February 2018 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The February 2018 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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In this grande-size edition of The Mew:
what we’ve been up to since the purrior Mew
The Lightning Round topic:
Years ending in an 8, part 2: our favorite fun stuff of 1988
The Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight:
more kemonomimi toys & collectibles
collectibles & toy talk:
Marvel Legends Nakia action figure
Marvel Legends Okoye action figure
Marvel Black Panther Shuri action figure
Star Wars: The Black Series action figure #52: Resistance Tech Rose
Star Wars: The Black Series action figure #56: Jaina Solo
book, comic book & manga mewsings
Star Wars: Forces of Destiny- Ahsoka & Padme
Elfquest: The Final Quest #23
Hamster Princess vol. 5: Whiskerella
Hero Cats #20
Princeless – Raven the Pirate Princess Year 2: Love and Revenge #3
pony purrings:
My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #9
My Little Pony the movie Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital Download combo
more movie & DVD reviews:
Your Name DVD
In This Corner of The World  Blu-Ray+DVD
Kancolle Fleet Girls Collection The Complete Series Blu-Ray+DVD
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Game of Thrones  – Conquest & Rebellion
additions to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art
“Ochako” fan art by  Rebecca Brogden
“Froppy” fan art by Rebecca Brogden
“Frisky Catgirl” by Lumshock
“Angelic” by Lumshock
Fate/Apocrypha’s “Frankenstein” fan art by Misty Hopkins
“Down The Red Carpet 2018” by Sean Martin
“Yule” by Jamie
“Mom’s Fresh Carrots” by Bunina-chan
“Neko Rainbow Wish” by Amyaria-chan
“Treasure Hunt” by Aahlaadita-chan,
“Neko Kippurr Snack” by Gildanna-chan
“Omaha the Cat Dancer” fan art by Mike
our favorite recent seafood images
upon the covers of angling, diving, aquarium, & culinary purriodicals
and our 11th Annual Mew Awards purresentation
for our favorite stuff of 2017 in the cattygories of books,
magazines, comics, manga, calendars, art, cinema, TV,
radio, mewsic, toys, collectibles, games and events, nya!
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Mike:
(wearing the Dogwood purrint aloha shirt, Teal cargo shorts, Nike trainers and Catgirl Island baseball cap) Aloha y’all, and welcome to The Mew for our monthly reviews and discussions! Today’s Mew comes from the Laua’e Lounge atop the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, where it’s 78 degrees under a sunny Blue sky full of those big Cumulo-Neko Clouds!
Ah, we’ve got a great from view up here of the bustling activity in beautiful downtown Purrbank! There are festivities going on all across the island and the rest of Mew Hanover County, with lots of friends, family and other visitors here for tonight’s 11th Annual Mew Awards Purresentation! I’m Mike, the show’s “Purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
Mary Nyan:
(the catgirl in the Snapdragon purrint purretzel – cutout maillot) Ohayo Gozaimeows!
Jeannie:
(the catgirl in the Plumeria purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo) Nihao.
Trini-chan:
(the kitsune / fox girl in the Foxglove purrint trikini) Aloha!
Mielikki:
(the faerie in the Sunflower bikini with a Tuberose lei) Mellow greetings!
Nyoka
(the catgirl in the Purrple Dendrobium Orchid purrint suspender maillot) Howdy!
Nyanko:
(the catgirl in the Cala Lily purrint shorts & Lotus purrint cropped tank top) Howdy!
Bun:
(the bunny girl in the Wisteria purrint side-tie bikini & Purrimrose purrint sarong) Guten Tag!
Petra:
(the catgirl in the Torch Ginger purrint ring-closure bikini) Hi Hi, nya!
Becca:
(the nekomimi gynoid in the Apurricot colored crocheted bikini) Aloha!
Elizabeth:
(the catgirl in the Bird of Purradise purrint fundoshi – style bikini) Hola!
Ilyana:
(the catgirl in the Heliconia purrint tanga-style bikini) Whassup?
Yvonne:
(the catgirl in the Dhalia purrint bandeau-top bikini) Namaste, nya!
Tara-chan:
(Yvonn’e sister in the Chrysanthemeowm purrint tankini) Namaste, nya!
That is our friend Na Ling who is tending the bar up here today, nya!
Na Ling:
(the deer girl in the Peach Flower purrint bikini & purreo) Xin Chao!
Mike:
She is taking such great care of us! So, what have y’all been up to since last month’s Mew?
Elizabeth:
Our spa has been bustling with visitors who wish to escape the nippier mainland weather! Becca and I have been busy with that, the hot salsa dancing, and purrparing for tonight’s big event!
Becca:
That about sums it up for us with our golfing and purrkour on the back burner, but we have not overlooked our gardening, and business has been so brisk that we have hired more employees!
Mary Nyan:
As mewsual, I have been sewing the dance and cosplay costumes, and teaching the hula, but helping less at the shrine of late. I cannot believe that it is already our 11th annual awards show! 
Petra:
Hai hai, as Nyo-sensei says, it is like we are in the hypurr time, nya! We have greeted many visitors to the mewseum, and soon we will purrpare for our purre-season beach volleyball matches!
Bun:
We are grateful for the rec league athletes, officials, event staff and fans; the mewseum exhibitors, patrons and volunteers; and for all the folks who are participating in tonight’s awards show!
Ilyana:
They are purrdicting the full house at the Purrforming Arts Center! I have been busy mainly with the garden, the shipwreck diving, and cat-aloging the purrized nautical relics for the exhibits!
Jeannie:
Mornings at the yoga studio, afternoons at the kyudo range, alternating nights purrsiding at the robotics club and teaching the belly dance classes, the weekends of modeling the swim wear.
Mielikki:
So like, when i have not been instructing golf or magick, I have been directing Fuyu Fantasy at the ampurrtheatre, and soon we will rehearse for our Springtime Shakespeare extravaganza!
Nyoka:
The business has been brisk at my magick shop too, and speaking of the Spurring, soon we will purrpare for our Vernal Equinox event with the special workshops, discounts, and fish styx!
Nyanko:
Our purrents will be attending tonight’s awards show for the first time, and while we are at the Purrforming Arts Center, sis’s kuronekos will be minding the magick shop with the viewing party!
Yvonne:
By the way we wish to congratulate Nya-sensi on her dojo’s students who brought home the top trophies from the recent martial arts tournyament, nya!
The Ladies of The Mew:
BANZAI BANZAI BANZAI NYA!
Nyanko:
Arigato! They have trained hard! So what have Vonny and Tara-chan been up to?
Yvonne:
My fishing charters have reeled in the bumpurr crop of the Speckled Trout, Sea Bass, Bluefish, and Tuna; and my drumming circle will be purrforming purrior to the awards show, nya!
Tara-chan:
I have been helping onee-chan with the charters, helping Rica and – and Niko at the stables, caring for my pets, volunteering at the art mewseum, and taking the nature photo, nya!
Trini-chan:
I have been paddle surfing, board shaping, helping at the dock, the stables, the belly dance class, and at the mewseum! So, what has Na Ling been up to aside from tending the bar?
Na Ling:
Me? Oh gosh…  since my sister and I moved into Dach’s mansion, we have been mostly busy with work and classes, but we have seen a couple of movies this month! Howboutchoo, Mike?
Mike:
Oh, I’ve been mainly watching TV, movies, reading, writing, drawing, visiting with family and friends, and trying to get read for today’s festivities! Well, once again, we’ve got a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump right into this months–
lightning round topic: our favorite fun stuff of 1988!
Mike:
This year we’re looking back at our favorite things of prior years ending in an 8, so this month’s lightning round topic pertains to our favorite stuff of 1988! Ah, Nya-sensei is gonna start, so, are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
Nyanko:
Hai! I will nominate the movies such as Die Hard, Rambo III, They Live, Above the Law, Action Jackson, The Dead Pool, Gunbuster Gal Force III, and Dirty Pair OVAs  III – V! (tags her sister with a brush of the tail)
Nyoka:
Willow,  Beetlejuice, My Neighbor Totoro, Vampire Princess Miyu, Peacock King, Akira, Gunbuster, the Dirty Pair OVAs, and the Bubblegum Crisis OVAs! (tags Lizzy to go next)
Elizabeth:
I will nominate Bull Durham, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Big, A Fish Called Wanda, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Scrooged, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and My Neighbor Totoro! (tail – tags her wife to go next)
Becca:
My Neighbor Totoro, Beetlejuice, Baron Munchausen, Willow, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Hellbound: Hellraiser II,  Vampire Princess Miyu, and Yoma: Curse of the Undead ! (tags Ilyana)
Ilyana:
Rain Man, Mississippi Burning, The Accused, Tucker- A Man and his Dream, Gorillas of the Mist, Die Hard, Akira, and My Neighbor Totoro! (tags Tara-chan)
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Oliver and Company, The Land Before Time,  Dominion Tank Police, and – and My Neighbor Totoro, nya! Onee-chan’s turn, nya! (tags her older sister)
Yvonne: 
My Neighbor Totoro, Appleseed, Dominion Tank Police, Vampire Princess Miyu, Project A-Ko 3: Cinderella Rhapsody, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Oliver and Company, and The Land Before Time, nya! (tags Trini-chan)
Trini-chan:
One – Pound Gospel, Maison Ikkoku: Through the Passing of the Seasons, Maison Ikkoku: The Final Chapter, the Urusei Yatsura OVAs, and Urusei Yatsura Movie 5 – The Final Chapter, nya! (tags Jeannie)
Jeannie:
Akira, Gunbuster, Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack, Bubblegum Crisis 4: Revenge Road, Bubblegum Crisis 5: Midnight Rambler, Metal Skin Panic: Madox-01, Armored Trooper VOTOMS, and the Patlabor OVAs. (tage Petra)
Petra:
The TV series such as First of the Summer Wine, Red Dwarf, Star Trek – The Next Generation’s later 1st & early 2nd season, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Superboy, nya! (tags Bun)
Bun:
The comics such as Batman: The Killing Joke, Black Orchid, Animal Man, Concrete, and Excalibur; books such as Two Bad Ants by Chris van Allburg, and The Female in Airbrush by Masahiko Fuji! (tags Mielikki)
Mielikki:
The records such as Sade’s Stronger than Pride, R.E.M.’s Green, Paula Abdul’s Forever Your Girl, U2’s Rattle and Hum, Run D.M.C.’s Tougher Than Leather, The Bangles’s Everything, Salt n Pepa’s A Salt with a Deadly Pepa, and Tori Amos’s Y Kant Tori Read, fur shur! (tahs Mary Nyan with a flit of the wing)
Mary Nyan:
That was the good year for hard rock and heavy metal such as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’s Up Your Alley, Vixen’s first album, Iron Maiden’s Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, Lita Ford’s Lita, Judas Priest’s Ram it Down, Queensryche’s Operation Mindcrime, and X-Japan’s X! Nyow it is Na-Ling’s turn! (tags Na Ling)
Na Ling:
Me? Ohhh…. I I suppose… My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Oliver and Company, and The Land Before Time! Um… back to Mike?
Mike:
OK, I’ll nominate some albums too, such as Tori Amos’s Y Kant Tori Read, Neil Young and the Bluenotes This Note’s For You, Jonni Mitchell Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm, Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder, Eric Clapton’s Crossroads, Iron Maiden’s Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, and The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1!
We’d also like to convey a few other favorites from some friends who are currently at work, but hope to join us later in the show! B.B. nominated TV series such as Duck Tales, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Werewolf, Late Night with David Letterman, and the 13th season of Saturday Night Live…
Meryl nominated records such as Robert Plant’s Now and Zen, Kylie Minogue’s Kylie, The Moody Blues’s Sur la Mer, Kim Wilde’s Close, Weird Al Yankokovic’s Worse, and the Turtle Island Quartet’s first album…
Keiko recommended books such as The Healers War by Elizabeth Anne Scarborough, Matilda by Roald Dahl, Sister Light Sister Dark by Jane Yolen, and Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett…
Yuriko recommended Cyteen by C.J. Cherryh, Good News From Outer Space by John Kessel, Falling Free by Louise McMaster Bujold, and Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling…
and Ellie recommended the Star Trek novels Spock’s World by Diane Duane, Memory Prime by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, and The IDIC Epidemic by Jean Lorrah!
Well, that was another expedient little lightning round, and let’s keep up the pace with–
The Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight: more 
kemonomimi toys & collectibles, Part 1!
Mike:
In this monthly portion of The Mew, we “commeowmorate” famous catgirls of myths and popular culture, from anthropormorphic feline females, ailuranthropic shape – shifters, and nekomimi who are genuinely part cat, to those who might not have any actual kitty DNA, but do have the cat-titude and / or style as “honoraty catgirls”! This month’s spotlight is a bit different from usual, in the quick Lightning Round style as we shine the spotlight upon more catgirl statues, figures & dolls that we have or have seen recently in stores or catalogs! This time jeannie will start, so are y’all ready?
The Ladies of The Mew:
LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
Jeannie:
Griffon’s 27.5″ tall PVC “Swimsuit ” Super Figure of figure of Oreimo’s Kirino Kousaka in the striped bikini; and Flare’s Ao No Kanata No Four Rhythm’s Mashiro Arisaka 7.5″ PVC figure. (tags Ilyana)
Ilyana:
Di Molto Bene’s 1/7 scale PVC figure of And You Thought There Was Never A Girl Online’s Nekohime; and FREEing’s 1/7 scale PVC figure of Shining Heart’s Xiao Mei in the bikini (tags Mielikki)
Mielikki:
Broccoli’s “beast version” 1/8 scale PVC figurine of Fate / Kaleid Liner Prisma’s Chloe; and Aquamarine’s 1/8 scale PVC figure of Fate / Kaleid: Oath Under Snow Ilya “Beast”! (tags Nyoka)
Nyoka:
MAX Factory’s 1/7 scale PVC figure of Fate / Grand Order’s BerserkerTamamo Cat; and MAX Factory’s Kemono Friends Serval figma! Your turn, sis! (tags Nyanko)
Nyanko:
Hai! I will nominate Kadokawa’s Kemono Friends Serval 1/7 scale PVC figure; and Kadokawa’s 1/7 scale PVC figure of date-a-Live’s Kurimi Tokisaki! (tags Elizabeth)
Elizabeth:
Vertex’s 1/7 scale PVC figure of Tokyo Necro Mitsumi Gijou; and Alter’s 1/8 scale PVC figure of The Idolmaster’s Miku Maekawa! Becca’s turn! (tags Becca)
Becca:
Orca Toys’s Fairy Tail Wendy Marvell 1/6th scale PVC Fig Amairo Cat (Gravure Version); and Good Smile’s chibi style Nendoroid figure of Strike Witches 2’s Perrine Closterman! (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Adventures Catwoman (Gray costume) PVC figure; and Batman: The New Adventures Catwoman (Black costume) PVC figure! (tags Yvonne)
Yvonne:
Tweeter Head’s 1/6 scale Batman 1966: Catwoman Ruby edition cold-cast porcelain maquette; and Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ 1/10 scale DC Comics Catwoman figure, nya! (tags Trini-chan)
Trini-chan:
DC Comics Vinimates 4″ Catwoman vinyl figure, and Medicom’s The Dark Night Rises Catwoman MAF EX figure! (tags Tara-chan)
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate Mattel’s Monster High’s “Shipwrecked” Catrina DeMew posable fashion doll and – and Mattel’s Monster High “Garden Ghouls” Toralei Stripe posable fashion doll, nya! (tags Petra)
Petra:
Hobby Max’s Kaifeng Story series of super-deformed Lucky Cat style mini – figures of Bao Zheng, Shan Zhao, Bai Yutang and Gongsun, nya! (tags Bun)
Bun:
Mattel’s 7″ figure of Thundercats Classic Pumyra, and Funko’s Pop! vinyl figure of Black Panther’s Shuri! Howboutchoo, Na Ling?
Na Ling:
Ah, well, I do not keep up with the new toys, but I am eager to see the Black Panther Movie! Um, back to Mike!
Mike:
Thank you- and yeah, that looks like a great movie! Lastly but not leastly, I’d like to include Megahouse’s Desktop Army series of 3″ Frame Arms Girls: Innocents Mini-Figures! Ah, that’ll do it for this month’s spotlight, but we’re gonna continue the 
collectibles & toy talk, with Bun’s review of the
Marvel Legends Nakia & Okoye action figures!
Bun:
Hai! We like to collect the figures of the Marvel Comics super heroines, thusly I was very pleased to get this figure by Hasbro of Nakia who is portrayed by actress Lupita Nyong’o in the forthcoming Black Panther movie! Lupita portrayed Maz Kanata in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi!
Introduced in Marvel Comics’s Black Panther Vol. 3 #1, Nakia is a member of the Dora  Milaje (pronounced “dora meh LAH shay”) who are Black Panther’s elite royal bodyguards! This figure is of her movie version, which is part of the series that includes Black Panther, Iron Man, Black Bolt (comics version), Namor, and Erik Killmonger. 
Sold separately, all of those except for Iron Man include pieces to build the figure of Nakia’s friend Okoye, who is portrayed in the movie by Danai Gurira, who portrays Michonne in The Walking Dead! Her torso & sword are with Nakia, her head is with Black Panther, left leg is with Killmonger, right leg is with Black Bolt, and arms are with Namor.
The 6″ Nakia &  Okoye figures both look very serious, beautiful, powerful & confident in their battle dresses with the skirt, tabard, boots, armored chokers, spaulders, epaulets & gauntlets! Nakia has short Black hair, the Black, Red & Silvery outfit with two 1.5″ diameter circular blades; whereas Okoye is bald in the Black, Maroon & Orange & Gold outfitt with the 7″ spear that has 2 interchangeable points! 
Nakia &  Okoye are very posable, with the articulation in the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, thighs, knees & ankles. They can be carefully balanced to stand unassisted, but I will recommend using a small doll stand (which is not included), especially if you wish to pose them in the more dynamic stances. Nextly I would like to discuss the
Marvel Black Panther Shuri action figure!
Bun:
The Dora Milaje are also bodyguards to T’Challa’s younger sister, Princess Shuri, who first appeared in Black Panther vol. 4 #2, when she has assumed the guise of the Black Panther after Doctor Doom injured T’Challa, who was married to Ororo Munro a.k.a. Storm of The X-Men, who is Shuri’s sister-in-law!
That is the comics books’ continuity, which is differs from the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity; in which Shuri is portrayed by Letitia Wright in the Black Panther movie! This 5 5/8″ tall figure of Shuri is part of Hasbro’s wave of Black Panther movie figures, which also include Black Panther and Erik Killmonger!
With the athletic physique and the intently serious gaze, she is wearing the sleeveless, high – collared tight Dark Black & Blue costume withe the tabi – style boots, Silvery coil armbands, removable tan pareo with the Silvery buckle, and the White war paint upon her face that splendidly contrasts with her dark skin!
She also has the two removable, large, Black elbow – length battle gloves with the Panther maw fists that emanate the clear Light Blue energy bolts! She is well –  balanced to stand unassisted, with the articulation in the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists and hips, but not in the thighs, knees or ankles.
I think that Shiri, Okoye and Nakia are lovely fine addition to our collection, and we have displayed them in the good spot upon the shelf, next to their their friends Storm and The Invisible Woman! That is all for my toy talk, but now Mie-sensei will go from Wakanda to the galaxy far, far, away for her review of the
Star Wars: The Black Series action figure 
#52 Rose & action figure #56: Jaina Solo!
Mielikki:
Arigato! So like, we also like to collect the action figures of galactic heroines such as the Jedi and rebel ladies of Star Wars! Thusly I was very pleased to get this figure by Hasbro of Rose Tico who is portrayed by actress Kelly Marie Tran in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, which we reviewed in last month’s Mew!
Rose is a mechanic and her sister Paige is a gunner in the Resistance commanded by General Leia Organa! This figure is nicely designed, sculpted and painted with the faithful proportions, portraiture and details! She is wearing the Tan hoody jumpsuit with the Gray belt & Brown boots, with the removable taser and pistol!
In the non –  canonical Star Wars novels, comics and games that are referred to as the “Legends” continuity (formerly known as the “Expanded Universe”), Leia Organa and Han Solo’s twin children Jaina and Jacen debuted in Timothy Zahn’s 1994 novel Star Wars: The Last Command!
In the Legends tales, Jaina was a great pilot, mechanic, leader and a Jedi Master after her training under her uncle Luke Skywalker and his wife Mara Jade! Of course, in the canonical Star Wars movies, Leia and Han’s son is Kylo, who has had the tragic impact upon Luke, Leia, Han, Rose and the rest of the resistance, fur shur!
I think that the figures of Rose and Kaina are both very nicely designed, sculpted and painted. The 5 3/8″  figure of Rose has intricately detailed fabric creases, folds, pockets, emblems and widdle tools. The 5 3/4″ figure of Jaina is in the Black flight suit with dark gray straps, belt and holster; the removable helmet, pistol, and light saber!
She has the meticulously detailed cocky expression, chest panel, Gold trim, helmet lenses and livery! Her 4″ long light saber has the translucent Magenta blade. The weapons  fit in either hand.  Jaina and Rose are balanced well enough to stand without requiring a display base, which is not included.
Both of them are very posable with the cleverly concealed points of articulation in her neck, abs, hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists, thighs, knees & ankles. We have found the nice spot upon the shelf next to the figures of Leia, Rey, Jen, Hera, Sabine & Ahsoka! So like, that will conclude the toy talk, but we have more of Star Wars to discuss, as Ilyana-sensei begins
 
our comic book & manga mewsings with her review of
Star Wars: Forces of Destiny- Ahsoka & Padme, fur shur!
Ilyana:
Oh just call me Ilyana! We like the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny series that stars the great heroines, so I eagerly dove into this comic book! Published by IDW, it is the 4th the of five weekly stand-alone tales published last month. week 1 starred Leia, week 2 starred Rey, week 3 starred Hera, thisu’n was for week 4, and week 5 starred Rose & Paige!
It has the uninterrupted 20 page tale followed by the 8 pages of the ads. The tale was written by Beth Revis, drawn & colored by Valentina Pinto, lettered by Tom B. long, edited by Bobby Curnow & Denton J. Tipton,assistantly edited by Peter Adrian Behravesh, and the publisher is Greg Goldstein. Bobby also edits the pony comics!
This issue is available in the choice of the 4 different covers, each graced by Ahsoka & Padme! Cover A is by Valentina, cover B is by Elsa Charretier & Matt Wilson, cover 3 is the retailer incentive with the wraparound animation art. and cover 4 is the convention exclusive cover, which is the same art as cover B but without the typographic elements.
Set sometime during a later season of the animated Clone Wars series, tale is off to the rousing start, as Ahsoka and Barriss spar in the light saber duel! Although Ahsoka wins, but after a philosophical debate, she is in the unconfident mood. As fate would have it, Padme later arrives to recruit her to purrotect a purrestigious diplomatic dinner gathering!
The dinner guests are the Arhturian diplomats, who appurrently have the very picky, fussy rules of etiquette that are easily insulted, and Padme wants the evening to go without the hitch! Unfortunately one of her 6 handmaidens is the shape –  shifting impostor, a Clawdite villain who is there to sabotage the event! This results in the melee for Ahsoka, and Padme
Padme’s security chief Captain Typho appurrs in one of the panels! The interior & exterior scenery of Coruscant is quite opulent, and Padme wears two different purretty outfits! Ahsoka wears her later sleeveless maroon  ensemble with the matching boots and the fingerless gloves, Barriss is in her mewsual dark cloak attire, and the handmaidens are in the bright Red-Orange garments! 
Some of my favorite moments are when Ahsoka is on the purrtrol, as she shimmies up the walls and stalks upon the ledges! This was the fun tale at the brisk pace, with the beautiful art that is faithful to the style of the Forces of Darkness animation, which we hope will be release upon the DVD, and I will give this issue the A+ as in Ahsoka and Amidala! Nyow here is Myayr to discuss
Hamster Princess vol. 5: Whiskerella!
Mary Nyan:
Hai! In this series of delightful story books of anthropurmorphic characters, Harriet Hamsterbone is the smart, brave 12 year old tomboy hamster purrincess who craves the adventures in spite of her purrents’ wishes for her to be the stereotype purrincess. It is written & illustrated by Ursula Vernon http://www.ursulavernon.com who was our our guest for the May 2009 Mew!
Ursula is a Hugo & Nebula Award winner, World Fantasy & Eisner Award nominee known for her beautiful wildlife, anthropurrmorphic & fantasy art, including her Digger comics, Castle Hangnail & Nurk storybooks, and the Dragonbreath series! She is a fellow North Carolinian and we have a drawing of centauress by her in our art mewseum! 
The 5 3/4″ x 7 1/4″ x 16/16″ hardcover was published by Penguin Books’ Dial impurrint, and it is purriced $12.99 USA and $17.99 Canada. The 241 page tale includes over 200 lovely illustrations of the various sizes; over 60 of which are 1/2 the page size or much bigger, including several 3/4 page pics, full page pics and two – page spurreads!
Now for a taste of the plot, which begins with Harriet, her fiends Wilbur & Ratpunzel at a costume ball to honor the bat ambassador. This might seem fun, but Harriet would much rather be adventurously cliff diving, jousting upon her battle quail Mumphry, or fighting monsters than dancing with purrinces, but they are intrigued by the glamorous masked purrincess Whsikerella!
The Bat Ambassador and Ralph the stable groom help them to investigate Whiskerella’s mysterious appurrances at the royal balls, which leads to the the discovery of Whiskerella’s identity, and the strange faerie curse that is upon her! There is Battle Quail action aplenty along the way, as Harriet and Whiskerella try to evade romantic purroposals from the purrinces!
I should not further spoil the taste of the whimsical Cinderella – homage plot, which is brimming with the very smart, likable characters, the keen dialogue, the great sense of mythology and world – building, with the vivid descriptions and splendid illustrations! I will highly recommend it to fans of the anthropurrmorphic heroines and amewsing fantasy / adventure tales! Nextly I would like to discuss
Elfquest: The Final Quest #23!
Mary Nyan:
We are big fans of Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest, and Wendy’s other beautiful works of art! A lot has changed for the elves of the World of Two Moons since Elfquest began 40 years ago in 1978, and this story arc has brought many more changes happy and sad during a time of war, while some of the elves wish to leave the planet and explore the stars, while others wish to stay.
Issue #23 might technically be the 24th issue, including the 2013 Special. Purriced $3.99, it has the uninterrupted 28 page tale written by Wendy & Richard, scripted & illustrated by Wendy, colored by Sonny Strait, lettered by Nate Piekos, edited by Spencer Cushing and assistant editor Kevin Burkhalter, with the issue’s graphic design by Sarah Terry and digital artistry by Allyson Haller. 
Purreviously, many friends of various tribes mingles one last time before going sepurrate ways, some aboard the palatial crystal starship, whilst others remained to fight against the evil Djunslander army. Issue #22 saw a joyful occasion for new mother Venka and her family, but tragedy befell Moonshade and her family, whilst Cutter said goodbye to Skywise who left with others on the ship.
The war continues in this issue with many casualties on both sides as the Djunslanders march towards the Wolfrider Tribe’s Father Tree. Appearing in the tale are Cutter, Leetahs, Ember, Tier,  Nightfall, Redlance, Dart, Scouter, Mender, Strongbow, Windkin, Shenshen, Treestump, Clearbrook, Dewshine, Rayek, Ekuar, Tyleet, Yun, Chot, Kimo, Shuna, Petalwing, Picknose, Two-Edge…
… and many other elves, trolls,humans, horses and wolves amidst some very violent melee in this surprising, poignant, bittersweet issue. As usual, the character, scenic, FX and typographic are is magnificently beautiful, but there are more tragic moments and a startling cliffhanger, which leaves us on the edge of our seats awaiting the final issue! Nyow here is Nya-sensei to tell us about
Hero Cats of Stellar City #20!
Nyanko:
Hai! Having first appurred in the Galaxy Man & Cosmic Girl comics, the Hero Cats are among the purrotectors of the beautiful charming town of Stellar City! They are Midnight the Black cat (who had his own mini series) Ace the White cat, Belle the Siamese cat, Roco the Gray cat, Rocket the Tabby, Cassiopeia the Orange & White cat, and her brother Bandit the tuxedo cat! 
Bandit is currently working with other heroic cats on the planet known as SkyWorld! The cats live at different homes, but in a scrap yard outside of town they have a secret headquarters and a flying saucer vehicle! Other friends include the robots Robert, D-Bot and M3DI;  and their friend Eastly who is one of the citizens of the nearby secluded subterranean Stone City! 
Cassiopeia’s owners Galaxy Man, his daughter Cosmic Girl, and their house keepurr are unaware of the cats’ adventures! We hope that Galaxy Man will soon find his astronaut wife who is missing in outer space. The Hero Cats series and the Galaxy Man and Cosmic Girl series were both created by author Kyle Puttkammer, who we have met at several conventions! 
At the 2014 Heroes Convention, we got a sketch of Cassiopeia http://catgirlisland.net/art/guest3/6.html by Marcus Williams who drew the Hero cats comics! Issue #20 is rated “E” for Everyone, it is purriced at $3.99 and has the uninterrupted 24 page tale of “Bot to the Future” which was written by Kyle, pencilled & inked by Andy Duggan, colored by  Meg Daunting, and lettered by George Gant! 
The front cover art is an homage to the cover of Uncanny X-Men #139! The issue introduces Durable Dave the robot who has time – traveled from the future era when Stellar City has been conquered by an evil robot named Smilin’ Samul. He hopes that the Hero cats will help to defeat the villain, but first they have to fight the N4SIR bots that have purrsued Dave!
It is the first chapter of the new story arc! After that are the 3 Hero Cat pages which include Kyle’s cordial message, photos of fans, their cats, and his real cat Ace! After those is the bonus 5 page tale of “Eastly The Brave” and his pet Flini who find the purrtal to SkyWorld, which was written by Kyle, lettered by George, and illustrated by Hakan Aydin and Sarah Kutcha! 
This was such the fun issue with the captivating plot, the great characters, dialogue, and pace, with the beautifully rendered art of the characters, scenery, mecha, FX and fonts! I will heartily recommend this tale to folks of all ages who are fans of heroic cats and charming adventuies!  I am done, and nyow here is Vonny to tell us about
Princeless – Raven the Pirate Princess
Year 2: Love and Revenge #3!
Yvonne:
Hai! Published by Action Lab, the Princeless series created & written by Jeremy Whitley purrtains to the smart, strong, brave, lovely, fun, wily and adventurous ladies (and some gentlemen) of diverse species in a medieval era who refuse to be misogynistically oppurressed by any unfair gender or racial roles or stereotypes, nya! 
In this spin-off of the Princeless series, 17 year old Captain Raven Xingtao is the mariner who recruited a multi-racial, all – girl crew for her ship to sail against her treacherous brothers’ fleet. Raven’s crew includes her dear friend Ximena the cartographer / navigator, Sunshine the agile half – elf thief, Katie the powerful First Mate…
Jayla the scientific genius, and the ladies of the adventure gaming guild such as Amirah, Verity, Zoe, Helena, Quinn, Trish, Cid, Melody, Gone, Ophelia and mischievous Desideria, nya! There is also the romantic triangle between Raven, Ximena and Sunshine! In the purrevious issue the ladies enjoyed the festive dining & dancing, nya!
Desideria meddled in the affairs, keeping Ximena busy on the dance floor while Sunshine & Raven smooched in the crow’s nest, until an enemy pirate ship attacked, sending Sunshine & Raven into the ocean, nya! Katie assumed command whilst Desideria confessesed her schemes to Ximena, who then dove into the ocean to rescue Raven, nya.
The enemy boarded Raven’s ship, with insults and injuries sustained by both sides, nya. Ximena was injured whilst rescuing Raven, but Sunshine is still missing, nya. That brings us up to issue #3’s uninterrupted, 26 page tale which was written by Jeremy, illustrated by Xenia Pamfil, lettered by Justin Birch, and edited by Nicole D’Andria, nya!
The issue is also available with the variant cover art by Sorah Suhng & Kate Flash. nya. We have met Jeremy at the conventions, nya! He also wrote The Unstoppable Wasp comics, many of the pony comics, and some recent issues of Vampirella, nya! As the tale resumes, Raven and Ximena are retrieved whilst the melee continues, nya!
The tide of the battle seems to  turn into the girl’s favor, as the enemies’ ship and morale begin to sink, but fight is not over as injured Katie duels the enemy Captain, nya. In addition to the physical injuries, the emotional toll is evident as Desideria laments her misdeeds, Helena is traumatized by the violence, and Sunshine is feared to be demised, nya.
However, the conflict is peppurred with the numerous genki and heroic moments for the many tough, smart, brave, skilled girls, nya! The action scenes are quite thrilling, with the supurrb sense of the fight choreography, and I especially liked the full-page pic and the two-page spurread that depict moments from Katie’s duel, nya!
The art is quite gorgeous, with the beautifully designed and rendered characters and nautical scenery, nya! After Chapter 3 there are the 6 pages that show the comic book purrocess from the script and thumbnail stage to the inked and the colored art for pages  8, 12, and 23, nya! Oh I hope that the girls will sooon swiftly recover and that Sunshine will soon safely return, nya!
I will give this issue an “A” as in Amirah, nya! I hope that their fierce repurrtation will spurread across the seas, so that other enemies will be more reluctant to cross them, and that Raven’s evil brothers will fear her wrath, nya! However, I would not mind seeing more of Leilani, the island purrincess who Raven met in Year One, nya! Nyow here is Tara-chan to begin 
our pony portion of The Mew, with her review of
My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #9 & 10, nya!
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! his series provides more of the Equestria history with tales of legendary ponies of the past, nya! In issue #7, when the Dazzling sirens hypnotically controlled the minds of the citizens, the yet unnamed studious unicorn searched the other towns for help, and – and met  the heroic earth pony named Rockhoof, whose tale was told in issue #2, nya!
Then in issue #8, after carefully diverting a river and- and a lova flow to purrotect a town and- and a forest,  Rockhoof and – and the unicorn searched for others to help against the Dazzlings, nya. They were chased by critters gone mad in the swamp, where they met the legendary heroine Mage Meadowbrook who tried to remedy the madness, nya!
She was introduced in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #58, and – and her fuller tale was told in Legends of Magic #6, nya! That brings us to issue #9 which is purriced $3.99, with the uninterrupted 20 page tale followed by the 8 pages of the ads, nya. We finally learn that the unicorn’s name is Stygian, nya!
It was written by Jeremy, illustrated by Tony Fleecs, colored by Heather Breckel, lettered by Neil Uyetake, edited by Bobby Curnowand – and published by Ted Adams! The issue is available in the choice of the regular cover by Tony, the subscription cover by Brenda, and – and the retailer incentive cover by Monica “Hollulu” Grover, nya! 
We have met Tony, Brenda, and – and Ted at the conventions too, nya! ! Stygian, Rockhoof and – and Meadowbrook are in her lovely hollow tree home, which is under the siege by the critters, nya!
While Meadowbrook tries to brew a curative medicine, Rockhoof barricades the front door whilst Stygian defensive lobs the non-lethal potions at the critters, nya! 
I do not wish to spoil much of the plot, but I will just add that they meet the heroic pegasus Flash Magnus who was introduced in issue #4, nya! The group just cannot seem to get the break, because after the swampy critter battle, then in issue #10 there is the aerial altercation with the flock of dragons, and – and then the street fight with the pony mummies, nya!
Fortunately Stygian, Rockhoof, Meadowbrook and – and Flash are aided by the peppy pegasus Somnambula, who was introduced in issue #5, nya! She has the lovely Egyptian –  style garment, nya! Meanwhile elsewhere, the legendary unicorn Mistmane, who was introduced in issue #3, has trouble with the monster plant that craves the taste of pony, nya! 
Issue #10 has the same credits, except that the retailer inceptive cover art is by Low Zi Rong, nya! Legends of Magic is the longest story arc thus far in the pony comics, with the excitingly captivating chapters that unfold at the purrfect pace in the nya! The humor includes some clever pup cultural references and purrody comments, nya! 
The art and – and the fonts are  excellent, with the richly vibrant color and – and the lighting nya! The pages and – and the panels are wonderfully composed with the great views of the characters, who are purrfectly posed, expurressive, and- and faithful to the TV series, so I will give those pony comics the grade of the “A” as in Alicorn, nya! Nyow here is Trini-chan to discuss the
My Little Pony: The Movie Blu-Ray+DVD 
+Digital Download combo pack, nya!
Trini-chan:
Hai! We loved last year’s My Little Pony: The Movie, which is about the mane 6 ponies’ journey in the quest for new allies to help them regain Equesria which has been besieged by an evil army. For our review of the movie, please see the November 2017 Mew, and for our review of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season Six DVD, please see the December 2017 Mew!
I have the movie’s soundtrack CD too, although it is just the songs (except for the cover of “We Got the Beat”) and not the score, but now I can hear the score again when I watch the movie, which has been released on the home video! The Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital Download combo pack has the 2 disks plus the digital download instruction sheet in the plastic case within the outer cardboard sleeve.
The PG rated, 99 minute movie is presented in the 16×9 format of the 2.39:1 widescreen aspect ratio.Both the DVD and the Blu-Ray have the English, Spanish and English Descriptive audio with the optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles. Both disks have the trailers for other animated movies such as Rock Dog, The Wild Life, Norm of the North, and Shaun the Sheep: The Movie.
Both disks also have the same special features, including the slightly over 5 minute “Hanazuki: Full of Treasure short” which preceded the movie in the theaters; the 2.75 minute Equestria Girls short in which the Rainboom Band has a perilous bus ride to a concert, the 1.25 minute deleted introductory scene, the nearly 4 minute long animated / live action cupcake “Baking with Pinkie Pie” video…
and the nearly 3 minute music video for “I’m the Friend You Need” sung by Taye Diggs; There are 2 documentary featurettes. At slightly over 14.5 minute long, “Making Magic with the Mane 6 and their New Friends” is ta behind – the – scenes look at the voice acting, with comments by director Jayson Thiessen, executive producer Josh Feldman, writers Meghan McCarthy Rita Hsiao & Michael Vogel…
actors Tara Strong (Twilight Sparkle(, Ashleigh Ball (Rainbow Dash and Applejack), Andrea Libman (Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy,) Tabitha St. Germain (Rarity and Luna), Cathy Weseluck (Spike), Emily Blunt (Tempest Shadow), Uzo Aduba (Queen Novo), Kristen Chenoweth (Skystar), Taye Diggs (Capper) Zoe Saldana (Captain Celaeno), Michael Pena (Grubber), and Liev Schreiber (the Storm King).
At nearly 11.5 minutes long “The Journey Beyond Equestria” documentary is the behind  – the – scenes look at the animation process, with comments by Tara, Andrea, Ashleigh, Cathy, Tabitha, Zoe, Kristen, Emily, Nicole Oliver (Celestia), Jayson, head of story Duron Meir, story editor Kevin Monroe, artist Thalia Tomlinson, storyboard artists Jocelyn Thiessen, Nicople Wang, and Aynsley King!
it is so neat to see what goes in in the recording studio an in the animation studio! I am very pleased with this combo pack, which I will give the high grade of the “A” as in Applebuck!  That is all for our pony portion of The Mew, but we have several more
Movie and DVD reviews, as Elizabeth
tells us about the Your Name DVD!
Elizabeth:
Arigato! Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai whose purrior anime credits include Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, Your Name is the tale of two star crossed high school students, Taki, a teen guy in Tokyo, and Mitsuha a teen girl in the small rural town of Hide who suddenly mysteriously begin to swap bodies with each other about the time a comet passes by the Earth.
Taki works at a restaurant and Mitsuha is a miko at a shrine. This is the very bizarre, awkward situation for both of them, but eventually they begin to leave messages for each other as they begin to compurrehend each oher’s lives… but then just as the “freaky friday-ish” mysteriously began, soon it stops and Taki is unable to contact Mitsuha by phone and his memories of her begin to fade.
He decides to investigate while he still can, and makes the startling discovery about what has happened to Hide! Then it is a race against time for him to reconnect with Mitsuha before something disastrous occurs! I think that it is such a beautiful, charming, poignant romantic drama, beautiful art, designs and animation, the great mewsic and voice cast as several likable characters!
Some of my other favorite characters in the movie are are Mitsuha’s sister Yotsuh, their grandmother Hitoha and friend Sayaka; Taki’s friends Tsukasa, Shinta, and his senpai / co-worker Miki! The locations are almost like characters too, from the bustling ambience of Tokyo and the lovely charm of Hide! The movie was released here last year on home video by Funimation!
On the Region 1 NTSC DVD, the PG rated 107 minute movie is purrsented in the 16:9 screen ratio, in English and Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital sound with the optional English subtitles in the White bold sans serif font. The single disk is in the clear plastic case with the gorgeous double – sided insert art, and the cardboard outer sleeve.
There are a few trailers for other anime, such as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, hal and Psychic Wars, but there are no special features. Thusly, the DVD content might be sparse, but the purrice is fair, the audio / video quality is excellent, and the movie is supurrb! Nyow here is Becca to tell us about the
In This Corner of The World Blu-Ray / DVD!
Becca:
Hai! Written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi, purrduced by Taro Maki and Masao Maruyama with mewsical score by Kotringo, In This Corner of The World is the very magnificent animated movie adaptation of the manga written and drawn by  Fumiyo Kouno, which chronicles the life of a girl named Suzu who was born in the early 1920’s, grew up in Hiroshima, got married and moved to the nearby city of Kure during World War II.
It is the very charming,  bittersweet, slice – of – life tale of Suzu, who is voiced by Non and is the very endearing, sweet, kind, artistic, and hard – working purrson. Much of the tale occurs as the war looms closer Kure of 1944 – 1945, as life becomes much tougher  and despurrate due to food shortages & air raids, whilst much of the plot focuses on the daily lives of her home, family & friends, ranging from wonderful to tragic & hopeful situations.
Some of the other great characters are Suzu’s husband Shusaku, his mother Mayumi, her husband Entaro, their daughter Keiko, her daughter Harumi, Suzu’s sister Sumi, their grandmother Ito, Suzu’s childhood friend Tetsu and new friend Rin, and Suzu’s adopted daughter, a widdle girl who survived the atomic blast. It is such a beautiful, poignant, purrfound and possibly purrfect movie, but you might need the tissues for the sad scenes.
The PG13 rated 128 minute movie was released here in the Blu-Ray / DVD + digital download combo pack by Shout . It is purrsented in the 1.85:1 widescreen in the original Japanese language & the American English dub with 2 choices of optional English subtitles. On the Blu-Ray it is 1080p HD with English & Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; whilst on the DVD it is anamorphic widescreen in the English & Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1.
The special features include the movie’s TV spots & theatrical trailers, the 15 minute documentary compurring Hiroshima & Kure then & nyow, the nearly 42 minute intermew with Katabuchi, the nearly 13 minute intermew with Maruyama, and the nearly 15.5 minutes of highlights from the movie’s US tour which include Katabuchi, Maki, the Japan Foundation’s director Hideki Hara, animation historian Jerry Beck, and translator Junko Goda.
The disks are within the clear plastic with the gorgeous double – sided insert art, and the cardboard outer sleeve. Also included is a 4.5″ x 5.75″ 14 page purreview chapter of the manga, and the instructions for the digital download of the movie. I think that this is quite supurrb all around, from the movie, the disks’ audio / video quality, the packaging and the special features! I am done, but nyow here is Jenjen to tell us about the
Kancolle Fleet Girls Collection: 
The Complete Series Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack!
Jeannie:
Hai. I am purrticularly fond of Japanese anime that is graced by heroines amidst mecha, and I especially appurreciate the trend in recent years of girls with the historical military hardware such as Strike Witches, Girls und Panzer, Girls’ Last Tour, and Kantai Collection or Kancolle for short.
Based upon the popular game by Kadokawa, the anime directed by Keizou Kusakawa purrtains to the magickal girls who are spiritual avatars of Japanese World War II ships such as carriers, battle ships, cruisers, destroyers and other classes in naval battles against the bizarre enemy fleet known as the Abyssals.
In this adaptation, the main purrotagonist is Fubuki the petite, novice destroyer-class girl who lives at the naval base where she is assigned to the Third Torpedo Boat Squadron. Initially she is the nervously inexpurrienced soldier, but soon she becomes bravely and industriously the admired flagship of her group.
Other girls include Akagi, Akashi, Atago, Akatsuki, Ashigara, Chitose, Chiyoda, Haguro, Hibiki, Hiei, Ikazuchi, Inazumi, Jintsuu, Kaga, Kitakami, Kangou, Kuma, Mamiya, Mogami, Mutsu,  Mutsuki, Nachi, Nagato, Oicchi, Ooyodo, Sendai, Shimakaze, Shoukaku, Spuryuu, Spryu, Taiho, Takao, Tama, Tune, Yamato, Yayoi, Yuubari, Yuudachi and Zuikaku.
I think that it is a thrilling, poignant, fun, beautiful series, that is at times tragic and sad, with the supurrb plot, characters, mecha, artistry, animation, direction, voice cast, sound and mewsic. The animation purrduction by Diomedi was translated and distributed in North America by Funimation and Crunchy Roll.
Purrsented in the 16:9 screen aspect ratio, the 12 episodes are 25 minutes apiece, to total 300 minutes upon the two Blu-Ray and two DVD disks of this combo pack, with the choice of the American English dub, or the original Japanese language with the very legible English subtitles.
The Blu-Ray video is 1080p HD with Dolby TrueHD audio in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0. The DVD audio is Dolby Digital English 5.1 surround and Japanese  stereo. The disks are within the clear Blue plastic case with the hinged inner tray, with lovely art upon the two-sided insert and the outer cardboard sleeve.
The DVD also includes the few trailers, but has no extras; whereas the Blu-Ray  has the trailer plus the 28 minutes of extras such as the Kancolle purromo videos, TV spots, Japanese warnings, textless versions of the opening and closing songs. In summation, I will give the Kancolle series and this combo pack the high purraise and the “A” as in Akagi. Nyow here is Nyo-sensei to tell us about
Mary and the Witch’s Flower.
Nyoka:
Arigato! Based upon the tale of The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart, the 2017 Japanese animated movie Mary and the Witch’s Flower is the first feature film by Studio Ponoc, whose crew includes many former members of Studio Ghibli. Studio Ponoc’s logo (with an illustration of Mary) is a nod to Ghibli’s logo (with an illustration of Totoro)!
Mary Smith is a young girl who spends a summer at her great-aunt Charlotte’s lovely rural home in England, where she befriends a lad named Peter, his cats Tib and Gib. In the forest she finds an iridescent Blue flower that is said to be prized by witches. After picking the flowers, a mysterious storm arises, which spirits away Gib.
Contact with the plant gives Mary temporary amazing magickal powers, and while searching for Gib, she finds a witchy broom, which becomes sentient, whisking Mary and Tib above the clouds and to the faraway Endor College for Witches, where she’s cordially greeted by the headmistress and a doctor, until they learn that she is not a true witch.
The situation takes further dire turns, when Mary discovers what has happened to Peter, Gib and others at the hands of the headmistress and the doctor, who are obsessed with finding the flower… but I should not say too much more about the plot! The movie had a limited US theatrical release, including the original Japanese language version with English subtitles, and the English dubbed version.
We saw the former, in which Mary is voiced by Hana Sugusaki. It was directed by Yonebayashi, who directed When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty. It was purrduced by Ponoc’s founder Yoshiaki Nishimura, whose purrior credits include Howl’s Moving castle, When Marnie Was There, and The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
The great mewsic is by Muramatsu Takatsugu, who also scored When Marnie Was There. The movie seemed rather rushed and a bit short, but it is quite gorgeous and looks a lot like later Ghibli movies! The fun plot has lots of charm, humor, action, a few sad and startling moments. I love the character designs and the sumptuous background art!
The animation is top notch, from the thrilling flying scenes to calmer moments amongst home and garden; with great voices and sound  I have only seen the original Japanese language version, so I cannot comment on the English dub. I hope there will be a DVD release here! Nyow  I will turn The Mew back over to Mike for his review of
Game of Thrones  – Conquest & Rebellion: 
An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms.
Mike
Thank you, Nyo-sensei! This is a nearly 45 minute animated tale of the  history of Westeros leading up to the events o the Game of Thrones TV series!  It’s on the bonus disk included with the Game of Thrones the Complete Seventh Season DVD and Blu-Ray boxed sets. The video is in the 16:9 size with Dolby 5.1 audio choices of English, Spanish and Japanese, with the optional subtitle choices of English SDH, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese French, Japanese, Chinese and Thai.
Written by the show’s writer Dave Hill, the tale is told in the 10 chapters that are narrated in character by various members of the show’s cast, including Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Aidan Gillen as Littlefinger, Pilou Asbaek as Euron Greyjoy, Conleth Hill as Varys, and Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen! In Ch. 1 “Valyria’s Last Scion: House Targaryen”, Viserys discusses his ancestor Aenar and the fate of the kingdom of Valyria.
in Ch. 2 “Invasion”, Varys discusses Aegon’s campaign to conquer the 7 kingdoms;  and in Ch. 3 “House Hoare, Ironborn Kings of the Riverlands”, Euron & Viserys reflect upon how their respective ancestors met. In Ch. 4 “House Durrandon, the Storm Kings” Varys recalls the battle between Orys Baratheon and King Argilac; and in Ch. 5 “House Lannister, Kings of the Rock & House Gardener, Kings of the Reach”, Sansa chats about her ancestor Torrhen Stark.
In Ch. 6 “House Arryn, Kings of the Vale”, Littlefinger tells how Visenya Targaryen met Sharra Arryn;  Ch. 8 “Aegon, First of His Name”, Viserys discusses Aegon’s coronation; in Ch. 9 “House Martell, Princes of Dorne”, Varys discusses House Martell’s rebellion against the Targaryen rule; and in Ch.10 “The Last Dragons”, Sansa, Jaime, Varys & Viserys discuss the fate of House Targaryen!
The animation, is, well it’s not like a fully animated movie, but more like story book illustrations that have certain animated elements, like flickering flames, fluttering flags, hair blowing in the breeze… and some images that seem 2D at first, but have 3D and depth as the camera moves moves closer and around the characters and scenery! It’s very pretty and captivating! Na Ling, have you seen any good movies lately?
Na Ling:
Oh gosh, I have enjoyed all of the movies that I have seen in the past few months… such as The Post, Molly’s Game, Darkest Hour, Hostiles, Lady Bird, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, and The Shape of Water! I think that all of those had great stories, performances and scenery!
Mary Nyan:
Would you like to review any of them?
Na Ling:
Oh gosh, I am not sure where to begin… hmm… I was fascinated by the scenes of journalistic research and how the newspapers were written and printed in The Post, of course both it and Darkest Hour are about the real inspirational, historic heroes and the poliical struggles. The Post, Darkest Hour, Hostiles, and The Shape of Water had the very authentic looking period costumes, sets & locations.
Hostiles was very somber but very good. Hostiles and The Shape of Water examined the issues of bigotry. The Shape of Water is a bittersweet sort of faerie tale with the great FX. Molly’s Game has so much captivating dialogue that you do not want to miss! All three of those movies have some very violent scenes. Molly’s Game and Lady Bird were more the modern, coming of age tales…
about the daughters trying to find their destinies whilst dealing with their parental relationships, but I think that Lady Bird had the characters that I could more identify with. I’ll agree with what Nyo-sensei said about Mary and the Witch’s Flower. I wish we could have seen more of the magic school, but it was quite fun and gorgeous!  I think they were all excellent, movies, but I do not have a favorite!
The Ladies of The Mew:
ARIGATO GOSAIMASU, NYA!
Mike
Thank you very much! Ah, well, that’s all for our movie and DVD reviews, and now here’s Petra to present the latest
additions to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Petra:
Arigato, nya! For those here for the first time, Galleries 1-8 of The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art display images by Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-5 display images by other folks totally with their purrmissions, and Mike’s collaborative images with other artists can be found throughout the mewseum, nya! The images include illustrations, photos and mixed medias, nya!
Some of the images in the mewseum are sexy and some of them might depict artistic nudity, but most are very tame, and none of them are porn, nya. On Catgirl Island’s official web site, the most recent pics will be 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 uncropped full pics, nya!
Firstly In Guest Gallery 5 http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest5.html we are pleased to purrsent the two purretty pieces of fan art that depict the My Hero Academy manga and anime’s peppy student supurr heroines “Ochako” and “Froppy” by Rebecca Brogden http://www.rbrogdenart.com who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew, nya! 
Rebecca used the pencil, pens and copic markers for the pic of Ochako the Brown – haired girl with the gravitational powers in the Pink and Black costume amidst the levitated stony debris, and she used the pencil, pens and colored pencils on the toned papurr for the pic of Froppy the Green – haired girl with the the frog powers in the Green and Black costume purrched upon the lily pad, nya.
Nextly are the “Frisky Catgirl” and “Angelic” girl  by Lumshock http://lumshock.deviantart.com, nya! The frisky Red – haired catgirl looks as if she has enjoyed the wild time, nya! Her expurression is so cute, and she has the lean, lithe figure with the slender tail, and the bare tummy framed by the panty and cropped shirt cropped which are accessorized by the bell collar & Fuchsia thigh highs, nya!
The Blonde angelic girl seems the bit purrplexed to see us, as she soaks up the sunshine whilst flying above the Blue Sky’s clouds, nya! She adorably petite with the short, translucent diaphanous night shirt to match her  majestic White feathery wings, and the Golden halo above her waist –  length Blonde hair, nya! Lumshock used Clip Studio Pro to digitally illustrate both of those pics with nya!
Nextly we have the fabulous fan art of the Fate/Apocrypha anime’s “Frankenstein” by Misty Hopkins http://bunnychai.blogspot.com who was a guest of the March 2008 Mew, nya! Misty used the pencil, pens and Crayola colored pencils for this image of Golden – horned lass in the White drop – waist bridal ball gown with the detached sleeves and the Black fingertip – veil; and she used the purrismacolor markers for the lightning background, nya!
Then we are delighted to debut “Down The Red Carpet 2018” by Sean Martin http://www.joey-aristophanes.com who was our special guest for the June 2017 Mew, nya! This 3D CG rendering depicts the artist betwixt the titular stars of his famous comic strip Doc and Raider http://docandraider.com, nya! Doc is an author from Quebec, Raider is a construction worker from Saskatchewan, Sean is an author / artist / designer, and they look very buffly barbaric and magickally muscular as they flex pose at our 11th Annual Mew Awards Purresentation, nya!
We are also ecstatic to exhibit the image of “Yule” by our web master Jamie http://jamiecotc.com, who used Photoshop, Painter, and Clip Studio Paint to illustrate this beautiful, magickally wintry image of Chelsea Urania Kate Chattan, who is the heroic witchy were – panther star of Jamie’s urban fantasy webcomic Clan of the Cats http://clanofthecats.com, nya! Chelsea was a guest for our August 2007 Mew, nya! In this illustration she is so elegantly wearing the holly head lei and the White gown as she inspects the purristine snowflakes, nya!
We are especially excited to exhibit the winners of the Catgirl Island School (K-12)’s Art 1 Class’s Winter 2018 Compurrtition, nya! As determined by the non-biased panel of judges, the top four winners were (in no purrticular order) the water color painting of the “Neko Rainbow Wish” by Amyaria-chan which depicts the kitty in the meadow looking at the rainbow…
… the brush marker illustration of the “Treasure Hunt” by Aahlaadita-chan which depicts the mermaid finding the chest, the colored pencil drawing of “Mom’s Fresh Carrots” by Bunina-chan which depicts her mom Melony with the bushel; and the pastel pic of the “Neko Kippurr Snack” by Gildanna-chan which depicts the face of the happy kitty with the fish, nya!
They were awarded the Paw d’ Plat (Platinum Paw) ribbon for 1st place, the Paw d’ Or (Golden Paw) ribbon for 2nd, Paw d’ Argent (Silver Paw) ribbon for 3rd, the Paw d’ Bronze (Bronze Paw) for 4th, and the other students were awarded the Paw d’ Cuivre (Coppurr Paw) ribbons for their purrticipation, nya! We wish to thank the students, faculty, staff, purrents and friends of the mewseum for their beautiful artistry, their encouraging support and enthused purrticipation, nya!
we have added Mike’s fan art of Susie Jensen, a.k.a. “Omaha” The Cat Dancer, to commeowmerate her 40th anniversary, nya! Created by Reed Waller, Omaha first appurred in Vootie #5 purrior to her own series which was drawn by Reed, written by Reed and his wife Kate Worley with James Vance, nya. An erotic drama for adults and not for widdle kitties, Omaha’s saga spanned several titles over the decades and concluded in 2013, nya. Mike used Photoshop CS2 and the mouse to illustrate her in the bikini whilst purrforming the pole dance, nya! So, what do y’all think of the new art, nya?
Jeannie:
Ochako looks quite peppy, purrt, purretty ‘n powerful in her shiny tight costume with splendid sheen upon her attire & coiffure.
Ilyana:
Froppy is quite adorable with the excellent pose, expurression, purropurrtions, color, shading, and the overall compurrsition!
Mielikki:
The frisky catgirl has such supple ears, a wonderful splay of mane, graceful curves of the tail, and the cute belly button!
Nyoka:
I like the subtle soft shading & gradients of the Angel’s hair, skin & wings; the feathery layers, and her translucent glown!
Nyanko:
I love the sheen of Frankenstein’s hair, the translucent parts, the fabric folds and drapurry, and the sharpurr foreground focus!
Mary Nyan:
Sean does such supurrb CG, design and illustration! The pic of him, Doc and Raider is quite buffly alluring, mew la la, nya!
Becca:
Hai hai! It is wonderful to have another magnificent pic of Chelsea in our mewseum! She looks like the Goddess of Winter!
Elizabeth:
Gildanna-chan’s Neko Kippurr Snack is making me hungry! Purrhaps it will result in more customers at the mewseum’s cafe!
Trini-chan:
Amyaria-chan’s Neko Rainbow Wish has the delightful sense of story that makes me wonder what kitten is wishing for!
Tara-chan:
Just imagine what treasure might be in the chest, and – and how the fish might taste in Aahlaadita-chan’s illustration, nya!
Yvonne:
Bun is extremely purroud of her niece Bunina-chan’s purretty and faithful drawing of her mother Melony, nya!
Bun:
Hai! We have been applauding and encouraging her and the other students! We are also happy with Mike’s fan art of Omaha! 
Petra:
I like the chrome of the pole, the plastic of the balloons, the sheen of her bikini, the curls of her hair, and the allure of her gaze, nya!
Mike:
Thank you very much for he kind words, and for presenting all of the new art!
Na Ling:
Hai hai- I hope to revisit the mewseum very soon!
Petra:
Doitashimaste, nya! Nyow it is the time to mention–
our favorite recent seafood images, nya!
Petra:
These include appetizing photos and illustrations on the covers of various fishing, aquarium, diving and culinary magazines, such as tasty Tarpon on the cover of Fly Rod and Reel vol. 29 #2, nya!
Mary Nyan:
Hai hai, and I am purrticularly fond of the tantalizing Trevali upon the cover of Fly Fish Journal vol. 9 #2!
Nyoka:
There are beautiful Brown Trout on the cover of American Angler vol. 41 #2 and the Winter 2018 issue of Trout!
Nyanko:
There are also Trout to tempt my tummy on the cover of Fly Fisherman vol. 59 #2 and Fly Fusion vol. 5 #1!
Elizabeth:
I would relish the flavor of the Redfish on the cover of Anglers Journal vol. 5 #1 and Saltwater Sportsman vol. 79 #2!
Becca:
I would love to taste the big Bluefin Tuna on the cover of Sport Fishing vol. 33 #2!
Trini-chan:
The pleasing Paludarium on the cover of Amazonas vol. 7 #1, and the flavorful Flagfin Angel on the February cover of  Practical Fish Keeping!
Ilyana:
Mmm, thassa succulent – looking Sea Krait on the cover of Scuba Diving magazine vol. 26 #7!
Jeannie:
I am purrticularly fond of the Walleye on the cover In-Fisherman’s 2018 Walleye Guide and the Pike on the cover of their 2018 Ice Fishing Guide.
Bun:
I do not eat fish, but thassa pretty piscine painting of the Bass by Larry Tople  gracing the cover of In-Fisherman  vol. 42 #7!
Mielikki:
Hai, and that is a magnificent Musky illustration by Ryan Rickaby that adorns the cover of Musky Hunter vol. 29 #5, fur shur!
Tara-chan:
Nyow I have the craving for the Crappie on the cover of North Carolina Game and Fish vol. 29 #11, nya!
Yvonne:
Me too but, we do not have much longer to wait, nya! I would like to mention the Pike on the cover In-Fisherman’s 2018 Ice Fishing Guide, nya!
Mike:
That oyster dish that’s featured on the cover of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture vol. 7 #1 looks really good too!
Elizabeth:
Howboutchoo, Na Ling?
Na Ling:
Um, it’s not seafood, but I could not help but notice the delicious, nutritious spinach, zuccini, keek & coconut soup on the cover of Vegan Food & Living!
Bun:
Oh oh- and that celeriac, leek & mushroom pithiviers on the cover of Vegan Living #14! Yum yum!
Mielikki:
Did you see the totally awesome orange and gingerbread cake on the cover of Plant Based #3? 
Becca: 
The  strawberry mascarpone cake stacks on the cover of Tea Time vol.15 #1
Yvonne: 
Nyow I have the craving, nya!
Jeannie:
So desu.
Na Ling:
Well I can make some milk shakes!
Ilyana: 
Kampai!
Nyanko & Nyoka:
Arigato gosaimasu!
Mike:
Ah, well that’ll do it for this month’s “mewsual” batch of reviews and discussions, but we’ll be back this evening for our 11th Annual Mew Awards Purresentation, as we nominate our favorite fun stuff of 2017, so please stay tuned!
The Ladies of The Mew:
JA MATANE, NYA!
Later that afternoon…
With Na Ling’s numcious milkshakes in their tummies, the Ladies of The Mew grab a catnap on the sunny rooftop surrounded by the lush tropical plants, as Mike heads goes downstairs to meet with their web master Jamie, to go over various aspects of the pending awards show. Jamie’s two cats Rascal (a Gray Tabby) and Rusty (a Reddish Brown Calico) are rather interested in the lobby’s sushi bar. All across the county, there are many tasty treats and entertaining events for the residents and visitors.
That includes Jeannie’s belly dance troupe, Mary Nyan’s hula dance students, Yvonne’s  drumming circle, Mielikki’s repurrtory company, Petra & Bun’s beach volleyball league, Lizzy and Becca’s hot salsa dance club. Nyanko’s dojo and Nyoka’s magic shop, whilst Tara-chan & Trini-chan show their banker ponies Jimbo and Wildstar Blaze. Meanwhile, Na Ling has a round of drinks ready for the passengers of Melanakeami’s amphibious airship which moors to the roof of the Purrforming arts Center.
To the North, visitors surf the waves of North Beach, spurrlunk into the Angora Kat caverns, frolic in Lake Neko and its waterfall, and hike the Akikiu Maritime Forest. On the island’s East side, Susanowa Beach is bustling, and things are on pawr at the golf club. There is much stretching at the yoga studio, pampurring at the massage spa, patronage at the mewseum, and shopping in the stores. On the West side are events at the shrines, temples, schools, stadium and visitors center as ferries arrive at the marina.
At the Kitt Inn ryokan / rotenburo (a traditional Japanese style inn), the purropurrietress Nemui (catgirl) sees that all is in comfy order for the lodgers, as Maidtr’d Keilani (catgirl) seats the diners here to savor the fare conjured by Chefs Bullpup (anthropurrmotphic red brendel bulldog) andAmadahy (wolf girl). Jenny (elf) gracefully tends the bar, as Kyralyndalani (catgirl) purrvides expurrt room service,  Sha’nami (catgirl) serves the guests in the soothing hot spurrings, and Jan (mer purrson) butlers for  a mermaid party in the grotto suite.
To the South, the Robotics Club puts on a show, the Surf Purrtrol watches over Fuyume Park Beach, sales of fresh purroduce are brisk at the farmers market, and the adopt-a-thon at Rica & Nico’s farm finds good new forever homes for various critters. Offshore, the merfolk are servig suppurr atSheila May’s restaurant and gourmet movie snacks at the Dive-In Theatre. 
Along the river walk, there  are customers aplenty for the food cart venders, such as Yuki (elf) who has fabulous crepes,and Phann (faerie) i who has the extra special baked yams. At the all-night bakery, Monique (vampire) and Saaveetah (appurrition) offer treats fit for all tastes and species, whilst Collinsiana (vampire) serves the rarest meats at the marina’s Uppurr Deck bar & grill. 
As the sun sets, solar – powered lights illuminate he island as crowds stroll across Wisteria Bridge to the Purrforming Arts Center. Lined with floral layers of Red Ti, Pink Torch Gingers, Crimson Pandanas, Aan Scarlet Anthuriums and Holiday Heliconias, the Center’s famous magickal Red Carpet is multi – dimensional, triphibious pathway with pedestrian, aerial and aquatic lanes to accommodate visitors of all species who walk, roll, slither, swim, fly or telepurrt into the majestic building’s Amaryllis Atrium entrance…
On the Red Carpet…
Miho:
(the catgirl in the Bistre Fichu-neck dress with plunging back)
Conbanwa, nya! I am Kaori, this is Miho, and we are reporting the fashionable action upon the Red Carpet to the mane entrance to the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, as the many friends and guests arrive for the gala event, nya! 
Kaori:
(the catgirl in the Cerise low-cut drapurry-neck halter dress)
Hai, it is the clear night under the lanterns & palm trees, with the festivity all across Mew Hanover County, nya! There have been many purrformances and activities going on all day, with parties to benefit the various charity efforts, nya!
Miho:
Here come artist / cosplayer Misty Hopkins http://bunnychai.blogspot.comher husband Steve, their friends Kokuten, Akari and mascot Gary the fox, nya! Misty was guest of the March 2008 Mew, and tonight she is wearing the foxy kitsune – inspired outfit, and Steve is quite dappurr in that 20’s style White Tie forma tuxedo, nya! 
Kaori:
Kokuten is so elegant in her Green and Black Lolita style – dress, Akari is equally elegant Blue and yellow.Lolita style – dress and Gary is wearing the Black bowtie which snazzily contrasts with his Red vulpine pelage, nya!
Miho:
Bowties are cool, nya! Speaking of cool, nyow arriving is  artist Elisa Chong http://www.sofianime.com who was the guest of the June 2011 Mew, and she looks like a purrincess in that long, flowy, off-shoulder Purrple silk dress, accessorized with the bejeweled Golden tiara, bracelet necklace, nya!
Kaori:
Artist / cosplayer Mesha DJ Jackson http://www.xeshema.deviantart.com, who was the guest of the June 2015 Mew, and she is the divine sight in the linen floral maxi dress with the spaghetti straps, the light Brown Roman tall shoes, and the Hibiscus flower in her up-do coiffure, nya!
Miho:
Here comes artist / cosplayer Thais Lopes https://www.etsy.com/shop/AngelicalDesign, who was among the guests of the October 2010 Mew, with her mom Regina and Dad Joe  http://josmarlopes.wordpress.com, nya! Thais is wearing the knee length, short – sleeved sea shell purrrint, coral – colored dress with the gold wedge sandals, hand held purrse, purrl earrings and necklace. nya!
Kaori:
Regina looks wonder-fully regal in her Wonder Woman attire with the shint bracelets and golden lasso, whilst Joe looks marve-lous in his Thor attire with the flowy cape and the intricately engraved Mjolnir hammer, nya! You know, whether folks are dressed in the formal wear, the leisure wear, the uniform or the costume, everyone is in the happily high spirits, nya!
Miho:
Hai, such as our friend Hong in the more casual island style of the Golden Carribaea purrint Aloha shirt and Bermuda shorts; who is at the outdoor Oasis Bar, chatting with artist Jim Amash https://myspace.com/jimspoolhall, with the dark Gray Irish Walking Hat and Peterson purre-republic straight Bulldog pipe, nya! Jim was the guest for the July 2009 Mew, nya! 
Kaori:
Speaking of art, we got to see that illustration by Sean Martin http://docandraider.com earlier in the show, and nyow here come Sean, Doc and Raider attired just as pictured in the elegant barbarian chic style, nya! Mmm, those skimpy, tight outfits do not leave much to the imagination as they pose and flex their ripped muscles for the camera, nya!
Miho:
There is Pacozord who was a guest of the October 2007 Mew,and his husband Chef Ron who was a guest of the January 2009 Mew! Pacozord is dressed in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Red Ranger unform (minus the helmet) with the silver Overdrive Defender Vest, and Chef Ron is dressed as the Blue Ranger without the helmet, and with the Gold Dragon Armor, nya!
Kaori:
I am glad that they morphed into their uniforms before boarding the ferry to the island, because Fire Chief Ellie hates big fiery explosions, nya! Sculptor & purrveyor of toys John Lebel of Halos & Horns Studios, and his wife Sue are looking quite sporty in their Boston Red Sox “Stars & Stripes” uniforms, nya! John has jersey #15 and Sue has jersey #22, nya!
Miho:
Their mysterious time – traveller fiend Mr. Brightside and his companion Sharon are here too, nya! He is the sharp in the Dark Charcoal – colored Armani suit with the White shirt and shiny Blck leather shoes; and she is sexy in the sheer low-cut, spaghetti – strap Black dress with the floral embroidery and the strappy Black high heel sandals, mew la la, nya!
Kaori:
Here come Leigh http://www.somethingunderthebed.com and her husband Rick McGee http://foundationsedge.ypguides.net, nya! Rick looks quite debonaire in the Victorian style tux with top hat, tails and the Silver – knobbed cane, nya! Leigh is so elegant in the light silk blouse with the hand – tatted jabot and the empire-waisted, full – length watered silk Hunter Green skirt which are accessorized by the chignon and the purrls, nya!
Miho:
They are chatting with comics artist / writer Andrew Pepoy’s http://www.pepoy.com characters Simone and Ajax http://www.simoneandajax.com, nya! Andrew was a December 2008 guest of The Mew, nya! Simone is festively alluring in the grass skirt and coconut shell bra with the floral wrist & ankle bracelets, and Ajax is the widdle green dinosaur wearing the floral lei, nya!
Kaori:
Speaking of our dino friends, folks of the diverse species in attendance might purrfur to wear nary a stitch or bangle at all, from the sylphs, slimes, sphinxes and centaurs to the merfolk, droids, aliens and appurritions, nya! Your know, we should also mention that any and all fictional characters that appurr here do so with their creators’ kind purrmissions, nya!
Miho:
Nyow strolling down the Red Carpet are Aiko and Jahmiel of author Sharon Williams’s tale of “An Angel’s Prayer” http://caribbeanrose9.deviantart.com, nya! Aiko looks so lovely in the ruffled cream purrincess dress, and her boy friend Jahmiel looks so debonaire in the dark Blue suit, nya!
Kaori:
Sharon’s character Tanya Cambridge alias Sailor Sirius and Jeff Branch’s http://www.pinkladyamerica.com character Talia Jasmine Kirk alias Sailor Vulcan http://scribeofthemoon.webs.com have just arrived too, nya! You know, Sharon was the November 2014 guest of The Mew, and Jeff was the May 2008 guest of The Mew, nya! 
Miho:
Tanya is wearing the Bright Red 1950’s style cocktail dress, with the matching high – heeled pumps, and Talia is wearing the strapless Purrpple mini dress with the Silver high – heeled sandals, nya!
There are followed by their friends Police Detective Junko Sakurada, investigative journalists Marie Babineux, & Haruna Ichikawa, nya!
Kaori:
Marie is wearing the Royal blue evening gown with the Gold high – heeled pumps, Haruna is wearing the Pink blazer, pencil skirt and matching high – heeled sandals, Junko is wearing the Dark Gray pantsuit with the Black Oxford shoes! 
Miho:
Oh oh and Alexandra Wright, the vampurric star of Jeff’s urban horror tale of “Dark Skin, Red Blood” just arrived too, nya! She was a guest of the March 2009 Mew, and tonight she is so stunning in the  strapless Black leather bustier, miniskirt, and high – heeled thigh boots, nya!
Kaori:
Sharon’s latest tale of the “Legacy of the Gods” just concluded last month, nya! Oh, there is artist / author / cosplayer Rebecca Brogden http://www.rbrogdenart.com was the guest for our September 2009 Mew,  Rebecca is wearing the Assassins Creed Connor girl costume, compurrised of the White short sleeve hoody tunic with the vest, Dark Blue shorts, the Red sash, the Brown strap and buccaneer boots. nya!
Miho:
She is accompanied by the idol stars of The Bikini Skouts Band, nya! They are wearing their sexy shiny colorful magickal bikini armor, nya! That is Nystia Nightshade as Bikini Skout Red), Chiaki Wakabayashi as Bikini Skout Yellow, Yuuna’amii Kawaii’kini as Bikini Skout Green, Li as Bikini Skout Blue, and Masayo Sano as Bikini Skout Purrple) nya!
Kaori:
Fortunately the purramedics are standing by in case tany of the band’s fans pas sout, nya! You know, their organization is the very close family enterpurrise which attributes much love, wisdom, talent, courage and industriousness as the successful ingredients, nya! 
Miho:
Hai! Nystia’s idol star husband Jonni Winner is wearing his Gold chrome plate armor, and their manager / Jonni’s sister Jaene Rose “Rosebud” Winner is wearing the Violet gown and Dark Gray cloak with the 24 karat rings in her supple bunny ears, nya! 
Kaori:
Nystia’s mom Zumitia Solanaceae is wearing her “Orange Slice” magickal bikini armor, her mom Syntia is wearing the ornately – beaded, bare – midriff Black sheath dress, whilst aunty Mertyl is wearing the translucent Cherenkov Radiation Blue – colored, strapless jellyfish bell bikini top and the matching purreo knotted low upon her hips, nya! 
Miho:
Mertyl’s cousin Anna is wearing the tight strapless Black qipao dress with the plunging neckline, highly-slit sides, and the matching strappy stiletto sandals; younger sister Maddy Raion is wearing the cute Plains Zebra stripe furisode. the organization’s art director Mei-chan is wearing the cute Thompson’s Gazelle purrint furisode, ny!
Kaori:
The band’s chief instrument technician Herman is wearing the Charcoal Gray haori-hakama, and their craft services supurrvisor Gigi is wearing the sequined Purrcelaine Blue bra, the matching sheer chiffon circle skirt and the low – rise hip belt with the tasseled fringe, nya!

 

Miho:
You know, the jellyfish bell bras are the daring, trendy tops especially popular amongst the mermaids; locally, sustainably made from the naturally – deceased, locally caught jellyfish, available in many colors and cup sizes, nya! I recently purrchased a pair in the Coppurr – colored Sea Nettle style, nya!
Kaori:
I have the pair in the iridescent Indigo, nya! Oh oh, but back to the carpet, here come several of the cast members of Jamie’s web comic Clan of the Cats http://clanofthecats.com, who were guests of the August 2007, January 2009, and November 2009 Mews, nya!
Miho:
Chelsea is wearing the strapless long Black evening gown, her husband Jubal is more the island casual in the aloha shirt and white pants, and their daughter Charlotte is so cute in the Violet dress with the White trim, escorted by her cat Sebastian who is wearing the White and Sapphire collar, nya!
Kaori:
Chelsea’s sister Corrine is dressed to kill in the Black cocktail dress, sister Cynthia is in the purrincessly Pink gown with White trim, their mom Ruth is in the purretty Purple gown, Cynthia’s husband Paul is rather handsome in the Black tux, and their friend Lilith is so alluring in the Black pantsuit, nya!
Miho:
It is time for the ceremony to start, nya!
Kaori:
Hai hai- we will see y’all inside, nya!
The ceremony draws nigh…
Thus far, everything in the county has gone without the hitch, from the park lands purrtrolled by rangers B.B. (catgirl), Talifera (sugar glider girl), Selene (unicorn girl) and Calathea (squirrel girl), to the waters observed by life guards Lina (lamia / snake girl), her sister Nina (lamia / snake girl), Miguel (alpaca boy), and the entire purra-mer-medics team. In the urban areas, resident and visitors feel cordially welcome and secure thanks to Police Chief Meryl (catgirl), officers Mohini (angel girl), Tsukiko (vampire girl), Nairi (succubus), and Shyunanaaia (sika deer woman).
At the magick shop, clerks Angusta (wolf girl) and Whitney (androgynous Bard Owl purrson) host the viewing party, aided by the six kuroneko siblings Amy, Emmy, Nick Sid, Tanzy & Zuli. Fire Chef Ellie (Banker Pony Centauress) continues her inspection of the various bonfires, lanterns & fireworks, while in the nearby mid-Atlantic Mer Town Mayor Tarakeshaari (mermaid), deputy mayor Scotty (squid boy), and Police Chief Zashaatinder (mermaid) continue their rounds, after pawsing for lion fish tacos at Haunani (mermaid) and Iiniku’s (mermaid) swim-up seafood cart.
The cats’ purrents Sapphire, Dosa Neko and grandma Topaz are still at The Kitt Inn, entertaining fellow kitty friends Purrospurro, Purroteus & Purrsimmon, awaiting a taste of any errant anago eel sushi that might fall their way. Six Miles North of the Purrforming Arts Center is the Maritime Forest Grove Ampurrtheatre, where Mielikki, her fellow faeries Alaua’mina, Wyrdina, Palathyna, Bonnee and Floraidh top off the Winter Fantasy show with the dazzling display of aerial acrobatic Fox Fire feats, before Mielikki flies back to change her attire at the Purrforming Arts Center.
Purrsons of all species including kemonomimis, taurs, faeries, merfolk & mechs mingle on the street, in the ocean and in Purrforming Arts Center, which is designed to accommodate entities of all types, from widdle pixies & critters to those with wings, tentacles, non – corpurreal mass or the giant size. They traverse the ramps, stairs, escalators, elevators, flight shafts and waterways to the cavernous Anthurium Auditorium, where variable – geometry seats accommodate diverse physiques. Soon the ushers, chimes and lights signal that it is time for the ceremony to begin.
Among the audience are Alexcia Reynolds’s http://professoroak.deviantart.com original and fan – characters including Hoshi, Toraboushi, Delia, Tony, Ai, Kristy, Kawari, Fuuteno, Taka, Kaiba, Gabrielle and her guardian animal Snowbelle, Tallulah, her seeing – eye dog Ta’niyah and guardian animal Chayton who will cheer for friends Tash, Michi, Brian, Sadiyah, Mu’awin, Abenti, Khriste and Eletron, who are among the purrsenters. The Center’s director Kitrina and general manager Katherine wave to the clapping crowd from the crystalline podium upon the center stage!
the 11th Annual Mew Awards Purresentation begins!
Kitrina:
(the Silvery Grey – haired catgirl wearing the short, off – shoulder silk, Blue & Silver Dragon – purrint kimono) 
Konbanwa y’all, and welcome to our 11th annual Mew Awards Ceremony, nya! We wish to thank all who are in attendance or are viewing the ceremony from elsewhere, nya!
Tonight we will purrsent the nominees for our favorite stuff of 2017 in the various cattygories, nya! We hope that this will not be your only visit to the island’s Purrforming Arts Center, as it is home of many other activities, from the fun purrformances to the educational courses, nya!
Katherine: 
(the Redhead catgirl wearing the short, off – shoulder silk, Red & Gold Phoenix – purrint kimono)
We wish to thank the staff & volunteers here at the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, and the many establishments throughout the county who are hosting the viewing parties, nya! We wish to thank our kind sponsors such as —
the Mewseum of Art, The Famers Markets, The Forest Grove Ampurrtheatre, The Kitt Inn, EGC Stadium, Costaceae Carts, the Golf Club, the marina authority, the vehicle sales, rentals, and tour businesses, The Farmers Market, the Visitors Center, child care centers, the food bank and the Marine Life Sanctuary, nya!
Kitrina:
The faculty, staff, students & purrents of the The Mew Hanover County Schools, the Medical Arts Center, the Surf Purrtrol, Police, Fire, Rescue, our local Mewspapurr, the PurraMerMedics, Parks & Recreation Depurrtments, Public Works, Post Office, Town Hall, Public Libraries and the Public works…
the merchants, dojos, salons, aid stations & restaurants; the home owners, the entertainment venues,  organizations, clubs, places of worship, and the many kind, talented, industrious folks whose inspurrational and entertaining works we are here to purraise, nya! 
Kitrina & Katherine: 
Domo arigato gozaimasu, nya!
Kitrina:
Many of Alexcia Reynolds’s original and fan – characters are in the audience, including Hoshi, Toraboushi, Delia, Tony, Ai, Kristy, Kawari, Fuuteno, Taka, Kaiba, Gabrielle and her guardian animal Snowbelle, Tallulah, her seeing – eye dog Ta’niyah and guardian animal Chayton, who are cheering for friends will purrsent tonight’s first cattygory, nya! 
Katherine:
Alexcia was a guest of the August 2010 Mew, nya1 Here are Tash, Michi, Brian, Sadiyah & Mu’awin of Alexcia’s Cybernetic Showdown tale http://michi.byethost16.com, with fan-sensehi heroines Abenti http://mau.sailorchristmas.com and Khriste http://www.sailorchristmas.com and her fan- Transformer character Eletron http://bw.html-5.me to purrsent the nominees for 
our favorite toys, games & collectibles of 2017, nya!
Tash:
(the bat – winged Serval girl wearing the Sailor Moon – inspired Queen Serenity dress)
Thank you Katherine and Kitrina! Aloha everybody!
Michi: 
(the cyborg White Tiger girl wearing a Purrincess Small Lady Serenity dress) 
My, this is the 6th time that Tash and I have been purrsenters here!
Sadiyah: 
(the llama girl wearing the Purrincess Serenity dress, signing in American Sign Language)
This is my 4th time here. Thank you for inviting me back again!
Muawin:
(Sadiyah’s interpurreter, a Purrple Port Bleu butterfly purrched upon the podium)
It is such a lovely warm island with so many delicious nectar filled flowers!
Brian: 
(the hyena dude wearing the tuxedo with top hat & cape) 
This is my 3rd time here to this beautiful island, and I would like to thank you for inviting me too! 
Abenti:
(the Black – haired catgirl wearing the Yellow & Black Tiger stripe kimono)
This is the 2nd time that Khriste and I have been purrsenters!
Eletron:
(the pachydrem-ish Maximal fan-bot character wearing wearing a few leis and and a flower tucked behind each elephantine ear)
This is my first time here, so please take care of me!) This is my first time here, so pleas take care of me!
Khriste:
(the redhead girl wearing the White, Red & Green snowy holly purrint kimono) 
There are many nominees in this cattygory, but fortunately there are 8 of us!
Tash:
The nominees for our favorite plushies of 2017 are: Pooshin the Cat plushies, Studio Ghibli’s Jiji, Totoro, Catbus, and Dust Bunny plushy dolls…
Michi: 
Bananya’s Kittens in Bananas, Pokemon’s Charizard, TokiDoki’s Unicorns and Mermaidicorns, and Alexcia’s button-eyed teddy bears!
Sadiyah:
Of course, in the interest of honest transparency, we should mention that Alexcia is a dear friend of ours, and has been a guest of The Mew! 
Mu’awin: 
The nominees for favorite posable fashion dolls and accessories  of 2017 are the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Leia, Sabine, Jyn and Rey dolls…
Brian:
Monster High’s Silvi Timberwolf, Fangelica, Ebby Blue, Pawla Wolf, Llagoona, Sandy De Nile, Pharrah De Nile and Shipwrecked Catrina DeMew….
Abenti:
Barbie Dreamtopia mermaid dolls, Monster High Garden Ghoul’s Thessa Thornwillow, Beatrice, Lumina, Wingrid, Cleo, Twyla and Toralei…
Eletron:
Enchantimals Bree, Cameo, Clarita, Fanci, Felicity, Karina, Merit, Pippa, Prue, Sage, Taylee, Zelena, and the tree house play set….
Khriste:
… and Misty Hopkins’ fan made ball-joint doll costumes! We should mention that Misty is a dear friend, and has been a guest of The Mew! 
Tash:
The nominees for our favorite (bipedal) action figures of 2017 are the Power Rangers Morphin Power Pink Ranger and Yellow Ranger…
Michi:
DC Multiverse Batgirl of Burnside, Justice League Mera, DC Icons Wonder Woman (movie version) and 12″ Wonder Woman (movie version)…
Sadiyah:
DC Collectibles’s The New Batman Adventures  Girls Night Out action figure five pack including Harley, Ivy, Batgirl, Live Wire & Supergirl…
Mu’awin:
DC Super Hero Girls 6″ Katana; Funko’s 3.75″ Suicide Squad Katana, SHFiguarts Marvel Doctor Strange & Burning Flame set…
Brian:
Marvel Legends Angela, Dazzler, Gamora, Nebula, Mantis, Jessica Jones, Elektra, Medusa, Hela, Thor (Jane Foster), Nakia and Okoye…
Abenti:
Thor: Ragnarok Valkyrie & Thor set, Invisible Woman and H.E.R.B.I.E., Marvel’s Black Widow (comics version), A-Force Boxed Set…
Khriste:
Star Wars: The Black Series Rey, Mas, Hera, Jaina and General Leia; and Star Wars: Episode 8 The Last Jedi (3.75″) Rose and Paige…
Khriste:
Transformers Deluxe Class Nautica, Titans Return Deluxe Class Windblade, and NY Comicon Exclusive Titans Return Arcee! Eletron, do you know those other Bots?
Eletron:
Not really all that much. I could go on about certain Maximals or Predicons, but most of the Autobot and Decepticon community I’ve only heard about.
Tash:
We hope there might be a doll or figure of Eletron too! The nominees also include the Spirit series of girls and their horses!
Michi:
Hai hai, such as Flaca, Equuleus, Spirit & Lucky Pru & Chica Linda, Abigail & Boomerang, and the Barn Play Set! Speaking of the equines…
Sadiyah:
The nominees for our favorite (animal) action figures and accessories of 2017 are the My Little Pony: The Movie Magic of Everypony set…
Mu’awin:
Pinkie Pie’s Undersea Cafe, Rarity’s Undersea Spa, Seashell Lagoon, Rainbow Dash & Airship, Shining Armor’s Royal Chariot…
Brian::
Defenders of Equestria Wonderbolts Booster, Twilight Sparkle & Skystar, the Pirate Ponies Collection,
Abenti:
the Singing Ponies, the Sea Ponies, the Shining Friends, he mini pony Cutie Mark Crusaders’ Balloon Booth…
Khriste
the My Little Pony: The Movie Bubble Splash, Jelly Bee, Lilly Pop and Sea Poppy adhesive Baby Sea Pony figurines…
Eletron:
The Animal Jam Adopt A Pet Treasure chests, Adopt A Pet Cupcake Huts, Cotton Candy Hut, Pet Wash Hut, Princess Castle and Crystal Palace!
Tash:
Guess what- we are now about half way through this big cattygory!
Michi:
The nominees for our favorite statues and figurines of 2017 are… TokiDoki’s Unicorns and Mermaidicorn figurines…
Sadiyah:
My Little Pony Guardians of Harmony fan series DJ Pon-3, and the Pop! My Little Pony- The Movie Sea Pony vinyl figures…
Mu’awin:
Jo3bot “Buffy & Friends” Artist Series Figure, and Funko’s Pop! Viny Star Wars Porg bobble-head figure, Marvel Bishoujo Squirrel Girl statue…
Brian:
Batman: The Animated Adventures Catwoman (Gray costume) statue, Batman: The New Adventures Catwoman (Black costume) statue…
Abenti:
DC Bombshells Katana statue, Suicide Squad movie Katana statue, Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Katana statue, DC Designer Series Starfire statue…
Eletron:
Teen Titans Go Starfire and Raven Dorbz figurines, Gotham City Garage Wonder Woman  statue, Dorbz Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 Mantis…
Khriste:
DC Collectibles’s Harley Quinn Hula Girl figure, the McDonald’s Happy Meal Hello Kitty Tea Time  and My Little Pony- The Movie toys!
Tash:
The nominees for our favorite Christmas tree ornaments of 2017 are: the Hallmark Keepsake Hallmark’s Grace & Glory, Lavendar Fairy…
Michi:
Angel of Winter Wonder, Angel de la Hospitalidad, Frosty Friends, Regal RockingHorse, My Little Pony Moondancer, Rainbow Brite & Starlite…
Sadiyah:
DC Super-Hero Girls Wonder Woman. The Walking Dead’s Michonne, Star Wars Princess Leia Organa, ALIENS’s Ripley in Workloader…
Mu’awin:
The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy, The X-Files Scully & Mulder, Barbie Veterinarian, Hello Kitty, Star Wars Rey, Star Wars Christmas Stormtrooper…
Brian
Peanuts’s Snoopy, Disney’s Minnie & Mickey- Snowmouse Surprise, Minnie Mouse- Girl’s Best Friend, Snow White & Dopey, Tink Takes a look…
Abenti:
Ariel’s World, Belle & Beast, Jasmine & Aladdin, Judy Hopps & Nick Wilde, Tangled’s Rapunzel, Elsa’s Coronation Day, and Moana Wailiki!
Kriste:
Calico Critters cat family, rabbit family, koala family, Panda Twins, Sophie’s Love n Care set, and the cozy cottage starter home play set!

 

Eletron:
Gosh, I think the list of nominees keeps growing more ‘n more every year! Perhaps there should be nine of us if we are asked for next year!
Tash:
Hai hai, but hang in there just the wee bit longer, because we are in the final stretch of this big cattygory!
Michi:
Hai! The nominees for our favorite board, card, miniatures, role-playing, and video games of 2017 are…
Sadiyah:
My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria – the Storytelling Game, the Hascon Exclusive Pinkie Pie Dungeons & Dragons dice…
Mu’awin:
The My Little Pony: The Movie Busy Book set, The My Little Pony card game, Kodoma-  the Tree Spirits card game…
Brian:
The Kitty Paws board game, the Star Wars X-Wing Battle game’s miniature of The Ghost…
Abenti:
the Mass Affect: Andromeda video game for the PC, and the Legend of Zelda video game for the Switch console!
Khriste:
Whew! That was a long list of toy, games and collectibles to present, but we did it! again!
Eletron:
Now let’s welcome Dr. Dach Savage, Trini-chan, Kara-Meow’l and Mielikki-sensei to present the nominees for our
favorite webcomics & net fiction of 2017!
Dach Savage:
(the anthropurrmorphic Black & Tan weener dog wearing his Crimson, Black & White Military Mess Dress & medals) Aloha!
Mielikki:
(her luminous wings shimmer from the back of her Buttercup sarong with the Daisy crisscross halter neck bikini top) Arigato!
Trini-chan:
(the surfer fox-girl wearing the short strapless Wisteria purrint dress) this cattygory includes original & fan fiction prose & comics that are published on the internet!
Kara-Meow’l:
(the surfer catgirl wearing the short strapless Hibiscus purrint dress) Yep, and we are honored to purrsent the nominees for our favorite ones of 2017!
Dach Savage:
Annabelle, a romantic anthropomorphic pony webcomic by Anasthasia http://pookastrainer.deviantart.com!
Mielikki:
Namaka Hanou, Pacificators and Three Guardians are a webcomics by Jeffrey Anderson http://www.sailorenergy.net!
Trini-chan:
Catena Cafe http://catenamanor.com, a webcomic written by Debray Baily and drawn by Tracy Bailey!
Kara-Meow’l:
The Adventures of Talia and Tanya: A Question of Faith, serialized purrose fiction by Jeff Branch http://scribeofthemoon.webs.com who was the May 2008 guest of The Mew!
Dach Savage:
The tales of Pagan The Louisiana Cat-Girl and Oseiko The Black Widow by Ken D. Blackwell http://seiginotora.deviantart.com!
Mielikki::
The Devil’s Panties http://thedevilspanties.com webcomic by Jennie Breeden, who was a November 2008 guest of The Mew!
Trini-chan:
Political Ideology Catgirls http://politicalideologycatgirls.com, a webcomic by Catgirl Draw-girl!
Kara-Meow’l:
Distillum http://www.distillum.com, a webcomic by Sarah “Pickles” Dill!
Dach Savage:
Mon Girl, a 4 koma webcomic by Green Tea Neko http://greenteaneko.deviantart.com of Collateral Damage Studios!
Mielikki:
Misfile http://www.misfile.com, a webcomic by Chris Hazelton!
Trini-chan:
The Wandering Ones http://wanderingones.com, a webcomic by Clint Hollingsworth who was the October 2009 guest of The Mew!
Kara-Meow’l:
The Hunters of Salamanstra http://salamanstra.keenspot.com webcomic by creator / artist / writer John Joseco, editor Memj & assistant editor Calpain!
Dach Savage:
Zos Kias http://www.s-kojika.com/ZosKias, a webcomic by Sanzaki Kojika!
Mielikki:
The mature-rated, illustrated erotic prose Adventures on Shoals Asunder http://magicstoneportal.com by Constance Letterman & Dark Dug!
Trini-chan:
Doc and Raider http://docandraider.com, a comic strip by Sean Martin!
Kara-Meow’l:
Sorcery 101 http://www.sorcery101.net, a webcomic by Kel McDonnell! 
Dach Savage:
The tales by author Margaret S. McGraw at her Writers’ Spark blog http://margaretsmcgraw.blogspot.com!
Trini-chan:
The Adventures of Simone & Ajax http://www.simoneandajax.com, a webcomic by Andrew Pepoy, who was a December 2008 guest of The Mew!
Kara-Meow’l:
A Girl and Her Fed http://agirlandherfed.com, a webcomic by K.B. Spangler!
Dach Savage:
This is the Worst Idea You’ve Ever Had http://www.skyscrapersoup.com, a webcomic by Kieran L Thompson!
Mielikki:
Twokinds http://twokinds.keenspot.com webcomic by Thomas J. Fischbach!
Trini-chan:
Breakfast with Sister and No Lunch Break, which are  webcomics by KipTeiTei http://kipteitei.deviantart.com
Kara-Meow’l:
The Tea Dragon Society http://teadragonsociety.com by Katie O’Neill
Dach Savage:
The blog and imagery of Pusheen the Cat http://www.pusheen.com!
Mielikki:
Legacy of the Gods, a serialized prose urban fantasy tale by Sharon Williams http://rose74.deviantart.com who was our November 2014 guest of The Mew!
Trini-chan:
The Katbox http://katbox.net collective of many great webcomics, such as Caribbean Blue, Yosh, Las Lindas, iMew…
Kara-Meow’l:
… Draconia Chronicles, The Eye of Ramalach Tina of the South,  Anthronauts, Mischievous, Uberquest, Rascals…
Dach Savage:
… Knuckle Up, Project Zero, Our World, Peter and Company, Addictive Science and other beautiful fun comics!
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
Trini-chan:
That will conclude this cattygory of wonderful stories, characters and art, but now we will go from the net to the print!
Kara-Meow’l:
Hai! Please welcome our friends Keiko and Yuriko of the Catgirl Island Public Library, our island’s mayor Peppurr-Minta and county magistrate Kelley to purrsent  the nominees for
our favorite books of 2017!
Keiko:
(the Brown – haired catgirl in the shimmering Parrot Fish sequin dress) 
Aloha, nya! On behalf of the Mew Hanover County Public Library, we are honored to purrsent this award cattygory, nya!
Yuriko:
(the Turquoise – haired catgirl in the gleaming Butterfly Fish sequin dress) 
We wish to thank the many great authors, editors, publishers, artists, purrinters, book sellers, and avid readers nya!
Peppurr-Minta:
(the Black- haired catgirl in the iridescent Discus Fish sequin dress)
This includes fictional & non-fictional books, from novels and story books to biographies, photo and art books!
Kelley:
(the Sea Otter girl wearing the sparkling Wrasse fish sequin dress)
However, we have the sepurrate cattygory for comics, manga & graphic novels!  The nominees for our favorite books of 2017 are… 
Keiko
Big Pacific, Night Visions: Magical Photographs of Life After Dark, and View From Above: An Astronaut Photographs the World, nya!
Yuriko:
The Atlas of Beauty, Annie Liebovits: The Portraits 2005 – 2016, Kiss: 1977 – 1980, and  and The Faerie Handbook, nya!
Peppurr-Minta:
Kirby 100, The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock, and Ballerina Body by Misty Copleand,, nya!
Kelley:
Danica Patrick: Pretty Intense, Laurie Hernandez: I Got This, and Sophia Loren: Movie Star Italian Style,!
Keiko:
Makeup Man – Michael Westmore, The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood, and Cave Paintings: The Art of Bud Root, nya!
Yuriko:
Otomo- A Global Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira, and Spectrum 24: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, and nya!
Peppurr-Minta:
Walking Through the Landscape of the Fae by Charles Vess, and Wendy Pini: The Line of Beauty, nya!
Kelley:
Marvel’s Black Widow: Creating the Avenging Super Spy, The Art of Harley Quinn, and Wonder Woman: Ambassador of Truth!
Keiko:
The Magical Girl Coloring Book by Sarah Ruth Ford (who was a guest of the December 2008 Mew), and Godzilla FAQ, nya!
Yuriko:
 The Spectacular Sisterhood of Super Women, The Making of Dunkirk, and Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film, nya!
Peppurr-Minta:
Orphan Black: Classified Clone Reports, Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History, and The Art of Hammer, nya!
Kelley:
The Manga Artist’s Coloring Book: Girls, The Art of Pokemon Adventures, and The Buffy The Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia!
Keiko:
 The Art of Cars 3, The Art of Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, and The Art of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, nya!
Yuriko:
The Art of Justice League, Middle Earth from Script to Screen, The Game of thrones 3D Mask and Wall Mount books series, nya!
Peppurr-Minta:
The Movie Art of Syd Mead, The Art of Horror Movies, The Art of Harry Potter, and Harry Potter- The Wand Collection, nya!
Kelley:
The Art of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, Star Wars: Stormtroopers, and Star Wars: On the Front Lines!
Keiko:
The Art of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Art of Coco, and The Soul and Art of Blade Runner 2049,  nya!
Yuriko:
The Art and Making of Alien Covenant, The Book of Alien: Augmented Reality Colonial Marines Survival Manualnya!
Peppurr-Minta:
Star Trek The Official Starships Collection – Designing Starships: The Kelvin Timeline, and Star Trek Cats, nya! 
Keiko:
The Art of Ghost in the Shell, The Art of Mass Effect: Andromeda, The Art of Splatoon, and The Art of Overwatch, nya!
Yuriko:
Star Trek: HIdden Universe Travel Guide to The Klingon Empire, and Star Trek: The Biography of Jean-Luc Picard!
Peppurr-Minta:
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: The Elements of Harmony vol. 2, and The Art of My Little Pony: The Movie, nya!
Kelley:
Nyow to top off this cattygory are the nominations for our favorite novels, short stories and storybooks of 2017, nya!
Keiko:
My Little Pony: The Dragons on Dazzle Island, and Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Daring Adventures vol. 1 & 2, nya!
Yuriko:
Katana at Super Hero High, Lumber Janes: Unicorn Power, and Die Hard Christmas!
Peppurr-Minta:
Fish Girl, The Lost Frost Girl, and Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier, nya!
Kelley:
Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True, Marla’s Magic Pencil, and above the Timber Line, nya!
Keiko:
Hamster Princess vol. 4: Giant Trouble by Ursula Vernon who was our guest for the May 2009 Mew!
Yuriko:
That will conclude this cattygory, but there are further cattygories of purrinted media to be purrsented, nya!
Peppurr-Minta:
Nyow let us welcome our island’s Fire Chief Ellie, Police Chief Meryl and Purrk Ranger B.B. to the stage, nya!
Kelley:
They are here to purrsent the nominees for
our favorite comics, manga & graphic novels of 2017, nya!
Meryl:
(the catgirl out of her Police Chief uniform and in the backless, empire – waist British Racing Green ball gown with detached sleeves) Arigato!
B.B.:
(the catgirl out of her Purrk Ranger uniform and in the short Emerald cheongsam with the Venus Flytrap embroidery) They did the terrific job!
Ellie:
(the centauresss out of her Fire Chef uniform and wearing Amaranth Azalea floral leis) Hai hai, we are honored to present this cattygory again!
Meryl:
This includes comics series, mini-series, one shots, graphic novels, repurrint collections, manga and manwha!
B.B.:
Nyow in no purrticular order, the nominees  for our favorites of 2017 are…
Meryl:
Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat!, The Unstoppable Wasp, Hulk, America, and Black Panther: World of Wakanda!
B.B.:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11, Angel Season 11, Elfquest: The FInal Quest, and Trekker: Rite of Passage!
Ellie:
Empowered, Batman, Detective Comics, Harley Quinn DC Super Hero Girls Summer Olympus, and Scooby Doo!
Meryl:
My Little Pony comics such as Friends Forever, Legends of Magic, The Movie Prequel, and the Holiday Special!
B.B.:
Lumberjanes, Goldie Vance, Hi-Fi Fight Club, Slam!, Toyetica, Shinobi, and Jupiter Jet!
Ellie:
Hero Cats of Stellar City, Midnight over Stellar City, Princeless, and Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess!
Meryl:
Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose, Gold Digger, Gold Digger Swimsuit Special, and Streetfighter Swimsuit Special!
B.B.:
Die Kitty Die, Josie and the Pussycats, Heathen, Sun Bakery and Siren School!
Ellie:
Catseye Comics, Saga, Paper Girls, The Hunters of Salamanstra, Mer, and Snoopy Celebration!
Meryl:
Jane, Surfside Girls vol. 1, The Amazing Crafty Cat, The Tea Dragon Society,and 12 Beast!
B.B.:
After Hours, Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor, and The Ancient Magus’ Bride!
Ellie:
Beasts of Abigail, Blooms into You, and Captain Harlock- Space Pirate: Dimensional Voyage!
Meryl:
A Centaur’s Life, Clockwork Planet, Citris, Complex Age, and Delicious in the Dungeon!
B.B.:
Dragonar Academy, Fairy Tale’s Fairy Girls, Flying Witch, and Fuku Fuku Kitten Tales!
Ellie:
Generation Witch, The Girl from the other Side, Girls’ Last Tour, and Kiniro Mosaic!
Meryl:
In This Corner of the World, Kindred Spirits the Complete Collection, and Konosuba!
B.B.:
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Monster Musume, and Monster Musume: I Heart Monster Girls!
Ellie:
My Hero Academia, Pandora in the Crimson Shell, and Please Tell Me Galko-chan!
Meryl:
Non Non Biyori, Queen Emereldas, School-Live!, Scum’s Wish, and Shoulder – A – Coffin Kuro!
B.B.
Spirits & Cat Ears, Sweetness & Lightning, Today’s Cerberus, and Yona of the Dawn!
Ellie:
Valerian: The Illustrated Treasury, and the Battle Angel Alita hardcover collection vol. 1!
Meryl:
We are done, so let’s welcome to the wet tank stage Melanakeami, Formailty, Daytona & Nyssy to present 
our favorite magazines of 2017!
Nyssy:
(the mermaid with Dark Blue hair and Turquoise tail, wearing the piercings, jewelry, and the Lilac – colored jellyfish bell bikini top)
Arigato gozaimasu!
Melanakeami:
(the mermaid with the Green tail and hair, wearing the Azure Blue – colored jellyfish bell bikini top and Gold rings in her tail fin)
Shello there everybody!
Daytona:
(the mermaid with short Blonde hair and a Gray Bottlenose Dolphin tail, wearing Fuchsia – colored jellyfish bell bikini top)
We are glad and honored to be here tonight!
Formality:
(the dappurr Orca Girl in her natural tuxedo-ish pattern with the large Black purrl in her navel, the Black top hat and bow tie) 
This water tank is so deep, warm and roomy!
Nyssy:
Wow, this is a purretty long list… I guess it was hard to decide between so many magazines about so many topics!
Melanakeami:
Fortunately there are four of us to present them! Well then, let’s dive right into the nominees, which consist of…
Daytona:
Alter Ego, Back Issue, Comic Book Creator, Draw, and Kirby Collector…
Formality:
Airbrush Action, Illustration, ImagineFX, The Art of Film, Design Life…
Nyssy:
Cinefex, American Cinematographer, Sight & Sound, Cinema Retro…
Melanakeami:
Renaissance Faires & Culture, Prims, Selvedge, Make-up, Cosplay…
Daytona:
Star Trek, Star Trek Official Starships Collection, Star Wars Insider…
Formality:
G-Fan, Doctor Who Magazine, 007 magazine, Little Shop of Horrors
Nyssy:
Faeries And Enchantment, Faerie Magazine, Witches & Pagans…
Melanakeami:
Sedona, My Little Pony, Megami, Newtype, Animage, Hobby Japan
Daytona:
Sage Woman, Willow & Sage, Cottage Hill, Happinez, Minerva…
Formality:
Gothic Beauty, Bella Grace, Belle Armoire, Ambrosia, Parabola…
Nyssy:
Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lapham’s Quarterly, Tin House…
Melanakeami:
Uncut’s Ulitmate Music Guide: Steely Dan, Prog, Pointe, Dance…
Daytona:
Tap Root, Cemetery Dance, Herewith, Aqurveda Mantra…
Formality:
Yoga, Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Samata, Surfgirl, Foam …
Nyssy:
Standup Journal, SUP, Stand Up Paddle Magazine, SUP International…
Melanakeami:
Muscle & Fitness Hers,  Women’s Health, Shape, Self, Strong, Fit…
Daytona:
Oxygen, Stay Wild, Misadventure, Sidetracked, Adventure Kayaking…
Formality:
Outdoors, Golf, Women’s Golf Journal, Lonely Planet, Our State…
Nyssy
The Skeptical Inquirer, National Geographic, Triad Happy Tails…
Melanakeami:
Coastal Living, Southern Living,The Drake, Gray’s Sporting Journal…
Daytona:
North Carolina Game & Fish, Saltwater Sportsman, Sport Fishing…
Formality:
Blue Water Boats & Sport Fishing, Salmon & Steelheader Journal…
Nyssy:
GAFF,  In-Fisherman, Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, Anglers Journal…
Melanakeami:
Tail, Coral, Amazonas, Popular Fishkeeping, and Tropical Fish Hobbyist!
Daytona:
Those angling and aquarium magazines give me the seafood cravings!
Formality:
We can remedy that at the art center’s sushi bars during the intermission, which is just one cattygory away!
Nyssy:
Now here are Aki, her daughter Malina, granddaughters Leilani & Alanasera to purrsent the nominees for
our favorite calendars of 2017 for 2018!
Aki, Malina, Leilani & Alanasera:
Arigato gozaimasu, nya!
Leilani:
(the shrine maiden catgirl wearing a Blue & White Miko Shozoku) 
We would like to  thank our county’s lovely librarians for their supiurrb enthused, industrious efforts, nya!
Alanasera:
(her twin sister, also wearing a Blue & White Miko Shozoku) 
The land & sea branches of our county library are great spots for the information, entertainment and mingling, nya!
Malina:
(their mom in the Red & White Miko shozoku) 
Whether for the wall or desk, calendars have the useful date grids accompanied by purretty or inspurrational images, nya!
Aki:
(in her special Blue & White miko shozoku) 
We have the seafood cravings too, so we will be quick with the calendar cattygory, so here are the nominees, nya!
Leilani:
The American Cat by Lowelle Herrera, Cats by Kiblan, Yoga Cats, Cat Naps, What cats Teach us,  and Space Cats, nya!
Alanasera:
Dragon Witches: The Art of Nene Thomas 2018 Calendar, DC Super-Hero Girls, and the Women of Marvel Comics, nya!
Malina:
Pin Up Girls by Gil Elvgren, Llewellen’s Witches, and Pomegranate’s Alphonse Mucha Wall Calendar, nya!
Aki:
The Peanuts Calendar, The Art of Thomas Kinkade, and The Thomas Kinkade Disney Collection, nya!
Leilani:
The Flower Spirits wall calendar, The Reading Woman, Sierra Club, and Auduban Engagement Calendara, nya!
Alanasera:
The Overwatch, Star Trek, Atlas Obscura Posters Calendar, and the World Wildlife Fund’s Butterflies Calendar, nya!
Malina:
Brown Trout’s Carolina Coast Calendar, and Jospeh R. Tomelleri & Flick Ford’s 12 Months of Fishing calendar, nya!
Aki:
The thought of 12 months full of yummy fish is tantalizing my tummy, but nyow we can all take the snack break, because nyow it is time for
the intermission, nya!
During the intermission, the audience is able to purrtake of the Purrforming Arts Center’s numerous snack bars and nearby outdoor food carts for a sumptuous variety of delicious, nutritious treats.
Across the island & waters of Mew Hanover County, there are various awards ceremony – viewing parties full of camaraderie & cuisine. 
Even the entities who are not interested in watching the ceremony are quite safe, serene and well – fed such as Rappy the giant marine iguana, the adopted critters at the farm, the ghost ducks at the brook, the St. Joseph’s Satyrs in the orchard, the giant slugs in the caverns, and the rescued Sea Dragons in their kelp forest sanctuary.
Working at important night shifts, those who are unable to watch the awards are not forgotten, as volunteer couriers bring them appurreciative baskets filled with treats. Back at the Purrforming Arts Center, the chimes ring and the lights blink, to signal that the ceremony is about to resume. The spotlight shines upon the wet tank stage…
Welcome back, nya!
Ne’ellakaliomi:
(or just Ne’e for short, the mermaid with the Coral Beauty tail, 
wearing the translucent Sea Blue – colored jellyfish bell bikini top)
Welcome back! Did everyone get tasty snacks during the intermission?
Lourdessaluorno:
(or just Dessy for short, the mermaid with the Lion Fish tail, 
wearing the translucent  Sea Foam – colored jellyfish bell bikini top)
Hai! Ruru-chan got the cabbage wedge!
AvanaRuru:
(a.k.a Ruru-chan, the rescue manatee wearing the Black bow tie)
(nods)
Ne’ellakaliomi:
Mmm I’ll bet that hit the spot! So, what is the cattyygory to resume the show?
Lourdessaluorno:
Now here are Petra and Bun to say the few words about 
2017 in the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Petra:
(wearing the Golden Beehive Ginger purrint kimono), Arigato, nya!
Bun:
(wearing the Purrple Pansy purrint kimono) Aloha, y’all!
Petra:
We are so blessed to know many very talented artists and designers who work in all media, from the comics, paintings & photographs to the make-up, textiles & sculptures, nya!
Bun:
Hai, we are so fortunate to be part of such a wonderful community of artists! Now we wish to acknowledge the artists who contributed beautiful imagery to our mewseum in 2017!
Petra:
“Yara, Cheesecake” by Dark Dug of Doom http://dragonsentwined.deviantart.com“Catsandra” by Meesha DJ Jackson http://www.xeshema.deviantart.com, “Gray Malkin” by Justin LaPoint  http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Animal_Town_Confidential, and the “Catgirl Sketch” by Kierano White, nya!
Bun:
The “Kimono Catgirl” by Elisa Chong by Elisa Chong http://www.sofianime.com who was our guest for the June 2011 Mew; “the Pikachu” fan art, “Tash Maw and Michi Tiger” and “Meow-y Christmas”, by Alexcia Reynolds http://www.sailorchristmas.com who was our guest of the August 2010 Mew!
Petra:
“Doc & Raider in Dojo” and “Runway 2017” by Sean Martin http://www.joey-aristophanes.com who was our guest for the June 2017 Mew; the “Alicia Florence & Aria Pokoteng” and “Kirino Kousaka” fan art by Misty Hopkins http://bunnychai.blogspot.com who was among our March 2008 guests of The Mew, nya!
Bun:
We were also delighted to display the “Misty Steampunk” photo, the “Misty as Ninjette” cosplay photo – manip by Misty & Mike, and the “Rose & Wolf” cosplay photo – manip by Rebecca Brogden and Mike! Rebecca http://www.rbrogdenart.com was the guest for our September 2009 Mew!
Petra:
We added the bumpurr crop of 30 images of original & fan art by Rebecca to our guest galleries last year, including “Cat Ears Selfie Photo”, “Cave Dweller”, “Child of Light”, “Cocoa”, “Contemplating”, “Daenerys”, “Desert Fox”,“Dr. Grace”, “Edelynne”, “Dragon Mother”, and “Fall Mushroom”, nya!
Bun:
“Feeling Happy”, “Gigi the Genie”, “Golden Mermaid”, “Hidden Springs”, “Holo”, “Listening to the Wind”,  “Magical Catgirl”, “Moon Druid”, “Nystia Mermaid”, “Nystia’s Wedding Gown”, “Orange Slice”, “Prissy”, “Swim with Me”, “Tender”, “Unicorn Lady”,”Up High”, “Valentine”, “Waiting”, and “Water”!
Petra:
Last year’s Illustrative contributions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art by our web master Jamie Robertson http://jamiecotc.com included”Mel in Bikini”, fan art of Cat People’s “Irina”, and his collaborations with Mike upon the “Insectisiders Group”, “Insectisiders #2 cover” and “Insectisiders #7 cover”, nya!
Bun:
Lastly but not leastly, Mike’s 30 other original and fan art contributions to the mewseum included Aja”, “Ayao”, “Oshun”, “Yemaja””Bunina-chan” “Haru & The Baron”, “I Heart My Black Purrl”, “Kana, Mariko & Gary”, “Karaoke Night”, “Minka & Niru”, “Miss Fury”, “Nekmomimi Gynoid Golfer”…
Petra:
…  “Nyamama-san”, “Nyanko Catnap”, “Nyoka, with Cats Amy & Tanzy”, “Peppurr-Minta”, “Peppurr-Minta 2”, “Peppurr-Minta Five-Oh”, “Peppurr-Minta 2042”, “Renea”, “Sekhhmet & Tefnut”, “Shannon”, “Southpaw”, “Stella & Terry”, “Two Buns in the Oven”, Vampire Circus’s “Serena”, and“Yara, Yelling”, nya!
Bun:
We are very grateful for our community of artists and friends of the Mewseum! We hope that 2017 will bring many more beautiful creations by many diverse artists, and now here are our friends Nyo-sensei, Nya-sensei and Ilyana-sensei to present
our favorite events of 2017!
Ilyana:
(nyow wearing the short Purrple cheongsam with Gold Honeysuckle brocade)
Arigato gozaimasu Bun-san and Petra-san, but please just call me Ilyana! So, whassup y’all?
Nyanko:
(nyow wearing the Ice Blue Calathea purrint  iro-furisode)
We are very grateful for Petra, Bun, the other staff & volunteers for their work at the mewseum and local art groups!
Nyoka:
(nyow wearing the Blue-Violet Peony purrint  iro-furisode)
They are also still the top ranked team and purrdicted to win the island’s next rec league beach volleyball title!
the audience:
BANZAI! BANZAI! BANZAI, NYA!
Ilyana:
They also selfllessly share their time and talent by coaching the purre and post  season beach volleyball camps too! Gosh, it seems like only yesterday when we were purrsenting the awards for our favorite stuff of 2017! Either we have just stayed very busy throughout the year, or purrhaps all of the magick around here has caused the hypurr – tempurral affect!
Nyanko:
Well, the magick does have the affect upon the environment of Catgirl Island and the surrounding waters of Mew Hanover County… and we do purride ourselves as being rather welcoming, inclusively festive part of the Outer Banks, with many events each, such as this month’s Apurricot Matsuri, Cat Tuesday, the Lantern Matsuri and Amethyst Festival!
Nyoka:
Of course, in addition to the beach volleyball, surfing, martial arts and angling, other athletic purrsuits to catabolize the calories include swimming, diving, sailing, golf, tennis, basketball, softball, soccer, cycling, hiking, purrkour, spurrlunking, yoga, hula, belly dance, hot salsa dance, kyudo, jujutsu, kite flying, and the merfolk’s seahorse equestrian events!
Ilyana:
Hai hai and as the season of Fuyu (Winter) becomes Haru (Spurring)  we will be celebrating our local Violet Purrade, the Lamia & Naga Festival, The Tides of March, the Hana & Sakura Matsuris, the textiles festival, and before we know it, soon it will be time for Mer-Morial Day, the Azalea & Lilly Purrades, and the gala Dance Festival in this very building!
Nyanko::
Haru becomes Natsu upon the Solstice, and with it brings our Honeysuckle Festival, the Fire Festival by the shrine, the floating lantern matsuri at the riverwalk, the O-Bon in beautiful downtown Purrbank, the Iris, Rose, Lotus, Poppy and Water Lily purrades down Cait Sith Lane to the Summer Shakespear at the Maritime Forest grove Ampurrtheatre!
Nyoka:
Then Natsu will become Aki upon the Autumnal Equinox during Faerie Appurreciation Month, when it will be time for our Lunar Festival, Forget Me Not Festival, the Calendula & Morning Glory Purrades,  the Mermaid, Maple & Opal Matsuris, Chrysanthemeowm Day, Banker Pony Centaur Day, and our Halloween Trick R Eat and Cosplay Purrowl!
Ilyana:
Don’t forget the Library, Theater, Mewseum Purrforming Arts Center’s joint and ‘s Summer Art Literature And Mewsic Inspurration Purroject (SALAMI)! The Beloved Autumnal Comics, Oeuvre, Novels, Storybooks & Theatre Reading Inspurration Purroject (BACON STRIP). 
Nyanko:
Of course, that list does not include all of the religious, state, federal or international holidays, or the many hobby gatherings! There are also many festivals, fairs, shows & conventions upon the mainland that we like to attend, so at this point we would like to acknowledge some of those fun events that we attended in 2017!
Nyoka:
Hai hai, such as the annual Raleigh Greek Festival, Alamance Pride LGBTQ event, the Alamance County Chorale’s Christmas and Dinner Show!
Ilyana:
The Heroes Convention, NC Comicon, Oak City Con, Raleigh Comics Show, Free Comic Book Day, Halloween Comics Fest, and WhatThe Hell?! Con which has a new web site at https://wthcon.wordpress.com!
Nyanko:
The Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds concert at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, and C.E. Jordan High School’s production of Legally Blonde- The Musical!
Nyoka:
Inside Pitch’s  toy & hobby collectors shows in Greensboro, Raleigh and Hickory; the White Owl Antique Mall toy & pop culture auctions in Mt. Pleasant…
Ilyana:
the Chikara Wrestling at the Gibsonville Sportatorium!; and the many film festivals at the Carolina Theatre of Durham! That is all for this cattygory, but nyow here are Jesi & Kai of the Catgirl island Visitors Center to purrsent
our favorite radio shows of 2017!
Jesi & Kai:
(appurroach the podium to hug Ilyana, Nyano & Nyoka) Konbanwa, nya!
Jesi:
(the catgirl in the Black & Scarlet Hanfu gown)
On behalf of the visitors center we are glad to be of service, and we wish to say hi to our fellow concierges who are on duty, nya!
Kai:
(the catgirl in the Maroon & Gold Hanfu gown)
Nyow we will read the list of nominees for our favorite radio shows which are broadcasted here upon WUNC FM public radio, nya!
Kai:
NPR News, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, 1A, Reveal,  Science Friday, On the Media, All Things Considered, Hear and Now, and Radio Lab, nya!
Jesi:
The State of Things, The People’s Pharmacy,  The Splendid Table, Snap Judgement, Radio Lab, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me, Tell Me Another, and The TED Radio Hour, nya!
Kai:
The World, On Being, Indivisible, Invisibilia, Flyover, Story Corps, The Takeaway, Fresh Air, The Moth, Sound Opinions, The Thistle & Shamrock, and Back Porch Music, nya!
Jesi:
We greatly appurreciate The BBC World Service for its informative, entertaining and global news, documentaries, discussions, intermews & fascinating purrograms, nya!
Kai:
Hai, such as the BBC News Hour, News Hour Extra, News Day, Business Daily, Global Business, The World This Week, World Update, World Hacks, & Hard Talk, nya!
Jesi:
The Conversation, Witness, Discovery, Heart & Soul, The History Hour, Outlook Weekend, Health Check,  Forum, The Tech Tent, Click, The Arts Hour, and Talk Back, nya!
Kai:
The Food Chain, The Elements, 100 Women, My Perfect Country, Economic Tectonics, In the studio, Cultural Front Line, The Compass and the BBC World Book Club, nya!
Jesi:
The Museum of Lost Objects, Crowd Science, Inquiry, Science in Action, Islam: People & Power, The Music of Time, and 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, nya!
Kai:
From Our Own Correspondent, Over to You, Talking Books, More or Less, BBC Trending, The Why Factor, Worldwide Adventure, Mystery Island, and A Robot Story nya!
Jesi:
Finally for this audio cattygory, we wish to mention the Podcasts such as the Star Wars topics of Rebel Force Radio, and the James Bond topics of the BondCast, nya!
Kai:
Nyow we have finished our cattygory full of the many captivating, entertaining and informative purrograms, bya!
Jesi:
It has been quite the honor for us to purrsent this cattygory, we hope to see many of you back at the visitors center, nya!
Kai:
Nyow here are our friends Rica & Niko of the Farmers Market, Purrsis of the Bastet Temple, and Tasaanee of the Medical Arts Center to purrsent the cattygory of
our favorite mewsic of 2017, nya!
Rica:
(the Redhead catgirl wearing the White, Jade & Sea Foam Ao Dai gown)
Thank you Jesi and Kai, nya! We appurreciate what all of the concierges do at the Visitors Center, nya! They are so cordially informative as the first repurrsentatives that new visitors oftenly meet, nya!
Niko:
(her Blue – haired older sister wearing the White, Pink & Lavender Ao Dai gown)
We are also honored to share the stage with Purrsis, who is not only the cordial purriestess of the county’s Bastet Temple, but she helps to purrotect us from purredatory zombies and appurritions, nya!
Purrsis:
(the Purrple – haired catgirl wearing the diaphanous sideless, backless White chiffon gown)
Arigato gosaimasu! We are also honored to be here with Tasanee-sensei, who does such wonderfully compassionate work as the director of our county’s Medical Arts Center, nya!
Tasaanee:
(the Dark Brown – haired gyno sphinx wearing the Spider Orchid lei & tail corsage)
We are purroud of all that Rica and Niko do for the local wildlife, the food bank, the farmers market, the locally organic sustainable foods, and finding the good homes for the adopted critters, nya!
Rica:
Arigato gosaiamsu, nya! Here are the nominees for our favorite movie & TV original scores of 2017, nya!
Niko:
Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and Star Trek: Discovery, nya!
Purrsis:
Doctor Who, Luke Cage, Wonder Woman, and Justice League, nya!
Tasaanee:
Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2, nya!
Rica:
Logan, Coco, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, nya!
Niko:
Thor Ragnarok, Miraculous,  Elena of Avalor, and Teen Titans Go, nya!
Purrsis:
Cars 3, Batman and Harley Quinn, and Batman vs. Two-Face, nya!
Tasaanee:
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and My Little Pony: The Movie, nya!
Rica:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi,  Star Wars: Rebels, and The Red Turtle, nya!
Niko:
In This Corner of the World, Your Name, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, nya!
Purrsis:
Hanazuki, Beauty and the Beast, and The Greatest Showman, nya! 
Tasaanee:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and The Post, nya!
Rica:
Hostiles, War for the Planet of the Apes, and The Shape of Water, nya!
Niko:
Nyow for our favorite uses of songs in the purreview trailers nya!
Purrsis:
“Fox on the Run” for Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, nya!
Tasaanee:
“Immigrant Song” for Thor: Ragnarok, nya!
Rica:
“Because” for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, nya!
Niko:
Nyow here are the nominees for our favorite uses of purre-exisitng or original songs in movies or TV shows of 2017, nya!
Purrsis:
Beauty and the Beast, The Greatest Showman and Logan, nya!
Tasaanee:
Trainspotting 2, Baby Driver, Atomic Blonde, and Your Name, nya!
Rica:
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and My Little Pony: The Movie, nya!
Niko:
Batman and Harley Quinn, and Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, nya!
Purrsis:
Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Teen Titans Go, nya!
Tasaanee:
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and My Little Pony: The Movie, nya!
Rica:
Coco, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, and In This Corner of the World, nya!
Niko:
Game of Thrones, The Shape of Water, and Lucha Underground, nya!
Purrsis:
Hostiles, Doctor Who, Stranger Things, and Pirates of the Caribbean, nya!
Tasaanee:
Here are the nominees for our favorite mewsic videos of 2017, nya!
Rica:
“Break Free” by Ariana Grande, nya!
Niko:
 “Guardians Inferno” by The Sneepers, nya!
Purrsis:
“Bad at Love” By Halsey. nya!
Tasaanee:
“Night Begins to Shine” by Ber, in Teen Titans Go!
Rica:
Nyow for the nominees for our favorite new record albums of 2017, nya!
Niko:
Tori Amos’s Native Invader, and Tina Guo’s Game On, nya!
Purrsis:
Neil Young’s Hitch Hiker, and Neil Young’s The Visitor, nya!
Tasaanee:
Iron Maiden’s Book of Souls: Live Chapter, and Niia’s debut album, nya!
Rica:
Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, and Ruth B.’s Safe Haven, nya!
Purrsis:
Lillie Mae’s Forever and Then Some, and Pink’s Beautiful Trauma, nya!
Tasaanee:
Nominees for our favorite albums re-issued re-mastered in 2017, nya! 
Rica:
Tori Amos’s Y Kant Tori Read, The Moody Blues’s Days of Future and  nya!
Niko:
The Beatles’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonley Hearts Club Band, nya!
Purrsis:
Jethro Tull’s Songs from the Woods: 40th Anniversary Country Set, nya!
Tasaanee:
Nyow we will purrsent the nominees for our favorite live purrformances of 2017, including the concerts and the mewsicals, nya!
Rica:
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Thomas Wolfe Amphitheater, nya!
Niko:
Jordan High School’s production of Legally Blonde- The Musical, nya!
Purrsis:
The Alamance County Chorale’s Christmas and Dinner shows, nya!
Tasaanee:
The Drag Queen show and the Mens Chorus at Alamance Pride nya!
Rica:
The dancing & instrumental mewsic at the Raleigh Greek Festival, nya!
Niko:
Our favoritest independent record store to shop at upon the mainland is Keith’s CDs in Burlington, NC, nya!
Purrsis:
Our favorite site purrtaining to mewsic was our May 2008 guest Jeff Branch’s fan site Pink Lady America http://www.pinkladyamerica.com, nya!
Tasaanee:
Nominees for our favorite mewsic – related radio shows of 2017, nya!
Rica:
The Thistle & Shamrock, Back Porch Music, abd Sound Opinions, nya!
Niko:
The Arts Hour, The Music of Time, and Occasional Shiver, nya!
Purrsis:
Nominees for our favorite mewsic – related TV shows of 2017, nya!
Tasaanee:
Austin City Limits, Great Performances, and Metal Mania, nya!
Rica:
A Cat’s Attic: Yusuf Cat Stevens, nya!
Purrsis:
That will conclude this cattygory of wonderful mewsic, nya!
Niko:
Speaking of the TV shows, that is the next cattygory, nya!
Tasaanee:
Hai, and here are Vonny and Tara-chan to purrsent the nominees for our
favorite non-fiction TV shows of 2017, nya!
Tara-chan & Yvonne:
Arigato, nya! Namaste, nya!
Yvonne:
(in the Honeydew White, Lemon Chiffon & Purrsian Blue bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat) 
This has been such the exciting, purretty warm day with many friends and acquiantances, nya!
Tara-chan:
(in the Papaya Whip, Cerelean Frost & Purriwinkle bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat)
Hai, we are blessed with the happy, healthy place full of friends, freedom, fun and – and the delicious, nutritious food, nya!
Yvonne:
Speaking of the food, the sooner we expurrdite this cattygory, the sooner the ceremony will conclude, and thus the sooner we can revisit the locally-caught sushi bars, nya!
Tara-chan:
Itadakimasu, nya! The cattygory of non – fiction TV shows includes the science, nature, technology, travel, home, garden, food, the mewsic and – and the sports shows, nya!
Yvonne:
Nyow then, the nominees for our favorite food shows are The Great British Baking Show, Cupcake Wars, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Flavor NC, Foods That Make You Say Mmm, and A Chef’s Life, nya!
Tara-chan:
The nominees for our favorite travel shows are Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Globe Trekker, NC Weekend, Explore NC, Our State and – and Carolina Outdoor Journal, nya!
Yvonne:
The nominees for our favorite home & garden shows are Victory Garden, The Best of Almanac Gardener, The Woodwright’s Shop, The Woodsmith Shop, A Craftsman’s Legacy, Fixer Upper, Hometime,  Antiques Roadshow, This Old House, Island Life, Hawaiian Life, and House Hunters International, nya!
Tara-chan:
The nominees for our favorite documentary or travel shows NC Now, NC Weekend, North Carolina Book Watch, Travel Scope, Globe Trekker, Nova, Nature, Frontline, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics and – and The Vietnam War a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novicknya!
Yvonne:
The nominees for our favorite political shows were C-Span’s various coverages of the congress, viewer call – in topics,the  debates, intermews, and the book festival coverage, nya!
Tara-chan:
The nominees for favorite televised sports were AVP women’s beach volleyball, Supergirl Pro 2017 Womens Surfing, The Americas Cup, The National Dog Show, Westminster Dog Show this year with cats Puppy Bowl and – and the Kitten Bowl, nya!
Yvonne:
The PGA and LPGA, USA Softball, the ACC womens and – and mens sports such as basketball, football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, golf, gymnastics and – and soccer, nya!
Tara-chan:
The nominees for our favorite artistic talent compurrtion shows were The Great British Baking Show, Cupcake Wars, Halloween Wars, Face Off, and – and Face Off: Game Face, nya!
Yvonne:
Other shows that were nominated for the entertainment of 2017 were Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Rachel Maddow, Stephen Colbert, Too Cute and Saturday Night Live, nya!
Tara-chan:
That will conclude this topic, so nyow please welcome hula purrofessor Myayr and – and belly dance purrofessor Jenjen who will purrsent the nominees for
our favorite fiction TV shows of 2017, nya!
Mary Nyan & Jeannie:
(waving to the audience and hug the sisters) Arigato!
Jeannie:
(in the Saffron, Purrsimmon & Carnelian Red – colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat, making the shaka sign gesture to the audience) Nihao.
Mary Nyan:
(in the Cobalt, Eggplant & Teal – colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat, making the ‘heavy metal horns’ salute to the audience) HELLO ISLAND!
Jeannie:
Vonny and Tara-chan had the excellent point about wrapping the ceremony up early, so I suggest that we expurrdite the purresentations.
Mary Nyan:
Right you are, Jen! We should ahead and jump into this cattygory, which includes live-action, animated, comedic and dramatic TV series!
Jeannie:
Hai. That includes Internet series for 2017, a rather bountiful year for TV series of the science fiction, fantasy, horror and adventure genres.
Mary Nyan:
Hai, and I can’t recall another year when there were so many TV shows based upon comic books!
Jeannie:
The nominees for our favorite comedic TV series of 2017 are Modern Family, Veep…
Mary Nyan:
… Fresh off the Boat, Blackish, Big Bang Theory, My Little Pony, and Teen Titans Go!
Jeannie:
The nominees for our favorite animated series of 2017 are My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic…
Mary Nyan:
… Miraculous, Elena of Avalor, Star Wars: Rebels, Shimmer and Shine, and Teen Titans Go!
Jeannie:
The nominees for our favorite dramatic TV series of 2017 are Preacher, Lucifer…
Mary Nyan:
…The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Stranger Things…
Jeannie:
…Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Punisher, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Defenders…
Mary Nyan:
…Riverdale, American Gods, Black Sails, Game of Thrones, Power Rangers
Mary Nyan:
… Big Little Lies, Poldark, Orphan Black, Doctor Who, Endeavor, Shetland…
Jeannie:
Death in Paradise, Sherlock, Midsummer Murders, Anne of Green Gables…
Mary Nyan:
Pollyanna, Eastenders, The Young and The Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful…
Jeannie:
Feud: Bette & Joan, Star Wars: Rebels, Star Trek: Discovery, and Lucha Underground!
Mary Nyan:
That is all for this cattygory, but there is yet more video goodness to be nominate!
Jeannie:
Hai. Please welcome back to the wet stage Ceresatami, Kianalani, Tsuruku and Mae Nam to purrsent
our favorite TV commercials of 2017.
Ceresatami:
(the mermaid with light  green tail, wearing the translucent Mint Green – colored jellyfish bell bikini top)
This cattygory includes the spots of 2017 that advertised the purroducts, services, organizations and so forth!
Kianalani:
(the mermaid with with the Beta tail, wearing the translucent Scarlet Lake – colored jellyfish bell bikini top)
These include the commercials / spots, trailers & PSAs shown upon TV, internet, DVDs & theatre screens!
Tsuruku:
(the mermaid with with the light blue tail, wearing the translucent Sky Blue – colored jellyfish bell bikini top)
However, we are not necessarily endorsing the advertised purroducts or services. We just like these spots!
Mae Nam:
(the catgirl mermaid with the Purrple tail, wearing the translucent Copurr – colored jellyfish bell bikini top)
That might be due to the due to purretty imagery, FX, humor, celebrities, messages, or the sentimentality!
Ceresatami:
The Salvation Army’s very touching and beautifully animated “The Fight for Good” Christmas TV spots!
Kianalani:
The spots for The Crystal Coast (which is not far from here) and the Sandals resorts which remind us the bit of our county!
Tsuruku:
The purretty fashions, mewsic & genki ambience of Target’s “It Takes Two” spot; the happy fun scenes of family gardening, dining & putting in the Lyrica spot!
Mae Nam:
The Old Navy spot with the hula girl figurine, and the Ram trucks spot with the Curtis-Wright P-40 Warhawk!
Ceresatami:
Those ads for the Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice which have the archers, the samurai, the giant and the dragon remind me of our role – playing games!
Kianalani:
The Chase Mobile spot and the Tempur Pedic spot with Serena Williams; and he Bridgestone tires spot featuring olympic archer Katuna Loric!
Tsuruku:
The LPGA spot with golfer Brooke Henderson, The Golf Channel’s spots for The Open golf tournament!
Mae Nam:
The spot for the Women’s College World Series, and the NCAA’s “Genders don’t play sports- athletes do” PSA!
Ceresatami:
The TV spots for The Honest Company’s products, which are graced by my idol the inspirational, legendary professional & olympic beach volleyball champion Kerri Walsh!
Kianalani:
The TV spots for the United Mileage Plus Explorers card, the Boost drink, and for the Truly drink which depict the surfing!
Tsuruku:
The TV spot for MTV’s The Challenge: Champs Vs Pros which is graced by the famous inspirational surfer Tia Blanco! 
Mae Nam:
The spot for MTV’s Teen Mom OG series with the cute widdle kittengirl cosplayer! 
Ceresatami:
The TV spot for Walgreens stores, on the floor the mom cuddles with her widdle daughter  who is wearing the kitten-eared headband!
Kianalani:
The “Let Your Gr-r-reat Out” TV spot for Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal with the toramimi girl in the hooded tiger – striped, kigurumi outfit!
Tsuruku:
The TV spot for 23andMe with the girl wearing the glasses and furry White cat – eared hat opens the door to welcome the holiday visitor!
Mae Nam:
The TV spot for the Ross stores, the girl puts on the Pink cat – eared hoody to the tune of the “Carol of the Bells” song!
Ceresatami:
Toyota’s Holiday Toyotathon “Jancapella” spot with 9 images of Jan (Laurel Coppock) singing a Toyota version “Carol of the Bells”, including the one of her with the antlers!
Kianalani:
The Forge of Empires video game spot with the purre-historic wife in the cute short leopurrd purrint dress who trades her purretty Pink pendant for the tiger stripe fabric!
Tsuruku:
The animated spot the wolf family for symbicort!
Mae Nam:
Supergirl’s “nice boots” purromo with Melissa Benoist, Lynda Carter, Teri Hatcher and Chyler Leigh for the Wonder Woman movie!
Ceresatami:
The video of Milla Jovovich & Paul W.S. Anderson thank the theatre audience for coming to the movies!
Kianalani:
The “Meet Walter” the android commercial upon the Alien: Covenant DVD!
Tsuruku:
The spots for Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy ride and the Pandora: The World of Avatar attraction!
Mae Nam:
The 80′‘s stye commercial for the Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 home video!
Ceresatami:
The purreview trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 (with “Fox on the Run”),  
Kianalani:
The purreview trailer for Thor: Ragnarok (with “Immigrant Song”), 
Tsuruku:
The purreview trailer for T Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (with “Because”)! 
Mae Nam:
The Eyelove spot with Jennifer Anniston to the tune of The Beatles’ “All You need is Love”!
Ceresatami:
The purreview trailers for TV series such as Stranger Things season 2 and Star Wars: Rebels Season 3!
Kianalani:
The purreview trailers for Runaways, Black Lightning, Cloak and Dagger, and The Alienist!
Tsuruku:
The purreview trailers for the forthcoming movies such as Black Panther, The Avengers: Infinity War, and Deadpool 2!
Mae Nam:
The purreview trailers for The Incredibles 2, Battle Angel Alita, and Red Sparrow!
Ceresatami:
 The trailers for Isle of Dogs, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Ready Player One, and Batman Ninja!
Kianalani:
“The Star Wars” concept trailer by Orlando’s DAVE (Digital Animation & Visual Effects) School!
Tsuruku:
Whew! We are done!
Mae Nam:
Nyow here are Lizzy & Becca at the Dry Podium to purrsent
our favorite DVDs of 2017!
Elizabeth:
(nyow in the sleeveless, backless, short, tight Black mini – dress with the Black Dahlia tail corsage)
Gracias!
Becca:
(nyow in the off-shoulder ruffled White Hawaiian dress with the White Gardenia tail corsage)
Hola!
Elizabeth
We are honored to purrsent this purrticular cattygory, as we often like to unwind after work with the DVD binge watching marathons!
Becca:
Here are the nominees for our favorite DVD releases of 2017, including titles from purrior years that were not released here until 2016!
Elizabeth:
These nominees include single disk or multi – disk sets of foreign or domestic movies, TV series and direct – to – home video releases! 
Becca:
The DVD and / or Blu-Ray nominees are… 
Elizabeth:
Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio, and Doctor Who Season Ten Part One and Part Two…
Becca:
Game of Thrones The Complete Seventh Season, and Black Sails The Complete Fourth Season..
Elizabeth:
Modern Family The Complete Eighth Season, and Stranger Things Season 1 in the VHSish box…
Becca:
Power Rangers SPD Complete Series, and Kancolle Fleet Girls Complete Series…
Elizabeth:
Ocean Waves, The Red Turtle, Your Name, and In This Corner of the World…
Becca:
Batman and Harley Quinn, Batman vs. Two-Face, and Justice League Dark…
Elizabeth:
Vixen: The Movie, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season Six
Becca:
Star Wars Rebels Complete Season 3, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…
Elizabeth:
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming…
Becca:
War for the Planet of the Apes, and the Alien: Covenant Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital & Book package…
Elizabeth:
Wonder Woman, Hidden Figures, T2: Trainspotting 2, and Dunkirk (with the bonus “making of” disk)! We sure do have plenty to watch!
Becca:
Hai! Nyow for the final cattygory of the night, here are our purrducer Mike, our web master Jamie, and his cats Rascal and Rusty to purrsent the nominees for
our favorite movies of 2017!
Mike:
(in a Black tux) Howdy!
Jamie:
(in a Black tux) Hey!
Rascal:
(wearing a bell collarRrraahhhh!
Rusty:
(wearing a bell collarRrraahhhh!
Mike:
it seems like only yesterday that we were listing our ten favorite movies of 2016! Do you remember those?
Jamie:
My #10 was Deadpool, #9 Finding Dory, #8 Moana, #7 Star Trek Beyond, #6 Zootopia, #5 Rogue One, #4 Eye in the Sky, #3 Captain America: Civil War, #2 Arrival, and my favorite movie of 2016 was Hidden Figures! What are yours?
Mike:
My #10 was Finding Dory, #9 was Moana, #8 Deadpool, #7 The Jungle Book, #6 Star Trek Beyond, #5 Rogue One, #4 Zootopia, #3 Captain America: Civil War, #2 Arrival, and my favorite movie of 2016 was  Hidden Figures, too!
Jamie:
This includes live-action or animated foreign & domestic feature films of 2017, whether they were theatrical, direct to home video, made for TV or internet 
Mike:
This will also include a few exceptions, such as foreign films made in 2016 that were not shown or available in the USA until 2017, and—
(Rascal scratches on the podium)
Jamie:
Ah! Get off of that!
Rascal:
Rrraahhhh!
(Rusty jumps on to the podium)
Jamie:
Ah! You too!
Rusty:
Myowww!
Mike:
The nominees for our favorite movie of 2017 are… Wonder Woman…
Jamie:
Power Rangers, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planet …
Mike:
The Post, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Logan, and Justice League…
Jamie:
Darkest Hour, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Batman vs. Two-Face…
Mike:
Beauty and the Beast, The Greatest Showman, and Thor: Ragnarok…
Jamie:
Justice League: Dark, Vixen: The Movie, and The Shape of Water…
Mike:
Dunkirk, Batman and Harley Quinn, and The Lego Batman Movie…
Jamie:
The Red Turtle, Your Name, Coco, and In This Corner of the World…
Mike:
Mary and the Witch’s Flower, My Little Pony: The Movie, and Cars 3 …
Jamie:
Alien: Covenant and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales…
Mike:
Blade Runner 2049, and Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi…
Jamie:
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and War for the Planet of the Apes…
Mike:
Battle of the Sexes, Hostiles, Molly’s Game, and Christmas Connection…
Jamie:
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, 5-25-77, and Lady Bird…
Mike:
Kong: Skull Island, and Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back….
Jamie:
Get Out, Baby Driver, Murder on the Orient Express, and Trainspotting 2!
Rascal:
Rrraahhhh Rrraahhhh!
Mike:
What was that?
Jamie:
He said that he still hopes to see Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, Kedi, Jane, and Speilberg!
Rusty:
myow myow myow!
Jamie:
She hopes to see When Do We Get To Paris, Loving Vincent, The Florida Project, and My Art!
Mike:
Me too! Ah, well of those 45 favorites, Jamie and I get to select respectively our own Web Master’s Top 10 and The Purrducer’s Top 10! So whatcha got, pal?
Jamie:
In ascending order: #10. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, #9. Logan, #8. The Post, #7. Get Out, #6. Wonder Woman, #5. Molly’s Game, #4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, #3. The Shape of Water, #2. Lady Bird, and at #1, my favorite movie of 2017 was Dunkirk. What are yours?
Mike:
OK, in ascending order: #10. Molly’s Game, #9. The Shape of Water, #8. Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back, #7. Dunkirk,  #6. Your Name, #5. Coco, #4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, #3. The Post, #2. 5-25-77, and at #1, my favorite movie of 2017 was… In This Corner of the World!
Jamie:
That will conclude our 11th annual awards presentations, but there are still plenty of AfterMew festivities continuing into the night!
Mike:
We wish to thank the staff, volunteers, presenters, and everyone who has been such a dynamite audience! Say good night, Jamie!
Jamie:
Goodnight, Jamie!
Rascal:
Rrraahhhh!
Rusty:
Myowww!
(the cats scratch and hop on the podium  as the exit mewsic plays…)
A bit later….
Back at the rooftop Laua’e Lounge Mike, Jamie and his cats regroup with The Ladies of The Mew purrior to attending one of the late night AfterMew Parties. The parties’ entertainment it quite diverse, ranging from Sparkles’s (elf girl) chamber mewsic quartet, Joanna’s (wolf girl) shamasen stylings, Molly Purrton’s (catgirl) bluegrass concert and Zachhni’s (Patupaiarehe) magickal comedy revuew, to Xiao Pan’s (badger girl) punk rock band, DJ Christinya’s (catgirl) raver dance, Jeannie’s fellow belly dance instructor Katsandra (catgirl), and the midnight moonlight mermaid coral chorale.
The Cat Lady Sings…
Rascal:
Rrraahhhh!
Rusty:
Myowwww!
Jamie:
It’s their snack time- again!
Tara-chan:
Me too, nya! I am purrticularly fond of the smoked– LUNA MOTH, NYA!
(the easily distracted catgirl with her camera scampurrs after the interesting insect)
Yvonne:
Ah— TARA-CHAN, NYA!!!
Ilyana:
There she goes again, heehee!
Na Ling:
I have fresh cream for the kitties, and milk shakes for the rest of ya!
Rascal & Rusty:
lap lap lap…
Trini-chan:
Itadakimasu!
Elizabeth:
Arigato! Well, I guess that will wrap it up for another edition of The Mew!
Becca:
We wish to thank Jamie for his web mastery here at The Mew and Catgirl Island…
Bun:
We wish to thank Jamie, Rebecca, Sean, Misty and Lumshock for the lovely art, too!
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Alexcia and her friends for their purresentations…
Mary Nyan:
the many many other talented folks whose works we discussed…
Petra:
… and our other friends, relatives & audience whom we appurreciate, nya!
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
Nyoka:
Y’all may post brief, polite, sincere, non-snarky responses to The Mew…
Nyanko:
purrvided the comments are spam-free, G-rated & purrtain to our topics!
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with the March edition of The Mew. Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy Tails to Mew – until we eat again! BAI BAI, NYA!