Here it is!!!
Exclusive Foxzilla Interview!
By Nika *last name*
One fateful Sunday morning, reporter Nika (she wishes to not reveal her last name) got an interview with Foxzilla.
Nika: Hi, Foxzilla.
Foxzilla: Hello, strange fox-human.
Nika: I’m Nika. Anyway, where are you from?
Foxzilla: A different dimension.
Nika: Well, I know THAT, but what is your dimension named?
Foxzilla: It doesn’t translate into your language.
Nika: Oh… do you have any family?
Foxzilla: Yes, ten sisters and a brother nobody likes.
Nika: Cool. I have two little sisters and an older brother.
Foxzilla: That’s nice… what are they named?
Nika: My little sisters are Shelly and Shayla, and my older brother is named for Rufus. He makes video games!
Foxzilla: What are video games?
Nika: I’ll explain them later, I have to ask all these questions… what do you do with the cats?
Foxzilla: Keep them as pets.
Nika: So you don’t eat them?
Foxzilla: Of course not! I only eat vegan foods.
Nika: That’s weird. Last question: Will you take over the world and imprison all humans?
Nika: WHAT? Then why are you so nice to me?
Foxzilla: You’re a non-human. Duh.
Nika: Oh, right. Anyway, I should probably warn humanity. Want to go to lunch later?
Foxzilla: Sounds good!
As you can see, unless you are a non-human, you should probably build a bunker. Also, stay away from Nika. She might be working with Foxzilla to take over.
Universal Individualism Teaser
Me personally, I would like for all stereotypes to go away. I wish we could erase this idea of differences from people's minds, and yet have everybody accept others' differences. My theology is that of the Universal Individualist; we're all floatin' the same boat. Are you a human? (If you are an alien, my apologies for your dilemma.) Me, I'm pretty sure I'm human. BOOM! We are the same. Yet, if you are different beyond that, then what do I care? We're both alive, we both want to stay alive. What if we're from different countries? Me, I'm from Earth. What about you? What if, in the future, people live on different planets? Guess what? I'm from this universe! We'll have a grand time! So, you know, since we're in the same boat, how 'bout I don't sink it to spite you, and you do the same. We're all human here, so why treat each other badly?
Into the Portal
By Madia McYonn and Rhonda Night
Today, two of our reporters went into Caroline’s basement to report on the portal and what’s beyond it. Madia McYonn will be reporting on the conditions outside of the portal, and Rhonda Night will go into the portal.
The portal appears the just be a hole in the ground, leading into a black void. There are things floating in the void, such as cat whiskers and fox hair. The air around the portal is hard to breathe, and it smells like foxes.
Foxzilla’s dimension is mostly empty. It appears to be mostly rock, but there are hairballs near caves. Upon further investigation, the cats are kept in the caves. They are allowed outside once a day, they are fed fish-like plant material, and they sleep on heated rocks. Doesn’t seem too bad, except for the fact they miss their owners. The Foxzillas live in these caves, too. Except Cat, he lives outside in a dark canyon.
That’s pretty much it. Please do not go near or into the portal, as we don’t know if the air in the Foxzilla dimension is safe for humans. (If you’re going to say “Rhonda went into it”, remember she’s an alien.)
Interview with Zil-Zil, One of Foxzilla’s brothers
By Nika *last name*
Nika: Hello, I'm a fox. The only reason I smell like a cat is because I was... scaring cats.
Zil-Zil: I BET YOU'RE LYING!!! I BET YOU'RE A CAT IN DISGUISE!!! I HATE CATS!!! I HATE YOU!!!
Nika: No, really, I am! I have a fox tail, you see? And fox ears! I'm a fox! Anyway, moving onto the first question... what do you eat, mostly?
Zil-Zil: SALAD WITH LOTS OF NUTS!!! YUCK! I WISH I COULD EAT CAT MEAT EVERY DAY, FOR EVERY MEAL, DRINK THEIR BLOOD INSTEAD OF WATER!!!
Nika: Uh... okay. MOVING ON. What are your opinions on the other Foxzilla sisters that have come to Lunaville, being Foxzilla, Cat, Fox-Fox, Zilly, and Foxy?
Zil-Zil: I HATE CAT!!! SHE'S SO HORRIBLE I WROTE A SONG ABOUT HER:
"Cat, oh, Cat, I hate you so,
I WANT TO EAT YOU UP!
Cat, oh, Cat, like a sleeping doe,
OH, I HATE YOUR SOUL!!!"
Do you like it?
YOU BETTER LIKE IT, YOU FAT, UGLY CAT IN A FOX COSTUME!!!
Nika: HOW DARE YOU INSULT CAT, THE MOST ADORABLE FOXZILLA, THE CINNAMON ROLL OF THE FAMILY? I WILL THROW MY COFFEE AT YOU! *Nika proceeds to angrily throw coffee and tea at Zil-Zil for insulting her adopted fox child*
Zil-Zil: YOU ARE A CAT!!! I KNEW IT!!! I KNEW IT!!! I WILL HURT YOU!!!
*Gets into a wrestling match with Nika until producers pull them apart.*
Nika: *glares at Zil-Zil* Do you imprison cats, like your sisters and sibling?
Zil-Zil: I CAN'T!!! I CAN ONLY FORCE THEM TO WORK IN THE MINES WHERE MANY DIE!! MANY IS NOT ENOUGH!!! ALL CATS SHOULD DIE!!!
Nika: You fiend... do you know any crafts, like knitting, or drawing chibi foxes?
Zil-Zil: YES!!! I LIKE KNITTING USING CAT FUR YARN! I AM WEARING A COAT MADE OUT OF CATS RIGHT NOW!!!
Nika: *snarls* Anyway . . . would you like to address the fact your sister, Zilly, invaded a school?
Zil-Zil: THAT'S HER NICKNAME. HER REAL NAME IS ZILLA. I ALSO INVADED A SCHOOL, AND I DID IT BETTER!!!
Nika: Well, Zilla actually invaded a school of magic, so I believe that it’s more dangerous than a private kindergarten . . .
Zil-Zil: WELL...OKAY, FINE, THAT'S THE ONE THING ANYBODY'S EVER DONE BETTER THAN ME!!!
Nika: *exasperated sigh* Well, those are all the questions. Would you like to say anything?
Zil-Zil: I HATE CATS!!!! I HATE CATS!!! I HATE CATS AND I WANT TO RIP THEIR FUR OUT AND MURDER THEM!!! I HATE CATS!!! I HATE CATS…
Nika: Well, that finishes our interview! Now, Zil-Zil,- (The interview was cut off when Nika attempted to attack Zil-Zil)
Lunaville is under attack, but recently villages and farmlands outside have been attacked by Foxilla’s relatives! “I just canna believe that my farm is now rubble. Thankfully, a coupla constructors are tryin’ tuh help me get back on my feet.” said a weary-eyed man on Saturday. Many reports of structures that have survived hurricanes, blizzards, earthquakes, even fires, and more have been brought to the ground by Foxillas. It is tragic. Luckily, a rag-tag bunch of students and other civilians have come together to raise funds for the people who have now been made homeless.
“I’m proud to be part of this!” reported a peppy 27-year-old civilian from Lunaville. The mutter of agreement from the others was thundering, and we’re glad. Now even businesspeople are helping and giving up grant money for the ruins. The people are coming together to fight the beasts as one! This is momentous and we are VERY excited to see what the teams sent out to fight Foxilla in person are going to do.
Foxilla will be brought over to a research facility when caught. We do not wish to maim or kill Foxilla, but we do want to get information. We have a team of experts in animal-tongues waiting at the facility to ‘interview’ Foxilla. News will be published as soon as we have it in articles.
“I can’t believe it!” said 45-year-old Missy Germ on Sunday. “It’s fantasticalistical that Lunaville and neighboring Moon Areas are comin’ together for this! Yipee!”
That’s the story, folks. Foxilla’s apocalypse is gathering speed, but Lunaville has somehow managed to keep it’s togetherness and pep during this time of war!
ANXIETY MONSTER IN TOWN!
Last night, in Lunaville, New Moonland, something appeared. Witnesses say that it was a huge, purple monster with a horn on its nose.
"It was roughly the size of a car." said one witness as one of our reporters questioned her. "It was very cute, but it scared my dog very much. All animals I see seem terrified of it."
Apparently this was because this creature was from someone's anxiety closet. It's closet owner had gotten upset when the monster told them that they had been wrong all along and that cats actually ruled the world. The closet owner then threw it out. The town's animal control tried to catch it and failed a miraculous amount of times, team members coming back anxious by the dozens. Then, the team came up with a plot to use the monster's favorite food as bait. Soon, they discovered that it was a herbivore after they saw it eat some leaves of a bush. After that, the made the trap.
The trap was a nice, cozy cage with some salad in a bowl as a lure. After setting it up, they waited, and it worked.
While carrying the monster back, the monster made a few comments himself.
"I'm loving this salad, what's in it?" he said as he munched "Also, I like this cage, and I'm sorry I made you people anxious, it's just my job. Thank you for trying to return me to my closet!"
Eventually the monster was returned to its closet, and sadly, the owner spent a month in jail for throwing it out so that it was loose. Wreakage initiated in people's gardens due to plant chomping from the herbivorous monster, but all else was well.
How to Keep Your Cats Safe
By Harper Chaucer
Attention, residents of Lunaville:
As you know, the Foxzillas have invaded our town. They are known to terrify cats, so here is why and how you should keep your cats safe:
THEY’RE TOO CUTE TO GO INTO A DANGEROUS DIMENSION
They might make the Foxzillas stronger.
Your cat will never come back if they go into the portal. (Which is in Caroline’s basement) (EDITOR’S NOTE: I didn’t mean to let them make a portal! -Editor Caroline)
Keep your cat indoors.
Make “indoors” a heavily guarded bunker.
Give your cat earplugs.
Do not let strange foxes into your bunker/house, especially if they are the size of a horse.
You probably shouldn’t do that anyway.
Unless it’s Cat, he’s fine.
I hope you take this seriously, as your cat’s safety is very important.
Shira's Shoutout for this week! A new member, who has recently joined, deserves this shoutout--for sure! She is an amazing, kind, and friendly person. You should definitely talk to her! Without further ado, let's meet this fantastic member! Here's a little bit about her:
What state she lives in: New Mexico
Favorite color: Blue or green
Favorite food: Pasta fagioli
Favorite animal: An otter
Least favorite color: Yellow
Least favorite food: Mushrooms
Least favorite animal: Flamingos
What she likes to do in her spare time: Chat with friends
And this is the Marvelous Marie!
Human Rights Article
Human rights article #3 states that every person has the life to life, liberty, and personal security. But, in a country where our Constitution states that every person has the right to safety of person, this seems horribly enforced.
The United States has a habit of treating the 74.5 million African Americans in our country very badly. Since the founding of our nation, we have been treating African Americans with disrespect, hate, and prejudice. When we first won independence from Britain in 1783, most African Americans were slaves, usually treated cruelly. Then, our new country fought the Civil War, which, although it did not begin as a struggle to free the slaves and African Americans in the U.S., it did end as one, with President Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing any and all slaves in states fighting against the Union. After this was a period in our nation’s history we call ‘Reconstruction’. During Reconstruction, we actually went through three presidents. President Lincoln, President Jackson, and President Grant, and each had different strategies and views concerning Reconstruction. Lincoln had the 10% Plan. The 10% Plan basically said that if 10% of the voters in a Confederate State swore an oath of loyalty to the Union then that state could be readmitted to the Union.
Well, Reconstruction went well for a while, and African Americans were able to do many things, such as vote, but President Lincoln got assassinated, and people started to lose interest in it. When President Ulysses S. Grant got elected, he agreed to two things. One: That all Union troops would leave the south, and Two: All Union installed government officials would be replaced with officials elected by that state.
This caused problems for African Americans in the South. Any military protection they might have had was gone, and now laws could be made reverting African Americans, basically, back to slavery.
In 1865, a group called the Ku Klux Klan, or KKK, was founded. They were based on hate crimes against African Americans. They took part in lynchings, raids, and other such crimes against African Americans.
Now, in 2017, African Americans have a great many rights that they did not have before. But they are still discriminated against. Nationwide, African Americans represent 26% of juvenile arrests, 44% of youth who are detained, 46% of the youth who are judicially waived to criminal court, and 58% of the youth admitted to state prisons. Together, African American and Hispanics comprised 58% of all prisoners in 2008, even though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately 25% of the US population. Hate crimes still exist. Some police officers show this discrimination in the field. Some judges or juries show this discrimination when facing a case.
These are stereotypes that have to end. We have to be better than this. I urge you to open your mind and your heart and let go of these unfair and untrue stereotypes. One person does not define a population!
CRYING, DOES IT MAKE YOU WEAK?
I cry a lot. Like, a lot. Whenever I'm sad, stressed, happy, laughing too hard, angry, and at the end of pretty much every movie. Even the cheesy ones. For a long time, I felt super embarrassed and weak whenever I bursted into tears; even when nobody was around. I felt like a giant crybaby. Which I guess, is accurate. I am a giant crybaby, but I feel like it's time to stop being embarrassed over tears. There are three different types of tears: Basal, reflex, and emotional, but I'm going to be focusing mostly on the latter.
Crying is good for you! When you cry, chemicals and hormones are released that make you feel better. Endorphins are released to reduce pain (according to limited research) and are why you feel better at least for a short time after bawling your eyes out. Researchers believe that crying is your body ridding itself of toxins. Don't be afraid to let it out, you'll feel much better afterward!
Crying is human. We may be the only species that cries emotional tears, (it's possible that elephants and primates do as well) so embrace it. I believe that life is an experience that you only get one shot at, so you should soak in every bit of it. Human emotion is a beautiful thing, (crying itself, well, maybe not the most beautiful thing to look at, but you know what I mean) so if I spend a bit more time than others expressing that then I don't see why it should be a problem.
Crying can be a display of empathy. If you're one to cry during sad movies (or if you're like me, during any movie) I think that's really just a display of a kind heart. Being able to show how much you care about other people is an ability, not a weakness. Don't be ashamed of your tears, there's nothing shameful about them. Because in the end, it's better to just let the tears fall.
Alia Hoyt "How Crying Works" 2 July 2008.
HowStuffWorks.com. <https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/emotions/crying.htm>; 20 December 2017
Laura Schocker 10 January 2014 "13 Things You Probably Don't Know About Tears" <http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/tear-facts_n_4570879>;
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