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Two girls from work want me to make them tails!

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Busted! Mermaids surface for the wifi, not the sailors.

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My first selfmade silicone tail is going to be Gyarados inspired!
About 10ish years ago, back before Pokemon Gijinka got popular or was even a thing, my best friend and I created a bunch of half human, half dragon type Pokemon. The Gyarados I designed was basically a mermaid. So I figured now that I have some money and am an adult and can do what I want, I should revisit that design and bring it to life! I don’t remember what it orginally looked like, but when I go to visit my mom tomorrow I’ll see if I can track down my old sketch books. I’m not set on this design, but it’s a start. I’ll make changes when I have time.
(Yes I know Gyarados isn’t a dragon type, but it looks the part.)

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I had a dream that FinFolk and Mernation had studios in New York and I was able to walk back and forth between them whenever I wanted. I was ticked off when I woke up and remembered that was far from the truth.

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Took my new tail for a swim!

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  • Question: Hi the anon asking what it takes to be a mermaid was me. I'm really drawn to mermaids and I can't stop thinking of them. What training/exercises can I do to become one? I would really love to one day. 💖💖 - beanie-the-first
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    Hi! All you really need to do is be able to swim in a monofin with the dolphin kick. But it helps to strengthen your core and leg muscles. A full body work out (like swimming, for figure :p ) is probably best for gaining the strength to swim for long periods of time as a mermaid. Yoga is great, too. You can get leg cramps from being confined in a tail, so stretching often really helps.

    Anyone at any fitness level can be a mermaid so I encourage you to dive right in! I myself am plus sized, but I’m working on gaining muscle and losing fat to become a stronger swimmer.

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  • Question: What does it take to be a mermaid? - Anonymous
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    Practice, patience, creativity and determination. You can’t just throw on a tail and hope for the best. You need to practice swimming and tricks safely before you invest in a tail. Then when you do, it can take anywhere from a few months to a year or more to get that dream tail you worked so hard to create. And once you have your tail you need to be persistent through all the people telling you no or saying you’re weird. It can be a rough path, but it’s worth it.