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“The creation of a single world comes from a huge number of fragments and chaos.” ― Hayao Miyazaki

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“The creation of a single world comes from a huge number of fragments and chaos.”

-Hayao Miyazaki

 

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The Power of Ambience

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Hello, everyone! Today I would like to share with you my latest discovery and obsession with soundscapes. While writing I often listen to movie soundtracks or instrumental pieces to get me focused on my story. However, this last week when I was browsing YouTube I came across some amazing and wonderful soundscapes! Now for those who aren’t sure what soundscapes are, they are basically the multiple sounds of a particular environment or location. For example, some of the most popular ones are the crackling fireplace and the sound of falling rain.

Here are the YouTube channels and their specific videos I have had fun listening to while writing, reading, and relaxing!

The Guild of Ambience-This channel really is great at creating a realistic and immersive ambience for various exotic outdoor and indoor environments. Some of its soundscapes include:

Fantasy Medieval Townsuch a relaxing video featuring sounds of nature along with    the faint strum of musical notes and the occasional clip-clop of a passing horse-drawn wagon 

Fireplace Sounds-Medieval Tavernincorporates the crackling of a fireplace accompanied by the low hum of people’s laughter and voices while the trickle of a drink being poured into a mug immediately makes any listener’s mouth start watering 

 Pirate Shipthe creak of a ship, the sound of crashing waves. What more do I have to say? 

Waterfall Sounds-Garden Pond, Bird LifeListen to the soft and steady flow of water accompanied by birds’ songs and other sounds of nature 

Potion Shop Soundsimagine yourself in Professor Snape’s classroom and this is exactly what your ears will hear! 

Check out more here!

Yet another great channel for specifically fantasy-based soundscapes is Sword Coast Soundscapes. Some of its videos include:

Small Marketplacefeatures more distinct voices bartering and chatting as well as the sound of footsteps walking down a cobblestone street

Underwaterhow it would sound if you were 20,000 leagues under the sea

Some of the less-relaxing but still fun videos on this channel are:

Jungles of Chultthe sounds of the jungle mixed with frequent roars of human-eating monsters! 

Docks at Nightthe sound of waves, the cawing of crows, the howl of the wind, and of course, in the background the rumble of thunder

Explore more from Sword Coast Soundscapes here! 

Lastly, there is The ASMR Geek channel that has a lot of cool and eerie urban soundscapes, some of which include:

A theme park, an abandoned arcade, food court ambience

This channel also has plenty of awesome dystopian soundscapes of:

underground cities, spaceship cockpit, futuristic asian tea room in the city

As well as ones from movies and TV shows such as:

Supernatural, Star Wars, and Harry Potter 

Listen to more from this channel here!

 

Thanks for checking in, and I hope these soundscapes transport you to adventures of your choosing!

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“Lilac and star and bird twined with the chant of my soul.” -Walt Whitman

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“Lilac and star and 

bird twined with 

the chant of my soul. 

There in the fragrant 

pines and the cedars

dusk and dim.”

-Walt Whitman

 

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“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” -Henry David Thoreau

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“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” 

-Henry David Thoreau

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” -Sophocles

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Wisdom begins in wonder. 

-Sophocles

 

 

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“They made me see that the world was beautiful if you were beautiful, and that you couldn’t get unless you gave. And you had to give without wanting to get.” ― T.H. White, The Once and Future King

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“They made me see that the world was beautiful if you were beautiful, and that you couldn’t get unless you gave. And you had to give without wanting to get.”

-T. H. White, The Once and Future King 

Nature’s first green is gold…

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“Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.”

―Robert Frost, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”

Given the all the raw emotions remaining from the election last night, I thought today would be a good day to share this quote with everyone.

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Even darkness must pass. 

A new day will come. 

And when the sun shines 

it will shine out the clearer. 

-J.R.R. Tolkien 

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. -Albert Einstein

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Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. 

-Albert Einstein 

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