The aquatic world of MeerloThe World of MeerloThe aquatic world of Meerlo by Guei-Girl
Meerlo is an aquatic world with some bits and pieces of land scattered around. This is the realm of the merfolk and of the sea birds.
When you think of mermaids and mermen, you think of people that are human at the top, but at the waist down, have a fish tail. You would also think that mermaids are soulless monsters that use their outer beauty to lure sailors to their death, or even cause stormy weather by singing. There's also the story of "The Little Mermaid" about a young mermaid who rescues a prince and yearns for a human soul, even if it mean enduring series of pain and suffering. Those are the tales and images many humans on Earth associate with the merfolk.
However, fish tail mermaids are not the only mermaids that exist out there. There are some Earth cultures that know that, but others cultures don't know that and unaware of the vast amount of different mermaids there are out there.
There are actually many different species of merfolk out there. The
Spindrift: Part Two: Chapter SevenChapter Seven: A Universe of BattleSpindrift: Part Two: Chapter Seven by Alveric2
“Emergence in five seconds…four…three.” The Crockett quivered as the warp bubble began collapsing around her. We were already at general quarters. Our exit point was between Rii and its neighbor, the next planet in, Arjenii. The two planets were near their closest approach, hardly twenty million kilometers apart.
We spotted the pirates right away. A battlecruiser, a dreadnaught and five heavy cruisers were stationed near Arjenii. These ships immediately turned and began burning toward that world. Our big units, Kirov, Salamis and Crown Imperial with four heavy cruisers and five destroyers gave chase.
The remainder of the enemy, a carrier and nine destroyers were in close orbit around Rii. Our portion of the fleet, both carriers, one heavy and four light cruisers, nine destroyers and the gunships accelerated toward Rii.
We were smaller than the destroyers and blended
Encounters at TrukEncounters at TrukEncounters at Truk by uglygosling
Maresa was the matriarch of the community of mermaids and mermen who called Truk home. The waters of the lagoon, the shallow waters of the coral reef that surrounded it, and the deeper waters of the ocean beyond provided the resident Mers with all the bounty they needed for a prosperous life. Food both plant and animal to eat for sustenance, colorful pearls, flowers, and more for decoration, even shells to allow the mermaids, both young and older, to 'cover up' for decorative as well as modesty purposes. Most did, even though they were not required to do so. Usually only nursing mermaid mothers went 'topless' but it was rare for anyone, male or female, to not wear some form of decoration.
Older Mers were much respected within each Mer colony for their wealth of knowledge, and the Mers of Truk were no exception. The youngest Mers, and sometimes their parents, often turned to their elders when they had a question or were in need of advice. What plants tha
Spindrift: Part Two: Chapter SixChapter Six: AloneSpindrift: Part Two: Chapter Six by Alveric2
Ariadne sat in the hospital waiting room seeming to stare out the window. Instead she watched the reflection of her husband as he walked away with the Crockett’s escort. [Would watching a reflection count for bad luck?] Finally, she averted her gaze just before he disappeared around a corner. [He is the stronger of us two.]
She struggled to keep from crying, then wondered why. There was no one in the waiting room to see her and why would it matter if there were? Didn’t she have the right to cry? She let go until she felt better, dried her eyes and then glided out of the room.
Ari was ascending the stairwell to Jen’s floor when she was seized with a disturbing thought. [There are women in the fleet, women with legs!] She was aware of the main-line human male fascination with female underpinnings, but she had not really thought about it before. Now, it was making her feel the first twin
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|I dont have many rules about submitting but I'd like them to be followed.|
I have it set so people can submit a whole wack of things to the appropriate gallery without a mod needing to vote. That being said:
Do NOT submit things that have nothing to do with our group
DO NOT submit screen caps of the little mermaid, motivational posters that use copyrighted work, or manips of POTC 4 stills and posters etc. All of these things are against DA policy and will not be allowed in the group. The same goes for manips of h20 or any other copyrighted material. We have a wonderful stock folder full of mermaid and mermaid related stock. If you're manipping, please use that.
FEATURED FOLDER is for Admins to feature people, work we feel everyone would really enjoyed, or is under appreciated. I frequently comb through it to take things from that folder and put them in others to keep it fresh.
Now that I've gotten that off my chest, here's how the galleries work:
Traditional= any 2d image created with traditional materials. NOT sculptures, arts and crafts, etc they have their own section to keep the traditional folder from being too big. Likewise, traditional FANART will go to the fanart section, not the traditional art section.
Digital= any work created with the use of a computer, or any work that it's majority digital. Fanart will not go here, it will have it's own folder, again to keep from making the digital uploads overloaded. Photomanips will also not go here, they have their own section.
Photomanips= anything done with photomanipulation. Note: if you include any art theft it'll be removed. This includes lifting images from google.
Photography= here's where we get tricky. If you have an image of you in a tail that you did not make, and you are not cosplaying a character, it would go here. If you have a mermaid related portrait it would go here. This can also be a good spot for mermaid inspired work.
Mermaid DDs= you can't submit here, but if you find a DD that's not already here please leave a comment or send a note so we can request the image in the group
Arts and Crafts= any traditional art that is not on paper. Sculpting, dolls, jewellery, scrapbooking etc
Costumes= a mermaid tail YOU MADE YOURSELF or a mermaid costume that is NOT cosplay (meaning a character that already exists)
World Mermaid Awards= Photos from the first mermaid convention
Merpalooza 2012= photos from the second mermaid convention
Stock= images of mermaids, of water, or of something related to mermaids that people are allowed to use for manipping purposes. This is a good example of a place where you can submit something mermaid inspired as well
Stamps, Icons, Pixels, Etc= pretty obvious
Fanart AND cosplay= any fanart from an existing character and any cosplay of an existing character. I decided to merge the folder because the majority of fanart and cosplay we get is The Little Mermaid, so this is essentially, The Little Mermaid Folder.... anything TLM goes here, regardless of if it's digital, traditional, etc.
Text= anything text based, so text based imagery, literature, fonts etc.
Thanks for your understanding. Im pretty liberal with the group but these are just the basics folks.
Finally, still looking for some contributors to help out.
Please invite your friends.