SWF Gathering 23 April 2022

[10:00] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:00] Emmett Blackwood: ??????!
[10:00] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[10:01] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[10:01] 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] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Tala Fina
[10:02] Celtic Infinity huggles Fina
[10:02] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ~Tala~
[10:02] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): fina
[10:02] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mew~
[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 merfolk?
[10:03] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): busy =^-^=
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Fina
[10:03] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): I just got back from vacation ..not as warm here yet !!
[10:03] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mrow~
[10:03] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Oh Murr! :3
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah some places got snow
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: we got hail
[10:04] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): •´¯*•.¸¸?-:¦:- *I KNow RiGht * -:¦:-?¸¸.•*´¯
[10:04] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): omg
[10:04] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): its been a busy week, so much happening
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: kiddo was confused this was their first tme seeing it
[10:04] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): awwwwwwww
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: goodness. nothing bad I hope
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: okay
[10:05] Elbion Viking: ~ Tala ~
[10:05] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): cant wait to shop more at FF
[10:05] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Elbion 🙂
[10:05] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): tala elbion
[10:06] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont) is offline.
[10:06] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): take money, Chicky, you’re gonna need it hahahaha
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: our priority is support, we’re here to help each other best we can
[10:06] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): for sure!!
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so the order of the meeting 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.
[10:07] Roary McGillivary is online.
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: maybe, we’ll see how everyone feels
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: so here we go ^.6
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: ^.^
[10:08] 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] 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).
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: so any new folk today?
[10:09] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ~Tala~
[10:09] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): chris
[10:09] Chris McCracken: Tala 😀
[10:09] Elbion Viking: ~tala~
[10:09] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Hi, I’m Fina, and I discovered SWF by following the trail of crunchy shrimpies
[10:09] Celtic Infinity cheers for Fina
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Fina ll
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:10] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): fina
[10:10] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ? ? ? ???? ?2????•.??
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: I knew leaving the crunchy shrimpies was a god idea
[10:10] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: okay looks lke they missed the meetng. okay.
[10:11] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mebbes they at FF =^-^=
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: alright then last call for new folks
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah maybe they’ll come next week
[10:11] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yesssssss….
[10:11] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yes
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: okay we shall swim on
[10:12] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): just keep swimming
[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] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): just keep swimming
[10:12] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): lalalalalalalalal
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: (dude you made me sing that in rl lol)
[10:13] 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: If you would like to ask question or put forth support ideas – please im me now.

Some discussion is great – but please quickly offer to give a notecard or landmark if people will im you (that’s why we ask you to move to the podium ) so that others will have a turn. When you have finished please pass the imaginary talking stick back to me.
[10:14] 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.
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: so any questions or cool ideas?
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: possible requests?
[10:15] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): I have a Question…
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: shoot
[10:15] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): When are they gonna fix the chair sits here?
[10:15] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): dat an important question
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: thats dern good question
[10:15] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): (hahahaha that’s why I’m not sat down)
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: I wish I knew
[10:15] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): We will be working on that!
[10:15] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Thanks Chicky
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: okay chicky
[10:16] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): It is on my list of to do’s now that im back
[10:16] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): I just noticed quite a few people struggling today
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else?
[10:16] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:16] Clifton Monday: the struggle is real
[10:16] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): OOOH I KNOW
[10:16] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): I’m quite happy to help if you need Chicky, I have AVSitter and can script it if we need to custom mod the seats, just give me a shout 🙂
[10:16] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mebbes I could help wif that
[10:16] Emmett Blackwood: by ‘quite a few people’ he means ’emmett’
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: I never sit on them cause I have an old school tail
[10:17] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): oh Neve ty
[10:17] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): your so sweet! -^.^-
[10:17] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Ohora 🙂
[10:17] Elbion Viking: =) =)
[10:17] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): tala Ohora
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: splits the tail I look like I’m auditioning for the starbucks logo
[10:17] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): HeHeHeHeHeHe
[10:17] Celtic Infinity giggles
[10:17] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ?* ????? ! *? ?? ?
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: okay then if we have no more questions
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone waits
[10:18] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson) shouts: Yala everyone!
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: tala!
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: okay then we shall swim on
[10:19] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yala Ohora =^-^=
[10:19] 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.
[10:19] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Yala !!!
[10:20] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Tala
[10:20] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Only 10 for a small board too
[10:20] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): lusa em…?? ? °bids you Safe Waters° ? ??
[10:20] 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.
[10:20] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): oopsy
[10:20] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): 10 lindens
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: partnership would make that cheaper I understand
[10:20] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ooh they dropped the price?
[10:21] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yes, they get a free med board FREE for a year!!
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: well there’s small and medium and large I think
[10:21] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): mhmmm
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: ooh thats nice
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: do you have an nc available on that.
[10:21] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): for Partners?
[10:21] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ? ???? ?
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: aye
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
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[10:22] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): IM me if you would like one. smiles
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: also hosting a hangout is also a great way to get visitors
[10:23] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): or being a hangout
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: lke Mu
[10:23] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): :-.,_,.-:'*YESSSSSS!!!!*:-.,_,.-:*'‘*
[10:23] 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
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: but I’m told the site i having issues right now…
[10:24] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Also in the calander are the dates for the Mer Ballet att the FF
[10:24] 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.
[10:25] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Vivienne 🙂
[10:25] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): I believe Dana fixed that .
[10:25] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ??????????
[10:25] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Viv
[10:25] Vivienne Koisera (Vivien0Koisera Resident): Tala
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: oh good.
[10:25] 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)
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: so let me know in im if you need the stick
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: and our first speaker is Jewel
[10:26] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on down
[10:26] Celtic Infinity claps for Jewel
[10:26] Elbion Viking: \o/ jewel
[10:26] JewelMermaid Resident: Tala everyone, I am one of the concierge leaders, and we are always looking for new mers and seafolks to be concierges. we need friendly concierges to greet newcomers and newbies and give information that new mers need here at SWF HQ,

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.
[10:27] JewelMermaid Resident: The Fantasy Faire has begun and we need concierges there day and night, If you can help, let me know. The faire is a lot of fun so be sure to visit the SWF booth on Opet

thanks everyone
[10:27] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson) shouts: Yay Jewel!
[10:27] JewelMermaid Resident: On a different note, I am the Mer Mall manager and I want to tell you that we have stores that are available right now, They are 250 L per week and you can use 75 prims. I can give more information if requested and I can send you the landmark.

Thank you
[10:27] Elbion Viking: \o/
[10:28] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): \o/ \o/ \o/
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you jewel. any questions for her folks?
[10:29] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): so much for all you do Jewel
[10:29] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ? Thank Youuuuuuuuuu!! ?
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: if not then Fina the stick is yours
[10:29] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): is there a class to take?
[10:29] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:30] Celtic Infinity claps for Fina
[10:30] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:30] JewelMermaid Resident: there is a concierge class for anyone willing
[10:30] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): go fina!
[10:30] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[10:30] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Can I have the stick after Miss Fina? <3
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) scratches the podium
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone waves to Matt
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so, two announcements today, one of which is the usual
[10:30] 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! =^-^=
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: yes (but please im me in the future, its how I keep it straight)
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): and MAN we had a blast last week… we had 31 people, including merfolk AND trivia enthusiasts!
[10:31] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): what’s the theme on Tuesday, Fina? 🙂
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): In fact, this outfit right here is from last week, just need to show it off a bit =^-^= theme was Myths and Legends
[10:31] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): •??? ???s??? s???? ???•
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): getting to that in just a bit!
[10:31] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): <3
[10:31] 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.
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): This coming Tuesday’s theme is…
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: yay
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): April Showers!
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Get your raincoats ready, and enjoy music and themed trivia, which will be a mix of weather trivia and April events. Find out what helicopter is actually a type of American mountain wind current, how many siblings the Titanic had (and how many of that ill-fated family actually survived), and more!
[10:32] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): make it rain!
[10:32] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): 😀 😀
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): If you are free then, hope to see you there! LMs available for any interested on request (IM me)! =^-^=
[10:32] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): amazing fina
[10:32] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): WOOOOOOOO
[10:32] 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!
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so that’s the first =^-^= and the second announcement…
[10:32] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:32] Elbion Viking: \o//
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): As you might know, Fantasy Faire has started, a few days ago =^-^=
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): If you didn’t know……………….. now you do!
[10:33] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Anyway, while you’re at the Fairelands… Be on the lookout for black cats handing out scout cookies.
[10:33] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): :O
[10:33] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Usually they’ll look something like this…
[10:33] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): o.o
[10:33] Sound Horn smol shouts: Hey!!! Deze cookies are FREE!

[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: yay cokies
[10:34] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): They’re made with a secret recipe, and are greatly contributing to the problem of global food waste and starvation! Best of all, they’re completely FREE of charge!
[10:34] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident) calls the Pawlice
[10:34] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): (my cookie box stack is not skreepted yet and is empty atm, sowwies)
[10:34] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Of course the pawlice, being INFAMOUSLY korrupt, have a warrant out for us – I MEAN THEM
[10:34] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): im hungry now
[10:34] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): :O
[10:34] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): because they’re anti-fun, and korrupt
[10:34] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): and not too intelligent
[10:34] Celtic Infinity wants forbidden kitty cookies
[10:34] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so, Basement Kittehs of Doom Jail & Bail will be on May 1, 2-4pm. Hope to see you there! Of course, it’ll be just one of many fun events of Fantasy Faire!
[10:35] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): see you at the Fairelands!
[10:35] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:35] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:35] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:35] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[10:35] Celtic Infinity cheers for Fina
[10:35] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): 😀
[10:35] Vivienne Koisera (Vivien0Koisera Resident): claps 🙂
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone claps
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:35] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) scratches the podium and nibbles the stick
[10:35] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): yay, awesome fina
[10:36] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) changes back to her GODDESS form =^-^=
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Neve yeah? you need the stick now? wipes off the kitty salivia
[10:36] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): so lovely Fina
[10:36] Celtic Infinity claps for Neve
[10:36] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): hehehe, ty <3 [10:36] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^-^= [10:36] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[10:37] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker) claps for neve
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone hands over the stick
[10:37] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): It’s just a couple of really quick things! Earlier in the year, Chicky approached me to support SWF at our booth at Fantasy Faire, and I’m pleased to let you know that I have released a custom, exclusive nemissa applier at half price at the SWF booth with 100% of proceeds going to RFL 🙂 https://www.flickr.com/photos/191764076@N03/52022478988
[10:38] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): wooo
[10:38] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): yasss
[10:38] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:38] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): \o/ \o/ \o/
[10:38] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ? Thank Youuuuuuuuuu!! ?
[10:38] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): yeah!
[10:38] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:38] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): and secondly, just a really quick reminder of the awesome Mystic Realms RP region, there’s a lot of development going on there for the mer community and a really fantastic community growing who’ll welcome all of us with open arms <3
[10:38] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson) shouts: /claps!
[10:39] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): •??? ???s??? s???? ???•
[10:39] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): thanks everyone <3 hands back the stick 😀
[10:39] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Thanks Neve
[10:39] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:39] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): claps and whistles
[10:39] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): awesome 🙂
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: Neve
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: any questions for neve?
[10:40] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): are those tentacles?
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:40] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): hahahaha yes eys they are! 😀
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: Ohra you okay hun?
[10:40] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): wow
[10:41] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): they are amazing
[10:41] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): ty! They’re from Aii 😀
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: you’ve been impresonating a clam for a while now
[10:41] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): o.o
[10:41] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): nice
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: okay anyone else needs the stick?
[10:42] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ohh i didnt see het down there….
[10:42] Hiroko Nubalo: Raises her fin..i have a question?
[10:42] Miranda Barrowstone: sure whats the question?
[10:42] Hiroko Nubalo: Is the Relay for Life event here tomorrow?.
[10:42] Miranda Barrowstone: I don’t know, chicky?
[10:43] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yesssssss….
[10:43] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yes
[10:43] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): I almost forgot
[10:43] Hiroko Nubalo: needs some mention
[10:43] Hiroko Nubalo: all day event!!
[10:43] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): It is all add day 9am -9pm event
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): woo
[10:43] Miranda Barrowstone: oooh that is big
[10:43] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Raising Lindens for RFL
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): RFL, here at SWF?
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): that’s cool
[10:44] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): There will be Live singers every hour!!
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: its amazing what we can do
[10:44] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): I will re send the Notices for it today
[10:44] Hiroko Nubalo: 🙂
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: okay
[10:44] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): it is on the calander too
[10:44] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): so bring your Lindens
[10:45] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): oooh here, tomorrow? 😀
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ***Woot Woot ***
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: would anyone like to share before I take the stick?
[10:45] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ?? ???? ??
[10:45] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): (@ @)
[10:45] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ….o00o.(_).o00o….
[10:45] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): tomorrow
[10:46] Miranda Barrowstone: okay takes the stick
[10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) tries to nibble the stick as Miranda takes it
[10:46] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!?
[10:46] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): there won’t be much left of that stick soon, Fina 😛
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone gives Fina a shrimp stick to nibble
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:47] 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.
[10:47] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): :O
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: Just don’t flash the humans cause they faint.
[10:48] 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.
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:48] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): I have a question
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: shoot
[10:49] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Do merfolks have to pay taxes like the landfolks do?
[10:49] Hiroko Nubalo: we pay in shrimpies Seb
[10:49] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): ooh ok.. because I got no golds to give them
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: if we did I think it would be to our own rulers.
[10:50] Miranda Barrowstone: oh that… justy raid a sunken ship
[10:50] Miranda Barrowstone: tons of treasure
[10:51] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): ooh ok 🙂
[10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah problem solved
[10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else need the stick?
[10:52] Second Life: Items successfully shared.
[10:52] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): not I, said the cat
[10:53] Vivienne Koisera (Vivien0Koisera Resident): giggles
[10:53] Celtic Infinity pets that cat
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: not I said the tuna
[10:53] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): think we covered all
[10:53] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mrow~
[10:53] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): pro tip: click my head =^-^=
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: okay then I’ll close us out ?
[10:53] 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!!

SWF Gathering 16 April 2022

(it started late because of the holiday and we got 5 people at 10:11)

[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:12] 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.
[10:12] 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.
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Moto
[10:13] 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.
[10:13] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Tala. I’m late, didn’t realize what time it was.
[10:13] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Tala Motoko
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: so, how was your week seafolk?
[10:13] Bernice Galtier: ?.•:*…Tala! … *:•.? Motoko
[10:14] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): my week is doing well 🙂
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: thats great ?
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: whats good?
[10:15] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i just found some new Nemissa textures
[10:16] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): that is always a plesure to discover
[10:16] Bernice Galtier: How new? lol
[10:16] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): pleasure()
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: nice
[10:16] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): this combination i’m using now: it’s called Acid ^^
[10:16] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): My week has been alright.
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: are they on market or at a specific store?
[10:17] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): MP…wait i give you the link…one moment
[10:18] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Ok here is the link… take in mind i did a personalization on the textures, adding a red layer that is not normally present: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/PROMO-Misteria-Acid-Skelly-Tail-Base-and-Tattoo-for-Nemissa/22385705
[10:18] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Acid Skelly is the layer name
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: ahh thanks
[10:18] Bernice Galtier: Oh yes, thanks
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Our priority today is support
[10:18] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): You and everyone are welcome
[10:19] 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!!
[10:19] 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.
[10:20] 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).
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: but I’m guessing no guests today?
[10:20] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): not at the moment :S
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: we can move on
[10:21] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Nope, no guests today.
[10:21] 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.
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: last week we had a really great q&a session
[10:21] Bernice Galtier: Does anyone know what’s happening with Fantasy Faire?
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: no I really haven’t been paying attention
[10:22] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): no i don’t know
[10:22] Bernice Galtier: I haven’t heard anything at all. We are apparently sponsoring a region and will have a booth or something, but I don’t know any more than that. It starts on Thursday.
[10:23] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): I don’t keep up with shopping events before they happen, but if you’d like me to find out I can do some digging. But I have the same information you do.
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: I can try to ask around
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: maybe chicky knows?
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else need to ask anything?
[10:24] Bernice Galtier: I suppose we will just be surprised. ?
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: okay we can move on.
[10:26] 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.
[10:26] 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.
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:27] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Tala Anne
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: tala ?
[10:27] Anne (AnneThePassion Resident): tala
[10:27] AnneThePassion *>en: story
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:28] 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.
[10:28] 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)
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: so with that said Jewel imed me first so she gets the stick ? its all yours.
[10:30] JewelMermaid Resident: Tala everyone, I am one of the concierge leaders, and we are always looking for new mers and seafolks to be concierges. we need friendly concierges to greet newcomers and newbies and give information that new mers need here at SWF HQ,

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.
[10:30] JewelMermaid Resident: The Fantasy Faire starts in 5 days and we need concierges to be there day and night, If you can help, let me know.

thanks everyone
[10:30] JewelMermaid Resident: On a different note, I am the Mer Mall manager and I want to tell you that we have stores that are available right now, They are 250 L per week and you can use 75 prims. I can give more information if requested and I can send you the landmark.

Thank you
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you Jewel
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: any questions for her?
[10:31] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): I’ll ask around and see if any of the dolphins can show up and help out
[10:31] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): ^^
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: cool
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: okay woud anyone else like the stick?
[10:33] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): me please
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on up the stick is yours
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): thank you
[10:34] JewelMermaid Resident: yay tam
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i’m Tamar, mermeid from long time
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i would like to share with you something i didn’t saw on any other merfolk
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): but can help a lot our appareal
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): our look
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): are my hair that can react with LL water
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): my hair can be interactive dry or wet
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): depending if you are in or outside LL water
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i think can add a more realistic look to a mermaid
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: oh thats neat
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i give you the MP link
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/9079
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): are Mina Hari
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): that is the brand name
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): there are many models , not everyone is interactive
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): you need to check
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: reminds me of Prissy. she used to have hair that stuck up like hair would underwater
[10:37] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): it’s nice to see that, when you come out from the sea, after a time that you can set up, your hair back to dry
[10:37] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): it’s all automatic
[10:37] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): and them come with an hud
[10:37] Anne (AnneThePassion Resident): hooo tendre que probarlos
[10:37] AnneThePassion *>en: hooo I’ll have to try them
[10:37] Bernice Galtier: It’s a good idea.
[10:38] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): because i saw no one here use them, i hope that this tip can help you to look better 🙂
[10:38] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): that’s all
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:38] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): thank you 🙂
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else?
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: okay *takes stick twirls in and bomks her self in the head* ow…
[10:39] Bernice Galtier: Awww
[10:39] Bernice Galtier hands Miranda an ice pack
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: you’d think I’d learn…*rubs head
[10:40] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): ^^
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: okay
[10:40] 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] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: but we’re careful around humans because I’ve seen people faint at the sight of an ankle, which we established is around the fluke. yes humans are weird
[10:41] 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] Miranda Barrowstone: we’re still working on the mer part of it. the main prblem is getting it so mers can breath underwater with it on
[10:43] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else wish to share?
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: if not, we can adjourn early
[10:44] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): ok
[10:45] JewelMermaid Resident: thanks Miranda
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: ok share or ok adjourn?
[10:45] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): I might be able to give you some ideas about that system or at least how to remedy the air issue. I’ll have to toss you a notecard – being an actual game developer comes in handy.
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: oooh I can put you in touch with our team
[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

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:
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Bento-Enhanced-Tail/14142815
[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!!