009 SWF Gathering 4 June 2022

[10:00] 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!
[10:00] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!!!???
[10:00] 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.
[10:01] 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.
[10:02] 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.
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: So how was yer week seafolk?
[10:02] Celtic Infinity: It was great, thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:02] shouts: Cathy Jackson: Yala, lunura’u!
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: not too bad. quiet
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:04] Celtic Infinity: Quiet can be quite nice. 🙂
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: way better than chaotic
[10:04] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Eisenwald 🙂
[10:04] Eisenwald Easterwood (Eisenwald Resident) Greets you
[10:04] Eisenwald Easterwood (Eisenwald Resident): ?.•:… <)))X … :•.? [10:04] Eisenwald Easterwood (Eisenwald Resident): Tala [10:04] Eisenwald Easterwood (Eisenwald Resident): tala [10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Else [10:05] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Hiroko 🙂 [10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: okay well if no one has anyone new going on [10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – mers helping mers – aquatics helping aquatics. [10:06] 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. [10:06] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Ohora 🙂 [10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: so here we go [10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: tala welcome [10:06] 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. [10:07] 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). [10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: so, any new folk today? [10:07] Hiroko Nubalo: Eisen!!! [10:08] Hiroko Nubalo: kinda [10:08] Hiroko Nubalo: nudges Eisen [10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: Elsen would you like to swim over and introduce your self? [10:08] Eisenwald Easterwood (Eisenwald Resident): yeah, im kinda new here, lotsa people here know me already [10:08] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Eisen! [10:08] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Bernice! 🙂 [10:08] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) applauds for Eisenwald [10:08] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont) is offline. [10:08] Miranda Barrowstone claps [10:08] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): welcome Eisen [10:09] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): claps for eisenwald [10:09] Bernice Galtier: ?.•:…Tala! … *:•.? everyone
[10:09] Eisenwald Easterwood (Eisenwald Resident): thanks… well, im sorta New here, been around for some time.. but now im merfolk as well..
[10:09] Eisenwald Easterwood (Eisenwald Resident): i just like to explore around here 🙂
[10:09] Hiroko Nubalo: Claps for Eisen
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: sweet. what do you like about being a mer?
[10:10] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): nice tail Eisen
[10:10] Eisenwald Easterwood (Eisenwald Resident): to not just walk around as before, to move freely 🙂
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: I’m loving the jacket
[10:10] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson) claps for Eisenwald!
[10:10] Eisenwald Easterwood (Eisenwald Resident): thanks
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: glad you came
[10:11] Eisenwald Easterwood (Eisenwald Resident): thanks for welcome
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome to safe waters hope you enjoy it
[10:11] Eisenwald Easterwood (Eisenwald Resident): thank you, i sure do 🙂
[10:11] Celtic Infinity claps for Eisen
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: so lets move on to the next part of the meeting
[10:12] 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.
[10:12] 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)
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: so any questions, ideas, requests?
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: nothing today?
[10:14] Celtic Infinity looks around
[10:14] Jacon Cortes de Bexar (Jacon Cortes) is online.
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: okay we can swim on to promotion
[10:15] Kei Raven Tempest (KeiRaven Resident) is offline.
[10:15] 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.
[10:16] 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.
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:17] 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.
[10:17] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): I’ve been working hard to make my home mer-hospitable but it’s still not ready yet
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: you’ll get there
[10:18] 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)
[10:18] Celtic Infinity: I’m sure it’s gonna be great, Ohora!
[10:18] 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
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: Grace hun the stick is yours
[10:19] Celtic Infinity claps for Grace
[10:19] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): slowly she rises
[10:19] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): howdy fello sea lovers
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: howdy Grace ^.^
[10:20] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I have trying out a new event which is a live reading
[10:20] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): every other Friday
[10:20] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): tala Grace 🙂
[10:20] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I have 3 books I can read and then will take recommendations – right now the book is called Mermaid Wisdom
[10:21] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I only speak English – so as one of our members pointed out – people who can’t understand spoken English will not enjoy the event
[10:21] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala, Grace!
[10:21] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): but will see if there are enough folk that enjoy reading books together
[10:22] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): to warrant continuing
[10:22] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Doint it every other Friday – with next one on Friday the 17th of June
[10:22] Hiroko Nubalo: <<<< only speaks pig latin
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: kinda like abn underwater book club
[10:22] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): every otherr Friday at 3pm SLT
[10:23] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): if you have a sea book or mermaid book – to suggest – I’m very interested.
[10:23] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Ion another topic – I’m still trying to sort out DISCORD
[10:24] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): I do enjoy that Grace. Unfortunately, I couldn’t come yesterday, rl commitments
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): my 5pm gethering on Saturdays to discuss hasn’t been popular (apparently only convenient to me)
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): well, I found that if I can be regular = slowly a regular attendarce develops
[10:24] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): oh rl calls me
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): next week is my RL bd
[10:25] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): lusa em:)
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): so I will be at RL beach and not at SL waters
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): doing a two night trip on the cheap
[10:25] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Lusa Em Marion
[10:25] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Lusa em, Grace
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Ohora – see if you can mark out June 17 on your calendar
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thats all for me
[10:26] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) hands back the stick to Miranda
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you ?
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: Dale yer up!
[10:26] Celtic Infinity cheers for Dale 🙂
[10:26] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): I think I can make that date
[10:26] Dale Irata: Tala all!
[10:26] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): tala Dale
[10:26] MarinetteF Resident: tala 🙂
[10:26] Dale Irata: Our big Summer SAILstice in SL event is two weeks away, on June 18.
[10:26] Celtic Infinity cheers for Sailstice!
[10:27] Hiroko Nubalo Greets you
[10:27] Hiroko Nubalo: >><>TalaOo
[10:27] Hiroko Nubalo: Chippin Dale
[10:27] Dale Irata: This is our third year, and as always the sailing community invites the mer community to join us.
[10:27] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yay!!! \o/
[10:27] Dale Irata: We are the virtual event of the worldwide RL Summer Sailstice, the annual Celebration of Sailing.
[10:27] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala, Dale
[10:27] Dale Irata: We have a 17-hour day of cruises, parties, races, SL’s biggest nautical exposition, a curated art show, and other special events.
[10:27] Dale Irata: They happen all over the wet parts of the grid. You are all invited to everything except the races, where we try to hold lag down (and you don’t want to get run over).
[10:28] Dale Irata: Swimming with the cruisers is big fun; this is a great day to try it!
[10:28] Dale Irata: The BIG mer thing is our SAILS AND TAILS PARTY at Nantucket Park at 5PM.
[10:28] Dale Irata: We have the big round glass dance floor so the legged and mers can all see each other. It really is a fun party!
[10:28] Celtic Infinity cheers
[10:28] Dale Irata: ALL the info is on our Website: https://sailvirtual.com .
[10:28] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Hey I can handle a boat race
[10:29] Celtic Infinity: It gets better and better each year, Dale! 🙂
[10:29] Dale Irata: Click the SAILSTICE FOR THE MERFOLK link you’ll see on top. The Website also has info on events that run the entire weekend or longer.
[10:29] Dale Irata: YES Celtic! It really does!
[10:29] Dale Irata: And if you have 1 minute, take a look at our entry in last year’s 60-SECOND SAILSTICE VIDEO CHALLENGE contest here: https://youtu.be/Dqp-p8STegk
[10:29] Dale Irata: I’ll be all over the place on that Saturday, and I hope to see you!
[10:29] Dale Irata: me hands the stick back
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: Dale 🙂
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: Tam yer up
[10:30] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) is offline.
[10:30] Dale Irata: Back to work! I”m still herding cats
[10:30] Celtic Infinity: Thank you for including us each year! We really appreciate your efforts! ?
[10:30] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): thank you
[10:30] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): tala everyone
[10:30] Hiroko Nubalo: Thank you Dale!!!
[10:30] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): I can leave most sail boats in my wake lol
[10:30] Celtic Infinity claps for Tamarushka
[10:31] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i would like to share with you all a mer place in the Fruit Islands private estate
[10:31] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) is online.
[10:31] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): it’s a private estate with over 200 regions
[10:31] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Oh?
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: whoa
[10:31] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): where you are free to swim or sail
[10:31] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Guava (137,199,3)
[10:31] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): here is the mer place there
[10:31] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): we have also a sailing club at North Sea
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: wow
[10:32] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): is the big sea you cans ee north of the map
[10:32] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): have you created a hangout space there Tamurushka/=?
[10:32] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): at this mer place you can find ancient ruins to explore
[10:32] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): no it’s not mine
[10:32] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i live there and i’m one of the Race Directors of the sailing races
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: it says resuidents only though… that gonna be an issue
[10:32] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): the mer place is very nice
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:33] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): not big as this one but nice
[10:33] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ah well, pick up an application (I can show you where) and talk it over with the owner?
[10:33] Hiroko Nubalo: question?
[10:33] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): all the regions are connected trought the sea btw
[10:33] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): application is in our HQ building – poster on wall
[10:33] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): thank you Grace
[10:33] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): you have to be a group member to swim there?
[10:33] Hiroko Nubalo: i followed the SLURL, says Residents only area
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): if you will find there an home with an undersea mer Temple, then is my home 🙂
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): no
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): you need to be part of a group only if you want live there
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): or
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): if you want join the boat races
[10:34] Hiroko Nubalo: Ack
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): we do 4 races each week
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: so just swimming is okay?
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): sometime you will receive an estate broadcast message advising that a race is running
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): swimming is ok
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: sweet
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): but in race time you need to take a place in a beach
[10:35] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Sounds great Tama!
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): and of course you can join the show
[10:35] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): wow
[10:35] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): does sound like a great place
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i finished, thank you Miranda 🙂
[10:36] Celtic Infinity: Thank you, Tamarushka! 🙂
[10:36] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): : swims off to get a hangout application….
[10:36] Hiroko Nubalo: Thank you Tamra!!
[10:36] Hiroko Nubalo: Tamaru
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: looks like a fun place to explore
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): you all very welcome, mer friends 🙂
[10:36] Eisenwald Easterwood (Eisenwald Resident): 🙂
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: okay any other shares?
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: okay takes the stick and twirls it a little
[10:38] 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.
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:38] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda ?
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Just don’t flash the humans cause they faint.
[10:39] 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.
[10:39] Kei Raven Tempest (KeiRaven Resident) is online.
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: it requires a hud but the system is all free
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: would anyone else like to share an event, business, anything merfolk related?
[10:42] Miranda Barrowstone: if not we can close out early or catch up with some mild chaos… which would you prefer?
[10:43] Celtic Infinity cheers for chaos
[10:43] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) claps for confusion
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: okay floor reconizes mild chaos. chat away
[10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) is offline.
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: or I could just close us out. sorry, not feeling all that chaotic either
[10:46] Celtic Infinity: Seems like a better plan. 🙂
[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

Now go mingle and explore! Thanks for joining us this day!!