March 29th, 2012

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At risk of being That Guy...

…so there’s this new award for anthropomorphic literature called the Cóyotl Awards, “to promote quality writing within the furry fandom.”

Cóyotl is a Nahuatl (Aztec) word for “coyote,” and the web site for the Cóyotls has a nice public domain photograph of a… hold on a moment.

This is a coyote:

coyote

This is a black-backed jackal:

jackal

And this is the animal in the Cóyotl Awards banner:

coyotl?

Right then.

I’m doing my best to resist pithy comments about whether this award really knows what it wants to be yet, but y’know. Ahem. And to be fair, the header image was obtained from a Flickr account in which the jackal is indeed incorrectly identified as a coyote, but if any group should have noticed that… uh, shouldn’t it be our group?