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Courier Staff

Peter Swann

Information to come

Role: Editor in Chief

Kevin Ferris

Enjoys using Comic Sans.

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Case Arkwright

Role: Network Administrator
Intro: a disheveled and scruffy young fellow
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Sua Swann

Recently graduated from Brown University, Sua Swann is our star junior reporter. When she's not out buying the team lunch and fulfilling coffee orders at the Lodge, she's hunting out leads for her next story.

Role: Junior Reporter.
Intro: A raven-haired woman with sculpted, Asian features.
Mobile: 710-0838
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Recent Articles

Why Pineapple Belongs on Pizzas

17th of January, 2021

[Printed near the middle of the Haven Courier, in the lifestyle section.]

This week in the lifestyle supplement of Haven Courier, we aim to try and solve the age old problem of whether pineapple belongs on pizza or not. The debate having been brought to a head in our local community with the opening of two new pizzerias on the north side: Luigi's and Marios.

Marios is a little more traditional as you might expect from a pizzeria claiming to be pineapple free, while Luigi embraces it's hipster vibe and boldly and proudly shows off it's pineapples.

A Greek immigrant by the name of Sotirios "Sam" Panopoulosis widely thought to have been the inventor of the Hawaiian pizza in 1962 and died not understanding why his creation caused so much controversy. And I admit, I do sympathise with the guy. Most do not think twice about tacos al pastor or spit roast pork with rings of grilled pineapple.

In a recent survey conducted by Time Magazine, a number of pineapple on pizza haters, lovers and a smattering of those in between were brought together for a taste testing. And remarkably, the majority of those that came in with strong claims of dislike, found themselves enjoying it, and making comments like: "I was worried this would happen. This is actually pretty good," and "This isn't as bad as I remembered tasting."

It seems that much of the hatred for pineapples on pizza has come about not from a genuine dislike of the taste, but rather another bandwagon for people to jump on and dislike each other for, brought about by memes and internet videos. A safe way to bond together as a tribe over a mutual dislike for an inanimate object.

But as well, some people have been burned by poor execution of it, where thick chunks of sugary sweet pineapple have been dumped on strips of ham and cheese. The truth of the matter is, if you hit that amazing cosmic balance between salty, sweet and savoury elements, pineapple pizza isn't just good. It's pretty bloody amazing.

With Valentines Day just under a month away...

... it's time to start thinking about what to get the woman, man or goat in your life. And what better way to show them just how special they are to you than a bottle of exquisite perfume from The Fragrant Tree?

And our top three picks? For men, Myrrh and Tonka by Jo Malone. For women, Viper Green by Ex Nihilo and for your favourite goat in your life? Fucking Fabulous by Tom Ford of course.

The Fragrant Tree: 63 Beech Street, Haven.

By Sua Swann
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That FISH Thing

15th of January, 2021

[Printed near the middle of the Haven Courier, in the local news section.]

The meeting drew quite a large number of locals to the Hometown diner and began on a light note, with chipmunky helium voices brought about by delightful tentacle-dangling purple helium squid balloons and many in the crowd admiring one of the local Deputies. Attention in parts of the diner soon shifted to someone that was referred to simply as 'that hot uncle', though we were not able to identify this mystery man from amongst the crowd.

Once things got underway, a chirpy redhead woman took to the mic first, quickly educating us on the meaning of the FISH thing. And I think there were more than a few disappointed locals who were expecting free seafood baskets, and instead learned that it stood for: Friends Intent on Saving Haven. A group focused on ensuring the natural fish resource out in the bay is not put at risk, and the incomes of so many locals remains secure. And while you might be quick to dismiss this as something that doesn't effect you in your job at the checkout, or at one of the many local strip clubs, it's these fishermen that drive the economy in Haven. If they're not earning a profit, we're not either.

Powerpoint slideshows and various graphs were thrown up for everyone to see, and all of them painting a very grim picture: Haven is in trouble. After the recent storms, the fish numbers have dropped drastically and have not yet recovered, and no one quite knows why. And with so many lives lost in the storm, the fishing community is still reeling and needs your help. It needs the help of whole of the Haven populace.

They are after donations to help support the surviving families who have lost their loved ones to the storm and help tide over the fishing community till the fish stocks have been restored. And they need able bodied women and men to help them investigate and discover exactly what's going on out there.

Link To GoFundMe Page - Link To Signup Page

The evening finished with Bo playing a haunting song on his ukelele.

Out along the harbour reach
Boats stand dried up on the beach
Ghost-like in the early dawn
Empty, now the fish are gone.

What will become of people now?
Try to build a life somehow
Hard, hard times are back again
No more fish, no fishermen.

With Valentines Day just under a month away...

... it's time to start thinking about what to get the woman, man or goat in your life. And what better way to show them just how special they are to you than a bottle of exquisite perfume from The Fragrant Tree?

And our top three picks? For men, Myrrh and Tonka by Jo Malone. For women, Viper Green by Ex Nihilo and for your favourite goat in your life? Fucking Fabulous by Tom Ford of course.

The Fragrant Tree: 63 Beech Street, Haven.

By Sua Swann
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Official Public Warning

6th of January, 2021

[Printed near the back of the Haven Courier, in the gossip section.]

We're not ones to gossip Courierettes (I jest, this is the gossip column after all!) but in some instances things need to be said for the good of the community. Take it is an official sleaze warning from one woman to all of woman-kind: Don't fall for those Irish charms. Don't get lost in those malachite green eyes. Nor his pretty face, or built form. It's not worth it. Unfortunately our lawyers prevent us mentioning names, but there's few enough Irish soulless ginger gits in town that I know you can work it out.

Why? He just wants to take you to bed. And he will lie, and cheat to do so. Chances are, he's got a girlfriend, probably several, but he won't tell you that. And if you think you're one of the lucky ones, that you're special. That he won't do that to you, smarten up. Take note of the fact that he's never really that affectionate with you in public. Or how he never introduces you as his girl to his friends, who don't even seem to know you're a thing. It's all so he can continue playing the field.

But chances are you are going to make excuses for his actions. And you're not ready to hear this yet. Regardless though, when it goes bad, we're here for you. There's many of us now, you could say an army even. And it won't be long before he runs out of women in this small town.

Haven Residents, protect yourself from flu this fall and winter with a flu vaccine.

While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, it can protect you from becoming sick with flu and needing medical care. Flu is another serious respiratory illness that can cause missed work, hospitalizations, and, in some cases, even death. The combination of flu and COVID-19 could easily overwhelm our healthcare facilities.

Protect yourself, your family, and your community from flu by getting vaccinated.

Book your appointment with Doctor Arkwright today: 710-1100

By Sua Swann
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Meet Your Final Bachelors Part V

4th of January, 2021

[Printed near the back of the Haven Courier, in the lifestyle section.]

Okay beautiful people, our local Fisherman Jake, is unwilling to go up against Billy, the favourite, and has dropped out of the contest, leaving just our final contestant, Richard. Keep your eyes posted for the posters around town, there will be a notice up soon for the reveal party, where we learn just who you decided wins!

Richard

[The profile is headed up by a photo of a strawberry blond man with a short haircut in his early twenties and wearing an open black overcoat, both hands tucked into the front pocket of his jeans]

Richard is a honest, easy-going local Amish man, who wants a woman that's just as straight-laced and natural as he is. Forget about makeup or jewelry, he wants you to embrace the natural hairy you. But not too much hair mind you. Wouldn't want to mistake you for a werewolf or bear or something. And while I'm sure that you're enamoured with his profile so far, ladies. He's got one critical failing point in my books: He doesn't like cats. I can practically hear you all collectively gasp: Who doesn't like cats? Well. This guy doesn't.

So if you're more of a dog person, this Amish guy just might be for you.

Text RICHARD to vote for Haven's favourite Amish guy when voting lines open.


And with this publication, the voting lines will be open to text your favourite. So to recap, here are your Bachelors:

Text ZIGGY to vote for Haven's resident bad boy.

Text KENJI to vote for Haven's token Japanese guy.

Text SEAN to vote for Haven's soulless ginger git.

Text BILLY to vote for Haven's favourite goat.

Text MATTIEU to vote for Haven's favourite Cajun chef.

Text ALESSIA to vote for the token woman candidate.

Text CHITTE to vote for Haven's favourite old man.

Text RICHARD to vote for Haven's favourite Amish guy.

TEXT YOUR VOTE TO: 710-1155.

One vote per phone number used. Voting texts charged at $10 each.

[OOC: Characters are welcome to, and encouraged to cheat. Make use of your skills to secure extra votes, roleplay it out, and then submit an ooc note to me with a paragraph or two about what you're doing. Financial bribes welcome!]

Haven Residents, protect yourself from flu this fall and winter with a flu vaccine.

While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, it can protect you from becoming sick with flu and needing medical care. Flu is another serious respiratory illness that can cause missed work, hospitalizations, and, in some cases, even death. The combination of flu and COVID-19 could easily overwhelm our healthcare facilities.

Protect yourself, your family, and your community from flu by getting vaccinated.

Book your appointment with Doctor Arkwright today: 710-1100

By Sua Swann
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Meet Your Bachelors Part IV

3rd of January, 2021

[Printed near the back of the Haven Courier, in the lifestyle section.]

We're nearly done lovelies, and we've saved some of the best for last, and because we do not really think it's going to be fair to profile swoon-worthy Chitte alongside anyone else, he's on his lonesome. We've only got a couple more to go, and voting lines will soon be open!

Chitte

[The profile is headed up by a photo of a rugged and rowdy roughneck with riotous red hair in his fifties and wearing a leather jacket. The photo is taken showing the man holding a horn in hand, in an entirely suggestive manner.]

Wow. What-a-man, what-a-man, what-a-man. What a mighty good man. AmIright girls? Sure, Chitte's 's a little bit on the old side, and probably peaked sexually a couple of decades ago and dyes his hair… but that doesn't mean he's not a catch? And boy does he know just what to say you get a girl all moist. Of all the contestants, he was the only one who truly got me all flustered. Best pickup lines by far.

Sadly, though girls, he's only got eyes for Billy. Calling himself goat-curious, we're totally here for this budding romance between our contestants as they stare at each fondly across the meadow while doing yoga.

So if you want this mid-life-crisis-waiting-to-happen to sweep you off your feet, you're out of luck.

Everyone but Billy need not apply.

Text CHITTE to vote for Haven's favourite old man when voting lines open.

Haven Residents, protect yourself from flu this fall and winter with a flu vaccine.

While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, it can protect you from becoming sick with flu and needing medical care. Flu is another serious respiratory illness that can cause missed work, hospitalizations, and, in some cases, even death. The combination of flu and COVID-19 could easily overwhelm our healthcare facilities.

Protect yourself, your family, and your community from flu by getting vaccinated.

Book your appointment with Doctor Arkwright today: 710-1100

By Sua Swann
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Still to come, Richard, and Jake, please contact Sua on 710-0838 when you're ready for an appointment.

Local Business In Drug Controversy

1st of January, 2021

[Printed towards the front of the Haven Courier, in the local news section.]

An unnamed informant recently told Haven Courier of her moonlight experiences at certain bar on Deadwood, relating that after having one of their martinis, she felt a bit woozy.. And everything was blank until she woke up the next day next to a woman she did not know. While another customer reported that they sell restricted drugs, right over the bar. Hype, cocaine, they have it all. We're sure the local HSD is looking into this, but for now, we recommend you give this bar, a wide berth.

[...]

More on this still developing story to come.

By Sua Swann
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Meet Your Bachelors Part III

1st of January, 2021

[Printed near the back of the Haven Courier, in the lifestyle section.]

It is great sadness that I have to announce the departure of one of our favourite bachelors from the competition, Edward Grimes as he has had to unexpectedly leave town. But don't worry, we still have a healthy selection of pretty men, a goat and a woman for us to enjoy. I present to you, our next two bachelors candidates!

Mattieu

[The profile is headed up by a photo of an athletic, bronze-skinned man with blue eyes in a typical muscle man pose, shirtless and flexing a rather impressive looking bicep, pecs and abs caught mid flex in the shot.]

Like many in Haven, Mattieu is the stereotypical fun-loving guy that wants his cake and to eat it too. He wants to shack up with that special guy and cook up a storm, and take them out for romantic walks on the beach. Just that, the right kind of guy has to allow him to do whatever he wants, and not hamper his carefree ways and continue to let him plow the field of men in Haven. Sound familiar readers? But it's okay, because he's completely trust worthy.

So if you a sexy hunk of a Cajun to wrestle your gator, Mattieu just might be the guy for you.

Monogamous people need not apply.

Text MATTIEU to vote for Haven's favourite Cajun chef when voting lines open.

Alessia

[The profile is headed up by a photo of a tatted, small-statured woman in her late twenties wearing a daring a black skater-skirt dress with a plunging neckline. The shot is taken mid-spin, with the woman showing off the ink on her body]

Alessia is a bad-ass woman, with a soft side who is looking for a strong and confident partner that will treat her right, and isn't afraid to show off. She wants someone that respects her, but doesn't curse (times cursing during interview, 4). So if you don't mind a hypocritical girl that enjoys the odd fight or two, Alessia's a real sweetheart.

F***ing meek cowards and tattoo haters need not apply.

Text ALESSIA to vote for the token woman candidate when voting lines open.

We're looking for sponsors for prizes for Havens' Top Bachelor. Contact me to find out more!

By Sua Swann
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Still to come, Richard,and Jake, please contact Sua on 710-0838 when you're ready for an appointment.

Collect your secret santa present by the end of the week or it will be donated to charity.

Meet Your Bachelors Part II

29th of December, 2020

[Printed near the back of the Haven Courier, in the lifestyle section.]

I swear, I have the worst job in the world: photographing a dozen tasty, half naked men and women, and getting to know them, intimately, all in the name of a good story. It's a tough job, Havenites, but someone has to do it. And I'm just willing to go that extra mile for a good story. Today's candidates include Sean and Billy. *flustery fans self*

Sean

[The profile is headed up by a photo of a fair man with coppery hair and green eyes wearing a trenchcoat and shirt. He leans one elbow on a desk, a sly smirk given to the camera with a look of mischief in his green eyes. While leaning on his elbow, he makes sure a good slice of flesh is shown where his unbuttoned shirt is and his coppery hair is draped to other side.]

Seductive hunk of a man that is Sean is looking for nothing less than perfection. He's picky girls, as he hunts for that elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. He wants a special woman who is smart, charming, erudite, and funny. And like Ziggy, he's all bad boy. He wants to break you out of the prison that is your mundane and boring life, take you on a pub crawl through Dublin and steal you flowers from the gardens of Protestants.

So if you can look past that whole soulless ginger thing he's got going on, you can't go wrong with this guy, ladies.

Vapid blondes need not apply.

Text SEAN to vote for Haven's soulless ginger when voting lines open.

Princess Billy The Goat

[The profile picture shows an old goat, quite literally, in a tutu and a princess hat. He has a lengthy greying beard that extends a good length down from the end of his chin. He has intense orange eyes that stare deep into the very core of your soul. ]

Billy is an exceptionally cool goat who is not afraid of dressing and being exactly who he is: A goat. Looking positively pretty in a sparkling pink tutu, he struts the length of the meadow like he owns the place, and that's quite likely because he does. Popular with all the ladies, he's been playing the field for a while and ready to settle down.. For the right nanny. And he likes nothing more than taking the right nanny out for a spot of outdoor yoga and chasing of trespassers.

Drama queens need not apply.

Text BILLY to vote for Haven's favourite goat when voting lines open.

We're looking for sponsors for prizes for Havens' Top Bachelor. Contact me to find out more!

By Sua Swann
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Interviews needed with the remaining Bachelors, Chitte, Alessia, Richard, Mattieu, Edward, and Jake, please contact Sua ASAP on 710-0838 to book an appointment.

There are still Secret Santa presents to collect, contact Sua on 710-0838 to arrange!

Meet Your Bachelors Part I

28th of December, 2020

[Printed near the back of the Haven Courier, in the lifestyle section.]

At the Courier, we've had a shocking number of men putting their names forward for the Haven's Top Bachelor competition. Attracted by the promise of fame and glory, or perhaps just wanting to get laid, we've had people from all walks of life throw their name into the Bachelor hat. And tonight, we present to you the first two to be featured, "Zigigy" Sigmund and Kenji!

Ziggy

[The profile is headed up by a photo of gangly, fair skinned fellow wearing a green army jacket and fleece lined cap. He looks caught off guard by the photo, like a deer in headlights, but still, there's something charming and almost innocent about the shot]

Ziggy isn't into goats and wants a low-maintenance pot-plant, I mean, girlfriend to share life with. But don't be fooled into thinking this one is boring and sedate, he's got a criminal past that puts him squarely in the "Bad Boy" category. Ziggy wants to take you for a ride in his van (candy optional) and drive you out into the woods (axe murdering optional) and do something fun and relaxing. He enjoys books, writing and working with clay and he's ready to re-enact that Ghost scene with you.

Needy and Narcs need not apply.

Text ZIGGY to vote for Haven's resident bad boy when voting lines open.

 


Kenji

[The profile is headed up by a profile of an asian man of middling height with black hair wearing a black sports jacket and crewneck t-shirt. He stands in front of a rack of weapons, one hand stroking a beard that doesn't exist in a thoughtful manner. Even weirder? His lower body has been photoshopped (badly) onto buff kangaroo showing off his pecs ]

Lovely, sweet lonely man seeks someone to help him keep his bed warm at night and make bad porn together. He's not picky, he likes them all, tall, short, dark blonde, as long as you're willing to show him a whole new world that is America. He wants to take his dream girl out to the shooting range, and then back to his place after for dinner, and star watching, or fireplace sitting. But don't be fooled into thinking Kenji is boring, he's got a few tricks with a knife up his sleeve.

Dirty thieves need not apply.

Text KENJI to vote for Haven's token Japanese guy when voting lines open.

By Sua Swann
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Interviews needed with the remaining Bachelors, Chitte, Sean, Richard, Mattieu, Edward, and Jake, please contact Sua ASAP on 710-0838 to arrange.

There are still Secret Santa presents to collect, contact Sua on 710-0838 to arrange!

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Tournament

23rd of December, 2020

[Printed near the back of the Haven Courier, in the lifestyle section.]

Tonight, Haven was host to the Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Tournament at The Retreat on DeadwoodStreet, with Cynthia and Noah on hand to help out the competitors. We had Narcolepsy, Katsuro, Richard Hertz and myself competing. Richard won the first round against Narcolepsy, though that might just have been because Narcolepsy lived up to his name and fell asleep mid-game. And tonight this was his downfall, handing over the victory to Dick.

I was able to secure a win against Katsuro who was graceful in his loss, and faced with skill that was far in excess of his own, rather than face a humiliating defeat, Richard Hertz folded. He tipped over his King, handing me the tournament. I was modest in my win, of course.

When I asked myself what I thought impacted on my success, despite having never played before, I said: "Pure skill. But I couldn't have done it without all of my supporters. I'd like to thank… Dick Hertz for recognising his superior. The Lodge, for their endless supply of shitty coffee. And Spring for ensuring that I had the right angry frame of mind to smash those little buttons."

"As to what am I going to do with my winnings? Who couldn't resist that Totoro backpack they sell! And maybe a few comics to add to my collection too!"

[...]

By Sua Swann
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This article has been sponsored by Ito Security Solutions. Ito Security Solutions provides you with range of quality combat and defensive weaponry. From excellent firearms to stunning reproduction katanas. They even do custom designs! You can find Ito Security Solutions at 44 Fleet Street.

Howl at the Moon Reopening

20th of December, 2020

[Printed near the back of the Haven Courier, in the lifestyle section.]

Howl at the Moon might sound like a cheesy Twilight spin off, but in Haven it's home to the newly opened and revamped bar and lounge on Deadwood Street. It's the perfect place to hang out when you're tired of the rustic small town charm, and want something that's a bit extra. And certainly the ostentatious Gothic architecture and Victorian furnishings will have the closet emo-goth in all of us fan-girling.

What's not to like? Wrought iron chandelier, check; mahogany panels, check; marble floor, check; dramatic lighting and fireplace? Check-check-check. I fully expected to see Meatloaf to jump from the shadows, and break out with 'Anything For Love' at any moment.

And last night, Howl at the Moon was host to a reopening event that drew quite a crowd into its exclusive backroom; standing room left only. Half horny American frat-party, half Japanese karaoke bar, the spectacular event was a gloriously fun clash of cultures, that had everyone there enjoying themselves.

For entertainment, were treated to Cameron of Nymph's Rest Gentleman's Club fame busting out some Spice Girls, creating a zigga-zag act that was difficult to follow but Gabby and her handsome companion more than rose to the challenge, channelling their inner Sonny and Cher and belting out the classic 'I Got You Babe'.

[...]

So next time you're feeling gothy. Or emo-y. Or frat-boyish. Or Karaokeish. Or Twilightish.. head down to Howl at the Moon!

And if you're looking for employment, they're currently hiring waitresses and hostesses. If you dress well and think you've got charm, contact Jacklyn on 710-1026 for more information.

By Sua Swann


This article has been sponsored by Ito Security Solutions. Ito Security Solutions provides you with range of quality combat and defensive weaponry. From excellent firearms to stunning reproduction katanas. They even do custom designs! You can find Ito Security Solutions at 44 Fleet Street.


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PS. Top Bachelor competition entries will be closing on the end of the weekend. After that, we'll be interviewing and running profiles every few days and featuring your favoured picks!

Christmas Gift Ideas

17th of December, 2020

[Printed near the back of the Haven Courier, in the lifestyle section.]

With Christmas just around the corner, you don't have long to find your friends, family and loved ones that perfect gift. And to help you out, I've compiled a list of options from local stores from around Haven.

And remember, there's only one more day to get your Secret Santa name in, contact Sua via text by the end of the 17th!

$25 & Under

So you're a bit of a tightwad, or maybe this year has been tough on you and you've not got much more than a twenty to spend. Here's our top cheapskate picks under $25 from local Haven shops:

A ticket for the Rock Climbing Wall at Experience from Experience, The Gallery for $12
They say that experiences make the best gifts, but I'm not convinced, but if you're one of those people, perhaps some rock climbing might be your thing.

A bottle of Jameson's blended Irish Whiskey from Snow's Corner for $21
Because if you're not going to get them a decent gift, at least they can drown their sorrows in alcohol.

A plush grey backpack shaped to look like Totoro's head and belly from The Retreat for $25
Well, I was going to say something bad about this, but I'm struggling. This backpack is a steal at only $25. Get yours now.

$50 & Under

For under fifty, you can still show your loved ones, you care. Sort of. I mean, not enough to get them the ludicrously extravagant gift they deserve, but it's something at least?

A hematite and aquamarine beaded bracelet from Stellar's Fashion for $40
Kind of pretty. Would be better with diamonds though.

A silver heart and key charm anklet on a fine chain from Old World Jewelers for $48.75
No gem stones at all on this one. Is it even jewelry? All the same, it's not too bad. Better with a bit of sparkle though.

A four-inch clear quartz crystal ball on a wooden stand from Old Triflis for $49.99
I'm not entirely sure what you'd do with this, divine the future and determine how much of a cheapskate your partner is? Either way, it would look impressive on any desk.

$100 & Under

There's no denying that this year has been rough. But if you're the sort that hasn't done too badly, then it's your duty to help kick start the economy, support local shops and spend big on loved ones this Christmas. After all, don't they deserve it? I know I do. I'll take something with diamonds.

A vintage, black wool felt fedora with a wide brim from Schmitt Fine Apparel for $80
Who wouldn't look positively dapper in this fine piece of felt? This hat is practically magic, and somehow seems to transcend the stereotypical basement dweller that usually wears a fedora.

A bow-shaped bottle of BonBon by Viktor and Rolf from The Fragrant Tree for $95
To be honest, they had so many gorgeous smelling scents at the Fragrant Tree it was hard to pick just one. But it was hard to go past this beautiful bottle. Yes please.

A simple and masculine ring of plain, brushed tungsten from Mandala Jewelry Designs for $100
Refined, elegant and minimalistic, and the perfect gift for the man in your life.

By Sua Swann


This article has been sponsored by Ito Security Solutions. Ito Security Solutions provides you with range of quality combat and defensive weaponry. From excellent firearms to stunning reproduction katanas. They even do custom designs! You can find Ito Security Solutions at 44 Fleet Street.


Want to be a Secret Santa or become one of Haven Courier's Top Bachelors? Contact Sua on 710-0838.

PS. Top Bachelor competition will be running over the next couple of weeks, and IS open to everyone, not just men.

Monday's Lifestyle Pulse

14th of December, 2020

[Printed near the back of the Haven Courier, in the lifestyle section.]

1 Tis The Season: While there's a few Secret Santas going around, Haven Courier is keen to offer those that haven't yet gotten in on the action (or perhaps want to cheat on their current one) the opportunity to put their name in the hat for a Secret Santa gift.

The rules? Text Sua with your name and three random things about you. Spend limit? $20.

Be fast, because in 3 days, we'll text you the details about you are buying for and send your details to your secret Santa. Once you're done, drop your labelled gifts off at the Courier for delivery.

2 Become Our Top Bachelor! Haven Courier is looking for eligible bachelors to feature in an upcoming article. Are you single and looking to mingle? Contact Sua for an photography session and an interview!

3 Event of the Weekend: Dinner at Rhubarb Kitchens. Cameron hosted a delightful meet-and-greet get together that was immensely popular with the locals, attended by a wide range range of people from all walks of Haven life. We were entertained by delightful stories of bathroom window antics by Abel, and I was shocked to learn just how many residents make hasty retreats out of them to avoid being caught! And as an added bonus? Free bread! Can't go wrong with free bread!

4 Found on Elm Street: One small kitten as black as the void. No microchip, no collar. Could it be your missing feline? Contact Sua to find out.

5 Upcoming Event Not To Be Missed: Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Tournament! Being held at Retreat Gaming on Deadwood Street on Monday, the 21st of December at 7pm. And with prizes like Nintendo Switches and $100, it's bound to attract its fair share of gamer girls and boys.

By Sua Swann


Want to be a Secret Santa or become one of Haven Courier's Top Bachelors? Contact Sua on 710-0838.

Blackfield Students Out of Control?

13th of December, 2020

[Printed near the back of the Haven Courier, in the local news section.]

An incident of student violence attracted the attention of the local Haven Sheriff's Department yesterday when a fight spilled from Blackfield Institute and out onto Warden's Way.

The two unidentified youths were described as an auburn haired, Asian male student in a fur coat, and a female student with a pixie-cut in a wool great coat. Accusations of racism and fists were flying between them, and there was no clear winner, with them both quickly scampering off to the Institute when Sheriff Gordon broke things up and made them see some sense.

I spoke to a nearby shop owner who witnessed the incident and voiced her concerns. "I thought Blackfield were supposed to keep them -off- the streets!"

While another remarked, "Teenagers sometimes need to teach bullies a lesson. Nothing wrong with a bit of fisticuffs. Boy, the fights I got into in my day let me tell you! And from the look of things that bonnie lass was kicking that boy's ass!"

Another witness commented, given the incident unfolded in front of a Sheriff: "Wow, they... don't really teach common sense do they?"

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What has yet to be seen, is this an isolated incident? Or are Blackfield students out of control?

By Sua Swann


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My Evening at a Small Town Strip Club

8th of December, 2020

[Printed near the back of the Haven Courier, in the entertainment section.]

Over the last few years, strip clubs have had a progressive downturn in business, and the rise of Covid 19 hasn't helped venues any, with many struggling to stay a float, or even closing down.

So when I was tasked with writing about The Nymph's Rest for the Haven Courier, I don't know quite what I was expecting. But rather than a strip club toiling and trying too hard to get punters in by pretending to be something that it's not, the Nymph's Rest embraces it's inner sleaze. There's no fancy fittings, nor an overly ornamented décor. Even the dancers themselves are not particularly exceptional in appearance.

Instead they look entirely normal; like somebody you went to school with. That girl at work you've had a crush on. Or your friend's big sister. But don't get me wrong, this is not a criticism, but a commendation. There's just something that is particularly captivating about a normal woman, owning her body, and showing it off with an empowering confidence and skill to match. Both the dancers on the stage during my time there wowed the audience.

And I'm sure that's why on a Monday night, at one in the morning, the place wasn't sparse, but bustling with people. And while the vast majority of them were those creepy-uncle sorts that we all seem to have at least one of in the family, there were a few women there too either curious (like me) or with nothing better to do on a Monday night, and even a few there to enjoy the show.

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So perhaps next time you're staring at the television and watching Dawson's Creek reruns, bored out of your mind, you might want to head down to the Nymph's Rest, for something a little different.

By Sua Swann


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