An Interview with Lucahjin

Hello everyone! I’m very very excited for today’s interview! It isn’t often that I get to interview my favorite person on YouTube, but I will try to keep my composure.

LucahjinIf you have ever watched a Let’s Play on YouTube, you may have heard of the lovely Lucahjin. She has done Let’s Plays of Paper Mario, King’s Quest, and my personal favorite Pokemon White, among others. She is a very funny and genuine person, and getting a chance to interact with her has been a great experience.

It is because of great let’s players like her that I have started my own let’s play channel. More on that later, however.

The interview today is about a new project she has started on YouTube. It is called Relaxajin, and focuses on soothing voice-overs to atmospheric games, ASMR sounds, and other relaxing videos.

I have personally started watching the Relaxajin videos as well as those on Lucahjin; and they have helped me fall asleep when my body is tired, but my mind isn’t ready for sleep yet. I would recommend them to anyone.

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.

What is Relaxajin, and what is its purpose?

Relaxajin is meant to be a special channel that pairs relaxing, soothing audio and visuals revolving mostly around gaming. Lots of low key whispers, and ASMR based sounds and patterns frequent the games I plan to play. I hope it will help people sleep, relax, unwind, and de-stress!

 Soothing Scenery 4What was your inspiration behind this new channel? It’s very unique.

I have somewhat of an anxiety issue at times, and have a lot of trouble sleeping. I used to listen to gentle things like Bob Ross and the like to help get to bed. Some time ago on YouTube I noticed there were people making videos of gentle talking, sometimes whispering, and doing relaxing things on camera. I instantly felt relaxed and was able to sleep!

I wanted to somehow combine this relaxing feeling with beautiful, calm indie games (a lot of which aren’t well known) and put my own spin on it.

What sort of feedback have you received from your fans about the new channel?

So far, it’s been very positive. I’ve received a lot of messages regarding people that are finally unwinding and sleeping better, which makes me really happy! A lot of people are also starting to research ASMR, and finding out what those tingly relaxing feelings were all these years. It’s cool!

As a holistic healer myself, I know how vital relaxation and sleep are. Stress and anxiety can lead to hundreds of problems, and are definitely one of the biggest obstacles in our society. It’s refreshing to see people trying to spread relaxation methods that work for them to others. We really need all the help we can get.

Soothing Scenery 3Personally I would like to thank you for helping me fall asleep last night. I watched your Proteus video and I didn’t make it all the way through before I drifted off. You have a lovely voice.

I am wondering however, is it hard to create content for Relaxajin?

Oh thank you! I’m so glad you liked the video.

Sometimes it’s hard. I always have ideas on what I think would be relaxing, but if I’m not in a quiet state, or relaxed enough myself, it can be very difficult.

I agree, it is very hard to help someone relax when you aren’t relaxed and centered yourself. Where did you happen upon ASMR? I had never heard of it until you mentioned it to me.

I never realized that I had anything until I came across a lady on YouTube whispering while she played with jewelry. Suddenly I had an instant relaxing tingle in my head, and tried to find out what it was. She had a lot of things linked to ASMR descriptions, and I then knew 😀

That sounds absolutely lovely, almost like sitting with your grandma as she was making something and telling you stories. I’d be completely relaxed.

Soothing Scenery 5On that note, what are some final words of advice you could share with us when it comes to relaxing and dealing with stress?

I’m not sure I’m the best person to ask, because I still suffer from stress just like everyone else. 🙂 But if you do find you are stressed, try and find a quiet few moments for yourself – JUST yourself.

Turn off everything: phones, social networks, and just be yourself and say something nice to yourself. That helps me!

Check out Relaxajin and Lucahjin on Youtube

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An interview with Jimmy Wong

Hello again everyone! I present to you an interview with a wonderful YouTuber, actor and musician.

Jimmy WongHis name is Jimmy Wong, and if you haven’t heard of him yet; you should.

He currently has two channels on YouTube which cover various subjects.

The cooking channel Feast of Fiction instructs viewers how to create foods from their favorite books, movies and even video games. It was this channel, which Jimmy features in, that introduced me to Jimmy, and led me to find his channels.

His personal channel Jimmy focuses mainly on his music, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fun songs and talented musicians.

Finally his third channel Jimmy2 is the one that has really caught my interest. It is a vlogging channel which is composed of short videos about Jimmy and his daily life. Recently however, Jimmy has started a new series of dream vlogs. He showcases his dreams, asks users to share theirs with him, and he holds discussions about them.

He also gives his viewers inspirational messages and tries to inspire them to record their dreams and learn from them.

Here’s the interview I conducted with him through email. Enjoy, and make sure to check him out through the links above. He is worth watching.

What inspired you to begin your dream blog project?

I was thinking of fun projects to do in the new year and another way to really get in touch with the people who follow me online! I also hope the project will bring in a lot more people to watch and discuss along with me.

I’ve always admired the ability to dream and I think it reveals so much about who we are, what we’re afraid of, and what goals we have in life. And so much more! I figured the dream vlogs would be a great way to share and learn from all our experiences.

Jimmy Wong What have the responses been to your new vlogs? Do people have strong opinions about them?

The response has been pretty great so far! I hope I can continue building an audience and people who want to record and share their own dreams. Hopefully this can be a nice starting off point for anyone who’s ever wanted to start doing their own vlogs! I certainly have gotten a lot of practice from doing it just this short month so far; it’s been a real pleasure to see all the comments and responses.

For the most part no one’s had strong opinions one way or another, but that’s quite alright! I figure people are most interested in delving into their own dreams, and if I can encourage people to think more about their own dreams then all the better.

What are your feelings about dreams?

I really don’t know what our dreams mean, why we have them, and if they’re really something significant or just our brains figuring stuff out. What I’ve learned from just logging my own dreams this past month is that dreams are oftentimes silly, serious, dramatic, sad, and happy all at once. There’s always so much emotion jam packed into my dreams that I’m not sure if my brain just needs some catharsis or if it’s trying to figure out a problem or address an insecurity.

I think there’s a limit to how much we can analyze our dreams, but it is incredibly important to try and remember them. Through all the different emotions, there’s always a nugget of truth in there that we can mine and find out more about ourselves.

What advice do you want to give to people who are interested in their dreams, and what do you think is the biggest lesson we can learn from our dreams?

Jimmy Wong I’d say if you’re interested in having more dreams or actually remembering them, keep a dream log and be active with it. Make sure you write down or jot down every dream you have as soon as you wake up from one and don’t wait until the morning. It doesn’t even need to be legible, just a couple of key words and images can help you remember an entire dream sequence days, even months later.

Don’t feel like you need to get super philosophical or Freudian with your dreams either – sometimes they are just dreams in the end! As for lessons to be learned, I think that’s unique to each and every person. Just keep an open mind, don’t be afraid to confront the hard truths, and keep dreamin’.

Check out Jimmy’ Dream Vlogs Here.
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