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The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for May 2015, nya!

Aloha Y'all and welcome to Catgirl Island, nya! May is such a cheerfully festive month here at Catgirl Island, where we are so blessed by the beauty of nature, the equality and the friendly folks, nya! The purrecious gem stone for May is the Emerald, but if that is too purricey the gift for that special kemonomimi, mermaid, centauress or fae, then we suggest the delicious, nutritious, locally caught seafood for suppurr, and our fishing forecast purrdicts the bumpurr crop of the Bass, Bluefish, Cobias, Croakers, Groupurrs, Mackerels, Snappurrs & Tunas, nya! 

Fortunately, the riverwalk & oceanview boutiques are brimming with bikinis in the purretty floral purrints to nicely frame the filled tummy, nya! There are maillots, yukatas, purreos, sarongs, crop tops shorts & capurri pants too, nya. In addition to the angling, other athletic purrsuits to keep the tummy taut amidst the suppurrs & catnaps are the martial arts, kyudo, yoga, golf, tennis, field hockey, rec league beach volleyball, softball, soccer, diving, swimming, surfing, paddle surfing, kayaking, sailing, purrkour, cycling, the Hula, Hot Salsa and Belly Dance nya!

Among the international, national & local observances here at Catgirl Island and the surrounding waters of Mew Hanover County in May are Children's Day, May the Fourth, Cinco de Mayo, May Day, Free Comic Book Day, Graduation Day, Armed Forces Day, Teacher Day,  Mother's Day, Memorial Day, our local Mer-Morial Day, Azalea & Lilly Purrades and kite flying tournyament, nya! One of the most eagerly anticipated local events is the Dance Festival at the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, and we also have several additions to the

The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!

For those who are here for the first time, art galleries 1-7 display illustrations & photos by Mike, whilst guest art galleries 1-3 display images by other folks with their purrrrmissions, and Mike's collaborations with other artists are displayed throughout the various galleries, nya! On the web site, in any of those galleries, the most recent images are repurrsented by the lowermost row of small, cropped "thumbnail" - size portions of the images, and you have to click on one in order to see the uncropped, full - size version of the pic, nya!

To Guest Gallery 3 we have added an image of “Ashelynnamaeravilla” by Rebecca Brogden, nya! The NC OBX faerie's name is purrnounced "ash lin ah mare eh vee lah" which means "a marvelous meadow of ash trees", which is appurropurriate given her job as grounds keepurr of the Kitt Inn, with expurrtise in landscape architecture, horticulture, botany, plant lore, ikebana, bonsai, bee keeping & sunbathing, nya! I think Ashely's sleeveless, iridescent Green midriff top and the matching mini skirt go so well with her lovely Blue lapis - like wings and the luminous, multicolor streaks in her ponytail coiffure, nya! 

Beside that pic is Rebecca's pic of another friend, "Shyunanaaia", nya! Purrnounced "shoo nah nay ahh", she is a Sika Shikamimi or Sika Deer Woman of Japanese Canadian Ojibwe American heritage and is originally from Nova Scotia but has recently moved to our Island, nya! She is 5'7" plus the magickal antlers which are rare for a doe, and has human feet, but likes to wear cool hoof - like boots to rave dances, nya! Otherwise, she purrfurs to wear as little as possible, such as that asymmetric, Tan halter top with the matching loin cloth which reveal her lovely colors & spots, mew la la, nya! Rebecca used Sai, Photoshop CS6 and an Intuos5 tablet to create the purretty illustrations, nya!

Nextly in Guest Gallery 3 we are purroud to purrsent the foxy doodle of "Chizuru & Gary" by Misty Hopkins who is is a great artist and cosplayer who makes dandy costumes, garments and plushies, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen some of her purrior illustrations & cosplay photos in the mewseum, nya? Chizuru is the frisky kitsune girl star of the Kanokon manga and anime, whilst Misty's original character Gary the fox is the vulpine mascot of Misty's Bunny Chai blog, nya! 

Then we have fan art of the "Inkling & Octoling" by Lumshock, nya! They are characters from Nintendo's Splatoon video game, nya! The adorable Inkling squid girl in the purretty Pink striped lingerie is on the left, and the purrky Octoling octopus girl in the sporty jog bra & compurression shorts is on the right, nya! These lovely cephalopod-ish ladies were vibrantly rendered by our friend Lumshock, who used the Nintendo 3DS's Pokemon Art Academy media, nya!

Also in Guest Gallery 3 we are pleased to purrsent Mike's photo of "Jinx" as cosplayed by Joe Colton, nya! Joe Eternal is an award - winning cosplayer who makes such supurrb, intricate costumes, nya! This photo was taken in March at the 2015 G.I. Joe Convention in Illinois, where she cosplayed as Kim Arishikage alias Jinx, who is a kunoichi of the Arashikage Clan and a member of the G.I. Joe team on the purrowl for the enemy Cobra agents, nya! 

Then into Gallery 7 we have added Mike's very vernal "Welcome to Spring" illustration of Talia (alias Sailor Vulcan) and Tanya (alias Sailor Sirius) who are strolling in the park, nya! They are the heroines of Sharon Williams's and Jeff Branch's "fan - senshi" fiction inspired by Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon manga and anime, nya! Talia was inspired by Star Trek too, and is wearing the halter top, mini skirt and gladiator sandals, whilst Tanya is wearing the sun dress and flip flops nya! 

Sharon's tales of Tanya & other heroines at her Sailor Sirius site, whilst Jeff's tales of Talia & Tanya at his Scribe of the Moon site, nya! This was illustrated with the pencil, papurr, Micron pens, scanner, Photoshop CS2 and the mouse, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen Mike's purrior pics of Talia, Tanya & their friends, nya? Not only do we have the additions to the Mewseum, but it is also time for 

The May 2015 edition of The Mew, nya!

The Mew is short for the Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings, nya! It is our local monthly show in which The Ladies of the Mew and our 'Purrducer' Mike discuss fun topics, review stuff such as cinema, TV, mewsic, books, comics, manga, games, toys, art, cosplay, cons, and occasionally intermew the special guests, nya! in the special 8th anniversary edition of The Mew there is a mermaid guided tour of our county's undersea realm, nya!

The cinema & TV topics include our favorite TV show theme mewsic; our favorite films of 1995, 1985, 1975 & 1965, and reviews of Witches of East End The Complete First Season DVD, Game of Thrones Complete Fourth Season DVD, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman vs. Robin, and Ex Machina, nya! The Star Wars topics include purraise for a  Shaak Ti photo signed by Orli Shoshan
The Star Wars Rebels Hera, Sabine, and Storm Troopurr action figures, nya!

This month's toy talk portion of The Mew also includes reviews of the Marvel Legends HellCat and Spider-Woman action figures; DC's Earth 2 Hawkgirl action figure; the Monster High Toralei vinyl figure, Purrsephone and Meowlody plush dolls; and the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls McDonald's Happy Meal toys; whilst the book and  calendar critiques are of the Castle Hangnail illustrated novel by Ursula Vernon, and The Art of Morgan Wilson 2015 Calendar, nya! 

The comics & manga mewsings include the My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Mini-Series, Jemm and The Holograms #1, Convergence Catwoman #1, Furry Tails #1, Princeless: Pirate Princess #3, Hero Cats #5, Angel and Faith Season 10 #13, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #14, the SuperMutant Magic Academy / Step Aside Pops Combo, High School DXD: Asia & Koneko's Secret Contract, Witchcraft Works vol. 1, Gakuen Polizi vol. 2 and 12 Beast vol.1, nya!

This month's Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight shines upon Kai of Heavenly Sword, Tanpopo of Witchcraft Works, and Azealia Banks for her pictorial of the nekomimi motif, nya! More mewsic - related mewsings include reviews of Uncut's Ultimate Music Guide: Kate Bush magazine, Tori Amos's Little Earthquakes Deluxe 2 Disk CD and her Under the Pink Deluxe 2 Disk CD, nya! After that are reports on the 2015 G.I. Joe Convention and Free Comic Book Day, nya!

Arigato gozaimasu, nya!

We wish to thank our friend and web master Jamie Robertson who is also the creator of the web comic Clan of the Cats which just resumed on Halloween after the long hiatus, nya! A while back he also re-gained our older URL of catgirlisland dot com to serve as the identical mirror site to catgirlisland dot net, nya! We also wish to expurress our gratitude to our friends and families for their purrticipations and support, and we appurreciate all of y'all for web surfing to our cordial coastal Carolina community which is full of southern hospurrtality and artistic aloha spirit nya! Arigato Gozaimasu, nya!

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