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Apurril 2024 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The Apurril 2024 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!
It is the Year of the Dragon, the 17th Anniversary of The Mew,
and the 24th Anniversary of Catgirl Island’s web site, nyan!
in this edition of The Mew:
The Lightning Round Topic: Our favorite Films of 1974
Other Movie Mewsings:
Dune: Part Two
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Comics and Manga Mewsings:
Vampire Princess Violet Story
Violet: Princess of the High-Throne #1
Scary Powerful: Women of Horror Planet
Flying Witch manga vol. 12
The Latest Additions to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
more photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers
“Punkachu” cosplay by Alexcia Reynolds
“Krilesmile” by Misty Hopkins
“Stormy” by Rvkh Brogden
“Stormy” by Jamie
“Zara Redux”, Mara Shinoh”, “Sam” and “Venti” by Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers Tee shirt and Teal cargo shorts): Aloha y’all and welcome to The Mew, our monthly “show” in which we review and discuss fun stuff! This month’s Mew comes from beautiful downtown Purrbank in Catgirl Island NC, where it’s 75 degrees under the Blue sky full of puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and now to put the purr in Apurril, here are The Ladies of The Mew!
(a.k.a. Vonny the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nyan!
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college senior, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nyan!
(Tara-chan’s fiance, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Jaguar purrint bandeau top bikini): Konnichiwa!
(a.k.a. Jen-sensei, Trini-chan’s meowntor, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.

Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, headbanger, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Puma purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha

a.k.a. Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain and massage spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Asiatic Lion purrint flounced bikini): Hola!

(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer and massage spa co-owner w

earing the Eurasian Lynx purrint ring-closure bikini an an orchid lei):

(a.k.a. Nya-sensei the MewJutsu meowrtial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Siberian Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and boy shorts): Howdy

(the art mewseum co-curator, beach volleyball champion bunny girl and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunny girl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!

(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & Bunnii’s beach volleyball purrtner catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nyan!

(a.k.a. Mie-sensei, the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre repurrtory company’s director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!

(a.k.a. Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritime history catgirl wearing the Snow Leopurrd purrint micro bikini and open-front cover up): Whassup?
(paw note: “Nyan” is the Japanese word for “meow”, which some but not all catgirls vocalize, purrticularly in the NC OBX Catspeak dialect, whereas Mielikki retains the Val Speak dialect from her younger years in California, fur shur, nyan!)
For profiles and illustrations of The Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com/meet-the-critics/! Ah, we’ve got a big group and a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead a jump right into this month’s movie mewings with the
Lightning Round Topic: our favorite films of 1974!
Mie-sensei is  going to start, so are y’all ready too“ conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
Hai! Lightning Round- go, nyan!

I will nominate Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones, That’s Entertainment, Phantom of the Paradise, and The Year Without a Santa Claus, fur shur! (tags Petra with a flit of the wing)

Heehee! I will nominate The Godfather Part II, Chinatown, The Conversation, and Harry and Tonto, nyan! (tags Bunnii with a brush of the tail)
The Godfather Part II, Chinatown, Day for Night, The Sugarland Express, and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! (tags Elizabeth to go next)
The Longest Yard, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore! (tail-tags her wife)
Murder on the Orient Express, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The Parallax View, and The Odessa File! (tags Nyanko)
The Man with the Golden Gun, The Towering Inferno, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Mr. Majestyk, McQ, and Death Wish! (tags Jeannie)
Herbie Rides Again, Dark Star, The Questor Tapes, and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Myayr’s turn. (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Satanic Rites of Dracula, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, and Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter! (tags Tara-chan)
I want… I want to nominate Little House on the Prairie, Where the Lilies Bloom, Where the Red Fern Grows  and  – and Phase IV, nyan!  Onee-chan’s turn, nyan! (tags her sister)
The Man with the Golden Gun, The Land That Time Forgot, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, and Young Frankenstein, nyan! (tags the kitsune)
Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance, Female Ninja Magic: 100 Trampled Flowers, Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics, and Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode.  (tags Ilyana)
The Godfather Part II, The Longest Yard, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, The Land That Time Forgot, and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad. Back to Mike!
Oh, I gotta go with The Godfather Part II, The Man with the Golden Gun, Young Frankenstein, and Satanic Rites of Dracula! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round, and now here is Jen-sensei to continue our movie topic, with her review of
Dune: Part Two!
Hai. Directed, purrduced and co-written by Denis Villeneuve, Dune: Part Two continues the latest and best cinematic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s legendary science fiction novel Dune, in which the main charcater Paul Atreides ascends politically and rather messianically amongst the indiginous Fremen people of the planet Arrakis who battle the army of the evil Baron Harkonnen who wishes to control the planet’s endemic ultimate intergalactic commodity known as Spice.
The excellent cast includes Timothee Chalamet as Paul, Zendaya as his new girlfriend Chani; Souheila Yacoub as her friend Shishakli; Rebecca Ferguson as Paul’s mom Lady Jessica of the Bene Gesserit sisterhood; Javier Bardem as Stilgar, leader of the Fremen; Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, the general of Paul’s murdered father; Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Harkonnen; Dave Bautista as his malicious nephew Rabban; Austin Butler as the Baron’s vicious heir Feyd-Rautha…
… Christopher Walken as Shadda the galactic emperor;  Florence Pugh as his daughter Purrincess Irulan; Lea Seydoux as Margot the emperor’s Bene Gesserit advisor; Charlotte Rampling as Helen the  Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Paul’s unborn sister Alia. I loved the plot, the acting, stunt choreography,, direction, cinemeowtography, purrduction design, costumes, hair & make-up, sets, locations, mewsic,  sound design, editing and the FX.
Thusly I will give Dune: Paty tweo the high purrasise; and if I have any slight quibble, it is that even though  Dune: Part One (2021) was 155 meownutes long and that Part Two is 166 meownuts long, they both seem the bit too short, but they are nonetheless quite sumptuously, captiviating, seriously epic meowsterpieces which I saw meowtiple times apiece at the theater, and Ilook forward to the Blu-ray release. I am done, so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Nya-sensei for her review of
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.
Arigato! A sequel to Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), and Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) whuch disregards the 2016 Ghjostbusters remake, Frozen Empire was directed & co-written by Gil Kenan, and it is like the big family reunion! It stars Paul Rudd as Gary Grooberson, Carrie Coon as Callie Spengler, Finn Wolfhard as Trevor Spengler, and especially Mckenna Grace as Phoebe Spengler! Also returning are:
Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Ray Stantz, Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman, Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore, Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz, William Atherton as Walter Peck, Celeste O’Connor as Lucky Domingo, and Logan Kim as Podcast. They are joined by newcomers Kumail Nanjiani as Nadeem Razmaadi, Patton Oswalt as Dr. Hubert Wartzki, James Acaster as Dr. Lars Pinfield, and Emily Alyn Lind as Melody the ghost!

This time the big bad threat is the evil god Garraka, but if that was not dire enough, there are other appurritions aplenty, such as a ghost dragon, the marshmellow minis, Slimer, and The Possessor! The great FX and stunts are ample in not just the many thrilling action scenes, but it the quieter poignant  moments. This movie has the good balance of action, comedy, scares, nostalgia, character development and myth building!

Although it is sadi that Harolid Ramis  (who opurrtrayed Dr. Egon Spiengler) is no longer with us (physically, anyway) we are loucky that he was succeed by his daughter Callie and his gradchildren Phoebe and Trevor in Afterlife and Frozen Empire.The 1984 movie is still my favorite, with Afterlife  and Frozen Empire dueling for 2nd place. Speaking of Empires, nyow here is Ilyana-sensei to offer her review of
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire! 
Hai! The past year or so has been the delightful time for Godzilla fans, between Godzilla Minus One, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, and this movie sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong ! It seems more like a Kong movie starring Kong and his human friends, co-starring Godzilla, with appurrances by lots of other titans / giant monsters, but I would rather rot not spoil certain surpurrised by identify those other monsters.
In addition to Kong and Godzilla, the great returning cast meowmbers include Rebecca Hall as the Monarch Company’s Kong expurrt Dr. Ilene Andrews, Kaylee Hottle as her adopted daughter Jia who is believed to be the last survivor of Skull Ilsand’s Iwi Tribe; and Brian Tyree Henry as Bernie Hayes the former cyberneticist turned pod-casting conspurracy theorist.
They are joined by Dan Stevens as Trappurr the dai-kaiju veterenarian for a rousing adventure to investigate a monstrous mystery in The Hollow Earth! It is a lot of thrilling fun, but I do have some quibbles. The movie seemed rushed and too short; it has annoying cinematic techniques such as snap-zooms & slow meowtion speed-ramping; and inappurropurriate use of songs as part of the movie’s soundtrack.
However there is much to like about Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, such as the spectacular cast, sets, locations, creature & mecha designs, visual FX, the original score, sound, cinematography, human & titan character developments, some nice surpurrises, and much monsterverse myth-building. That is all of our mewvie mewsings, and nyow here are Becca and Lizzy to purrsent our
Catgirl & Kemonomimi Celebrity Spotlight!
Arigato! in this portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume, therianthropes, monster girls, and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies and monster girls! Fur-thermore, there are those who might not actually have the beasty DNA, but might have the spurrit, cat-titude or clothing of the animal theme, who we will broadly consider as the “honorary kemonomimi”! 
You know, this year is the 50th annioversart of the Space Battleship Yamato anime TV series! In its 15th epurrsode, the ship visited the planet Beemera whihc was popul;ated by the bee people, who were rebwelling against their Queen because of the rather Soylent Greenish pact she made with the Gamila Empire. She was the rather astunning visiion in Red & Black, with the slender willowy physique and the lush flowy ankle-lengtht Black hair!
Myayr recently introduced me to the joy that is the mewsic of the HARD rock band Zebra  whihc was formed in New Orleans in 1975!  Released in 1983, ther fist album has he awesome song “Tell Me What You Want” in which the band encounters the sexy fierce lass in the zebra stripe leotard and high heels! We do not know the name of that actress, but we will consider her as the honorary Shimauma musume
(zebra girl)!
We have also recently discovered the comic books published by Interbweb Comics and its impurrints such as TransformFan and MonsterGirlFan Comics! We started with The Cats Came Back in which the human girl Cat transformed into the catgirl. The purroduct lines include the diverse cast of anthropurrmorphic and monster girls of various species, such as Maise the catgirl, Snowfall th catgierl, Legs the birdgirl, Bregwyn the dragon girl, Lysanda the centaur, Alice the slime girl, Jane the mouse girl, Feuicia the demon giirl Cetea the sea monster, and many other kemonomimi!
Those titles which beautful and sexy, but are mature and not for the widdle kitties! many titles include The Highland Wildcat, The Adventures of Bregwyn Firehide, Unitaur, Owlbear Hugs, Space Slimes, The Treasure Trove of Captain Nox, In the Swine of Duty, Swipe Left for Lust, The Fast and Furry Us, Mon Con, Dragon’s Captive, Slime Infection, Humanimal Farm, The Hive ,In the Court of the Ivory Throne, Voodoo Bears, The Bova Conspiracy, Punish Me Pretty, Reformation, X-Change, A Change of Thrones, Something Blue, McDowell Farm, Area 52, and Lost in The Woods! 
We will consider actress Diane Lane as an honorary catgirl, for her cute meowing to top off her quizing with actress Naomi Watts who costars with her in the Truman Capote vs The Swans TV series! The quizzing and brief meowing can be seen in Harper’s Bazarr’s “All About Me” video on Facebook!
We wish to include MSNBC’s legal consultant Lisa Rubin wore the gorgeous giraffe-purrint blouse on March 15th when she appurred on Andrea Mitchell and Chris Jansing TV show, so for that fine fauna fashion choice, we will consider her as the honorary kirin musume (giraffe girl)!
Lastly but nor leastly, we will also include MSNBC’s Ana Cabrera anchor journalist as an honorary nekomimi, who wore the lovely leopurrd purrint top during her Wednesday Apurril 3rd TVshow (epurrsode 69)! That will conclude this months Catgirl & Kemonomimi  Celebrity Spotlight, and nyow here isTara0chanto tell us about
WhatTheHell?! Con 2024!
WhatTheHell?! Con is fun widdle convention orchestrated by the good folks of the Yachting Club at lovely Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, nyan! Except for 2020 and 2023, it has been going  for the past 17 or 18 years, and – amd this year it was in the college’s Duke building on he beautiful weekend of Friday and – and Saturday March 15th and – and 16th, nyan! 
The info desk and tee shirt purrinting were outdoors by the main entrance, whilst indoors in five classrooms were the artist alley, movie room, video game room, board game room, and – and the auction (to benefit the Child’s Play charity), nyan! This was Mike’s 14th time there, and – and he had table in the room with other artists Marshall Lakes, Sam Moore and – and author/ purrofessor Randall Hayes, nyan!
There were not a lot of people there, but it was great to see some familiar faces, including our artist friend Meesha DJ Walker and to meet the swell younger members of the Yachting Club, nyan! By they way, there is no yacht, they just whimsically call themselves that, nyan! The very diverse club is dedicated to all thingy geeky and otaku, nyan!
We got the  spiffy new con tee shirt, traded and- and  purrchased with Sam and – and Marshall for some of their purretty purrints, and – and purrchased a few of Marshall’s graphic novels, nyan! Otherwise, Mike mostly chatted with folks in the artist alley, the auction room, and – and out front, nyan! We wish to thank the college, the club and the artist, who we hope to see again next year, nyan! That will conclude the con report and – and nyow here is Myayro start our
comics and manga mewsings, with her review of 
Marshall Lakes’ Horror Planet publications, nyan!
Mary Nyan:
Hai! Not only is Marshall Lakes https://marshalllakes.com  a great artist, but he is a writer and publisher too, what with his “Horror Planet” mythos, on a world wherein magick and other purranormal stuff is the norm, but most technology is forbidden and banned. Well, we eagerly purrchased three of his 8.5×11”, full color 24 page comic books which I would like to discuss!
“Vampire Princess Violet Story“ introduces the titular vampire character and her demon doggy Bosco! Violet is the very sexy, beautiful, powerful, confident, deadly daughter of the King & Queen. She has a lean lithe Orangey skin with an Aqua-colored mohawk coiffure, darker bat-like wings on her arms, and wears little more than a very sklimpy bikini of a sort, mew la la!
The graphic narrative format of the sequential art are full-page pics with her (mostly internal) dialogue. That first tale is a slice-of-life, night in the life – or should that be undead?- outing as she and Bossco enjoy a playful night flight, until they descend to the ground to fang their human breakfast. She is wearing a strapless bikini top and a sideless loin cloth!
Violet: Princess of the High-Throne #1 ’s tale of “Violet and the Terror of the Techno Goblins! in which she is barely clad in a scalloped, strapless, sideless bikini! While enjoying another nightly flight, she is ambushed by goblins wearing jet packs who capture her in a silver-lined bag andimpurrison  her in their deep mountain cavern lair… until Bosco frees her from the cage!
This’un has more dialogue between her and other characters. I should not spoil the rather ironic ending, but i will meowrely note that she is quite the fiercely sensual sight as she fights and dances! The 3rd book I have is “Scary Powerful: Women of Horror Planet”, which is a collection of pin-up illustrations of Marshall’s various supurrnatural femme fatales!
It is a collection of scantily-clad vampires, demons, devas, monks, witched and warrior women of various physiques, colors, ethnicities and species with stuff such as blades, brooms, spells and spirits! It is quite delightfu,l and I am purrticularly intrigued by the asian lass with the mystical dragon tattoos! I am done, and nyow here is Mie-sensei to discuss
Flying Witch manga vol. 12!
Arigatou! So like, Flying Witch by Chihiro Ishizuka is the totally charming slice – of – life manga of the teenage novice witch Makoto Kowata & her cat Chito who have moved from Kanagawa to her relatives’ the Kuramoto family’s lovely mansion in the rural town of Aomori, Japan for her witchy studies! Other recurring characters include—
Makoto’s older sister Akane and her familiar cat Kenny, their mentor Akira, cousins Kei & Chinatsu (a cute aspiring witch), their mom Nana & dad Keiji, Inukai the fortune teller were-dog & her hamster Ai, Ms. Shiina the cafe owner, her daughter Anzu and owlfamliar  Ororu, Hina the waitress ghost, Makoto’s senpai Sayo, Kei’s classmate Nao…
… Beachy the widdle yokai, Makoto & Akane’s mom, dad, friends Miko, Yayoi & Cantera, Tomoe the cloth witch, and her snake familar Mingming! So like, while we are introduced to more and more of the meowgickal characters and phenomenon, we are also exposed to the family’s farming, gardening, foraging and cooking acumen, fur shur!
Vol.12 was published in English by Vertical Comics, translated by Melissa Tanaka & edited by Alexandra McCullough-Garcia, with the production by Grace Lu, Pei Ann Yeap & Hiroko Mizuno. Priced $19.95 in the US & $11.95 in Canada, its 176 Black & White pages have chapters 68-73, all sammiched betwixt the color cover art!
Vol. 12 begins in late Summer with Akane being reprimanded by the Witch Council due to her time spell, so to atone for this she is sent on a mission to Tibet to secure ancient artifacts. Kenny, Inukai, Ai, Tomoe and Mingming  accompany her, but to reach the vault they have to contend with the giant stone golem and Paotrick the sentient pot!
They also meet some of Akane’s old friends at a nearby village! Meanwhile back in Aomori, Mako makes a very special custom magickal robe for her friend Kazuno, with some unintended consquences as the
Kuramoto family worries about an approaching storm. When Akane’s group returns from Tibet, her next difficult task is learning how to use a new smart phone!
She uploads cute photos of Chito and Kenney to the internet, but soon learns of the Gremlins who ensure that no magickal secrets are posted. Their mystical associate the Harbinger of Autumn and their wolf TenTen visit and invite the  gang to the Sukayu Rotemburo, for a delightful stress-free time in the huge mixed-gender onsen, as preparations  begin for the Fall!
Chapter 73 has more [tastetful] nudity than all previous chapters combined!  As usual, the character & scenic art is gorgeous, the plots are quite amusing & captivating, and the pace is pleasantly leaisurely,  so I will give it the grade of an “A” as in Akane! I That is all of our comics & manga mewsings, so now here are Petra, Bunnii, Vonny & Trini-chan to present the latest
additions to the Catgirl island Mewseum of Art, fur shur!
Arigato, nyan! For those who are new to here, Galleries 1-8 display the images by our purrducer Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purrmissions; and Mike’s collaborations with other artists are throughout the mewseum, nyan! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click on those to see the full images, nyan! 
Some of the images are sexy, and might even depict artistic nudity, but none are hentai or porn, nyan! We should also meowntion that none of the content at Catgirl Island is purrmitted for A.I. purrposes, nyan!
This month into Gallery Five  https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery5.html we have added illustrations by Mike, and in Guest Gallery Three http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest3.html we have added new imagery by Misty Hopkins  https://kranberrijam.blogspot.comAlexcia Reynolds https://linktr.ee/alexciareynolds, Rvkh Brogden http://www.rvkhart.comour webmeowster Jamieand more photos of Crissy Volpe http://www.crimsonskycreations.com/bloodsweatandglitter by various photographers, nyan!
Firstly we are purroud to pursent “Krile” by Misty, who used Krita for this illustration of Krile  who is a friend’s Pictomancer character in the Final Fantasy XIV video game, and looks so  peppy, happy  cute and stylish in the kemonomimi hoody, nyan!
Then we are ecstatic to exhibit more photos of Alexcia Reynolds’’s Punk-achu Costume”Based on Pokemon, Punkachu is her cute punk version of Pikachu with a pink meowhawk! To see more of Pokemon fan art and fiction by Alexcia and friends, please visit her web site Pokemon Amber http://pkmn.is-great.org!
Then we hare “Stormy” by Rvkh, who used Procreate with the Apple Pencil upon her Apple Ipad for this pic of her original character Ryane who is a mysterious angel who keeps to herself and eludes gazing eyes most of the time! There is a 1.5 meownute time-lapse art purrocess video for this illustration at Rvkh’s Youtube channel https://youtu.be/aTgujDBtg9c!

Nextly is “Stormy“ by Jamie who used Photoshop, Corel Painter, and the graphics tablet for this latest lovely image of his original character

Chelsea Urania Kate Chattan, who is the heroic witchy coastal Carolina human were-pantheress and the mane purrotagonist o fhis urban fantasy webcomic Clan of the Cats http://clanofthecats.com!

Jamie and Rvkh’s illustrations were done as storm – themed purrompt for the meowmbers of the Starry Eyed Artist Collective at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Starryeyedartistcollective, nyan!  Nextly we are delighted to display four more collages of Crissy Volpe, and each collage is compurrised of four photos by various photographers, nyan!
The 1st collage includes MadMister Smiley’s 29 June, 2006 photo of Crissy with the makeup and outfit inspired by Kevyn Aucion’s “The Biba” makeup tutorial; Naci Tuzcuoglu’s photo of Crissy as Marvel’s Natasha Romanoff / the Black Widow wearing the wig by Arda-Wigs and the licensed costume at Big Apple Comic Con 2018; PopeCerebus’ photo of Crissy wearing off-the shelf garments & accessories as Final Fantasy VII’s Tifa Lockheart at Otakon 2012; and then the quartet is topped off by the photo of Crissy is as The Addams Family’s Wednesday Addams, nyan!
The 2nd collage includes David Ng’s photo of Crissy at Otakon 2023 as (Ursula disguised as) Vanessa of The Little Mermaid, wearing the costume (which she altered) by fhfhgf30; Otis casey’s photo of Crissy atNew York Comic Con 2012  as Streetfighter II’s Chun Li in the costume made by Jenybean(?); Lynna’s photo of Crissy as Sailor Witch Mars at Otakon 2023 in the costume desighed by jaqirabbit and made by Alyce; and MadMisterSmiley’s photo of Crissy at Otakon 2023 in the green elegant gothic lolita Dress made by Momosfairytaleworld, nyan!
The 3rd collage includesTony K’s photo of Crissy in the licensed costume as Batgirl at the New York Comic Con 2011 with some 2023 photoshopping by Mike; Night Life Cosplay / Photography’s photo of Crissy at Otakon 2012 as Sailor Moon’s Hino Rei / Sailor Mars in a sailor suit made by Avian Firefly with certain store-bought items; David Ng’s 17 June, 2017 photo of Crissy as Sailor Mars  in the Millennium Ball Gown made by Setsuna Kou; and Steph’s photo of Crissy as Fruits Basket’s Tohru Honda at Nan Desu Kan 2010 in the winter school uniform made by Milanoo with alterations by Patti & Steph, nyan!
The 4th collage includes Eurobeat King’s photo of Crissy at Otakon 2011 as Fruits Basket’s Tohru Honda in the winter school uniform made by Milanoo with alterations by Patti & Steph; David Ng’s photo of Crissy at Otakon 2011 as Fruits Basket’s Saki Hanajima in the winter school uniform made by Milanoo with alterations by Patti & Steph; David Ng’s photo of Crissy at Otakon 2015 as Hino Rei in the Fruit Maid (from the fourth Sailor Moon artbook) costume made by Avian Firefly; and Eurobeat King’s 2011 photo of Crissy as Super Mario Brothers’ Purrincess Daisy in the costume made by Patti & Steph, nyan!
Now we will introduce Mike’s latest four pics! “Zara Redux”is Mike’s pairing of his older and revised Photoshop and Mouse pics of Zara, who was a singer, spy and underground fighter with telekinetic powerrs and the snarky, bubbly, charming purrsonality in the Star Wars fan fic by our artist / cosplayer friend Tonomurabix! The original 2005 version is on the left and the revised / nekomimi 2024 version is on the left!
“Ao Pen No Nekomusume” is Japanese for “The Blue Ballpoint Pen Catgirl”, which in this casde is Mike’s pic of our friend Mara-shi’noh who is a Hot Salsa and Kizomba dance teacher, a wife. mom, and grrrandmom, depicted here lounging upon the pillows in her bandeau bikini!, mew la la! Her daughter Peppurr-Minta is running for the mayoral re-election this year!
Mike used the Derwent pencil, Sakura Micron pens, Faber Castell colored pencils & Copic meowrkers for the next two sketches which were commeowssioned at WhatTheHell?! Con. “Sam” is the sketch of – and for- Sam Moore, who was one of the artists at the con! “Venti” is fan art of the character from the Genshin Impact video game, which was done for the yachting Club’s Commeowdore Jordan! So, what di y’akll think of the art?
The cat lady sings

Alexcia is quite purrolific in her diverse skills, That Punk-achu costume keeps purrogressing quite impurressively.

Hai hai! I think that. Misty’s Krile pic has such the lovely expurression, pose, and cgarment  details!

Rayne might be rather elusively purrivate, but in that pic she seems quite vivaciously alluring and majestic!


It is wonderful to see the new pic of Chelsea. I wonder if she is merely watching the storm or if she coonjured it!

Gosh, I cannot beloieve that it has been almost 20 years since that original Zara pic!

I cannot believe that Mara-Shino might soon be the grrreat-grrrandmother, nyan!

It’s great to see more beautiful photos of Crissy in such great costumes!

She is like totally photogenic and charismatic no matter what the style or attire, fur shur!

Venti’s costume is quite elegantly ornate with the intricate embroidery and – and the floral accents, nyna!

I purrticularly like the widdle edtails of Sams attire such as the tattoos, the piercings, and the hair ombre.

Mary Nyan:

Gosh, it is almost time for our AfterMew Luau, so that will do it for this edition of The Mew!

We wish to thank all of the amazingly talented people whose works we have discussed!

We also thank our other friends, families, acquaintances and our audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nyan!
Well be back next month with the May edition of The Mew! Be there aloha!

The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew, until we eat again! Baibai, nyan!