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essence_of_soy
10-26-2012, 05:23 AM
Here's a link to an article explaining what ASMR is. (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/maria-spends-20-minutes-folding-towels-why-millions-are-mesmerised-by-asmr-videos-7956866.html)

Some examples of ASMR

One for the guys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3GYs6UH45E)

One for the girls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvI2mDVUXmM)

falling_dance
10-26-2012, 05:58 AM
Yes. If not for YouTube, I wouldn't even know the name for it.

two favorites:

ink grinding ASMR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwHF-_hF_NU&playnext=1&list=PLD4BE9AF2A53D83D4&feature=results_video)

not made as an ASMR video, but I find this profile of a Danish potter very soothing to listen to (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgumkcojbOM)

triple_toe
10-26-2012, 06:39 AM
:confused: Apparently not. Is this really a thing? I just searched a bunch of ASMR videos on youtube and my reactions varied from mind numbing boredom to aggressive annoyance. The hair video in the first post was particularly aggravating, I hate people who put on this affected sickly sweet voice, it comes off as incredibly phony to me. I found another one of a fountain tip pen scratching on paper that certainly evoked a reaction, but a rather unpleasant nails-on-a-chalkboard type. I must be an insensitive brute. :drama:

vesperholly
10-26-2012, 07:32 AM
Must be! I just figured I was overly sensitive to sound.

I vividly remember watching Bob Ross on PBS when I was in high school (I was also interested in the painting), and now I watch some massage videos on YouTube for much the same reason. There are a few masseuses that have lovely rhythmic voices. There is an Italian aesthetician who does YouTube videos, and I watch them all even though I can't understand a thing.

This guy is primarily a masseuse, but he also does a few Eastern spirituality videos. The cadence of his voice and his accent (Italian living in England) is wonderful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uow5lm24wQ0&list=PLCD9324858F421AB1&index=3&feature=plpp_video

The hair one got a little creepy, though. Not a fan of sexy-sounding exhaling commentary or whispery voices. Actually some of the towel part made me think of sounds in the womb and those white noise machines that people use to fall asleep.

DAngel
10-26-2012, 07:41 AM
Thank you, Essence_of_Soy. I learned something new today...

I don't think ASMR is for me. I don't understand feeling giddy/happy/excited watching someone folding towels for 20 minutes, but I can definitely understand getting sleepy/calming down/relaxing watching a video of beautiful scenery with soft voice narrating...

Oh and I love watching painting videos because I usually learn something that i can use to help improve my painting. Off to watch Joy of Painting :)