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  • Misque

    I've finally decided to sit down and write a blog post about the show I want to create. It may not be totally coherent, but it's what I have to offer.



    I've continued calling it Mystery Magic mostly due to habit. This has been a project of mine since elementary school, so changing major aspects of it have been pretty hard for me. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.



    A group of merfolk have emerged claiming themselves as sirens. These aren't actual bird-women, but people who idolize a false set of siren values. These people use a lot of bird-related symbolism. They're a danger to society. Part of the battle to take them down is to find out what their actual goal is, although most think it's to prevent this thing I've been calli…



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  • Artsygirl5858

    Before I discuss the title matter, lemme just say that swimming on Friday was just as fun as I'd hoped! I also started making a mermaid scale necklace today, and I'm pretty proud of it so far! I'm also watching the mermaid episode of Gravity Falls aka the best show to ever exist. Look at Mermando . Look at my beautiful son . The true love of Mabel'slife.  

    Anyway, I'd like to address a few things: 

    I've never seen the Blair Witch Project but I really want to.

    There should be more non-horror found footage content, like Earth to Echo.

    Mermaids: the Body Found did not convince 8 year-old me, but it somehow convinced my grandmother who would not listen to my arguments against her.

    Now imagine: a potentially terrifying found-footage film(?) about a …

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  • Artsygirl5858

    Life Update! :D

    February 14, 2019 by Artsygirl5858

    What's up finfreaks?

    I'm soooo happy. I CANNOT wait until tomorrow- I finally get to go swimming again! I've had a major case of what I call the mermaid fever- aka months without swimming. Cold weather is great, but also frustrating, especially since swimming is one of the very, very few types of exercise I actually enjoy. But my mom goes to a gym with an indoor pool, and I'm gonna start going there to swim! It's  also gonna be good practice for swimming in jewelry/accessories (other than the light jewelry I never take off due to tradition). I'm really glad I live in Texas, because it means that by spring break, swim season should be back until mid October - early November.

    In other news, I've been completely rewatching SLM with mi madre to p…

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  • WritingxAddict

    I love the fact that everyone has been contributing their ideas to this site lately, so I've decided to do the same. There is a good amount of information to go over, so I'll try to be as concise as possible. Feel free to ask any questions and give some feedback! I will definitely be making more in-depth posts about the world of the show, among other things.


    I first came up with the idea in the spring of 2014. It started out as, and still kind of is, a unique premise that doesn't follow the formula that many other mermaid shows seem to have. Although, in the beginning, I was guilty of using the typical tropes. As I began researching new magic powers, watching movies and shows and reading books that involved mermaids, and watching more of wh…


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  • Artsygirl5858

    I am currently in the process of developing a new plot for a new and improved mermaid show. It is going to be a mix of the two different categories of mermaid shows that I have encountered, which are as follows:

    Category one: "human-turned-mermaid," including such tropes as a random discovery of a cave/piece of jewelry/ etc., being the only mermaids around, the obligatory pool party episode, evil scientists, and being inspired mainly by h2o: just add water! and Secret Life of a Mermaid. 

    Category two: “mermaids interact with humans,” including such tropes as the ever-elusive “Mermaid Council,” magic being used through spells and items instead of just powers, a whole mermaid society existing, evil sirens, and being inspired mainly by Mako: Island o…

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  • Artsygirl5858

    Branching Out

    January 24, 2019 by Artsygirl5858

    Misque is a person you'll probably come across on this wiki, and we both plan on collaborating,,, eventually. We have discussed making videos about different elements of mermaid shows, but we haven't gotten down to the actual making yet. Although this post is something that I originally thought about because of Misque’s collaboration ideas, I feel like this can kinda apply to a lot more things.

    The mermaid community isn’t exactly as famous as, I don’t know, the furry community (I’m sorry, it was the first thing that came to mind), but it’s a lot bigger than the YouTube mermaid community. And yes, there is a difference. The mermaid community includes live performers, photographers, and people who just like mermaids. There are conventions and…

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  • Thantosiet

    Someone pointed out to me in the comments of my last blog post that I didn't have to stick to my current video format, and that was kind of a lightbulb moment. For some reason I had it in my head that my videos had to be made to fit the framework I created back before I'd even started. But I've learned and experimented and I don't think that framework is still helpful. So let's change things!

    Current Planned Changes

    • Shifting focus away from describing shows to discussing shows. I know that doesn't sound like much of a difference. I'd be dropping stuff like the plot synopsis and the character descriptions in favor of mentioning just things I thought were interesting. This means...
    • Fewer clips! I'm going back to a facecam because it's a lot eas…
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  • Artsygirl5858

    I'm definitely gonna go through the To Do List and make pages for a bunch of the short series later, but for now I'm just going to post on the blogs and contribute to the social part of this wiki like a sad, lonely eel. Misque, someday I will overthrow your position on the Top Users list. 


    Edit: I've made 32 contributions this week, and about 4 of them were actually useful. Why have I been on this wiki just browsing all day. wH




    EDIT: I DID WHAT I SET OUT TO DO. MISQUE HAS BEEN OVERTHROWN. MWAHAHAHA

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  • Artsygirl5858

    Includes a TL;DR at the end.

    Asking for feedback on this wiki without messaging specific people is like screaming at a wall expecting an answer, because there's probably not going to be a response, but you never know. Maybe you have to wait a long time, and in the future there will be talking walls (aka maybe one of you will read this and answer).

    Anyway, I'm in the process of planning a new mermaid show, because I cancelled Beyond the Waves. I've come to the realization that the few people on here that I commonly talk to may not know this yet, in which case you've been informed! Yeehaw!

    I'm really excited about the series, particularly the unique and less H2O-like characters that will exist in the mix. One of them is a deaf mermaid, who, des…

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  • Artsygirl5858

    In a couple months, the Secret Life of a Mermaid ten-year-anniversary (for the first ep) will be here.

    Time to sob violently.

    Anywho, I'm going to make a large art piece to post on my instagram and tag the creators in. I'll definitely try to post some progress pics on here!

    I just thought it would be interesting if we all kinda celebrated the fact that it's been a decade since the YouTube Mermaid Show phenomenon became a thing. Without SLM, it never would've gotten so popular and maybe not have even happened. It paved the way for a lot of young filmmakers, some who went on to even bigger, less fishy things.

    If anyone wants to make anything for them, maybe a tribute video or whatever, I believe I have all of their instagrams so you can tag them…

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  • Thantosiet

    So, uh...

    November 15, 2018 by Thantosiet

    How bad would it be if I gave up on the Mermaid Hunter thing? Because I'm feeling really torn. On the one hand I feel like I've already committed to a bunch of you guys and it's cheating to just quit. On the other I just...don't watch mermaid shows for fun anymore. I can't shake the feeling that I should be prepping for my next review. Plus I hate leaving everyone hanging for literally months on end waiting for a video that frankly isn't good enough for that wait. Of course, I could fix that by making videos more often. I mean, in terms of actual labor it takes me a couple of days to make a video. I can make excuses but ultimately I do have time to make videos, and on a much quicker schedule than I currently do, I just...don't want to. The…

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  • Legaha3000

    Animated Mermaid Series

    September 24, 2018 by Legaha3000

    I've been thinking about creating my own animated series for a while, now that I've come to grips  with how I won't ever be able to make a live-action mermaid show.  I'd attempted an animated mermaid series a few years ago, armed only with the tools of MS Paint and my laptops trusty mouse pad and you can see the results of those were quite horrific 

    But since then I've gotten better at my art with diligent practice over the years and I'm a little more confident in my abilities. Hopefully, I'll be able to bring up enough motivation to start working on a project soon. 

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  • Artsygirl5858

    Oops.

    Anywho, I had kinda lost a lot of my interest in Beyond the Waves recently. One of the reasons I had stuck around with it was out of nostalgia and my rad ideas for future seasons (GODS i still love my plotline for the runaway/abandon thing but i mean), but it was definitely leaning towards a nostalgia factor.

    However, I know if I quit on mermaid shows in general I will regret it. I still have a lot of passion for the community and I miss what it used to be before becoming a little more mainstream (I quite frankly miss when Fin Fun Mermaid tails didn't immediately remind me of Disney princess challenge videos, mermaid slime clickbait content, all that annoying jazz). 

    I have plenty of mermaid show ideas, but I don't want them to get toss…

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  • Misque

    I apologize in advance for the poorly-structured nature of this blog post. It's late, and I should be asleep.

    I rewrote the Mystery Magic pilot recently because I couldn't find the older version in my Google Drive. I assumed this was because I co-authored the document, and my co-creator no longer shows any interest in continuing it. She never really told me she quit, though. I didn't know if she deleted what we'd previously worked on.

    This was probably for the better, anyway. I was rather attached to some scenes in the previously pilot that slowed down the pacing. It took me months to get eight pages completed on the old document. In contrast, I finished ten pages of the new version in two days. I'm also more satisfied with the newer script.…

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  • Misque

    Favorite Characters

    February 7, 2018 by Misque

    Despite the prevalence of cliché, cookie-cutter protagonists in mermaid shows, some characters stick with the audience in a resonating way. I'm drafting a video about the consistencies my favorite characters in these series share; and I would appreciate your input.

    Who are your favorite characters? Why are they more distinct than others? Do you think they match the quality of the show's plot, or do they surpass it? What is this character's role? Are they a hero, villain, or somewhere in between? If you're a creator (involved in a show, or planning to be) which character is your favorite to write or perform as? Better yet, would you like an open ended conversation about any character? I'd enjoy talking about any of the characters I've w… Read more >
  • Misque

    It might actually happen!

    December 23, 2017 by Misque

    I've been gathering my ideas regarding mermaid-related content, which I'll probably post on the Mystery Magic channel; making a new channel has been more difficult than I expected. I've come up with some video topics. Tell me if you have any comments or suggestions. So far, I've thought of:

    -Welcome to Youtube Mermaid Shows

    -Why Winter is the Perfect Time to Watch Mermaid Shows

    -My Favorite Mermaid Books

    - Are tails really that expensive? (skit)

    -My Favorite Characters in Mermaid Shows

    -Why 'Splash' is More Important than You Think

    -How many mermaid princesses are there? (skit)

    -Top Ten Favorite Mermaid Tropes

    -Mermaid Tropes I have a Love-Hate Relationship With (It's Complicated)

    -Unhealthy Mermaid Habits (This will probably be a series.)

    -Unhealthy…

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  • Misque

    Is this a good idea?

    November 22, 2017 by Misque


    Due to some circumstances with the cast, the actual filming of my show has been put off for longer than I would like. Despite this, I'm pretty ready to start filming something mer-related. My braces are coming off fairly soon, so most hesitations I had regarding showing my face online are handled. I didn't know what to do at first, (other than shameless self-promotion) then I remembered these Polyvore sets I made a while ago. Would anyone be interested in a series that parodies mermaid tropes, tells about news in the community (such as new shows or tails), makes top ten lists, or collaborates with shows? Do any of you have suggestions about its format or how I would go about making a show like this? Would anyone be open for collaboration? …


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  • Misque

    Another Blog Post

    September 18, 2017 by Misque

    This will probably be fairly short, but I'm on an in-show world-building streak today. I chipped away at getting the movie script done and started writing a script for an episode. Basically: I was actually productive today.

    I also was chosen to have a picture of Morgayn drawn.


    The artist is Jessica Moorman, and I think she did a great job. It's almost completely accurate, and her style is very cute, in my opinion.

    Wishing you all a pleasant existence,

    Misque

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  • Misque

    One thing that I often find odd and strangely consistent throughout most mermaid shows is the lack of parental involvement. I'm not just talking about keeping your tail a secret from them, either. Why does no one have parents that intervene when they dash out the door for an impromptu swim session? How about when they invite someone they barely know over for a full moon sleepover? This doesn't only apply to parents in the strict sense. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, older siblings and more would realistically set up boundaries for any child they were responsible for. I know a lot of shows don't feel like including any actual adults is a possibility, and I applaud those that do involve the older people in their lives. These shows often feel m…

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  • Rebel Mermaid

    HEEEYY!

    August 24, 2017 by Rebel Mermaid

    Hey guys, I'm an 11 year old girl with the passion of mermaids, i have a nice singing voice, i'm a future Hollywood actress, i'm really ambitious and i wish i got the chance to play Sims4 vampires or Sims3 island paradise. I may sound like a grl with some problems, but i seem to only be discaculic (note that i'm italian so i probably made some mistakes). I DARE YOU TO FOLLOW MY PAGE ON YOUTUBE MERMAID SHOWS WIKI, MERMAID DROPS. Thanks! 

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  • Misque

    Eclipse Events

    August 21, 2017 by Misque

    Today's solar eclipse personally blew me away. I hope you all stayed safe and kept your eyes well protected. Did anyone take advantage of the event mermaid show wise? I know that most eclipses are lunar, but this one dealt with the moon, too. Did it inspire you to do anything with your show? Did the eclipse live up to your expectations? Did you travel to see it in a better area? Bill Nye (the science guy) traveled to my state, so I was pretty hyped. I hope you had a good Eclipse Day,

    Misque

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  • Thantosiet

    There are tons and tons of shows that reference Mako Island either in the title or in the series. The reason is obvious: It's the magical location from H2O, the show that inspired most of these YouTube series. There's an immediate association with magic and mermaids--not to mention a higher possibility of searches running across your show if you use that kind of keyword. There is, however, a catch, something that I think most of these girls haven't thought about.

    Why is it called Mako Island?


    This is a Mako shark. The name comes from the Maori word Mako, which means either "shark" or "shark tooth." So, Sharky McSharkface. Anyway, it was a plot point in Season 2 that Mako Island is within spitting distance of a shark breeding ground--Cleo wen…


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  • Artsygirl5858

    I've been listening to Florence + the Machine songs a lot lately, and gosh, I feel like crying from all the nostalgia she brings me. Secret Life of a Mermaid introduced me to her music , and I swear, when I close my eyes while listening to Swimming, I'm back on the old carpeted floor of my bedroom all those years ago, watching the newest ep of SLM, squealing when it's over and telling my mom everything that happened in the episode, of Blaire and her squirrels, Brenna's power-led rampages, Tess's drama, Amy's conversation with stuffed animals, Kelsey's love for school. I go back in time to when I tried to make my own intro to 'Swimming' before I even started an actual show, filmed with a laptop webcam that was  pretty much the quality of wh…

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  • Artsygirl5858

    Suggestions?

    June 9, 2017 by Artsygirl5858

    So, I just finished binge-watching every episode, blooper reel, and BTS from Secret Life of a Mermaid (including the 'Lost Episode'!) for the 80th time in my life, and guess what?

    I almost managed to not cry at the end this time! 

    Aren't I so good at not getting attached? 

    Yeah right.

    Anywho, I was wondering if any of you knew any shows like that I could watch? I know lots of mermaid shows, but none with the distinct flair SLM has, like the ridiculously hilarious quotes that don't seem forced, and those goofy scenes where they almost break the fourth wall or other impossible things (Amy and Kelsey breaking out into song while music plays from out of nowhere, Amy's stuffed animals magically disappearing while shes talking to them, Bill the Ball s…

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  • Artsygirl5858

    WOW.

    Today I decided to check my notifications on here and I noticed something- my show is the Featured Series of the Month!

    Thank you so so so much! I just ran out of my room and started dancing around the house, I am so happy about this!

    I am working so hard right now on my show, its such a relief school is over but my summers are extremely busy also. I accidentally left my camera at a friend's house, but as soon as I can get it back I'll be filming again! My friend, M&M, who is going to portray Natalie Teagan, will be coming over soon so we will be able to get episode 8 up. I'm excited to be introducing a new character and a bigger, more complex plotline! 

    Thank you once again for my series being featured!

    ~Artsygirl the dorky mermaid

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  • Artsygirl5858

    Wow. It's been 8 years since the first episode of Secret Life of a Mermaid.

    That show has always been my favorite and my biggest inspiration, and its almost been a decade since their first episode.

    • sigh*

    Where has the time gone?

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  • Artsygirl5858

    I know this is too short to be considered a normal blog post but has anyone else noticed black tails with Fin-Fun scale prints that don't have normal fins? They are popping up on mermaid shows like Tale of Tails by autumnnicolex and I'm confused. It looks like someone got a FinFun Barracuda Black tailskin, ripped off the printed fin, and added plain black fabric in the same shape, then stuck a FinFun monofin in it. I don't know if they're cheap ripoffs or...?

    EDIT: Nevermind! I can't figure out how to delete this post. BUT the tails aren't FinFun print, they're actually super duper different, its just hard to tell in the particular scenes I saw. Sorry!

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  • Artsygirl5858

    Most mermaid shows feature powers, or special abilities. For one thing, they spice up boring montages. They can also make way for epic battle scenes, because its easier to say someone has magical powers than to explain how a young kid can decently use a knife, bow, or their fists.

    Unfortunately, powers take away from shows too. Instead of an intense, suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse with a villian, the character can just freeze them in their tracks. Instead of craftily avoiding water using wit and creativity, the character can just divert or evaporate it.

    So how do you balance the awesomeness of powers with the entertaining challenges of not having them?

    You limit them!

    You can limit them with side effects, for one. For example, maybe if your…

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  • Artsygirl5858

    I have an idea for a mermaid show called Ocean Whispers, and I will probably never be able to make it. So if you are interested in using the script, please contact me! I will post more info on it soon.

    Here's the description for the show:

    While the Second Mystic Prophecy echoes throughout the sea, two mermaids travel to the mainland to investigate a girl named CJ, who is mysteriously connected to a whimsical fairytale that may just be more fact than fiction.

    By the way, for a reference on how to properly format the script, I used this: https://www.scripted.com/writers/write-stellar-short-video-script-2

    And now, for the pilot episode script:

     

    FADE IN

    EXT--OCEAN--EVENING

    The camera pans and zooms on a tail swishing by, before cutting to scenes of s…

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  • Artsygirl5858

    Ever since I was 7 years old, or maybe younger, I wanted to make a mermaid show.

    Remember when mermaid shows were almost all the same plotline? Remember when teenie989 was our hero? Remember when pianopup210 and other mermaid shows changed the game, making plotlines more diverse?

    Ah, yes. Nostalgic.

    Nowadays, the classic 'normal girl turned mermaid then scientists show up' is still the dominating trope, but there are many more shows with potions and spells and bloodlines and ancestors and such than there used to be.

    The storyline for my show, Beyond the Waves, was created years ago in the mind of an 8 or 9 year-old girl. She had... different ideas than I do now. But the heart of it was still the same.

    Now, I'm worried asking this with too many de…

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  • Misque

    Wait a Second..

    January 21, 2017 by Misque

    Hydrokinesis is definitely one of the most popular mermaid powers out there. Though its basis and abilities are pretty easy to understand, something has been bothering me.

    Most shows trigger transformations when the characters come in contact with water. This rule also applies to merfolk with control over water. When they (inevitably) get splashed by a clumsy friend, water-gun war, or their own carelessness, these characters panic and *pop*. They expose themselves or suspiciously run off in front of their friends or family. HOLD THE SHELL PHONE!
    If these characters have already learned how to control their powers, couldn't they just make the water float above where it would have splashed? So they wouldn't have to keep a co… Read more >
  • Misque

    Wait a Second...

    January 21, 2017 by Misque

    Hydrokinesis is definitely one of the most popular mermaid powers out there. Though its basis and abilities are pretty easy to understand, something has been bothering me.

    Most shows trigger transformations when the characters come in contact with water. This rule also applies to merfolk with control over water. When they (inevitably) get splashed by a clumsy friend, water-gun war, or their own carelessness, these characters panic and *pop*. They expose themselves or suspiciously run off in front of their friends or family. HOLD THE SHELL PHONE!
    If these characters have already learned how to control their powers, couldn't they just make the water float above where it would have splashed? So they wouldn't have to keep a co… Read more >
  • Xprincessnikkicx

    so after re watching Season 1 of Tail Of A Mermaid and Merman I thought to myself we can do a lot better than this so i'm remakeing the frist season


    the new season 1 is going to have a lot of action also i've desided to go agaist the idea of using the h20 water effect becausei noticed alot of mermaid shows on youtube use this and i want my show to be diffrent form the other mermaid shows on youtube while i was writing the new season i noticed the story is going to be a lot Darker than the pervious season 1


    I hope you enjoy the new season when it comes out


    Thanks for Reading 

    Nikki (writer/director)

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  • Thantosiet

    So I've been watching Tales from the Crypt, and it reminded me of an idea I've had for a while. I think it'd be really cool to have a mermaid anthology series, with each episode as its own short story. You could have different people create and submit episodes to the show, and thus if one group of people were busy, the show wouldn't have to go on hiatus, it could just use someone else's episodes for a while. Plus since each cast would only have to worry about a single episode, they could put all of their effort into making it really good.

    I think this could be a good chance to tell some of the really interesting stories that a lot of shows throw into their backstories. Mermaids from the past, wars between Sirens and mermaids, how magical trea…

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  • WritingxAddict

    I've watched this movie at least four times, and it still doesn't appeal to me. There, I said it. 

    I won't give too much away for the people who haven't seen it, but don't go into this movie expecting to see what the trailer gives you. I can sum up the issues of this movie with several points:

    -The movie does not explain anything from the original series, other than the fact that they have tails and their antagonist, Faith, is supposed to be dead, but isn't. This was not a good idea, because some people won't know that the series exists. 

    -Characters come and go. Someone will be introduced and never mentioned again, making it seem like the girls just wanted as many of their friends to be in this as possible.

    -The classic 'kidnapped by scientis…

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  • Misque

    Ideas?

    June 10, 2016 by Misque

    Alright, the second I created this blog post, I thought that maybe it should be in some other form. So, if someone tells me I have to put it somewhere else (a forum, etc.), then I'll happily oblige.

    ONTO THE TOPIC:

    Does anyone have any show recommendations for me? I'm looking for a show that isn't too heavy on plot, possibly thrown together all in one day. Quality tails would be nice, but I really don't mind. I'm basically just looking for a show where a bunch of girls tape themselves roleplaying as mermaids. The show can be cancelled or abandoned, but since I plan on watching these shows, it would help if they weren't deleted. It's a kind of odd request, but I'm going to be having a BUSY week, and these types of shows serve as my therapy.



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  • Misque

    Tone

    May 29, 2016 by Misque

    (I almost put Tone Quality for the title of this post. My inner band nerd is oozing out.) I have yet another production problem ladies and gentleman. I was watching The Mermaid Hunt the other day, (I won't say on which show) and it brought up a problem I never realized my in production show had: tone. A script for one episode will deal with death or being emotionally numbed and drained, while another episode that's supposed to be happening at the same time, but different place, is goofy and light-hearted. I did this to kind of give the audience a break from plot heavy stories by giving them some dramatic downtime, but I don't want the tone of my show to be confusing. My question is: How do I give the audience a good balance of action and s…

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  • Misque

    One of my characters in Mystery Magic,(Morgayn), can't remember her early childhood. I have had some personal experience with memory loss, and the other day, I thought of a problem that I might encounter when writing her. I don't want other characters (or viewers) to victimize her, or assume that she can't do anything on her own. Any suggestions on how not to victimize her? Another thing on my mind, in my show, some of the characters go along with Hans Christian Anderson idea that mers live to be 300 years old. I also want the characters to age with the actors, so is the best plan to only mention the expanded lifespans, or to do a sequel down the road? Thanks for your input.

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  • Thantosiet

    This is gonna be on the rambly side, because I don't have any clear ideas, just a lot of different possibilities.

    Okay, so the Mermaid Council is a fixture of a lot of mermaid shows. It's usually this distant entity with a bunch of mysterious figures who either give the mermaid main characters help, tests or punishments. They're usually represented by one person in a cloak. Since they act pretty similarly across the board, I'd like to see a little more connection between different shows.

    So first off I think the Council needs a uniform. I did some doodling and I think a vest-type garment and maybe bracelets would be good, with insignias to represent all of the jobs the Council members do. It's something that can be worn over normal clothing,…

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  • WritingxAddict

    We know how every show goes: one or more girls find something magical, pops a tail, have friends that find out about it, get some scientist/demon/other-worldly being that wants something from them, et cetera. But how about shows that don't follow this formula? Say, showing more violence and putting the characters' lives at risk, rather than their powers?

    The list of more mature, PG/PG-13 style shows is unfortunately small. Mostly because a) the majority of these shows are made by younger girls/boys, and b) they may not be able to take on such a big challenge. But for older creators, such as myself, why not give the show a darker tone? 

    On a personal note, one of my fears about creating a story-driven, dramatic, and overall mature series is e…

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  • Misque

    Uniforms

    May 7, 2016 by Misque

    This coming from someone from public school with no uniform; how do uniforms work exactly? A few of my characters go to a private school, where they have to wear uniforms. I like to lay out costumes ahead of time, and the questions are killing me! So, pardon me if these are overly obvious, but bear with me. (These are just the questions I have now, so feel free to tell me anything else related to how this "school uniform thing" works)

    Do the girls have to wear skirts? Any certain styles that are encouraged or aren't allowed?

    Are leggings as pants acceptable?

    Are there colors every student has wear (as in: silver and teal)?

    Do you really have to wear a tie or knee socks?

    Physical Education?

    Are you allowed to wear a variation of your uniform? (E…

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  • Legaha3000

    I Won Something!

    April 6, 2016 by Legaha3000

    So, Suntail Mermaid Tails( a fairly new Mermaid Tali Company) had a contest last month to enter pictures or videos of people wearing their Tails. So I entered and something unexpected happened...I WON! 

    Although it was second place I still won something! To see the winners and other entrys,Here's a link:http://www.suntailmermaid.com/blog/

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  • WritingxAddict

    The following post is outdated. Sooner or later, another update will be given regarding the future of the show.

    "3/18/15 evening

    Our first season is almost complete...

    Man, I can't wait for the day when those words are actually true."

    I'm one of those writers that doesn't stop working on a story until I know that it's perfect. And as I'm struggling to finish up all those scripts, I might as well give you updates on what's happened recently.


    In the past week, I have managed to:

    • develop the show's basic structure and plot for the first season
    • purchase a green screen and supplies to build some important props
    • wrap up our first successful shoot for the theme song and trailers
    • direct and edit a scene for a future episode (for practice)
    • set up the show's In…

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  • Watermelonkitty

    Okay. Here is my shot at mermaid reviews. I've been watching Mermaid Hunter for a little over a year now, and I thought it would be cool to try doing one of my own. This is not to be confused with copying, for I'm doing it in text form, and I will be focusing on lesser known shows, or my personal favorites. Which brings us to Secret of The Sea, which falls in to both catagories.

    GENERAL OVERVIEW-

    Secret of The Sea follows the lives of sisters Paige, Summer, and their older sister Blair, as they tackle a family curse which causes them to transform into mermaids when the come in contact with water. What makes the show great is its reletively unique premise. There aren't any swimming scenes, for it seems like the creators do not have access to …

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  • Misque

    Technical Difficulties

    March 31, 2016 by Misque

    The other day I promised another user on this site a link to my show's youtube channel. I tried to get to it, but youtube wouldn't let me log out of my personal account. Any ideas?

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  • Watermelonkitty

    So a few years back, I, or one of my friends, posted an article on some do's and dont's for any opening theme. Since it's been over 2 years, I thought I'd revisit the subject and share with you my personal tips when creating you're opening theme, 2016 Edition.

    A THING TO NOTE:

    Your theme is yours, these are just some tips to make things smoother, but keep in mind, the theme is probably the first thing a viewer will see. Constantly changing your theme will make each episode seem inconsistant and jarring, but if that is the look you desire, go right ahead. Also, I am not a film professional, but I HAVE spent over 4 years on YouTube. Okay. :)

    GENERAL TIPS:

    1. Make sure that your theme (song) is great. I'm not saying that it should be the best part…

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  • Misque

    Flop!

    March 26, 2016 by Misque

    As I was sitting in my creative space working on scripts, I realized something: I need to learn how to fake fall. I know how to faint, but that's more like the consciousness being drained slowly from the character, so it makes sense if they safely drop to their knees first. I'll also be using this for a low-budget historical fiction movie my cast is making about the Holocaust, so a non-mermaid technique will be appreciated as well.

    on a side note: I find it kind of awkward that when my production squad meets up, we'll go from talking about mermaids to how to portray a giant massacre. The two films are as far apart in tone as they can get.

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  • Misque

    I know I already that I wrote a blog post about my show's format, but now I have another problem. Among the shorts (that are about the same length of the episodes, but have a self-contained story, rather than an over-arching plot),two shorts serve as subseries; usually carried on by only the titular character. Elise: Fairies Uncensored; where Sadee shows Elise's life on the campus of Abicia: School of Magic. The other subseries is Morgayn's Mermaid Mythology Corner; where Morgayn educates the watcher on mermaid history, politics and culture. I never worried about this before, but then I looked at the scripts, MMMC (I abbreviated because I'm lazy, and a slow typist) is more Morgayn talking about mermaid mythology, and an overview of interes…

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  • Thantosiet

    Those who've followed my reviews know that I've said a couple of times that I saved Modern Mermaids. I downloaded the entire show in order to make my review, so I had a full copy when the channel removed theirs. I've been offering to let people watch the episodes via my Google Drive, so that they're still private but serious fans can get a look.

    Unfortunately I've started having trouble with my Drive. The videos won't play properly, at least for me. I've been trying to download and reupload and fix it, but I don't know how well it's working.

    I am now considering uploading the videos, unlisted, to my own YouTube channel. They would thus still be relatively private, but in a format that would be easy to access (and much easier on storage for me…

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  • Misque

    For the record, I have been writing plays and scripts as long as I have stories. So when I found this thing called StoryWars, where people wrote stories in a collaborative effort, I decided I would get back to fiction writing, outside of my mermaid show. But I ran into obstacles like this:

    Then, the ruffles surrounding her tail shone in the sunlight.

    Me: Wait! I can't afford a tail like that! I'll have to change the character design! Oh wait....




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