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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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August 2022 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 2022 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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The cats and crew  of The Mew were sad to hear of
the passing of actress & mewsician Nichelle Nichols
(December 28th, 1932 – July 30th, 2022), who has
left this strange old world for strange new ones.
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This year is the Year of the Tiger, the 22nd Anniversary 
of Catgirl Island’s official site, and the 15th Anniversary 
of The Mew, nya! in this edition of The Mew:
 
TV, DVD, Blu-Ray & Movie Mewsings:
The Lightning Round: our favorite films of ’52
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season One
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Thor: Love and Thunder
Nope
our semi-annual DVD & Blu-ray Wish List
 
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Marvel Legends Siryn action figure
Marvel Legends She-Hulk action figure
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Robin action figure
Batman Classic TV Series Catwoman action figure
Star Wars: The Black Series Fenec Shand action figure
Comic Books & Other Purrinted-Media Mewsings
Defenders Beyond #1
Cat Girl #1
Galaxy: The Prettiest Star
Rowrbrazzle  #153
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Toadstool Kitty”, “Quartz Fungi”, “Warm Hues”,
“Kodoma” and “Mermaid Silhouette” by Rvkh
“Reyna”, “X’askelle”, “Sealthia”, “LIly VHS Promo”,
“Night Angel” and “Motorball Team Battle” by Misty Hopkins
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers shirt and Teal cargo shorts): Aloha y’all and welcome to The Mew, our monthly “show” in which we review and discuss fun stuff! This month’s Mew comes from The Meowritime Forest Ampurrtheater on the eastern side of lovely Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC! 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, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
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
(the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
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):

Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
 
Eleanor
(or just Ellie for short, the banker pony centauress, body builder, and the island’s fire chief, wearing the African Lion purrint sports bra) Hay there!
 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd  purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
 
Bunni
(the art mewseum co-curator & Petra’s beach volleyball partner bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Couger purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Nyanko
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Bengal Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Nyoka
(a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, the magick shop purropurrietress catgirl & twin sister of Nyanko, wearing the Jaguar purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Melanakeami
(the mermaid purropurrietress of the triphibius airship tours business, wearing the Asiatic Lion purrint bandeau bikini top): Shello!
 
Daytona
(the dolphin – tailed mermaid surf purrtol leader / trainer wearing the Sand cat purrint sports bra): Aloha!
 
Meryl
(the island’s Police Chief catgirl & motorcycle enthiusiest wearing the the badge upon her Jaguar purrint off-shoulder ruffled bikini): ‘Ello!
 
Mike:
For purrofiles and illustrations of those and other 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 today, so let’s go ahead an jump into
our movie, TV, DVD & Blu-ray mewsings, 
with this month’s lightning round topic:
our favorite films & TV debuts of 1952!
For those who came in late, this year we’ve been looking back to favorite things from years ending with a 2, and now were at 1952!Trini-chan[’s’s gonna start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
Trini-chan:
Hai! I will nominate the Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy animated shorts of that vintage! (tags Tara-chan to go next)
 
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate that year’s Buggs Bunny, Looney Tunes, and – and Merrie Melodys animated shorts, nya! Onee-chan’s turn, nya! (tags her sister  with a brush of the tail))
 
Yvonne:
I will nominate The Crimson Pirate, nya! Lizzy’t turn, nya! (tail-tags Elizabeth to go next)
Elizabeth
Road to BaliI! (tags her wife)
 
Becca:
Viva Zapata! tags Nyanko)
 
Nyanko:
High Noon! (tags her twin sister)
 
Nyoka:
The Quiet Man! Myayrs turn! (tags Mary Nyan)
 
Mary Nyan:
I will nominate Ivanhoe! (tags Jeannie)
Jeannie:
Victory at Sea. (tags Mielikki)
Mielikki:
Singin’ in the Rain, fur shur! (tags Petra with a flit of the wing)
 
Petra:  
This is Cinerama, nya! (tags her purrtner)
 
Bunnii:
Zombies of the Stratosphere, because Leonard Nimoy was in it! (tags Ellie)
 
Ellie:
I will nominate The Ernie Kovacs Show! (tags Meryl)
 
Meryl
My favorite American TV soap opurra The Guiding Light!  (tags Melanakeami)
 
Melanakeami
That was the year that The Today Show began! (tags Daytona with her tail fin)
 
Daytona
(Hmmm, it is the tough call but I will say either The Greatest Show on Earth or Million Dollar Mermaid! Back to Mike!
Mike:
Oh, for movie I gotta go with High Noon, and for TV series The Adventures of Superman! Well. that was an expedient little Lightning Round, and now lets continue the
our semi-annual DVD & Blu-ray wish list!
Trini-chan:
Hai, here is our semi – annual wish list of recent, old, foreign, domestic, animated and live-action TV shows and movies that we hope could be released here upon the Region one NTSC DVD and / or Blu-Ray! We have been quite gratefuly pleased that several titles have been released since our last wish list! (tags Yvonne)
Yvonne:
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, although the English dubbed version and / or descriptive audio track would be fine as bonus features, nya! (tags Nyanko).
Nyanko:
Other bonuses would be nice too, such as optional audio commentaries, isolated mewsic tracks, documentaries, galleries, deleted scenes, bloopurrs, trailers / TV spots & booklets, nya!! Hopefully any of the titles would be available individually and not exclusively in an expensive boxed set, nya! (tags Elizabeth)
Elizabeth:
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. If it is a mutiple disc set, each disc should have its own hub / tray, and not overlap or be in a stack! (tags Becca)
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, David Allen’s The Primevals, Gene Roddenberry’s Spectre, and Steven Speilberg’s Amblin’! (tags Jeannie)
 
Jeannie:
The anime such as the original Space Battleship Yamato TV series, Yamato 2520, Great Yamato, Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark, 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! (tags Bunnii)
Bunnii:
The anime such as Aim for the Ace, Campus Guardress, Macross Zero, Stratos Four Advance, The Adventures of Kotetsu, the Ghost Sweeper Mikami movie, the initial four 1994 You’re Under Arrest  OVAs, Nasu: Summer in Andalusia, and the Studio Ghibli Museum’s shorts, fur shur! (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
I will nominate the anime such as Yokohama Kaidashi Kiko, Tokyo Mew Mew, Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastorale, Una Musume Pretty Derby, Luminouis Witches, the 2021 Battle Athletess anime, Aria The Crepuscolo, Aria The Beneizione, Amanchu, Kemono Friends season 2,  and My Dress-Up Darling. (tags Tara-chan)
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate Angel Beats, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic seasons 8 & 9, The Equestria Girls TV series, Metamorphoses (A.K.A. Winds of Change), Twice Upon a Time, and – and the animated Gen 13 film, nya! (tags Ellie)
Ellie:

The 1967 Spider-Man animated series, The Green Hornet TV series, 1972 TV movie Moon of the Wolf, The Sixth Sense TV series (1972), WKRP in Cincinnati with all of the original songs restored! (tags Nyoka)

Nyoka:
The three Giilligan’s Island TV reunion movies, the two I Dream of Jeannie TV reunion movies, the three Six Million Dollar Man / Bionic Woman TV reunion movies! (tags Petra)
Petra:
The 2011 live-action Ranma 1/2 TV special, 2014 live-action Kikis Delivery Service, the 1997 Ocean Girl TV series, and all of the missing Doctor Who epurrsodes, nya! (tags Daytona)
Daytona:
Neil Young’s A Journey Through the Past, Kate Bush Live at Hammersmith Odeon, the 1979 Kate Bush TV Special, and the “Schumacher Cut” version of Batman Forever! (tags Meryl)
Meryl:
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Yoyo: Slingshot, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel! (tags Melakeami)
Melanakeami
Daytona: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, nya! (tags Mielikki)
MielikkI:
Star Wars Forces of Destiny, The Mandalorian seasons 1 & 2, The Clone Wars season 7, The Bad Batch, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Star Wars Visions, fur shur! Back to Mike
Mike:
The Star Wars Holiday Special; and the radio dramas of The Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi! Well, that was almost another lightning round!  Ah, and now, I’d like to say a few words about
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds!
Mike:
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, a prequel set between Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek’s Original Series. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise under Captain Christopher Pike, who succeeded Robert April and preceded James T Kirk. This new TV series  just ended its first season (10 episodes) and oh my stars, was it utterly gloriously beautifully magnificent.
Comparing those 10 episodes to every prior Trek series’s first 10 episodes… in my humble opinion they are better than the first 10 of The Animated Series, Next Generation, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery, and even Picard.However, I can’t say much about Star Trek: Lower Decks or Prodigy, as I haven’t seen their first 10 episodes, but I didn’t warm up to them.

Its better than those three Kelvin Timeline movies too. Which brings us to the BIG question – how does it compare to my all time favoritest TV series (Trek or otherwise), the original Star Trek? Well, dare i say it, but pound for pound, I think that SNW’s first 10 are better than TOS’s first 10. I think the latter half of TOS’s first season’s 29 episodes are better than the first half.

TOS’s very early episodes were kinda rough, still had so much to figure out about the characters, the technology, the universe, the sets, costumes and so forth, which is often the case of many TV series’ early episodes. Next Gen improved during its 3rd season and really found itself with its 4th season. DS9 got there a bit quicker, although for me Voyager didn’t wow me until season 4 or 5.
Ah, I could ramble on about the later Trek series, but I should stay focused on Strange New Worlds. The stories, characters, cast, sets, costumes, world-building, FX, locations, music, sound, the ship designs, the balance of humor, drama, action and character developments are as wonderfully superb as superb can be. It’s the prequel to TOS that I wish Enterprise has been.
I really, really love the ship and all of the recurring characters! It’s so faithful to the look and spirit of TOS, and I have no problem with stuff  looking nicer than it did in the early 60’s.  Aesthetic / cosmetic differences are

not a continuity problem for me. It’s show that Roddenberry would have made today given modern tech, FX & budgets, not one that looks like it was made in the early 60’s.

Even the beautiful opening titles sequence evokes those chillingly grand, beautiful illustrations that graced the covers of James Blish’s short story adaptations of the original series episodes (12 books titled Star Trek 1- 12). The worst quibble I can muster about SNW is that occasionally some FX shots might have more lens flares than I prefer (like those three Kelvine Timeline movies).
Strange New Worlds is that darn good. I could say a lot more about specific actors, characters, sets, stories and so forth, but I promised that I’d be brief. I hope there’ll there’ll be an art or “making of” book for it, a Blu-Ray home video release, and a 2nd season. On a letter grade scale from A+ to F, I give Strange New Worlds a solid A. Okay I’m done, and now here’s Nyo-sensei to review
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi!
 
Nyoka:
I have been happy with the state the many recent Star Wars movies and TV series such as Rogue One, Solo, Clone Wars season 7, The Bad Batch, The Bad Batch, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Star Wars Visions, and most recently the six epurrsode series, which is set 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, 6 years purrior to the Rebels epurrsode A Princess on Lothal, and 9 years purrior A New Hope!
Ewan McGregor repurrises the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi! He was one of my favorite aspects of Star Wars Epurrsodes I-III! Also returning are Hayden Christensen and James Earl Jones as Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader, Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine, Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa, Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars, and Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars! Vivien Blair almost steals the show as 10 year old purrincess Leia Organa!
She has a neat widdle droid named Lola! The great cast also includes Kumail Nanjiani (who I loved as Kingu in The Eternals) as Haja Estr, Rupert Friend as the Grand Inquisitor (a character last seen in Star Wars Rebels), Moses Ingram as Third Sister, Sung Kang as Fifth Brother, Grant Feely as 10 year old Luke Skywalker! I think the series has the great balance of the humor, drama, action, character developments, myth-making and surpurrises.
The high purrduction values include lovely costumes, purrops, sets, choreography, stunts, locations, vehicles, visual FX, cinematography, editing, directing, sound and mewsic, so  I will give it the high grade of the A as in Alderaan! The A is also for the forthcoming Andor TV series and the Ahsoka TV series which I am eagerly anticipating! Nyow here is sis to share her thoughts about the movie
Thor: Love and Thunder!
Nyanko:
Hai! I have been happy with the state of the many recent movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as Black Widow, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness; and I have also been happy with the many MCU TV series on Disney + and Netflix, so I was eagerly anticipating this latest Thor movie starring Chris Hemsworth!
It was directed and co-written by Taiki Watiti who directed Thor: Ragnarok, and he repurrises his voice role as Thor’s friend Korg. I also love Taiki’s other works such as Jojo Rabbit, What We Do in the Shadows, and that epurrsode of The Mandalorian that he directed! Set sometime after the movie Avengers Endgame, Thor: Love and Thunder i8s brimming with the thrilling action, humor, and poignant bits!
 
Other returning actors & characters include Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jaime Alexander as Sif, Chris Pratt as Starlord, Karen Gillian as Nebula, Dave Bautista as Drax, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Vinb Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Kat Dennings as Darcey, Stellan Starsgaard as Erik, Daley Pearson as Darryl
Matt Damon, Sam Neill and Luke Hemsworth as the Asgardian actors, Mjolnir, Stormbreaker, and Valkyrie’s pegasus Aragorn are back too,but of course thee are the impurressive new additions to the cast such as Christian Bale as Goor, Russell Crowe as Zeus, Keiron Dyer as Axl, India Hemsworth as Love! Thor also acquires a neat ship pulled by the two feisty giant goats Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder!
 
There are many easter eggs, flashbacks, other surpurrises, mid and post- credits scenes! If I have any quibbles, it is that the movie seems very rushed and too short, but it is a lot of fun with eye candy aplenty. There is ear candy too, such as Michael Giacchino’s score, and the clever use of songs by Guns N’ Roses, Dio, Enya, and Mary J, Blige! I am done, and nyow here is Melankeami to share her opinion of
 
Nope!
Melkanakeami:
Arigato! I loved Jordan Peele’s prior movies Us and Get Out, but I was slightly disappointed by Nope., which pertains to the horse ranchers and their friends who are menaced by the UFO (an Unidentified Flying Object, a.k.a. UAP or Unifentified Aerial Phenomenon) which they hope to film. Another important aspect of the poignant plot is what happens when the unwise treatment of animals comes back to bite you.
 
My biggest complaints were that the movie seemed rushed, too short,  and that the UAP FX were unconvincing, looking too much like a real blimp and a kite. Granted, it looked like one of the most beautiful kites I have ever seen, but it diminished the suspension of the disbelief for me. However. the CG motion-capture FX of Gordy the chimp  (performed by Terry Notary) was quite convincing and scary.
 
The horses such as Ghost, Trigger, and Lucky were wonderful, and the performances by were brilliant by the human actors such as Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, Stephen Yuen, Keith David, Grandon Perea and Michael Wincott. I will also commend the movie’s excellent stuntslocations, cinematography, editing, sound and music. That is all for our movie reviews, an dnow here is Tara-chan to start our
collectibles and toy talk, with her review
of the Marvel Legends Siryn action figure!
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! We like to collect the figures, dolls, statues and – and ornaments of the inspurrrational heroines, so I was quite pleased to get Hasbro’s figure of the Irish mewtant supurr heroine Theresa Maeve Rourke Cassidy who is also known as Siryn, Banshee and Morrigannya! Created by author Chris Claremont and – and artist Steve Leialoha, she first  appurred almost the 40 years ago in Spider-Woman #37 in 1981, nya!
 
She is a meowmber of the X-Factor  and- and the X Force team, with  has the similar costume and supurr flight and voice powers of her dad Banshee, nya! She was purrttrayed by Shauna Kain in the movies X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, nya! This 6” figure by Hasbro is part of the Marvel Legends X-Men wave of figures that also includes  the sepurrately – sold figures of Wolverine, Havok, Vulcan, Maggott, Darwin and-  and Sabertooth, nya.
All but the Wolverine figure include the pieces needed to build the figure of Bonebreaker, of which Siryn’s box includes his left tank tracks, nya! She is nicely designed, sculpted and – and painted, with the intricate details and – and  the faithful portraiture! Since Siryn is supposedly 5’7” tall and 130 lbs in the comics, this 6” figure is appurroximately of the 1:11 scale, nya.
The details are delightful from her Green-eyed, slightly-bemewsed expurression, her lush windswept Red hair, her lithe physique, and her tight Green and- and Yellow costume with the Yellow boots, gloves, and – and the striped cloth glider wings, nya! She is very posable, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, uppurr arms, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, thighs, knees and – and ankles, nya!
 
Also included is the variant pair of hands. She can stand without requiring a display base or a widdle doll / figure stand (which is not included), but I will recommend getting one of those, for the better balance and – and the more dynamic or flight poses, nya. I am very pleased with this figure, which we have found the good spot upon the shelf to display her next to her friend Dr. Moira McTaggert, nya. 
I am done, so nyow here is Chief Meryl to discuss the 
 
Marvel Legends She-Hulk action figure, nya!
Jeannie
Arigato. Created by author Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, Dr. Bruce Banner / The Increddible Hulk’s cousin defense attorney Jennifer Walters a.k.a She -Hulk first appurred  42 years ago in Marvel Comics The Savage She-Hulk #. She has the similar supurr strength, stamina, invulnerability & regenerative abilities as her cousin, but retains her normal purrsonality and intellect when she hulks out.
Some of her best friends are Janet Van Dyne / The Wasp, and Patsy Walker / HellCat! She has been the meowmber of The Avengers, Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Lady Liberators and A-Force. As the normal Jennifer she is 5’10” tall & 150 lbs but as She-Hulk she is 6’7” tall and 650 lbs! This great figure of She-Hulk is appurroximately 7” tall, and thus of the 1:12 scale.
She is quite the powerful, sexy sight, clad in just the stretched, ripped tatters of her White tee shirt and Black jeans which bare much of her impurressive arms, abs, thighs, calves and feet. As such she seems to be the Green variant of the 2021Grey She-Hulk figure and is slightly taller than the A-Force She-Hulk figure. The details are terrific, from her face and hair to her inny belly button, the pants button and belt loops.
She is very posable, with articulation in her neck, shoulders, uppurr arms, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. Also included are the variant head and the variant pair of hands, so you can display her either calm or enraged expurression, with fists or grabbing hands, so I am very pleased with this figure, and I am looking forward to actress Tatiana Maslany’s purrtrayal in the She-Hulk TV series! Nyow I will turn The Mew over to Trini-chan for her review of the
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Robin action figure.
Trini-chan:
Hai! 

Created by author / artist Frank Miller, thirteen year old Caroline “Carrie” Kelley first appurred and wore the Robin costume in the 1986 Dark Knight Returns comic book mini-series! Later in the 2001 sequel Dark Knight Strikes Back, she changed to the Catgirl persona, and in the 2015 sequel The Dark Knight III: The Master Race she changed to the Batwoman purrsona!

Purrhaps y’all have seen Mike’s fan art of her Catgirl guise https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery6/48.html? Packaged within the 2.75” x 7.55” x 10” box, this action figure of Carrie as Robin this figure by McFarlane Toys is part of the Dark Knight Returns wave which includes the sepurrately – sold figures of Batman, The Joker, and Superman. Each figure includes the parts needed to build the action figure of Batman’s Black horse!
The two halves of the horse’s body are included with Carrie. Also included are her slingshot which will fit in either hand; the 2.5” x 3.5” card which has the great photo on the front and notes on the back; and the 2.5” diameter, .0625 thick circular display base, which has the widdle peg that insert into the bottom of either foot. Since Carrie was 4’9” tall & 78 lbs in the comics, that would make this 5.375”  figure to be approximately of the 1:10.6 scale.
It is splendidly designed, sculpted & painted to faithfully capture Miller’s artistic style, from her wildly wavy Orangey Strawberry Blonde Hair and her wide-eyed expurression to her svelte petite physique and the flowy cape! The details of the Robin costume are quite accurate, with the Red  tunic with the Green briefs, short sleeves, gloves & booties; the Yellow cape, lacings & belt buckle; the black belt & goggles with the clear transparent lenses!
She is very posable too, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, uppurr arms, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees & ankles! There have been the prior action figures of her, but I think this’un is the best – looking and proportionate one yet!  Nyow here is Vonny to discuss the

Batman Classic TV Series Catwoman action figure!

Yvonne:

Arigato, nya! Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Selena Kyle alias Catwoman first appurred in Batman #1 in 1940, nya. She is my favoritest DC Comics character, so I was happy to acquire this latest action figure which resembles actress Julie Newmar who purrtrayed her in the 1966 Batman TV series, nya!
 
Since Julie is 5’ 7” tall, this 6” figure (including the .25” boot heels) is of the 1/12 scale, She is purrfectly designed, sculpted and painted with the faithful purrtraiture and the intricate details such as her hair, teeth, the medallions  and the sheen of her Black tights, nya! 
 
The joints are  in the neck, shoulders, elbows, fore ams, wrists, waist, hips, knees, and lower legs, nya!Also included are the two widdle “fight sound effect” signs bearing the words “Aieee!” and “Eee-yow!” which can be clipped on to her or other figures, nya! Nyow here is Daytona to discuss the
Hasbro Star Wars: The Black Series Fennec Shand action figure!

Daytona:

Hai! Actress Ming Na is one of the smart, tough, beautiful jewels in the Disney crown, having portrayed Mulan, Marvel’s Agent Melinda May, and the assassin / bounty hunter /  cyborg Fennec Shand in Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Star Wars: The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett!
 
I am very impressed with this figure, which has the excellent portraiture, the meticulous details, removable accessories such as the helmet and the sniper rifle. She is very posable too, with the joints in her neck, shoulders, elbows  wrists, abs, hips, knees and ankles! 
 
Since Ming Na is 5’4” tall, this 5.25” figure would be 1/12th scale. I have displayed her in the good spot upon the shelf amidst the figures of Bo-Katan Kryze, Koska Reeves, Ahsoka Tano, Boba Fett, Din Jarin and Grogu! That is all for the toy portion of the show, and now here is Ellie-sama to begin our
purrinted-media mewsings,
with her review of Cat Girl #1!
Ellie:
Antarctic Press is one of my favorite comic book publishers, especially due to their many beautiful fun Japanese manga – influenced series such as Ninja High School, Gold Digger, Warrior Nun Areala, Furrlogh, Genus, The Courageous Princess, and Mangazine! Thusly I was enthused to learn that the co-founder / publisher Ben Dunn, who is an awesome artist and author, had created the titular character for this new comic book!
It has the bittersweet, thrilling tale, which is quite captivatingly written and so beautifully illustrated, but it might not be for the widdle kitties due to the brutal violent scenes of combat, torture and creepiness. Including the covers, Cat Girl #1 has the full color 52 pages including the uninterrupted 46 page tale which was created by Ben, written by David Furr, illustrated by Jane Wen, and stars the teen girl Katie Merrywether as Cat Girl!
Katie  is murdered by the villains Mistress Shadow, Deathtrap and Scalphunter who kidnapped her and her dad David (alias the super hero known as Cat Man), but Katie is resurrected by the goddess Bast and given super powers such as the strength, stamina, speed, agility and nine lives, so that she can fight the villains and rescue her dad! It is available in the choice of two covers, one by Jane and the variant by David Hutchison.
Katie is very peppy, smart and determined, her best friend Brie is cute, faithful and brave, David is quite strong, resilient and purrotective, Bast is rather wise, sexy and mysterious, and the villains are extremely sadistic, creepy and tough. The characters and scenic art are splendidly detailed and richly colored with the dramatic lighting, graceful poses, excellent compositions, lettering and graphic FX! 
 
Furthermore, the graphic narrative is benefitted by several full-page pics, so I will give cat Girl #1 the grade of the “A” as in Antarctic, and I hope that there will be more adventures for Katie! Now I will turn The Mew over to Mie-sensei, who wishes to discuss Marvel Comics’
Defenders Beyond #1!
 
Mielikki:
Hai, So like, 51 years ago in Marvel Feature #1, the great comics author / editor Roy Thomas created The Defenders, the team of unlikely comrades recruited by Dr. Strange to battle the evil supurrnatural threats! Since then there have been about the dozen or so different Defenders series with the many changes in the hero roster, the 20917 TV mini-series  on Netflix, and now we are treated to the latest incarnation, Defenders Beyond!
So like, Doctor Strange perished during the quest through the multiverse, so another team has assembled to fight against the cosmic threat! The new team consists of Loki, America Chavez, Tigra, Blue Marvel, and Galactus’s mom Taaial! There is a 6th member of the team. but I should not spoil the surprise. I must admit that I was not that familiar with Taaia or Blue Marvel, but we are big fans of Loki, America Chavez and especially Tigra!
Purrior to this, America appeared in her recent 2nd mini-series, and Tigra appurred in a few recent issues of Moon Knight. This first issue’s plot is mainly the rounding up of the heroes, although Tigra only appears in five pages, and the 6th member only appears on the final page, Doctor Strange and the entity known as Eternity also briefly appear. 
 
Rated T+ for the older teen readers, the $3.99 issue has 28 pages, consisting of the 23 page tale, which is interrupted by the 4 pages of the ads and the 2 page tribute to the late legendary artist George Perez.The tale was written by Al Ewing, illustrated by Javier Rodriguez, lettered by Joe Caramagna, edited by Will Moss, assistantly edited by Michelle Marchese.
The art has the very destinctive dynamic style and wild composition, which somehow reminds me of Steve Ditko’s Doctor Strange tales and Darwyn Cooke’s character designs, so I am curious if perhaps hose late great artists were influences upon Javier’s own dazzling artistry! So like, this first issue is available in the choice of the six different covers!
They are by Javier, Ron Lim, Phil Noto, Lee Garbett, Natacha Bustos, and Leonardo Romero! It was the tough decision, so I got two copies: the one with Javier’s cover art and the one with Natacha’s cover art, because Tigra and America are among the characters who prominantly grace those covers! Furthermore, Javier’s cover art is the wraparound scene!
 
On the back of it is the group of many prior Defenders, including Valkyrie, Hellcat and Moon Dragon, who are among my favorite Defenders, but I have stray-catted off the topic. I hope that Galactus’s daughter might show up! I think that Defenders Beyond is off to the totally awesome start, and I am quite eager to see what happens next, fur shur! That is all for my review, and now here is Myayr to discuss
 
Galaxy: The Prettiest Star!
Mary Nyan:
Arigato! Written by Jadzia Axelrod, illustrated by Jess Taylor with Cris Peter, lettered by Ariana Maher, edited by Sara Miller, published by DC Comics and  suggested for the Young Adult readers (ages 13-17),, Galaxy: The Prettiest Star is the full color graphic novel of the science fiction genre with much of the slice-of-life, school life, romance, and gender identity themes!
It purrtains to the teenage caucasian guy named Taylor who would appurr to have the all-around charmed, purrfect life; but while his life is indeed full of good things, it is far from the happy, healthy existence, because his secret true identity is that of Princess Crowned of the planet Cydanii, the horned, purple intergalactic war refugee who has to hide on Earth from her enemies.
The inner circle of her family who is also disguised on Earth deemed this neccessary for her survival, and she agreed to sacrifice her happiness for their safety too, but she yearns for the normal true life, but of course, even on Earth there is xenophobia, homophobia and other bigotries to contend with. Her mostly-helpful best friend is the talking alien robot corgi named Argus!
This situation becomes more complicated when Taylor befriends Katherine the peppy limb-different black lesbian from the city of Metropolis, who become the best friends, and then the interracial / interspecies romance blooms when the secret identity is revealed to her, but sadly there are those who conspire to keep the couple from going to the school prom!
I should not further spoil the taste of the captivating, whimsical, bittersweet poignant plot which but I will just add that I thought this was such the beautiful tale with the quite endearing protagonists, with the wonderfully illustrated  characters, scenic art, graphic FX, and the graphic narrative techniques!
Thusly, I would also like to commend the book’s design director Steve Cook, publication designer Arnie Brockway-Metcalf, DC’s editor in chief Marie Javins, and the publication purrduction by Tiffany Huang! This 6”x9”x.375” trade papurrback is purriced $16.99 in the USA, $22.99 in Canada.
Its 212 pages include the 190 page tale plus the pages about Jadzia and Jess, the list of helpful resources, and the gorgeous 15 page purreview of the Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend graphic novel by author Alys Arden and artist Jacquelin De Leon, so I will give this great graphic novel the “A” as in Argus!  I am done, so nyow here is Chief  Meryl to tell us about
Rowrbrazzle #154!

Meryl:

Hai! Since 1984, Rowrbrazzle has been a rather significant quarterly amateur press association (APA) magazine purrtaining to furry fandom, funny animal stories and anthropurrmorphic artistry! Ardently edited by Edd Vick, issue #154 has 186 8.5×11” pages (144 B&W + 42 color), plus the 5.125×4” B&W 16 page Royal Mercats pamphlet! There is so much entertaining, informative and beautiful content!
This issue’s other brilliant contributors include Melody Rondeau, Jed Martinez, Charles Brubaker, Resa Challender, Matt McAndrews, Robert Alley, Niall Shapero, Charles Garafalo, Ken Marcinkevicius, J.W. Kennedy, Kjartan Amorssson, Kurt Wilcken, Mark Ashworth, Tim Fay, Simon Barber, Michael Pena, Ed Pegg, Gene Breshears, Scot Rodrigues, Kristen Fontaine, William Earl Haskell, Jeffrey H. Wood, Dave Lind, and [the APAs’ emergency officer] Steven F. Scharff.
The issue is compurrised of two sections, consisting of the purrose tales, essays, articles, group discussions, editorials, letters, illustrations, photos, comics, the APA meowmbership list and rules. Section one’s color front cover art is by Melody, section two’s front cover is by Dave, and the back cover is by Steven. Purrhaps y’all have seen Melody’s illustrations in our Mewseum of Art?
The many characters are purrdominantly kemonomimi and anthropurrmorphic mammals, such as the feline, canine, vulpine, lupin, equine, bovine, leporidae, mephitidae, mustelidae,  muridae, sciuridae, didelphidae, ursidae, and giraffids, plus mermaids, centaurs, octopi, reptiles, avians, dragons, gargoyles, xenomorphs, cryptids and humans. There are purretty plants and mecha too.
 
The extensive journalistic article purrtaining to kemonomimi and anthropurrmorphic characters in the media from around the world and across the decades has tidbits and repurrints of original and / or fan art of 14-bis, Jose F. Montes, Marc Schirmeister, Sheperd0821, Mister Lovenstei, Rene Rios Boettiger, Jay Fosgitt, Richard Haigh, Greg and Mort Walker, Josh Williamson and Ale Garza, Nelvana Animation, Usagi Tabletop, Goodmeads Emporium, and Jason Waltrip!
 
That includes the 14 full color retrospective pages of bikini-clad bunny girl goodness of Jason’s comics, mew la la! We wish to purraise all of those artists, authors, editors, journalists and collators; and we wish to thank Edd Vick, Melody and Jim Rondeau for purrviding us with the copy! For more information about this supurrb publication, I will recommeownd the Rowrbrazzle article at WikiFur https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/RowrbrazzleI am done, and nyow here are Lizzy and Becca to purrsent 
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!
Elizabeth:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous catgirls, nekomusume and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls and shape – shifters! who appurr i the n folklore, movies, TV, novels, comics, games, toys, mewic and advertising.
They are not limited to the feline, canine, leporids or other mamallians, but might include the avian, reptilian, aphibian, piscine, insectine, and many other types! There are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but do have the spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is therianthropy, cosplay, or purretty animal – purrint attire, who we will broadly consider to be the “honorary kemonomimi”!

Becca:
After the American Civil War In the late 1860’s, almost one hundred years purrior to the Playboy Club, there was the Playbrave Club owned by the Native American Hekawi Tribe near Fort Courage, with live mewsic and valet horse parking, where the Playbrave Squirrels danced and waited on the club meowmbers

… at least fictionally so in the 32nd epurrsode 

“Lt. O’Rourke, Front and Center” 

of the first season of the 1965 wild-western sitcom F-Troop, which purrtained to the wacky adventures of the US soldiers and the nearby tribe. 

There were several such

Risumimi e

mployed at the club, incuding the go-go dancer and the tobacco vender, wearing the sexy cute fringed miniskirt outfits with the squirrel tail and ears!

 
Elizabeth:
Diamond Distribution has the monthly catalog full of comics, magazines, books, games, toys and other collectiibles, such as the beautiful figures and statues! Among the many such items in the July 2022 catalog ( #406) of items on sale in retail stores in September or later, were nine imported figures from Japan with the lovely ears and tails that purrticularly purrked our interest!
 
Well, one of those is Kadokawa’s 1/7 scale figure of Raphtalia the tanuki girl from the 2nd season of The Rising of th Shield Hero anime series! She is is tthe wearing the Blue tankini with the removable Blue & White purreo as she trots through the shallow water on the beach!
 
Becca:
Designed by Shugao and manufactured by Wing, the 1/7 scale figure of 
Kamizukin-chan with wolf ears & tail wears the

ruffled

 

Red Riding hood outfit with the wolf plushy doll! 
Designed by 
Toridamano 
and manufactured by Estream, the 
1/6 scale figure of 
Moise with
bunny ears wears the 
ornate Pink bra & panty with Gold high heels, detached puffy Black sleeves and fishnet hose.
Designed by 
Fukahire 
and manufactured by 
Freeing, the 

1/4 scale

figure of 
Sorasis: Yuuka Soria with

cat ears & tail wears the deeply plunging Black maillot with the sheer purreo, Black high heels & fishnet hose, mew la la!

Elizabeth:
Kadokawa has manufactured several sexy new 1/7 scale figures, such as Eris Boreas Greyrat (from Mushoku Tensei Jobless Reincarnation) running in the skimpy Black bikini, thigh-highs & high heels with White Kemonomimi hoody cloak! Then there are the “Casino” style figures of two characters from My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu anime TV series!
 
Both outfits are the bare-midriff shorts & blouse ensmble with the thigh highs, high heels, bow tie & bunny ears.Yui Yuigahamma (with the short Pink hair & glasses) wears the Red & White outfit with the deck of cards, whilst Yukini Yukinoshita (with the long  Black hair) wears the Blue & White outfit with the tray of drinks!
Becca:
I would like to shine the spotlight on two other 1/4 scale figures made by 
Freeing, such as the futuristic Gadget Lab meowmber Kurisu Makise of the Steins: Cate anime, standing the alluring White 
maillot with the high legline, accessorized by the 
matching shoes, cuffs, collar & arm band and the bunny-eared head band as she adjusts her red necktie! 
In contrast to that is the figure of Mira Suau of the World’s End Harem series, reclining sultrily on her side in the strapless Black Bunny outfit
accessorized by the 
matching fishnets, high heels, bow tie, bunny-eared headband, the White collar and cuffs!
Elizabeth:
Lastly but not leastly, 

There seems to be the yummy cute bakery motif this month! Made by Belfine, the non-scale figure of Lepus Nanchi & Mitty (of the Made in Abyss anime TV series) is so adorably cute with her long ears, tail. cute fang, and the bakery attire with the basket of bread!

Made by Plum POA, there are the 4” tall non-scale PVC mini-figures of Chocola (with the long Brown hair) and( Vanilla with the long White hair) from the Nekopara anime, wearing their  frilly cute maid-like outfits that they wear at their bakery job! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here are Petra and Bunni to purrsent the latest
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
Arigato! Here y’all will find the hundreds of annotated illustrations and photographs, nya! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purducer Mike Moon, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purmissions. Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppurrred throughout the mewseum, nya!
Some of the images are sexy, and some might depict the artistic nudity, but none of them are “hentai”, nya! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click upon those to see the uncropped full images, nya.

Bunnii:

This month into Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are proud to present several new illustrations by our artist / author / mewsician / cosplayer / gamer / festive friend Rvkh http://www.rvkhart.com! (pronounced Riv-kah, the artist formerly known as Rebecca Brogden) who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew; and several new illustrations by our artist / blogger / seamstress / cosplayer / gamer / festive friend Misty Hopkins http://kranberrijam.blogspot.com who was one of the guests of the March 2008 Mew!
Petra:
We will start by purrsenting the beautiful recent illustrations by Rvkh, nya! “Toadstool Kitty” is the adorably cute supurr-deformed-chibi style depiction of our friend Kaemeowllia Lemavita Luvsilenya the meowgickal Apurricat Tabby nemomimi with the meowsters degree in Mycology, who has cultivated the purrized non-toxic giant Amanita Muscaria Colossus mushrooms, nya!
Rvkh did two versions of that illustration, the traditional-media version done with the pencils, pens and paints; and the digital version done with Procreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, nya! There is the time-lapse art purrocess video of the digital version at Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFUy85057bE&feature=youtu.be, nya!
Speaking of the mushrooms, nextly is Rvkh’s purretty pic of the  “Quartz Fungi”, depicting  the troop of Redlead Roundhead mushrooms sammiched betwixt the splay of lush Green leaves and the cluster of faceted single-point Ameowthyst crystals, nya! Rvkh did two versions of that illustration–
 
– the traditional-media version done with the pencils, pens and paints; and the digital version done with Procreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, nya! There is the time-lapse art purrocess video of the digital version at Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFUy85057bE&feature=youtu.be, nya!
Then we have Rvkh’s meowrvelous image of the “Mermaid Silhouette, in which the Spanish Moss and the rope swing hang from the Cypurress Trees and Live Oaks for the mysterious mermaid’s nocturnal fun above the ethereally iridescent water beneath the meowjestic nebulaic starry sky, nya! There are tweo versions of this’un too-
 the traditional-media version of the illustration, which was done with pencils, pens, paint and salt; and  the digital version, which was  done with Procreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, nya. There is the time-lapse art purrocess video of the digital version at Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLdNp-igU6A, nya!
Nextly is her fan art of the widdle cute widdle “Kodoma” forest spirits from the meowgnificent Japanese anime movie Princess Mononoke, nya! Both of those illustrations were done with Procreate upon the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, and there is the time-lapse art purrocess video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amh44E2Bkrs for the Kodoma pic, nya!
Lastly but not leastly of Rvkh’s“ latest wonderful works to grace our galleries is “Warm Hues”, nya! This original expurrimental landscape rendering, with the tranquil tones of the earthy limited chromatic pallet and the misty atmospheric purrspective for the ethereal autumnal ambience, as if we are appurroaching the real of the faeries, nya! Take it, Bunni, nya!
Bunnii:
Hai! Nyow we are delighted to display the gorgeous recent illustrations by Misty, starting with the three Warriors of Light! Reyna (left), X’askelle (middle) and Sealthia (right) are Misty and friends’ player characters of the Final Fantasy XIV video game! These three commissions were done with the Crayola colored pencils and the Faber-Castell PITT pens upon the 8.5″x11” cardstock!
“Night Angel” is more of Misty’s magnificent fan art of the manga-ka Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita, the heroic cyborg super-soldier, master of the Panzerkunst martial arts, Motorball sports champion, and the mighty bounty hunter in the post-apocalyptic future! Done with the Prismacolor colored pencils, acrylic paint and Faber-Castell PITT pens upon the 14″x17″ Bristol board, this’un depicts Alita relaxing in her bedroom!
But wait- there is yet more of Misty’s Alita fan art! Delightfully done with the Crayola colored pencils, Prismacolor markers and Faber-Castell PITT pens upon the 4″x6” paper, “Motorball Team Battle depicts Alita (#99 in the Purrple) and Ajakutty (#8 in the Green) in a scene from the “Alita: Fallen Angel” fan fic by Maxtac https://alitafallenangelfanfic.home.blog!
To top off the latest additions to our mewseum is Misty’s  “LIly VHS PromoDone with the Crayola colored pencils &  Faber-Castell PITT pens upon 8.5″x11” cardstock, this beautiful poignant pic was done as the
promotional material for The Movie Cellar Podcast’s #VHS4T1D (Video Home System for Type One Diabetes) campaign to raise funds to help the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) find the cure for Type One Diabetes.
Pictured here amongst those VHS tapes is Lily, the diabetic cute 13 year old daughter of Dan Allen, who discusses the fun movie topics with his friends at The Movie Cellar podcast https://linktr.ee/themoviecellar! That is all for our presentation, so what do y’all think of the new art?
The cat lady sings
 
Melanakeami:
I know that very spot in Rvkh’s mermaid illustration! She certainly captured the beauty and blissful ambience of the location!
Meryl:
The pic of Kaemeowll so purrfectly captures her appurrance and spirit, including her Pink fingerless gloves and the tail ribbon!
Ellie:
I think that lovely Quartz Fungus pic would be ideal for a sticker or a tattoo, with its richly vibrant colord and the bold dark lines!
Daytona:
Warm Hues has the splendid layered depth from the darker foreground trees in the sharper focus to the lighter hazy farther trees!
Mielikki:
So like, the kodoma pic is totally awesome, with the subtle halation adds the mystical quality in their verdant forest, fur shur!
 
Becca:
Reyna is quite the  sexy tough dangerous sight in that bare-midriff Black outfit with the bandolier and the spiked Purrple pawldron!
Elizabeth:
X’askelle looks so lithe, alluring and cool with her wry expurression, her lovely long supple ears and wild coiffure with the braid!
Trini-chan:
I love all of the intricate details of Sealthia, such as her shirt’s stitching & lacings and her pert short Red hair with the Gold ombre!
Tara-chan:
Night Angel has the amazing colors, shading, and – and especially the  mass of ruffles, matress, comforter and – and pillows, nya!
Nyanko:
The Motorball pic is terrific, especially their stances, the sheen of their mecha parts, and the engravings on her Damascus Blade!
Nyoka:
Thank you for purrsenting the art!
 
Petra & Bunnii:

Doitashimaste, nya!

 
Mary Nyan:
Well, I

guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew!

 
Bunnii:
 We wish to thank Misty and Rvkh for the beautiful art…
Petra:
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nya!
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…

Yvonne:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
 
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with more stuff! Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!