Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Please know that we notice -- and that we care.

This article came about from remembering just how many people have left the ASMR community (in a media producing sense) and how many are on a hiatus right now. The hiatus is deserved. The leaving is fine. But this hole of yearning for a community that can't come back remains.

Subscription feed feeling a little samey? That glowing nostalgia just not feeling the same? Me and you, buddy. Me and you.

I started this channel roughly 5 years ago. I was within a circular community of fresh faces, muffled microphones, and more visible pixel blurring than you could shake a mouse at! It was a tight knit community. Google Hangouts with your favourites were a common thing on Friday nights! British, American, European alike! All conjoined in such a pure, joyous, environment, where a simple chat was more than enough to 'let your hair down'.

Everybody had a Facebook friend page! It was the thing, of course! We'd all (no matter the subscriber count) seem to max out the friend list. Because it was more than just ASMR. It was family, too. ASMR was getting larger when I grew to be a part of it. But that feeling of everybody getting along was strong, and more importantly, wholesome.

Marriages, babies and country moves have happened because of ASMR! Because of those Facebook pages where everybody was equal! Because those tight knit communities had allowed such a peaceful door to be opened...and I miss that. And if you were a part of the ASMR community back then, I know you miss it too. ASMR is my community, and will always remain my community, but what happened...And why?

With ASMR blowing up in search results over the last 3 years we are left engorged in tingles. A hangover of tingles from a 'wild sesh' of continuous video watching. Where 'Cranial Nerve Examinations' are now considered 'old school' and slime is the next 'big thing'. Was ASMR ever supposed to have a big thing? Or after manifesting a name for something so 'taboo' have we embraced it as all of the new generation have. With a click, a like and a pay check? Most likely so. My 'old ASMR soul' is bound to the roots of ASMR with that elderly bitterness we all end up getting, but I accept the change now. And the change is good. This generation will do, and is doing what it does best. Modernizing the way for ASMR and plateauing it, to be good tasting to all.

But the clickbait? I find myself despising it. But again, no matter how you perform, at least the message of ASMR is getting out there.  I draw a fine line between those who WANT to help, and those who always wanted a Youtube channel and ASMR was the only successful way to do. I find that those who both perform the clickbait often tend to be those who care very little to help others. But that sense of compassion (like I've said) should simply be disregarded. Because no matter what somebody's agenda is, it still helps some people! However, to the latter, I say - Go tingle yourself.

That's the beauty of ASMR though isn't it? Its quite like the slime videos. Easily molded, with vibrant little sparkles that keep it together. But no matter how you shape it, it'll still go back to that goo we all know it to be and love at the end of the day. - Insert hearty chuckle -

Please know that we notice -- and that we care.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Why I don't send copyright claims anymore...

We're all familiar of the thieves of Youtube videos, but most importantly (currently) our beloved ASMR content creators content.

I have spent many hours of my life filling out online forms telling Google 'yes this is mine...'. It is an endless battle you cannot win. So I say, why bother? The chances of that video reaching the same amount of views as my own is slim to none, so the income they recieve is minimal. I'm basically fighting for what... 5p?

But that is not what has stopped me. It is the prevention of information leaking. Lately I filled out another copyright claim and it was counter copyrighted. I had access to the persons full name, personal e-mail and address. So, I believe the chances are that they also had access to my information as it was the information I had filled out on the copyright form, just as they did.

If you feel the need to send a copyright claim, I have no right to ever stop you, I just ask you to take warning on who/what has your information.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

My favourite music

I've considered making a whole soft spoken video on this, and thought this blog post might be a good reminder to myself to do so.

I like all sorts of music, but the one genre that has stayed with me my entire life is classical music. There is something about this genre, where words aren't needed to purvey the perfect meaning to mood and thats what I adore. Classical and orchestral music can make you feel like a warrior, help you exercise, relax and everything in between. I don't call myself to be an expert with the artists behind the music however, I simply am just drawn to music which creates a powerful atmosphere.

In regards to other genres, I have loved rock and metal ever since I was introduced to them. Growing up, I was surrounded by the music my mum loved, and so I grew fond of everything from Britney Spears to Green Day. I remember the first 'alternative' band I ever listened to was because of my brother, and that was Animal I have Become by Three Days Grace, and to this day I love TDG, (even with the new singer, Matt).

I had a phase of enjoying 'screamo'. Lets just say, that didn't last very long. I'm pretty sure I listened to it because it was the 'trendy' genre to listen to. But what that did do for me, was enforce my love for rock and metal.

Now I listen to just about anything. I am in love with Avatar, a Swedish based death metal inspired band. I love Five Finger Death Punch, Pet Shop Boys, one hit wonders from the 80's (Human League etc.), but I still obsess over Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and 'Hayley Westerna's cover of we'll meet again' still brings a tear to my eye.

So there you go, i'm not sure if this provided any detailed insight but myargh! :)

What do you enjoy listening to?

Thursday, 2 April 2015

The pros and cons of making ASMR themed content.

This post was made in the hopes of being humorous. These of course do not correspond to every single ASMR content creator and the lists are certainly not exhaustive by any means. I don't know why this heading is so big, it won't let me reduce the size of it. Ahh!

Pros (Possibilities)
  • The comment section can bring joy to what could have been a bad day
  • You are able to help people do a fundamental action
  • Be as expressive as you wish
  • Send out a positive message
  • Boost confidence levels for you and the viewer
  • 'Mastering' whispering without coughing out a lung
  • Learn new skills with unfamiliar software and hardware
  • Make friends
  • Clipping.


  • You hate every noise on Earth that conflicts with your recording
  • The long daunting task of editing
  • Record typically really late at night
  • Irony
  • Having 1000 ideas and not having the props to fulfill those ideas
  • Having 1000 ideas and not having the time to fulfill those ideas
  • Having 1000 ideas and not having the rendering power to fulfill those ideas
  • Begin to obsess over background noise

Saturday, 28 March 2015

How I react to ASMR videos

We all react differetly to life experiences, including ASMR.

I was watching some adsolutely brain-melting, tingly, videos this week and I noticed how depending on the microphone and pace of voice I was triggered differently.

If it was a binaural video, only my left side would be triggered. It almost felt like my right side was completely ignorant of the relaxing feeling.

However, if it were stereo, with no desire for panning, my entire body would be triggered.

Do you have this? Where do you tend to be triggered most? And what videos have you been watching lately for this tingles to arise? :)

Saturday, 21 March 2015

ASMR and pleasure

When you see the average ASMR content creator (myself included), we will likely say to somone to help describe the feeling of ASMR that it is a 'tingly pleasurable sensation'. But we're wrong... surely?

ASMR isn't factually pleasurable. I feel the way we describe it tries to cover the whole audience who  feel this, but to some it isn't pleasurable at all. Some describe it as yes tingly, but also an 'uncomfortable' feeling.

This interests me how when someone actively watches an ASMR video, they are overwhelmed by an unstoppable feeling. Is this what makes someone uncomfortable? The control of a sensation so profound and very taboo at this point? Would this feeling be more comfortable had it be less controlled, say in an unintentional atmosphere?

Just food for thought for today. I might make a video discussing ASMR regarding this. We shall see.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

So why the name?

Lemurex isn't a word. It's more a re-phrasing of the Latin based word lemures.

My channel to begin with, was not going to be an ASMR channel, just merely a creative outlet, thus why my name is so ill-fitting with such a video type.

Lemures represented spirits wandering the Earth who were unable to get a proper burial thus were in constant pain and agony and sought to reap this onto living people.

I made the channel almost 4 years ago with no set path, but a keen interest in the different and more importantly, in relation to the title question, Philosophy.

I study Philosophy both outside and isnide school, and it is truly bliss to read the different views of many Philosophers from many an age ago.

So why the name? It both defines my interest for the different, aswell as my search for the unsearchable. I was tempted to cut lemurex out and change it for something more befitting to ASMR, but I thought I could credit a small piece of my personality to my channel. So there ya, thats why the name :)