June 20th, 2008


Slave Bear Of Care-A-Lot by Tami (NC-17)

So I'd planned on either Disney's Beauty and the Beast or Newsies as my second rec, but as I'm going to have more than one rec in both of those fandoms, neither one seemed small enough for Teeny, Tiny Fandom Week. Thus... this. *facepalm*

Title: Slave Bear Of Care-A-Lot
Fandom: Care Bears
Pairing: Grumpy Bear/everyone
Categories: humor, BDSM, crack!fic, uh... parody?  Of everything?
Length: medium

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

One day, the most horrible thing possible in care bear land (or, uh, whatever it's called) happens: Grumpy Bear wakes up and doesn't care anymore. When the usual methods to snap him out of it (pep talks, caring visits, etc) fail, the care bears decide to do something a little more extreme. Like a rape orgy.

Um... Okay, this is going to take a bit of explaining.

A while back, Mei pointed me in the direction of a discussion of the difference between non-con and rape in fanfiction. Apparently rape is 'true' rape (i.e., violent and horrible) and non-con is 'fantasy' rape (i.e., non-consensual sex written as erotica, usually between characters that really do want to have sex but not necessarily under the given circumstances. Think 'aliens made them do it'). My personal opinion is that unwanted sex is rape and wanted sex is not, though we have an advantage in fiction that we don't have in real life, namely that we can see what a character truly wants without having to have verbal confirmation of that desire.

This fic is most definitely 'non-con' rather than 'rape'. All of the sex is completely without consent, but there is implied caring under it all, no one is harmed (not to say no one is hurt), and in the end Grumpy is a very happy bear. (God, I can't believe I'm writing this. Fandom is a strange, strange place.)

That said, you all know that I virtually never rec rape or non-con fic. So why this one? Frankly, it's because I can't get the damn story out of my head. Reading it is like driving past a serious, non-fatal car accident -- disturbing but fascinating. Is it because it involves iconic children's characters? Because of the bizare notion of a caring rape orgy? Because it's just plain wrong? I just don't know. All I do know is that it is hypnotic and completely unforgettable.

Just to be clear, this fic will not appeal to everyone. There is rape. There is bondage. There is S&M. There is humiliation and multiple partners and unprotected sex. There is a complete and utter desecration of a minor cultural icon. Just about the only warnings that don't apply are mpreg and character death. You will probably want to scrub your brain out with bleach when you finish the story.

In other words, read at your own risk.

Slave Bear of Care-A-Lot

And now I will go and try to forget I ever posted this...