Apollo Fire

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  1. I wanted to report on a switching experience last night. The common (lackluster) advice we hear regarding switching is usually "just believe it worked and it will." You can't really force yourself to believe something you don't. Last night, however, I did somehow make myself believe that I had actually switched. Me and Radio talked a bit, tried a few things, and then I felt something go off in my mind that convinced me that it had worked, though Radio was still in the same spot he always is. I figured if it was a real switch, he'd go inactive on his own. I was pretty amped and ngl got a little teary-eyed. But... as time went on and I focused on other things, I faded out and Radio took back control. Not an actual switch, it seems, even if I had convinced myself that it was. I don't think a real switch would fade out like that. Radio should be the one fading out, not me. So it seems that that piece of advice, at least in that scenario, didn't work out. But even if it wasn't a real breakthrough, hopefully practicing switching makes some sort of headway, even if not significant. Radio always feels like he's stuck with glue or gum. He can pull away from his spot a little bit, but always snaps back. We have to think about him fading out in order for him to feel a little misty, and that only lasts as long as we're thinking about it. The way I see it, there are two options: 1. Either we learn how to switch, which leads to Radio fading out. 2. Or Radio fades out, which leads to a switch. I'll continue making my attempts, as always, and see if we can replicate the experience I had and hopefully improve upon it. At the very least, I've been fronting pretty well today.
  2. [align=justify]I'm highly frustrated. Around other people, host is always the one to front. Since right now we're at home for winter break, host is there constantly, and we never get much time to do anything. Even when they're not around he's still unintentionally fronting, since he's just used to it here I guess. This isn't surprising, of course. We knew this would happen. Still, it's annoying. I really wish we could just learn how to switch already and get it over with, not have to worry about it anymore, or at least focus our worries on other things like perfecting switching or things like that, not accomplishing switching for the first time. I just feel like it's gone on for too long and I don't know what to do to make it over with. Obviously, I know switching won't solve all our problems, but at least we could exist without fighting such an uphill battle all the time. I really just want to lose my switchinity, then we'll figure out what to do from there. I just wanted to rant a little, not really much else to say.[/align]
  3. Looks like the original reason for this thread existing is long gone. I'm going to lock it.
  4. The issue that Ranger's system and my system have is that we can't switch yet. It's not that we've switched but just don't know it. We have lengthy discussions about how to figure out switching because we can't do it yet, not because we can and just don't know it, lol.
  5. I'd like to point out that not ever critique or nit-pick a GAT member gives is necessarily something that is going to make or break the guide's chances of approval. Personally, I think it's important to be thorough when it comes to content, as guide readers can gain further information and insight by reading the responses of other uses as well as the guide itself. What makes or breaks a guide's approval is pretty much just if the reviewer believes it's something that's overall useful and accurate. So yes, one can nitpick and critique a guide to hell and back and still come away approving it, unless there's information in it that they believe renders the guide unapprovable for whatever reason they have. A guide can have things that the reviewer thinks is unnecessary or lacking of quality and still be approved. In the case of Longbow's guide, plenty of the unnecessary content was probably fine on its own, but when the unnecessary content is inflating a guide to 50 pages, that might need to be worked on just a bit. [align=justify] By unnecessary content, I don't mean things like visualization or meditation. I mean the long, drawn-out explanations of what visualization and meditation are. That's what my system saw as unnecessary fluff. We wouldn't ask a guide author to remove sections about visualization or meditation, that's absurd. But, in the case of his guide, a lot of it could be condensed. It's just harder to ask for that sort of thing when it comes to video submissions. I'm not a fan of video submissions for this reason. People generally don't fix their submissions after they get reviewed anyway, but a video submission pretty much kills the chance of them doing that. So anyway, yes, people can be nit-picky, but I trust that everyone on the GAT is smart enough to where their small critiques and nitpicks don't cloud the bigger picture: is this a guide I think is worthy of being approved, why or why not. GAT members are instructed to always give their reasoning for approval or disapproval, which most of the time does not include all of the smaller points they made along the way. And, to reiterate something Indigo said, a guide only needs 4/7 people to give their thumbs-up to be approved, and most of the time when a guide doesn't reach that number, there are plenty of reviewers saying "I will review once X changes are made." There is no list of specific criterion a guide must follow to be approved other than following tulpa.info's rules and being grammatically satisfactory, nor is there a rubric that dictates if a reviewer should approve. It's based on the individual reviewer's discretion, how they walked away from the guide as a whole. Abveion claimed our standards are too "specific," really they're anything but. I think other GAT members can attest to that. We really don't have "standards," just general guidelines and reviewer opinion. If the tone of any of my system's or other people's reviews come off as harsh, I apologize for that. We want to be better than the previous GAT teams that really didn't have any respect to the author in how they wrote their reviews, and have emphasized that reviews should avoid coming off as corrosive. It probably wouldn't hurt to remind people of that again if necessary, sometimes people can get carried away or have a hard time articulating their critiques in a certain way. That being said, I don't think people should assume mal-intent on any GAT member's part. It can be difficult to avoid sounding harsh when writing critiques, so please know that everyone is trying to be helpful to both the author and any readers who might want to use the guide.[/align]
  6. I discovered the perfect switching method. We just have to play songs Radio hates until he yeets.
  7. Best: Fennec Worst: Husky Theme: Songs
  8. is frankenstein's monster a tupla????
  9. It's my birthday. I'm 3. Also Ranger made my pfp
  10. [align=justify]So a golem is when you take stuff from nature like clay or rocks and use magic to make it come to life how are tulpas not golems you usey our brain or soul or whatever and make parts of it come to live with meditation and magic that's a golem! please explain how they're not golems [/align]
  11. [align=justify]You mean names of places? Best: Juneau Worst Llanfairpwllgwyngyll[/align] Theme: Animals
  12. It's not really any "method" other than just thinking about switching and mentally willing it to happen, I guess.
  13. I feel like hypnagognia has more to do with visualizing/hallucinating than the state I'm describing. This is more like the inner narrator becomes nonsensical. Idk