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  1. I'll be blunt and say, you shouldn't seriously consider pursuing this further as nothing good can come out of this. You simply won't be able to have a proper relationship with the tulpa without entering into a bizarre, tangled, screwed-up relationship with the host.
  2. Just heard about a novella by Brandon Sanderson, "Legion", about a guy who has multiple hallucinatory personae living in his head. Seems remarkably tulpa-like from what I've read:
  3. I honestly don't even believe in "brain uploading", whether it's uploading human or tulpa minds. What is it but creating an exact copy of your mind, then destroying (killing) the original?
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    Also, isn't this sort of show like friendporn for lonely otaku? Normals watch action movies because that's not something they experience on a daily basis. The lonely and introspective watch groups of friends be friends because it's not something that is part of their everyday experience. Seeing people go outside is like VIOLENT ACTION for an otaku neet. <+TulpTweak> Now I'm imagining a NEET walking out of their house, breathing heavily as they reach the sidewalk. "Hell yeah! So intense!"
  5. Only one little thing that strikes me: Alongside headlines such as "Lazy forcing", "Accepting every little thing as reality" or "Falling into a rut" this headline seems to imply that "treating your tulpa as a person" is also a bad thing.
  6. No, it turns out that you cannot, in fact, induce vivid real-world hallucinations with a couple hours of imagining. Otherwise every single horror artist out there would be a howling nutcase. Imposition (actually physically seeing your tulpa) is a very, very long process. At this point you're just trying to "see" her clearly in your mind's eye (you know, imagination.) I see how this could be confusing because plenty of guides use phrasing like "concentrate and see your tulpa." without clarification.
  7. Here, actually:
  8. I drew a couple of portraits of Dabi recently, in hopes it will help me in forcing. Here's the pic I like the best:
  9. I've seen Inside Out and one thing that struck me was the very first scene, where Joy comes into existence within Riley's mind and begins examining herself and her surroundings with awe. It reminded me of a lot of tulpas' earliest memories that I've read about.
  10. Well, the most likely possibility is that some pervert is watching you through your window and knows what videos are you watching at the moment, and pretends to be your tulpa. totally not the things a pervert stalker would say
  11. Yeah, but it has nothing to do with physical distance. You can talk to a tulpa even when it's in the wonderland, or somewhere far away "in the real world" (for a tulpa, these two cases are pretty much identical.)
  12. How could it? Your tulpa never actually gets far from you. It's always right there in your brain. You can even imagine that your tulpa is on Mars and it still won't make it any more "diminished" than if you imagined it right next to you.
  13. It wasn't vocal, yeah, should have mentioned that.
  14. These are a bitch to force in. I work in phone surveys, and it's tough to talk to your tulpa when you're interrupted every 15 seconds or so by someone answering a phone (what do you call a guy who phones people, then gets annoyed that they did in fact answer? A phone pollster!). As for imposing or visualizing, I really don't feel good about doing so in short bursts. You see, when you work at a call center or something similar, you're forced to divert your attention away from your tulpa all the time. It just feels awkward and embarrassing when you can only focus on her occasionally for a couple of seconds, and then you're jerked away once again. I instinctively feel like it would be annoying for the tulpa. Though I'm pretty sure it's just a wrong impression of mine.
  15. I am a weird guy. I love titles, I love symbols, I love names as well. There's something fascinating and mystical about naming a thing. However, my tulpa naming stories aren't that interesting. Dabi's name doesn't mean anything though. The exact source of her name... well, it's a long story, but basically I asked "what would you like your name to be?", and got what felt like a very vague shadow of a thought which sounded kinda like "Dabi". Back then I didn't have very high standards when it comes to tulpa speech, I was willing to accept even the slightest bit of a thought as a tulpa's answer. It wouldn't be the case today. Anyway, I never changed her name for a number of reasons. It is very possible that I could come up with a better name, but I'd like to wait for her to be more vocal so that she can give her input on the matter. I had more tulpas before that, actually, which I'm not working on anymore. Their names were Meteo, Sandra and Cecil. Sandra's name came along in a similar way to Dabi's. For Meteo, I scribbled down a number of names I came up with, then pointed to each one in turn and watched for head pressure (he wasn't vocal.) "Meteo" because he was a pegasus and pegasi in MLP often have weather-related names. As for the last one, he basically looked like a gentleman anthro pony smoking a pipe; originally I named him Pipes, a really terrible name, so I changed it to a more dignified-sounding Cecil.
  16. Long, long ago, near the beginning of my tulpa route, I used to try and force Christianity into my first tulpa, since back then the entire practice looked a bit like something occult and I wanted to have proof that my spooky head ghost isn't a demon (partially for myself, more so to prove it to other people who might feel paranoid.) I have no idea if or how it worked though, and later I mostly abandoned personality forcing. I don't think it's unethical to tulpaforce a religion into your tulpa, any more than to tulpaforce particular interests or personality traits, but you need to be flexible and accept that their views might end up different from yours, or change entirely later on.
  17. The walking cycle is indeed very hard to imagine in the first place, even in slow motion. And once you've got it more or less down in slow motion, it's another problem to imagine it animating at the proper speed so that your pony walks at a normal pace. How do you do the face? It's difficult to figure out its structure, especially what the nose and mouth look like, without making it grotesque or plain ugly.
  18. Yes, Nobillis did. She (and her host, Kevin) has written about her experiences a few times somewhere.
  19. I used to have four at a time. Bad idea. "Just one" seems the best for me.
  20. This might be a pretty odd question, but it's an interesting little subject. 1. What is your tulpa's internal anatomy? If they have the shape of a real-world organism (human, horse etc.), do they have the same internal organs as their real-life counterparts? Are they missing any? 2. Did you come up with your tulpa's internal anatomy? Did you define it only nebulously? Or did you not define it at all? I've phrased it as addressing the hosts, but tulpas are also invited to answer, of course.
  21. Maybe try changing the way you narrate. Think about how you feel when you talk with other humans (slightly anxious? nervous? relaxed?), and when you narrate, imagine that your tulpa is standing nearby, listening; and try to recreate these feelings. Imagine that someone is really listening to the sound of your voice. If you speak a foreign language, maybe try narrating in this language while imagining that your tulpa is a friend who isn't very fluent in it, so you need to speak slowly and clearly and focus on whether they're hearing you correctly.
  22. Aw, that is a pity. Though I understand why would you want to do that.