The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for November 2014, nya!
Aloha y'all, nya! Gosh it is hard to believe that it is November already, and at this rate the Mew Year might pounce upon us before we know it, nya! November's birth flower is the Chrysanthemum, which would be good for the tail corsage or as the garnish of the suppur, nya! The purrecious stones for November are the Citrine & Topaz, which would be good in the jewelry to accessorize the bikini, maillot, or yukata, purrticularly as the purretty Winter styles of the swim wear purremier in the island's riverwalk boutiques, nya!
Among the month's festive observations are Culture Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Tori No Ichi, and Daitosai, nya! Our island's local events include the Chrysanthemum Purrade, Maple Matsuri, our library's Autumnal literary purrojects, post-season beach volleyball camp, belly dance, surfing, kyudo & angling tournyaments. nya! We purrdict the fishing lines will be taut with the yummy bumpurr crop of the Croakers, Groupurrs, Mahi, Mackerels, Marlins, Snappurrs, Stripurrs, Yellowfins and Blackfins, nya!
There are several mew additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!
For those who are here for the first time, the mewseum's galleries 1-6 display illustrations and 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, a gallery's most recent pics will be in the lowermost row of the small cropped "thumbnail" portions, and you have to click on the "thumbnails" to see the full pics, nya!
Nyow in Gallery 6
is Mike’s pic of the "Cordial Concierges" at the Catgirl Island Visitors Center, nya! From left to right in the indoor atrium brook of the amphibiously accessible visitors center are Nao the faerie purrched upon the plant, Angi the mermaid with the Angel Fish tail, Jesi the catgirl in the Green bikini, Gina the faerie with the Imperial Moth-like wings, Eiko the faerie with the clear wings, Kai the catgirl in the cropped tank top, Ciana the mermaid with the Red Drum tail, and Tia the faerie with the Luna Moth-like wings, nya!
They are the senior concierges, who are referred to as "Senpai" by their purrt-time appurrentices who are referred to as "Kohai", nya! The Kohai are not pictured here, but eventually they will pose for a group pic too, nya! All of the concierges are very informative, friendly, multilingual, local folks who purroject much southern hospurrtality and aloha spurrit, and are often among the first repurrsentatives of the island who many new visitors might meet, nya! The illustration's medium was an inked, pencil drawing that was digitally colored with Photoshop CS2 and a mouse, nya!
Nextly in Gallery 6 is "Cat-Women of the Moon: 1953!" which is Mike's Black & White fan art in homage to the 1953 science fiction film Cat-Women of the Moon, nya! The movie was written by Roy Hamilton, directed by Arthur Hilton, purrduced by Jack Rabin & Al Zimbalist, and the plot purrtains to the 5 astronauts in the atomic rocket who meet the huge, horned spiders and the 7 supurr Cat-Women who despurrately need to escape to The Earth, because their ancient city in the hollow Moon is losing air, nya! Mike used Photoshop CS2 and the mouse to create the illustration, nya!
Nextly are the Black & White pencil sketch and the color Photoshop CS2 & mouse rendering of Mike's fan art of Marvel Comics' Tigra to commemorate her 40th Anniversary, nya! She first appurred in Giant-Size Creatures #1, which was published in 1974, the year of the Tiger, nya! Purrior to that, she was an ordinary human named Greer Grant Nelson, who became the costumed crime fighter known as The Cat in her 1972 comic book The Claws of the Cat, but that changed just two years later when she and her friend Dr. Joanne Turmolo got captured by the evil Hydra group, nya!
That tale also starred Jack Russlle the Werewolf, nya! Dr. Turmolo used her own secret ancestral magickal cat people ritual to transform Greer into Tigra the were- tiger woman, who then escaped to sink her claws into those Hydra agents, nya! Since then, Tigra has appurred in many comic books, in her solo purrowls, team ups with other heroes, as a member of The Avengers and other groups, a purrofessor at the Avengers Academy, the girlfriend of Dr. Henry Pym, and mommy of William the cute widdle kitten boy, nya! We hope that y'all will enjoy Mike's illustrations of her, nya!
was among our guests for the May 2008 Mew, and we have quite the few illustrations of characters in our mewseum such as Alexandra, Talia, Marie & Haruna, and nyow we are pleased to include Mike's two illustrations of "Detective Sakurada", nya! In Jeff's online tale of "A Question of Faith", which was inspired by Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon series, Detective Junko Sakurada of the Keishicho (Tokyo Metropolitan Police) was among the heroines who investigated the suspicious cult, the criminals, the terrorists, and the youma, nya!
Junko is a smart, tough, strong and attractive detective, but she has suffered the sad purrsonal losses such as her late fiance who was a fellow detective, and she is not fond of the vigilante types, including the heroic Sailor Scouts, nya! If Junko's name sounds familiar, that is because she was named after the legendary Japanese singer / actress, because Jeff is a fan of Japanese female vocalists and pop stars, nya! By the way, Jeff' has a fan site Pink Lady America http://www.pinkladyamerica.com
which is dedicated to the duo of Mie & Kei who are known as Pink Lady, nya!
It is also time for the November 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 fun topics, review stuff such as cinema, TV, mewsic, books, comics & manga, games, toys, cosplay, cons, and occasionally intermew the special guests, nya! This month, Mike and The Ladies of The Mew discuss what their costumes and other festive purrsuits for Halloween, their favorite films of '44, and this month's Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight, nya!
The comic book & manga mewsings include reviews of, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #24, My Little Pony Friends Forever #10, Hero Cats #2, the Hero Cats / Princeless: Halloween Comics Fest issue, Angel & Faith Season 10 #7, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #8, and Strike Witches 1937: The Fuso Sea Incident vol. 2, nya! There are magazine mewsings & purriodicals purrings too, such as favorite recent fish photos and other appurrtizing images, and favorite recent covers which are graced by inspurrational celebrities, nya!
The DVD & movie mewsings include reviews of Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, Danger Dolls, and Batman: Assault on Arkham, nya! The collectible & toy topics include the DC Comics Multiverse Catwoman action figure, the Marvel Legends Infinity Series Storm action figure, the Star Wars Black Series Mara Jade action figure, the Star Wars Black Series Toryn Farr action figure, and the Transformers Generations Windblade action figure, nya! Lastly, these are topped off by an intermew with special guest, author Sharon Williams, nya!
Sharon's fantasy tales star young heroines who bravely fight the monsters, disasters & villains, with the bit of romance along the way, nya! Her Sirius site
purrtains to the Sailor Sirius "fan senshi" fiction inspired by Sailor Moon, and her original tales of Dark Fires of Cyphyrus and Osiris Rising; whilst her gallery at Deviantart
includes her original tales of An Angel's Prayer, Okami No Hime and Legacy of the Gods; and both sites have illustrations of her characters by various artists, 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!
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!
- your friendly neighborhood concierges at Catgirl Island Visitors Center, nya!
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