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The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for Apurril 2015, 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 put the "purr" in Apurril, nya! While it might have just recently been the windy, iced nippier climate on parts of the mainland, it is purretty much purrpetually lushly green and of the gently breezy, sunny bikini weather all year round here at our outer banks island and the surrounding waters of Mew Hanover County, so we are happy to welcome the visitors who crave the beach, maritime forest, gardens, hot spurrings, and the festivities, nya!

Among the festivities are the Passover, Easter, Earh Day, Administrative Purrofessionals Day, Anzac Day and Arbor Day, our island's textiles festival, the Hana and the Sakura Matsuri, nya! The purrecious gem for Apurril is the Diamond, and the astrological signs are Aries then Taurus, 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 and sarees in the colors and purrints to evoke the vernal blossoms, nya! 

There are fun athletic purrsuits here such as the belly dance, hot salsa dance, hula, martial arts, kyudo, purrkour, cycling, golf, tennis, lacrosse, softball, soccer, beach volleyball, diving, swimming, surfing and sailing, nya!  Our local fishing forecast purrdicts the bumpurr crop of the Bluefish, Cobias, Croakers, Groupurrs, Mackerels, Snappurrs, Tunas & Shrimp, nya! The flower of the month is the Daisy, which would be an appurropurriate garnish on the plate, and after the suppurr, we  suggest the stroll to go see the latest additions to

The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, 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!

Into Guest Gallery 3 we are purroud to purremier the pic of "Nairi" by Rebecca Brogden who used Sai, Photoshop CS6 and an Intuos5 tablet to render Nairi the succubus, who wears the sexy Dark Red maillot to match her eyes, horns, tail & wings, nya! Although she appurrs to be in her mid 20's, Nairi is centuries older, and she is one of our reserve police officers, rescue team volunteers, and a clerk at the magick shop where her expurrtise of magick, myths, antiques & history are of the great help, nya! 

Also in Guest Gallery 3 is the illustration of "Heaven" by Doug Chapman of Dragons Entwined Studio, nya! We were happy to see him and his wife Neesa again at WhatTheHell?! Con where Mike was among the guests last month, nya! Heaven is a character in the steam adventure fantasy tale of the Pirates of Tezomea, nya! She is a purrecognitive fortune teller, who the pirates' airship Heaven's Blessing is named after, nya! Purrhaps y'all have already seen the pics  of her more fiercely muscular sister Yara, nya? 

Nextly in Guest Gallery 3 is the fan art of "Catgirl Nuku Nuku" by Lumshock,nya! Nuku Nuku is the nickname of Atsuko the supurr powerful gynoid built with the brain of the kitty by scientist Kyusaku Natsume to become the purrotective sister for his son Ryunosuke who was purrsued by the villains, nya! She first appurred in the manga in 1990 by Yuzo Takada, and then in the anime mini-series in 1992, which was followed further anime in 1998, nya! Lumshock used the Pokemon Art Academy media for the Nintendo 3DS to render this image, nya!
 
To Gallery 7 we have added Mike's pic of the Star Wars - inspired Orange Tabby "Impurrial Neko Troopurr", nya! This is Mike's 2nd pic of a catgirl troopurr, and it is a re-creation of a sketch drawn at WhatTheHell?! Con, nya! The femme fatale is armed with the blaster pistol & Pink Light Saber, nya! Attached to her belt are the cans of Naboo Abyss Fish treats and a thermos full of Blue Milk, nya! Fortunately the armor does not ride up on the tail, and much of the armor can detach in case she needs the bikini mode, nya!

Then in Gallery 7 is Mike's illustration of "She's A Juke Box Neko", nya! It is a variation of a pic that he sketched at the con nya! The purrior version was illustrated with the pencil, pens & markers, but this version was done with Photoshop CS2 & the mouse, nya! She is wearing the Navy Blue dress & glasses with the Red heels & jewelry whilst purrched upon the Purrlitzer juke box, nya!

Then in Gallery 7 we have Mike's pic of a "Raver Kitten", nya! Inked with Sakura Micron pens, this drawing is a re-creation of another sketch that Mike drew at the con, nya! The nekomimi of the cybergothy style is the festively furry flurry of dreads, bangles, rings, fishnets, glow sticks, the fluffy leg warmers and the tiered tutu as she dances to the "oonse oonse oonse oonse" mewsic, nya! 

Nextly we have unveiled Mike's pic of the "Mid-Fielder" in Gallery 7, nya! As y'all see in the sporty illustration, much discipline & concentration are a purrerequisite for the athletes of the island's Yarn Ball Lacrosse League, lest the game become unraveled across the field,  and the athlete receive the Yella Penalty Card, nya! Mike used the pencil, Micron pens, Photoshop CS2 & the mouse, nya! 

Finally into Gallery 7, we have added Mike's cemetery scene of "Bille And The Baron", based upon our friend Sharon Williams's serialized purrose, fantasy tale of the "Legacy of the Gods", which purrtains to Billie the athletic teen heroine and her friends who are aided by the Yoruba Gods, whilst purrsued in New Orleans by evil Baron Samedi, and y'all can read the tale thus far at Sharon's DeviantArt Gallery, nya! That is all of the mewest art, and meanwhile, it is time for the

the Apurril 2015 edition of The Mew, nya!

The Mew 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, art, cosplay, cons, and occasionally intermew the special guests, nya! 

This month they discuss the official state symbols of North Carolina; the cinema, TV & DVD topics include favorite fan films and reviews of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Two-Disk Special Edition DVD, Black Sails The Complete First Season DVD, and the 1st season of the Agent Carter, nya! The anime & manga mewsings include Hanasaku Iroha anime DVD vol. 2, Monster Musume manga vol. 6, and the Strike Witches: One Winged Witches manga vol. 2, nya! 

Those are followed by the comic book reviews of My Little Pony Friends Forever #14 & 15, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #28 & 29, Princeless: Pirate Princess #2, Hero Cats #4, Angel and Faith Season 10 #12, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #13Elfquest: The Final Quest #8, Conan Red Sonja #3, Fathom: Kiani Vol. 4 #2, and hen the book reviews include Modern Masters vol. 30: Paolo Rivera, Dragonbreath vol. 10: Knight-Napped!, and Star Wars Art: Posters nya!

The talk of toys & collectibles include A Certain Scientific Railgun Kuroku Shirai Maid Version 1/6 scale figure, Transformers Robots in Disguise Strongarm warrior class action figure Magic The Gathering Legacy Collection Nissa Revane action figure, nya! Then the Mew is topped off by this month's Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight on Sheriff Callie's Wild West, and reports on events such as the Oak City Comics Show, WhatTheHell?!Con 2015, March 26th Tannahill Weavers Concert, Mad Monster Party 2015, nya!

An intermew with Mike, nya!

Mewsually, Mike or the Ladies of The Mew might conduct the intermew with their occasional special guests, but in March 2014 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!

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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