005 SWF Gathering 7 May 2022

[10:03] 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!
[10:03] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!!!???
[10:04] 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.
[10:04] 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] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): brb real quick X_X
[10:05] 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.
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was you week seafolk?
[10:05] Celtic Infinity: It was good, thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: your*
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: not too bad. kiddo got to hang out with their friends
[10:06] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): busy busy
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: they had fun
[10:06] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): My week has been improving considerably.
[10:06] Celtic Infinity: Yay!
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: thats great ?
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: the flowers are blooming. I’m seeing lilacs. if it wasn’t cold it’ll be awesome
[10:08] Celtic Infinity ?s lilacs
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: I love the scent
[10:08] Celtic Infinity: me too
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: I wanna make soap with that scent
[10:08] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): suddenly stressful, but now better
[10:08] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I love how lilacs look
[10:08] Celtic Infinity: I planted some under my bedroom window. 🙂
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: they so cute
[10:08] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): down with stress! up with joy!
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: yes! life is stressfull enough embrace the happy
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: okay
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – mers helping mers – aquatics helping aquatics.
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: we all help each other
[10:10] 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.
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: so here we go
[10:11] Celtic Infinity buckles up
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: any new folk today? don’t be shy
[10:11] 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.
[10:12] 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).
[10:12] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): next time I will try to bring a friend!
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: sweet!
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: so anyone new here? (I seriouslly have bad eyesight and a bad memory so I ask everytime)
[10:13] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): hi I’m Fina. I’m an orca!
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: thught there was something new
[10:13] Celtic Infinity: \me feeds Fina a salmon
[10:13] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: yes salmon is the noms
[10:14] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I thought Fina was eating cats this year?
[10:14] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not birds….
[10:14] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): WHY WOULD I EAT CATS
[10:14] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): BIRBS WAS DA NUMMIES LAST YEAR
[10:14] Celtic Infinity: madness
[10:14] Petros Aabye: catfish?
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone cries at the thought
[10:14] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Fantasy Faire theme
[10:14] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I thought last week you said the theme is cats this year
[10:14] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): Oy vey…
[10:15] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): so I thought it was your menu
[10:15] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): bad Gracie!
[10:15] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): <<–Jewfish [10:15] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) goes quiet [10:15] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): HeHeHeHeHeHe [10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: okay well… lets swim on [10:15] 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. [10:16] 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) [10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: If you would like to ask question or put forth support ideas – please im me now. [10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority here is helping newer mers and aquatics – so please if you are new and with questions – please feel free to speak up. I do lead strongly because otherwise we tend to move to chaos – but we all try to remember the priority – mer helping mer be mer. [10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: so any questions topics of support etc? [10:18] Miranda Barrowstone hums the jeopardy theme [10:19] Celtic Infinity dances [10:19] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): oookies okie… [10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Echo you have the stick [10:19] Celtic Infinity claps for Echo [10:19] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): Magic stick here i come…. [10:19] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): claps for Echo [10:19] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) chuckles [10:20] Celtic Infinity claps for Echo [10:20] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): well the topic of notecards popped up a little bit ago…. [10:20] JewelMermaid Resident: yay echo [10:20] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): i thought, along with out hangouts notecard, which is a great way to share our favorite hang outs and new builds, we could put together a list for shopping places? [10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: sounds good. [10:21] Sushi (Aurora Jarvinen): mlem mah bro <3 [10:21] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): favorite stores for mer-parts/accessories….i know everyone has something from somewhere that others wouldnt think to look at [10:21] Munin (Darm Yaffle): rawrs [10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: are you making this list? [10:21] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): You know what might be easier to maintain than a notecard? A wiki. [10:21] Munin (Darm Yaffle): <3 [10:21] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): tala Munin:-) [10:21] Sushi (Aurora Jarvinen): <3 [10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: wikis are awesome but why not both? [10:22] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): true Motoko, but notecards are more direct and easier for the less techno-knowledgeable [10:22] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): lol [10:22] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): but we could do both! [10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: I don’t always think to go to a website [10:22] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Yes but if a sim goes down or changes, a wiki is easier to update and track. [10:22] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): it is, thats true [10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: true [10:22] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Just have the notecard also mention the wiki >:D
[10:23] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) nods
[10:23] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): top idea
[10:23] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): like “for latest updates, visit the wiki link below”
[10:23] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) grins
[10:23] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Yeah!
[10:23] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Moto – can you work on this with Serena and Chicky?
[10:23] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): they update the hangouts list
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: there used to be a system that would update all the notecards in all the vendors
[10:23] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): I sure can, Grace!
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): the wiki address would need someone to manage it of course
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: I have a shop I’d like to put in
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): but we could put a link into our hangout updates
[10:24] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): so many people looking to find mer parts…and out Mall is the perfect starter, but some want to expand and I’ve seen lots of odd shops sell a few things that they dont normally
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): well lets have a little brainstorming meeting outside of here ok?
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: aye
[10:25] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): yay!
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): big yay!!! \o/
[10:25] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): It seems like shops are beginning to dip their fingers in the aquatic market indeed, which is always a welcome addition. More content good.
[10:25] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) grins and passes the magic stick back to Miranda…”thankies”
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so your task is to work with Chicky and Serena. save the chat.
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: you’re welcome
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else?
[10:26] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): holds up a had nervously
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on up hands you the stick
[10:26] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) giggles and pushes Ara’s hand up further
[10:26] Celtic Infinity claps for Arachne
[10:27] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) claps and whacks her tail on the seat “yay!”
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone smiles encouragly
[10:27] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): Hi All
[10:27] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): claps for arachne
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[10:27] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): takes the stick from miranda
[10:28] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): you know that stick is too clean I think
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: well it is new
[10:28] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): I’m not sure if everyone is aware but Grace has asked me to take over the mentor programme and try and get it running again
[10:28] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): nod nod
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: congrats ?
[10:28] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): woohoo!
[10:29] Emmett Blackwood: ??????!
[10:29] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): great arachne!
[10:29] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): going forward i’l like to offer the opportunity for mers who want to help out and mentor the current and next generation of mers to get together ti me to try and put something together
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone claps
[10:30] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): sort of a group to decide how to activate it
[10:30] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not huge commitment – – maybe time in the coming week to iron out some details?
[10:30] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): if any of you’s are interested please let bothmyself and grace kno by both N/C and IM and i’ll setup a meeting so we can get together and plan out what we want to do how we are going to do it and what a success and fun time we will have
[10:30] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): •.¸’•.¸ ? ¸.•´¸.•
[10:30] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): .•• BRAVO!!!! •¨?•.
[10:30] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ¸.•¸.•*´ ?•.¸`*•.¸
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: thats great. congrats
[10:31] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): IM Arachne now if you want more information
[10:31] JewelMermaid Resident: wtg ara
[10:31] Petros Aabye: gg Arachne
[10:31] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): any how as i’m nervous enough i’ll arrange for a n/c to be sent out in the group and we’ll see what we can build hands the stick back
[10:31] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) smiles and claps again
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:32] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): yay!
[10:32] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Arachne is a long time friend of mine – creative and just a great mer
[10:32] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): swims to hid
[10:32] Munin (Darm Yaffle) eyes the stick
[10:32] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I applaud her courage in steppling up
[10:32] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) giggles and hugs Arachne
[10:32] Emmett Blackwood: arachne!
[10:32] Emmett Blackwood: \o/
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you fr the great discussions and ideas
[10:32] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and ask for you all to help her start a big mentor wave
[10:32] Clara Mukaida: loose
[10:33] 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.
[10:33] 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.
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: or hosting one. thats works too
[10:34] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I maybe can throw in a free coffee cup
[10:34] Munin (Darm Yaffle): I am big enough to be a hangout.
[10:34] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): if you have an adboard or hangout – IM me for a free coffee cup
[10:34] Munin (Darm Yaffle): xD
[10:34] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oh yes – let me go hangout on you Munin
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: Munin! tala
[10:34] Munin (Darm Yaffle): rawrs
[10:34] Sushi (Aurora Jarvinen): free dragon cuddles and coffee in plastic cups ;P
[10:34] 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 http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:35] 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.
[10:35] 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)
[10:36] 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
[10:36] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I like slimed talking sticks
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: jewel, you have the stick
[10:37] JewelMermaid Resident: Tala everyone, I am one of the concierge leaders, and we are always looking for new mers and seafolk to become concierges. we need friendly concierges to greet newcomers and SL newbies, and to give information that new mers need here at SWF HQ,
[10:37] Celtic Infinity claps for Jewel
[10:37] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:37] JewelMermaid Resident: 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.
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone claps
[10:38] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) smiles and claps for Jewel!
[10:38] JewelMermaid Resident: On a different note, I am the Mer Mall manager at Fanci’s Deep, and I want to tell you that we have a few stores that are available right now, They are 250 L per week and you can use 75 prims. The mall has a good daily traffic number, both mers and humans spend time there shopping, and we get quite a few sailors and divers. I can give more information if requested and I can send you the landmark.

Thank you
[10:38] Second Life: Hiroko Nubalo gave you Invitation – The Avilion MerBallet Company Love is the 7th Wave.
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:38] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): so Jewel is an officer, concierge leader, AND Mall Manager!
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Fina yer up
[10:38] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): YAY!!!!
[10:38] Celtic Infinity cheers for Fina
[10:39] JewelMermaid Resident: yay fina
[10:39] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): wooo Fina
[10:39] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): claps for Fin!
[10:39] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): a8
[10:39] Munin (Darm Yaffle): rawr
[10:39] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): A*
[10:39] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): (needs sleep)
[10:39] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) looks at Munin and quickly nibbles the stick
[10:39] Munin (Darm Yaffle): hey that was my job! 😛
[10:39] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): two announcements today, both pre-typed so this’ll be quick
[10:39] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): wouldn’t be nice if they could bottle up some sleep and you just take one every night?
[10:39] Munin (Darm Yaffle) fake pouts and grins
[10:39] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): first up, Tuesday noon mer costume party!
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone gives Mu a larger stick to gnaw
[10:39] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): WOOO
[10:40] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oooo
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Every Tuesday 12-2pm, Creations Park holds a mer costume party and contest. We have two lovely performers, Arisia Vita on piano and Lifearose singing. We’ve also recently started running trivia during this event, hosted by everyone’s favorite trivia cat! =^-^=
[10:40] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): costume party!!
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Creations Park is partnered with Team Fox (the Michael J Fox Foundation), and all donations go towards research for Parkinson’s Disease.
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): This coming Tuesday’s theme is…
[10:40] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): its in the mer calendar!! https://safewatersfoundation.com/calendar/
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): BACK TO THE ’50s!!!!!
[10:40] Hiroko Nubalo: 50’s yea!!!
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Come in costume and enjoy music and themed trivia! The week’s theme, on special request, will be a mix of 1950s and Back To The Future, a theme which is near and dear to Creations Park, because of our beneficiary’s namesake, Michael J Fox himself!
[10:40] Hiroko Nubalo: i can wear my Poodle Skirt…lol
[10:41] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): they take pictures of the winners don’t they Fina?
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yus
[10:41] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): so cool
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): we have a short break for photo taking after results
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): last week we had fun with Cinco de Star Wars =^-^=
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): anyways
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): If you are free then, hope to see you there! LMs available for any interested on request (IM me)! =^-^=
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Also, from 2022, Creations Park is a SWF Partner (we’re actually the very first SWF Partner), so you can surf on to our lovely sim from SWF easily via our adboard or Partners Portal!
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): that’s the first
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) shuffles her NCs
[10:42] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yes!!!
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): okay this is about FF, and mebbes should have been in the earlier rather than here, but
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ahem
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): So, I didn’t realize that FF is only 2 and a half weeks this year, and missed almost all of it – maybe I’ll make a last minute break for the quest, but before it ends…
[10:42] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): when does FF end?
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): this is how SL’s favorite merkitty made her mark this year…
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/2022/05/02/daily-recap-sunday-may-1st/
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): If you didn’t see this last week, look who made it to the headlines for FF =^-^=
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): During this year’s BKOD Jail & Bail, six kitties (Clover, Jillian, Pipa, Clowey, Arti, and myself) took part to help raise funds for cancer research.
[10:43] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Well I think its been extended for 2 more weeks, that is what Patch Linden said at Jail and Bail last night but I cant find anything official
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Jail & Bail usually has two competing kiosks (“Get Them Out” and “Keep Them In”), but anyway, this year, the pawlice got SMASHED. like, wasn’t even close =^-^= the Fairelanders overwhelmingly thought we were too cute to keep in jail!
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): OOOOOOOOOO EXTENDED??????
[10:43] Celtic Infinity cheers
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I’ll ask later =^-^=
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Anyways… In total, we raised L$556,300 for FF, which we were told was apparently a FF record…
[10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): interesting!!
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): … until Patch Linden’s Jail & Bail raised L$1.2 million yesterday lol =^-^=
[10:44] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Fina looked good in Jail
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): they didn’t even try to catch me this year
[10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) snickers
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): UNTIL WE THREW THE PAWLICE IN
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so anyways, that’s it from me
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) bites the stick a bit more before giving it back
[10:44] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: Fina
[10:44] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:45] Celtic Infinity: PAWesome!
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: Sebastion, yer up
[10:45] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) applaws for Fina! woohoo!
[10:45] Celtic Infinity claps for Sebastian
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:45] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) takes cats off the menu
[10:45] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Tala Friends
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ***Woot Woot ***
[10:46] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): I just wanted to let everyone know that there is a fab applier for the new petrichor tail at Wanderlust weekend
[10:46] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Im wearing it on my tail now but it comes with pastel and bright colours and materials
[10:46] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ooooo
[10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ***Woot Woot ***
[10:46] JewelMermaid Resident: pretty
[10:46] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): are they in marketplace?
[10:46] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Very nice.
[10:47] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): might someone want an adboard or mall booth?
[10:47] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): its by Zen Child Designs and is at the bottom of the page here if anyone wants links
[10:47] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): https://www.seraphimsl.com/2022/05/07/you-cant-stay-home-during-wanderlust-weekend/
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: niice
[10:47] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): its not by me, but they might do, I just wanted to let everyone know, we love a mer bargain
[10:47] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident) hands the stick back over to Miranda
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you
[10:48] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): yay!!
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: Grace yer up
[10:48] Celtic Infinity claps for Grace
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:48] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:48] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ***Woot Woot ***
[10:48] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): OOOO so much excitement in the seas lately
[10:48] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) claps for Grace
[10:49] JewelMermaid Resident: yay grace
[10:49] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): good to see you all here – and thanks for all the incredible seafolk who are donating time and effort to make the SWF rsources available
[10:50] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I am working to create a “Volunteer in SL” class to be offered here
[10:50] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): making up the content – so anybody who’d like to work with me on that would be much appreciated
[10:50] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): of course I’ll highlight openings and benefits of volunteering here
[10:51] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): but there are so many volunteer opportunities which really build the vibrancy of Second Life platform
[10:51] Munin (Darm Yaffle): free sticks
[10:51] Munin (Darm Yaffle): xD
[10:51] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): lol
[10:51] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I am also looking for an assistant to work with Miranda and help with projects related to getting our membership aware of this gathering
[10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Miranda is a great lady – been doing this forever (with Fina’s help!) – and in talking we thought we’d try finding her an assistant
[10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): speak to me in IM if this is of interest
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: ? ty
[10:52] Celtic Infinity huggles Miranda
[10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): SWF also needs a volunteer to lead our CALENDAR project.
[10:52] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yayyy Miranda
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone hugs back
[10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): we host a spot on our web page that can also be seen in headquarters
[10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): with underwater or at least underwater-friendly events anywhere in SL
[10:53] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): can easily each someone – but right now I think Chicky and I are putting events into the calendar when its requested
[10:53] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): would really like to develop a calendar lead mer – timing is totally up to you and doesn’t take a great amount of time
[10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): just sort of monitoring and nagging me when need anything
[10:54] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): Selina is excellent with the Google calendar ins and outs….I can ask her if you like?
[10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Selina is helping with that Echo
[10:54] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): oh yay!
[10:54] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): yay
[10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and she is helping with the hangouts updating
[10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): would like to develop another volunteer if possible
[10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not overwhelm anyone
[10:55] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): She’s been trying to teach me XD trying
[10:55] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Marion here has been a mentor for a long time and is central to the mentors team
[10:55] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mrow~
[10:55] [Theatre] :: Fluffy Petter 1.07: F??? ?? has gained total fluffiness level ~ 110!
[10:55] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): yeah!
[10:55] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): have to say that Marion is an especially great help to SWF – she even lives in Euro time so people can reach her at times the USA mers might not be online
[10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thank you Mairon!!
[10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): any questions ?
[10:56] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) smiles and claps for Marion!!
[10:56] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): you are very welcome:-)
[10:56] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): okay IM if have questions
[10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): everything done at SWF is volunteer
[10:56] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): ya and claps for Marion as well
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: grace
[10:57] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) goes to the Munin Hangout
[10:57] Munin (Darm Yaffle): xD
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:57] Sushi (Aurora Jarvinen): Opsee-da-see!
[10:57] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) chuckles
[10:57] Sushi (Aurora Jarvinen): Hopsee-ma-see!!
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone takes the stick carefully
[10:57] 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.
[10:57] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda ?
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: Just don’t flash the humans cause they faint.
[10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): o o
[10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I have another announcement
[10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): will make it short!
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: hang on
[10:58] 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.
[10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) quietly swims over to a poster
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:59] Miranda Barrowstone: grace yer up
[10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): sorry
[10:59] Miranda Barrowstone: its cool
[10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): there is a mer ballet today
[10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): they are always incredible – it is a repeat of the performance at FF
[10:59] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): wow and where and when?
[10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I’m swimming by poster they sent me today
[10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): it is in the mer calendar https://safewatersfoundation.com/calendar/
[10:59] Hiroko Nubalo: i have the info
[10:59] Hiroko Nubalo: i can copy and paste
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I do advise arriving at least 15 minutes early
[11:00] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): ok do this Hiroko!
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): because they are well attended
[11:00] Hiroko Nubalo: If you missed The Avilion MerBallet Company’s performance at Fantasy Faire, you can catch our repeat performance of “Love is the Seventh Wave”
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yes please Hiroko
[11:00] Tsol (Ella Redfield): can’t wait!
[11:00] Hiroko Nubalo: The repeat performance is on Saturday May 7 at 3pm on Avilion Nexus and stay after for a dance party with music by DJ Alt.
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): also must wear tops mergirls
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not a topless place
[11:00] Hiroko Nubalo: Avilion Nexus (115,192,22)
[11:00] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): okie
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): sim is mideival theme
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): go as low lag as you can
[11:00] Hiroko Nubalo: there is a swim area, for us MerFolk
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): because the performers need it
[11:01] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): hehe
[11:01] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): awesome
[11:01] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): less lag = better dancing
[11:01] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thank you Hiroko!!!
[11:01] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): because the performers are all laggy =^-^=
[11:01] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yes!
[11:01] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) passes stick back to Miranda with apologies for interrupting
[11:01] Hiroko Nubalo: <takes another hit from the hits the bong!!! and passes it
[11:01] Hiroko Nubalo hits the bong!
[11:01] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[11:01] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[11:02] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): the poster by the helmet has an info card also if you wish to touch it
[11:02] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I’m gooing to pick up the poster when our gathering is done however
[11:02] 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!!