General diary entries


This morning I finished getting the house ready for our 6 monthly inspection tomorrow and by mid afternoon I was done.

So I decided to carry on reading the fan-fiction I’ve recently become hooked on.

I’ve been reading a series of stories called ‘Children Wake Up’ by Hollycomb.
They are set in my current favourite fandom. Star Wars.
They involve Kylo Ren and General Hux.
They are very adult reading material and are not for the faint hearted.

I never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever be reading anything like this.
As I stated in a previous blog, I always thought of myself as a traditionalist when it came to relationships but I have been thrown a complete curve ball with this particular pairing.

I don’t think I have ever been as invested in characters in a story as much as I have with Ren and Hux.
It’s been difficult reading at times and often gut wrenching.
This writer certainly likes to put her characters through the wringer!

I am now feeling a little shredded as I have come to the end of what is currently avaialble.

There are three stories to this series.
The first part is ‘Life Sentence, No Cellmate’ and it is set directly after the events of Force Awakens and in this story we discover the start of a relationship between Kylo Ren and General Hux.
Yes you read that right.
It is relatively short at just 3 chapters and 30,000 words but OMG!! It’s good stuff.

I can see the faces of my friends and family now and it’s a picture!!

Part 2 is ‘Ceasefire’ and this part continues the story but now things are beginning to fall apart and Ren and Hux find themselves in hiding while the First Order crumbles and Snoke becomes a real threat to Hux.
The writer is now getting into her stride as this part is 5 chapters long and 100,000 words.

Part three is ‘Under the Ruins of a Walled City’ and this part is still being written.
So far Hux has been on trial for his life, Ren has been reunited with his mother and has now taken the Millenium Falcon and is off to face Snoke alone and for what he hopes is the last time as it’s the only way he can have a future with and keep Hux safe.
I’ve just come to the end of chapter 12 of a planned 28!!
The gut wrenching realisation has now sunk in that there is currently no more to read.
I must wait for the author to update her fiction but thankfully she seems to do this quite regularly.
So instead of waiting for a favourite TV show to air on a weekly basis, I am now waiting with baited breath for the next chapter in this heart pounding and heart achingly beautiful story.
It’s currently at almost 190,000 words and she still has 16 chapters to go!!

I have no doubt it’s going to be a roller coaster the whole way!

These stories have a huge following and many fans of the work like to create artwork inspired by it.
Let me tell you there is some beautiful work out there.

Like this one by Lucy –
AMAZING!! Captures Ceasefire beautifully.
Ceasefire 1

To be honest, the bulk of the artwork I’ve fallen in love with is by this artist but unfortunately I won’t be posting it here as My Dad reads my blog and I don’t want to give him a heart attack!!

So there we have it.
My journey into a whole new side of fandoms.
I honestly don’t know what took me so long to try it.
My husband has been reading fan-fiction for years and I’ve always scoffed at him for doing it.
Now I understand.

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