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Ursa Major 2020 Nominations are Open

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Ursa Majors Awards.jpgThe Ursa Majors have opened up nominations for 2020. Those wishing to nominate have up until February 13th to do so. The categories for this year are the for this year are as follows:

  • Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture
  • Best Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work
  • Best Anthropomorphic Dramatic Series
  • Best Anthropomorphic Novel
  • Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction
  • Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work
  • Best Anthropomorphic Non-Fiction Work
  • Best Anthropomorphic Graphic Story
  • Best Anthropomorphic Comic Strip
  • Best Anthropomorphic Magazine
  • Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration
  • Best Anthropomorphic Game
  • Best Anthropomorphic Website
  • Best Anthropomorphic Costume (Fursuit)

There is a recommended list of all the content that came out last year.

As a reminder, last year, non-fiction work was removed due to lack of nominations. So if you are a regular reader, please take the time to go over the 2020 archives and nominate one of our pieces, or at the very least Jon Oliver's search for rat erotica.

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Ohh, I know a relevant game that isn't on the recommended list! I'm actually planning to review it. I just need to write that up soon. I also should've reviewed Ori and the Will of the Wisps when that came out. Great game though.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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May I ask what the name of the game is?

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You can nominate it if you wish to, so long as it came out between the right dates! Items don't HAVE to be on the recommended list; it's just there as a convenience.

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I just realised it might be out of the date range. x.x Steam version was released in 2020 but it looks like it was released on Playstation in late 2019. Well in any case, I should have the review up before the end of the week. Maybe it's the same one Equivamp was thinking of.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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It sounds like we're both talking about Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. I knew it had been released before the Steam release because I'd already owned it on Epic Games for a few months by that point, but I didn't realize it had already been out since August 2019.

I was also planning to review it, so if that is the one you're talking about, well, I guess we'll have two.

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Nope. Never heard of that. Actually what I'm doing is Spirit of the North. I should probably speed up on the writing. I already know everything I want to say.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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Mink, correct me, but you can nominate (or at the very least recommend) new versions, right?

Like if a game came out in 2019 on Steam and was ported to the Nintendo Switch in 2020, am I wrong to think the Switch version is eligible?

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Corrrrrect!

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Yeah, that kind of applies to Shantae and the Seven Sirens on the recommended list too, it was released on Itunes(!) in 2019 and on all other platforms in 2020.

On the other hand, I noticed that Beastars (season 1), was on the recommended list for Dramatic Series again this year, specifically in recognition of its English-language dub released in 2020. I can't help but take issue with it being up for nomination again, since it already won the award for 2019, and I feel it would take away from other works within the category (including Season 2 of the same show, which premiered 2021!) if Season 1 won the award twice for fundamentally the same content.

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Noooo there was a game I was going to nominate that I played last year but I just learned it actually released in 2019...

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I'm up for a few awards!! My music and my fursuit are some of the ones up for nominations, and I'd greatly appreciate your votes! ^^

I'm a different furry with different opinions.

Debut Album out now go stream it plz
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/cassidycivet/double-take

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I am SO sorry that FC put my panel discussion up against your concert... I really wanted to listen.

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It's all good! I'm hoping I get to perform at more online cons :)

I'm a different furry with different opinions.

Debut Album out now go stream it plz
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/cassidycivet/double-take

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What's on your ballots? Here's mine:

MOTION PICTURE
Soul
Wolfwalkers
Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story
Monkie Kid: A Hero Is Born
We Bare Bears: The Movie

DRAMATIC SHORT WORK
Burrow (Directed by Madeline Sharafian; December 25)
Night Runner - Magnum Bullets (Directed by Knights of the Light Table; February 27)
Brand New Animal // Complete OC Palette MAP (Organized by Wingedwolf94, July 22)
Rules (directed by Luke Bouwhuis/FattyDragonite; May 15)
Night Time Remedy (Directed by Jib Kodi, May 8)

DRAMATIC SERIES
Amphibia
Bluey
BoJack Horseman
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

OTHER LITERARY WORK
Blacksad: The Collected Stories
Difursity: Stories By Furries Of Color
Selections of Anthropomorphic Regalements: Vol 1
Tales of Hayven Celestia

NON-FICTION WORK
Don't Mess With Dogs: A Zoosadist Story
The Fandom: A Furry Documentary
Last Bronycon: a fandom autopsy
YMS: Kimba the White Lion
From Paw to Print: Essays About Writing in the Furry Fandom

GRAPHIC STORY
Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW series)
Legoshi Enters a Diner (Beastars fancomic by Stedilnik)
Trazos
Endtown
NonPack

COMIC STRIP
Awoo! by AC Stuart
Doc Rat, by Jenner
Litterbox Comics, by Chesca and J. Hause

ILLUSTRATION
Aidelank, "Let's have some spacewalk (AKA Let's have a spacewalk)" (https://twitter.com/aidelank/status/1295563907659116545)
AlectorFencer, "I saw my world burn to the ground but I stand strong against the flames" (https://twitter.com/AlectorFencer/status/1279090455666470913)
BubbleWolf, "Paintwork"
(https://www.furaffinity.net/view/37569303/)
Kkyattyu, "Wide Mouse Pad Work"
(https://twitter.com/kkyattyu/status/1222892971911049222)
Foxer421, "TAKE OFF YOUR HEADSET!!"
(https://twitter.com/Foxer_421/status/1332805090890006528)

GAME
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Roman’s Christmas
Spiritfarer
Them's Fightin' Herds

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I'm going to be honest, I'm probably only nominating Wolfwalkers and Flayrah in their categories, and abstaining the rest. (Maybe Cassidy up there can convince me to nominate her somewhere.)

Uh, I'd vote in the non-fiction, but I don't feel comfortable nominating myself (HINT, HINT), though actually now that you point it out that Jenny Nicholson video's pretty good.

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everyone who nominates me gets ice cream for a year and a puppy

I'm a different furry with different opinions.

Debut Album out now go stream it plz
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/cassidycivet/double-take

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Yeah, I already have a cat, so I guess you just lost my vote.

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If you vote for me you get turned into your Sona!!!

I'm a different furry with different opinions.

Debut Album out now go stream it plz
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/cassidycivet/double-take

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Okay, this is actually hilarious, because I don't really have one.

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You can pass on the prize to me then.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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Daaaaaamn, I am having a REALLY tough time narrowing it down to just FIVE for the Dramatic Short category... so much good stuff in 2020...!

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