Game of Trolls

Dear Maya,
I have missed you! It has been a very busy summer. I could tell you all kinds of stories! Speaking of stories…….The princess is very into make believe. She loves to dress up and become different characters. It is quite entertaining! Our beautiful girl is certainly playing an interesting character in her upcoming movie. She has really been studying for this role and I can’t wait to see what she shows us. Her handsome man is certainly a one man show. Ha! No one can weave a tale quite like Mr. Dior.

R: so honey, what did you think of my interview?

K: LMAO. You mean Game of Trolls?

R: Trolls…………I can’t help it. Every fucking day! I think I know all of the words to all of the songs by heart.

K: dude. You bought it for her

R: but I didn’t know I would be watching it 100 times

K: Dude. Don’t throw shade on Trolls. It’s adorable. And 100 times? I think that’s a bit of an exaggeration.

R: me? Exaggerate? Never

K: you are the trolliest

R: that’s not a word. you made that up

K: OMG! Talk about making shit up. YOU. DUDE. I bow down to you. Master of Trolldom

R: I love lying

K: you love lying? Didn’t you read Pinocchio to someone the other night?

R: Honey. Seriously. When people ask me shit I am going to give shit back

K: it’s an art form which you have perfected

R: not everything I said was a lie

K: no one knows what the fuck you said! you sent your twitter buddies over the edge

R: then my life is now complete

K: it is kinda funny

R: kinda?

K: kinda totally

R: honey it’s either kinda OR totally. You can’t be kinda totally

K: well you WERE kinda shady

R: oh that wasn’t just kinda. That was totally.

K: Shade master. Master shader. Hey what does that rhyme with?

R: you had to bring that up?

K: wtf dude. You were the one talking about your dick

R: I thought you were kinda fond of my dick

K: I’m totally fond of it

R: You know in Trolls how they yell “hug time”. How about it?

K: that’s it? Just hugging?

R: well……………I have read some pretty kinky things

K: besides Pinocchio? You know when he lies his nose grows

R: I bet you can make me grow

K: is that a challenge? I accept

R: you’re some kinda wonderful you know that?

K: awwwww I love that song

R: then I shall sing it for you

K: I kinda love you

R: wait what? Only kinda?

K: ok. totally. I totally love you

R: yeah? I totally love you more

So sweet Maya
I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer! I adore the sunshine and it has been quite hot here but every once in a while you can find a bit of shade and being in the shade can be all kinda fun! It’s going to be OK.

Madame Red 2ct headcanon

I headcanon that Madame Red knew the whole time that Our Ciel was not the twin he claimed to be.

It holds up thematically. In her flashback in chapter 10, Angelina talks about how much she loved Vincent Phantomhive, and how after her sister bore his children, she threw herself into parties and studying to try to avoid the pain. 

Angelina knew what it was like to have an older sibling who got attention she wanted (in her case, from the man she loved). She wanted to take her sister’s place as Vincent’s wife. She might understand her nephew literally taking his brother’s place.

In chapter 8 after Ciel beats Madame Red at chess and they say goodnight, Madame Red actually *winks* as she says his name.

(volume 2 pg 138 - source)

(Of course, she could also be winking because she’s the culprit Ciel has been hunting for, and she means she won’t “lose next time” in that context instead.)

Madame Red also references how many times Ciel has beaten her at chess. Look at the little surprise marks over Ciel’s head.

(volume 2 pg 136 - source)

Maybe Madame Red played against both twins, and they were both good at chess. But if our Ciel was the only one regularly beating her when they were little, she just tipped her hand to him that she knows which twin he is.

(Of course, Ciel didn’t really beat Madame Red at chess in this chapter. He talked about the nature of winning and cheating, and moved his pieces around against the rules in order to prove his point. So you could also read this scene showing that our Ciel is not actually good at playing chess like his brother was, which is part of why he relies on breaking the rules and playing selfishly in order to win.)