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Mermaids: Getting Some Tail In Second Life

It couldn't have been more than a week or two after I joined Second Life that I went looking for mermaids. I was never very successful. My friend Grizzy has a mer-avatar, as do friends of hers, but I had long pictured a certain type of very finny mermaid avatar for myself as well as some gathering place where I could see people who lived as mermaids for much of their lives in Second Life.

Yesterday I got most of my wish: Eris and went with our friends Soph and nox (of whom you'll hear much more in time, I'll bet) first to outfit ourselves mermishly (at EmeraldEver's Shop by the Sea, Pyeonghwa 19, 166, 27), then to dance at Sirens (Shamrock 112, 173, 112), a beautiful merperson club.

Soph bought me the mer-aspects of my avatar, which shade in a variety of colors and include an AO (animation override, to make me move differently) and a HUD (a little control panel). You can see the results in this picture (note the wings):



The mermaid movements were an unexpected delight: flips and swishes and an ethereally graceful swimming-through-air movement for flying that looks almost physically possible. At Sirens they have a wonderful mer-dance ball, so we turned off our HUDs and danced to that.



The strangest thing to me was that they had *no water*. In fact, I didn't even get that they had no water, as they had a watery dance floor with (one supposes) glass over the top of it that we were meant to dance on. I thought it was supposed to be water, so of course I examined it's properties and asked Akasha, a lovely mermaid owner of the club, if she would make it phantom for us so we could swim-dance in it. She did, and we did, and it was only later when people mentioned swimming in the floor that I realized this wasn't normally done. Surely there should be water at a mermish club?



I forgot to leave a tip, so I'll be going back to do that. In the mean time, both the club and EmeraldEver's are highly recommended!

More fun: my friend Maria showed me, Eris, and my friend Mailia the working subway in the Downtown sim, which also had great shopping that we were barely able to glimpse. We'll be back. :)



^^^\ Kate /^^^

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sophrosyne_sl
May. 31st, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Sweetie, you really are one of the very best bloggers in SL! Another outstanding post!

I've heard about Downtown, and it sounds like a lot of fun. We'll have to double date there sometime! ;)
cathepsut
Feb. 6th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this post! I have only just joined SL three days ago and I have been thinking about which way to go. Mermaids appeal to me, but tell me - do they actually live under water in SL???
kateamdahl
Feb. 8th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
Yes, they certainly do! Well, sometimes. My mermaid form usually has wings, but that's true of practically any form I take. :) So there's nothing that prevents you from hovering in mermaid form, but of course it makes more sense under the sea!

I think Sirens may have moved, but I know there are merspots scattered around Second Life. Let me know if you have trouble finding them. :)
(Anonymous)
Aug. 11th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
hi
hi wat game is this??
kateamdahl
Aug. 11th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
Hi. :)

This is from a virtual world called Second Life, which you can find at http://www.secondlife.com . There's also a teen version at http://teen.secondlife.com . It's not exactly a game, but you can play games in it. It's free to join, although if you want land or certain kinds of clothing or objects, you may want to put money into it.

Good luck!

^^^\ Kate /^^^
(Anonymous)
Oct. 4th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
Merfolk in SL
I am a very proud merman in Sl, actually half merman half human. There are many places for mer in Second Life, I think Aquaria is my favorite. Search it and come visit. For those that cannot breathe under water you can find an air bubble in the library, so you are able to visit this wonderous place.
kateamdahl
Oct. 4th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Merfolk in SL
It sounds great! Any other suggestions, or good resources for playing mer?

^^^\ Kate /^^^
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