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DoggyStyle57

TMI Tuesday - the author: DoggyStyle57

Hans Bernerholdt steps forward and announces, "This week's TMI Tuesday victim is... DoggyStyle57!"

The author looks up, startled, and says, "What? Now wait a minute! You can't do that!"

Hans and the other characters that already went through this for Doggy's readers all glare at their creator.

Doggy sighs and says, "Oh, all right... I guess I can..."

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Okay furs, ask whatever you want of DoggyStyle57, the author of the Swiss Mix and The Secret stories, the DarkPaw Productions 'video transcripts', and my various other artworks. Just this caveat. I do reserve the right to reply that I refuse to answer a particular question if I think it is too personally identifying, and I won't give details about anyone other than myself. (No details about real-life siblings, parents, mate, kids - other than if they exist or not.)

But in general, pretty much anything else about me is OK.

Fire away!

(Posting late Monday, as I have a rather busy schedule tomorrow, but every question will get some sort of a reply before the week is out.)
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nomercy745
5 years, 7 months ago
What was your inspiration for Swiss Mix and the Secret?
DoggyStyle57
5 years, 7 months ago
Hans and his family in Swiss Mix were inspired by the webcomic "School Days", by Krezz Karavan.
krezzman


That web comic used to appear on the now defunct forums for Palcomix, and they had a roleplaying forum where fans could present their own fan fiction featuring their original characters interacting with Krezz's characters from the comic, and with each other. The two main characters in that comic were Edward and Edna Foxx. Edna had an incestuous love for her big brother, but Edward was shy and didn't want to accept his little sister's blatant advances. I wanted my character in the forums to be a boy who also had a sister who loved him that intently, but my character would be a willing participant in incest with his sibling. But I also wanted a background story for them that would allow them to eventually enjoy incest with the support of at least one of their parents. They were Bernese Mountain Dogs because I happen to own and love that breed of dog. That background story became Swiss Mix.

"The Secret" was inspired by an art auction here on InkBunny.
RisingDragon
RisingDragon
did a 'your character here' auction for four lucky cubs to appear in two pictures with his sexy doe babysitter, Jane Doe. One pic would be the kids watching Jane undress, and the second would be Jane having an orgy with all four cubs at once. I won a place in the auction for Hans, and because Jane likes to 'break in' young virgins, I said RD could depict Hans as young as eight. The pictures were fantastic, and inspired me to write two "Jane Doe" stories to explain how Hans got to attend an orgy sleepover with Jane and three girls. But when that was done, I had in the process created Melanie as Karl's girlfriend, and I had created toned-down American versions of Karl and Hans, so their background could mesh with the other auction winners' characters. That "alternative reality" Hans and Karl begged for a series of their own, to explore the relationship with Melanie. And that became "The Secret".
doughboysp83
5 years, 7 months ago
Following nomercy745's lead, what was your inspiration for 'To Dream of Darkness'? And do you intend to continue that series at some point in the future?
I ask because while I do enjoy a good yiffy tale, I also really like well written fantasy epics like this one, and have been looking forward to its continuation for some time.
DoggyStyle57
5 years, 7 months ago
There will definitely be more to come in To Dream of Darkness.

The original inspiration for that story was a Dungeon's and Dragons character who started as a true chaotic human female mage. In an exceedingly short period of intense playing (just a year or so of real time, but playing several times a week, sometimes non-stop for 72 hours) she went from a raw first level character to someone with the power and chutzpah to challenge the Goddess of Magic herself. She won, and I retired her from regular play, making her the Magic Goddess in my own campaigns. At that point, she just had a single name - Ceera. She wasn't a bad person, but she was certainly unpredictable, and pretty much looking out for herself first and foremost.

Years later, I was in an on-line free-form roleplaying forum, based in a universe where magic and technology coexisted, and where Gods and mortals coexisted. I had created as my main character a fellow named Porter, who was an anthropomorphic Bernese Mountain Dog with very advanced scientific and psionic abilities. Porter was a 'technomancer' - he was one of several non-human species bred to enhance certain psionic talents. The most promising individuals got training and very advanced nanotech implants, to become space pilots. Between his psionic abilities and implants, he had the ability to wirelessly interface with and control vehicles, space craft and computers with his mind, and he could also create inter-dimensional 'portals' that were essentially on-demand wormholes connecting two points in space. On his own, those portals could reach from a planet's surface to high orbit. With the power of a spaceship's technologies to boost and focus his raw psionic talent, he could create interstellar portals. (And yes, there is a sci-fi story series that I am working on based on this character...) He was a very noble and heroic character - with a noble title and rank similar to a knight, and was almost a Paladin.

I wanted an antagonist / rival for Porter to interact with, for his main adventure RP in those forums. I wanted the character to be almost a diametric opposite to Porter. A dark character who had done very evil things at various points in their life, and yet someone who was not actually evil themselves. I dusted off Ceera, and gave her more of a back story. She was now an amoral / chaotic mage who had lived for centuries, in both magical and technological realities, and who craved to become a Goddess and be worshiped. She saw her chance at that with Porter, and used her magic to cause one of his portals to 'misfire' catastrophically. The result cast Porter, and Ceera as well, into an alternate reality - the setting for the RP forum.  And now, Porter had a back story, where he was marooned in this strange world by that chaotic mage, Ceera Darkwynde. And Ceera had access to a place where her power could enable her to become the Goddess that she craved to be.They had many adventures there over the next several years of real time. They even reconciled their differences eventually, and became friends. And in more than 5 years of playing both roles, I kept the characters distinct and individual enough that most of the other players believed, to the day the forum shut down, that Ceera was played by a lady who knew Porter's player in real life, but that he and she were two different people.

In the course of playing them, I detailed their back stories more and more. In one session, in a flash of inspiration, I described the incident that caused Ceera to loose her family as a child, and to be hunted by those ignorant and superstitious folk who thought she was some sort of monster because her magic allowed her to control other people's dreams. She became the monster that they feared, to get revenge for her family, and driven by an almost insane will to survive, no matter what the cost.

Ceera's back story is what "To Dream of Darkness" is based on.
doughboysp83
5 years, 7 months ago
I'm glad to hear that the story will continue, and is already somewhat written from what I understand. I've been waiting patiently for more content ever since I first read the story as it now stands, and will continue to do so now that I know there is more to come.
It sounds like you have some interesting things in store for us, even more interesting to learn the character's roots, I await future updates with much anticipation.
DoggyStyle57
5 years, 7 months ago
Yes, there are some segments of Ceera's past that are fairly well mapped out. There are also some periods where hundreds of years may get skipped, simply because all she was doing in that period was surviving and trying to accumulate knowledge, wealth and power. She's only in her 20's in that story so far, and has already been to Hell and back, literally. She will go there again, you can be sure. And to many places undreamed of. I should be writing more in that story fairly soon.
Ranma0029
5 years, 7 months ago
Why Does Taylor of the Swiss Mix series, thinks sex equals love and if Karl were to marry any of his maids would he marry Miss Cheri?
DoggyStyle57
5 years, 7 months ago
Taylor's attitudes about sex and love come primarily from her mother.

Karla Brushtail's mother (Taylor's maternal grandmother) died giving birth to Karla. So Karla grew up knowing she was 'responsible' for her father and brothers no longer having her mother around. When Karla's dad eventually started using ten year old Karla to replace his dead wife, Karla thought she had finally found a way to make amends for her mother's death. By being a happy and willing slut for her father and her two older brothers, Karla gained full acceptance and support from her family. She became codependent on her dad and brothers, and came to see her own self worth as measured by how well she could please her family's men in bed. When Karla was taken from her family and placed in a reform school, and later rescued by Karl, she unthinkingly transferred her codependency to her Master, Karl von Bernerholdt.

When Taylor was born, Karla was torn between her love for her child and her love for her Master. She couldn't remain with Karl and raise the unacknowledged child, and yet it was her beloved Master's baby, and she couldn't bring herself to get an abortion or put the child up for adoption. Karl won, though he hadn't asked Karla to make any such choice. (In fact, Karl had been quite unaware that Karla was in any way unhappy with her new life and the job and income he set up for her and her child when she chose to leave his service.) Karla returned to her lover, and Taylor wound up in a private boarding school in Sweden that specialized in raising orphans and children or parents who were incapable of directly raising their offspring. Karla visited Taylor as often as she could, and wrote to her frequently, as soon as the child could read. But Taylor grew up rather starved for true affection, and with no real role models for a normal family life.

On Taylor's eighth birthday, it occurred to Karla that her Master was fond of sex with little girls, and that his interest in her was waning fast. So she began to groom her own daughter for becoming a sex partner with the child's father, Karl. She convinced Karl to seduce his own daughter, and aided and assisted him in doing so - primarily to keep herself in her Master's bed.

Taylor loved the extra affection and attention, and like her mother, she quickly began to equate her skill in bed with her self-worth. She isn't co-dependent on any one person, but Taylor definitely does see her sexual capabilities as her strongest asset. She really doesn't know what 'romantic love' is all about, or what a normal loving relationship between family members is like. But she is happy as she is, and is unlikely to change her ways now.

As for Karl and his other maids, yes, he would love to marry Miss Cheri LeChow, and likely would have married her shortly after Marie was born, if he hadn't already been married and his parents insistent on him having a purebred wife. As it is, he has several barriers to overcome if he is to marry her. Most obvious among these is that he will have to wait until he divorces his current wife, Helga. Then he will have to wait for his parents to die, because while they live, they would never stand for him marrying a mixed-breed non-Bernese girl. And last, once they are gone and he becomes Count von Bernerholdt, he will be the official representative of his noble purebred family line. It will be expected of him that he will marry another purebred Bernese girl, if the re-marries. Will he find a solution that will allow him to marry Cheri before he is to old to do so? Read the story as it progresses, and you'll find out. :)
Tenkage
5 years, 7 months ago
Couple of questions

1: If you could go back and change anything about the story, would you and what?

2: Why did you allow others to join into the story (not that it was a bad thing)

3: When do you think this story will end, got an ending planned?
Tenkage
5 years, 7 months ago
Oh one more thing

What do you think of using supernatural characters within the story, good or bad. Would you change it if ya could?
Tenkage
5 years, 7 months ago
ok one more one more

Ever think about roleplaying with those characters, maybe in my demon world setting. Have Hans learn he is a just a big fish in an extremely small pond (power and wealth wise Bren far exceedes him...on the other hand Bren took most of his treasure from other lord....usually through less then legal methods though in the demon world fire balling someones face for gold is normal LOL)
DoggyStyle57
5 years, 7 months ago
Ever think about roleplaying with those characters, maybe in my demon world setting. Have Hans learn he is a just a big fish in an extremely small pond (power and wealth wise Bren far exceedes him...on the other hand Bren took most of his treasure from other lord....usually through less then legal methods though in the demon world fire balling someones face for gold is normal LOL)If I had more free time, I might get into roleplaying again. Right now though, my writing and my attempts to build my first fursuit are consuming most of my free time.
DoggyStyle57
5 years, 7 months ago
What do you think of using supernatural characters within the story, good or bad. Would you change it if ya could?

Actually, as much fun as I have had with Bren in the story, I think Swiss Mix would have been better off without a supernatural element. But it's there now, to a limited degree, so what's done is done. I am still considering your idea of giving Hans and his family an adventure that sends them through the realms Bren is familiar with. Who knows? Maybe Taylor would want to stay in a magical realm and become a succubus... *smirk*

But the original vision that Krezz had for his world only had supernatural things happening as non-canon stories, such as a Halloween special. Other than that, the only supernatural or mythical thing evident was an dragon-like cameo of a character like RaptorC, who was basically presented as a scaly kid that happened to have a small set of bat wings on his back. He never did anything supernatural. Didn't even fly.

At some point I will probably write a new furry story series with a magical and supernatural setting. To Dream of Darkness is that to some degree, but it isn't suitable for 'guest characters'.
DoggyStyle57
5 years, 7 months ago
I'm assuming here that you are referring to Swiss Mix.

1: If you could go back and change anything about the story, would you and what?
I am not sure. I hadn't originally intended the story to have such a high percentage of raw sex scenes. I suppose if I was to change anything, I might slow down the pace of how fast various people slid into intense sexual relationships. There are also some guest characters that I really should have said no to including. Some of them greatly derailed the flow of the story, and didn't really improve it at all.

2: Why did you allow others to join into the story (not that it was a bad thing)
Well, bear in mind that when Swiss Mix started, it was a series of posts in the Palcomix 'School Days' fan's forum. I wanted not only to interact with Krezz's characters from the comic, but also with the original characters belonging to my forum friends. The forum rules didn't allow a 'live' RP with people posting their own actions and responses. But they did allow fan-fiction by a single author, featuring each others characters. Some of the first 'guest appearances' by other non-comic characters involved a lot of instant messaging and forum private messages back and forth as we collaborated together on what I would write, and how I would portray the other person's characters. sometimes it was almost a private Rp session, which I would later use as the basis for my story in that section. That became MUCH harder to do after Palcomix closed their forums. Some characters that I had already committed to having cameo appearances I lost contact with completely, like the hedgehog boy, Ben. Others, like your character Bren and the others, I eventually reconnected with their creators, and meanwhile had a solid enough handle on how to use those characters that I wasn't too worried about continuing to have them appear. I've enjoyed being able to feature your characters and others in my story, and I don't regret most of the cameo appearances that I added. But honestly, sometimes it's a very hard thing to do, and I don't intend to do many more new 'guest appearances'.

3: When do you think this story will end, got an ending planned?
The story does have an ending planned. It will happen after Hans is a young adult - when he hits roughly age 25 - and several years after he has returned to Switzerland. It has the potential to go past that, but I don't think that I will. What is going to be odd is that if I can ever catch up on the timeline, at some point I'll be writing about things that 'happen' in the future. Hans graduates from college in June of 2022 in his timeline. Hopefully it won't take me another 9 years to write the story to that point! *grins*
yuuwolfman
5 years, 7 months ago
ok simple question what made you decide that you where a furry even though theres all the negative hipe around us
DoggyStyle57
5 years, 7 months ago
Many things, really. I grew up loving cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny. As I grew older I found other anthropomorphic cartoon characters and enjoyed them as well. When I first got access to the Internet, around mid 1992, I saw some of my first adult-oriented anthro art and stories on newsgroups like alt.fan.furry, and found I enjoyed that as well. That's roughly when I first heard the term 'Furry' as it is used today, to indicate the fans of anthro characters, art and the like. About that time I created a female anthro feline character (yet another incarnation of Ceera) to use in some types of on-line roleplaying, back when that was still text-based newsgroups and not websites and forums. I guess you could say she was my first 'fursonna', though I wasn't yet thinking of myself as 'Furry'. That happened gradually, some time in the next 4 or 5 years. In 2002 I got active on that RP forum that I mentioned in an earlier reply in this journal, as Porter, a male anthro Bernese Mountain Dog. By that point I would say that I did consider myself a 'furry', though not a particularly typical one.

For quite a while, my only contact with other 'furries' was via those newsgroups and on-line roleplaying forums. I didn't go to cons or other events, didn't own a fursuit... I just did roleplaying and collected stories and art that I mostly found on line. I started drawing 'furry art' in early 2002, doing fan art inspired by Mark Stanley's "Freefall" web comic, and his Bowman's Wolf character, Florence Ambrose, as well as my own anthro characters. I got some commissions to do art for other people, and some people said I really ought to do more art and try to sell at cons. So in 2004 I went to my first Furry Con - Texas Furry Con, in Austin. I set up a table in artists alley and tried my hand at getting commissions for my art. I'd draw simple inked line art while the customer waited, or take commissions for colored images to be delivered after the con. It was a pretty small con, and I barely covered my table fees and con pass.But I had fun, and still have the tail I made for me to wear at that con.

I'm not your typical "Furry". I'm not gay. I'm happily in a straight, monogamous relationship and have been for many years. But I don't at all mind hanging out with people who happen to be gay, bisexual, zoo or whatever. My own inclinations aren't completely straight either - I simply choose to limit my interpersonal activities to my lifemate.
doughboysp83
5 years, 7 months ago
" DoggyStyle57 wrote:
I'm not your typical "Furry". I'm not gay.

I never really understood the 'Furry = gay' mentality, sure there is a much more pronounced gay presence in furry stories and art than there is straight, but there is more than enough straight furry around to make it obvious the two aren't mutually exclusive

I guess at worst it's like a photo negative of 'real life', where gay is the norm and straight is the minority, certainly an interesting paradigm don't you think?
DoggyStyle57
5 years, 7 months ago
I think a lot of that is because at a furry gathering, more people feel free to be 'out of the closet' if they do happen to be gay, or bi, or lesbian, or into D/s, or even zoophile. Furries will, for the most part, accept you for whatever you are, mostly without getting down on you for 'being different'. So at a furry con or a social gathering of furries, it may seem like there are a lot more gay people, simply because people who otherwise might not appear to be anything other than straight are 'letting it show'.

There's a similar 'it's okay to just be me' vibe in the Pagan community, which I also am part of. It might not be true that a higher percentage of Wiccans or Druids are also gay or bi, but it is true that you'll often be able to tell more readily which ones are, because many of them don't try to hide it among other pagans like they would among strangers.

If you've already been accepted or are hoping to be accepted for being furry or pagan, and therefore different than mainstream, it's hard to be down on someone else for being out of the mainstream in some other way. That makes both the furry scene and the pagan community a 'safe' and attractive environment for those who are gay, bi or lesbian - which actually does increase the ratio of 'not straight' versus' straight' individuals.

My own experience so far has been that a rather large percentage of furries who I have met are 'not straight'. I've encountered more gay or bisexual males and lesbian or bisexual females among furries than any other group I can think of.

Now consider that if you met me in some other context, like at a business meeting at work, or back when I was in the military, or when I am visiting a friend's christian church services, it's unlikely you would know I was pagan, or furry, or what my sexual orientation or preferred kinks are. In that context, it's wise not to wear such things on your sleeve. So it may well appear that there are fewer gays, or whatever, as compared to a similar sized group of furries, when in fact it's just that you don't know otherwise.
doughboysp83
5 years, 7 months ago
I certainly agree with you there, that paradigm I mentioned is most likely directly linked to a persons willingness to 'be themselves' in public; we are all fully aware of what it is to be, think, and look differently to others, and the torment that usually brings.

All I can say is: thank the powers that be that the internet exists to let us know we are not alone, that 'weird' is simply a matter of perspective, and that different is not necessarily bad. How else am I to find like minded people, and the works of art they freely share, without the fear of persecution and ridicule, than by simply logging in and saying: Hi, how's it goin?
soggymaster
5 years, 7 months ago
https://dumpyourphoto.com/photo/hO6KIDQyYY

Look familiar somehow?  (Link is clean.)
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