068 SWF Gathering 16 September 2023

16 Sept 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] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): that’s a great avi shadow
[10:01 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: awwww
[10:01 AM] Philantis Texan: ?`•.? YAYY ?.•´?
[10:01 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.
[10:01 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I love the diversity of the mer community
[10:02 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:02 AM] ???ð?? ß???? ?????? (Ninetales66 Resident): i’m outta here
[10:02 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and the undersea community for that matter!
[10:02 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.
[10:02 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): oooooo please stay
[10:02 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: aww:(
[10:02 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): your are finned!!
[10:02 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): didn’t see you before I typed
[10:02 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): bad Gracie bad bad
[10:02 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): see you soon shadow
[10:02 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: take care
[10:02 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): pshaw
[10:02 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.
[10:03 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was your week merfolk?
[10:03 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): oh about five bubbles worth this week
[10:03 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh?
[10:03 AM] Sparktalon Resident: I’ve been doing alright, work keeping me busy
[10:03 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): fair to midland
[10:04 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: nice
[10:04 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – we’re all here to help each other, cause we’re awesome like that.
[10:04 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: opps that was an accident. please continue
[10:05 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Tempestra how was yer week?
[10:05 AM] ZoZo Merrow: RL kicking my but
[10:05 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I’m sorry
[10:05 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Miss Miranda…Mr. Kraken Drakos might not be here today. He sends his love.
[10:06 AM] ????????? (Tempestra Varela): It was … busy! Thank you!
[10:06 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): awww
[10:06 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:06 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:06 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: awww
[10:07 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I had a good week – better health – am healing! but my brains are still scrambled sadly – durn covid
[10:07 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): good thing I can laugh at myself
[10:07 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: aww well glad you’re feeling better though
[10:07 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): feel free to laugh with me
[10:07 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:07 AM] Sandie (Sandie Rau): tala
[10:07 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): welcome Sandie
[10:07 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): have a seat
[10:07 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala welcome
[10:08 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Bing
[10:08 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay we move on lol
[10:08 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – we’re all here to help each other, cause we’re awesome like that.
[10:08 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): Tala everyfin!
[10:08 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): tala Sandy and Clarence:)
[10:08 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: Introductions
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.
[10:09 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).
[10:09 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so anymer just swim in to town and wanna introduce themselves? nows the time
[10:09 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:10 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): grins
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone looks around for shy people
[10:10 AM] Philantis Texan: hahaha
[10:11 AM] ????????? (Tempestra Varela): I am not new persay, but I have only been able to be here on a satuday once in the last year, so, HI all I am Tempestra, I manage the mer mall, and am here in SL most all days, even if not in the water so if you need anything, send me a message!
[10:11 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): well shoot i been around a long time
[10:11 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: aye
[10:11 AM] Philantis Texan: I am the fabulous Philantis ~Tala~ Shy new merfolk How do you do??
[10:11 AM] ????????? (Tempestra Varela) looks to Miranda “Was that ok?”
[10:11 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): hi Phil
[10:11 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yes ?
[10:11 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): good jobs!!
[10:11 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I’m Grace – not new
[10:12 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): but a troublemaker
[10:12 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:12 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): rabble rouser
[10:12 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ??°o?o°???????°o?o°??
[10:12 AM] Philantis Texan: il pretend im new each meeting to break the iceberg
[10:12 AM] ????????? (Tempestra Varela) knows mers love trouble though
[10:12 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:12 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I’m a naughty one
[10:12 AM] Philantis Texan snickers
[10:12 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay we can move on to q&a then ?
[10:12 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): in any form I’m a dinkie and a rabble meowser
[10:12 AM] Sandie (Sandie Rau): so good to see you again, Grace. And everyone!
[10:13 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: you too Sandie
[10:13 AM] Sandie (Sandie Rau): =)
[10:13 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.
[10:13 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)
[10:14 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Raises her hand
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: if you have any pressing questions about merfolking in sl now is a great time to ask.
[10:14 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): well, I broke 2 adboards last night
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala. ok Tirea, sup?
[10:14 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): its a talent
[10:14 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): i had pressing questions. but i figured out how to iron :3
[10:14 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): the adboards work slowly – you have to go slow and follow directions – they are low cost and a good way to promote
[10:14 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): lol.
[10:14 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): I am still looking for a few SITS that give me a “soft” tail…like the TALA one…to add to my other A)
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: guys lets not loose tirea
[10:15 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): AO
[10:15 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): but do you all know what to do if you find someone ranting that the adboard is not working?
[10:15 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ooop…sorry
[10:15 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: have you tried that shop in the mall? the one that looks like a sunken ship?
[10:15 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I broke 2 like I said so it isn’t hard
[10:16 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): I will go look
[10:16 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): oops I didn’t see the other question – listening
[10:16 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): talking AO?
[10:16 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah we’ll touch back on the ad board in a little bit
[10:16 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ~Tala~
[10:16 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I use Kami Hitoe underwater and the on land
[10:16 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): “tala ao”
[10:16 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): darn gestures
[10:17 AM] Philantis Texan: i hate this tail, the limitations in the scripting are soo frustrating!
[10:17 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: but as far as I know there are 3 animation shops in the mall
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): sorry to hear Phil
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): if you’ll ask in chat at odd hours you’ll probably find someone who is using it with success
[10:17 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): is that riptide?
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and they love to help
[10:17 AM] ????????? (Tempestra Varela): Oh oh oh, I also found a place this past week with half a dozen mer AOs very good prices!
[10:17 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): I will go there. I just want ones that let my tail FLOW…not be fixed
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): lots of folks adore riptide – it takes experience
[10:17 AM] Philantis Texan: its ok yeah i was told to drop some alts into the tail but i am a Lazy mer
[10:17 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: li’ll scallywags only does old school tail animations but the other two might have more
[10:18 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): the non-bento tails seem to flow better but there is a new animator working on new animations for them!!!!
[10:18 AM] ????????? (Tempestra Varela): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blue%20Lagoon%207/18/153/25
[10:18 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): there are a couple of stalls in the mall that sell the old fashioned tails that flow better
[10:18 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): I have trouble keeping my mer down the bottom, she insists on floating up top
[10:18 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Cool…Thank you for the advice
[10:18 AM] ????????? (Tempestra Varela): Try this place out , there are a lot of AO’s, the mer ones are towards the back
[10:19 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): are you using the “tala ao” ronicia?
[10:19 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): yes
[10:19 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): again ask in chat and I bet a few mer will come and help you with it
[10:19 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): i got my tail at Tiny Inc. heck the base avatar
[10:19 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I really want to get someone to start a “tala ao” discussion once a week or once a month here
[10:19 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): to help those coping with it
[10:19 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): biggis might also was to demo the JOMO tail
[10:19 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): it really is a wonderful ao when you learn how to use it
[10:20 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): wonderful ao
[10:20 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): the tala?
[10:20 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): yes Roncia
[10:20 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): yes the Tala AO is great!
[10:20 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): I agree
[10:20 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): It’s a bit confusing…that’s true
[10:20 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): easy to get confused in the learning stages
[10:20 AM] Sandie (Sandie Rau): I always rip out the animations and make an AO in my Firestorm viewer. lol
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: did your question get answered?
[10:20 AM] Leena Xue: it doesnt work well if you try and drop it into Firestorm though
[10:20 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): see – already some are steppiing up to help
[10:20 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Sandi – I’m attending regular firestorm classes and will learn how to do that soon
[10:20 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): oh I am not a scripter or any such thing
[10:21 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Thank you for the good info
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): don’t need to be
[10:21 AM] Sandie (Sandie Rau): I can walk you through, if you like.
[10:21 AM] Leena Xue: Its because of the depth controls I think
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I am the example – I’mnot good at anything
[10:21 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay regarding the broken ad boards
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): but so many helpers!
[10:21 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: who is in charge of them?
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) points to herself
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): well sort of the SWF admin
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): me
[10:21 AM] Sandie (Sandie Rau): ahem swim you through, i should’ve said.
[10:21 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: we might need new ones
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and my helpers
[10:21 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): in the hud Leena?
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): nooooo
[10:21 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: things do break over time
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): don’t tryto troubleshoot our adboards Miranda
[10:22 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): give it up not a discussion for here
[10:22 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): maybe in time
[10:22 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): but if you find someone cussing
[10:22 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and ready to kill
[10:22 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): they need to reach me, Echo, or chicky
[10:22 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): or you can help them
[10:22 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: well you brought it up so I thought you wanted to
[10:22 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): I got mine to work properly…I think.
[10:22 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): they are laggy – do one step at a time – read the instructions and do slowly
[10:23 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and if it breaks (rare but I now know how to do it) can rent another and I’ll reimburse wha tyou lost plus a bonus
[10:23 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): the helper can reimburse them and ask me, Chicky or Echo to be reimbursed – swf convers this
[10:23 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: cool
[10:24 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): but mainly
[10:24 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): you can put in 3 items
[10:24 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): put all you want to go in there into one folder so you are ready before you start to load
[10:24 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and do them one at a time slowly
[10:24 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): that works!
[10:24 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): if it gets confused and gives you a stupid message just let it sleep for a bit
[10:24 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): it is catching up with
[10:24 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ?? LAG MAKES MERS CRRRrRRAAZzzzYyy!!! ??
[10:24 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ?? Ahhh…ARRGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!! ??
[10:25 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): “lag”
[10:25 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): <(^o^)> … ” All ya need is LAG! Lut tah dadada!”
[10:25 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): they are inexpensive ways of spreading word – we price them so very affordable – some are 10L a week
[10:25 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): they are here and out by the welcome wall
[10:26 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I tried to put my entire inventory into one adboard – DO NOT DO THAT
[10:26 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): <———- silly mer
[10:26 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): grins
[10:26 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): giggle bubbles
[10:26 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): so thanks we can all help
[10:26 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): i put my pushpins out in front of my store
[10:27 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and be sure to tell SWFBuilder Wizardly if you know of a broken board
[10:27 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I put wood panel in front of the ones I broke but most can’t rez
[10:27 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): so peeps can choose to go to other places like my fave clubs and my gallery
[10:27 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): we have a promo part of the gathering bing
[10:28 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): coming up
[10:28 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) hushes
[10:28 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): oh ok
[10:28 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): welcome newcomers come and take a seat – IM Miranda if you have something to share and she’ll call on you
[10:28 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome to you both
[10:29 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): zips her lips as best she can
[10:29 AM] Bunny UwU: Thank you 🙂 ?
[10:29 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): i took a seat, but you all wanted it back :3
[10:29 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay thank you for your question and the information
[10:29 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): (looking for my tail slap gesture)
[10:29 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): heehee
[10:29 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.
[10:30 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.

You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:30 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:30 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): wlcome Celtic!
[10:30 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: hey Cel ?
[10:30 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at https://swfsl.com/
[10:30 AM] Celtic Infinity waves and smiles
[10:30 AM] Celtic Infinity: Sorry I’m so late 🙁
[10:31 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: it happens ?
[10:31 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.
[10:31 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)
[10:31 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so if you wanna share and need the stick lemme know
[10:31 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): puts hand up
[10:32 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yes?
[10:32 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): I am after more stores that sell good textures and furniture
[10:32 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): hello
[10:32 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: hrm
[10:32 AM] Dana Enyo is Online
[10:32 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): do I have talking stick or are we answering question?
[10:33 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: well for textures I absolutely love texture junction
[10:33 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): I just thought I’d ask quickly
[10:33 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): oh cool, that’s what I am after
[10:33 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I’ll answer the question then give you the stick
[10:33 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): furniture there are some good ones tho honestly I’m not most familiar with them myself
[10:33 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): a great question to ask in chat (at dif times) – may not get ideas at first but always I do find something there
[10:34 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I saw a great shop in the mall and it looks like you can put in your own animations
[10:34 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I have a lot of mer furniture in inventory – if want to im me and I’m free we can look up creators
[10:34 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: look for 4 chairs displayed
[10:34 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): okies
[10:34 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): oh yes – echo’s shop has great items
[10:34 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and look around here too
[10:34 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): some was donated – we purchase a little when we can’t get donation
[10:34 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: alright Grace has the stick please keep banter minimum
[10:35 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ? Thank Youuuuuuuuuu!! ?
[10:35 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Greetings – so glad to see you all here.

I’m here more regularly now and have an assistant (Tabi) – info is in my profile if you have trouble locating me for SWF issues. SWF group owners are myself, EchoRayne Ayashi, and JustaChicky Goldshark. SWF is an industry group simply trying to keep the mer community alive and healthy – not to compete with the other sims but to stimulate their growth and provide support.
[10:35 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: otherwise I get confused and lost
[10:35 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Grace
[10:35 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): The community stays alive, as we all know, when each of us gives are we are able. We have a smaller group called SWF Volunteers that receives calls for help when we need it. Becoming a member just means you’ll see the calls – totally up to each individual if/when/how they participate.
[10:35 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Its easy to help around here. My favorite things to suggest right now is hang out here – get familiar with the most popular resources and give visitors tours and just help them – that is a concierge. Also can teach a regular class right here – we like traffic so people hopefully are reminded to check out our other resources (partner building has a teleport hub for instance). Classes/meetings can be very simple discussions if you want to understand something better
[10:36 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and we have a mer calendar of course – can help you promote
[10:36 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): One of my regular rants is START RANT MODE: “don’t come here and be disappointed nothing is happening. it is YOU who need to create some happening and invite others to join you here. Our group is huge – in time you’ll have a following. Nobody is here to entertain you – we need to entertain each other! We all have something unique to share. END OF RANT
[10:36 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): If you’d like me to add you to the volunteer group – make room in your groups and approach me personally after this gathering – it is so much easier for me to add you if i can click on the real you.
[10:37 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): remembered I have scrambled brains from covid and senility
[10:37 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Miss Dana Enyo sends her love. On phone today and can’t come.
[10:37 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Thanks for all the help everyone is doing and for future helps as well.
[10:37 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: aww
[10:37 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I see Celtic and Miranda who have helped a lot
[10:37 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): who else helps our communitiy – can I get a brief shout out?
[10:37 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): brief
[10:37 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:38 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ok well think about it
[10:38 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): that is all here is your talking stick Miranda
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Fina helps me
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: gracious
[10:38 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~ for Fina!
[10:38 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): .•?•?• ????? ? ????? ? ????? •?•?•.
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Bing yer up
[10:38 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Clarence
[10:40 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Peaches helps a lot
[10:40 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): Hiyeeeeeeeeeee! peeps… i am a dinkie, but am also a merfolk… one issue peeps find is not knowing they can be both. This tail comes with a color change hud and can be found at Tiny Inc. for a reasonable price
[10:40 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) scans the audience
[10:40 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): app
[10:40 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ?? BIG GIGANTIC APPLAUSE!!! ??
[10:40 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): yeah!
[10:40 AM] Miranda Barrowstone applauds
[10:40 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): .•?•?• ????? ? ????? ? ????? •?•?•.
[10:40 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ('•.¸¸(‘•.¸ ? ¸.•’´)¸.•’´)
[10:40 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ?('•.¸:•.•:*¨*??*¨*:•.•:¸.•'´)? [10:40 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ,.´:* APPLAUSE !!!! *:´., [10:40 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ? (¸.•'´:•.•:*¨*??*¨*:•.•:‘•.¸) ?
[10:40 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): (¸.•’´(¸.•’´ ? ´'•.¸)‘•.¸)
[10:40 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Marion helps
[10:41 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): anyone wanting the LM i can give in IM
[10:41 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Bing does have the stick
[10:41 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ZoZo helps
[10:41 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) hushes
[10:41 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ??°o?o°???????°o?o°??
[10:42 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): he has dinkie store LM
[10:42 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): you said something about gallery?
[10:42 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): passes the stick back and goes to sit
[10:42 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:42 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:42 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): oh yeah i do a Dinkie gallery
[10:42 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): there you are
[10:42 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): have LM?
[10:42 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): it has 100 years of movie history
[10:43 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): remember having to take off our feet via rezzing the body on the ground, if we wanted to wear boots
[10:43 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ty
[10:43 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you Bing
[10:43 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): .•?•?• ????? ? ????? ? ????? •?•?•.
[10:44 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay two announcements from me
[10:44 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): hooray
[10:44 AM] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda
[10:44 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ?,ø¤º°?°º¤ø,,ø¤º°°º¤ø,?
[10:44 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: my friend Ishani is doing her bats in the belfry hunt and wants to invite merchants
[10:45 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): cool
[10:45 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): cool Miranda has friends and cool hunt wants merchants
[10:45 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: its a simple hunt and pout out a gift in the hunt object and get traffic
[10:45 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): why don’t we try to put something together Miranda – want to help me for SWF?
[10:45 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: put* out a gift
[10:46 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): welcome Janus
[10:46 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: sure she’s be cool with that. I’ll pass out applications in a bit
[10:46 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: share number two
[10:47 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.
[10:47 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: We are totally inclusive, kids, mers, furs, landers all welcome.
LGBT+ friendly, we even allow for mer toplessness under water
[10:47 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): gorgeous place for mers to explore
[10:47 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Antiquity
[10:47 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Just don’t flash the humans cause they faint.
[10:48 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): which oddly a merkid announces
[10:48 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I sneeze at their feet but they are so…. chaste above water
[10:48 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.
[10:48 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:49 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I don’t go topless underwater
[10:49 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): or check their adboard at welcome wall
[10:49 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): they are a SWF Partner!
[10:49 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: not since the lobster incident
[10:49 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ouchie
[10:49 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yep
[10:49 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I saw a dolphin swim by!!
10:49 AM: Angela Bruraf (angela.pinelli): waves
[10:49 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Peach wants to share but she can’t move
[10:50 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so Peach the stick is yours
[10:50 AM] Peaches2U Camino: ~Persu Em~
[10:50 AM] Peaches2U Camino: Thank you
[10:50 AM] Peaches2U Camino: accepts the talking stick
[10:50 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Peaches
[10:50 AM] Peaches2U Camino: Tala!
[10:50 AM] Peaches2U Camino: yall
[10:50 AM] Peaches2U Camino: Ever see a mer bowl?
[10:50 AM] Bardy Dreamscape (LordBard Dreamscape): tala
[10:50 AM] Janus Afarensis: tala peaches
[10:50 AM] Peaches2U Camino: good time to start
[10:50 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) snirts
[10:50 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah I use it to hold seagrapes
[10:51 AM] Peaches2U Camino: especially if you are going to win some shrimpies
[10:51 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) where is my tail slap when I need it
[10:51 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): shrimp??????
[10:51 AM] Peaches2U Camino: TSS (The Saturday Sale)

MadPea Buccaneer Bowling 43Li
Fully functional 2 player arcade bowling
Keep score and no cheating, lol.

[10:51 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): perk
[10:51 AM] Peaches2U Camino: hahahahah
[10:51 AM] Peaches2U Camino: all done
[10:51 AM] Peaches2U Camino: ~Persu Em~
[10:51 AM] Peaches2U Camino: Thank you
[10:51 AM] Peaches2U Camino: everymer
[10:51 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): .•?•?• ????? ? ????? ? ????? •?•?•.
[10:52 AM] Bardy Dreamscape (LordBard Dreamscape): ?('·.¸(‘·.¸ * ¸.·’´)¸.·’´)? ?('·.¸(‘·.¸ * ¸.·’´)¸.·’´)?
[10:52 AM] Bardy Dreamscape (LordBard Dreamscape): APPLAUS*E !!!
[10:52 AM] Bardy Dreamscape (LordBard Dreamscape): ?(¸.·’´(¸.·’´ * '·.¸)‘·.¸)? ?(¸.·’´(¸.·’´ * '·.¸)‘·.¸)?
[10:52 AM] Fran (Francisco Koolhoven): Applause!!
[10:52 AM] Janus Afarensis: ~clap claps~
[10:52 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ('•.¸¸(‘•.¸ ? ¸.•’´)¸.•’´)
[10:52 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ?('•.¸:•.•:*¨*??*¨*:•.•:¸.•'´)? [10:52 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ,.´:* APPLAUSE !!!! *:´., [10:52 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ? (¸.•'´:•.•:*¨*??*¨*:•.•:‘•.¸) ?
[10:52 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): (¸.•’´(¸.•’´ ? ´'•.¸)‘•.¸)
[10:52 AM] Peaches2U Camino: passes back the talking stick
[10:52 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:52 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:52 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Francisco yer up
[10:53 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Fran
[10:53 AM] Philantis Texan: is there a LM for Sugar?
[10:53 AM] Philantis Texan: i see ty
[10:53 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): a URL
[10:53 AM] Fran (Francisco Koolhoven): Hi everyone! Just wanted to share that our organization is having a grand opening tomorrow, which includes a tour of Inspiration Bay and a mer-dance
[10:54 AM] Jj Yowahoshi is Online
[10:54 AM] Fran (Francisco Koolhoven): from 11am-1pm SLT
[10:54 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): https://www.sugarsl.com/
[10:54 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): the sim hosting the new sim is huge
[10:54 AM] Fran (Francisco Koolhoven): Come celebrate the opening of our new sim with its massive underwater environment, designed and developed by landscaper Luna Bliss! Includes a special performance by Aubryn Melody at our underwater stage! We hope to see you there!


  • 11am-12 noon SLT: Tour of Bliss Fairy Pond and Underwater Gardens
    Gather here: Inspiration Bay (25,139,24)
  • 12-1pm SLT: Mer-Dancing with Aubryn Melody
    Inspiration Bay (121,127,1)
    [10:54 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): veyr helpful sim – about health and postive mind
    [10:54 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and the new swim has an aquatic theme
    [10:54 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): they have an adboard!
    [10:55 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): if you can make it – a great place to expose people to the SL mer
    [10:55 AM] Fran (Francisco Koolhoven): Yes, we are looking forward to becoming more active in the mer community as well!
    [10:55 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): what is the name of the main sim Francisco?
    [10:55 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): oh no… you just can’t go exposing people XD
    [10:55 AM] Janus Afarensis: cool
    [10:55 AM] Fran (Francisco Koolhoven): The organization name is Whole Brain Health. The main sim is Inspiration Island, and our new underwater sim is Inspiration Bay
    [10:56 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): wondeful place and they will have underwater now!!
    [10:56 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): is in the mer calendar
    [10:56 AM] Janus Afarensis: oh lissena’s group. neato
    [10:56 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): did you tell them about our web site Miranda?
    [10:56 AM] Fran (Francisco Koolhoven): We actually have more than just underwater activities on the new sim, but we are very proud of the underwater activites
    [10:56 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ok
    [10:56 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): water excites me
    [10:57 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): hehe
    [10:57 AM] Fran (Francisco Koolhoven): 🙂
    [10:57 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): bad Gracie
    [10:57 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oO’
    [10:57 AM] Philantis Texan: are you getting wet Grace?
    [10:57 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): make a dash for the splash
    [10:57 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): can i get an LN
    [10:57 AM] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): LM
    [10:57 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): the dolphins look good
    [10:57 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: never have i had so many questions I don’t want the answers too
    [10:58 AM] Philantis Texan grins you started it my dear
    [10:58 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): naughty naughty
    [10:58 AM] Philantis Texan: :p
    [10:58 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I’m a naughty influence
    [10:58 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: all I do is host the meetings guys
    [10:58 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): thanks Francisco
    [10:58 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): do you have a lm to give people if they IM you Francisco?
    [10:59 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): or I guess you’ll be over by the adboard after the meeting for a bit
    [10:59 AM] Fran (Francisco Koolhoven): I just shared the notecard with everyone, it has the landmarks and slurls listed
    [10:59 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): a fine job you do at that Miranda, smiles
    [10:59 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): fantastic
    [10:59 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thanks Tink ?
    [10:59 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): yes indeed!
    [10:59 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Miranda is the best meeting leader!
    [10:59 AM] ?????r???? (Roncia Resident): ?? You’re Welcome ??
    [10:59 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): huzzah!
    [10:59 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you
    [10:59 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay looks like its wrap up time ?
    [10:59 AM] Chat Range: Sandie Rau [11m]
    [11:00 AM] Philantis Texan: ?`•.? YAYY ?.•´?
    [11:00 AM] Philantis Texan: ? ? ? ? ? ???L???? ? ? ? ? ?
    [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!!