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If you couldn't keep plurality secret/private, would you have created tulpas?

If it were impossible to keep plurality secret/private, would you still have created tulpas/become plural?  

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  1. 1. If it were impossible to keep plurality secret/private, would you still have created tulpas/become plural?

    • Yes, I still would have chosen to become plural.
    • No, I would not have chosen to become plural.


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If people knew tulpas were real, then yes I'd go along with it. Otherwise I might not have so people wouldn't think I was some kind of nutjob. If I could go back to when I was going to create Azure with what I know now and I would be forced to explain it to other people, then I'd definitely do it.


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I gotta admit I didn't even read the OP when I replied to this, apparently. The idea that everyone would just know what it is makes it far too easy. It's a more interesting question with just "You have to tell everyone (you're close to)".


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Ember: Well, yes, Lumi, there are at least four separate questions contained within the bounds of the title and OP:

 

*If you knew you couldn't keep your own plurality secret, would you have become plural?

*If you knew you couldn't keep your own plurality secret, would you have chosen to become plural?

*If you knew no one could keep their plurality secret, would you have become plural?

*If you knew no one could keep their plurality secret, would you have chosen to become plural?

 

I think all four variants could be fairly be addressed in this thread.

 

I probably would have become plural regardless, since I never did choose to become plural, though if there had been sufficient cultural knowledge for me to recognize the signs of incipient plurality, I might have headed it off.

 

But I don't keep being plural a secret. It's not that hard for me to tell people, especially if I'm close to them. It's hard for Vesper, who doesn't and hasn't, even though she struggles to talk to people who don't know.

 

Vesper: I'm not a fan of intentional plurality in principle and don't want to be responsibly for spreading awareness of it as an option. When Ember tells people, she may eventually mention tulpas in passing, but she mainly concentrates on soulbonds as a common, normal, unintentional, harmless result of protracted concentration on characters by creative people. Fortunately, only one person she's told even found the idea of intentional plurality appealing and he eventually decided against it.

 

But I don't expect many positive reactions to telling new American acquaintances who don't know Ember that I'm a fictional British vampire psychologist. Ember having good luck telling roleplayers, otherkin, and people with DID about me doesn't mean I would have good luck telling mundanes or even goths.

 

I agree with Ember that it would be much easier to tell someone I was close to, as she does, but I don't know how I would become close to anyone in this world without them knowing first.

 

Ember: Unlike you, Lumi, I find the last question the most interesting one. But I think all of the questions pale in comparison to "How would the world be different if no one could keep their plurality secret?" That's a premise that could support a whole science fiction series. I'd launch into the subject here and now if I wasn't afraid Ranger would split it off.


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