001 SWF Gathering 9 April 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.
[10:03] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): hello Miranda 🙂
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: yala ?
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: tala even
[10:03] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): one of our mers says that… think it’s Ohora?
[10:03] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): Tala 🙂
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: well the y and t are close together, its bound to happen
[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.
[10:05] 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 your week seafoolk?
[10:06] Bernice Galtier: Quiet, mostly
[10:06] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): tiring =^-^=
[10:06] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): relaxing here XD
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: quiet is good
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: aww sorry Fina, all better now thugh?
[10:06] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yesterday was the tough day, but today I’m kinda being lazy =^-^=
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: sounds good
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: I put my plants out to enjoy the sun and air
[10:07] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): too cold for that in the UK at the moment 🙁
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: will hopfully have really nice blooms to make candy with
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: aww
[10:08] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – mers helping mers – aquatics helping aquatics.
[10:09] 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!!
[10:10] 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.
[10:10] 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).
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: so any new folk here?
[10:11] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): hi, I’m Fina, and I’m new =^-^+
[10:11] Meena (Meena Tison): I am new…my name is Meena
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:11] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome Meena
[10:12] Bernice Galtier: tala Meena
[10:12] Meena (Meena Tison): thank you
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: fina my memory isn’t that bad lol
[10:12] Keena Pfalz: welcome Meena and fina, smile
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: so what brought you to this magic world?
[10:13] Meena (Meena Tison): thank you for the warm welcome….I wanted to rp in a friendly environment. I also have been fascinated by mermaid lore and thought sl would be a great way to learn more about it.
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: sweet, one of the cool things is you can also add your own flair too it.
[10:14] Meena (Meena Tison): i agree
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome again and lets move on to q&a
[10:14] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Tala everyone 🙂
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[10:15] Keena Pfalz: Tala tama
[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.
[10:15] Bernice Galtier: Tala Tamarushka
[10:16] Keena Pfalz: I have a quest
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: like for example “I need help finding an AO to work with the tail I have” or “I need a tail”
[10:16] Keena Pfalz: do I need the stick?
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: you can swim up here and ask
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah hands you the stick
[10:17] Keena Pfalz: thank you
[10:17] Keena Pfalz: head to the podium
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: so whats up?
[10:18] Keena Pfalz: I have a probelm with an animation, its seems I am stuck in it
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: how so?
[10:18] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): what kind of animation’
[10:18] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): ?
[10:19] Keena Pfalz: Its a danceanimation, and its going on and on
[10:19] Keena Pfalz: whatever I do
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: well we don’t see it right now… could it be local?
[10:20] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): If you have an animation that won’t stop, if you go to the menu in your viewer, then Avatar > Avatar Health> Stop Animations & Revoke Permissions. It will stop all animations attached to you and that belong to others that are active on your 🙂
[10:20] Keena Pfalz: not local its work everywhere, right now this podium overraid it
[10:20] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Avatar—Avatar health—Stop Avatar Animations and Revoke Permissions
[10:20] Keena Pfalz: yes Tama, I did that hundered of times, only works shortley
[10:20] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yeah, sometimes certain animations aren’t properly stopped and they’ll keep on playing
[10:21] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): try the stop animations and revoke permissions thing
[10:21] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Keena i saw you before you went on the podium and you no was dancing
[10:21] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): are you sure it’s not local on your viewer?
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah my alt has that issue and have to reset her skelton and animation every log in
[10:21] Keena Pfalz: I not dancing if I swim
[10:21] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): ok
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: its the item attached to her spine
[10:22] ?ßï?h šupr?m? ??????? (BiahDne Resident): ola
[10:22] BiahDne pt>en: Hello
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: it doesn’t have the animation but it triggers it on log in
[10:22] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): animations are weird in SL
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: is anything attacked to your spine?
[10:22] Keena Pfalz: let me look
[10:23] Keena Pfalz: NOW, its started
[10:23] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): not only does the script have to request permission, they also fight with each other when playing simultaneously
[10:23] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): than try to save your viewr settings and your actual outfit, from the dev menu try to reset to the character test
[10:23] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): delete your viewr cache and your viever inventory cache
[10:23] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): and relog
[10:24] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): if you problem is fixed, then reload first your settings
[10:24] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): cache will not fix an animation issue.
[10:24] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): then your outfit
[10:24] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): is that from an AO?
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: it seemed to have stopped
[10:24] Keena Pfalz: not my ao, my dance animations is single ones
[10:24] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): what Tamarushka said is too advanced and I wouldn’t do that
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: oh nope I’m wrong
[10:25] Hiroko Nubalo: can try appearance/reset/skeleton also
[10:25] Keena Pfalz: I already tried charcter test
[10:25] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): something is triggering the dance animation
[10:25] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): she need to delete chace not to fix the animation issue but to force the viewer to re dowload all from LL database
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah thats what I do on my alt
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Ohora
[10:25] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): I would like to ask a question if its ok
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: neve is next, then I’ll call on you
[10:26] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): ok
[10:26] Keena Pfalz: give back the stick
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:26] Keena Pfalz: thank you all
[10:26] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala everyone
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: ok Neve
[10:26] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): Tala 🙂
[10:27] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): hello everyone, I’m Neve 🙂 My question is about Mer Dances. I’d like to find some good traditional mer dances, and also some bento mer dances. Does anyone know a good shop I could go to, please? 🙂
[10:27] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Sorry it took a little while to find this meeting
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: its cool get comfy
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: thinking…
[10:28] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I have this from the notecard of a mer dance party I hosted for a RP sim:
[10:28] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): DANCES:
Synced mer single dances

  • KH (Kami-Hitoe)
  • 5J (pulled from my AO)
    Mer couple dances (put out dance balls individually)
  • SOS
  • Gor-Jus
    [10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: the only place I know is kamiltoe
    [10:28] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Thank you Fina! <3
    [10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: oh kami-hitoe
    [10:29] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Does anyone know if KH now has bento tail dances too? 🙂
    [10:29] Bernice Galtier: SOS has mermaid dances.
    [10:29] Bernice Galtier: I don’t know of any bento ones
    [10:29] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): fantastic! 🙂
    [10:29] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): the 5J stand animations are extremely dance-y, so I pulled them from my AO and put them in a dance ball
    [10:29] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): does anyone have landmarks for the shops they could drop to me, please? 🙂
    [10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: abermations has bento but I dunnot if they can work with mertails
    [10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah I’ll see what I got. though I think my kami one is outdatred
    [10:30] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Thank you very much everyone, giving the stick back
    [10:30] Bernice Galtier: I think SOS is only on marketplace now
    [10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): hmm for some reason I don’t
    [10:31] Second Life: Items successfully shared.
    [10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): SOS is only on MP yeah
    [10:31] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Ty I was wondering about mer dances as well
    [10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: ok rei? yer turn
    [10:31] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): I just had a question
    [10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah its question time
    [10:32] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): sometime this summer I’m planning to do a little mermaid movie was wondering if it was possible to one day do a scene here
    [10:32] kiyoko Hoover Gasperyie (SariMyen Resident): ui
    [10:33] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): last year I did a murder mystery in the desert town of mother road it was a pretty fun project you can see it on my flickr page
    [10:33] kiyoko Hoover Gasperyie (SariMyen Resident): gostei da ideia
    [10:33] Dana Enyo: Kewl!
    [10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: that’d be fun
    [10:33] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): I saw that Rei!
    [10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: need extras?
    [10:33] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): yeah neve? turned out ok?
    [10:33] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): I do
    [10:33] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): need extras
    [10:34] kiyoko Hoover Gasperyie (SariMyen Resident): mais tereia que fazer uma celeção pro personagem?
    [10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: sweet. you can always annpounce in protions when ready. just lemme know what you need, I’ll help make it happen
    [10:34] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): but I figured it might also be a great way to promote swf as well I give credit to all places I film in
    [10:34] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): I’m interested as well Rei please
    [10:35] kiyoko Hoover Gasperyie (SariMyen Resident): ?
    [10:35] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): Ok Ohora 🙂
    [10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: just remember to hit me with a notecard because I cap
    [10:36] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): ok
    [10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you for your questions.

Quick reminders/announcements
[10:36] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Wonderful
[10:37] 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.
[10:37] 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.
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:39] 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.
[10:39] 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)
[10:39] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Oh I plan to go to the mer mall after this meeting
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: ok Neve
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: the stick is yours
[10:40] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): takes the stick
[10:40] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Thanks Miranda 😀
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: ((I just heaard thunder
[10:40] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): I just wanted to share a new RP sim that has two and a half regions of underwater space!
[10:41] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): It’s called The Mystic Realms, it’s open to all and they have a really friendly group of players with a discord that’s very active! All are welcome, and all players are able to shape the lore and even the environment through roleplay.
[10:41] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): They have an adboard here, but if anyone would like a landmark to the landing zone – please let me know and I’ll send it across 🙂
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:42] Dana Enyo: Its’ on the HANGOUTS page on the Website too
[10:42] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): My store, mermade, has a gift of a Nemissa tail applier at the landing zone than you can pick up for free 🙂
[10:42] Keena Pfalz: I would have that LM, Neve
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ***Woot Woot ***
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): oop
[10:42] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): * hands back the stick* Thanks all <3
[10:42] Keena Pfalz: sorry, disupted you
[10:43] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Please hop in my IM if you’d like the landmark 🙂
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): does thunder mean you might lose connection?
[10:43] Dana Enyo: Hi all!
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): woot hi Dana =^-^=
[10:43] Dana Enyo: Miranda is on a “watering plants” break for a minute
[10:43] Miranda Barrowstone: (back) thank you Neve
[10:43] Dana Enyo: and she’s back!
[10:43] Dana Enyo: This is mainly for those with bento tails, or if maybe you’re thinking of one, or have a friend who is…
[10:44] Dana Enyo: I’m wearing what can be a fun enhancement to your tail. Best part is that it costs NOTHING to use with your bento tail.
[10:44] Dana Enyo: You can use any mer AO. Mine happens to be a Kami-Hitoe, but even a freebie will work. The AO gives you your swim/float/sit anims.
[10:44] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala Dana
[10:44] Dana Enyo: The gadget is called the BENTO – ENHANCED TAIL. It is FREE here:
[10:45] Dana Enyo: It actually comes with a long puppy tail, which we don’t use.
[10:45] Dana Enyo: The HUD has several different tail anims. It doesn’t know or care that your tail is a mer. Some of the anims don’t work, but several are great.
[10:45] Dana Enyo: Let me demo a moment
[10:45] Keena Pfalz: Its time for me depart, have a good time all
[10:45] Dana Enyo: this is the FISH one
[10:45] Dana Enyo: this is PUPPY
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: lusa em Keena
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ooh a boat
[10:45] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Oh this is cool, thanks Dana!
[10:45] Dana Enyo: Kitten
[10:46] Dana Enyo: (the somersault is my AO, not the gadget)
[10:46] Dana Enyo: this is a horse one
[10:46] Dana Enyo: there are several more, but this is my fav for fun
[10:46] Dana Enyo: This is “doggy with bone.” I call it HORNY MER.
[10:47] Dana Enyo: You can try it with the free OpenMerTail
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone covers eyes
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): HeHeHeHeHeHe
[10:47] Dana Enyo: If you don’t have a bento tail, get it for free at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/OpenMerTail-Fullperm-Bento-Mermaid-Tail/21708550
[10:47] Munin (darm.yaffle): rawrs!
[10:47] Dana Enyo: Or buy one from my shop, or Jewel, or any other texturing creator.
[10:47] Dana Enyo: Its’ fun to play with! And FREE.
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ooh one of our hangouts just arrived
[10:47] Dana Enyo: That’s it! Thanks!
[10:47] Sushi (aurora.jarvinen): haha Fina
[10:48] Munin (darm.yaffle): xD
[10:48] Sushi (aurora.jarvinen): tala friends
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: Fina yer up
[10:48] Munin (darm.yaffle): Tala all
[10:48] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): YAY!!!!
[10:48] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): oh I lost my NC
[10:48] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): oh there it is
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:49] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) scratches the podium
[10:49] 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! =^-^=
[10:49] Bernice Galtier: That podium’s going to be matchsticks when you get through with it
[10:49] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^-^=
[10:49] 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.
[10:49] Dana Enyo: Best trivia EVER
[10:49] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): This coming Tuesday’s theme is…
[10:49] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Easter!
[10:50] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Come dressed for Easter, and enjoy music and themed trivia – find out what pancakes have got to do with Easter, which country REALLY hates the Easter Bunny, and more!
[10:50] Jacon Cortes de Bexar (Jacon Cortes) is online.
[10:50] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): If you are free then, hope to see you there! LMs available for any interested on request (IM me)! =^-^=
[10:50] 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!
[10:50] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) nibbles the stick
[10:51] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): rawr~
[10:51] Munin (darm.yaffle): hey thats my job!
[10:51] Munin (darm.yaffle): xD
[10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:51] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): get in the water then
[10:51] Munin (darm.yaffle): i’m perching….
[10:51] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) reluctantly gives the nibbled stick back
[10:51] Miranda Barrowstone holds out a bug chewy stick
[10:52] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: okay would anyone like to share before me?
[10:52] Sushi (aurora.jarvinen): i have a SWF logo flag for anyone who likes, plz IM
[10:53] Sushi (aurora.jarvinen): its on my boat atm
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: fun
[10:53] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): have to go have a great weekend everyone
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: lusa em
[10:53] Meena (Meena Tison): me too…thank you for this meeting
[10:53] Bernice Galtier: lusa em Rei
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: ok takes the nibbled stick
[10:53] 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.
[10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: Just don’t flash the humans cause they faint.
[10:54] 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.
[10:55] Miranda Barrowstone: we’re also looking for mer animators…
[10:55] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:56] Miranda Barrowstone: so would anyone else like to share?
[10:56] Miranda Barrowstone: if not we can adjorn
[10:57] Munin (darm.yaffle): rawr
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: ok ?
[10:57] 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!!