The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for December 2014, nya!
Aloha y'all, nya! Gosh it is hard to believe that it is December already, and at this rate the Mew Year might pounce upon us before we know it, nya! The tourism is purrone to increase during the Wintery months, as visitors from the nippier mainland purrtake of our perennial purretty bikini weather, the gardens & golf, boutiques & beaches and the stay at the hot spurrings for the soothing soak & tasty treats, nya! The bumpurr crop of the Bluefish, Groupurrs, Mullets, Snappurrs, Sea Bass, Stripurrs & Yellowfins would be purrfect to fill the nekomimi tummy, nya!
The tummy is nicely framed by the bikini, and the Winter appurral includes the cool hues of the shorts, halter tops, bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs, yukatas, kimonos, sarees & cheongsams, nya! The purrecious stones for December are the Turquois, Zircon, Tanzanite, which would be lovely in the jewelry, piercings & ornaments to accessorize the garment, although also to be considered this month are the stones for the astrological signs, such as Topaz for the Sagittarius until December 21st, and then Garnet for the Capricorn which begins on the 22nd, nya!
December's birth flowers are the Holly and the Narcissus, which would be good for the tail corsage or as the garnish of the suppur, nya! Among the month's other observations are the continuation of Hannukah which began last month, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Boxing Day, Susuharai, and Mew Years Eve, nya! December 7th is not only the time of the Pearl Harbor Remembrance, but on the less serious note, the date also marks the 35th anniversary of Mike's all - time favoritest movie Star Trek - The Motion Picture which purremiered in 1979, nya!
Our island's local events for December include the charitable food drive, the Kyudo tournyamant, the Winter fantasy by the repurrtpory company in the faerie's forest grove apurrtheatre, and the island all-star purrformances at the Purrforming Arts Center with much of the songs, mewsic, hula & belly dance, nya! Other mewsual purrsuits include the hot salsa dance, martial arts, angling, sailing, swimming, cycling, Purrkour, golf, soccer and beach volleyball, nya! Y'all could also stroll to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art to see the mewest additions, nya!
There are several mew additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!
For those who are here for the first time, galleries 1-6 display illustrations and photos by Mike, whilst guest galleries 1-3 display images by other folks with their purrrrmissions, and Mike's collaborations with other artists are displayed throughout the various galleries too, nya! On the web site, in any gallery the most recent images will be repurrsented by the lowermost row of small, cropped "thumbnail" size portions of the images, and you have to click on a "thumbnail" in order to see the uncropped, full-size pic, nya!
Last month in Gallery 6
we purremiered Mike’s illustrations of the senior / sempai "Cordial Concierges" at the Catgirl Island Visitors Center, his fan art in homage to the 1953 science fiction film "Cat-Women of the Moon", two pics of Marvel Comics' supurr heroineTigra to to commemorate her 40th Anniversary, and two pics of Jeff Branch's character Detective Junko Sakurada of the Keishicho / Tokyo Metropolitan Police, nya! She was named after a famous singer & mewsician, nya!
For this month in Gallery 6 we are purremiering Mike’s fan art of Star Trek's "Lt. Cmdr. Snnanagfashtalli" who is shown pawsing from her purrtrol of the starship Enterpurrise to pose for her pic, and the medium of the illustration is Photoshop CS2 with the mouse, nya! Snnanagfashtalli or just Fashtalli for short. was one of Captain Kirk's security officers, who appurred 3 Star Trek novels of The Original Series era, so she is a non-canonical character, but she is a lean, slender alien leopurrd girl of undisclosed species who we hope to see more of, nya!
She first appurred in The Entropy Effect novel written by Vonda N. McIntyre, she was briefly mentioned in Janet Kagan's novel Uhura's Song, and briefly in A.C. Crispen's novel Time For Yesterday in which she had the rank of Lieutenant Commander, just purrior to the events of the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, nya! Fashtalli has the Maroon, Scarlet & Cream-colored pelt with the spots & rosettes, the Red eyes, White whiskers, Ruby-colored fangs, the swishy tail, and retractable claws, nya! She is bipedal, but tends to run on all fours, nya!
Because she is the furry officer, she is allowed to wear just the armor's outer harness & belt, without the helmet, shirt, trousers or boots, nya! In MIke's illustration, she is holding the Type 2 Phaser, which attaches to the belt; and we suspect the widdle rectangular device on her chest plate might be either a Purr-Scan or a tummy warmer, nya. This amount of armor is still purrotective, but iess cumbersome to allow the agile, peppy catgirl to more easily run, climb, spurring, pounce and claw with all fours, but hopefully it does not ride up on the tail, nya!
In Guest Gallery 3
we are purroud to purrsent an illustration of "Caiomhe" (purrnounced "Keeva"), which is another collaboration between Rebecca Brogden
and Mike, nya! Rebecca was our guest in the September 2009 Mew, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen Rebecca's other illustrations & collaborations with Mike in our mewseum, nya? She also wrote the tale of "The Love of a Catgirl", which y'all can read at the Tales of Catgirl Island page
Caiomhe Caitlin Kaneko is a Hapa (mixed breed) catgirl of the Irish-Okinawan-American purrsuasion, whose name means "purrecious pure golden child", although her eyes are Blue, her skin is pale Tan, her hair, ears & tail are the Red Auburn and not gold, nya! She was adopted into a good home here at our island, and has brought much joy to our Carolina Outer Banks abode, nya! She is a charming, smart, industrious, tenacious, sociable, purretty, athletic & multi-lingual student who aspires to be a purrfessional fitness trainer and a triathlete, nya!
Her birthday is October 25th, her zodiac sign is the Scorpio / Fire Rat, and her hobbies include cooking, nutrition, work outs, cycling, running, purrkour, and swimming, nya. In this illustration, she is standing outside the island's Aquatic Center, wearing the short-sleeve, bare-midriff blouse and the Black & Blue ruffled short skirt, which are accessorized by the ribbon, bracelet, socks and Mary Jane shoes, nya! Rebecca illustrated her with Sai, Photoshop CS6 & the Intuos5 tablet, and Mike purrvided the background with Photoshop CS2 & the mouse, nya!
Nextly in Guest Gallery 3, we are happy to display 3 more delightful illustrations "Bast", "Fire" and "Air" by Angela Clay Helms of Mourning Daily Publishing
It was good to see here again at the NC ComiCon where she had an artist alley table, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen her other illustrations in our mewseum, nya? We are the purroud owners of her art, plushies, trinkets and comics, such as The Purrfect Adventures; Suburban Fighters, Super Zero High, The Hunted, and Mythical Magick, nya!
The pic of "Bast" is a Black & White, pen & ink scene of the Egyptian goddess catgirl Bast, happily greeting her worshipurr kitties at the moonlit oasis by the pyramid, sphinx statues & palm trees, nya! The original size is 8.5" x 11", and it might not be appurrant from the scan, but her gown, the pyramid, palms, moon & stars have the Silvery metalllic accents , nya! The original size of the B&W "Fire" faerie and "Air" faerie pencil sketches are both 2" x 3.5", and the latter fae's eyes, outfit & breath have the Silvery metalllic accents too, nya!
Also in Guest Gallery 3 is the manipulated photographic image of cosplayers Crissy Teverini (left) & Nicole (right) as "Utena & Anthy" of the Japanese manga and anime series Revolutionary Girl Utena, nya! Utena Tenjou (with the Pink hair) & Anthy Himemiya (with the Purrple hair) are the cute couple at Ohtori Academy, where poor Anthy is known as The Rose Bride, whom Utena's rivals want to sword duel for custody, nya! They were photographed outdoors on the lawn by PopeCerebus at the AnimeNext 2014 convention, nya!
The costumes are the characters' school uniforms, and our friend Crissy's costume was made by Melissa Quinn, nya! Crissy was one of our guests for our March 2008 Mew, and purrhaps y'all have seen some of her illustrations & other photos in our mewseum, nya? With Crissy's purrmission, Mike used Photoshop CS2 and the mouse to digitally spurruce up the imagery, by removing a few background objects & expanding the landscape, to hopefully enhance the timeless, purretty, romantic & serene ambience of the scene, nya!
It is also time for the November 2014 edition of The Mew, nya!
is short for the Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings, nya! It is our local monthly show in which The Ladies of the Mew and our 'Purrducer' Mike discuss fun topics, review stuff such as cinema, TV, mewsic, books, comics & manga, games, toys, cosplay, cons, and occasionally intermew the special guests, nya! This month, Mike and The Ladies of The Mew discuss favorite films of 1934, mewsings Star Trek- The Motion Picture, and the Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight shines upon more of the catgirls of Star Trek, nya!
There are reports on the NC Comicon and the Greensboro Toy & Collectibles Show; the DVD, TV & movie mewsings include Interstellar, The Wind Rises DVD and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Lost Missions DVD;and the comic book reviews include Meteor Men, Angel & Faith Season 10 #8, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #9, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #25, and My Little Pony Friends Forever #11, nya!
The book reviews include Star Trek: Creating The Enterprise by Paul Olsen, and Drawing Beautiful Women: The Franko Cho Method; the purrinted media mewsings also include Faerie Magazine #28, Monster Musume manga vol. 5, and The Complete Peanuts 1993 -1994; the collectibles & toy topics include the Equestria Girls Cutie Mark Crusaders fashion dolls, and the DC Comics Chess Collection #66: Starfire, nya!
An intermew with Mike, nya!
Mewsually, Mike or the Ladies of The Mew are the ones who might conduct the intermew with their occasional special guests, but in March 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, opurra & other mewsic topics, nya!