Five years ago, photographer Shane Lavalette was commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to produce brand new photographs of the south, through his eyes, for their 2012 exhibition: Picturing the South.
Many of its images became part of Lavalette’s larger project-turned-monograph, One Sun, One Shadow, released in 2016. Highlighting the south’s elegant stillness and beauty, the book reflects a deep seeing and visual meditation into the essence of this region.
Bitty loves Seattle as much as a southerner can love a city that barely sees the sunshine, and he loves his boys, but god bless it if he doesn’t cross his fingers and toes every year hoping to get picked up by a Metropolitan team so he can at least live on the same coast as Jack.
For a few blissful months every year, Bitty gets his husband back; and promptly does none of what he’s planned to do with said husband.
(Also, point-of-order, Jack’s three-year, 1.2 million a year Falconers contract is on the lower end of the spectrum. The average (2016) NHL salary is around 2.9 mil a year, meaning Jack went pretty cheap for someone being scouted by so many teams. Did our beloved Canadian hockey robot turn down mad-money elsewhere to sign with the Falconers? Probably.)
They’re both snuggled up together in a rare moment of post-season calm. Neither are keen to move any more than the absolutely have to; tucked into lopsided couch cushions while the television plays split-screened between another film missed in theaters and the NHL Network.
It’s been a long, hard-fought season for them both: the Falconers knocked out of the playoffs in the second round, the Schooners barely making a dent in the first. Combine that with their newfound ‘chronic’ injuries and Bitty is happy to just lie here, mindlessly groping any part of Jack he can reach: he’s currently got a handful of pec, while Jack alternates between Bitty’s ass and lower back. It’s not arousing at all, just comfortable; until Jack’s wandering fingers hit a sore spot.
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.