SWF Gathering 5 Feb 2022

[10:01] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.
[10:01] Celtic Infinity: It’s been like this for at least a week.
[10:01] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda ???
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:02] 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.
[10:02] 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.
[10:03] 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.
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was yer week seafolk?
[10:04] Dana Enyo: AMAZING
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: nice
[10:05] Celtic Infinity: It was good, thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: uneventful
[10:05] Dana Enyo: I made a little mer dance video and threw it up on Flickr. It’s had 185 views, about triple anything else I’ve ever put there. “Dream MerDance at Safe Waters Foundation”
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: thats awesome
[10:06] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Munin 🙂
[10:06] Mun?n ß?a??e? (Darm Yaffle): rawr
[10:06] ?o?a ß?a??e? (Aurora Jarvinen): le mlem bro
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: Tala Mu
[10:06] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Tala Munin 🙂
[10:07] GenevieveElizabeth Resident: Tala
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support -we’re here to help each other.
[10:07] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Tala Eliza 🙂
[10:07] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Genevieve 🙂
[10:07] GenevieveElizabeth Resident: :):)
[10:08] 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, 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.
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: so here we go ?
[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. you’ll need to be up here for everyone to hear you.
[10:08] [V/W] Treasure Chest: Thanks GenevieveElizabeth Resident, for your donation
[10:09] Mun?n ß?a??e? (Darm Yaffle) blinks, “no stick!?” start to blubber
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: A very short sentence is all that is needed – for example: hi, I am (your name) and I discovered aquatics (brief description of how you found us) and what I love about being aquatic is (explain here).
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone hands Mu a 4 foot long chewie
[10:10] Mun?n ß?a??e? (Darm Yaffle): rawrs!
[10:10] Marion698 Resident: tala munin:)
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: any one new? looks around
[10:10] ?o?a ß?a??e? (Aurora Jarvinen): im ooold
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: okay just haven’t seen you in a while then
[10:11] ?o?a ß?a??e? (Aurora Jarvinen): nope indeed
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: alrighty then.
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: Let’s move on to next part of this meeting.
[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] 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.
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: 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: anything? ideas to discuss?
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: if not we can move on to psa and promotions…
[10:15] Gabrielle de Lys (malagabi Resident) is online.
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: quick reminder
[10:15] 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.
[10:16] 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.
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:16] Mun?n ß?a??e? (Darm Yaffle): Sis is large enough to be a hangout. . .
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:17] Mun?n ß?a??e? (Darm Yaffle): xD
[10:17] Jamarion (JM Lavendel) is online.
[10:17] ?o?a ß?a??e? (Aurora Jarvinen): bro always hangs out on me
[10:17] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Hiroko! Goodness, you look amazing!!!
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:17] Hiroko Nubalo: Everyone
[10:17] Hiroko Nubalo Greets you
[10:17] Hiroko Nubalo: >><>TalaOo
[10:17] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Tala Hiroko
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: tala welcome
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: so withut further ado, Jewel the stick is yours
[10:18] Marion698 Resident: tala hiroko:)
[10:18] Celtic Infinity claps for Jewel
[10:18] Marion698 Resident: claps for Jewel too
[10:18] JewelMermaid Resident: Tala everyone, I am one of the concierge leaders, and we are always looking for new mers to be concierges. we need concierges to greet newcomers and newbies here at SWF HQ,

Its a good way to meet newbies, 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.

There will be a concierge meeting tomorrow at 10am here. I hope some of you can attend to find out more.

thanks everyone
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you. any questions for Jewel?
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: if not, Tama yer up
[10:20] Celtic Infinity claps for Tama
[10:21] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Tala everyone, i’m Tamar i’m a mermaid from long time
[10:21] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i’m a slo an SL sailor
[10:21] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): do some siling races sometime
[10:21] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): would like everyone share a nice new mermaid bra in found on MP
[10:21] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): some regions are not moderate, so often we need to wear a bra
[10:22] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i found, past days, this one: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/PFCSirens-bra/11471844
[10:22] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i’m wearing a copy now
[10:22] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): hope it can be usefull for everyone for the mer outfit
[10:23] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): and sorry for my english, it is not my language 🙂
[10:23] Celtic Infinity: Thank you, Tama!
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone claps
[10:23] Celtic Infinity: You’re doing great, Tama! 🙂
[10:23] Dana Enyo: TY Tama!
[10:23] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): 🙂
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: Tama
[10:23] Marion698 Resident: claps
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: would anyon else like to share?
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: ok I’ll take that as a no…
[10:25] 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.
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:26] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda
[10:26] 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
[10:26] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): cheers 🙂
[10:26] 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.
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: still looking for mer animatrs
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: so if you know anyone, have questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:28] Celtic Infinity: mermanimators
[10:28] Celtic Infinity: mernimators
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: we have time would anyone like to engage in mild chaos?
[10:28] Dana Enyo: Sure! Like what?
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone have plans for this week?
[10:29] Dana Enyo: It’s the kickoff week of Relay for Life. Started 30 minutes ago!
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: ooh right.
[10:30] Dana Enyo: and if you’re not sure what a big deal that is, last year RfL in SL raised US$416,000.
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: I donated a bed to that once on my fairy alt
[10:30] Dana Enyo: LOTS going on from now until Relay weekend June 18-19
[10:30] Hiroko Nubalo: Applause!!!
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: fantasy fair is a big thing
[10:30] Dana Enyo: Great! I have some donated items in the Fashion Fair that begins in 90 minutes. It’s all legged, tho.
[10:31] Dana Enyo: This is FASHION Fair. Way smaller than Fantasy Fair, which is among the biggest donor events for RfL.
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: a lot of sims have a story going on and at least one that I know of incorprates a super drive in the climax of the story
[10:32] Dana Enyo: A 2 week sale event run by the Seekers of Hope team.
[10:32] Dana Enyo: That’s great, Miranda.
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: I wonder wgat the story will be this year
[10:33] Hiroko Nubalo: Question?
[10:33] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Lusa Em everyone, my two rl men (little and adult one) need my presence 🙂 . See you next meeting 🙂
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: pretty sure swf would be doing something for it. normally do but I’m not in charge of that.
[10:33] Dana Enyo: Bye Tama!
[10:33] Celtic Infinity: Lusa em!
[10:34] Bernice Galtier: ?.•:…Lusa em…:•.?
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: lusa em thanks for comming
[10:34] Hiroko Nubalo: Raises her fin…Dana?
[10:34] Dana Enyo: Yes?
[10:35] Hiroko Nubalo: Does RFL, or the seeker of Hope distribute donation boxes around SL?..i would like one at my Submerged Gallery, and maybe other sea sims would too?
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: thats lovely
[10:36] Dana Enyo: I don’t know how all that works yet. it would not come directly from RfL; everything gets done by teams.
[10:36] Dana Enyo: I can ask our team leader if I can place a kiosk in your gallery.
[10:36] Hiroko Nubalo: Terrif!!!…keep me posted…:)
[10:37] Dana Enyo: I”ll be putting either donation kiosks or “100% donated to RFL” vendors them in my shops.
[10:37] Dana Enyo: and I’ll have at least one “all proceeds to RfL” week in my Marketplace.
[10:38] Dana Enyo: Lost family to cancer years ago; have friends dealing with it now. I”m motivated.
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: oh thats awesome
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: thats sad
[10:38] Celtic Infinity: 🙁
[10:39] Dana Enyo: “Until there’s a cure, we Relay.”
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: sorry for your lss
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: loss*
[10:39] Hiroko Nubalo: yes, sry for loss
[10:39] Hiroko Nubalo: Miranda?…didnt SWF hold an RFL event last summer, and SLCL cosponsor?..maybe we can do it again?
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: so this is a god share. a nice discussion on RFL
[10:39] Dana Enyo: TY. It’s a long time; not to worry. But let’s make some money and beat this thing.
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: I believe we do but I’m not in charge of it
[10:40] Dana Enyo: SWF is not on the list for this year, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be.
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: Chicky would probably be the bestr person to ask.
[10:40] Dana Enyo: All info is HERE: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=101748
[10:41] JewelMermaid Resident: i have an LM for a place with free whale jewelry if anyone wants it
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: I’ll send it to Chicky
[10:41] JewelMermaid Resident: it has lots of jewelry, also narwhal jewelry
[10:41] Mun?n ß?a??e? (Darm Yaffle): Lusa Em all
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: lusa em Mu
[10:41] ?o?a ß?a??e? (Aurora Jarvinen): lusa em 🙂
[10:41] Hiroko Nubalo: LUVS whales…our protectors!!
[10:42] ?o?a ß?a??e? (Aurora Jarvinen): miranda persu em for leading
[10:43] PegasusTony (AntonioMFNab Resident): Tala everybody
[10:43] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Tony 🙂
[10:43] Miranda Barrowstone: ok sent ?
[10:43] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: okay how about we adjorn?
[10:44] Marion698 Resident: yep
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: At end

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!!