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I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Advent Prompt #18: Because of work, Darren hasn’t been home properly for months. Brian is not amused and makes his feelings known. 1.2K [AO3]  Read Previous Advent fics on: AO3 | Tumblr

Darren calls Chris the second he leaves the airport, bleary eyed and jet lagged in the back of a cab. “Should I be bringing home treats for Brian and Cooper? Because I totally didn’t buy anything for them, if so.”

“What, like a commemorative tote bag from the Chicago airport?” Chris snarks back. “A keychain? Something from the duty free store?”

“Shut up. I don’t know. Like, dog and cat appropriate toys or treats? Something to endear them to me?”

“They’re animals, Darren,” Chris says very matter-of-factly.

“You say this like you don’t treat them like tiny children. You dress them in themed costumes from every major holiday, don’t act like I’m the crazy one here.”

Chris sighs heavily. “I don’t know. I doubt gifts are really the way into their hearts. Just be prepared for them not to remember you, okay?”

“Wait, they might not remember me? Seriously? What the fuck, I’ve spent months feeding them and petting them and taking Cooper on walks,” Darren grumbles, vaguely horrified.

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Darren about “This Time” in July 2015:

“The first time I wrote it, I wrote a line out for each character. I wrote verses that were as hyperspecific as ‘ponytails’ and ‘uniforms’ and things like that… It was that specific to characters we’d actually met. And then, when Ryan wanted it to be more specific for Rachel Berry, it kind of alleviated me of the need for that, to hit everybody.

It was nuts for many reasons. Very typical behind-the-scenes story of how things are created. It turned out great, but there was a whole kerfuffle because I did think it was going to be for more people and we spent a whole day doing this really beautiful, thick background vocal session that was very lush and was really time consuming. And this is a shout out to all our studio singers, we spent a whole day and people spent time away from their families and doing things that they would rather do, all day slaving over this huge, huge background vocal that we had to cut and - while it was a slap in the face to all of them, and I felt very guilty - you know hearing her vocal on it as a solo, oh this is great, this is how it needed to be, I have the luxury of saying that now with a bit of hindsight and retrospect but at the time I was like, oh man, I’m going to piss off so many people.”

Darren about “This Time” in December 2015 (LP video):

“Last year around this time I finally said, you know what, I got nothing to lose. I went to Ryan Murphy, the big boss man, and said, ‘what do you think of writing a song for this? I might write it for Lea and see how it goes. If you don’t like it, my feelings won’t be hurt’. So I ended up writing what would be Lea Michele’s last song on the show, ever. [LP: And it had a lot of depth to it.] That was so funny because I was writing specifically for her so I kind of had a lot of the grunt work done and after, like, looking into my soul I was writing for her and to get to that level was extremely gratifying. It made me really, it was really encouraging as a songwriter. This is something I might wanna do more and more.”

“My job is to kill I dont claim self defense if I feel you are going to hurt me I will kill you simple but thats just me”

My job is to kill I dont claim self defense if I feel you are going to hurt me I will kill you simple but thats just me

Actual quote I got from an actual Marine when asked about Darren Wilson.

Holy fuck I hate this shitty ass country

EDIT: Yes I realize that Marines are trained to kill, and only to kill. Its a frightening mind that sticks with them their whole life. But I just expected this individual to know how police officers are supposed to handle situations like this, and how they are not trained soldiers fighting in a war zone.

When Darren was at our table for the meet and greet at G4 we were talking about musicals and got onto talking about Book of Mormon and Darren started singing the opening number and sang ‘Hello my name is Darren Criss’. My Book of Mormon stanning heart almost exploded! This was after the shot of Jameson’s we all did with him and before he hugged everyone sat at our table. Friday was a good night.