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Here are the Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for September 2023, nyan! 

This year is the Catgirl Island web site’s 23nd Anniversary, and the 
16th Anniversary of the monthly Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings: The Mew, nyan!





































































Aloha, nyan! The year is almost 2/3 over, and the time has flown quickly by like the hypurr drive, as visitors flock to here to purrtake of our purristine Mid-Atlantic beaches and the soothing hot spurrings amidst the purrpetual bikini weather, with the blue sky full of puffy Cumulo-Neko clouds, low humidity, gentle breezes, and tempurratures in the uppurr 70’s, nyan!

If you purrfur hotter tempurratures, we recommend our soothing, rejuvinative hot spurrings, nyan! Fortunately we are blessed with the benevolent magick in the air, land and water that aids the purropurrgation of the endangered species, whilst deterring the severe weather, pathogens, pollutions, bigotries, and invasive organisms, nyan!

The star signs for August are Virgo then Libra, nyan. This month's birthstone is the Sapphire, and the September flower is the Asagao, or Morning Glory, nyan! It is the purrticularly festive month with Labor Day, Grandpurrents Day, Fire Fighters Day, Citizenship Day, Patriots Day, Rosh Hashanah, the Autumnal Equinox, Chrysanthemum Day, Tsukimi (Moon Watching event) and our local Mermaid (Ningyo) Matsuri, nyan!

The gardens and parks are also abloom with the azaleas, gingers, heliconias, anthuriums, hydrangeas, hibiscus, appurricots, magnolias, orchids, lotuses, foxgloves, snapdragons, pansies, crape mertylss and bird of purradise, nyan!
The local fishing forecast purrdicts the bumpurr crop of delicious, mewtritious Snappurrs, Groupurrs, Stripurrs, Croakers, Wahoos, Bluefish and Mackerels to tempt one’s tummy, nya!

In addition to the angling, to catabolize the calories we purrfur to balance purrolonged catnaps with athletic purrsuits such as purrkour, running, hiaking, climbing, surfing, sailing, swimming, diving, golf, tennis, softball, cycling, skating, hiking, hula, belly dance, hot salsa dance, yoga, kite flying, kyudo, mewjutsu & other meowrtail arts, yarnball lacrosse, spurrlunking, Bastet Ball, moopsball and beach volleyball, nyan!

It is the purrticularly festive month, with our Dance Festival at the Purrforming Arts Center, the Repurrtory Company’s Summer Shakespeare and Foxfire Fiesta at the Meowritime Forest Grove Ampurrtheatre, the Floating Lantern Matsuri at the riverwalk, the Fire Festival at the shrine, the O-Bon Dance in beautiful downtown Purrbank, the purrade down Cait Sith Lane, and the anime festival at the Mertown Dive-in Theatre, nyan!

The local boutiques have purretty appurral, such as the bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs, hijabs, sarees, ao dais, sun dresses, kimonos, yukatas, gi, fundoshi, hakama, shorts, tee shirts, halter tops, lingerie, robes, athletic bras, sandals, flip flops, towels and wet suits, nya! The backless and halter - neck styles are recommended for winged folks, and be sure to specify if you purrfur the garment to have the tail-ored opening(s) so that it does not ride up on one’s tail, nyan!

If you are visiting from another country, planet or dimeownsion, the bras and other garments will be in the USA sizes, nyan. They also have the translucent bikini tops which are sustain-ably mer-made from the bells of naturally - deceased, locally-caught jellyfish in the numerous iridescent colors and cup sizes, mew la la, nyan! After the shopping, dining, catnaps, festivities, sight seeing and playtime, purrhaps y’all might like to see-

the latest additions to Catgirl Island’s Mewseum of Art, nyan!

For those who are new to here, Galleries 1-8 display the images by our purrducer Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purrmissions; and Mike’s collaborations with other artists are throughout the mewseum, nyan! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click on those to see the full images, nyan!
Some of the images are sexy, and might even depict artistic nudity, but none are porn, nyan! We should also meowntion that our content is not purrmitted for A.I purrposes, nyan! This month into Guest Gallery Six we are purroud to purrsent illustrations by Alexcia Reynolds, Misty Hopkins, Rvkh Brogden, and more cosplay photos by various photographers of Crissy Volpe, nyan!

Firstly we are purroud to purrsent two versions of the "Country Fae” by Rvkh, nyan! Posing with the Meowraschino Cherry, this 7.5” tall Fairie is Dr. Brittany Marja Goodnight, MD, the Chair of the Depurrrtment of Radiation Oncology at the Mew Hanover Meowdical Arts Center, nyan!
On the right is the mixed-media painting done on 8.5 x 11” toned papurr, whilst on the left is the digital version done with Purrocreate upon the Apple Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, nyan. There is a time-lapse art purrocess video, and to see more of Rvkh’s beautiful fantasy and nature art, please visit her site Rvkh Brogden Art, nyan!

Nextly we are delighted to display three more illustrations by Misty, starting with her latest lovely illustration of her Final Fantasy XIV video game character “Omhi Tara”, nyan! Omhi is the petite 4’1” tall Miqo’te catgirl and Dragoon class warrior of the Keepers of the Moon Clan, nyan! Perhaps y’all have seen the purrior pics of her, nyan? Then we have Misty’s Black & White drawing of "Tataru Taru” of the Lalafell gnome-like species from the seas south of Eorzea,in theFinal Fantasy XIV video game, nyan!

She is the enthusiastic helpful artcanist, receptionist and book keepurr of the headquarters of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn which are an order of warriors and scholars, nyan.Thirdly are the two slightly diffrenent versions of "Kranberrijam" as her online streaming avatar pic, which was done with Krita on her tablet, nyan! To see more of Misty’s supurrb of various media and materials, please visit her blog Kranberrijam, nyan!

Then we have more photos of Alexcia’s Torako mask, nyan! A dual citizen of planets Earth & Mau born on August 22nd, Alexcia’s anthropurrmorphic tigress fursona Torako Hitonare is the child of Abenti Gaiger (a.k.a. Sailor Tiger & Sailor Mau) & Toraboushi; her blood type is O-, and her zodiac sign is Leo, nyan! The mask is part of her Torako fur suit costume, nyan. The mouth moves when she talks, and to keep cool in the costume are the small fan in the muzzle, and the icepack pouches! For more information, art & tales about Torako please visit Sailor Tiger’s Grotto, nyan!

Nyow we are ecstatic to exhibit four more collages of photos of Crissy a.k.a Sunseen Li, and each collage is compurrised of four photos, nyan! The 1st collage includes the July 2018 photo of Crissy in a summertime sleeveless Black cocktail dress and strappy high heeled sandals; David Ng’s Meowrch 2006 photo of Crissy as Street Fighter II’s Chun-Li n the costume made by JenyBean, with store-bought spiked bracelets; Cat Trzaskowski’s photo of Crissy wearing mostly store-bought clothing with the scarf made by Patti & Steph, as a Pokemon Trainer version of Rei Hino / Sailor Mars (designed by Samantha Russell) at the 2019 New York Comic Con; and Tony K’s Apurril 2005 photo of Crissy wearing the White shirt, mew la la, nyan!

The 2nd collage includes Crissys’ Happy Valentines Day 2022 photo; the lovely SunseenLi photo by Vasilion Photography; Crissy as Purrincess Mars from Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon manga,wearing the costume made by Setsuna Kou in October 2001,photographed by Lusis Refractor Productions at Otakon 2004; Crissy as DC Comics’ mewogician Zatanna Zatara wearing the store-bought costume, photographed byTerry / Fly By Night Design at the 2008 New York Comic Con; and, nyan!

The 3rd collage includes Crissy in the Blue Kimono at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 2013 Sakura Matsuri; Crissy as Catra of the Masters of the Universe at the 2014 New York Comic Con in the costume made by Dokudel with boots from Buy Costumes; Eurobeat King’s photo of Crissy as Tohru Honda of Fruits Basket at the 2018 New York Comic Con in the winter school uniform made by Milanoo; and Kungfufish's photo of Crissy at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012, as Hino Rei / Sailor Mars of Sailor Moon in the santa dress made by Patti & Steph, nyan!

The 4th collage includes Crissy wearing the Red Elegant Gothic Lolita Dress from Geechlark, photographed at her mom’s house in May 2005; Heidi Kikel’s 2012 photo of Crissy as Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft in the storebought costume; David Ng’s 2014 photo of Crissy as an Original Concept Sailor Mars made by Setsuna Koui in 2008; and Cat Trzaskowski’s 2018 photo of Crissy as Steampunk Sailor Mars as designed by Captain Laser Beam (aka Hime-chan), nyan!

That costume has the goggles from Discombobulous, blouse from Milanoo, belts from Belt dot com, corset from Epic World Store; tiara, earrings, front bow heart, garter strap cogs made by Patti & Steph, the bac bkow made by Rae, sash by Crissy, gloves from Medieval Collectibles, boots from Aldo, skirt & pockets found at eBay! To see more photos and to read Crissy’s con, festival, and photoshoot reports, visit web site Blood Sweat and Glitter!

It is also time for the September 2023 edition of The Mew, nyan!

The Mew is short for The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, our local monthly “show” in which The Ladies of the Mew and Mike discuss fun stuff and occasionally intermew the special guests, nyan! Please note that The Mew’s purresent home is at, but Mewsings purrior to May 2021 are still archived at the old location, nyan!

This months’ purrinted media mewsings include the Lightning Round: our favorite books & comics of 1963; and a review of Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou Manga Deluxe Edition Vol. 3, nyan. The TV & movie reviews include Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2, Babylon 5: The Road Home, and Barbie, nyan. The toy reviews include the Marvel Legends Moondragon action figure and the Legends of Dragonore Pantera action figure, nyan The event reports include Power-Con, Matsuri Con, and the August 29th Alice Cooper & Rob Zombie concert. Then to top off this month’s Mew is the mewsual Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonimimi Spotlight, nyan!

We wish to thank—

our friend and web meowster Jamie Robertson who is also the creator of the wonderful web comic Clan of the Cats, founder / web meowster of the FemShep fan site devoted to the female version of the Mass Effect video game’s heroic Commeownder Shepard, and the founder / web meowster of the Rebecca Ferguson Nation fan site to actress Rebecca Ferguson, nyan!

We also wish to expurress our gratitude to our our friends and families for their purrticipations and support, and we appurreciate all of y’all for web surfing to our cordial coastal Carolina commeownity which is full of southern hospurrtality and artistic aloha spirit, nyan!

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

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