104 SF Gathering 15 June 2024

[12:01 PM] RonanMare Resident: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Ronan. I will be leading today’s meeting.

Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[12:02 PM] RonanMare Resident: 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] RonanMare Resident: 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.
[12:02 PM] RonanMare Resident: tala Peach
[12:02 PM] who (kittykatsplat Resident): mrrrrrrrrp~
[12:03 PM] Peaches2U Camino: ~Tala~
[12:03 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: ? Tala ?
[12:03 PM] RonanMare Resident: 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] RonanMare Resident: so, how was yer week seafolk?
[12:04 PM] Dale Irata: DRY until 5 minutes ago!
[12:04 PM] RonanMare Resident: lol
[12:04 PM] who (kittykatsplat Resident): it’s kinda shit
[12:04 PM] Julia Ceres: great, now its weekend ;p
[12:04 PM] who (kittykatsplat Resident): can’t log in with my main
[12:04 PM] RonanMare Resident: aww that stinks
[12:04 PM] Peaches2U Camino: Clean bill of health, no more pain meds and today is my rl birthday! 😀
[12:04 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): why
[12:04 PM] Dale Irata: YAY Peaches! Congrats!
[12:04 PM] who (kittykatsplat Resident): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[12:04 PM] Peaches2U Camino: ~Persu Em~
[12:04 PM] Peaches2U Camino: Thank you
[12:04 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): hbd
[12:04 PM] RonanMare Resident: great news and happy birthday!
[12:05 PM] Julia Ceres: happy birthday : )
[12:05 PM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): yeah Peaches! Congrats!
[12:05 PM] RonanMare Resident: got any fun plans?
[12:05 PM] RonanMare Resident: tala Zo
[12:06 PM] Zo (Zotarah Shepherd): tala Ronan
[12:06 PM] Peaches2U Camino: still working tonight
[12:06 PM] Peaches2U Camino: already ate the ice cream^^
[12:06 PM] RonanMare Resident: aww you should totally treat your self to cake though
[12:07 PM] Peaches2U Camino: 😀
[12:07 PM] RonanMare Resident: the neighbor put out her pool so of course the neighbor kids are around
[12:07 PM] Peaches2U Camino: that clean bill of health is the bestest prezzie ever
[12:07 PM] RonanMare Resident: true true
[12:08 PM] Julia Ceres: of course, but it really means you can eat more cake : )
[12:08 PM] RonanMare Resident: you still deserve cake though… I’d go bake you one if I had a way to send it
[12:08 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: CAKE!!!!!!
[12:09 PM] RonanMare Resident: okay that was fun but I better move us along
[12:09 PM] Peaches2U Camino: been really absent lately
[12:09 PM] Peaches2U Camino: had my second ever ambulance ride to the hosp
[12:09 PM] RonanMare Resident: oh fun
[12:09 PM] RonanMare Resident: Our priority today is support – we’re all here to help each other, cause we’re awesome like that.
[12:09 PM] Peaches2U Camino: found out how the pain was getting triggered
[12:10 PM] Peaches2U Camino: and female plumbing probs
[12:10 PM] RonanMare Resident: really? thats good to know then
[12:10 PM] RonanMare Resident: okay so the order is my introduction-which I just did, 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.

So here we go!!
[12:11 PM] RonanMare Resident: 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.
[12:11 PM] RonanMare Resident: 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).
[12:12 PM] RonanMare Resident: so any new folk today?
[12:12 PM] Zo (Zotarah Shepherd): I am new to the meeting.
[12:12 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: I’d like to introduce zo, she’s been on sl about as long as i’ve been on sl, but only recently went mer. i was going to show her the new SWF location after’
[12:12 PM] RonanMare Resident: welcome ?
[12:12 PM] Panther Maurer: welcome ?
[12:12 PM] RonanMare Resident: thats great.
[12:13 PM] RonanMare Resident: how you liking underwater slife?
12:13 PM: creamydeliciousness Resident: tanlato Nu
12:13 PM: creamydeliciousness Resident: welcome Zo
[12:13 PM] Zo (Zotarah Shepherd) smiles at Nic Thank you
[12:13 PM] Julia Ceres: welcome : )
[12:13 PM] Zo (Zotarah Shepherd) whispers: It is lovely here
[12:13 PM] RonanMare Resident: if you don’t have one yet Zo that is the merfolk translater
[12:13 PM] Zo (Zotarah Shepherd): Beautiful world under the waves
[12:13 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): would you like one?
[12:14 PM] Panther Maurer: if you need places to swim, we all know some good spots to show ????
[12:14 PM] RonanMare Resident: i’ll pass you one.
[12:14 PM] Zo (Zotarah Shepherd): I have one but not sure how to use it yet
[12:14 PM] RonanMare Resident: some of which we will be coving today ?
[12:14 PM] RonanMare Resident: channel 3 which is / and 3 then say what you want
12:15 PM: RonanMare Resident: i should have one on…
12:15 PM: RonanMare Resident: to llanutan fimsa frella la…
[12:15 PM] RonanMare Resident: yep I do
[12:15 PM] Panther Maurer: i have mine on 3 as well
[12:15 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: Yup
12:15 PM: Panther Maurer: e lilu holli ra frelli
12:15 PM: Panther Maurer: and its fun to use
[12:15 PM] RonanMare Resident: anyone where it will understand you
12:15 PM: creamydeliciousness Resident: lu sess sess
12:15 PM: creamydeliciousness Resident: m hm hm
12:15 PM: Nicholas Hawthorne: delu
12:15 PM: : yes
[12:15 PM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): tala Pearce:)
12:15 PM: Julia Ceres: trase lla’ de trase denulan nadena ra frelli llanutan
12:15 PM: Julia Ceres: adds hers in case anyone decides to use theirs
[12:15 PM] who (kittykatsplat Resident): meow~
[12:16 PM] who (kittykatsplat Resident): can someone pass me one?
[12:16 PM] RonanMare Resident: yes
[12:16 PM] who (kittykatsplat Resident): my main account is having login issues
[12:16 PM] RonanMare Resident: which is gonna be hilarious because I rp as a merman that hasn’t learned lander
[12:17 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: we should have a giver of it somewhere on sim
[12:17 PM] Inventory item offered to who (kittykatsplat Resident)
[12:17 PM] who (kittykatsplat Resident) received your inventory offer.
[12:17 PM] RonanMare Resident: we set one up in anti
[12:18 PM] RonanMare Resident: any way I better move us on
12:18 PM: kittykatsplat Resident: meow
12:18 PM: kittykatsplat Resident: *meow
[12:18 PM] RonanMare Resident: 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.
[12:18 PM] who (kittykatsplat Resident): if it weren’t already obvious, I’m Fina (the creator of this HUD)
[12:18 PM] RonanMare Resident: if you have any pressing questions about merfolking in sl now is a great time to ask.
[12:18 PM] RonanMare Resident: thought so
[12:19 PM] RonanMare Resident: any questions?
[12:19 PM] Panther Maurer: not off hand from me
[12:19 PM] RonanMare Resident: ok
[12:19 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): I have one concern
[12:20 PM] RonanMare Resident: shoot
[12:20 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): when I login to swf, I am lost theres no signage and I ended up swimming in circles
[12:20 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): what happens to the newbie that ends up here?
[12:21 PM] RonanMare Resident: ooh did the tps rez at least?
[12:21 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): cant find anything
[12:21 PM] RonanMare Resident: good point
[12:21 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): yeah but not everyone sees that
[12:21 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): like me, I didnt see it till like my 3rd trip in
[12:21 PM] Julia Ceres: i am always lost here, but its pretty so i dont care ;p
[12:21 PM] RonanMare Resident: yeah I had that issue a few times. where did you land?
[12:22 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: i guess it also depends on where you rez in
[12:22 PM] who (kittykatsplat Resident): I’m out for now, cat needs naps, early day tomorrow
[12:22 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): by the adboards
[12:22 PM] RonanMare Resident: lusa em Fina
[12:22 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): ye kitty
[12:22 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): *Bye
[12:23 PM] RonanMare Resident: hrm there should be something there. we can mention it to the buildrs…
[12:23 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: there is a slightly hidden tp there next to the hippocampus
[12:23 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): what is a hippocampus?
[12:24 PM] RonanMare Resident: yeah its something we should address
[12:24 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: the mer horse over next to the adboards
[12:24 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): oh
[12:24 PM] RonanMare Resident: a hippocamp is a water horse
[12:24 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: Yup
[12:24 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): the one that doesnt answer
[12:24 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): tried talking to it for 5 mins
[12:25 PM] RonanMare Resident: we have one it doesn’t listen either
[12:25 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): haha
[12:25 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: lol your suppoosed to ride it
[12:25 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): ohhhhhh
[12:25 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: try it after we are done here 😀
[12:26 PM] RonanMare Resident: lol
[12:26 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): does it ride along a predestined route?
[12:26 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: no
[12:26 PM] RonanMare Resident: so its a free ride
[12:27 PM] RonanMare Resident: okay another other questions before I move us on?
[12:27 PM] Pearce Kingsley raises a fin.
[12:27 PM] RonanMare Resident: go ahead
[12:28 PM] Pearce Kingsley: The hippocampus relates to why I’m here. I lead an undersea trail ride every month for Briarwood Stables.
[12:29 PM] Pearce Kingsley: I am looking for undersea tours we can use to ride our Hippocampus or Kelpie at.
[12:29 PM] RonanMare Resident: thats awesome you can share after Dale
[12:29 PM] Pearce Kingsley: Does anyone know where to find those? SWF used to have tours listed but those have disappeared?
[12:29 PM] RonanMare Resident: I’m about to call promotions
[12:29 PM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): ywa Pearce
[12:29 PM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): yes*
[12:30 PM] RonanMare Resident: oh sorry I misunderstood
[12:30 PM] RonanMare Resident: we can probably build trails in anti for riding
[12:30 PM] RonanMare Resident: that would be fun
[12:31 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: i am technically the tour coordinator for SWF, we haven’t found a spot for the tours since we moved here as the builders have been busy.
[12:31 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: and it is something trying to update them
[12:31 PM] RonanMare Resident: we’ll be sharing soon you might find great places to ride
[12:32 PM] Pearce Kingsley: OK thank you
[12:32 PM] RonanMare Resident: thank you for your questions
12:32 PM: Nicholas Hawthorne: sessli
12:32 PM: : test
[12:32 PM] RonanMare Resident: 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.
[12:33 PM] RonanMare Resident: 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.
[12:33 PM] RonanMare Resident: 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/
[12:33 PM] RonanMare Resident: 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.
[12:34 PM] RonanMare Resident: 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)
[12:34 PM] RonanMare Resident: and first Speaker is Dale ?
[12:34 PM] Dale Irata: Thanks! I”ll stay here so you can all look at the Ad Boards on the wall right by me. And please hang in there, I’ve got a lot of info for you.
[12:35 PM] Dale Irata: Our biggest SUMMER SAILSTICE IN SECOND LIFE ever starts Friday morning June 21! I’ve been giving you little updates these past several months, but now everything is really nailed down.
[12:35 PM] RonanMare Resident: okey dokey
[12:35 PM] Dale Irata: Sailstice is primarily aimed at sailors, but since 2020 the mer community has been welcome to everything you can swim to (which is nearly everything).
[12:35 PM] Dale Irata: We’ve got 3 DAYS of cruises and races, and the amazing Tall Ships Parade on Friday — There’s nothing like it, come and swim along!
[12:35 PM] Dale Irata: And the BIG Mer event is the 5th Annual SAILS & TAILS party. EARLIER this year — 1:30 to 3:30 so you mers in Europe can come!
[12:35 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): this week?
[12:36 PM] Dale Irata: Starting this coming FRIDAY
[12:36 PM] Dale Irata: The glass dance floor at Nantucket Yacht Club is unique and so is this event. The NYC goes all out to make this a great experience for legged and tailed alike, so please mark your calendars, come and enjoy it!
[12:36 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): yes I see
[12:36 PM] Dale Irata: This year we have a Relay For Life team, and we’ve got a 43-sim Marathon thru Second Norway.
[12:36 PM] Dale Irata: That whole route never goes far from water, so you can check the map and swim this beautiful archipelago.
[12:36 PM] Dale Irata: If you’ve got some spare Lindens, consider tossing them in one of our RFL Kiosks to help fight cancer!
[12:36 PM] Dale Irata: There’s MUCH more. Please visit https://sailing.sl and click SAILSTICE FOR THE MERFOLK for more info!
[12:36 PM] Dale Irata: (And especially if you’re an RL sailor, visit https://summersailstice.com and REGISTER for our event to be eligible for their drawing for some serious prizes.)
[12:37 PM] Dale Irata: That’s it! See you next weekend!
[12:37 PM] RonanMare Resident: thank you ?
[12:37 PM] RonanMare Resident: would anyone else like to share?
[12:37 PM] Dale Irata: Sorry it was so much so fast! But it’s ALL on the Website.
[12:37 PM] Panther Maurer: im just happy to be swimming in the deep waters the most
[12:38 PM] RonanMare Resident: it can be peaceful
[12:39 PM] RonanMare Resident picks up the stick and looks at it. “I guess I’m up”
[12:39 PM] Peaches2U Camino: WOOOOOOT
[12:40 PM] RonanMare Resident: Tala I’m Ro, I’m from Antiquity.
we have 16 sims to swim through, homes available, shopping spaces, mer spots, and active groups.
[12:40 PM] Panther Maurer: tala
[12:40 PM] RonanMare Resident: ?
[12:40 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): 16???omg
[12:40 PM] RonanMare Resident: We are totally inclusive, kids, mers, furs, landers all welcome and as always, LGBT+ friendly.
[12:40 PM] RonanMare Resident: yeah you can basically ride a hippocamp anywhere
[12:41 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): is there a starting point?
[12:41 PM] RonanMare Resident: i’ll post one in a bit
[12:41 PM] Panther Maurer: are the 16 regions connected?
[12:41 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): kk
[12:41 PM] RonanMare Resident: yes
[12:41 PM] Panther Maurer: i would enjoy visiting it as well
[12:41 PM] RonanMare Resident: please don’t eat the pirates, we’re trying to regrow the population.
[12:41 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne Nahms. :3
[12:41 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): arr arr
[12:41 PM] Panther Maurer: can i nibble on them?
[12:41 PM] RonanMare Resident: only if you ask them first
[12:42 PM] RonanMare Resident: We are a light rp place but this also means you can im someone and ask if they wanna rp and you might get favorable results. We don’t have set stories each week so everyone is welcome to work out their own.
[12:42 PM] Panther Maurer: heh
[12:42 PM] RonanMare Resident: 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.
[12:42 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): I wouldnt know the first thing about mer rp
[12:42 PM] Panther Maurer: just wave a fin? rp done XD
[12:42 PM] RonanMare Resident: we’re still working on the admins to set up an underwater local
[12:43 PM] RonanMare Resident: I can probably give you tips
[12:43 PM] RonanMare Resident: we also have shops and houses to rent here,
So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[12:43 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): hen I meet another mer, we usually end up merfucking
[12:44 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): or dancing
[12:44 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): exploring
[12:44 PM] RonanMare Resident: we still have time would anyone like to announce events, sales they came across gacha places?
[12:44 PM] Panther Maurer: just lay your eggs, done. he does the rest? ;p
[12:44 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): giggle
[12:44 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: i didn’t know i needed that word.. but here we are
[12:44 PM] Peaches2U Camino: had a partner that carried our second child 😀
[12:45 PM] RonanMare Resident: sometimes you just need permission to swear
[12:45 PM] RonanMare Resident: but we don’t want people reading the log to faint so…
[12:46 PM] Julia Ceres: and i liked that word ;p
[12:46 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: YESH
[12:47 PM] Panther Maurer: but what if its fun making folks faint? just breach the surface and go boo!
[12:47 PM] Panther Maurer: see how many sailors faint :3
[12:47 PM] RonanMare Resident: and I’m blushing. but enough about me any one find places of interest to merkind?
[12:47 PM] Nicholas Hawthorne: like to that boat?
[12:47 PM] Dale Irata: Panther, come to Sailstice and you can do LOTS of that!
[12:47 PM] Panther Maurer: haha
[12:47 PM] RonanMare Resident: I once did that dressed as the grim reaper
[12:48 PM] Panther Maurer: show me the way and i might ;p
[12:48 PM] Dale Irata: Ronan, the Leeward Cruising Club does 2 cruises a week. Mers have always been welcome, but especially since our first event in 2020.
[12:48 PM] Julia Ceres: Sailstice is really going to confuse me, wont know wether to sail or chase boats
[12:48 PM] Dale Irata: Julia, maybe do one thing each day!
[12:48 PM] Julia Ceres: haha
[12:48 PM] RonanMare Resident: you did drop an lm for sailtice right?
[12:49 PM] Dale Irata: Follow the tall ships on Friday, though
12:49 PM: Zotarah Shepherd:
12:49 PM: Zotarah Shepherd: Mermish|
[12:49 PM] Dale Irata: There’s too many LMs. All will be on the Website as they’re finalized. https://sailing.sl
[12:49 PM] Dale Irata: It’s a BIG event, spread all over the oceans.
[12:49 PM] RonanMare Resident: ok gottcha
[12:50 PM] RonanMare Resident: okay if there’s nothing else I can adjourn us
[12:50 PM] Dale Irata: Thanks! Hope to see you all!
[12:50 PM] RonanMare Resident: ?
[12:50 PM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): smiles
[12:50 PM] Panther Maurer: ????
[12:51 PM] RonanMare Resident: 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!!