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    German merfolk-to-be here!

    Hey guys! Just wanted to post a quick little introduction in here.
    I'm from germany and a long-time merfolk afficionado. I'm male, 28 (going to 29 in a few days) and in fact I was on these forums quite a while ago (I think), but never posted much. My dreams of getting into mermaiding were always postponed and pushed further away by stuff, but now that I'm really setting my mind to getting a tail and becoming the merman I always wanted to be, I thought it is high time to get back into the community to help me push myself with the rest of the way of really diving in .
    I still have no real mersona/merfolk name, so I go by my usual handle here until I find something that really fits. When I'm not thinking about merfolk I like to roleplay, and write stuff (sometimes about mers ).
    Normally I tend to be quite shy and self-conscious, but once I warm up to people I tend to become quite talktative

    Hope to meet many nice people here!

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    Hi, I am Austrian and the DACH region is more active in private Facebook groups.

    However welcome to Mernetwork.

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    Hey there!
    Well, since I don't use facebook really much I think I'll pass on this one for the time, but thanks for the heads up!
    I don't really think I will be meeting merms in real life anytime soon, since I'm not really able to leave my hometown and I am pretty sure that where I live there are no merms directly nearby, or else I would've seen them in pools or something.
    So for the time I stick to online stuff and since distance doesn't really matter here, at least I can talk with people with my interests
    Last edited by Tiefenrausch; 02-13-2020 at 01:43 AM.

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    I am sure there is at least someone nearby but maybe you have to go to the next village. There are some cons in Germany like one in Prienavera, the Mermates event in Belgium,... .

    The events are usually in the upper western half of Germany and that is the reason I cannot join.

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    Probably. But trains cost quite a bit. And to be honest my self-consciousness would probably keep me from going there.
    But well, maybe some day. First I finally need to buy my tail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiefenrausch View Post
    And to be honest my self-consciousness would probably keep me from going there.
    But well, maybe some day.
    If you go to a con you will not be alone so you are not as exposed as you think since you are hidden somewhere between the others. If you are alone you should expect people to talk to you some times due to interest in your hobby. At the beginning i only talked to my parents but now everyone can know it - it is nothing to be ashamed of and you have no choice anyway because anyone can see you in a public pool / a lake / the sea. BTW. Only one negative comment in 4 years and that was by a teenager. There are communities with more extreme stigmas like furry or fetish. Mer-community feels almost neutral in my case.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiefenrausch View Post
    First I finally need to buy my tail.
    True. If you want to order from Germany you have Magictail and Mermaid Kat. You can also order from somewhere else but then you will have to wait longer and maybe you will have to pay import fees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabianfrz View Post
    True. If you want to order from Germany you have Magictail and Mermaid Kat. You can also order from somewhere else but then you will have to wait longer and maybe you will have to pay import fees.
    I have thought quite long about this, and since I like the tail designs of mertailor and fin fun and the likes more than the two german tailmaker ones, I chose to buy a fin fun tail. I found a quite legitimate looking online shop (not this wish or aliexpress stuff) that sells a few of the models here in germany, and they carry I design I really like, so I probably will buy from them. They're a bit more pricey than the original seller, but compared to shipping and custom fees it's still better than importing myself.

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    Welcome! You will notice that there are quite a number of mers active in Germany, you only have to keep an eye out.
    I am a mer from the north, roughly Hannover as a marker. Where are you from? More the south, like Munich, the north like Hamburg, the east like Berlin or the West like Cologne?

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    I'm hailing from NRW, on the mid-western part of it, not far from the border to the netherlands.

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    As far as I know there is quite an active community in that region, especially when looking into the Netherlands and Belgium, too. That's why I asked. And yes, trains can be quite expensive, but especially in that region it should be doable, the network is dense and as far as I know there are cheap regional tickets (but you probably know already )

    So, again: Welcome!

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    Thanks for the warm welcome :3 Maybe I should try to find connection to merfolk in the area... I always thought I would only find people over forums like this, scattered around the world, but I'll think about it to give it a shot.

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    Thanks! Will apply and at least look in it from time to time :3

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    Willkommen!
    Last edited by Bauble; 02-16-2020 at 02:00 PM.

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