096 SWF Gathering 20 April 2024

APR 20

[12:00 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.
[12:00 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): lets us have more people here but it causes some inconveniences
[12:00 PM] Rhodan Fishbottoms (Rhodan Fishtail): The benches come with a handy little light though, for when you drop your kelpcorn and need to pick it back up,
[12:00 PM] Miss Karlie Cobalt (karliekarliekarlie Resident) Greets you
[12:00 PM] Miss Karlie Cobalt (karliekarliekarlie Resident): ‘•.¸ Tala….¸.•´
[12:00 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I keep getting trapped
[12:01 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) listens carefully to Miranda
[12:01 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: trapped how?
[12:01 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): under the stands
[12:01 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I think builders can fix it when they get to it
[12:01 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: I thought I fixed that…
[12:01 PM] Fawn Cobalt: no kelpcorn but I did pick up the krill and plankton bucket
[12:01 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ooooooh maybe you did!
[12:01 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[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.
[12:02 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] 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.
[12:03 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was yer week merfolk?
[12:03 PM] Isskald Resident: tala all
[12:03 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[12:04 PM] Julia Ceres: long, and weekends are so short
[12:04 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah
[12:04 PM] Rhodan Fishbottoms (Rhodan Fishtail): Too many days that end in y.
[12:04 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I agree – I say we make all weekends LONGER
[12:04 PM] Pão Pão (Bread Bae): thats true
[12:04 PM] Alyx (AlyxAdventures Resident): Four day weekends plz
[12:04 PM] Miss Karlie Cobalt (karliekarliekarlie Resident): 4 days at least I say
[12:05 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): apologies for being late
[12:05 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: no it’s fine
[12:05 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): just started Kristal you are find
[12:05 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): fine too
[12:05 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): hahaha
[12:05 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: people often come late. we’re just glad you came
[12:05 PM] Pão Pão (Bread Bae): :3
[12:06 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): oof
[12:06 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – we’re all here to help each other, cause we’re awesome like that.
[12:06 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): lag got me clipped in the wall
[12:07 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: hrm try to sit on a seat
[12:07 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: it should get you out.
[12:08 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): thanks
[12:08 PM] Rhodan Fishbottoms (Rhodan Fishtail): Embrace the wall, become the first barnacle mermaid.
[12:08 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): hehehe
[12:08 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Fina
[12:08 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – we’re all here to help each other, cause we’re awesome like that. (i stopped saying this part) mers helping mers – aquatics helping aquatics.
[12:09 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): welcome to our favorite cat fish
[12:09 PM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): miiiiiow~~
[12:09 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!!
[12:09 PM] [Theatre] :: Fluffy Petter 1.07: F??? ?? has gained total fluffiness level ~ 19950!
[12:09 PM] F??? ?? (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.
[12:10 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] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Hi I’m non-new Grace and interrupt too much
[12:11 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: so any new folk today?
[12:11 PM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) commandeers a cushion for herself
[12:11 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[12:11 PM] Roiben Sweetwater: me .
[12:11 PM] Vanessa Moore (ImTheProblem Resident) raises a hand and waves.
[12:11 PM] Roiben Sweetwater: Waves too
[12:11 PM] Miss Karlie Cobalt (karliekarliekarlie Resident) waves
[12:11 PM] Rhodan Fishbottoms (Rhodan Fishtail): I may have convinced Roiben to join us today.
[12:11 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: please come and introduce yourself
[12:11 PM] Rhodan Fishbottoms (Rhodan Fishtail): She seems really neato.
[12:11 PM] Roiben Sweetwater: yes you did 😉
[12:11 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): welcome Vanessa and Roiben – sit on the podium in turn and intro?
[12:11 PM] Isskald Resident: Hi Roi
[12:11 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): not entirely new, but 2nd time here to one of these Gatherings….. it IS a new avi however…. which is still a WIP
[12:11 PM] Roiben Sweetwater: Hi
[12:12 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: cool
[12:12 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): Tala Roi~
[12:12 PM] Roiben Sweetwater: ~Tala~
[12:12 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: so whats your favorite thing about being a mer?
[12:12 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): Hellooo ?
[12:13 PM] Inish Karu is Offline
[12:13 PM] Isskald Resident: Is this a question to all?
[12:13 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: more to the new folk
[12:13 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): Well…. for me to add into such….. I used to be afraid of the water…. afraid of the unknown depths….. somewhat still am, but being a Mer has helped me minimize said fears, and embrace the beauty of Water
[12:13 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): this is where newbs intro self Isskald
[12:13 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): if they wish
[12:13 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): wow Kristal
[12:14 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I try to get them started
[12:14 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: nice ?
[12:14 PM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): think I need to hop off, feel very sleepy for some reason
[12:14 PM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): sowwies can’t stay to welcome the newmers but cya around!
[12:14 PM] Miss Karlie Cobalt (karliekarliekarlie Resident): Fina
[12:14 PM] Miss Karlie Cobalt (karliekarliekarlie Resident) bids you Safe Waters
[12:14 PM] Miss Karlie Cobalt (karliekarliekarlie Resident): Lusa Em
[12:14 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay pets the kitty sleep well
[12:14 PM] Vanessa Moore (ImTheProblem Resident): Welcome to the depths, Kristal.
[12:14 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ok Fina take care
[12:14 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): Rest well Fina…. do take care of yourself hun…. Lusa Em
[12:14 PM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[12:15 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome all new mers glad you came ?
[12:15 PM] Vanessa Moore (ImTheProblem Resident): For me, I’ve always loved the water, so it seems a natural environment for me to be in. (Even if I’m still getting used to things as a mer)
[12:15 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: awesome
[12:16 PM] Roiben Sweetwater: As for me , since i started SL I’ve been mer for a very long time . I’m not consistently a mermaid but often enough .
[12:16 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): there are so many gorgeous underwater sims now
[12:16 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: thats cool ?
[12:16 PM] Roiben Sweetwater: My daughter has made many mermaid set sold here in SL but she has since quit .
[12:16 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): we have grown
[12:17 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh yes and tails are looking amazing lately
[12:17 PM] Vanessa Moore (ImTheProblem Resident): Is there somewhere, Granny, where the list of underwater sims has been posted?
[12:17 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: we do have a hang out thingy
[12:18 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): thingie?
[12:18 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: since we opened that door we can talk about it in Q&A which is now
[12:18 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ok wait for question/answer part
[12:18 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: thingy its a place holder word for when I forget words like notecard
[12:18 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): patience
[12:19 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.
[12:19 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: if you have any pressing questions about merfolking in sl now is a great time to ask.
[12:19 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: so we were talking about a list of merfolk places?
[12:20 PM] Vanessa Moore (ImTheProblem Resident): Yes, please.
[12:20 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: one of the many ways we have are adboards. we also have a partner program with ad boards..
[12:21 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: there is a list of hangouts but my poor brain keeps forgetting where the kiosk is
[12:22 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: grace where is it now?
[12:22 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Finding underwater sites

  1. Pick up a list of the SWF hangouts – they are on our web page and the poster on the welcome wall
    [12:22 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): 2. Visit the portal hub in our partner building – there are a lot of teleports there
    [12:23 PM] [V/W] Treasure Chest: Thank you Roiben Sweetwater, for your awesome donation
    [12:23 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): 3. Check out the adboards
    [12:23 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): 4. Working on developing our travel agency again with self guided tours – Nathaniel Hawthorne is working on that – includes a whale tour, shopping thereapy etc.
    [12:23 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): We don’t distribute notecards with such links anymore because they get out of date so fast. The places in our hangout list have applied and hopefully will let us know if they move.
    [12:23 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Consider creating a self guided tour? talk with Nathaniel
    [12:24 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: lots of great ways to find mer places.
    [12:24 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): We don’t hand out many notecards because they are out of date almost immediately and it is crazy task for us to try to keep current
    [12:24 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Members share their favorites often = which we encourage.
    [12:24 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh it is
    [12:25 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): I will say this tidbit…..
    [12:25 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): yes?
    [12:25 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): Last I heard…. SWF is gonna have a Booth at SL SciFi Con, which I work Security at, is that right, Grace?
    [12:25 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): yes we do
    [12:25 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: cool
    [12:25 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): and at Fantasy Faire, SEcond Pride and SL Birthday
    [12:25 PM] Isskald Resident: I have a question
    [12:26 PM] Roiben Sweetwater: me too
    [12:26 PM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): great!
    [12:26 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Jameelah will have an announcement about this soon
    [12:26 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): So if anymer wanted, feel free to contact me, or any SWF Staff for details on that, and see what there may be….
    [12:26 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: I was able to buy a building kit last year there
    [12:26 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): as for Fantasy Faire, and Second Pride… well…
    [12:26 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): Fantasy Faire has two underwater regions this year. Although I’m not sure how conducive to swimming one will be considering its train/subway themed
    [12:26 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): lol
    [12:27 PM] Isskald Resident: :/
    [12:27 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): could forgo the subway and swim about?
    [12:27 PM] Alyx (AlyxAdventures Resident): Hassle people through the train windows
    [12:27 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): wow – they’ve been telling us for years they would never do underwater sim again
    [12:27 PM] Roiben Sweetwater: I wish we could have a list of fantasy fair mermaid items for sale there so we ciould know not to miss anything.
    [12:27 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): then they do two?
    [12:27 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I think one totally underwater (we are in it) and others have some swimmable areas
    [12:27 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: could build a giant glass tube to protect the landers for the train to run through
    [12:27 PM] Alyx (AlyxAdventures Resident): I am excited for the teegle kelpie
    [12:28 PM] Vanessa Moore (ImTheProblem Resident): Flooded subway lines? 🙂
    [12:28 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): The other is being built by Contraption.
    [12:28 PM] Isskald Resident: Me too, Alyx
    [12:28 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: it’ll be like watching humans at an aquarium
    [12:28 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): did Isskald ask question? i didn’t see it does everyone know what FF is?
    [12:28 PM] Pão Pão (Bread Bae): ooooh teegle kelpie :0
    [12:28 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): well I only know details regarding SL SciFi Con, and the booths there (as with being Security, it’s my job to keep track of Booths, Check them for following rules, and tend to problems grid-wide)
    [12:28 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: ….. makes a point to save up
    [12:28 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): hahaha
    [12:28 PM] Isskald Resident: It’s been mostly answered, thanks, Grace. I was going to ask about FF
    [12:28 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): yes many delightful things to purchase at FF
    [12:28 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): Yes!! Teegle are releasing Kelpies!
    [12:29 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
    [12:29 PM] Roiben Sweetwater: I cant wait to see those.
    [12:29 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: the kind that lure human children to eat or hippocamp?
    [12:29 PM] Isskald Resident: Kelpies and Hyppocampuses. Hyppocampi 🙂
    [12:29 PM] Rhodan Fishbottoms (Rhodan Fishtail): Maybe both!
    [12:29 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): this is the preview teaser they dropped for it
    [12:29 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I have a few animesh kelpies
    [12:29 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): ……. OKAY, WHO LET IN THE SIRENS?!
    [12:29 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: oO
    [12:29 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): LOL
    [12:30 PM] Isskald Resident: Cheers Alec
    [12:30 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: we’re inclusive here. but I kinda gotta warn against people eating…
    [12:30 PM] Rhodan Fishbottoms (Rhodan Fishtail): lol, apparently they think a kelpie is a hippocampus with kelp.
    [12:30 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): I wonder if they’ll be mountable like with the normal Teegle Horse Avis
    [12:30 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): They are Kristal
    [12:31 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): hehehe…… then I dun mind being a Kelpie for a fellow Mer or even a Scuba-diving Human~
    [12:31 PM] Isskald Resident: A whole new world is about to open up, Kristal 🙂
    [12:31 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: ok I gotta move us on. are there any technical issues people need help with?
    [12:31 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): Anything to showcase the beauty of the deep blue, as I have learned and enjoyed during my time as a Mer
    [12:31 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I’m been watching a video series on the Georgia aquarium – they have whale sharks — so gorgeous
    [12:31 PM] Vanessa Moore (ImTheProblem Resident): Would certainly get the scuba divers from one place to the next faster than their “fins” 🙂
    [12:31 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): funny you say that, Grace
    [12:32 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): do all the new people know how to sit?
    [12:32 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): funny ha ha?
    [12:32 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: if not we can move on to promotions
    [12:32 PM] Roiben Sweetwater: yes ty
    [12:32 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): This VoidMer has Whale Shark patterns, funnily enough XD
    [12:32 PM] Vanessa Moore (ImTheProblem Resident): I know how to sit, but my tail’s AO seems to want me buried in the bench.
    [12:32 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): topped over with Reef Shark Markings, of course
    [12:32 PM] Miranda Barrowstone rings bell
    [12:32 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) cams
    [12:33 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): you should do promo Kristal – IM Miranda so you can demo – she’ll call on you
    [12:33 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: technical questions?
    [12:33 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): if sit on podium people can find you easier
    [12:34 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): what is the best approach to ao for bento tails?
    [12:34 PM] Isskald Resident: I do have a technocal/creator-related question also.
    [12:34 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): there is a technical queston for you
    [12:34 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: Isskald, please ask
    [12:34 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): heh…… am a tad shy…. and this VoidMer is still a WIP…. but thanks Miss Grace~
    [12:35 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): many of the mer community are shy and its okay to quietly listen too
    [12:36 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): all are welcome
    [12:36 PM] Isskald Resident: Is there anything in the pipeline regarding adult animations for the new mer tails? All I found were very old ones that didn’t work on the Riptide. Any info on that?
    [12:36 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: I haven’t heard but some one might know
    [12:36 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): we’ve just been getting dances for the bento tails going – I’ve not seen anything adult – I think many mer switch to a legged form for some intimacies
    [12:36 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: does riptide have a cssr?
    [12:37 PM] Isskald Resident: I doubt it.
    [12:37 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): the bento tails have an entirely new skeleton – very time consuming to do animations
    [12:37 PM] Isskald Resident: Also, they seem to have issues with questions asked in English
    [12:37 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): There’s a potential for some things coming out that is modern in the next few months with a lot of events being geered towards mer creations. Fantasy Faire, Enchantment (not mer specifically but it is fantasy), Conch Island and MerMay hunt by Veles.
    [12:37 PM] Julia Ceres wants fishy pixel bouncing
    [12:38 PM] Miss Karlie Cobalt (karliekarliekarlie Resident) laughs
    [12:38 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: the creators of the adult animations might be talked in to updating
    [12:38 PM] Glida Pilote: Sounds good 🙂
    [12:38 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): took a lot of talking for me to recruit GOR-geous Animations to do the dances – they have shop in the Haven Mer Mall (portal in info center) – might ask for them to develop something you want t o see
    [12:38 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): I’ve heard of Conch Island
    [12:38 PM] Glida Pilote: We will test them
    [12:38 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: they might be unaware that the new tails can affect their profits
    [12:38 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): Conch Island is great – organized and managed by the people who run the big mer discord group: Seafolk of SL
    [12:38 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): link is on ourside wall by door
    [12:39 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): I’d definitely recommend asking a few creators if they would consider it, particularly those who have delved into mer creators before. (Such as Harshlands, LORE, Kresendo and others)
    [12:39 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): mmhmm…. Merrow invited me to the new Seafolk of SL Group….
    [12:39 PM] Vanessa Moore (ImTheProblem Resident): Fun to explore Conch Island as well.
    [12:39 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I toured it recently – it has almost a mall
    [12:39 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): it is a great and very current group Kristal
    [12:39 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: I do need to move us on
    [12:39 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: sorry
    [12:40 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): such a good leader Miranda is
    [12:40 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
    [12:40 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
    [12:40 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
    [12:40 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): Hehehe….. Agreed
    [12:40 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.
[12:40 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): Conch Island is also a whole festival which is coming up – which will have music acts, (DJs, Mixers, Live performers, Live singers) as well as actiities and aArtist Alley with a whole bunch of new creations for the event 🙂
[12:40 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): I’ve applied for us to sponsor the festival
[12:40 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: your time to share will come
[12:41 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): haven’t heard back
[12:41 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: i’ll give you the stick soon
[12:41 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.
[12:41 PM] 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/
[12:41 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: now you can have the Stick Alec
[12:42 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid) hushes and listens
[12:42 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: i skipped over the whole intro but the talking stick basically means you can share now
[12:43 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): ˆ?ˆ Let me swim over! This will be a bit of a show and tell
[12:43 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: ok
[12:43 PM] Miranda Barrowstone makes room
[12:43 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): sometimes people gather at end of meeting to swim together somewhere – such fun
[12:44 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): wow….
[12:44 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): Tala everyone! 😀 So a few announcements today, as I’ll be making a couple on behalf of those who couldn’t make it today as well
[12:44 PM] Isskald Resident: Nice tail, Alec
[12:44 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): But! First up!
[12:44 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): I have a new spring inspired tail that is available now at Ostara’s Altar! It comes in 4 colours (Peach, Pink, Purple and White) and there is a version for Riptide and for Odyssey!

More info on the tails here: https://flic.kr/p/2pJq4RZ

I’m currently wearing the Odyssey version. ? In a moment I will change to the Riptide version.
[12:45 PM] Peaches2U Camino: ooooh!
[12:45 PM] Peaches2U Camino: me likey^^
[12:45 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): very nice
[12:46 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): They also come with this petal flexi skirt, and little flexi pollen tendrils to add onto your tails as well
[12:46 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): Also available is two 10L hunt items! Tulip petal gills (BOM & Unisex), and “buggy gems” (riptide only, sorry) which is a special hud for your riptide gems – with 7 different bug inspired gems. Bee, Ladybug, Picasso Bug, Rosy Moth, Jewel Beetle, Harlequin Bug, Emerald Ash Borer

More info on these here: https://flic.kr/p/2pJiRaM

All this is available at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ruby%20Dust/172/157/27 (or ask me for LM!)
[12:46 PM] Alyx (AlyxAdventures Resident): Pretty 😀
[12:46 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): mers do like shinies
[12:46 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): Hehe we do!
[12:46 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): On behalf of Zen Child Designs, Cecily also has a new release at Ostara’s alter! Image Preview as well as pet rocks as hunt prizes to find! Image preview

All this is available at: Ruby Dust (172,157,27) (or ask me for LM!)
[12:46 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): wow :O
[12:46 PM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): yes!
[12:47 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): I would LOVE to see a variation for the Taniwha Shark Mer Tail >///<
[12:47 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): variations are possible if the creator puts in some things – not possible on many
[12:48 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): I’m actually going to soon be expanding my tails that I support to include the Taniwha, Nemissa and Velenne in furture releases (after Fantasy Fare, sobs)
[12:48 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): great thing for creators I think – makes more people buy the base tail
[12:48 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): awwwr D:
[12:48 PM] Isskald Resident: Does that mayfly appendix come with the tail, or is it your addition?
[12:48 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): Well……. guess I gotta wait for after
[12:48 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): Varions are fun, but they are a total rework for each tail – as each one is very very different.
[12:49 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): yup
[12:49 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): The tenrils Isskald? Yes, they come with each tail of the Tulip mod 🙂
[12:49 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): A quick outfit change again to give you a sneak peak at one of my Fantasy Faire exclusives.
[12:49 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): Wonder if it’s possible to get the Petal Skirt and Tendrils alone, as a Stand-alone
[12:50 PM] Julia Ceres: oh yes i need that one
[12:50 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): magic!
[12:50 PM] Peaches2U Camino: dude, what ao you using?
[12:50 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): There’s going to be a dark park and a light pack, this ins inspired by one of V and I’s dear friends.
[12:50 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): This is the Tala!
[12:51 PM] Peaches2U Camino: ~Persu Em~
[12:51 PM] Peaches2U Camino: Thank you
[12:51 PM] Isskald Resident: I do like this
[12:51 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): I’m working my barnacles off to bring you all as much as possible. There will be another tail design and some BOM and material applier items too as NEW event exclusives. ˆ?ˆ

Additionally I will also have all my purple designs in RFL vendors where 100% of sales of RFL vendor items go to the American Cancer Socety. As well as limited edition special editions of existing tails!
[12:51 PM] Miranda Barrowstone claps
[12:51 PM] Alyx (AlyxAdventures Resident): FF is going to eat every linden I have and then some 😮
[12:51 PM] Peaches2U Camino: wooooot!
[12:51 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): At Fantasy Faire (opens on the 18th) you will find myself (Auro), Zen Child Designs, Krature and Mermade all on the same sim; Plankbarrow.

There’s no LMs for now, but we’ll all announce when the time comes. ?

Fantasy Faire means a lot to me, as it’s a relay for life event. I’m a survivor myself who went through experimental treatment, and I can tell you confidently I would not be here today if it weren’t for fundraisers such as this. So it means the world to be part of it, and also to enjoy it with all of you too; banding together with the hope to vanquish cancer. ?
[12:51 PM] Isskald Resident: love the whole pearlescent quality of it
[12:51 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): you Have so many and hopefully your sales will give you more to spend
[12:52 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you Alec
[12:52 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): Hehe I wish, my sales go towards putting food in our pantry
[12:52 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): I did ask earlier…. Dun think I got an answer…. but I wonder if it’s possible to get the Petal Skirt and Tendrils alone, as a Stand-alone, since I don’t have either of those 2 tails….
[12:53 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): And that’s my announcements done!
[12:53 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): write to your fav creators – now is not a good time to ask for custom
[12:53 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): they are all so busy
[12:53 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: Alec, I must hand the stick to others
[12:53 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): I can do that Kristal ? I can put it up at Ostara’s Altar later today
[12:54 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): grab it Miranda! hehehe
[12:54 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): thank you! Was mostly wondering for those who lack the tails that come with the pack
[12:54 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: Peaches its yours
[12:54 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): Cheers on Peaches
[12:54 PM] Peaches2U Camino: catches the stick and giggles
[12:55 PM] Peaches2U Camino: Huggles Miranda and Ray
[12:55 PM] Peaches2U Camino: ~Persu Em~
[12:55 PM] Peaches2U Camino: Thank you
[12:55 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[12:55 PM] Peaches2U Camino: ~Tala~
[12:55 PM] Peaches2U Camino: all
[12:55 PM] Peaches2U Camino: happy to be here
[12:55 PM] Peaches2U Camino: sorry for the lack of finnage
[12:55 PM] Roiben Sweetwater: love the crab lol
[12:55 PM] Peaches2U Camino: giggles
[12:55 PM] Peaches2U Camino: and it is why i am up here
[12:56 PM] Peaches2U Camino: all the info and pic is riiiiiiight here
[12:56 PM] Peaches2U Camino: https://www.flickr.com/photos/160267020@N04/53650713053/in/dateposted/
[12:56 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): crab looks painful
[12:56 PM] Peaches2U Camino: you get one for your nose and another for your finger
[12:56 PM] Granny Grace (Matriarch Mermaid): where can I get it?
[12:56 PM] Peaches2U Camino: is unrigged and can be placed ANYWHERE!
[12:56 PM] Peaches2U Camino: be careful
[12:57 PM] Peaches2U Camino: slurl is on the page 😀
[12:57 PM] Peaches2U Camino: always
[12:57 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): they got a li’l happy smile XD
[12:57 PM] Peaches2U Camino: any questions?
[12:57 PM] Peaches2U Camino: eeeeeep done
[12:57 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): Happy smile, with evil eyes
[12:58 PM] Peaches2U Camino: passes stick back with crabcakes n carrots
[12:58 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: ok Simone yer up
[12:58 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: Jamleeah sorry
[12:58 PM] Peaches2U Camino says in mermish Nulma
[12:58 PM] Peaches2U Camino: Nulma (NOOL-mah): Love
[12:58 PM] Peaches2U Camino: both names!!!
[12:58 PM] Jameelah (SIMONE Lyvette): Tala everyone! Just a quick reminder about the SWF conceirge volunteer group. We are volunteers who meet and greet visitors and mers and assist if they ask for help. You can volunteer on your on schedule.
[12:59 PM] ???? ??s????? (Alec Absinthe): So cute peachesssssss
[12:59 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol the rez name is what appears on my ims
[12:59 PM] Jameelah (SIMONE Lyvette): I will be scheduling conceirge classes in upcoming days so we can volunteer at upcoming events and also at home here at SWF. I welcome anyone interested to come to the classes and join our grouop.
[12:59 PM] Jameelah (SIMONE Lyvette): smiles, that’s it
[01:00 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[01:00 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[01:00 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): mmmph…… I tend to linger at the SWF Booth at SL Fandom Con last year…..
[01:00 PM] Kristal Shard BloodBane-Forest (Kurisutaru Starchild): might as well XD
[01:00 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay before I close us out, reminder, please check ad and partner boards.
[01:01 PM] Miranda Barrowstone: people don’t always share often have a board and would apperciate your business thank you
[01:01 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!!