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Fede's Ultimate Superior Tupper Guide
« on: October 07, 2013, 12:57:47 PM »
Introduction


This is a guide for the creation of advanced imaginary friends, or "tuppers". It goes through a bunch of techniques that can help you along the way and emphasises the importance of realism in order to make one's tupper feel real.

The guide's primary method for creating one's tupper is what's colloquially known as "parroting", which is basically imagining your tupper and fleshing them out by interacting with them, as opposed to the alternative known as "narration", where one develops one's tupper by merely talking to them without making them respond back.

Philosophy-wise, the guide approaches tuppers from a simple point of view: as imaginary friends – things you create in your mind – and nothing more. Some people like to consider tuppers as being real people; existing, and/or deserving as much respect, as much as anyone else, and they use various arguments in an attempt to justify this. However, you can't expect people to want to indulge in your fantasy or "recognise" the existence of the things you create in your mind. To everyone else, you're still just one person. This guide assumes this perhaps rather mundane, but nonetheless reality-oriented viewpoint.

A real person is more than just a personality inside a head; they have a body, voice, and life of their own. While you can never make your tupper perceivable by everyone else, you can make them very real to yourself, and to do so, you must practise visualising your tupper in your vision, hearing them, and feeling them as if they were really there. This guide will help you do just that as much as it can through methods that have helped various people in the community overall.


Preparation


Before you begin for real, you should have a good idea of how you want your tupper to be like in terms of personality, visuals, voice, scent, and physical touch. Are they a talkative or quiet tupper? Are they intimate or reserved? What kind of body language do they use? What are their interests and hobbies? What are their likes and dislikes? What do they spend time thinking about? How do they react to different situations, mentally and externally? What do they look like? What do they like to wear, if anything? What do they sound like? Does their voice have a high or low pitch? Do they talk in a specific accent or dialect, if at all? What do they smell like? Does their smell make you think of flowers and nature or manly deodorants? What do they feel like? Do they feel warm and soft like a human or cold and scaly like a snake?

If you can answer all these questions right off the top of your head, you're well prepared and ready to proceed. If you can't, then it's a good idea to work on your tupper a bit more first until you can answer all those questions as a minimum.

Everything you'll be doing with your tupper is by and large dependent on your ability to recall intricate details about them on a whim. If part or all of your tupper is based on a character you already know very well, you'll have a head start; for instance, if they're based off a character or person you've seen many times from many angles, visualisation will be easier, or if it's a voice you've heard many times, the voice will be easier to imagine. Therefore, if you're not very creative, you can always, at least in the beginning, use references or an existing character as a base.


Realism


So, now that you've prepared your tupper and know exactly what they would feel about anything, you're good to go. To start off, visualise your tupper next to you right now. Go ahead and greet each other. Ask them a question. Or make them ask you one. Do an activity together, like walking or eating. Or close your eyes and go on a wonderland adventure with your tupper. Anything, really; your imagination's the limit. You're the one sitting here reading a guide on how to create a tupper, so surely you must want to do something with one such.

Beyond visualising your tupper in your environment and interacting with them as much as possible, there's not much else to this method. It's very simple and straight to the point, and its premise is basically that as you keep doing it, the stronger the habit of doing it becomes, until visualising your tupper and making them say and do things eventually all happens on its own automatically. Once it's an ingrained habit, you don't have to remind yourself to interact with them; they appear on their own without you needing to consciously think about it.

There are additional things listed below that you can do to increase the realism of your tupper. Realism is a good thing, since the more realistic they are, the more they integrate with reality. The chapters beyond this one also offer some techniques to help you see, hear, and feel your tupper better.

Visualise that you're them from a first-person perspective.
A nice way to train your empathetic ability is to spend some time visualising that you are your tupper from a first-person perspective. Literally seeing things from their perspective can help you metaphorically see things differently, and thus make their personality more realistic.

Make them realistic, not cartoony.
The best way to integrate your tupper with reality is to ensure your tupper is as realistic as possible. For instance, by having a real human form instead of something from a cartoon or anime. Or if they are drawn, then making sure they're shaded realistically with texture, shadows, highlights, and so on.

Realise that everyone's idea of how the world works is different.
Most of us tend to be absorbed by our own observations of how events unfold and we draw our own conclusions about how "these things tend to happen". But everyone does that differently. So should your tupper, so that you both don't end up agreeing on everything or draw the same conclusions.

Create a backstory and simulate a life for when they're not with you.
Instead of your tupper always being present, give them a backstory that fits in with reality, a real-life accommodation, job, friends, etc. Visualise them living that life. Whenever you want to speak to them, you have to call each other or physically meet up. If you're willing to experiment, that is.


Visualisation


This is a bunch of little techniques that can aid you in visualisation and focus. Visualisation entails picturing your tupper's form in your open-eyed and/or closed-eyed vision, depending on which you prefer. All of the techniques are only meant to temporarily help you along until your visualisation skills are decent enough on their own.

Narrate what you intend to see.
Narrating what you want to visualise can help a lot if your imagination isn't very vivid or your focus is bad. By saying out loud "I see a red shoe, it has white laces" and so on, you're directing more of your attention to the visual and less to whatever distracting thoughts you might have.

Eye-Bo, the ocular fitness program, can help you access a deeper state of mind fit for meditation and visualisation. It works like a mind machine that flashes lights and sounds at a set frequency, but using your screen instead. In this case, for visualisation, I recommend using Alpha or Theta.

Visualise your tupper doing the same things as you.
Much like if or when you make faces in front of a mirror, visualising your tupper copying your actions aids focus in visualisation. You make a face, your tupper makes that face, you eat an apple, your tupper eats an apple, and so on. Great fun, too.

Zoom in on your tupper's features.
If you've never spent much time visualising before, chances are it's pretty difficult for you to visualise your tupper's entire form all at once. What you can do is instead zoom in on your tupper's body and focus on visualising one thing at a time; the face, then the chest, then the arms, and so on.

Use your hand as a depth guide.
When visualising your tupper, it can be difficult to actually look at it up close, since you have to focus your eyes onto something that's not really there. To circumvent this, stick out your hand flat, visualise your tupper by said hand, and use the hand as a reference for focusing onto your tupper.

Visualise your tupper while looking at yourself through a mirror.
Visualising your tupper in your environment can easily lead to inconsistent heights; one moment they're taller than usual, and next the opposite. Standing in front of a mirror while visualising your tupper next to you can be good practice in this regard.

Use height references.
Besides the mirror trick above, there are other ways to remember your tupper's height without a mirror. The easiest way is to visualise your tupper right in front of you, and then use a "rule of thumb" to determine their height from that point onwards, like "they reach my X" or "I reach their X".

Use a mnemonic device.
Find an object you can bring along anywhere. Then, every time you're about to visualise your tupper, bring up the object and look at it first. Then proceed. This will associate it with your tupper and can be an aid in reminding you to visualise your tupper if you forget. Also works as a nice symbol.

Blink repeatedly.
This is to help with immersion. First, close your eyes and establish an image of your tupper, using a snapshot of your environment as the scene. Then, start blinking about 3-4 times per second. While you blink, keep that image of your tupper stable and ignore your actual vision as much as you can.

Implant a visual-oriented belief.
Belief implanting, which is described further down in this guide, is a technique that uses positive emotions to alter or create new beliefs. In this case, it can be used to convince yourself over a period of time that you can vividly imagine and see your tupper in your vision, as if they were truly there.


Parroting


This is a little list of methods that can help you hear your tupper better. Parroting entails making your tupper talk and do things, as well as training yourself in hearing their voice within your imagination. All of the methods are only meant to temporarily help you along until your parroting skills are decent enough on their own.

Talk to your tupper as if they're really there.
The first and probably best thing you can do to further the feeling of "talking to someone else" is by talking out loud to your tupper. Wait for them to finish talking. Laugh together. Yell "What?" if they're trying to speak to you from far away. The more realistic you make it, the better.

Listen to static noise and mentally warp the audio to resemble words.
One thing you can do to train your mind to create auditory hallucinations is to grab a static noise track, listen out for specific sounds like a long "sss" or "fff" in the noise, and use that to form audible words, one consonant at a time. Pink noise works best for this purpose.

Put on a wireless headset.
This is an old trick, but if you're afraid of being stared at when talking to your tupper in public, then putting on a wireless headset can help bring about the illusion that you're merely talking on the phone. Openly talking to your tupper and embracing the awkwardness is nonetheless better, though.

Once again, Eye-Bo, the ocular fitness program, is not restricted to aiding you in visualisation. The mental states it can put you in also make auditory hallucinations more likely, which can help. You can also mute the tape, put on static noise, and do the warping trick described earlier in tandem.

Implant an audio-oriented belief.
Like Eye-Bo, the ocular fitness program, belief implanting isn't restricted to visualisation, either, and can be used for any mental thing. In this case, you can use it to gradually implant a belief that you can clearly hear your tupper like any real person you speak to.


Interaction


This is a bunch of tricks you can use to make your tupper feel more solid. Interaction entails both feeling the locational presence of your tupper, as well as physically feeling their body. All of the tricks are only meant to temporarily help you along until your interaction skills are decent enough on their own.

Imagine a presence.
A large part of interacting with your tupper is imagining their presence as well; basically, the feeling of someone standing next to you, even though you can't see them. Whenever you go somewhere, try imagining your tupper walking behind you, or standing behind you if you're sitting down.

Make up imaginary objects and interact with them.
A good way to practise creating tactile hallucinations is to create imaginary objects and inspect them. Try doing it with an object you already have; visualise a copy, pick up the copy, and rotate it. If it's heavy, make sure you act like it's heavy. If it's a fruit, eat it. If it's a device, open it. And so on.

Create an imaginary, heavy ball and use it for simulating weight.
One thing that's important is to consider the weight of your tupper, since weight is often easy to forget when you're trying to feel air. What you can do to train your sense of weight is to make an imaginary ball and, in repetition, slowly lift it up and quickly down so that it "feels" heavy.

Move your hands in and out towards each other.
Position your hands flat facing each other, then move them in and out towards each other until you feel a soft sense of pressure after 5-10 seconds. Then immediately begin touching your tupper, using the pressure to make it feel like your tupper is at least more solid.

Implant a touch-oriented belief.
Last, but not least, there's always belief implanting, as mentioned in Visualisation and Parroting. Obviously, yet again, it would be used to establish and reinforce the belief that you can feel your tupper's weight and temperature on a par with reality.


Belief Implanting


Belief implanting is an autosuggestion technique that uses a combination of positive emotions, visualisation, and affirmation to change or create new beliefs in one's unconscious. It's versatile, direct, and simple.

If you haven't done this before, there's a couple of things you need to do. First, prepare the belief you want to implant, and consider why you want to implant this specific belief. Is it a belief that would truly make you happy? The more you're able to believe that deep down, the easier it is to unconsciously accept the idea. Second, prepare the emotion; think of something that makes you feel very happy. It can be anything, like a really good memory of something, or a fictional scene you enjoy thinking about. Don't proceed until you've thought of something you can use to bring about a feeling of joy or comfort.

Now, sit or lie down, and visualise your happy thought, and empower that. Make it as intense as you can and immerse yourself in whatever euphoria you can summon. There's a range of activities associated with primitive happiness that you can do to make the experience more potent, including:
  • Smiling, and doing it with all of your facial muscles and not just the lips.
  • Laughing, giggling, or quietly moaning. Involving your voice is associated with euphoria, and is thus the best thing you can do.
  • Hugging something, preferably something the size of your torso. If you lack a body pillow, fold your blanket a few times and use that.
  • Petting or nuzzling something, like your blanket. Petting is generally comfortable, whether you're the one petting or being petted.
  • Suckling something, like your blanket or another fabric you don't mind suckling. Or your thumb. Like with the voice, this is primitive and associated with euphoria.
If you rarely or never do any of the above either, you'll probably feel extremely awkward doing it. Don't worry; you'll get into it. Now, here comes the final part: as you're immersed in the comfort, say or whisper out loud – or imagine yourself say – a short sentence that affirms the belief you want to implant. Since you feel happy, it's easier to say the sentence in earnest. Keep slowly repeating varied sentences that revolve around the belief, but only do so while you feel happy, as it's important that only positive emotions are associated with the belief. And note that the session can go on for as long as you want; even just five minutes are good enough.


Creation Time


How long it takes to create a fully fledged tupper, as in, a hallucination that feels real and acts on their own without you needing to think about it, is very different from person to person. People have different imaginations; some have spent a lot of their childhood visualising, while others haven't, and it's usually those that did spend most of their life daydreaming and imagining things that have a head start when making a tupper. I like to compare the time it takes to willingly hallucinate things to the time it takes to become a great artist: some people start off with a good eye for visuals initially, while others have to practise for a long time to reach the same level of detail in their artwork.

As a final note, remember that this is only a guide, not a tutorial. Take from it what's useful, but most of all, experiment as much as possible; if there's something you think might improve the process, then by all means, go ahead and try it.


  • Wizard dude: (unknown)
  • Rainbow Dash near concrete: Nerd-Pony
  • Silhouette standing next to anon: Fede
  • Guy visualising a walrus: Nathan Gelgud
  • Kid sitting with a ghost girl: (unknown)
  • Dude touching a ghost woman: (unknown)
  • Bloke holding a puzzle piece: Christophe Vorlet
  • Calvin and Hobbes hugging: Bill Watterson
« Last Edit: March 26, 2016, 03:59:04 PM by Fede »

Re: Fede's Ultimate Fart Tupper Guide
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 01:12:55 PM »
I guess it'd be kinda weird to pretend no constant corrections or changes are being made to my guide whatsoever, so for those interested, I added a couple of chapters about hypnagogia and hypnopompia and how these two stages can be utilised to hallucinate better, at least temporarily. The more encompassing guide, the better. Please carry on.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2013, 05:27:30 AM by Fede »

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Re: Fede's Ultimate Superior Tupper Guide
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 05:32:10 PM »
I've never before seen a bigger crock of absolute wank.

Complete toss.

I love it.
HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO, HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO PARTY PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE LETS GO IT'S YA BOY JAYSKI AIGHT SO PASS THAT THING AND WATCH ME FLEX BEHIND MY BACK YOU KNOW WHAT'S NEXT TO THE JAM, ALL IN YOUR FACE WASSUP, JUST FEEL THE BASS

Re: Fede's Ultimate Superior Tupper Fart
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 05:41:22 PM »
Yo man, so you like registered after all and this, isn't it. That's well wank. Now I can finally say you came here thanks to me. Also I guess #tuppers is not as crap as it used to be. At least to me. Maybe due to my massive ignore list.

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Re: Fede's Ultimate Superior Tupper Guide
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 10:55:59 AM »
Your ignore list is like well huge yeah?
All like huge and this?
It's got all like these people on it that you don't want to hear from?

That's well rank, blood.
HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO, HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO PARTY PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE LETS GO IT'S YA BOY JAYSKI AIGHT SO PASS THAT THING AND WATCH ME FLEX BEHIND MY BACK YOU KNOW WHAT'S NEXT TO THE JAM, ALL IN YOUR FACE WASSUP, JUST FEEL THE BASS

Re: Fart's Ultimate Superior Tupper Guide
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 12:10:19 PM »
Isn't it, though? I ain't gotta hear no words from them or nothing, and we is better at talking and shit than they is. They don't even fly Spitfires.

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Re: Fede's Ultimate Superior Tupper Guide
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013, 09:47:15 AM »
Yeah, they all like fly Hurricanes isn't it?

Look look, this is me being them.
"ooh, I fly a Hurricane. It's a shit plane, I'm rubbish, and my mum still goes chippy in her slippers."

That was me being them.
HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO, HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO PARTY PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE LETS GO IT'S YA BOY JAYSKI AIGHT SO PASS THAT THING AND WATCH ME FLEX BEHIND MY BACK YOU KNOW WHAT'S NEXT TO THE JAM, ALL IN YOUR FACE WASSUP, JUST FEEL THE BASS

Re: Fede's Fart Superior Tupper Guide
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2013, 10:42:57 AM »
That's well funny, man.

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Re: Fede's Ultimate Superior Tupper Guide
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2013, 08:55:28 AM »
Isn't it, though?
HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO, HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO HEY YOU, WHAT YOU GONNA DO PARTY PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE LETS GO IT'S YA BOY JAYSKI AIGHT SO PASS THAT THING AND WATCH ME FLEX BEHIND MY BACK YOU KNOW WHAT'S NEXT TO THE JAM, ALL IN YOUR FACE WASSUP, JUST FEEL THE BASS

Re: Fede's Fartimate Superior Tupper Guide
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2013, 11:51:24 AM »
Wrote some stuff in the Eye-Bo chapter, I guess.

Re: Fodde's Ultimate Superior Tupper Guide
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2013, 03:15:26 PM »
Since my guide was deleted from tulpa.info because it linked to the guide on this site, this guide is now a tulpanet-only exclusive! Not that it ever was a rule to not link to other tupper sites, until my guide did it, of course. I was offered the choice to put it anywhere but here (pastebin, Google Docs), but before I could answer, my guide was gone in an instant. So was my thread about Eye-Bo that I posted using one of my alternate accounts, despite how beneficial Eye-Bo can be to visualisation and various other mind practices.

Christ, they really do hate me, don't they?

Re: Fede's Ultimate Superior Tupper Guide
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2013, 03:45:19 PM »
Well the thing about Eye-Bo I can understand because you finally made it obvious it was your account and you were banned a long time ago, so it was ban evasion... But the guide thing was really bad.

Re: Fede's Ultimate Superior Supper Guide
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2013, 04:04:52 PM »
Right, they just hid it without warning. .info mod team being itself. Carry on, everyone.

Re: Fede's Ultimate Superior Fart Guide
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2013, 05:48:49 AM »
The guide now has pretty images, with attribution, of course. I swear, I really don't know who made that wizard. An anonymous person posted it in a Tulpa General thread on /mlp/ once, and then I saved it. I can't find it anywhere on the Internet.

Re: Fede's Ultimate Superior Tupper Guide
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2013, 06:04:19 AM »
>want to make a guide
>open MS Paint