I've been thinking really hard about what to get Keisuke. I've already planned to write him a little something on a Christmas card I bought him, and I'm filling a stocking for him with little treats, but I want to get him something that he'd find interesting or special. I'm thinking about maybe a choose your own adventure book, because he said that he was really engrossed in the one he read on a whim. Not sure. I just want to buy something that he'd enjoy so I can experience it with him.
Due to familial concerns, I probably won't have much time to spend with him actually on Christmas, but I'm going to try to spend at least a few minutes with him alone. We're going to do our Christmas celebration a few days late so we can really enjoy it, most likely. Regardless, we'll certainly spend the new year together.
I do. I'm somewhat lucky in that I used to have literally dozens of imaginary friends as a kid that I was able to see and hear (I knew they were fake but they were fun) and even though I haven't thought about them in about a decade prior, I was able to jump into imagining Keisuke at a pretty quick rate. I still struggle with the language barrier and more often than not I feel his presence more than seeing or hearing, but it's still a very nice feeling. Most of the time when I "see" him it's out of the corner of my eye.
I might not be the best person to ask because I have a lot of negative capability about the whole thing, but I doubt it's impossible for most people. It might take a little more time if you aren't used to meditating (another thing I do a lot), imagining things around you, or getting completely lost in thought, but if you want to do it you can probably do it eventually. I'm still working on it myself - I'm not sure how much farther I want to go (I'm a little worried about making a tulpa for multiple reasons) but I do want to refine some things.
Gosh, sorry for the derail.