the three little bears


Lol well to make a long-ish story short, I made what I refer to as my "Supernatural Save” that deals strictly with all of the supernatural types in Sims 3. I also included a random smattering of fairytale characters and an occasional kilted Sherlock Holmes if I remember to add him. (That outfit was randomly given to Sherlock by the game and I just rolled with it. Ahah)

This save is different from my Legacy Save because I have somewhat of a storyline I follow in that gameplay so there are no supernaturals allowed in that one. So pretty much my supernatural save is full of very random gameplay that is full of crazy vampire-hating (and killing) wizards, kleptomaniac aliens, sea witch werewolves and Evil Elf Mermen who are stalked by little uncontrollable bear cubs.

Like I said, long-ish story xD

Anyway, the three bears are my messed up version of the fairytale Goldilocks and the Three Little Bears. I’ll give you my original explanation of them all:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

Once upon a time, Goldilocks found the three little bears in her house and saw they ate everything out of her fridge and scratched up the furniture. The little bears - who are siblings that are named Emmaline, Amelia, and Marco - saw that the house was actually quite nice and decided to stay.

No matter how hard Goldilocks tried, they simply refused to leave.

And so the usually happy Goldilocks slowly morphed into a perpetual grump with a decided dislike of children.

All with good reason.


Ten little Soldier Boys went out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.

Nine little Soldier Boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight.

Eight little Soldier Boys travelling in Devon;
One said he’d stay there and then there were seven.

Seven little Soldier Boys chopping up sticks;
One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.

Six little Soldier Boys playing with a hive;
A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.

Five little Soldier Boys going in for law;
One got in Chancery and then there were four.

Four little Soldier Boys going out to sea;
A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.

Three little Soldier Boys walking in the zoo;
A big bear hugged one and then there were two.

Two little Soldier Boys sitting in the sun;
One got frizzled up and then there was one.

One little Soldier Boy left all alone;
He went out and hanged himself and then there were none.


get to know me meme: favorite tv shows 1/10 → and then there were none (2015-2015)
“Ten little soldier boys went out to dine. One choked his little self and then there were nine. Nine little soldier boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight. Eight little soldier boys travelling in Devon;
One said he’d stay there and then there were seven. Seven little soldier boys chopping up sticks;
One chopped himself in halves and then there were six. Six little soldier boys playing with a hive;
A bumble bee stung one and then there were five. Five little soldier boys going in for law; 
One got into chancery and then there were four. Four little soldier boys going out to sea;
A red herring swallowed one and then there were three. Three little soldier boys walking in the Zoo;
A big bear hugged one and then there were two. Two little soldier boys sitting in the sun;
One got frizzled up and then there was one. One little soldier boy left all alone;
He went and hanged himself.
And then there were none.”

First there was Lumberjack Cassian... Get ready for: Fisherman Azriel


• Think of how great he would be with knots and ropes. Elain finds out how talented in quite a pleasurable way.

• Elain, his lighthouse keeper. The light that guides him home.

• Azriel’s arms being faaaaantastic from working on the boat. You can see them through any sweater or shirt he wears.

• Not to mention the fact that sailors are famous for being tattooed. He has plenty. Elain has one, a small knot around the third finger of her left hand.

• When he’s away, Elain will send him messages in bottles. Hoping they’ll find their way to him.

• As he tows himself in, she’ll wait outside on a bench that Cassian had made for them as a wedding gift, making chains of daisies as she’s impatient to welcome him home. To kiss him, to help wash away the smell of the ocean, feed him dinner, then wrap her legs around him and show him just how much she missed him.

• Consider these lyrics for Elriel:

“I will live my life as a fisherman’s wife on an island in the blue bay
He will take care of me, he will smell like the sea
And close to my heart he’ll always stay

I will bear three girls all with strawberry curls, little Ella and Nelly and Faye
While I’m combing their hair, I will catch his warm stare
On our island in the blue bay”

• Azriel holding Elain in their hammock outside as they listen to the night time waves crashing on the rocks. Humming sea shanties as she falls asleep in his arms.

• On cold windy nights when the power shuts off, they huddle by the fire (with wood supplied by Cassian, of course) and he’ll tell her tales of the sea. Ghost stories, love stories. Azriel loves seeing Elain’s animated reactions, so he’ll go on for hours.

• During the summer, they’ll make a tent from bedsheets to camp in just outside their house. His latest catch cooking on the fire as she roasts marshmallows.

• Elain spends most of her days in the greenhouse that he and his brothers built for her.

• Every weekend they borrow Cassian’s truck to drive into town and take their goods to market. Though their fish and herbs and vegetables are top quality, it’s their charm and smiles that have them sold out by the afternoon.
- They spend the rest of the afternoon walking hand in hand, eating the onion bagel sandwiches (his favorite) that Elain had made from scratch, as well as dates and figs they purchased from other sellers.
- When the sun sets and the musicians come out to play, Azriel takes the bag from Elain’s arm and sets it on a nearby bench.
Extending his hand, which she takes, he spins her into a dance. They sway under the trees and streetlights as they both bask in how happy they are to have found each other.

• The Gardener and The Fisherman.
- “They loved with a love that was more than love in their kingdom by the sea…”

Has anyone ever wondered why A Date with Markiplier even happened at all?

I wasn’t really focusing too hard on them earlier and was instead enjoying myself in watching all the other non-Dark endings that this date had to offer.  I still think Dark had something to do with starting the date in the first place, but at this point I just assumed it to be pure headcanon at this point…because I still kinda want to believe that he’s pure Yandere.

But then I lingered on it for a long while.  And thought of a fun question.

What if A Date with Markiplier was a way for Dark to…say…examine us?  Test us?  See if we’re close enough to Mark to try and directly sabotage us from him?  He doesn’t seem to like Mark all that much, so it wouldn’t be all that new to try and take things away from him.

And the thing is that we don’t have to be tested on all that much.  All he needs to know is how smart we are and how invested we are in keeping our date intact.  And you can do this with only one choice.

Say we [DON’T PAY] for the meal.  All this tells Dark is that we’re not invested as much to cover for Mark’s idiocy, and hence we’re not “worthy” of direct contact because at this point, we wouldn’t really care about him showing up anyway.  He’ll only manipulate when needed, after all.

But then he decides to have a bit more fun into it…and then another option shows up to us.

If we [ATTACK], well, we’re competent enough to defend ourselves but not invested in Mark enough to be considered a “loved one”.  This is the route where Dark truly leaves us alone, and the three endings that one can obtain from this option bears little to no Dark influence at all.  I mean…unless you assume that Dark is an alien and not some weird metaphysical being…but that’s pulling strings at this point.

But when you [DON’T ATTACK], that’s when Dark finds the ultimate joy.  You’re apparently just as dumb as Mark, which means you’re probably just as fun to mess with on repeated measures.  So at the pure dumbest, Dark decides that maybe it’s time to play around with you.

Originally posted by septicpotato

You’re now a completely different form of interest to him now.  You’re not trapped in a rewinding loop, to the point where the only way to break out of this loop is to either kill the source (which in this case is Mark, due to him being in the same body at this point, hence the [MARK DED AF] ending), or go to a completely different metaphysical entity entirely to get him to break you out, hence Warfstache.

All right.  [DON’T PAY] and face the consequences.  Got it.  But let’s back up a bit and actually [PAY].

This gets Dark’s interest.  He now sees you as invested in this date and considers you a potential “interest” for manipulation.  So now it’s time for him to peek his head around the corner.  See if you will be interested in meeting face to face.  Because hey, manipulation is best when you think you made the choice yourself.

But he’s a bit more forceful than just dropping the choice in once.  Remember: [HORROR] is the only choice in the visual novel that you can access twice without any weird rewind shenanigans. 

Once you [LEAVE], the option to even see Dark is gone.  You somehow got out of there, or maybe he lost interest in playing with you (I mean, he’s not rewinding time here, so that’s counting for something).  You’re now left with two options: say [YES] and reveal the world to be another play (which…paired with this option, actually makes sense), or say [NO] and basically reveal that the date was kind of a waste of time for you.  Sure, Mark was invested, but you certainly weren’t.

But then you decide to play all the cards.  You’re emotionally invested in Mark to keep up a good date, but just intrigued enough at the strange skeleton poking his head out of the ground.  Smart, yet invested.  Dark decides that you’re probably very worthy of manipulation, because you’re just at the right level of investment…

And then you choose [HORROR]

Originally posted by bekadmfb

And then you finally meet.

#24-Daddy Son Moment (Harry)

“Daddy! Daddy, come see what I made!” Your and Harry’s son, Ben, said, racing into the room.

“In a moment, Ben,” Harry sighed, looking over the song lyrics that he had been trying to get right for hours.

“Okay, Daddy,” Ben sighed, walking back towards his room. Harry continued to stare at the lyrics that he was working on, forgetting that Ben wanted him to come and look at something.


“Mommy, why isn’t Daddy coming to look?” Ben quietly said, looking at the painting he had made.

“He’s really busy, sweetheart,” You murmured, biting your lower lip. “I’m sorry, sweetie.”

You brushed the hair off your son’s forehead, before taking his pajamas out of the drawer, and handing them to him.

“Will you read to me?” Ben inquired, taking his pajamas from you.

“Get ready for bed and pick out a book,” You replied, stepping out of his room. You walked towards Harry’s “creativity room”, which also doubled as your office, stopping in the doorway. “Harry, Ben asked you to come look at his painting twenty minutes ago.”

“Hm?” Harry inquired, looking up.

“Harry. Our son, Ben, wanted you to look at his painting. Since you didn’t, will you go read him a book before bed?” You asked.

“Sure, love,” Harry replied, pushing his chair back and heading towards Ben’s room. “What book do you want me to read to you tonight, kiddo?”

“Goodnight Moon, please,” Ben quietly replied. Harry picked the book up off the shelf, and settled on the bed.

“In a great green room
There was a telephone
And a red balloon
And a picture of-
A cow jumping over a moon
And there were three little bears sitting on chairs
And two little kittens
And a pair of mittens
And a little toyhouse
And a little young mouse
And a comb and a brush and a bowl full of mush,” Harry read. He reached the end of the book, and looked down at his son, whose eyes had drifted shut. Harry quietly put the book down, brushed his son’s hair off his forehead.

“Goodnight, little one. Sweet dreams,” Harry whispered, before quietly leaving the room.

Written by Angel 

Top Bugs Bunny Cartoons (in chronological order)

This week is the 75th anniversary of America’s greatest cartoon character, Bugs Bunny. Here is a list of some of my favorite cartoons with the famous wasacally wabbit. 

A Wild Hare (1940)

Elmer’s Pet Rabbit (1941)

Wabbit Twouble (1941)

The Wabbit Who Came To Supper (1942)

Wackiki Wabbit (1943)

A Corny Concerto (1943)

Super Rabbit (1943)

Little Red Riding Rabbit (1944)

Bugs Bunny And The Three Bears (1944)

The Old Grey Hare (1944)

Hare Force (1944)

Hare Tonic (1945)

Hare Conditioned (1946)

Baseball Bugs (1946)

The Big Snooze (1946)

Hair Raising Hare (1946)

A Hare Grows In Manhattan (1947)

Easter Yeggs (1947)

Slick Hare (1947)

Gorilla My Dreams (1948)

Bugs Bunny Rides Again (1948)

Rabbit Punch (1948)

Long-Haired Hare (1949)

High Diving Hare (1949)

What’s Up Doc (1950)

Rabbit Of Seville (1950)

Bunker Hill Bunny (1950)

Rabbit Fire (1951)

Rabbit Seasoning (1952)

Bully For Bugs (1953)

What’s Opera Doc (1957)

Shishkabugs (1962)

The Morning After The Night Before

Characters: Reader, Steve

Summary: The fall out of your friends discovering that Tequila is your kyptonite.

Word Count: 1713 words

Prompt:  Steve, ‘You’re important too.’ And  ‘I noticed’

A/N: This one is for a wonderful anon and the fabulous @deanxfuckingadorablexwinchester who requested this from my 300 celebration ‘100 ways to say I Love You.’  I joined these two together because it just fit so damned well.  It kinda turned into a part two from Truth and Tequila but you can read it by itself.

Part 1

Originally posted by imagine-that-marvel

Daylight permeated your vision and you groaned.  Turning your head felt the subtle pounding of the mother and father of all headaches with the possibility of a whole load of baby headaches coming along shortly.  Your mouth was dry and it felt like you had been licking a bear for at least three hours in your sleep.  And not a cute little animated bear, a full-blown grizzly who had been wandering in the woods for years and hadn’t bathed in its entire memory.  Forcing one eye open you look down and realise that you were still in last nights clothes.  Well, at least you weren’t waking up in someone elses room naked you thought to yourself.  Just as you were considering turning over and going back to sleep an alarm sounded through the tower.  Leaping up you immediately regretted your reflexes as the room span.  “FRIDAY, what the hell is going on?” you manage to ask, your voice husky and several octaves lower than usual.

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My Throat

  His hand is on my throat
  while my toes struggle to touch the floor
  the sound I make is not a gurgle or a scream
  it stops when my spine slams against the sofa
  sudden spit pooling around my tonsils
  I swallow and lick the tears from my lips
  and listen to him,
  “I fucking told you not to cry, bitch.”

  His hand is on my throat
  while he piledrives me, the Tempurpedic mattress
  makes little difference to the curve of my back bearing
  three hundred fifty pounds of pounding
  he licks his fingers to apply saliva,
  whines I’m too dry; I close my eyes and think,
  “I’m promised a cigarette for doing this.”

  His hand is on my throat
  while my squinting face turns red,
  pressing the whole of me down, forcing my knees to the floor
  before the trash bin and my hands in to the sticky
  unknown within, rubbing my fingers against
  the slime, he opines,
  “Don’t be such a fucking princess, get your hands dirty.”

  His hand is on my throat
  while he traces the chain of my protective pendant,
  he’s smiling and he doesn’t
  feel how cold his warmth has made me
  the impression of memory foam
  preparing for the familiar. He asks,
  “What’s wrong?”

  His hand is on my throat
  while we kiss in the back of a movie theatre
  I pull away, creeping from my consciousness
  knowing I can smoke when the film is over
  hoping the cancer kills me sooner than my memories
  I muster up the courage to exclaim,
  “There’s something fucking wrong with me.”

  His hand is on my throat
  while the other caresses the rest of me, he holds
  my head in his palm and senses my shivering
  body beneath him; he rolls over beside me
  I tell him it wasn’t his hands that hurt me
  and he proves men can speak soft and supple,
  “Stop apologizing, you’re not doing anything wrong.”