And Bear-O Is His Name-O
Thousands of years later, one of Mabel’s reincarnations accidentally gets into their guard’s notes and summons Alcor the Dreambender. It coincides with the return of Bear-O as a historical educational doll. The guard returns to see Alcor shrieking like a smol child while their tot cackles.
We are forever here for Dipper the big scary demon screaming like a smol bby
Sometimes, it seemed like everything went in cycles. Names, traditions, media tropes, fashion – everything, all the way down to toys.
And lately, it was the no-tech toys that were all the rage. No electronics, no magic, just cloth or rubber or plastic, toys that the kids had to do all the work with. Historical toys from yesteryear.
The year, the toy to have was one that no adult really understood, one that had already had protests made over it, but that kids seemed to go mad for – or because of. It was a bit hard to tell over all the crying, sometimes. About half loved it, and the other half ran in terror.
Even the creator, who had designed the bear from historical records and faded photographs, didn’t understand how his creation had gotten so popular, though he enjoyed the money that came in even if he didn’t enjoy the scandal.
He’d intended the toy as a historical prop, a way to help kids connect to how things used to be, how terrifying the supernatural could be, complete with short books and hints for making the toy look like it was talking, and the kids had latched onto it fiercely.
Bear-O, with his ratty coveralls, his one snaggle tooth, his walleyes, was popular despite all the adults protesting that it would give their children nightmares, despite (or maybe because of) their reluctant admittance that it gave the adults nightmares.
Some kids even chose Bear-O to keep the nightmares away on the basis that he was scarier than most of their nightmares.
It made as much logic as anything else.