Meeting Minutes

Safe Waters Foundation Meeting 11-18-2017

[09:31:21] Cynthia Maine sits quietly
[09:38:13] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Cynth ?
[09:40:58] Cynthia Maine: Tala
[09:40:59] Turtle: I love mermaids
[09:41:06] Cynthia Maine: Tala, Turtle
[09:41:06] Turtle: To Fan Sesmuna
[09:41:13] Miranda Barrowstone: tala turtle
[09:44:35] Miranda Barrowstone: cynth check this out
[09:50:42] Cynthia Maine: too funny
[09:51:04] Miranda Barrowstone: I should make that. first in sl then in rl
[09:51:30] Cynthia Maine: Ooooo
[09:52:34] Turtle: Good day La?? Fls
[09:52:52] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[09:52:52] Turtle: Nulma Em
[09:52:56] Cynthia Maine: Tala
[09:52:57] La?? Fls (Florisa Mistwalker): ~~~Tala~~~
[09:55:33] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome ?
[09:58:54] Turtle: Good day Emmett
[10:02:34] Una Lunaqat (Unalunaqat): tala all
[10:02:35] Turtle: Tala, friend
[10:02:43] Emmett (magnificoemery): tala una
[10:02:43] Turtle: Tala
[10:02:45] La?? Fls (Florisa Mistwalker): ~~~Tala~~~
[10:04:06] Marion698 Greets you
[10:04:06] Marion698: ~~>><>TalaOo~~
[10:04:06] Marion698: all:)
[10:04:34] Emmett (magnificoemery): tala marion
[10:04:35] Turtle: Sounds fishy
[10:06:06] Miranda Barrowstone: good morning all
[10:06:09] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly Merfolk Support Group. I will be leading today's meeting. Welcome new and old merfolk and friends!
[10:06:12] Cynthia Maine: Morning!
[10:06:29] 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.
[10:07:05] 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.
[10:07:28] 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. Mer helping mer be mer!
[10:07:52] Miranda Barrowstone: To get all the information out there in our limited time � we use an imaginary talking stick. Ask for it in IM when you have a new topic to introduce and I�ll call on you in turn. If you have been passed the talking stick, please move to center stage and share a brief announcement/question/topic.
[10:08:25] 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 center) so that others will have a turn. When you have finished please pass the imaginary talking stick back to me.
[10:08:39] Marion698 Greets you
[10:08:39] Marion698: ~~>><>TalaOo~~
[10:08:39] Marion698: Raks:)
[10:08:47] Miranda Barrowstone: tala welcome ?
[10:08:47] Turtle: I love mermaids
[10:09:04] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority here is helping newer mers � 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.
[10:09:20] Miranda Barrowstone: so, how was yer week merfolk?
[10:09:26] Cynthia Maine: Busy Busy
[10:09:32] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Grace
[10:09:33] Cynthia Maine: Gracey!
[10:09:56] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Raks
[10:09:56] Turtle: Tala
[10:10:03] La?? Fls (Florisa Mistwalker): It was a busy week for Me, recovering from a twisted ankle as well
[10:10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: ooh
[10:10:10] Raks (rakshowes): Tala :)
[10:10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: that sticks
[10:10:18]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I made it
[10:10:24] La?? Fls (Florisa Mistwalker): Thankfully My neighbor is helping with walking My dog for Me
[10:10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: stinks*
[10:10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: thats good
[10:11:04]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth):  my internet is awful today
[10:11:15]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ankles are important
[10:11:16] Miranda Barrowstone: my rl kid got addicted to horrow stories now we have to triple lock the doors and windows
[10:11:26] Raks (rakshowes): Ohoh
[10:11:26] Cynthia Maine: oh oh
[10:11:39]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I do not watch those horror movies
[10:11:57] Miranda Barrowstone: she likes listing to mr. nightmare on you tube
[10:12:08] Cynthia Maine: Yeeks
[10:12:08] Miranda Barrowstone: I pray that most of those are made up
[10:12:13] Bixyl Shuftan: He'd probably want to check out "The Well" in Second Life
[10:12:15]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth):  hey Cynthia I saw a Little Mermaid movie where she becomes a stripper
[10:12:23] Emmett (magnificoemery): :O
[10:12:24] Miranda Barrowstone: oO'
[10:12:24] Raks (rakshowes): For children all is real
[10:12:29]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): it was awful
[10:12:34] Turtle: Good day Paergence
[10:12:47]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth):  feed turtle
[10:12:54] Cynthia Maine: lol Grace
[10:12:54] Turtle grins
[10:13:07] Miranda Barrowstone: don't forget, Send me an IM if you have a question or something to share with the group, and I will let you know when it is your turn
[10:13:31] Miranda Barrowstone: and we bought a shiny new stick today
[10:13:51] Cynthia Maine: Oooo shiny
[10:14:07] Miranda Barrowstone: with out further ado please give Cynthia your attention
[10:14:14] Raks (rakshowes): Shiny with goo?
[10:14:20] Miranda Barrowstone: the stick is yours m'lady
[10:14:36] Miranda Barrowstone: I polished it with beeswax
[10:14:43] Cynthia Maine: Oh my, first to hold the shiny new talking stick...
[10:14:48] Cynthia Maine: Tala all!
[10:14:52] Raks (rakshowes): Tala
[10:14:52] Turtle: Tala
[10:14:56] Miranda Barrowstone: tala ^.^
[10:15:01] Cynthia Maine: My latest mermaid blog post is still "Sessa Nulma", and you can find it at
[10:15:07] Bixyl Shuftan: Hello :-)
[10:15:23] Cynthia Maine: Facebook users, look for my group, "Merfolk" and request to join.
[10:15:32] Cynthia Maine: I have a shop in the Mer Mall. It is called Gold Mermaid and it is located on the east side of the mall.
[10:15:39] Cynthia Maine: There you can find many of my items including the Turtle Companion, Karson Compass, and Weather Window.
[10:15:50] Cynthia Maine: I also have a land shop in the Gull's Wing estate with more items. JadeSnake Island (80,172,23)
[10:16:07] Cynthia Maine: Landmarks to my shops can be found in my profile picks.
[10:16:15] Marion698 Greets you
[10:16:15] Marion698: ~~>><>TalaOo~~
[10:16:15] Marion698: murasaki:)
[10:16:16] Cynthia Maine: My Marketplace shop is at
[10:16:25] Cynthia Maine: I am your DJ Thursday evenings 7-9pm SLT for music and dance at Bella Flora Mer Gardens. I feature upbeat tunes and mer themed music.
[10:16:36] Cynthia Maine: To hear about ALL my DJ shows, please join my group, Gold Mermaid.
[10:16:46] Cynthia Maine: I have a notecard highlighting real estate options in Fanci's Deep. IM me for a copy.
[10:16:48]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): great events
[10:16:55] Cynthia Maine: I sent out notices about this a short time ago.
[10:17:05]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth):  great place 2 live
[10:17:06] Cynthia Maine: You can also find it in Safe Waters Foundation HQ in the 'Enjoy Under the Sea' ad.
[10:17:22]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and keeps our seas here
[10:17:29] Cynthia Maine: There are plenty of great locations available, including a very large plot.
[10:17:42] Cynthia Maine: Real estate rentals help keep Fanci's Deep and Safe Waters open for everyone to enjoy.
[10:17:42]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): who likes it here?
[10:17:52] Cynthia Maine: Do you have a Mer Mall Shop?  Multiple shops and a wall vendor are available now.
[10:18:04] Cynthia Maine: Visit the Safe Waters Foundation web site and event calendar at
[10:18:10] Raks (rakshowes): It is the beauty of the Deeps
[10:18:13] Cynthia Maine: Watch the video of the month, check for mer hangouts, or learn more about Safe Waters Foundation.
[10:18:24] Cynthia Maine: Be sure to visit the Headquarters building next door and look at the adboards. If you have a mer related business, you should have an adboard!
[10:18:24] Murasaki (Murasaki Kaligawa): I've been trying to get a hold of Wizardly   for about a week now
[10:18:38] Cynthia Maine: There is a community of real life merfolk at
This is for those interested in buying/making/using mer tails in the real world.
[10:18:39]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): why?
[10:19:16] Cynthia Maine: That is all from me...  Back to you, Miss Miranda
[10:19:28] Miranda Barrowstone: Persu Cynthia
[10:19:34] Murasaki (Murasaki Kaligawa): Because Nuvolino  the creator of the Mermaid/Merman singing hud.  I asked him if he wanted to put his vendors into my shop    but he needs an invite to the Mall group
[10:19:59] Miranda Barrowstone: any questions for Cynthia?
[10:20:19] Endless (EndlessTetris): Why is she so cool~
[10:20:20]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): has to rent own shop
[10:20:26] Cynthia Maine smiles
[10:20:38] Murasaki (Murasaki Kaligawa): he can't share with me?
[10:20:43]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): cynthia is the best
[10:21:12] Miranda Barrowstone: wasn't it some one else who invited people to the mall group?
[10:22:01] Miranda Barrowstone: okay my name is Miranda and I come from Antiquity ?
[10:22:21] Miranda Barrowstone: we have 14 sims to swim through, homes available, shopping spaces, mer spots, and active groups.
[10:22:43] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater, but we're careful around humans because I've seen people faint at the sight of an ankle... please don't ask me what that is.. all I know is humans have them.
[10:23:23] Miranda Barrowstone: think its around the fins...
[10:23:32] Miranda Barrowstone: anyway we are also proud to boast about our crafting system we call ACS we can make just about anything we want.
[10:24:05] Miranda Barrowstone: including shrimp dishes to brinbe Gracy with
[10:24:24] Miranda Barrowstone: if we harvest kelp we can make rope and salads, if we harvest wood we can make spears, if we harvest obsidian we can make glass tools and jewelry.
[10:24:27]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): have to rent shop to get mall invite
[10:25:02]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): antiquity is di big and old
[10:25:32]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I type like I'm drunk again today
[10:25:45] Miranda Barrowstone: yep we are ^.^
[10:25:46]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yay for shrimp
[10:26:02]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Miranda is little and old no way Young
[10:26:07] Miranda Barrowstone: cough syrup will do me in...
[10:26:19] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:26:19] Turtle: What's so funny?
[10:26:31] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:26:40] La?? Fls (Florisa Mistwalker): Shrimp? Where?!
[10:26:42] Raks (rakshowes): Claps :)
[10:26:44] Miranda Barrowstone: any questions?
[10:26:53] Miranda Barrowstone: in antiquity
[10:27:00]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): do you give tours
[10:27:21] Miranda Barrowstone: yes we did a pretty good one a few weeks back ?
[10:27:45] Miranda Barrowstone: can plan to do another in the near future
[10:27:54]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I am addicted to Shrimp Lady flow
[10:28:00] Raks (rakshowes): With all those sims you would need a map Lol
[10:28:33] Miranda Barrowstone: we have several ? though an underwater map would be a good endevor...
[10:28:42]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth):  we need to find the ships that were doing tours so we can introduce them to some mermaids again
[10:28:44] Miranda Barrowstone makes a note
[10:29:12] Raks (rakshowes): A watery map :)
[10:29:21]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth):  that would be cool
[10:29:28] Miranda Barrowstone: aye
[10:29:51] Miranda Barrowstone: okay thats enought outta me. who needs the talking stick?
[10:30:05] Miranda Barrowstone: any one to need to share?
[10:30:33]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I haven't been in the water enough to share much
[10:30:48]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): real life is so adventurous
[10:30:48] Miranda Barrowstone: ahhh
[10:31:12] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah I imagine so
[10:31:25]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): are merfolk hanging out here to welcome new car colors
[10:31:33]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oh my
[10:31:39] Miranda Barrowstone: huh?
[10:31:40] Endless (EndlessTetris): colors?
[10:31:44] Miranda Barrowstone: car colors?
[10:31:52]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): newcomers
[10:31:58]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): are used to talk to type
[10:32:10] Miranda Barrowstone: gotta love that auto correct
[10:32:12] Endless (EndlessTetris): ...I see
[10:32:48] Una Lunaqat (Unalunaqat): "auto" incorrect
[10:32:52] Raks (rakshowes): The auto discombobulater...Giggles
[10:33:02] Cynthia Maine: lol Raks
[10:33:02]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): new game try to understand me
[10:33:04] Endless (EndlessTetris): it was a literal auto-correct
[10:33:18]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth):  so are we reaching out to newcomers it's a question
[10:33:20] Miranda Barrowstone: some times I think Loki god of mischeif is behind auto correct
[10:33:31] Miranda Barrowstone: I'm trying
[10:33:39] Marion698: KI is behind auto-correct
[10:33:58] Marion698: or AI in english
[10:34:07] Miranda Barrowstone: when I'm here I usually try to strike up a convo
[10:34:42] Una Lunaqat (Unalunaqat): Sometimes I've run into fellow mers swimming around to see who's around.
[10:34:47]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I think I'm going to be able to come in more often soon it seems like when I do come in there is a lot of interest but I have to do the
[10:34:50]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): but I have to do the reaching out
[10:35:03]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth):  this darn thing as chat leg
[10:35:13] Miranda Barrowstone: reaching out is important.
[10:35:21] Miranda Barrowstone: you don't have legs
[10:35:22]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): easy to do in the group chat
[10:36:31] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah I mean here in world
[10:36:45] Miranda Barrowstone: I usually try to greet folks.
[10:37:08]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): it can be fun I myself she'll do more soon I really should have driven into Starbucks this morning so I would have fast internet
[10:37:18] Raks (rakshowes): I join in the group chats when I am here, to help others if I can
[10:37:38]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): if we don't have people to share maybe we could talk about what we're doing each of us what are you doing Emmett
[10:37:58]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thanks racks
[10:38:01] Una Lunaqat (Unalunaqat): Also fun to go somewhere dry and swim along because, doesn't everyone.  Sometimes you get questions.  :)
[10:38:10] Miranda Barrowstone: tala new folks. welcome
[10:38:41]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): can also go to Cynthia's dances and invite friends to come join
[10:38:49] Raks (rakshowes): I have given several human males the group invite but I think they are afraid...
[10:39:03] Miranda Barrowstone: I'm usually rping when that happens
[10:39:13]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I like to flash people at special events have to be very careful not to be disruptive but find some place by the water to sit and people send me messages with questions
[10:39:53] Cynthia Maine: I used to get some great reactions when I did that
[10:40:25] Raks (rakshowes): I do that in Mali and 2hearts :)
[10:40:30]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): what other things do you like to do as mer
[10:40:43] Marion698: :)
[10:41:13] Una Lunaqat (Unalunaqat): Swimming around the track with other mers at RFL was fun.
[10:41:21] Raks (rakshowes): As a human I promote our word with other humans
[10:41:38] Raks (rakshowes): Some have never heard of our world
[10:41:45]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): are there any plans for Thanksgiving will people be here I probably will unless I will unless I have to work
[10:42:32] Cynthia Maine: Miranda has RL calling, I will try to fill in for a few mins
[10:42:49] Cynthia Maine: One of the best reactions I got was, "ahaa I got a little excited when I first saw you, and fell right into the ocean"
[10:42:59] Raks (rakshowes): Giggles
[10:43:08] Raks (rakshowes): Must be a sailor :)
[10:43:13] Miss Jj (Jj Yowahoshi): did you eat them?
[10:43:19] Cynthia Maine: hehe  no
[10:43:20] Turtle: I don't get it
[10:44:38] Miranda Barrowstone: back
[10:44:38] Turtle: Welcome back, Miranda
[10:45:13] Miranda Barrowstone: i used to hang out in the pond of an adoption place. that was always fun getting questions lol
[10:45:35] Miranda Barrowstone: ~~~Persu Em~~~
[10:45:35] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:45:35] Miranda Barrowstone: turtle
[10:45:36] Turtle smiles
[10:45:40] Raks (rakshowes): I swam up the river of a 1900s sim:)
[10:45:57] Miranda Barrowstone: ? fun
[10:46:07]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I sure would appreciate some sharing of these opportunities maybe some of us could get together and do them
[10:46:19] Raks (rakshowes): at the end was a church and an orphange lol
[10:46:35] Raks (rakshowes): orphanage
[10:46:41] Miranda Barrowstone: aww
[10:46:57] Raks (rakshowes): They were surprised to see me..
[10:48:02] Endless (EndlessTetris): "persu," "thanks"?
[10:48:08] Endless (EndlessTetris): I haven't heard that before
[10:48:08] Cynthia Maine: yes
[10:48:10] Miranda Barrowstone: yes
[10:48:14] Raks (rakshowes): I think any trips into the human world as you say Grace, respectfully, results in interest
[10:49:15]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I agree racks what are you doing on Thursday
[10:49:31] Miranda Barrowstone: I swam in to goonies island a few times less scary sim that shark swam away
[10:50:08]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth):  let's do some flashing
[10:50:21] Raks (rakshowes): rl is often busy for me Grace and I cannot normally commit to a weekday time.  I try to come when I can.
[10:50:44] Endless (EndlessTetris): uh, that might be a bit extreme, flashing. Unless you have a bioluminescent tail...
[10:51:05] Raks (rakshowes): It is true that many humans do not know about us or our world
[10:51:09]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I have Sam same issue rack so Thanksgiving is busy for you
[10:51:17] Raks (rakshowes): Yes
[10:51:22] Bixyl Shuftan chuckles, "Flashing? I've had a few furries tell my my fox avatar needs to go sans clothing. I tell them what's a fox reporter without a fedora and coat." ;-)
[10:51:34] Raks (rakshowes): Giggles
[10:53:12] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah I had a similar thought... well to each their own
[10:53:17]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Bixyl can u tell about blog?
[10:53:48] Raks (rakshowes): Bixyl, our natural beauty is enough :)
[10:53:49] Bixyl Shuftan: What have you recently written on yours? :-)
[10:54:10]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): perhaps u could write som ething are there places that want mers 2 visit?
[10:54:16]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): umum
[10:54:55] Nastya Ninetails: Are there continents that have no or little mer places?
[10:55:13]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth):  flasing to means going on land to expose people to the mer option
[10:56:01]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Bixyl writes/ coord some very useful info
[10:56:20]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): are there continents in sl?
[10:56:27] Bixyl Shuftan: Oh yes, the Newser reports on the news here ....
[10:56:36] Bixyl Shuftan: Yes, the mainland continents
[10:56:40]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): do share please
[10:56:52] Miranda Barrowstone: I went on a long swim to explore all of blake... you'd be surprised how many sharks guard waters...
[10:57:19] Bixyl Shuftan: The continents are what the mainland is occasionally called
[10:57:25] Raks (rakshowes): Flashing, fading a-shimmering does make,
Her gentle swishes spinning eddies; a swirling, whirling wake�
[10:57:25]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth):  we should start an exploration team
[10:57:57] Bixyl Shuftan: though there are a few groups of private areas that could be called small continents, but most refer to the mainland
[10:58:07]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I get it confused with there's an adult area and a kids area right those are not continents
[10:58:34] Una Lunaqat (Unalunaqat) must swim along
[10:58:38] Una Lunaqat (Unalunaqat): Luse em all
[10:58:42]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth):  time to end I think
[10:58:43] Cynthia Maine: Lusa em, Una
[10:58:47] La?? Fls (Florisa Mistwalker): ~~~~Lusa Em~~~~
[10:58:52]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thanks so much for coming
[10:58:54] Turtle: Good day Una Lunaqat
[10:58:54] Miranda Barrowstone: I forgot what the adult continent is called
[10:59:08] Bixyl Shuftan: Zindra
[10:59:12] Miranda Barrowstone: zinnia or something
[10:59:17] Miranda Barrowstone: oh ok
[10:59:49] Raks (rakshowes): smiles
[10:59:50]  ?????  (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth):  reminds me of the flowers
[10:59:56] Miranda Barrowstone: This meeting is now adjourned. Remember our SWF Goals:
- To assist those considering a mer life
- To increase awareness in the general public that there is a mer option
- To make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible
- To promote the conservation of RL oceans, lakes and waterways and the nature that relies on them
- To assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community
[11:00:02] Cynthia Maine: Thank you, Miranda!
[11:00:09] Cynthia Maine: Lusa em to all... and Hugs
[11:00:09] Turtle: Bye
[11:00:11] Miranda Barrowstone: sure thing ^.^
[11:00:12] Raks (rakshowes): Claps

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