I recently discovered someone called ‘BearMix’ selling hand made teddy bears on Etsy.
They have loads of different characters from films, including a lot of marvel, super heroes and villains. However, one bear just screamed at me to buy him and I couldn’t resist. He is a little General Hux bear. There’s just so little Hux merch out there that I just had to get him.
When I ordered him I had no idea he was poseable too. He’s so cute!!!
But wait a minute……
Is Hux meant to be cute? Ruthless maybe,…. but cute?
Hell yes, he’s played by Domhnall Gleeson, so cute he is!
This will be one of my last warnings for spoilers. If you haven’t seen Rise of Skywalker yet, don’t go any further.
So, Chris Terrio, who wrote the screenplay for The Rise of Skywalker, recently stated in an interview that…..
‘Adam Driver sprinkled various Harrison Ford elements throughout his own performance in the film, from the way he points in the face of General Hux, to the way he fires a blaster over his shoulder without looking, and finally, the little open-handed shrug he gives the Knights of Ren before their last battle.’
Let’s break that down…..
Adam Driver added all these little nods to Harrison Ford and, in doing so, has made ‘Kylux’ Canon.
So, this is where my brain is at in the mornings at the moment. Pondering over a cup of milky coffee I have images and ideas popping into my head. All backed up with people on social media having similar ideas or fuelling new ones.
Since the release of the beautiful Vanity Fair official images for Star Wars Ep IX, I am now, even more convinced that the guy being slammed into the deck by Kylo in the first trailer……..
Is actually one of these guys……
One of his own Knights of Ren!
I am all kinds of giddy trying to figure out exactly what would make Kylo turn against his own Knights OR have his Knights turned against HIM!?
And then there was this image.
Specifically a very stern looking General Hux and Allegiant General Pryde. That incredibly sexy Allegiant General uniform, filled out quite nicely by Richard E. Grant, and now that his character has a name, Tumblr has gone crazy! Fan fiction is already being written that is definitely NSFW and taking the opportunity to create stories before we find out exactly who, exactly, this character is, or what he’s going to be like. I just keep thinking about Richard’s perfect English accent and it gives me goose bumps! I cannot wait to see him brought to life in the film.
From my own perspective and particular interest in the Kylux (Kylo and Hux) fandom, General Pryde has put a bit of a spanner in the Kylo and Hux relationship! It’s all rather interesting and more than a little bit naughty!
Right, suppose I had better stop drooling and go and do some work.
Vanity fair and Annie Liebowitz, have just released the first images and some more behind the scenes photos for Star Wars Episode IX, in an article titled ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Ultimate Preview’. The full article can be read HERE
A few of the images really caught my attention and I just needed to get this off my chest…….
OMG!!! Adam is smoking!
The article goes on to reveal… FINALLY… our first good look at the Knights of Ren, on set with Director JJ Abrams. Mentioned and seen fleetingly in The Force Awakens, and then completely glossed over in The Last Jedi, these guys finally see the big screen proper in The Rise of Skywalker.
But there was one image that REALLY caught my attention. I have always loved the look and uniforms of the Imperials in the original movies and the subsequent First Order look and uniforms in the current trilogy.
The bonus in the current trilogy is General Hux. Not only is the uniform hot, he is played by one of my favourite actors, Domhnall Gleeson.
And then today, just when I thought that uniform couldn’t get any hotter, Vanity Fair go and release an image of General Hux and new character, Allegiant General Pryde, played by Richard E. Grant, and OMG!! The First Order uniform went from smoking hot to completely on fire.
Then I saw this and I really can’t wait to see this showdown.
7 months to go. Absolute torture!
Go and give the article a read. Obviously there’s no real information about the film itself, but there are quite a few more images to look at.
So, I should technically be on placement today but I had arranged some annual leave before I was told that placements would be on Mondays as well as Tuesdays for a few weeks! So instead of losing it, I moved my placement to Wednesday. As long as I do the hours, it doesn’t matter when I do them.
It’s a fairly easy week anyway with just three early shifts. Two in placement and one on my own ward.
There’s only another three weeks to go before I have some more annual leave and I really can’t wait for that one.
Me and Ian are going to be spending 4 days in London and seeing Imagine Dragons at the O2. Excited is an understatement, although I’m not so sure Ian is looking forward to the show so much. Not really his cup of tea. Oh well, he can be my cameraman and get some pictures and video for me while I enjoy the show.
Speaking of Imagine Dragons, I’ve just watched the Mission: Impossible – Fallout Superbowl trailer and I have to say, I LOVE the use of Friction by Imagine Dragons and the way it’s been mixed with the Mission: Impossible theme!! Very clever.
We got another trailer release during the Superbowl last night too.
Solo: A Star Wars Story.
I have to say, my interest has piqued just a little.
I’ve been very dubious about this film from the start, from the announcement of Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo (Bad choice IMHO) right through to the last minute change in Director, which is also a bad Omen.
Anyway, judging by this teaser, the feel of the film is actually quite good. I love anything Imperial and the visual image of that Star Destroyed coming through what looks like a cloud/vortex is stunning!
I guess we’ll be finding out in May if it’s any good. I know that it’s not being well received by fans who are not happy about ‘anything’ these days tbh!
Anyway, back to today.
I think I’m going to get stuck back into my book. I started reading ‘Beautiful Boy’ yesterday and it’s really good. It really makes you think and you feel so sorry for the Dad who did everything right in his child’s life. Did everything he could to ‘prevent’ the events of the book but at the end of the day, it’s the child’s decision to do what they do.
I’ve only just got to Nic graduating from High School. I suspect the rest of the book will have me in pieces, especially as I have a clear image in my head of Timothee Chalamet playing the role in the soon to be released movie of the same name.
First, I have to do a quick trip to Tesco.
I don’t need much but it’s movie release day and I want to have a look at what’s out.
I’ve just done my morning troll through the internet with my cuppa and I just had to post this.
Collider.com have released a review of Peter Rabbit and although they don’t exactly pan the movie, they don’t really sing it’s praises either.
However, they do state the following…..
“The one shining aspect of the film is Gleeson. He basically plays Thomas McGregor like General Hux got a garden. His deadly serious tone and physical comedy are perfectly pitched, and he manages to walk the line between a guy who wants to murder our heroes (despite the rabbits not being particularly likable) and the love-interest for Bea. It’s an impressive turn in a movie that doesn’t really deserve his talents. While it’s no surprise that Gleeson is talented at comedy (he got his start on the Irish sketch comedy series Your Bad Self), the movie is at its best when the focus is on McGregor rather than Peter”
I have a ridiculous amount of Uni work to do at the moment, so now is not the time for distraction.
I have 2 fully referenced papers to write and a pretty in depth anatomy and physiology exam to study for before the end of October as well as work and homelife to take care of.
To say I’m feeling a little snowed under and about two weeks behind because of my holiday, is an understatement.
So what happened this past weekend?
A new Star Wars book came out and has sent the Kylux fandom into a tizzy.
Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson explores Captain Phasma’s past and how she got to where she is beside General Hux.
There are, however, just a few short passages in the book that can be taken in two ways.
Chapters 32 and 33 see the General have an unexpected meeting in his quarters.
Kylux fandom has gone mental as it would now appear that General Hux is canonically a bit of a slut!
1 = “He’s not in his crisp uniform but instead wears a robe, black and composed of sharp lines and pleats.”
2 = “Armitage drapes himself across a low, ice-blue sofa…”
3 = “Phasma is good at making problems disappear. For now, Armitage has to get ready. Kylo Ren doesn’t like to wait”
Mmm, “Kylo Ren doesn’t like to wait”
The robe and that last line has sent a fresh wave of extremely naughty ideas to the fic writers and artists in the Kylux community and it has been continuously appearing on my Tumblr dash ever since!!
It is not very conducive to study!!
In fact it’s totally thrown me off my game.
OK, you have no idea how happy this news makes me.
There’s a buzz on Tumblr tonight.
I can’t find any hard confirmation though.
It looks like one of my favourite characters from the 2012 ‘Dredd’ movie has finally, officially, been given a name in the comics.
In the movie, he was played my Domhnall Gleeson and was only ever know as ‘Clan Techie’
Poor Techie had his eyes replaced by bionic ones after Ma-Ma tortured him by gouging his original eyeballs out with her thumbs. Lovely.
He proved to be a popular character.
I won’t go into details about how he has become extremely popular in Kylux fandom.
Needless to say, Kylux fans are very happy with the choice of name.
It is an amalgamation of two much loved characters played by Domhnall.
Bill Weasley from the Harry Potter movies and General Hux from the Star Wars movies.
Clan Techie is now officially named ‘Bill Huxley’!!
Countdown has well and truly started for ‘The Last Jedi’ in December.
Today, Disney revealed a sizzle real from the filming.
Bedsides a very quick glimpse of General Hux looking very sleek with his mullet, Kylo is looking incredibly hot!!
Daisy rehearing to fight who? The Knights of Ren maybe?
Adam rehearsing to fight who? His own Knights maybe? Actually I don’t really care. He just looks really hot!!
John Boyega in an Imperial uniform!
This is what I love about a build up to a movie like this.
We just don’t know anything. It’s all hearsay and rumour.
Just so long as Adam keeps looking pretty, I’ll keep eating it all up until I see it!
Sleep, work, bills, appointments.
Most of the time it’s pretty monotonous and normal and for want of a better word… boring!!
I like to escape occasionally and that’s where movies step in followed by fandoms and obsessions.
For the most part, the hubby feels the same way.
We would never have met without Fandoms and obsessions.
We pretty much have the same taste in movies with few exceptions.
Every week in films, fandoms and fiction brings something new and this week I was given a particularly exciting thing to obsess about and it had an immediate knock on effect.
Recently I have become part of a fandom my husband does not share and cannot understand and I totally understand why.
It just makes my personal hobby a little lonely as, apart from my ‘online’ friends’, I have no-one to share this hobby with.
My husband has been reading fan-fiction for years and I used to laugh at him for it but then something happened last Xmas that changed my perspective.
Disney delivered a film fanboys had been dreaming of for years.
When Star Wars The Force Awakens hit our screens I was a little dubious because of the vain attempt at the prequels.
I was soon well and truly back into Star Wars fandom.
Where George Lucas misjudged what fans wanted…. Disney delivered…. and then some!!
Then around April/May I got fed up with the hubby telling me I really should try some fan-fiction. So I did a little digging.
I was blessed.
The first piece I had ever read in my entire life was called ‘Devour’ by ‘Solohux’ on a site called AO3.
It was Star Wars Force Awakens fan-fiction BUT with a little twist.
The wonderful thing about fan-fic is that existing places and characters and stories can be taken in totally different directions.
Questions can be asked like what if that event hadn’t happened? How would the story have diverted from what we know?
What if characters ended up in different relationships?
What if we dropped the characters we know into completely different universes?
Well, I found myself neck deep in what is affectionately known as ‘The Kylux Trash Compactor’.
Stories relating to the relationship between Kylo Ren and General Hux.
Now, given that General Hux only had about 3 or 4 minutes of screen time in the movie, the seemingly ‘seething’ hate and animosity he feels for Kylo Ren has been snatched by fandom and taken to the nth degree.
I cannot get enough.
Love/hate, hate/hate, slow burn to full on relationship, alternate universes, force sensitive Hux, Alpha/Omega, dom and sub – either way.
I have been completely anamoured by the Kylo/Hux relationship to the point where I actually started to write my own fan-fiction, encouraged by Solohux who is now one of the aforementioned ‘online’ friends on a site called Tumblr.
Then this week, something came across my dashboard on Tumblr that completely took my breath away.
This is absolutely stunning and I was completely mezmerised by it. I don’t think I have ever seen anything so sensual in my entire life.
Shortly after seeing this my mind started to wander and I had a thought.
I wanted Kylo belly dancing for Hux.
So I took a look on AO3 for any existing fiction and I found some!!
They were fun to read but they all had Kylo as a slave or working as a belly dancer and I had envisioned something a little different.
So I sat down one morning and wrote my own ficlet. I couldn’t stop!
2000 words later I had it and I absolutely love it!!
I can’t believe I’m actually going to do this but for any friends or family that may be interested in my writing, here is a link to my fic on AO3.
Please please please remember that this is based on a male/male relationship and if you are not open to that then please don’t read.
It’s safe, there’s no physical intimacy in this fic but the relationship is well established and physicality is heavily implied.
It’s called ‘The Gift’ Click HERE to follow the link.
If you read it, I would love to know what you think.
I have really enjoyed writing in the last few months and I’m seriously thinking about writing something original. Coming away from fandom and writing something of my own.
The only issue is coming up with an idea.
At least with fandom you have a baseline to start from!
Right, time to chillax and binge watch some ‘Queer as Folk’
Ian at work.
Murron at work.
Marjorie gone for induction day at college.
Dharma at school.
Mum has already been and gone.
I HAVE THE HOUSE TO MYSELF!!!!!
I literally cannot remember the last time that happened.
Music on as loud as I want while doing some cleaning.
I can even watch a naughty film without worrying about kids walking in!
What I’ll probably end up doing is continue writing a fiction I’m part way through.
It’s a little bit angsty and emotional at the moment and I have absolutely no idea where it’s going or how it’s going to end.
But hey! It’s fun writing it.
Here’s a taster from chapter one…..
Kylo himself looked like he’d been to hell and back but he was used to this kind of treatment from his Master. He’d learnt to protect himself from Snoke’s onslaughts long ago but they still took an awful toll on him both physically and mentally. Snoke was not averse to snapping the odd bone to make a point and this time it had been a few ribs.
Kylo was beginning to feel something he had never felt before. Hatred. A deep enmity directed solely at Snoke. This kind of treatment he was used to personally. He’d been told time and time again it would make him stronger but Hux wasn’t force sensitive. To treat Hux this way was beyond barbaric and had almost killed the one good thing in Kylo’s life.
Dun dun dun!!!!
Yeah, I like to put my boys through the wringer.