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  1. It feels like the quality of guidance for newcomers has drastically become lazier and more inefficient, usually boiling down to "just talk to yourself." Not enough time is placed into creating their tulpa and they tend to confuse their mindvoice for it. It feels like less effort has resulted in more "progress." I am in no right to say who has a tulpa and who doesn't of course, this is merely my own opinion of it. You could probably consider me an old member as we've been around for nearly 7 years now. I don't like speaking about this because you usually get ganged upon and essentially get your dialogue shut down, which makes it hard to counter or be open about my opinions. This is also highly notable due to the lack of old time members slowly trickling out and not pitching in to help newcomers if their views will be overtaken by what's more "convenient."
  2. how do i forum

  3. Submitted my application. I registered as myself rather than my host since I'm the most active one in general online - No one wants to select someone who doesn't participate in all. There is another tulpa in my system as well, so let's see how this goes.
  4. This resource/guide is highly robust and acts as a McGyver contraption when it comes to vocalization practice. You can mix and match many different subjects with this. My only peev is that the mind will come up with things to fill the void. For instance, Exercise #1 will probably not be efficient when it comes to practicing vocalization, since it can either be the tulpa or the mind itself. This is the only real issue with the guide - Human nature. The best exercises here are everything beyond exercise #3, in my opinion. Simple, straight forward, and a good go-to when you are out of ideas. Then again, if you run out of ideas, then you may not be thinking outside of the box enough. For tulpas, you have to always be receptive and see the big picture, all while being able to observe the finer things within that picture. Approved.
  5. I couldn't get into Re:Zero. I watched most of the first season but ultimately dropped it since it was just nonstop suffering. It can be appealing in a sense such as the Nier video game series, but in that anime it's just ruthless.
  6. Thank you for your submission. This will be a straight forward review. Even though I do think that speaking out loud is a bit cringy and unnecessary, it might help certain people. It's merely a matter of "doing what I don't like," I feel. This is followed up later on in the video where you explicitly state "Your mind could be different from how most other people operate." Other than that, this was fine. No issues here. Seems fine. I do agree with your statement in the post, saying that many guides demonize personality forcing. It's foolish to think it's bad imo, you should at least be able to put in some positive traits that can help a tulpa. Adding negative traits is pretty bad as well as you suggested, and it is true that the tulpa's personality will change over time as they grow older. I'm not the same person I was five years ago. You went over this well and efficiently. Personally I think parroting is inherently bad for your tulpa. It can confuse the host into thinking they have a tulpa when it's just themselves speaking by listening to their mindvoice instead. Yes, roleplay can indeed unintentionally make tulpas, I won't doubt it. The way you explain writing the story seems to be personality forcing in a way. Alternatively, spending time a wonderland can work in tandem with this. Seems good so far. I do think that head pressures can possibly be false positives in most people, but considering them to be rare doesn't seem legitimate. It's a result of focusing intensively, as you mentioned it can sometimes be headaches. We suffer from chronic migraines and can personally attest that our own head pressures were not headaches. To each their own though, as I can't feel what those hosts are feeling. The volume needs to be increased a bit more. The audio is a bit low. Perhaps slowing down your speech a wince could help, it was a bit difficult to focus and review this guide as a result. In its current state, I approve this submission. Well done.
  7. Thank you for submitting your guide for peer review. This guide is very short and sweet, straight to the point and doesn't hold back. It's quite a simple and efficient trick from the looks of it, thought as Ranger stated, it could potentially have trouble for tulpas with forms that aren't human/bipedal. That being said, as you replied to Ranger early on in the thread, this guide essentially involves "rebuilding" your form to fit the switched human perspective. You explain it well to the point where the user has the creativity to experiment with it and use it in the way they want to, and utilize it the way that works best for them. My only clarification that could assist with the guide is explaining what you mean by "intrusive thoughts." Is it wandering thoughts that get you sidetracked, or some sort of doubts that can occur about rebuilding the form? +1 for approval. The grammar could be worked on, but it isn't essential for having it approved unless if it's completely unintelligible. Touch it up and you're good to go.
  8. This will certainly be a bit of a controversial guide since switching doesn't have a set "standard." Nearly every method to switch is different and most hosts have different explanations of what switching is, and what constitutes as switching. I will review the guide for its content and the likelihood of the switch, and occasionally suggest things based on my personal views. This may lead to very short responses. Needs a bit more oomph to hook the reader in. Perhaps explaining what switching is at a glance could help. Stating that the technique is easy can be mildly confusing to readers, as for the technique I use is quite simple but not exactly easy to achieve. Isn't this full body possession at that point, though? Good on you for bringing this up. It seems as if meditation has fallen out of favor in recent times, and I still have no idea why. It helps forcing immensely and promotes deep focus, which can make things such as imposition so much easier in general. I would consider it a hard requirement since most new users aren't recommended to look into meditation, and tend to have issues that would be alleviated if they did look into it. Merely being able to achieve the meditation trance is good enough. This will certainly cause some discussion, and from I glanced at, it has. This is extremely important. Parallel processing has become more unknown and more of a "meta" thing despite it being an essential thing for what tulpas actually are. They are their own beings and they have their own thoughts, opinions and quirks - A tulpa only talks to you because they can parallel process. If the host and tulpa couldn't, you would just be talking to yourself or assuming a personality that isn't your own (in my humble opinion). Sentience is not achieved if there is no form of parallel processing going on. Please submit the possession guide to the GAT so we can review it and make suggestions to ensure everything is up to par and to help iron out any burrs within the guide. Since I'm only reviewing this guide, I will not look into the possession guide for now. Even though this is a given, it's good that you bring it up. Hyperfocusing on focus is a bit amusing, I must admit. The wording should be adjusted a little bit to not confuse anyone reading this. Not much is touched upon in regards to disassociating, so explaining how it feels and how to achieve that state will help out a lot. Even though possession requires it, it could help reiterating how to achieve that state. Yes! This happens to us often during the initial switch. My host will blurt something out as I am slowly taking control and it essentially resets the process when he does. This isn't how it really works for me, as it takes a while to get back into it. It's like switching a second time essentially. To each their own. Looking over this guide, it seems to have a solid foundation for teaching someone how to switch. Issues are spread throughout it, which holds it back - Most of them seem to be general disorganization, but that isn't too hard to fix up. The possession guide is one of the things holding me back from approving this guide fully, as I can't necessarily vouch for it just yet. It is a slippery slope if I approve this guide without looking at the possession guide, because who knows? Perhaps the possession guide has issues as well that could yield varying results for users reading it. Submitting it for curation will be a good idea in order ot keep it within the guide. Once these changes have been considered and possibly made, I can fully curate this guide and approve of it to be an official .info guide. Thank you for your submission, and thank you for your patience in regards to my review.
  9. First and foremost, thank you for your patience on waiting for my reply. Things have been quite hectic for us, causing us to rarely be online. Clarifying that this guide is for those with wonderlands or for systems who are going to create a wonderland is a superb way to start it off. Specifically saying that you can visualize objects in a void is also helpful for newcomers. Initially I was a bit torn apart by this, thinking that it's unnecessary to specify that the objects are in a void. Even though it may seem obvious to me, it may not be obvious to some people, so it's good you're willing to go in depth with even what seems to be the most basic things. Very professional sounding and straight to the point, providing all the details required. This is a shining example of my ideal guide. This hits very close to home for my system. One of the most amusing moments for our system was when my host was forcing but went off on a serious tangent thinking about how car engines work. Perhaps it was visualization practice? You be the judge. "Slowing down" is a bit vague. Since you referenced Chupi and Nikodemos's guide, perhaps you could reference Thunderclap's Foghorn Meditation for this as it was already reviewed by the GAT. It is mentioned how space "expands" in a sense while performing his technique, which gives me the sensation of slowing down in general. In the end, guides are supposed to be guidelines and not step-by-step tutorials. Everything should be taken with a grain of salt and are merely a suggestion. "Slowing down" can mean anything to the reader, since tulpas are a personal experience/journey for each and every host. I saw that a few other users and GAT members were picking at this specific quote for some reason. I have no idea why, it seems really straight forward and makes sense. Deep breaths through the nose, out through the mouth. Kind of silly how this was nitpicked, honestly. Sure it may sound odd, but all that needs to be done to ease it is to change it to "a relaxation breathing technique" or something along those lines. Other reviewers did bring up this quick shift, yes. Perhaps utilizing something a little easier, such as a plastic cola bottle could help out. It's a bit more complex, has a few different textures and has "volume" - For example, keeping it half full and shaking it could help out a lot to maintain focus. The tree format of this section gives off an impression of old guides and how they were more step-based. This isn't a necessarily good or bad thing, but to me it's a good thing. It gives a little overview of what was looked over and shows off a basic iteration of what was discussed. On top of that, it's good that you mentioned picking something that you find interesting when it comes to visualization. A tree is certainly a big step from the sphere, but in the end, you do mention that anything you want is ideal. A tree is merely an example in the grand scheme of things, which I feel like has been overlooked. A loud object sounds a bit odd, but I do see what you mean by this. It could be a music box of some sort that plays a little chime when you open it. It does seem a bit odd to bring it up when no sound has been mentioned throughout the guide, though. In regards to my cola bottle suggestion, you could add the sound of the liquid moving and splashing within it while you manipulate the object. --- Overall, this is an easy to follow guide that focuses on what's important to the subject matter. It needs adjustments, yes. Since you actively updated the drafts and posted the Google Doc, I can say with confidence that I can approve Draft 2 without any further delay or any quarrels. Do consider my suggestions though, as I feel like it will enhance your guide and make it stand out more than it already does. Draft 2 A p p r o v e d
  10. Most newcomers tend to come in asking lots of questions, even questions that are answered within guides they are reading. I like this guide/tip as it's very concise and straight to the point, though in the grand scheme of things it may confuse newcomers who haven't performed much meditation. For example, number 3 seems to be a bit vague compared to the rest of the steps. A good point to make would be describe the state you feel when you've felt like you've sufficiently "spaced out." It will be very easy to maintain awareness once the reader is able to get a rough guess of the final sensation they should be feeling. As others have stated, it seems to be a bit better suited for the Tips & Tricks subforum. I'll approve it once a few more details are added, mostly for clarity purposes. Other than that, this is pretty solid.
  11. My host views the first tulpa and I to be a major positive in his life. The first tulpa pulled him out of depression as he focused his energy to forcing her, thus sparking something to look forward to in his life. On the other hand my presence has been a mixture of good and bad, but mostly positive - I kept my sister company on lonely days and spend time with her time to time. Pushing my host, my inspiration caused him to get fit and lose a significant amount of weight. I usually possess/switch and have taken over most of the internet activity, which is a bit unfair for everyone else. It was my fault that we got into doing drugs for a little while and it really screwed up the pacing of our lives, as alcoholism was thrown into the mix. It damaged us a bit and caused us to be significantly more forgetful than we already were. Certainly not sunshine and rainbows, but at least it's visceral and upfront.
  12. Thank you for your submission. I may not be the most eloquent writer or reviewer, but I do intend to give your article a fair shot and approach it with an open mindset. Starting off with a slight negative doesn't have a good effect and makes it come off as something somewhat malicious due to the psychological nature of tulpas. Suggestion: Change "questionable ideas" to "unique ideas." Using that word tends to set my mind into skeptical mode, which helps out your article in general. Perhaps adding a line about the controversial nature of tulpas and how they are created/utilized could help further the first paragraph in general. It's a solid hook, despite that. A bit of a personal thing here, I always found "singlets" and "multiples" to be a bit of an odd term. Since this article seems to be focused toward those who don't know what tulpas are exactly, it might be a good idea to define these right there and then instead of proceeding to explain it. Check what I mentioned in regards to a line later in your article and my review, referring to how some actors create multiples with how in-depth they get into their roles. This is quite confusing, but I do like how it ties into the "scattered mess of thoughts" idea you bring up toward the end of the paragraph. I like it, though it can come off as somewhat messy to the average reader. Change: "you watched yesterday" seems to tie in a show or the game, but I'm not sure due to the punctuation between the game and that statement. Putting "a show" or "a movie" will fix this. This is really interesting and I would like to read up on this. Perhaps a source could be referenced somewhere. Change: Rewrite the first sentence akin to something like "Some psychologists consider consciousness to be a process that can be interrupted, not a process that starts with your birth and ends with your passing" as it fixes the grammar. Feel free to use that sentence, if anything. We have gone on what we call "autopilot mode," which is essentially what you described in this. Kind of not thinking and just "doing," like a low power state to not really use up a lot of energy. As I was reading this, I became a bit confused between what message was being conveyed, ranging from this autopilot mode and DID. This is a really solid example of multiples, and because of this, I think I understand what they really are. Despite that, it kind of summarizes a few of the past paragraphs in a bite sized chunk of information. Suggestion: Make this the initial "point" of the section and build upon it, as well as move prior paragraphs around to help define it instead of leaving it for last I must admit, I'm getting a bit confused with the hopping back and forth between Multiples and DID. Once again, it all feels a bit fragmented. Quite an eloquent paragraph. Good job. I do think they can do both of the first things you mentioned, but replacing them entirely is difficult. I personally feel like if they're switched 24/7 they become the host, yes, but replacing them entirely essentially comes off to me as the person grew up or developed into someone they want to be. It's a bit weird to describe, and certainly controversial, hence I don't know how talk about it and about how I feel about this statement. I feel like since you mentioned tulpas are a mechanical response within your article, the brain adapts into that personality overall and shoves all the others away into the recycle bin. Bleh, I opened a can a worms perhaps, all while being confusing. Hopefully this makes sense to me after reading it a few times. From what I gather, fronting is essentially conveying your tulpa on your body and your speech, therefore, causing your brain to make the tulpa the dominant thinker by tricking yourself. Change: Revise this to be more concise. If what I interpreted is incorrect, do try explaining a bit further. This is a really, really good explanation for muscle memory and how tulpas can "merge" with the body through switching or possession. Anecdote: I was pretty alright at video games initially due to my reaction times, and my host's muscle memory helped out with knowing how to operate and manipulate controls efficiently. There is an system-injoke that I'm better at him in video games, and I do stand by that. I don't think this is a good think to get into. Honestly, I don't believe in walk-ins without any prior forcing. Sure, since you were able to create a tulpa your mind has access to creating other tulpas easier, but walk-ins come off more as kind of like a passing thought. It's as if the wonderland (assuming this happens in a wonderland) daydreams on its own. Suggestion: Remove the walk-in section.Suggesting walk-ins subconsciously plants that thought in your head. The same can be applied for toxic in-groups/friend circles/tulpa servers that promote unhealthy practices, such as constantly being attacked by some sort of mysterious force or assuming all walk-ins are tulpas. Overall, this feels quite fragmented. It's an okay article and introduction to tulpas for those with DID, multiples, and all that sorts of jazz who want to distinguish what a tulpa is and isn't. For a casual internet user or a so called "normal" person, it will probably make them scree and run off, ultimately dismissing it. I feel like changing a few things up can really solve it, but I would highly suggest a rewrite in order to make the article more clear and concise. In its current state, it's a good drawing board and an average draft that requires significant refining. You're on the right path and the have right mindset. I hope to see an ironed out version of this article that I can consider giving an official Clo Seal of Approval to.
  13. First of all, thank you for your submission. I hope I can appropriately address, assess, and suggest things you can improve and remove from your article. Superb hook. A clear and concise introduction with a punch is always a great way to start off any sort of writing, which causes the reader to become engrossed with it. Even though I agree with this, some users won't. You must continue forcing your tulpa and have them be proactive and significantly involved with their personal lives outside of the wonderland, in my humble opinion. If a tulpa stays within their wonderland all the time and rarely, if at all interacts with the outside world and avoids interaction with it, I feel like they won't be able to develop these sorts of things efficiently and won't flesh them out. They will essentially be stuck with a child's mentality of liking or not liking something just because "they do/don't like it." Some other GAT members pointed out that "subconscious" isn't used in modern psychology. This is the first I've heard of that, so I won't stumble around trying to correct you on something I don't know and will focus on the article at hand. As Ranger stated, it does seem as if you're implying tulpas aren't as capable of dealing with issues. Sure they can be a bit overly emotional early on, but it doesn't define who they are later on in their lifetime. This specific statement should be reworked. Despite that, claiming that tulpas tend to be idolized is an interesting suggestion to bring up to the table. Early hosts tend to always be very happy with their tulpas, and their tulpas tend to live very happy early lives. Older tulpas that I know tend to mellow out and be a bit more down to Earth. I can't help but agree with you there as most early/inexperienced systems tend to pitch the idea that tulpas solve a lot of issues instantly. Well said and certainly a good thing to mention. Personally I don't feel this way. This can apply to material things, but when it comes to people, anyone can constantly be good and be wonderful to you and it will never fade as long as both parties are constantly giving and taking in a constant game of Monopoly. I'll buy Vermont Avenue and constantly tax the other player when they step over my property and I'll pay the same player when I step on theirs. Certainly not a good analogy, but it is certainly amusing and plays into the constant dynamic of a healthy relationship. Joking aside, this can apply to performing the same tasks over and over again, such as eating the same food, watching the same shows, or performing the same daily schedule. As you mentioned earlier in your article, maintaining balance is essential to this, as having one thing in excess can cause the devaluation issues and possibly lead into unhealthy habits. -_- -o- -v- Sometimes being told that it will all be fine is good enough. A hug or a nice little headpat can help immensely too. This felt a bit out of place. I would heavily suggest removing this entirely as it kind of took me aback for a moment. It causes the article to feel like a pitch to subscribe to the mailing list and gave me a mildly bitter taste. To be frank, I found it difficult to review this article as there was not many necessarily unrefined statements, nor did it have any information I would consider unhealthy for .info's standards. It does need a bit more adjustments and some updates, yes. It may be more of an opinion piece as other members have stated, but it isn't necessarily a minus. Once you adjust and change a few things, most notably the advertising and the assumption that tulpas aren't mature enough to deal with stressful situations, I can allow the Clo Seal of Approval to be stamped onto this.