Strangely relaxing stuff...

Well hello there everyone.
With the forums being as vitrolic as never before, I thought that we might all benefit from some relaxation, so I ask you, dear escapees, what is something strange that relaxes you.

For me it's this video:


It's about putting together a DIY-guitar-effect-pedal, and yet, this is probably one of the most relaxing videos I have ever seen.

Valium.

Failing that, stroking/scratching my leg hair. No idea why, but it's rather soothing. But also slightly creepy, so I abstain from doing it in public...

Edit:

This guy's videos. The fun he seems to be having, and all the interesting stuff he knows about the guns he plays around with is very relaxing to watch. Plus I love that Southern American voice - he's like an awesome granddad.

Heavy Metal. As the Trucker from Cowboy Bebop said "It's called Heavy Metal and it's some of the most soothing stuff in the world." (paraphrased)

sextus the crazy:
Heavy Metal. As the Trucker from Cowboy Bebop said "It's called Heavy Metal and it's some of the most soothing stuff in the world." (paraphrased)

I agree, used to fall asleep with the music. But that drained the MP3's battery too much.

Also Rainy Mood. You are all very welcome for me introducing you to this website.

I like driving. Sometimes I just sneak out at night just to go and drive, nothing else, no objective, just drive. Helps that I've got a decently designed and well-upkept vehicle that has a terrific sound system (I CAN HEAR EVERYTHING) but yeah, I enjoy driving cars, period.

Odd as it may seem, I find coffee to be very soothing. Drinking too much will make me hyper, but just one mug will leave me feeling pleasantly content.

Less odd is Frank Sinatra's music. Even his sadder songs leave me feeling mellowed.

Metal music is the strangest one I can think of. It isn't just the fact that it is loud and intense, but I also use it to wake up a lot of the time when I'm too tired and relaxed to focus on work. It's almost like it is telling my body to rebel against whatever desires it has at the time.

I find this strangely relaxing... He starts typing in all chat dammit. So funny. This is why we take Move Speed Quints on everyone but AD Carries!

YOU HAD FLASH?!?!?!!?!?

I think "fucking slob of a fuck" is my new favourite swear.

I find training mode in fighting games with a few select characters to be relaxing. Seriously, Mu is like the most relaxing thing ever. She's just so calm and focused... And cute. Also extremely deadly. Deadly cute :3

I don't even have BnB combos for anyone except Makoto (even then it's a few buttons into Corona Upper, probably more damage just ending a straight ground series with a charged Drive but whatever)

Dante in UMVC3 is the opposite, NO NOT THAT MOVE! YOU HAVE LIKE 50 SPECIALS! STOP IT!

So silly. He has specials that can only be accessed by canceling out of OTHER specials ;_;

Taking furballs out of my dog.
I can sit grooming my dog forever. and he enjoys it too!

http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/

Your welcome, people who are soon to reach enlightenment.

I find Day[9] relaxing, maybe not in a "I could fall asleep to that" kind of relaxing but if I'm feeling frustrated from boredom, uneasiness etc he has this strange ability to just entertain me and take away that frustration.

I never really need to relax that much, don't lead a stressful life and I don't feel stress, that I know of.

Podcasts relax me, as does Television. I like to listen to people talk. I have a difficult time falling asleep, so I like to fall asleep to conversations. Like I enjoy the TGS Podcast and the Roosterteeth podcast as an example.

Rain is the best relaxant for me, although I cannot hear it anymore where I live. Too far underground in a basement level. :(

Throwing stuff into a skip is oddly relaxing to me. Especially when it makes a satisfying crashing sound. Or maybe I just like to break things.

Watching old Escapist videos I've seen before and porn.

No, not getting off to porn and not videos. Pictures, just browsing, not even particularly turned on by most of them but just browsing fakes or hentai foundry is oddly soothing for me. Of course I don't do that too much...

The sound of vacuum cleaners, fans, and hair-dryers are all incredibly therapeutic for me.

an annoyed writer:
I like driving. Sometimes I just sneak out at night just to go and drive, nothing else, no objective, just drive.

Could it be? I am not alone in this world? We should hang out sometime.

But yes, driving. Relaxing stuff.


this for me...its being played to death on the radio here at the moment but for some reason everytime i hear it i just wanna go sit in the garden have a beer and relax

Vegosiux:

an annoyed writer:
I like driving. Sometimes I just sneak out at night just to go and drive, nothing else, no objective, just drive.

Could it be? I am not alone in this world? We should hang out sometime.

But yes, driving. Relaxing stuff.

Yeah, you're not alone. Out of curiosity, what do you drive? Me, I drive a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, which I've called Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and it is my baby. It's one of my favorite vehicles, and my favorite out of the cars I've driven and owned. Great handling, MPG, and comfort. Hell, at the moment I'm working on upgrading its audio system (Pioneer makes amazing speakers for what you pay) and all I have left to do there is figuring out subwoofer placement and installation. Next on my list is softening up the suspension just a tad more.

an annoyed writer:

Yeah, you're not alone. Out of curiosity, what do you drive? Me, I drive a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, which I've called Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and it is my baby. It's one of my favorite vehicles, and my favorite out of the cars I've driven and owned. Great handling, MPG, and comfort. Hell, at the moment I'm working on upgrading its audio system (Pioneer makes amazing speakers for what you pay) and all I have left to do there is figuring out subwoofer placement and installation. Next on my list is softening up the suspension just a tad more.

Eh, just a plain ol' Nissan Micra, or well, did until it lost its soul through the exhaust pipe (or wherever those souls go). Am car-less at the moment, but I never complain if I'm voted a designated driver at least.

The car I felt best driving though? Was a Volkswagen Passat.

Being choked with a vascular choke (as opposed to a trachea choke). I think anyone who's done Brazilian Jiu Jitsu knows what I mean.

The sound of very loud heavy rainfall. So relaxing.

sextus the crazy:
Heavy Metal. As the Trucker from Cowboy Bebop said "It's called Heavy Metal and it's some of the most soothing stuff in the world." (paraphrased)

I'm not sure it's all that unusual, looking at the thread and from people I know. I certainly listen to metal when I want to forget about dem feels, and it works. It's so intense it makes you forget about all that shit.

I'm not sure if it's actually that weird, but I find writing music (being me this brings the double whammy of it being metal that I'm writing) is very relaxing. I spend a lot of time sat at my laptop with my bass plugging stuff away into Guitar Pro (I'm short of any musicians to play with/too shy to show people my work even if I did, so I write the guitar and drum parts too, which probably stops it from being too great, but it's a challenge). Having to concentrate that much on something I enjoy so much is pretty much the best way to calm myself down, and has the added bonus of making me drift off into fantasies.

I guess it's a bit weird, you wouldn't expect something that requires a lot of concentration to be calming, but it's quite the opposite.

Watching cats hunt.

I'm not much of a catperson, and I think the internet's obsession with cats is ridiculous, but just look at the critters hunt.

Strangely relaxing.

an annoyed writer:
I like driving. Sometimes I just sneak out at night just to go and drive, nothing else, no objective, just drive. Helps that I've got a decently designed and well-upkept vehicle that has a terrific sound system (I CAN HEAR EVERYTHING) but yeah, I enjoy driving cars, period.

Really? Driving does the exact opposite for me! Although, that said, night driving when no one's around is nice, it's just when there are those other people on roads trying to kill you I have a problem with.

OT: I find solitaire really relaxing. It helps sooth me. I feel soothed by it. Particularly after driving.

Rain druming against a window pane,

so soothing it sends me to sleep!

Zantos:

an annoyed writer:
I like driving. Sometimes I just sneak out at night just to go and drive, nothing else, no objective, just drive. Helps that I've got a decently designed and well-upkept vehicle that has a terrific sound system (I CAN HEAR EVERYTHING) but yeah, I enjoy driving cars, period.

Really? Driving does the exact opposite for me! Although, that said, night driving when no one's around is nice, it's just when there are those other people on roads trying to kill you I have a problem with.

OT: I find solitaire really relaxing. It helps sooth me. I feel soothed by it. Particularly after driving.

Yeah, when I first started I was kinda like that. Nervous wreck. But as I drove more and more, and found my comfort zones within my car and got comfortable with other people on the road, I started finding it really enjoyable. That being said, I do like it when no-one else is on the road. I love driving in at night, in the rain for that reason.

Vegosiux:

an annoyed writer:

Yeah, you're not alone. Out of curiosity, what do you drive? Me, I drive a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, which I've called Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and it is my baby. It's one of my favorite vehicles, and my favorite out of the cars I've driven and owned. Great handling, MPG, and comfort. Hell, at the moment I'm working on upgrading its audio system (Pioneer makes amazing speakers for what you pay) and all I have left to do there is figuring out subwoofer placement and installation. Next on my list is softening up the suspension just a tad more.

Eh, just a plain ol' Nissan Micra, or well, did until it lost its soul through the exhaust pipe (or wherever those souls go). Am car-less at the moment, but I never complain if I'm voted a designated driver at least.

The car I felt best driving though? Was a Volkswagen Passat.

I was car-less for a while, since I lost my Saturn SW in a bad accident last September. That thing was a piece of shit, so don't ever think of getting one. I also heard that Volkswagens are terrific vehicles, though I find it funny that you mention the Passat: I recently saw a Passat that that the "P" and the "at" removed from it's rear badge, so it simply read "ass". It was funny.

The screams of tortured souls are pretty relaxing. As are thunderstorms.

 

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