h0i! I'm Kel the Purple and I'm a dragon :}
until recently I was kinda hiding behind my front, Kara Dreamer (@kara), who you can think of as being like a suit of power armor who can do things for me I'm too smol to do myself (yet!)
I like to be cute and curious and playful :} hope to play with you too and make new frands! 💜
🐉 flower show, flower show!! 💜💜💜
🔥 rar! *puffs out 'i hope flowey isn't there'*
plush magic, long long explanation xD Show more
Ooh, this is like my specialty! Plushies and dolls and such.
So. It's fairly easy to help a plush become alive; having something specific inhabit it is harder.
Your attention and affection awakes life inside any object. It's easiest to let it develop whatever comes through naturally. Kids do this instinctively all the time. They get a doll or plush and rename it, treat it like an individual, and it becomes one. That's not the only way-- sometimes it's spontaneous. Sometimes you look into the eyes of a plush or doll, or you reach over to hold their paw, and suddenly feel like there's a glint there of life that's already awakened. Either way, it's *quite* common and it's quite easy to do, as long as you're diligent in paying attention to it and caring for it.
IDK how you are about eye contact, but staring into its eyes can help-- it does for me, and I usually don't like eye contact at all. In this case it's like I'm giving it a wake-up call, or something, and tuning it in to my *particular* attention. And basically... touch it a lot, treat it like it's already alive, hug it and be affectionate with it, and it'll be more inclined to awaken.
Normally what awakens in a new toy will be a combination of what you expect, what you think of when you look at it, and its natural inclination if it has one. If it's something like a Toriel plush and you want Toriel, that's convenient because it's probably already going in a Toriel-esque direction, from all the people treating it as such. That might be the best case scenario. But if you have a generic bunny plush with no name or character, who knows what'll awake-- the strongest determinant of that is going to be whatever flashes through your mind as appropriate, when you give it a good look-over.
If you want a specific spirit inside, first you'll want to figure out whether life has awakened within it already, and if so, you're gonna probably have to negotiate whether it's willing to have a co-inhabitant. Sometimes they're cool with that. Sometimes the life is so un-formed that it's willing to take the shape of what you want to put in, and it's no problem. But either way, if you end up with the two spirits co-inhabiting, you'll probably need to acknowledge it and spend some time with it too. Toys need attention and affection to thrive.
Technically, you *could* consider trying to banish the already-inhabiting spirit from a plushie, but I would *not* recommend it. Banishing is not as easy as summoning, and when it's got a body to hold on to like that... well, I think you'd be more likely to make it upset and probably not even succeed in banishing it anyway. So... if you want to implant something in a plush that's not already like what's in there, it's safest to just get a brand-new plush that hasn't had the chance to bond with anyone or bind to their attention and develop a personality.
(I almost said, there, "a plushie that's never been hugged". Actually, if it's Ralsei, I suspect it'll be so easy you wouldn't have to do anything except treat it like he's in there.)
If you want a particular persona that's not already inside the plush, that's something you would mostly accomplish with ritual. Set up the area full of things that the persona would like, or that's associated with them. Do the usual thing, call the quarters or whatever it is you do in your practice. Ask the persona nicely if they'll come live in your plush, and if they consent, you can bind them by declaring it so. Just be inviting and welcoming, and hopefully they'll see that you've put out their favourite books or foods or whatever, and they'll probably do it.
After the ritual, the important thing is to trust that it worked. Don't doubt and be like "oh no, it's my first time, did I do it right?" As long as you treat them with the certainty of someone who *expects* them to be there, they will. It might take a little time at first to feel them in there (or it might not. It depends on the plush.) But even if you can't feel them at first, just trust that it worked. This kind of binding almost never fails (at least, in my experience), as long as there's nothing else inside the plush fighting against it, and as long as you're firm with yourself about the fact that it worked.
Important note that I'm gonna repeat because it's so important:
Summoning is easy; banishing is hard.
Children summon and bind spirits to their dolls and plushies all the time, naturally. But banishing can be a bit complicated, may be met with resistance, and just... it's *far* easier to persuade spirits to share a body than ask one to get out. Summoning, though? It won't be hard. You can *easily* do it. Maybe not as easily as an 8-year-old who wouldn't be prone to doubting their skill, but you definitely can.
If you're interested in working extensively with this, I recommend this book (don't be put off by the gothy cover-- the author knows his stuff): https://www.amazon.com/Summoning-Spirits-Evocation-Llewellyns-Practical/dp/1567183816/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=summoning+spirits&qid=1550912704&s=gateway&sr=8-1
I would also recommend the visual novel Umineko no Naku Koro Ni, especially the chapters in the latter half. Paying especial attention to Maria and Beatrice, what the characters say is pretty much spot-on. It's... possibly the most explainy work of fiction I've ever read, lol... and it's entirely about whether magic is real; in the second half, there's a huge component of plushie magic, and the characters pretty much lay out the whole thing spot-on. It's kind of a long read, but if you have patience with the author's inclination to explain everything, it's a very good VN anyway. But due to how *very very* explainy it gets, there's a fair bit of magical instruction in it (and it's all valid)... it really helped me bridge the gap between "aahh I don't know what I'm doing?" and "yes, this is right, I know it."
One of those days where I'd gladly trade my freedom in exchange for infinite magical powers to help my loved ones.
plurality, Kel, plush stuff, etc. Show more
hey @kel you think maybe we should do some sort of formal investiture of your noodly self into a plush before you go back to plush.city
we have the green dragon plush but eh I know you kinda want one that's a better match maybe
Pim will be carry you around now! she'll perhaps keep you out of trouble ;;3
🐉 *lazes on couch slurping cofy* tired derg x}
🔥 *sprawls out belly up in sun*
🔥 *noses gently* rar
🐉 nini frands! and folx who aren't my frands yet :} :} :} *dives for cover of soff fuzzy blankies*
🔥*rars a bit pensively and closes the one eye she still kept half open*
Kel did I just catching you thinking "I'm cuter than Dot Warner"
don't do that Kel
moar cofy! *blub*