User:Oskykins/Tulpa grammar

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  • visual section needs more info and instructions on how to visualize and eventually hallucinate tulpa.

Introduction

"The modern iteration of the phenomenon generally approaches the concept differently, treating tulpas as permanent every-day companions, created to accompany hosts in their daily life."

  • every-day: this word does not have a hyphen. it's either "everyday" or "every day" depending on specific rules:
    • "everyday" is an adjective (describes a noun) used to describe things that (1) occur every day, or (2) are ordinary or commonplace.
    • "every day": the adjective (describes a noun) "every" modifies the noun (person, place, thing, or idea) "day".
  • For example, every day you eat breakfast. You brush your teeth every day. Maybe you go for a walk every day. These are everyday activities.
  • to find out which one to use, replace everyday/every day with "each day".
    • If "each day" would make sense in its place, then you want the two-word form.
    • Everyday, meanwhile, is synonymous with daily or ordinary

"The distinguishing factor that separates a tulpa from an imaginary friend, is the way in which the host experiences no sense of agency or sense of ownership over the thoughts and actions of the tulpa."

  • friend, is: you don't put commas where you pause in speech. this is a common misconception which makes people use excess and unneeded commas

"These subcultures tend to define the word tulpa as a mental construct designed to appear as an autonomous entity which with training, can consistently appear to the practitioner without the usage of hallucinogens."

  • tulpa: this is not a grammar rule, but it is generally helpful to tell your readers that you are referring to a word rather than using its meaning by using quotation marks or italic font in order to separate it.
  • training, can: again, you do not place commas where you pause in speech.

"However, the exact nature of what a tulpa is, and the mechanisms on which it acts, remain subjects of speculation within the tulpa community."

  • the first two commas are grammatically correct, but the third is not.
  • acts, remain: this is another example of you adding a comma where you paused in your head which isn't grammatically correct

Designing a tulpa

"At its most basic level, a tulpa is created simply by designing every aspect of it in as much detail as possible, this includes the personality, appearance and voice of the tulpa but also many other factors which one could conceive of."

  • what you have here is an attempt at combining two independent clauses together using a comma
    • it is not grammatically correct to do this with just a comma.
  • an independent clause is a clause that can stand by itself as a complete sentence.
  • you can combine two independent clauses by using a conjunction (and, but, for, nor, yet, or, so) or by using a semicolon
  • alternatively, you can simply split up the independent clauses into two sentences using a period and capital letter

"It is worth noting however that once sentience has been gained, deviation from its original design is very common."

  • however: you ALWAYS need commas between the word "however" if it isn't at the beginning or end of the sentence.

"This can be defined as the act of a tulpa altering its form in your mind, or some other feature, of its own volition, causing it to look or act differently from the host's predefined idea of the tulpa."

  • feature, of its own: don't put commas where you pause in your head

"Whether or not deviations occur, depends entirely on the tulpamancer and tulpa in question."

  • occur, depends: don't put commas where you pause in your head

Applications for tulpas

"The mental construct of a tulpa can be applied to help the host with a variety of different tasks, some applications commonly found within the tulpa community include:"

  • another grammatically incorrect attempt at combining two independent clauses
  • split the two independent clauses into two sentences

Auditory

"For example, early communication is often limited to non-linguistic and/or mutually generated responses, consequently a tulpaemancer should be perceptive to these forms of communication."

  • another grammatically incorrect attempt at combining two independent clauses
  • split the two independent clauses into two sentences

"Conversation carries an inherent opportunity for response, additionally the tulpa can mutually generate responses from the ideas one talks to them about."

  • another grammatically incorrect attempt at combining two independent clauses
  • split the two independent clauses into two sentences

"This conversational engagement can be on any topic, the events of the day, abstract ideas and beliefs, reading aloud, story telling, and so forth."

  • you have phrased the sentence grammatically like this:
    • This conversational engagement can be on any topic
    • This conversational engagement can be on the events of the day
    • This conversational engagement can be on abstract ideas and beliefs
    • This conversational engagement can be on reading aloud
    • This conversational engagement can be on story telling
  • do the last two sentences make sense to you? not as clearly as it should.
  • to fix, i have replaced "be on" with "involve"

"There are several conditions and practices which can facilitate communication that are useful while initially developing this ability."

  • "communication" = singular
    • therefore, use "is"
    • communication that IS useful

"A quiet environment free from distractions is ideal, one should stay receptive to their tulpa but avoid over-expectation which can hinder the young tulpas ability to communicate."

  • another grammatically incorrect attempt at combining two independent clauses
  • split the two independent clauses into two sentences
  • tulpa's ability: the ability belongs to the tulpa = it is possessive = use an apostrophe

"At first, a tulpas thought stream or mind voice will usually sound very similar or identical to their hosts thought stream."

  • tulpa's thought stream = the thought stream belongs to the tulpas = possesive = use apostrophe
  • their host's thought stream = the thought stream of their host = possessive = use apostrophe

"With time and development, the tulpas communication becomes more prominent as an internal response, more defined as their own unique voice, more capable of extended discussion, and more capable of conveying abstract or complicated ideas."

  • the tulpa's communication = the communication of the tulpa = possessive = use apostrophe
  • can rephrase rest of sentence so it's not redundant as fuck
    • With time and development, the tulpa's communication becomes more prominent as an internal response, more defined as their own unique voice, and more capable of extended discussion as well as abstract or complicated ideas.

"Separately generated internal responses which sound as if they are simply another thought stream present along side of ones own can be achieved relatively quickly compared to audible responses which sound as if they are externally generated for most tulpaemancers."

  • alongside is ALWAYS one word
  • one's own unique voice = one's voice = the voice of one = possessive = need apostrophe

Visual

"Visualization is the aspect of tulpaemancy with refers to the hosts ability to see their tulpas visual form and their inner mindscape/wonderland."

  • the host's ability = the ability of the host = possessive = use apostrophe
  • their tulpa's visual form = tulpa's form = form of tulpa = possessive = use apostrophe

"At the early stages, it may be hard for one to visualize a stable form mentally, it may lack detail or flicker and fragment."

  • two independent sentences combined with a comma is not allowed in the English language
  • split them up using "and" or period and capital letters

"The lower level of external visual imposition, that initial stage, is the transitory period before their visible form starts resembling their internal form."

  • needs rephrasing, too confusing

"At first, a tulpa's visible form may start as simple as a darkened shade imposed on your vision, a localized visual distortion, or translucent and blurry."

here's how it reads grammatically:

    • At first, a tulpa's visible form may start as simple as a darkened shade imposed on your vision
    • At first, a tulpa's visible form may start as simple as a localized visual distortion
    • At first, a tulpa's visible form may start as simple as translucent and blurry.
  • needs rephrasing

Tactile

"While the tulpa is being imposed on the environment, this refers to the tulpaemancers ability to feel tactile sensation accompanied with touching or otherwise interacting with them."

  • rephrase, too confusing
  • tulpaemancer's ability = ability of the tulpaemancer = possessive = apostrophe

"For example, if the tulpaemancer is trying to be able to feel their tulpas imposed form, they could practice focusing on what their tulpas skin, or clothes, or otherwise would feel like if touched."

  • tulpa's imposed form = tulpa's forum = form of tulpa = possessive = apostrophe
  • tulpa's skin = skin of tulpa = possessive = apostrophe
  • tulpa's skin, or clothes, or otherwise
    • we only use "or" once in a series of lists to prevent redundancy
    • tulpa's skin, clothes, or otherwise

Tactile gradient

Accurate tactile sensation lacking form density/substance - "phantom sensations" or "touched by a ghost" type experience.

  • "phantom sensations" or "touched by a ghost" type experience.
    • this is an incomplete sentence. it does not have a verb or make sense by itself
  • change it to full sentence with subject + verb + elements which allow it to make sense by itself

fuck it. i'm just going to delete this shit though because it is not needed

"Tactile sensations such as texture, temperature, material, and weight are perceptible as diminished facsimiles drawn from memory to the actual physical tactile sensations they represent."

  • facsimiles: use simpler words to increase readability
  • i looked on google and other words that are synonymous with this word and would be more well-known to the readers of PW include: copies, replications, reproductions, and duplicates
  • "copies" sounds best and is simple and effective
  • "facsimiles" generally means a copy of written or printed material like books etc anyways so it's not exactly the most accurate term to use

"Physical contact with the tulpa will be felt as accurate tactile hallucinations which lack substance ie. the tulpas form would not feel solid to the touch."

  • the tulpa's form = the form of the tulpa = possessive = apostrophe
  • you fucked up the "i.e."
  • it is "i.e." not "ie."
  • you need to format it one of two ways:
    • "...which lack substance, i.e., the tulpa's form would not feel solid to the touch."
    • "...which lack substance (i.e. the tulpa's form would not feel solid to the touch)."

"Fleeting sensation as the result of certain perceived tactile stimuli - Dissociation from physical senses."

  • this is an incomplete sentence that needs a verb
  • passing out now, will return later