TheGreenQueen June 15, 2016 Share June 15, 2016 They all talk a lot about how they are 'separate' but I seem to, with certain thoughts, sway and control them all the same, so I'm not sure. Kind of like how Mistgod says he can control what Melian does, and she accepts this. She's been around for a long time, too. Have any other users tried to intentionally 'seize' control of their tulpas, like a reverse-possession? Is this a natural thing that tends to taper off as they become more autonomous? Edit: Our host can't control us. It'd be like if you walked up to your friend and tried waving their arms around, they'd just look at you weird. I think Lumi might have been able to convince the others he could control them in the first couple years if he tried, but he didn't. That's rude. Why would you even do that? Only good time to intentionally "control" your tulpa without their permission is before they're fully autonomous and independent. 'Cause you're helping them get there, that's called parroting and puppeting. Melian's like, literally older than you are. Their goal was never independence and they never even thought of her like that, so idk if you can compare what they do to tulpas. But, I did say without permission, I think there are still tulpas that do joint stuff with their hosts, usually wonderlanding (where the host might partially control what's happening to/around the tulpa) but maybe other creative things, even development of some kind. But with permission though, ok? Of course. I frequently catch myself doing it and ask if they're okay with it. Most of the time it's not a problem, but we have had one incident where one realized they weren't actually okay with it, they had just been going along with it because that's the way things were happening. Other times they are independent. This seems pretty different from parroting, as they are often consciously accepting this control and attribution. If I am putting thoughts or actions there, they are choosing to integrate it into their sense of self. (Or not) Melian's 'living imagination' may be a pretty close explanation, though my tulpas do insist that they are separate consciously. I guess the etiquette may be slightly different for soulbonds and tulpas also, seeing as they are usually melding with/being affected by the story *you* are in control of, and that's just part of the arrangement. Then there's times that I think they are doing something, but it's not actually them. It's just my imagination. That is pretty weird. I become aware of the difference after it's already been a few minutes in some cases. Or they tap me on the shoulder and say so. One time I even got involved in a scenario enough that I've unintentionally blocked them out for a while. Woodwindwhistler on www.asexuality.org The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. -Eric Hoffer "We can never achieve perfection, but maybe we can approach it asymptotically. Never give up on plugging in those numbers!" ~Me You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note. –Doug Floyd My poetry: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5qMnL2tDkJYOGNhLW4tRHFHa0E&usp=sharing Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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