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  1. I think help vampirism is primarily the product of people who don't want to figure out an answer, and would rather have their question answered directly, which makes a wiki of concepts or even answers to related, but not identical questions unhelpful in this scenario; what's needed is a readily searchable wiki of questions, and, put simply, the questions and answers section can already be used as such with site-specific Google searches. I think an appropriate way of dealing might be to to have a link to Google results (or a(n) lmgtfy link if you feel punchy) with site:community.tulpa.info and then the title of their thread, or perhaps an alternative question. This response can be augmented with a request for a seperate thread detailing a specific, distinguishing question or facet of the OP's situation. If such a thread is impossible, then the question is a dupe. If it is, then it's a much more interesting thread. Example: A few other notes about this approach: I think this should be dealt with as a moderation problem, as vampire content is detrimental to the forum in the same way that flamewars are: they lower the value of the average thread, and thus scare away non-vampire new users. For a more aggressive approach, lock the thread after the google link Additionally, you can also just copy and paste the non-link part of the response. This is done partially under the assumption that we don't want help vampires to linger, and this assumption is made because I strongly agree with it; I'd rather have ten solid users than ten solid users and 90 hot air vents, and I think anyone inconsiderate enough to vampire help is just going to be a weight to drag. With the thread-locking approach, the threads would sink out of the first page quickly, and users would know what threads to avoid. Despite the help-vampire hostile tone I've been using, this is probably much more useful to them than a static wiki, since this gives them easy access to answers in precisely the format they sought when they posted the question. IMO, the entire forum should be the wiki, so that nobody has to go out of their way to keep the wiki up-to-date, and so that the wiki immaculately portrays the ideas and historical ideas of the community; keeping an actual wiki would simply give one (limited) perspective on this massive corpus, and would be at constant risk of invalidation by new findings, and be a constant burden to its maintainer. This is, admittedly, a very harsh policy even without the copypasting and locking, but I'd prefer to retain posters of substance than to cater to those of noise, and the presence of this thread clearly demonstrates that that retention either is a priority, or may become one.
  2. Although I've already linked to it before, I think it bears another linking.
  3. While accounts of tulpa exploring/altering the subconscious minds of hosts exist (and tulpa guiding their host), I have yet to hear any of the host doing the same in the mind of a tulpa. Have any hosts here done so? (though, admittedly, the host can be ambiguous in some systems)
  4. I'm fairly new, but from what I can tell, they are not only permitted, but encouraged. A few examples: Groovy-guru Temar Joss Oguigi Reisen Flandre Tewi Lucilyn
  5. Decimal

    Good vs. Evil

    74 I think you might have missed something. The sequence was: Decimal: 80, Joss: 79, Decimal: 78, Joss: 77, SomethingDire: 79(ignored due to illegality(jumped 2 without consecutive preceding numbers)), Metatron: 77, Decimal: 75 (using the stacked 77s on either side of the invalid number) My guess would be that Joss's 77 ninja'd you
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    Good vs. Evil

    75 can be symbolized as the following array of emoticons: (give or take about 65) :exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation:
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    Good vs. Evil

    77. MY DUBS NOW:cool::cool::cool:
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    Good vs. Evil

    78 bottles of beer on the wall
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    Good vs. Evil

    80. I WILL BRING THIS WORLD TO ITS KNEES (and post in tasteful all-caps)
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    Good vs. Evil

    78. Today is gonna be a good day
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    Good vs. Evil

    75. I just want to watch the world burn
  12. For any lurkers looking for more tales of tulpamantic regret, I highly recommend at least skimming Koomer's PR. EDIT: Additionally, a survey taken by Oguigi is available here EDIT TIMESTAMP: After the post from Melian stating "Weird." in its original draft; pid of 152268
  13. Judging from this, Servitors and tulpas have very similar capabilities. (Link was reached from the FallFamily's servitor guide)
  14. @SparrowNR @AGGuy Thank you both for the input; I think I'll start down this path as soon as I've finalized a personality for my prospective tulpa (procrastinated a bit on the response because I didn't have much to specifically address, other than that I was puppeting deliberately earlier; had somehow gotten into Fede's technique despite having started with the more popular narrative technique.)
  15. It's not whether you should reciprocate, it's whether you should feel guilt for failing to have already done so when receiving gifts; its spread in society wouldn't probably be relevant for exactly the reason you state: it's really, really unlikely. I am flattered to an embarrassing extent
  16. What exactly does everyone here define to be perfect? I don't get the feeling that there's a consistent definition here Mine requires some setup: (Note that "you" just means "a representative average person" here) The imagination is capable of providing greater things than real-life (the reasons for which are irrelevant, but would be happy to discuss if anyone wants to), and so when you see the real form of something you've idealized, you are underwhelmed. Over time, you increasingly associate the real world with that disappointment, and then perception of the real world becomes fogged by it. The unfoggedness/ not-underwhelmingness is what I think you guys are using as perfect Personally though, I don't believe that perfection as used colloquially has sufficiently solid conceptual roots to be regarded as anything of significance.
  17. This PR is given a tulpa-neutral title despite convention because I haven't yet ironed out a personality. That process will be addressed later in this post, but I prefer to get meta items out of the way early. Started attempting to force maybe a few weeks ago, not sure. When I started, however, I came across the problems: I couldn't concentrate My head hurt frequently (which has been a consistent problem for the better part of the last six months) I concluded that the solution to both of those problems was to go cold-turkey on listening to music. To give you some background on my music-listening, before this I listened to it constantly; even while watching videos or talking to people. I did this largely because for a very long time I've had difficulties with lethargy, which music to some degree helped with, but as I listened increasingly, an increasing portion of the time had me unable to find any music I wanted to listen to (couldn't find the "right" song), and I would experience dissonance sufficient to cause headpain. So far it's been about 4 days since I stopped, and I still have music constantly stuck in my head, and the desires to return to it has firmly addictive traits. I also attempted Pranayama on the advice of this guide, which worked until a few minutes in, at which point I began to feel increasingly uncomfortable with the relaxed positions of my shoulders, and every time I relaxed enough to hear my heartbeat, I started to get bothered by the sensation of my breathing. Will experiment some and try to find a position conducive to longer bouts of relaxation than a minute or two. Additionally, I intend to employ Fede's (RIP) Eye-bo, though I couldn't at the time because the only computer at my house is a chromebook and he packaged them all in 7Z As personality is concerned, my thoughts would best be organized as a set of traits with opinions after them: Intelligent Definitely aiming for this; it seems intuitive to me that an unintelligent tulpa would largely bring either frustration, annoyance, or boredom, with few if any interesting new ideas to think about. Willing to peer-pressure Very specific, but very desirable; I've had what I think was a tulpa in the past (generally whenever I'm at my lowest) who butts in and helps me to get my shit together. I'm not sure he's a tulpa though; he has some very uncommon characteristics inb4 Melian 2: Electric Boogaloo Jovial I'd feel guilty for being a downer if ever I wasn't similarly happy, which would just make bad times even worse Dour On the reverse of that coin, I feel that a more severe tulpa would act as a mood suppressant, and would thus shit all over my quality of life if I found a happy one, which I haven't given up on, but would be more likely to offer peer-pressure in times during which it would be helpful. Fearless (though prudent) more partial to this than I had originally figured I would be. Would definitely want my tulpa to be free of fear. Gender I've swayed back and forth on this some, but I'm leaning toward male. (which puts me in a surprisingly small minority) Oddly, genderless isn't that appealing to me, even though I definitely would have assumed so before I thought about all of this. Some thoughts on the two genders I'm considering: Male If he has a libido, is he just going to be stuck jacking off? With that in mind, would sex with another tulpa be preferable to sex with a servitor? Switching would be a fair amount more congruent, which I would kneejerk to believe is preferable, as the curiosity about having another gender's form is probably much easier for a thoughtform to sate [*] Female Would an IRL relationship be offensive? Normally I wouldn't fear this kind of thing this much, but it seems like a Tulpa has the capacity to pull at subconscious strings in a very dangerous manner I don't interact with people of this gender very often. Would I be able to replicate it with sufficient accuracy that I wouldn't burn all of my focus on trying to figure out what a girl would be like? Finding videos of unremarkable people in unremarkable environments doing unremarkable things is remarkably difficult, which makes getting an accurate picture of the feminine very difficult to do. At a subconscious level, I'm fairly sexist. Not sure whether that's a pro or a con here. Wonderland/imposed sex would at least sate some curiosity After writing all of this out though, it still seems like I'd need much more detailed traits... Any commentary is appreciated
  18. I've been pondering this (these) for a while with no conclusion, and for some reason this seems like a good community to ask: Would life be more enjoyable if you felt no obligation to reciprocate when given to or complimented or cetera? Would it be more socially efficient if everyone did so? Please note that I don't mean the actual reciprocation, only the sense of guilt when one hasn't yet reciprocated. EDIT: Poll note: "wise" is short for an affirmative answer to the enjoyability question
  19. Preface: please pardon my slow response times and humorless diction; I'm rather tired, but don't want to appear as though I've ghosted I could imagine that you've had the same problem. Basically, when puppeting, I'm so used to talking to myself that I have trouble keeping myself/selves out of any "alien" voice I'm trying to cultivate. I had been parroting deliberately as a method of achieving mindvoice That said though, the rest of it was quite helpful I'm afraid you may have misinterpreted my problem; I have more than one voice (not as in the way that my voice sounds when I speak) that I would consider myself. While the prototyping concept is interesting from the perspective of understanding the nature of forcing, what I attempted earlier was to some degree an attempt at doing so, and with it in mind, I'm not confident that I'll be capable of prototyping successfully
  20. I have what I think is a very rare narration problem: I don't normally have a single thread of thought; I've pretty much always thought with a few (usually two to three) of myself talking to each's other(s), rather than having a single mindvoice (voice as in speaker, rather than tone of speech), and I'm having great trouble attempting to narrate because I can't seem to get my own voice(s) out of my head; when I puppet, I can't seem to keep the voices confined to their corresponding personalities; often I'll start her response in my voice and shift/correct it halfway through, and often the reverse. I also have the issue that I can quietly "hear" thoughts coming from "the void", and I can hear in my own voice regardless of who's supposed to be speaking, which makes things even worse. However, I would still like to have (in the same way that one "has" a sister) a tulpa distinguishable from myself to join my thoughts, which brings us to the subject. EDIT: fixing the base problem would be preferable, though I'd rather not risk screwing up my entire style of thought