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Please stop boycotting “A Dog’s Purpose”. That video of “animal abuse” was posted by TMZ. TMZ, who is just about tabloids and is known to be problematic. As a trainer, the person working with the dog was doing what he could. He stayed by her side, at her level, and spoke to her and reassuringly touched her sides.
This video was ALSO made by PETA, an organization that is notoriously awful. They have stolen animals from people’s homes and euthanized them several times. They also edited the video to skip right from footage of the dog being nervous about the water right to her being IN the water, implying they just threw her in. They didn’t. She’s a German shepherd, she isn’t a water dog and would naturally be nervous. The minute she showed any sign of struggle, they removed her and cared for her. This is a trained animal and trained workers who know how to make entertainment without hurting the doggy cast. Don’t boycott this film because of a literal tabloid.

Ariel Winter attacks tabloid’s ‘trash’ story about her boyfriend

Sooner or later, most celebrities learn the rule: Never explain, never complain, especially not to supermarket tabloids.

Ariel Winter is young, only 19, so maybe she hasn’t read the memo yet — thus, her Twitter tirade against Star magazine’s story that claims the Modern Family star is the “breadwinner” in her relationship with actor Levi Meaden and that she actually pays him to “take care of her.”

She was outraged, she was incredulous, she was adamant. Not true and “not cool,” she said in a tweet that linked to a long rant.

The Illustrated Police News was one of Britain’s very first tabloids and one of the first periodicals to tap into the British public’s morbid appetite for crime and sensation. The paper was founded in 1843 and was partly inspired by the success of The Illustrated London News.
It was considered a workingman’s newspaper and was frequently condemned for appealing to lowbrow tastes yet it was not the stories printed that attracted the most criticism, it was the lewd and graphic illustrations of blood spurting from wounds, women’s faces twisted in terror as they were attacked by cruel husbands and hosts of scantily clad sleepwalkers who always happened to be attractive young ladies.
The Illustrated Police News was voted the ‘worst newspaper in England’ by readers of the Pall Mall Gazette.

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Is That True? Or did you read it in the Herald-Sun*?

(* local Murdoch tabloid rag. This quote was a union bumper sticker a few years back).

Chiromin

[Because who doesn’t love Bat Boy?]

Chiromin
This pale, hairless humanoid is the size of a human child. Its eyes bulge from its face and its ears are long and triangular. It bares its needle-like claws and teeth as it flaps about on bat-like wings growing from its back.

Chiromin, called “bat-kin” by some, are small blood-feeding humanoids with bat-like features. They are mistaken for vampires by the ignorant, but chiromin are very much alive. Nocturnal creatures, they prefer to feed on the blood of sleeping prey, stalking up to it unawares and inflicting a shallow bite. The saliva of the chiromin contains a potent anticoagulant and a painkiller, causing blood to flow from the wound without waking the victim. Rather than sucking blood, chiromin instead lap it up with long, tubular tongues. Chiromin prefer the blood of large animals, such as deer, wild cattle and livestock, although they do occasionally feed on humanoids. Although they do not echolocate like real bats do, their senses are keen enough to find ample prey in the dark.

Chiromin live in caves or in hollow trees and often share their homes with bats of all types and sizes. Although the chiromin do not have any way of controlling the bats, they find them comforting. Chiromin do not have much in the way of a material culture—weapons are limited to the occasional spear and clothing is practically unheard of. They do appreciate the treasures of man and may collect such baubles, although they rarely have much of an idea of their value or purpose. The family is the most important social unit to the chiromin, and a chiromin will gladly sacrifice its life to save that of its kin.

Chiromin vary in alignment the same way humans do, although they tend towards evil more often than not due to the influence of wicked cults and other subterranean humanoids. Good chiromin may keep livestock of their own, such as keeping near their cave a small flock of semi-feral sheep to feed on. The average chiromin stands three and a half feet tall and weighs only twenty pounds due to their lightweight bone structure.

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THAVNAIRIAN GENIES? THE TIME-STEALING TREACHERY!

Thavnair is known for bizarre imports - coeurls, the so-called ‘zodiacs’, the very concept of ‘atma’ which has led to so many homicides over the years - but The Crucible has identified the most nefarious export yet: the malicious Genie.

Genies, if you are not aware, are yet another example of the well-known truth that everything in Thavnair wants to kill you. From the bandits to the beasts, from the paupers to the princes, every living thing on that entire isle is hells-bent on ending your life and, sometimes, even profiting off it. This is, of course, why travel there has been barred off for so long. Though adventurers now sail to Hingashi and the Far East in droves, not one has been permitted to land on that most tempting but deadly of isles. And none have dared risk the wrath of the powers that be which would surely fall upon them if they broke this ruling.

Save for one lone Limsan man. Continuing the long and cherished tradition of his home city-state of disregarding all laws (even their own), the unidentified Sea Wolf raided the coast of the island nation, grabbed the first two trinkets he found and ran before he could be apprehended. The two items, a ring and a lamp, were reportedly pilfered from a cave “overflowing with treasure”. That being said, the man is Limsan, and therefore to be largely disregarded as a source.

Nevertheless, what happened after is undeniable: upon his return to Eorzea, the man attempted to polish the lamp and ring, and in so doing both roared to life, sprouting two massive, magical genies. As they burst forth, he heard a message proclaimed:

“ONE TELLS THE TRUTH SOMETIMES, ONE LIES NOW AND THEN. ONE WANTS TO AID YOU, THE OTHER SEEKS YOUR DOOM!”

Upon seeing these two hulking things, taking the form of hyuran men yet being much more, the man shrugged.

“Rings’re more valuable,” he reportedly said, then chucked the lamp into the ocean, the screaming genie falling in with it. “You. Ring man. You want to help me, right?”

“Yes,” the genie said.

“What can you do for me?”

“Four wishes”, the genie reported. “But-”

In keeping with all his other bad decisions, the Limsan man began blurting things out, eyewitnesses report. “A really big fish!”

Poof! There, flopping on the floor, was a ten-foot-long Navigator’s Dagger.

“Awesome!” Before anyone could advise the man otherwise, he continued: “I want all the money I could ever need for the rest of my life!”

Poof! A single coin.

The man, thusly angered, yelled “I SAID I WISH FOR MORE MONEY, DAMMIT!”

And with that, he fell to the floor dead, as a fistful of gil fell onto his body.

Eyewitnesses did not agree to the exact wording of what the genie said, but they do agree on the meaning: apparently it enjoys trickery and deception, and, after granting three wishes, kills the wisher. By stealing the remaining life of these idiotic souls, he extends the time he is able to remain free from the ring.

So be wary, dear reader, of any Thavnairian rings. Even the jewelry in that twelveforsaken place will kill you.

Edel Geraldine read one whole thavnairian book before writing this article.