new favorite weird shit on the internet: ASMR ROLE PLAY ~ Autonomous sensory meridian response ~

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i dont know what the fuck this is but its a thing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response

just search "amsr" on youtube and you will find thousands of weird videos of people whispering shit for hours, its unreal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOpfR-uXrdw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MkT-H_AZtA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afe2ZMDo5G0

gr8080, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 22:33 (five years ago) Permalink

i guess this american life did a thing on it last month:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Kpu-x67og

gr8080, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 22:37 (five years ago) Permalink

From tshat wiki: A commonly reported stimulus for ASMR is the sound of whispering. As evident on YouTube, a variety of videos and audio recordings involve the creator whispering or communicating with a soft-spoken intonation into a camera or sound recording device.[28][16][29][30]

I don't know man. I've had goosebumps or chills, feeling weak in the knees, when hearing a certain person's voice, someone I didn't have a connection with but it was merely because of the tone and pitch of this person's voice?

It didn't give me "brain orgasms" though. Damnit.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 22:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Ok, that This American Life thing actually makes sense tbh, I more or less recognise that.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 22:43 (five years ago) Permalink

these videos tho

gr8080, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 22:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Seems they are making quite a natural soothing experience into a big thing tho, no?

Yeah those videos are insane.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 22:46 (five years ago) Permalink

They should listen to Robert Ashley's Automatic Writing....

mmmm, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 22:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Haha OTM. Will probably scare them straight though

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 22:49 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRcdrgPA5wI

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 22:58 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXwzwYIQl5A

gr8080, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:04 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwfyWNnlsjY

gr8080, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:06 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv7HN8xPJg4

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:12 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost should re-upload that with "AMSR" in the title

gr8080, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:13 (five years ago) Permalink

does bob ross get any respect from this community or do they think of him as the shouty painter guy?

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:17 (five years ago) Permalink

the TAL piece in my 2nd post actually uses bob ross as a kind of rosetta stone

gr8080, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:18 (five years ago) Permalink

this american life basically is a guy fetishistically whispering, I can see how they would do a feature on this

daft on the causes of punk (schlump), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:19 (five years ago) Permalink

it weirds me out! all I can hear is the sounds their mouths make and it gives me the creeps.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:23 (five years ago) Permalink

this came up in a class I was teaching two months ago; a student had made a piece of musique concrete. after he played it, the whole class was sucked into the vortex going through youtubes of this for about 15 minutes. it's one thing to be sitting at a computer being intimately whispered to, it's another to have it amplified loudly through a class PA and experiencing it theater-style with 20 other kids

it's definitely onto something

'I hope that you will find this video about folding towels informative as well as relaxing'

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:26 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xNgQTgvtbE

^^ this is the girl mentioned in the TAL thing, the one that sounds like she's got gum or sweets in her mouth. 't Is true. And yet...

Random ASMR Memories (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:27 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost

/made a piece of musique concrete out of the compressed/aliasing sounds of whispering sourced from youtubes

that ipod tapping one is really something

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:29 (five years ago) Permalink

i have the exact opposite reaction to garrison keilor, but a lot of the descriptions sound eerily similar, except unpleasant.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:53 (five years ago) Permalink

there was an interview with an asmr videomaker on the hairpin just the other day: http://thehairpin.com/2013/05/something-quiet-something-just-for-you

(her concern with balancing out the gender makeup of her viewers was pretty interesting, to me)

✌_✌ (c sharp major), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:12 (five years ago) Permalink

sorry sorry i mean ASMRtist

✌_✌ (c sharp major), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:26 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i was about to start a thread on this, ~whisperers~ i love this stuff. all these ppl practising the art of gentleness, producing these peculiar hypnotic folk noise videos with extreme care. i've had this sensation for years, i remember a childhood piano teacher set them off in a major way, & it's amazing to find this huge online community producing all this stuff. i respond to quite a lot of this stuff, but i love how specific some ppl's triggers are; one of my friends only really gets it w/ paper sounds/page turning. there's loads of things on youtube that border on this too - certain pronunciation videos, games tutorials, hypnosis vids - the format is perfect for it. otoh there's something odd about these extremely meticulously produced homages to the sensory properties of objects/sounds&c., which are then digitized & broadcast to a totally passive audience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTUgKKdRyt4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5hJn-KCrxo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OymzRMKqowM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRQp3C824e4

ogmor, Thursday, 6 June 2013 23:54 (five years ago) Permalink

not sold on this hat, but

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TZdaqmz44M

ogmor, Thursday, 6 June 2013 23:57 (five years ago) Permalink

anyway, i get the tingle, the videos do have an addictive quality, but i have no idea what's in it for the people who produce them. some of them are outrageously prolific, uploading dozens of videos a month, and i'm not clear what kick they get out of doing their role-plays &c.

ogmor, Friday, 7 June 2013 00:00 (five years ago) Permalink

what would john cage say

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFJZPowP2l0

ogmor, Friday, 7 June 2013 00:04 (five years ago) Permalink

feel like this is a viral campaign for some scifi movie, ive been fooled before

lag∞n, Friday, 7 June 2013 00:06 (five years ago) Permalink

the overlap w/ music is interesting to me. especially w/ solo instrumentalists & free improv. it's a shame most of the asmr stuff has such bad sound quality. listening to some toshimaru nakamura atm & it's not far off at all.

ogmor, Friday, 7 June 2013 00:07 (five years ago) Permalink

would be so amazing to see an asmr film in a cinema. there could be specialist theatres for them, rather than seedy porn cinemas they'd be very clean, well-maintained, tastefully decorated, staffed entirely by whispering ushers who would take great care ripping your ticket.

ogmor, Friday, 7 June 2013 00:11 (five years ago) Permalink

you'd be really happy if you got to sit next to someone who was unwrapping sweets one by one.

✌_✌ (c sharp major), Friday, 7 June 2013 00:19 (five years ago) Permalink

oh I get this!! mostly with the measured speaking voices of slightly sticky-throated old men as they plough through some choice literature

think the most profound example, though, is Alpha Soixante. hairs on neck, standin'

ghosts of lower belvedere high technology sludge incinerator (imago), Friday, 7 June 2013 00:23 (five years ago) Permalink

the music-y stuff reminds me of all sorts of deep listening, lowercase, field record-y stuff that is fantastic, need to start ripping some of these i think

sleepish resistance (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 June 2013 00:29 (five years ago) Permalink

the sound of writing also does this for me

yayyy thanks ilx

ghosts of lower belvedere high technology sludge incinerator (imago), Friday, 7 June 2013 00:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Ppl have been talking about neck-hairs standing and spines tingling in response to sounds forever, thank god someone finally came up with an entirely stupid name for it

Dig these vids tho, a friend hipped me to this last year but I'd forgotten it

too busy s1ockin' on my 乒乓 (wins), Friday, 7 June 2013 00:41 (five years ago) Permalink

somehow never heard the term lowercase before, this feels like a key discovery. what's amazing to me about the asmr stuff is that this entirely DIY medium has sprung up so quickly & on such a huge scale, & it's all mnstrm ppl w/ no connection to any of the underground stuff it's reminiscent of.

ogmor, Friday, 7 June 2013 00:47 (five years ago) Permalink

you need to find good youtube channels to follow. ppl w/ good microphones or whose voice you like &c. tempted to try and make a video.

ogmor, Friday, 7 June 2013 00:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Steve Roden is yr guy to check out for the world of lowercase

sleepish resistance (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 June 2013 00:52 (five years ago) Permalink

http://www.ubu.com/sound/roden.html

been very into that this week

sleepish resistance (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 June 2013 00:53 (five years ago) Permalink

i think i might spend some time overlaying some of these ASMR soundtracks in Audacity

sleepish resistance (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 June 2013 00:55 (five years ago) Permalink

judging by his album covers I think I am going to be a fan. ubuweb is such a gold mine.

ogmor, Friday, 7 June 2013 00:56 (five years ago) Permalink

you should! keep it nice & clean, sparse. i remember ages ago dominique leone reviewed/enthused about a large & prohibitively expensive boxset of improvised electronic music from japan in which he described one of the tracks as sounding like someone gently sorting through some marbles in a drawer, which always struck me as a v enticing description, and now i can binge to my heart's content...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJHnSffH5UM

ogmor, Friday, 7 June 2013 01:05 (five years ago) Permalink

aren't these basically fetish films? they remind me of those wordless compilations of close-ups of different feet walking, stepping, etc

Iago Galdston, Friday, 7 June 2013 01:27 (five years ago) Permalink

are you guys down with the binaural solfeggio frequency underground? cuz thats a whole nother world within worlds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgbDoakV40M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsrjvN9BXAE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfeB3lvcyIc&list=PL6dwRkxIh74kYuyoye3ColMStjjSvfo3N

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7sHjv6QthQ

scott seward, Friday, 7 June 2013 03:06 (five years ago) Permalink

as far as the whisper people go, i have kind of a natural aversion to mouth sounds and when someone whispers in my ear i freak out a little. could never take that sinead o'connor a capella song where i can just hear her mouth and throat making noises. automatic writing DOES freak me the fuck out. but i'm all for field recordings of pencils and marbles. there are certainly a zillion avant garde records and CDs that do similar things and i dig those too. just remember you CAN try that kind of thing at home. anyone can make great ambient recordings with a decent recording device. its fun.

scott seward, Friday, 7 June 2013 03:10 (five years ago) Permalink

i dig solfeggio musiks but if you go down that youtube road you end up watching too many ben stiller skits that are not actually ben stiller skits. and then i kinda wiah i could just pick up some choice tunes at the newage store.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiBsczafvaA

scott seward, Friday, 7 June 2013 03:16 (five years ago) Permalink

god if this thread didn't have 'weird shit' in the title i could have sworn it was a sebastien chikara joint

j., Friday, 7 June 2013 03:20 (five years ago) Permalink

those are pretty gorgeous tho not very asmr. not as egregious as holly herndon but still

ogmor, Thursday, 26 October 2017 23:53 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

New Yorker video feature from the other day on the ASMR 'phenomenon', with plenty of Maria Gentle Whispering... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxjfyBEIl7Q

brain (krakow), Friday, 1 June 2018 22:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

ken beom's yellow scream seems like an exquisite parody of asmr before the fact https://vimeo.com/220871117

ogmor, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 08:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm not sure of the ASMR parody aspect, but it's fantastic either way, thanks for the link.

brain (krakow), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

https://walkerart.org/magazine/now-streaming-kim-beoms-yellow-scream-2012

"The piece, the artist states, “is like the typical painting lessons of Bob Ross. What I was feeling in the theme of this video is the existential nature of contemporary art (and culture) as well as of artists. There are dynamics of many elements such as absurdity, the bizarre, intelligence, form, seriousness, and creativity.”"

The Bob Ross connection was clear of course, but, yep, I see how this could apply to ASMR more widely after all... the absurdity, seriousness, Thanks ogmor.

brain (krakow), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

so much ASMR is made as a balm by and for people who have suffered but the pain itself is normally the elephant in the room. ASMR is escapist and avoidant but yellow scream has enough faith in its method and process of expression to be able to offer a deliciously formalist, absurd & oblique confrontation that still slips down a treat

ogmor, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

on going sex panic about asmr continues, paypal has banned some prominent youtubers (women obv)

https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/14/paypal-ban-asmr-sound-art-therapy/

ogmor, Monday, 17 September 2018 14:02 (six months ago) Permalink

First I'd heard of that particular issue and it's depressing and infuriating news by the sounds of that article. I don't recognise most of the video makers involved, but I do occasionally watch one of those mentioned, Scottish Murmurs.

brain (krakow), Monday, 17 September 2018 16:35 (six months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

RIP Baba Sen the Cosmic Barber

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:12 (four months ago) Permalink

i wuz on an asmr talk show https://youtu.be/bYazZY5rIM0

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:36 (four months ago) Permalink

<3

i love the bg change 20 minutes in

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:43 (four months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtEA_z6wwEc

ghood ghravie (unregistered), Friday, 30 November 2018 15:42 (three months ago) Permalink

have there always been so many "sad youtube" style comments on ASMR videos? even on silly videos like "eating gummy burgers ASMR", there'll be people saying stuff like "thank you so much for helping me work through my depression/anxiety/grief over family swallowed up by a sinkhole" or "I wouldn't be on this earth today if it wasn't for your channel", lavishing the ASMRtists with the kind of praise usually reserved for cult leaders or self help gurus. some people are getting a little too emotionally invested in wet sticky mouth sounds imho

ghood ghravie (unregistered), Friday, 30 November 2018 15:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah but that's YouTube?

Bound 4 da Remoan (Noodle Vague), Friday, 30 November 2018 17:02 (three months ago) Permalink

i went to thurston moore's 60th birthday happening at the walker art center was great but he had this asmr person do set and i literally wanted to jump out of my skin i had to leave and go the bar

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 30 November 2018 17:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Lol a "set"

boobie, Friday, 30 November 2018 21:01 (three months ago) Permalink

i thought she was setting up to do a noise set because she had some contact mics and a mixing board on a table but then i realized she wasn't just being pokey in setting up, that this was the set. she would crinkle paper and use a paint brush on the table...shit like that and then *whisper whisper* into the mic

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 30 November 2018 21:50 (three months ago) Permalink

asmr is noise

ogmor, Friday, 30 November 2018 23:41 (three months ago) Permalink

bow down to the queen of asmr

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:24 (three months ago) Permalink

It's fine if ppl like it but for me it's a visceral thing like nails on a chalkboard for me can't help it

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Good high pitched tingles are innapropriate unless blended into good music, or you know, high notes being played in good music. Hearing all the smacking and spit sounds in an asmr whisperer’s mouth is like hearing sex moans unexpectedly in music - mostly cringey a bad way. I get it - different strokes for different folks; just keep your strokin’ to your self.

He said captain, I said wot (FlopsyDuck), Saturday, 1 December 2018 03:28 (three months ago) Permalink

I am unable to forget how unworthy that Holly Herndon 'asmr' track was

ogmor, Saturday, 1 December 2018 20:32 (three months ago) Permalink

I love ASMR vids, it's not a sexual thing, I watch them at work to keep from going mad

the best one is the lady whispering in Dutch and playing with wooden blocks

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Saturday, 1 December 2018 21:17 (three months ago) Permalink

I miss new Heather Feather stuff, she's my fave

Bound 4 da Remoan (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 1 December 2018 21:18 (three months ago) Permalink

lmao at these posts. been falling asleep to asmr/medical exams for about eight years now. weird to think about it. unless they're experienced irl, i'm immune to tingles - but find it so hard to sleep without relaxation vids. can be a thin line especially when a lot of vids are flirty and intimate, but its lame its sexualized. the wholesome takeaway for me is the rejoice of The Internet in a physical comfort which isn't officially medically acknowledged... though it propelled deeper research!

meaulnes, Monday, 3 December 2018 01:43 (three months ago) Permalink

god i sound like such a wanker sometimes. these pure things of life just make me really happy.

meaulnes, Monday, 3 December 2018 01:43 (three months ago) Permalink

you don't sound like a wanker!

i totally get what you're saying. none of the ASMR stuff gives me that special weird feeling, but if there was one that could somehow replicate the feeling of unlocking a front door as a car passes by in the background *shudders*

Karl Malone, Monday, 3 December 2018 01:50 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm not exactly sure that would quality as asmr because it wouldn't be so much a good/relaxing feeling as one of freezing up/tension. but still very invigorating

Karl Malone, Monday, 3 December 2018 01:52 (three months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXmlN9BAddg

There was an ASMR advert during the Super Bowl

paolo, Monday, 4 February 2019 17:49 (one month ago) Permalink

on going sex panic about asmr continues, paypal has banned some prominent youtubers (women obv)

That is grim :(

paolo, Monday, 4 February 2019 17:55 (one month ago) Permalink

is anyone else here able to induce ASMRish tingles at will? I find that if I stand or sit upright while tensing the muscles at the base of my skull, I can send cold shivers down my spine without the aid of triggers. the sensation builds up at the origin point for a few seconds before flowing rapidly down my body, and it tends to be stronger the longer I wait to release it. if my aim is true, the impulse will travel straight down the center of my back, but if I miss the mark, it might only travel the length of one shoulder and arm, especially if my posture is a little off-center.

I've been able to do this since I was a kid, though I can't remember how or when I discovered the ability. it doesn't seem to be a rare phenomenon, since there are dozens of threads on Reddit where someone asks "am I the only one who can do this?" only to learn that 9000 other people have had the same experience. some Redditors draw a distinction between frission and ASMR (even pinning them down to different neurotransmitters), but afaict ASMR is just commodified, AdSensible frission.

because of the above, I find ASMR videos pretty much pointless for the purpose of inducing chills, though the fad/meme/contagion aspect is interesting, and Goodnight Moon's videos are worth watching for the set and costume design alone. cynical cash-in "Pewdiepie tries ASMR for the first time [FUNNY AF]"-type videos should probably die a swift death, though.

unregistered, Thursday, 7 February 2019 20:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Over-amplified, closely-miked beer bottles being opened and poured into glasses by hot women has been a standard beer advertising trope for decades.

everything, Thursday, 7 February 2019 20:51 (one month ago) Permalink

is there a subgenre of listening to cats cleaning themselves asmr? realized the other day that it's definitely an asmr experience

mh, Thursday, 7 February 2019 21:09 (one month ago) Permalink

xxp I just tried that and I'm able to get some mild tingles going down my back but not as strong as from watching the vids

Since I got into ASMR I've also started getting tingles from 'real life' unintentional triggers eg someone tapping on their desk at work. Previously that would probably just have annoyed me

paolo, Friday, 8 February 2019 08:43 (one month ago) Permalink

huh, I'm having some tingle success with the unreg method although it's not a v relaxing pose and most of the energy seems to be making my ears wiggle

ogmor, Friday, 8 February 2019 08:59 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgqr7MrDeBs&t=1280s

National Rail get in on the action

paolo, Friday, 1 March 2019 14:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

There's a WFMU dj whose mic breaks are ASMR sessions and it makes me wanna fucking murder my radio.

ILX Moderator: It's Like a Pressure Wash for Your Insides (WmC), Friday, 1 March 2019 15:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

autonomous sensory meridian rage

Karl Malone, Friday, 1 March 2019 18:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this is kraken me up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUMygkRhB88

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:04 (one week ago) Permalink

I think I am the opposite of asmr people. Extended action/fighting sequences in movies or live sporting events lull me and put me to sleep.

Yerac, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Just jumping into the fray without having read the thread because I saw the subject title and this is one thing I take a great interest in.

I've been experiencing the ASMR phenomenon for the vast majority of my life; I definitely remember being seven years old and experiencing it from hearing book pages turned in an otherwise quiet library. It's the exact opposite of misophonia, where quiet/otherwise relaxing sounds irritate the listener, and is most probably associated with the phenomenon of synesthesia, which allows one to experience a stimulus via more than one sense, e.g. someone who can taste words and hear colors. Research is underway to explain the phenomenon but I know from my own experiences that I definitely feel the sensations from an ASMR (or similar) video as if someone was actually touching me.

Here are some of the ASMRtists I subscribe to:

1. Heather Feather ASMR (the first ASMR channel I subscribed to but who hasn't updated her channel in a long time)
2. WhispersRed ASMR (sort of an earth mother-y type but without the woo)
3. ASMR Angel (someone I could see myself hanging out with and the reason I got into "Would I Lie to You?", since she was Joe Lycett's guest on an episode of the program)
4. Sophie Michelle ASMR (a kid from my relatively superannuated position, an aspiring actress who's really into role plays)
5. Karuna Satori ASMR (a Pennsyl-tucky high school drop-out who does really entertaining videos)
6. CrinkleLuvin ASMR (perhaps the absolute best medical role play ASMRtist out there, very highly recommended)
7. ALBinWhisperland (slightly problematic past but seems to be fairly well-meaning these days)
8. Olivia's Kissper ASMR (gets a little too hippie-esque but has a good sense of humor)
9. Scottish Murmurs ASMR (well known in the community for her impressions of other ASMRtists; also provides something unique with her lilting Scottish accent)

I also greatly enjoy the occasional FairyChar ASMR video (and yes, I know that's not what she calls herself these days) but haven't watched her in awhile due to the fact I have all those other channels I subscribe to and will make occasional forays into other channels. I know there's a channel called HungryCakes that combines ASMR and mukbang (sp?) in a way that I find comforting and easy to take and I truly dislike the sounds made by impolite eaters, so unless you have the aforementioned misophonia she's perfectly safe to watch.

I'll get back to this thread after I've taken the time to read through it. I really hope none of you went down the stereotypical "ASMR = weird sex thing" route a lot of closed-minded folks utilize to hate on ASMR.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 22:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Ok wow, so apparently I posted on here before! My list above ^^ is the most recent list of ASMRtists I'm into, BTW. Also, the way I learned about ASMR was when I was watching Dr. Sandra Lee's early pimple popping videos (I have anxiety-based skin excoriation tendencies that are alleviated by watching them) and found them unexpectedly relaxing; when I read the comments section and saw the delicious sensations I'd been experiencing almost all my life referred to as "ASMR" it was like being given the key to a bottomless treasure chest, because I didn't know the phenomenon had a name. Once I found that out my YouTube watching habits changed drastically and I was able to get a lot calmer, though obviously I still struggle with my anxiety.

The first video Noodle Vague posted on November 13, 2018, is one of my favorite ASMR videos of all time. I don't even know how many times I've watched it because I've lost count, but it's been a great help to me during many moments of mental crisis/anguish. Emma is just brilliant at what she does. Similarly, this video helped cheer me up on the day of Trump's election and is actually the video that converted me into one of Charlotte's (ASMR Angel's) ardent fans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA2POedeKCo

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 14 March 2019 02:44 (one week ago) Permalink

(I'm sorry, I mean "inauguration", not "election". Emma's video is what helped soothe me after his election.)

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 14 March 2019 02:46 (one week ago) Permalink

(Also, whoops, it was November 13, 2016 that Noodle Vague posted that amazing video by Emma. I'm kinda hurrying right now and making all kinds of mistakes.)

Here's one of my favorite CrinkleLuvin ASMR medical role play videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_v_gwa8FVo

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 14 March 2019 02:52 (one week ago) Permalink

oh man...this^ seems more about fetishisizing mental illness than exciting auditory nerves

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 14 March 2019 12:53 (one week ago) Permalink

oh man...this^ seems more about fetishisizing mental illness than exciting auditory nerves

How did you come to that conclusion? My thoughts were that since quite a few viewers would have had the experience of having to be admitted to a mental hospital, this would be catering to a part of their reality. I mean, I have some pretty bad mental illnesses myself (at times in the past to the point of incapacitation) and I didn't think there was any "fetishisizing" going on in the video.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

I mean...."I need you to relax or I'm going to have sedate you again. Nurse, can you please help me restrain this patient?" "Right now your hands are in restraints, this is for your safety and own own..."

"If you fight me that's going to change the situation" (!!)

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:46 (one week ago) Permalink

She's role playing as an intake nurse processing a highly agitated patient. Sometimes people who suffer from mental illness (and I am deeply fortunate not to have ever had it THAT bad) do things that put others or themselves at risk because that's how their illness manifests itself at times of high stress, such as having to be admitted to a mental hospital, and the staff at those hospitals have to prioritize safety over everything else. I would highly recommend you tracking down the 2001 HBO documentary about Bellevue ("Bellevue: Inside Out") to see what I'm talking about. Also, just because the viewer is taking on the role of this highly agitated patient doesn't mean it is assumed they've ever been one. I've viewed RPs where I've been asked to assume all kinds of improbable roles (e.g. a naïve individual seeking revenge against a wicked witch who took advantage of her) so I'm not sure what the objection is with this particular RP.

(FYI, it's very difficult to admit this but I might as well: I have been admitted to a mental hospital after a suicide attempt and I still don't see the problem with that particular video. This was a long time ago and I no longer experience suicidal ideations, FYI.)

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:52 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah I understand what goes on in psych wards. I’m just saying this appears to be role playing that has less to do w/ sensory response than it does some kind of psychological stimulus.

I’m a little skeptical that psych ward admission/intake + restraints are the sorts of memories someone with a history of hospitalization for acute anxiety or psychotic breaks would summon to feel better.

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Anyway I am glad to hear you are no longer struggling with s.i. And if this does something for you in that regard that’s a good thing.

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:08 (one week ago) Permalink


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