Everything you wanted to know about The Furred Reich. Hopefully.
Are you a “Nazi?”
No, I’m not. Also, it’s rude to ask an author their politics up front. This is the question I get most frequently from media and other leftists and I tire of explaining it.
Is this a “neo Nazi” book?
No. It’s a furry fantasy novel done from the perspective of some German WWII veterans who get caught up in it. There have been several vaguely similar books by other authors.
When I write fictional literature I do it from the character’s perspective.
Are you affiliated with ‘Kitler?’
No, I’m not. That’s a meme which admittedly predates my book. I wasn’t aware of the meme when I started writing my book.
But what about the Holocaust?
What about it? The Furred Reich and its characters don’t have anything to do with that series of events. The Furred Reich is a fantasy fiction story whose content does not brush on this subject either way.
So you’re denying the Holocaust?
Are you a member of #AltFurry
I like to think so. Alt Furry sort of found me after my book became somewhat well known. I like Alt Furry, I like the members of it and I find them generally to be a fun group to be around.
Is Alt Furry serious or is it just a joke?
That’s the million dollar question. I believe it’s mostly the latter, although there is a lot of right-wing sentiment in it. Yet at the same time, that is juxtaposed with a majority of Alt Furries being gay gamers. By the way, I am 100% straight.
I heard this book is “Nazi beastiality”
You heard wrong. That’s a typical flawed premise that Furries have had to deal with for years and years. The furry characters in The Furred Reich are essentially human animals. They walk on two, they can talk, just like you’d see in a Brothers Grimm fairy tale or the like. Unfortunately this nonsense has been spread by The Worst Things For Sale blog. The blog author claims to have read my book, although from the claims that he makes about it I can tell that he hasn’t. I could probably sue that blog author for libel, but it isn’t worth it.
What’s with all the negative reviews on Amazon?
Unfortunately Amazon does not screen its reviewers, meaning pretty much anyone can leave a review of my book whether they’ve bought the book or not. I can confirm that all but one of the one-star reviews are from people who did not buy the book, and the one person who did was part of an anti-Wehrmacht troll group on Reddit. I don’t really consider that an impartial review but that’s up to you to decide. What I can do is provide literary reviews I’ve received on off-Amazon sites such as Fur Affinity, 4chan /lit/ and 8chan, all of whom have given my book and series a fair shake. The bottom line is there have been a number of people who, for whatever reason, don’t like the perceived politics of my book and have left one-star reviews for that reason alone.
What’s with you and Foxler Nightfire and the Furry Raiders?
I like the Furry Raiders group, but really more for personal reasons than anything. I think Foxler is a charismatic guy who is misunderstood. I enjoy watching his YouTube videos and have left a couple comments there, and I’m more than happy to defend him against the tidal wave of hate he’s gotten from the social justice hate machine within the furry fandom.
Is Foxler a ‘Nazi?’
I really don’t believe so, and I’d say I’m a pretty good judge. His armband does bear some resemblance to those in the Third Reich, but frankly people need to just get over it. Wearing an armband is a far cry from “advocating genocide.” This is a really ridiculous conclusion to make. I’ve seen so many ‘Communist Furs,’ who are gay, wearing and displaying Soviet items as well. It’s entirely lost on them that the Soviet Union threw gays into gulags and labor camps, many of whom did not return. So by their own logic these ‘Communist Furs’ are advocating the elimination of gays.
I think the best idea is to just drop the convoluted logic inherent in that thinking.
So uh, you do realize that in Nazi Germany you’d be killed for being a furry, right?
In fact, dressing up in polar bear fursuits was a common meme in German culture at the time. Second, German culture gave the world The Brothers Grimm fairy tales, which are based on ancient German and Germanic stories of anthropomorphized animals. I would argue that the ‘Furry’ concept we know today came from the Germanic mind itself. If so I am happy to add to that tradition.
Will there be a paperback version?
Yes, there will. I am working on that and hope to have it available on Amazon.
Will there be sequels?
Yes. I intend on making the series a trilogy. I am currently working on book two of three. Stay tuned for more art and updates. They will be forthcoming.