It was about 9:30 last night when I suddenly realized I had a comic update for this morning. It wouldn't NORMALLY be a problem, as I'd already put it up for an automatic update... but then I remembered I HATED the title.
Initially, it was "Visions of the End." But that is useless in this situation. I wanted something to do with Death being a "dream" of sorts... but that was just way too out-there.
COMIC NOTES: If you understood what Death said, congrats.
For those who still don't get what a tulpa is, Wikipedia has this to say on the subject:
"A tulpa is, in Tibetan mysticism, a being or object which is created through sheer willpower alone. In other words, it is a materialized thought that has taken physical form (a thoughtform)."
In other words, Death as a supernatural being is something initially made-up, which became wholly real over time, sentient and gaining independance from its creators.
Its creators, of course, being humanity.
This is not to say death as a natural process was imagined - it's all too real - but Death as a living being is, at least in my opinion, a tulpa.
Guest, 04 Feb 2008 10:42 pm