045 SWF Gathering 1 April 2023

[10:02 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!
[10:02 AM] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!!!???
[10:02 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.
[10:02 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): tala:)
[10:03 AM] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Marion 🙂
[10:03 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.
[10:03 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:03 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala everyone!
[10:04 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.
[10:04 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was yer week merfolk?
[10:04 AM] Celtic Infinity: It was great, thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:04 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: it was fine. not too cold
[10:05 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): It was mostly a good week for me
[10:05 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): Its as ok atually
[10:05 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: mostly?
[10:05 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: you okay boo?
[10:06 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so Gracie glad your back.
[10:06 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thank you so much
[10:06 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Well my mom is still recovering from appendicitis
[10:07 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: she’s getting stronger though yeah?
[10:07 AM] Peaches2U Camino: glad she is better^^
[10:07 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): prayers for healing
[10:07 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: aye
[10:07 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Grandma you’re back I missed you
[10:08 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay folks.
[10:08 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thanks Ohora
[10:08 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): missed you all
[10:08 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yes thankfully she is getting better
[10:09 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): meow~
[10:09 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – we’re all here to help each other, cause we’re awesome like that.
[10:09 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): got dc’ed
[10:09 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome back your fluffiness
[10:09 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): district of columbia?
[10:09 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: disconected
[10:09 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ooooo
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so the order is my introduction-done, introduce the new folks, sharing questions, ideas, and support to help each other-ie; tails, hair, bodies, AOs, requests, etc, then PSAs and promotion of events, sales or what ever else needs to be shared, then I close us out with our goals, maybe a group hug and picture.

So here we go!!
[10:10 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): SL ate all my messages, but – week was busy, and I’m slowly getting my strength back after a VERY bad flu
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oof glad you’re getting better. did I make you work while you were sick?
[10:11 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: now I feel bad *gives you extra shrimps
[10:11 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.
[10:11 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): nahm nahm =^-^=
[10:11 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): last Sat I was better already
[10:11 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh good lol
[10:12 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I should change my name to Shrimp nahmer
[10:12 AM] Miranda Barrowstone gives Grace shrimp because its only fair
[10:12 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): DO IT
[10:12 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yay!!! \o/
[10:12 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): tyvm
[10:12 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).
[10:13 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Hi I’m Grandma and what I love about being aquatic are the people inside the avatars
[10:13 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so any new folk here wish to introduce themselves? don’t have to be a mer, we’re inclusive
[10:13 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: awww
[10:13 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I’m not new
[10:13 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thats sweet
[10:13 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: we know lol
[10:14 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): wanted to encourage others
[10:14 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): you can be new at heart
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:14 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): exactly
[10:14 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): do RESTARTS count
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: maybe…
[10:15 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay if we have no one to introduce… we’ll swim on to tech support
[10:15 AM] Jj Yowahoshi is Online
[10:15 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: 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.
[10:15 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): what is new?
[10:15 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: or raise your hand that works too
[10:16 AM] Peaches2U Camino: raises a fin
[10:16 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on up Peaches
[10:16 AM] Peaches2U Camino: nuuuu
[10:16 AM] Peaches2U Camino: this is just a question
[10:16 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Peaches
[10:16 AM] Celtic Infinity cheers for Peaches
[10:16 AM] Peaches2U Camino: has anyone seen any mer babies?
[10:16 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): claps for peaches
[10:17 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oooo
[10:17 AM] Peaches2U Camino: K-Mae left sl months ago
[10:17 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): seen them in meetings
[10:17 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): long time ago
[10:17 AM] Peaches2U Camino: and is no longer supprting the babies
[10:17 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): so cute
[10:17 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: other than my cousin spitting up on his mom not really
[10:17 AM] Peaches2U Camino: animesh or prim babies
[10:17 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): oh
[10:17 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: aww
[10:17 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): I havent actually
[10:17 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): if I find out I would get crazy lool
[10:17 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): a great question
[10:17 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): Peaches, would you be looking for zooby babies with tails? 😮
[10:17 AM] Peaches2U Camino: if anyone sees some, pease let me know
[10:18 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): omg, babies with little tiny tails, CUTENESS OVERLOAD
[10:18 AM] Peaches2U Camino: if interested, please ask the zooby creator to make merbabies
[10:18 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): are the nonsupported ones still on mp?
[10:18 AM] Peaches2U Camino: asked her years ago, and it never happened
[10:18 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I can’t script for beans but I have the sculpts needed
[10:18 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): are zooby babies animesh?
[10:18 AM] Peaches2U Camino: anything K-mae related will have errors
[10:18 AM] Peaches2U Camino: they are
[10:18 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): who makes the animesh – aquatic ones
[10:18 AM] Peaches2U Camino: am going to ask again
[10:19 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not zooby let me look
[10:19 AM] Kai (Elayn Khaos): if animesh, might be able to attach a prim tail?
[10:19 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): animesh is the toughest
[10:19 AM] Chat Range: Spunky Nirvana [6m]
[10:19 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): because then the tails need to be rigged
[10:19 AM] Peaches2U Camino: funsies has old ones, not animesh
[10:19 AM] Peaches2U Camino: if zooby did it
[10:19 AM] Peaches2U Camino: they could rig a long skirt to one leg
[10:19 AM] Peaches2U Camino: but alpha out the legs
[10:20 AM] Peaches2U Camino: and shape it to be a tail
[10:20 AM] Peaches2U Camino: already spoke to
[10:20 AM] Peaches2U Camino: shucks
[10:20 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): I wonder if the dinkie mer tail would fit a baby?
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: if anyone is willing to col lab I would be happy to take on the project
[10:20 AM] Kai (Elayn Khaos): there’s a thought
[10:20 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): that might be an option
[10:20 AM] Peaches2U Camino: creator names starts with a Z, they are working on it
[10:21 AM] Peaches2U Camino: he speaks spanish, not sure how much he understood
[10:21 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): if not, I could put out a modifiable old style flexi tail
[10:21 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): rezz room
[10:21 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: hrm?
[10:21 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): there is another animesh maker
[10:21 AM] Peaches2U Camino: correct
[10:21 AM] Peaches2U Camino: he is very popular
[10:21 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): Rezz Room only do animals
[10:21 AM] Peaches2U Camino: the animesh babies are cute!!
[10:22 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thye might do merbabies
[10:22 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): could ask
[10:22 AM] Peaches2U Camino: i was not interested unless one of them makes merbabies too
[10:22 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): I wonder if Black Bantham might be worth contacting.
[10:22 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: how does one create animesh?
[10:22 AM] Peaches2U Camino: or an add on like Chris did
[10:22 AM] Peaches2U Camino: BB builds crumble LOD
[10:22 AM] Peaches2U Camino: and does not make animesh
[10:22 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): idk about black bantham
[10:22 AM] Kai (Elayn Khaos): any rigged mesh can be made into animesh.
[10:22 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Motoko had booth
[10:22 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): but maybe you can try
[10:23 AM] Peaches2U Camino: don’t get me wrong, have been searching
[10:23 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and did this dolphin
[10:23 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): he might want to Peaches
[10:23 AM] Kai (Elayn Khaos): I used to make all sorts of animesh characters for dance
[10:23 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ah… so all I have to do is learn rigging
[10:23 AM] Peaches2U Camino: oh that is a beautiful dolphin
[10:23 AM] Kai (Elayn Khaos): just a script, a notecard and an animation
[10:23 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): HA HAHA HA..haha!!
[10:23 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): we don’t know how to make merbabies funny when you think about
[10:23 AM] Peaches2U Camino: zooby and Z are top baby animesh builders
[10:23 AM] Kai (Elayn Khaos): ewww Miranda, no. LOL no one wants to learn to rig. ROFL
[10:24 AM] Peaches2U Camino: their babies interact
[10:24 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I do
[10:24 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): learning rigging is a career move
[10:24 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Motoko
[10:24 AM] Peaches2U Camino: it IS
[10:24 AM] Kai (Elayn Khaos): LOL oh YOU are the one! hehe
[10:24 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): if you do it, means you’re pretty much a full time content creator
[10:24 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I ‘m on a quest to make mertails for all kid av
[10:24 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): very busy – not so social
[10:24 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): big supporter of SWF in past
[10:24 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I gave up on Blender cuz of the time commitment
[10:25 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Motoko Kusanagi (motoko.takeda)
[10:25 AM] Peaches2U Camino: will ask that person too
[10:25 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): I can’t rig at all, i tried to learn in the past but I was too much for me
[10:25 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: it really is.
[10:25 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): so I just quit
[10:26 AM] Peaches2U Camino: are animesh rigged items??
[10:26 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I can’t quit, I have ideas and no one to implement them with out a lot of money
[10:26 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): all animesh are rigged, yes
[10:26 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): idunuuuuuu!!! ¯(°_o)/¯
[10:26 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): not sure
[10:26 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah thats what Grace
[10:26 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: said
[10:26 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ideas?
[10:26 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): Oh ok
[10:26 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ideas good
[10:26 AM] Kai (Elayn Khaos): I have a video on YouTube if anyone wants to learn to make animesh
[10:27 AM] Peaches2U Camino: yesssss please
[10:27 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah I wanna make mertails fopr kids, merbabies, pets all sorts of crazy fun things
[10:27 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): you could sell merbabies at the mall
[10:27 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): that would be cool Miranda
[10:27 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah please im it to me
[10:27 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): that sounds so wrong
[10:27 AM] Kai (Elayn Khaos): give me a few min to find the link Peaches
[10:27 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): what you mean FIna?
[10:27 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): it does
[10:27 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): [10:27] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): you could sell merbabies at the mall
[10:28 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): selling babies at the mall
[10:28 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah… it kinda does… but how else are they gonna get them
[10:28 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): LMAOOO
[10:28 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): she is gonna sell babies
[10:28 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yeah, since no one knows how to make merbabies
[10:28 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: this isn’t rl
[10:28 AM] Kai (Elayn Khaos): so wrong on so many levels. LOLOL
[10:28 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): Right
[10:28 AM] Spunky Nirvana: I haven’t messed with rigging anything since 3dsMax 6.0 lol I’d have to start from scratch if I were to try again now and re-learn everything.
[10:28 AM] Spunky Nirvana: that was like 20 years ago
[10:29 AM] Peaches2U Camino: ouch!
[10:29 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah tech changes in 6 months
[10:29 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): oh wow
[10:29 AM] Spunky Nirvana: mhm
[10:29 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yeah even 20 years ago my uncle said the same thing about working in IT
[10:29 AM] Peaches2U Camino: i would appreciate anyone and everyone asking the zooby creator if they would try
[10:29 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) sips coffee
[10:29 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): you have to constantly learn new shit
[10:30 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): Ugh..
[10:30 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I should really roll us on though. we’ll keep an eye out for ya Peach
[10:30 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): keeps you young
[10:30 AM] Peaches2U Camino: oh that is it
[10:30 AM] Peaches2U Camino: SUKI is the other popular animesh baby
[10:30 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I think people have before but I can’t remember their answer
[10:30 AM] Peaches2U Camino: please ask that creator to
[10:30 AM] Peaches2U Camino: he is already working on it
[10:31 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I suppose we can I have an alt in the support group
[10:31 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) announces that Peaches is new promoter of planned parenthood under the sea
[10:31 AM] Peaches2U Camino: *$LoL$*
[10:31 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:31 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): Ayeee
[10:31 AM] adimay Resident: lollll grandma
[10:31 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): HeHeHeHeHeHe
[10:32 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: great question peach. really sparked discussion lol
[10:32 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) glances at Miranda
[10:32 AM] Peaches2U Camino: thanks everyone
[10:32 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): mers are a force
[10:32 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ? I’ll have my alt ask tomorrow so they don’t think its a joke
[10:33 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.
[10:33 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): they are here and in welcome area
[10:33 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group chat twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:33 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yes
[10:33 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and click on them so renters know you are reading them
[10:34 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): they paid for our sponsorships at FF this year
[10:34 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.

Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:34 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): for example
[10:34 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): YAY!!!!
[10:34 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): hangouts are a network of cool places to visit
[10:34 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): updated lists of them at each hangout kiosk
[10:34 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and in the portal building
[10:34 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: we have to update ours still
[10:35 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at https://swfsl.com/
[10:35 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): Grace, who’s responsible for the shopping notecard at the welcome area? I’d like to get my store on that, please.
[10:35 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): me I guess
[10:35 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): work with me
[10:36 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): it is the shopping tour
[10:36 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): great stuff, I put together an NC of info to get put on it 🙂
[10:36 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): someone would need to update the selfguided shopping tour that is available
[10:36 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): anyone want to pupdate?
[10:36 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): the ‘Go Shopping’ button gives a notecard, I’ve been trying to get on the notecard for a long time 🙂
[10:36 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mrrp
[10:36 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): it is same nc on the shopping tour cheeky
[10:37 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): go into mall first room on right
[10:37 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.
[10:37 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) raises her hand
[10:37 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: your 3rd in the quee
[10:37 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Btw everyone you should know that I will be delivering two Funsies babies on August 25. And yes I have been working on this for a little while. I am in my 19th week. And after they are born they will be getting tails.
[10:38 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)
[10:38 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Ooh…
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I didn’t announce you yet
[10:38 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ok
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Ohora yer up
[10:38 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Ohora
[10:38 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): HA HAHA HA..haha!!
[10:38 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): swo, tp podium ohora
[10:38 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yay!!! \o/
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone chuckles
[10:38 AM] Peaches2U Camino: wooooooooooooot
[10:39 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): she doesn’t look pregger
[10:39 AM] Peaches2U Camino: O.O
[10:39 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): lool
[10:39 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: some women don’t show yet
[10:39 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): it is SL
[10:40 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Nervously grips the talking stick in sweaty palms as she moves to the podium. The stick seems to have been chewed on but seems otherwise sound.

Yala everyone!
[10:40 AM] Peaches2U Camino: woooooot!!
[10:40 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Ohora
[10:40 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): I wanted to ask you for your suggestions on places we could tour because I am beginning to run out of ideas, so where would you like to go? Please respond in group chat if you have ideas.
[10:41 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okey dokey
[10:41 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Every Wednesday I, Ohora Sessa, lead the Weekly Wander at 4:30 pm Each week I will guide explorers to interesting aquatic destinations in our fascinating watery world.

Would you like to get to know the SWF hangouts better or just fancy a swim? Please come to the SWF Chat Pavilion Wednesdays at 4:30 pm slt. or take this mer taxi. Lusa em!


Passes the talking stick back.
[10:41 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): FF when it starts
[10:41 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): other special events?
[10:41 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Miranda has ideas
[10:42 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ideas for rigging
[10:42 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): FF is 22 April I thiiiiiiiink
[10:42 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I don’t think I have any for FF
[10:42 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): you didn’t set those limits
[10:42 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Sci-Fi Con has started I think – failed to follow
[10:42 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): any for tours?
[10:42 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): this year SciFi Con is before FF
[10:42 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): really?
[10:42 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I’ll im you ok Ohora?
[10:43 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh yeah its on now
[10:43 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: the sci fi thing?
[10:43 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Sure that is fine
[10:43 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: anyway Fina yer up
[10:43 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): Sci Fi Con started yesterday
[10:43 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): okies
[10:43 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I’m lagging pretty badly so I’ll type from here
[10:43 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): might scare them to see seafolk on land
[10:44 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): would have to be low and very proper behaviors
[10:44 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ?? LAG MAKES MERS CRRRrRRAAZzzzYyy!!! ??
[10:44 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ?? Ahhh…ARRGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!! ??
[10:44 AM] Miranda Barrowstone causily takes note of the scratches on the podium
[10:44 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): lowlag
[10:44 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): sadly, I need to let everyone know that I found out that I’m allergic to shrimp
[10:44 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): :O
[10:44 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so, for Lent, I’m going vegan
[10:44 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oh noooooooooooooooooo
[10:44 AM] Peaches2U Camino: Awwww ª_ª
[10:44 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): send them to me
[10:44 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): also, I’m no longer a cat but a bunny now
[10:44 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): Oh
[10:44 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): awwwwwwwww
[10:44 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): anyways
[10:44 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): April Fool =^-^=
[10:44 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): hope everyone has a great Saturday! =^-^=
[10:44 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): Yoooo LMAOOO
[10:45 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): got me
[10:45 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: really? thats a big change
[10:45 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): got us alll
[10:45 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:45 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:45 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I like the idea tho
[10:45 AM] adimay Resident: lol fina
[10:45 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): (that’s all from me)
[10:45 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: levi, you wanted to introduce your self?
[10:46 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): Oh sure
[10:46 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): and call me Frey
[10:46 AM] Miranda Barrowstone whispers: sorry granma
[10:46 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Frey
[10:46 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ok Frey
[10:46 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): anyways
[10:46 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): I’m Frey! nice to meet you all, I’m not that new to the mermaid world, but I guess I’m new to these kind of gatherings and being around mermaid folks since I rarely find any, so I’m excited to be here and being around yall.
[10:46 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome to the group *gives grandma more shrimp
[10:47 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): mahm nahm
[10:47 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): welcome Frey
[10:47 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): lovely in lavender
[10:47 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): So far you all look so welcoming and I’m loving that A LOT, so thank you and i love how beautiful and diverse you all are
[10:47 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:47 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Welcome Frey!
[10:47 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): and thank yo Grandma!
[10:47 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): ksises to you
[10:48 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) b;ushes
[10:48 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): blushes
[10:48 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): so that was me, nice to meet you all! hope to see you all around
[10:48 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) listens
[10:49 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:49 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome to the group. *hands the stick to granma
[10:49 AM] Celtic Infinity: Thanks for introducing yourself, Frey!
[10:49 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Grace
[10:49 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): of course love
[10:49 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): hello and thanks for the great welcome back

I suddenly disappeared and then was awy for quite awhile

RL issues and then crazy me – I killed my laptop
[10:49 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): laptops are not aquatic in case you wondered
[10:49 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): lol good to know
[10:49 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: they do make water proof ones
[10:50 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Oh dear
[10:50 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I am returned with a few caveats
I can get overwelmed easily
The new keyboard and I don’t get along so frequently I speak gibberish – please be patient
[10:50 AM] ???? (LeviHolmes23 Resident): is alright
[10:50 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I won’t have regular hours for now
I am hoping to discover a new way of governance. I do not wish to be CEO and need help with reorganization. I wish be advisor, SWF continues and my absence isn’t such an ethically bad thing
[10:50 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I am embarassed but feel your love – lets patiently get things rolling allong
[10:50 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): That is fine Grandma
[10:51 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I am so proud in the loyal continuance of many seafolk – you know who you are and what you’ve done – ty
[10:51 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): FF is coming up fast – you must know about the sim our Echo is building and SWF is sponsoring – if anyone would like to work as concierge at the both and hq – please drop nc on me and then pester me if we don’t connect
[10:51 AM] Miranda Barrowstone smiles at everyone
[10:52 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): also SWF guide is up and running – need volunteers for him to contact if a visitor asks him for more help than he can do. I don’t understand how much of his programming is complete and am still working on that
[10:52 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): is a bot with some answers I think and should im from a list if needed
[10:52 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Consider yourself pestered lol
[10:52 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I can offer my alt… she’s on more
[10:52 AM] ?er???p??. (Mother Mystic): ??
[10:53 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ok be patient an dmake sure I write things down
[10:53 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): also please honor and respect Munin – he is reconsidering his involvement with SWF for RL reasons. Long time contributor to SWF in meaningful ways and my close friend
[10:53 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: right
[10:53 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thats all but can try to answer questions
[10:53 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): Hi Grace, have the RFL vendor items for the booth been organised yet for FF?
[10:53 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): don’t overwhelm me please
[10:53 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ummmmmmmmmmmmm
[10:53 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I dunno
[10:54 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): we will need thos donated yes
[10:54 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): should I speak to Echo?
[10:54 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not sure cheeky
[10:54 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): she is building
[10:54 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): I did two last year.
[10:54 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ther are items on sale with sales going to cancer research
[10:54 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): yes, and we sold two of my tails for RFL out of the SWF booth
[10:54 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): also I’m trying to build a deluxe mer starter kit with tail, ao and unique skin for the silent auction
[10:55 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): unique Idea not sure if can do
[10:55 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): reaching out to tail makers and ao makers
[10:55 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): silent auction items must be one of a kind
[10:55 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and get great attention at the fair – silent auction
[10:55 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): That is cool Grandma
[10:55 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): have you spoken to Cynefin, Petrichor or Aii?
[10:56 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): just getting started cheeky
[10:56 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): could you write those names down and send to me?
[10:56 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): ah okay
[10:56 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I couldn’t explain it to Chickcy
[10:56 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): Ohhh, chicky organised the booth items with me last year. I’ll talk to herr.
[10:56 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): if someone wanted to take it on a project would be grand – great exposure for mer option if can do
[10:56 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): she is here after 5pm slt for a few weeks
[10:57 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yes she is better one but I told her I was working on silent auction
[10:57 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): need help – I’m so out of date
[10:57 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): that is all
[10:57 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thanks for the reminder on those FF sale items
[10:58 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): you’ve heard about the build?
[10:58 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I don’t have web site there is a poster on welcome board
[10:58 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): that is all from me
[10:59 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): no idea why I have hover height issues but I do
[10:59 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): but I have fins!!
[10:59 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): •.¸’•.¸ ? ¸.•´¸.•
[10:59 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): .•• BRAVO!!!! •¨?•.
[10:59 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ¸.•¸.•*´ ?•.¸`*•.¸
[11:00 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) offers Miranda a shrimp
[11:00 AM] Spunky Nirvana: These will all be posted about in the Discord server, right? There’s SO many events constantly, and I suffer from old lady brain, so there’s no guarantee I’ll remember which event is when lol
[11:00 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yay! *noms*
[11:00 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): is the discord server working?
[11:00 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): right now the chat records are posted on website
[11:00 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): Spunky, it’ll all go in to Seafolk Discord 🙂
[11:00 AM] Spunky Nirvana: yay ?
[11:00 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~ good news
[11:01 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): I’m not sure who has event posting rights in SWF discord unfortunately.
[11:01 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I’ve forgotten
[11:01 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): someone was redoing that before I left
[11:01 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): seafolk is fine
[11:01 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): maybe better – really need 2?
[11:01 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): Seafolk of SL is a different group.
[11:01 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yup
[11:01 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: my friends, it is that time again
[11:02 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): we support all the communities as best we can
[11:02 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not a competition
[11:02 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): at least I don’t think it is
[11:02 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: it is time to adjorn
[11:02 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!!