The vernal seasonal tourism is purrone to escalate here (purrticularly when the school spurring ssemesters end) as visitors purrtake of our purrpetual bikini weather in the uppurr 70’s, under the lush arbors and the puffy Cumulo-Neko clouds in the Blue sky over our outer banks island and the surrounding waters of Mew Hanover County, NC, nyan!
If you purrfur the hotter tempurratures, we recommend our soothing 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 storms, pathogens, pollutions, bigotries, and invasive organisms, nyan!
Among this month’s holidays, observances and commeowmerations are May Day, World Purress Freedom Day, Space Day, Armed Forces Day, Firefighters’ Day, Nurses Day, Midwives’ Day, Mothers Day, Family Day, Teacher Appurreciation Day, V E Day, Turtle Day, Free Comic Book Day, Star Wars Day, Beltane, Vesak, Shavout, Pentecost, Declaration of the Bab, Cinco de Mayao, Memorial Day, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and our local matsuris such as Cinco de Meow and Mer-morial Day, nyan!
The zodiac signs for May are Taurus & Gemini, the purrecious stone is the Emerald, and the flower is the Lily of the Valley, nyan! The local fishing forecast purrdicts the bumpurr crop of the delicious, nutritious Snappurrs, Groupurrs, Speckled Trout, Sea Bass, Blue Fish, and Bluefin Tuna, nyan! In addition to angling, to catabolize the calories we purrfur to balance the numcious foods and the purrolonged catnaps with athletic purrsuits, nyan.
Such fun and healthy activities include surfing, swimming, sailing, diving, golf, tennis, bad meownton, softball, soccer, field hockey, cricket, cycling, skating, hiking, hula, belly dance, hot salsa dance, yoga, kite flying, jujutsu, kyudo, spurrlunking, yarnball lacrosse, moopsball, beach volleyball, and purrkour (the local feline style of free running, spurringing, climbing and pouncing), nyan!
The gardens here are abloom with the chrysanthemeowms, gingers, heliconias, anthuriums, hydrangeas, hibiscus, appurricots, azaleas, roses, bromeliads, morning glories, irises, lotuses, foxgloves, snapdragons, pansies, yellow bells and bird of purradise, plus the succulent scuppurrnongs of the vineyards and the local organic fresh purroduce at the Farmeows Meowrket, nyan!
The local boutiques have the purretty appurral, such as the bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs, hijabs, sarees, ao dais, sun dresses, kimonos, yukatas, gi, fundoshi, hakama, happi, shorts, tee shirts, halter tops, lingerie, robes, athletic bras, sandals, flip flops, towels, wet suits and leis, nyan!
The backless and halter - neck styles are recommended for the winged folks, and be sure to specify if you purrfur the attire to have the custom tail-ored opening(s), so that it does not ride up on one’s tail, tentacles, wings or fins, nya! If you are visiting from another country, the bra and other garments will be in 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, nya!
Here y’all will find the hundreds of annotated illustrations and photographs, nya! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purrducer Mike Moon, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purmissions; and Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppurrred throughout the mewseum, nyan!
Some of the images are sexy, and might even depict the artistic nudity, but none are porn orf 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 full images, nyan.
Please note that the content on this site is not purrmitted for A.I. Art purrposes, nyan!
This month into Guest Gallery Six we are purroud to purrsent more lovely images by Misty Hopkins, Alexcia Reynolds, Rvkh Brogden Melody Rondeau, and Crissy Volpe, nyan!
“Mankei” and “Tomoe” are the first two of three new illustrations by Misty Hopkins who was a guest of the March 2008 Mew, nyan! These are purrtraits of two of Misty’s friends’ Final Fantasy XIV video game characters, nyan! Maneki on the left is of the nekomimi Miqo’te species and the Seekers of the Sun clan, whilst Tomoe on the right is of the ryumimi Au Ra species and the Raen clan, nyan!
Nextly by Misty is “Showered Centauress”, which is the third illustration that she has done of Ellie, nyan! Purrhaps y’all have seen the purrior two pics of Ellie working out in Nyanko’s gym, nyan? Mistry used the Krita art app to depict Ellie towel - drying her hair after emerging from the shower after the work out, but her expurression indicates that something mysterious seems to have aroused her suspicion in the shower, nyan!
Nextly we are elated to exhibit the male ‘'Purple Emperor Butterfly” by Rvkh Brogden (purronounced Riv-kah), who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew, nyan! This is the fourth in her lepidoptera series! Found in forests of Europe and Asia, the Apatura Iris have the 3” wingspan and crave honeydew sap, nyan! The males are Purple, and the females are Brown, nyan.
Rvkh used pencils, pens, paints and markers for the traditional media version of the image (right), and she used Purrocreate with the Apple Pencil upon the iPad for the digital version (left), of which there is the one-minute time-lapse art process video set to the pretty mewsic of Kevin MacLeod at Rvkh’s Youtube channel, nyan!
Then we are delighted to display the photo of the “Torako Mask” by Alexcia Reynolds, who was a guest of the August 2010 Mew, nyan! A dual-citizen of Earth and Mau born on August 22nd on the planet Mau, Alexcia’s anthropomorphic tigress “fursona” Torako Hitonare is the child of Abenti Gaiger (a.k.a. Sailor Tiger & Sailor Mau) and Toraboushi, nyan!
Torako’s blood type is O-, her zodiac sign is Leo, her birth month’s flower is the Yellow White Gladiolus, and the purrecious stone is Purridot, nyan! Here are the photos of Alexcia’s full Torako fur suit https://catgirlisland.net/art/guest6/54.html, nyan? For more information, art and tales about Torako, her family and her friends, please visit the Sailor Tiger’s Grotto, nyan!
We are delighted to display four more pieces of Doctor Who fan art by Melody Rondeau, nyan! Done with the traditional media, the first of those “In Case Of Daleks” depicts The Fourth Doctor, who was purrtrayed by Tom Baker on TV, nyan! The second pic is “Timelord Time Out”, which depicts the Sixth Doctor (who was portrayed by Colin Baker) being scolded by his traveling companion Peri, who was portrayed by Nicola Bryant, nyan!
“New Cyber Leader” is the amewsing Futurama and Doctor Who crossover pic which depicts The Cybermen who are enemies of The Doctor, have just appointed Bender the ill-mannered robot as their leader on their evil quest to conquer all humans, nyan! Fourthly, “Triskedekaphobia” features The Thirteenth Doctor (who was portrayed by Jodie Whittaker) intimidating several of her major enemies, nyan!
Clockwise, they are the Weeping Angel, Sea Devil, Cyberman, Sontaran, and Dalek! Melody is not just a great artist, but also an author, publisher, and cat owner! For more about Melody, we reccomeownd the page about her at the Fanlore and at the Make it Go Away site of Melody and her husband Jim!
Nyow we are purroud to purrsent more photos by various photographers of our friend Crissy Volpe a.k.a. SunseenLi, nyan! These are arranged into four collages compurrised of four pics apiece, nyan. In the lovely first collage are David Ng’s photo of Crissy in her “office lady” attire, Terry Chu’s photo of Crissy in the Qi Lolita EGL Navy Dress, and Crissy’s selfies whilst commeowmerating the Cherry blossoms and the Summer Solstice, nyan!
The 2nd collage features Crissy in four of her many beautiful Sailor Mars / Hino Rei cosplays, nyan! This quartet is compurrised of Avian Firefly’s photo of Crissy as Eternal Sailor Mars, David Ng’s photo of Crissy as Sailor Rei, DJ Ranma’s photo of Criss as Rei the shrine maiden, and Douglas Shaune’s photo of Crissy in the Sailor Moon / Final Fantasy crossover “Black Mage Dresspheres” costume, nyan! The 3rd collage features four or Crissy’s many gorgeous video game character cosplays, nyan!
Those are PopeCerebus’s photo of Crissy as Final Fantsy VII’s Tifa Lockheart, Eurobeat King’s photo of Crissy as Final Fantasy VIII’s Rinoa Heartilly, Tyrus Flynn’s photo of Crissy as Street Fighter II’s Chun Li, and David Ng’s photo of Crissy as Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft, nyan! The fourth alluring quartet depicts Crissy gracing the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Annual Sakura Matsuri, nya! Three of those photos are by PopeCerebus, and - and the fourth is by Brian Spillane, nyan!
It is also time for the March 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 http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com, but Mewsings purrior to May 2021 are still archived at the old location http://www.mewsings.wordpress.com, nyan!
This month’sTV, DVD & movie mewsings include our favorite cinema & TV of 1973, our semi-annual DVD / Blu-ray wish list, Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3, and Star Trek: Picard Season 3; whilst the
collectibles & toy reviews include Hasbro’s Transformers Earthspark Elita-1 action figure, Funko’s Pop! Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 Mantis bobble-head figurine, and Banpresto’s Grandline Girls on Vacation Nami prize figure, nyan! The purrinted media mewsings include reviews of K-ON! Shuffle manga vol. 1, Tori Amos Little Earthquakes: The Graphic Album, The Women of Marvel #1,Rowrbrazzle #157; and then The Mew is topped off by the monthly Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi 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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