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The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for June 2016, nya!

Aloha y'all and welcome to Catgirl Island, nya! June is such a zestful month here at the Island and the surrounding Atlantic waters of Mew Hanover County, as the seasons change from Spurring (Haru) to Summer (Natsu), nya! With the coastal gardens and the maritime forest full of the colorful blooms under the lush Green arbor & Blue skies, it would be the purrfect time to give that special kitsune the Foxglove bouquet or to give that special dragon girl the Snapdragon corsage for her tail, nya!

June's purrecious gem stones are the Alexandrite, Moonstone and the Purrls, but if that is too purricey the gift for that special kemonomimi, mermaid, taur or fae, then we suggest the suppurr to fill her tummy and win her heart, nya! Since the astrological signs for June are Gemini and Cancer, we purrticularly suggest the twin portions of the crab meat, but the local fishing forecast purrdicts the bumpurr crop of the Bass, Bluefish, Cobias, Croakers, Groupurrs, Mackerels, Snappurrs and Tunas, nya! 

Fortunately, the bikinis nicely frame the fish-filled tummy, and are comfy to wear for the post-meal catnap, nya! The island's riverwalk boutiques are brimming with the Summer fashions of bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs & yukatas for those folks with or without tails, nya! Among the popular styles are the Rose and Honeysuckle purrints to reflect the flowers of the month; the halter neck and backless styles are favored by the fae, vamps, angel and demon girls as not to ride up on the wings, nya! 

Of course, there are also the locally - made tops made of naturally deceased jellyfish bells, which are available in various cup sizes, and are purrticularly popular with the mermaids, nya! In addition to the fresh or salt water angling, the activities to catabolize the food calories of June include the belly dance, hula dance. hot salsa dance, yoga, martial arts, kyu-do, golf, tennis, softball, bicycling, purrkour, swmming, diving, surfing, paddling, sailing, and our recreation league beach volleyball, nya!

The month's observances, holidays and festivals include the Summer Solstice, Fathers Day, Flag Day, and our local events such as the Yosakoi Matsuri, Honeysuckle Festival and Rose Blossom Purrade, nya! We also suggest the diverse cultural purrsuits at the riverwalk, the shrines, the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, the Public Libraries, the Farmers Market, the Mer Market, the Forest Grove Theatre and The Mermaid Dive - In Theatre, nya! We also have several additions to the The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!

For those who are here for the first time, the Art Galleries 1-7 display images by Mike Moon, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-4 display images by other folks with their kind purrmissions, nya! The most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the widdle "thumbnail" portions of the pics, and you have to click upon those to see the uncropped full pics, nya! 

In Guest Gallery 4  we are purroud to purrsent the "Summer Visitor" by Rebecca Brogden, who used pens & copic markers to render this illustration of the foxgirl who is visited by the butterfly by the mound of mushrooms, nya! She has lovely vulpine ears and White - tipped tail tail to match her long lush Black coiffure, as she wears the ruffled tank top, jeans shorts and hiking shoes, nya!

Then we have Rebecca's illustration of "Nystia's Bikini Armor", nya! Rebecca's character in Mike's RPG, Nystia is a vampurric faerie, expurrt alchemist, powerful mage, the sheriff of her town and member of a girl band, nya! Rebecca used Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop CS6 and a Wacom Intuos 5 tablet to render Nystia who is wearing her magickal Red bikini armor, with a screen - shot from the Elder Scrolls: Skyrim video game used for the background, nya!

Then we are delighted to display a pic of a "Lazy Day" by Meesha Walker, who used the gouache paint and colored pencils to depict this scene of Lina lamia snake girl whose body below the hips resembles a 17.5 ft long version of a North Carolina Outer Banks Kingsnake, and she looks so serenely coiled around a tree in the lush maritime forest, as she takes the break from her shift as a lifeguard at lake Neko, nya!

Nextly in Guest Gallery 4 is "Neko Lingerie" by TonomuraBix, who used copic markers, gel pens and chalk pastels to render this illustration of the alluring lass in the cute fuzzy White nekomimi cowl, gloves, boots and Gold bell atop the daring lingerie, with her tautly firm abs framed between the Black bra with the kitty keyhole, and the kuroneko - style panty with adorable paw - like ornaments dangling from the straps, nya!

Then we are pleased to purrsent this darling fan art of "Chi" by Misty Hopkins, nya! Chi is a cute type of gynoid known as a Persocom who was found and adopted by a student named Hideki in the beautiful, bittersweet Japanese manga and anime series Chobits created by the Clamp studio, nya! Misty pencilled this widdle sketch of Chi who is wearing a camisole with thin straps and the frilly sweetheart neckline, nya!

In Misty's illustration of  "Strawberry & Gary", Strawberry is a ldarling Pink-haired gynoid inspired by the Saber Marionettes J anime, and Misty's original character Gary is the foxy red mascot for Misty's blog, nya! Misty used the Copic Multiliner pen, Faber Castell pens, Purrrismacolor markers, Crayola and other colored pencils to render this brightly surreal scene of them in the colorful pond while they savor the delicious, nutritious berries, nya! nya!

After that in Guest Gallery 4 is our web master Jamie Robertson's scene of "Spring Equinox", starring Chelsea Urania Kate Chattan, who the heroic witchy were-panther star of his web comic Clan of the Cats, nya!  nya! Barefoot in the flowy purretty purrple gown amongst the trees, Chelsea observes the swirling magick within a crystal ball, nya! Jamie rendered this beautiful scene with Painter 216, Photoshop CC215, and Clip Studio Paint, nya! 

To Gallery 7 we have added Mike's pic of  "New Room Mates Lana and Sora", nya! This depicts the meeting of his original characters Sora the Chrome nekomimi gynoid in the Blue bikini and purreo, who placed the purrsonals ad for a new room mate to share her flat, and Lana the Green alien bug girl in the bikini, gloves, boots, belt and cape, has responded to the ad, so they have the co-habitation to discuss, nya!

Then in Gallery 7 is Mike's fan art of "Haruka", alias Sailor Uranus who is among the supurr heroines in the Sailor Moon manga created by Naoko Takeuchi, nya! Haruka and her teammates defend the Earth from villains, monsters and disasters, but here she is undressing for the leisure time, showing the bit of bra and panty as she takes off her dress shirt, pants and necktie, nya! Mike used pencils, colored pencils, pens, markers, Photoshop CS3 and the mouse to render Haruka. Lana and Sora, nya!

Nyow it is time for fan art of Marvel-ous catgirls, nya! In Gallery 7 is Mike's pic of Marvel's "Shuri"! Purrincess Shuri of the African nation of Wakanda is the sister of T'Challa the Black Panther, but in certain situations she has assumed the guise of the Black Panther, nya! She is Storm's sister-in-law too, nya! She is wearing the tight costume made of vibranium material with the fur trim, sharp claws and kuroneko mask, as glances our way whilst she purrches atop the high tree branch in the jungle, nya! 

Then we have an image of yet another fiercely feisty feline femme fatale from the Marvel Comics, in Mike's fan art of Ava Ava Ayala alias the "White Tiger", nya! She is a supurr heroine of the Puerto Rican heritage, with the mystic fierce feline powers, and she is the 5th purrson to have the guise of The White Tiger, nya! In this scene she is purrtrolling the urban jungle in search of criminal purrey to pounce upon, nya! Mike used Photoshop CS2 and the mouse to render the illustrations of Shuri and Ava, nya! 

Nextly are 2 more bits of Mike's fan art to commemorate Star Trek's 50th Anniversary, nya! The "Ilia Purrobe" scene imagines V’ger’s humanoid purrobe mechanism reposingly purrched upon the starship U.S.S Enterpurrise’s purrimary navigational dome atop the bridge, while the starship is trapped within V'ger's vessel, nya! Wearing the transpurrent sandals and short robe, the purrobe is a realistic duplicate of the ship’s missing navigator Lt. Ilia, who was from the planet Delta IV, but disappurred when the ship encountered V'ger, nya.

Star Trek - The Motion Picture is Mike's favorite movie, in which Ilia was purrtrayed by Persis Khambatta (2 October 1948 - 18 August 1998), and he used Photoshop CS2 and the mouse to render this illustration and the accompanying size compurrison diagram, which shows how tiny she is compurred to the ship, nya! Meanwhile, it is also time for the June 2016 edition of The Mew, nya!

The Mew is short for The Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings, our local monthly "show" in which The Ladies of the Mew and our 'Purrducer' Mike discuss fun stuff such as cinema, TV, books, comics, games, toys, mewsic, visual art, festivals, conventions and cosplay, nya! For this month's Mew, there are reviews of Monster High's Brand Boo Students Isi Dawndancer doll and Monster High's Great Scarrier Reef Lagoona Blue doll; whilst the book reviews include The Complete Peanuts 1999 -  2000, The Little Prince - The Art of the Movie. and William Sharner's recent book about his friend Leonard Nimoy, nya!

There are critiques of comic books and manga such as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #42, My Little Pony: Friends Forever #28, Princeless: Make Yourself #2, Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess #7, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #26, Beasts of Burden: What The Cat Dragged In, Starfire #12, Harley's Little Black Book #3, Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat! #5, Goldie Vance #2, Monster Musume: I Heart Monster Girls vol. 1, School-Live! vol. 3, and Oreimo: Kuroneko vol.5, nya! There are reviews  of the movies Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse; and this month's Lightning Round topic is our favorite movies of 1986, 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, and the web master of the FemShep fan site devoted to the female version of the Mass Effect video game's heroic Commander Shepard, nya! A while back Jamie 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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