Tag: Star Wars

THE ROBE THAT LAUNCHED A THOUSANDS FICS!

Not good.

Not good at all!!

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.

But I’m loving every second of it!!

THROWN UNDER A BUS

This blog may contain some spoilers for Logan Lucky and American made. You have been warned.

It’s been an eventful week since returning from Italy.

I got to see my boys in their new movies, Logan Lucky and American Made.

Logan Lucky had me chuckling all the way through.
Adam Driver delivers one of the funniest lines I’ve heard in a movie for a long while.
As things go a little haywire with a vacuum machine that’s sucking money out of a vault, Daniel Craig’s character, Joe Bang, gets a little over zealous and accidentally points the machine at Adam Driver’s one armed character, Clyde Logan. The inevitable happens and Adam Driver dead pans a look at Craig Daniels and simple says, with a deep Southern accent, “you sucked ma arm off!!”.

Writing it down doesn’t do the scene any justice. It was hilarious.
Adam Driver has a pouty, miserable look on his face for the entire movie. He’s adorable.

American made was just unbelievable!!
That fact it’s based on a true story makes it all the more unbelievable.
Domhnall’s character, Monty Schafer, is a bit of a sleezeball and just in it for himself. The fact he ends up with a juicy promotion astounded me.

On Sunday evening I went to see Murron singing her first official gig at Esquires in town. She was amazing, although she’ll never admit it herself.

After Esquires, I stayed in town with Murron for a while and we went to The Barley Mow as they were having a strip night!
In hindsight, a bit of a mistake as I got thrown in front of a bus by Murron and her mates.

As the stripper started his show, I felt I was safe stood at the front of the crowd as this is a gay bar and the stripper was interacting quite nicely with the men. Unfortuantely he decided to end the show with me! who had been gently pushed in his direction by Murron and her mates. Thanks guys.
Not that I didn’t enjoy the experience, underneath that flag with a very impressive specimen flapping around in my face as I rubbed moisturiser into his abs.

Not ahamed to enjoy myself at any opportunity!!

Anyway, it was back to work for 07:30 on the Monday morning. My first full shift for around 3 weeks. It was a bank holiday Monday so not too stressful.

Tuesday was a late start at Uni for a speaker who came in to talk to us about reflection.
She was hilarious!
It was then an early finish to allow us to continue with home study for our next essay.
This allowed me to take Dharma into the hospital for an official photo of the start of work on the new play area that she’d helped to raise money for.
We honestly didn’t expect to reach our target for another year or two and here we are, just 6 months down the line and we will have a brand new play area by October.

I’ve spent the last couple of days, toying with my reflective essay and doing chores around the house. I’ve also eaten like a pig and drank like a fish!!

My new favourite drink is a LARGE wine glass, half filled with ice, a good shot (or two) of Limoncello and then filled to the brim with Prosecco!! Very refreshing and very moreish! It doesn’t last long.

Unfortuantely, all my Limoncello is now gone. The last memories of Italy are finally gone.

Come tomorrow morning, I seriously need to get back on track with the diet and exercise. I’m feeling bloated and horrible.

I have to think about the holiday me and Ian are planning for 2019!
Our big year.
End of Foundation Degree, 25 years of marriage and my 50th birthday.

We have decided to do a grown up holiday instead of the Orlando theme park experience we had initially talked about.
We know we want to do a tour of Italy but to what extent depends on a few things over the next year.

One of the things we have looked at is a 21 day train tour! Taking in Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples and lots in between.
Once you take out the expence of flights, there’s a lot more you can do!
Watch this space.

So that’s it.!
Back to normal life for the next two years.

Domhnall has two movies due out at the end of September and they couldn’t be any more different.

Crash Pad which takes Domhnall back to his comedic roots with ‘Immaturity for Charity’

Followed by Goodbye Christopher Robin which I’m seriously hoping will pick up an Oscar or two in the new year!

Then of course I get to see both Adam and Domhnall in The Last Jedi in December!
I literally can’t wait. It’s been almost 2 years since The Force Awakens and Kylo Ren and General Hux entered my life and turned it upside down.
I can’t wait to see how things develop for them in The Last Jedi although I’m really scared that General Hux will literally be going down in flames with his ship!

I may just cry.

OK, CAN’T DENY IT… LITTLE BIT EXCITED!!

So, I have finalised and submitted my next essay two weeks before it’s actually due and now I’m on holiday prep!!

I can’t deny it….. I’m just a tad excited.
Italy, here I come.
10 days, 2 villas, Florence, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, food, wine and a family wedding!!

Oh yeah, no husband and no kids!!

I am thinking about blogging as I go but it highly depends on internet services whilst I’m out there.
If nothing is posted for the next two weeks, look out for one big blog when I get home!!

When I do get home I have two movies with my boys to see.
August 25th sees the release of Logan Lucky with Adam Driver and American Made with Domhnall Gleeson.

Adam and Dom

Do not expect me to be doing anything other than spending the entire day in the cinema.

It is going to be a busy couple of months for Domhnall with not one but 4 film releases to look forward to.
American Made on August 25th
Mother on Sept 15th
Goodbye Christopher Robin on Sept 29th
and of course, Star Wars on Dec 15th

He then has Peter rabbit due in March next year, one film, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, in post production with no release date, Crash Pad with no release date and is currently filming Little Stranger.
He’s been a busy boy!

TIDBITS

When it comes to being a Star Wars fan, patience is a virtue.

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Yeah right!!

The wait for the next installment of the current Trilogy, The Last Jedi, is killing us.
It’s been one and a half years since The Force Awakens and whatever patience we had is fast disappearing!!

It is now torture.
We have 7 more months to go.
We have 1 trailer.
We have tidbits of information trickling through that we just don’t know if we can trust or not.

The latest news, and it’s not information specific, is that The Last Jedi is going to have the biggest reveal in Star Wars history!!

I am slowly dying inside.
I need to see this movie.
Having said that, I’m scared to see this movie.

Why?

I think we may well lose Hux.
He’s going down in a ball of flames with his ship, I can feel it in my bones.
I just hope he gets more than 3 minutes of screen time in this one before it happens!!

I also want to see Kylo start on his path to redemption but at this stage in the game, it’s still very unclear if that is even on the books.

Right, now I’ve tortured myself enough it’s time to go to work to take my mind off it.

MY APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE

It will come as no surprise to anyone that I am a HUGE Star Wars fan.

The Force Awakens was a breath of life into a fandom that has never truly died.
Since 1977 Star Wars has been a part of me. Han Solo was always my hero. Princess Leia was my heroine who showed me that I didn’t actually need a man to stand up for myself.

The fandom may have gone quiet for a few years and the prequels (although not bad) didn’t quite hit the mark but Christmas 2015 was the turning point.
Fandom got a slap in the face, was told to wake up and smell the roses. Star Wars was back and is set to be an even bigger part of our lives for the foreseable future.

We all had an Awakening. For me, in more ways than one.

With the Force Awakens came an obsession that has only gone from strength to strength over the last year and a half.
Kylo Ren…… or more precisely….. Adam Driver.

The more I found out about him, the more I watched him in things, the more I fell in love with him.
He’s amazing. There simply is no other word for him.


Such a humble and giving man and I continue to love him from the ears that are fighting for dominance on his head right down to his big feet!

The reason for this post is to apologise in advance for the spewing forth of everything Adam related over the next few months.

This past weekend saw the release of the teaser trailer for The Last Jedi that is due this December.
We finally got a glimpse of what Kylo’s scar is going to look like.

The Kylo snippets from the teaser were so tantalisingly quick it was frustrating.

So it’s now official, It’s out of the starting gate and all the hype leading up to the actual movie has officially started. There will be one, if not two more full trailers coming over the next few months followed by the press tours which mean a lot of new photos and interviews to enjoy!!

However……

Adam also has another film due around the end of August.
Logan Lucky with Daniel Craig. In which, two brothers played by Adam Driver and Channing Tatum, attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

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Adam Driver, Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Sebastian Stan and even Domhnall Gleeson’s little brother Brian Gleeson… all in one movie.

I’m hoping a trailer will be dropping for this one very soon!!
Along with interviews and press tour and photos.

So my apologies (although I’m not actually sorry) are for not shutting up about Adam for the foreseable future.
I will be posting interview snippets and every photo I can lay my hands on alongside trailers and film clips.

BRING…. IT…. ON!!!

And just so I can hopefully convert some of you to the god that is Adam, I also want to leave this here for you to look at.
This…..
This is what makes adam so special.
Forget Star Wars.
This is Adam’s first love. His charity, Arts in the Armed Forces.
His short lived experience as a Marine was their loss but our gain!!

 

REALISATION!!!

It has just struck me like a ton of bricks that the Orlando Star Wars Celebration, the biggest Star Wars event of the year, is only three weeks away.

This means we are ‘hopefully’ only 3 weeks away from getting our first glimpse of the next Star Wars episode!!

I’m not hyperventilating…… really I’m not!

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THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING!!

I can’t believe this just happened.

Hubby bought me tickets for ‘Space Spectacular’ at the Royal Albert hall in June.

The Royal Alber Hall website describes the event as…..

Music from deep space and beyond

A voyage through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond, with lights, lasers and indoor fireworks.

Space Spectacular will feature works by Holst, Strauss and John Williams – perhaps the greatest film composer of all time and winner of over 40 prestigious awards, including five Academy Awards. Over the decades their music has accompanied us on epic adventures, told us stirring tales, and taken us on many emotional journeys.

Iconic pieces have even transported us back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, often painting a full picture before the actors even say a word!

JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars • Superman • E.T. • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
HOLST Mars and Jupiter from The Planets

Plus: Star Trek • Battlestar Galactica • Thunderbirds

… and new music for 2017:
JAMES HORNER: Apollo 13
DAVID ARNOLD: Independence Day

AARGH!!
The bit that caught my attention was of course ‘Star Wars’!!
The thought of hearing John Williams scores performed live is mind boggling.

To be honest, everything on the list sounds amazing.
The Battlestar Galactica theme is amazing.
The Planets by Holst has always been a favourite.
Of course Thunderbirds is an iconic piece of music.

If they play ‘Duel of Fates’ from Star Wars, I will literally wet myself!!

I can’t wait!