"The readers like these tales using animals to illustrate something else," tigris informed us in a totally non-directive way.
"We could put some animals together in an enclosure and record them until they do something Elly Gorical," said Another Kiwi.
"That didn't work so well the time we tried it with the mouse and the lion caught in the net," I pointed out.
"The mouse was supposed to chew through the mesh and liberate the lion," Another Kiwi complained; "not burrow into its abdomen. I am not sure that it was really a mouse."
"It would cut down on our exotic-animal expenses," said tigris, "if you just poked around with the Riddled Dream Machine until you found someone having a suitable nightmare. Perhaps something involving Alzabos and Ed Gein human-skin masks."
One could probably write a story to go with this Ellie Gorical Image, about a global television network trying to recruit the right kind of people to be their journalists and news announcers.
The names of the masks are The Hollower, Gaberlungi, Skogen, Lament, Falkenna, Silvering, Cunhaval, Moondream, Sinisalo and Morndun.