050 SWF Gathering 6 May 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] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): found out how to get gramma to type =^-^=
[10:02 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ty
[10:02 AM] Kai Blackwood: 😛
[10:02 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): simple stuff very s;pw
[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.
[10:03 AM] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!!!???
[10:03 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:03 AM] Peaches2U Camino: wooooooot
[10:03 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): applause
[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.
[10:04 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 seafolk?
[10:04 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:04 AM] Celtic Infinity: It was good, thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:04 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:04 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: getting better ? thanks
[10:05 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I’m buried under a ton of work X_X
[10:05 AM] Lara Star (LaraStar7 Resident): Pretty good, geting great lol
[10:05 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): meoowwww~
[10:05 AM] Kai Blackwood: Eek
[10:05 AM] SWF Coffee cup 2021: Hot coffee for a cold sea!
[10:05 AM] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda) gives Fina a large piece of catnip from Grace.
[10:06 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: someone rescue the kitty! we need funny pictures, shrimp and pets
[10:07 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – we’re all here to help each other, cause we’re awesome like that
[10:07 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): miiiiiow~~
[10:07 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!!
[10:08 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.
[10:08 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).
[10:09 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so any new folk today?
[10:09 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) paws at Peaches’s hair and nibbles it a bit
[10:09 AM] Peaches2U Camino: uhh
[10:10 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): hi, I’m Fina. I’m a cat
[10:10 AM] Peaches2U Camino: gently pulls out my hair and replaces it with tuna treat
[10:10 AM] SWF Coffee cup 2021: Mmmmmmm SWF dark coffee!
[10:10 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I AM GRACE
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I’m gonna take that as a no
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I AM GROOT!
[10:10 AM] Lara Star (LaraStar7 Resident): There’s one! Shes typing 🙂
[10:10 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:10 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Well I am certainly not new lol
[10:11 AM] Peaches2U Camino: but your cute^^
[10:11 AM] Rinnaria Aldrich (EternalMermaidGirl87 Resident): Hi, I’m Rinnaria. I discovered aquatics through my publisher in real life and found safe waters by accident. I love being an aquatic because its my true nature I wish I could show for real and its so freeing. Plus I love being around others like me. Thanks.
[10:11 AM] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Rinnaria!
[10:11 AM] Peaches2U Camino: cheers for Rinnaria, and cool name
[10:11 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:11 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: that answer is freakin’ awesome
[10:11 AM] Lara Star (LaraStar7 Resident): Welcome Rinnaria!
[10:11 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ?? BIG GIGANTIC APPLAUSE!!! ??
[10:11 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome Rinnara
[10:11 AM] Rinnaria Aldrich (EternalMermaidGirl87 Resident): Thank you. It’s actually my spiritual name and the name of my mermaid in my books.
[10:12 AM] Kai Blackwood: -applauses-
[10:12 AM] Celtic Infinity: Very cool!!
[10:12 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: neat I’ll wanna read it sometime
[10:12 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Welcome Rinna!
[10:12 AM] Rinnaria Aldrich (EternalMermaidGirl87 Resident): Feel free to message me for details.
[10:12 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: sure thing
[10:13 AM] Rinnaria Aldrich (EternalMermaidGirl87 Resident): Thank you Ohora
[10:13 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: as a change of pace I am gonna try to end at 10:30 as a special request
[10:13 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so does any need tech support?
[10:14 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:14 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so early
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone looks for shaking heads
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: well Grace has something cool she wants to show you all
[10:15 AM] Kai Blackwood: Ooooo
[10:15 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): later
[10:15 AM] SWF Coffee cup 2021: More merfolk resources at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/
[10:15 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: kay then we’ll move on to speakers please we have 5 so please be fast. sorry
[10:15 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): ?
[10:16 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: grace you get the stick first, Moto will translate
[10:16 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Grace
[10:16 AM] Peaches2U Camino: wooot
[10:16 AM] Rinnaria Aldrich (EternalMermaidGirl87 Resident): claps
[10:17 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): woot
[10:17 AM] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Grace is leading a field trip to Fantasy Faire when this shortened meeting ends. It is very hard for Grace to type right now so she would appreciate if everyone could be patient.
[10:17 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): YAYYYY
[10:17 AM] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Thank you.
[10:17 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you
[10:17 AM] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): Grace, I hope your wrist gets to feeling better~
[10:17 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Matty yer up
[10:18 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): hey sorry about that
[10:18 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Matti
[10:18 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): Tala seaple,

Great to see such a turn out today for our meeting and mini field trip to SWF at FF. I wanted to let you know about another exciting event for merfolk which as opened today – Conch Island Festival!
[10:18 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: it’s cool
[10:18 AM] Rinnaria Aldrich (EternalMermaidGirl87 Resident): claps
[10:18 AM] Peaches2U Camino: woooot
[10:18 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): It is a 2-sim, month long music and arts festival for the merfolk, art, and music communities of SL!
[10:18 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): Myself, Miss Cecily Muircastle and Cheeky Biscuit have all worked our tails off for 6 months to build the regions and secure vendors, performers and visual artists that are sure to cast a siren song on all who visit.
[10:18 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): yaaaaay 😀
[10:18 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): and guess what
[10:19 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): Tonight is our OPENING DAY
[10:19 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ?? BIG GIGANTIC APPLAUSE!!! ??
[10:19 AM] Lara Star (LaraStar7 Resident): Oh wow!
[10:19 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): with a full schedule of performers from 1 PM SLT to 10 PM SLT. These are a mix of playlist DJs, Live Mix Djs and live singers/musicians. All stages are merfolk accessible, with the first half of today taking place on our . Seafolk of SL . stage undersea!
[10:19 AM] Kai Blackwood: WOOT WOOT
[10:19 AM] Peaches2U Camino: Yesah
[10:19 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): RRRRUUUUUUUUUUUUBBBGGAaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAA*
[10:19 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): We also have over 30 vendors – some of the best fantasy and modern creators on the grid offering EXCLUSIVE items for our festival as well. Naturally, including Mermade. Zen Child Designs and ((Krature)) – all of which have exclusive RIPTIDE tails for sale. Cheeky and I are rocking our stores releases.
[10:19 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): We will be open from today until May 26th – so join us when you can!
[10:19 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): Some links:
Week One poster: https://www.flickr.com/photos/189153235@N02/52873634601/in/dateposted-public/
[10:20 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): and of course – the SLURL:
[10:20 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): Thats suupperr quick for me
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone claps
[10:20 AM] Rinnaria Aldrich (EternalMermaidGirl87 Resident): Awesome
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:20 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): hope to see u all in the surf
[10:20 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): persu em!
[10:20 AM] SWF Coffee cup 2021: Yum, coffee just the way merfolk like it.
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Ohora, your turn
[10:20 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Ohora
[10:20 AM] Peaches2U Camino: droolin in yall’s direction!
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: just do your best
[10:20 AM] Rinnaria Aldrich (EternalMermaidGirl87 Resident): claps
[10:20 AM] Peaches2U Camino: wooooohooooot
[10:21 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): woot
[10:21 AM] ?creamy? (creamydeliciousness Resident): wow
[10:21 AM] Miranda Barrowstone claps
[10:22 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

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)

Passes the talking stick back.
[10:22 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:22 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:22 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:22 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: your turn Oh Cheeky one
[10:22 AM] Celtic Infinity: omg… SERA!!!!
[10:23 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Cheeky
[10:23 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): Hey everyone 🙂 I’m Cheeky, but most of you lot know me as Neve, hehehe!

Today is the last full day of Fantasy Faire, my riptide mod called Runic will never be available again when the faire closes tomorrow! (you can see it on Elicia right now <3)

Visit here: Isles of Aquarius (161,66,61)
[10:23 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): SERA?
[10:23 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): Cecily’s in Wanderlust Weekend today and the rest of the weekend -she’s wearing it today! 😀 You can pick up Raeven at Cecily’s store right now, here – Hoodoo (229,121,3194) and all the details are here: https://flic.kr/p/2oy846o
[10:23 AM] Sera (Serafin Galli): Hi All
[10:23 AM] Elicia Parx: 🙂
[10:23 AM] Kai Blackwood: Hello!
[10:23 AM] Peaches2U Camino: ~Tala~
[10:23 AM] Sera (Serafin Galli): Tala
[10:23 AM] Celtic Infinity hugs Sera vigorously
[10:23 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): Today, in under 2 hours time, Conch Island Festival opens to the public – I’m wearing my latest riptide mod ‘Conch Island’ which is available exclusively at the festival through May 25th, it also comes in a pastel rainbow gradient!

Details are here: www.conchislandfestival.com and SLurl: Conch Island (119,150,44)
[10:23 AM] ? Matticus Merrow ? (Matticus Merrow): YAY Neve!
[10:23 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): And tomorrow, Abnormality event opens to the public! I’ve got Reptilia there, a snakey croc skin mod for riptide in four colours, with a coordinating body bom layer and textures for Entrope’s Europa Horns!

Details are here: https://abnormality.is/coming-soon
[10:23 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oh la la
[10:23 AM] A member of Antiquity-1800s/Victorian Community named Carline Thistle Studley Moon (FlowerTower Resident) gave you Young Dreamers’ “Imagine” Spring Performances 2023 v3.
[10:24 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): Don’t forget you’re welcome to explore, swim and hangout at mermade’s 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 (231,106,37)
[10:24 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:24 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:24 AM] ?????? ??s???? (Neve Nebula): thanks <3
[10:24 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ?? BIG GIGANTIC APPLAUSE!!! ??
[10:24 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: … I think that’s everyone
[10:24 AM] Kai Blackwood: Woot woot!
[10:24 AM] Rinnaria Aldrich (EternalMermaidGirl87 Resident): clapping
[10:24 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): woot!
[10:25 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: sweet. lastly I’d like to share on this last day at 3 pm my alt’s dance troope the young dreamers will preform
[10:25 AM] SWF Coffee cup 2021: Mmmmmmm SWF dark coffee!
[10:25 AM] Grandma (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ooooooooooooooooooo
[10:25 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: if you want the nc please im
[10:25 AM] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!
[10:26 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!!