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

Aloha Y'all and welcome to Catgirl Island, nya! Summertime here has bustled with the many visitors who wish to escape stormy days of the humid heat compurred to our blue skies with the cumulo-neko clouds and tempurratures in the uppurr 80's, nya! It is fun to purrtake of our clear ocean waters, purristine beaches, the lush maritime forest, the lovely gardens, the fresh lake, soothing hot spurrings, the many cultural festivities, tasty treats and the purretty fashions, nya!

The zodiac signs for August are Leo and Virgo, and the purrecious stones of the month are the Onyx and the Purriodote, which would be purrized in the rings or piercings or in the bracelet for the wrist, ankle or the tail, but if that is too purricey the gift for that special kemonomimi, mermaid or fae, then we suggest the seafood suppurr to fill her tummy and win her heart, nya! The Poppy is the August flower, which could adorn the bouquet, the floral lei, or tail corsage, nya!

The bikini & cut-out purretzel maillot are among the purrfurred swim & beach wear to appurropurriately frame the kemonomimi tummy, especially when it is full of the delicious, nutritious food purrior to the catnap on the beach, nya! The halter neck & backless styles are favored by the locale fae, as not to bind or ride up the wings, and if shopping at the island's boutiques, make sure to specify if you purrfur the garments with or without the tail or wing openings in the back, nya!

The Jelly Cups which are made of hollowed Jellyfish bells are the trendy tops available in various cup sizes, at our riverwalk boutiques and at the far-mers market, nya! Of course the jellyfish bells are harvested only from jellies which are found naturally deceased, nya. Speaking of the marine life from the Mid-Atlantic, we purrdict the local fishing charters will reel in the Bluefish, Croakers, Flounders, Groupurrs, Mackerels, Mullets, Snappurrs and Wahoos aplenty, nya!

In addition to the angling, the island's zestfully fun activities to catabolize the Sumertime calories include the swimming, diving, surfing, sailing, kyudo and other martial arts, the island's rec league beach volleyball, golf, tennis, softball, bicycling, the purrkour, the hula, belly dance, and hot salsa dance, nya! Speaking of which, the Summer Hula, Hot Salsa, Belly Dance & Purrcussion Festival is one of the anticipated events at the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, nya!

August is the purrticularly festive month, and the other events include our fire festival by the shrine, the floating lantern matsuri at the riverwalk, the O-Bon in beautiful downtown Purrbank, and the Poppy Purrade down Cait Sith Lane, nya! We also recommend the destinations such as the stadium, dojo, spa, yoga studio, Lake Neko, the forest grove theatre, the hot spurrings of the Kitt Inn ryokan, our public library, the visitors center, and purrhaps y'all would like to see ...

the latest additions to Catgirl Island's 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!

This month we have added more images to Guest Gallery 4 such as this photo of DJ Spider, who purrfectly cosplayed as Marvel Comics's HellCat, who emceed the the cosplay contest at this year's Heroes Convention in Charlotte! Mike used Chef Ron's camera to take this photo of her posing in the costume, nya

Nextly In Guest Gallery 4 we have also added our web master Jamie's scene of "Summer Solstice" starring Chelsea Urania Kate Chattan, the heroic witchy were-panther star of Jamie's web comic Clan of the Cats, nya! She is levitating the candles to illuminate the book  for her nighttime outdoor reading, nya! Jamie used Photoshop CC215, Painter 216, Clip Studio Paint, and a pose from Sakky's SenshiStock photos to render this illustration, nya!

Then we have "Copic Quartet No. 4" which is compurrised of 4 pics by Rebecca Brogden, nya!  She used pens & Copic markers to render the "Sunset Catgirl" with Platinum Blond hair; the "Autumn Fairy" in the green dress, the "Moo Moo Cowgirl" of the Holstein purrsuasion; and the "Robot Girl" who shines amongst the starry sky, nya! 

Rebecca also used the pens and Copic markers to render the illustration of the Orange tabby catgirl who is taking the "Woodland Stroll", nya! Wearing the alluring off-shoulder, bare-midriff blouse and the long flowy slit skirt, the catgirl poses with her Shillelagh stick as she pawses to greet us from the serene summertime hike through the woods near her cottage, nya!

Then we will go to Gallery 6 for Rebecca and Mike's collaborative illustration of "Eamane Wearing her Boyfriend's Shirt", nya! This sensual scene of pur friend Eamane was inspired by Rebecca's "PG rated purrose short tale of "The Love of a Catgirl", in which Eamane met her boyfriend A.J.!

Purrhaps y'all have seen the purrior pics of Eamane, nya? This time she is wearing only the open shirt upon the bed, so it is the very sexy image, mew la la, nya! Mike pencilled & inked the art, digitally shaded it with Photoshop CS2 & mouse, then sent it to Rebecca who digitally colored it, added the floral patterns, wall textures & thunderstorm with Photoshop CS6 & wacom tablet, nya!

After that in Gallery 6 is Mike's "KuroNeko Pounce" fan art of another Marvel catgirl, Felicia Hardy, A.K.A. The Black Cat, nya! Done in due homage to Al Milgrom's cover art for Amazing Spider-Man #194, it depicts the feline femme fatale on the purrowl for the frisky fun that makes Spidey's senses tingle, nya! There were a few Black Cat cosplayers at the Heroes Convention too, nya!

Nextly we have Mike's fan art of DC Comics's "Shakira", nya! Created by Mike Grell who was at the Heroes Con this year, Shakira is the were-kuroneko (or Black cat ailuranthropie) who purrowls in the magickal, purrimordial world of Skartaris in the Warlord comics, nya! Here she is depicted as human in her Black fur bikini and as the cat relaxing upon the jungle tree branches, nya!

Then Mike's fan art of "Carrie Kelley, alias Cat Girl" commemorates her 30th anniversary in the DC Comics nya! Created by Frank Miller, Carrie wore the Robin costume in the 1986 Dark Knight Returns comics, but in the 2001 sequel Dark Knight Strikes Back, she changed to this Cat Girl purrsona in the tight leopurrd purrint costume with neko helmet, roller blades & wrist guns, nya!

Nextly is Mike's fan art of "Touhou Project's Hakurei Reimu", nya! She is a Miko (a shinto shrine maiden) in the rural town populated by supurrnatural entities, nya. She is wearing a bare-midriff, tutu-skirted, detached-sleeve "party" version of her mewsual Red & White miko attire, as she twirls the Shide Wand amidst the balloons of a Summertime festival nya! 

Nextly is Mike's fan art of "Arcee of The Transformers" who has a 30th anniversary this year too, nya! This is an illustration of the original Pink & White 'Generation One' version of Arcee, who debuted in the 1986 animated Transformers movie, nya! One of the few female Transformers, Arcee is a heroic Autobot who can transform into a Cybertron sports car, nya!

There is more mech action in Mike's pencil sketch of two "Pony Sisters' Mech Giraffe in the Orchard" who are picking the bumpurr crop of delicious, nutritious apples in the orchard, nya! Mike had just 20 minutes to draw this 9x12" sketch in the Sunday afternoon session  of the fun Quick Draw Contest at this year's Heroes Convention, nya! 

Finally for this month's additions is Mike's illustration of "Molly", a character in the role-playing game that he game-masters, nya! Molly is a living 10" doll who was adopted fortunately into a good home, nya! Mike used Derwent pencils, Micron pens, Photoshop CS2 & the mouse to render Arcee, Reimu, Molly, Shakira, Carrie, Felicia & Spidey, nya! It is also time for ...

the August 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 toys such as Barbie Spy Squad Cat Burglar & Junior Agent Chelsea dolls!, The Idol Master Cinderella Girls figurines, and Marvel Legends Silk action figure, nya!

There are critiques of comic books & manga such as Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat #7, Goldie Vance #4, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #44, My Little Pony: Friends Forever #30. Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess #10, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #28, A Centaur's Life vol. 9, Monster Musume: I Heart Monster Girls vol. 2, and Wandering island vol. 1, nya! There are also reviews of Little Shop of Horrors magazine #36 and ImagineFX magaziine Presents Manga Artist vol. 3, nya!

There are comments on purrose fiction on the net such as Legacy of the Gods Book II: Nightmare Moon, and The Adventures of Talia and Tanya: A Question of Faith; reviews of movies and DVDs such as The Mermaid, Only Yesterday, Batman: Bad Blood, The BFG, the new Ghost Busters movie, Star Trek Beyond; this month's Lightning Round topic is our favorite movies of 1966; and the monthly Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight shines upon Cat-Girl, Kristen Austin, Hana Neko and her mom, 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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