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    Has anyone actually WATCHED this video before ??



    so I NEVER watch Melissa's stuff ever. (hence not seeing this 2 year old video before) I have huge issues with her, since another mermaid and I are basically responsible for building her up and she turned around and betrayed us and then decided she was the mermaid queen. But when one of my mermaids showed me this video thanking us for not talking to them the way Melissa FILMED herself talking to her team. Like holy crap. I get cranky sometimes when we're worn out at a gig like anyone would, but I'd NEVER talk to my team this way, Wow.

    1. You're not a reality TV star.
    2. Training /=/ degrading your "staff"
    3. There's pretty much no reason why a pro mermaid would need to carry their silicone tail around a pool 50 times, especially considering how light silicone ends up being in water
    4. That stupid quote about if you think it's easy you can't call yourself "pro"
    5. The fact she actually filmed herself being cruel to people and thought it would be worthwhile youtube footage


    I kinda want to make a parody video of it.

    This is so not the "mermaid world" I signed up for. I think I created a monster the years I spent mentoring and building this woman up.

    I could think of about a billion more ways to do a "bootcamp" with actual PRACTICAL skills that dont involve demeaning people.

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    I already had issues with this woman but that video is pretty ridiculous... She just seems to promote so must exclusivity to being a mermaid...

    Now that you've mentioned, I kinda would like to see a parody of this.
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    I had seen it before. I just watched a bit at the start, then decided I needed to see no more. I wondered if the mermaid industry was all like this. I'm glad to hear that it is not.
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    Holy carp! I can't imagine being proud to show off treating people that way...When you're a role model for children, act like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calizaire View Post
    Holy carp! I can't imagine being proud to show off treating people that way...When you're a role model for children, act like it.
    I think she is acting like a child.

    I know what you meant, but I had to make the joke.

    She is the reason I could not use my name (also Melissa) in my mermaid name, so I switched it to Merlissa.

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    i know I am going to get heat from this but here it goes... YEs she was acting a little over board but this is a really good idea! because it not only teaches you how to carry your own weight it gives you the skills needed if you need to remove your self from a pool or carry someone a fellow mer outta water if something bad happens.

    I personally think this would be a good attention to a fin to fitness program
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    @AniaR. please make a parody video!


    nah but like, bruh, they're are plenty of fish in the sea. the bigger you are (as in ego), the most likely you will become seafood


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    I love how at 2:28 you can actually hear one of the guys say "this is so stupid"

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    I... I can't even think of a dumb reason for someone to walk 50 laps around a pool. This is supposed to be Mermaid bootcamp not cross fit.

    I sorta want to figure out how to join her team so I can talk shit 100% of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaWaterFish View Post
    i know I am going to get heat from this but here it goes... YEs she was acting a little over board but this is a really good idea! because it not only teaches you how to carry your own weight it gives you the skills needed if you need to remove your self from a pool or carry someone a fellow mer outta water if something bad happens.

    I personally think this would be a good attention to a fit to fitness program
    how does carrying a tail, slung over your shoulder, around a pool 50 times teach you how to carry your own weight? or remove yourself from a pool? or carry another mer out of a pool?
    It doesn't
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calizaire View Post
    Holy carp! I can't imagine being proud to show off treating people that way...When you're a role model for children, act like it.
    she told me back in the day she doesnt like working with kids, but party work is consistent. I dont think of kid role models when I think of Melissa lol. I think of mermaids more like Kariel. Melissa seems to really cater to the aqua-fetish groups and the more athletic end of mermaid work with her free diving skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Momo View Post
    I... I can't even think of a dumb reason for someone to walk 50 laps around a pool. This is supposed to be Mermaid bootcamp not cross fit.

    I sorta want to figure out how to join her team so I can talk shit 100% of the time.
    yeah but even in crossfit they're all about positive energy and motivating you

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaWaterFish View Post
    i know I am going to get heat from this but here it goes... YEs she was acting a little over board but this is a really good idea! because it not only teaches you how to carry your own weight it gives you the skills needed if you need to remove your self from a pool or carry someone a fellow mer outta water if something bad happens.

    I personally think this would be a good attention to a fit to fitness program
    yeah I'm going to say after my 8 years of experience as a mermaid, with chronic illness, chronic pain, weakness, and mobility issues, I can carry my 50lbs she creature tail a long damn time without the need of running laps around a pool deck with it lol. There's this thing called the gym people can go to, to safely learn to carrier heavier things longer. Without being screamed at.

    also as a side note, your signature says "Love Candida". Is that your real name or mername?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AniaR View Post
    she told me back in the day she doesnt like working with kids, but party work is consistent. I dont think of kid role models when I think of Melissa lol. I think of mermaids more like Kariel. Melissa seems to really cater to the aqua-fetish groups and the more athletic end of mermaid work with her free diving skills.
    I guess that just shows a more money and reputation driven person. Why would you work with kids if you don't like working with kids!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mer-Crazy View Post
    I love how at 2:28 you can actually hear one of the guys say "this is so stupid"
    I thought so! But I wasn't sure. I agree with him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaylennMurúch View Post
    how does carrying a tail, slung over your shoulder, around a pool 50 times teach you how to carry your own weight? or remove yourself from a pool? or carry another mer out of a pool?
    It doesn't
    I've carried my tail around an entire convention center, that equates to more than 50 laps around a pool... and I still needed help lifting myself out of the water

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    Why is there no pause button on the video???

    I can tell she's pretty rude, when she says, "you guys are taking too long". Imma just click another forum tab, I can't stop the video. I don't like the tone of her voice when she talks to her staff.
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    I think she's trying to appear tough like an army drill sergeant at bootcamp. But really this lap training seems pretty unnecessary. It will likely only create resentment and no one will want to work for her.

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