the red ripper

FRIENDLY REMINDER!

SOMEWHERE, there is a picture of the earl (not the real Ciel) being put into a dress (by Rachel, but Madam Red might have been involved). The Jack the Ripper arc is not his first time wearing a dress. Since Madam Red spent a lot of time with the kids and always wanted a daughter, I can totally see her and Rachel playing dress-up with him that way….

…the whole thing - the cries, the blood, the agony - gave me relaxation and a certain pleasure.
— 

Andrei Chikatilo, also known as,“The Butcher of Rostov” or “The Red Ripper”

Chikatilo would eventually confess to 56 murders and be executed two years later.

anonymous asked:

Hey! So about the 2CT and your recent Madam Red post. Do you think she figured out that our!Ciel isn't the real!Ciel? It would give a whole new meaning to her exclamation of "You should have never been born!" before attempting to stab him.

Hi! Mmmmm… I’m not really sure, but I rather think she never figured it out because I can’t find any scene that suggests that she knew it. One would think that as their aunt she would be able to tell the twins apart, but we have to consider that

1) indistinguishable twins do exist, at least in fiction xD (e.g. Hikaru/Kaoru from Ouran, Fai/Yūi from Tsubasa, etc)

2) at the time Ciel came back, Madam Red had already suffered from severe mental illness

3) for some reason(!) our!Ciel didn’t have any asthma attack ever since he came back (if he had, then Madam would have maybe figured out that the boy must be our!Ciel)

4) Ciel’s personality completely changed in that one month, he neither was the happy & sociable (real!)Ciel nor the weak and shy (our!)Ciel. So I guess it was difficult for everyone who knew the twins (Frances, Lizzy, etc) to tell wether the boy who returned was our!Ciel or real!Ciel.

Book Recommendations!!

1. If you like Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell then you will like Geekerella by Ashley Poston.
They both have the fandom aspect which is probably a major reason I like them so much. Fangirl has a book series similar to Harry Potter, and Geekerella has Starfield, which is kind of like Star Trek. Unlike Fangirl, Geekerella is not about a character dealing with social anxiety and school problems, It is a Cinderella retelling , and the fandom aspect is a major part of the storyline. Romance is not a priority to the main character in Geekerella, but there is romance in the novel. However, not as much as in Fangirl. Personally, I liked Geekerella more.

2. If you like 1984 by George Orwell then you will like Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
They are both dystopian novels that teach lessons important to today’s society. Personally, I liked 1984 more, but they are both great. They bot have lead characters who question their society and there are a female characters that act as catalysts in getting the main character to act. In my opinion 1984 was more horrifying, and some aspects are extremely relevant. Fahrenheit 451, on the other hand, was less horrifying, but warns against something that could happen more immediately than everything in 1984.

3. If you like Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier then you will like Uprooted by Naomi Novik.
They are both about girls who expect that someone close to them will be chose or is the special one and is okay with that, Then they are discovered to be the special one. The male lead scorns her for a while. She is woefully unprepared. That is about all the similarities. There is epic magic in Uprooted, and awesome characters. Ruby Red has a completely different journey, involving time travel.

4. If you like The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, then you will like Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.
Some characters are similar, like Will Herondale and Thomas. Some things that happen in The Infernal Devices are similar to what happens in Stalking Jack the Ripper. The main character is a girl with a brother who she really loves in each book. They both take place in the 1800s in London.

Arc lanterns, a closer look: Jack the Ripper arc

  • The top of the lantern is supposed to mimic the shape of the top of Big Ben, as also shown on the lantern.
  • The scalpels are to allude to the surgical precision of the attacks (or at least until Grell showed up with the chainsaw…).
  • The extended leg and foot with the high heel is to reference that the victims are prostitutes.
  • The lycoris/red spider lilies are not just a reference to Madam Red. If you consider their placement, they are also to symbolize the fact that these victim’s uteruses were removed. Makes it look like they are bleeding from their lower abdomens….