Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Second Pan Trailer

The second trailer is out for the movie Pan, starring Levi Miller as Peter. In the first trailer, we found out that Cara Delevingne is playing the part of a mermaid in the film. In the short glimpses offered by this second trailer, it appears that Cara is actually playing twin mermaids.

There are a number of recent articles on Pan and the second trailer. I will share two with you today. The first article is from Courtney Lindstrand of Teen Vogue. This article focuses on Ms. Delevingne and includes the 2.5 minute trailer.

Jess Denham and The Independent bring us the second article on the new trailer. In addition to the trailer itself, this article includes six film stills and news of a petition. There is much controversy on the casting of Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily.

If you missed the first Pan trailer, The Independent's article has a link to that one as well.


Pool Bans

So you have yourself a beautiful mermaid tail. You have been to the ocean, and have mastered swimming and breath holding. You may have also swam with dolphins... But they won't let you in the community pool!

Canadian mermaids and mermaid advocates believe pool bans are crazy.

"In fact, Edmonton’s head of water recreation said the tails might encourage kids to hold their breath too long and black out."

Get all the details in this article at National Post, written by Gordon Mcintyre.


Mermaids in Paradise

Here is another short article on Mermaids in Paradise, an upcoming movie based on the novel by Lydia Millet.

“Mermaids in Paradise tells the story of a couple who discover the existence of mermaids while celebrating their marriage in a tropical paradise and work to prevent the mermaids’ reef from being turned into a theme park."

Read the book first, or wait for the movie? Tough decision.


Two Hundred

You have just read my 200th Cynthia Mermaid blog post. Thank you for visiting each week, and for telling others about the blog!

We reached 90,000 views on May 13th, and are currently averaging just over 2000 views per month. Mermish 101 has been the most popular single posting this past month.

Mermaids and mermen, remember to send me your mer-news... appearances, projects, and amusing stories, and don't forget to include photos!


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

An Extreme Sport

According to The Guardian travel site, the latest extreme sport is mermaiding!

“I want to steer people away from thinking free diving is solely this extreme activity that’s really dangerous and show it can be fun. Free diving shouldn’t be intimidating. If being a mermaid gets more people into the sport, that’s great.”

Meet travel writer Susan Greenwood, now also known as Sue-Sea the mermaid, as she explains why swimming like a mermaid is the new extreme sport. Love the gold fish-tail, Susan!



Fraternizing

We reached deep down in the duffel bag to find this story: It appears that a US Navy submarine captain was recently relieved of duty for fraternizing with mermaids. Hey, what's wrong with that?

"Someday soon, the United States and the Navy will recognize the validity of human-merfolk relations.”

Dick Scuttlebutt (is that his real name?) has all the fishy details in this recent article at Duffel Blog.


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time for Conversation

RIMS (Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences) head dolphin trainer, Teri Turner Bolton, should be convinced: dolphins can communicate with each other, and agree on a common path of action. Their language, however, still remains a mystery.

"Either one dolphin is mimicking the other so quickly and precisely that the apparent coordination is only an illusion. Or it’s not an illusion at all: When they whistle back and forth beneath the surface, they’re literally discussing a plan."

National Geographic brings us this very interesting article by Joshua Foer. Dolphins love to swim with us merfolk. Perhaps one day we can have a little chat.


Mermaid Cinderella?

Imagine Belle, Cinderella, Mulan, and Pocahontas... drawn as mermaids. Ariel would love the company!

No need to imagine... Swim on over to this article from Cosmopolitan, where Alex Rees introduces us to the great work of the illustrator known as The Nameless Doll.

Each illustration is an animated GIF, and every one is a must-see work of art.


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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