Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ASMR Community Update: October 2012

I thought of introducing a new feature on the blog, and that is an end of the month post which covers what went on during the month – sort of like a newsletter of sorts, and I’ll try and include all the little things that I didn’t quite get round to earlier, and to reflect on some other happenings that I managed to cover in some form, whether here on the blog, Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, or somewhere else.

So for this month, quite a few things happened that are noteworthy.

A radio segment on Resonance 104.4 FM took place, called “Urban exploration of ASMR” and there were at least three other radio segments and interviews or podcasts this month. One of them was for McGill Daily’s Unfit to Print podcast, on the topic of “symphony of emotions and ASMR” and there were two interviews with TheWaterwhispers Ilse, one of which took place on Haarlem 105 FM, and the other on WILD FM. Ilse and Relaxingsounds92 also appeared on National TV in the Netherlands on a show called “De Wereld Draait Door”, which translates in to “The World Turns Round/Goes Crazy”.

What prompted this flood of interest in the Netherlands was an article about ASMR that appeared in the Volkskrant (people’s paper). Since then it really seems to have blown up in that part of the world, at least. Ilse even translated that article in to English for the rest of us, too.

Relaxingsounds92 also made her debut on ASMR Island TV. ASMR Island ran a T-Shirt promo this month, which for 24 hours only, had people ordering T-shirts, with a portion of the profits going toward ASMR Research & Support.

There’s the possibility of a Windows 8 ASMR app being developed and released at some point in the near future. This being the first one natively supported by the Windows operating system, and not meant for mobiles, like the other apps for Android and Apple iOS. Speaking of which, two new versions of the ASMR app for Apple iOS, ASMR Mobile, were released. Originally this app came out in late September, but version 1.1 debuted in early October, and 1.2 in mid-October. You can download it and use it with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

The current ASMR Poll, “Do you Experience a Tingling Sensation?” on this blog ended, the results of which should be up soon. A new poll will replace this one soon after that. There was also an ASMR survey conducted via Reddit/SurveyMonkey.

And last but not least, October 29th was Bob Ross’s 70th birthday! Bob Ross has been adopted by many in the ASMR community as a mascot of sorts, due to his uncanny ability to trigger ASMR events in many an experiencer, including me.

So that’s quite a lot, wouldn’t you say? Hope you liked this post, and if it all works out, there will be another one in a month’s time.

Monday, October 22, 2012

ASMR Interview on Netherlands TV This Week

Here’s some rather exciting news I found out about last week.

TheWaterwhispers Ilse and Relaxingsounds92 will appear on national TV this week in the Netherlands. During the program, they will perform a live ASMR session. TheWaterwhispers Ilse announced this on her Facebook profile and the news has spread to all major Facebook groups and more.

The interview was originally scheduled to take place from 7:30 pm until 8:30 PM on Friday, 19 October, but it was cancelled due to some other event that took place. Ilse talks about this on her YouTube channel. The show was moved to Tuesday, 23 October instead, in the same timeslot.

Anyone in the Netherlands will be able to tune in to channel “Nederland 3” at 7:30 pm to watch “De Wereld Draait Door”. For the rest of us, there may be hope, as the channel has a website which will feature this interview in some point online, even with the possibility of a live stream, albeit in Dutch. If not, we’re hoping we can somehow get to watch it, translated so the rest of us can understand just what’s going on!

Prior to this upcoming interview, Relaxingsounds92 reportedly made her debut on ASMR Island TV on Saturday, and TheWaterwhispers Ilse has so far been featured on two radio shows as well. The one is WILD FM which, according to Ilse, will have a recording of the show up soon so we can all have a listen.

We all wish both TheWaterwhispers Ilse and Relaxingsounds92 good luck and we’re sure you’ll do us proud!

Monday, October 8, 2012

ASMR Island T-Shirt Promo on for a Limited Time

I retweeted this from ASMR Island on Twitter last night and posted it on the ASMR Research & Support Facebook page, too. I debated whether I should put a blog post up about it here seeing as it’s very time sensitive, but decided I would so I could reach out to as many people as I possibly can. If you’re member of one of several ASMR groups on Facebook, you would have see it there as well.

Yesterday Whispering Weaver of ASMR Island announced that there is a T-shirt promotion now on, where you can get a T-shirt and ASMR Island will even ship it internationally to you. A portion of the profits will go towards ASMR Research & Support to help fund the research effort. It looks rather cool: a black T-shirt with the ASMR Island logo on it.

Whispering Weaver states that this is temporary. This promotion will only last until some time later today, so if you feel like buying a T-shirt and supporting not only ASMR Island but ASMR Research & Support in the process, then go right ahead. We’d be highly appreciative of those who decide to show a little support. It’s not obligatory for anyone to do so, however. It’s completely up to you.

Based on the success of this promotion, ASMR Island may continue to do this in future.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

An ASMR Radio Segment to air on Resonance FM This Friday

I picked up this nugget of information from Twitter earlier. This week will see a radio segment on ASMR appear on Resonance FM.

It’s called “Urban Exploration of ASMR”, and according to the schedule will come on at 8 PM GMT on Friday, 5 October, 2012. You can tune in to 104.4 FM at that time on the radio if you happen to be in the UK, or you can listen to it streaming, in a variety of different ways via Resonance FM’s website. Just make sure to account for differing time zones and the like.

This isn’t a very long news piece, but do make sure to listen in on Friday if you’ve got time, and I’ll be sure to post updates here if there are any. Also feel free to leave a comment and discuss the show, too.

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