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    Tala, all!

    I am a married father of seven, maintain a hobby farm, and am part owner in a family business. I live three hours inland of the Atlantic. Nevertheless, the “sea’s in my veins”, as Buffett succinctly sang.


    I have always been fascinated by liquid space. These days, that passion manifests in the form of my undersea Dungeons & Dragons game (I’ve been running undersea games since 1998), my saltwater aquariums, my sea critter tattoos (pacific giant octopus to symbolize motherhood and weedy seadragon to symbolize fatherhood), and swimming as a merman in Second Life.


    The closest I get to saltwater is when I top off the water softener for well water, dump salt in the pool for the saltwater chlorinator, or mix up a few hundred gallons of Instant Ocean for my tanks. I frequent sites like deepeanews and underwatertimes, stay glued to NatGeo and Discovery on TV, and enjoy vacation time at Topsail Beach for a week each summer. If I had a do-over, I would have studied marine biology, but I had an older brother enter that field and no little brother wants to do what his big brother does.


    I recently received a new scuba certification card, to replace the one I lost ten years ago. Granted, I have not been diving in twenty years or so. Methinks I would like to become proficient swimming with a monofin.


    If tomorrow I won the lottery, one item on my shopping list would be a seastead situated over a remote seamount far out at sea. Living “away from the things of man”; deriving power from the sun, wind, and waves, drinking fresh water pulled from the humid air or cleansed from RO/DI filters, and feasting on the bounty of the sea farmed in AquaPods. I would have hydroponic gardens, a flock of chickens (meat, eggs) and herd of goats (meat, milk), and harvest biofuel from algae. I would study the creation of new reef structures aided by low-voltage (electric reefs) or perhaps derive a new delicacy from dream fish (sarpa salpa that consume caulerpa taxifolia).

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    Hello! Nice to meet you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeolius View Post
    If tomorrow I won the lottery, one item on my shopping list would be a seastead situated over a remote seamount far out at sea. Living “away from the things of man”; deriving power from the sun, wind, and waves, drinking fresh water pulled from the humid air or cleansed from RO/DI filters, and feasting on the bounty of the sea farmed in AquaPods. I would have hydroponic gardens, a flock of chickens (meat, eggs) and herd of goats (meat, milk), and harvest biofuel from algae. I would study the creation of new reef structures aided by low-voltage (electric reefs) or perhaps derive a new delicacy from dream fish (sarpa salpa that consume caulerpa taxifolia).
    That's wonderful! Welcome to MerNetwork!
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    Welcome Aeolius!
    It's always nice to meet a new mer, as well as a happy thing to have a new member of the community, and finally-- it's great to have another merman to swim along side!

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    "Tala" originated on second life, right? I assume you've... played second life? used second life? visited second life? I'm not sure what the correct verb is.

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    I think that bit of "mermish" originated in The Secret World of Mermaids , but was adopted by the Mer communities in Second Life. I enjoy swimming in the Have of Mermaids, there.

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    Nice to meet you Aeolius. Welcome to MerNetwork!

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    welcome welcome!

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    Its nice to meet another Merman! Your kind a far and few between!!
    Mermaid Araylia... A.k.a Tiffany Michie <3

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    So when are you getting a tail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spindrift View Post
    So when are you getting a tail?
    gee, nothing like peer pressure, there.

    I have considered a tail with the coloration of either a Majestic Angelfish or Coral Beauty Angelfish , perhaps a weedy seadragon (one of my tattoos and my mer-tail in SL), or something with the presence of a coelacanth .

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    Consider it done. Mermaid Parties will be working on my tail and one for my 8-year old daughter. I went with the pattern of a coral beauty angel, after all.

    You know, I think the whole idea of donning a tail started when Twig began her Mermaid Mondays. I met Twig at a Ren Faire years ago and had added her page on Facebook some time thereafter.



    From her Facebook page, I learned of Merbellas. That must have planted a seed.

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    i've noticed than many of us don't have a tail yet (or are waiting for it to come in any day now grr..) it's nthing to be ashamed of. ive been refferred to as a mermai for as long as i can remember. i have them tattooed on me, i have them in my house, i'm obsessed with all things mermaid...and although i barely early this year splurged on making it official with my tail...i feel i've been a mermaid all my life. putting it on and getting into some water will be euphoric and life changing i'm sure.

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