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Advice from Yolk and Lemonlemon

NOTICE: Please do not credit this advice to me. These are not my ideas, they are from Yolk. Credit her. I merely put in more formal language what she told me on the IRC.

Yolk, Lemonlemon’s wonderful but eternally sleepy tulpa, has given me some good advice regarding getting voice and possession working. Her ideas seem to be helping us, so I’ll pass them on here.

Voice: thought ping-pong

The idea is to have Lyra say something to me, then I examine the thought/mindvoice/whatever from her and send it back to her. I tell her how it sounded to me, sometimes along with advice like “try to speak louder”, “a little higher” or “speak harder”. (“Speak harder” is something Yolk advised me to ask her to do. I don’t really understand how one speaks harder, but Lyra apparently did and it worked.) Then she tries to say the same thing again while following what I asked her to change. I examine that and send it back along with how I think it differs from the last one. Things like “that was better, can you do a little louder still?”, “that made it all quiet again”, or “it’s clearer now but sounds squeaky and silly”.

Yolk advised me to do this during the day, not just in tulpaforcing sessions. She says that hosts talk in something closer to tulpish when forcing. (“Tulpish” is raw thoughts, which sometimes get improperly decoded into that gibberish speech that’s often heard from young tulpae.) It also makes sense to do it during the day because you want to hear the tulpa during regular life, not just when forcing.

This works by giving her some idea of exactly how her speech is being perceived, along with immediate feedback on what I would like her to do differently. The night Yolk stepped me through doing this, I was able to get clear enough thoughts from Lyra for her to say a couple things to Yolk. This is also useful to do if I see that I’ll be needing to get answers from her soon. For instance, a few times I’ve taken her to dinner at a mall food court or something; I usually choose what we eat, then we have ice cream or something, which she chooses. Before going for the ice cream, I test how well I can hear her and do this thought ping-pong thing until it’s good enough.

Possession: don’t relax and let go

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Chance sighting

From a train window at Reading
a face flashes by that I last saw in Tver
in eighteen ninety wrapped in the same scarf she stared
through dirty glass, unsmiling.

The shit piss coffee scalds away layers
as lights go out in Didcot and
I wonder does she still collect birds eggs
in the birch woods
giggling in the yolky sun
of spring dusk.

i like eating eggs when the yolk isnt fully cooked and the liquid runs out slowly because i cant get the same yolky flavor otherwise

Chance sighting

From a train window at Reading
a face flashes by that I last saw in Tver
in eighteen ninety wrapped in the same scarf she stared
through dirty glass, unsmiling.

The shit piss coffee scalds away layers
as lights go out in Didcot and
I wonder does she still collect birds eggs
in the birch woods
giggling in the yolky sun
of spring dusk.

I feel like I’m an egg, in an egg carton full of eggs who in their attempt to scramble (no pun intended) to the front of the egg carton, are coming precariously close to tipping the carton over the edge of the counter. And they don’t care. They don’t give a flying fuck, because even if they tip the carton over the edge of the counter, and we all fall to our yolky deaths, hey, at least they were at the front of the carton.