Here is a compilation of some of the people I have in mind for Cinder. Cinder is described as 16, Asian/Caucasian(?) mixed race, tan from walking outside all the time, brown eyes, straight/fine hair, messy ponytail, 5′8″, slender, few curves, almost boyish figure, dresses utilitarian style (and also cyborg).
The list starts at the top left corner, going right.
**LONG ASS DARREN STAGE DOOR POST AHEAD CUZ IT WAS THE GREATEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE**
I realize I never posted about Wednesday, and in honor of HATAI closing at Pantages today, I’m gonna make my post now.
First off, Hedwig is fucking amazing and I’m now obsessed with it. I don’t know how I’ve been so blind to it before.
My best friend Kylie and I went to go see this past Wednesday’s matinee, we went to the stage door and met the out of this world Lena Hall who was so unbelievably sweet. We even got to talk about dogs. Which y'all know I love dogs so much??? I love her.
Security let us know right away that Darren wasn’t going to come out after the 2 o'clock show, so we made our way across the street and waited for about 6 hours since we heard he almost always comes out after the last show. Determined af.
When Darren came outside he was super sweet and graciously to the point about meeting everyone in line, he has a no pose rule with photos which I totally get, he’d rather have interaction with substance over a .2 second photo. He took his time with everyone and actually had real conversations with them about anything and everything, which was endearing and respectable. Now you see, I’m semi near the front of the line and I’m freaking out cuz I’ve been following and loving Darren for over 7 years. When he got to our group, all that anxiety went away. He was so sweet, and so easy to talk to and this is basically how it went down for me:
D: *offers his hand* Hi! Darren. What’s your name?
Me: Hi, I’m Kaitlyn
D: Lovely to meet you, Kaitlyn. May I sign this for you? What’s up? Are you cold?
Me: *Lowkey shaking* That, and I’ve been waiting for over seven years to meet you.
D: Seven years is a long time, HOLY SHIT.
Me: Yeah, and I’m sorta freaking out cuz it’s like you’re here. You’re amazing. I love you.
D: Awh, how do you think I feel! Come here.
*insert hugging GIF*
Me: Also, before I let you go. I was wondering if you could do something for me. Your song “Not Alone” has been a huge part of my life for almost a decade now, and I was wondering if you could write the title of it for me.
D: Of course, but I have to ask, is this going to be permanently marked on your body. Because people ask me to do it and don’t tell me it’s for a tattoo and I just fucking scribble it and then I feel bad.
Me: Haha It is going to be a tattoo, yes.
D: Shit, okay, I hope I don’t screw this up. I’ll give you a couple options.
*insert notebook picture*
Then he, Kylie, and I talked more about Starkid and other things. Made some inside jokes. I was just shocked at how comfortable he is to be around. And how genuinely nice he is. We said our goodbyes to him and I’ve been reeling ever since. I’m so glad I stan this guy, honestly. It was the best interaction I could have ever hoped for. Shout out to Kylie who made it all possible, y'all need a best friend like mine. MVP.