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The Tulpa Theory by sixlessthansixty The Tulpa Theory by sixlessthansixty
Entry for #SixWordStories`s Word Prompt: Call Me

Stock photo courtesy of: [link]

Slenderman "photo" from the TVTropes entry for the mythos, taken from the original Something Awful thread: [link]

My first attempt at photo blending and manipulation. Sorry if it isn`t any good. All done with fotoflexer online.

Look closely! There`s a Slenderman creepin` about in there.

"One of the most common beliefs about the Slender Man is that we essentially thought him into existence. In “The Tutorial,” M refers to this as the “Philip Phenomenon.” This is the “tulpa” part of “Golom Tulpa Anima’s” namesake theory. And on TV Tropes, the whole trope “Clap Your Hands If You Believe” deals with this. The theory is that, if enough people believe in something enough, it becomes real. And if even more people believe in it, it becomes stronger. The theory goes, essentially, that we believed the Slender Man into existence. There is also a related theory: that thinking of him calls him to you. He only exists for you when you think about him."

Mogadishu wrote, “The tulpa is manifest. All it takes is that split second of fear when the tree outside your window casts a shadow just right, and He knows.”
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012   General Artist
This could be good news,if you can get enough people to believe in a good being whose stronger than him or change the legends so he'd be more benevolent (which has been done to many fairy tail creatures),then there's hope yet
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feogirl67 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHEN YOU SEE IT

YOU'LL SHIT BRICKS
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SheThatKnowsAll Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I saw it. No bricks were shat.
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monica3981 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
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SheThatKnowsAll Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
The page was deleted QAQ *sniffle*
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monica3981 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
dont fuck with tulpas
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SheThatKnowsAll Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student General Artist
D:
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh that's fascinating :la: I'll have to check it out.

"Thoughtforms aren't always safe." I guess Victor Surge didn't consider how popular his creation would get... and how very unsafe it would soon be.
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monica3981 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Victor Surge?
I'll check it out.
But we have found evidence of Tulpas being in Tibet long ago.

And no, they are NOT always safe. This is why we founded a project, to protect and help other Tulpa hosts.

And we are more really like a caring group of friends.
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link] This is the original SomethingAwful thread where Slender Man was "born".

A good blog explaining it: [link] Currently on hiatus, though.

Really? Tibet? What evidence is there? All I know about Tibet is that monks live(d) there.

I'm not a founder by any means, but I'm sure I'm helping keep him alive by thinking about him... and by introducing others to the Mythos ^^; No one I know is haunted, though.
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monica3981 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ha, yeah, scared my friend so bad into him getting haunted until I told him that he's only real if you believe it is. One time, he and I shared a glimpse of Slendy, we were on a boat for a week together, this trip thingy. Apparently he saw Slendy a few more times than that.


Oh, some tibetan prayer and after-life explaining book talks about the Void and Tulpas.
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, spooky. Hope it's just his imagination.

I've seen him a few times and felt something in my room at night, a malevolent presence watching me, but nothing more.

This book sounds interesting.
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monica3981 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Tell it to piss off. It usually works.
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol:
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StickMasterDraw Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
It this fake?
Because it look awsome evrytime i see them i think at a knife.
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: It's fake. If the Slender Man were real, and I had taken an actual photo of him, I would not take it nearly as lightly as I do now.

I am glad that it was good enough to make you worry though! Not bad for my first ever photomanip.
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StickMasterDraw Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
What?!Do you think im worry?nooo im a huge fan of him!
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Sorry for the slight misunderstanding there.

The Slender Man is definitely one of the best monsters out there. I have more slender-related whatnots in my gallery if you care to look~ All traditional art, though.

/shameless self-promotion
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Isporkyou Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Very eerie! I really like it.
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Braestirre Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY CRAP.
I found this, and knew what slenderman was and was like," Why is it titled slenderman? I don't see him anywhere?"
then I saw him, and I was like OHHH SSHIIII---
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: My friends had the same reaction.

"Oh wow this is such a beautifuaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUGH WTF IS THAT?" :rofl: Priceless
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I do like how poetic this feels from the structure and the simplicity of it all, and yet... it's still quite profound, I find.

The text is a bit too small, and I'm not sure if the colour works.. I do like the black on white/grey, but the "to you" part could be lighter, if you get where I'm coming from?

It feels a bit odd if you compare the size of what surrounds the words to the words themselves.. I'd suggest a bigger size, but eh.

Lovely stuff, regardless. :nod:
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :).

Honestly, I agree. I was using that particular picture editing site for the first time and... eh ^^; well you see the result. It got all zoomed in and I didn`t realize until I had saved it and realized the words were really, really small.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh right, I see!

There are a few free programs and such, like GIMP and all of that. :nod:
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh okay :) I`m still looking for the right photo-editing program for me (ughhh Adobe Photoshop is a bit difficult) .
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This one? [link]

I've heard about it, but I'm not sure if it's any good...
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) I`ll try it out.

Thank you for the link.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How was it? =/
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven`t tried it yet. Been studying for midterms :dead:


I`ll let you know when I test it out :)
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knucks838 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
One of the best I've seen for the call me prompt=]
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much :)
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gregthecoolnerd Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011   Writer
Wow, that's an interesting theory.
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah :) when I first read about it on M`s blog and then again on the Something Awful thread it just seemed so plausible.

It actually reminds me of American Gods.
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Crimms Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn good.
Made me just think of a little text entry for SlendermanCometh
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Oooh really? Do tell.
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Crimms Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just check this [link]
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh awesome :)
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Crimms Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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Roleplaying-Rena Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
That is a creepy statement I see right there.
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Excellent.
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LonelyAtribute Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist
It has a really slender man feeling to it baby I love it =kisses= You have a good talent for doing creepy stuff my love :heart:
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=P Well I`m glad I`m good at something. Hopefully Mr. Tall, Dark + Scary likes it too, haha.
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LonelyAtribute Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist
Im sure Slendy does love it baby xD And Im sure he has been to that exact spot sweetheart :O
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: As long as one of the spots he`s been to wasn`t outside my window.
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LonelyAtribute Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist
Nah cause then I'd have to protect my baby and punch him in his eyeless face >:O :heart:
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sixlessthansixty Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: :heart:
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