I’ve recently received various video requests from different people. I always consider requests but make no promises. I give priority to requests made by subscribers, because they like what I do enough to subscribe. Those requests must be made in a respectful manner under no obligations, otherwise I will not do them for sure. I will not take requests for roleplays. I will certainly consider very positively suggestions for my Peaceful Moments series. This format requires that I do a calm activity while softly talking. I will also try to make “special” videos once in a while, such as sounds, voice only, meditations or experimental videos. One such video that I will be working on in the coming month will be a new relaxation video. Also, you might want to consider subscribing to one of my subchannels… specialized by category. Thank you for your interest in my work 🙂
Note: this is from my Google + page. You should look it up for more up to date information about my activities.
It’s been almost a year now, and I will be reaching 2000 subcribers on my Youutube channel very soon… Thanks so much!
The initial purpose of my channel was not ASMR. It was to help people and express my creativity. I think I have acheived that to some extent. To me ASMR is a mean, not an end in itself.
When I think about everything that happened, I feel proud of what I have accomplished. On the other hand, I am somewhat disapointed. I started as highly idealistic. Now I’m down to Earth.
During this year I have realized that ASMRtists, ASMRphiles and Youtubers in general are humans. Some are sometimes flawed but many have great qualities. I have grown in the fact that I have learned to tolerate critics and dislikers and to appreciate praises.
I have seen a lot of new ASMR artists coming on the scene and also many leaving. Sometimes however I think that having an abundance of ASMRtists can be too much of the same thing. However, it has been apparent to me that being creative is not a garantee of popularity. Some disliked the fact that I do all sorts of videos and would expect me to do the same thing over and over…. However, this is not who I am and I refuse to be stuck in a niche. If you like my channel, you don’t have to like everything I do, but you must appreciate that I experiment and create. This is who I am.
I have seen ASMR becoming more mainstream, with interviews and film projects being made.
I had this lofty idea that people experiencing ASMR were somehow more connected, open-minded and creative. I realized that this is not the case. Some just don’t care about creativity. Some are just “jerks”…. I had to readjust my perception to reality.
I have seen that there are some artists who really like the attention they get, maybe sometimes too much for their own good.
I have realized that some people have very narrow views on what ASMR is and some who deny it even exists; some also dislike that we call ourselve asmrtists, because it’s not an art to them, just a weird kink.
I have seen the Facebook community of ASMRtists grow as well. I sometimes would like to get more involved, but I have found that this is more of a social club for ASMRtists, which is very cool, but can also distract me from my creation zone.
Something else… Are special effects necessary for ASMR or relaxing videos? Not really. Simple is usually better. That was my initial point of view. But I had doubts, after seeing the reaction of ASMRphiles to some videos that were full of effects… So I decided to do something bigger and more involved. I thought I could pull it off… My Automaton series is what resulted from my time and efforts. I’m proud of what I have done, althought many might not like it. It’s different and hadn’t been done before. However, it was quite taxing on me and I often felt discouraged by the sheer amount of work required to do this. It might not be ASMR to some… But ASMR is so different for each person, people should not dislike what doesn’t trigger them.
I do think the community should have kept it simple all along. But it’s normal that we try to push the limits. It’s human nature.
Anyway, I’m now back to normal mode and will produce simpler videos for a while – they might not all trigger ASMR for all, but they will always represent a part of me.
As part of the video request I’m working on, I have to sing… I tried to sing yesterday night… and I wasn’t satisfied with the results… so back to square one. Softly singing an acapella song can be such a challege…
Especially when it’s a song I’ve never sing before. I don’t think I’m such a good singer to start with, but I like the challenge.
We’ll see how it goes tonight.
It’s going to be quiet this week… busy with my real life… I’m glad that people liked my Prof. Asmarov video. It’s different. I’m also glad that it worked for some. My next video should be about a scalp massage… But this has been done so many times… I don’t like to do like the others otherwise what’s the point? I find this actually quite a challenge, both visually and for the sounds… Should I whisper it? Should it be from a first or third person view, or none at all? Should it be roleplayed or not? Questions, questions… What do you think I should do?
I’m working on a new ambient track and it will be used in at least one video. I have this concept I’m working on, this will be a lot of work for my limited schedule. In the meantime, I’ll try to do other videos and sounds to keep my channel alive. I wouldn’t want to loose too many subscribers due to a lack of activity.
I created a sound that has a strange effect on me and I tested it on someone else as well and it also worked. I will continue testing it in the coming week to see if it has any effect… This is not ASMR but related to the nervous system’s tactile perception, I’m sure. It’s not a showstopper, but something that I found so intriguing that I’m hesitant to share it… We’ll see how my tests go.
I’m in the process of trying to train my ASMR from type B (external trigger) to be type A (internal trigger). Since I started watching ASMR videos and focussing more on my sensitive experiences, I have noticed changes in my empathic sensibility. Now, once in a while I can trigger my ASMR by thought, but it’s not strong or reliable.
Anyway, I’ll see where it ultimately leads an log my progress in this journal…
This is my entry for Ilse’s (TheWaterwhispers) friendly contest to celebrate her 1 year on YouTube.
This is a multi-tracks recording of binaural whispers and soft spoken voice while some tracks use panning and double voice effects.
I wanted to try something different so I’ve picked Latin words starting with A.
** Note: I do not claim to speak Latin and my pronunciation is likely incorrect, especially in regards to the tonal accent. But in the end I just wanted to make a relaxing video… Hopefully you’ll like it. Enjoy!