someone’s GISHWHES scavenger list!