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  1. I am still interested. As an addendum, I have placed both short and long critiques on some of the guides that have already been reviewed. Message me here or on Discord if you have any further questions.
  2. Re: Piano I disagree and request for a specific reason why these videos should not be accepted as a fully-functional guide and placed in the general creation guide category. These videos consist of over 3500 words of content - more than most full guides present on this forum. If you don't believe me, tally them up yourself with the attached scripts. Also, backup links have been provided, and I will add them into this post directly if that's what you wish. The entire purpose of the first video in the In Detail series (that comes before the visualization video) is to warn viewers about this exact concept. Furthermore, the video explicitly states that it can be skipped over entirely if the viewer so prefers, and I directly make it clear that visualization is unimportant to most of the creation process. Perfection is never talked about - it's simply an overview. Many people do indeed struggle with visualization, and despite the unimportance it holds in creating a functioning and independent tulpa, it is often still important to the reader/viewer. I disagree. Accepting illegitimate responses creates confusion and, in some cases, confounds an individual's ability to establish reliable and legitimate communication. The main purpose of that section (itself a subsection of a larger portion of the guides) is to address misconceptions and expectations associated with head pressures that many individuals have. Older guides, resources, and community members continue to point to them as, in some cases, a primary indicator of sentience. Although it is rare, I have indeed heard accounts from multiple people of their tulpas having the specific ability to cause targeted head pressures before achieving vocality. This effect may be due to small-scale imposition effects pre-vocality, or perhaps as a simpler way to manipulate perception than direct vocal contact with the host. Either way, when I describe headaches as not being head pressures, I say this for two reasons: firstly, headaches do not have to be painful - common precursors to migraines (such as dehydration) can also cause sensations of dull pressure throughout the head. Secondly, because of their preconceived notions of head pressures being baseline communication skills, the expectation for them to happen at some point can cause legitimate painful headaches (which are common when developing a first tulpa) to be misinterpreted as communications from the tulpa. This is a correct and it is a mistake in the video. However, simply swapping out the word subconscious for unconscious should make any usage of it correct. In the contexts of the videos, I do not believe that the mistake of including the term "subconscious" significantly impacts the quality of the information provided.
  3. This short survey investigates how tulpas communicate their first responses. If you intentionally created your first tulpa with the knowledge of what tulpas are, please take a minute to put down your response. Please do not respond if you have non-tulpas/hosts (DID/OSDD, endogenic, etc) in your system. https://forms.gle/ziumtXDTg75Brzrb8
  4. I think this is very straightforward and, while somewhat specific and likely to not be necessary for most people, an effective way of dealing with that problem. AKA the exact sort of thing that should go into tips and tricks.
  5. I'll not restate the things Ponytail has said, but I'll put down the fact that I agree with all of them. My primary concern with this guide comes in its earlier parts where negative language and absolute language prevail - keep in mind that every time you tell a reader that they NEED to do something or state something as absolute fact, they don't know whether or not it is an immovable requirement, and thus will typically assume that it is. I'm not saying that you should avoid factual statements, but be cautious when differentiating between the objective and the subjective. I believe some section should be added to mention the concept of predominance of thought. Switching is, ultimately, the process whereby the tulpa's thought processes become dominant and the default, with the host's being diminished or absent. Thus, I feel it is important for guides on the topic to include mention of how the host ultimately thinks slower/less while the tulpa thinks more. An obstacle both myself and others struggled to overcome is realizing that this process involves me (the host) to just stop thinking so damn much. Even a sentence or two referencing this process could be a worthwhile addition, I feel. Regardless, the guide is generally accurate, and while there is room for improvement, it certainly stands out as being helpful and productive in its current state, so I think it should be approved by the GAT.
  6. I like what's been put down here and find it to be generally well-written and accurate. I think the GAT should approve it as it stands currently. However, I would like to request that you add in a paragraph about visualizing multiple objects at once. Focusing on one thing in high detail is important, but you do not mention a gradual progression to introduce two, then three, then five, then ten etc objects until you have a larger and more complex WL. Most people struggling with visualization will struggle with that hurdle, too. I'm also not sure if a tree is the best second step for visualization. You go from a very simple shape to something very complex with many intricate details. Perhaps you should change the second step to be something of a complex shape but not particularly detailed, such as a wooden chair or a desk? It feels like it's perhaps too much of a jump from sphere to tree. I disagree with Ponytail's assessment that the shift from academic to personal tone is inappropriate. I feel that it is fine to use such a tone in the context of an introductory paragraph, even in an educational guide. The rest of the text lacks that personal and subjective attitude so I think tone is completely fine. So yeah, I think it's pretty alright as it stands currently, but those additions and changes might make it feel a bit more natural and easy to follow.
  7. A recommendation for or against approval is just that - my recommendation. Please also do not interpret my criticisms as being supportive of this article in its current state - its inherently contradictory nature makes a shift in message necessary for it to either make sense or be posted here. Such staunch refusal to host content locally on .info worries me as well - are you writing these posts because you want them to help people and provide insight, or because you want to grow your own personal blog and following?
  8. We, multiples, are in a unique position. While one part of our brain can cause hormonal storm due to worrying thoughts about someone they love, the other part of it can observe those same thoughts with perfect detachment. And observing your thoughts is the best way to bring calmness to mind; both hosts and tulpas can develop a habit of pulling the over-excited system mate into their calmness bubble; to let them observe their rushing thoughts with an unclouded vision. This is untrue. Hormones create chemical imbalances in the brain that are intended to physically push it in a certain direction. Ignoring sensations and impulses is a sign of mental discipline, but the claim of "perfect detachment" is questionable at best. I recommend re-phrasing this section to more emphasize how different interpretations of events can lead to different levels of calmness and excitement - in short, this paragraph needs to be tempered. I know many systems that face some kinds of stress. I know tulpas worried because of their hosts. And I tell them—don’t worry! You are not there to worry, it’s not your emotion! By all means, stay distant, stay calm, stay strong. And pull your host out, give them your vision, give them your strength. A different perspective is like a bucket of cold water, it can cleanse and refresh the troubled mind. In this paragraph you encourage tulpas to pull back from worries and real-world problems. Earlier in this article you refer to tulpas as being unprepared for real-world troubles. Why is the solution to that to withdraw further? That doesn't set tulpas up to become strong, independent, and well-rounded individuals. That self-contradiction within the core objectives of the article is its primary issue, imo Don’t treat your tulpas as idolised beings, and don’t throw all your problems at them, as they might crumble under the load too. Make use of your plurality and keep a watchful eye on each other’s state of mind to get the most benefit. Unless the first sentence is a reaffirmation that tulpas should not be made to bear any burdens, its phrasing and purpose is unclear. As a summarizing sentence, it should send a clear message. Also, "make use of your plurality" is a complete mystery to me. What does that mean? I really don't take issue with much of this passage except for the fact that it becomes self-contradictory by the end. Are you encouraging tulpas to be independent and involved while also telling them to remain ignorant of real matters? If the article just ended before the last two paragraphs (not including the mailing list and reddit post) then it would make a lot more sense, imo. But since it's being submitted to Articles, its opinionated nature and personal biases should perhaps be overlooked. Make the message more clear (remove those contradictions) and I think it should be approved.
  9. Hello, my name is Kopase. I have a vested interest in making the tulpa creation process simpler and more straightforward, and to that end, have conducted various amateur research projects and studies aimed at figuring out how tulpas work, what makes guides more or less effective than others, and what stages in the tulpa creation process remain consistent across all tulpamancers without conditions such as DID that may influence creation processes in unexpected ways. After a considerable amount of time pursuing this goal, I believe I have a very strong understanding of what does and does not work about most tulpamancy concepts, especially those related to initial creation (as opposed to secondary topics such as switching and imposition that, although I am very familiar with, I have not deeply looked into). I also run a relatively large Discord server that has seen numerous people progress from the initial stages of questioning the concept of a tulpa all the way through vocalization and switching. I am less predisposed to checking forums on a regular basis but am constantly available on Discord. I also have a background in professional writing and thus understand how to provide high quality editorial comments on overall structure, flow, and organization of guides, which can be a major problem for those who do not speak English as a native language. And, as an addition, I am responsible for the Tulpa Guides YouTube channel, which currently has a full series of creation guide videos that have been submitted for review here. Some of you may have seen the videos posted there. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBp8Lze11bF2R2a-DbobUfQ
  10. I've made a series of video guides over the past several months designed to both improve on other guides by eliminating many less-substantiated forcing techniques and incorporating my research, and to deliver the information in a more comfortable (video) format. For those who cannot view the videos or would prefer to read their transcripts, I have collected their transcripts into a folder of PDFs linked here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1utyb9ZPluPFxPBlR1uYsZGoqTwJ3kDyS?usp=sharing Don't watch the In Detail series without watching the super-compact guide! They are meant to be viewed together! The Super Compact 5 Minute Video Guide to Making a Tulpa [video=youtube] This video alone should give you all the information you need to make a tulpa. It's very compact and goes over the basics without much detail. For an expanded view, continue reading/watching for the In Detail series of videos. KISS - Keep it Simple, Stupid [video=youtube] Over-complicating the forcing process is the easiest way to gimp your progress. This video goes over how to keep your eyes on the prize and avoid ideas that would only waste your time. Making a Personality [video=youtube] Too many guides and people will demonize personality forcing for what are, in my opinion, very weak reasons. Data I've collected in the past suggests that giving your tulpa a starting personality helps them to develop faster, and you also get to have an idea of who you'll have with you for the rest of your life before you start to make them. What many people fail to pick up on is that personality forcing is more about you learning the personality than the tulpa, and that once you have a strong grasp of what you're trying to make, the pieces should fall into place. Visualization and Making a Form [video=youtube] Giving your tulpa a starting form not only makes visualization a more natural process, but also (like personality forcing) can decrease the average time to create a tulpa, according to my data. The easiest way to do this (and, often, personality forcing as well) is to just copy a character you know and like from some kind of media. You should probably stick to something human or personified, though, so that you don't fail to make the mental connection that your tulpa is a person. Thinking For Your Tulpa (Parroting etc) [video=youtube] No, parroting is not bad. In fact, it's among the most useful methods available for many people trying to create tulpas. But, it shouldn't be relied on as a crutch, and this video goes over both how to use parroting in moderation, and how to employ two other tactics that are means to the same end. Getting Your First Responses [video=youtube] The moment you get your first real response from your tulpa is a highly anticipated one, and for good reason! But, avoiding false positives while also staying open for their first true attempts to reach you is no easy task. This video goes over what those initial responses should feel like, and what many people get caught up on.