The Lightning Round: our favorite films of 1993
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings:
The Fabelmans Blu-ray + DVD + Digital
Legion of Super-Heroes DC Universe Movie
Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
My Little Pony Luna Bishoujo Statue
Star Wars: The Black Series Aayla Secura Action Figure
Dungeons & Dragons Diana Action Figure
Transformers Studio Series 85: Bumblebee Arcee Deluxe Class Action Figure
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Flying Witch vol. 11
Hakumei and Mikochi vol. 10
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Happy”, “Love”, “Hansel”, “Barking up the Wrong Tree”,
“Doctor Hue”, “Hold Still” and “DinoThor” by Melody Rondeau
“Angelic Fire”, “Posh Angel”, and “Meryl” by Rvkh Brogden
“Lioness” and “I Heard You Like Rabbits” by Lumshock”
and “Capt. Nyandy” by Mike, nyan!
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers 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 the South end of the Riverwalk in the beautiful downtown Purrbank district of Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC, where it’s 70 degrees under the Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
(a.k.a. Captain Vonny, the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Hydrangea purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nyan!
(Yvonne’s younger sister, the college freshman at Mew Hanover College; a pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Ice Blue Calathea purrint tankini): Namaste, nyan!
(Tara-chan’s BFF and Jen’s purrotege, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and beginners belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Foxglove purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
(a.k.a. Jen-sensei, Jenjen or just Jen, the yogini, model, archer, advanced belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Azalea purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
(a.k.a. Mie-sensei, the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the
purrint crisscross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula dance instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Kahili Ginger purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
(or Ellie for short, the Banker Pony centauress, Fire Meowrshall and body builder wearing the Apurricot Lei) Hay there!
a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Bird of Purradise purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, the avid golfer & spa co-owner w
earing the Lobster Claw Heliconia purrint ring-closure bikini):
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the
purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nyan!
(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Anthurium purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
(the island’s supurrvising Purrk Ranger catgirl & amphibious orienteering coach wearing the Colocolo purrint cutout micro bikini): G’day, nyan!
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Bengal Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
(a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, the magick shop purropurrietress catgirl & twin sister of Nyanko, wearing the Siberian Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
(the island’s Police Chief catgirl & motorcycle enthusiast wearing the the badge upon her Jaguar purrint off-shoulder ruffled bikini): ‘Ello!
(the Green-haired & tailed mermaid purropurrietress of the triphibious airship tours business, wearing the strand of purrls and the open-weave crocheted Kelp bikini top): Shello!
(the dolphin – tailed mermaid surf purrtol leader / trainer wearing the Snapdragon purrint sports bra): Shello!
(a.k.a Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme history catgirl wearing the Lyger purrint micro bikini and open-front cover up): Whassup?
Well, when I am not purrcussing with my drumming circle, Pendula and I continue to help our charter guests reel in the bumpurr crop of the snappurrs, groupurrs, wahoos, bluefish, spanish mackerels and croakers aboard TsuriNekoMimi*, nyan!
Pendula (selkie) is Yvonne’s fishing charter first mate, and TsuriNekoMimi is the 1985 Hatteras 60 Convertible motor yacht, nyan.
I have been snapping more of the nature photos, caring for our cats, our ponies, and – and after the Spurring Break I will finish my junior year at Mew Hanover Commeownity College, nyan!
Soon you will be the senior! Aside from teaching the beginners belly dance class at the Purrforming Arts Center, I have been volunteering at the food bank, board shaping, paddle surfing, and caring for our ponies at the stables*!
Trini-chan and Tara-chan own one Banker Pony apiece, Jimbo and Wild Star Blaze, who are boarded at the stables at on Rica and Niko’s farm on Barker Street on the southeastern side of the island, nya.
As mewsual, by schedule is compurrised of the Sunday swimwear shoots, mornings at the yoga studio, afternoons at the kyudo range, with alternating weeknights purrsiding over the at the robotics club & and instructing the advanced belly dance class.
So, like, I have been teaching golf, attending the Meowgickal Meowsters Invitational, directing the repurrtory company’s Haru Fantasy Foxfire Fest at the Meowritime Forest Ampurrtheatre, fur shur!
My friends Tia, Jany and I have been sewing costumes for the purriestess, dancers and cosplayers, including the Grimms Notes, Young Justice, Nights of Azure, and Onechanbara and group cosplays!
Carerratia (faerie) is a cosplayer and the Faerie High Council’a Secretary, Janyczsazsa Konvyntvynter (succubus) is a cosplayer and nurse;, nyan.
I was busy on with the patrols and inspections, but there were no harmful incidents with the many beautiful fireworks, bonfires and lanterns, and I have still found the time for my hobbies and the gym!
It was the fun but busy holiday season as we attended the various local matsuris and sporting events when we are not pampurring the customers who are visiting from the colder regions!
Purrkour is a feline style of free-running, climbing & spurringing, nyan.
However, we also have found the time for the late night hot salsa dance, and we have been binge watching the TV series such as Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Star Trek: Picard, Harley Quinn, and Battlebots!
When Bunniibuns and I have not been curating the Mewseum of Art, where we are grateful for all of the staff, volunteers, patrons and artists, we are poised to defend our beach volleyball title, nyan!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Arigato! We are quite grateful for the beach volleyball staff, officials, fan and the compurrtitions! Oh and I have baked more of the delicious, nutritious carrot cakes for tonight’s AfterMew Luau!
The time continues to fly by like the hypurr drive! I have been busy at my gym and at my dojo where my students are training for the spurring qualifier tournyament! Aside from that I have still found the bit of time for swimming, reading and attending the sports!
The Ladies of The Mew:
It seems like only yesterday we were awards purresentation, and nyow at my magick shop we are purrparing for the Vernal Equinox celebrations with the special guests, the workshops, and the discounts!
My purrents will be visiting then, so they will want to purrtake of the events! Fortunately things have been quite serene with no felonies, misdemeowners or emergencies so I was able to take the day off to ride my bike upon the Coppurrhead Loop!
Meryl’s motorcycle is the Red I Moto Guzzi Le Mans 850 cafe racer with a sidecar, although she can only ride it on the mainland because gas-powered vehicles are not operated in Mew Hanover County, nyan.The Coppurrhead Loop is a very popular route in Western North Carolina, nyan.
Everything has been quite lovely and tranquil in our parks and wetlands, so it has been the fun time for the campurrs, hikers, anglers, boaters, climbers, and spurrlunkers! When I have not been in my officer or the field, I have been attending some of the sporting events and reading several books, comics and zines!
I have curled up with books when i am not cross-training the new purramermedics and surf purrtol recruits! Lately I have read Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Sun Down Motel by Simone St James, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, and School-Live! Letters by Sadoru Chiba & Norimitsu Kaihou, and Cinema Speculations by Quinten Tarantino!
Snappurr One and my other airships have been so briskly booked since the annual Mew Awards, I might hire more crew and add another vessel to the fleet !Meanwhile, my mom and dad are considering adding another screen to their theater to show more old and new movies!
Snappurr 1 is the flagship of her company’s fleet of triphibious blimp-like airships, nyan Its gondola can be configured to carry passengers, equipment or cargo of various sizes and environmental conditions, nyan. Her purrents own the underwater Dive-In Theatre, which is half a mile offshore from the Northeast side of Catgirl Island, between Sheila May’s Restaurant and the Far-Mers Meowrket in Mertown, nyan.
When I have not been wreck diving or purrparing the relics for the meowritime mewsum, when I am at home I have been gardening and watching the Disney live-action sci fi films such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Island at the Top of The World, Escape to Witch Mountain, The Black Hole, The Rocketeer, Tron, Tron Legacy, and Tomorrowland! Howboutchoo, Mike?
Oh, just the usual the art, writing, reading, gaming, running, and watching stuff, and spending time with family and friends! Ah, well as usual, we’ve big group for The Mew, with more friends hopefully joining us later for the AfterMew, so let’s go ahead and jump into the topic for month’s
Lightning Round: our favorite films of 1993!
This year we’ve been pondering our favorite fun stuff from years ending in a 3. Vonny’s gonna start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYAN!
I will nominate Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, The Fugitive, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Groundhog Day, nyan! (tags her younger sister with a brush of the tail)
I want… I want to nominate The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Wrong Trousers, The Sandlot, The Halloween Tree, and – and Coo, nya! (tail-tags Trini-chan)
I will nominate Sailor Moon R, Mermaid’s Scar, Addams Family Values, Groundhog Day, and Jurassic Park! (tags Jeannie to go next)
Jurassic Park, Babylon 5: The Gathering, Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla II, Patlabor 2, and Demolition Man. (tags Mielikki)
So like, I will nominate Much Ado About Nothing, Short Cuts, The Secret Garden, Schindler’s List, and Jurassic Park, fur shur! ( tagsMary Nyan with a flit of the wing)
Jurassic Park, Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness, Return of the Living Dead 3, Cronos, and Necronomicon! Ellie’s turn! (tags Elaenor)
Jurassic Park, Tombstone, Gettysburg, The Fugitive, and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm! (tags Lizzy)
Groundhog Day, Dazed and Confused, City Hunter, Dave, and Sleepless in Seattle! (tags her wife)
Mrs. Doubtfire, Matinee, Last Action Hero, Demolition Man, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, and Jurassic Park!
Schindler’s List, Philadelphia, The Piano, The Joy Luck Club and The Remains of the Day, nyan! (tags Bunnii)
Ocean Waves, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Schindler’s List, The Fugitive, and Jurassic Park! (tags Beebs)
Well aside from Jurassic Park, I will nominate Cliffhanger, The Fugitive, Gettysburg and Schindler’s List! tags Nyanko)
The Heroic Trio, Executioners, Fong Sai Yuk, Iron Monkey, Crime Story, and Tai Chi Master! (tags her twin sister)
Farewell My Concubine, The Bride with White Hair, Butterfly and Sword, Ninja Scroll, and Hocus Pocus! (tags Meryl)
Demolition Man, Time Cop, Crime Story, The Last Action Hero, Tombstone and The Fugitive! (tags the mermaid)
Oh gosh, it is the tough decision, but I will say Ocean Waves, Coo, Free Willy, The Sea Wolf, and Seaquest DSV! (tags Daytona with a flit of her tail-fin)
Oh I gotta go with Jurassic Park, Age of Innocence, Barbarians at the Gate, Dazed and Confused and A Bronx Tale. (tags Ilyana)
The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Fugitive, The Heroic Trio, and Red Rock West! Back to Mike!
Jurassic Park is my favorite of that year, but my top five would also include Demolition Man, The Fugitive, Ocean Waves, and Much Ado About Nothing! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round, and now I’ll turn The Mew over to Myayr, who’ll start our
DVD & Movie Mewsings, with her review
of The Fabelmans Blu-ray + DVD + Digital set!
Hai! Directed and co-written by Steven Speilberg, with a wonderful score by John Williams, The Fabelmans is a 2.5 hr. fictionalized semi-autobiography based upon Speilberg’s life between 1952 and 1965 The films’ brilliant cast includes Gabriel LaBelle as (teenage) Sam, Michelle Williams as his mom, Paul Dano as his dad, Judd Hirsch as Sam’s great uncle, Seth Rogan as his parents’ best friend, Julia Butters as Sam’s oldest sister, Chloe East as Sam’s girlfriend, and many other great actors! We gave it an A as in Amblin’!
Thusly I eagerly awaited the movie’s home video release, and hoped for some entertaining and informative bonus features! The Blu-ray + DVD + Digital set has the two discs plus the digital download / stream cod instruction sheet in the plastic case which is in the cardboard sleeve. On the Region One NTSC DVD, the PG-13 rated 181 min. movie is purrsented in the anamorphic widescreen format of the 1.85:1 screen aspect ratio in the dual layer color, with the Dolby Digital 5.1audio choices of English, Spanish and French…
… and the 2.0 English descriptive service audio by the WGHB Media Access Group read by Inger Trudor. The optional English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles are in the very legible White sans serif font with the fine Black outline. On the DVD, the only bonus feature (in English Dolby Digital 2.0 sound) is the 11 min.“The Fabelmans : A Personal Journey” featurette about the making of the movie. The Blu-Ray purrsents the movie in the 1080p Hi-def widescreen of the 1.85: 1 screen aspect ratio in the BD-50 color.
The Blu-ray’s Dolby audio choices are English TruHD 7.1, French Digital 5.1, Spanish Digital Plus 7.1, and the English Descriptive Service in Digital 2.0 with the optional English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. The Blu-ray’s bonus features are in Dolby Digital 2.0, and include “The Fabelmans : A Personal Journey”, the 15.5 min “Family Dynamics” featurette about the actors, and the 22:04 min. “Crafting the World of The Fabelmans” featurette on the movie’s sets, locations, costumes, purrops and cinemeowtography!
The featurettes have comments by several of the actors, Steven Speilberg and various other meowmbers of the crew, such purrducer / co-writer Tony Kushner, purrduction designer Rick Carter, costume designer Mark Bridges, purropurrty meowster Andrew M. Siegele, and editors Sasha Brosher and Michael Kahn. Although I hoped for more bonuses, such as audio commeowntary, image galleries, deleted scenes, outtakes or purrhaps an isolated mewsic track, I am quite satsified with it! Nyow here is Chief Meryl to discuss the
Legion of Super-Heroes DC Universe Movie!
Arigato! The Legion of Super- Heroes has been one of my favoritest DC Comics! Set in the shiny future of the 31st century, they are the big team of intergalactic teenage heroes who Superboy often visited. This PG-13, 83 min. animeowated tale focuses more on Kara Zor-el alias Supergirl, who like her cousin Kal -el / Superman, escaped the destruction of Krypton and became a hero on Earth, although she has the much tougher time adjusting to life on Earth.
After she, Batman and Superman defeat the rampaging Soloman Grundy, Kal thinks that Kara might be happier in the more advanced era of the Legion with many other heroes closer to her age, so she travels to that future city of Metropolis and joins the Legion Academy, befriending other heroes such as Mon-el, Dawnstar, Timber Wolf, Chemical King, Shadow Lass, Bouncing Boy, Triplicate Girl, Phantom Girl, Invisible Kid, Arms Fall Off Boy and Purroty.
While many of the senior Legionnaires are away on a mission across the galaxy, another troubled trainee who Kara meets is Brainiac 5, the descendant of Superman’s enemy Brainiac. They have the amewsing rivalry, which becomes friendship and then more romantic, but things take the dire turn as he struggles with his ancestral legacy amidst the attack by the mysterious terrorist cult known as The Dark Circle, but I should not further spoil the plot!
Written by Josie Campbell, directed by Jeff Gleason, voice direction by Wes Gleason, and edited by Bruce A. King with the mewsic by Kevin Riepel, and the great voice cast including Meg Donnelly as Kara, Jennifer Hale as her mom Alura, Harry Shum Jr. as Brainiac 5, Yuri Rosenthal as Mon-el, Darren Criss as Superman, Jensen Ackles as Batman, Cynthia Hamadi as Dawnstar, and Daisy Lightfoot as Triplicate Girl, just to name a few of the actors!
It has the great balance of the drama, humor, action, lore and “Easter Eggs”, but I should meowntion the harsh language, violent combat, the bit of gore and body horror. My only quibble is that like most DC OVAs, it seems too rushed and short, but it is captivatingly thrilling with the terrific plot, purrformaces, sound, mewsic, direction, character designs and scenic art! There is also the post-credits cliff-hanger scene! Nyow here is Nya-sensei to review
Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania!
Hai! I love the supurr-hero movies and TV series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so I was quite eager to see this’un! Written by Jeff Loveness, purrduced by Kevin Feige & Stephen Broussard, and directed by North Carolina native Peyton Reed (who directed the purrior two Ant-Man movies), this supurr fun movie reunites Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-man, Evangeline Lily as Hope van Dyne / The Wasp, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne!
The supurrb cast also includes Kathryn Newton as Scott’s daughter Cassie, Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror, Katy O’Brian as Jentorra, Bill Murray as Lord Krylar, William Jackson Harper as Quaz, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross, and there are other great characters that should purrobably not yet discuss, but I will advise y’all not to miss the post-credits scene! The ants are back and they are the delightful part of the tale! I hope that there might be action figures of Janet, Cassie and Jentorra!
This time the heroes return to the microscopic Quantum Realm, during which there is the rebellion against the evil ruler Kang, who is the threat to the multiverse and purreviously appurred in the Loki TV series! I was very pleased with this movie, which has the epic humor, drama, action, character developments, and meowrvelous myth making that are graced by the great story, purrformaces, choreography, costumes, environments, FX, sound, mewsic, directing and editing and many other terrific aspects!
I will give Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania the grade of the A minus, and nextly I am looking forward to the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 movie! I am done, so that will conclude the DVD and movie of the show,,, and so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Tara-chan, who will commence our
Collectibles & Toy Talk, with her review of
Kotobukiya’s My Little Pony Luna Bishoujo Statue!
Hai hai, I love the My Little Pony animated series, the books, comics and toys, so we were thrilled to get this beautiful statue of Purrincess Luna, who was voiced byTabitha St. Germain, who also voiced Rarity in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and in the Equestria Girls spin-offs, nya! Actually this 1/7 scale statue by Kotobukiya includes both the pony version and the human version of her, nyan! Unlike the purrior such statues of the Mane Six, the human and – and the equine Luna are on sepurrate bases, nyan!
The figures are made of PVC, the bases are made of ABS, and- and they are packaged inside the plastic clamshell within the purretty 9.5 x 10.75 x 5.75” box, nyan. This ornately genki purretty statue was designed by Shunya Yamashita; the pony was meticulously sculpted by Kotobuiya and – and the bishy human girl was sculpted by Ke (comaccow), nyan! Cantering upon the 2.75” diameter circular vase, the equine Luna measures 2” high at the withers or 3 1/2” high from bottom of hooves to top of the mane, nyan.
Standing upon the 3.875” diameter circular base, the statue of human Luna is appurroximately 9” tall overall, including the .125” thick base and her shoes’ .5” heels, nyan. That statue is of the 1/7th scale, so that would make the human Luna about 4.5” tall, nyan! The petite purrincess has the beautiful gothy style with the Dark Blue ruffled mid-thigh length, off-shoulder dress with the Black corset and – and the Black to Purrple gradient of the overskirt, with
the Black tiara and – and choker, silver buttons and – and shoes,
Her translucent lush wavy mid-thigh length hair that is indigo Blue with the Purrple streaks and the starry glittery effect, nyan! The design, paint and- and the sculpt of both figures are quite meticulously intricate, from her pensive expurression, Blue eyes and- and fingernails, to all the seams, lacings, stays, frills, flounces, drapurry, hooves, cutey marks, mane, hair, wings and- and horn, nyan! I will give the statue the high purraise grade of the “A” as in Alicorn, nya! I am done, so nyow Beebs will tell us about Hasbro’s
Star Wars: The Black Series Aayla Secura action figure, nyan!
Hai! As y’all might have noticed, we like to collect the figures, statues, dolls, miniatures and ornaments of the inspurrational heroines! That certainly includes the many Star Wars characters who we like, such as the Jedi Meowster Aayla Secura, who was purrtrayed by
Amy Allen in Star Wars: Epurrsode II Attack of the Clones and 2005 film Star Wars: Epurrsode III Revenge of the Sith; and she was voiced by Jennifer Hale in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animeowted TV series!
Myayr cosplayed as Aayla for our group’s 2011 Halloween Trick ‘r Eat & Cosplay Purrowl! Aayla is the sexy, powerful, smart Rutian Blue Twilek female with the lovely lekku (head tails) from the planet Ryloth! Thusly we were quite eager to acquire this gorgeous action figure of her, as she appurred in Epurrsode II! Including the .25” boot heels the figure isa about 5.75” tall; and as the character is 5’7” tall, this very faithful – looking figure is appurroxmately of the 1/12 scale.
She has the intense stare, the supple Pink lips, the lithe physique, and the inny belly button. She is accurately wearing the asymmetric Brown midriff top with the deep U neckline and no right sleeve, with the matching head gear, belt, apurron, leggings and knee boots. The details are rather meticulous, from the seams, textures, creases, folds, cords, and her musculature to the hilt and translucent beam of her 4” Light Saber, which will fit in either hand or attach to her belt!
The points of articulation are in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, thighs, knees and ankles, so she is very posable! A doll / display stand is not included with this action figure. I am extremely pleased with this fine action figure, to which I will give the grade of the A as in Aayla, and we have found the good spot to display her, between her friends Padme Amidala and Ahsoka Tano upon the shelf! I am done, so I will turn The Mew over to Vonny for her review of the
Dungeons & Dragons Diana action figure!
Arigato, nyan! Voiced by Tonia Gayle Smith in the 1985 animated TV series based upon the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, Diana is the 14 year old human gymnast girl who was transformed into the thief-acrobat character with her in the other realm with her friends, nyan! This lovely action figure is appurroximately 5.75” tall, so if it is of the 1/12 scale, then I purrsume that the character would be about 5’ 9” tall, nyan.
She has the slightly bemused confident expurression, as if unimpurressed by the challenges, nyan! The design, sculpt & paint are faithful & purrcise, from her Black hair, Brown eyes and skin, darker Brown boots & sleeveless, bare-midriff outfit, with the Pink tiara, Gold collar, belt & arm bands, nya! The details are accurate, such as the tiara’s ruby, the collar’s winged emblem, the belt’s medallions, and the boot straps, nyan!
She is quite posable, with articulation in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, knees & ankles, nyan. She is accessorized by two versions of her staff, and includes a full-size 20 sider die, nyan. The figure is balanced well – enough as not to require a doll stand (which is not included), but i recommend getting one for the dynamic or dramatic stances, nyan! I am done, so nyow here is Trini-chan Jenjen to discuss the
Transformers Studio Series 85: Bumblebee Arcee Deluxe Class action figure, nyan!
Hai.I am purrticularly fond of Hasbro’s Transformers’ female characters such as Arcee, Strongarm, Elita One, Chromia, Moonracer, Firestar, Windblade, Nautica and Black Arachnia. I much purrfur the comics and animation versions more than those of the live-action movies, but I was pleased with the live-action Bumblebee movie’s version of Arcee, in which the bot designs are a hybrid of the animated and live-action versions, with somewhat sleeker humanoid qualities more akin to Transformer Generation One (1984 – 1990).
Like her G1 version, this Arcee is Pink & White with the more gracefully curvacious feminine physique & face in her bot mode, appurring with several other Autobots and Decepticons in the movie’s opening Cybertron sequence, which is my favorite part of that movie, but alas it is quite brief, only serving to establish how Bumblebee wound up on the planet Earth. In bot mode, she is 4.75” tall and is accessorized with two blaster pistols. The points of articulation are in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, knees and ankles.
That excludes the spinning wheels and other movable parts for the transformation purrocess, The toy’s instruction sheet graphically depicts the 23 steps that are required to transform her from bot to vehicle mode, which in this incarnation is a Cybertronian motorcycle. Also included in the 7.5 x 5.5 x 2.5” cardboard box is the clever 4.875 x 2.25 x 1” cardboard display base with the 14.25 x 7.25 Cybertron scenic backdrop. That will conclude the toy portion of the show, and nyow here are Lizzy, Becca and Melana-san to purrsent
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight.
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls and shape – shifters! who appurr in the folklore, movies, TV, novels, comics, games, toys, mewsic, advertising, and so forth!
They are not limited to the feline or other mamallians, but include the avian, reptilian, piscine, insectine, and many other types! There are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but have the spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is therianthropy, cosplay, or attire of the animal theme, who we will broadly consider to be the “honorary kemonomimi”!
Created by Nitroplus, Smile of the Arsnotoria is the novel, manga, anime, video game and merchandise purrtaining to the girls who are female human students at the magick academy! Residing in the same dorm are the maincharacters who enjoy the studies, fun, games, parties, and adventures in the fantasy such as the Cat Kingdom, where they have the sword-weilding sexy bikini-clad pesonas!
Arsnotoria is the White-haired catgirl in the Black & White bikini with the boots & hoody cloak, Abramelin is the Blue-haired catgirl in the bell-sleeved skimpy Black bikini & boots, Mel is the Green-haired catgirl in the Orange rompurr, boots & Black bra, Picatrix isthe Blonde catgirl in the White bikini, boots & skirt,and Petite Albert is the Black-haired catgirl in the Black & White bikini, hat, thigh-highs & boots!
Modern Mogal is the comedic slice-of-life web comic by Taiwanese artist / author shepherd0821! His tales are charming and fun, his art is beautiful, and the many monster girls and anthropurrmorphic ladies are quite endearing and cute or sexy! Among the many characters of diverse species are the succubus, centaur, nightmare, mimic, bee girl, cyclops, shoggoth, ryumimi, eamoni, robot, vampire, harpy, scylla, jorogumo, minotaurs, elves, cyborgs, gynoids, yeti, werewolves, nekomimi, rokurokubi, onnas, ghost, kobold, mothwoman, mesubuta, Ms. Invisible, and the adorable widdle kitten girl named 28!
Written by Matthew Cody and illustrated by Yehudi Mercado, Epic! Books’ Cat Ninja series of graphic novels of the fun anthropomorphic tales for kids, pertain to Claud the gray tabby house cat with the nocturnal secret identity as the masked Cat Ninja who patrols the big city to prevent the crimes, monsters and disasters! He has several enemies, including the French jewel thief Le Chat, the purrky, peppy, pretty, purloining female Orange cat in the sleeveless black tights, gloves, boots and goggles! She is the very slippery nemesis, especially when they first meet at the snowy ski resort!
In Nanaishi’s romantic comedy manga &anime series Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagataro, the titular character Hayase Nagatoro (voiced by Sumire Uesaka) is the petite athletic, mischievous freshman who playfully the teases her Senpai, which drives him crazy in spite of the hidden mutual romantic feelings! She is 4’11” tall, with tan skin and two white hair clips in her long straight black hair, and she is the frisky cosplayer nicknamed Toro-Cat, purrhaps due to her bare-midriff outfit with the cat ears, tail and paw gloves! She wears this in several chapters and the cover of manga vol. 6; and she also wears the cat ears on the cover of vol. 10!
In Reiji Nioyajima’s romantic comedy manga & anime series Rent-A-Girlfriend Mini Yaemori (voiced by Aoi Yuki) is the jealous ex-girlfriend of the main character Kazuya who she dumped, and now she is displeased to see him dating the new girl Chizuru! In her early 20’s, Mini is the petite slim college student with fair skin, Red eyes, long straight Black hair with the two Blue streaks, and the cute “moe cat fang” expruression! in the guise of Koronemaru, she is a vVuber & cosplayer, and on the cover of the manga vol. 15, she is wearing the Black & Pink cat ears and paw mitts with the sexy short Police woman mewniform, mew la la!!
We love the 1979 zany mewsical comedy movie Rock ’n Roll High School which stars P. J. Soles as high school student and rocker Riff Randell who rebels against the oppurressive principal whilst awaiting the Ramone next concert! The cast includes two human – sized anthropomorphic mice; one of which is the Ramones fan wearing a vest and ear muffs; whilst the other is the concerned momma mouse wearing a ruffled pink dress emblazened with the motto “I Hate Mouse Work”. According to the movie’s IMDB page, the mouse fursuit costumes were worn by the legendary special FX make-up artist Rob Bottin!
Furthermore, we applaud that film’s feline fashion sensibilities that grace the concert scenes, such as Riff’s sleeveless Pink leopurrd print outfit with the fingerless Black fishnet opurra gloves; her rival Angel Dust (purrtrayed by Lynn Farrell) who is the groupie wearing the Yellow & Black leopurrd print tights to the show; and the unnamed fangirl in the long-sleeved White leopurrd purrint dress (with the Yellow & Black rosettes) who stands beside Riff on the front row, when Riff hands the letter to Joey Ramone! Even the band’s convertibe Pink Cattyllac has leopurrd print upholstery! It is rare that we have included a car as an “Honorary Catgirl”, but I will bet her engine will purr and roar!
The 2019 fantasy anime TV series Grimms Notes purrtains to the group of adventurers who travel to the endangered worlds or “story zones” of various fairy tales, storybook and other fictional characters. In epurrsode 11 ”Raina in Wonderland” they go to the Alice in Wonderland zone, which is based upon Lewis Carrroll’s 1865 novel, among whose denizens they meet is the playfully alluring usagimimi (rabbit girl) March Hare (voiced by Risa Taneda) in the flouncy loli-gothy attire, and her Madd hatter friend whose unsanctioned tea party is raided by the opurressive Red Queen’s troopurrs! Nyow we will top off the spotlight with three more “Honorary Catgirls”!
In the 2nd episode “Sex Taped” of the 1st season of the Vice network’s documentary TV series Sex Before the Internet, actress Christi Canyon wore the leopard print blouse whilst she and actress Ginger Lynn wrapped up their discussion of Traci Lords! In the February 16th, 2023 episode of the MSNBC network’s political news series The Reidout, the commentator / host Joy Reid wore the Black & Yellow Tiger Stripe Blouse; and in White Claw Hard Seltzer’s Roller Girl / Light Bal l/ House Party TV spot, the bare-midriffed Brunette girl in the long leopard print coat put the spots in the latter third of that TV spot! That is all for this months spotlight, and now here is Daytona to start
our purrint-media mewsings,
with her review of School-Live! Letters!
Arigato! Written by Norimitsu Kaitou and illustrated by Sadoru Chiba, School-Live! (as in living) purrtains bittersweetly to the girls who have survived the zombie apocalypse. Initially the tale was set in their barricaded high school, which they eventually left in search of other survivors at a mall, houses, college and a corporation. There is also the animated TV series adaptation and the live-action movie adaptation of the manga.
The initial club was compurrised of club purresident Yuuri, delusional Yukki, athletic, tough Kurumi, who has been infected by the virus but is still hanging on; their teacher Megumi-sensei and the pup Taromaru who did not survive. They rescued another student Miki from a mall, Upon traveling to a college, they encountered other survivors, some who were quite hostile, but were joined by Shiiko the scientific genius.
At the abandoned pharmaceutical corporation they discovered the origin of the mewtated apocalyptic airborne pathogen, but it was beseieged by soldiers and a nuclear strike was imminent. Set a few years after the zombie apocalypse subsided and society is trying to resume some normalcy, School-Live Letters is the 13th volume, serving as a coda in which the surviving ladies correspond with each other by mail!
Originally published in Japan by Houbunsha, it was published by Yen Press in North America,translated by Leighann Harvey and lettered by Rachel J. Pierce, vol. 12’s 210 pages include 2 color pages, 8 chapters of manga, notes, and the parting messages by the author and artist. Priced $13.00 in the USA and $17.00 in Canada, it is rated LV for the language & violence, and suggested for the older teen readers.
I am hesitant to spoil the captivatingly poignant plot of the letters, which rather bittersweetly reveal what happened to the surviving students, but I will say that the art is every bit as beautiful, extremely detailed, and at times quite disturbing. I will give it an “A” as in Aki, who reminisces with her friends Touko, Hisa and Rise about the apocalyptic times! For our next manga review, here is Myayr to tell us about
Flying Witch vol. 11!
Haii! This is one of my all – time favoritest manga series! Flying Witch by Chihiro Ishizuka is the gorgeously amewsingly 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 for her witchy studies! Other recurring characters include—
Makoto’s older sister Akane and her familiar cat Kenny, their meowntor Akira, cousins Kei & Chinatsu (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 & owl Ororu, Hina the waitress ghost, Makoto’s senpai Sayo, Kei’s classmate Nao, Beachy the cute widdle yokai…
Makoto & Akane’s mom, dad, friends Miko, Yayoi & Cantera, and in vol. 11 we met Maria of the Witches Society, Tomoe the cloth witch, and the cute were-snake girl Ming Ming! 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!
There is also the awesome animated TV series too! Back to the manga, voi. 11 has 174 Black & White pages (chapters 82-67) with the color cover art! Its include Makoto’s soda bottle rocket expurriment, Kei’s amateur zombie movie, Akane’s time-stop spell, shopping at the meowgickal fabric store, and Gasha the growing skeleton!
Originally published by Kodansha in Japan, Vol.11 was published in English by Vertical Comics, translated by Melissa Tanaka & edited by Ajani Oloye, with the purrduction by Grace Lu, Pei Ann Yeap & Hiroko Mizunot, and I will give it the grade of an “A” as in Akane! I am done, so now here is Mie-sensei to tell us about
Hakumei and Mikochi vol. 10!
Hai! So like, I love this totally charming the slice – of – life fantasy manga by Takuto Kashiki which purrtains to house – mates Hakumei & Mikochi who are tiny little lasses who are about 3 inches tall and live in the lovely miniatue cottage in the forest! Hakumei (with the Brown hair) builds and repairs things, whilst Mikochi (with the Black hair) cooks and sews.
They are part of the community of talking animals and the tiny pixy-size human friends who reside in the wilderness, rural, surburban and urban dwellings, and each chapter is the look at their day – to – day – lives, from the work and shopping to exploring and entertaining with the many friends, co-workers and vsitors of various species from beetles to badgers!
Originally published in Japan by Kadokawa, it is published here in English by Yen Press, translated by Taylor Engel and lettered by Abigail Blackman. Priced at $15.00 in the USA and $19.50 in Canada. Volume 10 measures 8 x 5.75”, and its 192 B&W pages include chapters 74-80 plus the 2 page afterward side-story, and 7 pages of travelogue notes…
… plus 2 pages of translation notes, the credits / copyright page, and 6 pages of ads.So like, the plots of vol. 19 include rainy day singing lessons, carpentry & masonry guild business, visiting the port town, visiting the hot springs inn, getting the custom tailored seed cap, fishing at the pond, Hakumei reminiscing about the first time she went on a journey!
So like, the immerseve slice – of – life plots unfold at the totally luxuriously leisurely pace; whilst the exquisitely beautiful character, critter and scenic art is like so lavishly intricate, and in this volume there are 12 sumptuous full-page pics and 2 two-page spreads! I will give it the highest praise, fur shur! I am done, and now here is Beebee-san to tell us about
Rowrbrazzle #156, fur shur!
Arigato! Since 1984, Rowrbrazzle has been the quarterly APA (amateur press association) magazine purrtaining to furry fandom, funny animal anthropurrmorphic history, art and tales! Edited by Edd Vick, it is compurrised of comics, purrose tales, essays, articles, con reports, group discussions, editorials, letters, illustrations, photos, the APA’s meowmbership list and rules. This beautiful, diverse, massive issue is in three 8.5×11” stapled sections totaling the whopping 307 pages, 42 of which are in color, including the covers!
The supurrb front cover art is one of four illustrations by Resa Challender, and the back cover is graced by a bunny girl by David Lind, which is quite appurropurriate for this Year of the Rabbit! Sammiched betwixt those covers are wonderful contributions by many other brilliant artists, authors and journalists such as Edd, Michael Pena, Charles Garofalo, Simon Barber, Matt McAndrews, Thomas Milliorn, J W Kennedy, Kjartan Arnorsson, William Earl Haskell, Ken Marcinkevicus, Andrew Lytle, Niall Shapiro, Jeffrey H. Wood…
… Tim Fay, Kristin Fontaine, Mark Ashworth, Steven F. Scharff, Kurt Wilcken, Robert Alley, Ed Pegg, Jr., Don Chisholm, Charles Brubaker (who also contributed a dandy 4.25 x 5.5” postcard), our friend Melody Rondeau (whose lovely illustrations grace our island’s Mewseum of Art), Gary Fields (who contributed a signed packet of fourteen 2.5 x 3.5” amewsing Flophouse Friends cards), and Taral Wayne, whose illustrated 48 page Fraggle Rock fanfic compurrises the entire 2nd section of the zine!
The works of many other folks from around the world and across the decades are examined too! In addition to the leporidae and Fraggles, this issue’s kemonomimi, monsters and anthropurrmorphic entities of many species include feline, canine, vulpine, lupin, cervid, equine, bovine, purrimate, porcine, ursid, cetacean, chiropteran, mephitidae, mustelidae, muridae, procyonidae, sciuridae, testudine, rhino, insecta, gastropod, piscine, avian, arachnid, ailuridae, alligatoridae, demons, dinosaurs, cryptids, fey, flora fungi and mecha!
As mewsual, Roowrbrazzle continues too be quite the purrofoundly splendiferous treasure trove that is rather entertaining, informative, and culturally enlightening, so I will give it the highest purraise! We wish to thank Edd, those other contributers and compilers, and for more information about Rowrbrazzle I will reccommend the article at Wikifur https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Rowrbrazzle
! That is all for the purrinted – media portion of the show, so nyow here are Bunni, Petra, Trini-chan and Ilyana to purrsent the latest
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Arigato! Galleries 1-8 display 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 peppurred throughout the mewseum! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click on those to see the uncropped full images!
The first of seven new pics by Melody“Barking up the Wrong Tree”! in this Doctor Who fan art, eleven incarnations of that titular Time Lord have been transformed into anthropomorphic cat people who have been treed by the Doctor’s robot dog K9! This is even more of an ailuranthropic (and whimsical) perdicament than when the 7th Doctor mutated in to the Cheetah Person in the 1989 “Survival” episode!
“Doctor Hue” is more of Melody’s Doctor Who fan art, in whch the 6th incarnation of The Doctor is not just painting the impurrressionstic image of the cat, but seems to be actually painting on the cat! Although that Doctor would appurr to be the cat lover, or at least the cat pin collector (as evidenced by the pin upon the lapel), the Gray Tabby does not seem to share in the enthusiasm for the art!
You know, The Doctor has been the friend to several famous artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci (in the 1978 epurrsode “City of Death”), and Vincent van Gogh (in the 2010 epurrsode “Vincent and the Doctor”)! The Doctor was the museum curator in the 2013 episode “The Day of the Doctor”, and In the 2018 epurrsode “Rosa”, the Doctor teased that she might be the secret identity of the artist known as Banksy!
“Hansel” is Melody’s fan art of the 1812 fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel by The Brothers Grimm, nyan! In that tale, the brother and sister were trapped in an evil witch’s edible house, but in this pic the siblings are eating her out of house and home, nyan! The chocolate single-panel shutters, the sugar wafer chimne and the ice cream cone exterior sconce are the rather appurrtizing architectural elements, nyan!
Fourthly of Melody’s beautiful whimsical art is “Love”, in which the purretty Green Water Horse is love stricken over the catgirl’s cute inflatable floaty ring; nyan! It is also quite sexy with the alluring Golden Tabby nekomimi in the Purrple front-tie halter-neck bikini; and yet it has the bittersweet quality too, as we suspect that both the catgirl and the Water Horse will be unhappy if / when that float gets deflated, nyan,
In “Hold Still”, the meowster carver chisles the wood to shape the 1:1 scale Paciific Northwestern Totem Pole, nyan! If the beaver is about 3ft long (including tail) then we assume that the pole is appuroximately 6.5ft tall, nyan. Purrhaps the beaver’s teeth will intricately whittle away the finer details of the piece, nya! Unfortunately, this crafty castoridae is the frustrated artist, as the posing subjects cannot keep still, and it is the artist’s models who are the ones who are suffering for the art, nyan!
The 6th of Melody’s pics is “Happy”, which commeowmerates the Year of the Rabbit, nyan! In the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Tiger ended on 21 January, 2023, and thusly the next day began the Year of the Rabbit, and so to commeownce the annual remewal cycle, the venerable Father Time Tiger with a lovely lantern crook is auspiciously succeeded by an eager Bunny Baby Mew Year, with the “Gong-hei fat choy” wish for a purrospurrous future, nyan!
“Dinothor” is Melody’s anthropurrmorhic purrody of Marvel Comics’ Thor, the heroic Norse God of Thunder, nyan! According to the Marvelous mythology, inscribed in large, friendly Nordic runes upon the cheek of the meowgickal hammer Mjolnir is the legend succinctly that succintly states that ”Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor”, and thusly this mpurressively clever fan art appurrs to answer the question of what if a Triceratops worthily grasped the divine weapon, nyan!
Melody is the great artist, fanzine author, publisher, and cat owner with the animation training! She and her husband Jim sell comic books, magazines, fanzines, books, games, plushie dolls, movie and TV film clips, scripts, posters and memorabilia at conventions, shows, and by mail-order through their web site Make It Go Away http://crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/home.htm
, and for more information about Melody, we recommend the page about her at Fanlore https://fanlore.org/wiki/Melody_Rondeau
Nextly we are delighted to display impeccable illustrations by Rvkh Brogden (pronounced Riv-kah)! The first of those two pics is “Angelic Fire” which depicts the Nayera the Deva who is literally playing with fire! Born on the mainland in Durham, NC on February 4th, 2005 (Aquarius in the Year of the Rooster) Nayera is the half caucasian / half pacific islander deva who graduated from the Durham School of the Arts and purresently resides here at our island, nyan!
She is in her first year majoring in the Elemental Magick Arts at Mew Hanover Commeownity College, nyan! The traditional media version of the illustration (right)
was done with pencils,
pens and paints, whilst the digital version (left) was done with Purrocreate on the Ipad
with the Apple Pencil; and y’all can see the time-lapse
art purrocess video for the digital version at Rvkh’s Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=easut4wwe9g
Then we have the “Posh Angel” pic which depicts Nayer’s younger sister Sanoe! Born on February 9th, 2008 (Aquarius in the Year of the Rat) Sanoe is the half caucasian / half pacific islander deva who is about to finish her first year as the honor student at the North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics in Durham, and she recently celebrated her quinceanera in that purretty outfit, nyan!
Sanoe does not purrractice her magickal skills as much as her sister, but she is more interested in the fashion and flnancial oppurrtunities! The traditional version of this illustration (right)
was done with pencils,
pens and paints, whilst the digital version (left) was done with Purrocreate upon the Ipad
with the Apple Pencil, and the digital version’s
art purrocess video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0bU_WTK65g&feature=youtu.be
Nextly we are purrticularly pleased to unveil the Rvkh’s illustration of Police Chief Meryl in her Winter mewniform! Born in London on December 17th, 1976 (Saggittarius in the year of the Dragon), Catgirl Island, NC’s Police Chief Meryl Murrey is 5’7” tall and 120 lbs,
with the Black hair, Medium Tan skin, Golden eyes, inny belly button, BWH sizes of 36D-24-36” the 36” tail, 160 IQ, O+ blood type, and her favorite hobby is riding motorcycles! There is an art purrocess video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8-L-yibFq8&feature=youtu.be
Rvkh is the artist, author, mewsician, cosplayer, gamer, dog and cat owner who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew, and to see more of her supurrb fantasy and nature art, please visit her site Rvkh Art http://www.rvkhart.com
xtly we are elated to exhibit two new pics by Lumshock, who is a photographer, mewsician, and video game designer, who used
the Krita software’s pencils, markers, brushes and smudge stick for these illustrations!
The first of the two pics by Lumshock is the lovely ”Lioness”! After declining to heed the other purride meowmbers’ warnings to not overzealously purrey upon that enormous elephant by herself, the lovely lithe, lean, little leonine lass appurrs to be sore, scratched and scruffy after an unsucccessful hunt! Purrhaps the frazzled, famished, feisty, feline femme fatale will stick to stalking much easier game upon the very vast ’n verdant veldt!
“I Heard You Like Rabbits” depicts the peppy, purrky, purrt ’n purretty Pink-clad cosplayer is appurropurriately dressed to frolick friskilly outdoors on such a pleasant day, purrticularly since Easter is nigh in this Year of the Rabbit, and her two rabbit feet should bring her twice the good luck during the egg hunt! The costume combines the leopurrid style with sexy stretchy skin-tight spandex with alluring oval cut-out attention to her tantalizing tummy that craves delicious, nutritious carrots and the leafy salad!
Lastly but not leastly is Mike’s pic of “Capt. Nyandy”, which is the catgirlish fan art of Capt. Sandy Yawn of the TV series Below Decks! Born in Panyameow City, Florida on February 13th, 1965 (Pisces in theYear of the Snake), Captain Nyandy Nyawn is a 57 year old pansexual cisgender female catgirl with over 30 years of supurr yacht captaincy expurrience! She is 5’ 7“ tall (excluding her ear pinna), and weighs 135 lbs. (including her 34” tail) with Blonde hair, ears and tail, Pale Tan skin, Grey eyes, A+ blood type, 145 I.Q., MBTI of ENFJ, and the T-shaped inny belly button!
These days, she is in commeownd of the SS Purrocco in the Meowditerrranean Sea! She is is a supurrb leader with the rather affectionate, tenacious, gregarious, commeownicative, sincere dispurrsition. Her favorite foods are the hot pot, kung meow chicken, shrimp lo meown, vermeowcelli, Chinese spurring rolls, the peppurred steak, peanut butter chocolate Cheerios, fried banana fritters, boiled custard, Krispy Kreme cake, Black Forest cherry cheesecake, chocolate mousse torte, ginger carrot cake and strawberry mille crepe cake, nyan! So, what do y’all think of the art?
(cries) Wahhhh! I’m not worthy!!!
I think she likes it! Rvkh’s art does tend to have the lovely lines, colors, shading, and intricate details, such as Mery’s lush hair, the fabric folds of her mewniform, and the sea oats upon the sand dunes!
Hai hai, I love the ornate layered sense of depth amidst the petals, ribbons, feathers and skirts of the Sanoe pic, and the curvelinear symmetry of the wings, the flames, and the couture of the Nayera pic!
The bunny girl’s Light Blue eyes, hair & Light Tan skin contrast loverly to the Pink attire, and the figure-defining lines put her in sharpurr foreground focus against the slightly blurred backgound scenery!
I like the sense of story in the Lioness pic, as the elephant marches on into the sunset whilst the lioness seems to sadly ponders her failed attempt, yet her swishy tail indicates that she is still determined!
Melody’s lovely happy mew year illustration has the very smooth drafting and symmetry, with the great bolder figure-defining lines, the finer detail lines, the feathering and cross-hathed shading!
The Love scene might amewsingly convey the ill-fated romance, but the beverage, the seagulls and that widdle fishy are causing the cravings in my tummy foir the fruity drink, the poultry and the seafood!
The Doctor Who neko pic is quite spectacular, with such richly vribrant colors, and so many characters so gracefully posed and purrfectly detailed (but not de-tailed) and of course I am a big fan of K9!
Althoiugh, we do not actualy see the 4th or 10th Doctors’ tails, so they might be Manxes! Speaking of the tails, I will purrsume that the sixth Doctor’s paint brushes are not made with hairs from that cat!
We have seen Thor Odinson transormed into other guises over the years, from the fhuman to the frog, but I think that this Tricerotops veresion is ideally suiited to convey the ancient thunder lizard might!
The way that irate beaver is angrily shaking his raised hammer n the “Hold Still” pic seems as if the weary wood carver would like to call down the thunder upon those poor unbalanced pose modes!
That Hansel pic, is causing the craving in my tummy due to those sugary shingle, the peppurrmint balusters, the candied cobbleastones, the Strawberry frosted sidewall and- and the edible eaves, nyan!
Hang in there, Tara-chan! it is not much longer until the AfterMew luau! Say, Vonny, how would you compare Capt. Nyandy’s yacht the Purrocco to your TsuriNekoMimi?
Well, that Heesen 5600 built in the Netherlands is far more extravagant, 125’ longer and 25 years younger than my Hatteras 60 which was bult in here in North Carolina, but I bet that TsuriNekoMimi has brought home more big fish, nyan!
Both of those yachts certainly have the beautiful, smart, wise, strong, brave, gallant captains! Well, I reckon that will do it for this edition of The Mew!
We wish to thank Rvkh, Melody, Lumshock and Mike for the art, and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nyan!
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate!
We’ll be back next month with the April edition of The Mew!y! Be there… aloha.
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!