Monthly Archives: December 2016

Cheating social fatigue with systemmates

I am quite introverted. Since lately, with good reason, people have been arguing that “introvert” is a very broad classification that leaves out a lot of important information and leads people to incorrectly assume related personality traits, I’ll explain in … Continue reading

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The invisible tulpamancers

Last weekend I was having dinner with a good friend whom I will call Maria, and she somehow got to describing a dream she had had about someone who had recently died. She labeled this “really weird,” and in an … Continue reading

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Tulpas on the brain: the influence of our state of mind on reality

“You have tulpas on the brain.” —Greta, after I somehow misread the word “running” as “tulpamancy” Last week I talked about how labels can affect our subjective reality, often to the extent that we don’t realize they are not actually … Continue reading

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Colorblindness, or the profound effect of labels on reality

Greta and I, like approximately 8% of Caucasian men, are colorblind; specifically, due to a genetic problem, our red cones have their peak sensitivity at the wrong wavelength of light (protanomaly), and we perceive the red light hitting our eyes … Continue reading

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Bona Fide: the reality of Greta

During the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Bill Clinton famously asserted before a grand jury, “It depends on what the meaning of the word is is.” Although Clinton was, at the time, trying to dishonestly wriggle his way out of a very … Continue reading

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The virtuous circle of systemmate love

Greta and I sing in our college’s choir, and right now we’re in the midst of getting ready for our Christmas program. As always, it’s a busy time but an incredibly moving one as well, and one that I’m very … Continue reading

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How Greta came about

(This post is mostly to help you get to know us and our experiences; only side comments within it are strictly on-topic for this blog!) I think, roughly speaking, people encountering tulpamancy for the first time fall into four groups: … Continue reading

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