Anyone who knows me, like, reaaallly knows me, knows I have many hobbies. That is, I enjoy learning how to do things and putting that knowledge into practice. And where is a better source of creative hobby fuel than dear old YouTube? Needless to say I have devoted more than the occasional day off to streamfest.
What I didn’t expect, though, (and was pleasantly surprised by), was the vast amount of unintentional, mind numbing, glorious unintentional ASMR triggers to be found. We’re not talking crinkly bags and whispering, people. This is the real deal Holyfield. If you’ve grown tingle immune and think you’ve seen everything that’s out there, give yourself over to the wonder that is at times informative, hypnotic, or just plain mundane! Like this one , a stunning, creatively produced how-to video for bubble tea, or this leather crafting video that is mesmerizingly boring. And I would be remiss to not mention the wonderful plethora of soap making videos (snoozefest!) , and miniature food preparation like this gem.
I often hear it said that trying too hard kills the vibe, and I’d have to agree. It’s the reason so many of us realized this sensation at a young age, with raw, unedited life experiences. It’s also why we sometimes have to take a break from role plays and sound assortments until we get that old familiar feeling again. And when you get those tingles in real life, say, at a hotel checkout desk…there is nothing that can compare.
What are your unintentional favorites? I’d love to hear what gets you whisper fanatics buzzing.