037 SWF Gathering 4 February 2023

[10:16 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!
[10:16 AM] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!!!???
[10:16 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): welcome back! 🙂
[10:17 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.
[10:18 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.
[10:18 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.
[10:19 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: How was your week, seafolk?
[10:19 AM] Celtic Infinity: It was good (and cold), thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:19 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: same. hubby bought us electric blankets. despite my fear of them, they are amazing
[10:20 AM] Celtic Infinity: omg… I bought an electric blanket too!
[10:20 AM] Asteria Maxima (Asteria0Maxima Resident): Haha … I’m under the blankets as we speak, RL
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: it felt so good right?
[10:20 AM] Celtic Infinity: It does!
[10:20 AM] Asteria Maxima (Asteria0Maxima Resident): I sleep with two over top of me, every night in the winter
[10:21 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:21 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: tala peach
[10:21 AM] Peaches2U Camino: ~Tala~
[10:21 AM] Peaches2U Camino: sorry
[10:21 AM] Celtic Infinity huggles Peaches TIGHTLY
[10:21 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): tala peachess
[10:22 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – we’re all here to help each other, cause we’re awesome like that.
[10:22 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): tala peaches
[10:22 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!!
[10:23 AM] Peaches2U Camino: giggles and HUGGLES Celtic
[10:23 AM] 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.
[10:23 AM] Celtic Infinity: 😀
[10:23 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).
[10:24 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so any new folk among us?
[10:25 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay I’m guessing not…
[10:25 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so lets swim on
[10:25 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: tech support
[10:25 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.
[10:26 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: maybe some cool idea you need to share?
[10:26 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: any one?
[10:27 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay
[10:27 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): I just wondered if there’s anything going on for Fantasy Faire with SWF??
[10:27 AM] Peaches2U Camino: good one
[10:27 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): Oh, that’s a great question!
[10:27 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): with Grace gone, do we need to consider making plans ourselves?
[10:27 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I’ve not heard anything that is not to say there is nothing getting planned
[10:28 AM] Asteria Maxima (Asteria0Maxima Resident): Wait, what happened to Grace?
[10:28 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: sounds it
[10:28 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): She just hasn’t been around for quite a while
[10:28 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): she’s been offline for 7 weeks or so.
[10:28 AM] Asteria Maxima (Asteria0Maxima Resident): Hope nothing’s wrong with her RL
[10:29 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Grace goes away from computer for a few weeks at a time… I’ll have to contact Chicky
[10:29 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: same
[10:29 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Chicky is her right fin gal so I’ll give her a call
[10:30 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: if nothing I guess we can swim on to promotions
[10:30 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): I haven’t seen chicky aroud SWF in a while
[10:30 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): I hope they’re both okay~ ?
[10:30 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh she was able to help me with the partnership thing for anti a bit ago
[10:31 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): oh good!
[10:31 AM] Asteria Maxima (Asteria0Maxima Resident): Chicky, is simply taking a hiatus until April
[10:31 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: though admittedly we seemed to have missed each other with the ad board thing
[10:31 AM] Asteria Maxima (Asteria0Maxima Resident): Managed to ping her not all that long ago
[10:31 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ah
[10:32 AM] Asteria Maxima (Asteria0Maxima Resident): Not the only one worried about her!
[10:33 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay swimming on…because that’s all we can do…
Quick reminders/announcements
[10:33 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: 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.
[10:34 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.
[10:34 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:34 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.

Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at https://swfsl.com/
[10:35 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: 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.
[10:35 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): ?
[10:35 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)
[10:35 AM] Peaches2U Camino: you can doo eet!!!
[10:35 AM] Celtic Infinity cheers
[10:35 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:36 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I love that movie
[10:36 AM] Peaches2U Camino: 😀
[10:36 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so our speaker is drumrolls
[10:36 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Ohora ?
[10:36 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Ohora
[10:36 AM] Peaches2U Camino: Drumrolllll…….
[10:36 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on up
[10:37 AM] Miranda Barrowstone wonders how drumming would sound underwater
[10:37 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): brt finishing announcements
[10:37 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ooh need more time?
[10:37 AM] KeiRaven Resident (Kei Raven Tempest) is Online
[10:37 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I can call on Cece first
[10:38 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): I can go~
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on down
[10:38 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): please I need about 5 minutes
[10:38 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Cecily
[10:38 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): Tala everyon!!
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: …I sound like a game show host
[10:38 AM] Peaches2U Camino: if i had that canned laughter, would soooo use it
[10:39 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol after the meeting lets all hit mp
[10:39 AM] Peaches2U Camino: ooh
[10:39 AM] Peaches2U Camino: k
[10:40 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): Howdy everyone~! I’m pleased to announce the NEW Zen Child Designs releases for Wanderlust Weekend are OUT NOW~

The Heart Amore Mermaid Tails for Nemissa are 3 different tails with optional solar tattoos and custom materials. Each color sold separately. 50L ea. or a limited tiem discounted Fatpack for 150L! These are mods for the Nemissa tail by Cynefin, so make sure you have the mesh first!

Also new this weekend are matching colors of the Mermaid Heart Bubble Auras Vol. 2 for 50L!

TAXI: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hoodoo/229/121/3194
Flickr perview: https://flic.kr/p/2ofbJHM
[10:40 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): Thank you ?
[10:40 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: and thank you ?
[10:40 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): perfect ?
[10:40 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: you ready now hun?
[10:41 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yes
[10:41 AM] Celtic Infinity re-claps for Ohora
[10:41 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on up ?
[10:42 AM] Sapphira Franizzi (F??? ??) is Online
[10:42 AM] joanneroyal Resident (JoAnne Royal-Stark) is Online
[10:43 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala everyone!

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!

[10:43 AM] Miranda Barrowstone claps
[10:43 AM] Chat Range: Sapphira Franizzi [11m]
[10:43 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): claps too
[10:43 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): I also have a couple of announcements that may be of interest to you.

My first announcement is that every Wednesday at about 11 am I try to be available to help anyone who needs help with matters aquatic. Well, due to rl matters I can’t be available at 11 am this week. I will, however, be back in time for the Weekly Wander at 4:30 pm.
[10:44 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ahh
[10:44 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): The second announcement is that I will be closing Xanadu. However, the good news is that I am working on a new project that I am calling Honalee. This time I own the area where it is taking place, so I can do some long term plans. I will let you know when I am close to opening.

Passes the talking stick back.
[10:44 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:44 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:45 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay any more shares?
[10:45 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): meow~
[10:45 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Fina!
[10:45 AM] Miranda Barrowstone pets and gives shrimpies
[10:45 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:46 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I can share for anti then… ?
[10:46 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Miranda ?
[10:46 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ***Woot Woot ***
[10:46 AM] 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.
[10:47 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: We are totally inclusive, kids, mers, furs, landers all welcome.
LGBT+ friendly, we even allow for mer toplessness under water.
[10:47 AM] 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
[10:47 AM] Celtic Infinity: 😀
[10:47 AM] 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.
[10:47 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): Ohora, love to see it
[10:48 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): excited to see what you do
[10:48 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: and we’re rolling out the mer stuff soon, I know I said that but we’re in the final stages including animations
[10:48 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): I’m pretty excited too
[10:48 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: me too, my heart is just pounding right now
[10:49 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I’m hoping for crafting, cooking etc.
[10:49 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): Always hard to give up a project, but I wish the best for your next one, Ohora~ ?
[10:50 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so if any one has questions or needs lms shoot me an im
[10:50 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:50 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: persu em ?
[10:50 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): It should be amazing when I finish
[10:51 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so any more shares?
[10:51 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): i have something
[10:51 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): to share
[10:51 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on down
[10:52 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:52 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): tala all ?
[10:52 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): love seeing everyone in this community at these meetings
[10:52 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Matticus
[10:52 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): i really appreciate how we look after each other and support each other
[10:52 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala!
[10:52 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:53 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): I try my best to help others and support where i can and i hope everyone knows this ?
[10:53 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): That being said I only have a few things to share
[10:53 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): The Sunken Atelier, a small intimate fantasy speakeasy is still going strong – every mer monday from 1-3 PM SLT, we gather for two hours of our Djs playing chill-ish relaxed sets.
[10:53 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): Its drop in-drop out when needed and always a fun time to hangout with other mers in a lovely setting. Any and all fantasy avies are welcome – furry, fae, merfolk, etc. However since drinking is implied and because sometimes the music can be adult oriented – we unfortunately cannot have child avatars attend.
[10:53 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): If you want to join us, we post notices the day of and usually drop a SLURL in the SWF chat and in the seafolk of SL group. I also have a pick in my profile that goes directly to the club if you want to swim around at any point.
[10:54 AM] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): that’s all from me – thank you! ?
[10:54 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: persu em Matt ?
[10:54 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): ???
[10:54 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): ???
[10:54 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): ???
[10:55 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: any other shares?
[10:55 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: if not I can close us out ?
[10:55 AM] Peaches2U Camino: Ray is looking sparkly and huggable
[10:55 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:55 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ? he is. he’s a cuddle monster
[10:56 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!!