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Siren of the Sea
01-13-2012, 11:28 PM
Hi all!

My name is Nicole, and I live in North Carolina. I'm 18 years old and recently interested in mermaiding.

When I was a girl I saw The Little Mermaid- that's probably where I first heard of mermaids, but I wasn't entirely smitten. When I played mermaid, I wasn't Ariel. I was just a mermaid.

Then for awhile, no mermaids.

Then last Summer, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides came out. Thought at one point I'd never see it. But then my family watched the other Pirates movies. Finally we saw On stranger Tides in a dollar theater. I bought the DVD after it came out. I rewatched the mermaid parts over and over. I fell in love with mermaids.

I wrote my National Novel Writing Month novel about a mermaid and a man falling in love (Syrena and Philip, anyone? :P ). My sister is going to make me a mermiad tail for this spring/summer. Lately I've been working on singing Jolly Sailor Bold as it's sung in On Stranger Tides. I RP as a mermaid sometimes in chat on this other website. I'm a legs-on-land-tail-in-water gal. ;) My view of mermaids are the ones in Pirates, basically. I'm not interested in the water spirit type mermaids with fins and gils, just the tails. :) Oh, and the mermaid in my novel is kind of who I am as a mermaid, the alter-ego I take on. :) I'm Enna, in mermaid-land. :)

So, that's it for now. Hopefully I'll have a tail soon. And who knows? Maybe I can take a video of myself singing Jolly Sailor Bold in the pool this summer. ;)

~Meriel Enna (in my book, mermaids go by their second name ;) )

-Annwyn-
01-14-2012, 02:40 AM
It's a pleasure to meet you, Enna! ^.^

Neria
01-14-2012, 03:30 AM
Welcome, Enna!

happyguava
01-14-2012, 04:03 AM
Welcome, welcome :)

Joy&RaptorsUnrestrained!
01-14-2012, 04:45 AM
Welcome... I think I also found the Little Mermaid to be fun, but not my favorite disney movie (Sleeping Beauty, all the way). For some reason, Ariel's propensity for getting in trouble with her father made me uncomfortable (I often tried to avoid getting in trouble as a kid, though I was only occasionally successful at doing so). Besides, when her father can blow up stone statues when he's angry and grow sea witches to Godzilla-esque size, Ariel was really being unusually foolhardy in antagonizing him so much.

ShyMer
01-14-2012, 10:51 AM
Hello Enna! Any ideas for your first tail? I love to see sketches and inspiration photos for tail designs <3 Are you planning on making it yourself?

Siren of the Sea
01-14-2012, 01:55 PM
Thanks for the welcomes all. :D

I actually kinda want to see The Little Mermaid again now just because it DOES have mermaids in it- lol! Although it has mermen too- tsk tsk, they aren't supposed to exist now are they? :P Lol. (If you like merman just ignore me; I don't hate them or anything! Lol)

ShyMer, my sister is going to make it for me, as she sews and I can't yet. :) It will be her first time really doing anything like this though, with such snug fitting and stretchy swimsuit fabric. It's going to be a tail without a monofin, although I mgith get a monofin tail some day. It'll just fit my legs and then the fin part will float out as I swim. :D It's going to be a goldfish type of fin I think, and it's going to be blue. My mom bought this fabric for a swimsuit for herself (not a tail, just a swimsuit) but it didn't work out; it was kind of...crackly when it stretched. Buuuuut it's perfect for me to use for my tail. It's got this groovy pattern that could be scalish-things with imagination, and there's plenty there for my tail. Not quite sure where the tail will stop; hips or waist, or maybe a belly-button coverer. As far as a top, I'm not sure yet, but I was thinking about just wearing a one-piece store-bought swimsuit under it. Although it's not totally mermaidy. :P And I have a pearl necklace and pearl bracelets to wear as accesories. :) I have medium-length hair (I should post a pic of myself sometime) and I have no great plans for it yet. XD But this stuff is all what the forums are for, eh? XD

~Meriel Enna

Joy&RaptorsUnrestrained!
01-14-2012, 02:46 PM
... avid merman enthusiast here, Siren. In fact, I prefer (in every sense of the word) mermen to mermaids. Still, your proposed tail does sound impressive, and a blue goldfish tail would be really interesting-looking.

Siren of the Sea
01-15-2012, 01:17 PM
Thanks. :)

Maybe I could warm up to the idea of mermen. Especially myself being a hopeless romantic; who wants to have to go to land to find a guy when you coulld find one of your own kind to marry? ;)

ShyMer
01-15-2012, 06:23 PM
Monofin tails are so much fun:) I think a no monofin tail might be interesting though. I'm thinking of some of that underwater fashion photography with floaty stuff hanging all around.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__a_C0gnGG1M/SdrLymayuUI/AAAAAAAAGzY/dEuRhKvTHhg/s400/untitledeeeee.bmp
Something like that but more mermaidy of course :) Of course that could be quite dangerous. Not that I'm a fantastic swimmer but I have the hardest time swimming anywhere with loose clothing.

Pics soon please!

Siren of the Sea
01-15-2012, 10:19 PM
Here's a recent picture of me:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-E2xudTJeZWA/TxOW1NiTsWI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/bv-09WCfRDo/s1600/DSC02385.JPG

And here's one as me as a mermaid that I took tonight: "No, not deadly." :)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-75J-6Rj7XRE/TxOWHcjey-I/AAAAAAAAAEA/BKjyat9Pke0/s1600/DSC02448.JPG

~Meriel Enna

Mermaid Hamant
01-16-2012, 12:53 AM
Welcome Enna! I am glad to see someone here loves both mermaids and pirates as much as I do! ^^ haha

Azurin Luna
01-16-2012, 01:39 AM
Welcome to the group! :D

Mermaid Sirena
01-16-2012, 08:52 AM
Alberich is a beautiful underwater photographer that has taken several fabric mermaid photos, his work is beautiful. Might be worth a look. Warning there is nudity. http://alberich.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=mermaid

Siren of the Sea
01-16-2012, 02:36 PM
Mermaid Hamant: Gotta love Jackie Sparrow!! :D XD

Thanks Azurin Luna. :)

Thanks for the link Sirena. :) I must wonder...did you get your name from PotC, or did you make it up? :D

Samantha Siren
04-26-2012, 08:50 PM
I FINALLY saw myself in Pirates the other day, I was so happy! Had so much fun filming that movie! The mermaid scene is what sparked me to start into the mermaid industry too!

Mermaid Dottie
04-26-2012, 08:56 PM
Welcome to the Network! I'm Dottie and I'll be the annoying pregnant girl that stalks every thread that looks mildly interesting. :)
How are things in the Carolina Waters?

Mermaasai
04-26-2012, 09:16 PM
Welcome!!! We are glad you found us!
*waves fluke furiously with excitement*

Mermaid Marissa
04-26-2012, 10:25 PM
Welcome! from one new mer to the next Enna!! btw your username is the meaning of my name (Marissa) crazy! :D

Nemefish
04-27-2012, 01:45 AM
HELLO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Sea Pearl
04-28-2012, 12:45 PM
Hello Enna! Glad you found us!

Mermaid Hamant
04-28-2012, 11:50 PM
Mermaid Hamant: Gotta love Jackie Sparrow!! :D XD

Thanks Azurin Luna. :)

Thanks for the link Sirena. :) I must wonder...did you get your name from PotC, or did you make it up? :D

Captain Jack Sparrow is one of my main movie crushes!!! ^^ lol

Bellasea
04-29-2012, 02:58 PM
^^ Same here! :D

Blondie
04-29-2012, 08:25 PM
Hi Enna!

You should totally just post a video of you singing at home :D I'm sure everyone would love to hear it!

Kanti
04-29-2012, 09:13 PM
Hey Enna!
The mermaids in PoTC were definitely awesome xD I think I was sort of like that too, though. I didn't
really even care to see the movie, I was dragged in with some friends and I ended up loving the
mermaids xD

Either way, glad you're here now! Hopefully you'll have a nice tail soon! :'D

Nyx
04-30-2012, 04:52 PM
Welcome!
Yay someone who lives in NC ; u; I haven't really seen anyone else.
What part are you from?

Talise
05-05-2012, 01:23 PM
Welcome, welcome! :)

Anya
05-05-2012, 01:30 PM
Greetings!! I too am glad to see so much love for mermaids (and pirates!!). That definitely sold PoTC for me. Welcome and I can't wait to see what mermaid magic you get up to!