Ian Beckman created The Care Bear, a short machinima featuring the trials and struggles of a nonconfrontational player. As the story goes, Care Bears are players who eschew the normally violent, PVP-based conflicts in the game.

In this story, an Orc Care Bear encounters a Human warrior. After some successful attempts at communication, the situation takes a turn for the worse when other Horde players show up.

I was enchanted by The Care Bear, mostly because of how well Beckman conveyed emotion and plot without dialogue. No one speaks a word, but you can still empathize with the situation and characters.
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