028 SWF Gathering 19 November 2022

[10:02] 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] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi) runs out of steam and starts to snooze
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: heh heh
[10:02] 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.
[10:03] Rotor (rotorbl4de): Hiya Miranda and Fina
[10:03] 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] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[10:03] Rotor (rotorbl4de): howdy Cecilty NEve, Matticus and Marion
[10:03] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): ?m?e?o?w?d?y?
[10:03] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): meow~
[10:04] Rotor (rotorbl4de): ?? ???????????????? ????
[10:04] Rotor (rotorbl4de) meows sweetly
[10:04] 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] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) volunteers for a bubble inspection (chuckle)
[10:04] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I do like bubbles
[10:04] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): but hate
[10:04] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): ?? LAG MAKES MERS CRRRrRRAAZzzzYyy!!! ??
[10:04] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): ?? Ahhh…ARRGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!! ??
[10:05] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): gramma’s been loading up on gestures lately =^-^=
[10:05] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): click on beach and sit
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was yer week seafolk?
[10:05] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): pretty good, how was yours? =^-^=
[10:05] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): mine was busy and …..full of positive growth
[10:05] Popeye Pride (fauntler0y): why am I facing the wrong way?
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: pretty quiet thank you
[10:05] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): oh
[10:06] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): click the other edge of the seat
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: getting this thursadays shopping done tonight
[10:06] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): everyone know how to ground sit?
[10:06] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): always a good option
[10:06] Rotor (rotorbl4de): now i do thank you Grace
[10:06] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): control-alt-s
[10:06] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): oh yeah ground sit works too
[10:07] Popeye Pride (fauntler0y): thank you
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Peach
[10:07] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): Tala everyone
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – we’re all here to help each other, cause we’re awesome like that.
[10:07] Peaches2U Camino: Tala!
[10:08] 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!!
[10:09] 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.
[10:09] 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).
[10:10] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): hi, I’m Fina. I’m a cat
[10:10] Rotor (rotorbl4de): Hi everyone, i am a long time mer person, not very active, its great to be here!
[10:10] [Theatre] :: Fluffy Petter 1.07: F??? ?? has gained total fluffiness level ~ 1110!
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: so, any one bring a guest
[10:10] Rotor (rotorbl4de): hugs ya all
[10:10] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:10] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): raises fin
[10:10] Rotor (rotorbl4de): love this area!
[10:10] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): yays 1111 now
[10:11] Rotor (rotorbl4de): and love the people
[10:11] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): I like to introduce my new Mer baby Popeye 🙂
[10:11] Rotor (rotorbl4de): awwww
[10:11] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): hi Popeye!
[10:11] Rotor (rotorbl4de): congrats!!
[10:11] Popeye Pride (fauntler0y): Hi
[10:11] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): Smiles, thank you 🙂
[10:12] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:12] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): look thats Grandma, Popeye 🙂
[10:12] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) smils
[10:12] Popeye Pride (fauntler0y): oops
[10:12] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): oops no touchy anything baby
[10:12] Seaside ? Pinka ? Purcell (seasidepurcell): Tala ?
[10:13] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): welcome seaside
[10:13] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): welcome Rhodan!
[10:13] Marion Sopwith (marion698): tala Rhodan:-)
[10:13] Rhodan Fishbottoms (rhodan.kuhn): Hi lil’ fishies
[10:14] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): hey rhodan 😀
[10:14] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): Tala Rhodan
[10:15] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) looks around for Miranda
[10:15] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): did she poof?
[10:15] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): O don’t have menu
[10:15] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): but cn try to keep ball rolling
[10:15] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): mrrrrrrrrp~
[10:15] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): agenda I mean
[10:15] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): I can if needed
[10:15] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I’m grace everyone
[10:15] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): okies
[10:15] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): ok did introductions?
[10:16] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): thanks Fina
[10:16] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): just noticed
[10:16] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): yew wants to do it, or shall I?
[10:16] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): ummmm any questions about being the gorgeous sea creatures we are?
[10:16] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I’d rather do it at this point Fina
[10:16] Free Radar HUD v1.1 by Crystal Gadgets
[10:16] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): if they’ll tolerate
[10:16] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): okay here she is
[10:16] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): miranda back =^-^=
[10:16] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): There she is~!
[10:16] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): ?
[10:16] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): any topics/questions to introduce?
[10:16] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): welcome back Miranda!!
[10:16] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): are you taller?
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: sorry about that.
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: my driver crashed
[10:17] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): we all did a short meditation
[10:17] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) eeps.
[10:17] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): it okies
[10:17] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): it is part of SL
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah I’ve been to so many weddngs where the bride crashes
[10:18] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): this is why wee don’t do multi-designer fashion shows
[10:18] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): any where she straight up doesn’t come back? =^-^=
[10:18] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) settles to become quiet
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:18] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) passes Miranda’s driver coffee
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: generally she tries lol
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:18] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I asked for questions
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so we are in Q&A
[10:18] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi) raises her paw
[10:19] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): ya – thats the bookmark
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: yes Fina?
[10:19] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) hushes her fingers
[10:19] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): so this isn’t a question but a response to one, which I received in IM
[10:19] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) listens
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: shoot
[10:19] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): just wanted to talk about where to get dinkie mer tails
[10:19] Rotor (rotorbl4de): 🙂
[10:19] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): afaik, there are two of them:
[10:19] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): oooo great question!
[10:19] Rotor (rotorbl4de): I am interested in the dinkie tails, thank you
[10:19] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): one is the Dinkie Mercat by Nil McCallen: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Mercat-by-TINY-INC/16421351
[10:20] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): YAY Dinkie Mers!
[10:20] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): such great info!
[10:20] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): what is a dinkie?
[10:20] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) feels very old
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: awwww passes out from the cute
[10:20] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): this is an entire avatar (and comes with the AO) but you can work some alpha magic and wear just the tail with an alpha’d dinkie avi, like I do
[10:20] Peaches2U Camino: Awwww ª_ª
[10:20] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): welcome Harley come and be comfortable
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: a dinki is a kitty basically
[10:20] Rotor (rotorbl4de): and they use full size animations very well
[10:20] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): most notably, this is the tail which Cecily makes some appliers for
[10:20] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): my other mer baby is joining
[10:20] Rotor (rotorbl4de): very compatible and fun
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: t hey are tinies are are kitties
[10:21] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): ?
[10:21] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): yew wanna know what a dinkie is?
[10:21] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi) waves
[10:21] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): I’m a dinkie
[10:21] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I do
[10:21] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): we’re very cute
[10:21] Peaches2U Camino: yeah
[10:21] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) perv cams
[10:21] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): We love our Mercats~
[10:21] Rotor (rotorbl4de): @@@@@@@@@@PPPPPUUUURRRRRRRIIIINNNNGGGG!!!!@@@@@
[10:21] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): so many here today!!
[10:21] Rotor (rotorbl4de): ?? ???????????????? ????
[10:21] Rotor (rotorbl4de) meows sweetly
[10:21] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): the Mercat can also be picked up inworld at Tiny Inc, which is where Etheria Parrott, the creator of the dinkie av, has an inworld store too
[10:22] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): the second dinkie mer tail can only be found inworld
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: that is so cute
[10:22] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): the creator is Isaura Simons – IM me for a LM if you want
[10:22] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I shall wait until you share atFina – if you would write that up in a nc
[10:22] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): we can add to our FAQ I think maybe
[10:22] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): actually good idea
[10:23] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): lemme put that in a NC
[10:23] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): tyvm with an easy name for me to find later
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Ohora
[10:24] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): welcome Ohora
[10:24] Harley Pride (drifterinthewind): tala Ohora
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: everyone who wanted to share today please im me again?
[10:24] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): hey Ohora
[10:24] Ohora Sessa (cathy.jackson): Yala everyone!
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: I think I have 4 people
[10:25] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): okies, IM me for the NC if yew wants
[10:25] Second Life: Items successfully shared.
[10:25] Second Life: Items successfully shared.
[10:25] Rotor (rotorbl4de): i got it thanks Fina
[10:25] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): thanks Fina!
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: also if everyone can please sit? the constant motion is giving some of us headaches
[10:26] Hiroko Nubalo: hmmm
[10:26] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): that’s gonna be a bit difficult to control
[10:26] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): The problem is, we don’t have sits in the benches and now we can’t double click to TP it’s hard to get on to the benches sometimes.
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: does anyone have any other techincal questions?
[10:26] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): some of y’alls sit animation is a float
[10:26] Rotor (rotorbl4de): bye Hiroko
[10:26] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): alt-alt-s gives you ground sit?
[10:27] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): The floor isn’t ideal because you end up buried in the plants.
[10:27] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): adjust hover
[10:27] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I’m sorry its my head – I’ll move my camera and watch myself
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: okay another option
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: alrighties. any other questions? or shall we swim on?
[10:28] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I learned about sitting here – thanks!
[10:29] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): I always forget about hover XD
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: okay swimming on it is ?
[10:29] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): I have a question actually
[10:29] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): mrrrrrrrrp~
[10:29] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) listens
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: okay ? shoot
[10:29] Rotor (rotorbl4de): hugs Grace, hope your head feels better soon
[10:29] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): I mentioned it a moment ago – is there a reason that souble click to TP has been turned off on the land?
[10:29] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): this is a SWF land management issue
[10:30] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): we can discuss outside of this forum
[10:30] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): It’s sometimes hard to swim around quickly here, and people like to double click to TP to different parts of the area.
[10:30] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I’ve noted the suggestion
[10:30] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): For example, I can’t double click to TP from here to the shopping area, which makes it less convenient as a shopper.
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: aye
[10:30] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): and yes, there are reasons
[10:31] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): but this forum is for sea creatures helping each other have more fun I hope
[10:31] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): that was the intent
[10:31] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): could you share? perhaps we could mitigate and get the best of both worlds?
[10:31] Ohora Sessa (cathy.jackson): Sorry I am so late rl got in the way
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: we’ll have to discuss this after the meeting then
[10:31] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): no – not here
[10:31] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): sorry
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: it happens
[10:31] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): Haiiii Ohora~!
[10:31] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): ???
[10:31] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): ???
[10:31] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): ???
[10:31] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): okay then.
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: okay lets swim on. it looks like I have 6 speakers now
[10:32] Ohora Sessa (cathy.jackson): Yala Cecily
[10:32] 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.
[10:32] 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] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:33] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): if you get adboard – message a Key Member to activate your ability to send notices
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: like Mun9in
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:33] Rotor (rotorbl4de): good to know!
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at https://swfsl.com/
[10:34] 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.
[10:34] 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)
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: If you would like do a little aquatic public announcement – please im me now and I will let you know when it is your turn
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: I believe the Neve is the our first speaker
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on down ?
[10:35] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:35] Marion Sopwith (marion698): claps for Neve
[10:35] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): so I’moh wow – such a lovely look
[10:35] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): Hi all! I’m Neve from mermade 😀

This week I’m here to tell you about my new release, the Simply collection!
[10:36] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) fumbles around for aspirin
[10:36] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): These six new base BOMs for Nemissa by Cynefin are compatible with Velour’s Halloween 2022 Skin Colours; Ghost, Obscura, Mint, Papaya, Orange Flame and Vivid Pink. Optimised for Ipanema Slim, they’re a nice match for the rest of the range.
[10:36] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): and gorgeous
[10:37] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): They are perfect to wear alone for a really sleek cohesive look, or they’re awesome when layered up with Option Layers and Tattoo Layers. I’m wearing Papaya, with Chevron option layers.
[10:37] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): They are all 50L per colour, or available in two minipacks at 125L for three, all through this weekend until they go to full price on Monday!

Out now at the mermade. mainstore! ? Crystal Coast/195/75/37
[10:37] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) nods in appreciation
[10:37] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): Crystal Coast (196,74,29)
[10:37] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): Also Enchantment is still going strong, and my Royalty collection is there at a discount. Cecily here is wearing the pink, named after her! You can pick it up and Matti (in the blue green), until the end of the event. You can stop by Enchantment here: Nymphai (170,80,3520)
[10:37] Rotor (rotorbl4de): sounds neat Neve!
[10:38] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): nice
[10:38] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): Don’t forget you’re welcome to explore, swim and hangout at Crystal Coast whenever you like, we’ve got 35 meters of cool clear water for when you need to chill after you’ve shopped: Crystal Coast (195,75,37)
[10:38] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): hmmmm maybe think of some male looks Neve?
[10:38] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): just an idea
[10:38] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): ***Woot Woot ***
[10:38] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): small market but gosh they need options
[10:38] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): Many many men buy my appliers, they’re not gendered.
[10:39] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): if they’re tail appliers
[10:39] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): heck one of them is named after me, grace haha
[10:39] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): they’re definitely not gendered
[10:39] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): fantastic!
[10:39] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): awesome
[10:39] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): model one next week Matticus maybe?
[10:39] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) hushes
[10:39] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): i usually do! i did last week 😉
[10:39] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): Matti models my stuff all the time <3
[10:39] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:39] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): Oh, you missed the one last week! It looks so good~
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: okay I’m having trouble remembering who asked to be second…
[10:39] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): me
[10:39] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): haha
[10:40] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): ?
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: perfect
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: I was about to call on you
[10:40] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): Tala friends!
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[10:40] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): I wanted to mention a couple things.
[10:40] Harley Pride (drifterinthewind): Tala Matticus
[10:41] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): First I’m sad to report that my sim, Rosehaven Seafolk Sanctuary has closed.
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: aww
[10:41] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): It was a decision that I came to with the owners, upon their return to SL. We know that everything in Second Life is transient by nature and sims aren’t meant to last.
[10:41] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): oh noo
[10:41] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): condolences
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: I’m sorry
[10:41] Rotor (rotorbl4de): awww
[10:41] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): Thanks to all the merfolk and sea creatures that supported me- whether that was renting homes, running stores, participating in our photo contest, DJing parties or attending them.
[10:42] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): It means a lot to me that I was able to cultivate a community and bring people together.
[10:42] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): •.¸’•.¸ ? ¸.•´¸.•
[10:42] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): .•• BRAVO!!!! •¨?•.
[10:42] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): ¸.•¸.•*´ ?•.¸`*•.¸
[10:42] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): Please enjoy this lovely video I got comissioned of the sim before it closed last monday: https://www.flickr.com/photos/189153235@N02/52501204623/in/dateposted/
[10:42] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): I’m looking forward to whatever happens next though in my mer builder journey and rest assured I will share here whenever that happens.
[10:42] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): ok to post the video on our web page Matticus?
[10:42] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): (making note for Dana)
[10:42] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): absolutely ?
[10:42] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): Next, on a lighter note
[10:43] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): I wanted to show off my tail today. It is my newest creation for my store ((Krature))!!
[10:43] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): Also, the lovely Seaside is also rocking my tail today, with the additional fins attached. ?
[10:43] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): Thank you for supporting me seaside 🙂
[10:43] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I wish to express our support for your community and applaud your efforts – you are incredibly talented and I’m sure new opportunties will soon be visible
[10:43] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): Thank you so much grace, it means a lot
[10:43] Rotor (rotorbl4de): amen Grace!
[10:43] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): My new tail applier is for sale on special discount for 200L at the Enchanted “Royalty” November Event which goes until December 3rd. After that you will be able to purchase it in my mainstore for the regular price of my tails.
[10:44] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): Details about this event can be found on my flickr post: https://www.flickr.com/photos/189153235@N02/52497911405/in/dateposted/
[10:44] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): Yaaay Matti 😀
[10:44] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): wow – I didn’t realize you designed too
[10:44] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): Nice
[10:44] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): yes i do grace 🙂 hehe
[10:44] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth) eyes grow wide and she gulps her coffee
[10:44] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): That’s all for me today – thank you!
[10:44] Seaside ? Pinka ? Purcell (seasidepurcell): It’s a beautiful tail! Gives you many options on colors
[10:44] Harley Pride (drifterinthewind): woh those tails are wonderful Matticus
[10:45] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): thank you harley ?
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you Matti. and I’m very sorry
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Grace yer up
[10:45] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): if my buttons work
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: grace?
[10:45] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I have a lot to type
[10:46] Miranda Barrowstone: okay just speak from there
[10:46] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): have a nc really hold a sec
[10:46] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): Congratulations to Ohora – a new resident in our Fanci’s Deep residential parcels.
[10:46] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): also A notice also went out that Parcel #20 will be available as soon as the casper rental system updates its servers.
Please check SWF Group Notices to get the information nc with LM – it is 250 prims for 500L weekly. Please do read our covenant before paying the rental box. We are so fortunate to have the support of our tenants – keeping Fanci’s Deep and this location of SWF here for us all.
[10:47] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): The SWF Teleport System (those round sparkly discs you see around our lands – is up and running. (thank you Echo!). You can easily jump from point to point with these choices

Calendar – to tp to the inworld verson of calendar (also can be seen at www.swfsl.com)

FD Rential Areao – tp to the entrance of the FD residential parcels. A rental office is located at front of mer mall for mall shops and residential parcels. You can check to see what parcels are available there.

Portal Hub – tp to the central hub for traveling quickly to many undersea venues (outside of SWF land) – choose from 2 menu’s inside Hangouts and Partners.

Travel Station – tp to our Travel Station which includes a map of the Blake Sea areas and some self-guided tours prepared by SWF Volunteers for your enjoyment

Welcome – tp to our welcome board – very close to our adboards, Fanci’s Deep Mer Mall and dance floor.
[10:47] Ohora Sessa (cathy.jackson): Ty I hope to do a lot there
[10:48] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): We are getting more traffic and currently have all teleports taking people to the headquarters landing point. SWF Guide is placidly swimming there – our volunteer builder is working diligently to get him to talk and do some host type tasks. Sometimes I’m told he says hello but he’s not spoken to me in awhile. Being all volunteer- everything with SWF can take time.
[10:48] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): and it seems I’m slow witted
[10:48] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): so please be patient
[10:48] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): Realizing there is a lack of traffic to SWF (and aquatic sims it seems to me) I’ve been pondering how to “seed the waters” enough to generate some community and excitement again.
[10:49] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): Even Fantasy Faire response was a bit bland last year compared to past years. So this idea of starting a modeling program came to me. it is against a major value of SWF – namely – all work is voluntary. I can’t afford to fund this on my own, but we are going to try paying a small stipend to models if they meet strict requirements..
[10:49] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): We are still developing the structure but are clear that

  1. only concierges are eligible to apply
  2. There will be applications and serious consideration before allowing a model
    [10:49] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): The specifics are being worked out still. basically there will be 2 stands out by the welcome board which only approved models can use and they can’t go away or busy – it kicks them off. Pay will be very low – and honestly my intention is to make some funds available so that models can (if the can’t already) purchase some accessories and fancy up their look – whatever that means to them
    [10:50] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): what do you mean by modelling?
    [10:50] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I’m not sure if we can have only one pose
    [10:50] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): making 3D models?
    [10:50] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): that will be in the specifics Neel
    [10:50] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): no
    [10:50] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): Oh I thought you were talking about meshing.
    [10:50] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): approved concierges will have access to model stands
    [10:50] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): which may or may not have multiple poses
    [10:50] Rhodan Fishbottoms (rhodan.kuhn): A hot piece of bass by the entrance to lure in visitors
    [10:50] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): working on it
    [10:50] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): yes
    [10:51] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): Grace, you want to hire hosts to stand on pose stands?
    [10:51] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): heehee@Rhodan
    [10:51] Harley Pride (drifterinthewind): neve i think she means like fason models
    [10:51] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): for those who wish – they can of course donate funds back into the sWF treasure chests and the program will continue. So you can model but donate the payments back.
    [10:51] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): lol rhoadn if i saw u out there i would be hooked for sure
    [10:51] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): *rhodan
    [10:51] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): all species are eligible
    [10:51] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): all about that bass as it were
    [10:51] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): so not sure of Rhodan’s opinion of moray eels
    [10:51] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): The modeling program won’t continue undefinitely unless funds are generated to support it – we have some funds now and on a trial basis we will try this. We have some great dreams for getting designers involved and making modeling great fun but want to build it on a strong foundation.
    [10:52] Rhodan Fishbottoms (rhodan.kuhn): Stick your hand in a crack ? And you don’t get it back ? That’s a moray ?
    [10:52] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): Grace, just a thought, if you want to increase traffic for statistical placing of the region in search – you could make bots.
    [10:52] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): Please see the SWF Calendar for the Concierge/Modeling Training Classes (next one is today immediately after this gathering – approximately 11am. I suspect bumps along the way – but lets try something new.
    [10:52] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): This sounds like Camping for Cash.
    [10:52] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): yes it is a modified camping program
    [10:52] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): it having my regular times online here
    [10:52] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I’ve found people stay and visit
    [10:53] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): will see if we can lure more – seed the waters
    [10:53] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): Why don’t we continue to pay for Crystal Craze – that is a HUGE draw to regions if events are run once a day. It costs less than 100L to run an event.
    [10:53] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): maybe its stupid – I do have stupid ideas
    [10:53] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): and this isn’t the forum to discuss/brainstorm it out
    [10:53] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): if you’d like to discuss – please lets find a time when its convenient to talk
    [10:53] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): I pay for crystal crazy myself
    [10:53] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): my pocket
    [10:53] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): This is the forum, Grace – we’re all here with ideas, and time left in the meeting 🙂 We can chat together 🙂
    [10:53] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): so don’t worry about this
    [10:53] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): THIS IS NOT THE FORUM
    [10:54] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): sorry – all our time could be spent debating
    [10:54] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): Crystal Craze only works if events are started.
    [10:54] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): things are done for erasons
    [10:54] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): so if you might know of great looking creatures
    [10:54] ???? ???? (neve.nebula): reasons we aren’t able to contribute to?
    [10:54] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): who might have inteerest in our trial progam
    [10:54] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): please consider a training class
    [10:54] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): and/or talk with me outside of a public meeting
    [10:55] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): thank you
    [10:55] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you Grace
    [10:55] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): claps fins
    [10:55] Miranda Barrowstone: cecily? I believe you are next?
    [10:55] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): ?
    [10:56] Rotor (rotorbl4de): 🙂
    [10:56] Seaside ? Pinka ? Purcell (seasidepurcell): ?
    [10:56] Ohora Sessa (cathy.jackson): Yay Grandma
    [10:56] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
    [10:56] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): Tala everyone!
    [10:56] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
    [10:56] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): MEOWDY!
    [10:56] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): For those of you who may not know, we have a Seafolk of SL Discord server for help and socialization outside of SL. This isn’t meant to be a substitute, but rather a helpful resource for finding events, vendors, recommendations and asking for help with all things aquatic in SL.

This is the invitation: https://discord.gg/XDDw2yzVnG

Thank you!
[10:56] Ohora Sessa (cathy.jackson): Yala Cecily
[10:56] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): yala!!
[10:57] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): (????)? ? meowdy partner ?
[10:58] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): Thank you, loves~
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you ?
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: ohora yer up
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: eep
[10:59] ? Matticus Marinea ? (matticus.blinker): hooray for seafolk!
[10:59] F??? ?? (sapphira.franizzi): meow~
[11:00] Ohora Sessa (cathy.jackson): sorry was set for fast too fast
[11:00] Miranda Barrowstone: just click on the podium and sit then you’ll be fine
[11:01] 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!

I had to cancel last week, because I was not feeling well.
[11:01] Miranda Barrowstone: aww I’m sorry
[11:01] Peaches2U Camino: hope you are feeling better
[11:01] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): Awww I hope you’re feeling better!
[11:02] Ohora Sessa (cathy.jackson): and rl concerns
[11:02] 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!

Union Passage (50,237,1)
[11:03] Ohora Sessa (cathy.jackson): Passes the talking stick back.
[11:03] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (cecily.muircastle): I was sad to miss it last week~
[11:04] Miranda Barrowstone: thank
[11:04] Miranda Barrowstone: one more speaker then I close
[11:04] Miranda Barrowstone: fancy
[11:04] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on down
[11:04] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): Persu Em Miranda and Tala everyone. I just have two short announcements that I will put up all at once to read. Thank you.
[11:05] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): First announcement…
Mer Homes for Rent! Live among the fishes in the deep blue sea! Private home rentals underwater that anyone can enjoy! Exciting cave homes! Two-story family homes! Spacious swimming area! Pleasant Mer-community with a small-town feel! Complementary shell bed included. Come see for yourself and tell a friend! (Underwater LM-land mark) Shiradin (23,22,10) There is also a new Garden Party area, so keep an eye out for upcoming events there as well. Thank you.
[11:05] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): Second announcement…
A New Second Life Membership Plan!
[11:05] Grandma (graceswf.wrigglesworth): hooray!
[11:05] Miranda Barrowstone: a wha?
[11:06] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): yep
[11:06] Harley Pride (drifterinthewind): oh a new membership plan i gots to see this
[11:06] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): SL has a new membership plan
[11:06] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): thought everyone should check it out
[11:06] ?Fancy Pride? (sweettaffeylove): that is all thank you
[11:06] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you
[11:06] 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!!