079 SWF Gathering 23 December 2023

[10:00 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!
[10:00 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] 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] 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.
[10:02 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: how was your week merfolk. and merry Solstice to all who celebrate it
[10:02 AM] Dianna Muircastle: My week was good. :0
[10:02 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ㋡
[10:03 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): busy week for me
[10:03 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): LA had RAIN all week Crazy traffic but we need water.
[10:03 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: i hear that
[10:03 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thats good then
[10:03 AM] Clarence The Cross-eyed Dinkie (binghamton Resident): snacking on potato candy XD
[10:03 AM] Peaches2U Camino: finished a 16hr this morning, going back to do another at 11pm tonight
[10:03 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I’ve never tried it
[10:03 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ouch!
[10:04 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ooof
[10:04 AM] Dianna Muircastle: You oughtta get some sleep, Peaches
[10:04 AM] Peaches2U Camino: never heard of potato candy
[10:04 AM] Clarence The Cross-eyed Dinkie (binghamton Resident): tasts like an abbazaba or a thom’s peanutbutter log
[10:04 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I heard of mushroom candy
[10:04 AM] Peaches2U Camino: mushroom candy?
[10:04 AM] Peaches2U Camino: wow
[10:04 AM] Alyx (AlyxAdventures Resident): All candy is good candy so
[10:04 AM] Peaches2U Camino: lolol
[10:05 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah a candy company wanted to see if they could make it for a mushroom festival.
[10:05 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: went over big apparently
[10:05 AM] binghamton Resident gave you Potato Candy.
[10:05 AM] Peaches2U Camino: ooooh thank you for the recipe^^
[10:05 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ooh thanks Clarence
[10:06 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thats gonna be fun to try
[10:07 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay,
Our priority today is support – we’re all here to help each other, cause we’re awesome like that.
[10:07 AM] Peaches2U Camino: wonder if anyone made mushroom ice cream for the festival
[10:07 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I don’t know, but I would like to try
[10:08 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I am a little goblin after all. 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!!
[10:08 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): what kind of mushrooms are we talking about here?
[10:08 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: all kinds I think
[10:08 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) looks innocent
[10:08 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lions mane, king, oyster, shitake
[10:08 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): now we know why Miranda is always so wild
[10:08 AM] Peaches2U Camino: giggles
[10:08 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[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.
[10:09 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).
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so any new folk today? I didn’t wear my glasses so I really don’t know
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: squints
[10:10 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): I’m new 😛
[10:10 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): once a year I M NWQ
[10:10 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): NWQ
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:10 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): new but I can’t type
[10:11 AM] Kimberly McBlaze Lemongrass (Kimberly Lemongrass): Tala everyone
[10:11 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Kymberly
[10:11 AM] Alyx (AlyxAdventures Resident): Tala
[10:11 AM] Kimberly McBlaze Lemongrass (Kimberly Lemongrass): Hopefully, I didn’t miss much
[10:12 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: we’re at me trying to coax new folk to introduce themselves
[10:12 AM] Kimberly McBlaze Lemongrass (Kimberly Lemongrass): I’m relatively new at 4ish months
[10:12 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:13 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and we are rabble rousers
[10:13 AM] Peaches2U Camino: Welcome^^
[10:13 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): I must be new…I washed my head this morning and can’t do a thing with it.
[10:13 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: my mom says I should look into that as a profession
[10:13 AM] Clarence The Cross-eyed Dinkie (binghamton Resident): i’m getting so old that i Furrrrget ive beeb playing since 2007 XD
[10:13 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): …sorry
[10:13 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:13 AM] Peaches2U Camino: ikr
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so no new folk today we can got on with tech support
[10:14 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.
[10:14 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) listens quietly
[10:14 AM] Clarence The Cross-eyed Dinkie (binghamton Resident): i got a qustion?
[10:14 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): …listens
[10:15 AM] Clarence The Cross-eyed Dinkie (binghamton Resident): hy ar there two meeting areans in the sim?
[10:15 AM] Peaches2U Camino: ?
[10:15 AM] Clarence The Cross-eyed Dinkie (binghamton Resident): thsi one and the one further over
[10:15 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: topics often include aos, tails, translators etc but if you have any question about rl merfolking please ask
[10:15 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): because this one will be deleted once the build is done – the other one is the final location
[10:15 AM] Clarence The Cross-eyed Dinkie (binghamton Resident): oh
[10:15 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ohhhhhh! I didn’t understand that either.
[10:15 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ok
[10:15 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): wait for my sharing
[10:15 AM] Dana Enyo: Darn good question, Clarence!
[10:16 AM] Peaches2U Camino: good to know^^
[10:16 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Thank you Clarence
[10:16 AM] Clarence The Cross-eyed Dinkie (binghamton Resident): then i’ll save the LM i made there
[10:16 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay any other questions?
[10:16 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): how do some mer swim so fast?
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I enjoy slow but am amazed
[10:17 AM] Clarence The Cross-eyed Dinkie (binghamton Resident): very strong fins XD
[10:17 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): Swim Controllers
[10:17 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I heard so folk can buy or make speed enhancers
[10:17 AM] Rhodan Fishbottoms (Rhodan Fishtail): Lots of kelp beans in your diet.
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ooooo
[10:17 AM] Alyx (AlyxAdventures Resident): I messed with the swim speed in my AO.
[10:17 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): the KH AO, Ocean Sway, comes with a sim controller.
[10:17 AM] Peaches2U Camino: hahahah
[10:17 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:17 AM] Dana Enyo: I use the SOS Swim Aid hud. OR ride my mercycle; that’s 7 seconds to cross a sim
[10:17 AM] Peaches2U Camino: O.O
[10:17 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I have those but didn’t know they were for speed
[10:18 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and I swim just fine so ignored them
[10:18 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): hehe
[10:18 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Tony used to reach great speeds. I miss him
[10:18 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): don’t try to control me!
[10:18 AM] Clarence The Cross-eyed Dinkie (binghamton Resident): i was hre th other day… as captain nemo and was zooming around in my nautilus i made
[10:18 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: (i blame sl)
[10:18 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): to chase boats
[10:18 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:18 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): you need speed
[10:19 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): thank you for the answer
[10:19 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Yay!
[10:19 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I like using natural speed to raise boats
[10:19 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): nobody having trouble sitting?
[10:19 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): I always do!
[10:19 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): that is a tech question I pondered for so long
[10:19 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): how does a mermaid sit ??
[10:19 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): yes, I did
[10:19 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I lay on my belly
[10:19 AM] Alyx (AlyxAdventures Resident): I prefer to think of it as lounging
[10:19 AM] Dana Enyo: I dont have a bento tail, so sitting is easy
[10:19 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): I try not to wrinkle my fins
[10:20 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): on the bench
[10:20 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): i use ground sit – most animations don’t work for my fins
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: same
[10:20 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): the new tails sit just fine?
[10:20 AM] Merpire (deepredgirl11 Resident) says “i luv swimming fast if i can”
[10:20 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): there have been mer olympics in the past
[10:20 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I would enter the snail category
[10:21 AM] Peaches2U Camino: riding snails was fun
[10:21 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): the cushions work best
[10:21 AM] Dana Enyo is Offline
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): the cushions here are wonderful – took into account most tail types I think
[10:21 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I wounder if we can create our own pedal bikes
[10:21 AM] Kimberly McBlaze Lemongrass (Kimberly Lemongrass): We’ll have to train Grace in the art of speed swimming
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): side saddle?
[10:21 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): noooooo
[10:21 AM] Clarence The Cross-eyed Dinkie (binghamton Resident): how do you pedal with no feet XD
[10:22 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): with your arms I guess Clarence
[10:22 AM] Alyx (AlyxAdventures Resident): Adapt a handbike?
[10:22 AM] Dianna Muircastle: Hey in RL there are bikes you pedal with your arms. I have ben on one. So yes, it could be done
[10:22 AM] Dianna Muircastle: Exactly, whoever said that. adapt one.
[10:22 AM] Clarence The Cross-eyed Dinkie (binghamton Resident): i think a submarine surfboard would be cool
[10:22 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thinking full on bellylay… control direction with the torso and pedal with the arms
[10:22 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): I could add cushions on the benches if you like 🙂
[10:23 AM] Merpire (deepredgirl11 Resident) asks”i rarely see any scuba divers,have they lost interest in the sea???”
[10:23 AM] Dianna Muircastle: That seems best, Miranda
[10:23 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): we’d delete them Fancy
[10:23 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you
[10:23 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): no extra cushions please
[10:23 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): ah okay
[10:23 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): they’d auto return actually
[10:24 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): got it
[10:24 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I’ll try to draw it later. any other questions before we move on to promotions?
[10:25 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay then
[10:25 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.
[10:25 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group chat twice per week. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:25 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.

Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at https://swfsl.com/
[10:26 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.
[10:26 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)
[10:27 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so IM me if you need to share
[10:27 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ◕◕ BIG GIGANTIC APPLAUSE!!! ◕◕
[10:27 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ('•.¸¸(‘•.¸ ♬ ¸.•’´)¸.•’´)
[10:27 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ♫('•.¸:•.•:*¨*☆☆*¨*:•.•:¸.•'´)♫ [10:27 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ,.´:* APPLAUSE !!!! *:´., [10:27 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ☆ (¸.•'´:•.•:*¨*☆☆*¨*:•.•:‘•.¸) ☆
[10:27 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): (¸.•’´(¸.•’´ ♬ ´'•.¸)‘•.¸)
[10:27 AM] Dianna Muircastle: clap
[10:27 AM] Dianna Muircastle claps
[10:27 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): we get a lot of information out fast
[10:27 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: our first speaker is Tirea
[10:27 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): well said Miranda
[10:28 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thanks ㋡
[10:28 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): I have two for today.
[10:28 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): First…is my little stores…
[10:28 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Tala Everyone.
I just want to remind everyone that my tiny little store “REAL WOMEN” is open
in the mall here.
Nice pictures for your home, mostly Mer related.
I can also make frames for your pictures if you wish.
The LM is in the AD BOARDS here…you don’t have to remember.
There is a “freebe” in my shop…not part of the hunt….free anyway.(Grin).

REAL WOMEN : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Union%20Passage/226/166/2
REAL WOMEN MP: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/179105
REAL WOMEN LAND STORE: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Firehouse/234/177/23
Please come by.
Thank you.
[10:28 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): and then one for Miss Echo…who could not be here
[10:28 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Miss Echo has created and opened a new mall on HAVEN of ROGUES

I wasn’t able to talk with her this week, so if I get something wrong, here…
just blame me.

It’s absolutely beautiful and still has many of the Medium and Small spaces open.

She plans to have a TP link to SWF when things are ready.

I got prices on the Medium and Small ones:

L$50 with 100
L$20 with 50

If you want one of the Largest ones, you should speak with Miss Echo. I think they are currently all taken, but I could be wrong.


Haven of Rogues Mall
Miss ЄÇĦØ (echorayne.ayashi)
[10:29 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): She has a lovely new mall.
[10:29 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Krature and MerMade are already there.
[10:29 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Thank you!
[10:29 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): lovely
[10:29 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:29 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:29 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Tirea
[10:29 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay next up V. you have the stick my dude
[10:30 AM] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (Vesper Absinthe): The SL Merman Collective is a new group dedicated to developing the male aquatic community in SL.

Gents, you can join here: The SL Merman Collective

The Merman Meetup is aimed at building and strengthening the community among men in the aquatics world. This gathering is the perfect platform for men who are involved in and passionate about aquatic life in SL. It’s an opportunity to connect, share experiences, and foster a sense of brotherhood, camaraderie, and support within this unique group. This gathering is to facilitate networking, learn from each other, and promote a sense of unity and collaboration among men who share a love for the water and the mer community.

Currently our meetups are at 4pm on Sundays, but we’re looking at changing the time to slightly earlier for guys in the EU/UK – please keep an eye on the calendar and in-world notices for updates!

We also have a dedicated channel in the Seafolk of SL Discord server, so if you would like to join the
[10:30 AM] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (Vesper Absinthe): server or if you are in the server already and want a channel invite, please let myself or Matti know! Seafolk of SL Discord
[10:31 AM] Peaches2U Camino: question^^
[10:31 AM] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (Vesper Absinthe): I may have an answer!
[10:31 AM] Peaches2U Camino: how did your first gather go??
[10:32 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Ro said it went well
[10:32 AM] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (Vesper Absinthe): It went very well! We had quite a few mermen come, and we actually decided due to interest ot hold it weekly instead of monthly…and I repeated it yesterday for anyone in the EU to see if we had interest and that was also well-attended.
[10:32 AM] Peaches2U Camino: Yaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!
[10:32 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ㋡ cool
[10:32 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): wonderful new
[10:32 AM] Peaches2U Camino: am so happy for you guys!!!!!
[10:33 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I do ask mermaids to respect that these gatherings are for the men
[10:33 AM] Roary McGillivary is Online
[10:33 AM] Dianna Muircastle: This is great! 🙂
[10:33 AM] Dianna Muircastle nods.
[10:33 AM] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (Vesper Absinthe): We’re planning on doing some activities such as movie nights, game nights, etc to build community as well as sponsoring events that will be open to all.
[10:33 AM] Merpire (deepredgirl11 Resident) says ” my bad for crashing the meeting”
[10:33 AM] Merpire (deepredgirl11 Resident) giggles
[10:33 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): we chased you off
[10:33 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): hehe
[10:34 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Sweet yer up
[10:34 AM] Peaches2U Camino: hahaha
[10:34 AM] Merpire (deepredgirl11 Resident) laughs
[10:34 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Fancy* sorry
[10:34 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): thanks you
[10:34 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): i was outside the meeting
[10:34 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ('•.¸¸(‘•.¸ ♬ ¸.•’´)¸.•’´)
[10:34 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ♫('•.¸:•.•:*¨*☆☆*¨*:•.•:¸.•'´)♫ [10:34 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ,.´:* APPLAUSE !!!! *:´., [10:34 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ☆ (¸.•'´:•.•:*¨*☆☆*¨*:•.•:‘•.¸) ☆
[10:34 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): (¸.•’´(¸.•’´ ♬ ´'•.¸)‘•.¸)
[10:36 AM] Philantis Texan: sorry everyone gotta run! Merry Christmas everyone!! ~Lusa Em~
[10:36 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Fancy has the talking stick?
[10:36 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[10:36 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah she does
[10:36 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ~~Lusa Em~~
[10:36 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: she might be typing
[10:36 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): Grace, we need to create a safe space for the Mer Men Collective <3 ALL mermaids need to stay away from the male meetings.
[10:36 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): that is the goal Cheeky
[10:37 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): they are too polite to insist
[10:37 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): so that goes for you too, yeah? 🙂
[10:37 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: future reference folks make a notecard before hand to copy/paste and your good
[10:37 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): yes – I stood guard
[10:37 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): If the meeting needs a guard – the guard needs to be a man.
[10:37 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): you find him then
[10:37 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): pht
[10:37 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): We cannot create a safe space for men in our community if they’re in ear-shot of a woman.
[10:38 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): we changed the chat extender
[10:38 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): this isn’t the space to discuss
[10:38 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ho ho ho
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ok i’ll pass the stick to grace for now…
[10:38 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Yay for MIss Grace
[10:38 AM] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (Vesper Absinthe): ♥
[10:38 AM] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (Vesper Absinthe): I think we’re fine as everyone has been incredibly respectful and given us space. If there are any issues we will report it to staff ♥
[10:38 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): Would you like a man listening in on your conversations in a women only group?
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: fancy when you’re ready im me
[10:38 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): hello I’m grace
[10:39 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Grace
[10:39 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): So glad to see you all here today!! I have 2 things to share.
[10:39 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Seafolk Social Club (AKA Ana and Grace’s Year Beginning Tea Talk Session)
Every Friday 6pm SLT
[10:39 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glacis%20Isle/53/129/2

Year 2023 has been a difficult year for all of us, and before we knew it, 2024 is here! How time flies, and we’re already in a new start
[10:39 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): All seafolks lo and behold, a New year with a New beginning and a whole New Weekly fun social hour every Friday at 6pm SLT, starting on January 6th, 2024! Drinks and food will be provided, so it’s time to wiggle your tails and swim your way over to our HQ for a good hour of gossips and sharing!!
[10:40 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): All languages are welcomed. We recommend wearing a translator (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Translator-104-Languages/641722) for those who do not speak English. Friends of yours who are also interested in the underwater life, are encouraged to join us too!
[10:40 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): It is in the calendar, a notice went out and we are preparing an adboard. Please see Anastasia J. Voralberg (anastasia.wainwright) or Grace (matriarch.mermaid) for more information.
[10:40 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Ana is great fun but can’t make it to this meeting.
[10:41 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): 6pm Friday nights here
[10:41 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Now, Progress report on this, our developing location!
[10:41 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): The building of our Headquarters sim is almost complete and I encourage you to swim and explore. It still is in progress, but our dance balls have been moved to where the dance floor will be from now on. This chat pavilion will also be moved – we have a new landing point and the Partner Building with all its portals is in place and functioning. Check out the mentor boards too.
[10:42 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Safe Waters Cove (where we will offer some parcels for rent) is almost ready to open. One parcel has been reserved (it should look familiar to those who visited our other location) and there are three other parcels almost ready to open.
[10:42 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): The build is not complete or ready for exploration, so please bear in mind that it’s under construction right now.
[10:42 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): (I’d hoped to announce opening today but once again, we face delays). I have a nc with some information (landmark, square meters, and prims) but NO RENT INFORMATION.
[10:42 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): yes Cheeky
[10:43 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): So, if you are considering becoming a neighbor, please IM me and I’ll pass you the limited information notecard. Consider building something wonderful to spice up the neighborhood! (sorry I don’t know prices yet)
[10:43 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): And obviously, delays are natural at this time of year because of holiday obligations and real life obligations.
[10:43 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and do explore – the gorgeous parts to the sim are not polished at all – the functional resources are out there and we’d love to have you know where they are so you can help people
[10:43 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): of course Cheeky
[10:44 AM] Dana Enyo: Please and stuff to me for the Website, Grace! I’ll post there as soon as I can.
[10:44 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and all building is done on a volunteer basis by very talented an busy people
[10:44 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): no Dana
[10:44 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): only when full information is out will I put on the web
[10:44 AM] Dana Enyo: Yes, that’s what I mean….
[10:44 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): (meaning the rentals)
[10:44 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): you all know Dana our web merstress?
[10:44 AM] Dana Enyo: when stuff is FINAL,send it along. About rentals or anything else regarding our new space.
[10:44 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): send her info for the web site!!
[10:45 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): please!
[10:45 AM] Dana Enyo: danaenyo@yahoo.com
[10:45 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): that is all Ihave to share – if you want the LM for the Cove parcels – IM me now (I’m here in the middle – act fast)
[10:45 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): thanks all
[10:46 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): handing peppermint stick to Miranda
[10:46 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yay! noms it fast before it dissolves
[10:46 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ('•.¸¸(‘•.¸ ♬ ¸.•’´)¸.•’´)
[10:46 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ♫('•.¸:•.•:*¨*☆☆*¨*:•.•:¸.•'´)♫ [10:46 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ,.´:* APPLAUSE !!!! *:´., [10:46 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ☆ (¸.•'´:•.•:*¨*☆☆*¨*:•.•:‘•.¸) ☆
[10:46 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): (¸.•’´(¸.•’´ ♬ ´'•.¸)‘•.¸)
[10:46 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: fancy?
[10:47 AM] Dianna Muircastle hands out chocolate-covered peppermint sticks.
[10:47 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): that was a peppermit talking stick!!
[10:47 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: you with us?
[10:47 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): o my
[10:47 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Peppermint Shrimp !!!!!
[10:47 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): o my not sure about peppermint shrimp
[10:47 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): shrimp souP!
[10:47 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Be Brave!
[10:47 AM] Dianna Muircastle: Sorry I don’t have peppermint shrimp. LOL
[10:47 AM] Miranda Barrowstone spits out a splinter
[10:47 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): gG
[10:47 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): HA HAHA HA..haha!!
[10:47 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: well moms always harping me to get more fiber
[10:48 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I sure am having problems lately
[10:48 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): typing I mean
[10:48 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: you’re having problem? I ate a stick
[10:48 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): here is Fancy!!
[10:48 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ('•.¸¸(‘•.¸ ♬ ¸.•’´)¸.•’´)
[10:48 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ♫('•.¸:•.•:*¨*☆☆*¨*:•.•:¸.•'´)♫ [10:48 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ,.´:* APPLAUSE !!!! *:´., [10:48 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): ☆ (¸.•'´:•.•:*¨*☆☆*¨*:•.•:‘•.¸) ☆
[10:48 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): (¸.•’´(¸.•’´ ♬ ´'•.¸)‘•.¸)
[10:48 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): HA HAHA HA..haha!!
[10:48 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay fancy yer up
[10:49 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oooh pretty
[10:49 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): thank you sorry about that
[10:49 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: it happens. blame sl
[10:49 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): technical difficulties
[10:49 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): so really quick …
[10:49 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): I just want to let everyone know…
[10:50 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): that I’m an the new Underwater Real Estate Agent 🙂
[10:50 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh cool
[10:50 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Cool! Yay!
[10:51 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: do you get like a little jacket?
[10:51 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): Fancy, do you have control over the casperlet system for the rentals? 🙂
[10:51 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): if you are looking for undersea living I can help
[10:51 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): yυυs❤
[10:51 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): I do
[10:52 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): Also if you know of any places to share, let me know
[10:52 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): thank you
[10:52 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you
[10:52 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): no she will not have control over casper system
[10:52 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): Thank you Miss Fancy
[10:52 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: takes out a new stick
[10:52 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): she is serving as an information source and helping people as a volunteer helping our community
[10:53 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): no commission either
[10:53 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): Are the rental parcels available now to rent?
[10:53 AM] Tirea Naring (TsioSan Ruby): …but alll the shrimp she can eat!
[10:53 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: nice!
[10:53 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Fancy do you want to answer Cheeky’s question?
[10:54 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): yυυs❤
[10:54 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): as a resource assistance
[10:54 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): do you know of parcels for rent Fancy?
[10:55 AM] ღFancy Prideღ (SweetTaffeyLove Resident): Yes, there are a couple, Fanci Deep and Mermaid Home Rentals
[10:55 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay we have 5 minutes… so I grabbed the stick
[10:55 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): cool – thanks
[10:56 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): goforit
[10:56 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.
[10:56 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: We are totally inclusive, kids, mers, furs, landers all welcome.
LGBT+ friendly, we even allow for mer toplessness under water.
[10:56 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Fanci – talk to Miranda about Antiquity homes apparently
[10:56 AM] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (Neve Nebula): I’m interested in the parcels here on the second sim.
[10:56 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.
[10:57 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.
[10:57 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: also Pirate Santa arrived but has to get ready for his midnight boat ride, so he left gifts at the pirate cove
[10:58 AM] Peaches2U Camino: COOL
[10:58 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): oooooogifts!
[10:58 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Antiquity%20Texas/145/135/20
[10:58 AM] Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Safe Water Cove parcels aren’t open for rent but I have nc if you want to explore, maybe make an offer?? I can reserve but DO NOT KNOW PRICES
[10:58 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thats the mer access. its a pool of water that teleports you to another pool
[10:59 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: and it looks like round up time ㋡
[10:59 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!!