Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Little Mermaid Film

Sofia Coppola is set to direct a live action film adaptation of The Little Mermaid. The film will follow the original story penned by Hans Christian Andersen.

"Sadly, neither Sebastian the crab or Flounder the fish appear."

Find out more about Ms. Coppola and the project in this article at Vogue News UK.

It is said that Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame is being considered to play the lead role in the film. Sugarscape has this story.

Train's 2013 Tour

Train's 2013 Mermaids of Alcatraz tour featured audio, lighting and effects by LMG Touring. In an article found at Live Design Online, LMG describes the design of the lighting for the tour and even includes a video example.

Train, you may remember, is the group behind the excellent single, Mermaid. It is well worth a listen.

Whales and Mermaids

Even if you are not an author, you should enjoy this article by Greg Strandberg, Whales, Mermaids and Your Publishing Long-Tail.

According to Mr. Strandberg, authors come in two types, whales and mermaids. Which might you be?

"Whales have been at this game called publishing for some time and know the tips and tricks. Mermaids, however, are new to these waters, and often feeling like they’ll drown in them."

Sound interesting? Read more at at the website, Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Aquarium Mermaids

This just in! Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will be performing underwater shows at the South Carolina aquarium April 12th thru 20th.

"The entertainers will perform three shows daily at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. during their weeklong stint at the SC Aquarium."

The Post and Courier has the full story in an article by Abigail Darlington. If you are in the area, this is a must-see event. Be sure to bring your camera!

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Working Mermaids

According to the Herald Scotland, LinkedIn now boasts 15 million UK users including five British mermaids. All professionals, including mermaids, need to stay connected.

"LinkedIn is the world's largest online professional network with more than 277 million members globally."

It's a big ocean out there. Here is the article.

Mermaid Kyrin

Meet Christie, otherwise known as Mermaid Kyrin, a performer at the Tampa, Florida Renaissance Faire. In an article by friend Jen Yates, we are treated to a wealth of photos and a short Flash video of Mermaid Kyrin's unveiling at the faire.

"To avoid the inevitable barrage of questions, the crowd is informed that mermaids only communicate in little trills and squeaks, kind of like a dolphin, which is pretty stinking adorable."

The full story can be found at EPBOT, a place for Geekery, Girliness, and Goofing Off. Sounds good to me!

Sailor Twain

Hold the (Shell)Phone, Sailor Twain is now available in paperback! Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid in the Hudson, is a wonderful graphic novel by Mark Siegel. Read this excellent review at Beth Fish Reads.

"I was quickly pulled into the world of Sailor Twain, which is set up as a frame story and told in retrospect. The characters' changing behavior and the clues (found on the ship and on land and in newspaper articles, books, and letters) are teasing and kept me guessing."

If you missed my earlier blog post on Sailor Twain, you can find it in this October 2012 article.

A Visit to Mako

Jono and Ollie of Toasted TV recently paid a visit to the set of Mako Mermaids (locally known as Mako, Island of Secrets). The guys certainly raced through this two-minute video. What did we learn?

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Splash Turns 30

Just a few days ago, the movie Splash turned 30. The movie was released on March 9, 1984 starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. While watching the movie, many humans discovered their mermaid/merman side. You might have been one of them!

In an article at People Magazine, Kelli Bender celebrates Splash's Mermaid Madison and eight other memorable mermaids from pop culture. The list includes Ariel, Aquamarine, and the mermaids of H2O: Just Add Water. Did she miss any?

Mako Mermaids VLOG 3

Lyla & Sirena - Is that a News Shell?
The cast of Mako Mermaids is back with another peek at their upcoming second season, currently in production. In this short Video Log, Cam (played by Dominic Deutscher) introduces us to Erik, a solitary merman (played by Alex Cubis) with a mission of his own.

For more behind-the-scenes info on Mako Mermaids, swim on over to the Gold Coast Bulletin, where we find out that production for season two is planned to wrap up in July. Be patient, young mermaid.

University Mermaid

The University of Virginia has a mermaid! Third year student Hales Parcells always dreamed of becoming a mermaid. Now, Mermaid Hales is helping to teach area children about Chesapeake Bay conservation.

“Having a mermaid there draws the kids’ attention to the issue more than having someone just sitting and reading to them.”

Learn more about Mermaid Hales in this article from the Cavalier Daily.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mako Mermaids Q&A

The Australian television program, Mako Mermaids, has proved quite popular. Viewers do have questions, however. Here are the two most popular:

Q: What are the words to the Mako Mermaids theme song?
A: Pay a visit to the Mako Mermaids Wiki, where you can find the lyrics to the show's theme song, I Just Wanna Be.

Q: Is Mako Island real?
A: No, sorry. It only exists on television, on Mako Mermaids and H2O: Just Add Water.

Weeki Wachee Springs
Weeki Wachee Mermaid Kylee

As they passed through Crystal River, Florida, Jenna Kvidt convinced her husband, Micah, to take a detour and visit Weeki Wachee Springs, the City of Live Mermaids... just 25 miles away!

Jenna's account of their visit, along with a fine collection of photographs, can be found in a recent article at Wander the Map, a web site for Travel, Adventure, and Photography.

"After all, The Little Mermaid was my favorite movie growing up and upon seeing this park featured on the Travel Channel when I was younger, I just knew I had to pay Ariel a visit one day when the opportunity presented itself."

Have you been planning a visit to Weeki Wachee Springs? Jenna's article can give you a very good idea of what to expect. Thank you, Jenna!

If you missed my May 2012 interview with Weeki Wachee Mermaid Kylee (pictured above), you can get caught up now!

Tail Slap

Whale watching can be a fantastic experience, but one must keep alert. A woman recently found that out off the coast of Mexico. Watch the video.

Mermaid Art

Vendyson presents a beautiful example of mermaid themed art, hosted by The Design Inspiration.

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

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