046 SWF Gathering 8 April 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] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!!!???
[10:03 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] 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 your week seapeople?
[10:04 AM] Celtic Infinity: It was good, thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:04 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: it was okay. doctor wants me to do a sleep study. so yay
[10:05 AM] adimay Resident: the mt of snow is starting to melt some
[10:05 AM] Celtic Infinity: Ooooh! That sounds fun!!!
[10:05 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I saw dandelions
[10:05 AM] adimay Resident: oh wowwww lol
[10:05 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: not enough for bread and not in a safe location even if
[10:05 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): RL class me
[10:06 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): Lusa em:)
[10:06 AM] adimay Resident: i have never heard of dan. bread
[10:06 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: take care
[10:06 AM] adimay Resident: i was gonna look that up
[10:06 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): It was good
[10:06 AM] Celtic Infinity: I hope you find more, Miranda.
[10:06 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I haven’t eaten it yet but would like to try it
[10:06 AM] adimay Resident: is it something like a banana bread?
[10:06 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I hope my crop actually grows
[10:07 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): was pretty good, had fun hunting for easter eggs before coming here =^-^=
[10:07 AM] Celtic Infinity: Judging from my yard, it doesn’t seem like they would be hard to grow.
[10:07 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah instead of bananas you add dandelion petals. two cups I think
[10:07 AM] adimay Resident: dench design has a cute egg hunt
[10:07 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: they can be tricky if you want ’em
[10:08 AM] Celtic Infinity: It figures it would be ironic, that way.
[10:08 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh?
[10:08 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): usually I hate hunts, unless they’re easy enough =^-^=
[10:08 AM] adimay Resident: where was yours fina?
[10:08 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): a friend’s sim called River Lands
[10:08 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): es a trivia place
[10:08 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: dude… you’re a cat… genetics alone make you a hunter
[10:09 AM] adimay Resident: lolllllllllllllll miranda
[10:09 AM] adimay Resident: lollllllll
[10:09 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): there’s a difference between stalking prey hunt and looking round for objects hunt =^-^=
[10:09 AM] adimay Resident: lol
[10:09 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: we have tiny versions of top predators living with us
[10:09 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): meow~
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome Alice
[10:10 AM] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Elaena 🙂
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: have you been here before?
[10:10 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): Tala to everyone
[10:10 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – we’re all here to help each other, cause we’re awesome like that.
[10:10 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): she has
[10:11 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): Yes I did 🙂
[10:11 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh okay
[10:11 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!!
[10:11 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so any new folks today??
[10:12 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): hi, I’m Fina. I’m a cat
[10:12 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah I didn’t think so. we gotta work on that. see if we can introduce folks to swf
[10:13 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): Hello Fina, I’m a green mermaid please don’t eat my tail 😉
[10:13 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: we’re feeding her shrimp
[10:13 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): nam nam
[10:13 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: but she does nibble toes
[10:13 AM] adimay Resident: tucks my toes under my fin
[10:14 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) doesn’t seem to see the toes
[10:14 AM] adimay Resident: lol
[10:14 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay lets do what we can next week to try invite new folk
[10:14 AM] Celtic Infinity: What are these toes of which you speak?
[10:14 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Fina! lol you’re not new but we love you
[10:14 AM] adimay Resident: lolllllll celtic
[10:14 AM] Celtic Infinity grins
[10:14 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): Pets Fina
[10:15 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: remember to pet the kitty folks
[10:15 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:15 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: swimming on to tech support
[10:15 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.
[10:15 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: things like tails, animations, etc are often topics
[10:16 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: raise a fin or shoot me an im and I’ll give you the invisible talking stick
[10:16 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone?
[10:17 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh btw do you have an lm to that dench design place?
[10:17 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): I have a question, the riptide tail will ever be updated to not require editing anims to make it works with the Tala? While I managed to do it and I had some suggestions, for a newbie it might be a bit overwelming
[10:18 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I tried to paint mermaid purses for an egg hunt… mama shark was no happy
[10:18 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): (pointers not suggestions)
[10:18 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): HeHeHeHeHeHe
[10:18 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): XD
[10:18 AM] adimay Resident: i just passed it to u
[10:18 AM] adimay Resident gave you Dench Designs – Furniture & Garden Store.
[10:18 AM] adimay Resident: 15 eggs to find
[10:18 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you
[10:18 AM] adimay Resident: there kind of easy
[10:19 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: sorry Elena I don’t know the answer
[10:19 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): Np 🙂
[10:19 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): Maybe there was some news abaout it
[10:19 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) mews and reaches out a paw for LM
[10:19 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I should pass out my baskets again
[10:19 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ? Thank Youuuuuuuuuu!! ?
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:20 AM] adimay Resident: what is everyones fav ao
[10:20 AM] adimay Resident: or do u make your own
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh I just make my own
[10:20 AM] adimay Resident: i hear alot mention tala
[10:20 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: like when I first came to sl I found a mer ao in a jaws sim
[10:20 AM] adimay Resident: i didnt know if that was the going one
[10:21 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Ocean Sway from KH
[10:21 AM] adimay Resident: ty ohora i’ll look that one up
[10:21 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): I have Tala and always used it
[10:21 AM] Eisenwald Easterwood (Eisenwald Resident): tala, everyone
[10:21 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): Me too
[10:21 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): tala Eisenwald
[10:21 AM] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Eisenwald 🙂
[10:21 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I took some anies from there I made a few of my own
[10:21 AM] adimay Resident: so seems like tala is everyones fav
[10:22 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I never used tala
[10:22 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): me neither
[10:22 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I don’t think I did anyway
[10:22 AM] adimay Resident: ive never played with making my own is it hard to do>
[10:22 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I use the merdinkies AO which comes with the merdinkie av, and also my old 5J
[10:23 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): making your own AO is not hard. making your own animations? super
[10:23 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: oh… looks like I have a bunch of their stuff
[10:23 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): I still love Ocean Sway
[10:23 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: um kinda but not really
[10:23 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): I have my custom AO for my human avis, but I never ever tred to make my own anims
[10:24 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): making animations is very, VERY specialized
[10:24 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): requires either mocap (hardware) or frame by frame adjusting
[10:24 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: you can can download QAvimator
[10:25 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): Maybe I’ll try it
[10:25 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): QAvimator is okay (actually pretty good) for static poses but time consuming for animations
[10:25 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: and play with it from there. you can save it as an avm and it stays like that. but when its ready like you wanna upload it, then you save it as BVH
[10:26 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: then you upload it. you can have it play on your body or a dummy
[10:26 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I prefer to use my body
[10:26 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:27 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: it gives me a better idea of what I’ll look like and if I need to fix anything
[10:27 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah I was supposed to be done with an animation 3 weeks ago
[10:27 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): Maybe i’ll try it if I’ll ever have the time, it seems nice to have some uniques custom anims and poses
[10:28 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: but I make very basic ones like my swim or this stand here
[10:28 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): show us your swim!
[10:29 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: well I found my belly lay…
[10:30 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:30 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: here we are hands free glide
[10:30 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): cool!
[10:30 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): Time for me to go to dinner, see you soon 🙂
[10:30 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: this way if I’m eating and I have to swim I can still eat
[10:30 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): Lusa em 🙂
[10:30 AM] adimay Resident: lol
[10:30 AM] Celtic Infinity: Adieu, Elaena!
[10:30 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lusa em thanks for coming
[10:31 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): Always a pleasure
[10:31 AM] Elaena (Alice Nebula): 🙂
[10:31 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Lusa em Elaena
[10:32 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: so lets move on to psa and promotions then
[10:32 AM] 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 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.
[10:33 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:33 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/
[10:34 AM] 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 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)
[10:34 AM] 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 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: and I believe my first speaker is Ohora, swim on up
[10:35 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Ohora
[10:35 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:36 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.
[10:36 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:36 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:36 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: Ohora
[10:36 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: any questions?
[10:37 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: we have time she’s the other other speaker
[10:37 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): tala! i’m back!
[10:37 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome back
[10:37 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): wb Marion =^-^=
[10:37 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): we have time, unlike that day when I was leading =^-^=
[10:38 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): had a whopping 8 announcements
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: hey do you have anything to share? it’s promotions time
[10:38 AM] adimay Resident: lol
[10:38 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Wb Marion
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol omg
[10:38 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: that so hard to juggle
[10:39 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: okay I shall grab the stick then
[10:39 AM] Celtic Infinity claps for Miranda ?
[10:39 AM] Miranda Barrowstone takes the stick, it falls apart, sighs and grabs a new one
[10:40 AM] Celtic Infinity: 🙂
[10:40 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) nibbles the new stick sneakily
[10:40 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.
[10:40 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: stop that
[10:40 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yay Miranda
[10:40 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) meows and looks cute
[10:41 AM] Miranda Barrowstone pets
[10:41 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:41 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: We are totally inclusive, kids, mers, furs, landers all welcome.
LGBT+ friendly, we even allow for mer toplessness under water.
[10:41 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: cause you know they’re just boobs. just don’t flash the humans. they’ll get nosebleeds and nose bleeds attract sharks.
[10:41 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lots of paperwork for dad
[10:42 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.
[10:42 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: shiny things….shakes head sorry
[10:42 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:43 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else?
[10:43 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Just try not to scare off the humans they are entertaining if a bit silly
[10:44 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: they even have a ministry of silly walks
[10:44 AM] Miranda Barrowstone ponders a ministry of silly swims
[10:44 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): dat sounds like a gud idea
[10:45 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): May I get some Antiquity lms please
[10:45 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ((when I am free of the animations I need to make I’ll do that for fun
[10:45 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: you live there!
[10:45 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: lol yeah hang on
[10:45 AM] Celtic Infinity: lol
[10:47 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: that one goes to the mall area near bexar.
[10:47 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: battle dock mer parking
[10:48 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Cool
[10:48 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson) received your inventory offer.
[10:48 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: and the tcs mercenter where I hope a merfolk version of the hud will be once completed
[10:48 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Awesome ty Miranda
[10:49 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else?
[10:49 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: for sharing or lms?
[10:49 AM] adimay Resident: ill take one
[10:49 AM] adimay Resident: and ty
[10:50 AM] adimay Resident: thanks
[10:50 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: we have 10 minutes left for promotions
[10:50 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: np
[10:50 AM] Celtic Infinity huggles Peaches
[10:50 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: hey Peach
[10:50 AM] Peaches2U Camino: ~Tala~
[10:50 AM] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): tala Peaches:-)
[10:50 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: anything to share?
[10:50 AM] Peaches2U Camino: slept thru alarm
[10:51 AM] Celtic Infinity: zzzzzzzzzzzzz
[10:51 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: a merfolk version of the revolting children dance would be awesome…
[10:51 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): I’ve just been away from Antiquity for so long that any lms I have are pretty old
[10:52 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: nothing has changed that drastically though
[10:52 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: I should warn you that all my lms are underwater
[10:53 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: shall we adorn then? let everyone enjoy today
[10:53 AM] adimay Resident: wishing u a very happy easter
[10:54 AM] Peaches2U Camino: Happy Easter
[10:54 AM] Peaches2U Camino: https://www.flickr.com/photos/160267020@N04/52801436973/in/dateposted/
[10:54 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: ? have fun
[10:54 AM] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): if no other biznits, then let’s end early
[10:54 AM] Celtic Infinity looks forward to Ray’s colored eggs
[10:54 AM] Peaches2U Camino: hahahahah
[10:54 AM] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Good to know I suppose but they really should have a mer version of the hud so you can’t die ignobly by drowning lol
[10:54 AM] Peaches2U Camino: Ray’s colored eggs, i like that
[10:54 AM] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:54 AM] Celtic Infinity: 🙂
[10:55 AM] Peaches2U Camino: huggles Celtic
[10:55 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!!