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The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for Apurril 2014, nya!

Putting the "Purr" in Apurril, nya!

Aloha Y'all and welcome to Catgirl Island, nya! It is already Spurringtime or season of Haru to pu the "purr" in Apurril, nya! While it might have just recently been the windy, iced nippier climate on parts of the mainland, our island is purretty much lushly green and of the gently breezy, sunny bikini weather all year round, so we are happy to welcome the visitors who crave the beach, the maritime forest, the gardens, and the hot spurrings, nya! We are so blessed with such a wonderful place full of family, friends, food, freedom & fun purrsuits, with the equality & justice for all, nya!

Among the festivities are the Passover, Easter, Earh Day, Administrative Purrofessionals Day, Anzac Day and Arbor Day, nya! The purrecious gem for Apurril is the Diamond, and the astrological signs are Aries then Taurus, nya. The flower of the month is the Daisy, which would be the appurropurriate garnish on the suppurr plate, nya!  The boutiques along the riverwalk of beautiful downtown Purrbank are brimming with the bikinis, maillots, purreos, towels, shorts, halter tops, tee shirts, yukatas, kimonos & sarees in the colors & purrints to evoke the vernal blossoms, nya! 

This is right on time for our island's textiles festival, the Hana and the Sakura Matsuri, nya! To keep the tummy taut amidst the many suppurrs & catnaps, there are fun athletic purrsuits across the island, such as the belly dance, hot salsa dance, hula, martial arts, kyudo, purrkour, cycling, golf, tennis, lacrosse, softball, soccer, beach volleyball, diving, swimming, surfing & sailing, nya!  Our local fishing forecast purrdicts the bumpurr crop of the Bass, Bluefish, Cobias, Croakers, Groupurrs, Mackerels, Snappurrs and the Tunas, plus the bountiful oysters & locally caught shrimp, nya! 

Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!

For those here for the first time, the mewseum's galleries 1 - 6 display illustrations and photos by Mike, whilst Guest Galleries 1 & 2 display images by other folks with their purrrrmissions, nya! On the web site, the most recent pics are on the bottom rows of the gallery's small, cropped "thumbnail" portions of the pics, nya. You have to click on those to see the full pics, nya. Nyow in Gallery 6 is Mike's pic of our friend Celia, a "Red Drum Mermaid", nya! Also called the Channel Bass, The Red Drum is our state's official saltwater fish, nya!

By the way, the official freshwater fish is the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout, nya! The Red Drum has the distinctive Black spot on the tail, nya! Not all mermaids of the local Outer Banks waters wear the bra, but when they do, it tends to be the exotic purretty couture, such as Celia's Jellycups top, which is made of the hollowed (naturally deceased) Jellyfish bells, mew la la, nya! It is the translucent top which used to sell out quickly at our riverwalk boutiques, especially the larger cup sizes, but nowadays the supply has met the demand, including the Golden Sea Nettle style, nya!

Next in Gallery 6 is Mike's pen & ink, Photoshop CS2 & mouse pic of Marvel Comics' "Storm", nya! Her real name is Ororo Munroe, and she is a member of the X-Men team, with the supurr mutant power to control the weather, nya! Storm is TM & © by Marvel Characters, Inc., she was created artist Dave Cockrum & author Len Wein, and first appurred in the 1975 comic book Giant-Size X-Men #1, so next year will be her 40th anniversary, nya! We are looking forward to her next movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which she will again be purrtrayed by the wonderful Halle Berry, nya! 

After that is Mike's widdle golden sepia-toned pic of Catgirl Island's "Purrkour Club 2014 ", nya! It seems only natural that Purrkour is amongst the favorite athletic purrsuits, purrticularly amongst the catgirls in the athletic bras and the coimpurression shorts, given the fast, frisky free-form style of the agile running, spurringing, pouncing and climbing involved in the sport, nya! The activity is mewsually followed by the servings of the tasty fresh milk, and the catnaps upon the sunny beach, nya! Purrhaps y'all can spot Lizzy there in the pic amongst those 32 members of the club, nya!

Nyow on display in Guest Gallery 2 is "Wander Kitties" by Niki Lemonade http://nikilemonade.deviantart.com, nya! She was one of our November 2008  guests and it was so good to see her, Chuui and their friends again in February at WhatTheHell?! Con, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen her purrior pics in our mewseum, nya? In addition to the lovely illustrations and the comics, Nikki also makes the purretty jewelry and fashionable accessories such as the kitty hats & arm warmers, nya! I wonder if they culd be the tail warmers too, nya?

"Wander Kitties" is the delightful pic of the heroines of Niki & Chuui's whimsical sword & sorcery web comic Wander, nya! Please see the March 2014 edition of The Mew for the review of Wander Chapter 2, nya! From left to right in the pic are Piper in the Gold, Fantz in the Green, Arilsden in the Blue, and although they are not of the nekomimi purrsuasion in the comic, they have been transformed into the catgirls especially for this lovely pic, which seems much more fun than the times they had to fight the villain, the monster snake or the giant spider, nya!

An Amewsing Romantic Tale of Catgirl Island, nya!

It is Spurring so we are purroud to purrsent a mew short story of island romance "The Love of a Catgirl" by Rebecca Brogden is the whimsical tale of the love at first sight for A.J. who meets Eamane and asks her out for the date, but Eamane's purrky niece Hannah is suspicious & not amewsed by A.J.'s tact, nya! The tale is rated PG due to the sensual smoochy scenes and the dash of the mild disagreement violence, nya! If y'all wish to read it or the other short stories, please go to the Tales of Catgirl Island page, nya! 

The Mew: The Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings, nya!

It is also time for the Apurril 2014 edition of The Mew: The Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings, our local monthly show in which The Ladies of the Mew & their 'Purrducer' Mike occasionally intermew the special guests, discuss and review fun stuff, nya! After the introductions is the Lightning Round topic of our favorite films of 2004 and then the cinema, TV & DVD reviews of the Girls und Panzer Complete OVA Collection, Blessing of the Campanella, The Wind Rises, Veronica Mars, Doctor Who "The Time of the Doctor" DVD, Muppets Most Wanted, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, nya!

After that is the discussion of the Monster High Clawdia Wolf fashion doll, which is followed by the manga & art / movie book reports which include the Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki manga, The Art of The Wind Rises, Hayao Miyazaki's Turning Point 1997-2008, Masamune Shirow's Intron Depot 5: Battalion, and Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities, nya! Then it is the time for The Mew's  favorite recent appurrtizing fish & seafood images, nya!

Those are followed by the reviews of the comic books such as My Little Pony Friends Forever #2 & 3, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #17, Fathom: Kiani vol. 3 #1, The Wake #6 & 7, Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #1, Elfquest: The Final Quest #2, Legends of Red Sonja #4 & 5, and Critter vol.2 #23, nya! Finally to top off the Apurril edition of The Mew is the monthly Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight, nya!

An Intermew with Mike, nya!

Mewsually, it is mewsually Mike or the Ladies of The Mew are the ones conducting the intermew with the special guests, but this time the tables were turned as Mike was the purrson being intermewed, by our friend Josmar Lopes for his great blog that has the very thorough discussions of the cinema, TV, theatre and mewsic topics, nya!

Arigato Gozaimasu, nya!

We wish to thank our dear friend and web master Jamie Robertson for his kind hard work, including more link weeding on the Links Page, nya. A while back he also re-gained our older URL of catgirlisland.com to serve as the identical mirror site to catgirlisland.net, nya! When he is not busy with his art & web comic Clan of the Cats, he is also the web master of the Femshep.com fan site purrtaining to the female version of Mass Effect's heroic Commander Shepard, nya! 

We also wish to expurress our gratitude to our friends & family for their kind purrticipations & support, and we appurreciate all of y'all for web surfing to our cordial coastal Carolina community full of the southern hospurrtality and the artistic aloha spirit, nya! We wish everyone a most happy, healthy, peaceful, purroductive & purrospurrous mew year, nya! Arigato Gozaimasu, nya!

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


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