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So I discovered something that I think people should be aware of, especially if you post images of tweets/instagram messages that contain smileys/emoticons, including images from dailydarrennews.
I was posting an image from dailydarrennews, where the person who tweeted (or posted an instragram message) had used emoticons/smileys in his/her caption:
However, when I hit "Send," in my completed post, this is what I saw instead:
Notice that the part of the caption of the tweet that followed "@Nick Piterra" was cut off/deleted. The reason is because there was a smiley/emoticon in Nick's tweet (a happy face) and for some reason, emoticons in tweets and instagram messages must mess up the coding on this forum.
I also discovered that any other image that I entered in my post that followed that first image with emoticons (Image #1), as well as any of my comments that I typed that followed that first image, would be deleted in my completed post.
So unfortunately, when we are posting images, such as images from dailydarrennews, that are of tweets or instagrams with emoticons/smileys, we need to check the image for emoticons/smileys and make sure we delete all of the emoticons/smileys from an image of a tweet or instagram message before we hit "Send," or else you will lose part of your post.
If you want, you can substitute the original emoticons/smileys in the image with emoticons/smileys that are available to use on this forum. For example,
@NickPitera: @DarrenCriss you are amazing, and the nicest of people!! Congrats on an amazing show #LittleMermaidLIVE#Eric
So I took out the smiley face from the dailydarrennews image and inserted the smiley face available to use on this forum.
Most of us already have used the smileys available on this forum and they don't affect any images we post at all. If anyone would like me to search for a particular smiley face, please let me know. Also, there are 3 categories of smiley faces available to use on this forum (just click on the drop-down menu to choose from the 3 different groups of smileys).
You also could just leave the image without the emoticon, or you could insert in brackets [happy face smiley], as a description.
I noticed on the GF that when I posted an image from dailydarrennews of an instagram message with an emoticon, in the completed post, the emoticons/smileys were deleted.
This problem does not apply to screenshots, like this:
So if it is a screenshot with emoticons/smileys, it will work fine.
Some of my favorite photos from The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl.
jodi.benson: @hollywoodbowl The Little Mermaid memories with @sarabareilles @darrencriss (June 3, 2016)
jodi.benson: Fantastic performance @darrencriss [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] (June 3, 2016)
jodi.benson: I think he’s a Mermaid fan! Loved sharing the stage with you tonight @darrencriss You are an incredible talent and such a kind person [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] (June 3, 2016)
June 3, 2016
A cute fan edit:
ms-elphaba-evangeline Excuse me … *Screams * I’m FINE
I really like these two pics. He looks so happy.
dailydarrennews crossmyharts: darren looking precious during bows last night (June 4, 2016)
These pics are also very nice:
dailydarrennews ehhmuhhhhh: Darren Criss (June 4, 2016)
Pic of Darren with his idol, Alan Menken:
dailydarrennews entertainmentweekly:[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], personal hero and composer of the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], along with SO many of our favorite Disney tunes! Dude’s got mad gills. - @darrencriss [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] THANK YOU @entertainmentweekly for having me! (June 4, 2016)
Broadway.com Randall Michelson Photography
Billboard Randall Michelson Photography
dailydarrennews jodi.benson Sending a HUGE thank you and much gratitude to all of the amazing individuals that made [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] success! Richard Kraft @kraft.richard & Laura Engel [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Executive Producers from Kraft -Engel Management & from CAMI Columbia Artists Management @columbia_artists Tim Fox, Alison Ahart Williams and Erica Noguchi & @Disney. It was such an honor to share the @hollywoodbowlstage with @sarabareilles @darrencriss @rebelwilson @titusssawthis @thenormlewis @alanmenken @johnstamos [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Thank you so much for this “once in a lifetime” magical weekend of concerts! All my love & God bless, Jodi
dailydarrennews jodi.benson[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] It was such an honor and a privilege to meet the kind, gracious & loving parents of @darrencriss Darren is a true gentleman and professional and it was a blessing to work with him. Young Hollywood gets a hard time sometimes but I can tell you that this young star will have in incredibly bright future ahead of him! [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Aw, I love this sweet message from Jodi Benson, talking about Darren's strong character (as well as his talent): "Darren is a true gentleman and professional and it was a blessing to work with him. Young Hollywood gets a hard time sometimes but I can tell you that this young star will have in incredibly bright future ahead of him!" Also love her kind comments about Darren's parents.
jodi.benson#tbt It was such an honor and a privilege to meet the kind, gracious & loving parents of @darrencriss Darren is a true gentleman and professional and it was a blessing to work with him. Young Hollywood gets a hard time sometimes but I can tell you that this young star will have in incredibly bright future ahead of him! #littlemermaidlive#princeeric#family#dreambigprincess
Look at Darren in the background of the first pic. Looks like he just had taken, or is about to take a pic of his mom talking to Jodi. Look how pleased he looks.
[b]The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl, June 6, 2016[/b]
Videos (June 6 performance)
"If Only" with Jodi Benson, Darren Criss, Norm Lewis Lewis, Tituss Burgess (June 6, 2016)
"Her Voice," June 6, 2016
From @DarrenArmy, this PopSugar article has a video of every song performed in The Little Mermaid Concert at the Hollywood Bowl: Every Single Magical Performance From the Little Mermaid's Live Concert (PopSugar.com)
Videos From dailydarrennews (June 6 performance):
Nice video clip (1 minute long) of "Her Voice" dailydarrennews (Video. Her Voice. 6/6/16) "[b]brentisbored: @darrencriss’ final performance as Prince Eric 6/6/2016 #littlemermaidlive"
A very cool compilation of snapchats, includes Darren singing "Her Voice," "If Only," and backstage video of Darren and John Stamos listening to Susan Egan and Brad Kane singing (A Whole New World), and a funny backstage moment between Rebel and and Darren. dailydarrennews (Video Compilation) [b]Snapchat compilation of Darren at the Little Mermaid Live - June 6, 2016 [From Perez Hilton, John Stamos, Rebel Wilson, Disney Examiner, Disney Music, Ashley Sutherland-Winch] [/b]
Cute video of Darren dancing with Jodi Benson at curtain call, singing Under the Sea. dailydarrennews (Video, Jodi Benson and Darren dancing. by ahhelga) [b]ahhelga: "Last night, at The Little Mermaid show, which was A-MAZ-ING (esp. from where I was sitting), Darren started doing a little jig at the end with Jodi Benson. It was too, too cute." [/b]
Another video of Darren dancing at curtain call to Under the Sea dailydarrennews (Video-Darren dancing at curtain call. lucy8675309: "Hollywood Bowl final bows"
[size=13]Video of Darren with fans at The Little Mermaid after party. It gives you a look at how beautiful the setting was. dailydarrennews (Video- Darren at the after party) [/size][size=13]"allenwaiserman: WHEN DARREN CRISS ASKS TO TAKE A SELFIE WITH YOUR FRIEND @iolaninani. @mayrel_lani & I DIED" [/size]
Videos From @DarrenArmy:
Ok, another adorable video of Darren dancing briefly with Jodi at curtain call, singing "Under the Sea." Source (Video)
Someone tweeted that Max Adler was at The Little Mermaid tonight (June 6). Max has been such a wonderfully supportive friend. Source (with Photo): "I did meet Max Adler #littlemermaidlive#gleefans supporting @DarrenCriss tonight"
Tweet from Georgia King, who was on Ryan Murphy's The New Normal TV show. She's been very supportive of Darren. She went to see him in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway DCN: (photo)
Note: Susan Egan played Belle in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast (for which she was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award). She also was the voice of Megara in the animated film, Hercules.
For the June 6 performance, Susan Egan will open the night, along with Brad Kane (who was the singing voice of Aladdin in the film). ohmydisney
dailydarrennews fallenjunkie: Darren and John Stamos backstage at The Little Mermaid via Ashley Sutherland-Winch’s Snapchat
dailydarrennews brentonchase: Darren Criss June 6, 2016 Little Mermaid final performance
Cute pic of Darren dancing with Jodi Benson
The Little Mermaid Live - June 6, 2016, 2016 Source
dailydarrennews "@ericspiderbrady: @DarrenCriss and @thejodibenson knocked it out of the park last night!!! #LittleMermaidLIVE"
Note: This pic (above) is from Christopher D. Barnes, who played the voice of Prince Eric in the animated film, The Little Mermaid. How very cool!
Photos with Fans (June 6, 2016)
I don't post all of the photos of Darren with fans. I usually pick photos that I find interesting or striking, or with nice or interesting message.
This is an exceptionally cute photo of Darren with a fan. He looks so euphoric (of course he is, he's about to sing with the original Ariel, Jodi Benson!).
dailydarrennews "Kelsey Rose @DarrenCriss love u boo favorite human being"
Another photo with Christopher D. Barnes, who played the voice of Prince Eric in the animated film, The Little Mermaid.
X "It happened again! Thanks, @DarrenCriss for being so amazing. Perfect end to my trip to L.A."
X "This picture is actually my favorite. We were trying to figure out if my friend took the picture. @DarrenCriss"
dailydarrennews tessantoniuk "This. Is Darren Criss. I am so incredibly happy I finally got to meet him. He is so talented, funny and just a generally amazing human. Thank you for tonight. #purebliss#tesrahtakesla"
[b]rcwood123:[/b] "This incredibly talented guy made this weekend a blast @darrencriss and his whole team is amazing"
I posted this pic, to show how good-natured Darren is, humoring his fans.
@tess_antoniuk: "Dog selfies with @DarrenCriss last night cuz he makes an adorable puppy "
Darren Criss goes under the sea while taking over our Instagram account For women of a certain age group, Prince Eric, the big-eyed, broad-chested love interest for Ariel in The Little Mermaid, was their first real crush. (Animation be damned.) So why shouldn’t crush-worthy Darren Criss, the charismatic former Glee star, have his shot at playing the classic Disney boyfriend. Before spending three nights playing Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid Live at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Criss took over EW’s Instagram (and our hearts).Thanks to Darren, though, we were able to join along for the wet and wild ride. | EW.com
Darren showing his love for Jodi Benson, the original Ariel.
darrencriss: Come bask in the glory of Disney icon @jodi.benson , aka the ORIGINAL ARIEL herself tonight at #littlemermaid @hollywoodbowl ! Can’t believe I can’t to sing with this amazing mermaid
A little typo there.
And this sounds nice. A sing-a-long.
Aw, a nice message from Jodi.
A few more pics from the June 4 performance.
dailydarrennews June 4, 2016 | Source
This was from the June 3 performance.
Some love and pride from St. Ignatius:
Her Voice video | If Only video | If Only 2nd video
Paula and Darren at The Little Mermaid after party (go to my photos/gifs thread to see the gif of Darren dancing behind Paula. darrencrissfanforum)
@PaulaAbdul: .@DarrenCriss, the charming Prince Eric who I caught DANCING behind me at the #LittleMermaidLIVE after party! LOL!
Darren being his adorkable self, and entertaining Paul Abdul. :biggrin.png: This looks like it was at the Hollywood Bowl, based on the sweater Darren is wearing and because @workwthecoach tweeted he met Darren there.
dailydarrennews janel-moloney: "@workwthecoach: When @DarrenCriss spots @PaulaAbdul the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] audition [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] amazing show!"
ha! The SYTYCD (So You Think You Could Dance) audition!
From Darren dailydarrennews (Video from Darren) "entertainmentweekly Gotta go! I mean gotta walk! I mean gotta run! I mean gotta stay all day in the sun! @darrencriss #LittleMermaidLIVE"
dailydarrennews entertainmentweekly:#AlanMenken, personal hero and composer of the #LittleMermaid, along with SO many of our favorite Disney tunes! Dude’s got mad gills. @darrencriss #LittleMermaidLIVE THANK YOU @entertainmentweekly for having me!
Some nice pics.
dailydarrennews ehhmuhhhhh: Darren Criss[heart icon]
dailydarrennews crossmyharts: in complete awe of this one. he never fails to leave me speechless.
The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl, June 3, 2016
I apologize, usually I try to put things in order of how they were posted by dailydarrennews or @Darren Army. But I wanted to put at the top of this long post, that Darren did the arrangement of "Her Voice" with Jeffrey Hoeppner, and also wanted to put a full audio of the quartet of "If Only" at the top of this post.
Darren is singing "Her Voice!" From @DarrenArmy Tweet (with Photo) from someone at The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl tonight (June 3, Friday).
"Her Voice" Arranged by Darren Criss & Jeffrey Hoeppner. Source
Beautiful song "If Only" Performed by Darren, Sara, Tituss, and Norm. So lovely. Darren did a wonderful job. Norm's voice though.
If Only (The Little Mermaid Live at the Hollywood Bowl)
Very sweet message from Maddy.
maddya109 @darrencriss You are animated, upbeat, funny, and awesome! Your talent inspires so many people! I cannot wait to see your performance in The Little Mermaid Concert!!!