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What's Going On?
What's not?

I noticed my host has a tendency to wait around for someone to post a thread, or reply to an old one, before he says anything. And a lot of you do too. That's why we have so many "newbie" threads, because only newbies can think of things to talk about off the top of their head. But the way my host cares about this forum so much.. and then just sits idly waiting for someone else to start something, that's not enough.

What would you like to see show up in Today's Posts? What would catch your attention, spark your interest? What are you waiting for an opportunity to discuss, a topic to see someone's answers to, a solution to the forum's problems..? You probably see where I'm going with this.

You guys have to push past the humdrum, stop letting yourself wait for someone else to do something. "Be the change you want to see in the world" might sound a bit dramatic here, but it's true. If you feel something's wrong, it's your responsibility to make an effort to fix it. Because if not you, who else? The others who also decided something was wrong but weren't motivated enough to do something either?

Well, here's your motivation, as much as I can give you. You have the power to fix things, and you alone. Not everyone else who reads this, you specifically. There's no power in numbers if all those numbers are zero. Try and think of what you're looking for, waiting for. Push through the haze of laziness, the wall of "someone else will probably do something."

Without you, nothing will change. This is just a forum.. But this applies everywhere. Your community, your family, your friends, the world. But if you're reading this, you must care about somewhat, so this is a good place to start. Do what I just did and say "No" to your brain's monotony. Say "No" to continuing to do nothing because it's easier. Say "Yes" to doing something.. Anything. Pushing through the lack of motivation gets easier the more you do it. Posting on the forum, getting exercise, doing your schoolwork, starting conversations with people you like.. Nothing gets done if you let yourself do nothing.

Well, this is a post on the forum for the forum. But I hope maybe this can help you elsewhere, too. It's a lesson my host and I have been trying to realize for many years. I think we could all stand to benefit from it.
Hi guys, plain text is just me now! We've each got our own accounts: me, Tewi, Flandre, and Lucilyn. We're Luminesce's tulpas.
Here's our "Ask Thread", and here's our Progress Report (You should be able to see all of our accounts on the second page if you want)

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Since this is the lounge, I can ask if anyone is buying/pirating Fallout 4. Thinking of torrenting it, but I have to make sure I can actually get away with it first. I know there are programs that can monitor entire networks for torrenting activity and shut down anyone who uses a torrenter (they had this at my old uni, and apparently they have it at my current apartment complex or else they couldn't threaten to fine me $100 for illegal downloads, like my neighbor seems to think they did when we signed our lease papers).
"Science isn't about why, science is about why not?" -Cave Johnson
Tulpae: Luna, Elise, Naomi
My progress report
Haha, the thread title wasn't literally asking about what's going on. It was more, "What's going on on the forum? What isn't?"

You're looking for this thread.

I hear Fallout 4 is a big letdown Big Grin
Hi! I'm Lumi, host of Reisen, Tewi, Flandre and Lucilyn.
Everyone deserves to love and be loved. It's human nature.
My tulpas and I have a Q&A thread, which was the first (and largest) of its kind. Feel free to ask us stuff.
Reisen, you are an amazing tulpa. I wouldn't say I didn't know these things, but having another person say it puts it into perspective. For that, I thank you.

I have 10 tulpas, but I'm only actively working on Reah, my first tulpa currently.
Progress Report
While this is an inspiring speech, it sadly still doesn't change anything about me having no idea about what to post Big Grin I have really no ideas whatsoever, so if this post would be really just about me you all would be damned.

(11-11-2015, 02:56 AM)Luminesce Wrote: I hear Fallout 4 is a big letdown Big Grin
Well, my tulpa and I both like it a lot. 10h+ in the game and no major problems so far.

Tulpa: Alice
Form: Realistic Humanoid/Demonic Creation

She may or may not talk here, depends on her.
Every single review on the front of the steam page is negative. From what I could gather, it failed to really improve on almost anything (aside from crafting), didn't keep some good features of NV, and was also terribly ported to PC. Like.. It uses arrow keys, and WASD, and the mouse? How many hands do humans have again?

Anyway. It's not really all up to you, but it's up to someone, so it had to be written like that. If you don't think you can change things then that's fine, but at least you thought it out. I'm a good example of someone who's probably well-equipped to change things but just kind of doesn't. Though that Tulpa Week event I did a while ago was kinda hard, creating a qualitative thread every day, I think I could manage one every once in a while..
Hi! I'm Lumi, host of Reisen, Tewi, Flandre and Lucilyn.
Everyone deserves to love and be loved. It's human nature.
My tulpas and I have a Q&A thread, which was the first (and largest) of its kind. Feel free to ask us stuff.
This is still relevant. People still need to post stuff to talk about, 'cus there's pretty much "Nothing Going On" right now.

In case any would-be thread makers are reading this, you should know that it's totally okay to create threads discussing things that have been discussed before. Creating a new thread to ask a basic question isn't really good, but getting opinions on subjects you're interested in hearing about is always fine. Forums only stay alive by recycling old content to be discussed by new members. Nobody wants to drudge through pages 5-25 of General Discussion for casual discussions on tulpa stuff. If you've got something you want to talk about, or others might want to talk about, talk about it.

You have my permission to talk about things we've talked about before, anyways. So don't worry about getting yelled at for posting something covered in the past, you'll be redirected to a previously existing thread at worst and helping out the forum a lot at best.
Hi! I'm Lumi, host of Reisen, Tewi, Flandre and Lucilyn.
Everyone deserves to love and be loved. It's human nature.
My tulpas and I have a Q&A thread, which was the first (and largest) of its kind. Feel free to ask us stuff.

I have come back to the forum. I enjoyed writing here very much. I would like to do so again and keep things going for my part by contributing something of value each day. I don't know what else to say other than time will tell whether or not my returning was a good thing. I am confident it will be.

I want you to look at the reply count of discussion threads.
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You can make new threads all day but they won't last very long. Is the problem people not making more threads or people not keeping them alive? Admittedly I don't browse many discussion-based forums, but I think they tend to have long threads that remain active. It's not quite the Reddit-style of lots of short threads and high turnover.

So, saddling the problem on people not making threads is a bit disingenuous. Reply to more threads! I don't know, I know I don't post much, but when I do I tend to get annoyed at how few other people tend to follow up, I guess. So, eh, it's discouraging for people to post discussion threads and then get 7 replies and then the thread dies.
Well, I admit that I tend to not really take part in discussions that I could indeed take part in.
But this is largely due to Rina's and my experiences (apparently) being quite different from what the general majority of systems (dunno a better general term right now) experience, making me doubt that input based on our personal experiences from our side is of much value at all to that mentioned general majority.
At least that's the impression and mindset I gained over time.

And considering that personal experiences are all one can ever really contribute to a discussion or general conversation about something as inherently subjective as tulpamancy and everything surrounding it, this is why I came to be so silent here.
(Among other things - but it's the main reason as far as my non-participation in worthwhile discussion goes.)


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