Slave Bear of Care-A-Lot

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Title: Slave Bear of Care-A-Lot
Author(s): Tami
Date(s): December 21, 2005
Length: 3938
Genre:
Fandom: Care Bears
External Links: Yuletide Treasure (archived); on AO3

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Slave Bear of Care-A-Lot is a fanfic written by Tami for Rose Fox in the Yuletide 2005 Challenge. It features the BDSM adventures of the Care Bears and various other characters from Care Bears movies. It is regarded as a hilarious parody, experiment, shockfic, or testament to the insanity of Yuletide.

Summary: Oh, no! What will the Care Bears do when Grumpy loses the worst thing of all - his ability to care? Only love will save the day.

Influence on Yuletide

In addition to thoroughly "traumatizing" lots of Yuletide participants, it got many comments and was linked all over the place, raising questions about feedback and the "right way" to do Yuletide. It has subsequently inspired other trauma-inducing badfic, crackfic, and shockfic concepts for Yuletide, some of which were actually written, while others were only discussed in the Yuletide chatroom.

Reception

Typical Reactions

Rose Fox:

Oh. My. God. This is the best present I could possibly have received. You went absolutely above and beyond the call of duty. I am floored, stunned, gabberflasted, and thrilled beyond measure. What's worse, I'm turned on. Wow. We're all going to hell, you know, but boy will we enjoy the trip; and when we get there, please remind me to buy you a drink. Thank you thank you thank you thank you! (Wow, clicking a button marked "submit" has a whole new meaning for me now.[1]
You...you just raped my childhood. You raped it hard and with out mercy. And I think I might love you for that. God I couldn't stop laughing and it was so....strage and weird and. My child hood! Goddamnyou rule 34. Goddamn you."[2]
Oh my god.

Sunflower cum.
My soul is screaming in pain.

And yet, I can't tear myself away..." [3]

Other Reactions

People other than the intended audience have also been subjected to this story. In a 2010 fanfiction review on Topless Robot, Rob Bricken wrote, "No one writes pleasant, nice erotica about the Care Bears. No, if you're writing about Care Bears fucking, you're writing about them raping each other, despite the fact that consensual sex is much more in the Care Bears' caring nature (or so I would think)."[4] Rob's review may be an example of Context Collapse, as the review was part of a weekly column that mocked (unintentional) badfic.

Notes

  1. Sat 24 Dec 2005 07:00PM EST
  2. Comment by Rani on the old Yuletide archive. Originally posted October 11, 2008. Accessed August 26, 2010.
  3. Comment by Ameneko on the old Yuletide archive. Originally posted August 28, 2007. Accessed August 26, 2010.
  4. Rob Bricken. Fan Fiction Friday: The Care Bears in "Slave Bear of Care-a-Lot", Topless Robot, Dec. 3 2010