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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!
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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
 
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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!
 
Yvonne
(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!
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college senior, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nyan!
Trini-chan
(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!
 
Jeannie
(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
Elizabeth
(

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!

Becca
(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):

Nyanko
(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

Bunnii
(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!

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

Mielikki
(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!

Ilyana
(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!)
Mike:
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!
 
Mielikki:

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)

 
Petra:
Heehee! I will nominate The Godfather Part II, Chinatown, The Conversation, and Harry and Tonto, nyan! (tags Bunnii with a brush of the tail)
 
Bunnii:
The Godfather Part II, Chinatown, Day for Night, The Sugarland Express, and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! (tags Elizabeth to go next)
Elizabeth:
The Longest Yard, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore! (tail-tags her wife)
Becca:
Murder on the Orient Express, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The Parallax View, and The Odessa File! (tags Nyanko)
Nyanko:
The Man with the Golden Gun, The Towering Inferno, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Mr. Majestyk, McQ, and Death Wish! (tags Jeannie)
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)
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)
Yvonne:
The Man with the Golden Gun, The Land That Time Forgot, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, and Young Frankenstein, nyan! (tags the kitsune)
Trini-chan:
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)
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!
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!
 
Jeannie
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.
 
Nyanko:
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! 
 
Ilyana:
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!
 
Becca:
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”! 
 
Elizabeth:
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!
 
Becca:
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)!
 
Elizabeth:
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!
Becca:
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! 
 
Elizabeth:
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!
 
Becca:
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)!
Elizabeth: 
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!
 
Tara-chan:
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!
 
Mielikki:
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!
 
Petra:
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!
Trini-chan:
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!
 
Yvonne:
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!
Bunnii:
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
Jeannie:

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

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

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

Nyanko:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ilyana:
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!

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

Petra
:
We also thank our other friends, families, acquaintances and our audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nyan!
Mike:
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!

March 2024 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
http://www.catgirlisland.com & http://www.catgirlisland.net and Jamie Robertson /
Clan of the Cats
https://www.facebook.com/jamie4art & http://clanofthecats.com purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction, starring The Ladies of The Mew in

The March 2024 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!
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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 1984

TV & Movie Mewsings
Marvel’s Echo
The Marvels Blu-ray + Digital Code
Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One Blu-ray + Digital Code

The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight

Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Taito Coreful’s Ruka Sarashina purrize figure

Purrinted Media Mewsings:
Thundercats #1
Catians #1
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou Deluxe Edition vol. 4
Hakumei & Mikochi vol. 11

The Latest Additions to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
more photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers
“Ghoul Face, and “Stocking Anarchy” by Misty Hopkins
“Pun-kachu Costume” and “Eletron Figures” by Alexcia Reynolds
“Tokia” by Rvkh Brogden
“Ice Capades” by Mike
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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 72 degrees under the  Blue sky full of puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!

Yvonne
(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!
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college senior, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nyan!
 
Trini-chan
(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!

Jeannie
(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

Mielikki
(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!

Elizabeth
(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!

Becca
(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):

Elaenor
(or Ellie for short, the Banker Pony centauress, Fire Meowrshall and body builder wearing the Caracal purrint twisty bandeau bikini top) Hay there!

Nyanko
(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

Bunnii
(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!

Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & Bunnii’s beach volleyball purrtner catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nyan!
Ilyana:(a.k.a. Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme 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!)

Mike:
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

Lightning Round Topic: our favorite films of 1984!
Bunnii’s going to start, so are y’all ready to0 “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
Hai! Lightning Round- go, nyan!

Bunnii:
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Greystoke, The Killing Fields, Paris Texas, Places in the Heart, and A Soldier’s Story! (tags Petra to go next)

Petra:
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Greystoke, A Passage to India, Once Upon a Time in America, and Amadeus, nyan! (tags Elizabeth with a brush of the tail)

Elizabeth:
Sixteen Candles, Bachelor Party, Beverly Hills Cop, Moskow on the Hudson, and Broadway Danny Rose! (tail-tags her wife)

Becca:
Splash, Ghostbusters, Top Secret, and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! Mie-sensei’s turn! (tags Mielikki)

Mielikki:
Stop Making Sense, Purple Rain, This is Spinal Tap, David Gilmour Live, Sing Blue Silver, and Streets of Fire, fur shur! (tags Nyanko with a flit of the wing)

Nyanko:
The Terminator, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Karate Kid, Missing in Action, and Red Dawn! Jen’sturn! (tags Jeannie)

Jeannie:
Nausicaa, Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, 2010, and The Terminator. Myayr’s turn. (tags Mary Nyan)

Mary Nyan:
Oh gosh,  The Return of Godzilla (not the US 1985 version), The Terminator, Gremlins, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Night of the Comet! (tags Tara-chan)

Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate The Muppets Take Manhattan, Bagi the Monster of Mighty Nature, and – and My Little Pony: Escape from Nightmare Castle, nyan! Onee-chan’s turn nyan! (tags her sister)

Yvonne:
I will nominate Nausicaa, The NeverEnding Story, Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, and Splash, nyan! (tags the kitsune)

Trini-chan:
I’d say… Nausicaa, Macross: Do You Remember Love?, and Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer! (tags the centaur)

Elaenor:
Splash, Ghostbusters, The Natural, Starman, and Romancing the Stone!

Ilyana:
Nausicaa, Splash, Temple of Doom, Stop Making Sense, and Ghostbusters. Back to Mike!

Mike:
Oh, I gotta go with Nausicaa, Star Trek III, Buckaroo Banzai, 2010, and The Terminator! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round, and now here is Nya-sensei to continue our TV & movie mewsings, with her review of Marvel’s Echo!

Nyanko:
Hai! I love most of the TV series that are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Secret Invasion, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist The Punisher, The Defenders, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, Cloak & Dagger.. oh oh and the Werewolf and the Guardians of the Galaxy specials! They typically have the great writing, casts, stunts, locations, purrduction values, costumes FX and so forth, so thusly I was eager to watch the 5 epurrsodes of the Echo mini-series!

Introduced in the Hawkeye series, titular character Maya Lopez a.k.a Echo (Alaqua Cox) the former leader of the Track Suit Mafia is the tough, fierce ,combat – skilled, vengeful, deaf, young Native American (Choktow) woman with the purrosthetic leg & supurr powers. She thirsted for revenge against Ronin / Hawkeye / Clint Barton who she blamed for the death of he dad, but has learned that The Kingpin / Wilson Fisk is to blame, so nyow she leaves New York City and returns to her hometown in Oklahoma where she plans to topple Fisk, who has the long reach, and thus the drama & danger await her family!

I think that Echo has the great writing, acting, directing, cinematography, stunts, costumes, hair & makeup, sets, locations, sound, mewsic, editing.The supurrb cast includes Tantoo Cardinal as Maya’s obaasan Chula, Katarina Ziervogel as maya’s okasan Taloa, Graham Greene as Maya’s jiji Skully, Chaske Spencer as Maya’s oji Henry, Cody Lightning as Maya’s itoko Biscuits, Devery Jacobs as Maya’s best friend Bonni, Dannie McCallum as Tuklo the Lighthorse officer, Morningstar Angelin as Lowak the Ishtaboli champ, and Julia Jones as Chafa the first Choctaw.

Vincent D’Onofrio returns as the Kingpin, and appurring briefly are Charlie Cox as Daredevil and Jeremy Renner as Ronin, so there is a fair amount of the street-level MCU repursented! There is the good balance of the action, humor, drama, world-building, myth-making & character development, especially as Maya spiritually connects to her empowering ancestors, with some great recurring ancestral flashback scenes across the centuries.  Well, I am done, so nyow to continue our reviews of things MCU, here is Mie-sensei to discuss the

The Marvels Blu-ray + Digital Code!

Mielikki:
So like, we were totally avid for The Marvels, which occurs after the Secret War and Ms. Marvel TV series, and united the supurr heroines Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel (Imani Vellani) along with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Goose the cat-like Flerken, Kamala’s family, and several surpurrise appurrances, as the Planet Earth is again involved in Kree and Skrull incidents, especially thanks to the villainess Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton)!

Altthough the movie seemed too short and too rushed with too many fast cuts, and I wish they adressed the intergalactic incidents of The Eternals  and Secret Invasion but the movie is so much thrilling fun with the totally awesome performances, costumes, choreography, music, sound sets, FX and sdo forth!
So I was totally eager to get the Blu-ray, in hopes of some entertaining and informative bonus features, but unfortunately I think they are rather meager.

There is a 2 min gag reel, an almost 11 minute featurette and a 5.5 minute featurette, both about the making of the movie, but they are so short and seem like widdle promo spots made for the internet more than substantial documentaries. There are 4 deleted scenes which only total to about 5.75 minutes and seem like little trims. However, I must say that I totally loved the optional audio commentary by director Nia DaCosta and VFX supervisor Taras De Marco! It was so informative, entertaining, sparkling and enthused, fur shur!

Oh what else can I say about the Bl0-ray… the PG-13 rated 105 minute movie is presented in the 1080p hi def widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1 on the single disc, with the  audio choices of English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital,and the optional subtitles of English SDH, French and Spanish. Included with the disc in the plastic case is the instruction sheet for for the code to download or stream the digital copy.  So that’s about it, and nyow here’s Jennyjen to discuss

Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One Blu-ray + Digital Code!

Jeannie:
Hai. The PG-13 rated, 93 min. OAVJustice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One is the first of a 3 part series adapting the famous epic 1985, twelve issue DC Comics maxi-series Crisis on Infinite Earths (by author Marv Wolfman & artist George Perez), which served as a major reboot of the DC Comics multiverse. A culmination of events in DC’s “Tomorrowverse” of OAVs, Part One does not does not mirror the first four issues of the Crisis comics, but seems to have elements of DC’s 2011 Flashpoint story in wonderfully maintaining the spirit of the Crisis comics.

The tale is in four subplots: the newly-minted Justice League (compurrised of Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, Vixen, Martian Manhunter & the Flash) battling Lex Luthor who controls Purrofessor Ivo’s android Amazo; the romantic life of Barry Allen / The Flash and Iris West across the decades; The Flash’s encounter with the Crime Syndicate amidst the destruction of their world Earth 3 by the apocalyptic anitmeowtter wave which threatens the multiverse; and the gathering of heroes from many Earths to meet the entity known as Monitor who explains the wave.

Purrduced by (writer) Jim Krieg  & Kimberly S. Moreau, executively purrduced by Butch Lukic, Sam Register & Michael Uslan, directed by Jeff Wamester, voice cast & directed by Wes Gleason, with mewsic by Kevin Riepl and animeowtion by Warner, the brilliant voice cast includes Matt Bomer as The Flash, Ashleigh LaThrop as Iris, Jensen Ackles as Batman, Darren Criss as Superman, Jimmi Simpson as Green Arrow, Nolan North as Amazo, Hal Jordan & John Constantine Stana Katicas Wonder Woman & Superwoman, Keesha Sharp as Vixen…

…Zachary Quinto as Luthor, Ike Amadi as Purrofessor Ivo, Martian Manhunter & Amazing-Man, Meg Donnelly as Supergirl & Harbinger, Cynthia Hamidi Dawnstar, Harry Shum Jr. as Brainiac 5, Jonathan Adams as The Monitor, Zach Callison as Robin, Alastair Duncan as Alfred, Erika Ishii as Doctor Light & the Huntress, Alexandra Daddario as Lois Lane, Matt Lanter as Blue Beetle & Ultraman, Aldis Hodge as John Stewart & Power Ring, Liam McIntyre Aquaman &  Johnny Quick, David Kaye as The Question, Ato Essandoh as Mister Terrific…

…Geoffrey Arend as Hawkan & Psycho Pirate, and Lou Diamond Phillips as Owl  Man & The Spectre.One of my favorite lines is by The Spectre (when asked of he is Death): “I am The Spectre, The Wrath of God, Death is… better looking.” In addition to those voiced characters, there are abut 50 other heroes in the background of the Monitor scenes. I think that the movie’s thrilling plot is quite poignantly captivating; and that the pace, dialog, character designs, scenic art, animation, sound music, acting, directing & editing are quite splendid.

The 1080 hi-def video’s audio choices of English DTS-MA 5.1 Dolby Digital, French & Spanish, with optional subtitle choices of English SDH, Dutch, French & Spanish. Also included are the 9:39 min.”Crisis Primer” featurette on the making of the movie, and the 8.03 min. “Selfless Speedster” featurette about Barry Allen / The Flash), which have comments by Lukic, Krieg, Wamester, Bomer, Wolfman, Creative Director Mike Carlin, comics artist & DC Purresident Jim Lee, comics artist Jerry Ordway, and comics editor Robert Greenberger. I am very pleased with the movie, and I eagerly anticipate Part Two.  That will conclude our video reviews, and nyow here are Lizzy and Becca to purrsent this month’s

Celebrity Catgirl and Kemonomimi Spotlight.

Elizabeth:
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”!

Becca:
This month’s spotlight shines on more fanous ladies who have donned the animal purrint attire, as seen on TV, internet and in magazines, such as Rockabilly mewsician Imelda May rocked the tight, low-cut leopurrd-purrint blouse for her 2009 song Johnny Got a Boom Boom’s single cover photo and video, and the leopurrd-purrint skirt whilst purrforming at thw 2015 Madgarden Festival!

Elizabeth:
In  2016, singer / actress Ashley Tisdale was like the lovely lithe pantheress baring her toned taut tummy in the loose Black trousers & cropped top with the leopurrd purrint jacket at The Matrix Total Results trade show in Orlando, Florida! In 2019, Selena Gomez was quite fabulous in the Gianni long-sleeve square-neck Brown & Tan striped midi dress!

Becca:
in 2021 Sharon Stone was the stunning sight in the Diaphanous leopurrd-purint dress with the cut-out back and slit-side to the purremier of The Tragedy of MacBeth, and in the fringed Purrjamas to the purremier of The Heights; and also in 2012, supurr model Irina Shayk supurrbly wore the low-cut, long tiger stripe gown whilst on the nocturnal purrowl!

Elizabeth:
In 2022, supurrmodel, purrducer & TV hostess Heidi Klum wore the zebra-purrint minidress and boots to the Hollywood party; and in 2023 she wore the  cheetah purrint bikini for her anniversary celebration in Italy! You know,  have purreviously purraised actress Anne Hathaway for her 2012 Purrtrayal of Catwoman, and nyow we will amend the spotlight with her sequined leopurrd-purrint minidress and leggings that she wore to the 2023 fashion show in Paris, mew la la!

Becca:
In 2022 singer, songwriter actress Ashanti was extremely alluring  in the Red cropped tiger-purrint jacket atop the Black bra and Red leggings! That same year were the photos of singer, dancer, choreographer, & TV talent compurrtition  judge Paula Abdul leaving the restaurant in Los Angeles, wearing the Cheetah-purrint mini dress! I wonder what delicious, mewtritious cuisine was served?

Elizabeth:
Last year singer, actress and Spider-Man’s girlfriend Zendaya  looked quite meowrvelous in Paris, wearing the unbuttoned tiger stripe jacket atop the matching skirt, knee boots, Black bara and belt!! Model / actress Elizabeth Hurley who has her own swimwear label wore the leopurrd-purrint string bikini with the front chain clasp to put the purr in Apurril, 2023!

Becca:
Also last year, TV purrsenter & model Danni Menzies wore wonderfully the  leopurrd-purrint mini dress with the deep V neckline while in Spain; and whilst gymnast Olivia “Livvy” Dunne might be most associated with her Purrple & Yellow LSU Tiger Stripe Leotard, she gorgeously graced the social media with her agile beachy backflip purrowess in the leopurrd-purrint sexy string bikini!

Elizabeth:
Speaking of the tiger-stripe, singer / actress / fashion designer Jessica Simpson as her own clothing line, including the Red & Yellow tiger-triped ruched off-shoulder blouse & highly side-slit maxi skirt! Meanwhile, author, podcaster enterpurrneur & Vanderpump Rules castmeowmber Lala Kent was quite the eye-catch in the sheer mesh leopurrd-purrint bodystocking with the Red corset & Black thong!!!

Becca:
Last month, Vote Latino’s purresident & CEO Maria Teresa Kumer looked totally awesome in the Gray jaguar-purrint top on the January 11th epurrsode of The Reidout TV show, and lastly but not leastly, actress Wendie Malick was purrrrfect as Julia in the 1966 Catwoman costume in Night Court’s epurrsode 2.6 ”The Wrath of Comic-Con”! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here is Tara-chan to start  our
collectibles and toy talk, with her review
of Taito’s Coreful Ruka Sarashina figure!

Tara-chan:
Arigato, nyan! Rent-A-Girlfriend is the romantic comedy manga by (Reiji Miyajima), anime, video game and – and live-action series purrtaining to a teen guy name Kazuya who, in order to keep up appurrances, hires a faux girlfriend Chizuru after the real one Mami dumped him, but the situation becomes the complicated harem rivalry when genuine feelings bloom between him other girls Sumi and Ruka, nyan! I Ihave not seen the live-action version  or played the video game, but I like the manga and- and the anime, nyan!

I also like this purretty painted, non-articulated, PVC figure of fair-skinned, Blue-eyed, short-Black-haired Ruka Sarashina Ruka, which is part of Taito’s Coreful purroduct line of figures, nyan!it is packaged in the clear plastic clamshell in the 3.5” x 4.875” x 5.375” White box, nyan! Ruka stands atop the clear circular .25” tall, 4.25” diameter base, wearing the Black bandeau-top bikini low on her hips with the swishy tail, the bell collar, the cat-eared head band, the cute paw mitts and – and boots, nyan!

She looks so sexy, purretty, cute and playful, nyan!  Including the ears and – and  the base, the figure is appurroximately 8.5” tall overall, which would indicate the scale is 1/7.5, given the character’s height of 5 ft, even if it is classified as a non-scale / purrize figure, nyan. I think is nicely designed, sculpted and – and painted, so I am quite pleased with it, nyan! I am done, so nyow here is Myayr to start

our purrinted-media mewsings,
with her review of Catians #1, nyan!

Mary Nyan:
Hai! Catian (not to be confuzzled with  Star Crek’s Caitians)  is the beartiful yet tragic tale of a widowed convenience store owner named Rose whose husband Jason was murdered by the criminal gang for not paying their purrotection racket due to the store’s poor finances, but while bravely attempting to fend off the attackers, she is telepurrted away by Felix, who is one of the stray cats she cares for, and when she awakens in a forest she is a meowgickal catgirl, thanks to Felix who is one of many guardian cats who serve the Great Cat (who might be Bastet, based upon the Egyptian ornameowntation)!

With her new catgirl and conjuring powers, the increasing feline ferocity, and the despurration to resurrect Jason, Rose vengefully purreys upon the thugs with unexpected results, but I should not further spoil the taste of the bittersweet plot! Published by Scout Comics https://www.scoutcomics.com purriced $4.99, issue #1 has the full-color uninterrupted 24 page tale of “The Second Tail” written by Courtney Cameron, illustrated & lettered by Luyi Bennett, and edited by Andrea Lorenzo Molinari, in collaboration with. Cassidy Cameron & Cody Cameron, and the purrduction design by Sean Callahan.

I was very pleased with this 1st issue, and I am purrticuarly fond of Luyi’s lovely Japanese manga – inspired art http://www.luyidraws.com! The issue is available in the choice of cover A by Paco, cover B by Luyi, and cover C by Hugo Petrus, plus the “ashcan” edition, and the there is Catians meowrchandise such as the cards, clothing, drinkware, and the limited – edition purrinter plates! We are purraying for Rose and Felix’s success, and eagerly anticipating the 2nd issue, nyan! Nyow I will turn The Mew over to Mike, for his review of

Thundercats #1!

Mike:
Thanks Myayr I’ve been a fan of Thundercats since the 1985 animated series, and I liked the 2011 reboot series even more, but didn’t care for the 2020 Thundrcats Roar series. Hard to believe that next year will be their 40th anniversary! Anyway, I was quite curious about this new comic from Dynamite, which has a 24 page tale plus 3 pages of ads and a 5 page gallery of its – get this – 124 different covers! I settled on cover E by Ivan Tao, which beautifully focuses on Cheetara.

The story was written by Delcan Shavery, illustrated by Drew Mars, colored by Chiara Di Francia & Martina Pignedoli, lettered by Jeff Ecklberry, packaged & edited by Nate Crosby, with the maiin cover by David Nakayama. The briskly-paced tale begins with the Thundercats’ exodus from their destroyed homeworld of Thundera and their landing on the planet Third Earth, where they train and reconnoiter until their enemies the Mu’tants of Plundarr arrive spoiling for a fight.

This a quick origin and introduction to Lion-o the leader who wields the Sword of Omens, General Panthro, scientist Tygra, speedster Cheetara, precocious young siblings Wilykit & Wilykat. and their enemy Slithe. We briefly glimpse The Thunderians’ meontor Jaga and the enemy leader Mumra, but there’s no sign of Snarf yet. I think that the art is pretty good, and the tale serves as good starting point for new readers! Now here’s Ilyana-sensei  with her review of

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou Manga Deluxe Edition Vol. 3!

Ilyana:
Oh just call me Ilyana! This beautiful slice – of- life science fiction manga by Hitoshi Ashinano is the tale of the friendly gynoid named Alpha who owns the cafe in the small  rural seaside village on Japan’s Miura Peninsulain the distopian future, where bucolic life goes on after an environmental disaster and risen sea level. Originally published in Japan by Kodansha in 2009, this 4th  of five volumes is published in English by Seven Seas, is rated for teen readers, and it is purriced $24.99 in the USA and $32.99 iin Canada.

Most of the story purrtains to the everyday activities of Alpha and her friends with her occasional scooter trips to travel around the purrefecture and to shop for supplies in what is left of the city of Yokohama. Among the recurring characters are Ojisan the elderly man who sells fresh purroduce and runs the gas station; his grandson Takahiro who regards Alpha as the older sister type; Kokone the courier who is another gynoid; the elderly lady doctor who treats the humans and the gynoids; Maki the young girl friend of Takahiro…

… Director Alpha the older gynoid with the aerial drone, Maruko the android artist, Nai the android pilot, Ayase the traveller with the pet flying fish named Kamas, and Misago the mysterious supurr feral girl! Collecting chapters 83-111, this  8.25” x 5.875” x 1.375” volume has the 454 Black & White pages,  44 color pages and color covers,, several illustrations & widdle sketches, 2 pages of ads, and the indica / credits page. It was translated by Daniel Komen, lettered by Ludwig Sacramento, purroofread by Brett Hallahan…

… edited by Linda Lombard, copy-edited by Leighanna DeRouen, meownagingly edited by Shanti Whitesides & J.P. Sulivan, in-chiefly edited by Julie Davis, and  published by Lianne Sentar, with the purrduction design by Lissa Pattilo & Ria Lynn Johnson, purrduction meownagment by John Ramirez, cover design by Nicky Lim, and the logo design by George Panella. The purre-purress technicians were Melanie Ujimori & Jules Valeri. So, in
this volume, yet another year passes as humanity’s days continue wane.

Alpha rebuilds her storm-damaged cafe, grows a sunflower enjioys target purractice, tries some potent dark sugar, looks for  a better source of fresh water, and plays in the snow. She goes on a scooter trip with Kokone who discusses the history of the androids of Dr. Koumishi, whose drone aircraft continues to circle the Earth for several more years. Ayase’s pet Kamas takes the liking to Matsuki who goes to the beach with Takahiro who gets to see Nai’s plane, and they wonder if the mysterious Misago might be a gynoid.

There is still much that has not yet been explained about about the ecological disasters, the androids’ origins, what happened to Alpha’s boss,  or what the rest of the world is like beyond Japan, but It is quite the pleasant, purretty, charming tale at the very  eisurely pace and so I will give it the “A” for Alpha.! I am anticipating  the final volume, and hope that the anime adaptation might be eventually eleased here on DVD or Blu-ray. I am done and nyopw to top off our manga mewsings, here is Trini-chan to discuss

Hakumei & Mikochi vol. 11!

Trini-chan:
Hai!, I love this charming  slice – of – life fantasy manga by Takuto Kashiki! Originally published in Japan by Kadokawa, it purrtains to house – mates Hakumei & Mikochi who are tiny little lasses who are about 3 inches tall and live in the lovelyminiatue  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 anthropurrmorphic animals and the tiny pixy-size human friends who reside in the wilderness, rural, suburban 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!

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 11 measures 8 x 5.75”,  with the 176 B&W pages that  include chapters 81-89 plus the 2 page side-story, 2 page bonus manga, 1 page of translation notes, 9 pages of illustrations, and 7 pages of travelogue note!

The plots of Hakumei & Mikochi vol. 11 include repairs to a house in a shell, shopping for building supplies, planning & catering an event, hair styling, costuming, getting tickets for a sold-out play, gossipping about a rival while drinking, haunted pottery, a day at the second-hand clothing store, hitching a ride home, and Takuto Kashiki’s trip to see the Tapirs the Kanazawa Zoo!

The  immersive slice – of – life tales have  the leisurely pace with the exquisite character, critter and scenic art that is so lavishly intricate! Including the color cover art there are 4 fabulous full-page pics and 3 sumptuous
two-page spurreads, and I will give vol. 11 the
the highest praise! I am done, and now here are Petra, Bunnii and Vonny to purrsent the latest additions to

to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!

Petra:
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 Two https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery2.html we have added a new illustration by Mike, and in Guest Gallery Two http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest2.html we have have added new art by We are purroud to purrsent four new illustations by Misty Hopkins  https://kranberrijam.blogspot.com, Alexcia Reynolds https://linktr.ee/alexciareynolds, Rvkh Brogden http://www.rvkhart.com, and more photos of Crissy Volpe http://www.crimsonskycreations.com/bloodsweatandglitter by various photographers, nyan!

We are purroud to purrsent  three new works by Misty, nyan! In December, we displayed Misty’s sultry line-art drawing of “Stocking Anarchy”, an exiled angel who transforms lingerie into weapons to fight evil spirits in the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt anime! Her sister’s name is Panty Anarchy, nyan! Well, nyow we have amended that  B&W pic with this sexy color version, mew la la, nyan!

Misty used Crayola and Purrismacolor colored pencils, Sakura Micron pens, and glitter pens fior that pic, nyan. After that “Ghoul Face“ is Misty’s fan art of Kabane Kusaka the half human / half ghoul teen who helps to investigate the occult situations in the Kemono Jihen manga & anime, nyan! Misty used Crayola colored pencils, watercolor pencils, Faber-Castell PITT pens on 8.5” x 11” cardstock for that pic, nyan!

Yvonne:
Nextly we are delighted to display four more collages of Crissy Volpe, and each collage is compurrised of four photos by various photographers! The 1st collage includes David Ng’s 2019 photo of Crissy as Sailor Mars in A cheongsam designed by Streamer Fairy, made by Alyce & Hime-chan, with accessories by Patti & Steph; David Ng’s 2023 photo of Crissy at Otakon as Captain Beidou of the Genshin Impact video game, in the costume made by ProCosplayShop; Harvard Lim’s photo of Crissy at the 2019 New York Comic Con, as Natasha Romanoff alias Natalie Rushman in the dress made by Patti & Steph; and Crissy in the crane stance on the beach, nyan!

The 2nd collage includes Terry of Fly By Night Design’s photo of Crissy at the 2017 New York Comic Con in the licensed Star Trek Starfleet uniform; Allison the Photographer’s 2017 photo of Crissy as Sailor Mars in a retro-style costume designed by Abbydraws & made by Criissy & friends; Autumn W. of Misty Autumn Imagery’s photo of Crissy at the 2012 New York Comic Con as Rogue in the costume made by  Setsuna Kou; and Peter Heydt’s photo of Crissy at Otakon 2012 as Tifa Lockhart of the Final Fantasy VII game, in the costume that she put togetther herself, nyan!

The 3rd collage includes Crissy in steampunk style, wearing the dress by Lip Service and hat from Hot Topic at AnomalyCon 2014; Popecerebus’s photo of Crissy as Meryl Stryfe of the Trigun manga & anime in the costume made by Athena-chan; Dr. Teng’s photo of Crissy at AnimeNEXT 2005 as Hino Rei (Sailor Mars) in the high school uniform made by: Erin Garlowe; the selfie photo of Crissy wearing a wig, violet contact lens, and her regular clothes as Tomoe Hotaru (Sailor Saturn), nyan!

The 4th collage includes Eurobeat King’s photo of Crissy as Magic Knight Rayearth’s Umi Ryuuzaki (Other Worlds version) at Otakon 2008 in the costume made by Beverly Faerie; Eurobeat King’s photo of Crissy as Inu Yasha’s Kikyo at Nan Desu Kan 2010, wearing a kimono & hakama, with photoshopping by Mike Moon in 2023; David Ng’s photo of Crissy as Final Fantasy VIII’s Rinoa Heartilly at Otakon 2006, in the costume made by Athena-chan; and David Ng’s photo of Crissy as Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon S version) at the New York Comic Con 2014, in the costume made by Avian Firefly, nyan!

Bunnii:

Nextly we are ecstatic to exhibit Alexcia’s photo of her Eletron figures! Based on Transformers, Eletron is the heroic female elephantine Maximalfan-bot star of Alexcia’s Project Pachyderm http://bw.html-5.me art and tales! The boxy widdle bot on the left is a cubee papurrcraft version of her, whilst the figure on the right is a customization of an artists ball-jointed plastic mannequin combined with Epoxy Sculpt, faux leather, E6000 glue, acrylic paints, and Mr. Super Clear purrimer / sealant!

After that is the photo of Alexcia’s “Punk-achu Costume”! Based on Pokemon, Punkachu is Alexcia Reynolds’ cute punk versionof Pikachu with a pink meowhawk, nyan! Made of Sew-Lush meowterial, the costume in purrogress is purrsently compurrised of the head and tail, but hopefully eventually the neck, arms, hands, feet and punk attire will be added too! 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 have Rvkh’s pic of “Tokia”, who is an 18 year old red elf / appurrentice alchemist in the village of Shroomi! Tokia Tanakishi is an NPC in Mike ’s monthly tabletop role-playing game “The Adventures of Nystia Nightshade”! She is married to 3 wives: De’en (dark faerie / alchemist), Li (succubus /  idol star) & Su-pan (catgirl / office meownager); she is the sister – in – law of Nystia (dark faerie / idol star / resortowner); and one of the four adoptive moms of daughter Hikari-chan (a kitsune / grade  school student,.

Born on 21 December (Sagittarius), Tokia is a 4’ 3” tall, 50 lb polyamorous, pansexual, industrious, inquisitive, peppy, purrky elf with BWH sizes of 30A-22-31”, MBTIi of ENFJ, I.Q. of 190, and blood type of Fay +. She enjoys research, customeowr service, painting, yoga and cookouts. Her favorite foods are applepie a la mode, club sammiches, smoked salmon crostini, strawberry bread, crab tacos, apurricot nectar tea, oatmeal raisen cookies, sweet potatoes, pawmeowrgranate panna cotta, and chocolate cake.

Rvkh used Procreate with the Apple Pencil on the iPad for this image, of which there is a 2.5 minute time-lapse art purrocess video at her Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygGXTyE3E9g! To top off the latest additions to th mewseum we have Mike’s Photoshop on Mac with mouse image of “Ice Capades”, which is his 36th illustration of the fan-senshi characters Talia (right), Tanya (left) and their friends, nyan!

Author Jeff Branch’s character Talia Jasmine Kirk alias Sailor Vulcan, and author Sharon Williams’ character Tanya Lostris Cambridge alias Sailor Sirius are 20 years old this year! When they are not using their super powers to protect people from villains, monsters and disasters, they enjoy the fun romantic activites, such as skating at Tokyo’s Marunouchi Street Rink! So, what do y’all think of the art?

The cat lady sings…

Elaenor:
The shading and sheen of the Ghoul Face is so richky vibrant and smooth it almost seems airbushed!

Trini-chan:
Loli Pop is such a clever double entendre in the title and theme of the wonderfully libedrteen pic!

Tara-chan:
Rvkh purrfectly caotured the loook and – and  the spirit of Tokia in that beautiful scene of the sunlit forest, nyan!

Mary Nyan:
The Pun-kachu Costume looks quite splended thus far! Alexcia has quite the fursuit knack!

Jeannie:
Hai hai, anf the Eletron Figures are are quite cute. Alexcia has been quite industrious with her crafts.

Yvonne:
It is great to see more beautiful photos of Crissy in the lovely outfits by such brilliant photographers!

Becca:
Crissy with fun poses, purretty attire, neat locations, great lighting and exquisiteshots combine for the gorgeous images!

Elizabeth:
She is also rather purrolific too, with well over a hundred outfits and fashions of the diverse styles and subjects!

Ilyana:
I think my favorite costumes of Crissy’s for this month are Tifa, Beidou, and Otherworlds Umi!

Nyanko:
I love that new pic of Talia & Tanya! It was great to see them again at last month’s awards ceremony!

Mielikki:
Fur Shur! Oh my, it is almost time for our AfterMew Luau! Other friends will be arriving soon!

Bunnii:
Well, 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!

Petra:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his web meowstery, and our other friends, families, acquaintances and our audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nyan!

Mike:
We’ll be back next month with the April edition of The Mew! Be there… aloha!

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

March 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 March 2024 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!
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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 1984
 
TV & Movie Mewsings
Marvel’s Echo
The Marvels Blu-ray + Digital Code
Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One Blu-ray + Digital Code
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
 
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Taito Coreful’s Ruka Sarashina purrize figure
 
Purrinted Media Mewsings:
Thundercats #1
Catians #1
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou Deluxe Edition vol. 4
Hakumei & Mikochi vol. 11
The Latest Additions to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
more photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers
“Ghoul Face, and “Stocking Anarchy” by Misty Hopkins
“Pun-kachu Costume” and “Eletron Figures” by Alexcia Reynolds
“Tokia” by Rvkh Brogden
“Ice Capades” by Mike
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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 72 degrees under the  Blue sky full of puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
 
Yvonne
(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!

Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college senior, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Catpurrint tankini): Namaste, nyan!
Trini-chan
(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!
 
Jeannie
(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.

Mielikki
(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!

Elizabeth
(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!
Becca
(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):

Elaenor
(or Ellie for short, the Banker Pony centauress, Fire Meowrshall and body builder wearing the Caracal purrint twisty bandeau bikini top) Hay there!

Nyanko
(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

Bunnii
(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!

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

Ilyana:

(a.k.a. Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme 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!)
Mike:
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
 
Lightning Round Topic: our favorite films of 1984!
Bunnii’s going to start, so are y’all ready to0 “conduct the lightning”?

The Ladies of The Mew:
Hai! Lightning Round- go, nyan!
Bunnii:
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Greystoke, The Killing Fields, Paris Texas, Places in the Heart, and A Soldier’s Story! (tags Petra to go next)
Petra:
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Greystoke, A Passage to India, Once Upon a Time in America, and Amadeus, nyan! (tags Elizabeth with a brush of the tail)
Elizabeth:
Sixteen Candles, Bachelor Party, Beverly Hills Cop, Moskow on the Hudson, and Broadway Danny Rose! (tail-tags her wife)
Becca:
Splash, Ghostbusters, Top Secret, and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! Mie-sensei’s turn! (tags Mielikki)
Mielikki:
Stop Making Sense, Purple Rain, This is Spinal Tap, David Gilmour Live, Sing Blue Silver, and Streets of Fire, fur shur! (tags Nyanko with a flit of the wing)
Nyanko:
The Terminator, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Karate Kid, Missing in Action, and Red Dawn! Jen’sturn! (tags Jeannie)
Jeannie:
Nausicaa, Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, 2010, and The Terminator. Myayr’s turn. (tags Mary Nyan)
 
Mary Nyan:
Oh gosh,  The Return of Godzilla (not the US 1985 version), The Terminator, Gremlins, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Night of the Comet! (tags Tara-chan)
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate The Muppets Take Manhattan, Bagi the Monster of Mighty Nature, and – and My Little Pony: Escape from Nightmare Castle, nyan! Onee-chan’s turn nyan! (tags her sister)
Yvonne:
I will nominate Nausicaa, The NeverEnding Story, Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, and Splash, nyan! (tags the kitsune)
Trini-chan:
I’d say… Nausicaa, Macross: Do You Remember Love?, and Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer! (tags the centaur)
Elaenor:
Splash, Ghostbusters, The Natural, Starman, and Romancing the Stone!

Ilyana:

Nausicaa, Splash, Temple of Doom, Stop Making Sense, and Ghostbusters. Back to Mike!
 
Mike:
Oh, I gotta go with Nausicaa, Star Trek III, Buckaroo Banzai, 2010, and The Terminator! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round, and now here is Nya-sensei to continue our
TV & movie mewsings, with 
her review of Marvel’s Echo!
 
Nyanko:
Hai! I love most of the TV series that are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Secret Invasion, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist The Punisher, The Defenders, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, Cloak & Dagger.. oh oh and the Werewolf and the Guardians of the Galaxy specials! They typically have the great writing, casts, stunts, locations, purrduction values, costumes FX and so forth, so thusly I was eager to watch the 5 epurrsodes of the Echo mini-series!
Introduced in the Hawkeye series, titular character Maya Lopez a.k.a Echo (Alaqua Cox) the former leader of the Track Suit Mafia is the tough, fierce ,combat – skilled, vengeful, deaf, young Native American (Choktow) woman with the purrosthetic leg & supurr powers. She thirsted for revenge against Ronin / Hawkeye / Clint Barton who she blamed for the death of he dad, but has learned that The Kingpin / Wilson Fisk is to blame, so nyow she leaves New York City and returns to her hometown in Oklahoma where she plans to topple Fisk, who has the long reach, and thus the drama & danger await her family!
I think that Echo has the great writing, acting, directing, cinematography, stunts, costumes, hair & makeup, sets, locations, sound, mewsic, editing.The supurrb cast includes Tantoo Cardinal as Maya’s obaasan Chula, Katarina Ziervogel as maya’s okasan Taloa, Graham Greene as Maya’s jiji Skully, Chaske Spencer as Maya’s oji Henry, Cody Lightning as Maya’s itoko Biscuits, Devery Jacobs as Maya’s best friend Bonni, Dannie McCallum as Tuklo the Lighthorse officer, Morningstar Angelin as Lowak the Ishtaboli champ, and Julia Jones as Chafa the first Choctaw.
Vincent D’Onofrio returns as the Kingpin, and appurring briefly are Charlie Cox as Daredevil and Jeremy Renner as Ronin, so there is a fair amount of the street-level MCU repursented! There is the good balance of the action, humor, drama, world-building, myth-making & character development, especially as Maya spiritually connects to her empowering ancestors, with some great recurring ancestral flashback scenes across the centuries.  Well, I am done, so nyow to continue our reviews of things MCU, here is Mie-sensei to discuss the
The Marvels Blu-ray + Digital Code!
 
Mielikki:
So like, we were totally avid for The Marvels, which occurs after the Secret War and Ms. Marvel TV series, and united the supurr heroines Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel (Imani Vellani) along with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Goose the cat-like Flerken, Kamala’s family, and several surpurrise appurrances, as the Planet Earth is again involved in Kree and Skrull incidents, especially thanks to the villainess Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton)!
Altthough the movie seemed too short and too rushed with too many fast cuts, and I wish they adressed the intergalactic incidents of The Eternals  and Secret Invasion but the movie is so much thrilling fun with the totally awesome performances, costumes, choreography, music, sound sets, FX and sdo forth!
So I was totally eager to get the Blu-ray, in hopes of some entertaining and informative bonus features, but unfortunately I think they are rather meager.
There is a 2 min gag reel, an almost 11 minute featurette and a 5.5 minute featurette, both about the making of the movie, but they are so short and seem like widdle promo spots made for the internet more than substantial documentaries. There are 4 deleted scenes which only total to about 5.75 minutes and seem like little trims. However, I must say that I totally loved the optional audio commentary by director Nia DaCosta and VFX supervisor Taras De Marco! It was so informative, entertaining, sparkling and enthused, fur shur!
Oh what else can I say about the Bl0-ray… the PG-13 rated 105 minute movie is presented in the 1080p hi def widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1 on the single disc, with the  audio choices of English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital,and the optional subtitles of English SDH, French and Spanish. Included with the disc in the plastic case is the instruction sheet for for the code to download or stream the digital copy.  So that’s about it, and nyow here’s Jennyjen to discuss
Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One Blu-ray + Digital Code!
 
Jeannie:
Hai. The PG-13 rated, 93 min. OAVJustice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One is the first of a 3 part series adapting the famous epic 1985, twelve issue DC Comics maxi-series Crisis on Infinite Earths (by author Marv Wolfman & artist George Perez), which served as a major reboot of the DC Comics multiverse. A culmination of events in DC’s “Tomorrowverse” of OAVs, Part One does not does not mirror the first four issues of the Crisis comics, but seems to have elements of DC’s 2011 Flashpoint story in wonderfully maintaining the spirit of the Crisis comics.
The tale is in four subplots: the newly-minted Justice League (compurrised of Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, Vixen, Martian Manhunter & the Flash) battling Lex Luthor who controls Purrofessor Ivo’s android Amazo; the romantic life of Barry Allen / The Flash and Iris West across the decades; The Flash’s encounter with the Crime Syndicate amidst the destruction of their world Earth 3 by the apocalyptic anitmeowtter wave which threatens the multiverse; and the gathering of heroes from many Earths to meet the entity known as Monitor who explains the wave.
Purrduced by (writer) Jim Krieg  & Kimberly S. Moreau, executively purrduced by Butch Lukic, Sam Register & Michael Uslan, directed by Jeff Wamester, voice cast & directed by Wes Gleason, with mewsic by Kevin Riepl and animeowtion by Warner, the brilliant voice cast includes Matt Bomer as The Flash, Ashleigh LaThrop as Iris, Jensen Ackles as Batman, Darren Criss as Superman, Jimmi Simpson as Green Arrow, Nolan North as Amazo, Hal Jordan & John Constantine Stana Katicas Wonder Woman & Superwoman, Keesha Sharp as Vixen…
…Zachary Quinto as Luthor, Ike Amadi as Purrofessor Ivo, Martian Manhunter & Amazing-Man, Meg Donnelly as Supergirl & Harbinger, Cynthia Hamidi Dawnstar, Harry Shum Jr. as Brainiac 5, Jonathan Adams as The Monitor, Zach Callison as Robin, Alastair Duncan as Alfred, Erika Ishii as Doctor Light & the Huntress, Alexandra Daddario as Lois Lane, Matt Lanter as Blue Beetle & Ultraman, Aldis Hodge as John Stewart & Power Ring, Liam McIntyre Aquaman &  Johnny Quick, David Kaye as The Question, Ato Essandoh as Mister Terrific…
…Geoffrey Arend as Hawkan & Psycho Pirate, and Lou Diamond Phillips as Owl  Man & The Spectre.One of my favorite lines is by The Spectre (when asked of he is Death): “I am The Spectre, The Wrath of God, Death is… better looking.” In addition to those voiced characters, there are abut 50 other heroes in the background of the Monitor scenes. I think that the movie’s thrilling plot is quite poignantly captivating; and that the pace, dialog, character designs, scenic art, animation, sound music, acting, directing & editing are quite splendid.
The 1080 hi-def video’s audio choices of English DTS-MA 5.1 Dolby Digital, French & Spanish, with optional subtitle choices of English SDH, Dutch, French & Spanish. Also included are the 9:39 min.”Crisis Primer” featurette on the making of the movie, and the 8.03 min. “Selfless Speedster” featurette about Barry Allen / The Flash), which have comments by Lukic, Krieg, Wamester, Bomer, Wolfman, Creative Director Mike Carlin, comics artist & DC Purresident Jim Lee, comics artist Jerry Ordway, and comics editor Robert Greenberger. I am very pleased with the movie, and I eagerly anticipate Part Two.  That will conclude our video reviews, and nyow here are Lizzy and Becca to purrsent this month’s
Celebrity Catgirl and Kemonomimi Spotlight.
 
Elizabeth:
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”!
 
Becca:
This

month’s spotlight shines on more fanous ladies who have donned the animal purrint attire, as seen

on TV, internet and in magazines, such as Rockabilly mewsician Imelda May rocked the tight, low-cut leopurrd-purrint blouse for her 2009 song Johnny Got a Boom Boom’s single cover photo and video, and the leopurrd-purrint skirt whilst purrforming at thw 2015 Madgarden Festival!

Elizabeth:
In  2016, singer / actress Ashley Tisdale was like the lovely lithe pantheress baring her toned taut tummy in the loose Black trousers & cropped top with the leopurrd purrint jacket at The Matrix Total Results trade show in Orlando, Florida! In 2019, Selena Gomez was quite fabulous in the Gianni long-sleeve square-neck Brown & Tan striped midi dress!
Becca:
in 2021 Sharon Stone was the stunning sight in the Diaphanous leopurrd-purint dress with the cut-out back and slit-side to the purremier of The Tragedy of MacBeth, and in the fringed Purrjamas to the purremier of The Heights; and also in 2012, supurr model Irina Shayk supurrbly wore the low-cut, long tiger stripe gown whilst on the nocturnal purrowl!
Elizabeth:
In 2022, supurrmodel, purrducer & TV hostess Heidi Klum wore the zebra-purrint minidress and boots to the Hollywood party; and in 2023 she wore the  cheetah purrint bikini for her anniversary celebration in Italy! You know,  have purreviously purraised actress Anne Hathaway for her 2012 Purrtrayal of Catwoman, and nyow we will amend the spotlight with her sequined leopurrd-purrint minidress and leggings that she wore to the 2023 fashion show in Paris, mew la la!
Becca:
In 2022 singer, songwriter actress Ashanti was extremely alluring  in the Red cropped tiger-purrint jacket atop the Black bra and Red leggings! That same year were the photos of singer, dancer, choreographer, & TV talent compurrtition  judge Paula Abdul leaving the restaurant in Los Angeles, wearing the Cheetah-purrint mini dress! I wonder what delicious, mewtritious cuisine was served?
Elizabeth:
Last year singer, actress and Spider-Man’s girlfriend Zendaya  looked quite meowrvelous in Paris, wearing the unbuttoned tiger stripe jacket atop the matching skirt, knee boots, Black bara and belt!! Model / actress Elizabeth Hurley who has her own swimwear label wore the leopurrd-purrint string bikini with the front chain clasp to put the purr in Apurril, 2023!
Becca:
Also last year, TV purrsenter & model Danni Menzies wore wonderfully the  leopurrd-purrint mini dress with the deep V neckline while in Spain; and whilst gymnast Olivia “Livvy” Dunne might be most associated with her Purrple & Yellow LSU Tiger Stripe Leotard, she gorgeously graced the social media with her agile beachy backflip purrowess in the leopurrd-purrint sexy string bikini!
Elizabeth:
Speaking of the tiger-stripe, singer / actress / fashion designer Jessica Simpson as her own clothing line, including the Red & Yellow tiger-triped ruched off-shoulder blouse & highly side-slit maxi skirt! Meanwhile, author, podcaster enterpurrneur & Vanderpump Rules castmeowmber Lala Kent was quite the eye-catch in the sheer mesh leopurrd-purrint bodystocking with the Red corset & Black thong!!!
Becca:

Last month, Vote Latino’s purresident & CEO Maria Teresa Kumer looked totally awesome in the Gray jaguar-purrint top on the January 11th epurrsode of The Reidout TV show, and lastly but not leastly, actress Wendie Malick was purrrrfect as Julia in the 1966 Catwoman costume in Night Court’s epurrsode 2.6 ”The Wrath of Comic-Con”! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here is Tara-chan to start  our

collectibles and toy talk, with her review 
of Taito’s Coreful Ruka Sarashina figure!
 
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nyan! Rent-A-Girlfriend is the romantic comedy manga by (Reiji Miyajima), anime, video game and – and live-action series purrtaining to a teen guy name Kazuya who, in order to keep up appurrances, hires a faux girlfriend Chizuru after the real one Mami dumped him, but the situation becomes the complicated harem rivalry when genuine feelings bloom between him other girls Sumi and Ruka, nyan! I Ihave not seen the live-action version  or played the video game, but I like the manga and- and the anime, nyan!

I also like this purretty painted, non-articulated, PVC figure of fair-skinned, Blue-eyed, short-Black-haired Ruka Sarashina Ruka, which is part of Taito’s Coreful purroduct line of figures, nyan!it is packaged in the clear plastic clamshell in the 3.5” x 4.875” x 5.375” White box, nyan! Ruka stands atop the clear circular .25” tall, 4.25” diameter base, wearing the Black bandeau-top bikini low on her hips with the swishy tail, the bell collar, the cat-eared head band, the cute paw mitts and – and boots, nyan!
She looks so sexy, purretty, cute and playful, nyan!  Including the ears and – and  the base, the figure is appurroximately 8.5” tall overall, which would indicate the scale is 1/7.5, given the character’s height of 5 ft, even if it is classified as a non-scale / purrize figure, nyan. I think is nicely designed, sculpted and – and painted, so I am quite pleased with it, nyan! I am done, so nyow here is Myayr to start
our purrinted-media mewsings,
with her review of Catians #1, nyan!
Mary Nyan:
Hai! Catian (not to be confuzzled with  Star Crek’s Caitians)  is the beartiful yet tragic tale of a widowed convenience store owner named Rose whose husband Jason was murdered by the criminal gang for not paying their purrotection racket due to the store’s poor finances, but while bravely attempting to fend off the attackers, she is telepurrted away by Felix, who is one of the stray cats she cares for, and when she awakens in a forest she is a meowgickal catgirl, thanks to Felix who is one of many guardian cats who serve the Great Cat (who might be Bastet, based upon the Egyptian ornameowntation)!
With her new catgirl and conjuring powers, the increasing feline ferocity, and the despurration to resurrect Jason, Rose vengefully purreys upon the thugs with unexpected results, but I should not further spoil the taste of the bittersweet plot! Published by Scout Comics https://www.scoutcomics.com purriced $4.99, issue #1 has the full-color uninterrupted 24 page tale of “The Second Tail” written by Courtney Cameron, illustrated & lettered by Luyi Bennett, and edited by Andrea Lorenzo Molinari, in collaboration with. Cassidy Cameron & Cody Cameron, and the purrduction design by Sean Callahan.
I was very pleased with this 1st issue, and I am purrticuarly fond of Luyi’s lovely Japanese manga – inspired art http://www.luyidraws.comThe issue is available in the choice of cover A by Paco, cover B by Luyi, and cover C by Hugo Petrus, plus the “ashcan” edition, and the there is Catians meowrchandise such as the cards, clothing, drinkware, and the limited – edition purrinter plates! We are purraying for Rose and Felix’s success, and eagerly anticipating the 2nd issue, nyan! Nyow I will turn The Mew over to Mike, for his review of
Thundercats #1!
 
Mike:
Thanks Myayr I’ve been a fan of Thundercats since the 1985 animated series, and I liked the 2011 reboot series even more, but didn’t care for the 2020 Thundrcats Roar series. Hard to believe that next year will be their 40th anniversary! Anyway, I was quite curious about this new comic from Dynamite, which has a 24 page tale plus 3 pages of ads and a 5 page gallery of its – get this – 124 different covers! I settled on cover E by Ivan Tao, which beautifully focuses on Cheetara.
The story was written by Delcan Shavery, illustrated by Drew Mars, colored by Chiara Di Francia & Martina Pignedoli, lettered by Jeff Ecklberry, packaged & edited by Nate Crosby, with the maiin cover by David Nakayama. The briskly-paced tale begins with the Thundercats’ exodus from their destroyed homeworld of Thundera and their landing on the planet Third Earth, where they train and reconnoiter until their enemies the Mu’tants of Plundarr arrive spoiling for a fight.
This a quick origin and introduction to Lion-o the leader who wields the Sword of Omens, General Panthro, scientist Tygra, speedster Cheetara, precocious young siblings Wilykit & Wilykat. and their enemy Slithe. We briefly glimpse The Thunderians’ meontor Jaga and the enemy leader Mumra, but there’s no sign of Snarf yet. I think that the art is pretty good, and the tale serves as good starting point for new readers! Now here’s Ilyana-sensei  with her review of
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou Manga Deluxe Edition Vol. 3!
Ilyana:
Oh just call me Ilyana! This beautiful slice – of- life science fiction manga by Hitoshi Ashinano is the tale of the friendly gynoid named Alpha who owns the cafe in the small  rural seaside village on Japan’s Miura Peninsulain the distopian future, where bucolic life goes on after an environmental disaster and risen sea level. Originally published in Japan by Kodansha in 2009, this 4th  of five volumes is published in English by Seven Seas, is rated for teen readers, and it is purriced $24.99 in the USA and $32.99 iin Canada.
Most of the story purrtains to the everyday activities of Alpha and her friends with her occasional scooter trips to travel around the purrefecture and to shop for supplies in what is left of the city of Yokohama. Among the recurring characters are Ojisan the elderly man who sells fresh purroduce and runs the gas station; his grandson Takahiro who regards Alpha as the older sister type; Kokone the courier who is another gynoid; the elderly lady doctor who treats the humans and the gynoids; Maki the young girl friend of Takahiro…
… Director Alpha the older gynoid with the aerial drone, Maruko the android artist, Nai the android pilot, Ayase the traveller with the pet flying fish named Kamas, and Misago the mysterious supurr feral girl! Collecting chapters 83-111, this  8.25” x 5.875” x 1.375” volume has the 454 Black & White pages,  44 color pages and color covers,, several illustrations & widdle sketches, 2 pages of ads, and the indica / credits page. It was translated by Daniel Komen, lettered by Ludwig Sacramento, purroofread by Brett Hallahan…
… edited by Linda Lombard,

copy-edited by Leighanna DeRouen, meownagingly edited by Shanti Whitesides & J.P. Sulivan, in-chiefly edited by Julie Davis, and  published by Lianne Sentar, with the purrduction design by Lissa Pattilo & Ria Lynn Johnson, purrduction meownagment by John Ramirez, cover design by Nicky Lim, and the logo design by George Panella. The purre-purress technicians were Melanie Ujimori & Jules Valeri. So, in

this volume, yet another year passes as humanity’s days continue wane.

Alpha rebuilds her storm-damaged cafe, grows a sunflower enjioys target purractice, tries some potent dark sugar, looks for  a better source of fresh water, and plays in the snow. She

goes on a scooter trip with Kokone who discusses the history of the androids of Dr. Koumishi, whose drone aircraft continues to circle the Earth for several more years. Ayase’s pet Kamas takes the liking to Matsuki who goes to the beach with Takahiro who gets to see Nai’s plane, and they wonder if the mysterious Misago might be a gynoid.

There is still much that has not yet been explained about about the ecological disasters, the androids’ origins, what happened to Alpha’s boss,  or what the rest of the world is like beyond Japan, but It is quite the pleasant, purretty, charming tale at the very  eisurely pace and so I will give it the “A” for Alpha.! I am anticipating  the final volume, and hope that the anime adaptation might be eventually eleased here on DVD or Blu-ray. I am done and nyopw to top off our manga mewsings, here is Trini-chan to discuss
Hakumei & Mikochi vol. 11!
 
Trini-chan:
Hai!, I love this charming  slice – of – life fantasy manga by Takuto Kashiki!

Originally published in Japan by Kadokawa, it

purrtains to house – mates Hakumei & Mikochi who are tiny little lasses who are about 3 inches tall and live in the lovelyminiatue  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 anthropurrmorphic animals and the tiny pixy-size human friends who reside in the wilderness, rural, suburban 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!
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 11 measures 8 x 5.75”,  with the 176 B&W pages that  include chapters 81-89 plus the 2 page side-story, 2 page bonus manga, 1 page of translation notes, 9 pages of illustrations, and 7 pages of travelogue note!
The plots of Hakumei & Mikochi vol. 11 include repairs to a house in a shell, shopping for building supplies, planning & catering an event, hair styling, costuming, getting tickets for a sold-out play, gossipping about a rival while drinking, haunted pottery, a day at the second-hand clothing store, hitching a ride home, and Takuto Kashiki’s trip to see the Tapirs the Kanazawa Zoo!
The  immersive slice – of – life tales have  the leisurely pace with the exquisite character, critter and scenic art that is so lavishly intricate! Including the color cover art there are 4 fabulous full-page pics and 3

sumptuous
two-page spurreads, and I will give vol. 11 the

the highest praise! I am done, and now here are Petra, Bunnii and Vonny to purrsent the latest additions to

to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
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 Two https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery2.html we have added a new illustration by Mike, and in Guest Gallery Two http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gues2.htmlwe have have added new art by We are purroud to purrsent four new illustations by Misty Hopkins  https://kranberrijam.blogspot.comAlexcia Reynolds https://linktr.ee/alexciareynolds, Rvkh Brogden http://www.rvkhart.com, and more photos of Crissy Volpe http://www.crimsonskycreations.com/bloodsweatandglitter by various photographers, nyan!
We are purroud to purrsent  three new works by Misty, nyan! In December, we displayed Misty’s sultry line-art drawing of Stocking Anarchy”, an exiled angel who transforms lingerie into weapons to fight evil spirits in the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt anime! Her sister’s name is Panty Anarchy, nyan! Well, nyow we have amended that  B&W pic with this sexy color version, mew la la, nyan!
Misty used Crayola and Purrismacolor colored pencils, Sakura Micron pens, and glitter pens fior that pic, nyan. After that “Ghoul Face“ is Misty’s fan art of Kabane Kusaka the half human / half ghoul teen who helps to investigate the occult situations in the Kemono Jihen manga & anime, nyan! Misty used Crayola colored pencils, watercolor pencils, Faber-Castell PITT pens on 8.5” x 11” cardstock for that pic, nyan!
Yvonne:
Nextly we are delighted to display four more collages of Crissy Volpe, and each collage is compurrised of four photos by various photographers! The 1st collage includes David Ng’s 2019 photo of Crissy as Sailor Mars in A cheongsam designed by Streamer Fairy, made by Alyce & Hime-chan, with accessories by Patti & Steph; David Ng’s 2023 photo of Crissy at Otakon as Captain Beidou of the Genshin Impact video game, in the costume made by ProCosplayShop; Harvard Lim’s photo of Crissy at the 2019 New York Comic Con, as Natasha Romanoff alias Natalie Rushman in the dress made by Patti & Steph; and Crissy in the crane stance on the beach, nyan!
The 2nd collage includes Terry of Fly By Night Design’s photo of Crissy at the 2017 New York Comic Con in the licensed Star Trek Starfleet uniform; Allison the Photographer’s 2017 photo of Crissy as Sailor Mars in a retro-style costume designed by Abbydraws & made by Criissy & friends; Autumn W. of Misty Autumn Imagery’s photo of Crissy at the 2012 New York Comic Con as Rogue in the costume made by  Setsuna Kou; and Peter Heydt’s photo of Crissy at Otakon 2012 as Tifa Lockhart of the Final Fantasy VII game, in the costume that she put togetther herself, nyan!
The 3rd collage includes Crissy in steampunk style, wearing the dress by Lip Service and hat from Hot Topic at AnomalyCon 2014; Popecerebus’s photo of Crissy as Meryl Stryfe of the Trigun manga & anime in the costume made by Athena-chan; Dr. Teng’s photo of Crissy at AnimeNEXT 2005 as Hino Rei (Sailor Mars) in the high school uniform made by: Erin Garlowe; the selfie photo of Crissy wearing a wig, violet contact lens, and her regular clothes as Tomoe Hotaru (Sailor Saturn), nyan!
The 4th collage includes Eurobeat King’s photo of Crissy as Magic Knight Rayearth’s Umi Ryuuzaki (Other Worlds version) at Otakon 2008 in the costume made by Beverly Faerie; Eurobeat King’s photo of Crissy as Inu Yasha’s Kikyo at Nan Desu Kan 2010, wearing a kimono & hakama, with photoshopping by Mike Moon in 2023; David Ng’s photo of Crissy as Final Fantasy VIII’s Rinoa Heartilly at Otakon 2006, in the costume made by Athena-chan; and David Ng’s photo of Crissy as Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon S version) at the New York Comic Con 2014, in the costume made by Avian Firefly, nyan!
Bunnii:
Nextly we are ecstatic to exhibit Alexcia’s photo of her Eletron figures! Based on Transformers, Eletron is the heroic female elephantine Maximalfan-bot star of Alexcia’s Project Pachyderm http://bw.html-5.me art and tales! The boxy widdle bot on the left is a cubee papurrcraft version of her, whilst the figure on the right is a customization of an artists ball-jointed plastic mannequin combined with Epoxy Sculpt, faux leather, E6000 glue, acrylic paints, and Mr. Super Clear purrimer / sealant!
After that is the photo of Alexcia’s “Punk-achu Costume”! Based on Pokemon, Punkachu is Alexcia Reynolds’ cute punk versionof Pikachu with a pink meowhawk, nyan! Made of Sew-Lush meowterial, the costume in purrogress is purrsently compurrised of the head and tail, but hopefully eventually the neck, arms, hands, feet and punk attire will be added too! 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 have Rvkhs pic of “Tokia”, who is an 18 year old red elf / appurrentice alchemist in the village of Shroomi! Tokia Tanakishi is an NPC in Mike ’s monthly tabletop role-playing game “The Adventures of Nystia Nightshade”! She is married to 3 wives: De’en (dark faerie / alchemist), Li (succubus /  idol star) & Su-pan (catgirl / office meownager); she is the sister – in – law of Nystia (dark faerie / idol star / resortowner); and one of the four adoptive moms of daughter Hikari-chan (a kitsune / grade  school student,.
Born on 21 December (Sagittarius), Tokia is a 4’ 3” tall, 50 lb polyamorous, pansexual, industrious, inquisitive, peppy, purrky elf with BWH sizes of 30A-22-31”, MBTIi of ENFJ, I.Q. of 190, and blood type of Fay +. She enjoys research, customeowr service, painting, yoga and cookouts. Her favorite foods are applepie a la mode, club sammiches, smoked salmon crostini, strawberry bread, crab tacos, apurricot nectar tea, oatmeal raisen cookies, sweet potatoes, pawmeowrgranate panna cotta, and chocolate cake.
Rvkh used Procreate with the Apple Pencil on the iPad for this image, of which there is a 2.5 minute time-lapse art purrocess video at her Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygGXTyE3E9g! To top off the latest additions to th mewseum we have Mike’s Photoshop on Mac with mouse image of “Ice Capades”, which is his 36th illustration of the fan-senshi characters Talia (right), Tanya (left) and their friends, nyan!
Author Jeff Branch’s character Talia Jasmine Kirk alias Sailor Vulcan, and author Sharon Williams’ character Tanya Lostris Cambridge alias Sailor Sirius are 20 years old this year! When they are not using their super powers to protect people from villains, monsters and disasters, they enjoy the fun romantic activites, such as skating at Tokyo’s Marunouchi Street Rink! So, what do y’all think of the art?
The cat lady sings
Elaenor:
The shading and sheen of the Ghoul Face is so richky vibrant and smooth it almost seems airbushed!
Trini-chan:
Loli Pop is such a clever double entendre in the title and theme of the wonderfully libedrteen pic!
 
Tara-chan
Rvkh purrfectly caotured the loook and – and  the spirit of Tokia in that beautiful scene of the sunlit forest, nyan!
Mary Nyan:
The Pun-kachu Costume looks quite splended thus far! Alexcia has quite the fursuit knack!
 
Jeannie:
Hai hai, anf the Eletron Figures are are quite cute. Alexcia has been quite industrious with her crafts.
 
Yvonne:
It is great to see more beautiful photos of Crissy in the lovely outfits by such brilliant photographers!
Becca:
Crissy with fun poses, purretty attire, neat locations, great lighting and exquisiteshots combine for the gorgeous images!
Elizabeth:
She is also rather purrolific too, with well over a hundred outfits and fashions of the diverse styles and subjects!
Ilyana:
I think my favorite costumes of Crissy’s for this month are Tifa, Beidou, and Otherworlds Umi!
 
Nyanko:
I love that new pic of Talia & Tanya! It was great to see them again at last month’s awards ceremony!
Mielikki:
Fur Shur! Oh my, it

is almost time for our AfterMew Luau! Other friends will be arriving soon!
 
Bunnii:
Well, 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!
Petra:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his web meowstery, and our other friends, families, acquaintances and our audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nyan!
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with the April edition of The Mew! Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew, until we eat again! Baibai, nyan!

February 2024 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island

http://www.catgirlisland.com & http://www.catgirlisland.net

and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats

https://www.facebook.com/jamie4art & http://clanofthecats.com

purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,

starring The Ladies of The Mew in

The February 2024 Edition of The Mew:

The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!

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Happy Mew year, 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 1994

The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight

TV & Movie Mewsings

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

Poor Things

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert

Purrinted Media Mewsings:

Rowrbrazzle #160

The Latest Additions to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:

more photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers

“Merry Hissmas” by Tristan

“Mary Saotome”, “Dag”, and “FuwaMoco” by Misty Hopkins

“Winter Joy” by Rvkh Brogden

“Winter Joy” by Jamie

“Zel Bath” and “Catsoka Nyano” by Mike

and the gala annual Mew Awards Purresentation for our favorite stuff of 2023, nyan!

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 Today’s Mew comes from the Laua’e Lounge atop the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, where it’s 72 degrees under the Blue sky full of puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!

Nyanko

(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!

Yvonne

(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!

Tara-chan

(Yvonne’s younger sister, college senior, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nyan!

Trini-chan

(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!

Jeannie

(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.

Elizabeth

(

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!

Becca

(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):

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!

Mielikki:

(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!

Petra:

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

Bunnii

(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!

Ilyana

(a.k.a Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme 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, nyan!)

Mike:

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

Lightning round Topic: Our favorite Films of 1994!

This year we’ll be taking a look back at fun stuff from years ending in a 4! Vonny’s gonna start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?

The Ladies of The Mew:

Hai! Lightning Round- go, nyan!

Yvonne:

I will nominate Forrest Gump, The Lion King, Pom Poko, and Plastic Little, nyan! (tags her sister go go next)

Tara-chan:

I want… I want to nominate Sailor Moon S: The Movie, Ghost Sweeper Mikami Movie, Pom Poko, and – and The Lion King, nyan! (tags her fiance)

Trini-chan: 

The Lion King, Pulp Fiction, Speed, Time Cop, and The Crow! (tags Nyanko with a brush of the tail)

Nyanko:

Yu Yu Hakusho the Movie, Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture, Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, and Ranma ½: Team Ranma vs. the Legendary Phoenix! (tail-tags Jeannie)

Jeannie:

Plastic Little, Stargate, Star Trek: Generation, Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, and Yamato Takeru. (tags Mary Nyan)

Mary Nyan:

Ed Wood, Interview with the Vampire, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and The Puppet Masters. Lizzy’s turn (tags Elizabeth)

Elizabeth:

Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Hudsucker Proxy, Bullets Over Broadway, and The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert! (tags her wife)

Becca:

Drunken Master II, God of Gamblers Returns, The Mask, and Bionic Ever After! (tags Mielikki)

Mielikki:

Ed Wood, Darkside Blues, Pom Poko, Pulp Fiction, and True Lies, fur shur! (tags Petra with a flit of the wing)

Petra:

I will nominate Pulp Fiction, Red Rock West, The Client, and Clear and Present Danger, nyan! (tags her purrtner)

Bunnii:

Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Heavenly Creatures, The Lion King, and Nell!  (tags Ilyana)

Ilyana:

Pulp Fiction, Ed Wood, True Lies, and Forrest Gump! Back to Mike!

Mike:

Oh I gotta go with Pulp Fiction, Pom Poko, Ed Wood, and True Lies! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round! Well we have a lot on our plate what with the annual awards ceremony, so I’ll turn The Mew over to Myayr to present the

TV & movie mewsings, with her review

of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters!

Mary Nyan:

Hai! Many years ago I wished for a spin-off series starring Megumi Odaka as Miki Saegusa of the Hesei-era Godzilla movies of the 90’s. Such a spin-off never happened, but purrhaps the closest thing to that is this TV series in the Monsterverse series of Godzilla and King Kong movies.

Although the Monsterverse movies  have their share of good FX, thrilling action, lavish spectacle and fun moments, they seem too rushed, short, and silly, with too many incredulous plot holes and human characters that are not very smart, but this

10 epurrsode TV series is much supurrior and remedies those purroblems.

In addition to several appurrances by Godzilla there are several other Titans depicted with excellent visual FX, but at the heart of the tale are the human characters who are brilliantly purrtrayed. Created & purrduced by Chris Black (whose epurrsodes of Despurrae Housewives, Star Trek: Enterprise,  Sliders and Xena I enjioyed) and and Matt Fraction (whose Iron Fist, Hawkeye and Iron Man comics I was purrticularly fond of, Monarch has the great plot, character developments, world-building purrduction values, cinematography, editing, international  locations and mewsic at the unrushed pace!

It follows three generations of human characters across several decades and their connection with the Monarch Group that studies the monsters, which they call Titans with more discoveries about their origin, the science, conspurracies, politics and aftermath of dealing with them. The tale occurs mostly in 2015 and in the flashbacks to the 1950’s & 60’s, with some bits in 2982, 2012 & 2017. The series also reminds me the bit of Stranger Things, in that the young survivors of the disasters and conspurracies investigate the incidents amidst the family and career drama.The mane cast circa 2015 includes

Anna Sawai as Cate, Ren Watabe as her half-brother Kentaro, Kiersey Clemons as their friend May, Kurt Russell as Army Col. Shaw, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowsk  as Monarch employees Tim and Duvall. The mane cast circa the 50’s & 60’s includes  Mari Yamamoto and Anders Holm as scientists Keiko and Bill, and the casting coup Kurt Russelle’s son Wyatt Russell as the younger Shaw! I will give Monarch: Legacy of Monsters the high purraise, and I am curious as to how it might interact with the forthcoming movie Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire!  I am done so nyow here isIlyana -sensei to discuss

Poor Things!

Ilyana:

Oh just call me Ilyana-chanI Compurred to the many big blockbuster movies of 2023, this’un caught me by surpurrise because I had not heard much about it, and I was not familiar with director i Yorgos Lanthimos’ sworks, but when I saw the purreviews I was quite intrigued, purrticularly by the great cast which includes  Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo, and Ramy Youssef! it is a surrealistic slice of life / coming of age romantic comedy film of the Victorian steampunk genre, and Frankenstein themes, brimming with the dry macabre humor and intense sexuality aplenty, spurrnkled with ample harsh language amidst the beautiful sets and locations!

It is quite bittersweet and not for the widdle kitties as the terribly scarred Dr. Godwin (Dafoe) who resurrects the victim Bella (Stone) as a surrogate daughter in his mansion, wherein her  rapid maturing and yearning for independence is observed by the assistant Max (Ramy), but she is lured away by the seductive barrister Duncan (Ruffalo) for the worldly adventures, as she encounters the diverse sides of… ah, well, I should not further spoil the taste of the plot! I will just add that I think that it is Emma Stones’ best movie, and it is one of my favorite movies of last year, and I hope for the DVD release! Nyow her is Mie-sensei to tell us about the

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert

Mielikki:

I love the Harry Potter books and movies, and I was glad that the Harry Potter Movie Concert Series came to the lovely 15 year old Durham Performing Arts Center last month! A bunch of us caravanned to the mainland city of Durham, NC which is about 170 miles northwest of here. Of course we could have telepurrtled there much quicker, but we enjoy the scenic road trip with favorite places to shop & dine along the way!The weather there was nippier and rainier than it is here, but we got there without incident.

We had  the delicious supper at Nana’s restaurant next door to the DPAC before the movie concert started. I particularly liked the charred broccoli & cauliflower, the pureed potatoes, the sauteed green beans & onions, the butternut squash risotto, and the chocolate brownie! Next time I will have to try their creme brulee, fur shur!The DPAC ambience was so neat with all the enthused, positive vibes of the audience of all ages, genders, orientations & ethnicities, many in Hogwarts uniforms or other wizarding wear!

So like, the bustling ambience of the DPAC was so festive, and the the staff were totally kind and helpful. We had totally awesome seats on Row A near the center of the balcony! Prior to the start of the subtitled 2002 movie on the 40’ high definition wide screen was the short documentary of John Williams composing & conducting the film score. The musicians of the symphony orchestra took their seats on the stage under the screen, and the cordial  conductor encouraged us to cheer for our favorite characters!

There was a 20 minute intermission, and after three totally awesome hours the event concluded with the rousing applause! It was so much fun to see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the theatre again, with the totally awesome sound of the movie and the orchestra and the genki crowd I hope that the DPAC will eventually screen the sequels! So like, that will conclude our movie portion of The Mew, and now here is Lizzy to present our monthly

Celebrity Catgirl and Kemonomimi Spotlight!

Elizabeth

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”! T

his month’s spotlight shines on action figures & statues that have been solicited in recent catalogs, such as–

Good Smile’s painted plastic chibi-style non-

scale 4” tall articulated Nendodroid figure of the pink-haired  nekomimi Vtuber Hiiro; Good Smile’s 7” tall Pop Up Parade PVC figure of the Umamusume Pretty Derby anime & video game’s pony girl Gold Ship…

…Taito’s 5” Cat Roomwear Version Desktop figure of Rem the cute oni musume maid with the Blue eyes, hair & tail who stars in the Re: Zero Starting Life in Another World’s anime series; Kadokawa Ascii’s 9.5” tall 1/7 scale PVC figure of the So I’m a Spider, So What? light novel’s Arachne Shiraori, which was designed by Dr. Teru Ryuji and sculpted by Akimofu; Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Statue designed by Shunya Yamashita of the Darkstalkers video game series’s catgirl iconic catgirl Felicia, whose 30th anniversary is this year; and Executive Replica’s 6” tall, 1/12 scale figure with 30 points of articulation of Tom Hutchison and Big Dog Ink comics’ Cassia Crawford a.k.a. Critter, whose 15th anniversary is this year! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here is Becca to purrsent our

purrinted-media mewsings, with 

her review of Rowrbrazzle #160!

Becca:

Hai! Since 1984, Rowrbrazzle has been the quarterly APA (amateur press association) anthology magazine purrtaining to furry fandom, funny animal and  anthropurrmorphic history, reporting, art, tales, and the subjects are not limited to mammals, but other species too! Expurrtly edited by Edd Vick, it is compurrised of comics, purrose, essays, articles, discussions, editorials, comics, illustrations, photos, and meowmbership information.To commeowmerate its 40th anniversary, the beautiful diverse issue  #160 is consists of the two 8.5×11” stapled sections totaling 254 pages, 52 of which are in full color!

The front cover is by Taral Wayne, the mid-cover is by Charles Brubaker who also purrvided the insert, and the back cover is by Jeffrey H. Wood who also purrvided the color bookmark! Sammiched betwixt the covers are wonderful contributions by over two dozen awesome artists, authors and journalists! In addition to Taral, Charles, Jeffrey and Edd, they include Robert Alley, Kjartan Arnorsson, Mark. Ashworth, Simon Barber, Mary Bellamy, Resa Challender, Tim Fay, Kristin Fontaine, David Frumer, Charles Garofalo,  William Earkl Haskell, Ken Marcinkevicius, Matt McAndrews, Ed Pegg, Jr., Michael Pena…

… Christopher Polt, Jim & Melody Rondeau, emergency officer Steven F. Scharf, Niall Shapiro, Walt Wentz, Kurt Wlilcken, and our purrducer Mike! One of Mike’s pics was a collaboration with our webmeowster Jamie! The works of many other folks from around the world and the ages are examined too, such as BKclo3, Fred Lee Cain, J.F. Blumrich, Acky Bright, Chochi, Natalie de Corsair, Mike Curtis, Carles Daimau, Discopawbs, Ben Dunn, Geoff, Robert Guthrie, Sheila Hodgetts, Hokusai, Wayne Honath a.k.a Wayno, Edward Jeffrey, Eric Joyner, Kabula, Walt Kelly, MameUsagi, Meg Rocks, Jose Montes…

…Dan Piraro, Josh Quagmire, Mike Sagara, Aquila Sasaqui, Shepherd0821, Dave Sim, Skull Pizza,, ikyou Takarasou a.k.a. Qnnpw61, Kelly Turbull, Jeffrey H. Wood’s’s daughter, Chris Yost, several cosplayers, some ancient Roman  and contempurrary Italian artists! The kemonomimi, monsters and anthropurrmorphic characters include felines, canines, equine, avian, vulpine, reptilian, leporidae, arachnid, insecta, mephitidae, cervidae, porcine, tubulidentata, draconic, dasypodidae, cephalopod, piscine, human, simian, squatch, demon, fairy, mermaid, taur, droids, cyborgs, slime, flora, and a fraggle!

As mewsual, it is quite the entertaining, informative, enlightening, beautiful treasure trove, so we wish to purraise highly all of those contributors, including those who helped with the purrinting, collating and shipping! For more information about Rowrbrazzle, I will recommend the article at Wikifur https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Rowrbrazzle! That is all for the reviews, and nyow it is time to purrsent the latest additions to

The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!

Petra:

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 One https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery1.html we have added new illustrations by Mike, and to Guest Gallery Two http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gues2.html we have added new works by Tristan, Rvkh Brogden http://www.rvkhart.com, Misty Hopkins https://kranberrijam.blogspot.com,  our web meowster Jamie https://www.facebook.com/jamie4art, and more photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers http://www.crimsonskycreations.com/bloodsweatandglitter, nyan!

Yvonne:

Firstly, we are purroud to purrsent “Merry Hissmas” which is the 6.5 x 4.25” inked pencil sketch of the feisty but adorably cute widdle kitty by our friends Phillip and Pam’s son Tristan, nyan!

Then we have new fan art by Misty, including her chibi-style pic of Mary Saotome of the Kakegurui manga novels anime & live action series about the gambling students at the purrivate school, nyan! After that  Misty’s rather amewsing fan art of Dag from the Angry Beavers animated series, nyan! This is one frame from the animated gif she made, nyan!

The third new pic by Misty is her meowgnificent “Fuomocco” fan art, nyan! Fuomocco are the twin dog girl sisters Fuwawa Abyssgard (older sister, on the  left) & Mococo Abyssgard  (younger sister, on the  right) who are virtual Vtubers affiliated with the Hololive group, nyan! Y’all can see their videos at https://www.youtube.com/@FUWAMOCOch, nyan! Misty used Krita on her tablet for this digital illustration, nyan!

Tara-chan: 

Nextly we are delighted to display two versions of “Winter Joy” by Rvkh, which depicts the lovely genki widdle angel girl, nyan! Rvkh used the pencils, pens, watercolors and – and markers on toned papurr for the traditional media version (right), and – and she used Purrocreate with the Apple Pencil on the iPad for the digital version (left), of which there is the time-lapse art purrocess video at her Youtube channel https://youtu.be/9r9th2ztj0Q, nyan!

“Winter Joy” is also the title of Jamie’s digital illustration of the cozy purretty kitty that was inspired by his aunt’s cat, nyan! Jamie’s and – and Rvkh’s pics were done for the January art theme of the Starry Eyed Artist Collective at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Starryeyedartistcollective, nyan!  Nyow we are elated to exhibit four more collages of cosplay, modeling & candid photos of Crissy Volpe a.k.a. SunseenLi  and – and each collage is compurrised of four photos by various photographers!

Bunnii:

The 1st collage consists of Crissy as Hino Rei in the Red Elegant Gothic Lolita Dress made by Geechlark posing with Lou as the vampire for their May 2005 Senshi in Sunnydale photo shoot; Crissy as Fire Fairy posing with Skye as Dark Fairy with wings purrvided by Skye in Louis and Rich’s April 2005 photo shoot; Crissy as Hino Rei (Sailor Mars) in the casual attire purrchased from Fashion Bug posing with Usagi Seion in David Ng’s August 2004 Central Park photo shoot; and Crissy as Utena in school uniform made by Melissa Quinn posing with an uncredited Anthy cosplayer in PopeCerebus’s June 2014 photo shoot at AnimeNEXT!

The 2nd collage consists of Louis’s January 2013 photo of Crissy posing with Wicked Threads’ owner Roberta Thompson after modeling the clothes at the fashion show; Crissy posing with Usagi Seion as  the twins in the August 2004 photo; Crissy in the uniform from AllCosplay.com as Marvel’s Agent Peggy Carter posing with an unidentified Captain Carter cosplayer at the 2022 New York Comic Con; and Doc’s August 2018 photo of Crissy as Nana “Hachi” Komatsu posing with Avian Firefly as Nana Osaki of the Nana manga and anime series!

Nyanko:

The 3rd collage consists of Nerd Caliber’s photo of Crissy as DC Bombshells’ Mera at New York Comic Con 2018, in the costume by Setsuna Kou; Caloris’s photo of Crissy as Oh My Goddess’s Urd at Otakon 2020, in the dress made by Avian Firefly; Davd Ng’s photo of Crissy as Sailor Witch Mars at the Otakon 2023, in the costume made by Alyce; and – and David Ng’s photo of Crissy as Hino Rei (Sailor Mars) at Otakon 2012!

The 4th collage consists of David Ng’s photo of Crissy as Lara Croft at New York Comic Con 2012 in the store- bought attire; Allison the Photographer ‘s photo of Crissy in her pajamas at the November 2021 PJ Scouts  group photo shoot; Crissy as Utena at Otakon 2021 wearing the jersey made by Empty Movement store-bought clothes that she modified; and Harvard Lim’s photo of Crissy at Otakon 2019 wearing the Iron Man gown designed by Kelsey Michele & made by Alyce, with the sandals that Crissy bought & modified!

Jeannie:

Lastly but not leastly, we are pleased to purrsent “Zel Bath” and “Catsoka Nyano” by Mike. Our friend TonomuraBix’s https://linktr.ee/tonomurabix character Zel Mavet is the impurrial supurr assassin whose life is often brimming with drama and danger, but in these pics of her she is relaxing serenely in our island’s soothing moonlit Sakura Bath, which is the hot spurring of the mild tempurrature under the cherry trees. On the left she is wearing the short towel, and on the right she is wearing the micro bikini.

The Catsoka Nyano pic is Mike’s lates fan art of Star Wars’ Jedi meowster Ahsoka Tano, who was voiced by Ashley Eckstein in the animated series and purrtrayed by Rosario Dawson in the live-action series. In this catgirl version, she purrowling upon the rock formations under the moons of Lothal. For these Zel and catsoka pics, Mike penciled and inked the drawings, scanned them into the Mac computer, and digitally colored them with Photoshop and the mouse. That will conclude our reviews, as it is time for us to change our attire and purrpare for the

Purresentation of the Mew Awards

for our Favoritest Stuff of 2023.

Miho

(the journalist catgirl in the Bistre Fichu-neck dress with the plunging back):

Aloha y’all! It is about half an hour before the awards ceremony will start, and we are reporting by The Sean Martin Memorial Red Carpet to observe what folks are wearing to the event, nyan! As many people arrive for the gala event, we wish to thank the crews who are covering the event for the TV, radio, internet, newspaper  and meowgickal scrying, nyan!

Kaori

(the journalist catgirl in the Mauve low-cut drapurry-neck halter dress):

The Carpet is the multidimensional pathway with pedestrian, aerial & aquatic lanes to accommodate visitors of all species who walk, roll, slither, swim, fly or teleport into the building’s Amaryllis Atrium, nyan It is lined by the locally-sourced Pink Torch Gingers, Crimson Pandanas  Scarlet Anthuriums and Holiday Heliconias, backed by the Little Leaf Box, Italian Cypress and Palm Trees, nyan!

Aurora’a

(the photographer sea spurrite girl in the Sea Foam bare-midriff halter-neck gown):

For those who are new to Catgirl Island and The Mew, the cavernous Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center (

CIPAC) was designed

and built with great magick and care, with the fare, amenities, signage,

paths of egress, restrooms and other facilities to accommodate those who might have fins, tails, hooves or wings or rely on very different senses and forms of communication!

Robin

(the agender gazelle purrson &

matsuri director wearing the knotted

Anemone Flower

purrint blouse and Charcoal gray capurri pants):

Hai hai, the ceremony is being simulcast in many many languages, not just the spoken ones but on the many nonverbal forms of communication, sign languages, including Tail and Wing Semaphore, Olfactory HD, and Psionic Simulcast 5.0! Once again we are joined by radio announcer Elwood!

Elwood

(the radio announcer catboy in the Black tuxedo with the bow tie):

The Director of Terrestrial Photography is Mohini-sensei (female Deva), the Director of Underwater Photography is Mahadevi-san (Pona-Turi sea faerie)

, and aerial shots are taken from Melanakeami-san’s (mermaid) triphibius airship Snappurr One piloted by Col. Alana Shepurrd (catgirl) ; with drone coverage courtesy of Catgirl Island Robotics Club

(CIRCA)

and the Meowritime Electronics Research / Mecha & Artificial Intelligence Developurrs Society, (Mermaids) nyan!

Miho:

They like to collaborate on building spooky animatronics for our Halloween Trick R Eat & Cosplay Purrowl Nights, such the Haunted Grotto Hike and the Deep Dark Kelp Maze, nyan! By the way, they are sponsoring the mewsical tokusatsu guests Eeebee (female elf / human / deltan / A.I. mix) and her wife Sin-Dee (female cyber gargoyle) with Orange Slice (female dark fairie) who will be purrforming later tonight at EGC Stadium, nyan!

Kaori:

here is artist / model / cosplayer

Sarah “Sakky” Forde https://adorkabows.com

(female human) wearing the

purriwinkle

multi-layer

semiformal sweet hime elegant lolita minidress with the

s

paghetti strapped

sweetheart neckline, ruffled tule hem, Black pumps, and lots of daintly sugar almond pink ribbons and the big bow in her hair

, nyan!

Aurora’ai:

Comics artist / author Andrew Pepoy (male human)’s

https://www.pepoy.com

characters Simone (female human) and Ajax (widdle green anthropurrmorphic dinosaur)

https://www.simoneandajax.com are here again! Ajax always looks dapper in a bow tie and Simone is in a shiny, emerald green, formal dress with a high side-slit and black stockings and heels and long, black opera gloves

Robin:

Here comes artist / cosplayer Tonomurabihttps://linktr.ee/tonomurabix,is wearing

a long layered black skirt over some leggings with combat boots, topped off with  a short 3/4 sleeve jacket over a shirt with a pic of Morrigan the sorceress from the Dragon Age video game on it!

Elwood:

Kaiser (male human) the armorer and heavy metal mewsic expurrt looks quite nautically dappurr in his naval uniform consisting of the double- breasted white-lined black tailcoat with the gold belt, buttons, braid, shoulder boards & epawlets, with the blue sash, gold-trimmed bicorn hat and black boots, nyan!

Miho:

Ms.Tiawyn (female human) looks quite divine in that sheer-sleeved black semiformal gown with the leafy brocade, lace-trimmed sweetheart neckline accessorized with the dangling tiered silver & diamond earrings and the wide-brim fedoras, nyan!

Kaori:

Oh look- there is the mysterious Mr. Brightside (who we suspect might be a time traveller), looking quite darkly dappurr in the Black satin-lapel Christian Dior Homme single-button tux with the silk bow tie and and Bruno Magli shoes, nyan!

Aurora’a:

Artist / designer / cosplayer Thais Lopes https://linktr.ee/thais.angelica.art

 female human) who looks quite fabulous the lavender colored floor length dress, with the nude colored sandals, peridot earrings and a matching purse! 

Oh and here comes our friend Hong (male human) from Mew England, who is wearing the Hawaiian shirt with

palm fronds and bright red flowers on it, with THE White shorts and Teva sandals!

Robin:

Artist / seamstress / cosplayer / Misty Hopkins’ https://kranberrijam.blogspot.com Final Fantasy XIV character X’askelle (female Vierea usagimimi) the dark mage is quite majestically regal in her Blue sleeveless mini-dress with matching thigh-highs, detached bell sleeves, pleated ruffled skirt and ankle-length tiered train  the bronze choker, scabbard, arm bands, gauntlets and cuisses; the boned leather bustier, and the light blue gloves & boots with bronze fingers & toes, all topped off by the purrked pointy rabbit-eared headband!

Elwood:

Artist / cosplayer / athlete & mom Meesha DJ Walker a.k.a. Xeshema (female human) https://www.artstation.com/xeshema and her sassy sultry beach volleyball purrtner Bliss (catgirl), nyan!

Meesha is quite stunning in the black bare midriff skin tight side-cutout leather pants, the high neck cropped backless tank top, wedge-heeled ankle boots, fingerless opurra-length gloves and the unzipped bolero jacket, with the gold chains spiked shooulder boards, topped off by her fauxhawk coffure and gold lightning bolt earrings, nyan!

Miho:

Bliss is quite the eyecatch in the white strapless I-front tanga Maillot with its bandeau tubetop and sideless tanga culotte connected by the gold ring around her pierced belly button, with the fingerless opurra-length gloves, stilleto-heeled thigh boots, and the off-shoulder Inverness cloak with the gold clasp, accessorized by the gold belly chain and the studs in her ears, nose, tongue and belly button, mew la la, nyan!

Kaori:

I almost did not see our friends comics artist, journalist & pipe smoking expurrt Jim Amash and 

his lovely craftspurrson wife Heidi 

(humans)

because they are rather stealthy tonight in the kuroneko (black cat) camouflage made of

unstable vibranium meowlecules

as they emerge from the shadows to stroll down the red carpet, nyan!

Aurora’a:

Author Sharon Williams’ http://caribbeanrose9.deviantart.com fan-senshi character Tanya / Sailor Sirius (female human) http://sailorsirius.webs.com, author Jeff Branch’s http://www.pinkladyamerica.com fan-senshi character Talia Jasmine Kirk / Sailor Vulcan (human / vulcan) and their heroic friends Alexandra Wright, Haruna Ichikawa, Marie Babineaux and Junko Sakurada are here too!

Robin:

Tanya is wearing the strapless, low cut, royal blue evening gown with black opurra length gloves; Talia is wearing the strapless, low cut, royal purple evening gown with gold opurra length gloves; and Alexandra (female vampire, vigilante) is wearing the black leather skirt suit with matching high heeled knee boots, nyan!

Elwood:

Haruna (female human, journalist) is wearing the Canary yellow cocktail dress with matching t-strap high heeled sandals; Marie (female human, journalist) is wearing the forest green satin pantsuit with matching pumps; and Junko (female human, Tokyo MPD detective) is wearing the dark blue men’s tailored suit with a red necktie and black pumps, nyan!

Nyow we will turn the

color commeowntary

over to Phannjynnasokaaia, Lina, Ayesha & Mae Nam, who are on the mezzanine and the food court, nyan!

Mae Nam

(the purrple-tailed female nekomimi ningyo concierge

wearing the Purrpurreus- colored

strapless translucent bikini

locally mer-made, of the hollowed bells of the naturally deceased free-range non-GMO jellyfish)

Shello everybody!

The many attendees traverse the ramps, stairs, escalators, elevators, flight shafts and waterways to the auditoriums wherein the variable – geometry / environmental seats accommodate the diverse physiques of up to 2500 human-sized bipeds, but can easily accommodate those of the widdle pixy or the giant sizes, quadrupeds, winged and aquatic types, nyan!

Ayesha: 

(the androgynous lemur purrson broadcats purrducer in the backless maxi dress with the long draping skirt and highly slit sides)

The atrium and Mezzanine are bustling bustle with residents and visitors aplenty!

Author and Rowrbrazzle

https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Rowrbrazzle

editor Edd Vick (male human)

https://www.facebook.com/Edd.Vick

is wearing festively the

Hawaiian Shirt with pictures

of the anthropurrmorphic Erma Felna and Fission Chicken upon it, with the black jeans and tennis shoes!

He is chatting with writers / artists / editors / publishers / venders and cat owners Jim & Melody Rondeau http://crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/home.htm (humans) who match in the red and orange Hawaiian shirts. with the white slacks, sandals!

Phannjynnasokaaia

(the NC OBX faerie

mewspapurr meownaging editor

wearing the sleeveless backless short Black Orchid embroidered qipao that does not ride up on her bioluminescent lepidopteran wings):

Dr. Maladrial (female sylph) the veterinarian is wearing the sheer White two-piece off-shoulder bell-sleeved A-Line Sundress, whilst chatting with Dr. Maeridyth (gynosphinx) the director of the Mew Hanover County Meowdical Arts Center who is wearing the ornate golden necklaces, bangles, bracelets, belly chain, chatelaine and tail ring!

Lina:

(the

female lamia lifeguard captain wearing the high-slit keyhole Red Bird of Purradise embroidered qipao, which looks quite short on her 17.5 ft long NC OBX Kingsnake body):

The Bikini Skouts idol unit have just entered the building, nyan! Compurrised of their prima Nystia Nightshade (female dark fairy), her sister De’en (female dark fairy) De’en’s wife  Li ( succubus), other wife Su-Pan (catgirl), their daughter Hikari-chan (kitsune), Chiaki (non-binary kitsune), Masayo (female vampire), Yuuna (elf), Maddy (were-lioness catgirl), Gigi (genie catgirl), purrducer Rosebud (usagimimi), and her brother / Nystia’s husband Jonni (male human),! They are cosplaying as the Stibbons from the Elder Scrolls online video game!

Mae Nam:

Dr. Malivalaya (female elf) the Dean of Mew Hanover Commeownity College’s Vet School in the White, Jade & Sea Foam Ao Dai gown chats with Dr. Terry (androgynous Terrapin purrson) the Dean of MHCC’s Design School in the Fuchsia Iro-furisode; Dr. Joanna Dursama, (female human)

the Mew Hanover County Meowdical Arts Center’s Chief of Surgery in the side-slit strapless

black sequined Dolce & Gabbana gown and stilleto-heeled slingback sandals;

and her husband Venture (male alpha centauran human) the casino owner & retired starfleet office in the Tom Ford s

lim-fit silk tux with the Crockett & Jones shoes, nyan!

Ayesha:

Dr. Michael McKinney (male human)

in the Starfleet Type B medical dress uniform circa AD 2375,

and his boyfriend

Lito Alianza

in the snazzy Off-White Barong Tagalog are mingling with

Jenn Jarlett (female human meowteorologist) and Sofie (non-binary human purrofessor)  looks so fabulously genki in their  pink halter jumpsuits! Jenn’s is accessorized with the giant key necklace, whilst Sofie’s is accessorized with the Gurren Lagann Drill necklace!

Phannjynnasokaaia: 

There are

stars of our

webmeowster

Jamie’s webcomic Clan of the Cats http://clanofthecats.com!

Chelsea Urania Kate Chattan (female human) the heroic witchy were-panther and main purrotagonist

in the off-shoulder black satin A-line party dress formal dress with pumps; her husband

Alexander Jubal McRae

(male human)

is in the

green tux with sneakers and t

heir daughter

Charlotte Polyhymnia McRae

(female human)

is in the p

ale violet sleeveless dress with animal embroidery. Kawaii!

Lina:

Chelsea’s sister Corrine Elizabeth Melepomene Chattan (female human) the were-leopurrd merc is in the black blazer & trousers suit with black sandal heels; their other sister Cynthia Marie AngelineThalia Monroe McRae (female human) is in the pink feather trim stretch crepe shift dress with heels and pillbox pocketbook; and Cynthia’s husband / Jubal’s brother Paul Winston McRae (male human) is in the black Tux &  dress shoes!

Mae Nam:

Their mom Diane (female human is in the b

lue V-neck tea-length chiffon evening dress;

 

her husband Ben (male human) is in the polo modern glen plaid twill sport coat and jeans; the Chattan clan’s obaasan Ruth

(female human) is in the brown beaded taffeta ball gown, and they are accompanied by Chelsea’s familiar Sebastian (meowgickal male Russian Blue Cat) is wearing the white bowtie, nyan! He is headed straight for the sushi bar, nyan!

Ayesha:

Pacozord (male human) who is a computer & Power Rangers expert and his husband Chef Ron (male human) who is a great cook and quilter are here again, and this time they are cosplaying as the

red and blue rangers in the IMSA fire suit-like costumes with the helmets & wrist morphers from the super sentai TV series Bakuage Sentai BoonBoomger!

Phannjynnasokaaia: 

Our island’s Fire Meowrshall Ellie (Banker Pony centaur) wearing the Azalea Lei, her mom Helen (Banker Pony centaur)is wearing the Plumeria lei, dad Andrew (Banker Pony centaur) is wearing the Carnation lei, his brother Lawrence (Banker Pony centaur) is wearing the Tuberose lei, his wife Haeyleigh (Banker Pony centaur) is wearing the Orchid lei, and their daughter Charlene (Banker Pony centaur) is wearing the Ginger lei!

Lina:

There are Tari (female human) and her boyfriend Nkosi (male human) of Sharon William’s serialized prose fantasy tale Osiris Rising! Tari looks so divine in the in the pale Pink dress with the White floral embroidery around the V neck and sheer sleeves, whilst Nkosi is so dashing in the Black tux with the White shirt & handkerchief!

Mae Nam:

Between the Purrforming Arts Center’s food court, and the nearby food carts, trucks & boats, there is a wide selection of inexpensive delicious, mewtritious food served cheerfully, and purromptly!

Several examples include Yuki’s (female elf) yummy ice cream crepes, Phanndraaleia’s (female faerie) extra special baked yams, and Purreeta’s (catgirl) award – winning Katsu Curry, nyan!

Ayesha: 

Not to be missed are Haunani & Iiniku’s (mermaids) Lion Fish Tacos, Na Ling & Ji Yun’s (twin female muntjac shika musume) donut & drinks, Monique (female akuma musume) & Saaveetah’s (female human. appurrition) patisserie, and many other diverse local fresh cuisine. Of course, that is in addition to the many other restaurants, diners,  cafes, cafeterias, grills, bars, pubs, taverns, markets & stores)!

Phannjynnasokaaia: 

Mmm, this is causing the craving in my tummy!

Some of them are the event’s official sponsors who we would like to thank, such as Daebraechers Tavern, Asgard Ale Haus, The Uppurr Deck Bistro, Sheila May’s Seafood Restaurant Syntia’s Maid Cafe, Ms. Devilsfood’s Decadent Desserts, and he Kitt Inn Ryokan & Rotemburo!  So what are y’all having?

Cicelia

(the Molly- tailed mermaid wearing the translucent Sea Blue – colored jellyfish bell bra):

I’m having the piping hot croquettes, and the cran apple nummy berry cocktail

Joanna

(the wolf girl mewsician, dancer & actress wearing the Eggplant & Purrsimmon – colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat):

The chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream and the mocha bubble milk tea! Yum yum!

Kahil

(the slime girl food bank director wearing the Cinnabar – colored high split side-lace short cheongsam):

The garlic butter purrawns, Rhubarb Pie and Fluffernutter milkshake! Itadakimasu!

Purrsis

(the Bastet Temple’s high purriestess catgirl wearing the sheer white backless, sleeveless toga with the ornate wesekh collar)

My favorites are the anago roll, galaktoboureko, baklava, and Masala Chai latte nyan!

Lhassiopeia

(Purrsis’s purrotege appurrentice catgirl wearing the diaphanous halter-neck crop top and the ruffled mini skirt that flaunts the Egyptian heka crook tattoo around her inny belly button)

My favorites are the braised abalone, mitton crab, loukoumades and tiramisu, nyan!

Eamane 

(the catgirl wearing the flowy White long-sleeve Arwen Angel Gown with the scoop neckline and the silver Evenstar necklace)

I am purrticularly fond of the croaker poppurrs and the Orange Whips!

Lina:

Eamane is with her niece Hannah (catgirl) & Raven (Nimerigar elf) who co-own the Feral Ink tattoo & piercing shop; their friend Rvkh Brogden (female human) the artist & violinist and her hubby (male human) the computer expurrt, who are all cosplaying as the Stibbons Oh oh, the ushers, signal chimes and lights are indicating that it is time for people to be seated, in the cavernous Amarylis Auditorium before the CIPAC’s director Kitrina and general meownager Katherine, a.k.a. Kit ’n Kat http://www.catgirlisland.net/art/guest2/114.html commence the

The Mew Awards for our favorite stuff of 2023!

Kitrina:

(the Silver – haired catgirl wearing the short, off – shoulder silk, Blue & Silver Dragon – purrint kimono):

Konbanwa, y’all, nya! Welcome to the  annual Mew Awards for our favorite fun stuff of 2023, nyan!

Katherine:

(the Redhead catgirl wearing the short, off – shoulder silk, Red & Gold Phoenix – purrint kimono):

We are happy and honored by your purresence, and by the many others who are watching from elsewhere, nyan!

Kitrina:

Hai, we wish to thank all of the wonderful staff and volunteers who make this and other events happen here, nyan!

Katherine: 

We also wish to thank the many brilliant folks who created and distributed the things we are here to purraise, nyan!

Kitrina:

Nyow please let us all welcome Tash, Michi, Brian, Sadiyah & Mu’awin of Alexcia Reynolds’s https://linktr.ee/alexciareynolds Cybernetic Showdown tale http://michi.byethost16.com

Katherine:

… Eletron http://bw.html-5.meKhriste a.k.a Sailor Christmas http://www.sailorchristmas.com, Abenti a.k.a Sailor Tiger http://mau.sailorchristmas.com and her daughter Torako to purrsent the nominees for

our favorite toys & collectibles of 2023, nya!

Tash 

(the bat – winged Serval girl wearing creme yellow pedal pushers and a backless halter top that does not ride up on her wings):
Thank you Kit ’n Kat! Aloha everybody!

Michi 

(the cyborg White Tiger girl wearing the navy blue sundress):
My, this is the 16th time that Tash and I have been purrsenters here!

Sadiyah

(the llama girl wearing the purple and sapphire blue belly dancer outfit, signing in American Sign Language):
This is Muawin and my 14th time here. Thank you for inviting me back again!

Muawin 

(Sadiyah’s interpurreter, a Purrple Port Bleu butterfly purrched upon the podium):
It is such a lovely warm island with so many delicious nectar filled flowers!

Brian 

(the hyena dude wearing the wearing a pair of blue jeans and a pine green t-shirt):
This is my 13th time here to this beautiful island, and I would like to thank you for inviting me too!

Abenti 

the Black – haired catgirl wearing the one-piece strapless orange swimsuit with a sheer sarong):
This is the 12th time that Khriste and I have been purrsenters!

Eletron

(the pachyderm-ish Maximal wearing floral leis and the flower tucked behind each elephantine ear):
This is my 11th time here!

Khriste

(the redhead girl wearing the green, red, gold, and white pantsuit with a wreath-shaped brooch on her left lapel):
There are many nominees in this cattygory, but fortunately there are 9 of us!

Torako

(Abenti’s anthopurrmorphic tiger daughter wearing the Red Riding Hood Cloak):
This is my 2nd time here!

Tash:

Fortunately, we have the telepurrompters, other electronic devices, the notes and the good memories to help with the long lists!

Michi: 

Here are the nominees for favorite action figures, posable dolls, plushy dolls, statues, ornaments, other toys and collectibles of 2022!

Sadiyah:

The Mego Batman Classic TV Series Batboat and Wayne Manor Library play set!

Muawin:

McFarlane Toys’ DC Multiverse Supergirl (The Flash Movie) action figure, and the Avatar: The Way of Water World of Panodora Metkyina Reff play set!

Brian:

Hasbro’s action figures of G.I. Joe’s Cover Girl , Dungeons & Dragons’ Diana,

Raiders of the Lost Ark’s Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood!

Abenti:

Hasbro’s Marvel Legends action figures of Yelena, Mantis, MJ, Black Panther (Shuri), and the Marvel Epic Hero Series Groot, Cosmo & Baby Rocket set!

Eletron:

Hasbro’s action figures of

Transformers’ Earthspark Elita-1, Legacy Evolution Strongarm, and the

Rise of the Beats Arcee and Cheetor!

Khriste:

Hasbro’s action figures of Star Wars Ahsoka Tano and Grogu, Star Wars: The Black Series: Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren and Ayla Secura!

Torako:

Hasbro’s My Little Pony Original 1983 Collection set, and Jazzwares’ AEW Unmatched action figures of Jade Cargill and Nyla Rose!

Tash:

Jazzwares’ Star Wars Micro Galaxy Luke Skywalker’s Snow Speeder, Impirial Shuttle, At-At Walker, Y-Wing Fighter, and TIE Bomber toy!

Michi: 

Mattel’s

Hot Wheels’ Star Wars Tie Interceptor toy; and the Disney

The Little Mermaid Ariel and her Sisters set!

Sadiyah:

Funko Pop! Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 Mantis Bobble Head Figurine, Gilligan’s island Mary Ann and Ginger figurines!

Muawin:

Bandai / Banpresto’s Grandline Girls on Vacation Nami prize figure, and Bandai’s Nami One Piece Film Red Ichiban figure!

Brian:

Kotobukiya’s 1/7th scale  My Little Pony Princess Celestia Bishoujo Statues and Princess Celestia Bishoujo Statues!

Abenti:

Hallmark’s Keepsake ornaments of the Frosty Friends, Star Wars Ahsoka,

Red Box ornaments of

Ahsoka and Sabine!

Eletron:

Megahouse’s blind-box Petitram figures of the Spy x Family, and the Scott Nelles Ray Gun sculpture!

Khriste:

Misty Hopkins’  Battle Angel Alita  (TUNED Version) plushie doll, and Alexcia Reynolds’ Triceratops plushie doll!

Torako:

Whew! That was a lot again!! Now let’s welcome librarians Keiko and Yuriko. with miko (shrine maidens) Leilani and Alanasera to present

our favorite purrinted books & literature of 2023!

Keiko:

(the librarian catgirl in the shimmering Parrot Fish purrint suspender maillot):

Aloha, nya! We wish to thank all of the friends of the Mew Hanover Public Library, nyan!

Yuriko:

(the librarian catgirl in the gleaming Butterfly Fish purrint purretzel maillot:

This cattygory includes fiction and non-fiction books that were published last year, nyan!

Leilani

(the miko catgirl wearing a bare midriff Red & White miko Shozoku):

We wish to thank our fellow miko and everyone who has visited our shrine, nyan!

Alanasera

(her sister miko catgirl wearing a bare midriff Red & White miko Shozoku):

This cattygory also includes calendars and purrtfolios too, nyan!

Keiko:

However, graphic novels, comics, manga and magazines are the sepurrate cattygories, nyan! The nominees are…

Yuriko:

The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monae, ansd A Modern History of Mangan, yan…

Leilani: 

New Surrealism, Birds of the World: The Art of Elizabeth Gould, and Groundswell: Women of Land Art, nyan…

Alanasera:

Dugeons & Dragons: Tyranny of Dragons, Dugeons & Dragons: Keys from the Golden Vault, and Bigby Presents Glory of the Giants, nyan…

Keiko:

Dungeons & Dragons: Phandelver and Below: The Shattered Obelisk, and Dungeons & Dragons: Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse, nyan…

Yuriko:

Dungeons & Dragons: Lore & Legends: A Visual Celebration of the Fifth Edition of the World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game, nyan…

Leilani: 

Feast of Heroes: The official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook, the Star Trek Cook Book, and the Unofficial Studio Ghibli Cookbook, nyan…

Alanasera:

Studio Ghibli The Complete Works,  The Little Mermaid Makes a Splash storybook, and The Little Mermaid: Guide to Merfolkv

Keiko:

Star Trek Explorer Magazine’s Star Trek: The Short Story Collection, and the Star Trek Ships of the Line 2024 Calendar, nyan…

Yuriko:

Sierra Club Engagement Calendar, Peanuts Day-to-Day Calendar, Running in the Triangle Calendar, and The Oh No, Not Another Cat Calendar, nyan…

 

Leilani:

Pageboy by Elliot Page, The Woman in Me by Britney Spears, and Be the Calm or Be the Storm by Captain Sandy Yawn, nyan!

Alanasera:

We are done, so

please help us to welcome micro-brewers Na Ling and Ji Yun, conciergesJ esi and Kai to purrsent our

favorite comic books, graphic novels & manga of 2023, nyan!

Na Ling

(the 

muntjac deer girl 

wearing the Apurricot colored bikini and sheer purrled purreo):

We wish to thank all of our guests who we are happy to serve here at the CIPAC!

Ji Yun

(her twin sister wearing the Peach colored bikini and sheer purrled purreo):

Hai hai and we are honored to help purrsent the nominees for thus fun cattygory

Jesi

(the visitors center concierge catgirl in the Maroon & Gold Hanfu gown):

This new or repurrinted includes comic books, comic strop collections,, manga, manwha andgraphic novels, nyan!

Kai

(the visitors center concierge catgirl in the Black & Scarlet Hanfu gown):

The nominees are…

Na Ling:

Star Trek – The Motion Picture: Echoes, Avatar – Adapt or Die, and Transformers: The Best of Windblade..

Ji Yun:

Justice Society, Wonder Woman, the Wonder Woman: Historia: The Amazons hardcover edition, Stargirl: The Lost Children…

Jesi:

Zatanna and the Ripper, DC Pride, Marvel Voices, Marvel Meow, Hellcat, She-Hulk, Defenders, and Women of Marvel, nyan…

Kai:

Silk, The Wasp, Ant, Saga,  Junk Rabbit, Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose, Unnatural Order, and The Rocketeer, nyan…

Na Ling:

My LIttle Pony, My LIttle Pony Classics Reimagined, and the My LIttle Pony: Friendship is Magic 10th Anniversary special…

Ji Yun:

Wynd, Wild’s End, Monstress, Catians, Gold Digger, Ninja High School, Tomorrow Girl, and Furrlough…

Jesi:

School-Live! Letters, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, and Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle, nyan…

Kai:

Flying Witch, Otohime Diver, Drugstore in Another World. and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, nyan…

Na Ling:

Hakumei and Mikochi, Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro, and Reincarnated as a Sword,…

Ji Yun:

Kopmi Can’t Communicate, Konohana Kitan, and Rise of the Outlaw Tamer and His Wild S-Rank Cat Girl…

Jesi:

K-On! Shuffle and lastly but not leastly to top off the nominees is Jim & Melody Rondeau’s 2023 Elfl Tale, nyan!

Kai:

Nyow please welcome to the wet tank stage Nyssy, Melanakeami, Daytona, Formality, and Mertyl who will purrsent our

favorite magazines and other purriodicals of 2023, nyan!

 

Nyssy

(the Saucier mermaid with Dark Blue hair and Turquoise tail, wearing the piercings, jewelry, and the Lilac – colored jellyfish bell bikini top):

Arigatou gozaimasu!

Melanakeami

(the  triphibious airship tour pilotmermaid with the Green tail and hair, wearing the Azure Blue – colored jellyfish bell bikini top and Gold rings in her tail fin):

Shello there everybody! We are glad and honored to be here tonight!

Daytona

(the county surf purrtrol captain with short Blonde hair and a Gray Bottlenose Dolphin tail, wearing Fuchsia – colored jellyfish bell bikini top):

So, this cattygory includes the purrinted purriodicals, such as magazines,and  fanzines, be they published monthly, quarterly or however often!

Formality

(the 11‘ long dappurr Orca Girl travel writer in her natural tuxedo-ish pattern with the large Black purrl in her navel, the Black top hat and bow tie):

The nominees are: National Geographic, Our State, Design Anthology, Illustration, Watercolor Artist…

Mertyl

(the sea witch supurreme with the pixy-cut Red hair, wearing the loosely – knotted White blouse and the Hot Pink Purreo):

International Artist, American Art Review, Western Art & Architecture, Art & Illustration The Unseasonal…

Nyssy: 

Renaissance Faires, Alter Ego, Back Issue, Comic Book Creator, Kirby Collector, Draw, Comic Artist…

Melanakeami:

NCSU DesignLife, Concept Artist, 

The Art of Film, ImagineFX, American Artist, International Artist…

Daytona

Antiques & Fine Art, Selvedge,

Somerset Studio, 

Folk Life, Enchanted Living, Witches and Pagans

Formality

American Cinematographer, Sight & Sound,

CinemaScope, Cinema Retro,

DGA Quarterly,

Mystic Deja

Mertyl:

White Dwarf, Little Shop of Horrors, G-Fan, Doctor Who Magazine,

007 Magazine,

Star Wars Insider

Nyssy:

Star Trek Explorer, Enterprise Forever!, Otaku USA, Megami, Newtype, Animage, Hobby Japan, Fangoria…

Melanakeami:

Willow & Sage, Sage Woman, Witches & Pagans, Bella Grace, Belle Armoire, Daphne’s Diary…

Daytona:

Bella Grace, Belle Armoire, Daphne’s Diary, In her Studio, Cottage Hill, Women Create…

Formality:

Minerva, Sedona, Washington Post, New York Times, Laphams’s Quarterly, Rowrbrazzle…

Mertyl:

Asimov’s Science Fiction, Analog, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Rolling Stone, Cemetery Dance…

Nyssy:

The Skeptical Inquirer, Anthenaeum Review, Parabola, Tin House, Uncut’s Ulitmate Music Guide…

Melanakeami:

Prog, Classic Rock. Metal Hammer, Pointe, Dance, Fiddler, Ambrosia, Aspire Design & Home…

Daytona:

Unique Homes, 

Southern Living, Garden Design, Coastal Living, Lonely Planet, Ernest, Runner…

Formality:

Archaeology, American Archaeology, Current World Archaeology, Scientific American

Mertyl:

Outdoors, Misadventure, Wanderlust, Ascent,  Yoga, Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Fit, Shape…

Nyssy:

Self, Oxygen, Strong, Womens Health, Muscle & Fitness Hers, ESPN, Sports Illustrated

Golf …

Melanakeami:

Sidetracked, Surfgirl, Standup Journal, Stand Up Paddle Magazine, SUP International…

Daytona:

Adventure Kayaking, Angler’s Journal, Sport Fishing, In-Fisherman, Fishing & Tying Journal…

Formality:

Gray’s Sporting Journal, North Carolina Game & Fish, Saltwater Sportsman, and The Drake!

Mertyl:

We are done, and

please welcome

Dr. Dach Savage, Valentinya, Petra and Bunnii in looking back at the

additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art  in 2023, nya!

Petra

(the mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champ catgirl wearing the Sand Tiger Shark purrint bikini):

Arigatgou, nyan ! Firstly we wish to thank all of the wonderful artists and the friends of the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nyan!

Bunnii

(the mewseum co-curator &  beach volleyball champ bunny girl wearing the Sand Tiger Shark purrint bikini):…

Hai hai, Last year we set another attendance record at the mewseum, which was graced with over 200 new images last year!

Ilyana

(the underwater archaeologist & meowritime history catgirl wearing the Gold Honeysuckle purrint iro-furisode):

We also purrtticularly wish to thank our friend & webmeowster Jamie for putting those pics on the official Catgirl island web site!

Nyanko

(the meowrtial arts sensei, dojo & gym owner catgirl wearing the Blue Calathea purrint iro-furisode):

We were elated to exhibit Jamie’s works such as Solar Eclipse, Spring Meadow, The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, Maco Light, and Winter Joy!

Nyoka

(the witchy meowgick shop purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Violet Peony purrint iro-furisode):

We were delighted to display images by Alexcia Reynolds https://linktr.ee/alexciareynolds including Torako (human version) Torako Masks & Fur Suit!

Dach Savage

(the purrapsychologist & detective anthropurrmorphic weiner dog with a boarding mansion; wearing his Crimson, Black & White Military Mess Dress & medals):

In 2023 we displayed four purretty pics by Torajima, including Lola Bunny fan art, Lioness, I Heard You Like Rabbits, and Cowgirl in Meadow!

Valentinya

(Dach’s fiance the witchy catgirl maid from Kiev wearing the vyshyvanka with the Crape Myrtle embroidery):

We were elated to exhibit splendiferous original art and Doctor Who fan art by Melody Rondeau http://crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/home.htm!

Petra:

That included Yellow Peril Hansel, Love, Happy, Hold Still, Off-kilter, In Case of Daleks, Timelord Time-out, Doctor Hue, Barking up the Wrong Tree, Dr. Mew #11, and Jodi Whittapurr, nyan!

Bunnii:

The beautiful original character and fan art by Misty Hopkins https://kranberrijam.blogspot.com included her pics of

Sailor Mars,

Dark Lady, 

 

Alita, Alita Bust,

an Alita plushie, 

an FFXIV PC…

Ilyana:

…Mary Saotrome, Dag the Angry Beaver, 

Kranberrijam, Tataru, Omhi, 

Xa’skelle,

Kon, Strawberri,

 Lollipop, 

Edgerunners Lucy and Rebecca and

Showered Centaur (a pic of our friend Ellie)!

Nyanko:

The supurrb art by Rvkh Brogden http://www.rvkhart.com to grace our gallreies in 2023 incoluded the Monarch Butterfly, Luna Moth, Tiger Butterfly, Agrias Butterfly, Ladybug, Moon Shrooms, Shy

Nyoka:

Angel Rock, Angelic Fire, Posh Angel, Solar Eclipse, Blood Moon, Spring Meadow, Country Fae, Lantern Light, Winter Joy, Gloria In Excelsis Deo, a pic of our friend Maddy and police chief Meryl!

Nyoka:

There was new original; and fan art by our purrducer Mike Moon, too, such as Andocait, Capt. Nyandy, Lyssa, Reading is Fundamental, Gilta, Hammy Fay, Enterprise Forever!, Lt.Horton, Hanami…

Dach Savage:

The Caitian Connection, McCoy, Chekov, Zel, Warden, Rivkah Storm,KranberriJam, Starmother, M’Ress’ New Toy, Santa’s Helpurr, Nine Tails, Grrrand Admeowl, and Ka’rissi: The Way of Beaches!

Valentinya:

Don’t forget the photomanip One Stormy Night featuring our cosplayer friend Crissy Volpe, a.ka. SunseenLi http://www.crimsonskycreations.com/bloodsweatandglitter, nyan!

Petra:

Hai, 130 gorgeous photographic images of Crissy were added to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art in 2023, nyan!

Bunnii:

Those cosplay, modeling & candid photos were by over three dozen photographers, including David Ng, Pope Cerebus, Eurobeat King, DG RanmaS…

Ilyana:

…Terry Chu, Nerd Caliber, Aaron Haidul, Heidi Kikel, Cat Trzaskowaki, Lady Terentia, Usagi Seion, Richard Calvache, Pat Gavin, Gerry Francisco…

Nyanko:

…Kungfish, Kaine Maxwell, Max Archer, Doudlas Shaune, Mad Mister Smiley, Night Life, Whatchulookingat, NYC Photo Party, Durnin Industries…

Nyoka:

…Vasillon, Brian Ngai, Brian Spillane, Peter Heller, Edward Liu, Tyrua Flynn, Mia Sachi, Susan O’Conner, Jennifer Gates, Tony K, Pete’s Basement…

Dach Savage:

…LJinto, Lusus, Patti, Tom, Simon, Carrie,Rich, Louis, Vlad, Matt, Jamie (not to be confuzzled with our web meowster), Crissy and her dad!

Valentinya:

We hope that y’all like the cute Merry Hissmas pic by Tristan, and we hope that there will soon be more of his art to grace our galleries, nyan!

Petra:

That is all for the mewseum catygory, and nyow we will recess for the half-hour intermeowssion to stretch, eat the snack, and hit the litter box, nyan!

One thirty minute entr’acte later…

Bunnii:

Welcome back! Now let us please welcome Raven, Whitney, Bianca  and Kara-Meow’l who will purrsent the nominees for-

our favorite radio purrograms of 2023!

Raven

(the elf girl who co-owns Feral Ink tattoo & piercing studio, in the snapdragon purrint Bateau neckline Empire cropped bare midriff dress):

These are purrograms from channels such as WUNC, WXDU, WKNC, WNAA, The BBC World Service, NPR, PRI and PRX!

Whitney

(the androgynous Bard Owl harpy & Mew Hanover Commeownity College Magick Club Purresident in the foxglove purrint yukata):

They are the very sincere, informative and / or entertaining audio enjoyment of the top quality news, talk, sport and mewsic!

Kara-Meow’l:

(the champion purrofessional surfer catgirl wesring the short White Chrysanthemeowm embroidered qipao)

Alphabetically the nominees are… 1A, Afrozons, All Things Considered, American Routes, and Assignment…

Bianca

(the witchy cait sylph DJ, pawdcaster and spellcaster  wearing the knotted

Anemone Flower

purrint blouse and  miniskirt)

… Back Porch Music, BBC Newshour, BBC News Room, BBC World News, Blues Hangover, and Business Matters, nyan…

Raven:

… Chillmode with LC, Click Here, Club MOC with Metro Beatz, Code Switch, Cool Jazz Countdown, and The Cut…

Whitney:

… Due South, Embodied, The Food Chain, Fresh Air, From Our Own Correspondent, asnd The Groove…

Kara-Meow’l:

…Hardtalk, Health Check, Hear and Now, Heart and Sou, The History Hour, Hole In The Wall, and How I Built This…

Bianca:

…The Inquiry, In the Studio, Island Reggae, It’s Been A Minute, Jazz in the New Millennium, and King Mosley’s Smooth Jazz Cafe, nyan…

Raven:

… Latino USA, Life Kit, Marketplace, The Middle, Morning Edition, The Moth Radio Hour, and the New Urban Jazz Lounge…

Whitney:

…The New Yorker Radio Hour, Notes from America, On Being, On the Media, On Point, Our Body Politic, and Outlook…

Kara-Meow’l:

…The People’s Pharmacy, Planet Money, Reveal, Roots of Smooth, Science Friday, Science in Action, and Snap Judgment…

Bianca:

.. The Soul Show with Michael Canton, Sound Opinions. The Southern Soul Mix Show, The Splendid Table, and Sport Today, nyan…

Raven:

… Super Throwback Party, The Takeaway, Tech Nation with Moira Gunn, The TED Radio Hour, and This American Life…

Whitney:

…The Thistle and Shamrock, Tony B’s Oldies But Goodies Radio Show, Unexpected Elements, and Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me…

Kara-Meow’l:

…Weekend Edition, The Wind Down with Will Downing, Witness History, Women Who Jam, The World, and World Business Report!

Bianca:

That is all for the radio cattygory, and nyow please welcome Yvonne, Pendula, Tara-chan and Trini-chan to present the noms for

Our Favorite Non-Fiction TV Shows of 2023, nyan!

Yvonne:

(the fishing charter yacht captain & taiko purrcussionist catgirl in the Honeydew White & Purrsian Blue colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat)

Namaste, nya! This has been such the exciting day, nya!

Tara-chan:

(Yvonne’s didter the nature photographer, banker pony owner, college student catgirl in the Cerelean Frost & Purriwinkle colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat)

Hai, we are blessed with the happy, healthy place full of the family, friends, freedom, fun and – and food, nya!

Trini-chan

(Tara-chan’’s fiance the hula instructor, banker pony owner & surfboard shapurrr kitsune wearing the short strapless Wisteria purrint dress):

The cattygory includes the science, nature, history, technology, travel, home, garden, food, mewsic, talk and – and sports shows, nyan!

Pendula: 

(Yvonne’s first mate the taiko drummer selkie in the Lemon Chiffon & Papaya Whip colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat)

The nominees are…Amanpoor and Company, The American Buffalo, and American Outdoors with Baratubde Thurston…

Yvonne:

… Ask This Old House, Austin City Limits, Antiques Roadshow, Battlebots and Below Deck Mediterranean (in spite of the drama), nyan…

Tara-chan:

… Blue Water Safari, Carolina Outdoor Journal, Chad Hoover Fishing, and – and Concord The Untold Story, nyan…

Trini-chan:

… David Holt’s State of Music, Ellizabeth Montgomery: A Bewitched Life, and Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World…

Pendula: 

… A Fishing Story. Frontline Garden Smart, Icons Unearthed, Like a Girl, Nature, North Carolina Weekend, and Nova…

Yvonne:

… O’Neill Outside, Our State, Outside: Beyond the Lens, the Rachel Maddow Show, and The PBS NewsHour, nyan…

Tara-chan:

… Rick Steve’s Europe, Road Trip Angler, Samantha Brown’s Places to Love, and SciNC,nyan…

Trini-chan:

… The Supergirl Surf Pro, This Old House, Travels with Darley, and My Greek Table with Diana Kochilas…

Pendula: 

… Wai Lana Yoga, Walking Victorian England, Wild Wonders with Brooke, and Woodsmith Shop…

Yvonne:

… and of course the many high school. college, and purrofessional Mens & womens sports & sports entertainment, nyan!

Tara-chan:

Nyow here are Jeannie, Katsandra, Rica, Niko, Police Chief Meryl, Fire Meowrshall Ellie, and – and Purrk Ranger Beebee to purrsent

Our Favorite Fiction TV Shows of 2023, nyan!

Jeannie

(the yogini, gravure model, robotics club purresident and belly dance instructor catgirl catgirl in the Saffron & Carnelian Red – colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat):

Nihao. Here are our favorite foreign and domestic, broadcatst & streaming, live-action and animated TV series, mini-series and specials of 2023.

Katsandra

(the yogini, professional bellydancer & commeowrcial real estate purropurrty purropurrietress catgirl in the Cobalt & Teal – colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat):

These might include foreign TV shows that purre-date 2023, but were not televised, streamed or released on home video here until 2023, nyan.  

Niko

(the farmer, animal stable / shelter owner & farmeowers market co-director, catgirl in the Purriwinkle & Hydrangea colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat):

However, any made-for-TV or direct-to-home-video movies will be included in the sepurrate movie cattygory, nyan!

Rica

(Niko’s sister the tfarmer, animal stable / shelter owner &  farmeowers market co-director, catgirl in the Pink Rose & Mulberry colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat):

In alphabetical order, the nominees are… 1923, Akiba Maid War, All Creatures Great and Small, and Assassine’s Pride, nyan…

Meryl

(the island’s police chief & motorcycle enthuisiest catgirl in the backless, empire – waist British Racing Green ball gown with detached sleeves):

… Bibliophile Princess, Billions, Busou Shinki, Call of Night, Call the Midwife, and Chimimo…

Elaenor

(the Banker Pony centauress out of her Fire Meowrshall uniform and wearing Azalea floral lei):

… Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Doc Brown, Dr Stone, and Doctor Who…

Beebee

(the senior Purrk Ranger & Amphibious Oriwenterring Coach catgirl in the short Emerald kimono with the Venus Flytrap embroidery):

… The Eminence in Shadow, Encouragement of Climb, Endeavor, and 

Father Brown

Jeannie:

… 

 

Frieren, End

Gate, Girl in Twilight, Gogure! Kokkuri-san, Golden Time, and Grantchester

Katsandra:

… Harley Quinn, Hotel Portofino, Idol Master, I’m Quitting Heroing, and Initial D Awakening, nyan

Niko:

… 

I’ve Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improve My Farm-Related Skills, and Jack Reacher, nyan..

Rica:

Kill Me Baby, Kitti Katz, The Last of Us, Law & Order, and Loki, nyan

Meryl:

Management of Novice Alchemist, Marvel’s What If…?, Midsomer Murders, and Miraculous…

Elaenor:

… Miss Scarlet and the Duke, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur…

Beebee:

… My Little Pony, My Love Story with Yamada-kun at LV999, My Hero Academia, and My Isekai Life…

Jeannie:

… My Master has No Tale, Nana, One Piece,  Phandelver and Below, and Please Put Them On Takamine-san…

Katsandra:

… Power Rangers, Prima Dol , Reincarnated as a Sword, Secret Invasion, and Sesame Street, nyan…

Niko:

…  Star Trek series such as: Lower Decks, Picard, Strange New Worlds, and Very Short Treks, nyan…

Rica:

… Star Wars series such as Ahsoka, The Bad Batch, Tales of the Jedi, and Star Wars: Visions., nyan…

Meryl:

… Tada Never Falls in  Love, Tiger Mums, Tokyo Mew Mew New, Uma Musume Pretty Derby, and Urusei Yatsura…

Elaenor:

… The Way Home, What We Do in the Shadows, and When Will Ayumui Make His Move?…

Beebee:

… The White Lotus, World on Fire, Yashine: Princess Half-Demon, Yellowjackets, and Yellowstone!

Jeannie:

Nyow please welcome Myayr, Jany, Tiaa, and Mie-sensei who will purrsent

Our Favorite TV commeowrcials of 2023.

Mary Nyan, a.k.a Myayr:

(the costumer and hula instructor catgirl wearing the short, high-slit keyhole Red Bird of Purradise embroidered qipao):

Arigatou! Tonight’s quickest cattygory includes the video ads shown on TV, theatre screens, and the internet!

Janyczsazsa, or just Jany for short:

(the cosplayer and seamstress faerie wearing the sleeveless short Black Orchid embroidered qipao):

These nominations are not neccessarily endorsements for any of the advertised purroducts, services or organizations.

Carerratia, or just Tia-san:

(the fashion designer succubus wearing the short White Chrysanthemeowm embroidered qipao):

Hai, they are just the ads that we liked the most, purrhaps due to the humor, FX, beautiful imagery,  favorite celebrities,

and the lack of annying cinematic techniques such as speed ramps, slo meowtion, snap zooms and unstable cameras!

Mielikki, a.k.a Mie-sensei

(the golfer & ampurrtheatre director faerie in the backless Golden Beehive Ginger embroidered qipao and a Wisteria lei):

So like, in alphabetical order, the nominees are…Align Probiotics’  ‘River Float’ spot with Haley Midgette…

Mary Nyan:

Capital One’s  “Holiday Night Fever” spot with John Travolta, and Carvana’s ‘Hold’ spot with  Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard…

Janyczsazsa:

Chewy’s “Best Friends” and “inheritance”

Carerratia:

The spots for Dr. Scholl’s Arch Fit Sandals, and Dunkin Doughnuts “Drive-Thru” spot with Ben Affleck…

Mielikki:

The Farmers Dog’s dog food ‘Forever’ spot, Free Fly’s  “Adventure Ready”  and “Mom” spots…

Mary Nyan:

Intimissimi lingerie’s spots with Jennifer Lopez, and Joybird Furniture’s  Summer Sanctuary Sale spot…

Janyczsazsa:

Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts “Pre-Gaming’ spot, and Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High mascara spot with Winnie Harlow…

Carerratia:

The NFL’s “Run With it” spot with Dina Flores, and Pop Corners chips’ “Breaking Bad” Supurrbowl spot…

Mielikki:

Qulipta’s ‘Family Trip’ spot, and Rinvoq’s ‘Just Okay: Swim Coach and Baker’ spot…

Mary Nyan:

Sandals Resorts ‘ “Paddleboard” and “Gift of Blue” spots with the Bob Marley songs…

Janyczsazsa:

Secrets Resorts ‘All Inclusive’ spot, and TREsume’s Fluid Smooth hair spray “Shines Like Water” spot…

Carerratia:

The Skims bra spot with Kim Cattrall, Lana Condor, Nelly Furtado, Coco Jones, and Hari Nef…

Mielikki:

Toyota’s Summer  ‘Beach Activities’ and ‘Vacation spotsm and Workday’s ‘Rock Star’ spots!

Mary Nyan:

So like, I noticed that that this cattygory did not include any purreview trailers for movies, or TV shows!

Janyczsazsa:

Hai hai there were teasers ’n trailers aplenty that whetted my appurrtite for the upcoming movies and TV shows!

Carerratia:

Ah, I guess that it was decided that it might be redundant, given that we are already nominating the TV shows and movies themselves! Speaking of which, now let us welcome Becca, Lizzy, Ha’irisa, and Mayor Peppur-Mintra who will purrsent the list of

Our Favorite Movies of 2023!

Becca

(the nekomimi gynoid in the off-shoulder ruffled White Hawaiian dress with the Gardenia tail corsage):

This cattygory includes foreign & domestic live-action & animated movies that were released in the USA in 2023!

Elizabeth

(the catgirl in the sleeveless, backless Hot Pink mini – dress with the Plumeria tail corsage):

These might include series that purre-date 2023, but were not screened, shown or sold here until 2023, nyan!

Peppurr-Mintra

(Catgirl Island’s mayor wearing the Eggplant & Purrsimmon – colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat)

This is irrespective of their genre or whether they were theatrical, televised, steraming or direct-to-home-video!

Linina

(the 40th level paladin catgirl wearing her gleaming bare-midriff Red & White adamantine plate armor):

In alphabetical order, the nominees are…Air, All of Us Strangers, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, nyan…

Ha’irisalavendara’zure

(the arch-nekomancer catgirl wearing the embroidered Black sleeveless bare-midriff cropped top slit-side  gown)

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, Asteroid City, nyan…

Becca:

Barbie, Beau is Afraid, A Biltmore Christmas, Blue Beetle, Book Club: The Next Chapter…

Elizabeth:

The Boy and the Heron,  Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery, Christmas on Cherry Lane…

Peppurr-Mintra:

Cocain Bear, The Creator, Creed 3, The Dog Lover’s Guide to Dating, Dream Scenario…

Linina:

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves, Elemental, Evil Dead Rise, The Equalizer 3, nyan…

Ha’irisalavendara’zure:

The Exorcist: Believer, Ferrari, Five Nights at Freddy’s, The Flash, Godzilla Minus One, nyan…..

Becca:

Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3, Haunted Mansion, Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up. A Haunting in Venice…

Elizabeth:

The Holdovers, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, The Iron Claw, Jesus Revolution…

Peppurr-Mintra:

John Wick: Chapter 4,Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes and Huntsmen, Parts 1 & 2, nyan…

Linina:

Killers of the Flower Moon, Knock at the Cabin, The Last Voyage of the Demeter, nyan…

Ha’irisalavendara’zure:

Legion of Super-Heroes,The Little Mermaid. Love in the Maldives, M3GAN, nyan…

Becca:

Magic Mike’s Last Dance,

The Marvels, The Marsh King’s Daughter, Meg 2: The Trench…

Elizabeth:

Missing, Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One,

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3…

Peppurr-Mintra:

Mystery on Mistletoe Lane, Napoleon, Napa Ever After, Never Too Late to Celebrate, nyan…

Linina:

Nefarious,  The Nun II, Nyad, Oppenheimer, Out in the Ring, nyan…

Ha’irisalavendara’zure:

A Paris Proposal, Periodical, Plane, Poor Things, Reinfield, nyan…

Becca:

Renaissance: A Film by Beyonce, Revue Starlight The Movie, Scream VI…

Elizabeth:

Shaakuntalam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Shift, Showing Up, Sisu…

Peppurr-Mintra:

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse, Spirited Away: Live on Stage, nyan…

Linina:

The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Suzume, Talk to Me, Taylor Swift The Eras Tour, nyan… 

Ha’irisalavendara’zure:

Totally Killer, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Wish, Wonka, nyan…

Elizabeth:

The Wedding Veil Expectations, The Wedding Veil Inspiration, Tand he Wedding Veil Journey!

Peppurr-Mintra:

Of course, there are countless movies of 2023 from many countries that we have not yet seen, and the residents and visitors of Mew Hanover County were asked which ones they would most like to see, nyan!

Linina: 

Receiving the most votes were Girls und Panzer das Finale: Part 4, Lupin III vs Cat’s Eye, Sailor Moon Cosmos,

Spy × Family Code: White,

Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine, Princess Principal: Crown Handler Chapter 3, and

The Imaginary,

nyan

!

Ha’irisalavendara’zure:

Nyow to conclude the purresentations, here are ourt purrducer Mike Moon, our web meowster Jamie Robertson, his cats Rascal, Rusty and Marcy to purrsent

Mike & Jamie’s top 10 favorite movies of 2023, nyan!

Rascal the Grey Tabby

(meowgickally translated from cat by the auditorium’s Mewniversal Translator widget):

These include foreign or domestic, live-action or animated, theatrical, streaming, made for TV, and direct-to-home video releass, nyan.

Rusty the Orange & Brown Tortoiseshell

(meowgickally translated from cat by the auditorium’s Mewniversal Translator widget):

This might also include foreign movies that pre-date 2023, but were not shown or released here until!l 2023, nyan.

Marcy the Tuxedo Cat

(meowgickally translated from cat by the auditorium’s Mewniversal Translator  widget):

Nyow here are Jamie’s top 10  favorite movies of 2023, in reverse hierarchical order, nyan!

Jamie (in a a Hawiian shirt and jeans):

My top ten are 10. Talk to Me, 9. John Wick: Chapter 4, 8. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, 7. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, 6. Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, 5. Asteroid City, 4. Barbie, 3. Poor Things, 2.

Godzilla Minus One, and 1. Oppenheimer.

Mike (in a White dinner jacket & shirt with Black trousers, bow tie & shows):

My top ten are 10. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse, 9. Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, 8. Asteroid City, 7. Barbie. 6. Spirited Away: Live on Stage, 5.Godzilla Minus One, 4. Poor Things, 3. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieve, 2.Oppenheimer,

and my favorite movie of 2023 is The Boy and the Heron!

Marcy

(meowgickally translated from cat): That’ll do it for this yeare’s purresentation of the annla Mew Awards, but it is almost time for the AfterMew luau and other After-parties, nyan! Itadakimasu, nyan!

Rascal

(meowgickally translated from cat): We wish to thank the staff, volunteers, purrsenters, sponsors, the audience, the restauranteurs, and all of the talented people whose works we have purraised, nyan!

Rusty

(meowgickally translated from cat): For purrofiles and illustrations on many of the Ladies of The Mew, please visit the Meet The Critics page http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com/meet-the-critics, nyan!

Mike:

Well, that’ll do it for this edition of The Mew, but we’ll be back next month! Be there… aloha!

Jamie:

Say good night, Mike!

Mike:

Goodnight, Mike!

The Ladies orfThe Mew:

Happy tales to Mew, until we eat again! BAIBAI, NYA!

January 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 January 2024 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!
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Happy Mew year, nyan!
 
It is the Year of the Dragon, the 17th Anniversary of 
The Mew, and the 24th Anniversary of Catgirl Island, nyan!
 
in this edition of The Mew:
 
The Lightning round Topic: Our favorite Films of 2004
 
TV, Movie & DVD Reviews:
The Boy and the Heron
Spirited Away: Live on Stage
Godzilla Minus One
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Complete First Season Collector’s Edition Blu-ray
Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Complete Second Season Collector’s Edition Blu-ray
 
Purrinted Media Mewsings:
The 2024 Oh No, Not Another Cat Calendar
Star Trek Ships of the Line 2024 Calendar
 
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Kotobukiya My Little Pony Princess Celestia Bishoujo Statues
Jazwares Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron TIE Bomber
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
 

The Latest Additions to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:

more cosplay & modeling photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers,
“Alita Bust” and a “TUNED Alita” plushie doll by Misty Hopkins,
“Gloria In Excelsis Deo” and “Maddy” by Rvkh Brogden,
“Rivkah Snow” and various recent sketches by Mike, nyan!
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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 72 degrees under the  Blue sky full of puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
 
Nyanko
(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!
Yvonne
(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!
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college senior, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nyan!
 
Trini-chan
(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!
 
Jeannie
(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.
 
Mielikki
(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!
Elizabeth
(

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!

 
Becca
(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): 

Elaenor
(or Ellie for short, the Banker Pony centauress, Fire Meowrshall and body builder wearing the Caracal purrint twisty bandeau bikini top) Hay there!
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
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nyan!
 
Bunnii
(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
Ilyana

(a.k.a Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme 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!)
Mike:
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
 
Lightning round Topic: Our favorite Films of 2004!
This year we’ll be taking a look back at fun stuff from years ending in a 4! Mie-senseis going to start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
Hai! Lightning Round- go, nyan!
 
Mielikki:
So like, I will nominate the Crossroads 2004 Guitar Festival, Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue, Yesspeak, and Dig!, fur shur! (tags Nyanko with a flit of the wing0
Nyanko:
Spider-Man 2, Appleseed, Kill Bill Vol. 2, and House of Flying Daggers! (tags Ellie with a brush of the tail)
 
Elaenor:
Hmmm I would say The Incredibles, Spider-Man 2, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! (tail-tags Trini-chan)
 
Trini-chan:
I will nominate The Terminal, National Treasure, Ella Enchanted, and Howl’s Moving Castle! (tags her fiance to go next)
 
Tara-chan:
I want…I want to nominate The Incredibles, Shrek 2, Scooby-Doo & The Loch Ness Monster, and – and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,  nyan! Onee-chan’s turn nyan! (tags her older sister)
 
Yvonne:
I will nominate Howl’s Moving Castle, Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys, Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou nyan! Lizzy’s turn, nyan!  (tags Elizabeth)
Elizabeth:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Just Desserts, Sideways, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou! (tags her wife)
Becca:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Passion of the Christ, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ray! Jen’s turn! (tags Jeannie)
Jeannie:
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, The Aviator, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and Appleseed. Myayr’s turn. (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
Shaun of the Dead, Hellboy, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! (tags Petra)
Petra:
The Motorcycle Diaries, Friday Night Lights, Million Dollar Baby, and Wimbledon, nyan! (tags Bunnii)
 
Bunnii:
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Fade to Black, Perfect Square, and Tell Me What Rockers To Swallow! tags Ilyana)
Ilyana:
The Incredibles, The Aquatic Life, Proteus, Mystic India. and Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy! Back to Mike!
Mike:
Oh, I gotta go with The Incredibles, Spider-Man 2, The Aquatic Life, and Yesspeak! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round, to keep  the movie topic rolling, here’s Vonny to start our
TV, Movie & DVD Reviews,
with her review of The Boy and the Heron!
Yvonne:
Arigato, nyan! The Boy and the Heron was one of the movies I most eagerly awaited in 2023 because it is by Studio Ghibli and writer / director Hayao Miyazaki who just turned 83 on January 5th and whose credits include Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Porco Rosso, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Purrincess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving castle, Ponyo, The Wind Rises, (purre-Ghibli) The Castle of Cagliostro, and (grandpurrented in as Ghibli) Nausicaa in the Valley of the Wind, among many other supurrb anime movies and TV series, nyan!
The Boy and the Heron is an isekai-genre tale set in Japan during World War Two of a boy Mahito who moves to a country estate after his widowed dad remarries, and in the forest he is lured by a strange anthropurrmorphic heron into the spirit world and the realm ruled by anthropurrmorphic birds wherein he is aided by young sorceresses Himi, Kirihiko and the heron on his quest to rescue his stepmom and his late mom, but I should not further spoil the plot of the movie, which was released here in the USA in both the dubbed and subtitled versions, nyan.
I think that it is quite meowgnificent, and I loved everything about it, from the plot, the unrushed pace, the character and creature designs, to the animation, scenic art, editing, sound and Joe Hisaishi’s mewsic, nyan! Although I purrfur to watch foreign films subtitled, it has the terrific English dub cast that includes  Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Barbara Goodson, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson and Florence Pugh, so I give it the high purraise, nyan! Nyow to continue the Ghibli topic, here is Ellie-sama to discuss
 
Spirited Away: Live on Stage, nyan!
 
Elaenor:
Hai! Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli’s 2002 anime Spirited Away is one of my favorite movies! The isekai-genre plot pertains to 10 year old girl Chihiro with her parents who become trapped in the spirit world, where she winds up working at the huge bath house for the supurrnatural folk, but I do not wish to spoil too much of the plot! 20 years later, Tony-Award winning John Caird directed the stage adaptation of the film at the Toho Imperial Theater in Tokyo!
 
The purrformances, the costumes, the puppets, the revolving sets, the lighting, the purrojection FX, and the score by Joe Hisaishi purrformed by the octet are quite faitthful to the movie, and are as wonderful as wonderful can be! Last month, G-Kids has released this 2 disc Blu-ray set which includes two complete purrformances of it, at about 160 minutes apiece, with different but equally excellent casts, starring Mone Kamishiraishi and Kanna Hashimoto as Chihiro!
 
The video is purrsented in the original Japanese  DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 with the optional English subtitles, whicha re in the bold White sans serif font with the fine Black outline. There are no extra features, but also included in the plastic case within the outer cardboard sleeve is the 11.5 x 18.25” double-sided poster, the images of which are shown on the front of the case. I will give it the “A” as in Aburaya! I am done, and now here is Nya-sensei to review
 
Godzilla Minus One!
 
Nyanko:
Arigato! In the past 70 years there have been 33 Japanese Godzilla movies and 4 American Godzilla movies, with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire due in Apurril! Well, I think that last year’s Godzilla Minus One was among the best! Another reboot of the series, it is set in Japan near the end of World War II and focuses mostly on a circle of friends who despite the tragic losses have survived but must now try to rebuild their lives and survive the new existential threat.
 
If you purrfur a more seriously dramatic kaiju movie, this’un fits the biil supurrbly with the great story, sympathetic characters, the scary threats, the excellent FX, and the few moments of friends’ camaraderie that is charming but not silly. Mecha fans will likely be pleased with the numerous ships and aircraft too! I will give Godzilla Minus One the high grade of the A Minus, as my only quibble was that I wish it was a longer movie.
Having said that, while still pondering where it ranks compurred to purrior zilla movies, I would put it in the top five, along with Godzilla  (1954), The Return of Godzilla  (1984), Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989),and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II  (1993)! My top ten zilla movies also likely includes Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Destroy All Monsters (1968), Godzilla vs. Mothra  (1992) , Shin Godzilla (2016) and Godzilla: The Planet Eater (2018).
 
Although none from the Millennium Era (1999–2004) makes my top ten, Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla  (2002) and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) might  rank 11 & 12 on my list. None of the American movies would be high on the list of all 37 zillas, but we have been enjoying the Monarch: Legacy of Monsters TV series! Now for another FX and action-filled movie depicting heroes and monsters from the deep, here is Ilyana-sensei to discuss
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom!
 
Ilyana:
Directed by James Wan, this sequel to the 2028 Aquaman movie is the fantasy / adventure tale of the fabled undersea kingdoms in which Arthur Curry / Aquaman, Justice Leaguer, the King of Atlantis and new dad teams up with his estranged brother Orm (Patrick Wilson) to stop the vengeful villain Black Manta Yahya Abdul-Mateen) and his reluctant assitant Dr. Shin (Randall Park) from finding the ancient cursed meowgickal Trident and toxic Orichalcum fuel which could destroy not only Atlantis, but the entire planet.
The terrific cast also includes Amber Heard as Aquaman’s wife Queen Mera, Dolph Lundgren as her dad Nereus, Nicole Kidman Arthur & Orm’s mom Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s dad Tom, and Jani Zhao as Black Manta’s crewpurrson Stingray, plus John Rhys-Davies as the voice of the crab-like Brine King and Martin Short as the voice of Kingfish the pirate king. Also appurring are the Arthur & Mera’s infant son Arthur Jr. VFX creatures Topo the octopus, Storm the seahorse, and other land & sea creatures aplenty!
Unfortunately, Mera and Atlanna are not in it enough, and Vulko (Willem Dafoe) is not in this movie, nor are any of Aquaman’s Justice League friends. Although the movie seems too rushed and short, it is brimming with the action-packed, spectacular, lavish exotic locations creatures and mecha. In spite of the annoying cinematic techniques such as the speed-ramping, slow meowtion, snap zooms and so forth, which are typical of the DC Extended Universe movie series, I did think that the movie was a lot of family fun!
I do not wish to spoil more of the plot, but there is an amewsing mid-credits scene to wait for. In summation, I will give it the B grade, and I enjoyed it more than many of the purrior DCEU movies including any directed by Zach Snyder, and the more recent films such as Black Adam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, and Blue Beetle. You know, Temuera Morrison stars as Boba Fett and voices the Clone Troopurrs in some of the Star Wars TV series, and nyow here is Myayr to review the
 
Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Complete First Season Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, and
Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Complete Second Season Collector’s Edition Blu-ray!
 
Mary Nyan
Hai! We love the live-action and animated Star Wars TV series such as Ahsoka, Andor, Obi-Wan, Boba Fett, The Bad Batch, Visions, and Tales of the Jedi! We have hoped that Disney would release them (and the various MCU TV series) on DVD or Blue-ray, na dlast moth that finally started to happen, with the release of Wandavision and the first two seasons of The Mandalorian! Each of those Mandalorian Collector’s Edition Blu-ray sets include 8 epurrsodes which total the bit over three hours Excluding the exrtra features, Season One is appurroximately 183 minutes and Season Two is appurroximately 199 minutes).
 
The 1080p video is purrsented in widescreen of the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with the audio choices of English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, English Descriptive, French & Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, with the very legible  optional English, French & Spanish subtitles. Each set also includes three purretty 4.5 x 5.75” concept art cards. Inside the handsome steel box case, the 2 discs are in one plastic tray, so you have to pull out Disc One to get to Disc Two, and the cards are snugly clamped inside the box lid. Furthermore, each season includes two informative and entertaining documentary featurettes that purrtain to the making of the series!
 
The first season extras are the 5.75 minute  “Remnants of the Empire” and the 10.5 minute “Forging the Covert” which include comments by creator / writer / executive purrducer Jon Favreau, director / writer / purrducer Dave Filoni, writer / director Rick Fanuyima, design supurrvisor / co-purrducer Doug Chiang, designer / purducer Andrew Jones, purropurrty meowster Josh Roth, animeowtion supurrvisor Hal Hickel, ILM VFX supurrvisor John Knoll, virtual art director Landis Fields, digital artist / model maker John Goodson, special costume meownufacturer / puppeteer Tamara Carlson…
… puppeteers Peter Clarke, Jason Matthews, Scott Patton & Trevor Hensley! The 2nd season dextrasd are the 4.75 minute “Designing the New Republic” and& the 6 minute “Forging the Covert: Part Two” which include comments by Favreau, Filoni, Chiang, Roth, costume designer Shawna Trpcic, and Legacy FX supurrvisor / puppeteer John Rosengrant! I am very pleased with the high quality and entertainment value of the series and these sets, to which I give the high purraise!  of That is all for our TV & movie mewsings, and nyow I will turn The Mew over to Mie-sensei who will start our
 
purrinted-media mewsings, with her review of the
2024 Oh No, Not Another Cat Calendar Presents
“Life’s a Gamble- Try Not to Lose Your Marbles”!
 
Mielikki:
So like, since the 1970’s Jim & Melody Rondeau have been famous as the authors, artists, writers, agents, and editors, humanitarian (and felinitarian); the fanzines they publish through Buffalo Chip Press, their presence at cons, festivals and shows, and the merchandise they sell on consignement such as the fanzines, magazines, comics, books, scripts, press kits, movie posters, games, toys and videos throughout their site Make it Go Away http://crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/home.htm site, fur shur!Purrhaps y’all have seen some of Melody’s beautiful art in our mewsum?
Since the 1980’s they have also published their delightful not-for-sale, limited-edition annual wall calendar! This totally awesome 8.5×11” calendar opens up to reveal the monthly 17 x 11” spreads, each with the annotated date grid and lovely B&W illustrations of anthropurrmorphic felines and other species! Including the front and back covers, there are fourteen such pen and ink illustrations, and each year there is a different theme. So like, the 2023 theme was feline rulers, and the 2024 theme is gambling! The front cover depicts the kittens playing marbles, January depicts the Bingo game…
…February has the slots, March plays the ponies, Apurril has the shell game, May is The Game of Life, June is the lotto, July has the claw machine, August is snail racing, September is billiards, October is The Dating Game, November is poker, December is the Wheel of Fortune, and the back cover is “gamboling”! The illustrations are quite lovely, including several “Easter Eggs” and the cute widdle mice! One of my favorites is the horse race scene, with the mouse riding on a masked squirrel! I think that It is totally delightful, fur shur! I am done, and now here is Mike to tell us about the
Star Trek Ships of the Line 2024 Calendar!
 
Mike:
Thank you, Mie-sensei! I’ve collected Star Trek calendars since 1975, and for the past 24 years I’ve especially  loved this series of calendars and books which depict the many vessels and vehicles of Star Trek in such realistic beautiful, thrilling scenes! Edited by Doug Drexler, designed by Celina Varvalho and currently published by Universe Publishing, this 12”x12” wall calendar opens to a 12”x24” panoramic landscape format, with a small annotated date grid on each of the 13 full-bleed illustrations by various artists. plus Chris Cardwell’s 12×12” front cover illustration of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D docked at the “Sector 001 San Francisco Orbital Facility”. 
Matt Boardman’s “USS Cerritos Homeward Bound” depicts The USS Ciritos NCC-75567 approaching a starbase for January; Kenneth Villanueva’s “Way of the Rihannsu” depicts a Romulan Warbird for February; Donny Versiga’s “1701-A Main Bridge Star Trek VI” depicts the bridge of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A for March; and Tobias Richter’s Fate of the Venture” depicts the Galaxy Class USS Venture NCC-71854’s saucer separation during a battle with Romulan Warbirds; Marty Miller’s “She’ll Launch and She’ll Be Ready” by Marty Miller depicts USS Enterprise NCC-1701’s refit in progress sometime prior to the events of my favorite movie Star Trek-The Motion Picture…
…and John Eaves’ Jein-class starship the “U.S.S. Gregory Jein” NCC-103145, which was named after the legendary model builder Greg Jein! Midway into the calendar is the collaborative cutaway illustration of the “S.S. Enterprise NX-01 Refit” by Christopher Cushman, Doug Drexler, John Eaves, Mike Okuda, David Alexander, Bill Campbell, and Android Monkey Designs! July’s “The Fox and the Hounds” by Alain Rivard depicts the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A pursued by two K’t’inga-class Klingon battle cruisers;  Augusts’s “Nocturne” by Bill Krause depicts the starships USS Hood NCC-1703, the USS Endurance NCC-5255, and the USS Sentinel NCC-2550…
September’s “Sleeping Giant” by Thomas Marrone depicts the Odyssey-class USS Enterprise NCC-1701-F and a frozen Borg ship; October’s “FOD – Foreign Object Debris Management Detail” by Lewis Nevin depicts the refitted Constitution-class USS Yorktown NCC-1717 and two shuttlecraft; November’s”You Have Been Dishonored” by D.M. Phoenix depicts the refitted Constitution-class USS Venture which has been captured and reflagged by the Klingons; and  “Rendezvous with U.S.S. Nomadic” by Dan Uyeno depicts the Nomadic NCC-7505 and Onimaru NCC-76890. Golly they’re beautiful! Ah, that’ll do it for the printed media, and now her’s Tara-chan to start our
collectibles and toy talk portion of The Mew, with her review of
Kotobukiya’s My Little Pony Princess Celestia Bishoujo Statue, fur shur!
 
Tara-chan:
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 Celestia , who was voiced by NIcole Oliver in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and in the Equestria Girls spin-offs, nyan! 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 6.75” box, nyan. This ornately genki purretty statue was designed by Shunya Yamashita; the pony was meticulously sculpted by Takahi and – and  the bishy human girl was sculpted by Koei Matsumoto, nyan! Rearing upon the 2.75” diameter circular vase, the equine Celestia measures appurroximately 3” high at the withers or 4.75” high from bottom of hooves to tip of the horn, with the 5.5” wingspan, nyan.
 
Standing upon the 4.75” diameter circular base, the statue of bishoujo Celestia is appurroximately 9” tall overall, including the ..5” heels, and – and 125” thick base nyan. That statue is of the 1/7th scale, so that would make the character about n early 5′ tall, nyan! Thepurrincess has the beautiful gradientelegant style with the mermaid-style, off-shoulder dress, White with the Pink and – and Green gradient flouncy hem and feathery neckline, accessorized by the Golden tiara, necklace, shoes, and – and the rope belt with the dangling  sun medallion (in lieu of the cutey mark)

,

nyan!

 
Her translucent lush wavy ankle length hair that is Light Blue, Light Green and –  Lavender, nyan! The design, paint and – and the sculpt of both lithe supple figures are quite meticulously intricate, from her Brown eyes and – and softly purrim smile, to the ornate filigree and – and the graceful fluttery poses, nyan! So, I will give these statues the high purraise grade of the “A” as in Alucorn, nyan! I am done, and nyow here is Jen-sensei to discuss
Jazwares’ Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron TIE Bomber, nyan!
Jeannie:
Arigato. Not only do we like to collect the statues, figures, ornaments, models and miniatures of the inspurrational characters, but some of us are purrticularly fond of the mecha too, such as the replicas of famous purrops and vehicles. I think that Jazwares has done an excellent job with their licensed Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron purroduct line, which to date includes over 100 nicely designed, sculpted and painted replicas of the air, land, sea and space craft of the Star Wars saga. 
 
Series 4 includes the AT-AT, N-1 Starfighter, Y-Wing Fighter, Wedge’s X-Wing Fighter, Impurrial Shuttle, and the TIE Bomber. I was especially anticipating the bomber, as that 28’ wingspan impurrial vehicle has not been as frequently repurrsented as others, purrhaps because it was just briefly glimpsed in the 1980 movie The Empire Strikes Back; although Fantasy Flight’a Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game continues to offer the 1/207th scale miniature and Lego has the 1/56th scale kit.
 
Painted Gray with Black panels and Red munitions, the 1/72nd scale toy measures 4.625” wide x 3.75” long x 2.5” tall with opening left & right canopies and includes one 1” pilot with figure posable arms and legs.I am very pleased with the design, sculpt and paint of this toy, and I have displayed her next to the  Tie Fighter, TIE Interceptor, and Tie Advanced on the shelf. That will conclude our collectibles & toy talk portion of The Mew, and nyow here are Becca & Lizzy to purrsent the
 
Celebrity Catgirl and Kemonomimi Spotlight.
Becca:
Arigato! in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume, therianthropes, and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies and monster girls! Furthermore, 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” such as the woman in zebra stripe pajamas in the “Drift Into Candy Crush” TV spot and the woman in the sleeveless leopurrd purrint sweater n the Candy Crush “‘Dulce impulso” TV spot!
 
Kelly Reilly meowgnificently purrtrays feisty Beth Dutton in the Yellowstone TV series, and we will nominate her as the honorary catgirl for the sexy leopurrd purrint camisole she wore in the steamy scene with her friend Rip Wheeler very first epurrsode which purremiered on June 20th, 2018, mew la la!! Another wonderful “honorary catgirl’ is TV Talk show host, author & journalist Tamron Hall, for her lovely  Leopurrd purrint Pussybow Dress in her show’s May 12th 2021 epurrsode, and her Leopurrd purrint turtleneck jumpsuit  in her Septermber 15th, 2023 epurrsode!
 
Elizabeth:
British French actress Emma Mackey wears the tawny widdle halter neck side-cut dress whilst leading a group of four lionesses in a spurrint across the savannah in the Burberry Goddess purrfume’s “Lioness Strength” TV spot, so we will consider her as the honorary raion-musume! In the delightful series of Miki books by author written by Agata Loth-Ignaciuk, illustrated by Berenika Kolomycka, and published by Oni, Miki is the cute widdle girl in the tiger kigirumi onesie for her adventures at home, so we will consider her as the hionorary tora-musume! Kawaii!
Lastly but not leastly for this month’s spotlight we wish to nominate the many alluring ladies of various species such as the catgirls, kemonomimi, monstergirls, and pokemorphs in the original & fan art & comics by the Mexican manga artist Kimeratoons, who has the gallery at Deviantart and his own comic strip Lucyfer, but we should warn y’all that some of that some of those are not for widdle kitties or purrudish types due to the meowture-rated sexual NSF content! That is all for the spotlight, and nyow here are Petra, Bunnii and Trini-chan to purrsent the latest
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
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 One https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery1.html we have added new illustrations by Mike, and in Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we have have added new works by Rvkh Brogden http://www.rvkhart.com, Misty Hopkins https://kranberrijam.blogspot.com, and more photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers http://www.crimsonskycreations.com/bloodsweatandglitter, nyan!
Firstly we are purroud to purrsen the two new illustrations by Rvkh, starting with her lovely Christmas angel image “Gloria In Excelsis Deio” nyan! She used Procreate with the Apple Pencil upon the iPad Purro for this’un, and there is the 2:40 min. time-lapse art purrocess video of it at her Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvuN1Mmi10w&feature=youtu.be, nyan!
 
Nextly is Rvkh’s Procreate & Apple Pencil pic of Madylyon Raion (or just Maddy, for short), who is an NPC in Mike Moon’s monthly tabletop RPG “The Adventures of Nystia Nightshade”, nyan! Maddy is an alluranthropic Homo Panthera / Nekomata catgirl who can transform into an Asiatic Lion, nyan! Here she is wearing the orchid-like bare-midriff purrom / catillion dress, nyan!
Bunnii:
Now we are delighted to display four more collages of photos of Crissy Volpe http://www.crimsonskycreations.com/bloodsweatandglitter, and each collage is compurrised of four photos! The first collage consists of Durnin Industries photo of Crissy in the licensed (Babs Tarr design) Batgirl costume at the 2021 New York Comic Con; Vlad’s Apurril 17, 2022 Easter photo of Crissy in her back yard; Vlad’s August 1, 2020 photo of Crissy glomped by her plushy dolls; and Matt’s 1996(?) photo of Crissy and her grandpurrents’ neighbor Wayne’s Corvette!
The 2nd collage’s photos are all by David Ng; his August 2014 photo of Crissy in the Purrincess Mars costume by Setsuna Kou, with Usagi Kou as Purrincess Moon; June 2013 photo of Crissy in the licensed Disney Snow White costume; May 2019 photo of elegant Gothic Lolita – Snow White Made by My Lolita Dress; and October 2011 photo of Crissy as Batgirl with her friends Usagi Seion as Supergirl and Jeny Bean as Wonder Woman They are wearing the licensed store-bought costumes!
The 3rd collage is compurrised of David Ng’s September 2022 photo of Crissy Renaissance style Snow White costume; PopeCerebus’ Apurril 2014 photo of Crissy in the kimono at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden; Eurobeat King’s photo of Crissy at Katsu Con 2008 in the Final Fantasy VIII Rinoa Heartiy costume made by Athena-chan; and Kaine Maxwell’s June 2007 photo of Crissy as Card Captor Sakura’s Tomoyo Daidouji in Central Park on Japan Day, nyan! That costume made was made by Setsuna Kou, and has the bit of photomanipping done by Mike in 2023!
 
The 4th collage is compurrised of Alex’s 2003(?) photo of Crissy at home with her kitty Kira; Tony K’s Apurril 2005 photo of Crissy with the bewitching Mallen Streak in her hair to match the white shirt; Mad Mister Smiley’s June 2006 photo of Crissy which was inspired by Kevyn Aucion’s “Biba” make-up tutorial; and Vlad’s October 2020 photo of Crissy at home in the dress from Discount Dance with wings that her friend Skye gave her in high school! In 2023, Mike used Photoshop & the mouse to turn the room into the snowy scene!
Trini-chan:
We are elated to exhibit two more of Misty’s fan artistry of Alita, the titular elite Martian cyborg supurr soldier, bounty hunter, investigator, Panzer Kunst meowrtial arts meowster, and the Motorball sports champion in Yukito Kishiro’s cyberpunk manga Battle Angel Alita! Misty is the biggest fan of Alita whom we know! Purrhaps y’all have seen the other pics that she has drawn of Alita and friends? The first of the two latest images is the beaurtiful colored pencil on toned papurr portrait of Alita, and the 2nd image is the photos of Misty’s latest hand-made plushie doll of Alita wearing her Red TUNED armor with the cloak! 
 
To top off the latest additions to our mewseum are some of Mike’s latest illustrations! Mike used Photoshop and the mouse on the Mac to depict Rvkh’s Elder Scrolls video game character Rivkah Snow, the feisty little Chaotic Neutral Khajiit Warden who is allied with the Aldmeri Dominion union, usually resides in the region of Reaper’s March, and often adventures on the continent of Tamriel!
Lastly but not leastly is the batch of Mike’s December 2023 sketches! This group consists of these six sketches: the Meowrror Mewniverse’s version of Star Trek’s M’Ress with the starship toy to repurrsent her pending commeownd; the Santa’a Helpurr catgirl treated to chocolate chip cookies and eggnog; the kitsune miko with the nine tails; Grrand Admeowl Marshmeowlody Fremeowizia the Dimorusian starfleet officer in the Meowrror Mewniverse, who was Inspired by our friend Melody Rondeau’s Sister Rat purrsona…
 
… Mike’s fan art of Melody’s AndorCait (half Andorian / half Caitian) character Star Huntress the Sky Mother; and Mike’s fan art of his favorite Star Wars character Ahsoka Tano, who agrees with her meowster Anakin Skywalker that sand gets everywhere! Purrhaps she should have worn the longer skirt! So, what do y’all think of the new art?
The Cat Lady Sings….
Nyanko:
Oh that angelic scene is so meowgnificent, from the supple wings and the dazzling night sky to the the purrcise fabrifc folds and drapurry of the cloth!
 
Yvonne:
The Maddy pic is  purrfect, from her lush Purrple hair & tail, the sheerness & details of th garment, to the lovely beach, water, & clouds of the lagoon, nyan!
Tara-chan:
Misty does such beautiful Alita art, nyan! I love the supurrb pose, expurression, lines, shading and- and thr limited color pallett, nyan!
 
Jeannie:
She is such the great illustrator, seamstress and cosplayer. Her latest Alita doll is quite splendiferous witih the faithful features in the adorable chiibi style.
 
Elizabeth:
Crtissy is so purretty, graceful and photogenic, and those great photographers have the keen eyes for the location, lighting and compurrsitions!
Becca:
Hai hai, not only do those photos  expurrtly reveal the lovely friends, garments and scenery but how they combine to convey the sense of character and story!
 
Mary Nyan:
Crissy has the vast diverse range of costumes and appurral from the Japanese, Renaissance and Gothic to the anime, video game, and comics characters!
 
Elaenor:
I thiink this latest gorgeous wave of photos of Crissy are the first ones that we have of her posing with friends, dolls, a car and a cat!
Trini-chan:
I think that Mike did a good job of faithfully capturing the look, spirit and details of Rvkh’s Warden character design with the neat dungeon ambience!
Ilyana:
I like that latest batch of Mike’s widdle sketches too, but I hope that Ahsoka will soon find relief from the chafing sand!
 
Bunnii:
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!
Petra:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery, and our other friends, families, acquaintances and our audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nyan!
Mielikki:
Fur Shur!
 
Mike:
Well be back next month with the February edition of The Mew, which will include our annual gala awards ceremony! Be there aloha!
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew, until we eat again! Baibai, nyan!

December 2023 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 December  2023 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!
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This year is the Year of the Rabbit, the 16th Anniversary of 
The Mew, and the 23rd Anniversary of Catgirl Island, nyan!
 
in this edition of The Mew:
 
The Lightning round Topic: Our favorite Films of 1933
 
TV, Movie & DVD Reviews:
The Marvels
Loki season 2
Doctor Who “The Star Beast”
The Sandman The Complete First Season Blu-Ray
Justice League x RWBY Super Heroes & Huntsmen Part Two 2 Blu-ray + Digital Code
Oppenheimer Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Code
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Star Wars :he Black Series  Star Wars: Ahsoka Sabine Wren Action Figure
Hallmark “Red Box” Star Wars: Ahsoka Ahsoka Tano Christmas Tree Ornament
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight

The Latest Additions to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:

more cosplay, candid & modeling photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers
“Kon”, “Strawberry”, ”Lollipop”, and an “FF14 Player Character” by Misty Hopkins
more “Torako” cosplay by Alexcia Reynolds,  “Lantern Light” by Rvkh Brogden
“Mako Light” by Jamie, and “Kranberri Jam” by Mike, nyan!
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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 72 degrees under the  Blue sky full of puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
 
Nyanko
(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!
Yvonne
(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!
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college senior, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nyan!
 
Trini-chan
(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!
 
Jeannie
(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.
 
Mielikki
(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!
Elizabeth
(

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!

 
Becca
(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): 

Elaenor
(or Ellie for short, the Banker Pony centauress, Fire Meowrshall and body builder wearing the Caracal purrint twisty bandeau bikini top) Hay there!
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
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nyan!
 
Bunnii
(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
(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!)
Mike:
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
 
Lightning round Topic: Our favorite Films of 1933!
Nya-senseis going to start, so are y’all ready to0 “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
hai! Lightning Round- go, nyan!
 
Nyanko:
King Kong, Son of Kong, and The Private Life of Henry VIII! (tags Ellie with a brush of the tail)
 
Elaenor:
Hmmm I would say King Kong, Son of Kong and Little Women. I suppose to those Kongs, all women are little, hee! (tail-tags Trini-chan)
 
Trini-chan:
I will nominate the Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, and Silly Symphonies animations!  tags her fiance to go next)
 
Tara-chan:
I want…I want to nominate the Mickey Mouse, Krazy Kat, and – and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts, nyan! Onee-chan’s turn nyan! (tags her older sister)
 
Yvonne:
The Popeye and the Betty Boop animated shorts, and Tugboat Annie, nyan! Lizzy’s’s turn, nyan!  (tags Elizabeth)
Elizabeth:
The comedic short film by Charlie Chaplain, Harold Lloyd, and The Three Stooges! (tags her wife)
Becca:
The Our Gang shorts and The Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup! Jen’s turn! (tags Jeannie)
Jeannie:
The Invisible Man, King Kong and Son of Kong. (tags Mielikki)
Mielikki:
She Done Him Wrong, I’m No Angel, 42nd Street, and Footlight Parade, fur shur! (tags Mary Nyan)
 
Mary Nyan:
I will second the Kongs, and add The Ghoul which starred Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke and Ralph Richardson! (tags Petra)
Petra:
The anime adaptations of Suiho Tagwa’s Norakuro manga, nyan! (tags her purrtner)
 
Bunnii:
Flying down to Rio, Dinner at Eight, and Gold Diggers of 1933! Back to Mike!
Mike:
Oh I gotta go with  The Three Stooges shorts, King Kong, and Son of Kong! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round, to keep  the movie topic rolling, here’s Nya-sensei to start our
TV, Movie & DVD Reviews 
with her review of The Marvels!
 
Nyanko:
Hai! I am a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s movies & TV series, so I was purrticularly enthused for The Marvels, which occurs after the Secret War and Ms. Marvel TV series, and unites the supurr heroines Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Monica Rambeau / Phoiton (Teyonah Parris) and Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel (Imani Vellani) along with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Goose the cat-like Flerken, Kamala’s family, and several surpurrise appurrances, as the Planet Earth is again involved in Kree and Skrull incidents, especially thanks to the villainess Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton)!
 
Written by Megan McDonnell, Elissa Karasik & director Nia DaCosta this thrilling, fun movie is brimming with action, humor, major plot & character developments, beautiful locations, and Flerkens! My only quibbles with the movie are that it seemed way too short and way too rushed with too many fast cuts; plus I am still wondering why the events of The Eternals movie continue to be unmeowntioned. However, the purrformances, costumes, choreography, mewsic, sets and FX are quite lavish, and there is a signifiant mid-credits scene! Nyow to continue the Marvel-ous topics, here is Mie-sensei to discuss
Loki season 2!
 
Mielikki:
Arigato, Nya-sensei! So like, Tom Hiddleston gloriously returns as Thor’s half-brother Loki, one of Marvel’s greatest villains who has undergone quite the heroic “face-turn” in this TV series which ocurrs after the movie Avengers: Endgame! In the first season, Loki was apprehended by Time Variance Authority 
because of the timeline violations, but in the first season, a sinester plot involving the time-traveling villain Kang (Jonathan Majors) who previously appeared in the movie Ant Man and The Wasp: Quantumania! In the 2nd season, Loki and the TVA try to stop a [literally] looming multiversal timeline cataclysm, fur shur! Majors also awesomely portrays Victor Timely, an alternate version of Kang!
 
So like, my favorite thing about this series is the totally awesome cast, which also includes Sophia Di Martino as Sylvi the alternate version of Loki, Owen Wilson as Mobius the TVA agent, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Renslayer, Ke Huy Quan as Ouroboros the TVA engineer; Rafael Casal, Eugene Cordero, Neil Ellice and Wunmi Mosaku as other TVA agents, and Tara Strong who voices the TVA’S A.I. Miss Minutes! The series has the captivating plot, high production values, great sets, visual FX, music and poignant developments! I will not further spoil the plot, but I found the ending to be rather profound, fur shur! Now to continue the space and time travel TV topics, here is Mike to discuss
Doctor Who “The Star Beast”!
 
Mike:
Thank you, Mie-sensei! I’ve been a fan of Doctor Who since I started watching the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)’s episodes in the late 70’s, and here it is the 60th anniversary of the show, and I’m still loving it! The BBC has commemorated the anniversary with new TV specials and short videos graced by the show’s Doctors and companions from various from across the decades, In the 2013 50th anniversary episode “The Day of The Doctor” the 11th Doctor  (Matt Smith) met an art curator (Tom Baker) who said “And in years to come you might find yourself revisiting a few… but just the old favorites, eh?”
That was quite a prophetic suggestion since the 1th Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) did just that last year in her final(?) episode “The Power of the Doctor” and regenerated into her past 10th Doctor self (David Tennant) as 14th Doctor! He was next seen in last month’s amusing Children in Need short “Destination Skaro”, which was followed a few days later with the one hour special “The Star Beast”. Based on the 1980 Doctor Who Monthly magazine’s comic book tale by author Pat Mills and artist Dave Gibbons which occurred during the 4th Doctor’s era..
 
The Doctor, The TARDIS, Donna Noble (Catherine Tate), her mom Sylvia (Jacqueline King), Shaun Temple (Karl Collins) and UNIT are reunited to investigate the alien creature known as The Meep (voiced by Miriam Margolyes) and the – and other aliens who pursue it! Margolyes is no stranger to the Whoniverse, as she voiced a Slitheen character in the episode “The Gift” of the The Sarah Jane Adventures in 2009. The reunions extend behind the camera too, including the director Rachel Talalay, mewsic composer Murray Gold, and writer / show-runner Russell T. Davies!
The reunion of The Doctor and Donna was wonderful, given how sadly things ended in their prior adventure together “Journey’s End” in 2008, and I like the delightful new character Rose Noble (Yasmin Finney) who is Donna and Shaun’s daughter. UNIT looks great in their new tactical gear, and introduces us to Major Singh (Ronak PatanI) and their latest scientific advisor Shirley Anne Bingham (Ruth Madeley). The Meep and the Wraith Warriors look great too and the TARDIS gets a regeneration with a huge beautiful new control room, so I was very pleased with the special and look forward to the next two!  Now here’s Myayr to discuss
The Sandman The Complete First Season Blu-Ray, nyan!
 
Mary Nyan:  
Arigato! Created by one of my favoritest authors Neil Gamin (who also wrote some Doctor Who epurrsodes), The Sandman purrtains to Morpheus the King of Dreams and the other the god-like entities known as The Endless, and it might have been the most significant DC comic of the 1990’s! We eagerly hoped for a Sandman movie or TV series, and our purrayers were answered when the first season purremiered on Netflix in Agust of 2022! It is the supurrbly faithful adaptation with the meowgnificent tales, imagery, cast and crew!
Purrduced by Neil Gamin, the series purrfectly  stars Tom Sturridge as Morpheus a.k.a. Dream, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian, Melissanthi Mahut as Calliope, Derek Jacobi as Fry, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne David Thewlis as John Dee, and Arthur Darvill as Richard Madoc, with Patton Oswalt as the voice of Jeremy the crow, Mark Hamill as the voice of Mervyn Pumpkinhead…
Sandra Oh as the Siamese Cat, Rosie Day as the Tabby Cat, and h gosh there are so many other great actors in the 10 epurrsodes, which are all live-action epurrsodes except for the animated “Dream of a Thousand Cats”! Thusly we were so glad when the first season was released upon the home video last month! The unrated epurrsodes total 526 minutes upon the three discs which in the plastic case within the outer cardboard sleeve. The 1080p high defi video has Dolby Atmos TrueHD English audio with the optional English SDH subtitles.
If I have any quibble, it is with the meowgerness of the special features, which include the 1 min., 51 sec. purromo spot of “The Sand Man: Behind-The -Scenes Sneak Peek”, and the 3 min. 7 sec. “The World of The Endless” short, which have the very brief comments by Gaimin, Sturridge, Christie, Coleman, Baptiste, and show-runner Allan Heinburg. Nevertheless, for about $25, this set has appurroximately 9 hours of the supurrb entertainment, so I am very pleased with that! Nyow for more of the DC topic, here is Vonny to review the
Justice League x RWBY Super Heroes & Huntsmen Part Two Blu-ray + Digital Code!
 
Yvonne:
Arigato, nyan! In Part One of the  OVA from Warner Animation and Rooster Teeth Animation, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg Vixen and Green Lantern (Jessica Cruz) mysteriously wound up as teenagers on the planet Renmnant where they met Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang amidst the battle with the monsters known as The Grimm, who were mysteriously more powerful than the ones the RWBY team mewsually hunts, nyan! Vixen had the lovely vulpine tail, too, nyan! Nyow in Part Two, RWBY and the monsters wind up altered on the Justice League’s Earth, nyan!
Written by Meghan Fitzmartin, purrduced by Michael Uslan, Laura Yates, Kimberly S. Moreau, Ethan Spaulding, Jim Krieg and thesupurrvising  director Kerry Shawncross with the mewsic by David Levy, this unrated 75 min. 3D CG animation of the Japanese anime & video game style is so much fun, and brims with the exciting developments, the beautiful designs and the action aplenty, nyan! The wonderful voice cast includes Travis Willingham as Supurrman and Weather Wizard, Troy Baker as Batman and Meowrror Meowster, Laura Baily as Wonder Woman, David Dastmalchian as The Flash…
… Jeannie Tirado as Jessica Cruz / Green Lantern, Tru Valentino as Cyborg, Ozioma Akagha as Vioxen, Lindsay Jones as Ruby, Kara Eberle as Weiss, Arryn Zech as Blake, Barbara Dunkleman as Yang, Maxwell Friedman as Killer Croc, Jamie Chung as Black Canary, Christopher Sabat as Dr, Watts, and J. Michael Tatum as Klein! The special features are the 6.75 min. featurette of  ”I’ve Got Your Back: The Bond Between Justice League x RWB”, and the 7.25 min. featurette of “You Look… Different: RWBY on Earth” which have comments by various meowmbers of the cast and crew, such as
Jamie Chung, Barbara Dunklema, Kara Eberle as Weiss, Arryn Zech, Lindsay Jones, David Dastmalchian, Meghan Fitzmartin, Kelly Shawcross, creative director Mike Palott, co – directors Dustin Matthews and Yssa Badiola, The disk and the digital download / stream code instructions are in the plastic case within the cardboard outer sleeve, nyan. The audio choices are English & Spanish, with the optional English SDH, Spanish & French subtitles, nyan. I wish the movie was longer with more special features, but I am very pleased by this fun OVA, nyan! Nyow here is Jen to to tell us about the
Oppenheimer Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Code, nyan!
 
Jeannie:
Hai. Written, directed & co-produced by Christopher Nolan, (who purreviously directed Following, Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk and Tenet), Oppenheimer is the three hour bio-pic about physicist Robert Oppenheimer, who was the director of the Manhattan Purroject during World War Two, and known as the so-called father of the atomic bomb. He is purrfectly purrrtrayed by Cillian Murphy, who we liked in purrior films such as 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Dunkirk,
 
Oppenheimer’s brilliant cast also includes Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Casey Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kenneth Branagh, Rami Malek, Jason Clarke, Ben Safdie and Tom Conti. I am purrticularly fond of the filn’s unrushed pace, with the immersive cinematography and attentions to the minute details. It is purrhaps my 2nd favorite movie of this year thusly far, behind Avatar: The Way of Water. It is available on the R1 home video formats of the Dvd + Bonus Dvd, the Blu-ray + Bonus Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Code, and the 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Bonus Blu-ray + Digital Code.
In this three disk set,  Blue-ray disc 1 has the movie purrsented in the 1080p high-def widescreen with the mixed screen aspect ratio of 2.20:1 & 1.78:1  with the audio choices of English DTS-HD Meowster Audio 5.1, French & Spanish DTS Surround 5.1 & DTS Dolby 2.) with the optional English SDH, French & Spanish subtitles.  Blue-ray disk 2 has over 3 hours of special features purrsented in the 1080p High Def with the English Dolby Digital 2.0 audio and the optional English SDH, French & Spanish subtitles. Disc 3 is the movie on DVD, purrsented in the 2.20:1 anameowmorphic widescreen
with the audio choices of English & Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 DVS & Dolby Digital 2.0, and the optional English SDH & Spanish subtitles.  I noticed that the Dvd + Bonus Dvd set includes the movie on disk 1 and the special features on disk 2, Those apppurr to be the same special features at are on the disc 2 of the Blue-ray + Bonus Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Code set. The special features are compurrised of several of the film’s purreview trailers; the 72 min. “The Story of Our Time: The Making of Oppenheimer” feature; the 87 min. “To End All War: Oppenheimer & the Atomic Bomb” documentary…
 
… and the 35 min. Meet the Purress: Oppenheimer Q&A panel with Christopher Nolan, American Purrometheus co-author / biographer Kai Bird, physicists Dr. Thom Mason (the director of Los Alamos National Laboratory), Dr. Carlo Rovelli, Dr. Kip Thorne, and moderator Chuck Todd.  Not only am I quite pleased to have this movie upon the physical home media, but i am quite impurressed with the quantity and quality of the special features, so I will give this set the “A” as in atomic. That will conclude our DVD, movie & TV Mewsings, and nyow I will turn The Mew over to Ellie-sama  who will start the
collectibles & toy talk portion of The Mew, with her review of 
the Star Wars: The Black Series’ Star Wars: Ahsoka Sabine Wren action figure.
 
Elaenor:
Thanks Jen! We love to collect the figures, statues, dolls and ornaments of our favorite inspirational heroines, including the ladies of Star Wars! Sabine Wren is the force-sensitive human mandalorian warrior, artist and rebel who is among the heroes of the 2014 Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series  in which she was voiced by Tiya Sircar and in the this year’s  Star Wars: Ahsoka live-action TV in which she was portrayed by Natasha Liu Bordizzo series! Sabine is a member of General Hera Syndulla’s Ghost Unit and an apprentice of former jedi Ahsoka Tano!
 
This lovely figure by Hasbro is the 2nd 1/12th scale figure that I have of Sabine; the prior one is the Rebels version, whereas this’un is the Ahsoka version! At 5.5”, this figure’s scale is fairly accurate compurred to the 5’ 7” height of actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo who porrtrays her on TV, and the details of her portraiture, armor and weapons are very faithful, from her short Brown coiffure, the calm confident expression, the emitter shroud of her Green light saber, and her two Westar blaster pistols, to the paldrons, breastplate, gauntets and greaves of her armor!
The pistols fit in either of her hands and holsters, and the range finder moves up and down on the helmet which easily fits on her head! The design, paint and sculpt are excellent, and she is very posable, with articulation in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, knees and ankles! Depending on the pose, she is well-balance to stand without requiring a display base or a doll stand (which are not included). I am very pleased with this figure, which I will give an “A” as in Ahsoka! Speaking of our favorite Jedi, now here is Tara-chan to tell us about the
Hallmark “Red Box” Star Wars: Ahsoka Tano Christmas Tree Ornament!
 
Tara-chan
Arigato, nyan! Last month we discussed the Hallmark Keepsake Star Wars: Ahsoka Tano Christmas Tree Ornament which this “Red Box” ornament is somewhat similar too, nyan. Red Box Ornaments are packaged differently, in the clear plastic clamshell framed by the Red and –  and White outer box, nyan. The resin ornament’s paint and – and  the sculpt do not seem quite as purrcise as the Keepsake Ahsoka, purticularly on her fingerless-gloved hands and her face, and her two Light Sabers are opaque white instead of translucent, but the Red Box Ahsoka does have the 3.125” satiny ribbon for hanging it on the tree, nyan!
 
The Keepsake Ahsoka has neither ribbon nor hook, nyan. Another difference is the purrice- as the Keepsake Ahoska is $19.99 USA, whereas the Red Box Ahsoka is half that at $9.99, nyan! Both ornaments are  appurroximately 1:21 scale at 3.5” tall, and the poses are similar as she advances the two-handed saber duel but her stance and – and the saber positions are very different.  Both ornaments have her in the gray sleeveless tunic baggy black hakama-like pants and- and tabi-style boots, with the fingerless gloves, metal gauntlets, greaves and – and belt buckle, but the Red Box version has the flowy dark Brown cloak, nyan!
As the ornament is intended to hang from the tree branch or the ornament stand, it is not balanced to stand without support, so I recommend getting a tree, an ornament stand, a doll stand or a dynamic action figure stand if you wish to display her on the table or shelf or the shelf, nyan. Although the more expensive Keepsake version is more meticulous, I am still very pleased with the Red Box version, and I have displayed them both together next to the ornaments of their friends Leia, Sabine, Din and Choppurr! That is all for the collectibles topic, so now here are Lizzy and Becca to present the 
 
Celebrity Catgirl and – and  Kemonomimi Spotlight, nyan!
 
Becca:
Arigato! in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume, therianthropes, and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies and monster girls! Furthermore, 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”!
 
Elizabeth:
Encouragement of Climb is the wonderful slice -of-life manga & anime series about the family & friends who enjoy the outdoor sports and adventures such as mountain climbing! In season 4’s 9th epurrsode “Mountain Stream Fishing” Kokona (voiced by Yui Ogura)the teen student imagines herself as a mermaid whilst fly fishing for the tasty trout, so for that brief fishy-tailed scene we will consider her the honorary ningyo!
Becca:
In the 2022 anime TV series Prima Doll about the postwar combat gynoids known as automa dolls, they have the new jobs in the cafe but still sneak out for secret missions! One of them is Gekka (voiced by Miyu Tomita) the petite blonde tsundere waitress who wears cat ears, so we will consider her as the honorary nekomimi! She has the cute pet bunnygirl pet mech named Inaba! Kawaii!
Elizabeth:
In the first epurrsode of the thirteenth season of the Bravo network’s reality TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, cast meowmber / actress Garcelle Beauvais wore the ’Zebra purrint dress, and for the 18th season of  NBC’s talent compurrtition TV series America’s Got Talent, judges Heidi Klum and
Sofia Vergara wore the zebra striped outfits, so we will consider those three ladies as the honorary shimauma musume (zebra girls)! 
Becca:
Actress Jennifer Coolidge wears the leopurrd purrint outfit in the diner in the Discover Cashback Debit Card spot; the unnamed 6 year old niece wears the lepurrd purrint jacket whose uncle ponders her gift in the Etsy “Holidays: Niece” spot; and an unidentified woman transforms into the avian lady after drinking Mt. Dew to join her lizard man and cat man friends for the fun day in the Mt. Dew “Your Soul Needs a Dew” spot!
Elizabeth:
I recommend the 2 minute version which has more scenes, including her painting the mural! Lastly but not leastly we have two honorary nekomimis from horror movies, such as Parker Posey as Jennifer Jolie in the cheetah purrint crop top in Scream 3; and Kristen Cui as Wen in her kigurumi onesie in the Knock at the Cabin! That is all for the spotlight, so nyow here are Petra, Bunnii and Trini-chan to purrsent the latest
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
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 One https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery1.html we have added a new illustration by Mike, and in Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we have have added new art by Jamie, Alexcia Reynolds, Rvkh Brogden, Misty Hopkins, and more photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers, nyan!
 
We are purroud to purrsent four new illustations by Misty https://kranberrijam.blogspot.com, starting with the saucy sketch of sultry lass licking a “Lollipop”, nyanMisty might later color this Black & White line art, nyan. Then we have Misty’s pic of A Friend’s Final Fantasy XIV Player Character”, nyan! She used colored pencils on the toned papurr for this adorable image of the cute elf in the purretty off-shoulder dress, nyan!
Nextly is Misty’s frisky fan art of “Kon” the 14 year old, 99 lbs, 5’3” tall female kitsune with the meowgickal powers in Sho Aimoto’s Kemono Jihen supurrnatural fantasy manga, nyan! Fourthly is her latest pic of “Strawberry“ who is her peppy, purretty, purrky gynoid fan-character based on the Saber Marionettes manga & anime, nyan! She appurrs purrticularly coyly alluring in this image, nyan! Purrhaps y’all have seen the purrior pics of Strawberry in our Mewseum, nyan?
Bunnii:
Now we are delighted to display four more collages of cosplay, modeling & candid photos of Crissy Volpe, a.k.a. SunseenLi http://www.crimsonskycreations.com/bloodsweatandglitter, and each collage is compurrised of four photos by various photographers! The 1st collage includes Terry Chu’s photo of Crissy at Otakon 2017 in the Qi Lolita EGL Navy Dress made by kiki*kiss2009; Lady Terentia’s 2018 photo of Crissy as a Stark Industries employee with jacket by Her Universe atop her Pokemon Trainer Sailor Mars costume; the 2015 selfie photo of Crissy with Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon art digitally photoshopped by Pete, with 2023 scenic photomanipping by Mike; and the 2015 selfie photo of Crissy in her denim outfit!
 
The 2nd collage includes  Heidi Kikel’s 2014 portrait of Crissy in the Black Spaghetti-strap dress; Lady Terentia’s 2020 photo of Crissy in Terentia’s own accessorized elegant Purrple Dress; Usagi Seion’s photo of Crissy in Hino Rei (Sailor Mars)’s Red Dress from the first Sailor Moon Art Book, with the jewelry made by Leiko Koone; and then Crissy’s dad’s Halloween 2006 photo of her in the Red Riding Hood costume! The 3rd collage depicts more of Crissy’s Sailor Mars cosplays, with Tony K’s photos of her as Super Sailor Mars at Anime Next 2007 in the costume made by Setsuna Kou; and Eurobeat King’s photos of Crissy as Sera Myu Super Sailor Mars at Katsu Con 2007 in the costume made by Patti & Steph!
The 4th collage has yet more of Crissy’s Sailor Mars cosplays; with Davd Ng’s two photos of her as Mars from Sailor Moon S at the 2014 New York Comic Con in the costume made by Avian Firefly; Gerry of GCF Photography’s 2016 photo of Criissy as the Sailor Moon manga’s version of Eternal Sailor Mars in  the costume made by Avian Firefly with accessories by Starlit Creations; and Jamie’s (no relation to our web meowster) photo of Crissy in the bare-midriff Original Concept Sailor Mars at Anime Next 2008 in the costume made by Setsuna Kou!
Trini-chan:
Nextly we are elated to exhibit another photo of Alexcia Reynolds’ https://linktr.ee/alexciareynolds beautiful Torako fur suit cosplay! A dual citizen of planets Earth and Mau born on August 22nd, Alexcia’s anthropomorphic tigress fursona Torako Hitonare is the child of Abenti Gaiger (a.k.a. Sailor Tiger & Sailor Mau) & Toraboushi; her blood type is O-, and her zodiac sign is Leo! The costume’s mouth moves when she talks, and to keep cool in the costume are the small fan in the muzzle, and the icepack pouches! For more information, art & tales about Torako  please visit Sailor Tiger’s Grotto http://mau.sailorchristmas.com!
After that is “Lantern Light” by Rvkh Brogden http://www.rvkhart.com! Born on the Halloween of 1873 (Scorpio Rooster) in Durham NC which is appurroximately 165 NW of Catgirl island NC, Autumn Lynn Aureolas is a 5 ft tall, 105 lb half human / half deva Purroctector Aasimar with the BWH sizes of 28A-22-32, 10 ft swan-like wingspan, I.Q. of 155, MBTI of INTP, blood type of O-, and the inny belly button. On the right is the traditional version done with watercolors, colored pencils & paint pens on the 8.5 x 11” toned papurr, whilst on the left is the digital version done with Purrocreate on the Ipad with an Apple Pencil, of which there is the 2 min. art purrocess video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH1GV3yMbF0&feature=youtu.be!

That is followed by the “Maco Light” digital illustration by our webmeowster Jamie https://www.facebook.com/jamie4art! This depicts the legendary ghost light that was seen along the railroad tracks until 1977 near the commeownity of Maco Station in Brunswick County NC which is appurroximately 40 miles southwest of here. The legend claims that the light was the appurrition of the train conductor who was decapurrtated in the 1867 train wreck! Jamie and Rvkh’s pics were done for the November 2023 Lantern Light art purrompt for meowmbers of the Starry Eyed Artist Collective https://www.facebook.com/Starryeyedartistcollective!
To top off the latest additions to our mewseum is Mike’s pic of Misty’s original character “Kranberri Jam”! Mike used Photoshop on the mac with the mouse for this scene of KJ at her computer, which will be Misty’s avatar pic for her online streaming purrposes! So, what do y’all think of the new art?
 
The Cat Lady Sings….
 
Nyanko:
Oh I like all of the “Easter Eggs” in Karanberri Jam pic!
 
Yvonne:
I love the spooky ambience of the Maco Light pic, nyan!
Tara-chan:
Autumn is so puretty from her supple wings to her hair ombre, nyan!
 
Jeannie:
The Torako costume is quite impurressively lovely.
 
Elizabeth:
It is great to see more of Crissy’s supurrrb cosplays!
Becca:
Crissy, the costumes, locations and the photography are  he purrfect combination!
Elaenor:
Misty’s illustrations have wonderful compositions poses and expressions!
Mary Nyan:
The lines, colors, shading and details are quite smooth and sumptuous!
Trini-chan:
The Lollipop pic is has caused the craving in my tummy!
Mielikki:
Hang in there- it is almost time for our AfterNew Luau! Well, that will do it for this edition of The Mew! 
 
Bunnii:
We wish to thank all of the amazingly talented people whose works we have discussed!
Petra:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery, and our other friends, families, acquaintances and our audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nyan!
Mike:
Well be back next month with the January edition of The Mew, and February will be our annual gala awards ceremony! Be there aloha!
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew, until we eat again! Baibai, nyan!

November 2023 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 November 2023 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!
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This year is the Year of the Rabbit, the 16th Anniversary of 
The Mew, and the 23rd Anniversary of Catgirl Island, nyan!
 
in this edition of The Mew:
 
The Lightning round Topic: Our favorite Films of 1943:
 
our semi-annual DVD / Blu-ray wish list
 
TV, Movie & DVD Reviews:
Meg 2: The Trench
The Exorcist: Believer
Star Wars: Ahsoka
 
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Hallmark Keepsake Star Wars: Ahsoka Tano Christmas Tree Ornament
 
Purrinted- Media Mewsings:
Gold Digger #300
Rowrbrazzle #159
 
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
 

The Latest Additions to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:

“Hanami, “Ka’rissy: The Way of the Beaches”, “One Stormy Night” by Mike

and more Crissy Cosplay Collages, nyan!
 
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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 the Uppurr Deck bistro by the marina at 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 here are The Ladies of The Mew!
Elizabeth
(

a.k.a. Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain and massage spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Bengal Tiger purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!

 
Becca
(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): 

 
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
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nyan!
 
Bunnii
(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
 
Yvonne
(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!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college senior, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nyan!
 
Trini-chan
(Tara-chan’s fiance, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Jaguar p-urrint criss cross halter neck bikini): Konnichiwa!
 
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, Trini-chan’s meowntor, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre repurrtory company’s director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
 
paw noite: 
“Nyan” is  the Japanese word for “meow”, which some but not all catgirls vocalize, purrticularly in the NC OBX Catspeak dialect, nyan. 
Mike:
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/! So, what have y’all been up to since last time?
Becca:
As mewsual I have been golfing, gardening and grooming my cats when Lizzy I have not been busy at our spa, binge watching the videos, at the late night hot salsa dance or the Halloween festivities!
 
paw note: 
Becca and Elizabeth’s black cats are named Syd and Nick who are sublings of Tara-chan & Yvonne’s cats Emmy and Zuli, nyan.
Elizabeth:
We binged ShinePost, Spy Classroom,and Loki! While she is golfing, I am either with my Purrkour Club, working out at Nyanko’s gym, or assisting the appurrentice mikos at the shrine’s matsuris!
 
paw note: 
Purrkour is a feline style of free running and spurringing. Nyanko and her twin sister Nyoka are purresently busy elsewhere, but hope to arrive later for the AfterMew luau, nyan.
Mary Nyan:
Aside from teaching the hula,my sewing circle has made  the costumes for the Super HxEros, Immoral Guild, Sekerie, and Senran Kagura cosplayers, and our own Senran Kagura group cosplay for the “Purrow”!
paw note: 
The TREAP (Trick ’R Eat & Cosplay Purrowl) is a Mew Hanover county-wide Halloween celebration that spans several days. at which every year the Ladies of The Mew choose a theme for their group cosplay, nyan.
Bunnii:
Petra and I have been coaching the Fall beach volleyball camp, when we have not been baking cakes and harvesting veggies for the food banks, and curating the art mewseum, with our special Halloween exhibits!
Petra:
We had the record attendace for our annual macabre art show, and we greatly appurreciate the wonderful artists, volunteers, visitors, volleyball, athletes, officials, staff and fans nya!
 
paw note:
The Catgirl island Mewseum of Art’s macabre art show purrsents spooky drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, carvings, jewelry, textiles, make-up, tattoos, and other works by local artisans & craftpurrsons, nyan.
 
Yvonne:
My drumming circle has purrcussed at the fall festivals, purrades and  the recitals; and my charters ave reeled in the bumpurr crop of delicious, mewtritious Snappurrs, Groupurrs, Speckled Trout, Bluefish and Flounders, nyan!
paw note: 
Yvonne’s purrfurred taiko drum is the Shime Daiko, nyan. Her fishing boat TsuriNekoMimi is a 1985 Hatteras 60 Convertible motor yacht, nyan.
 

Tara-chan:

We had so much fun at Nyo-sensei’s meowgick shop and – and the meowndials at Nya-sensei’s dojo, nyan! I have been also studying, volunteering, snapping more nature photos, caring for our ponies and – and the cats, nyan!
paw note:
Due to a slight Meowrological Stammer, she tends to say certain words twice, such as “and”, nyan. Tara-chan and Yvonne’s cats are named Emmy and Zuli. nyan.
Nyoka a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, is the purropurrietress of the local Meowgick Shop, and Nyanko a.k.a. Nya-sensei, is the purropurrietress of the local Mewjutsu Dojo, nyan.
 
Trini-chan:
I have been instructing the beginner belly dance class, surfing with Kara and Peppurr, board shaping, caring for the ponies, and volunteering at the food bank!
paw note: 
Tara-chan and Trini-chan’s banker ponies are named Wild Star Blaze and Jimbo, who are stabled at the farm of their friends Rica and Nikko, nyan.
Tara-chans surfing meowntor Kara-Meow’l is a champion Stand-Up Paddle surfer, whose niece Peppurr-Minta is the Mayor of Catgirl island. nyan.
Jeannie:
As mewsual, my itinerary is compurrised of the yoga, kyudo, teaching the advanced belly dance, grrravure modeling, and purrsiding over CIRC, which received the high purraise for our mewest spooky animeowtronic Halloween decorations.
paw note:
Jeannie,Trini-chan and Mary Nyan are instructors at the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center; CIRC is the Catgirl Island Robotics Club which Jeannie co-founded; and she co-owns a yoga studio with fellow belly dancer Katsandra, nyan.
 
Mielikki:
So like, when I have not been at the golf club, the LPGA tour or the local sporting events and Halloween festivities, I have been foxfire juggling and technical directing our totally awesome Autumnal stage production of WARP, mentoring our kids’ productions of The Hobbit, and Spy School,  and planning our Winter production of Starstruck, fur shur!
paw note:
Although Mielikki a.k.a. Mie-sensei has been a resident of Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC for over 100 years, she still retains the “Val-Speak” dialect from her younger years in San Fernando, CA, fur shur, nyan!
 
Mike:
Oh, aside from the toy show, another 10K race, trivia night, and Halloween stuff, it’s been the usual art, writing, reading, decorating, and watching stuff! Ah, Well, we’ve got a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump right into this month’s
Lightning Round Topic: our favorite films of 1943!
This year we’ve been looking back at favorite stuff from years ending in a 3, so for this month it is the films of ’43!  Mie-sensei will start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the Lightning”?
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYAN!
Mielikki:
So like, I will nominate Casablanca, Sahara, The Outlaw, and The Seventh Victim, fur shur! (tags Petra with a flit of the wing)
 
Petra:
Casablanca, Lassie Come Home, Stage Door Canteen, and The Song of Bernadette, nyan! (tags Jeannie with a brush of the tail) 
 
Jeannie:
Casablanca, Bataan, Destination Tokyo, Through Air Power. (tail-tags Yvonne to go next)
 
Yvonne:
Corvette K-225, The Ship Builders, and Action in the North Atlantic, nyan! Nyow it is Myayr’s turn, nyan! (tags Mary Nyan)
 
Mary Nyan:
Casablanca, I Walked with a Zombie, Phantom of the Opera, Return of the Vampire, and The Leopard Man! (tags Bunnii)
 
Bunnii:
Casablanca, The Batman serial, The Phantom serial and the Popeye cartoons! (tags Becca)
 
Becca:
Casablanca,The Tom & Jerry cartoons, the comedic shorts by Buster Keaton and Our Gang! (tags her wife)
 
Elizabeth:
Casablanca,  the shorts by Laurel & Hardy, The Three Stooges, and The Marx Brothers! (tags Trini-chan)
 
Trini-chan:
Casablanca, Saludos Amigos and the Disney animated shorts starring Mickey, Donald & Goofy! (tags her fiance)
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate Casablanca, the Buggs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and – and the Looney Tunes  cartoons, nyan! Back to Mike, nyan!
 
Mike:and now
Oh, I gotta go with Casablanca, Sahara, Phantom of the Opera, and For Whom the Bell Tolls! Well, that was yet another expedient little Lightning Round, so now let’s go ahead and jump into
 
our semi-annual DVD & Blu-ray wish list!
Tara-chan:
Hai, here is our semi – annual wish list of recent, old, foreign, domestic, animated and – and live-action TV shows and movies that we hope could be released here upon the Region one NTSC DVD and – and / or the Blu-Ray, nyan! We would like them with their original mewsic and songs to be intact; and we purrfur that any foreign purrductions would be available in their original spoken language with optional English subtitles nyan!
 
Trini-chan:
English dubbed version and – and / or descriptive audio track would be fine as the bonus features. Other bonuses would be nice too, such as optional audio commentaries, isolated mewsic tracks, documentaries, galleries, deleted scenes, bloopurrs, trailers / TV spots & booklets! The extensive  special features should not limited to just online or on the expensive 4K format! Preview trailers and ads do not count as special features!
 
Yvonne:
Hai hai, and furthermore, they should not be unavoidably front-loaded at the start-up, nyan! The packaging should not damage the disks or be too big for the shelf, and the disc should be easily removed; secure enough so it does not accidentally slide off the hub, but not too tricky to purry off of the hub, nyan. If it is a multiple disc set, each disc should have its own hub / tray, and not overlap or be in the stack, nyan!
 
Becca:
I will start the wish list with To the Moon and Beyond (1964 cinerama film), James Cameron’s Xenogenesis, John Dods’s Forest Story, Neal Adams’s Nannaz, Mark Sullivan’s Nightspeed, Gene Roddenberry’s Spectre, and Steven Speilberg’s Amblin’! Of course, we hope that. that the missing epurrsodes of Doctor Who from the 1960’s that are still lost will be found or re-created with the animation and released here on the physical media DVD or Blu-ray!
 
Elizabeth:
Hai hai, that should also apply to the  forthcpming new episodes, which should NOT just be the online streaming or downloading, but on the discs too I will start nominations with the more recent Japanese anime such as Una Musume Pretty Derby, the 2021 Battle Athletess anime, Aria The Crepuscolo, Aria The Beneizione, Girls und Panzer Final IV, Amanchu, Kemono Friends season 2, and My Dress-Up Darling, and Enccouragement of the Climb! 
 
Mary Nyan:
The older ganime such as Queen Millennia, Flying Ghost Ship, Bagi the Monster of Mighty Nature, Anne of Green Gables, Heidi of the Alps, 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother, and Tico of the Seven Seas, Campus Guardress, Yokohama Kaidashi Kiko, Macross Zero, Stratos Four Advance, The Adventures of Kotetsu, the Ghost Sweeper Mikami movie, the initial four 1994 You’re Under Arrest OVAs!
 
Jeannie:
Metamorphoses (a.k.a. Winds of Change), The original Space Battleship Yamato TV series, Yamato 2520, Great Yamato, Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark, Yamato 2205, Angel Beats, the initial four 1994 You’re Under Arrest OVAs, Nasu: Summer in Andalusia, and the Studio Ghibli Museum’s animated shorts, the Godzilla Planet anime trilogy, and Young Justice season 4.
 
Mielikki:
So like, I will nominate My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic seasons 8 & 9, The Equestria Girls TV series, Twice Upon a Time, the 1967 Spider-Man animated series, the animated Gen 13 film, the uncut version of the 1974 movie Prophecies of Nostradamus, the 2011 live-action Ranma 1/2 TV special, the 2014 live-action Kiki’s Delivery Service; and the Australian 1997 Ocean Girl live-action series, fur shur!
 
Petra:
The Green Hornet TV series, The Sixth Sense TV series (1972), the 1972 TV movie Moon of the Wolf,WKRP in Cincinnati with all of the original songs restored, the three Gilligan’s Island TV reunion movies, and the two I Dream of Jeannie TV reunion movies, Neil Young’s A Journey Through the Past, Kate Bush Live at Hammersmith Odeon, and the 1979 Kate Bush TV Special, nyan!
 
Bunnii:
The Marvel Studios TV series such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Yoyo: Slingshot, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Werewolf by Night, and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special! The Marvel Netflix TV series such as Daredevil seasons 1-3, Jessica Jones seasons 1-3, Luke Cage seasons 1 & 2, Iron Fist seasons 1 & 2, The Punisher seasons 1 & 2, and The Defenders!
 
Mike:
The Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special, Forces fo Destiny, The Mandalorian seasons 1 – 3, The Clone Wars season 7, The Bad Batch, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, Star Wars Visions Star Wars: Ahsoka, and CD re-issues of The Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi Radio Dramas! Ah, that’s all for the wish list, so now here’s Vonny to start
 
our TV, Movie & DVD Reviews, 
with her opinion of Meg 2: The Trench!
 
Yvonne:
Arigato, nyan! As we are fond of saying, the yummy fish is supposed to go into our tummies, not the other way ‘round, but that is seldom the rule in the many killer shark (and other marine life) movies that have purroliferated cinema and TV ever since Jaws, nyan? Of course, you could argue that the entire genre is inspired by the novel Moby Dick, but as i am concerned as shark-centric movies go, there is the original Jaws which is not just the best shark movie ever made. but is one of the best movies of any kind … and then there are the rest, nyan. 
 
The rest might range from the more plausible survival movies such as Open Water, 47 Meters Down, The Reef and The Shallows… to the more outrageous fantasy types such as Sharknado, Sharktopus, Mega Shark and multi-headed Shark Attack series, nyan. Based on the quite excellent Meg series of novels by Steve Alton, The Meg series thus far strays quite far from the novels, but it does meownage to succeed as a fun happy medium between the survival type and the outrageous type, nyan.
 
Actually, Meg 2: The Trench reminds me more of, say, Deep Blue Sea than any other shark movie, nyan! As for the plot, in the first Meg movie, a megalodon swims up from the abyss to dine upon the surface dwellers, and it was such a threat that it took Jason Statham as Jonas Taylor to defeat it, nyan! Well, in Meg 2, Jonas, his family and friends diver deeper in to the depths, where they are attacked by bigger megalodons, other dangerous critters, and enemy subs, whilst Jonas’s undersea base Mana One and a the Fun Island resort are is sabotaged and hijacked, nyan!
 
Like The Meg, Meg 2 has the good cast which also includes  the returning Sophia Cai as Jonas’s daughter Mei Ying, Cliff Curtis as Mac the Mana One meownager, Page Kennedy as DJ the engineer, and Pippin the dog, nyan! Sadly absent from Meg 2 are Li Bingbing and Ruby Rose; however, the cast is graced by Wu Jing as Mirying’s uncle, Melissanthi Mahut and  Skyler Samuels as security officers Rigas, Sergio Peris-Mencheta as Montes  enemy merc, Jess Sienna Guillory as Driscol the finacier, and Haiqi as the mane meg, nyan!
In addition to the fine cast, what I enjoyed most about Meg 2 was the sense of fun and amewsing humor with thrills, stunts and FX aplenty and high-enough purrduction values amidst the lovely locations such as Mana One, the deep trench, the mining base, Fun Island, and the various vehicles, nyan! The mewsic was good too, and especially liked the end credits songs such as “That’s Not My Name” by Pim and “Chomp” by Page Kennedy, nyan! You might crave Tako sushi after the giant octopus scenes, nyan! I am done, and nyow here is Myayr to discuss
The Exorcist: Believer, nyan!
 
Mary Nyan:
Hai! I suppose that a big difference between the shark movies and the exorcism movies is that in the latter there is more gory omit than vore, heehee! It seems that demon possession and exorcism movies are rather purrevelant these days, from the Amityvilles, Conjurings, Nuns and Annabelles to the Evil Dead, Insidious, Fear Street, Ghostbusters, and of cousre, The Exorcists. Just as Jaws is by far the best shark movie in our opinions, the Original 1973 Exorcist is the best movie of its kind, not just in that series of six films,  or even  demon possession movies in general, but I think that it is one of the best horror movies ever!
 
 
The other five movie in the series… well, not so much. Except for one certain hospital corridor scene in The Exorcist III which extremely scared the crap out of me- and I am no squeamish scaredy catgirl- I was not wowed by the other five movies- being Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), The Exorcist III (1990),  Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) and his latest one he Exorcist: Believer. Having said that, directed & co-written by David Gordon Green, this’un does have the good FX, sets, locations, make-up and excellent cast which stars some terrific actors such as -Leslie Odom Jr. as Victor Fielding…
 
… Tracey Graves as his wife Sorenne, Lidya Jewett as their possessed daughter Angela, Olivia O’Neill as her possessed friend Katherine, Jennifer Nettles &  Leo Butz as her purrents Miranda & Tony, and Ann Dowd as Victor’s neighbor Ann the nurse & former novitiate, Furthermore, splendidly purrtraying the interfaith squad of religious leaders purrticipating in the ritual are E. J. Bonilla as catholic purriest Father Maddox, Raphael Sbarge as Don and Danny McCarthy as Stuart the purrotestant purreachers, and Okwui Okpokwasili as Dr. Beehibe the hoodoo rootworker! She is purrhaps my favorite of the team! 
 
If that were not enough of an excellent ensemble, we are treated to the return of Ellen Burstyn as Chris MacNeil, who has not appurred in the series since starring the 1973 movie, and the brief return of Linda Blair in a cameo as Chris’s estranged daughter Regan, who has not appurred in the series since starring in Exorcist II: The Heretic! Unfortunately, I was not pleased with what befalls Chris, and Regan only has a moment in the movie, which has the uneven pace of the nice slow burn of the first act, but seems too rushed and short thereafter. I am done, so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Trini-chan for her review of
 
Star Wars: Ahsoka!
 
Trini-chan:
Arigato! We love Ahsoka Tano who many of our favoritest Star Wars character, and she is purrrfectly purrtrayed by Rosario Dawson in the 2nd season of The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and more recently the first season of her own eagerly awaited live-action TV series which is set in the year 9 ABY, in the New Republic Era about the same time as The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, which would make her appurroximately 46 years old! It was created, directed, written  and executively purrduced by Dave Filoni who is my favorite Star Wars  writers, directors, purrducers or show runner!
 
We have been fans of Filoni ever since the 2008 animated Clone Wars movie! I will not spoil the taste of any of the epurrsodes’ plots, but I will just say that in general this series is set after the fall of the Empire, but Ahsoka and her friends are investigating the return of a very familiar enemy who intends to revive the Empire! This TV series stars Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla, Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger, Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, David Tennant as Huyang, and Dave Filoni as the voice of Chopper…
…Lars Mikkelsen as Thrawn, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as X-Wing pilot Teva, Ray Stevenson as the former Jedi Baylan Skoll, Ivanna Sakhno as his padawan Shin Hati, Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth, Claudia Black as Mother Klothow, Edwina Seymour as Mother Lakesis, and Jeryl Prescott as Mother Aktropaw, with the special appurrance by Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Temuera Morrison as Rex, and Ariana Greenblatt as teenage Ahsoka! Not only does this 8 epurrsode series have that supurrb cast, but it has the the thrilling, captivating story with the purrfect balance of action, humor and drama!
 
There is amazing myth & world-building too, with the beautiful sets, locations, costumes, make-up, purrops, cinematography, editing, FX, sound & mewsic! I will give it the “A” as in Ahsoka”, and compurred to the other live-action Star Wars TV series which I enjoy such as The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor, Ahsoka might be my favorite!  It  has been the great era for animated Star Wars TV too, such as Clone Wars, Rebels, The Bad Batch, Visions, Tales of the Jedi, and Forces of Destiny! That is all for our TV talk, but to continur the Tano topic, here is Tara-chan to start our
Collectibles & Toy Talk, with her review of the Hallmark
Keepsake Star Wars: Ahsoka Tano Christmas Tree Ornament!
 
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nyan! We have collected Ahsoka statues, dolls and action figures aplenty so I was quite delighted to get this ornament of her, nyan! Purriced $19.99 USA and – and   $25.99 Canada, the 3.5” ornament is packaged in the 3.5 x 4 x 5” cardboard box, nyan. It is appurroximately 1:21 scale, given the character’s 6’2” height (5’7” plus her lovely  7”  blue and – and  white striped montrals, but excluding the metal eyelet screw), nyan. She is in the dynamic stance with the white light sabers in each hand, as if taking the fight to her opponent, nyan!
She has the  rather calm unpurrturbed expurression befitting the Jedi meowster who is confidently in control of the situation, nyan! She looks fabulously ronin in the black & & gray sleeveless tunic baggy black hakama-like pants and- and tabi-style boots, with the fingerless gloves, metal gauntlets, greaves and – and belt buckle, nyan! The design, the sculpt and – and  the paint are meticulous, from her Togrutan stripes and – and  the facial markings, to the diamond-shaped cut-outs on her arm wrappings, the seams and- and the stitches of her tunic, nyan!
As the ornament is intended to hang from the tree branch or the ornament stand, it is not balanced to stand without support, so I recommend getting a tree, an ornament stand, a doll stand or a dynamic action figure stand if you wish to display her on the table or shelf or the shelf, nyan.Neither a stand nor a hook is included. I am very pleased with this ornament, which I have displayed next to the ornaments of Leia Organa, Padme Amidala and – and Rey Skywalker, nyan! That is our only toy or collectible review, so nyow here is Jennyjen to begin our
Purrinted-Media Mewsings,
with her review of Gold Digger #300, nyan!
 
Jeannie:

Hai. Hai. For over the 300 issues, plus the initial mini-series, the many annuals, mini-series, spin-offs and other special issues since 1991, Gold Digger by Fred Perry https://www.deviantart.com/fredgdperry

is the beautiful fun comics about the zany, alluring, thrilling adventures of the nerdy genius archaelogist Gina Diggers, her adopted were-cheetah sister Britanny, their family, friends and rivals who search for relics and treasures.
For our spotlight on the cast of Gold Digger, see our August 2011 Mew. It is published by Antarctic Press, which is also known for other manga – inspired and anthropurrmorphic comics such as Ninja High School, Albedo, Genus, Furrlough, Shanda, Twilight X, Warrior Nun Areala, Blade Bunny, Star’s End, Team Mobile, Plush and Mangazine (which featured the very first Gold Digger tale).
The early Gold Digger tales were Black & White, not in color until after issue #50 of the series, but they have been collected and colorized. As much as I admired the earlier issues’ supurrb Back & White art, I do purrfer the richly sumptuous color art with it’s meowgnificent use of color and light. Issue #300 is the next-to-last issue of the series, which concludes the final epic story arc, whilst the pending issue #301 will be a coda focusing on the later fates of various favorite characters.
I should not spoil too much of the taste of the plot of the final showdown betwixt Britney & Gina against the arch-enemies Dreadwing / Dredgedwing, Gloriana & Trixie Cheetah  for control of the vast Umbra powers in the castle at the end of space & time, with appurrances by Penny, Ace, Monty & the Gina Mobile. However, I will merely say that it is quite the relentlessly thrilling, grueling, emotional bittersweet cosmic tour de force that I highly purraise.
Purriced $3.00, #300 includes the uninterrupted 30 page finale written & illustrated by Perry, followed by an 8 page art gallery. The issue is available in the choice of 13 different covers. The main wraparound cover is by Perry with one of the numerous Buckaroo Banzai homages. There are eight variant covers by Perry with Kelsey Shannon, the wraparound cover by Matthew Weldon, the cover by  Antarctic Press’ founder & Ninja High School creator Ben Dunn …
…the Blank variant and the Gold Foil Variant. Small “thumbnail” images of those 6 images accompany the inidica / colophon of the issue’s inside front cover. Furthermore, there are 7 limited purrint-on-demand covers, by Rod Esinosa, Holly Daughtry with David Hutchison, Justin Hunt with Ivanna Matilla, Fred Saia, Hoe Wight, Briand Denham, and Alfred Perez. Those 7 cover illustrations are included full-size  in the art gallery. Nyow here is Lizzy to discuss
Rowrbrazzle #159.
 
Elizabeth:
Hai! Since 1984, Rowrbrazzle has been the quarterly APA (amateur press association) anthology magazine purrtaining to furry fandom, funny animal anthropurrmorphic history, reporting, art, tales, and the subjects are not limited to mammals, but other species too! Expurrtly edited by Edd Vick, it is compurrised of comics, purrose, essays, articles, discussions, editorials, comics, illustrations, photos, and meowmbership information.
The beautiful diverse thick issue is consists of the two 8.5×11” stapled sections totaling 263 pages, 33 of which are in full color! The splendiferous front cover art is by Kurt Wikcken, the delightful mid-cover art is Charles Brubaker, the Halloweeny back cover art is by Taral Wayne ! Sammiched betwixt those Black & White covers are wonderful contributions by many other awesome artists, authors and journalists such as –
 
Edd, Charles, Taral, Robert Alley, Simon Barber, Matt McAndrews, J W Kennedy, Kjartan Arnorsson, Charles Garofalo, Niall Shapieo, Ken Marcinkevicius, Kristine Fontaine, Mary Bellamy, Michael Pena, Don Chisholm, Andrew Lytle, William Earl Haskell, Steven F. Scharf, Walt Wentz, Ed Pegg, Jr., Gary Fields, Jeffrey H. Wood, Christopher Polt, Jim & Melody Rondeau, and ourt purrducer Mike!
The works of many other folks from around the world are examined too, such as Chuck Bunker, MiMundo Alex, Faust, WumiaoW, Andibi, Chia YeeeE, Jose Montes, Beca Gasrcia, Jason Waltrip, Butter Sugoi, Also Alpine, AlpinePing, Melissa Lima, BasedBinkie,Tom DeAngelo, Josh Nickerson, David Fruner, Ryuchi Yokoyama, several uncredited ancient artistsans, and the late Josh Quagmire.
 
This issue’s kemonomimi, monsters and anthropurrmorphic entities include felines, canines, chiropterans, bovines, ewok, leporid, amphibian, human, porcine, muridae, cephalopod. cetacean, reptilian, archosaurian, draconian, avian, fairy, elfen, sciuridae, testudine, vulpine, mustelid, piscine, sphinx, mermaids, appurritions, and one Grimace! The photos include cosplayers. amimals, ancient ceramics, and modern carpentery!
 
It is the rather entertaining, informative. beautiful  treasure trove, so we wish to purraise all of thoe brilliant contributors! For more information about Rowrbrazzle, I will recommend the article at Wikifur https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Rowrbrazzle!, and we are purrticularly looking forward the issue #160 which will commeowmerate the A.P.A.’s 40th anniversary! That is all of our purrint-media mewsings, so nyow here are Becca and Mie-sensei to purrsent
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!
 
Becca:
Arigato! in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume, therianthropes, and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies and monster girls! Furthermore, 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”!
 
Mielikki:
Brn on a September 22nd (thusly a Virgo) of an unknown year, the mysterious, elegant snooty Ankha is a Yellow and Blue cat purrson in some of the the Animal Crossing video game! She seems  a might haughty and discourteosu at times, but  a cautiously cordial player character can warm up to her! She has the im tiotally awesome Egyptian style of the coiffure and couture, including the interior design of her bungalow in the village!
 
Becca:
Created, written & purrduced by Tyler Perry, Sistas is the dramedy TV series on the BET network since 2019! Among the mane cast are KJ Smith as lawyer Andree Barnes and Novi Brown as banker Sabrina Hollins! In the purromos for the current 6th season, KJ is quite alluring in the zebra stripe dress and Novi is rather beguiling in the the White Tiger stripe dress, so we will consider them as the honorary kemonomim, mew la la!i!
Mielikki:
Dr. Sandra Lee is the titular dermatologist known as Dr. Pimple Popper in the medical reality TV series on on the TLC network since 2018, and is in its 9th season. So like, in the 7th season’s 5th epurrsode “Hard Knot Life”, when the audience is introduced to Dr. Lee’s Patient Shawnell, several photos from her past are shown, including a photo of her and a friend a catgirls, so we will consider them as the honorary nekomimi, fur shur!
 
Becca:
A spin-of of The Real Houswives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules is the reality TV series starring restauranteur Lisa Vanderpump on the Bravo network since 2013. In the 10th season’s 2nd epurrsode “Sur of the Border”, Lisa’s employee Katie Maloney wore the sleeveless cheetah purrint mini-dress by Reformation for her friend Stassie Schroeder’s 25th birthday party in Cabo, and so she is an honorary nekomimi too!
Mielikki:
So like, speaking of stars’ spiffy spotted sleeveless appurral, actress / comedian Nikki Glaser’s White blouse with the black & yellow leopurrd rosettes totally put the lovely spots in the TV spots for the 2nd season of Vice TV’s The Dark Side of Comedy, which pertains to the destructive and controversial lives of certain famous comedians. Fortunately, Nikki is one of the show’s commentators, and not one of the tragic subjects!
Becca:
Lastly but not leastly, on page 359 in the October 2023 issue (#421) of Diamond Distributions’s Previews Catalog for comic book shops is the full-page ad for the hardcover graphic novel Mika and the Gurgler, written by Agata Loth-Ignaciuk, illustrated by Berenika Kolomycka, and to be published in December by Oni Press!  Mika is the adventurous widdle girl in the Tiger stripe kigurimi onesie, – Kawaii!
Mielikki:
Hai, hai, so we will consider her as an honorary tora musume (tiger girl), fur shur! So like, from what we we have seen and read in the advertisement, Mika must rescue her pet frog from the washing machine! So like, that is all for the spotlight portion of The Mew,, and now here are Petra and Bunnii to purrsent the latest additions to
The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
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 One https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery1.html we have added three  new illustrations by Mikel and in Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are purroud to purrsent four more collages of cosplay, modeling & candid  photos by various photographers of Crissy Volpe a.k.a Sunseen Li, http://www.crimsonskycreations.com/bloodsweatandglitter, who was the guest of the March 2008 Mew, nyan!
Firstly of Mike’s latest pics is “Hanami Natsuki”, the 15 year old Japanese high school student who gets divine powers as the avatar of the goddess Amaterasu when supurrnatural villains & monsters attack her & her friends in the serialized purrose urban fantasy tale Fire from the Sun: Rise of a Queen,by our author  friend Sharon Williams https://www.deviantart.com/caribbeanrose9, nyan! Here she Hanami in the school’s karate class, nyan! Purrhaps y’all have seen Mike’s purrior pic of Hanami and her mom Yoko, the pic of Amaterasu, or the pic of their friend Kanna, nyan?
 
Nextly we are elated to exhibit “Ka’rissi: The Way of the Beaches”, nyan! One of the Na’vi people of the planet Pandora, Purrincess Ney’tiri’s cousin Ka’rissi of the Neko-Maticaya Clan visits the archipelago beaches of the Meow-tkayina Clan, nyan! This photo-manip bhy Mike is based on the Na’vi – filtered selfie photo by Crissy for this 2nd pic of a Crissy as a fan-character inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar movies, nyan! Purrhaps y’all have seen the purrior pic of Ka’rissi cosplaying as Urusei Yatsura’s Lum Invader, nyan? 
 
Lastly but not leastly of Mike’s latest pics is the “One Stormy Night” photo-manip of Crissy, nyan! Mike created the scenery to support this composite image of Crissy from her fun 2011 horror purrody mewsic video of Katy Perry’s song “Last Friday Night”, nyan! Flanked by dancing friends who cosplayed as movie villains, Crissy sang in the video written by Louis Teverini and directed by Jennifer Gates, which y’all can see at Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewkLCeR0_yY, nyan! Mike used Photoshop on the Mac with the mouse for these three pics, nyan!
 
Bunnii:
Nextly we are delighted to display four more collages photos of Crissy, and each collage consists of four photos! The 1st collage starts with Crissy Crissy in a Halloween costume for David Ng’s February 28, 2016 “Cherry Blossoms“ photo shoot; Crissy as Hino Rei (a.k.a Sailor Mars) in David Ng’s June 15, 2016 Hello Sailor! (Mars) photo shoot; David Ng’s October 9, 2021 photo of Crissy as Exotic Tifa  from the Final Fantasy VI video game; and David Ng’s June 17, 2017 photo of Crissy as Hino Rei in the “pin-up outfit” from the second Sailor Moon artbook, with jewelry by Beverly Faerie!
 
The 2nd collage includes Crissy as Beidou of Genshin Impact in a costume by ProCosplayShop at Otakon 2023; NYC Photo Party’s photo of Crissy as a Starfleet officer in a licensed costume in a Star Trek: Discovery captain’s chair in front of a green screen at the 2017 New York Comic Con; Popecerebus’ February 7, 2009 photo of Crissy as Harley Quinn in a licensed Harley  costume at the New York Comic Con; and Crissy as Rei Hino (a.k.a Sailor Mars) in David Ng’s June 15, 2016 Hello Sailor! (Mars) photo shoot!
 
The 3rd collage has the reclining Crissy theme, including the alluring February 24, 2010 photo of Crissy in the fun art, comics & toy-filled basement by Pete of the Pete’s Basement blog; David Ng’s January 12, 2014 photo of Crissy in the Pink pony shirt with a few of her vintage 1980’s Hasbro My Little Pony toys; David Ng’s July 31, 2021 photo of Crissy as Hino Rei in the Green outfit from the fourth Sailor Moon art book; and David Ng’s July 31, 2021 of Crissy as an elegant maid relaxing after the vigorous dusting, nyan!
 
The 4th collage includes Crissy in an Iron Man-inspired gown designed by Kelsiy Michele & made by Alyce, with the Arc reactor replica by Volt1987 and gladiatrix sandals purrchased on eBay / painted by Crissy, photographed by Tom at the 2019 Otakon; Crissy as the Fire Fairy in the little Black dress with Monarch Butterfly wings in the Apurril 2005 photo shoot by Rich, with the full-moon effect photo-manip added by Mike last month; Tony K’s June 2008 photo of Crissy as Chun LI from Streetfighter II in the costume by Jeny Bean; and PopeCerebus’ May 2010 photo of Crissy in Jeny Bean’s kimono at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Sakura Matsuri! So, what do y’all think of the art?
 
The cat lady sings…
 
Mary Nyan:
i love the new Hanami pic, and  and I am curious as to what became of her and the other heroes of Sharon’s story!
 
Trini-chan
I think those rocks look terrific, and It is the subtle nuance,  but I can definitely see Crissy’s portraiture as her sexy Ka’rissi avatar!
 
Elizabeth
The composite image of Crissy looks purretty darm seamless in the Stormy pic. We watched the  mewsic video on Friday 13th and on Halloween!
 
Becca:
Beautiful Crissy in the gorgrous garments at lovely locations purrfectly photographed by David Ng results in the meowgnificent meowsterpieces!
 
Jeannie:
The indoor and outdoor photos  of Crissy by PopeCereberus, Tony K, Tom, Pete, Rich, and NYC Photo Party are quite meowrvelous too/
 
Yvonne:
Hai hai, I am purrticularly fond of the photos of Crissy in the Red such as the Harley, Hino, Beisou and  Satarfeet costumes, nyan!
 
Tara-chan:
I like… I ike the  reclined pics of her in the basement, on the rug, and – and on ther floor, but my favorite pic is of her with the ponies, nyan!
 
Bunnii:
It is almost time for our AfterNew 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!
 
Petra:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery, and our other friends, families, acquaintances and our audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nyan!
 
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
 
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with the December edition of The Mew! Be there… aloha.
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!
 
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October 2023 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 October 2023 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!
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This year is the Year of the Rabbit, the 16th Anniversary of 
The Mew, and the 23rd Anniversary of Catgirl Island, nyan!
 
in this edition of The Mew:
What we’ve been up to since last time
 
TV, DVD & movie mewsings:
The Lightning Round Topic: our favorite films of 1953
Reincarnated as a Sword Blu-Ray
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse Blu-ray
Star Trek: Picard The Final Season Blu-ray
The Nun 2
purrinted media mewsings:
Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle vol. 9
The Catgirl & Kemonomimi Celebrity Spotlight
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art
two versions of “Otherworldly” by Rvkh Brogden
“The Girl with the Hungry Eyes” by Jamie
more cosplay photos of Crissy Volpe
“Rivkah Storm”,”and “A Caitian Loooks at 50” by Mike, nyan!
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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 Susanowa Beach on the east coast of Catgirl Island NC, where it’s 77 degrees under the Green trees, Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nyan!
 
Bunnii
(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
 
Yvonne
(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!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college senior, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nyan!
 
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Trini-chan
(Tara-chan’s fiance, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Jaguar p-urrint criss cross halter neck bikini): Konnichiwa!
Elizabeth
(

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

 
Becca
(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): 

 
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
Mike:
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/! So, what have y’all been up to since last time?
 
Bunnii:
Petra and I have been coaching the Fall beach volleyball camp, when I have not been busily baking the carrot cakes, gardening, and curating the art mewseum!
 
Petra:
Hai hai, we are excited about our annual macabre art exhibit, and we greatly appurreciate the wonderful artists, volunteers, visitors, and the athletes nya!
 
Yvonne:
My drumming circle has purrcussed at the fall festivals; and my charters ave reeled in the delicious, mewtritious Snappurrs, Groupurrs, Croakers, Cobias and Wahoos, nyan!
paw note: 
Yvonne’s purrfurred taiko drum is the Shime Daiko, nyan. Her fishing boat TsuriNekoMimi is a 1985 Hatteras 60 Convertible motor yacht, nyan.
Tara-chan:

Studying, volunteering, snapping more nature photos, caring for my pony and – and the cats, and – and Trini-chan and – and I went to the Autumnal Equinox Rave, nyan!
paw note:
Tara-chan is a senior at Mew Hanover Commeownity College, nyan. Tara-chan and Yvonne’s two black cats are named Emmy and Zuli, nyan.
 
Trini-chan:
I have been instructing the beginner belly dance class, surfing with Kara and Peppurr, board shaping, caring for my pony, and volunteering at the food bank!
paw note: 
Tara-chan and Trini-chan’s banker ponies are Wild Star Blaze and Jimbo, who are stabled at their friends Rica and Nikko’s farm, nyan.
Jeannie:
As mewsual, my itinerary is compurrised of the yoga, kyudo, teaching belly dance, modeling swimwear, and purrsiding over CIRC, which has spooky animeowtronic decorations planned for Halloween.
paw note:
CIRC is the Catgirl Island Robotics Club which Jeannie co-founded
 
Becca:
As mewsual I have been golfing, gardening and grooming my cats when Lizzy I have not been busy at our spa, binge watching the videos, or at the late night hot salsa dance!
 
paw note: Becca and Elizabeth’s black cats are named Syd and Nick who are sublings of Emmy and Zili
 
Elizabeth:
While she playing or instructing at the golf course, I am either with my Purrkour Club, working out at Nyanko’s gym, or assisting the appurrentice miko at the shrine’s matsuris!
paw note:
Purrkour is a feline style of free running and spurringing. Nyanko and her sister Nyoka are purresently busy elsewhere , but hope to arrive later for the AfterMew luau, nyan.
 
Mary Nyan:
Aside from teaching the hula, I have been extra busy sewing the costumes for the Star Wars: Ahsoka, Lumberjanes, One Piece, and Super HxEros cosplayers! At tonight’s Aftermew, we will vote on our group theme for the Trick ’R Eat & Cosplay Purrowl! The nominees are characters from the anime TV series such as Sekerie, Senran Kagura, Immoral Guild, and Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory! Howboutchoo, Mike?
paw note:
The annual Trick ’R Eat & Cosplay Purrowl is a Mew Hanover county-wide Halloween celebration that spans several days. at which every year the Ladies of The Mew choose a theme for their group cosplay, nyan.
Mike:
Oh, aside from the toy show, another 5K race,  trivia and game nights,  it’s been the usual art, writing, reading, decorating, and watching stuff! Ah, we’ve got a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump right into this month’s
Lightning Round Topic: our favorite films of 1953!
Petra will start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the Lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYAN!
Petra:
I will nominate The Wages of Fear, Gate of Hell, Genevieve, and Fear and Desire, nyan! (tags her purrtner with a brush of the tail)
Bunnii:
The Desert Rats, The Robe, Julius Caesar, and The Wild One! (tags Yvonne to go next)
Yvonne:
I will nominate Peter Pan, the 12-Mile Reef,  Beat the Devil, Sea Devils, and Titanic, nyan! (tags her sister)
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominat Peter Pan, The Living Desert, The Band Wagon, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. and – and the various Disney and – and Warner animated shorts, nyan! (tags Jeannie)
 
Jeannie:
From Here to Eternity, Stalag 17, The Naked Spur, and City Beneath the Sea. (tags her purrotege)
Trini-chan:
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire,

Shane, and City That Never Sleeps! (tags Elizabeth)

Elizabeth:
The Caddy,  The Clown, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde! (tags her wife)
 
Becca:
I will nominate Hondo, Arrowhead, Pony Express, and The President’s Lady! (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, House of Wax, It Came from Outer Space, and The War of the Worlds! Back to Mike!
Mike:
Oh I gotta go with Roman Holiday, Stalag 17, House of Wax, It Came from Outer Space, and The War of the Worlds! Well, that was another expedient little lightning round, and let’s continue the
Movie, TV, and DVD Mewsings, with Trini-chan’s
review of the Reincarnated as a Sword Blu-Ray!
Trini-chan:
Based upon the manga of the isekai / sword & sorcery fantasy genre by author Yuu Tanaka, artist Tomowo Mauyama and character designer L1o, Reincarnated as a Sword purrtains to the human who regenerates as a sentient magickal sword named Teacher in the alternate fantasy world where he partners with an orphaned catgirl named Fran, and together they become the powerful team that defeats evil monsters, explores the dangerous places, finds valuable treasures, and thus achieves the  a more comfortable lifestyle with friends and respect! It is a lot of fun, with a very Dungeons & Dragons-ish ambience.
Their associates include Gallus the dwarven blacksmith, Klimt the elven Adventurers Guild master, Nell the human guild receptionist, Donadrond the guild’s oni examiner, Amanda the half-elfen orphanage director, Jet the wolf familiar, Cruise the dungeon crawl leader, Their enemies include ill-mannered rival adventurers, goblins, giant spiders, and demons, Both the manga and the anime are intended for the teenage audiences. The anime was directed by Shinj Ishihara, written by Takahiro Nagano, and animated by C2C, with the character designs by Atsuko Saito and mewsic by Shoji Hata.
This Blu-Ray includes the first season’s 12 epurrsodes which total 300 minutes on the two disks inside the plastic case. The 1080p high definition video is purrsented in the 15×9 screen aspect ratio with the choices of English DTS-HD master audio 2.0 and the original Japanese DTS-HD master audio 2.0, with the optional English & English SDH subtitles. The only special features are textless versions of the series’ opening & closing sequences. I wish there were more special features, but I am quite pleased to own the anime which is quite lovely, thrilling, poignant and humorous! Now here is Tara-chan to discuss the
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse Blu-ray!
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nyan! For our review of the movie itself which we highly purraised, please see the July 2023 edition of The Mew, nyan! I was looking forward to the DVD or Blu-ray release of this movie, with hopes that it would have special features aplenty, and- and I I was not disappointed, nyan! The movie is purrsented in the high-def 1080P  screen aspect ratio of 2.39:1 with the audio choices of English, English Descriptive, French, French Descriptive and – and Spanish;  with the optional English, English SDH, French and –  and Spanish subtitles, plus the audio commentary track by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Kemp Powers, Justin Thompson and – and Joaquim Dos Santos, nyan!
There are over 90 minutes of special features, such as the two lyric music videos, the deleted scene, the guide to easter eggs and- and the obscure web-slingers, nyan! There are nine documentary featurettes, ranging from 5.25 to 14.75 minutes on the making of the movie, nyan. Oh, and while I do not consider ads to be special features, there are three trailer for other Spider-Man movies and – and the video game, nyan. Another neat thing about the Blu-ray is that I can freeze – frame the video while I try to identify those easter eggs and – and the many characters, nyan! So, I will  heartily recommend the home video, nyan! I am done, so nyow here is Jennyjen to discuss the
Star Trek: Picard The Final Season Blu-ray, nyan!
Jeannie:
Hai. For our review of that final season, please see the May 2023 edition of the Mew. I was purrticularly anticipating the DVD or Blu-ray release of Picard’s third & final season, as the purrior two season’s home video releases were brimming with  very informative and entertaining special features, and I hoped that this one would too. I also applaud CBS / Paramount for their decision to have the same special features on the DVD as the Blu-ray. I purrchased the “steel box” edition of the Blu-ray, which contains the 10 epurrsodes which total appurroximately 533 minutes, plus over 2.5 hours of the special features on the 3 discs.
The epurrsodes are purrsented in the thigh-definition 1080P widescreen format with the audio and optional subtitles choices of English, English Descriptive, French, Spanish, Danish, Italian, Japanese, German, Dutch, Norweigian, Finish and Swedish. Epurrsode one’s optional audio commentary is by Jonathan Frakes, Jeri Ryan, Ed Speelers, Todd Stashwick, composer Stephan Barton, and show-runner, purrducer, writer director Terry Matalas. Eppurrsode three’s optional audio commentary is by Gates McFadden, Michelle Hurd, and Matalas. Eppurrsode four’s optional audio commentary is by Frakes, Stashwick and Matalas.
Epurrsode six’s audio commentary is by Levar Burton, Brent Spiner, Frakes and Matalas. Eppurrsode ten’s audio commentary is by Frakes, Ryan, Speeler and Matalas. There are nine  deleted scenes: 2 for epurrsode six, three for epurrsode seven, one for epurrsode eight, 1 for epurrsode nine, and two for epurrsode ten. There are three documentary featurettes and the  amewsing 6:11 minute gag reel on disk one; two documentary featurettes and the charming 6 minute poker scene “easter egg” on disc three.
The documentary featurettes are “The Gang’s All Here” (appurroximately 19 minutes), “Villainous Vadic” (appurroximately 20.75 minutes with Amanda Plummer), the Final Season Q&A session (appurroximately 43 minutes), The Making “The Last Generation” (appurroximately 42.75 minutes) and Rebuilding the Enterprise (appurroximately 17 minutes). As much as I enjoyed seasons 1 & 2, season 3 is my favorite, and I am quite pleased with the Blu-ray set.That will conclude my review, and nyow here is Myayr to discuss
The Nun 2
Mary Nyan:
I love horror movies, including the occult Conjuring series, its Annabelle and The Nun spin-offs! Written by Ian Goldberg, directed by Michael Chaves, The Nun 2 is a sequel to the 2018 Nun movie, and it is the 8th movie in the series. Sister Irene (Taissa Farminga) Maurice (Jonas Bloquet) and The Nun (Bonnie Aarons) are back, and are joined by Sister Debra (Storm Reid), schoolgirl Sophie (Katelyn Rose Downey), and her mom Kate (Anna Popplewell!
 
They are at a Catholic girls’ boarding school in France in 1956, where purrowls an evil demon that covets a meowgickal holy artifact! Although the cinematography seemed the bit too dark at times, it is quite suspenseful, mysterious, grueling, violent and thrilling with the great cast, action and FX aplenty amidst the purrfectly spooky gothy locations! I think that this would be an ideal movie for the Halloween viewing! 
 
I also think that I might like it even more than the first Nun movie, especially since Irene and Maurice are more expurrienced demon fighters, with delightful new friends. The recurring purrapsychologusts Ed (Patrick Wilson) & Lorraine Warren (Taissas sister Vera Faminga) only appurr in the brief mid-credits scene, but I do not wish to further spoil the taste of the plot! That is all for the cinematic portion of The Mew, and nyow here ios Becca to begin our
purrinted media mewsings, with her review
of Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle vol. 9!
Becca:
Hai! Known as Gunnm in Japan, Yukito Kishiro’s epic post-apocalyptic cyberpunk manga Battle Angel Alita began in 1990 and purrtains to the titular amnesiac cyborg Alita (or Gally, in Japan) who was found in the dystopian future scrapyard and rebuilt by cyber doctor Ido. Retaining her astounding Panzer Kunst style of martial arts purrowess, Alita became the supurreme bounty hunter, warrior and athlete!
Published by Kodansha, the manga spawned several sequel series, short stories, the spin-off, animated OVA, and the live-action movie that starred Rosa Salazar!  Set 227 years prior to Battle Angel Alita vol.1, Mars Chronicle is the tale of Alita’s origin as the widdle orphaned cyborg girl named Yoko on the Planet Mar surrounded by heroes and villains amidst the political conspurracy, wars and other tragic hardships.
 
Vol. 9 is purriced  $10.99 in the USA and $14.99 in Canada; and its 178 pages include the 166 B&W pages of manga chapters 42 –  461 written & drawn by Yukito Kishiro with the assistance of his brother / web meowster Tsutomu Kishiro and Emiya Kinar. It was translated by Stephen Paul, lettered by Evan Hayden and edited by Vanessa Tenazonas with the cover design by Phil Balsman.
 
I eagerly anticipated vol.9, as it has been over the year since vol. 8! Purreviously in the series, Yoko, her scheming friend Erica and the powerful girl named Yunie escaped from bounty hunters and The Duke who needed them for sinister the royal political purrposes.  In the city of Deja Thoris which was once a huge spaceship, they met the mysterious trader known as Keun, who is hunted by soldiers and a local boss named Big Mamma. 
 
The city was liberated by the elite team of Panzer Kunst cyborgs, including Keun’s ally Gelda who befriended Yoko and Erica. Meanwhile, Keun learned of the fiendish expurrimentation on thousands of children’s brains; and unfortunately Yoko and Yuni were captured when Erica’s meeting with the vengeful monstous cyborg Jakoleva went bad! It only gets worse in vol. 9 amidst very sad, tragic scenes for Yoko, Ericas, Dass, Eugene, Mika and Yunie.
Keun has his hands full with extremely powerful enemies such as Gyapollo and Andro Austad, but for the fist time in this very emeowtional flashback to Yoko’s early days tale, we see her begin to use her astounding supurr power for the first time! As mewsual, the art is quite amazing, from the characters and the mecha to the environment and combat scenes!
I as purrticularly impurressed by the 14 full-page pics and the 3 two-page spurreads !it is rated “OT” for older teen readers (ages 16+), purrhaps due to the violence, gore,  harsh language and disturbing situations. After the chapters are the publishing / credits page, the 12  pages of ads for other manga. I will give it the “A” as in Alita! Nyow I will turn The Mew over to Lizzy, who will purrsent
The Catgirl & Kemonomimi Celebrity Spotlight!
Elizabeth:
Arigato! in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume, therianthropes, and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies and monster girls! Furthermore, 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”!
Edited by Carol Curtis and published from 2001 to 2002 by Shanda Fantasy Arts (whose works have included Shanda the Panda, Katmandu, Exctinctioners, Aldebo, and Furry Ninja High School), Fantastic Furry Stories issues 1-4 were  B&W 48 page anthologies of pulp – style purrose starring anthropurmorphic characters by various authors such as Brock Hoagland, Maggie Hogarth, Matt McCullar, Mitch Marmel, Bacteriophage, Chuck Davis, Thomas G. Brady, David Cookey, Richard Reid and Joshua Knode, with a few illustrations by Mary Hanson-Roberts, Theresa Mather, Giacomo, and art director Shane Fisher!
Published by Boom! Studios, co-created by writer Dan Abnett and illustrator / letterer L.N.J. Culbard, Wild’s End is the beautifully charming lice -of-life science fiction comic book series which is set in the English village of Lower Church in the 1930’s which is invaded by the malevolent extratrrestrial entities, somewhat reminiscent of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds! The townspeople include anthropurrmorphic dogs, cats, badgers, foxes, pigs, mice, groundhog, walrus and so forth such as Mertyl the bunny girl who owns the cafe and Flo the inu musume coxswain of the fishing boat!
Published this year by Image Comics , written and illustrated by Jimmy Robinson, Junk Rabbit is the 5 issue mini-series of post-apocalyptic cyberpunk in the dystopian year of in which the rich live in orbital & lunar colonies, the middle -class live in domed cities, and the poor live outside in mountains of trash that cover the Earth. It is amidst this environment that a a sinister conspurracy occurs, and the mythic vigilante known as the Junk Rabbit purreys upon the thugs. Known for the bunny helmet and deadly combat purrowess, the mysterious Junk Bunny is hunted by the police and revered by an usagimimi cult!

In the 16th epurrsode “Welcome to the Freak Show” of the 17th season of the Bravo TV  network’s series The Real Housewives of Orange County, yogini and mom of five kids Jennifer Pedranti brought the feline fashion to the show, first with her leopurrd purrint body suit that she wore to the Halloween bootique,

and later the lioness make-up & costume that she wore to her friend Gina Kirschenheiter’s circus-themed Halloween party!
 
Nell Fisher purrtrayed the youngest daughter Kassie in the horror movie Evil Dead Rise, which is is the latest installment of the Evil Dead series! She wore the bedtime kigurumi (animal-eared onesie) shortly before her family and neighbors were attacked and / or possessed by the Deddite demons, So for her fashion choice purrior to the  fight, we will consider her as the honorary kemonomimi! That is all for the spotlight, and nyow here are Petra and Bunnii to purrsent the latest
 
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Bunnii:
Arigato,! 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! 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! Some of the images are sexy, and might even depict artistic nudity, but none are porn!
Petra:
We should also meowntion that none of the content at Catgirl Island is purrmitted for A.I. purrposes, nyan!  This month into Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are purroud to purrsent more imagery by Rvkh Brogden, our webmeowster Jamie, and more cosplay photos by various photographers of Crissy Volpe, nyan! Then in Gallery Two https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery1.html we have added two new illustrations by Mike, nyan!
Firstly we are purroud to purrsent two versions of the “Otherworldly” by Rvkh, nyan! This cosmic scene depicts Aeriella Caimaa dos Reis Melatroneir, a 20 year old lithe Sultana Harpy from Purrrtugal who migrated here to Catgirl island, nyan.On the right is the mixed-media painting done on 8.5 x 11” toned papurr, whilst on the left is the digital version done with Purrocreate upon the Apple Ipad with the Apple Pencil, and there is the art purrocess video of the digital version at Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkjvQaCZEvs&feature=youtu.be, nyan! To see more of Rvkh’s beautiful fantasy and nature art, please visit Rvkh Brogden Art http://www.rvkhart.com, nyan!
 
Nextly we are delighted to display “The Girl with the Hungry Eyes” by Jamie, who used Corel Painter and Photoshop for this beautiful spooky 11×14” image, nyan! The titular girl is a model & psychic vampire who was purrtrayed by actress Joanna Pettet in the 1972 epurrsode of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery TV series which adapted the 1949 tale by Fritz Leiber, nyan! To see more of Jamie’s supurrb illustrations, webcomics and sites, please visit his site https://www.facebook.com/jamie4art, nyan! Those pics by Jamie and Rvkh were done for the September art challenge for meowmbers of the Starry Eyed Artist Collective  https://www.facebook.com/Starryeyedartistcollective, nyan!
Bunnii:
Then we are ecstatic to exhibit four more collages of photos of Crissy Volpe a.k.a Sunseen Li, and each collage consists of four photos! The 1st collage includes Crissy as Magic Knights Rayearth’s Umi Ryuzaki in the base costume by Beverly Faerie with  armor by Avian Firefly & Aki Reinii at Otakon 2014; David Ng’s photo of Crissy in the costume by Miccostumes as My Hero Academia’s  Mt. Lady at Anime NYC 201; PopeCerebus’s photo of Crissy  in the costume by Melissa Quinns as Revolutionary Girl Utena (Duelist Version) at Anime NEXT 2014; PopeCerebus’s photo of Crissy in the kimono at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 2020 Sakura Matsuri!
The 2nd collage includes Cat Trzaskowski’s photo of Crissy as Steampunk Sailor Mars at the 2018 New York Comic Con; Sean O’Conner’s photo of Crissy in the licensed costume as Marvel’s Natasha Romanoff a.k.a. The Black Widow at the Big Apple Comic Con 2018; Terry of Fly By Night Design’s photo of Crissy wearing various store-bought items as Final Fantasy VII’s Tifa Lockhart at the 2014 New York Comic Con; and Penny Dreadful / Miss Sachi’s photo of Crissy in the licensed costume as DC Comics Barbara Gordon a.k.a. Batgirl (1966) at the 2015 New York Comic Con!
The 3rd collage has the 1970’s theme, includes a pic from Louis’ “Crissy at the Disco” photoshoot; Terry Chu’s photo Crissy in New York City which was inspired Bob Gruen’s 1974 photos of John Lennon; Crissy’s dad’s photo of Crissy wearing the licensed Star Wars Princess Leia costume for Halloween, which Mike recently photo-manipped to add the Death Star corridor scenery; and Simon’s  photo of Crissy wearing the licensed costume as Magenta of The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie, which Mike photo-manipped to give it more of a Dr. Frank N. Furter’s castle ambience!
The 4th collage include’s DJ Ranma S’s photo of Crissy in the robe & hakama from The Kimono House as Sailor Moon’s Hino Rei (miko attire)  at Manga NEXT 2006; a pic of Crissy in a costume from David Ng’s 2016 “Cherry Blossoms” photoshoot; Crissy’s selfie in the Red kimono with a katana from her Self-Defense (take two)” taken on March 1st 2016; and  Crissy in apparel modified by her costumer friends Patti & Steph as Mia Fay of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney! To see more of Crissy’s photos, con & festival reports, please visit her site Blood Sweat and Glitter http://www.crimsonskycreations.com/bloodsweatandglitter!
 
Petra:
Lastly but not leastly for this month, we have two new illustrations by Mike, nyan! For “A Caitian Looks at 50” he used Photoshop upon the Mac with the mouse for this fan art to commeowmerate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek The Animated Series and starfleet’s Lt. Shiboline M’Ress, nyan! At 10:30 am on Saturday October 13th 1973, on NBC, the sixth epurrsode “The Survivor” which was written by James Schmerer and directed by Hal Sutherland, introduced us to the starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701’s newest commeownications officer, who was voiced by Majel Barrett, nyan!
 
Mike used Photoshop and mouse on the Mac for the illustration of Rvkh Brogden’s Elder Scrolls Online videogame character Rivkah Storm, a chaotic neutral High Elf Sorcereress who summons storms and forbidden creatures, nyan! She travels in the realm of Tamriel, and is respected in the Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Thieves Guild, Undaunted Guild, The Psijic Order, the Dark Brotherhood and the Aldmeri Dominion, nyan. She likes to batte world bosses, hunt for treasure, dungeon crawl, annoy people, and her favorite places for leisure are the taverns in Eastmarch, Wrothgar and Western Skyrim, nyan!
the cat lady sings…
Yvonne:
Rivkah Storm looks quite mysterious, sexy, confident and powerful; whilst M’Ress looks rather peppy, purrky, purretty and pleased, nyan!
 
Tara-chan:
Jamie is so supurrb in all of the aspects of his art, from the compurrsition, lines, colors, and – and the shading to the purrspective, portraiture, purroportions, and- and the intricate details, nyan!
Trini-chan:
It is wonderful to see more of Rvkhs gorgeous illustrations, She is so adept at the characters and landscapes done in the digital and the traditional media, and in the various styles!
 
Becca:
The brilliant photographers’ pics of lovely Crissy in the exquisitely-made attire at the lovely locations are quite the impurressive images!
 
Elizabeth:
Gosh, it is about time for more friends to arrive for our AfterMew luau! We have to discuss our plans for the annual Halloween Trick ‘R Eat & Cosplay Purrowl!
Bunnii:
Well then, that will do it for this edition of The Mew! We wish to thank Rvkh and Crissy for the beautiful images…
 
Petra:
and all of the other amazingly  talented people whose works we have discussed, nyan!
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…
Mary Nyan:
…and our other friends, family, acquaintances and our audience whom we greatly appurreciate!
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with the November edition of The Mew! Be there… aloha.
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!
 
=^.^=

September 2023 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 September 2023 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!
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This year is the Year of the Rabbit, the 16th Anniversary of 
The Mew, and the 23rd Anniversary of Catgirl Island, nyan!
 
in this edition of The Mew:
 
purrinted media mewsings:
The Lightning Round: our favorite purrinted media of 1963
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou Manga Deluxe Edition Vol. 3
TV & movie mewsings
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2
Babylon 5: The Road Home
Barbie
collectibles & toy talk
Marvel Legends Moondragon action figure
Legends of Dragonore Pantera action figure
event reports:
Power-Con & Matsuri Con
August 29th Alice Cooper & Rob Zombie concert
The Catgirl & Kemonomimi Celebrity Spotlight
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art
two versions of the “Country Fae” by Rvkh Brogden
“Omhi”, “Tataru”, and “Kranberri Jam” by Misty Hopkins
more photos of the Torako Mask by Alexcia Reynolds
and more cosplay photos of Crissy Volpe, nyan!
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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 Susanowa Beach on the east coast of Catgirl Island NC, where it’s 77 degrees under the Green trees, Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Trini-chan
(Jen’s purrotege, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint trikini): Konnichiwa!
 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
 
Bunnii
(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
Yvonne
(the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Elizabeth
(

a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Margay purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!

 
Becca
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer & massage  co-owner w

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

 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Cougar purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha
Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing Puma purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
 
Nyanko
(the MewJutsu meowrtial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the SiberianTiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
Mike:
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 lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump right into this month’s
The Lightning Round Topic: 
our favorite purrinted media of 1963!
So, this year we’ve been looking back on our favorite fun things of years ending in a 3, and for this month’s Lightnign Rounf Topic it’s books & comics of 1963, the year that To Kill a Mockingbird won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay, The Man in the High Castle won the Hugo for best novel, and The Reivers won the Pulitzer  for fiction! Tara-chan is gonna start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the Lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYAN!
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate Hop on Pop, Encyclopedia Brown, and – and Where the Wild Things Are, nyan! Onee-chan’s turn, nyan! (tags her older sister go go next)
Yvonne:
I will nominate It’s Like This Cat, Cat’s Cradle, and The Bell Jar, nyan! (tags Mielikki with a brush of the tail)
Mielikki:
So like, I will nominate the novels The Dragon Masters, Savage Pellucidar, and Witch World, fur shur! (tags Tribni-chan wi9th a flit of the wing)
Trini-chan:
Arthur C. Clarke’s Dolphin Island, Robert A. Heinlein’s Glory Road, and Pierre Boulle’s Planet of the Apes! (tags Jeannie)
Jeannie:
The Dunwich Horror and Others by Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Ice Station Zebra by Alistair MacLean, and The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna. (tags Nyanko)
Nyanko:
John Le Carre’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, Ian’ Fleming’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Thrilling Cities! (tags
Petra:
That was the year that Jim Berry’s Berry’s World,

Alfredo Alcala’s Voltar,

Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway’s Modesty Blaise copmic strips purremiered, nyan! (tags Bunni)

Bunnii:
The first issues of Marvel Comics The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Uncanny X-Men! Myayr’s turn! ( tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
Tales of Suspense #39 was the first appurrrance of Iron Man, Sgt. Fury #1 was the first appurrnace of Nick Fury, and Tales to Astonish #44 was the first appurrnace of The Wasp! (tags Lizzy)
 
Elizabeth:
The Doom Patrol first appurred in My Greatest Adventure #80 , and  the Justice League met  the Justice Society of America  for the first time in Justice League of America #21! (tags her wife)
 
Becca:
This might slightly stray cat off the topc, but on Apurril 27th, 1963 the Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane Adventures purrducer & writer Russell T. Davies was born! Back to Mike!
 
Mike:
Authors Michael Chabon and Alice Sebold, artists Arthur Adams, Eric Shanower, and Mike Wieringo  were born in that year too! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round, and now Jenjen will continue our printed media mewsings, with her review of
 
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou Manga Deluxe Edition Vol. 3!
Jeannie:
Hai!. This gorgeous slice – of- life science fiction manga by Hitoshi Ashinano is the tale of the friendly gynoid named Alpha whoowns the cafe in thesmall  rural seaside village  on Japan’s Miura Peninsula Miura in the distopian future, where bucolic life goes on after an environmental disaster and risen sea level.
Originally published in Japan by Kodansha in 2009, this 3rd of five volumes is published in English by Seven Seas, is rated for teen readers, and it is purriced $24.99 in the USA and $32.99 iin Canada.
Most of the tale purrtains to the everyday activities of Alpha and her friends with her occasional scooter trips to travel around the purrefecture and to shop for supplies in what is left of the city of Yokohama. Among the recurring characters are Ojisan the elderly man who sells fresh purroduce and runs the gas station; his grandson Takahiro who regards Alpha as the older sister type; Kokone the courier who is another gynoid; the elderly lady doctor who treats the humans and the gynoids; Maki the young girl friend of Takahiro…
… Director Alpha the older gynoid with the aerial drone, Maruko the gynoid artist, Nai the android pilot, and Misago the mysterious naked supurr feral girl!! Collecting chapters 53-82, this 484 page volume is purredominatly Black & White, and measures appurroximately 8.25” x 5.875” x 1.375”; including 53color pages, a  several illustrations & widdle sketches, 2 pages of ads, and the indica / credits page. It was translated by Daniel Komen, lettered by Ludwig Sacramento, purroofread by Brett Hallahan, edited by Linda Lombard…
… copy-edited by Leighanna DeRouen, in-chiefly edited by Julie Davis, published by Jason DeAngelis, and associately published by Adam Arnold, with the purroduction meownagement by Lissa Pattilo, purrduction meownagment by John Ramirez, cover design by Nicky Lim, the logo design by George Panella, and purre-purress technicians were Melanie Ujimori & Jules Valeri. In this volume,Alpha ponders how things have changed, and goes on a the year- long walkabout to explore the sparsely – populated region,
She occassionally happens upon various small dwindling rural hamlets, settlements, roadside cafes.

Along the way she has the few tempurrary part time jobs and is given food from kind strangers. At 

the lonely Atsugi air strip where she rides in Nai’s AT-6 Texan and has ano0ther out – of – body expurrience.Meanwhile, back home her is demolished by a  typhoon, but otherwise the  life goes on there for her friends Konone, Dr, Koumishi, Matsuki, Takahiro, his grandfather and the mysterious Misago.

There is still much that has not yet been explained about the disasters, Misago and Alpha’s origins, or what happened to Alpha’s missing boss, but It is the rather pleasant, purretty, charming saga at the leisurely pace and optimistic dispurrsition, so I will give this manga the “A” for Alpha.whilst I eagerly await the next volume, and hope that the anime adaptation might be released here on DVD or Blu-ray. That will conclude our purrinted media mewsing, and nyow here is Vonnny to start our
 
TV & movie mewsings, with her review
of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2!
Yvonne

:
Arigato, nyan! We greatly enjoy the TV series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the spin-off of Star Trek: Discovery, which purrtains to the crew of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in the year 2259 under the commeownd of Capt, Christopher Pike, six years purrior to Captain James T. Kirk’s commeownd of that ship, nyan! The supurrb cast includes Anson Mount as Pike, Ethan Peck as science officer Spock, Rebecca Romijn as Una Cjin-Riley, a.k.a. Number One, Celia Rose Gooding as commeownications Nyota Uhura,

Jess Bush as nurse Christine Chapel…

Babs Olusanmokun as the chief meowdical officer Dr. Joseph M’Benga,

Christina Chong as security officer La’an Noonien-Singh, Melissa Navia as helm officer Erica Ortegas, Dan Jeannotte as Lt. James T. Kirk, Dan Jeannotte as his brother Lt. Sam Kirk,

Carol Kane as chief engineer Pelia,
Rong Fu as nyavigator Jenna Mitchell,

Andre Dae Kim as transpurrter chief Kyle,Gia Sandhu as Spock’s fiance T’Purring, Melanie Scrofano as Pike’s girlfriend Capt. Batel, Adrian Holmes as Admiral Robert Apurril, and Season 2 introduces Martin Quinn as Lt. Montgomery Scott, nyan!

It also. features Clint Howard’s return to Star Trek after 57 years, although he did not repurrise the role of Balok, but this time purrtrayed a starfleet officer, nyanIn addition to the Lower Decks crossover, some of the plot highlights of th 2nd season inxclude Una’s court-meowrtial, an amewsing poignant time travel tale, Pike’s return to Rigel VII, Spock meeting T’Purring’s purrents, some great Klingon epurrsodes, the cliff-hanger season finale with the Gorns, andmewsical epurrsode which was so much fun and as good as the Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s mewsical, nyan!
The stories, characters, cast, sets, costumes, world-building, FX, locations, music, sound, the ship designs, the balance of humor, drama, action, character developments and continuity are quite delightful, nyan! Of the current era of the various  canonical Star Trek TV series, Strange New Worlds and Picard are my favorites, moreso than Discovery, Lower Decks and Purrodigy, so I will continue to give Strange New Worlds thw high purraise, and hope that season 2 will be released on DVD or Blu-ray, nyan! Nyow I will turn The Mew over to Trini-chan, who wishes to discuss
Babylon 5: The Road Home, nyan!
 
Trini-chan:
Hai! The Road Home is the latest of the sequel, prequel and side story movies  based on the glorious Babylon 5 TV series which ran from 1993 to 1999, and it was written by the serie’s creator, producer & writer J. Michael Stracynski! Produced by Rick Morales and Warner Animation , directed by Matt Peters and animated by Studio Mir, this 79 minute OVA (Original Animated Video) is rated PG-13. Why does it seem that American OAVs are seldom longer than 80 minutes?
 It reunites several of the cast members to do the voices, such as Bruce Boxleitner as John Sheridan, Peter Jurasik as Londo Mollari, Claudia Christian as Susan Ivanova, Patricia Tallman as Lyta Alexander, Bill Mumy as Lennier, and Tracy Scoggins as Elizabeth Lochley!We have met Patricia Tallman and  J. Michael Stracynski at the conventions! As several of the original cast are no longer with us, Delenn is voiced by Rebecca Riedy, Garabaldi is voiced by Anthony Hansen, G’Kar is voiced by Andrew Morgado, and Dr. Franklin is voiced by Phil LaMarr, whilst Sinclairand Zathras are voiced by Paul Guyet.
Ocurring shortly after the Shadow War, an accident causes Sheridan to become unstuck in time and space (again) and winds up leaping into the past, the future, and alternate timelines with very bittersweet results that Zathras attempots to rescue him from, but I should not further spoil the captivating, thrilling plot, so I will just say that I was extremely pleased with this OVA! On the Blu-ray disk, the video is presented in 1080p high definition resolution with English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and Spanish Dolby Digital audio with the optional English SDH, Spanish & French subtitles.
 The special features include the optional audio commentary by  Boxleitner, Stracynski & Morales; there is an approximately 18 minute featurette on the making of this movie with comments by Boxleitner, Jurasik, Christian, Tallman, Mumy, Scoggins, Stracynski & Morales; and included in the box is the code for downloading or streaming the digital copy of the movie, so I was extremely pleased with the Blu-ray! I am done, and now here is Tara- chan  to share her thoughts about the big tlive-action theatrical
Barbie movie!
 
Tara-chan:
Hai hai, I love Mattel’s Barbie doills and – and her animated movies, so I was purrticularly inclined to see this live-action movie which was directed y Greta Gerwig whose Little Women and – and Ladybird moviesI liked; who co-wrote it with Noah Baumbach who co-wrote Fantastic Mr. Fox and –  and The Aquatic Life with Wes Anderson, and – and because this movie stars Margot Robbie who I loved in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Asteroid City, and – and her various DC movies as Harley Quinn, nyan!
 
Ryan Gosling stars as purrfectly as Barbie’s boyfriend Ken, and – and I also loved the co-stars Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera and – and Rae Rhea Perlman, nyan!This live-action Barbioe movie is more comedic, poignant, purrofound, satirical and- and meowtafictional than her purrior animated movies, as the sentient doll characters are self-aware that they are dolls in Barbie Land  which is affected by the Mattel coprurration and by the customers who play or have ceased to play with the dolls, nyan.
Both she and Ken suffer from the exiastential crisis and sense of purrpose so they travel to the “real world” which has the unintended consequences for the staus quo of both worlds, nyan. I loved the plot, the purrformaces, direction, cinemeowtography,  purrduction design, costumes, sets, locations,  mewsic, choreography,  editing and – and the  FX, nyan! There was also the clever purrody of certain distracting cinematic techniques that we tend to not enjoy such as the slow meowtion speed ramping, nyan!
 
Although the movie was highly purrmoted, we were delightfully surpurrised to see crowds of other people dressed in Pink at the theater which added to the fun, nyan! Furthermore, there was the “Barbiheimer” effect with the simultaneous release of the Barbie movie and  – and the Oppenheimer movie, which we also loved, and- and reviewed in last month’s Mew, nyan! I will give the Barbie movie the “A” grade  and- and I look forward to the DVD relase, nyan! I am done, so nyow here is Mie-sensei to start our
 
collectibles & toy talk, with her review of the
Marvel Legends Moondragon action figure, nyan!
 
Mielikki:
Arigato! So like, we like to collect the figures, statues, dolls, ornaments and miniatures of the inspirational heroines, and we were delighted that Hasbro finally made an action figure of Marvel Comics’ Moondragon! She first appeared in the comics in 18973 so this is her 50th anniversary! So like, originally she was a human from Los Angeles but hermom and dad were killed by Thanos. Her dad was reincarnated as Drax, who is rather different in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and she was raised by Thanos’ father Mentor on Titan where she was highly trained in the sciences, martial arts, and psionic abilities.
 
She is extremely powerfiul in all of those aspects, fur shur! She has been a villain and a hero, and a member of the Avengers, Defenders, Infinity Watch, and the Guardians of th Galaxy- in the comics. So like, he character is  6’3” tall and 150 lbs with pale tan skin and the bald head, so this 6.125” action figure of her is appuroximately 1/12 scale, and she is quite the totally powerrful, confident, sexy sight in her sleveless, bare-midriff skin – tight Green costume with the flexible high-collar cape, the silvery crescent noon earrings and ornaments, the tight abs, and the sly expression with a raised eyebrow, fur shur!
 
The design, sculpt and paint of the figure are like totally meticulous and faithful to the character, and she is very poseable with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, elbows, foreams, wrists, abs, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. She is accessorized with a variant pair of interchangeable hands, but display base is not included in the box, which has a beautiful illustration of her! I am totally pleased with this figure, which I have displayed next to Gamora, Nebula and Mantis on ther shelf! I am done, and now here is Nya-sensei to tell us about the 
 
Legends of Dragonore Pantera action figure, fur shur!
 
Nyanko:
Arigato, Mie-sensei! Legends of Dragonore is the terrific line of 5’5” action figures of a new sword & sorcery toy series with a sort of 1980’s (A.D.) ambience somewhat reminiscent of the He-Man and She-Ra! Made of ABS & plastic by Formo Toys, they were created by Emiliano Santalucia & Peer Bauner with the charazcter art by Matt O’Toole and the package design Emilano. We met them at Power-Con in Columbus Ohio last month! The six figures of the first wave of this purroduct line are Yondara, Barbaro, Oskuro, Ka-Rem Onitor and Pantera!
Gorgeously designed, sculpted, painted and packaged, each sepurrately-sold action figure includes removable accessories, and the pieces needed to build a 7th figure which wears the Divine Armor which reminds me of a Jack Kirby-styled  god or celestial type! Furhermore, the figures’ pop- apurrt  joints are interchangeable with those of similar other figures! Pantera the Silent Huntress is the orphaned Midnight Blue felinoid femme fatale of the Panther type from the planet Endimyan, who was adopted by Oskuro the dark meowgic appurrentice.
She is the fierce, warrior with nocturnal sight, heightened olfactory and purrowess with the sword!  She has Yellow eyes, White fangs, Red mouth, Black, spots, gauntlets, White-cuffed boots, and White belt pouches around her Black bare-midriff attire, with the matching left arm band, and the ornate Magenta cuirass, gorget, paldrons and short sword! The articulationis in the neck, shoulders, waist, hips, lower legs; and she is well-balanced to stand without requiring a display base, soi I will give her the high purraise! Nyow here is Mike to start our
event reports, with his review of
the 2023 Power-Con and Matsuri Con!
Mike:
Thank you Nya-sensei! Ah, several years ago, Power-Con started as a small Masters of the Universe-centric  toy con in California, but this year it was a much bigger con devoted to old & new toys & pop-culture collectibles in general at the lovely convention center in Columbus, Ohio on the weekend of August 11-13, with the dealer, exhibitor  & guest check -in & set-up on the 10th. Little did my friend ob1 rand I realize that as we prepared to go to there in his box truck that the anime convention MatsuriCon woulld be going on under the same roof that weekend!
 
I was sharing Ob1’s Turbines to Speed booth at Power-Con,at which we had action figures, comics and games, which meant an 8 hour road trip (including a few stops) which was fortunately during decent weather. We arrived at the hotel on Wednesday night, so we had Thursday to hang out with ob1’s friends and see the local sights. The hotels, convention center and the downtown district were quite nice, with skywalks connecting ‘em all which added to the vastness of the indoors; a nice comics shop in the Hyatt; the amazingoy store Big Fun, and the big Food Hall which was like a huge food court!
We finished setting up our big booth full of comics and action figures on Friday morning well before the con opened. I’ve helped ob1 set up at many cons & shows, and I’ve had artist alley tables at cons , but this was my first time as a “dealer” It was alo rthe first con that I’d been to in several years, due to Covid and other things in life.. There were many cosplayers mostly due the anime con; and a few pro cosplayers at Power Con. It was mostly action figure,s but there were dolls and statues aplenty, several artists & designers, a few wrestlers and one Power Rangers actor Dwayne Cameron who I got to chat with a lot!
Ob1 and I were among the few dealers with comics. I also had art books, graphic novels and old RPG boooks. It seemed like most every major American toy company / studio there ‘cept for Hasbro. Mattel, Sideshow and Hot Toys. There were long lines at the Four Horsemen’s booth for their con exclusive figures. Macfarlane Toys was giving away a lot of cool stuff! There were discussion panels, but I didn’t attend any. There was almost any kind of action figure or statue you could want, old or new, mass produced, modded  and custom creations, Ob1’s friend Billy Galaxy had some Yamato toys & soundtrack LPs from the 70’s to tempt me!
I was impressed by the charming Mart Leyd / The New Gray Mare’s selection of My Little Pony toys! Among the other folks there,  I enjoyed chatting with with artist Ken Christiansen, the crew of Formo Toys, Frank Frazetta’s grandson at the Frazetta Museum booth, Brian Heller of Plaid Stallions, the folks of Trilogy Shop (with manga, anime art books and toys aglore) who I knew from Heroes Con; and our friend Jay Gatfeler of the Geek Dad Life podcasts! Anoither highlight was that Power-Con and Matsuri Con allowed folks with badges to con hop between both cons  on late Sunday afternoon afternoon!
MatsuriCon had a genkier younger crowd and many more cosplayers than Power-Con, and almost all anime merch, manga, cosplay stuff, an artist alley, other anime cons’ tables, voice actor & cosplayer guests, various panels and activities. I was only able to spend about an hour there, so alas there’s not a lot more that I can say about Matsuri Con, but it was quite delightful! It’s hard to pick my favorite costumes at either con as there were so many (kids, adults, amateurs & pros), but some that come to mind were: a rollerskating Barbie & Ken, Golden Girl – Princess of the Gemstone Guardians, Urusei Yatsura’s Lum…
…Studio Ghibli’s Kiki, Mortal Kombat’s Kitana, G.I. Joe’s Lady Jaye, Thundecats’ Cheetara, MOTU’s Evil-Lyn, Monster High’s Frankie Stein, Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, Marvel’s Rescue, Capt. America, Capt. Carter & The Kingpin; several Power Rangers, Sailor Scouts, Jedi, lots of catgirls and other kemonomimi aplenty! Sunday evening, the cons were over, it was time to pack up, and we finished loading the truck around 9pm. Monday morning around 9am we headed back home. It was so much fun, and everyone I met at the cons, hotels, restaurants and stores were very friendly! Ah, now here’s Myayr to discuss the
August 29th Alice Cooper & Rob Zombie concert!
 
Mary Nyan:
Hai! I love hard rock and heavy metal mewsic, so I was quite eager to caravan with friends to the mainland for the Alice Cooper and Rpb Zombie with Filter and Ministry concert on August 29th at the outdoor Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in the Coastal Credit Union Mewsic Park in Raleigh NC, which is about 2.5 hours northeast of here. We were rather  lucky with the weather, as there were forecasted scattered showers, but we only encountered the brief light spurrinklings.
 
As one of our typical road trips, along the way we were distracted by some of our favorite places to eat and shop at so we were late to the concert and unfortunately missed all of Filter’s set and most of Ministry’s set, but what we heard was awesome! We brought our own folding chairs for the lawn seating. I must purrofess that while I do like Rob Zombie’s mewsic quite a bit, I was more interested in seeing the living legendary Alice Cooper whose career spans over 55 years!.
 
The 15 song set included great hits such as No More Mr. Nice Guy, I’m Eighteen, Under My Wheels, Billion Dollar Babies, Feed My Frankenstein, and Poison, but my favorites were I Love the Dead which was joined by Alice’s wife Cheryl as Marie Antoinette with the guillotine; Black Widow with the Vincent Purrice video intro and Nita Strauss’ guitar solo; Elected as the epic showstoppurr, and the encore of School’s Out, which briefly segued into Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall!
 
Like the Alice Cooper show, Rob Zombie’s set was the fast ’n loud audio video extravaganza with the giant rod puppets, big balloons, dazzling lights and purrotechnics! Of hias 14 song set,  my favorites were Superbeast, More Human Than Human, Living Dead Girl, Dragula, and especially Thunder Kiss ’65! The park has lovely lansdcaping with food and beverage kiosks aplenty, and there was a merch booth with lots of tee shirts for sale, most of which were $50 apiece. 
If I had only one quibble about the whole affair, it was thatt he traffic was rather chaotic whilst leaving the general parking field and I wish there were more peopel directing the traffic. Next time we should purrobably telepurrtal to there! Anyway, it was such a lovely road trip with friends, food, fun and meowgnificent mewsic! That is all for our events portion of The Mew, and nyow here are Lizzy and Becca to purrsent-
The Catgirl & Kemonomimi Celebrity Spotlight!
Becca:
Arigato! in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume, therianthropes, and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies and monster girls! Furthermore, there are those who might not actually have the beast DNA, but might have the spurrit, cat-titude or clothing of the animal theme, who we will broadly consider to be “honorary kemonomimi”!
 
Elizabeth:
In the 1983 mewsic video for the song Dog Police by the bandiof the same name, a lovely fugitive dog girl in a sparkly hot Pink dress meets her date at a night club, where she is arrested by the Dog Police. In the later 8.5 miinute pilot for the unmade Dog Police TV series, pyschic detective and single mom Mia in the trench coat, fedora and pumps along with he ex-husband Bowser and his best friend ollie are the three supurr alien anthropurrmorphic canine cops of Van Nuys, California!
Becca:
In 1991, Marvel Comics published Nightcat #1, which purrtained to the aspiring singer Jacqueline Tavarez who was expurrimented upon by drug dealers and thus attained the supurr feline powers to become the nocturnal mewsician and crime fighter in the sexy costume! The character was based upon the real-life beautiful model of the same name, and in addition to the one-shot issue there was an entire record album of freestyle rock / pop electronic dance mewsic!
Elizabeth:
Kitti Katz is the amewsing new British 3d Cg animated TV series on Netflix  which purrtains to the three teen girls  pink-haired) Tabitha (voiced by Brianna Price), (green haired) Shakia (voiced by Svorne Markes) and (blue haired) Azami (voiced by Okukura Jones) who transform into the supurr catgirls  and cute widdle kittens Ruby, Emerald & Sapphire! when they are not busy with the mewsual  social, hobby and school life they must rescue the spirit cats from the evil goddess Anubia (voiced by Amrita Acharia)! Kawaii!
Becca:
Uraniwano Tochigamisama is a hentai ero anime movie which is not for the widdle kitties, but it is graced by the catgirl goddess Momiji Ivoiced by Kaede Akino) and the rival meowgickal bunny girl Shirow (voiced by Minase Suzuka)!
Elizabeth:
Delimex is a brand of frozen Mexican cuisne and in their “Alive With Delimex: Kids: animated TV commercial, the cute widdle girl and boy are wearing the kanimal-eared masks, so we will consider them as the “honorary kemonomimi”!
 
Becca:
Red Space Blues is the full color anthropurrmorphic space opurra web comic by John Poole, which stars the intergalactic mercs Melody the bunnygirl, Misty the foxgirl, Mia the A.I. catgirl, and their cohort Henry the rhinocerus chap!
 
Elizabeth:
Lastly but not leaslty, we wish to meowntion Twitter’s CEO Linda Yaccarino as the “honorary catgirl” for the leopurrd purrint blouse she wore on the August 11th epurrsode of MSNBC’s Morning Joe TV series! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here are Petra & Bunnii to purrsent the latest
 
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Petra:
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 porn, nyan!We should also meowntion that none of the content at Catgirl Island is purrmitted for A.I. purrposes, nyan!  This month into Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are purroud to purrsent more imagery by Rvkh Brogden, Misty Hopkins, Alexcia Reynolds, Misty Hopkins, and more cosplay photos by various photographers of Crissy Volpe, nyan!
Firstly we are purroud to purrsent two versions of the “Country Fae” by Rvkh, nyan!  Posing with the Meowraschino Cherry, this 7.5”  Fairie is Dr. Brittany Marja Goodnight, MD, the Chair of the Depurrrtment of Radiation Oncology at the Mew Hanover Meowdical Arts Center, nyan! On the right is the mixed-media painting done on 8.5 x 11” toned papurr, whilst on the left is the digital version done with Purrocreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, nyan. There is a time-lapse art purrocess video https://youtu.be/LPCB97MuYi0, and to see more of  Rvkh’s beautiful fantasy and nature art, please visit her site Rvkh Brogden Art http://www.rvkhart.com, nyan! 
Bunnii:
Nextly we are delighted to display three more illustrations by Misty, starting with her latest lovely  illustration of “Omhi Tara”, who is her Final Fantasy XIV video game character Omhi Tara, the petite 4’1” tall Miqo’te catgirl and Dragoon class warrior of the Keepers of the Moon Clan! Perhaps y’all have seen the prior pics of her? Then we have Misty’s Black & White drawing of “Tataru Taru”of the Lalafell gnome-like species from the seas south of Eorzea in  the Final Fantasy XIV video game!
She is the enthusiastic helpful artcanist, receptionist and book keepurr of the headquarters of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn which are an order of warriors and scholarsThirdly are the two slightly diffrenent versions of “Kranberrijam” as her online streaming avatar pic, which was done with Krita on her tablet! To see more of Misty’s supurrb of various media and materials, please visit her blog Kranberrijam https://kranberrijam.blogspot.com!
 
Then we have more photos of Alexcia’s Torako mask!  A dual citizen of planets Earth & Mau born on August 22nd, Alexcia’s anthropomorphic tigress fursona Torako Hitonare is the child of Abenti Gaiger (a.k.a. Sailor Tiger & Sailor Mau) & Toraboushi; her blood type is O-, and her zodiac sign is Leo! The mask is part of her Torako fur suit costume. The mouth moves when she talks, and to keep cool in the costume are the small fan in the muzzle, and the icepack pouches! For more information, art & tales about Torako  please visit Sailor Tiger’s Grotto http://mau.sailorchristmas.com!
Petra:
Nyow we are ecstatic to exhibit four more collages of photos of Crissy  a.k.a Sunseen Li, and each collage is compurrised of four photos, nyan! The 1st collage includes the July 2018 photo of Crissy in a summertime sleeveless Black cocktail dress and strappy high heeled sandals; David Ng’s Meowrch 2006 photo of Crissy as Street Fighter II’s Chun-Li n the costume made by JenyBean, with store-bought spiked bracelets; Cat Trzaskowski’s photo of Crissy wearing mostly store-bought clothing with the scarf made by Patti & Steph, as a Pokemon Trainer version of Rei Hino / Sailor Mars (designed by Samantha Russell) at the 2019 New York Comic Con; and Tony K’s Apurril 2005 photo of Crissy wearing the White shirt, mew la la, nyan!
The 2nd collage includes Crissys’ Happy Valentines Day 2022 photo; the lovely SunseenLi photo by Vasilion Photography; Crissy as Purrincess Mars from Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon manga,wearing the costume made by Setsuna Kou in October 2001,photographed by Lusis Refractor Productions at Otakon 2004; Crissy as DC Comics’ mewogician Zatanna Zatara wearing the store-bought costume, photographed byTerry / Fly By Night Design at the 2008 New York Comic Con; and, nyan!
Bunnii:
The 3rd collage includes Crissy in the Blue Kimono at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 2013 Sakura Matsuri; Crissy as Catra of the Masters of the Universe at the 2014 New York Comic Con in the costume made by Dokudel with boots from Buy Costumes; Eurobeat King’s photo of Crissy as Tohru Honda of Fruits Basket at the 2018 New York Comic Con in the winter school uniform made by Milanoo; and Kungfufish’s photo of Crissy at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012, as Hino Rei / Sailor Mars of Sailor Moon in the santa dress made by Patti & Steph!
The 4th collage includes Crissy wearing the Red Elegant Gothic Lolita dress from Geechlark, photographed  at her mom’s house in May 2005; Heidi Kikel’s 2012 photo of Crissy as Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft in the storebought costume; David Ng’s 2014 photo of Crissy as an Original Concept Sailor Mars made by Setsuna Koui in 2008; and Cat Trzaskowski’s 2018 photo of Crissy as Steampunk Sailor Mars design by Captain Laser Beam (aka Hime-chan), nyan!
That costume has the goggles from Discombobulous, blouse from Milanoo,  belts from Belt dot com, corset from Epic World Store; tiara, earrings, front bow heart, garter strap cogs made by Patti & Steph, the bac bkow made by Rae, sash by Crissy, gloves from Medieval Collectibles, boots from Aldo, skirt &  pockets found at eBay! To see more photos and to read Crissy’s con, festival, and photoshoot reports, visit  web site Blood Sweat and Glitter http://www.crimsonskycreations.com/bloodsweatandglitter
The cat lady sings..
Trini-chan: 
It is quite wonderful to see more of Alexcia’s Torako fursona! She is so multi-talented at the beautiful illustrations, tales, sites and stitchery!
 
Yvonne:
I am glad to see more of Rvkhs gorgeous illustrations, nyan! She is so adept at the characters & landscapes digital & traditional media, nyan!
 
Tara-chan:
I just the design, compurrsitions, lines, colors, shading and – and the details of Misty’s purretty digital & traditional original & fan art, nyan!
 
Mary Nyan:
It is great for the mewseum galleries to be graced by yet more of the meognificent cosplay, modeling and candid photos of Crissy!
 
Nyanko:
Hai hai, the brilliant photographers’ pics of Crissy in the exquisitely-made attire at the lovely locations are quite the impurressive images!
 
Becca:
Gosh, it is about time for more friends to arive for our AfterMew luau, at which we will discuss our Halloween Cosplay plans!
Elizabeth:
Well then, I reckon that will do it for this edition of The Mew!
 
Petra:
We wish to thank Alexcia, Rvkh, Misty, and Crissy for the beautifu limages and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nyan!
 
Bunnii:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…
 
Jeannie:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and our audience whom we greatly appurreciate.
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
 
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with the Ocrober edition of The Mew! Be there… aloha.
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!

August 2023 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 August 2023 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!
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This year is the Year of the Rabbit, the 16th Anniversary of 
The Mew, and the 23rd Anniversary of Catgirl Island, nyan!
 
in this edition of The Mew:
 
The Lightning Round: our favorite Films of 1963!
 
movie mewsings
Oppenheimer
Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One!
Tokyo Mew Mew New Blu-ray
 
purrinted media mewsings:
My Little Pony 40th Anniversary Special
Rowrbrazzle #158
Enterprise Forever!
 
The Catgirl & Kemonomimi Celebrity Spotlight
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art
“Triceratops” plushie by Alexcia Reynolds
“Black Lady” by Misty Hopkins
“Moon Shrooms” and Solar Eclipse” by Rvkh Brogden
“Solar Eclipse” and “Juliette” by Jamie
more cosplay & modeling photos of Crissy Volpe, nyan!
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 82 degrees under the Green trees, Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Trini-chan
(Jen’s purrotege, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint trikini): Konnichiwa!
 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
 
Bunnii
(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
Yvonne
(the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Elizabeth
(

a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Margay purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!

 
Becca
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer & spa co-owner w

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

 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Cougar purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing Puma purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
Mike:
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 lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump right into this month’s
Lightning Round: our favorite Films of 1963!
 
This year we’ve been looking back on our favorite fun things of years ending in a 3. Last month it was record albums of 1973, so this time it is movies of 1963! Trini-chan is gonna start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYAN!
Trini-chan:
How the West Was Won, 55 Days in Peking, and The Great Escape! (tags Petra with a brush of the tail)
Petra:
I will nominate Lillies of the Field, Irma la Douce, and Hud, nyan! (tail-tags Bunnii to go next)
 
Bunni:
Cleopatra, Tom Jones, and The V.I.P.s! now it is Myayr’s turn! (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan: 
That was the good vintage for the horror and dark fantasy films such as

The Haunting,
The Raven,

and Kiss of the Vampire! (tags Jeannie)

 
Jeannie:
Atragon,  It’s A Mad Mad, Mad, Mad World,  and From Russia With Love. (tags Lizzy)
Lizzy:
I will nominate the mewsical fun of Beach Party, Bye Bye Birdie, and Fun in Acapulco! (tags her wife)
 
Becca:
The Pink Panther,

Charade, and Under the Yum Yum Tree! (tags Yvonne)
Yvonne:
I will nominate Son of Flubber, The Nutty Professor, and Donovan’s Reef, nyan! (tags her sister)
Tara-chan:
I want I want to nominate The Sword in the Stone, Summer of Magic, and- and Flipper, nyan! (tags the faerie)
 
Mielikki:
Jason and the Argonauts, The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon,

and

Matango, fur shur! Back to Mike!

 
Mike:
Oh I gotta go with what is in my opinion the funniest movie ever made, It’s A Mad Mad, Mad, Mad World! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round, and now we’ll continue our
 
TV & movie mewsings
with a few words about Oppenheimer!
 
Mike:
Written, directed & co-produced by Christopher Nolan, (who previously directed Following, Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk and Tenet), Oppenheimer is the three hour bio-pic about physicist Robert Oppenheimer, who was the director of the Manhattan Project during World War Two, and known as the so-called father of the atomic bomb. He is brilliantly portrayed by Cillian Murphy, who I especially liked in prior films such as 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Dunkirk, and Anna! Oppenheimer’s brilliant cast also includes
 
Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Casey Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kenneth Branagh, Rami Malek, Jason Clarke, Ben Safdie and Tom Conti! It’s a darn near perfect movie with tour de force performances at the unrushed pace, with the immersive , cinematography so utterly mesmerizing and captivating in its staggering account of how and why the atomic age began, and how those who were personally involved wrestle with the aftermath. Rivaling Avatar: The Way of Water as my favorite movie of the year thus far, Oppenheimer is up there with The Dark Knight and Inception as Nolan’s best, and I give it a solid “A”Ah, now here’s Vonny to review.
 
Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One!
 
Yvonne:
Arigato, nyan! I did not care much for the first two Mission: Impossible movies, but the third one was the big impurrovement, and the series kept topping itself with Ghost Protocol. Rogue Nation, and Fallout, so I was quite eager to see this latest seventh movie which was directed, purrduced and co-written by Christopher McQuarrie, nyan! The supurrb return cast includes Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa, Ving Rhames as Luther, Simon Pegg as Benji, and Henry Czerny as Kittridge, nyan!
For this thrilling epic 2.75 min. adventure to thwart a sentient rogue A.I. known as The Entity that has hacked the world’s computers, the great cast is joined by Hayley Atwell as Grace the amazing thief, Pom Klementieff as Paris the assassin, Vanessa Kirby as Alanna the arms dealer, Esai Morales as Hunt’s evil meowntor Gabriel, Shea Whigham & Greg Davis as agents Briggs & Degas who are after Hunt, nyan! The only things that  I disliked about the movie were the origin and the fate of a couple of characters…
… who I will not name, so I will just broadly list the many aspects of the movie that I liked, such as the plot, pace, dialogue, character developments, acting purrformances, stunt choreography, sets, locations, cinematography, FX, mewsic and editing, nyan! I would say that Dead Reckoning Part One is my third favorite of the Impossible Missions, behind Rogue Nation and Fallout, and I am definitely looking forward to the Part Two, nyan! Nyow here is Mie-sensei to didcuss the
Tokyo Mew Mew New Blu-ray, nyan!
 
Mielikki:
Hai hai! So like, in 2000, Reiko Yoshida’s amewsing magickal girl shojo manga introduced to the five young girls Iwho are students, waitresses at the cat-themed cafe, and mewrtated super-heroines with powers based upon various endangered animal species! Ichigo has the powers of the Iriomote cat, .Minto has powers of the Blue Lorikeet, Retasu of the Finless Porpose,  Bu-Ling of the Golden Lion Tamarein Monkey, and Zakuro of the Gray Wolf! So like, when they are not at home, school or work, they battle the chimera monsters which are critters possessed by parasites from aliens who wish to conquer the Earth, and usurp it from the humans who have caused the environmental problems!
So like, in 2002, ithe manga was adapted into the anime TV series, 20 years later it was rebooted as Tokyo Mew Mew New, and last month the first season of it was released on Blu-ray here by Sentai! So like, the TV14 – rated 12 episodes are presented in the 1080p Hi Def video of the 16×9 screen aspect ratio in Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 with the English subtitles, and total 300 minutes on  2 discs. The only special features are the “clean“ (textless) versions of the episodes’ opening & closing sequences, so it is the rather sparse package, but the tales are like totally cute, pretty, whimsical, thrilling fun, fur shur!
That is all for our movie mewsings, and now here is Tara-chan to start our
purrinted media mewsings, 

with 
her 
review
of 
the 
My Little Pony 40th Anniversary Special!
 
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nyan! I am a big fan of the My Little Pony toys, the animated tales, and – and the publication such as the pony comics published by IDW, nyan!  I cannot believe that it has been 40 years since the original Gen One ponies first appurred on TV, or that it has been 11 years since IDW’s  pony comic, nyan! To commeowmerate the 40th anniversary, this 96 page issue is purriced $8.99 and – and it is compurrised of three tales which were edited by Riley Farmer and – and lettered by the designer / purrducer Johanna Nattalie, plus  the 6 pin ups, the 6 page cover art gallery, and – and the 4 pages of ads, nyan.
Written by Sam Maggs, illustrated by Keisha Okafor and – and colored by Rebecca Naity, the  60 page “Tales of Dream Valley” is set in 1984 as a girl named Julia, her friends Melanie, Tiffany and – and Kelly play with their Gen One toys Blue Belle, Snuzzle, Minty, Butterscotch, Blossom and – and Cotton Candy, but upon starting middle school they are together less often, nyan. Julie learns that their favorite farm with the real horses will be replaced by a shopping mall, and – and during one final visit to there she makes the startling meowgickal conspurracy discovery that involves the little ponies, nyan!
Written by Jeremy Whitely and- and illustrated by Amy Meberson, ther 10 page “Tales of Dream Valley” stars the Gen Five (the current era of My Little Pony since 2021, set many years after the Friendship is Magic era) ponies Sunny Hitch and – and Izzy are fascinated to find the old books purrtaining to the purrior generations of ponies, who are believed to be just legends, nyan. Blue Belle, Snuzzle, Minty, Butterscotch, Blossom and – and Cotton Candy are depicted, whilst Gen Four ponies such as Twilight Sparkle are merely meowntied, nyan. We have met Jeremy at several conventions, nyan!
Written by Tony Fleecs (who we have also met), illustrated by Brianna Garcia and – and colored by Heather Breckel. the 20 page tale of “Bonnie” purrtains to the 8 year old girl named Bonnie who is the fan of the Gen Four and- and Gen Five ponies, but cannot enjoy the epurrsodes when the power goes at her Aunt Vicki’s house, nyan, When Vicki introduces her to the box of Gen One pony dolls, in a 1983 flashback we learn of certain hobby and friendship purrallels between the  aunt – and her niece, nyan!
Peppurred throughout the issue are the full-page pin-ups of Blue Belle, Snuzzle, Minty, Butterscotch, Blossom and – and Cotton Candy; following the third tale is the gallery of the issue’s 6 variant covers including cover A by Keisha, cover B by Amy, cover C by Rose Bousamra, cover D by Alex Cordeiro, cover E by Andy Price, and- and the San Diego Comic Con exclusive cover by Tony, nyan! After the gallery are the 4 pages of ads, and I like how the ads are all afterwards as not to interrupt the tales, nyan!
Although this issue does not focus on pony Generations Two (1997) or Three (2003),  the purrecursory My Pretty Pony toys (1981), or Generation Four’s Equestria Girls spin-off, (2013),  I thought that this special issue was quite beautiful, fun and – and rather poignant, so I will give it the high purraise grade of the “A” as in Applejack (whose Gen One version is shown – and whose Gen Four version is meowntioned in the Bonnie tale), nyan! I am done, and nyow here is Myayr to discuss
Rowrbrazzle #158, nyan!
 
Mary Nyan:
Hai! Since 1984, Rowrbrazzle has been the quarterly APA (amateur press association) anthology magazine purrtaining to furry fandom, funny animal anthropurrmorphic history, reporting, art, tales, and the subjects are not limited to mammals, but other species too! Expurrtly edited by Edd Vick, it is compurrised of comics, purrose, essays, articles, con reports, group discussions, editorials, letters, illustrations, photos, the meowmber list & rules.
The gorgeously diverse thick issue is in two 8.5×11” stapled sections totaling about 233 pages, 32 of which are in full color! Section One’s front cover art is by Don Chisholm, Section Two’s mid-cover art is by our purrducer Mike who also contributed 16 other pages of art , and the back cover art is by Kurt Wicken! who also contribute four other great pages! Sammiched betwixt those Black & White covers are wonderful contributions by many other awesome artists, authors and journalists such as –
 
Edd, Robert Alley, Robert Haynie Jr & Charles Garofalo, Tim Fay, Resa Challender, Kjartan Arnorsson, Gene Breshears,  Ed Pegg Jr, William Earl Haskell, Simon Barber, Mary Bellamy,, Andrew Lytle, Tofte, Michael Pena, Niall Shapiro, Steven F, Sharff, Jeffrey H Wood,  Taral Wayne,  Ken Marcinkevicius, Matt McAndrews, J W Kennedy, Thomas Milliorn (who also contibuted the sexy Radioactive Cat Women From mars coloring page, Charles Brubaker (who also contributed a lovely Lauren Ipsum insert), our friends Jim & Melody Rondeau!
The works of many other folks from around the world are examined too! This issue’s kemonomimi, monsters and anthropurrmorphic entities include felines, canines, avians, vulpines, lupins, cervids, equines, bovids, leporidae, muridae, alligatoridae, an amphibian, a pterosaur, dinosaurs, dasyurids, centaurs, angels, harpies, sphinxes, lamia, mermaids, gremlins, fraggles, mecha, hominids, humans and maeowrtians,
Rowrbrazzle is quite the captivating, entertaining, informative treasure trove, so we wish to highly purraise  Edd, and those many other contributors and those who compiled this beautiful, entertaining, informative issue! For more information about Rowrbrazzle I will recommend the article at Wikifur https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Rowrbrazzle! Jim and Melody are not just the supurrb artists, authors. and venders, but they are longtime editors & publishers too, and nyow her eias Jennyjen to discuss their latest fanzine-

Enterprise Forever!

Jeannie:
Arigato. Jim and Melody Rondeau’s significant fanzine publishing and many other famous fandom endeavors go back several decades, so it was quite the wonderful treat to behold their latest lovely longly-awaited fanzine Enterprise Forever! which was published last month by their Buffalo Chip purress. Purrtaining (mostly) to the original Star Trek series this first(?) 8.5 x 11” issue has 122 pages of stories, poetry, essays and art, plus Mike’s full color front cover art.
In addition to Edd, Melody and Mike, the other contributors include Pamela J. Corsa, Terrence Oswald Knova, Shirley Meech, Jeanne Powers, Teri Sarick, Clare L. Bell Piper, K S Langley, Fran Wong, Jon Gauldin, Carol Pruitt, and Peggy Hartsook. Featuring canonical and fan-characters of various species, the exquisitely captivating contents range from thrilling and comedic to romantic and bittersweetly poignant, so I will give this fanzine the highest purraise.
For more information about this fanzine, Jim and Melody’s many other items of interest that are for sale such as fanzines, magazines, books, comics, games, scripts, dolls, videos, movie & TV meowmorabilia posters and film clip frames, please visit their web site at http://crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/home.htm. That is all for the purrinted – media portion of the show, so nyow aI will turn The Mew over to Lizzy and Becca, who will purrsent this month’s
Catgirl & Kemonomimi Celebrity Spotlight.
 
Lizzy:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume, therianthropes, and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies and monster girls!
Becca:
There are those who might not actually have the beast DNA, but might have the spurrit, cat-titude or clothing of the animal theme, who we will broadly consider to be “honorary kemonomimi”!
Lizzy:
One such honorary catgirl  due to her feline fashion is actress Lili Simmons who purrtrayed Marie in the 2021 movie Sound of Violence, in which she wore the leopurrd purrint skirt! You know, she also purrtrayed (adult) Selina Kyle / Catwoman  in the series finale of the Gotham TV series!
Becca:
Vanessa Cole was the set designer for the James Cameron movie Avatar: The Way of Water, and on the Blu-ray’s 2nd disc, at appurroximately 1:51 into the 4:24 featurette on “New Zealand- Pandora’s Home” she is wearing the gray leopurrd purrint skirt!
Lizzy:
In the movie Book Club: The Next Chapter, Jane Fonda wears the lovely leopurrd purrint blouse and and Diane Keaton wears the zebra stipe attire, so we will consider them as the honorary nekomusume and shimaumi musume!
Becca:
Voice actress Laura Bailey is one of the gamer / cast meowmbers of the TV series Critical Role, and in the book The World of Criticial Role there is a photo of her wearing the cat ears!
Lizzy:
In the Jimmy Kimmel Show’s 20th season’s epurrsode 172 which originally aired on 27 September  2022, Jimmy assisted the Brooklyn Public Library Bookmobile, which was visited by a cute widdle girl whose outfit included the tutu and cat ears!
 
Becca:
On June 30th we went to the wonderful Tori Amos concert at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte (which is appurroximately four hours northwest of here)! In the Ocean to Ocean tour book, there is a fulkl page pic and a smaller pic of her wearing the tiger striped suit!
 
Lizzy:
In the official mewsic video for her song Lipstick Lover, Janelle Monae wears the cute Flareon kigurumi onesie to the swimming pool after the night of frisky fun!
Becca:
In the official mewsic video for her song Stars are Blind, Paris Hilton wears the leopurrd purrint bikini at the beach and plays with the rope during the photo shoot!
 
Lizzy:
Yuichi Hiiragi’s sci fi rom com manga Please Put Them On Takamine-san purrtains to the titular high school student council purresident Takane Takamine who can time travel when she removes her panties, and she is purrticulartly alluring and frisky whilst wearing the cart ears on the cover of vol. 5. mew la la!
 
Becca:
Taichi Kawazoe’s ero fantasy comedy manga Immoral Guild purrtains to the adventuring hunter Kikuru Madan whose new quest purrtner Hitamu Kyan seems to attract lots of trouble and monsters! Hitamu is the busty purrple – haired 18 year old beast clan girl with the purretty purrple hair, ears and tail!
 
Lizzy:
Akiba Maid War is the zany, tragic, violent bittersweet dark comedy anime TV series about the feud between kemonomimi maid cafes in Akihabara. The mane purrotagonists are the pig-eared maids of the Oinky-Doink Cafe, whose antagonists include the cat, cow, bear and other animal-eared maids!
Becca:
Lastly but not leastly in the recent “Hair Salon” TV commercial for the Aleve meowdication, the hair stylist wears the purretty Pink leopurrd purrint blouse as she grooms the customer! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here are Petra, Bunnii, and Trini-chan to purrsent the latest
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!

Petra:

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 porn, nyan! We should also meowntion that our content is not purrmitted for A.I purrposes, nyan! This month into Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are purroud to purrsent illustrations by Alexcia Reynolds, Misty Hopkins, Rvkh Brogden, our webmeowster Jamie, and more cosplay photos by various photographers of Crissy Volpe, nyan!
Firstly we are purroud to purrsent the adorably cute widdle Triceratops plushie doll made by Alexcia Reynolds, nyan! It is appurroximately 7.25″ long, 5.5” wide, and 6” tall including the tail that sticks up, nyan! To see Alexcia’s other supurrb stitchery, illustrations, stories, and web sites purrtaining to various fun topics, please visit her Link Tree page https://linktr.ee/alexciareynolds, nyan!
 
Then we are purroud to purrsent Misty Hopkins’ fan art of Black Lady, who is the evil adult version of Chibiusa in Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon manga and anime, nyan! This was drawn with Crayola colored pencils and PiTT artist pens upon the 5.5×8.5”  toned papurr, and to see more of Misty’s meowgnificent art, please visit her blog https://kranberrijam.blogspot.com, nyan!
Trini-chan:
Nyow we are delighted to display the latest illustrations by Rvkh Brogden, starting with the Moon Shrooms”! Not only are these fungi quite attractive, but they are causing the craving in our tummies! On the right side is the traditional version done with watercolors, colored pencils & paint pens on the  8.5 x 1″ toned papurr, whilst on the left side is the digital version done with Purrocreate on the Apple Ipad Pro with an Apple Pencil, and there is a time-lapse art purrocess video of the digital version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AnrRto1DkY&feature=youtu.be!
After that is Rvkh’s “Solar Eclipse”! This awesomely angelic apocalyptic image was done for the July 2023 art challenge of the Starry Eyed Artist Collective https://www.facebook.com/Starryeyedartistcollective which Rvkh administers! On the right is the traditional version done with watercolors, colored pencils and paint pens on the  8.5 x 11″ toned papurr, whilst on the left is the digital version with Purrocreate on the Ipad with an Apple Pencil. There is a time-lapse art purrocess video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9gNTo4-7S4, and to see much more of Rvkh’s beautiful fantasy and nature art, please visit her site Rvkh Brogden Art http://www.rvkhart.com!
Nextly we are delighted to display two new illustrations by our web meowster Jamie Robertson, starting with his “Solar Eclipse” for the Starry Eyed Artist Collective! Jamie used Photoshop, Corel Painter, and the graphics tablet for this alluring image of

Chelsea Urania Kate Chattan,

who is the heroic witchy coastal Carolina human were-pantheress and the mane purrotagonist

of Jamie’s
urban fantasy webcomic Clan of the Cats

http://clanofthecats.com!

“Juliette” is Jamie’s Corel Painter and Photoshop fan art of art of engineer and sheriff Juliette Nichols, who is purrfectly purrtrayed by Rebecca Ferguson in the post-apocalyptic science fiction TV series Silo! You know, Jamie is also the founder and web meowster of the Rebecca Ferguson Nation

https://www.rebeccafergusonnation.com fan site, and y’all can see much more of his beautiful art at https://www.facebook.com/jamie4art!

Bunnii:
Now we are elated to exhibit more fabulous photos by various photographers of our friend Crissy Volpe a.k.a. SunseenLi! These are arranged into four collages compurrised of four pics apiece! The 1st collage includes Richard Calvache’s 2016 photo of Crissy as Alice in the Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland dress made by Duokings; David Ng’s 2010 photo of Crissy in a store-bought dress as Elegant Gothic Alice; Tony K’s 2005 photo of Crissy in the tastefully racey “White Shirt” photo shoot; and Tony K’s 2009 photo of Crissy in the punk chic “Winsome and Woe” photo shoot!
The 2nd  collage includes Pat Gavin’s photo of Crissy as Magic Knight Rayearth’s Umi Ryuuzaki in the Goddess costume by Beverly Faerie; Pat Gavin’s photo of Crissy as Sailor Moon’s Purrincess Mars, in the Silver Millennium costume by Setsuna Kou; Gerry Francisco’s photo of Crissy as the Sailor Moon manga’s Eternal Sailor Mars in the costume by Avian Firefly with accessories by Starlit Creations; and Brian Ngai’s photo of Crissy as Utena in the duelist costume by Melissa Quin, with the Rose Crest Ring from Pikmin Link, sword by Amazon Mandy, and wig bought from eBay!
 
The 3rd collage includes Louis’s photo of Crissy in the store-bought costume as Dorothy Gale of The Wizard of Oz; David Ng’s photo of Crissy as Captor Sakura’s Tomoyo Daidouji in the costume by Setsuna Kou; Carrie’s photo of Crissy as Captor Sakura’s Tomoyo Daidouji ikn the costume by Oshidori; and Patti’s photo of Crissy as Steampunk Batgirl, with the bat symbol & bolero jacket by Patti & Steph, the corset by Corset Story,the  tights from Elegance at Penn Station, and the goggles by Umbrella Laboratory! 
The 4th collage includes Tony K’s photo of  Crissy as Utena Tenjou of Revolutionary Girl Utena in the school uniform by Avian Firefly; Peter Hellers’ photo of Crissy as Almathea of the The Last Unicorn in the costume by Avian Firefly; David Ng’s photo of Crissy in the renaissance gown by Avian Firefly; and Terry’s photo of Crissy as Alice Kingsleigh in the Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland dress by Duokings! To see more of Crissy’s cosplays, photoshoots, con & festival reports, please visit her Crimson Sky Creations site Blood, Sweat and Glitter http://www.crimsonskycreations.com/bloodsweatandglitter!
 
The cat lady sings…
Tara-chan:
That Triceratops plushie is so cute, nyan! Alexcia is so very talented with the sewing, stitching, storytelling, illustrating and – and web sites, nyan!
Yvonne:
I love the compurrsition, lines, shading, colors, pose, expurression and details of Misty’s pic, nyan! She is such a great artist and cosplayer, nyan!
Mary Nyan: 
Those shrooms look so purretty and yummy; and the Angel looks so powerful and majestic! Rvkh is quite an amazing illustrator and mewsician!
Jeannie:
It is wonderful to see more of Jamie’s supurrb original art and fan art. He is the rather excellent artist, author, and web meowster.
Trini-chan:
Those photos are quite blessed with all of the beautiful ingredients, from Crissy and the garments to the photographers, lighting  and locations!
Becca:
Crissy is not only the gorgeous model and cosplayer, but she can write and draw splendidly, and I purrticularly like her charming con reports!
Lizzy:
We are fortunate to have so many dear friends, and it is almost time for more friends to arrive for our AfterMew luau, so I reckon that will do it for this edition of The Mew!
 
Bunnii:
We wish to thank Alexcia, Misty, Rvkh, Melody, Jamie, and Crissy for the lovely imagery, and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed!
 
Petra:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery, and our other friends, family, acquaintances and our audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nyan!
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
 
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with the August edition of The Mew! Be there… aloha.
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!