why does everybody hate the nickname bear in fanfics lmao
I only WISH everyone hated the nickname bear in fics. Then my blood wouldn’t have to boil every time I read it.
Personally, I hate it because there is no actual evidence Phil has ever used the nickname. And, often, when the nickname is used in a fic, they completely neglect to ever use Dan’s name again. Every freakin sentence will be Bear. Dan could be lying on the floor, covered in blood, and Phil would still rush to his side and say “Bear, are you alright?!” And I’m just like, no. God, no.
I can let it slide if they use it once or twice. I just ignore it and pretend they used his name, or literally any other nickname (Dickle, anyone?).
But, yeah, that’s my reason.