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(NBC News)   National Park Service FAT BEAR WEEK is here again. Farkers need to get online and vote for their favorite. Otis is a 4-time champ and in the running this year   ( divider line
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404 clicks; posted to D'awww » on 06 Oct 2022 at 7:55 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-10-06 7:57:30 AM  
No, you don't have a parasocial relationship with the bears.
2022-10-06 9:41:34 AM  

skyotter: No, you don't have a parasocial relationship with the bears.

"Parasocial relationships are one-sided relationships, where one person extends emotional energy, interest and time, and the other party, the persona, is completely unaware of the other's existence."

What would you call it then?
2022-10-06 11:09:17 AM  
The mascot of my Alma Mater is a bear.  We're a large enough school that we have alumni all over the country and so when the basketball or football teams come to an area with enough alums they organize a gathering.  They usually look for a bar with a bear theme.  I have pity for whoever in the alumni association has to google "bear bar" in various cities.
2022-10-06 11:10:31 AM  
Thanks to whatever Farker introduced me to the live bearcam.
2022-10-06 11:14:03 AM  
I heard Otis uses performance-enhancing supplements.
2022-10-06 11:28:46 AM  
2022-10-06 12:45:34 PM  
Otis! My bear!
2022-10-06 6:30:45 PM  
All of 'em!

/ don't ask me 'Gotcha!' questions like that
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