Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Something New

Tail Flip

Tail Flip is the name of a new online magazine for the merfolk community.  The first issue came out recently, and the initial reviews are quite positive.  The magazine is completely free, and includes interviews, tail making tips, mermen in the community, a mermaid horoscope, and a lot more.

I was honored to be asked to contribute my article on the 2011 World Mermaid Awards and Convention to the first issue.

Tail Flip was inspired in part by the MerNetwork discussion forum...  Be sure to pay them a visit as well.

Mission of Mermaids

Mission of Mermaids (MOM) is a short film by Susan Rockefeller.  According to the web site, the film is "Both a poetic ode to the seas and a plea for their protection."

Susan Rockefeller is a board member of Oceana and Chairwoman of the Ocean Council, so she knows of what she speaks.

"The message of the film is simple and straightforward:  We must take responsibility for our seas by taking immediate action to save them.  In keeping with this, MOM is a low carbon-emission production.  Comprised of “found” footage from YouTube videos, scanned images, and archival, licensed, or donated footage and music, the film has a gritty, guerrilla aesthetic that reflects Susan’s long-term engagement in innovative, organic and less materialistic practices."

In addition to information about the film, the web site also contains a blog.

If you are a mermaid, merman, or just love the ocean, then you may also want to connect with the MOM folks via Facebook and Twitter.  Look for links on the web site.

Quote of the Day

I find myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and a homage to the Sea! I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, and bathe my brow. That far-resounding roar is the Ocean's voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a blessing along with it.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Foot-prints on the Sea-shore"

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

1 comment:

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    Patrick McLynn