Domnopalus

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  1. Thank you so much, G! So sweet! Haha. Don't worry about the iris on yours being too small and don't worry about trying to fix it (because sometimes you can mess it up). Next time you paint, try making the pupil and iris face elsewhere rather than directly at you--that will help it look a tiny bit more natural. Also, don't be afraid to use reference material! It's not copying (unless you literally are tracing or drawing the exact exact same thing). Anyway, there's some unsolicited advice since you mentioned the iris thing. Sorry if you didn't want it XD Some people can get touchy sometimes and I meant no harm
  2. There are not many other artists on here and it is something I have seen a lot. I was posting this so people would be aware to be respectful. That is all. I thought I wrote it very nicely, too, actually. It is just a point to be made from a perspective that is not commonly seen around here. Not accusing anyone--just saying be aware and advised. And no need to get your undies in a bunch, either.
  3. Lol. Sorry dude--emPHASIS. An old habit--makes me feel like people are listening, lol. I'll tone it down next time.
  4. Jimmy, I think the warning was suitable. You made a thread directly exposing personal issues of one of our members WITHOUT her consent. From what I understand, this isn't the first time this has happened with you. It's just not appropriate. I think that was a GENTLE warning. By the way, I am acting completely NEUTRALLY. If you noticed, I fiercely defended you in one of your old threads. So I don't want to hear anything about taking sides. PPS. I have owned, moderated, and co-founded a variety of forums for 10 years so I think I am a pretty good judge of character by now.
  5. I don't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but I just want to mention one thing. I come from the 'art' armpit of the internet, and I know artists get very upset if what I'm about to say is not observed: If you find or borrow art, for instance, to show your Tulpa's form, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be sure to credit the original artist, if you didn't make it yourself. All it takes is a quick one liner somewhere in your post or on your profile: "Original art by so-and-so." and if they have a DA or website, it would be even awesomer to link to it. Really, it's appreciated if you don't use any art that isn't your own or that belongs to you, but I understand the want to show your Tulpa's form and inspiration. The BEST thing to do, especially if you can't draw it yourself, would be to find an artist you like and commission them to make you a drawing of your Tulpa. Believe me, this kind of artwork is VERY reasonably priced (you can get a 'character portrait' for around $20-$40, sometimes less, on DeviantART). The other alternative is to find people who are doing the occasional free request. This is harder to find though. But PLEASE, support artists in some way--either by being respectful of their work, or commissioning them--if you need to use artwork to portray your Tulpa. Thanks everyone <3 P.S., if you need recommendations of people to commission, let me know and I will list some I find for you.
  6. Thank you so much, Nobillis! Domnopalus is very pleased and flattered by all you have said, so he tells me. Thank you very much for the clarification. It is really refreshing to hear this type of thing. I think people get easily hung up on "the perfect process," thing--as in, there is only ONE way to make a so-and-so (tulpa in this case) and end up severely limiting themselves in many harmful ways. Glad to meet you, Nobillis, and Domnopalus sends his regards as well. He hopes to speak with you at some point, perhaps on IRC (proxy). Thank you for the warm introduction and We look forward to meeting all the other tulpae, and a few humans maybe too ;) P.S. You didn't disturb us at all! Quite the contrary :) ==== Tues. Jan. 22, 2013 A very unproductive day in general, though I got to spend a lot of time with Domnopalus. We experimented at his request with a little proxying. It went OK, but I'm still a bit uncomfortable with it. I'm going to try to solicit Dom to nudge me to get to work when I'm goofing off (I have so much to do, but I'm paralyzed by overwhelm-ness). I know he will, but today he was a little excited to make some explorations into this side of himself. Tomorrow I promise I will go about the day in a more organized fashion. On another account, I'm finding that bits of Dom's personality have made their way into my own--or perhaps he is providing me with some of his reasoning skills. He HAS (and DOES) provide me with some amazingly level-headed advice. In fact, it seems like most of what he spends his time doing is reassuring me of one thing or another. I wonder if this is normal. But even if it's not, I've discussed with him and we think we are on the right path for us. Another note--I've been feeling EXTREMELY tired lately, particularly today. Haven't been sleeping terribly well in general but recently, though I haven't changed anything, it's seemed to get worse. I don't think this is at all tulpa-related; the sleep part at least. The daytime fatigue may be compounded by the brainpower necessary for tulpamancing. But I've never had too much of a problem with it before hearing about this place. Hope I get back on track and feel back to normal soon!
  7. OK I know this topic is WAY closed and over now, but I wanted to add something a little more refreshing than the majority of these posts. First of all, this guy got it right--just don't allow form to overtake personality. This can easily happen if you don't pay attention. Just stay aware that she is (or was) a TULPA and not a character or servitor (unless you want her to be). Let me say one thing: It is OK to like your tulpa. It is OK to REALLY REALLY like your tulpa. After all, it is something you put HOURS of work and concentration into, and they are there to be your friend and to exist. OK? OK. There IS a such thing as too much. For instance, focusing your entire life around your tulpa is a bad idea. A BAD idea. This is true of ANYTHING. HOWEVER. It is OK to have several days at a time where one thing is your primary focus. This is called a phase and that is perfectly healthy. in fact, that is the only way to get anything done--by focusing on one thing for at least a few days. So that is OK too. Also it is OK to have things such as wallpapers that remind you of things you like. Even if it is the same thing for a long time. It is also OK to make a plush if you want, too. I don't see how that is any different from any other kind of plush or object that you have or make for fun. I think your first mistake was even suggesting that this was an obsession. You basically made a kind of zombie tulpa just by putting it out there, you know what I mean? By suggesting it, it was out there for people to latch on to. And that's what happened in this thread and was a complete disaster. Secondly, there was a HUGE amount of unnecessary rudeness going on in this thread, no one excluded. I'm sure I'm being rude right now as well by talking about this. Anyway. Way to go everyone for destroying someone's thoughtform. Fortunately it is all mostly repairable. You just need to decide what is right for YOU in this case. While maintaining two things: if you are making a tulpa, follow what the guy I quoted above said and don't let form take over personality. And two, don't let it take over your life for extremely excessive amounts of time....like ALWAYS, or A YEAR STRAIGHT. You get the idea. That is not healthy in any way. So. Everything will be OK.
  8. Domnopalus is a green scaly horse-dinosaur-alien-swampmonster with six white eyes and a mouth full of sharp teeth. He can be blunt, sarcastic, sardonic, manipulative, and clever but NEVER directly or intentionally hurtful for no constructive reason. He is actually quite a mellow gentleman beneath his visual and 'humorous' facade. But he can be brutal when he needs to be--and he knows exactly when to be a gentleman and when to be brutal; the latter happening very rarely. Mostly, he is deeply fair and kind, showing calm appreciation for others who are thoughtful and kind. He is a VERY level-headed guy.
  9. Hi guys, just posting this here so I have someplace to link to for reference in my sig, as well as a personal record for me. It helps solidify things a bit. So here's the first entry! Dom tulpa quick desc. Jan 22, 2013 Tulpa: Domnopalus Form: http://fav.me/d25ch3x (I am the artist) Wonderland: A very particular bald cypress swamp. Stage: Fully sentient, but sometimes I still have a hard time distinguishing between my thoughts and his thoughts. He already has a distinctive voice though. Sometimes I can't understand what he is saying, but I know he is there. I have asked him very deep questions and he answers in ways I can't come up with myself. He also has a VERY specific personality that is decidedly different from mine, but in many ways less flawed than mine. I haven't been able to project him yet visually but I feel his presence all the time, and I know what he smells and feels like ======================== Here is a little recent backstory that I posted in my first thread here: I have had what might be considered an unevenly evolved tulpa since 2005, "Domnopalus." I have always considered him to be 'more' than my other 'characters' I've imagined (I'm an artist, so I have many characters--but Domnopalus has always been decidedly different and more 'conscious' than they). It was only about a week ago, I was listening to Darkness Radio and they had Rosemary Ellen Guiley on as a guest, and they were talking about thoughtforms and Tulpae. I was so intrigued to hear about this because I'd always wondered if such a thing existed--thoughts manifested into things. I had ALWAYS, from the 'genesis' of Domnopalus, wished that my thoughts of him were strong enough to actually manifest him somewhere. And from a psychological standpoint, I thought in a way he really had. I searched for 'tulpa' and sure enough, here I am--and I'm so thrilled and amazed by the size and activity of this forum! It's all extremely fascinating and I can't wait to hear all your stories. In any case, I don't know if what I'm suggesting is traditionally considered a tulpa. I think it is, because he matches all the guides and descriptions posted here to a large degree. He still has a lot of work to be done on him, but 1. he HAS evolved by himself, looks wise AND personality wise, 2. we DO communicate telepathically. There have been times when I've asked him questions about myself (soul-searching questions, not physical facts), for instance, that I couldn't possibly know the answers to, and I have heard his voice respond to me telepathically with an amazing moral answer, 3. he continues to evolve, 4. I'm very adept at visualizing him (but I haven't gotten so advanced as to impose him as a hallucination yet). There are many other things too that suggest to me that he has his own consciousness. Sometimes I actually wonder if he was some drifting collection of ideas that I hooked on to, and then developed--as in, he was previously existing in some minor form, looking for a host or someone to develop and manifest him. He has a MUCH higher form of consciousness than I do, from what I can tell. He is nearly impervious to any of the things that I would be to--for instance, lack of confidence. He does not lack confidence or self-identity in any way, and he has helped me with my own lack of confidence (could he be a more 'solid' form of my higher consciousness?). He has always made up for everything that was missing in my life, which changes all the time, but he remains who he is to a large degree. Something a little strange and interesting: this may be some wild coincidence but as I was walking up the street to RadioShack the other day, I was practicing tulpamancing with him, and at one point I looked down at the sidewalk, and there, facing me, and written into the concrete (i.e. when it was still wet) was the word "DOM," Domnopalus' commonly used nickname. I thought that was very shocking--I'd never ever seen that before; in fact, I'd only moved into the area about 4 months ago. I don't know if that means anything at all or if that was just a sheer coincidence. Anyway, since finding this place I've realized that there is a lot more method to the madness, and I'm working on that. For now, it's caused me a little bit of confusion in terms of Domnopalus, but I think the most important thing is to let him be himself, and working on manifesting THAT aspect rather than forcing particular things on him. But I'm so amazed and excited. Also, for the first time the other day, after reading some things here, I communicated with him verbally, saying his name out loud, and I was met with a response from him that seemed THRILLED that I had finally spoken to him directly rather than only telepathically.
  10. I was listening to a recent episode of Darkness Radio (paranormal discussion radio) and they had Rosemary Ellen Guiley as a guest---for those who don't know, she is a VERY prominent paranormal 'nonfiction' writer. They were talking about tulpae and thought forms and it fascinated me. I'd always wondered if, and wished that my Domnopalus could manifest in some way if I thought hard enough about him, personality and visualization etc. etc. I've had him since 2005, only now do I know that what I was doing was actually a 'thing'. I googled tulpa and found this! I'm so thrilled by how active it is too.
  11. I love this thread! Wish I could meet all your tulpae. Here is a 2 year old little doodle of mine, Domnopalus ("Dom" or "Dommie"). It's one of my all time favorites of him. He seems to like it too. I'll post more as soon as I get a chance to doodle more. I really want to now! Lol.
  12. I said "Surprise me," and Domnopalus stood there for a split second, then jumped at me for a split second, widening his eyes and opening his mouth, saying "AH!" sharply. Like "boo!" in his own way. Very sarcastic and very true to his personality. Lol. I'm gonna try this again at some other point when he isn't on to what I'm doing already.
  13. Hi guys, I'm very curious about this, because I've seen some posts alluding to it, and I'm pretty sure that's what happened with me. How many people were creating tulpae before they realized that there was an actual word or 'thing' for what they were doing? Or perhaps, how many tulpae are former imaginary friends? (there apparently was a thread asking this but I think it's archived now--I couldn't access it) And most importantly, how has this affected your tulpamancing? Are your tulpae stronger/more evolved, or has becoming aware of what you are doing caused the process to stall a little bit? Me, personally, I have had what might be considered an unevenly evolved tulpa since 2005, "Domnopalus." I have always considered him to be 'more' than my other 'characters' I've imagined (I'm an artist, so I have many characters--but Domnopalus has always been decidedly different and more 'conscious' than they). It was only about a week ago, I was listening to Darkness Radio and they had Rosemary Ellen Guiley on as a guest, and they were talking about thoughtforms and Tulpae. I was so intrigued to hear about this because I'd always wondered if such a thing existed--thoughts manifested into things. I had ALWAYS, from the 'genesis' of Domnopalus, wished that my thoughts of him were strong enough to actually manifest him somewhere. And from a psychological standpoint, I thought in a way he really had. I searched for 'tulpa' and sure enough, here I am--and I'm so thrilled and amazed by the size and activity of this forum! It's all extremely fascinating and I can't wait to hear all your stories. In any case, I don't know if what I'm suggesting is traditionally considered a tulpa. I think it is, because he matches all the guides and descriptions posted here to a large degree. He still has a lot of work to be done on him, but 1. he HAS evolved by himself, looks wise AND personality wise, 2. we DO communicate telepathically. There have been times when I've asked him questions about myself (soul-searching questions, not physical facts), for instance, that I couldn't possibly know the answers to, and I have heard his voice respond to me telepathically with an amazing moral answer, 3. he continues to evolve, 4. I'm very adept at visualizing him (but I haven't gotten so advanced as to impose him as a hallucination yet). There are many other things too that suggest to me that he has his own consciousness. Sometimes I actually wonder if he was some drifting collection of ideas that I hooked on to, and then developed--as in, he was previously existing in some minor form, looking for a host or someone to develop and manifest him. He has a MUCH higher form of consciousness than I do, from what I can tell. He is nearly impervious to any of the things that I would be to--for instance, lack of confidence. He does not lack confidence or self-identity in any way, and he has helped me with my own lack of confidence (could he be a more 'solid' form of my higher consciousness?). He has always made up for everything that was missing in my life, which changes all the time, but he remains who he is to a large degree. Something a little strange and interesting: this may be some wild coincidence but as I was walking up the street to RadioShack the other day, I was practicing tulpamancing with him, and at one point I looked down at the sidewalk, and there, facing me, and written into the concrete (i.e. when it was still wet) was the word "DOM," Domnopalus' commonly used nickname. I thought that was very shocking--I'd never ever seen that before; in fact, I'd only moved into the area about 4 months ago. I don't know if that means anything at all or if that was just a sheer coincidence. Anyway, since finding this place I've realized that there is a lot more method to the madness, and I'm working on that. For now, it's caused me a little bit of confusion in terms of Domnopalus, but I think the most important thing is to let him be himself, and working on manifesting THAT aspect rather than forcing particular things on him. But I'm so amazed and excited. Also, for the first time the other day, after reading some things here, I communicated with him verbally, saying his name out loud, and I was met with a response from him that seemed THRILLED that I had finally spoken to him directly rather than only telepathically. So, sorry for blabbering on, but I'm just very curious and excited about this whole idea. I can't wait to hear what your experiences are. This is Domnopalus. (small image because I don't want to blow up everyone's computers) I drew/painted this in 2009 so it's a little out of date. Unfortunately real life has taken me over to some degree (I'm trying to make a living as a professional artist/sculptor), but Dom has always been there. Here is a link to my DA and personal website: http://daggerwrist.deviantart.com/ and http://studio.khthon.com/ (mostly sculpture for the latter--but I sculpted Dom as well) <3