ASMR stands for “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response,” but there are almost as many alternate names for the phenomenon as there are YouTube channels devoted to it—in the community’s early days circa 2009, ASMR was sometimes referred to as “Attention Induced Head Orgasm” or “Attention Induced Observant Euphoria;” more recently the sensation has been called a “brain orgasm,” “tingles,” or as Reddit puts it, simply “sounds that feel good.” Essentially, ASMR is a pleasurable experience some people report upon being exposed to specific stimuli—common “triggers” include lotion on skin, paper rustling, fingernails tapping, and whispering. Many members of the community watch ASMR videos to fall asleep, but the sensation can be so much more than just a way to chill out—tingles are a profoundly personal (and debatably involuntary) way one’s body has of expressing itself. As one Twitter user reminded me when I asked for new YouTube channel recommendations, “ASMR is about the individual viewer in a way most media isn’t.”
Phaby is still very round, but he’s getting better at standing up on his legs instead of just sitting on his butt all the time!
I’ve been listening to Shakira recently, and I remember when Hips Don’t Lie came out. I was in secondary school. I didn’t listen to it then, because I was afraid (among other things). I was afraid of being seen as sexual because I didn’t trust people enough and thought they would take more than they were given. So I gave nothing.
I just misread ‘fangirl’ as ‘fingergirl’
Who is the target audience for Gogurt? Is it for children? I feel like the marketing is trying to make it look “cool” but I don’t know why. It’s cool to eat yogurt out of a tube. Cool kids don’t know how to use spoons? Spoons are for fucking losers. I’m on a public bus right now and I’ve never been in a relationship and I think about dropping out of college every day
Their slogan, as Frubes in the UK, used to be “Rip their heads off and suck their guts out!”
They were definitely marketed towards a certain type of cool kid then.
My work is more boring than I expected it to be, so over the past week I have been sketching on the inside of the boxes we use (they just get thrown away anyway, so).
This is the line art from a sketch I did of Lord Puddi,
Oko San’s beloved Oko San’s godthe creator of True Pudding!
I wasn’t even meant to draw him, I was planning on drawing my candle pigeon again but it got away from me, so there you go!
Ponced from Overheard in Waitrose
let me sing you the song of my people it goes EVERYTHING IN THIS FUCKING COUNTRY IS ABOUT CLASS THE FOOD IS ABOUT CLASS THE CARRIER BAGS ARE ABOUT CLASS THE SHOES ARE ABOUT CLASS THE FUCKING EVERYTHING IS ABOUT CLASS … cannot stress that enough (via @saxifraga-x-urbium)