065 SWF Gathering 26 August 2023

[10:01 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.

Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:01 AM] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!!!???
[10:01 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): I am, it wont work on any of them
[10:01 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: hery Grace ?
[10:02 AM] Celtic Infinity: Catnip, it helps me to be closer to the seats to sit.
[10:02 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): sheers to Miranda
[10:02 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): good point
[10:02 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): its ok, I prefer swimming anyway
[10:02 AM] Peaches2U Camino: woooot Miranda
[10:02 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mebbes sometimes there’s invisistuff blocking
[10:02 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): I had to get up close and personal with my seat
[10:02 AM] Peaches2U Camino: HUGGLES CELTIC
[10:02 AM] Peaches2U Camino: ~Tala~
[10:02 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oof I’m sorry. you’re welcome hang out on this level
[10:02 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) eyes the sheers
[10:02 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): ahha
[10:02 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I goundsit
[10:02 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany) giggles!
[10:02 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): Thank you!
[10:02 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Safe waters foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of second life, we bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.
[10:02 AM] Celtic Infinity curtsies
[10:03 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: People seem to arrive late and depart early. Please don’t be offended but as leader I will try to keep the meeting going. We don’t repeat things for latecomers – a log is posted on our blog after the meeting. This is not a place for public debate – this is a helpful place. we all help each other slive an aquatic lifestyle.
[10:04 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Because we usually have good attendance – please take a moment to remove all extra attachments and huds. We’d like you to dress low lag. Big poofy hair and jewelry are big culprits, as are bubbles, script things, huds, and such. If we all cooperate, more merfolk can participate with less crashing. Thank you for your help with this.
[10:04 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): meoowwww~
[10:04 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was yer week seafolk?
[10:04 AM] Celtic Infinity: It was good, thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:04 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I’ll keep my petter on, thankies verymuch
[10:04 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: not bad ?
[10:04 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I just returned from the work trip! but feel some sickies coming on X_X
[10:05 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: gonna garden and try to save some dandelions
[10:05 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): covid test just turned up negative, fortunately
[10:05 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thats great Fina
[10:05 AM] Celtic Infinity: \o/
[10:05 AM] Sandie (Sandie Rau): yay
[10:05 AM] Mintaka Starchild: Wonderful!
[10:05 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) gathers some catnip from amongst the ground cover
[10:05 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: we love the petter Fina
[10:05 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): MERCATNIP??????
[10:05 AM] Miranda Barrowstone contributes
[10:06 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): yesssss
[10:06 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): ooo glad ur back safe fina
[10:06 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:06 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) pulls out some shrimp and stuffs it with catnip
[10:06 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): miiiiiow~~
[10:06 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh wouldn’t it be funny if shark nip exists?
[10:06 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ::holds up the stuffed shrimp and offers it to Fina
[10:06 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): noooooo
[10:06 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): JASMIN!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!
[10:06 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany) kisses you!!!!!
[10:06 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): shark nip exists
[10:06 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): its called blood
[10:06 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) eeps.
[10:07 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): here you go sweet kitty
[10:07 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:07 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: wonder if laser pointers get their attention
[10:07 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I have a cat shark at home so it might work
[10:07 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): someone gathered me….. Thats very confusing
[10:07 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): HeHeHeHeHeHe
[10:07 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:07 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): oh my yes
[10:07 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ??°o?o°???????°o?o°??
[10:07 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) considers catnip
[10:08 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): now Im being considered!
[10:08 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany) grins and blows lots of bubbles
[10:08 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thats a good thing
[10:08 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I hope
[10:08 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) nods
[10:08 AM] Celtic Infinity: 😀
[10:08 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) smiles with a low energy contented look
[10:08 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:08 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): Jasmin is ittybitty
[10:08 AM] Miranda Barrowstone munches a kelp flavored sweet tarts rope
[10:09 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – we’re all here to help each other, cause we’re awesome like that.
[10:09 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so the order is my introduction-done, introduce the new folks, sharing questions, ideas, and support to help each other-ie; tails, hair, bodies, AOs, requests, etc, then PSAs and promotion of events, sales or what ever else needs to be shared, then I close us out with our goals, maybe a group hug and picture.

So here we go!!
[10:09 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: If you have brought someone new to this gathering, please introduce them now. If you are new and wish to introduce yourself please do so now.
just click on the podium to sit on it or sit were you are if thats just easier.
[10:10 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): Hello
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: A very short sentence is all that is needed – for example: hi, I am (your name) and I discovered aquatics (brief description of how you found us) and what I love about being aquatic is (explain here).
[10:10 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): hello Tinker
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so new folks, have at it
[10:10 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): waves to all
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome ?
[10:10 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:10 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): I have to do it now or I’ll chicken out
[10:10 AM] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Tinkerbell!
[10:10 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): how’d you discover us?
[10:11 AM] Philantis Texan smiles
[10:11 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): a very nice girl told me about it, her name is MIranda
[10:11 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ??°o?o°???????°o?o°??
[10:11 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:11 AM] Peaches2U Camino: 😀
[10:11 AM] Celtic Infinity: 😀
[10:11 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): utooh – Miranda the troublemaker?
[10:11 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): and my friend Simona wanted to come have a look
[10:11 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): she is afk though
[10:11 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) smiles mischeaviously
[10:11 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: we have a merfolk themed party
[10:11 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): aha!
[10:11 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): points over there
[10:12 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): and that is about it, loving all of your creations
[10:12 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yay welcome to you both, glad you made it
[10:12 AM] Philantis Texan loves himself everyday
[10:12 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): hehe
[10:12 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ? ? Thank You ? ?
[10:12 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else new?
[10:12 AM] Philantis Texan: ? ? ? ? ? ???L???? ? ? ? ? ?
[10:12 AM] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Simona! (when you get back) 🙂
[10:12 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): she will read all she said
[10:13 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): hehehe… Im Jasmins Catnip and shes why Im here, I wasworking on the underwater part of my garden and we got sidetracked here and started mermaid stuff shopping and meeting really nice merish people
[10:13 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ..and I am to be nice
[10:13 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): o.O
[10:13 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): and an octopus
[10:13 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thats awesome ?
[10:13 AM] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Catnip! 🙂
[10:13 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany) grins!! Thank you!
[10:13 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): nice to meet you Catnip, smiles
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: glad you came
[10:14 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): very glad
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else before we swim on?
[10:14 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I am the troublemaker
[10:14 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Grace Troublemaker Matriach
[10:14 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): hi, I’m Fina. I’m a cat
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I can attest to that
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:14 AM] Sandie (Sandie Rau): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:14 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): hehe, I am an angel, do not listen to Simona when she returns…
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: don’t forget to pet the cat
[10:15 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): already done
[10:15 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:15 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) gives Fina another shrimp
[10:15 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay on to tech support
[10:15 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Questions and support requests
Now – what general questions can we discuss here today? Where do our aquatics need help? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:15 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I guess I want an opinion
[10:15 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): if I go to a mesh body
[10:16 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: or raise a fin that works too
[10:16 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): can I continue with this tail?
[10:16 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:16 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): its really old
[10:16 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I think so
[10:16 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I bought mesh body and head
[10:16 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): Is there a shallow water AO? My garden isnt very deep and I cant make it any deeper because of…. THE LINDINISIM
[10:16 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): oooooh good question Catnip
[10:16 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I have mainland land
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and can make sorta deep water
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): land …. um um
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): can’t remembr
[10:17 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): Grace, how does it feel to have this tail on?
[10:17 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I don’t think aos are contigent on water but I could be wrong as I used the same one for a decade
[10:17 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): May I?
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): hi long time friend Leslie come sit with me
[10:17 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): in compae to the oter ones
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): this is my signature tail
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I don’t want to change
[10:17 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Leslie
[10:17 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): the Nemissa tail comes with an out of water ao\
[10:17 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): then i understand..
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): changed my name that was enuff
[10:18 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): I made it as deep as it will go, it would require the lindens to make it deeper
[10:18 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I say keep the tail it’s awesome
[10:18 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): oooh wow a new fee schedule
[10:18 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): then you are fine in this Tail.. signature one
[10:18 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I shall not make land on myland
[10:18 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I think they have you – the Lindens do
[10:18 AM] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Leslie 🙂
[10:18 AM] Philantis Texan: it’s the particular sim/land you lease
[10:19 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): Mine has land by default actually
[10:19 AM] ~Azora~ Meter 1.5.7: Leslie Beaumont has died. [10:19 AM] ~Azora~ Meter 1.5.7: Leslie Beaumont has starved to death.
[10:19 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): O.O
[10:19 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): where theres even more garden
[10:19 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh dear
[10:19 AM] Mintaka Starchild: RIP leslie
[10:19 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) mourns and assumes we are speaking to the water depth issue?
[10:19 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I knew I shoulda put out cookies
[10:19 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): ooooo……
[10:19 AM] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont): Im not dead yet…I think Ill go for a swim now…
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I think we are Grace yeah
[10:20 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): she looks pretty good for a dead mer
[10:20 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I think they float belly up?
[10:20 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): that’s a good one
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I can only take her if she dead
[10:20 AM] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont): mmm is sure no one is looking at her belly 🙂
[10:20 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): its a new think – depth charges I mean
[10:20 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): you forgot your top Leslie
[10:20 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): pretty sure you are right
[10:20 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ?(GiGgLeSnOrTs)????
[10:21 AM] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont): I did not 🙂
[10:21 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): technically they don’t wear them
[10:21 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thought that was allowed here
[10:21 AM] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont): It is
[10:21 AM] Philantis Texan has the attention span of a Goldfish..what are doing?
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): totallty is
[10:21 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): oh too funny
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): you asked a question Phil
[10:21 AM] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont): Grace is just giving me a hard time
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): nod nod
[10:22 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: we’re answering questions and slowly descending into chaos
[10:22 AM] Philantis Texan: indeed
[10:22 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: perhaps we should wrap this up
[10:22 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): noooo
[10:22 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else need help this week?
[10:23 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): did Phil get answer he wanted
[10:23 AM] Philantis Texan: hahah
[10:23 AM] Mintaka Starchild: Is there a tail for the tweenster body?
[10:23 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh I missed it
[10:23 AM] Philantis Texan: i did not have a question
[10:23 AM] Philantis Texan: listing to thee
[10:23 AM] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont): oh now I understand the humor…my meter
[10:23 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: not yet I’m working on it
[10:23 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) stops making trouble and listens
[10:23 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: but right now I suggest Ardy
[10:23 AM] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont): I am trouble
[10:24 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): puts hand up
[10:24 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): whats a tweenster body?
[10:24 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): toddleedoo
[10:24 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: give me a monment to find him mp
[10:24 AM] Peaches2U Camino: tackles Leslie^^
[10:24 AM] Mintaka Starchild: It’s a mesh body
[10:24 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: kid body my cousin Bea uses one
[10:24 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): Ive never heard of that
[10:24 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): Ohhhh
[10:25 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): does anyone make a mer for the new toddleedoos, they are slightly different to the older ones
[10:25 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/20301
[10:26 AM] Mintaka Starchild: Thank you very much, I will look
[10:26 AM] Elicia Parx: Rekt has a new tail at The Warehouse Event, however it does not work with the Tala AO Bento
[10:26 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): they have a shark
[10:26 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I’m on a personal quest to try and make a tail for every kid body but I need to learn blender first
[10:26 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): what is blender Miranda?
[10:27 AM] Mintaka Starchild: I can’t wait to see your work Tink
[10:27 AM] Mintaka Starchild: miranda haha [10:27 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Blender is HARD! [10:27 AM] Chat Range: Beware Hax [6m] [10:27 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): errr I was about to say, not me, noooo [10:27 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: blender is one of the programs that allow you to make mesh items including tails for second life and other virtual worlds [10:27 AM] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont): sit with me, Beware [10:27 AM] Mintaka Starchild: I read your username as I was trying to type miranda’s haha [10:27 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ohhh ok [10:27 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): Blender is an amazing 3D program, as the president of Pixar said” Five kids in a garrage with five year old hardware running blender could do everything Pixar does” [10:28 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): oh wow, I like pixar [10:28 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: tis true [10:29 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: anyother questions beforee I move us on? [10:29 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): Its also free, and has been improved dramaticaly over the last few years in terms uf useability. Its not as hard as it once was [10:30 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: there are also blender classes in sl. my suggestion is join blender bender.02 [10:30 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): nice [10:30 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): Yes, more ao questions, I have the Tala AO, but I have another tail that requires a 5 joint AO, where would I find one of those? [10:31 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: good question [10:31 AM] Miranda Barrowstone looks around “is there an answer in the group? [10:32 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): the tala has a 5 joint option [10:32 AM] Simona (Simonaofbloch Resident): i have dramatic sea [10:32 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): tala ao [10:32 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): hmmmm really? [10:32 AM] Simona (Simonaofbloch Resident): from years ago [10:32 AM] Elicia Parx: the Tala AO non bento has a 5 joints hud [10:32 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I don[‘t use it [10:32 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): Dramatic Sea? [10:32 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): wb [10:32 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): simona [10:32 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Simona [10:32 AM] Simona (Simonaofbloch Resident): flying visit [10:32 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): kk [10:32 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): that is Kami Hitoe Catnip [10:32 AM] Simona (Simonaofbloch Resident): i am cooking a lasangne [10:32 AM] Philantis Texan: ~Tala~ Simona [10:32 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I remember Dramatic sea [10:32 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): old but good – I still use [10:32 AM] Simona (Simonaofbloch Resident): ty [10:33 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): I tried the demo stuff in the place I got this one, and one said it was five joints but it didnt work [10:33 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: hrm [10:33 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ask the creator maybe [10:33 AM] Simona (Simonaofbloch Resident): https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/KH-Mermaid-AO2-Dramatic-Sea/670528 [10:33 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I would have thought the ao came with the tail -it was quite the innovation when it came out [10:34 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): 5 joint teails were terrible for dancing tho [10:34 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): thank you! [10:34 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): does that do 5 point tail? [10:35 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): no, Dramtic Sea doesn’t [10:35 AM] Simona (Simonaofbloch Resident): i bought it premesh [10:35 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ~Tala~ [10:35 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): the AO has on menu [10:35 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: really? I would thought it was better [10:35 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): nod nod [10:35 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I remember the day when mermaids stopped dancing [10:36 AM] Simona (Simonaofbloch Resident): what is five point, is that the tail bone ? [10:36 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: dang [10:36 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): quite a crisis [10:36 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): grace that sounds like the start of a nostalgic movie [10:36 AM] Philantis Texan nods [10:36 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): hmmm [10:36 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): its a missing lyric from “american pie” [10:36 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=- [10:36 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): the dayyy the mermaids…stopped dancing [10:36 AM] Chat Range: Sapphira Franizzi [11m] [10:36 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): really – there was a point [10:37 AM] [Theatre] :: Fluffy Petter 1.07: F??? ?? has gained total fluffiness level ~ 6900! [10:37 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): everyone was aflutter [10:37 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): the day of the mermaids, instead of the triffids [10:37 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): the gorgeous new tails can’t dance [10:37 AM] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont): I dance quite happily without worrying about such technicalities…but I still mostly wear old style tails 🙂 [10:37 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): we need an animator!!!! [10:37 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) looks at fluffy Fina [10:37 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany) looks at Jasmin! [10:37 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): how do you stay fluffy underwater cat? [10:37 AM] Heathlynn Lane (Heather) is Offline [10:37 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles*=-
[10:37 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): someone has to do….looks at Miranda….a new lovely tail for the babies
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I better move us on
[10:38 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): agreed
[10:38 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) hushes
[10:38 AM] Chat Range: Elicia Parx [5m]
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you for your questions
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Quick reminders/announcements

Ad boards are awesome because they can help newer merfolk and aquatics find places to swim. If you need mer traffic, please consider renting an ad board.
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group chat twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:39 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:39 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): what is that?
[10:39 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): getting aalkindss of pictures in view now
[10:40 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: a hangout is a place where you can go and chill, maybe take in the sights, meet the locals
[10:40 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: have a new place to swim
[10:40 AM] Philantis Texan spawn
[10:40 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ^^
[10:40 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): errrr ok
[10:40 AM] Philantis Texan: 😛
[10:40 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): You can spawn at my place…. Its rated C for chaos
[10:41 AM] Mintaka Starchild snort laughs
[10:41 AM] Philantis Texan snickers
[10:41 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: antiquity used to have one, we’re rebuilding a new one
[10:41 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ?(GiGgLeSnOrTs)????
[10:41 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.

Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at https://swfsl.com/
[10:41 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): a neew spawning space?
[10:41 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yep with shops and houses
[10:42 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: and now…
Public service announcements
Now we allow a limited time for publicity. Who has something fun to share? A store, new sim, event, or news? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:42 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Antiquityis so lovely
[10:42 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ? ty
[10:42 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): if you haven’t visited I highly recommend it
[10:42 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:42 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): oop
[10:43 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: if you need the stick, let me know
[10:43 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow) try to grab for grace’s hand as she slides off
[10:43 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Mintaka, the stick is yours
[10:43 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): wb grace
[10:43 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Mintaka
[10:43 AM] Mintaka Starchild: Hello- tala! A quick note on the topic of the Mermish language. A small group of dedicated conlang enthusiast have put together a dictionary of over 4,500 words, a written language, idioms, vocabulary sets (and even some poems and songs are in the works)
[10:43 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: let’s try to hold all banter til they done
[10:43 AM] Roz Azalee is Offline
[10:44 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): curses!
[10:44 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:44 AM] Mintaka Starchild: I am here today to announce that the dictionary is now available for all to reference through a google doc!
[10:44 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: whoot!
[10:44 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): oh cool!
[10:44 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): that took some work!
[10:44 AM] Mintaka Starchild: This is a living and changing language so beware there are new words being added even today… Current dictionary compilation, grammar, written language resources and more are here:

[10:45 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Is there a grammar ? Miss Mintaka ?
[10:45 AM] Mintaka Starchild: Please enjoy learning and if you have any additions, notes, or questions you would like to address don’t hesitate to reach out
[10:45 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: wow
[10:45 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): Wowo, that must have been a mighty work , Mintaka
[10:45 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): i love the pictograph section!
[10:45 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): this is very cool
[10:45 AM] Mintaka Starchild: Thank you! Persu em <3
[10:45 AM] Peaches2U Camino: coolness
[10:45 AM] Mintaka Starchild: It took a lot of work between only a few people
[10:45 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): it is adba!
[10:46 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): adba?
[10:46 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) feels old
[10:46 AM] Mintaka Starchild: hehe Persu em persu em! We are creating a web browser based translator soon too
[10:46 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): opposite of Abda
[10:46 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) feels older
[10:46 AM] Mintaka Starchild: So be on the lookout for that soon!
[10:46 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) stops bantering – bad Grace
[10:46 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): would love to see some turned into gestures too mintaka
[10:46 AM] Mintaka Starchild hands the stick back to miranda with a polite bow
[10:47 AM] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont): Im a language designer, I do hope the grammar isnt copied from English 🙂
[10:47 AM] Mintaka Starchild laughs
[10:47 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): applause
[10:47 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ('•.¸¸(‘•.¸ ? ¸.•’´)¸.•’´)
[10:47 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ?('•.¸:•.•:*¨*??*¨*:•.•:¸.•'´)? [10:47 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ,.´:* APPLAUSE !!!! *:´., [10:47 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ? (¸.•'´:•.•:*¨*??*¨*:•.•:‘•.¸) ?
[10:47 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): (¸.•’´(¸.•’´ ? ´'•.¸)‘•.¸)
[10:47 AM] Mintaka Starchild: Leslie, for ease of teaching the grammar is similar unfortunately haha
[10:48 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): i presume that the colomn F is the hidden Naufgthy one?
[10:48 AM] Mintaka Starchild: but if you want to help with another conlang that is very different we have some other projects
[10:50 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I’m lost
[10:50 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): where are we?
[10:50 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): we are here
[10:50 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): give or take
[10:50 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): Union Passage Grace, wake up
[10:50 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Mintaka you’re good?
[10:50 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): aha!
[10:50 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): tyvm
[10:51 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): yw
[10:51 AM] Mintaka Starchild: Yes yes, please continue <3
[10:51 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): i think she handed the stick back miranda
[10:51 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: you guys gotta pass back the stick thats my cue
[10:51 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): she did ?
[10:51 AM] Mintaka Starchild: I did hehe
[10:51 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Matt its yours now
[10:51 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): great!
[10:51 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Matti
[10:51 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) removes the invisibility cloak from talking stick
[10:51 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): Tala.
[10:51 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): Tala friends and fishes. I see a few new faces here! If we haven’t met, my name is Matti – I’m a mer texture creator and builder. I have a few announcements to share <3
[10:51 AM] Philantis Texan: ? ? ? ? ? ???L???? ? ? ? ? ?
[10:51 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): one very talented merman
[10:51 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): First i wanna giv ea very heartfelt THANK YOU to grace, echo, and SWF for participating in my build at fandomcon
[10:52 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): the mer region saw over 500 unique impressions over the week
[10:52 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): in no small part due to the familiarity with SWF
[10:52 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): there was a lot of traffic starting in the SWF booth and moving out from there
[10:52 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): and i am VERY thankful
[10:52 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): so thank you so much ?
[10:52 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:52 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: it was amazing
[10:52 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): now – a quick sneak peak – I will be opening up conch island (my homestead region) for a halloween event next month. Thats right…underwater. halloween. forest.!!!!!
[10:52 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): Whats SWF?
[10:52 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): Oh’
[10:52 AM] Catnip (Mossbottom Mahogany): sorry, nevermind
[10:52 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): There will be games set out, a halloween 24/7 music stream, plenty of photogenic undersea spots, a ((krature)) sales shop and on select nights – DJ parties, fish hunt buoy x3 events and crystal craze.
[10:53 AM] Miranda Barrowstone happy dance
[10:53 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): I cant wait to show you all i have planned, until then – here’s a teaser: https://gyazo.com/d5e37850df32bec5d054288919e47185
[10:53 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): Next, this is a big deal for me
[10:53 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Cool!
[10:53 AM] Mintaka Starchild: Oooh
[10:53 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): ((Krature)) has offically been open for a whole YEAR!
[10:53 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): My store has been a huge sense of pride for me and I’m happy to say I did a COMPLETE reorg this week. All my products not in events currently are out for sale AND i moved all my nemissa mods to the basement level under the water. Theres an elevator TP experience down there now and it’s all very fun to explore. ? def check it out when you have a chance!
[10:53 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): ?+?APPLAUSE?+?
[10:53 AM] Philantis Texan: ? ? ? ? ? ???L???? ? ? ? ? ?
[10:53 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) YAY CONGRATUATIONS!
[10:54 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): tytytyty
[10:54 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): Speaking of my main store, it’s my turn for wanderlust weekend. Meaning I have two products for 50L there right now. “My Island” is a new back BOM tattoo I’ve created thats tintable to be any color you wish. It would look lovely with a mer tail!
[10:54 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): Second, to celebrate my milestone month of being open a year, I put my first product “The Gate” BOM tattoo pack up for 50L this weekend as well. They are 14 small tattoos that can be stacked, worn seperately OR i have a full layer version as well.
[10:54 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): More Info on my Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/2oXZxUp
[10:54 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): and here is the SLURL ((Krature)) main store: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Surreal%20Yellow/27/19/22
[10:54 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): Im moving fast but i have a lot
[10:54 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): forgive me
[10:54 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow) gulps for air
[10:55 AM] Mintaka Starchild: beautiful work
[10:55 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): THIRD! Abnormality’s Tumbleweed round comes to a close on the 28th! So if you havent had a chance to check it out – i recommend. The theme this month was wild west. Mermade, misteria, forest fantasy store and I are all in there with some mer-related items.
[10:55 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): My design is an applier HUD for the aii riptide tail that makes your fins look like…well..FRINGE! I completely redid the current fin maps by hand (RIP my mouse clicker fingers) I also blended the tail with leather materials so it makes for a very interesting design. It comes in four colors and a fatpack exclusive – two of which are themed after cowboy barbie and ken (LOL!)
[10:55 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): More info: https://flic.kr/p/2oUEHkD
[10:55 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): And a SLURL to Tumbleweed:
[10:55 AM] Mintaka Starchild: cuuuute
[10:55 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): tytyty
[10:55 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): FOURTH!!!! Enchantment’s “Wizard of Oz” shopping event is going on full force! Mermade and I are both in this event too with tail mods, it’s worth checking out! I’m actually modeling my designs for sale. “Porcelain” is a riptide tail applier with all custom china dish pattern work by yours truly. I also redid the fin shape on this one as well to be more scallop and playful.
[10:56 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): The design of this one was inspired by the source material, chapter 20 in the wizard of Oz “dainty china country” where everything is made from delicate porcelain and china and sometimes cracked.
[10:56 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): Speaking of cracked – my 75L item this round is “cracked” a BOM overlay skin layer that makes your skin – you guessed it – CRACKED. This was really fun to make and has been a best seller so far!
[10:56 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): More info on both items:

And a SLURL to the merry old land of oz:
[10:56 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): OK WHEW
[10:56 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): ONE LAST ONE GUYS
[10:57 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): this is what happens when you miss mer meeting for lie 4 weeks in a row 😛
[10:57 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): — getting dizzy-
[10:57 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): FINALLY i wanted to do a quick plug for seafolk of SL – it’s a mer community group that a couple of us mer created to connect. If you want a casual, active place to gab about merfolk in SL, here’s our info:

join our in world group: . Seafolk of SL .

join our flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/14779835@N24/

join our discord: https://discord.gg/9HKJhJKg7J
[10:57 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): and that’s all from me!!!
[10:57 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you Matt
[10:57 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): apologizes for the text wall, reach out in IMs if you need more info
[10:57 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ? ? Thank You ? ?
[10:57 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow) hands stic back ?
[10:57 AM] Mintaka Starchild claps with all six of her hands
[10:58 AM] Philantis Texan: ? ? ? ? ? ???L???? ? ? ? ? ?
[10:58 AM] Philantis Texan: ? ? ? ? ? ???L???? ? ? ? ? ?
[10:58 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): cut – past cut – paste…..
[10:58 AM] Peaches2U Camino: woooot!
[10:58 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I think our gathering gets posted to web site still
[10:58 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah I make a log and send it
[10:58 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay I have 2 minutes
[10:59 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Tala I’m Miranda and I come from Antiquity.
we have 16 sims to swim through, homes available, shopping spaces, mer spots, and active groups.
[10:59 AM] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda
[10:59 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: We are totally inclusive, kids, mers, furs, landers all welcome.
LGBT+ friendly, we even allow for mer toplessness under water.
[10:59 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: cause you know they’re just boobs. just don’t flash the humans. they’ll get nosebleeds and nose bleeds attract sharks.
[10:59 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: burries dad in Paper work
[10:59 AM] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont): I never flash…
[11:00 AM] Peaches2U Camino: hahahahaha
[11:00 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: we have a system called TCS. its a craft/trade/rp system that allows you to trade goods with other mers or landers. You can harvest and create things.
[11:00 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): i dont
[11:00 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[11:00 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): thanks Miranda
[11:00 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay it is time to wrap up
[11:00 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[11:00 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): .•?•?• ????? ? ????? ? ????? •?•?•.
[11:00 AM] Juicy (juice651 Resident): ?+?APPLAUSE?+?
[11:00 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: This meeting is now adjourned. Remember our SWF goals:

  • to assist those considering an underwater life
  • to increase awareness in the general public that there is an underwater option
  • to make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible
  • to assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community
  • to promote the conservation of rl oceans, lakes and waterways and the nature that relies on them

Now go mingle and explore! Thanks for joining us this day!!