The Corruption of Ben Solo by dentigerous, wraithnoir, 436k /
This is the story of how Ben Solo, 28, late attendant of the Senate, successful smuggler, failed Jedi padawan, is seduced by the Dark Side, dragged down by a man who’s never given a chance to see the Light.
Lines on skin by saltandlimes, 138k wip /
Ren has returned from training with Snoke to retake joint command of Finalizer. But something is wrong, and only the pain and control Hux is willing to give will help him find out what that is.
King of Corners by versus_a_blank_page, 72k wip /
Left with a General that doesn’t know his own name, Kylo does the only reasonable thing: commandeers a ship and makes for the far side of the galaxy with a memoryless Hux in tow.
The Face of the One by Vadianna, 112k /
Kylo comes back to the First Order fleet sometime after completing his Sith training to retrieve Hux and take him on an undercover mission to recover two Resistance droids.
Good Men and Good Intentions by KingSubmar, 21k wip /
Hux would prefer there be a galaxy between him and Ren, but when he discovers his force sensitivity, the Knight is insistent on training the General himself.
Something About Volcanoes by betts, 27k /
The only thing better than a destination wedding is a heartwarming coming-out story to take the spotlight away from your selfish loved ones and their horrid pursuit of emotional fulfillment.
where we’re from, there’s no sun by shesaysbriefthings, 17k /
Until a spate of brutal animal killings leave the town shaken, and the arrival of a dark, quiet, hermit-like blacksmith named Ben leaves Bren Hux reconsidering most of what he’s learned about life in his short 20 years.
Southern Comfort by ocktorok, 23k wip / It’s too hot outside and the people in town are weird and Hux would really just rather not be here, thank you, until a mysterious stranger appears, covered in blood and determined to shake things up.
Ex Machina In Tenebris by sual, 11k wip / droid hux /
Kylo Ren and General Hux are both Snoke’s creations. In Hux’s case, it’s only slightly more literal.
Here Comes Your Man by hollycomb, 42k / arranged marriage /
At twenty-two years of age, the only son of Brendol the Fierce is married to the son of Queen Organa.
Destiny by silversolitaire, 51k wip / arkanis academy au /
Following the orders of his Master, young Kylo Ren infiltrates a First Order academy
Idols and Dead Men by Sath, 62k wip / senator au /
After the truth about Kylo Ren’s heritage is revealed to the galaxy, Snoke commands his apprentice to destroy the New Republic from within. Ren finds an unexpected ally in General Hux.
A Vision by Vivian, 50k wip / darth vader lives au /
Vader has survived. With him is Kylo Ren. They operate as leaders of the First Order alongside General Hux. Power shifts. Tension ensues.
Political Warfare by Letummordre, 15k / senator au, arranged marriage /
Ben Organa-Solo is a Senator of the New Republic, as well as a Jedi-Knight. General Hux is arranged as his husband to solidify the uneasy ceasefire between the New Republic and the First Order into an albeit shaky alliance.
Roughing It by Flyting, 21k wip / survival au /
If anyone had asked Hux to describe ‘hell’, being stranded on a backwater planet with Kylo-fucking-Ren would have come pretty close to the mark.
Listen, fanon…Snoke wasn’t torturing Ben. Snoke didn’t present himself to Ben as a ‘monster.’ Snoke didn’t make Ben dream about killing his family. Snoke didn’t turn Ben by making Ben afraid of Snoke, but by making him afraid of everyone else.
Snoke was luring Ben. Snoke presented himself as the only one who cared, and the only one who could be trusted. If Snoke could influence Ben’s dreams at all, he definitely wouldn’t have made Ben dream about killing Han, as I’ve seen in a lot of fanworks. He turned Ben by pretending to be his only beacon of safety. By becoming his only friend.
Sure, Snoke preyed on Ben’s fears. But he also presented himself as the solution to them. He wasn’t just trying to scare Ben for the evulz—Snoke had an agenda, which was to draw Ben toward himself. You don’t convince a child to get into your white van by scaring them. You offer them candy.
I just want to see less of the typical fanon stuff where Ben’s all like, holding his hands over his ears and screaming “leave me alone” while creepy shadows swirl in on him. I want to see Ben resting his head on Snoke’s lap in silent adoration while Snoke strokes his hair and whispers words of false comfort. Because that’s probably what happened.
I mean, there’s a reason why Leia describes Ben as having been seduced.
Snoke didn’t take a pure baby boy and torture him until he turned into a monster. Snoke took an insecure child and catered to his needs and desires, cultivating Ben’s devotion until Ben was willing to make a monster out of himself.
Just when you think, okay, last week STAR WARS fandom was pretty good for fic, but it definitely can’t keep doing that every week, when n o p e, fandom puts out more fic that leaves me incoherent in both joy and suffering at the same exact intensity as previously. I will put this fandom up against so many others for fic that makes me feel things and leaves me feeling like, yes, this fic satisfied something in me in the way that fic, at its best, is meant to do!
✦ In All The World by Ammar, obi-wan & anakin & cast, 76.6k wip The story of how Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi tamed each other, from Naboo to Anakin’s early days at the Temple. ✦ Sun Kissed by Vee017, obi-wan/anakin & cast, nsfw, past sexual assault issues, 81.7k wip Being on a world that supports slavery is one thing. Buying a slave and bringing him into Republic space is entirely another. ✦ time to change the road you’re on by wreckageofstars, obi-wan & anakain & ahsoka & cast, 27.3k wip The end of the Clone War is near - the fall of the Republic even nearer. Anakin Skywalker, caught up in the events that lead to the rise of the Empire and the loss of everything he holds dear, finds himself sent nearly two decades into the future. ✦ Let’s Kill Hitler by updiddlyupup, obi-wan & ahsoka & cast, 6.1k wip Even in times of war, it’s not usual to wake up with a different Jedi Master than the one you had when you went to sleep. ✦ Equinox by lilyconrad, obi-wan/anakin, sith!obi-wan/sith!anakin, 4.3k wip During the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan and Anakin crash on a remote planet and take shelter in the ruins of a grand estate only to find they are not alone. ✦ Tano and Kenobi by FireflyFish, ahsoka & obi-wan & cast, 69.8k wip Master Skywalker always said “The Force works in mysterious ways” and Ahsoka Tano has to admit, getting thrown backwards in time by about forty years was very mysterious. ✦ Ghosts of a Future Not Yet Past by LurkingCrow, obi-wan & luke & cast, 4.2k On Mortis the boundaries between past, present and future are paper thin. As he ponders the unexpected vision of his former Master, Obi-Wan gets a visitor from the other end of the temporal spectrum. Feels ensue. Otherwise known as the “excuse to give a certain Jedi all the hugs” fic. ✦ Calm down, Anakin by DonkerRood, obi-wan/anakin, nsfw, 1.7k Obi-Wan finds a better way than meditation to calm Anakin down. ✦ untitled by fireflyfish, obi-wan/anakin/padme & ahsoka, 1.1k Pants and shirts flew through the air as Ahsoka sat perched on her master’s bed, watching him frantically panic over his wardrobe. ✦ A Walking Shadow by lilyconrad, obi-wan & anakin & padme & luke & leia & palpatine & cast, 74.6k It is five years into the Empire’s ascension, an order built on the blood and bodies of the Jedi. None survived, they say, and the handsome, icy profile of Lord Vader plastered across every Imperial city leaves no room for doubt in the minds of many. But Vader knows there is at least one left, one that escaped him on Mustafar all those years ago. ✦ A Time For Thought by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel, obi-wan & luke & leia & han, 1.4k “The Princess is right.” General Kenobi speaks up. “While on the Death Star, I was informed that a tracking beacon had been placed on this ship. Open the hidden compartments, Solo. We are not out of danger yet. The tracking beacon must be destroyed.” “You were informed?” Luke echoes the General, looking confused. “By who?” ✦ absolute power by cosmicocean, leia & luke & han & ben & cast, 8.6k In the end, she takes the offer. In time, Luke will come to regret ever leading her to it. Where Leia becomes Empress with the intention of doing good, and falls so far. ✦ untitled by stonefreeak, obi-wan & cast, ~1k Anonymous asked: I don’t think you’ve done a fic for where Chancellor!Obi-Wan actually present the evidence and starts the corruption investigation? ✦ Ben and Grandpa Go Camping by darthnickels, vader & leia & ben, 2.9k post-ROTJ AU. Leia takes her young son to the one man she hates most– the man who may be the only one in the Galaxy who can help him
✦ untitled by legobiwan, obi-wan & dooku, ~1k The Count took his napkin and dabbed at his mouth, placing it on the table and leaning back in his chair. “So tell me, Mr. Hardeen. How did you manage to kill the Jedi Obi-wan Kenobi?”
Laura Palmer: Twin Peaks’ Homecoming Queen and Centerpiece
It all started with a Homecoming Queen. She was dead and wrapped in plastic. The hauntingly beautiful blonde North Pacific teenage dream washed up on shore, nearby the Northern Lodge is what started it all. Laura Palmer was the American Dream the bore the secrets of a hellish life and a gruesome end. And yet, her story doesn’t just yet. Laura Palmer was Town Peaks’ savior. Ripped from the innocents, she dabbled in the darkness of the woods but she never let her conscious be sucked out.
According to her secret diary, young Laura has seen over 40 sexual deviants.From the violent Leo Johnson to the corrupt Ben Horne, the sultriness of the blonde bombshell was too captive to bear. Designed as a Marilyn Monroe mockup, Palmer eerily shares Norma Jean’s descent to death in a manner no other Marilyn biopic could. Her innocence was snuffed from out of her, even before she bled to death.
Ayn Rand once wrote this about Marilyn: “Marilyn Monroe on the screen was an image of pure, innocent, childlike joy in living. She projected the sense of a person born and reared in some radiant utopia untouched by suffering, unable to conceive of ugliness or evil, facing life with the confidence, the benevolence, and the joyous self-flaunting of a child or a kitten who is happy to display its own attractiveness as the best gift it can offer the world, and who expects to be admired for it, not hurt”
That figure that radiated a brim of light and utopia among the proverbial hypocrisies of the town buried in secrets is very much like Laura herself. Her smile and bright eyes were forced to see people and the alters for what they really were. Imagine the world where all your heroism and good deeds have no importance because the pain is just too unreal. You are the captive of your own parent’s sexual deviances. You are the pawn in “The Evil that Men Do.” To live your life as the sexual prey that lingers and consumes your father is morally reprehensible.
When you see Bob inhabit Cooper in the new season, we see a different man, absolutely. But everything Bad Cooper does is in tune with survivalism, with the nature of his job, and with his take on what’s the difference between morally and ethically good and bad. Even the murders are not of significant impertinence because he sees this part of his job. It’s the Hit Man or the Bounty Hunter. You cross the line, you paid with your life. This may be because deep down, the doppelganger is the duality of all the bad that lies inside Cooper. This is a Cooper with a freewill and choice to do unrepentant harm more than the choice to be good. The Bob here seems content to wreak havoc yet humane. This Bob Cooper appears to be lascivious, crude, and detached to the lightness. He operates in the dark where he can trap the creatures of the night. His entourage is these hooligans who look like they should be a part of Deliverance.
Leland Palmer, on the hand, is obtusely repugnant because as mentioned in the original series, his entire conscious was raped and carved out of him. His whole being and sense of right and wrong are influenced by Bob himself who is more the Jiminy Cricket to Leland’s Pinocchio. Yes, it’s horrifying to know that his own innocence was taken from him when he was just a boy but that doesn’t absolve him from the crimes he committed. He is everything described in Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” Painted smiles hiding a truth only found in nightmares.
As far as we know, this Bad Cooper doesn’t rape because he doesn’t have to. He gets what he wants. That he makes very clear. The doppelganger knows he’s bad but there’s a charm to him because he’s upfront about it. In many ways, there’s no need to go insane because he’s not hiding behind secrets and the dualities that do belong to us. He acknowledges himself for him and he can truly enjoy his essence.
With Leland, there is a sick streak of a shadowed veneer underneath the handsome suburban lawyer father. He is constantly trying to pretend to be normal but he sticks out like a sore thumb. He’s no longer conduit for Bob. He is Bob and Bob is him. That’s why the evil spirit doesn’t want that vessel anymore. He wants someone pure like Laura and Cooper that he can just live without his garmonbozia. Leland was too much of an erratic liability to withstand. He was in complete denial of his willing participation in these crimes. He was a family man. Your lawyer (to a corrupt capitalist with his own shady deals, Ben Horne incidentally is Laura’s pimp), your upright citizen in a quaint little suburban town.
The true story here is of a girl who was saddled with the inescapable evils of the father and chose death over allowing that evil to be fully realized in her flesh. Laura is the victim of the story. This sweet innocence tainted by societal greed and cruelty. But she was a savior as well. A savior who decided to save a town mixed of worthless fools and sweet souls.
The demonic possession is a metaphor for the monster inside of us and some can’t control the evil we do. Is the story of Laura Palmer so incredulous to believe that her grieving father was responsible for the rape, torture, and subsequent death of her. When seeing the world through her eyes, we are at the precipice of what the town really is. A fake town who turned a blind eye to the next generation, allowing them to become pawns for the seeding underbelly that underscores the greed, corruption, and drugs presented to them. It’s an idyllic town full of hypocrites that will never escape their hometown glory nor will they know just how this tragic Homecoming Queen saved them and continues to save them from eternal damnation.
Laura is Buffy the Vampire Slayer without Scooby Gang support system behind her.
One thing I keep thinking as I rewatch Clone Wars and then look at the Last Jedi trailer is how Luke wasn’t even equipped to try ad rebuild the Jedi Order.
The Clones Wars shows us all the flaws the Order have in much greater depth than the prequels, and also how the war eroded trust in the order. we see how the Jedi are disconnected in Clone Wars and also in the prequel movies, and you start to see how people could easily be turned on them.
Luke doesn’t know any of that. There is no one alive to tell him. Like, even if Kanan Jarrus miraculously survives s4 of Rebels and meets Luke later or whatever with some random explanation of where he’s been…he was just a padawan at the time. He doesn’t know the flaws that brought down the order. The people who knew best, Obi-Wan, Vader/Anakin, and Yoda, are all dead (I mean maybe Ashoka would know but I put eve less money on her surviving than Kanan) and only Yoda even really hinted at them. Obi-Wan was on a tight schedule and more concerned with getting Luke onboard and Vader was more concerned with ““you’re my kid, join me as a Sith” and then they both died before they could tell him more. Ghost Obi-Wa helped a little but unless those three were constantly around trying to warn Luke about things the poor guy went in blind.
So Luke’s just barely getting started and doesn’t know what to watch out for and is probably also overwhelmed as hell and Snoke just slips in and corrupts Ben in front of everyone and poor Luke and everyone else don’t even know what to watch for.
I mean, would things have worked better if Luke and Anakin’s ghost talked for five minutes?
Luke: So, how’d the Emperor get you on the Dark Side anyway?
Anakin: Oh, he totally pretended to be my friend. A smart Sith Lord is great at the “sweet old man” act, at flying under the radar. Dooku kind of did that too, made people think he was a visionary. The hide in plain sight trick.
Luke: And none of the Jedi noticed?
Anakin: Well pretty much all the Jedi didn’t really trust me since I came into the order late and they saw me as way too emotional even when I had reason to be. Now that I think about it Obi-Wan might have noticed as it got really bad but the Emperor made sure he was on an away mission when it was time to finally turn me….
Anakin: Yeah. He even used me being jealous of Obi-Wan getting the mission. The Jedi were used only to kids raised in the temple for thousands of years. They had no clue what to do with me most of the time. Kind of sucked. Also meant some planets saw the Jedi as child stealers because some of them were idiots about getting the kids while they were young and didn’t use roper channels…
Yoda: History of the Jedi, not all awesome it is. Sometimes real idiots we were.
Obi-Wan: Looking back I wish I’d smacked Qui Gon for the “not here to free slaves” thing…and my teenage self for thinking I had any idea how to raise a nine year old…
Anakin: Good rule for the new order: grieving teenage Jedi should not be made to raise emotional nine year olds with traumatic backstories.