2014 in Review

Well, this was a strange year for me, to say the least. πŸ˜›
Putting this under a Read More because it’s long.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I have two posts ready to go now, an update post and one that’s more of an essay or something. IDK. This is the update post. πŸ˜›

First of all, I had a very happy Christmas and Christmas Eve, both IRL and on BV. I’ll focus on the BV parts since you probably care more about that (the only BV-related thing I got IRL was the Olaf bear). First of all, I gave and received a ton of gifts starting at about a week before Christmas Eve, a trend that lasted until Christmas Eve itself. All of you BVWPers (with the exceptions of Tray and Princess) should have checked your mail and seen what I’ve gotten you by now. πŸ˜‰

I got some great stuff on BV this Christmas, and I’d like to thank the following people for their generosity again:

  • Katie (RebeccaAngel313) for the Hearts Hoodie,
  • Casey (AnnaBlue35) for the purple Satin Holiday Dress and Red Panda Ears,
  • BreezyBearyCool19 for the red Dynamic Shirt and Tie Front Shorts,
  • Diva (SelenaBearDiva740) for the Polka Dot Dress and accompanying items,
  • Tray (DanielTravel42) for trading me his very, very nice gold Leopard Kitty Sweater,
  • MiraBanana17 for the Satin Holiday Bow,
  • and, most importantly, Futon (DashaBearHug4) for letting me borrow her basket (and Casey for helping work that out!),
  • andΒ EnzoShadow for the Maxine hat, Bear Claw Necklace, and brown Moose Slippers! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

If you gave me something and I forgot to add you to that list, I’d like to thank you, too, and I’d also like to apologize for not being able to remember you (I mostly used my CyBearZone as a reference point and my memory tends to suck for a lot of things). πŸ˜›

Wait, wait, wait. I’m sure you guys are wondering about something.

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Yes, Futon/Dasha was kind enough to let me borrow her basket on Christmas Eve and then again yesterday! πŸ™‚ I also traded Tray for a Club BABW hoodie, which I just love. ❀

Here’s a picture of what I’m wearing now (yes I know I said I got brown moose and not yellow but it’s part of a deal Casey and I have which I’m not going to go into detail about here):

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I think that, overall, this is the rarest outfit I have ever worn during my (over) six years on BV. It’s certainly a lot rarer than the outfits I used to like, but we’ll go into more detail about used tos in the next post. πŸ˜†

Second of all, while I know this is something everyone’s heard/seen by now, I got into the Bearville Times with Heather and Casey in last week’s Pawsome Pics! πŸ™‚

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The funny thing is that the reason we’re on those ponies is pictured in another picture that got in the Pawsome Pics that week. If you want more of an explanation, ask me on BRD.

Finally, the last thing I have to say in this post is that I got an Instagram account a few weeks ago, which I’m finally posting about on here. While I don’t post a ton (it’s more like I post a ton of pics all within ten minutes of each other and then don’t post anything for days), I definitely have a lot of recent BV pics I’ve taken on there, so check out my IG by clicking this badge:


I think that’s about everything for this post, so stay tuned for my upcoming essayish post, which should be ready in a few minutes! πŸ™‚

CBG Christmas Condo Contest Results!

The CyBearGuides have just announced the winners of the Christmas condo contest! Here they are in case you missed the results!

  1. ValarieSpringFun (wins suitcase)
  2. ConstanceVeryBeary (wins green wand)
  3. SantaBearCub47 (this is DarleneSlowpoke) (wins basket)
  4. TiaSweetAsHoney4 (wins Christmas tree tote)
  5. FayeTeddyBear (wins 2009 top hat)
  6. ScottGreen3 (wins green monster feet)
  7. TabithaSmooth (this is TabbyFriendly) (wins red heart sunglasses)
  8. ChrisKnight123 (wins Chloe scarf)
  9. TJSunshine28, KimWinter78, GemmaBearilliant13, DianaTotallyCute36, and ChristopherAwesome290 (they all win a Love. Hugs. Smiles. shirt)
  10. SophieTapDance25 and AJ4LeafClover219586 (they win a Love. Hugs. Peace. pennant)

Anyone else who entered receives 5000 Bear Bills as a pity prize for entering. πŸ˜›

Thanks for reading! If you’re on this list – congrats! If not – I’m really, really sorry to hear that. :/ I left before the CBGs announced whether or not another contest was coming up, but I’m guessing there will be one for Valentine’s Day, so be sure to ask about that! πŸ™‚

International Holiday Traditions

Have any of you ever played the International Holiday Traditions Matching Game in the Libeary? It’s only playable when the North Pole is open and the holiday dΓ©cor is up. If you don’t know where in the Libeary it is, which you should, you need to click the globe on the table:
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But this post isn’t to describe the game itself (which is essentially Bears and Pairs with a holiday theme), it’s to post pictures of the holiday traditions. πŸ˜› The order is the order I took the pictures in.

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Did you know about any of these traditions? Maybe you and/or your country celebrates them. In Canada, things work pretty similarly to how they do in the US, but there is no unofficial “date” to start celebrating (whereas a lot of people in the US start getting ready for the holidays after their Thanksgiving), leading to some people and a lot of stores having Christmas and other holiday decorations up after Halloween. For the record, I am not one of those people. πŸ˜›

Do you have another holiday tradition that isn’t listed above? Even if it’s something only you/your family does, I’d still love to hear about it in the comments! πŸ™‚