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The Tropical System
#1
Hello, all. It has been a really long time since I have posted here, and a lot has happened since then. My previous account was TheFangirl, and my thread was "The Conquering Doubts Tulpa Society;" I hoped to have a fresh start here, and so I changed my username.

Like I said, a lot has happened since I was active here. I have mostly been away from the tulpa community and have been in the plurality community at large, including spaces where syscourse was present. Thankfully, I'm not dealing with that stress anymore. I mostly stay on Amino nowadays, and even have my own small, close-knit system amino there.

Since last time, We have gained 3 more headmates, counting a dog thoughtform.

Our current members are:
Andrew
Budo
Cali (me)
Candice
Carmen
Dante
Dara
Dylan
Hugh
Lucas
Michael
Rubix (not his real name)
Zeke
Zelda

Dog: Spirit

 I'm currently trying to figure out the best way to effectively leaving the front, because things have been stressful lately, and I've been wanting to go completely into headspace for a while now, anyway. I'm dating Andrew now, and Dara is dating someone in a friend's system. I'm also working on a research paper based on my experiences earlier this year with tulpas and doctors. I'm not sure when I'll have it finished, because it'll take a long time to write. Whenever I finish it, I'll be sure to post it here, since I plan on mostly using this account for formal posts anyway. This account will be for research, and my Amino account will be for personal use.

It's nice to finally be back here; I really did miss this place, even though I didn't know too many people here. I look forward to posting with you all.
-Cali, the host
The Tropical System:

Andrew, Budo, Cali, Candice, Carmen, Dante, Dara, Dylan, Hugh, Lucas, Micheal, Rubix, Zeke, and Zelda

Dog: Spirit
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#2
Welcome back. I'm somewhat new, and I can't say I ever knew you before. What's your system like? I can't imagine having so many system members!
I'm sorry things are stressful. There's nothing wrong with taking a break in the headspace, or having a better-equipped system member deal with things. However, I'd recommend you make sure whoever switches with you is willing and consenting to take up hosting work: otherwise, it doesn't feel very fair to them.
Another question: what are your experiences with doctors and tulpas? I'll be sure to read your paper when you post it, but you've already got me hooked. Have you told doctors about tulpas? It took me a lot of willpower just to tell my therapist.
-J
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#3
Welcome back, same comments as above.
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#4
Welcome back! We look forward to meeting you guys! Big Grin
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#5
Welcome back! I'm also incredibly curious about your experiences with doctors and tulpas. Can't wait to read that paper.
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(12-10-2018, 02:05 AM)J+C Wrote: Welcome back. I'm somewhat new, and I can't say I ever knew you before. What's your system like? I can't imagine having so many system members!
I'm sorry things are stressful. There's nothing wrong with taking a break in the headspace, or having a better-equipped system member deal with things. However, I'd recommend you make sure whoever switches with you is willing and consenting to take up hosting work: otherwise, it doesn't feel very fair to them.
Another question: what are your experiences with doctors and tulpas? I'll be sure to read your paper when you post it, but you've already got me hooked. Have you told doctors about tulpas? It took me a lot of willpower just to tell my therapist.
-J

Thank you! Our system is pretty nice. No matter what's going on, there's always someone to go to if you need anything. Having a lot of members also means that you can have big parties! I'm just so used to being in spaces where systems commonly have 20+ members, that I forget that that's not very common with tulpa systems.

Yeah, we're trying to figure out who would be best for the position, who wants it, and who would be best at mimicking my personality so that we don't get too many strange looks.

Well, basically, I already told my therapist, but earlier this year I had to be sent to a temporary mental crisis hospital because of anger issues. The doctors there already knew about my tulpas, I think, and, well... one of the doctors said that he thought tulpamancy was a cult. I argued with him for like 20 minutes over why it wasn't a cult, and then at the end, after acting like it was all new to him, he told me that he knew about tulpas way beforehand. So this paper is basically detailing all the reasons why tulpamancy is not a cult, as a kind of formal way of getting back at them for not looking into it more and actually trying to understand it.

-Cali
The Tropical System:

Andrew, Budo, Cali, Candice, Carmen, Dante, Dara, Dylan, Hugh, Lucas, Micheal, Rubix, Zeke, and Zelda

Dog: Spirit
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#7
Wow, a cult? And the tulpa community can't even agree on what words mean! I'm sorry that was such a bad experience.
-J
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#8
The doctor cult thing is interesting... Did he give you arguments for it being a cult? I assume your arguments were provided as opposition to his points...
Tibetan monks disovered the art of tulpamancy... Tibetan monks are a cult?
Okay, well, maybe...
tulpa info is not a religious community, though some of their members may be religious....

"a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.
"the cult of St. Olaf"
•a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister..."

well, I would have to say most here prefer a psychological view, not a religious or metaphysical view, and well, we're hardly sinister... do you think we're sinister, Brain? "Not now, Pinky! I am busy trying to..." Strange, why would we could be called strange? Doctor? Strange? Oh, well, he's here, too... Smile

PS, should any of you wish venerate Loxy, giving her more authority and power, that would be okay. She is hoping to audition for the role of Isis when Marvel brings her to life in the next superhero movie.
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(12-11-2018, 07:08 PM)solarchariot Wrote: The doctor cult thing is interesting... Did he give you arguments for it being a cult? I assume your arguments were provided as opposition to his points...
Tibetan monks disovered the art of tulpamancy... Tibetan monks are a cult?
Okay, well, maybe...
tulpa info is not a religious community, though some of their members may be religious....

"a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.
"the cult of St. Olaf"
•a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister..."

well, I would have to say most here prefer a psychological view, not a religious or metaphysical view, and well, we're hardly sinister... do you think we're sinister, Brain? "Not now, Pinky! I am busy trying to..." Strange, why would we could be called strange? Doctor? Strange? Oh, well, he's here, too... Smile

PS, should any of you wish venerate Loxy, giving her more authority and power, that would be okay. She is hoping to audition for the role of Isis when Marvel brings her to life in the next superhero movie.

His arguments for it were mainly "it's a cult because there's a lot of people doing the same practice and devoting their time to it, and that practice is weird and abnormal," and his reasoning came from him not looking into it deep enough. He told me that he knew about tulpas before I came along, which surprised me even more that he kept his viewpoints. He also tried tricking me into saying that my tulpas were what caused me to have urges to hurt my parents. It was a very messed up deal, because it felt like he was trying to manipulate me into saying things that weren't true. He constantly interrupted me and didn't even seem to be listening at times.

"A relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister"
Well damn. I know we're weird, and I pride myself on being different. But sinister? Really? Maybe if he looked into it more he would realize that instead of "crazy voices that tell you to kill yourself" tulpas are people, just like anyone else, and they often help their hosts and are really nice. Sure there's evil tulpas, but there's evil physical people too. I am more afraid of that doctor than any nonphysical person. Well, not really afraid, but disappointed.

...also, I stupidly told the doctor about this website (and I think he knew about it beforehand anyway), so he might still be here, reading everything we say. If so, hi. I hope you realize the faults you had in your argument towards me that day, and that you've learned a few things since then. Tell the staff I said hi.
The Tropical System:

Andrew, Budo, Cali, Candice, Carmen, Dante, Dara, Dylan, Hugh, Lucas, Micheal, Rubix, Zeke, and Zelda

Dog: Spirit
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#10
Hopefully he is here, maybe he'll learn something useful.
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