"...the thingness of something becomes apparent when it is no longer functioning as it did before or it becomes dysfunctional or if it appears in an unexpected place..."

Delulu : To live unexpectedly

The word delulu comes from K-pop where it is used to describe a parasocial, obsessive fan but now, at least on TikTok, it means having so much self-confidence that you completely refuse to believe anything else — or what does it mean?

The delulu assumption of one 28-year-old content creator from Austin, Texas on TikTok was that her work is important and everyone is going to love it. And lo! Now she has 3 billion followers.

Another 27-year-old New York TikToker, is quoted as saying, like, delulu just has a little more fun, a little more flavor, it’s a little more silly than delusional. Delusional is rooted in almost like you’re losing your mind. Delulu is, like, I’m just being a silly little goofster.

It’s the idea of manifestation but simplified in terms that the everyday, non-witchy-archetype would understand. It means to live unexpectedly and with the intent to create a world where you are that character narrating your own story.

The whole article (from the Grauniad) is really a fun read but those were some of the highlights for this non-witchy-archteype living unexpectedly. I mean, like, raise your hand if you think you are not just being a silly little goofster.