002 SWF Gathering 16 April 2022

(it started late because of the holiday and we got 5 people at 10:11)

[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:12] 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.
[10:12] 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.
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Moto
[10:13] 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.
[10:13] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Tala. I’m late, didn’t realize what time it was.
[10:13] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Tala Motoko
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: so, how was your week seafolk?
[10:13] Bernice Galtier: ☆.•:*…Tala! … *:•.☆ Motoko
[10:14] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): my week is doing well 🙂
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: thats great ㋡
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: whats good?
[10:15] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i just found some new Nemissa textures
[10:16] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): that is always a plesure to discover
[10:16] Bernice Galtier: How new? lol
[10:16] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): pleasure()
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: nice
[10:16] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): this combination i’m using now: it’s called Acid ^^
[10:16] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): My week has been alright.
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: are they on market or at a specific store?
[10:17] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): MP…wait i give you the link…one moment
[10:18] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Ok here is the link… take in mind i did a personalization on the textures, adding a red layer that is not normally present: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/PROMO-Misteria-Acid-Skelly-Tail-Base-and-Tattoo-for-Nemissa/22385705
[10:18] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Acid Skelly is the layer name
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: ahh thanks
[10:18] Bernice Galtier: Oh yes, thanks
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Our priority today is support
[10:18] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): You and everyone are welcome
[10:19] 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!!
[10:19] 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.
[10:20] 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).
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: but I’m guessing no guests today?
[10:20] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): not at the moment :S
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: we can move on
[10:21] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Nope, no guests today.
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: Questions and support requests
Now – what general questions can we discuss here today? Where do our aquatics need help? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: last week we had a really great q&a session
[10:21] Bernice Galtier: Does anyone know what’s happening with Fantasy Faire?
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: no I really haven’t been paying attention
[10:22] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): no i don’t know
[10:22] Bernice Galtier: I haven’t heard anything at all. We are apparently sponsoring a region and will have a booth or something, but I don’t know any more than that. It starts on Thursday.
[10:23] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): I don’t keep up with shopping events before they happen, but if you’d like me to find out I can do some digging. But I have the same information you do.
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: I can try to ask around
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: maybe chicky knows?
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else need to ask anything?
[10:24] Bernice Galtier: I suppose we will just be surprised. ㋡
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: okay we can move on.
[10:26] 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.
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:27] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Tala Anne
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: tala ㋡
[10:27] Anne (AnneThePassion Resident): tala
[10:27] AnneThePassion *>en: story
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:28] 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.
[10:28] 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)
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: so with that said Jewel imed me first so she gets the stick ㋡ its all yours.
[10:30] JewelMermaid Resident: Tala everyone, I am one of the concierge leaders, and we are always looking for new mers and seafolks to be concierges. we need friendly concierges to greet newcomers and newbies and give information that new mers need here at SWF HQ,

Its a good way to meet new people, and hang out with other mers and seafolk, we also work at various events throughout the calendar. If you are interested in joining please IM me.
[10:30] JewelMermaid Resident: The Fantasy Faire starts in 5 days and we need concierges to be there day and night, If you can help, let me know.

thanks everyone
[10:30] JewelMermaid Resident: On a different note, I am the Mer Mall manager and I want to tell you that we have stores that are available right now, They are 250 L per week and you can use 75 prims. I can give more information if requested and I can send you the landmark.

Thank you
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you Jewel
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: any questions for her?
[10:31] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): I’ll ask around and see if any of the dolphins can show up and help out
[10:31] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): ^^
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: cool
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: okay woud anyone else like the stick?
[10:33] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): me please
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on up the stick is yours
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): thank you
[10:34] JewelMermaid Resident: yay tam
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: ㋡
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i’m Tamar, mermeid from long time
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i would like to share with you something i didn’t saw on any other merfolk
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): but can help a lot our appareal
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): our look
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): are my hair that can react with LL water
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): my hair can be interactive dry or wet
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): depending if you are in or outside LL water
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i think can add a more realistic look to a mermaid
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: oh thats neat
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i give you the MP link
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/9079
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): are Mina Hari
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): that is the brand name
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): there are many models , not everyone is interactive
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): you need to check
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: reminds me of Prissy. she used to have hair that stuck up like hair would underwater
[10:37] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): it’s nice to see that, when you come out from the sea, after a time that you can set up, your hair back to dry
[10:37] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): it’s all automatic
[10:37] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): and them come with an hud
[10:37] Anne (AnneThePassion Resident): hooo tendre que probarlos
[10:37] AnneThePassion *>en: hooo I’ll have to try them
[10:37] Bernice Galtier: It’s a good idea.
[10:38] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): because i saw no one here use them, i hope that this tip can help you to look better 🙂
[10:38] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): that’s all
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:38] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): thank you 🙂
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else?
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: okay *takes stick twirls in and bomks her self in the head* ow…
[10:39] Bernice Galtier: Awww
[10:39] Bernice Galtier hands Miranda an ice pack
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: you’d think I’d learn…*rubs head
[10:40] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): ^^
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: okay
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: Tala I’m Miranda and I come from Antiquity.
we have 16 sims to swim through, homes available, shopping spaces, mer spots, and active groups.
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:41] 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
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: we have a system called TCS. its a craft/trade/rp system that allows you to trade goods with other mers or landers. You can harvest and create things.
[10:42] Miranda Barrowstone: we’re still working on the mer part of it. the main prblem is getting it so mers can breath underwater with it on
[10:43] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ㋡
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else wish to share?
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: if not, we can adjourn early
[10:44] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): ok
[10:45] JewelMermaid Resident: thanks Miranda
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: ok share or ok adjourn?
[10:45] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): I might be able to give you some ideas about that system or at least how to remedy the air issue. I’ll have to toss you a notecard – being an actual game developer comes in handy.
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: oooh I can put you in touch with our team
[10:46] 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