It had to do with my present to Sweetie, and I take full responsibility.
You see, when I jumped to Marianne McCann's history build to take the photos I forgot to get earlier, I noticed a region named SL10B Bear Island on the map. I jumped there and found a sim filled with Linden Bears-- perhaps 150 of them.
For those who might not know, every Linden has one or more bears named after him or her-- and so do the moles, those hard workers who create in-world content for the Linden builds (only theirs are moles). Some bears are made specially for specific in-world events. The bears are distributed at Linden-sponsored events, and most Lindens will send you one if you IM and ask.
Many Lindens are no longer in world, and so aren't around to give away their bears. Their bears, and bears from past events, are highly-sought-after and generally unavailable-- but here, at SL10B Bear Island, were many, many Linden bears, all free for the taking.
I spent an hour or so grabbing bears. Since about half were transferrable, I grabbed two each of them, one for myself, and one for Sweetie. Back on Whimsy I spent the better part of another hour packing bears into a gift box for Sweetie. At last night's celebration I gave her the box.
Sweetie was delighted. Here were bears to drop from great heights, shoot out of cannons, attempt to tweak. She rezzed a dozen or so in gleeful anticipation-- but the bears had a mind of their own.
Well, no, they didn't. What they had was me, using my Mystiool's mimic function to make it appear they were hatching some sort of plot over on their corner of the platform.
Linden Bears Collective: Hey, you guys!
Fnordian eyes the Linden Bears warily.
Sparrow: OMG! They talk?
Linden Bears Collective: We're feeling lonesome over here.
Linden Bears Collective: We want to dance, too!
Sweetie: They are a collective, not a hive mind, right?
Sweetie backs away.
Linden Bears Collective: Dance with us!
Sparrow: Borg Bears!
Fnordian: Yep. At least that's the buzz on the streets.
Sweetie: Maybe I have keep them all in seperate folders in my inventory.
Linden Bears Collective: Resistance is futile!
Serenek: Heaven forbid they should fornicate and reproduce in your inventory, Sweetie.
Linden Bears Collective: We are only waiting for the great Torley to come and lead us.
Sparrow: World War B
Cheyenne Palisades: Sweetie's dead! I get her shoes!
Sweetie: Not my Grim Brothers heels!
Sweetie: I must revive...
Ingenue: You thought the robot revolt was bad...LL bears...a whole new problem!