Hux puzzled me. At the beginning of the first viewing of The Force Awakens, I could not decide if General Hux’s character was terribly written or just terribly over-acted. The answer is – neither. About halfway through the movie, I realized what Hux and his relationship to Kylo Ren were all about, and I started truly enjoy when the General came on screen.
Hux is a megalomaniac, who is desperate to outdo Grand Moff Tarkin. He is also terrified of ending up in Kylo Ren’ shadow, the way Tarkin ended up in Vader’s. So Domhnall Gleeson is not over-acting, he is marvelously portraying a character that is acting, emulating and trying to fill the leader roles that the fallen Empire has left vacant – though in reality he is not ready.
Both Kylo Ren and Hux are still fairly young, and have not had a chance to gain the wisdom, life experience gives. So when the movie starts, neither has had a chance to gain the power (of galactic domination) they are so desperately clamoring for. The result is that Ren and Hux almost come off like kids – desperately overcompensating, trying to live up to the generation before them, play acting, but with real weapons. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for Hux, and his cold calculated evil, once he reaches maturity as and wisdom as a general.
I should note that I’ve been a fan of Domhnall Gleeson since About Time (yup, I like a good rom-com as much as the next gal), and though I was not that impressed by Ex Machina, I really did enjoy his performance there (alongside Star Wars buddy Oscar Isaac)
Here is the 15th of our The Force Awakens patterns, and #44 in the Perler bead/cross stitch/crochet/knitting/Lego/pixel/mosaic pattern series.
NOTE: We spent A LOT of time making these designs, and are absolutely thrilled to see that they are becoming so popular, but we want to remind you that we should get credit when they are used. So, if you show your work using our designs anywhere (online as well), put a “Pattern © Anette Nam Design” and link to “Maythefourthbewithyouparty.com” somewhere close by. THANK YOU! … and as always, you may not sell any products made with these patterns.)
Needed if you make Perler Bead Coasters:
- Perler Beads
- Tweezers (optional)
- Perler Clear Pegboards
- Removable Tape
- Printout of Pattern (download above image)
- Baking Parchment Paper (Perler Ironing Paper)
- Heavy Object with Flat Bottom
- Cork sheets with Adhesive Backs
- Scissors or X-acto Knife
- Bantha Milk (optional)
- Download and print out the pattern provided (mirror it, if you only plan on ironing on only 1 side).
- Cut out, then tape pattern to the back of the Perler Pegboard so the dots line up with the pegs.
- Add the Perler beads (tweezers are pretty handy if you don’t have a 6 yr old’s tiny fingers).
- Carefully move pegboard to ironing board, place parchment (or Perler ironing paper) on top.
- Iron until the beads start melting together (If you have never done this before, it might take some practice to get it “just right”).
- Let cool for a bit, remove from Perler Pegboard and remove paper.
- Optional: turn over, cover with parchment paper and iron on other side. (put something solid and heatproof underneath to make ironing easier)
- If you only iron on 1 side, place it under something flat and heavy while it cools, to avoid curving.
- Cut cork about 1/4” smaller than the square, affix to the back.
- Don’t forget the Bantha milk. Enjoy!
Usually people iron on both sides of the Perler bead design, but I prefer to only do the back. The designs look crisper and more “pixely”. With the cork on the back, I have not had any problems with the coasters falling apart, but feel free to iron yours on both sides.
Note, if you only plan on iron on only 1 side, you need to mirror the pattern.
Also, the coasters are pretty hard to clean, so try not to get anything too gunky in there.
Perler Beads – Black
Perler Beads – Dark Grey
Perler Beads – Grey (Light)
Perler Beads – Rust
Perler Beads – Sand
Perler Beads – Butterscotch
Perler Bead – Yellow
Perler Beads – White
Perler Beads – Parrot Green
Perler Beads – Red
Feel free to use these patterns for any personal use – but please do not sell items made with them. Also, feel free to link to this blog so others can download the pattern, but do not download and then re-upload in order to offer them as downloads on your own site/blog. THANKS!