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 Post subject: One of the things you never before realized you wanted
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:58 pm 
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that you now do...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:47 pm 
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i REALLY want one, just with the purpose of freaking people out on the beach.
just imagine the fun you can have with one of those! you could even pretend you didn't understand what people said, and be all little mermaid-ish.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:24 am 
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I wonder if it would make swimming easier!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:04 am 
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I would've been all over this as the The Little Mermaid-obsessed preteen I was!

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I wonder if it would make swimming easier!

Definitely not, swimming with knees and feet together is not something the human body was meant to do!

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If I had several hundred dollars to waste (which I don't) I'd totally buy one of those and hang out at the pool.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:34 pm 
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I want to be a mermaid!


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A $2500 mermaid tail? For that kind of money, I'd better turn into a freaking Ariel (edit: I DO want one, but I am astounded at the prices. I will knit my own.)

Edit2: Where are the merman tails?

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 Post subject: Re: One of the things you never before realized you wanted
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:14 am 
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A $2500 mermaid tail? For that kind of money, I'd better turn into a freaking Ariel (edit: I DO want one, but I am astounded at the prices. I will knit my own.)

Edit2: Where are the merman tails?


I believe that's who they had in mind with the sparkled spandex, no?

And: http://iamamermaid.com/2011/04/26/traci ... ife-ariel/

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My daughter has one of these, but from a different website which is not quite as expensive. they are a p.i.t.a. to lug to and fro swimming spots, but a real conversation starter, to be sure. Makes my core hurt to watch her swim in in,looks very tough. I think hers cam from mermagica.com, where there are, yes, merman tails as well!

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 Post subject: Re: One of the things you never before realized you wanted
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Mars wrote:
paprikapapaya wrote:
I wonder if it would make swimming easier!

Definitely not, swimming with knees and feet together is not something the human body was meant to do!


Butterfly hater!

Doing butterfly with fins is kinda fun, so I imagine it might IF designed like swim fins.

(I prefer breast stroke and froggy kick so I dunno, but I do like to pull out butterfly to be impressive on occasion)

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 Post subject: Re: One of the things you never before realized you wanted
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:23 am 
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AutumnLeaves wrote:
A $2500 mermaid tail? For that kind of money, I'd better turn into a freaking Ariel (edit: I DO want one, but I am astounded at the prices. I will knit my own.)

Edit2: Where are the merman tails?


Same tails! Just put in the appropriate merman measurements.

Here's a picture from the "Realistic Mermaid Tail" page:
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 Post subject: Re: One of the things you never before realized you wanted
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:25 am 
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For a merman those look really uncomfortable. Perhaps they should add a cod-piece


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 Post subject: Re: One of the things you never before realized you wanted
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:02 pm 
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That reminds me of the an episode of the "real housewives of bevery hills" where they had a freaking mermaid out by the pool (yeah i watch. dont judge)

check it out. semi-creepy, semi-cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAKVp2QpBo4


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 Post subject: Re: One of the things you never before realized you wanted
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:27 pm 
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That reminds me of the an episode of the "real housewives of bevery hills" where they had a freaking mermaid out by the pool (yeah i watch. dont judge)

check it out. semi-creepy, semi-cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAKVp2QpBo4


I also never before realized that mermaids like doing the worm


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 Post subject: Re: One of the things you never before realized you wanted
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:43 pm 
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Here they are in action:


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 Post subject: Re: One of the things you never before realized you wanted
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I like how she's swimming with controlled sea creatures on leashes that are clearly visible in the video.


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 Post subject: Re: One of the things you never before realized you wanted
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:34 am 
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 Post subject: Re: One of the things you never before realized you wanted
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Mars wrote:
paprikapapaya wrote:
I wonder if it would make swimming easier!

Definitely not, swimming with knees and feet together is not something the human body was meant to do!

why do they do it in the olympics, then?

and that creature is a manatee. (aka a true mermaid. not like those imposter mermaids.) i'm assuming the beacon is attached for tracking purposes. (or to alert speedboats, possibly? manatees are notoriously susceptible to being hit by speedboats.)

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 Post subject: Re: One of the things you never before realized you wanted
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:00 am 
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The manatee is O.G. He'd be schooling the mermaids if it weren't for the beacon. Happy to hear it might be for alerting speedboats. I thought it was just another control mechanism for the video.


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Mars wrote:
paprikapapaya wrote:
I wonder if it would make swimming easier!

Definitely not, swimming with knees and feet together is not something the human body was meant to do!

why do they do it in the olympics, then?

Looking at a video, they only do it for the first second right after they dive in. Which does surprise me but I still hold my opinion as they promptly switch to regular swimming once they've gained propulsion. I bet it'd be really hard for a non-athlete to swim like that though. Hurts my stomach muscles thinking about it!

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i think they might do it right after they turn around too. (my assumption is that it might be more effective while completely underwater, because they switch to regular once they reach the surface.)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:05 am 
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actually, i have always known that i wanted one of these. maybe i can talk one of my aspiring-filmmaker friends to cast me in a be kind, rewind-style remake of splash.

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 Post subject: Re: One of the things you never before realized you wanted
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:10 pm 
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