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Do you wish more people knew about tulpas?

Yes
7 (26.9%)
No
13 (50%)
Undecided
6 (23.1%)

Total Members Voted: 23

Author Topic: Tulpa Awareness  (Read 18926 times)

Re: Tulpfartae Awareness
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2013, 06:04:55 AM »
Generally speaking, I want to make people more aware of the benefits of thoroughly using one's imagination. I think many, if not everyone, can benefit enormously through one such practice. Tuppers are, like, a department where one such use could be applied. But it could also be visualising wonderlands or anything else. Why, a tupper could even just be a "sketch character" an artist could use for inspiration. And then after some time, suddenly there's a tupper thinking in parallel. And then mr artist got a new friend. Whoops.

I'd just tell them to use my method and Eye-Bo, the ocular fitness program - which I actively do. At least my guide doesn't have crap about how super special or important tuppers are. I'd rather leave it to people to make up their own ethics and morals.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 02:51:58 AM by Fede »

Re: Tulpae Awareness
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2013, 07:38:42 AM »
I see that the topic still includes a nonsense word that will complicate our search system. For ease of search later on, I'm changing it to a word that actually appears in the English language. I was going to change it to "tulpas" because that's what it would be changed into, but the plural makes absolutely no sense there, so I am changing it to "tulpa".

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I truly believe this is for the best. This is a thread that might very well be searched in the future in case we ever get more than one page worth of topics here.

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Re: Tulpa Awareness
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2013, 07:30:48 AM »
The problem is that the more people find out about tulpas, the more little kids, psycopaths and assholes will be making tulpas. It's gotten to the point where the tulpa community is really quite depressing.
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Re: Tulpa Fartness
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2013, 03:48:00 PM »
I don't see the problem, long as there is some additional context like "get to know yourself on a deeper inter/intra personal level ".
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 02:47:38 AM by Fede »

Re: Tulpa Awareness
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2013, 03:54:13 PM »
Is that some frontloading?

Re: Fartpa Awareness
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2013, 12:13:36 AM »
Why, yes.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 02:47:32 AM by Fede »

Re: Tulpa Awareness
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2013, 12:58:00 AM »
I don't see why people don't want to refer to tulpas as imaginary friends. You can only see them through your imagination. And if they're not your friends, you're doing something wrong.

Re: Tulpa Awarefart
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2013, 03:24:49 AM »
Because then you have guys like Colonel whine over how he'd in that case be just as imaginary as Duke when they perceivably both exist equally in the same body with the same capabilities. And then the meaning of "imaginary" deteriorates if we're going to call ourselves and everything around us imaginary. Which it is, because we can't confirm reality. How about I start calling guys like Colonel and the politician imaginary friends because I consider them friends and I can only see them through my perception, which is made up of imagination? As you can see, the discussion would likely devolve into existentialism and etymology, two subjects that are rather tiring to discuss. So, better just avoid stepping into the fire in the first place.

The colloquial tupper term is something everyone can agree with, despite its increasing vagueness. It's for that very reason I oughta just rename my guide "How to Hallucinate", because tuppers, at least from my point of view, are hardly that alike anymore when taking a look around the community. Some are just like you and me, while others fit the traditional meaning of "imaginary friend". And let's not forget that some are apparently just roleplaying characters, thanks to the unfortunate influences the community has been corroded by.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 02:46:28 AM by Fede »

Re: Tulpa Awareness
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2013, 04:58:40 AM »
So it's basically loosely defined words for things that weren't understood very well when those words were defined. And of course the community can't come up with words that give a clear and global definition of what they're addressing.

I hate semantics.

Re: Tulpa Afartness
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2013, 06:13:09 AM »
At the very least, we should have some sort of categorisation going on so what I think of as a tupper doesn't appear to others as being what another guy thinks of as a tupper. Like, uh, levels. Yeah, totally. Scale of 1 to 10: if your tupper is at level 10, it is consistently experienced as completely real on all senses and can parallel process and switch with you, and at level 1, it is without any trait, form, voice, touch, scent, or taste and can't communicate, parallel process, or possess.

Or maybe not, since levels would probably be just as bad as badges. Not that the levels idea was supposed to be taken seriously, anyway, but point still remains that the tupper term is thrown around and often interpreted differently.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 02:46:22 AM by Fede »

Re: Tulpa Awareness
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2013, 07:42:28 AM »
Hey, that's why we have a glossary on this forum, so everyone knows what a certain word means when used on this site. Tulpa as a word is the most difficult one of course, but I'll pull numbers out of my ass and say majority here right now seems to think of tulpas as sapient or seemignly sapient enough to call them sapient beings pretty separate from you. Or something.

I'm pretty annoyed when people think that roleplaying characters are tulpas and call their roleplaying characters as such, even though the "tulpas" are always consciously parroted and puppeted. All day erry day and they're not even trying to hide it. Anyone doing that on my watch will, like, I dunno. Get an imaginary drink thrown in their face or something. It feels like lying to the rest until they actually tell you "oh, you mean my tulpa should be moving and talking on their own?". Such a let down.

I'd say an imaginary friend could be a tulpa and you could refer to your imaginary friend as a tulpa. But in my eyes, imaginary friend doesn't necessarily imply "sapience", while tulpa does. So a roleplaying character you think of as your "tulpa" might very well fit the imaginary friend category even if it doesn't fit the tulpa category. Basically, imaginary friend is a much broader category that includes tulpas and of course your imaginary friend could develop into a tupper. But it wouldn't be wrong to say a tulpa is an imaginary friend, just... Very broad definition.

You might want to write more about that level thing of yours, Fede. I heard about it previously ages ago and I dunno, maybe you'd like to flex your writing muscles. Sure, it's probably not something people would adopt (look at my level 69 tupra guise), but it's always interesting to hear what other people think. That's why the forums exist, after all.

Re: Tulpa Afartwareness
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2013, 09:16:46 AM »
Maybe if we instead of "levels" use a fancy word like "phases" or "stages" and maybe only have 5 instead of 10, so a guy could be saying "I have a tupper, she's currently in stage 2, bla bla bla." But even that sounds kinda ridiculous, and at best, the stages would have to be officially declared to avoid confusion. And then people would probably just resort to only saying tupper either way.

Which is of course why everyone should use my method and Eye-Bo along with that; instant XP boost.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 02:46:16 AM by Fede »

Re: Tulpa Awareness
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2013, 09:47:10 AM »
Pfft.

Well, like I said, I doubt it would actually catch on unless someone would be all "I think my tupra is like in stage two Fodde's super method theory". But I still would like to see you write about it.

Re: Tulpa Awareness
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2013, 12:59:10 PM »
I don't accept it. Not enough text walls.

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I think there's barely such a case as insta-tulpas, it's a rare when that sort of thing happens. If that truly happens good for you.
But tulpas are friends, not trophies with a made up story to impress people.