Kitsune in Yellow

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  1. I have mixed feelings on this one, I've known people who didn't believe this who made tulpas anyway, and I've known people who disbelieved this so hard they ignored all attempts their tulpa made at communication. I'd definitely count doing this as something that improves your chances, I guess I just worry that new people will think tulpamancers are just lying to themselves if "you have to believe it is true already" is treated as a full-fledged requirement. Probably the most important tip in the "before we begin (host)" section. Beliefs about tulpas being too "immature" to communicate can cause a lot of issues, and generally delay progress. The remainder of this section is perfectly fine and good, but this individual tip was one I wanted to bring special attention to for how important it can be. Also a very helpful and important tip. As for the exercise itself: It's not too different from a number of methods that I've seen a lot of success with. As some prior reviewers stated, it's basically a meditation-forcing guide. The issue here is that the portion of the guide describing the host's role in the exercise gives some overly simplistic instructions for meditation that are of a sort most people won't be able to meditate by following. "blocking" thoughts isn't that easy for the inexperienced, and then expecting people to be able to "unblock" to hear the tulpa without everything else starting back up is something that usually requires even more experience (or a certain uncommon innate clear-headedness). The final section (and the exercise itself) includes several key pieces of information regarding expectation that would have been better placed in the "before we begin" segment. I'm mainly thinking of the stuff about how your tulpa's thoughts will naturally "feel" like yours, and therefore should not be discarded because of that. And while this guide has a number of helpful tips for the mentality and expectations you should take into forcing for vocality, it's supposed to be a guide on what you're supposed to do, not just some helpful tips. And the exercise itself is threadbare on how to do the things that it asks you to do. Not approved. I would personally recommend reformatting it into a series of "before you start" tips followed a link or two to more detailed meditation guides from outside the tulpa community, then some instructions on how you're supposed to involve your tulpa. The only information this is missing that could make it into a very good set of tips & tricks is good meditation instructions, and those already exist and don't even need to take up space in the guide so long as you can direct people to them if they need help with that.
  2. Some of the most important advice for a new tulpamancer to understand. Very good start for any vocality guide. Okay, this is complete A+ stuff right here. Even without the exercises this is already proving to be an excellent intro for vocality. As for the exercises themselves, I can see their utility but I'm not especially impressed. I feel like most of these are more useful as prompts to encourage talking rather than exercises that might make it easier for a tulpa to talk in the first place. Additionally, I feel like I would never use the example prompts for each exercise. All that said, I've met plenty of tulpamancers with vocal tulpas who probably needed these for early tulpa conversations anyway, and this kind of thing probably works better than unstructured "talk to the void" approaches to reaching vocality. I'll also give a quick shout out to exercise 10, those questions are ones that a lot more tulpamancers need to ask early on. Approved for resources.
  3. Five minute guide: The content here needs to be understood in the context of how cursory an introduction this video is. I've seen a number of new tulpamancers hit serious snags by assuming their tulpa is already there without any evidence of that, and part of me is cautious about any advice in favor of making that assumption to a newcomer. However the efficacy of that assumption in most cases seems to be self-evident at this point, and the video does a good job of making it clear that it is more of an exercise to encourage belief that the tulpa will respond than an objective fact, so I let it pass. In a longer format guide I'd want to see more discussion of what's actually going on there and when/why the belief is constructive (or not) but in a concise introduction I find this to be possibly the best way to address the issue. I also mirror Ponytail's concerns about normalizing the very unlikely scenario of tulpas not having shared memories, but it is something that Kopase has particular experience with and is therefore in a good position to help with in the case someone does have that issue. The only real issue is that it is a very niche thing that does not belong in an introductory video like this one. On the whole however, this is a pretty good all-around guide that covers the important basics of tulpa creation in as little time as possible. KISS: If I really grasp for flaws, the only one I can come up with here is that it poses the traditional "talking to the void" method as the strictly simplest approach, when there are other things that can be done to directly accomplish the goal of making an independent tulpa in a simple manner. But honestly, I don't know of any others that get results as consistently, as quickly, or as easily as talking for a new tulpamancer. So I feel like this is just a dumb nitpick. The core message of this video is possibly the most important one in all of tulpa creation, in that directly making an independent tulpa with as few steps as possible is generally the fastest and least stressful way to do it. Personality forcing: Finally, a reasonable approach to personality forcing! It's like a breath of fresh air! More seriously, this is one of the few guides I've seen that simply and intelligibly approaches personality forcing. It addresses the real cornerstone of personality forcing (getting a strong, almost instinctive understanding of their behavior) and efficiently touches on the role of consent in personality forcing with an established tupper. My only issue with this video is that the only actual exercise or means of personality forcing it provides is a simple symbolic one. While those are effective and easy to do, they are (if only based on personal experience) less effective than more involved approaches. However, any of the more involved approaches are beyond the scope of a 2 minute video guide, and probably not something that your typical tulpamancer would be interested in sinking the necessary effort into for a degree of greater success than they actually want. I love this. Visualization: We're starting to sound like a broken record here, but the pattern of "good basic information, low detail" persists. This video says everything you need to say about visualization except for the kinds of detailed higher level techniques I would suggest to people who are struggling to improve, but honestly it still gives a better quick instruction than most guides do anyway. ? Parroting: Everything I said about personality forcing, x100. I've had an axe to grind about how poorly parroting is understood in most of this community, but right here is a guide that already comes close to the parroting guide I've been working on in my spare time. In fact, it touches on positive aspects of parroting I hadn't even thought of, or at least that I hadn't thought of in that way. So far, all of the other video guides have been ones that I would recommend as an introduction, and suggest other sources if a new tulpamancer is having issues with a topic. But this one is probably the single best guide on parroting I have ever seen. First responses: The focus on treating and conversing with your tulpa like a person is very, very good. The explanation of how a tulpa's communication usually feels, like your thoughts rather than like an actual voice, is also something that is often very important for newcomers. All that said however, I'd actually call this the weakest of the videos. That emphasis was quite present in the original 5 minute video, making the reminder very good but not really justifying the video on its own. The explanation of how a tulpa's communication usually feels is helpful, but fails to hammer home the most important point I've found in interactions with newcomers; that it can and will feel exactly the same as your own thoughts in many cases. The talk about the issues of false positives was good overall, but somewhat marred by how it handled head pressures. I understand that head pressures are a common enough idea that many people will be trying to use them or be curious about them unless you explain why they should not use head pressures as a form of communication, but I feel like the video spent a lot of time talking about them for a video of this scope and failed to really address the fact that even if a head pressure really is your tulpa trying to communicate, it's a pretty piss-poor method of communication that you should try to find alternatives to ASAP. Overall: The videos are not perfect, but most of that is owed to the format as ~5 minute videos. You can't really address any tulpamancy topic in rich detail in this kind of format. Nonetheless, I think that short simple introductory video guides are very much something that the community can benefit from, and I don't see them getting much better from being made longer and more detailed, as the more detail the better it will benefit from a change to a text based medium. Until some kind of major developments occur that outdate the advice contained within, I don't see video guides getting much better than this. Approved for guides.
  4. Simple and to the point. We've always had the opposite problem, where we tend to accidentally switch to a first person view when we're fronting and have trouble changing to a third person. I don't know how directly our experience can verify this trick, but I can say that the general process he describes in removing your form in order to swap to first person does describe the things we do by accident when we swap to first person unintentionally; the fronter's form vanishes. In fact, the later steps in this guide of building up form-related sensations and movements is one of the things that we have done in order to work in the opposite direction, to have a third-person view. So I'd say that the approach of not trying to introduce those until you have a good first-person perspective going already is probably a good idea. Approved. I don't have any issues with it and to the best of my knowledge it seems like it should work.
  5. Echoing some prior concerns, I feel like this needs more explanation of what you mean by parallel processing here. The explanation on how to train this is a reasonable way to train multitasking and co-consciousness, so it seems like you're not referring to the impossible kind of parallel processing. But right now that's a term that gives a lot of people in the community the wrong impression. Otherwise, I don't really have many problems with this guide. We used similar techniques while I was learning to switch the first time and I feel very confident that this guide will actually work. It is rather short, doesn't account for contingencies if the method fails, and takes a vague approach to defining switching and what "pushing in" is supposed to be. But I think the definition of switching given is accurate if vague, and avoids pedantic over-definition in what is clearly intended to be a short and simple guide. Similarly, I feel that in cases like this the vagueness of "pushing in" as a symbolic gesture allows the tulpa to read that in the way that feels right to them; different members of my system used slightly different ways of approaching similar concepts of placing their presence into the body, and the vague term well encompasses a variety of symbolic approaches in a way that leaves room for individual interpretation (which will probably result in better results here than precise instructions on how you're supposed to symbolize it). I've also seen some complaints about the statement that possession is necessary. I do strongly feel that switching is an entirely separate process that is not dependent on knowing possession. But this particular method does seem to include the tulpa possessing for a bit before the switch really settles in, so I feel that the description of possession as a necessary skill for this guide's method is appropriate. This is not an in-depth guide on switching. It's very bare bones and provides an exercise in broad terms without any other supporting information. That said, I don't see anything wrong with a simple bare bones guide that provides a viable switching method without a lot of supporting information. Such guides should exist, but there are more viable methods to switch than there are developed theories about what switching is, and there's no need for every single guide explaining a new method to regurgitate a lot of dry theory that has already been stated elsewhere. I'll approve the guide if you explain what you mean about parallel processing. It would be better if you addressed what to do if people struggle, but that's not really necessary in my opinion. (I hope everyone is okay with my systemmate writing this one, she's more or less the resident switching expert in our system. I stand by her review.)
  6. We've had experience with some similar meditation methods in the Zen tradition, so when we looked at this at first we didn't even think of this issue. But the discussion that Apollo Luminescence and Thunder had really hammered home to me how important it is to explain the point of the exercise a bit more. Listening for something that isn't there is a great way to enter a state of high focus without a discernible target for that focus, but use of imposition or imagining sound is detrimental to that effect generally speaking. Going off of that prior information that caused this mode of meditation to make sense to us, this explanation is extremely confusing. There's also the issue that Ponytail raised as to how and why this style of meditation is more useful than most for forcing. We never used the seemingly-similar Zen techniques for forcing itself, but they proved to be among the best techniques we've found for helping a tulpa anchor into the front well while switching. I'm not 100% sure that a technique which usually helps us close off our wonderland, stop listening to the other systemmates, and associate more fully to the body would actually help with forcing. I don't know if what we did is as similar to this as it seemed though, and I don't know if this works better than I would expect though because I haven't tried it for forcing yet. What I do know is that if I had done this exercise based on the instructions without seeing Thunder address imposition, we would have done the exact same thing as in those Zen meditations. This honestly looks promising as a short and simple meditation tip, but I'm rejecting it until additional information is added regarding what mental state is the end goal here, and how this kind of meditation works as a forcing technique compared to the internal-focus meditation styles usually associated with tulpamancy.
  7. Banned because one of those apples you threw hit my mom in the head.
  8. Banned for not paying homage to your new liege, King Dalton!
  9. Me and Fox have original forms, Tiger and Voice have forms that were taken from preexisting media. Our host also usually uses a form from preexisting media. Fox and I were inspired by Asian mythology (and a little bit of Lovecraft thrown in in my case) whereas Voice was based on a game our host played as a kid. Jester and Tiger have forms based on... Art. We'll say art.
  10. If I'm allowed or supposed to brag about my host instead... She's cute and cuddly and lets me pet her when she sits on my lap?
  11. I'm the only member of my system who doesn't really have a distinctive smell. Giving tulpas (or individual forms) their own smells is usually considered an important step of wonderland immersion.
  12. My host had a similar experience to all this. He made Fox on his own when he was 14, thinking he was the only one who had done this kind of thing. When she clearly became fully independent from his control he completely freaked out because he could no longer get rid of her on his own even if he tried. He tried to talk her into getting rid of herself, but she instead tried to get him to think she had gone away while messing around in the back of his head and trying to keep him from spiraling into self-hatred. She would destroy and impersonate things he made similar to your "tulpitas" as part of efforts to get close and talk to him more openly without him catching on that she was still around. Despite all of that, she faded away over the years and was gone by the time he went to college at the age of 19. That's when one of his new friends confided in him that she was a tulpamancer, and he ended up finding this community and even managed to bring Fox back. Two years after that, Fox created me as her own tulpa. I guess where I'm going with this is that you're not alone, and stories like yours can have happy endings. The thing I don't understand is why you make such a point of wishing they were still around, but refusing to try to get them back. If you really do think that you're better off not relying on them, then you have no reason to wish you still had them. And if you do wish you still had them, you have no reason to be so adamant about not bringing them back. Sorry if this is a bit harsh, but it seems to me like you're self-sabotaging and forcing yourself into a situation where you think you're screwed either way when that really isn't the case. This is exactly the kind of behavior that's typical of someone who has a quite bad case of depression. If you really are just concerned about over-reliance on them, you can bring them back without relying on them to solve all your problems and act as your power, wisdom, and guidance. Just let them live, and enjoy living with them. You don't have to make it harder on yourself than it has to be. do whatever makes you feel happiest, and don't worry about whether it feels "wrong" to live with or without them.
  13. From our experience I would say that most influence that happens on a systemmate in the back comes from emotional bleedover and shared knowledge. Like, if someone is seriously angry it will likely influence everyone to some degree. You also have issues with shared knowledge. For example, if the host "knows" that the best way to cheer someone up is to give them a surprise hug, then the tulpa is likely to act on that information unless they start to critically question it. Reliance on shared skills and information is likely to result in a lot of common behaviors, beliefs, and opinions that were based on that common set of information. When a tulpa is young this is going to look like a one-way process of host information influencing the tulpa, but if the tulpa is given the opportunity to learn on their own those skills and knowledge will influence the host too. When fronting it becomes trickier. Not only does it often involve a lot more learned behaviors that the host (much less a newly fronting tulpa) doesn't typically think closely about, but it also involves a lot more fast reactions. We've found that there seems to be a lot of carryover of habitual behaviors on top of other forms of influence, when a tulpa fronts. But if the tulpa fronts for an extended period (say, 4 days or more, give or take) and during that time develops their own habits, when the host takes front again they're likely to be influenced by them in the same way. so there seems to be an additional effect when fronting, that is more based off of who has been fronting the most recently rather than being a strict case of the host influencing the tulpa.
  14. My host has done some interesting meditations from the back. They've caused him to go completely dormant to a greater degree than normal, but never caused the fronter to dissociate or for him to take front.