087 SWF Gathering 17 February 2024

[12:01 PM] 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!
[12:01 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): yes welcome
[12:01 PM] Lily Lewellen: ~Tala~
[12:02 PM] 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.
[12:03 PM] 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.
[12:03 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[12:04 PM] 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.
[12:04 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was yer week seafolk?
[12:04 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) glances at her tentacles
[12:05 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[12:05 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): it was BRUTAL
[12:05 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): my week was okay – neighbor has covid and not staying isolated in her apartment – so I am now isolating
[12:05 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi) rolls over sleepily
[12:05 PM] Philantis Texan: hahaha
[12:05 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: you look very festive though
[12:05 PM] [Theatre] :: Fluffy Petter 1.07: Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 has gained total fluffiness level ~ 16560!
[12:05 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I am ready for a rave party
[12:05 PM] Julia Ceres: not wearing my v so done my bit ;p
[12:05 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: sounds fun
[12:06 PM] Peaches2U Camino: rude neighbor!
[12:06 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: v?
[12:06 PM] Philantis Texan: hugs for everyone!
[12:06 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala ㋡
[12:06 PM] Peaches2U Camino: huggles^^
[12:06 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): very inconsiderate – I’m not going to go out without a mask – she must have her reasons I guess – doesn’t understand ISOLATE?
[12:06 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Peach
[12:07 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): perhaps I need that disinfection hand sauce again
[12:07 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): may touch something? I dunno
[12:07 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: I feel the need to wear my mask sick or not. its my emotional support mask
[12:07 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): have to take my dog outside
[12:08 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): if you want to see picture of my dog – see my profile 1st life tab
[12:08 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): fyi
[12:08 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): HA HAHA HA..haha!!
[12:08 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: awww okay
[12:08 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: omg too cute! please boop the snoot for me!
[12:08 PM] Peaches2U Camino: Awwww ª_ª
[12:08 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): yes yes
[12:09 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh I better move us on
[12:09 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi) meows for nose boops too
[12:09 PM] Aime Ravenhurst: Boops Fina
[12:09 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – we’re all here to help each other, cause we’re awesome like that.
[12:09 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): mrow~
[12:09 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) bopps Fina’s head
[12:10 PM] 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!!
[12:10 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[12:10 PM] 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.
[12:11 PM] 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).
[12:11 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: so, any new folk come to visit?
[12:11 PM] Julia Ceres: i was new last week and i have converted and brought Glida along this evening
[12:12 PM] Glida Pilote: 🙂
[12:12 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: wonderful tala Gilda
[12:12 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): meow~
[12:12 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): welcome to SWF!
[12:12 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: would you like to introduce yourself?
[[12:12 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): welcome Glida and welcome back Julia!
[12:12 PM] Glida Pilote: I’m very new, only tailed yesterday. Love Julia
[12:13 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): how did you guys find us?
[12:13 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): great job Julia!
[12:13 PM] Julia Ceres: : )
[12:13 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: thats great Gilda, how you liking so far?
[12:13 PM] Glida Pilote: too soon to know!
[12:14 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: fair enough
[12:14 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else?
[12:15 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: if not we’ll go to q&q which is great for newcomers to learn about products
[12:15 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): welcome Broken
[12:15 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and old merfolk to update!
[12:15 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome. new person just swim in?
[12:15 PM] Broken Voxel: ty
[12:15 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): any questions or issues being a mer Glida?
[12:16 PM] Glida Pilote: not yet
[12:16 PM] Glida Pilote: thank you
[12:16 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay well we’re here if you have any
[12:16 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): yep
[12:16 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): and also
[12:16 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): even outside of mer meetings
[12:16 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): chat group is good place to ask
[12:16 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): feel free to hit up the group chat
[12:16 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and there are mentors
[12:16 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: aye ㋡
[12:16 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi) hi5s granny with a lil paw
[12:16 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): mentor board is over in the information hub
[12:17 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): great minds Fina
[12:17 PM] Glida Pilote: ok
[12:17 PM] 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.
[12:17 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): hi, I’m Fina. I’m a cat
[12:17 PM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): lusa em:)
[12:17 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): I like pettings =^-^=
[12:17 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and I’m Grace – a jelly mer today
[12:17 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: we use an invisible talking stick, so if you need it, let me know
[12:18 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: if you have any pressing questions about merfolking in sl now is a great time to ask.
[12:18 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): if you use Discord
[12:18 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): the Seafolk of SL discord chat is very active and growing
[12:18 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah we can send a discord invite
[12:19 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): there is a link on our web page to it www.swfsl.com
[12:19 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: as you can see we’re well prepared
[12:19 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): hope you can Miranda cause I don’t
[12:19 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: and organized chuckles
[12:19 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay just im me if you need it
[12:19 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and quiet today
[12:20 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: so any questions, anyone?
[12:21 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay then we shall swim on to the next topic ㋡
[12:21 PM] 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.
[12:21 PM] 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.
[12:22 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[12:22 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: like our friend Munin
[12:22 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at https://swfsl.com/
[12:23 PM] 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.
[12:23 PM] 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)
[12:24 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: IM me if you need to share ㋡
[12:24 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: but since no one’s imed me, I’ll share first.
[12:25 PM] Philantis Texan: heh
[12:25 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: this is rare because I usually like to go last.
[12:25 PM] 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.
[12:26 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: We are totally inclusive, kids, mers, furs, landers all welcome.
LGBT+ friendly, we even allow for mer toplessness under water.
[12:26 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: but we’re careful around humans because I’ve seen people faint at the sight of an ankle, which we established is around the fluke. yes humans are weird
[12:26 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: all that land living…
[12:26 PM] 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.
[12:27 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: we also have shops and houses to rent here.

[12:27 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: so if you have any questions or need lms, shoot me an im. Persu em.
[12:28 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: would anyone else like to share an event, store, new product, an exiting new build etc?
[12:28 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: anything important to you?
[12:29 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi) looks around sleepily
[12:30 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): this may be the first time I’ve seen no announcements at a meeting
[12:30 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: i’ve seen it.
[12:30 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): not meaning it negatively, just that it’s kinda rare
[12:30 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): I don’t remember seeing it
[12:30 PM] Alyx (AlyxAdventures Resident): Everyone’s too sleepy 😮
[12:30 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): but if there are no announcements…
[12:30 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: it’s mardi gras people might be beaded out
[12:30 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): the cat demands pettings =^-^=
[12:31 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: yes people petting the kitty is good luck
[12:31 PM] Leslie Baragula: meow
[12:31 PM] Alyx (AlyxAdventures Resident) pets Leslie
[12:31 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): oo a friend
[12:32 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: I really hate to end meetings early, would you all enjoy mild chaos until its close to closing at least?
[12:32 PM] Peaches2U Camino: has funds^^
[12:32 PM] Julia Ceres: chaos sounds good
[12:33 PM] Philantis Texan: Crash mob Mer Rave?
[12:33 PM] Peaches2U Camino: 😀
[12:33 PM] Lily Lewellen giggles.
[12:33 PM] Peaches2U Camino: bring on the glow stix
[12:33 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): meoowwww~
[12:33 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): I keep falling through the benches
[12:33 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): ~ hiss ~
[12:33 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: mini mer mardi
[12:33 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): mer mardi
[12:33 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): merdi
[12:34 PM] Philantis Texan: right
[12:34 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): merde
[12:34 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): merde gras
[12:34 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: you’d think the cushions would protect
[12:34 PM] Philantis Texan: Merdi Gras
[12:34 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): THE CATS SHALL TAKE OVER
[12:34 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): I mean
[12:34 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): meow
[12:34 PM] Leslie Baragula: meeeooowww
[12:34 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: we really should get on with that I never know when its on though
[12:35 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: I was part of a mardi gras with my cousins though… Bea built a gnarly float with shells, crates and we painted mardi gra colors
[12:36 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: that was fun
[12:36 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: Aime, question, go
[12:36 PM] Aime Ravenhurst: I thought of a question. Where can one find tail mods for Mercat besides Zen Child Designs?
[12:37 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: ooh good question
[12:37 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: lemme get my alt on I know she found one
[12:38 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): meoowwww~
[12:38 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): didn’t hear the q
[12:39 PM] Julia Ceres: nor me
[12:39 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): she’s very slightly out of chat range
[12:39 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: [12:36 PM] Aime Ravenhurst: I thought of a question. Where can one find tail mods for Mercat besides Zen Child Designs?
[12:39 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): let me check
[12:39 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: try here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Raglan%20Shire/30/51/61
[12:40 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): ok lemme get into my mercat avi real quick
[12:40 PM] Aime Ravenhurst: Thank you
[12:40 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): ok lemme get into my mercat avi real quick
[12:40 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: np ㋡ anyone have any lms to toss?
[12:42 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay any other questions?
[12:42 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): so far the only appliers I’ve seen for the mercat tail are from Zen Child
[12:43 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): but I also rarely use the mercat avi – I use a dinkie cat, alpha’d at the waist, along with a dinkie mertail from Isaura’s
[12:43 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: definitely try Raglan, they are great for tiny anyone
[12:43 PM] Aime Ravenhurst: Thanks for checking!
[12:43 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: np hope you find what you like ㋡
[12:45 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: we can return to chaos if you like but its an time where I feel a tad more okay with adjourning
[12:45 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: up to you all
[12:45 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): CHAOS!!!!!
[12:45 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[12:46 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: you can pick the chaos
[12:46 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi) scratches the podium
[12:46 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol I meant conversation lol
[12:47 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): chaos needs no conversation
[12:47 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): =^-^=
[12:47 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: well maybe I should adjourn in case anyone wants to eat at the new golden coral
[12:48 PM] Philantis Texan: Yum!
[12:48 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): meow~
[12:48 PM] Lily Lewellen: XD
[12:48 PM] Julia Ceres: golden coral?
[12:48 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): I prefer red lobster
[12:48 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh its a buffet place
[12:48 PM] Lily Lewellen: Lobsterfest!
[12:48 PM] Leslie Baragula prefers salmon a tuna
[12:48 PM] Julia Ceres: ahh : )
[12:48 PM] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi): even though I got banned at all outlets cuz I bankrupted them on all you can eat shrimpies
[12:48 PM] Philantis Texan: ~Lusa Em~
[12:49 PM] Philantis Texan: Safe Currents everyone!
[12:49 PM] Leslie Baragula: lol
[12:49 PM] Broken Voxel: TALA~~
[12:49 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: we don’t get to go there often, my brother’s a vegetarian
[12:49 PM] 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!!