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  1. Alright, here we go This on it's own is enough to get the guide disapproved. Easy, done. Joking aside, I suppose you're not wrong, to an outsider you're one person. So, despite being blatantly against .info's front page beliefs, I'll continue. This entire preparation section actually is one of the better personality/ form forcing sections I've seen in a guide and actually has a good reason to do both. I think it could have been expounded upon personality-wise, however. Perhaps change this to "Or encourage them to ask you one." Then again, this is your philosophy, and your guide is riddled with this idea of "making" the tupper do things. I'm not going to point out every one. This is pointless. Who cares if a tulpa appears cartoony? It's their mind and such. If they want more realistic detail to a cartoony form, sure, talk about that. However, it's the host and tulpa's choice for whether or not they want their form. The next section, about how everyone has a different idea about how the world works, I think is flawed in it's reasoning. You share a mind with your tulpa, so they're going to share experiences. I think it's good to encourage your tulpa to think, but it's a dicey road because you may also cause division in-system. The next section... ... ...is stupid. What's the point of it? People don't get tulpas just to make interacting with them obtuse. And thus I come to the meme phrase. Even if there is some logic to this, which there isn't, you need to explain that line of thinking for why you think Eye-bo, the ocular fitness program, will help with specifically alpha and theta waves. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Now that Lenny gave you a throwback to 2012, this is honestly not a bad section. I just wanted to point out that maybe pointing out the chest is a tad unsubtle This section's instruction is really vague. Like, my hand is a reference to focus on my tulpa then..? The guide says depth so I assume to get a rough idea for the space a tulpa takes up? It's just very unclear what I'm supposed to do. Do I pantomime a single headpat? Does it go on her collar? This section could use expounding on. Most people actually have a good sense of proprioception. I'm actually not really sure where you get the idea. Using more modern terms, I can understand visualization (mental imagery) being inconsistent height wise. However, seeing what you call visualization (imagining the tulpa in a real space), you always have proprioception as a reference so I'm having more difficulty understanding that this could even be a problem in the first place. Additionally, I'm curious how a mirror helps? I don't think a visual aid would somehow get you a better idea of their height so much as consistently understanding how tall they should be in relation to you. I suppose I could just be blabbing and this actually be an issue and me, the unenlightened, could be making a fool of himself. However, in my current understanding, this section seems useless at best, silly at worst. In fact, you even use proprioception in a way in the very next section to help with this. What? This section seems like a good meme. I cannot, for the life of me, understand how this helps. Is the image mental or is it imposing it? If you're imposing it on your environment, you probably don't need this exercise. If it's mental... well, you use different parts of your brain for mental and physical imagery and while they can affect eachother with expectation, I don't think blinking repeatedly would be the tool to utilize that. ... just make sure you're home alone. While pink noise can be used to detract from the noise of one's environment for the sake of intentionally induced hallucinations, I'm not so sure about an intentional use, especially if it's particularly static. I'm not sure this would be any better than just trying to listen for noise that isn't there at all in the first place. Eyebo, the ocular fitness program, and belief implanting strike back. Advertising your own product is nice, but it's not approved by anyone official and is thus about as reliable as GearHeart's hypnosis videos. As for the belief implanting, talk about it earlier if it's so important. I'll edit more in later
  2. "make your vision bob up and down slightly as you walk" it's not real until you have shaky cam Joking aside, I feel this could highly benefit from expanding on it more. Adding more steps in increasing detail, primarily. ... that's really all I have to say. Approved.
  3. The guide itself said possession is a requirement. I don't think it's wrong at all either. Switching and possession are similar phenomenon. Either way, your tulpa is the one moving. The only thing switching involves is a headmate yeeting themselves out. And even disregarding all of that, possession is movement. You have to be qble to move to switch in.
  4. So from the first paragraph you say the technique is "easy" yet also drop a good ol' "It took me five years" and a "few seemingly master this" on the reader. Is it easy or a rare and difficult thing? Pick one. Or, you should explain why so many have difficulties with it and why it's actually easy and people overthink it, or something. Give a reason that your guide will make it easy. So, here, you give it from the host's perspective, which is nice. However, these are all from a negative view: what is not happening. You give nothing in the way of "the tulpa is possessing, reacting, and eating cookies" or whatever. You only detail a lack of experience which could be mildly confusing. It certainly confused me the first time reading it. This is a psychological forum and a primarily psychological community. This is a given, delete it. Possession should be first in your list of prerequisites, as it's the only real prerequisite. Also, the link for tulpaforce doesn't work for me, and I'm not reading a 164 page book to learn to meditate. You should perhaps clarify how these skills are not requirements but can help the process. And since unfortunately for you, I'm on the GAT team, I'm going to have to tell you to remove parallel processing, because parallel processing has been given a definition for something that is impossible outside of rare anomalies. Neurologically speaking, it is impossible to do all the things those pushing parallel processing claim to be able to. You can't think two things at once, especially not in detail. However, if you give a definition to parallel processing that is not total bogus and you introduce parallel processing with that definition, I can let it slide. Additionally, in this section, you tell the person to trust their tulpa twice. Back-to-back, no less. One is the bullet point, and the other is the conclusion to prerequisites. Also, why are they called prerequisites if only 25% of them are actually required? Perhaps a name change for the section is appropriate. Also, I know you suggested they read a 164 page book on how to meditate, but nobody has time to dig through that. Perhaps at least give some basic instruction in how to meditate and what a meditative focus is? You're talking to a group of people who aren't into mysticism and religious practice, catch them up a little in reading instead of requiring such difficulty to get into your content. Uhh first, himself* Them is plural. I suppose that's nitpicking though Second, what does this even mean? Possession isn't some mental struggle, right? Like, maybe it's just me, but I don't have cerebral palsy so moving comes pretty naturally. Tulpas are able to use the bodies just as effectively as their host, so what more than possessing needs to be done? Also, what am I pulling myself out of? At this point I should already be dissociated, correct? The issue with the next paragraph is that a lot of words mean nothing. Slow down what, exactly? Backpace isn't a word. The general message of "take it slow and communicate worries" is good but you need more clarity in those two nitpicks or to just remove them entirely. Reeee, subconscious. But, seriously, the subconscious doesn't exist. The only place you'll see it in a psych book is a section dedicated to discussing Freud. Plus, movement is rarely an unconscious action anyway. They may unintentionally bumble into the front however, which the future bits actually tackle well. I will say "It's a hell of a habit" comes off strangely with the previously established tone. Aside from the minor nitpicks, I do like this paragraph. This just... confuses me. Why are you saying this? Um. Can you be "inside" reality? I mean, you're never really outside it. Whatever, this just sounds weird. Perhaps "take of your life for you" instead? In general I think you should use the word "reality" less in general and try to find some synonyms. Overall I think this can be a good switching guide. Like Yuki's Possession guide but more in depth. Still, major issues abound so for now I can't approve this Edit: Also give a backup link and a perhaps a synopsis link in accordance to our new guide guidelines. I'm too lazy to properly hyperlink it at this moment so here's the link https://community.tulpa.info/thread-the-gat-s-guide-guidelines
  5. Yes, it is utterly picky Luminesce. That doesn't mean these details are holding back it's approval. They are little things that can still be improved, therefore we should recommend the improvement. Anyways, on a second read You only actually touch on "drawing your attention away from... the real world" briefly. Also, I'm going to say this again. You give a summary of the technique. Then you give another, more detailed summary. Then you give the full method. Like I said originally, it reads like some increasingly verbose meme. Like this You could probably entirely remove either The Process in Short or Summary of the Visualization Skill in it's entirety with little issue. I know the "Think about slowing down" thing has been noted to death. But what am I slowing down? My thoughts? Activity? Breathing? All of that? How do I do that? I will warn you before finishing this section that it may come off as rather repetitive if you describe the leaf/cup section in as great of detail as the tree. You may want to put the same amount of effort into the leaf/cup and be more brief with the tree. I spoke mainly in response to this for the idea of taking something piecemeal. Perhaps combine this with the horse suggestion. EDIT: Also, you should at least put the GDoc in the OP with a note that it's more updated
  6. So your first three paragraphs have a strange issue. The first two are very academic sounding while the third is very personal. It creates an odd shift. Additionally, all three of the first paragraphs are your introduction and could probably be rewritten to contain all the information you want to put out out there in less words. It's not a huge issue, really it's the tone shift that's important. Your fourth paragraph could stand to be part of the introduction too, as it's a literally summary of what technique you're going to use. The fifth paragraph is also clunky coming off the fourth. This whole submission so far reads like an over-explained meme. You gradually build up in more detail for what someone needs to do for this guide... kinda like the guide itself. "think about slowing down" doesn't really tell me anything. Also "A form of relaxation breathing" is awkward sounding. Better describing how to get relaxed would help this section. Though, even just saying "Calm down, get comfortable, and breathe slowly" would be simpler and communicate what you want better. As a counterpoint, I personally did something very similar for making Annabell's form, though I went even more ham by lightly studying anatomy to make sure she was anatomically correct for a female (no way to make myself not sound like a perv there). I would maybe change this to approaching a tulpa's form piecemeal. Start with their hair. Then think about the shape of their head. What about the eyes? things like that I'll approve once changes are made.
  7. I think my issue with this is the aimlessness of it. Posting the simple technique is fine but it's useless if someone can't learn the intent of it. It's fine to even say that you shouldn't read the full thing and perform the exercise first and use the explanation later as a reflection tool. Reading Lucilyn's comment on this actually helped out more. It told me the sort of focus I can expect and then trying it out myself I could understand why the sort of state could help focus. Such information should be in the OP. So, what does this focus do over typical meditation to help with tulpamancy practices? If you can't answer this, I can't approve it.
  8. These are GAT guidelines that every guide should adhere to. These will need to be fulfilled before your submission can be approved. It is recommended you read them to save time for everyone during the submission process. 1. Submissions should adhere to Tulpa.info's rules. 2. Word use must be consistent and generally be in line with community use. There are a lot of different uses of individual words in the tulpa community. We're not terribly strict on whether or not fronting and switching is more correct to what you're trying to communicate, so long as it makes sense and the words you use mean the same thing throughout a submission. 3. Please use proper grammar and spelling. The GAT is not your spellchecker. We'll help you on this, but not if your submission is riddled with misspellings. Try pasting the text of your submission in Word or Google Docs, then correcting the errors that the program points out. 4. Off-site linking is allowed, either because the submission is long or because it was originally published elsewhere, as long as a) The website does not contain viruses and is secure. b) The full guide can be accessed on the forum itself OR an alternative back-up link is provided. If an alternate link is provided, a synopsis of the guide should be posted in the thread itself c) If it is a blog that contains NSFW or otherwise rule-breaking material but the page with the guide itself does not, a warning should be provided. 5. Advertising is acceptable as long as it is minimal, does not distract from content, and also can bring some additional value to a system's tulpamancy experience. Paywalls to content are not allowed. 6. Each submission should clarify which guide board it is intended for. The GAT may decide to put it somewhere else when approved if appropriate. The three guide boards are as follows: Guides: Specific methods and instructions meant to aid with reaching a goal Tips and Tricks: Smaller pieces of information and advice that don't make up a full guide Articles: Informative writings meant to share knowledge or research on a subject 7. Submissions shouldn't be early/rough drafts. If you would like the GAT to review an early/rough draft, you can post it in Lounge, General Discussion, or even your Progress Report if you want. Be sure to notify them if so. If you think your submission is a final draft but end up needing to make major changes, either update the original thread, or make a new one. If you make a new one, then the old thread will be moved to Lounge so that there aren't two similar threads by the same author in the Guides board.
  9. I would be hesitant to claim a dream experience has any bearing on reality unless you were somehow lucid and so was your tulpa. However, two weeks is certainly a possible time to hear your tulpa, so keep it up.
  10. I feel this comes close to a lot of good things but doesn't quite hit the mark. Just enough that I couldn't approve it yet. First off, I think you should re-purpose your "How it works" section into a proper introduction. Try to trim out unnecessary repetition and just unneeded sections of it too, make it cleaner and more succinct. These are minor suggestions, won't stop your approval, but they're little things that will push this from "approved" to something that people might share. Now, to get more specific, you don't really instruct someone how to "block" their thoughts. You also don't really give a good explanation of what they're doing. I suppose the message is obvious, you want all thought to stop and for the participant to relax. Perhaps you should word it as "clearing out your mind." Essentially you've written a meditation guide as a basis to listen for your tulpa. Additionally, I don't think the issue you're addressing is weak thoughts. Thoughts can't really be stronger than one or another. Neurons are either firing or they're not. I think the issue is that tulpas are not as used to thinking. There's also an issue of hosts being able to be patient and listen for their tulpa, which this guide directly addresses by telling them to stop thinking and let responses happen and trust it is their tulpa. I feel I meandered a bit. If anything is confusing, ask me to clarify. For now I'll say this will be suited for Tips and Tricks once approved.
  11. I mean, shoot, let's do literally anything, because at this rate the push isn't going anywhere. Shoot, I don't particularly want to be the GAT manager because I don't think I'm qualified, but I'll do it if it gets this place moving again. This is an important element of the community so doing ANYTHING other than sitting on our thumbs and getting applicants that can't even be approved is just a waste.
  12. Okay so when are we going to decide on a GAT manager and how are we going to do it? It's been longer than a week since this issue was brought up a second time and so we're on the verge of this being the second time it dies. We have several members on the team now if we accepted everyone who joined, and a sizable team if only half were. We have a team, now we just need a manager to have the "revolving door" get going So what's the plan?
  13. Since it's a thing, I can vouch for Kopase's writing capability and think his rampant hatred of obtuse writing will be massively valuable to the GAT Team and will be an area of expertise most of us lack. Somehow I doubt we'll find many people who are both tulpamancers and professional writers.
  14. Well, if there are only two managers to discuss who joins the chat, I don't think that'd really need a private channel, but whatevs. Guides are so rare right now though that I don't think the once-in-a-blue-moon pings would be bad or email push notifications etc. etc.
  15. I believe it would be important to keep GAT transparent as possible. If it were just a channel for pinging, there wouldn't even necessarily have to be a GAT-specfic role, you could just have a channel where someone can ping those with an opt-in role that a new guide has been posted and link to it in that channel. There is a use for a GAT-specific role though: publicity. If the GAT members were displayed separately from other members of discord similar to how the mods are, it would raise more awareness that 1: this forum exists and people can post their tips and tricks/guides/etc. and 2: it lets people know the role exists and more people would be likely to want to be part of it.