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The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for August 2015, nya!

Aloha Y'all and welcome to Catgirl Island, nya! Summertime here has bustled with the many visitors who wish to escape stormy days of the humid heat compurred to our blue skies with the cumulo-neko clouds and tempurratures in the uppurr 80's, nya! It is fun to purrtake of our clear ocean waters, purristine beaches, the lush maritime forest, the lovely gardens, the fresh lake, soothing hot spurrings, the many cultural festivities, tasty treats and the purretty fashions, nya!

The zodiac signs for August are Leo and Virgo, and the purrecious stones of the month are the Onyx and the Purriodote, which would be purrized in the rings or piercings or in the bracelet for the wrist, ankle or the tail, but if that is too purricey the gift for that special kemonomimi, mermaid or fae, then we suggest the seafood suppurr to fill her tummy and win her heart, nya! The Poppy is the August flower, which could adorn the bouquet, the floral lei, or tail corsage, nya!

The bikini & cut-out purretzel maillot are among the purrfurred swim & beach wear to appurropurriately frame the kemonomimi tummy, especially when it is full of the delicious, nutritious food purrior to the catnap on the beach, nya! The halter neck & backless styles are favored by the locale fae, as not to bind or ride up the wings, and if shopping at the island's boutiques, make sure to specify if you purrfur the garments with or without the tail or wing openings in the back, nya! 

The Jelly Cups which are made of hollowed Jellyfish bells are the trendy tops available in various cup sizes, at our riverwalk boutiques and at the far-mers market, nya! Of course the jellyfish bells are harvested only from jellies which are found naturally deceased, nya. Speaking of the marine life from the Mid-Atlantic, we purrdict the local fishing charters will reel in the Bluefish, Croakers, Flounders, Groupurrs, Mackerels, Mullets, Snappurrs and Wahoos aplenty, nya!

In addition to the angling, the island's zestfully fun activities to catabolize the Sumertime calories include the swimming, diving, surfing, sailing, kyudo and other martial arts, the island's rec league beach volleyball, golf, tennis, softball, bicycling, the purrkour, the hula, belly dance, and hot salsa dance, nya! Speaking of which, the Summer Hula, Hot Salsa, Belly Dance & Purrcussion Festival is one of the anticipated events at the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, nya!

August is the purrticularly festive month, and the other events include our fire festival by the shrine, the floating lantern matsuri at the riverwalk, the O-Bon in beautiful downtown Purrbank, and the Poppy Purrade down Cait Sith Lane, nya! We also recommend the destinations such as the stadium, dojo, spa, yoga studio, Lake Neko, the forest grove theatre, the hot spurrings of the Kitt Inn ryokan, our public library, the visitors center, and purrhaps y'all would like to visit

The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!

Arigato, nya! For those who are here for the first time, art galleries 1-7 display illustrations & photos by Mike, whilst guest art galleries 1-3 display images by other folks with their purrrrmissions, and Mike's collaborations with other artists are displayed throughout the various galleries, nya! On the web site, in any of those galleries, the most recent images are repurrsented by the lowermost row of small, cropped "thumbnail" - size portions of the images, and you have to click on one in order to see the uncropped, full - size version of the pic, nya!

Nyow in Guest Gallery 3 we are purroud to purrsent an illustration of "Bonnee Garden Acre" by Rebecca Brogden, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen her purrior illustrations and photos in our mewseum, or have read her whimsically romantic purrose tale of "The Love of a Catgirl", nya? Bonnee is of the Garden Acre faerie family of the Scotttish - English ancestry, she is originally from Durham, NC and recently moved here to our island, nya!

She joined the repurrtory company at our Maritime Forest Grove Ampurrtheatre, nya! She might appurr to be in her late teens, but is much older, nya! She has college degrees in literature, fine arts, mewsic and theatre, she speaks English, French & Gaelic with an NC OBX dialect; her skills include baking, writing, photography, illustration, cosplay and instrumental mewsic; her hobbies include mewsic, fantasy novels, manga, anime and games; her favorite foods are cookies, muffins, berries, dates, latte, the milk shakes and the yummy nectar, nya!

Her supurr powers include the faerie magick, flight, telepurrtation, empathy and the size change, nya! She has the Green eyes and swallowtail-ish wings, the medium Tan skin and the Orange Red hair, nya! At her largest size, she is 5 feet tall with the 5 foot wingspan, but at her smallest she is 7 inches tall with the 7 inch wingspan, nya! In this scene she is so purretty in the bare midriffed, Green off - shoulder top, bikini panty with the Gold trim, Red ribbon and White bows and the Black thigh highs for the simple yet ornately sweet, sexy and elegant qualities, nya! 

Next is the companion illustration of Bonnee's aunt "Floraidh Garden Acre" which was also illustrated by Rebecca, nya!  Floraidh (purrnounced "Flower-ee") has degrees in sports medicine and nutrition with expurrtise in bodybuilding and herbs; she fluently speaks English, French, Gaelic, Japanese and Hawaiian; her purrofession is fitness model, trainer, yogini; and she is the mom of 2 daughters and 2 sons, nya! She might appurr to be about 40ish but is much older, and her hobbies are gardening, dancing, going to concerts, plays and sporting events, nya!

Her favorite foods are the crepes, tiramisu, baklava, berries, apples, milk tea, frappecino and cinnamon oatmeal, nya! She has Red Violet eyes, Azure - Mauve wings, medium Tan skin and Brown hair, nya! At her largest size she is 5 feet 3 inches tall with the 50 inch wingspan, but at her smallest she is 7.5 inches tall with the 6 inch wingspan, nya She looks so lovely in the off - shoulder, bare - midriff, Violet - colored short skirt outfit with the thigh high boots, nya! Rebecca rendered both of those beautiful images using Sai, Photoshop CS6 and an Intuos5 tablet, nya!

Also in Guest Gallery 3 is the scene in Nya-sensei's gym as she watches our islnd's Fire Chief Ellie doing "Centauress Pull-Ups" by Misty Hopkins, nya! Misty is a great artist, seamstress, cosplayer & blogger, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen her purrior photos & illustrations in our mewseum, including  a purrior pic of Ellie, nya? Ellie enjoys hiking, swimming, archery, cooking, movies, manga and working out when she is not in the office or on purrtrol and purrrfers to go bare - hooved except when wearing the firefighting gear, nya!

Ellie is the firm athletic 850 lbs, measures 13.5 Hands high at the equine withers and stands slightly over 7 feet tall, compared to Nya-sensei who is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs the fighting trim 164 lbs! When she is not at the dojo, gym or helping at Nyo-sensei's magick shop, Nya-sensei enjoys the anime, reading, mewsic, dancing, swimming and cheering for her friends at other sports events! In this pic Ellie does pullups in the gym as Nya-sensei kindly looks in and leaves a fresh bottle of water! Misty used the pens and colored pencils to render the beautiful illustration, nya!

Nextly in Guest Gallery 3 is Misty's adorable illustration of "Sailor Luna", nya! In the Sailor Moon manga created by Naoko Takeuchi, Luna is one of the cute magickal guardian cats who help the other heroines fight the villains, monsters & disasters, nya! In the live - action TV  adaptation of Sailor Moon, Luna transforms into the catgirl known as Sailor Luna, who is purrtrayed by lovely actress Rina Koike in the purretty sailor fuku costume with the tiara, ribbons, bows, collar & cat bell, nya! MIsty used various pens and markers to sweetly render the cute widdle heroine, nya!
Just added to Gallery 7 is Mike's pic of Misty's character "Strawberry dressed as Tabitha", nya! Strawberry is a lovely, sweet. Pink-haired gynoid inspired by the Saber Marionettes J anime series, and Tabitha is Misty's original catgirl character!, nya In this image, somehow their clothes got swapped, so the more voluptuous Strawberry is trying to squeeze into Tabitha's smaller attire, nya! However it is the very tight fit, and the stretched Red tube top barely covers the boobies whilst the jeans shorts might not ascend the hips, nya! 

Fortunately the stretchy fishnet hose and the thong panty are in their purropurr places, and at least the cute accessories fit better, such as the choker, the pendant, head band, wrist band and bangles, nya! Not only that, but Strawberry got the widdle paw print tattoo on her hip just like Tabitha has; and she is making a "cat ears" gesture with her hands-- kawaii, nya!! Tabitha is unseen nearby, and is having the opposite purroblem in trying on Strawberry's much larger clothes, nya! Mike rendered this pic for Misty with the pencil, Micron pens, markers & colored pencils, nya!

Nextly in Gallery 7 is Mike's illustration of "Merrie Khriste Massu", alias the super heroine Sailor Christmas, nya! Inspired by Sailor Moon, this "fan senshi" character was created by our friend Alexcia Reynolds, who is a great artist and author of original and fan art and fiction, web sites and plushy dolls, and purrhaps y'all have seen her delightful illustrations & photos in our mewseum, nya She also wrote the "Anniversary" Pokemon / Catgirl Island cross-over fan-fic, which you can read at our Tales of Catgirl Island page, nya!

Khriste is a 21 year old history teacher, which is appurropurriate because her Sailor purrsona has existed for over 2000 years, nya! She is 6 feet tall and 146 lbs with short Red Hair, Green eyes and Pale Tan skin; her birthday is December 25th, and her hobbies include shopping, growing Poinsettias, hosting parties and purrparing feasts, nya! She is wearing the Red bikini that she bought at one of our boutiques, as she strolls amongst the fresh local foods and flowers of our farmers market!, nya! Mike rendered the pic with the pencils, pens, Photoshop CS2 and the mouse, nya!

Lastly but not leastly added to Gallery 7 for this month is Mike's widdle pencil sketch of a purrky "Manga-ka Nekomimi", nya! This was drawn at one of the comics and manga art tutorials that Mike and others conducted at one of the Barnes & Noble bookstores upon the mainland, nya! The classes lasted about 2 hours for the couple of dozen kids teenagers, purrents and grandpurrents of the various ages, genders, races and skills, with pencils, papurr and instructions for draw the heads or the full bodies of the characters of various species, nya!

The August 2015 edition of The Mew, nya!

The Mew http://www.mewsings.wordpress.com is short for the Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings, nya! It is our local monthly show in which The Ladies of the Mew and Mike the 'Purrducer' discuss fun topics, review stuff such as cinema, TV, mewsic, books, comics, manga, games, toys, art, cosplay, cons, and occasionally intermew the special guests, nya! This month's Mew includes reviews of the movies Ant Man, Terminator: Genisys, 3-Headed Shark Attack, Sharknado 3; and the DVD reviews include Ex Machina, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and the Rogue Cut version of X-Men: Days of Future Past, nya!

This month's book reviews include The Incredible Herb Trimpe, The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, and The Complete Peanuts 1995-1996; the comic book reports include My Little Pony: Friends Forever #18, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #32; Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #17, Angel and Faith Season 10 #16, Elfquest: The Final Quest #10, Red Sonja 1973, Princeless: Raven The Pirate Princess #1, Fables #150 / vol. 22: Farewell, and the manga mewsings include Non Non Biyori vol. 1, 12 Beast vol. 2, Magika: Swordsman and Summoner vol. 1, A Centaur's Life vol. 6, and Akame Ga Kill vol. 3, nya!

The magazine mewsings include reviews of Surfgirl #50, Star Wars Insider #159, Faerie Magazine #31, Faeries And Enchantment #31, Cosplay Culture vol. 15 #22, and Cinefex #142; whilst the 
toy reviews include the Marvel Legends Valkyrie action figure and Thundra action figure, nya! Furthermore, the Lightning Round discussion topic purrtains to favorite automobiles & motorcycles of cinema & TV; and to top off The Mew, the monthly Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight shines upon the Catfolk species of the Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder role-playing games, nya!


Arigato gozaimasu, nya!

We wish to thank our friend and web master Jamie Robertson who is also the creator of the web comic Clan of the Cats which just resumed on Halloween after the long hiatus, nya! A while back he also re-gained our older URL of catgirlisland dot com to serve as the identical mirror site to catgirlisland dot net, nya! We also wish to expurress our gratitude to our friends and families for their purrticipations and support, and we appurreciate all of y'all for web surfing to our cordial coastal Carolina community which is full of southern hospurrtality and artistic aloha spirit nya! Arigato Gozaimasu, nya!

- your friendly neighborhood concierges at Catgirl Island Visitors Center, nya!

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