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If other people portray tulpas in a way we don't like, we should portray it ourselves
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If other people portray tulpas in a way we don't like, we should portray it ourselves
There was a very strong negative reaction to MTV's episode on tulpas, myself included.

I realized that there isn't much out there meant to explain tulpas to normal people in video form. The closest that seems to agree with most people is the Reply All episode.

I propose that we create our own video to explain tulpas to the common person, in a way that we like. Tell me what you think, and if you're willing to participate then tell me what you have to offer!

I have a microphone and a voice, as well as decent (at least I'd like to think so) audio editing skills. I've dabbled in video editing and animation. I can host mumble server/files/whatever on my server if need be.

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10-13-2016, 06:39 AM
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RE: If other people portray tulpas in a way we don't like, we should portray it ourselves
While going to sleep a day or two ago I imagined making a video to introduce THE MASSES, AS IN THE INTERNET WHERE WE ARE DANGIT to tulpamancy, though I didn't use the term tulpamancy just tulpas. It was posed in a realistic way to address the types of things skeptics question/want to hear about. And I ended up going through a whole five or so minute video too.

Of course, I've also been watching Youtube Poops for ten years and consider the ideas for them I come up with absolutely amazing, very funny and very detailed in how I'd do them.

But I'm me. I'm "lazy" and never "do" anything, so it won't happen. I lose motivation to do any and everything (up until this year with tulpamancy) very quickly. So I'm not contributing anything to this problem like I could be. But then, I was never really passing school either.

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10-13-2016, 06:44 AM
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RE: If other people portray tulpas in a way we don't like, we should portray it ourselves
I don't think it's a bad idea at all. I could participate but all I have to offer are opinions and personal experiences... If they're worth anything I guess.

EDIT: I thought I should add that I'm a relatively normal person, just some social anxiety and introversion. I'm not counting in loneliness and depression because they only came maybe a year or even two after I had already created my tulpas, although none of the things mentioned above except for introversion were present when I began.... I don't exactly know where the line between normal and not normal goes, so meh. I don't have a mic or anything like that, and I'm way too shy to even make phone calls so I could only reply in text. But would like to be part of something if I can be of any use. And my tulpas of course, mostly Desmond or L though.

Desmond - 21st April 2014 (Also has his own account)
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Nevira - 14th December 2014
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10-13-2016, 07:01 AM
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RE: If other people portray tulpas in a way we don't like, we should portray it ourselves
I should probably clarify my post. The first caps part is addressing the fact that nobody who attempts to "portray tulpamancy in a positive light" understands anything about who their audience is. They care about outside opinion, but then make content more appropriate for those already on the inside. That MTV video was a perfect example of this. (Although to them it was just ~quirky content) It put some ideas out there, but the audience it'll get on the internet is absolutely not the audience it was oriented towards. No scholarly stuff either, there's already plenty of discussion like that here and elsewhere. Address the bulk of the world. Answer the questions they undoubtedly have, show some understanding of their skeptical perspective yourself, and just generally keep it down to earth. If you can't do that, then you can't do it.

The rest was just me complaining about the cards I was dealt, not contributing to the thread (which was paradoxically on-theme); disregard.

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10-13-2016, 08:15 AM
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RE: If other people portray tulpas in a way we don't like, we should portray it ourselves
I could also participate if it was needed. But much like ClianthaMuria, I've got nothing else to offer than my opinions and anecdotal "evidences".

I'm SomethingDire, and Céleste is my partner in crime.
10-13-2016, 08:15 AM
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RE: If other people portray tulpas in a way we don't like, we should portray it ourselves
I could possibly do interviews and post them if this is something people want done. Say Skype interviews and such. I already have the equipment for it and production experience.

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10-13-2016, 10:29 AM
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RE: If other people portray tulpas in a way we don't like, we should portray it ourselves
We'd love to be part of such a project ! Although, all we could offer are personal experiences aswel Smile.
I think I would be seen as a "normal" person from the average human watching this. By that I mean I don't have Asperger or any brain condition whatsoever.
I also have a microphone and a voice, and a pretty decent webcam aswell Smile

No animosity intended ever 

Cora now has her own account ! Big Grin

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10-13-2016, 12:49 PM
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RE: If other people portray tulpas in a way we don't like, we should portray it ourselves
I was thinking about writing a book yesterday (coming to bookstores 2024). But there is no way I'm getting in front of a camera.

If for some reason you need a scriptwriter or editor, I can do that.

...You know, the number of aspies on this site is way below the number on the other site I'm on. So that's one debunked stereotype.

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RE: If other people portray tulpas in a way we don't like, we should portray it ourselves
All of it is personal experience. We just have to portray it in the right light and take as scientific as an approach as possible until we get the interest of someone willing to do a scientific study.

For starters, we shouldn't use the term imaginary friend. If we believe tulpa to be more than imaginary we should use terms reflecting that.
Second is we shouldn't call it a Wonderland. Something like "mindscape" is much better because it is real to the Tulpa and that is what matters.

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She's the giggle at a funeral,
Knows everybody's disapproval,
I should've worshipped her sooner."

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10-13-2016, 03:19 PM
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RE: If other people portray tulpas in a way we don't like, we should portray it ourselves
Thank you everyone for the replies/support.

As for what to offer; How about ideas! I have no idea what the format/theme of this will be, and I'm open to ideas.

(10-13-2016, 03:17 PM)tulpa001 Wrote: I was thinking about writing a book yesterday (coming to bookstores 2024). But there is no way I'm getting in front of a camera.

If for some reason you need a scriptwriter or editor, I can do that.

...You know, the number of aspies on this site is way below the number on the other site I'm on. So that's one debunked stereotype.

I would assume a script needs to be written. Welcome aboard!

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10-13-2016, 04:07 PM
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