Hello, I'm Mel! Like a few others, I found out about the tulpa phenomenon on Reddit, and I was automatically interested as I had many imaginary friends/characters and fantasy worlds in my head as a child. I did lots of research and guide-reading the past few weeks and am just starting to create my very own tulpa. I still have lots more to discover, but so far, I think the creation process is going pretty great. I'm painfully shy and tend to lurk rather than post, but I'll try to come out of my shell, haha. Mostly, I'm just glad to have found such a welcoming, active community and I hope to get to know some of you better, tulpas and tulpamancers alike!