The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for October 2014, nya!
Aloha, nya! October is the purrticularly festive month, and the spookier one at that, because although it is still quite the bikini weather here, the Mid Atlantic Breeze wafts by with the occasional chill and unexplained phenomenon at night, as the appurritions might be roaming amongst the residents, nya! Thusly it is the purrfectest time to celebrate the Halloween by purrticipating in the island's arts, foods, decorations, and the Trick 'R Eat and Cosplay Purrowl, nya!
October's astrological signs start with Libra from September and end with Scorpio into November, nya! The birthstones of the month are the Opal and the Tourmaline, but if the purrecious gem is too purricey the gift, then we suggest the flowers for the floral lei, the tail corsage, the bouquet beside the suppurr, or purrhaps potted next to the Jack O' Lanterns upon the veranda, nya! The pumpkin could be the appurrtizing filling for the pie to serve with the cream, nya!
In addition to Halloween, there are other holidays and observances such as Columbus Day, Teachers Day, our local Opal Matsuri, our Calendula Purrade, and the expurrditions to the mainland for the NC State Fair, nya! We are purrticularly fond of the state fair food, nya. The island's fishing forecast purrdicts another numcious bumpurr crop of the Bluefish, Groupurrs, Mackerels, Snappurs, Speckled Trout, Striped Bass, and tasty Tunas to tempt the tummy, nya!
You could also shop for the bikinis in the fall colors, which would nicely frame the food- filled tummy, nya! In addition to the angling, the island's autumnal activities include swimming, diving, surfing, sailing, golf, tennis, kites, softball, cycling, maritime forest hikes, purrkour, hula, belly dance, hot salsa dance, kyudo, other martial arts and the island's post-season rec league beach volleyball, nya! After the activities and catnaps, purrhaps y'all might like to see the latest
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!
For those who are here for the first time, galleries 1-6 display illustrations & photos by Mike, whilst guest galleries 1-3 display images by other folks with their purrrrmissions, nya! Mike's collaborations with other artists are displayed throughout the galleries too, nya! On the web site, you have to click on the small cropped "thumbnail" portions in order to see the full pics, nya!
Last month to Gallery 6
we added Mike's pic of "Luna, Linda & Blue Cloud" of Sharon Williams's
Okami No Hime tale, and the collaborative illustration of "Naiibu and Formality" by Mike and our friend Misty Hopkins
, who was a guest for the March 2008 Mew, nya! Then in Guest Gallery 3
we added a pencil sketch of "Eamane" by Rebecca Brogden
Nyow to Guest Gallery 3, we have added the magnificent color version of the Eamane pic, titled "What Dreams May Come", which Rebecca rendered it with SAI, Photoshop CS6 and the Intuos5 tablet, nya! It depicts our friend Eamane whipping off the purreo to reveal her sexy ruffled Purrple bikini at our moonlit beach, nya! Rebecca also wrote "The Love of a Catgirl" short story starring her characters Eamane, her boyfriend A.J and niece Hannah, which y'all can read at the Tales of Catgirl Island page
This month we have added four more pics to Gallery 6, nya! They are Mike's illustrations of the "Neko Hula Dance", the "Halloween Nekomimi", "Keilani Greets the Diners" and "The Ladies of The Mew as the Undines", nya! In the "Neko Hula Dance" pic, the purrcussion, paws and tails tell the story as the cats drum & dance near the beach, under the watchful Cumulo-Neko cloud in the sky, nya! In the "Halloween Nekomimi" pic, the witchy cagirl brings tasty treats for the kitties, and conjures the cute widdle feline appurritions as she purrches upon the large Jack O' Lantern, nya!
Our friend Keilani is the maitre d' at the restauran of The Kitt Inn, is the island's purremier ryokan, a traditional Japanese style of inn with lovely lodging, dining, amenities, cats, gardens, an orchard, grotto, hot spurrings, and the very friendly, smart, attentive staff, nya! Keilani's name means "adored one" in Hawaiian, which is appurropurriate because at one time she was a poor abandoned, hungry, scared widdle catgirl on the mainland, but she was rescued, treated and adopted into a happy, healthy home here with a family, friends, festivities, foods and sense of purrpose, nya!
Paw Notes: Luna, Linda and Blue Cloud are original characters created by Sharon; Naiibu is an original character created by Misty; Eamane, Hannah and A.J. are original characters created by Rebecca, and the character Keilani was created by Heza-chan
, with a widdle bit of input and the naming by Mike, nya! The Undines depicts some of Ladies of The Mew cosplaying as characters of Kazue Amano's beautiful Aria manga & anime, the charming slice-of-life science fiction tale of the undines (gondolier girls) in the canal city of Neo Venusia, nya!
The city is derived of Venice, Italy but it is on the planet Mars which has been aqua-formed and renamed as the planet Aqua in the future, nya! They work for the companies that have kitty mascots, nya! In the front are Vonny as Alicia, Tara-chan as Ai & Trini-chan as Akari in the Aria Company, uniforms with plushies of the cats Hime (Earth breed), Aria and Maa (Martian breeds), nya! In the back are Myayr as Akira and Ilyana as Aika in the Himeya Company uniforms; Bun and Petra in the Orange Planet uniforms, nya! Speaking of The Ladies of The Mew, it is also time for the
The October 2014 edition of The Mew, nya!
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 and review fun stuff, and occasionally intermew the special guests, nya! October's Mew includes suggested animated movies, OVAs & TV shows for Halloween viewing, the monthly Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight, and reviews of toys, comics, manga, movies, DVDs, My Little Pony stuff, and the Fish Cook board game, 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 http://josmarlopes.wordpress.com
for his great blog that has the very thorough discussions of the cinema, TV, theatre, opurra & other mewsic topics, nya!