Thursday, August 30, 2012

News Shell 6

The news continues to come in at a fast pace. The news mer-boy is being kept busy delivering all of the News Shells in a timely manner. Let's open today's edition and see what we find.

Modeling Jellyfish?

Once again its time for the jellyfish fans among you to rejoice. Russian biologist and photographer Alexander Semenov has produced a beautiful collection of undersea photographs that you definately should not miss! Take a look at this story from io9 by Robert T. Gonzalez.

Men Who Wish To Drown

Men Who Wish To Drown is the name of a short story by Elizabeth Fama, author of the upcoming novel, Monstrous Beauty. You can read the narative in its entirety on In addition, Anna and Elena Balbusso provide a stunning illustration to accompany the story.

Underwater Wheelchair

There are some people that you simply cannot hold back. Sue Austin is an artist, and has been wheelchair bound since the mid 1990's. She teamed up with diving experts to create an underwater wheelchair complete with propeller and fins. Mashable is the place to visit for the full story, a video, and a link to Ms. Austin's web site.

Cynthia's Interview

I was the subject of a recent interview on author Carolyn Turgeon's blog, I Am A Mermaid. Visit Carolyn's blog, and scroll down to the August 29th interview, or go directly to the article. In the interview, Carolyn and I discuss the 2011 mermaid convention, Second Life, and other very mermaidly subjects. Thank you, Carolyn!

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

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1 comment:

  1. Cynthia, I rarely see such a substantive interview! You were amazing! You gave a lot of detail and were very encouraging to would-be merfolk to find their inner selves. Congratulations on a job well done!