Category: Discoveries

Fave YouTubers: Brooke Makenna

Alright. You guys know I love true crime podcasts, yes? Cool!

Nothing like a creepy murder story to entertain you on a boring commute or a monotonous stretch at work (yay for my new job that actually encourages us entering our own little bubbles if we need to). I’ve learned so much and love getting my audio fix from more than just music.

But did you know I also spent ungodly amounts of time watching true crime channels on YouTube? Indeed!

One of my more recent discoveries is Brooke Makenna.

For one, I just love her voice. It’s exactly the kind of soothing tone that makes you relax (which is a bit weird considering she talks about people getting killed or abducted but never mind that XDD). Then, she’s just so sweet and kind to her viewers, despite (or maybe because of?) the scary subject matter. The cases she picks are always interesting, well-researched and narrated.

So if you’re into true crime at all, give her channel a try!

Kizuna Ai

Apparently, being home sick is a good opportunity to pick up new obsessions so here’s my newest one: Kizuna Ai!

Supposedly, she’s an AI/virtual YouTuber but let’s face it, what’s actually behind the character is simply an actress being motion captured and then animated , most likely using good old MMD.

I’m still in the middle of checking out more of her videos but so far, my favourite is this one where she tries out a game that gives you 20 seconds to draw a random thing and then scores your attempt a success or failure depending on whether Google’s AI was able to guess what it was. Click “CC” and then “settings/English” on this and most of her other videos for surprisingly decent subs!

A lot of this feels very improv-ish which, let’s face it, is probably the main reason why I’m finding her stuff so entertaining. I also really want to know who her seiyuu is. She’s amazing!

It also serves as a reminder – or a first impression – of just how little sense Japanese people can actually make of romaji in many cases. Still laughing about “ambulance”/”unbalance”. Awwww.

Finally – links!

Kizuna Ai Youtube channel

Kizuna Ai official website

Kizuna Ai Twitter