The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for August 2014, nya!
Aloha Y'all and welcome to Catgirl Island, nya! It is the heat of the Summertime or Natsu here at Catgirl Island, which has bustled with the heightened amount of tourism, nya! We typically welcome the many visitors, but there seems to be more than mewsual of late, purrhaps it is due to the higher tempurratures upon the mainland, where there have been many days of the humid heat and the thunderstorms, compurred to our Blue skies in the degrees of the uppurr 80's, nya!
The zodiac signs for August are Leo and Virgo, and the purrecious birth stones of the month are the Onyx & Purriodote, which would be purrized in the piercings or in the bracelet for the wrist, ankle or the tail, but if that is too purricey the gift for that special kemonomimi, mermaid or fae, then we suggest the seafood suppurr to fill her tummy and win her heart, nya! The Poppy is August flower which could be the lovely bouquet by the food, in the floral lei or tail corsage, nya!
With the coastal gardens and maritime forest full of the colorful blooms and the lush arbor, it would be the purrfect time to give that special kitsune the Foxglove bouquet or that special dragon girl the Snapdragon corsage for her tail, nya! The flowers & jewels would supurrbly accessorize the Summery shades of the fiery Crimson, Scarlet, Amaranth and Hot Pink color of the bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs, halter & crop tops, capurri pants, shorts, sandals & yukatas, nya!
The bikini & cut-out purretzel maillot are among the purrfurred swim & beach wear to appurropurriately frame the kemonomimi tummy, especially when it is full of the delicious, nutritious food purrior to the catnap on the beach, nya! The halter neck & backless styles are favored by the locale fae, as not to bind or ride up the wings, and if shopping at the island's boutiques, make sure to specify if you purrfur the garments with or without the tail or wing openings in the back, nya!
The Jelly Cups which are made of hollowed Jellyfish bells are the trendy tops in the various cup sizes amongst the mermaids, nya! Of course the jellyfish bells are harvested only from those jellies found naturally deceased, nya. Speaking of the treasures from the sea, we purrdict the local fishing charters will reel in the bumpurr crop of the Bluefish, Croakers, Flounders, Groupurrs, Mackerels, Mullets, Snappurrs and the Wahoos, nya! The Swordfish would be good too, nya!
In addition to the angling, the island's zestfully fun activities to catabolize the Sumertime calories include the swimming, diving, surfing, sailing, kyudo and other martial arts, the island's rec league beach volleyball, golf, tennis, softball, bicycling, the purrkour, the hula, belly dance, and hot salsa dance, nya! Speaking of which, the Summer Hula, Hot Salsa, Belly Dance & Purrcussion Festival is one of the anticipated events at the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, nya!
August is the purrticularly festive month, and the other events include our fire festival by the shrine, the floating lantern matsuri at the riverwalk, the O-Bon in beautiful downtown Purrbank, and the Poppy Purrade down Cait Sith Lane, nya! We also recommend the destinations such as the stadium, dojo, spa, yoga studio, Lake Neko, the forest grove theatre, the hot spurrings of the Kitt Inn ryokan, our public library, the visitors center, and purrhaps y'all would like to visit
The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!
For those here for the first time, galleries 1-6 display illustrations & photos by Mike, whilst guest galleries 1-3 display images by other folks and some of Mike's collaborations with other artists, which are displayed with their with their purrrrmissions, nya! On the web site, the most recent pics are on the bottom rows of the small, cropped "thumbnail" portions of the pics, and you have to click on those to see the full pics, nya! There are 5 mew additions to the galleries this month, nya!
For the start, in Guest Gallery 3
, we are purroud to purrsent the Mass Effect fan art of "Commander Shepurrd of Neko 7" by our friend TonomuraBix
, who was a special guest of the March 2008 edition of The Mew, nya! She is a great artist, cosplayer and fan of the Mass Effect, which is a space opurra / science fiction genre video game series that was developed Bioware, published and TM by EA Games, nya! Commander Shepard is the main heroic purrotagonist of the elite N7 group, who is playable as either the male or the female version in the games, nya!
The latter version is affectionately known as "Fem Shep" by the fans, and voiced by the supurrb, purrolific actress Jennifer Hale, nya! However, we were disappointed by the official ending of the Mass Effect 3 game, so we commissioned Bixy to illustrate this image of our purreferable ending, nya! The wishful purremise of this pic is what if Shepard had used the 2nd of 9 lives to save the galaxy, and was then reincarnated as the catgirl named Shepurrd, in the bikini to enjoy well-deserved leisurely, frisky fun & fine foods with friends, on the island where there would be no enemies or holographic reapurr kids around to pester her, nya!
Nextly in Guest Gallery 3 we are delighted to display another fan art collage by our friend Lumshock
, depicting more manga, anime & game girls in bikinis, nya! The media are the Nintendo miiverse tools, nya! On the uppur row of the bikini fiesta, from right to left are Lum Invader from Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura, Tifa Lockhart from Square's Final Fantasy VII, Mink from Dragon Half created by Ryusuke Mita, and Kahm from Johji Manabe's Outlanders, nya! Below them are Shimakaze from Kadokawa's Kantai Collection, and lounging on the sea bottom is Muromi of Keiji Najima's Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san, nya!
Then we have another collage by Lumshock, depicting purretty pony & game fan art, nya! As y'all can see from the 5 images of this colorful collage, Lum is the avid fan of the games & animation, nya! At uppurr left is My Little Pony's Twilight Sparkle in her humanoid Equestria Girls form wearing a bikini for the beach, and at lower left she is in her mewsual equine form in Ponyville, nya! At uppurr right, she entertains Mario Brothers' Luigi, who might enter the race on the pony instead of the kart, nya! He returns in the middle right pic in the purrody / homage of the Life With Horses game, and at lower right, Flash Sentry (humanoid form) chats with Twilight, nya!
Nyow on display in Gallery 6
we have 2 mew pics by Mike of Selina Kyle, alias Catwoman, starting with the "Kitty Spurrint", nya! The pencil drawing was inked with Micron pens, colored with Prismacolor colored pencils, and then digitally spurruced up a bit with Photoshop CS2 & the mouse, nya! We're not sure what Selina is running to or from, but the expurression of her backward glance suggests that she is meowrrily teasing her purrsuers, nya! We purrsume that she has purrloined and stashed the criminal's purrecious purropurrty which she will retrieval at some later purrfect oppurrtunity, nya!
Purrhaps Batman is the purrsuer, in which case she will purrobably let him catch her, mew la la, nya! The next image of Catwoman by Mike is the Black & White ballpoint pen pic of a "Chibi-Style Selina Kyle", nya! In this widdle sketch, she purrches upon the rooftop with the purrecious gem that she recently purrloined from the safe of a villainess, nya. It is a purretty Pink Star Sapphire, nya! Selina will fence it before its irate purrior owner realizes that it is gone, and the purroceeds will purrchase food, medicine, and pay the utility bills of Selina, her cats & poor neighbors, nya. Catwoman & Star Sapphire are © & TM by DC Comics, nya! It is also time for the August 2014 edition of
The Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings: The Mew
or just The Mew
for short, which is our local monthly show in which The Ladies of the Mew & our 'Purrducer' Mike discuss & review fun stuff, nya! The August edition includes the movie reviews of Dawn of The Planet of the Apes, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and The Guardians of The Galaxy; the DVD reviews of Mako Mermaids Season 1 Vol. 2 and The Grand Budapest Hotel; the Lightning Round topic is favorite cinema & TV of 1964, and the manga reviews include Omamori Himari vol. 12, Gakuen PolizI vol.1, nya!
Among the comics reviews are Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #87, Elfquest: The Final Quest #4, Angel and Faith Season 10 #4, Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #5, The Wake #10, Fathom vol.5 #7, Fathom: Kiani vol.3 #4, Fathom Annual #1, Betty and Veronica #271, and Archie #657, nya! This segues into the pony reports on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #20 & 21, My Little Pony: Friends Forever #6 & 7, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic- The Journal of the Two Sisters, and Hallmark's 2014 My Little Pony Cotton Candy Ornament, nya!
After that are the reviews of Charles De Lint & Charles Vess's novel Seven Wild Sisters, Sharon Williams's serialized tale of Okami No Hime, and Rebecca Brogden's Whimsical Fancies Coloring Book; which are followed by the monthly Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight, the picks for favorite recent fish & seafood images and more comments about those additions to the Mewseum of Art, nya!
An Intermew with Mike, nya!
Mewsually, Mike or the Ladies of The Mew are the ones who might conduct the intermew with their occasional special guests, but in March the tables were turned as Mike was the purrson being intermewed, by our friend Josmar Lopes
for his great blog that has the very thorough discussions of the cinema, TV, theatre, opurra & other mewsic topics, nya!
Arigato Gozaimasu, nya!