Brin True-Blood, the dwarf who produces and co-created the popular television drama series Midswinter Moiders has been suspended by Homeward Television following controversial comments made about the show in the Homeward Gazette.
He said "We don't have badgers involved. Because it wouldn't be a Homeward Tower with them. It just wouldn't work. Ours stories our set in the fictional high rise tower of Midswinter, they are gritty urban stories. Badgers are rural - they like the countryside and living underground. We're the last bastion of Homewardness and I want to keep it that way."
The fictional tower is notable for its particularly high crime rate. In reality, there is no crime in Homeward and therefore no need for a police force, so the televsion series includes a fictional Midswinter Constabulary - inundated with the number of murder cases that come their way. These usually take place deep within the mine workings beneath Homeward and inevitably involve greedy dwarfs trying to steal my gold.
The King of the Badgers was asked to comment on the furore.
“Clearly, as a fictional work, the producers of Midswinter Moiders are entitled to their flights of fancy, but everyone knows that Badgers are better diggers than dwarfs and therefore far better miners. Uncle often employs us in supervisory roles, down his mines, and the series is not a fair reflection of Homeward society.
It is not true, either, to say that Badgers do not like urban environments - Badgertown proves that badgers are quite happy living in cities."
"That's as maybe," responded Brin, "but they don't like being up in a skyscraper - do they? They go all wobbly! I’m trying to make something that appeals to a certain dwarf audience, which seems to succeed. And I don’t want to change it.”
"I suppose, we might have one as a gardener on the roof garden - I admit they do like digging!" he added.