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RE: Update to glossary

I do agree that switching sounds ridiculous, but I also feel that same way about other existing terms, even if my dislike for those isn't as extreme. I think that it's because of the system names that Sands mentioned.
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RE: Update to glossary

Blame "wonderland" on the guy who had a tulpa named "Alice".

There's silly words. We don't want more silly words.

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RE: Update to glossary

K: I haven't checked forum in while.
K: On switching, honestly you shouldn't have to add going into wonderland for part of the definition. You can also switch out to being imposed, or into plain nothingness. Where you go isn't what makes it switching, its just if whoever was controlling is completely disconnected from the front, including senses. Then someone else fronting, connecting with the senses.
K: And on the subject of not using system, I use it because its odd trying to fit 'people' in some sentences, and the fact that system is at least a definitive term, while people could be confusing, because of the fact people doesn't normally mean one body.

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RE: Update to glossary

Might want to have the word "soulbond" on the list, unless it's too silly for Sands.

Soulbond: An accidental or intentional tulpa whose origins are from a fictional setting, such as a story or video game.

Or something like that.

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Jeez, such hate on the word system. Should I not be saying it then? It was only ever as weird to me as words like "possession" and "forcing". And it's useful because, I don't know, how else do you refer to the others in your _____?

"Body", I guess. "The others in this body" sounds a little less.. It's just weirder. "The others in our system-" is a simple term to pick up that's fairly useful, while "The others in our body-" sounds really impersonal and weird.

How about we say "developing" instead of "forcing" and "mindscape" instead of "wonderland"? Mindscape is more inclusive to 'wonderlands' that aren't specifically a persistent imagined area, ie it refers more to the entirety of the mind which accounts for people whose 'wonderlands' are actually randomly imagined areas and scenarios, people like us who just sort of exist and don't rely on our wonderland (which we only made years later after finding tulpa.info), or tons of other slightly different things (yes, I know, trying to be compatible with other communities is terrible, but I feel bad making people call whatever they have a "wonderland"). Also, it's not the word "wonderland", which almost certainly hurts first impressions of our community.

Anyways, developing is just a less special/unique way of saying forcing, and I can't think of a use of the word "force/forcing" that can't cleanly be replaced with "develop/developing". Develop your tulpa, developing your tulpa, tips for developing your tulpa's personality...


Regardless of those, do you recommend saying "body" instead of "system"? It really is a useful word. And only a tiny percentage of people I know who use the word system give themselves a "system name". I could get used to saying "The others in the body", maybe, and weird as it sounds to us it may be inversely less weird to newcomers. Wait, "The others in the mind"? Ah.. can't make anything sound less weird.

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How about we just use the term "brain family"?

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K: Only problem with 'brain family' is that not every host and tulpa do get along to that extent. And honestly sounds silly. But I mean, it's not system, so...
K: I actually can't tell how much of what I say here is sarcastic and truthful.

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RE: Update to glossary

(02-20-2017, 10:26 PM)LostOne Wrote: K: Only problem with 'brain family' is that not every host and tulpa do get along to that extent. And honestly sounds silly. But I mean, it's not system, so...

I give up.

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RE: Update to glossary

Paracosm is also an alternative word to wonderland.

I also think system should be accepted here as it is used by nearly every other plural community.

"We're a tulpamancy system" is a lot simpler than "Yeah we have two tulpas, three souldbonds, maybe a deamon, but we started from tulpamancy." It isn't about picking names to try and look cool. The only reason we have one is so on things like IRC when Person (systemname@domain) joins everyone already knows who our system mates are.

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RE: Update to glossary

I don't like the taste the word "system" leaves in my mouth, but I can admit that it, or something like it, is a useful term to have. It is just significantly faster and more concise than many other options.
I was never too fond of "Wonderland", but I never hated it, either. Mindscape or something works fine.

I am not in favor of adding terms such as "soulbond" to our glossary or general vocabulary, because I don't consider it important to make new terms for different possible origins of tulpas. Ultimately, they are tulpas, as far as I am concerned, and that's what matters. Using different names gives the impression that they are fundamentally different, when they are not.

Also, I've never really had a problem with the term "switching", in itself.

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