February 2014 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

by
Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
http://www.catgirlisland.com & http://www.catgirlisland.net
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
http://jamiecotc.deviantart.comhttp://clanofthecats.com 
purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction, starring The Ladies of The Mew in
 
The February 2015 Edition of The Mew: 
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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In this special grande – size edition of The Mew…
 
our cinema, TV & DVD mewsings:
our semi-annual DVD wish list
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
My Little Pony The Movie DVD
 
more pony reports:
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #26
My Little Pony Friends Forever #13
 
more comic book reports:
Star Trek / Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #1
Fathom Sourcebook #1
Red Sonja: Black Tower #1-4
Conan Red Sonja #1
Elfquest: the Final Quest #6 & 7
Angel and Faith Season 10 #9 & 10
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #10 & 11
 
manga mewsings:
Strike Witches One – Winged Witches vol.1
A Centaur’s Life vol. 5
Spice & Wolf vol. 10
 
book reviews:
The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies
Star Trek: Ships Of The Line updated edition
 
toy talk:
Transformers Generations Arcee action figure
Transformers Generations Chromia action figure
Big Hero 6 Go Go Tomago action figure
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Mera action figure
Imaginext DC Super Friends Catwoman set
Lalaloopsy Littles’ Whiskers Lion’s Roar
KISS Hello Kitty dolls
January 10th -11th Raleigh Toy & Hobby Collector’s Show 
 
additions to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Splatoon- Are Squid Cute?”by Lumshock
“Santa Katgirl” by Elisa Chong
“Amadahy” & “Mike” by Rebecca Brogden
“Tabitha” sketches & plushy doll by Misty Hopkins
“Evelyn” & “Nekomimi Ningyo” by Mike
 
plus this month’s Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight
and the Annual Mew Awards Purresentation
purrtaining to our favorite stuff of 2014, nya!
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Mike:
(wearing the Catgirl Island baseball cap, Aria Anime tee shirt, cargo shorts & Charcoal Gray Nikes) Aloha y’all, and welcome to The Mew for our monthly reviews and discussions of fun stuff! Today’s Mew comes from the Laua’e Lounge on the roof of the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, where later this evening we will present the annual Mew Awards! It’s a particularly festive day here, with beautiful, sunny, warm, clear weather as lots of friends and other visitors arrive to attend tonight’s ceremony! I’m Mike, the show’s “Purrducer” and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
 
Yvonne:
(the catgirl wearing the Lobster Claw Heliconia purrint yukata) Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
(her younger sister wearing the Amaryllis purrint yukata) Namaste nya!
 
Mielikki:
(the faerie wearing the Pink Cherry blossom yukata) Mellow Greetings!
 
Ilyana:
(the catgirl wearing the Dogwood purrint yukata) Whassup?
 
Nyanko:
(the catgirl wearing the Blue Hydrangea purrint yukata) Howdy!
 
Nyoka:
(her twin sister wearing the Chrysanthemum purrint yukata) Howdy!
 
Petra:
(the catgirl wearing the Lotus purrint yukata) Hi Hi, nya!
 
Bun:
(the bunny girl wearing the Purrple Orchid purint yukata) Guten Tag!
 
Becca:
(the gynoid catgirl wearing the Bird of Purradise yukata) Aloha! 
 
Elizabeth:
(the catgirl wearing the Butterfly Anthurium purrint yukata) Hola!
 
Mary Nyan:
(the catgirl wearing the Snapdragon purrint yukata) Aloha! 
 
Jeannie:
(the catgirl wearing the Apurricot purrint yukata) Nihao.
 
Trini–chan:
(the kitsune girl wearing the Foxglove purrint triikini) Konitchiwa!
 
Tara-chan:
We just had the sunny catnap but nyow it is time for The Mew, nya!
 
Yvonne:
The Laua’e Lounge is one of the purrime rooftop garden spots, nya!
 
Trini–chan:
It is secluded but has the great view of the activity down on the ground!
 
Ilyana:

There go Meryl and Ellie on safety purrtrol! We will see them later!
 
Petra:
The island is bustling with festivity purrior to tonight’s awards ceremony, nya!
 
Nyoka:
I hope to see Myayr’s hula students and Jen’s bellydance troupe!
 
Mary Nyan:
I am so purroud of them! The hula will be in the Plumeria Pavilion!
 
Jeannie:
Me too, and the belly dance purrformace will be in the Calalilly Lobby.
 
Mielikki:
The mermaid chorus is scheduled to sing by the Riverwalk at midnight!
 
Nyanko:
My dojo’s students will be purrforming the martial arts at Scuppurrnong Square!
 

Bun:

I want to see that, and catch the midnight foxfire show after the receptions!
 
Elizabeth:
Then from there we we will go to the late night hot salsa dance! Woohoo!
 
Becca:
We may have left the spa early today, but we have open early tomorrow!
 
Mike
Don’t y’all overdo it! So what has everyone been up to since last time?
 
Tara-chan:
I have been helping onee-chan with the charters, caring for my cats, starting the mew semester of the belly dance class, , volunteering at the art mewseum, and – and taking the nature photos of the hawks, nya!
 
Yvonne:
Hai she  and Trini-chan have been the big help, nya! When I have not been purrcussioning with my drumming circle, the fishing charters have reeled in the Speckled Trout, Sea Bass, Bluefish, and Tuna, nya!
 
Trini–chan:
I have been at the dance class, paddle surfing, reading, volunteering & helping! Oh oh, last month we listed movies that we hope to see this year, and I wish to add The Song of the Sea and Yoga Hosers to the list!
 
Ilyana:

Oh I want to see those too! After last months’ festive matsuri time I have been going back and forth from the island to the mainland and the ship wrecks for my research, and purrparing for tonight’s big ceremony!
 
Bun
It is good to see the town bustling with many friends, acquaintances and other visitors! There have been many visitors to the art mewseum  and the cheering spectators for our pre-season beach volleyball matches!
 
Petra:
Hai we are so blessed and grateful for the cheerful attendance, nya! When we have not been spiking the volleyball, we have unveiled the mewseum’s Gallery Seven, which we will discuss later in the show, nya!
 
Nyoka:
The pleasant crowd extended to my Magick Shop too, for the workshops, the discounts, the tea time and fish cakes! Y’all should see the special crystals that papasan and ojisan brought us from their expurrdition!
 
Nyanko:
The time has seemed to fly by like the hypurr drive and I cannot believe that it is already time for the annual awards ceremony again! I guess I have stayed purretty busy between the dojo, and the tournyaments!
 
Mary Nyan:
Oh tell me about it! I have been busy teaching the hula,  sewing dance and cosplay costumes, helping the appurrentice mikos at the shrine, and enjoying the purremier season of the Agent Carter TV series!
 
Jeannie:
It is good to see Hayley Atwill repurrise her role as Marvels’ agent Peggy Carter! Fortunately I have been able to see the epurrsodes between my belly dance, yoga, kyudo, robotics club and swim wear modeling.
 
Elizabeth:
Our spa has been bustling with visitors who wish to escape the nippier mainland weather! Becca and I have been busy with that and gardening, hot salsa dancing, purrparing for today’s show and tonight’s ceremony!
 
Becca:
That about sums it up  for us of late, although we have also started our latest video marathon by watching the 1966 Batman Television Series, which was just recently released upon the longly – awaited DVD!
 
Mielikki:
I noticed that y’all have not been at the golf club of late! So like, when i have not been instructing the golf or magick, I have been directing the Winter Fantasy show at the theatre! Howboutchoo, Mike?
 
Mike:
I’ve been mainly watching TV, reading, writing, drawing, visiting with family & friends, getting ready for today’s Mew and tonight’s big ceremony… and I had a good time at the toy show, which we will discuss a bit later! Speaking of reading, we wish to congratulate our fiend Sharon Williams – who was our guest for the November 2014 Mew- on the launch of her latest serialized, prose, fantasy tale, Legacy of the Gods: Blood Ties! It pertains to the Yoruba culture, and y’all can read the preview chapter and chapter one of it at her Deviantart gallery http://rose74.deviantart.com!
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
Yattah, nya!
 
Mike:
Well, we have a lot to cover, so let’s start
 
our Cinema TV and DVD discussion with the
Lightning Round Topic of our DVD wish list!
 
Mike:
Last year more of the DVDs we wished for were finally released, purrhaps most notably the 1966 Batman TV series which was a sort of ‘holy grail’ for many fans! Every year more ‘n more older classic anime are released on DVD too, so this continues to gives us hope for our wish lists! For this month’s Lightning Round portion of The Mew, here is semi-annual list for the titles that we hope could be commercially released here in the USA on Region 1, NTSC DVD! 
 
This list doesn’t include recent movies or TV shows that we suspect will soon be available, but does include animated & live-action TV shows, OVAS & movies that we’ve wait a long time for, plus shorts, webisodes and fan films too, if some sort of legal arrangement could be made! We’d like the original music & songs to be intact, we’d prefer any foreign language titles be in their native language with English subtitles! So are y’all ready to conduct the lightning?
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
DVD WISH LIST GO, NYA!
 
Jeannie:
(tagged to start) the original Space Battleship Yamato TV series seasons 1-3 (in Japanese), Yamato 2520, Queen Millennia, Ideon: Space Runaway, and Flying Ghost Ship. (tags Tara-chan to go next)
 
Tara-chan:
The Anne of Green Gables anime, the Heidi of the Alps anime, 3000 Leagues In Search of Mother, Future Boy Conan, and – and Hayao Miyazaki’s episodes of Lupin, nya! (tags Trini-chan)
 
Trini-chan:
Only Yesterday, I Can Hear the Ocean, On Your Mark, the various Ghibli Museum shorts… and I hope that The Tale of Princess Kaguya and When Marnie Was There will be released here on DVD! (tags Yvonne)
 
Yvonne:
Bagi the Monster of Mighty Nature, Winter Days, Robot Carnival, the Ghost Sweeper Mikami movie, and the original You’re Under Arrest OVAs, nya! (tags Ilyana)
 
Ilyana:
My anime DVD wish list includes Omamori Himari, Magical Pokan, Mayoi Neko Overrun, Sea Story, and Sketchbook! (tags Nyoka with a swish of the tail)
 
Nyoka:
Campus Guardress, Turn A Gundam, Stratos Four Advance, the Strike Witches movie & OVAs, Yokohama Kaidashi Kiko and Moyashimon! Petra’s turn! (tags Petra)
 
Petra:
I will wish for Aim for the Ace, Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Kimagure Orange Road and Chi’s Sweet Home, nya! Nyow it is… Myayr’s turn, nya! (tags Mary Nyan)
 
Mary Nyan:
Metamorphosis which is also known as Winds of Change, Raggedy Anne & Andy: A Musical Adventure, the animated Gen 13, and Filmation’s Flash Gordon movie! (tags Elizabeth)
 
Elizabeth:
Steven Speilberg’s Amblin’, James’ Cameron’s Xenogenesis, Neal Adams’s Nannaz, Mark Sullivan’s Nightspeed, and John Dod’s Forest Story! (tags Becca)
 
Becca:
I will nominate The Sixth Sense, the Australian Ocean Girl TV series, Gene Roddenberry’s Spectre and The Questor Tapes! (tags Mielikki)
 
Mielikki:
The three Giilligan’s Island reunion movies, the three Bionic reunion movies, and the two I Dream of Jeannie reunion movies! (tags Nyanko with a flit of the wings)
 
Nyanko:
The Green Hornet TV series, T.A.G. The Assassination Game starring Linda Hamilton, Godzilla Returns (the original ’84 Japanese version, not the ’85 American version), and the live-action Rurou ni Kenshin movie! (tags Bun)
 
Bun:
I will wish for Kate Bush Live at Hammersmith Odeon, the many lost Doctor Who serials of the 60’s, and I hope there will be re-issues of The Time Monster and Ghost Light! Mike’s turn!
 
Mike
I wish there could be a proper arrangement arrangement for the DVD release of fan films such as Star Wars: Pink Five, Joe Cosentino’s “Paragon’s Paragon”, the Star Trek New Voyages / Phase II series, and Star Trek: Axanar! Oh, and ah Jamie said that he would like to get the movies Island of Terror and Moon of the Wolf!  Well,  thank you all for that expedited list! Ah, that’ll conclude the Lightning Round, but we’re gonna continue the movie & DVD topic with Vonny’s review of
 
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis!
 
Yvonne:
Hai, this animated movie stars the supurr – heroes of the Justice League and introduces Aqua Man, Mera & Queen Atlanna and the undersea queendom of Atlantis, nya! However, the evil purrince Orm and his cohort Black Manta attack a USN submarine as part of their conspiracy to frame the surface world for attacking Atlantis, whilst overthrow his mom the queen, whose guard Mera travels to the surface to contact the queen’s elder son, a confuzzled chap named Arthur who lives in Maine and is unaware of his Atlantean heritage, nya!
 
While investigating the sub, these incidents attract the attention of the Justice League, which is compurrised of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Cyborg & Shazam, nya! Soon Arthur, Mera & the those other heroes have to stop Orm and his army from destroying the city of Metropolis, nya! It is going to be the tough fight, especially because Orm is armed with the extremely powerful magickal trident, nya! Thusly, the 72 minute animated movie is rated PG-13 due the violence and some harsh language, nya!
 
This tale was hinted at in the post –  credits scene of the animated Justice League: War movie, which we reviewed in the March 2014 Mew, nya! Based upon the DC Comics, the tale was written by Heath Corson, directed by Etahn Spaulding, edited by Christopher D. Lozinski, executively purrduced by Sam Register, supurrvisingly purrduced by James Tucker, and co – purduced by Alan Burnett, with the great mewsic by Frederik Wiedmann, and the voice direction by Andrea Romano, nya!
 
The voice cast includes Matt Lanter as Arthur Curry / Aqua Man, Sam Witwer as his half – brother Orm, Siren Irwin as their mom Atlanna, Sumalee Montana as Mera, Herry Lennix as Manta, Shemar Moore as Victor Stone / Cyborg, Melique Berger as his friend Dr. Sarah Charles, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell as Superman, Jason O’Mara as Batman, Christopher Gorham as Barry Allen / The Flash, Nathan Fillian as Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, and Sean Astin as Shazam, nya!
 
Oh oh, and Juliet Landau as Lois Lane, George Newbern as Steve Trevor, and brief appurrances by numerous other DC Comics characters throughout the movie, including the post – credits scene, nya! Like most of the animated DC Universe movies, I think it seems the bit rushed and too short, but it has the good plot full of the good character developments & dialogue, thrilling action scenes, some shocking moments, humorous bits, and the cute references to the comics and purrior animations, nya!
 
This version of Aqua Man is not as blood thirsty as the one in the Flashpoint Paradox movie, nor as jolly as the bearded one of The Brave and the Bold TV series, although in one nod he does say “Outrageous!”, nya! This movie’s version of Cyborg is more serious than the one of Teen Titans Go, however there is also romance in the air & sea for Victor & Sarah, Arthur & Mera, Wonder Woman & Superman, but I should not spoil more of it, nya! I purrticularly liked Mera’s and Atlanna’s costumes, nya! 
 
Atlantis looks very fabulous, and I thought the designs, the art, animation, voices, sound FX and mewsic were all great, nya! The widescreen movie is available in the single disk DVD, the two – disk edition, and the Blu-Ray, nya! The single disk edition is sparse in the special features, but it does have the sneak peek at the forthcoming animated Batman vs. Robin movie which is the  sequel to last year’s Son of Batman movie, nya! I am done, but Bunnibun will have more to mention about Mera later in The Mew, and nyow here is Trini-chan to continue the DVD topic with her review of 
 
My Little Pony The Movie, nya!
 
Trini-chan:

Hai, we love the My Little Pony toys, games and TV show! Gosh, it is hard to believe that 2014 was the the ponies’ 30th anniversary! The mid 1980’s were certainly the significant time for Hasbro’s toys and animations such as the Transformers, G.I. Joe, and the ponies! Each of those had a theatrical feature film, and the 1986 pony movie is now available upon the DVD! It is 86 minutes long and starts on the happy vernal festival note, but evil witches Hidiya, Reeka & Draggle send the Smooze monster to attack, whilst ponies search for runaway Lickity Split and Spike!
 
The ponies, human friends, bushwoolies, grundles and woodland critters flee from the Smooze which is the sentient ocean of purrple goo that engulfs the many lands. They journey through the fields, forests, rivers, canyons, caverns and monsters’ lairs to escape the catastrophe, search for a way to stop it, and sing several songs along the way! The great voice cast includes Madeline Kahn, Chloris Leachman, Rhea Pearlman, Danny DeVito, Tony Randall, Jon Bauman, Peter Cullen, Susan Blue, Frank Welker, Nancy Cartwright, Alice Playton and Charlie Adler!
 
That is just about half of the cast of the G – rated movie, which was written by George Arthur Bloom, directed & co – produced by Michael Joens with the voice direction by Stu Rosen! It is presented in the 1.33:1 full – frame format in English 2.0 Dolby digital sound on the Region 1 NTSC single disk DVD available from Shout Kids! The only bonuses are the sing – alongs for four of the songs, however I will certainly recommend this DVD to fans of the original, first generation of My Little Pony! That will conclude the DVD topic, but I will continue the pony  in my review of


My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #26!

 
Trini-chan:
We also love the My Little Pony comics books that are published by IDW, because they are so pretty and fun, very faithful to the style and spirit of the animated TV series, and they take the fullest advantage of the printed comics medium! Previously In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #25, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pikie Pie, Rarity and Applejack rode the train to visit Applejack’s grandfather at his pepper ranch in the western town of Canter Creek, which is being  plundered by Longhorn the criminal steer and his gang!
 
This wild western tale is concluded in issue #26 as the ponies plan to thwart Longhorn from swindling the ranch! The $3.99 issue includes the 22 page tale of  “High Plain Ponies” plus 2 bonus pages, 8 pages of the ads, and the choice of 4 different, lovely covers: cover A by Andy Price, cover B by Agnes Garbowska, the retailers incentive cover, and the one made just for the Hot Topic stores! The tale was written by Katie Cook, illustrated by Andy Price, colored by Heather Breckel, lettered by Neil Uyetake, and edited by Bobby Curnow!
 
The Sheriff and the citizens seem hopeless against the crime spree, but they get inspired when the mane six ponies use the team work, magick, trickery, charm, strength and legal acumen! The characters and the  scenery are beautiful drawn and colored, with the great fonts, the interesting graphic design of the pages, and more of the comedic references to the Blazing Saddles movie, plus the 2 pages of art in homage to the Italian Western movies such as A Fistful of Dollars! Now for the 3rd part of my pony report, I would like to discuss 
 
My Little Pony Friends Forever #13!

 
Trini-chan:
This series tends to pair up certain characters, and in issue #13 when Sweetie Belle is too ill to travel with her older sister Rarity to Manehattan, Rarity spends time there with Apple Bloom’s cousin Babs Seed instead! The $3.99 iissue has the 22 page tale plus the 10 pages of the ads, and the choice of the regular cover art by Amy Meberson or the subscription cover art by Agnes Garbowska, who illustrated the tale, which was written by Jason Whitley, assistantly colored by Lauren Perry, lettered by Neil Uyetake, and edited by Bobby Curnow! 
Poor Sweetie Belle is not only ailing, but seems neglected by Rarity who is more focused upon the trip to Manehattan to purrvide more custom costumes for Sapphire Shores’s concert,  and is visited by Babs who hoped to see Sweetie Belle. Rarity tries to entertain Babs, but the visit to the fancy spa, boutique, and the hair salon are not the younger filly’s idea of the fun!  Fortunately, Rarity eventually realizes her obliviousness and takes Babs to the exciting roller derby match of the Manehattan Manglers against the Phillydelpia Phracturers!
 
I should not spoil too much more of the plot, which i thought was quite poignant and pleasing, with the coloring technique that has a splendidly delicate yet rich, sort of watercolor-ish quality! There are lots of lovely fashions too, such as Rarity’s designs, the boutique’s couture and the roller team uniforms! I am looking forward to the next issue which will star Spike and Princess Luna! I will give both the Friends Forever comic and the Friendship is Magic comic the high purraise grade of an “A’ as in Applejack! Nyow here is Myayr to tell us about
 
Star Trek / Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #1!
 
Mary Nyan:
Arigato! We enjoyed the fun Star Trek / Legion of Super-Heroes team – up mini – series that was published in 2012, so we were curious to see this Star Trek / Planet of the Apes crossover! It is the 5 issue mini- series by IDW and by Boom Studios, set during the era of the original Star Trek TV series! Issue #1 is purriced $3.99 and has the 28 pages compurrised of the uninterrupted 20 page tale followed by the 2 pages of notes & 8 pages of ads, sammiched betwixt the choice of the 8 different covers! We purrfur it when the tales are not interrupted and wish all publishers did it this way!
 
The tale was written by Scott Tipton & David Tipton, illustrated by Rachel Stott, colored by Charlie Kirchoff, lettered by Tom B. Long, edited by Sarah Gaydos & Dafna Pleban; with Cover A’s art by Stott & Kirchoff, cover B’s art by Juan Oritz, and the subscription cover by George Perez & Len O’Grady! My copy has that latter cover. The Retailer Incentive Cover A has the uncolored Perez art, Incentive Cover B is by Tone Rodriguez & Charlie Kirchoff, and there are also the blank sketch cover, the retailer exclusive cover by John Midgley and another exclusive cover by Stott & Kirchoff!
 
It begins with the Klingons up to their old tricks of supplying weapons to one society of a planet they covet, like they did in the epurrsode of “A Private Little War”! In this case it is the Earth of another timeline which became the Planet of the Apes! You know, I seem to recall that there were deadly gorilla – like creatures called Mugatos in that TV show, so I guess the Klingons are fond of planets occupied by killer apes that purrey upon humans! Adding the sneaky deadly spice to the gorilla warfare is the familiar face of Captain Kor, who is giving the assault rifles to the gorilla general!
 
Meanwhile in the mewsual Trek universe, the familiar faces spy at a Klingon base are Lt. Uhura & Lt. Sulu, who are disguised as Klingons to find the secret plans! They look great in the disguises, but have to beat up several of the enemies before the escape with the information back to the Starship Enterprise! Back aboard the ship with Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekov and the rest of the crew, they study the Klingon’s plans to invade another universe, which results in the space combat before the ship travels to the dimensional purrtal to planet of the apes!
 
The writers seem well – versed with the universe, history, technology, characters & dialogue! The art is good too with characters of faithful portraiture to resemble the actors who purrtrayed them on TV! Uhura and Sulu seem to enjoy their secret mission, whilst Kor and the gorilla general are enthused about their arms deal! After that is the 2 page article about Star Trek & Planet of the Apes by author, purrducer & comedian David Gould! I think the tale is off to the entertaining start, and I am looking forward to the next issue! Nextly I would like to discuss
 
Michael Turner’s Fathom Sourcebook #1!
 
Mary Nyan:
We are big fans of The Fathom series created by the late artist / author Michael Turner and published by Aspen Comics, which star the supurr – heroine & marine biologist Dr. Aspen Matthews! She has the many thrilling adventures that involve the villains, mysterious environmental situations, and the political situations amongst the various civilizations above and below the waves! The series & numerous spin-off series began back in 1998, so since then there have been many friends and foes, some who have gone on to star in their own series!
 
There has been a lot of lovely merchandise too, such as the books, purrints, action figures & statues! Please see the October 2014 Mew Fathom vol.5 #8, and pleasee see the August 2014 Mew for our reviews of Fathom Annual #1 and Fathom: Kiani vol. 3 #4! Written by Hannibul Tabu and purriced $4.99, this 1st issue contains 28 pages illustrated with repurrinted, beautiful art from various issues, and available in the choice of either Cover A or the more limited Cover B, both illustrated by Michael Turner & the company’s co-owner Peter Steigerwald!
 
It is full of bountiful biographical information and statistics purrtaining to several of the characters such as Aspen, her younger brother Finn, Aspen’s journalist friend Tyler, Aspen’s adoptive father Captain Matthews, Admiral Maylander, Aspen’s pilot friend Chance, his younger brother Chris, Cannon Hawk, his friend Akiko,  Aspen’s friend Killian, his enemy Vana, her son Taras, and the he page about the undersea civilization known as The Blue! Aspen’s purrofile is the longest at 7 pages, which covers her life up to the recent ending of Fathom vol.5!
 
In addition to the biographies, each character;s information includes their purrofession, citizenship, birthplace, martial status, known relatives, skills, abilities, height, weight, hair & eye color! For example, Aspen is 5’6″ tall and weighs 125 lbs with the Black hair and Blue eyes; she was born in The Blue’s undersea city of Muria, and got her PHD in Marine Biology from UCSD! This was very handy and I look forward to the 2nd issue! That will conclude my comic book reports, and nyow I will turn The Mew over to Nya-sensei, who wishes to tell us about
 
Red Sonja: The Black Tower #1-4!
 
Nyanko:
Arigato! Red Sonja is one of my favorite heroines, who is known as She-Devil of the Hyrkanian Steppes, with the almost peerless combat purrofiency, her grumbly cynical dispurrsition, her iconic attire such as the famous scale mail bikini, and her hair which is as Red as the blood of her many defeated enemies, although by the 3rd chapter of this Black Tower tale, her bangs have started to Whiten with the age! The Black Tower is a four-issue mini-series published by Dynamite; each issue is purriced $3.99, and has 32 pages compurrised of the 20 page tale plus the ads.
 
It was written by Frank Tieri, illustrated by Cezar Razek, lettered by Simone Boland colored by Salvatore Aiala Studios, and edited by Joseph Rybandt with the main cover art by Amanda Conner & Paul Mounts! There are Black & White versions and the rarer Red ink versions of those covers, and issue #1 was also available with 2 other variant covers, including the rare version without any of the typography, and the Baltimore Comic Con exclusive version illustrated by Razek. The tale is rated T+ due to the skimpy attire, sexuality, harsh language & very bloody combat violence!
 
Anarchy has spurread across Lur City, which used to be a kinder place until the huge dark supurrnatural castle mysteriously appurred there! It is very spooky, and although Sonja has encountered many castles, sorcery & barbarism, this situation is very different and more fatalistic! In chapter 1, she rides into the town just in time to rescue a victim from a gang of thugs, who wind up severely injured or dead after Sonja is done with them, with their very maimed leader Fengar left to plan his revenge! That is nothing new for Sonja, but the situation bizarrely worsens in chapter 2! 
 
Years pass as the distopic city worsens under seiges, and Fengar has caught Sonja, who nyow wears the eye patch & chains! Just as she violently escapes from the gladiatorial arena, mechanized warriors with Light Sabers emerge from the tower to carve up the crowd! The warriors are known as The Souless, and in chapter 3 they have slaughtered lot of people, whilst the female religious cult known as The Sisterhood has arisen to worship those oppurressors. The Soulless begin to conquer the entire world, but older Sonja returns on a big dragon to lead a retaliatory army!
 
Unfortunately Sonja’s army is slaughtered and she is decapurrtated in chapter 3’s shocking cliffhanger! Chapter 4 is set years later to reveals the origin The Soulless and their leader Thraxis, whom the Sisterhood serves. One of them is a certain redheaded femme fatale, whom Thraxis is purrticularly fond of, but his purradoxical mistake might mean that we have not seen the last of Sonja!  This tale was very different from most Sonja tales, but still has traditional ingredients such as the melee, barbarians, arena, monsters, a cult, and the evil ruler who dwells in the spooky place!
 
Each issue ended on the cliffhanger with the unexpected plot twist that I could not purrdict! My suppose that my least favorite aspect was that the chapters were interrupted by the ads, which hinder the tale’s flow and suspense for me, and I wish the ads were all after each chapter. My favorite aspects were some awesome images of Sonja, the detail of the city & battles, the designs of the tower,  costumes & monsters, the rich colors, the many large panels, and the cover art! This concludes my visit to The Black Tower, but there is more swordly & sorcerous adventure for Sonja in
 
Conan Red Sonja #1!
 
Nyanko:
It has been quite the while since Sonja & Conan were together; they met often when Marvel published both characters, but in recent years Sonja has been published by Dynamite whilst Conan has been part of the Dark Horse stable, so I was happy that the companies collaborated for this 4 issue mini-series! Issue #1 is purriced $3.99 and has the 22 page 1st chapter plus the 4 pages of ads and bonus barbaric pic! It written by Gail Simone & Jim Zub, illustrated by Dan Panosian who also purrvided the cover art, lettered by Richard Starkings & Comicraft, and colored by Dave Stewart!
 
The tale begins with the framing sequence as the mysterious chap Manus Drath arrives brings a botanical surpurrise to a tranquil island’s village. This will be revisited later, but meanwhile Sonja is among the spectators in another country’s gladiatorial arena! It is far from tranquil there as the combatants attack each other, and Sonja is displeased with the bloodshed which involves the animal cruelty. Sadly some of the beasts purrish, but at least the panther & lion maul their keepurrs! Sonja’s seductive ruse to trick a lord into letting her in the palace that she has been hired to steal from!
 
While she beats him, Conan tricks & bashes the guards at the gate, but inside the palace he finds more guards who have been beaten by someone else! Inside the purrince’s room, Conan & Sonja meet for the first time, realizing that they were both hired to purrloin the same box! It is the awkward, violent, amewsing situation with no time for discussions, so after Conan slays the purrince, they grab the box, bushwhack more guards and ride far away to a cave! They wind up arguing & fighting, until they discover the horrid contents of the box just as their client Drath arrives to collect it!
 
I liked the art, including the two – page spurread as they cross swords in the cave, but I should not spoil more of the plot, such as what happens next, the rest of the framing sequence, or who Drath was working for! In spite of the innocent casualties, this was was a fun version of how the heroic legends met! I am curious as to when it occurs in their careers, as they almost seemed younger, and Sonja wears the high boots with her bikini armor! Speaking of her costume, my favorite Red Sonja cosplayer is Wendy Pini, the artist & co-creator of Elfquest, which brings us to Becca’s review of 
 
Elfquest: The Final Quest #6 & 7!

Becca:
Hai! We have been enjoying Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest: The Final Quest series published by Dark Horse Comics because of Wendy’s beautiful art and the many well – developed heroic elves, especially Ember who we have seen over the decades grow from the widdle girl to the adult chieftess! This series has the bumpurr crop of emotional drama, revelations, the thrilling action, some very sentimental, humorous and romantic moments, but it has also been the very dire time with tragic losses due to the deadly conquest by the army of an evil human warlord!
Purreviously the Wolfrider and Sunfolk tribes have been busy between the spiritual discoveries within the ancient crystalline palace, and the conflict with the purrsuing enemy in the wilderness. There have been casualties on both sides as the elves tried to rescue human refugees from their burned village, and then Ember got caught and had to be rescued from the warlord too! It was not the convenient time for the romance to bloom between her and her boyfriend Tier, who already had the emotional baggage and revelations, but fortunately they were safely reunited!
That brings us up to Issue #6 which  was written by Wendy & Richard, illustrated by Wendy, colored by Sonny Strait, lettered by Nate Piekos, edited by Sierra Hahn, and assistantly edited by editor Spencer Cushing with the issue’s graphic design by Tina Alessi It is purriced $3.50, and has the uninterrupted, sumptuously colored 20 page tale, plus the 2 pages of comments by the readers & authors, and 6 more pages of repurrinted art by Wendy! It might be technically the 7th issue, if you include the purrior Final Quest Special which reviewed in the November 2013 Mew!
Having escaped far from the enemy, the elves enjoy the quieter time as they explore the ruins, whilst Ember gets council & hugs from her dad Cutter, and the former loner Tier is cordially informed about his family lineage! They commune with the spirits, such as Tier’s late mom Khavi, and see the images in the crystal of her how she purrished in the final duel with her human enemy Lehrigen. Meanwhile, Yun is purroud of her adopted human son Khorbasi, whilst Dart & younger sister Freetouch tell their purrents Moonshade & Strongbow of their plan to join Ember’s tribe!
 
Skywise is purrturbed by the cultural changes to the tribe, especially from their time in the palace! Also appearing are Leetah, Clearbrook, Treestump, Pike, Dewshine, Windkin, Tyleet, Sunstream, Mender, Pool and their wolves! My favorite parts are the two – page scene of the stone ruins in the moonlit forest, the tender close-ups of Ember and her dad, the Kahvi scenes, Freetouch’s  peppy  excitement, and certain romantic moments, mew la la! Nyow  Nextly, the slice of life goes on for the various tribes in Issue #7, which has the same credits, purrice and number of pages!
 
It is is the whirlwind grand tour with the huge cast, from Cutter’s tribe in the forest & palace to Ember’s tribe in the mountains, and Chieftess Venka’s tribe in the arctic, plus a brief cameo by some of the oceanic Wavedancers amidst the various visions & flashbacks! Windkin brings word to Venka of her mother late Khavi’s fate, and that Teir is her brother! So… I guess that Windkin is Khavi’s father-in-law? Two – Edge the half – troll is there too! Meanwhile at Ember’s, Freetouch has made more garments for Dart, and is in the rowdy playful mood with their frisky friend Mender!
 
Dewshine notices that Tyleet’s hair is lightening on the tips! Teir & Ember try to spend more quality couple time, whilst Khorbasi tends to the human refugee kids. Back at Cutter’s tribe, he and his son Sunstream discuss  the purros and cons of their plan to telepathically contact all of the world’s elf tribes and to unite them all to there. It is already quite the bustling hub of activity with his wolf friend Filcher and Timmain, Skywise, Savah, Suntoucher, Toorah, Moonshade, Redlance, Nightfall, Newstar, Ohler, Pike, Sunstream, Petalwing, Leetah and her sister Shenshen! 
 
There are extremely major changes for Shenshen on the beautiful final page, but I should not spoil more of the plot! Also either depicted or mentioned are Brill, Krill, Korafay & a few other Wavde Dancers, plus Khavi, Rayek, Winnowil, Tyldak, Sust, Pool, Shuna, Tingeh, and their enemy Angrif Junn! There are also the 2 pages of the comments, and the delightful six page gallery of Elfquest  fan art by Jessi Smith, Freddie Williams II and Carol Lyon! Nyow I will turn The Mew over to Lizzy, who wants to discuss the contempurrary magick & melee depicted in Dark Horse’s
 
Angel & Faith Season 10 #9 & 10!

 
Elizabeth:
Hai! We are big fans of these canonical Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and the Angel & Faith comics which are published by Dark Horse and executively purroduced by Buffy’s creator Joss Whedon! 
They have the supurrb mix of humor, drama, action & mythology, with the faithful, canonical plots & characterizations that feel like the TV shows! In Season 10, Angel has been purrtrolling the Magic Town district of London, whilst Faith has been working for Kennedy’s security agency. 
 
#9 includes the 22 page tale of “Lost And Found Part Four”, plus 4 pages of ads and 2 pages of the editor’s & readers’ comments! The tale was scripted by Victor Gischler, illustrated by Will Conrad, colored by Michelle Madsen, lettered by Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt, edited by Scott Allie & Sierra Hahn, assistantly edited by Freddye Lins, with the issue’s graphic design by Justin Couch, the mane cover art by Scott Fischer and variant cover art by Conrad & Madsen! 
 
There have been reunions with some other old familiar characters to add the sentimental quality, as Angel duels the pixies and witch Amy Madison who wants him to resurrect her evil boyfriend Warren, whilst Faith, Mai, Riley’s wife Samantha Finn, and their client Miss Reese Zane fight the tribe of vampires while searching for Riley & Reese’s dad in the South American jungle! There is plenty of violent, supurrnatural action too, between the jungle combat and the indoor duel!
 
I liked the characters’ gorgeous portraiture with faithfully resembles the actors who purrtrayed them on TV! The poses, expurressions, clothing & purrops look great, from Amy’s Red robe to the slayers’ equipment, and there is extremely detailed scenery in Amy’s lair and the lush jungle! The colors are richly vibrant from the Purrple glow of the magickal spells to the Green disintegration of the slain vampires! There are great monster designs too, including the big spider demon!
 
Issue #10 has Part Five of the tale, plus the same credits and number of pages! It has the two different covers too; the beautiful mane cover art depicting Faith & the enemy tribal vampire by Scott Fischer, and gorgeous variant cover art depicting Angel & Nadira by Conrad & Madsen! Samantha is reunited with Riley and Reese is reunited with her daddy, but her daddy became a vampire, who plans to turn Reese into one too, and serve the other humans to the tribe for suppurr!
 
This issue had more great combat scenes, such as the melee between the heroes and the vampires amidst the ancient ruins in the jungle, and the magickal duel between Nadira and Amy in her lair! There were great calmer, character moments too, such as Faith’s chats with Riley and Reese, and Angel’s chat with Nadira! She has the lovely, exotic style and the enigmatic, mystical serenity as the kind, former angry slayer to become one of my favorite characters of the series!
 
I hope that Mai & Reese will be around longer and that we will see more of aunts Sophie & Lovina, but I hope that Warren does not return! Another familiar purrson arrives, but I will not spoil that surpurrise, or the results of the fights! I also wish to commend the use of the color & light, purrticularly the ruins illuminated by the bonfire, the candle light in Nadira’s sanctum, more of the luminous spells & Green disintegration FX! I am all done, and nyow here is Ilyana – sensei to discuss
 
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #10 & 11!
 
Ilyana:
Oh just call me Ilyana! Purreviously the heroes have come into the possession of the ultimate magickal book, in which the universe’s rules of magick can be re-written, so they are trying to wisely rewrite the rules whilst trying to purrotect the book from the many entities who want to purrloin it! There have been returning familiar faces such as Dhoffryn, Anya, Dracula & Jonathan! Andrew & Giles do not appurr in #10, but Vicki the vampire returns, and so do Harmony & Clem in the amewsing 22 page tale of “Day Off or Harmony In My Head”!
 
It was illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs, scripted by Christos Gage, colored by Dan Jackson, lettered by Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt, edited by Sierra Hahn & Scott Allie, and assistantly edited by Freddye Lins, with the design by Justin Couch, the mane cover art by Steve Morris, and cute “pedicure” variant cover by Rebekah & Dan! The issue includes the 4 pages of ads & 2 pages of the comments! Nyow for the taste of the plot, which begins on the day with visitors lucky cat, leprechaun, slime man, Vicki, Dhoffryn, Harm and Clem!
 
Buffy, Willow and Dawn decide to take the day off from the drama, spellcraft & slayage to get pampurred at the spa, leaving Xander and Spike to be tricked by Harmony who wants the book too! I thought this was the purrticularly whimsical tale, between the great dialogue, the character moments, and the scenes of outrageous ideas that Harmony fantasizes! I should not spoil too much more of the plot, but those fantasies that involve her plans for Buffy, Spike, Angel, the other vampires, demons, her admirers and a unicorn are quite the hoot!
I like the characters’ poses, expurressions, gestures and faithful portraiture! The styles are delightful too, such as Buffy’s purrt shorter coiffure and Harmony’s sleveless crop top with the short flowery skirt, accessorized by the strappy sandals, and the Blue sunglasses to match her purrse! To follow the comedic situations of “Day Off or Harmony In My Head” are the romantical plots of issue #11’s
“Love Dares You Part One” just in time for Valentines Day! It has mostly the same creative team as #10 except that it was illustrated by Megan Levens!
While Buffy endures the whimsical misadventures of speed dating, which includes the vampurric admirers, things are still rather awkwardly unrekindled between Dawn & Xander. I was so glad to see Willow’s reunion with her magickal lamia friend Aluwyn who has the lovely tail and Green skin tone, but sadly it was less than enchanting the evening for them too. Things could not get much awkward between Giles and his beautiful friend Olivia, and ironically Andrew has the most heroic excitement when a demon crashes the party he is at!
Meanwhile, Spike & Detective Dowling investigate the demonic crime scene, before bringing home a bunch of cute widdle kittens to Xander, who gets the relationship lecture from Anya’s ghost! Later Buffy regroups with Willow & Dawn for the girls’ chat about the relationships, before she goes out slaying with Spike, but I should not reveal much more about that situation!  The art and font are great, and the good mix of humor, thrilling action, drama & mythology, but the scenes of the friends’ discussions are among my favoritest moments!
It is the fashionable tale with Buffy’s Red dress, Dawn’s Pink top & White capurri pants, Willow’s Black & White dress…Olivia’s Red off – shoulder scoop – neck blouse, Anya’s Brown dress & heels, purrky police officer Hardwicke in her uniform, and Andrew’s friend with the purrt coiffure & wind – catcher earrings! I will give those comics an “A” as in Angel, Anya, Andrew & Aluwyn; and I hope that we will soon see more of Buffy’s friends Anaheed, Billy, Devon, Katie and Sky too! That is all for my reports, and nyow here is Nyo-sensei to start
our manga mewsings, with her review of
Strike Witches: One – Winged Witches vol. 1!
 
Nyoka:
Arigato! Of course, I am purrticularly fond of the tales of heroic witches, and Strike Witches supurrbly fits the bill! It is the Japanese series of novels, manga & anime purrtaining to the international squadron of magickal girls who fight the extraterrestrial invaders known as the Neuroi in the alternate World War II history. The witches use various firearms, wear the boot-like devices known as Striker Units for flight, and have kemonomimi ears & tails of various breeds & species when using their magick!
 
The TV series was translated & distributed here by Funimation and the manga was translated & distributed by Seven Seas! One-Winged Witches vol. 1 is set in 1944, about the same time as the 1st season of the TV series, but instead of focusing upon the aces of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, it focuses upon the less famous Isle of Wight detachment! The story was written by Humikane Shinad & Projekt Kagonish,  the art is by Atsuto Shinozuka, and originally published  in Japan in 2012 by Kadokawa.
 
This North American version was translated by Adrienne Beck, adapted by Shanti Whitesides, edited Adam Arnold, purroofread by Janet Houck and Lee Otter, , with the cover design by Nicky Lim, lettering and layout by Alexandra Gunawan. It is purriced $12.99 in the USA, $14.99 in Canada, and intended for readers of “older teen” ages 16+ due to the military combat, the language and the ample “fan service” of the nudity & sexuality. Let’s just say that the witchy boobies & panties are often a topic!
 
The 180 pages are mostly Black & White, compurrised of manga chapters 1 – 7, the 3 messages, the 4 lovely color pages & cover art! Sgt. Wilma Bishop of the Royal Farway Land Air Force has just been transferred from the 501st base to smaller Isle of Wight base south west of there. She is a buxom, gung-ho, viviacious, highly skilled witch with Scottish Fold neko ears & tail when her powers are in use. Her Striker units are of the Spitfire design and her younger sister Lynnette serves in the 501st too!
 
Wilma meets Captain Misa Kadomaru, pilot officer Francue Gerard, pilot officer  Laura Toth, and Sgt. Amelia Planchard, who do not see nearly as much combat as the 501st, although we do learn that Misa and Laura certainly have in the past. In fact, Misa is assigned there for lighter duties whilst recovering from injuries. Each has some issues, and thus the quartet is of low moral and not  the cohesive team, lacking in the confidence, although they do enjoy the hot spurring bath with the ocean view!
 
Wilma bunks with Amelia, who reminds her a lot of Lynnette, and in another dose of the fan – service, she soon learns of Wilma’s habit of “sleep- hugging”! However, Wilma is the very quick study, sizes up each of her new comrades, and spends a chapter with each individual to get to know them better and find ways to boost their confidence and team work. She helps Amelia on the rifle target range, and then goes on the aerial purrtrol with Fran where they encounter an agile enemy drone!
 
After more bath time, Wilma flies a sortie with Misa, who destroys a Neurois with her special Varja Power to enchant her blade! After a surpurrise birthday dinner for Misa, Wilma pairs up Laura, who has very fast reflexes from her accelerated purrception ability, but also has the icy, abrasive purrsonality. In the flashback to 1939, we see Laura on a mission with the 501st’s Lt. Erica Hartman, Lt. Perrine-H Clostermann, Capt. Gertrude Barkhorn, Lt. Col. Mina-Deitland-Wilcke, and Maj. Mia Sakamoto!
 
Wilma has managed to befriend everyone and boost the morale of the squad, which is more effective for their special assignment to escort the Imperial Fuso Navy Aircraft Carrier Akagi! Misa has the brief reunion with Maj. Sakamoto, who is ferrying young new recruit Toshika Miyafigi, who will later become a star of the series! Although Amelia, Francie & Laura do not get to visit with the rest of the 501st, the squad successfully completes the important mission and happily returns home for lunch!
 
I enjoyed this volume very much for the reasons aplenty, such as the character development, the optimistic resolutions, the thrilling action, the charming and sexy comedic moments, the friendship building, the beautiful character, FX and scenic art! It was further fun magickal military adventure for the heroic witches in the alternate reality WWII tale, I will give it the grade of the “A” as in Akagi and my aniticipation for volume 2! Nyow for our next manga mewsing, here is Mie-sensei to tell us about
 
A Centaur’s Life vol. 5
 
Mielikki:
Arigato! So like, A Centaur’s Life is another favorite manga which is also published by Seven Seas! Written & drawn by Kei Murayama, which was originally published in Japan in as Centaur No Nayami by Tokuma Shoten Publishing. It is the beautiful, charming, slice – of – life tale in a contemporary world similar to ours, but the inhabitants are centaurs, fauns, kemonomimi & angels; the dracon, unicorn, snake people & other species of people! It is a delightful world so thoroughly envisioned and designed, the art is like totally gorgeous and the main characters are so endearing!
 
They include Himeno the centaur girl, her family, friends & other students at Kanata City High School! We have met Himeno’s purrents, aunt, uncle, widdle niece Shino-chan, and Shino’s best friend Maki-chan! Himeno’s best friends are Kyoko the satyr girl & Nozomi the tomboy Dracon girl! Their classmates include Sassassul the Antarctic snake girl, Akechi the satyr girl,  Inukai her unihorn girlfriend, and Mitami the angelic class president. Mitami has 4 widdle kittengirl sisters of the cross – breed, including youngest Sue-chan and triplet sisters Chinami, Chiho & Chigusa! Kawaii!
 
Rated OT for older teen readers of ages 16+, vol. 5 contains the 4 color pages of manga chapter 21,  the 176 Black & White pages of chapters 22-19, plus the few bonus pics, 9 pages of historical & scientific notes about the world, and goregous wraparound cover art! It is purriced $12.99 USA, $14.99 Canada and it was translated by Angela Liu, adapted by Holly Kolodziejczak & Greg Moore, lettered & laid out by Jennifer Skarupa, edited by Adam Arnold, published by Jason DeAngelis, proofread by Patrick King, with the logo design by Courtney Williams & cover design by Nicky Lim! 
 
It is such a joy to read with many charming, whimsical situations, but there are also the more serious an sad situations too, such as racist comments endured on the train in Chapter 21. In Chapter 22, Hime & Shino go for a lovely walk and discuss the local grasses! Kyoko and her big brother argue in Chapter 23, but she makes his bento box lunch and her friends attend his baseball game! 
Shino spends a happy Christmas evening with Maki-chan in Chapter 24, although there is bit of a sadder coda; and then Sassassul and another snake person get coffee at a cafe in Chapter 25!
 
Sue-chan and three Chi-chan sisters ride tricycles in Chapter 26, with a re-appearance by the home’s ghost and signs of Sue-chan’s poor health in Ch. 26, which is among the topics in Ch.27 when her older sister and friends discuss their potential future career & family plans. Hime and Ayaoko compete in the kyudo tournament in Ch. 28, and Ch. 29 is a more violent, serious historical tale of the Napoleonic wars when centaur slavery began to abolish! This was like such a totally intricately crafted, beautiful, bittersweet volume which I will give an “A”, fur shur!  Nextly I’d like to discuss
 
Spice & Wolf vol. 10!
 
Mielikki:
So like, Spice & Wolf is one of our favorite anime & manga, which are both adaptations of novels originally published by Kadokawa in Japan as Ookami To Koushinryou! It is the tale of Holo the Wisewolf, a beautiful, powerful wolf Goddess of the harvest, who travels with Lawrence the savvy traveling human merchant who trades goods and makes deals in the villages & cities! It is set in the medieval era when the older pagan ways are on the wane amidst the rise of an oppressive theocracy, so Holo wants to return to her ancient homeland of Yoitsu, assuming that it still exists. 
 
Along the way there has been mercantile commerce, risky dealings, and  blooming romance as they encounter new friends & enemies, political situations of church & guild, more information about Yoitsu, and the yummy new foods to totally tempt the goddess’s devine tummy! The manga was written by Isuna haskura, and illustrated by Keito Koume, with character designs by Jyuu Ayakura! For our review of the anime TV series version distributed by Funimation, please see the January 2010 & September 2011 Mews! Volume 10 of the manga was published by Yen Press last month!
 
It is priced $13.00 in the USA, $14.00 in Canada, and has the 178 pages of the Black & White manga chapters 55 – 61 and the bonus redrawn scene of Holo & Lawrence’s first meeting! The manga translated by Paul Starr and lettered by Terri Delgado, with a map page by Hidetada Idemitsu. It is rated “M” as in the mature readers it is intended for due to the langauge, nudity and violence, although I think it is like totally beautifully and tastefully presented! Holo, Lawrence and their young friend Kol are in the coastal port town of Kerube which is divided amidst a political struggle!
 
To obtain a coveted book that might have information about Yoitsu, Lawrence has to make a deal with a company man on the north side of the town, but there is a mysterious merchant and a guild master who want Lawrence to work for them! There seems to be much treachery afoot and he unsure who to trust as a trade war erupts, whilst the North and South sides argue over the deeds, finances, and claim to cute widdle prized, rare Narwhale that was caught by the whalers and brought to the church’s custody. Will Holo transform into her true giant wolf form to seize the whale?
 
Will Lawrence be set up as the plaintiffs’ patsy? It might be easier just to sneak out of town, although Holo likes the comfy bed linens in the fancy inn they are treated to! One of my favorite scenes is their romantic moonlit dance in the courtyard! There is much dialogue amidst the leisurely – paced plot. with magnificently – rendered characters and scenic details including Holo’s lovely. lush. lupine tail! I will give this volume an “A” , and continue to recommend Spice & Wolf to fans of the wolf goddesses, fur shur! That will top off our manga reviews, so now here is Mike to begin our
 
book reviews with The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies!
 
Mike:
Written by author Lucy Cooper http://lucyecooper.com of Cornwall, England Element Encyclopedia of Fairies is part of the Element Encyclopedia series, published in 2014 by Harper Collins!  Its 528 pages entail an alphabetical guide to the fae, imps and kindred supernatural spirits of cultures from around this world, plus entries about related legends, lore, literature and certain famous authors! The book is mostly text, with special chapters on fae, faerie lands, connecting with them, their relationships with the flora and elements, legends and literary works!
 
There are hundreds of entities, many phenomenon and tales to read about, such as the brownies, djinn, elves, faerie rings & stones, indrasan, kitsune, leshii, mermaids, nyads, orisha, patupaiarehe, roane, sidhe, utukku, the valkyr, and the will o’ the wisps to name a few! This includes many specific individuals such as Cait Sith, The Green Man, Titania, Yuki-onna and Zao-Jun; enchanted places such as Emhain, Ngongotaha, Tir Nan Og and Trollkyrka! The book seems quite thoroughly researched, with handy cross-references and a bibliography!
 
The pretty wraparound cover art of the pixy amongst the vines & blooms is by Kathleen Edwards, and throughout the book are dandy little Black & White drawings by Andy Paciorek, which greatly contribute to the charming ambience! I thought this was a very entertaining, informative and captivating book, which i will give an “A” as in Avalon! Now we’ll go from the ancient mystical tales of the Earth to the future starfarers of the outer space depicted in the updated edition of 
 
Star Trek: Ships Of The Line!
 
Mike:
Thank you Mie-sensei! Published by Pocket Books since 2000, the Ships of the Line calendars have treated us to breathtaking, powerful illustrations of spacecraft & galactic phenomenon by many artists, including several of Star Trek’s designers! Many of the images are of photo-realism in depicting the vehicles, worlds and phenomenon envisioned by Star Trek’s original TV series, the animated series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and the movies including my all time favorite movie Star Trek – The Motion Picture, which turned 35 in December!
 
This collection is not just limited to vehicles, places or situations from the movies or TV shows, but also the novels, concept art, and the artists’ own imaginations! There are breathtaking, powerful, and sentimental scenes of construction, launches, exploration, encounters, battles, wreckage, and homecomings! In 2006 the 1st edition of the Ships of the Line hardcover book was published, measuring 7 1/4″ x 11 3/8″ wide and containing over 80 images, mostly full page, full bleed pics, with annotations and text by Michael Okuda, and edited by Doug Drexler and Margaret Clark.
 
For our review of the 2015 calendar, please last month’s Mew! In 2014 the 352 page expanded edition was published, priced at $30 USA / $36.00 Canda, with over 170 images!  You can tell the editions apart as the 1st edition has the Blue letterbox-ish bands above & below the cover art, whereas the new edition has Maroon bands. It doesn’t compile every image from every calendar, but many are included, plus several new images! The front & back jacket art is by Drexler, and inside you’ll find stunningly beautiful illustrations by amazing artists, illustrators and designers such as:
 
Jay Barton, Petri Blomquist, Robert Bonchune, Andrew Bradbury, Steve Burg, Eric Chauvin, Robert Colmes / Corbis, Aurore de Blois, deg, Daren Dochterman, Pierre Drolet, John Eaves, Lenny A. Emry, Foundation Imaging, Craig Frey (in homage to Andrew Probert) Max Gabi, Douglas E. Graves, John Hart, Jim Hibbert, Don Hillenbrand, Gary Hutzel, ILM, Sean Jackson, Gabriel Koerner, Koji Kuramura, Meni, Mojo, Dave Morton, Chris Murray, Dax Pandhi, Jose Perez, Fred Pienkos, D.M. Phoenix, Mark Rademaker, Tobias Richter, Ali Ries…
 
… Alan Rivard, Sean Scott, Michael Stetson, Gregory Stewart, Lee Stringer, John M. Teska, Kyle Toucher, Dan Uyeno, Steffen Wiesener, Robert Wilde, Bob Witowski / Corbis, Niel Wray, Okuda and Drexler! Not only are the renderings awesome detailed, but each has an inspiring, chilling or thrilling sense of story! I will give the book the highest praise, and recommend it to fans of Star Trek, the space opera genre, space art & technology! Ah, that’ll do it for our book reviews, and now here’s Jenjen to begin our
 
toy reviews, with her review of the Transformers
Generations Arcee and Chromia action figures!
 
Jeannie:
Arigato. Several of us collect the action figures and the statues of the female Autobot and Decepticon Transformers characters such as Arcee, Chromia, Elita One and Blackarachnia, especially the versions from the comics & animation, so I was quite pleased to find these  figures of Arcee and Chromia, who are respectively figures #21 & #22 in the 2nd series of the Transformers Generations toys by Hasbro, packaged with the exclusive Hasbro cover editions of the comic books published by IDW, whose My Little Pony and Star Trek / Planet of the Apes comics we mentioned earlier.
 
For our review of the Trasformers Windblade action figure, please see the November 2014 Mew. These toys are recommended for folks of ages 5+, and thus not intended for folks under 3 years due to the small parts for the safety reasons, and the figures’ transformational purrocess from robot mode to vehicle – and back again- has a difficulty rating of 2 (intermediate) on the scale from 1-4. One of the brilliant aspects of these toys’ design is that certain parts are made to detach in case excessive for is applied during the transformation purrocess, and to designed to be re-attached.
 
Nyow for the bit of background information about these two heroines. Chromia is the sleek Blue, Gray and White autobot with the distinctive Red trim and Black carbine blaster pistol. She is the mistress of tactical, infiltration and sabotage arts, whose vehicle mode is the racing motorcycle with the transpurrent canopy. On the scale of 1-10, her attributes are the strength of 7, intelligence of 7, speed of 8, endurance of 6, rank of 6, courage of 9, fireblast of 8 and skill rating of 5. Excluding her rear – mounted wheel assembly, in bipedal robot mode the figure is appurroximately 5″ tall.
 
Arcee is one of the oldest Autobots, having appurred in the 1986 animated Transformers movie, which in my opinion is supurrior to the live-action Transformers movies. She is the Pink, White and Black Autobot armed with the pair of pistols and the twin transluscent Blue swords which can be gripped in either hand or attached to the slots on her arms and thighs. This longly – awaited version is the beautiful homage to her original Generation 1 design that appurred in that movie, and she transforms into the sleek, convertible sports coup with the transpurrent Blue windscreen.
 
She is among the most agile, fast, purroficient combatants, with the strength of 8, intelligence of 6, speed of 8, endurance of 5, rank of 5, courage of 7, fireblast of 7 and skill rating of 9. Excluding her rear – mounted pods, in robot mode the figure is 5″ tall. Both figures have the articulated neck, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Chromia has the articulated wrists, and Arcee has the articulated ankles. I think that both of these ladies are beautifully designed, intricately sculpted and meticulously painted with the very elegant, faithful resemblance to their comics & animation versions.
 
The Dark Cyberton comic book issue #11 with the Chromia cover is is included with her figure, and issue #12 with the Arcee cover is included with her figure. Each issue has the full – color, 28 page, serialized tale of the epic war as billions of Minicons swarm Cybertron whilst Shockwave purrpares to collapse the space-time continuum into a singularity. Meanwhile, Chromia, Arcee, Windblade and Nautica are busy within the vast Metroplex. It was written by James Roberts & John Barber, colored by Josh Perez, lettered by Tom B. Long, and edited by Carlos Guzman. 
 
issue #11 was illustrated by Andrew Griffith; whereas #12 has the layouts by Phil Jiminez, pencils by Brendan Cahill, and inks by Brian Shearer. Each figure’s folded, 11″ x 15.5″ instruction sheet graphically depicts the steps to transform them from robot mode to vehicle mode and back again. The transformation requires 10 steps each way, and I advise the gentle touch when pulling or rotating the parts. I am extremely pleased with these fine figures, and in conclusion I will give both of them the high grade of an “A” as in Arcee. Nyow here is Bunnibunl to discuss the
 
Big Hero 6 Go Go Tomago action figure
 
Bun:
Arigato! Big Hero 6 is Walt Disney’s 2014 3D CG animated movie adaptation of the Marvel Comics of the same name, starring the titular super – hero team who premiered in Sunfire and Big Hero 6 #1 in 1998! We reviewed Big Hero 6: Brave New Heroes #1 in the October 2012 Mew,  we reviewed the movie and The Art of Big Hero 6 book in last month’s Mew! Although it is very different from the comics, I thought it was a good, beautiful, fun movie with likable characters such as Go Go Tomago, who is one of the super – heroic students at the San Fransokyo Institute of technology! 
 
She is the genius, innovative, tough biker girl type with the bubble gum, who wears the sleek tight Black & Yellow supurr suit with the Red accents, which evokes the sense of agile speed, with the detachable electromagnetic disks used as wheels, shields & projectiles! Bandai made this dandy series of figures of the movie’s characters, including Gogo, Honey Lemon, Wasabe, Fred, Jiro, Baymax and their enemy Yokai which are sold sepurrately! The 3 3/4″ action figure of Go Go is quite faithful – looking to the animated character, with the lovely, precise design, sculpture & paint!
 
It has the meticulous details of her confident smirk, her brown eyes, Black hair with the Purple stripe, and the Red pin – striping of the suit! The points of the articulation are in her neck, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. She is well – balanced to stand up unassisted, and is equipped with two 3/4″ diameter disks and two 7/8″ diameter disks, which can clip on to her forearms and ankles. The toy is not intended for folks under 4 years old due to the small parts, but fortunately I am older than that, and she is nicely purrched upon my desk! Now I would like to say the few words about the 
 
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Mera action figure!

 
Bun:
In the comics, Queen Mera is the wife of Arthur and resides in the fabulous city of Poseidonis in the undersea kingdom of Atlantis! She first appeared in Aquaman #1 in 1963, she is 5’9″ and 160 lbs with the flowy Red hair, the great strength, amphibious abilities, and super hydrokenesis power! This lovely action figure is based upon her design from the animated movie that Vonny discussed! Based upon the comics, the movie’s character designs were by Paul Bouressa, Dusty Abell & Jerome Moore, and this figure was sculpted by Jack Mathews!
 
She stands about 6.5″ tall, minus the raised Auburn Red pony tail, so that would seem to make the figure of approximately 1/10.6 scale. Proportionately, the figure is about 8.6 heads tall, and if her hair worn loosely, it would hang down below the hips! She looks so tall, lithe, lean, regal and confident, with the with the serious gaze and the Purple lip gloss! She wears the sleek Black & Green outfit with Yellow trim, comprised of the sleeveless, toeless Black tights, fingerless gloves and a right arm band; Green vest, head band, gauntlets & greaves! 
 
The points of the articulation are her neck, shoulders, elbows, turning forearms, hips and knees. Her left hand is in the fist and her right hand is in the flexible clench, so you could give her a trident, a spear or another prop to hold, although no accessories are included in the package; nor is there a display stand or base, but that is okay because she is very well – balanced to stand unassisted!
So, I am very pleased with the figure’s splendid design, its meticulous sculpture and the excellent paint job! Nextly I would like to say the few words about the


Imaginext DC Super Friends Catwoman set!
 
Bun:
Go Go and Mera might be heroines, but Selina Kyle alias the Catwoman seems to waver betwixt the anti-heroine and the criminal disposition, because these days she defends and helps people in Gotham City from the evil predators whilst she also likes to purloin the purrecious jewels from certain wealthy owners, especially if they are the dishonest folks! Purhaps there are some lessons to be learned from this, or purhaps it is just creative fun to play with this toy which is among the figures, vehicles & play sets of Fisher-Price’s Imaginext line of DC Super friends products!
 
Suggested for those of 3-8 years old, this assortment includes the posable, 2 7/8″ tall Catwoman figure with the 3 3/4″ whip, her kuroneko (Black Cat) pet, and 5 1/2″ long motorcycle! In the comics, Selina is 5’7″, but I am unsure of the scale of this figure, due to the delightfully playful, cartoony proportions. Her costume is Black with the Blue goggle lenses, the simple points of her articulation are the neck, shoulder, wrists, hips, and her hands can hold the whip, grab the kitty, or drive the bike! Neko is in the arched hissy pose, and there is room for both of them on the bike!
 
The Black and Grey motorcycle has a custom, stylized Panther shaped body with the wide wheels that can roll, the adjustable bumper tail, and the button to vary the suspension from the high choppurr ride to the lower racing bike mode! There is no kick stand, but the 1/2″ wide, 1 1/4″ diameter tires offer quite the stable support, so Selina, neko and bike can each stand unassisted! I bet that Go Go would like that bike too, and I am pleased with this cute assortment which is also upon my desk! Now here is Tara-chan to continue the toy talk with her review of the
 
Lalaloopsy Littles Whiskers Lion’s Roar doll!
 
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! Lalaloopsy is the wonderful cartoon series shown on Nick Jr. and – and the line of doll toys made by MGA, who also makes the Moxie Girlz, Bratz, Novi Stars, and – and the Mooshka dolls, nya! The purremise is about the dolls who magickally become living, sentient characters after they are sewn, with the fun, the family and – and friendships, nya! Kat Jungle Roar is the safari adventure girl, whose widdle sister Whiskers Lion’s Roar wears the leopurrd purrint kigurimi outfit leopurrd purrint with the white tummy– kawaii, nya!
 
I am very grateful to have received this sweet doll, which I would like to say the few words of purraise about, nya! She is about 7 1/4″ tall, or 8″ including the fabric ear pinna of the outfit’s hood, nya! You can pull the hood down, and – and the outfit is easily removable, with the closure in the back above the 3″ tail, nya! She has Tan skin, Pink hair, Black button eyes, Pink cheeks, stitched mouth, the turning neck, arms and – and legs, nya! She cannot stand up without a doll stand, which is not included in the box, but she can sit up just fine, nya!
 
She is accompanied by her widdle Orange golf ball – sized Lion head pet, nya! They are packaged in the window box with the cute handle, identification tag, the information and – and photos on the box, nya! According to the text, she came to life on October 29th, so she is of the Scorpio sign with the frisky, ferocious, purrsonality, nya! She likes to purractice her growl, swish her tail, and – and purrowl for candy! For more information, I will recommend the Lalaloopsy Land site http://lalaloopsyland.wikia.com! Nextly I would like to purraise the
 
KISS Hello Kitty dolls, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
Many of us here at The Mew love to collect Hello Kitty items, purrticularly the books, the videos, ornaments, trinkets, figurines, and – and the plushy dolls, nya! So I am am also very grateful to have received the gift of the four widdle plushy dolls of Sanrio’s Kitty made by TY to resemble the members of the KISS rock band, nya! I have heard that KISS is the hottest band in the world, and – and that when the quartet wears the elaborate make – up and – and the costumes for the spectacular concerts, their characters are the Demon, the Star Child, the Space Man and – and The Cat, nya!
 
Each doll is in the seated pose of about 6″ tall with the silvery boots… but I am unsure of the scale, because Kitty’s actual height is five apples tall, nya! The Demon Kitty has the Black make- up, the Red tongue, the Black, Gray and – and Silvery costume with the Black cape, nya! Star Kitty has the Black Star make-up, the Black, Gray and – and Silvery costume with the lapels, nya! Space Kitty has Silvery make-up, the Black, Gray and – and Silvery costume with the shoulder boards, nya! Cat Kitty has the Black make- up with Silver whiskers, Black, Gray and – and Silvery costume, nya! 
Each also has the customary Yellow oval nose and – and the Shiny Red bow by the Left ear pinna, nya! In addition to the heart – shaped Ty tag, each has the circular KISS Kitty tag, which Myayr explained was the amewsingly clever homage to the band’s famous fifth album cover, nya! She is purrticularly fond of the hard rock and – and the metal bands, nya! Appurrently there is a lot of KISS merchandise, so I suspect that these adorable dolls would have the appeal to both the Kitty fans and – and the KISS fans, nya! Nyow I would like to discuss the fun time that we had at the
 
Raleigh Toy and – and Hobby Collector’s Show, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
We caravanned to the mainland again for another fun show sponsored by Inside Pitch Promotions http://www.insidepitchpromotions.com at the NC state fairgrounds in the state’s capital city of Raleigh on January 10 & 11, nya! Mr. Wes Starkey does such the smart, attentive, cordial job of running the fun shows, and – and this purrticular show was mostly compurrised of the toys, the cards comic books, and – and the memorabilia, with the raffle purrizes, free parking, and – and the next door flea market, nya! 
 
The weather there was nippier than our outer banks island’s purrpetual bikini weather, but it was the mild, clear weekend for the friendly crowd, nya! It is fun to chat with the fellow fans of common hobby interests, nya! Our former guests ob1, Pacozord and – and Chef Ron were there, nya! The toys included the figures, dolls, statues, ornaments, vehicles, play sets, plushies and – and games of the various ages and – and the conditions, from those still sealed in the package to the loose, muchly – loved toys, nya!
 
There were bargains on the Pony, Barbie, Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, DC, Transformers, GI Joe, Masters of the Universe, Hot Wheels, Power Rangers and – and other toys, nya! Some of our purrchases were the Aayla Secura bust, the Ame-Comi Girls Arisia statue, the Egyptian style Catwoman figure, and – and some widdle Hero Clix figurines, nya! We ate very well on the fun trip too, but we were ready for the catnap after the return home, nya! Nyow our reviews are done, but here is Petra purrsent the
 
additions to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!
 
Petra:
Arigato, nya! For those who are here for the first time, art galleries 1-7 display illustrations and photos by Mike, whilst guest art galleries 1-3 display images by other folks with their purrrrmissions, nya! Mike’s collaborations with other artists are displayed throughout the various galleries too, nya! On the web site, in any of those galleries, the most recent images will be repurrsented by the lowermost row of small, cropped “thumbnail” – sized portions of the images, and you have to click on a “thumbnail” in order to see the uncropped, full – size version of the pic, nya!
 
Last month we added 4 pics by Mike to Gallery 6 http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery6.html nya! Those were “Mavis the Meowy Martian” fan art of Madeline Kahn’s character Mavis Danton of The Carol Burnette Show; “Lt. Arexandra” the Edosian Starfleet Officer inspired by the animated Star Trek series; Mike’s original catgirl character “Purrsis The Mummy Slayer” and the sequel pic of “What The Cat Dragged In” which were inspired by the art of Elisa Chong http://www.sofianime.com, nya!

 
Last month we added 3 pics by Lumshock http://lumshock.deviantart.com and 2 by Rebecca Brogden http://www.rbrogdenart.com to Guest Gallery 3 http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest3.html nya! Of those images, Lumshock’s “Lum vs. Tree”,“Lum- Merry Christmas!”, and “2001 Followers: An Art Odyssey” are fan art of Lum Invader of the Urusei Yatsura manga & anime; whilst Rebecca’s 2 images are of her beautiful original characters “Mohini” the angel and “Tsukiko” the vampire, nya!
 
This month we have added several more pics to Guest Gallery 3 and to the mewly opened Gallery 7, nya! Nyow in Guest Gallery 3 we are purroud to purrsent Lumshock’s “Splatoon- Are Squid Cute?” fan art which depicts a female Inkling character in her human ika musume (squid girl) form, nya! She is from Splatoon, a 3rd purrson shooter video game made by Nintendo for the Wii U console, and this was rendered with the Pokemon Art Academy media for the Nintendo 3DS, nya! 
 
Then in Guest Gallery 3, we are purroud to purrsent the “Santa Katgirl” by Elisa, who was our guest for the June 2011 Mew,nya! We are purrticularly fond of her pics of purretty, sexy, ornate catgirls, mermaids, faeries, vampires & belly dancers, nya! The supple tail of the captivating, Christmas catgirl swishes in anticipation for the opening of the purresents, and I am curious as to what is in the boxes, nya! Elisa painted the enticing yule scene with the colored pencils, inks & watercolors, nya!

We have also just added to Guest Gallery 3 the illustration of “Amadahy” by Rebecca, who was our guest in the September 2009 Mew, nya! Rebecca is a great writer, cosplayer and baker too, nya! She used Sai, Photoshop CS6 and an Intuos5 tablet to render the pic of Amadahy, or just Dee for short, a lycanthropic Native American girl who resides here and works as a chef at Sheila May’s Restaurant, where her keen senses and culinary purrowess help to purrpare the tasty cuisine, nya!
Our next illustration in Guest Gallery 3 is also by Rebecca, and it was quite the flattering, wonderful surpurrise gift art to depict “Mike” as a catboy, nya! He  does not actually have the delightful neko ears or tail as depicted in the illustration, but otherwise the image purretty much has the faithful resemblance, as he cordially greets us with the “Live Long and Purrospurr” salute from the island cove, nya! This illustration was also rendered with Sai, Photoshop CS6 and an Intuos5 tablet, nya!
Nextly in Guest Gallery 3 is a photo of the 11″ tall “Tabitha” plushy doll made by Misty Hopkins http://bunnychai.blogspot.com, who was among our our guests of the March 2008 Mew, nya! She is a great artist, blogger, seamstress & cosplayer, and Tabitha is her original catgirl character, nya! Tabitha is purretty, vivacious, colorful & sexy from her Golden hair with Pink strands & White tufts, to her Red tube top and Blue pants accessorized by the collar, jewels, belt, bangles and boots, nya!
 
We also have two cute widdle sketches of Tabitha by Misty, nya! These include the Turquoise – colored, pen & ink doodle of her leisurely spurrawled upon the rug, which offers the good glimpse of her fish net hose, nya! She might not catch the seafood in those fashionable fish nets but she will definitedly catch the attention, nya! The 2nd doodle of Tab is the pencil – drawn bust view with the sassier expurression, which offers the good glimpse of her piercings & paw-purrint pendant, nya!
 
Nyow in Gallery 7 http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery7.html we purrsent Mike’s pencil sketch of Rebecca’s original character “Evelyn”, nya! Poor sad Evelyn ran away from her cruel purrents & teachers, to wind up in the dangerous forest realm of the Fairy King, nya! In this happier scene, she has the lovely outfit & magickal wings during the encounter with the widdle pixy, nya! This pic was drawn whilst enjoying the chocolate milk with Rebecca’s yummy home – made cookies, nya!
 
Nextly in Gallery 7 is Mike’s color illustration of Mae Nam the “Nekomimi Ningyo”, nya! Mike used the pencil, Micron pens, Photoshop CS2 and the mouse to render this image, nya! Looking purretty in her jelly cups bikini top made of the hollowed jellyfish bells, Mae Nam is the the cat – eared mermaid purrched upon the rocks of the shore to savor the crabby shrimp cocktail that she got from the nearby tiki bar, nya! The signature cocktail should high-tide her over until her suppurr time, nya! So what do y’all think of the latest additions to our galleries, nya?
 
Becca:
There is wonderful curvilinear symmetry throughout the Santa Katgirl compurrsition!
 
Elizabeth:
The illustration very vivid and seems as if I can almost hear her contented purring!
 
Ilyana:
The Tab plushy has purrcise details such as the widdle heart & star on her cheeks!
 
Nyanko:
She is intricate from the ear piercings and eye gleams to her belly button and tail!
 
Mielikki:
Tabitha has the adorably endearing poses and expressions in the the sketches!
 
Nyoka:
Amadahy has the comfy, purretty off – shoulder, bare – midriff, short – skirt outfit!
 
Jeannie:
She has beautiful accents such as the feather ornament in her tightly braided hair.
 
Mary Nyan:
Evelyn looks cute amidst the faerie mushroom ring by the twisty gnarly tree roots!
 
Bun:
I am glad to see her happy mood after the misery and dangers she has survived!
 
Trini-chan:
Evelyn’s fey wings, Mae Nam’s tail fin & jellycups top have the translucent quality!
 
Tara-chan:
My attention and appurrtite are drawn to that savory crabby shrimp cocktail, nya!
 
Yvonne:
The purrt squid girl is so cute in her glasses, jog bra & compurression shorts, nya!
 
Mike:
She has the adorable Orange tentacles, and seems to be looking right up at us!
 
Petra:
As for Rebecca’s pic of Mike, I think she captured his attire and hair style, nya!
 
Bun:
She even included his clip board too! Oh, I think that should get him the costume ears & tail so that he will fully resemble the pic, heehee!
 
Mike:
Ah, I dunno about that, but I am gratefully, happily speechless for the wonderful gift! Ah, well, Petra, thank you for presenting the new art!
 
Petra:
Doitashimaste, nya! By the way, I understand that Elisa, Rebecca & Misty should be attending tonight’s ceremony nya! Nyow it is time for
 
The Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight, nya! 
 
Mielikki:
In this portion of The Mew, we commemorate famous catgirls, nekomimis & were-kitties who appear in various media! Our broadly – inclusive criteria ranges from ladies who actually have feline female DNA, to those who just dress the part, and those with a certain “cat-titude” or style to be considered as “honorary catgirls”!
 
Tara-chan:
Hai, such as Sara the catgirl of Sonic The Hedghog: The Movie, nya! She is the purresident’s daughter who is catnapped by the villain, so Sonic and – and Knuckles have to fight the robots and- and rescue her, nya! She wears the cute Pink and – and Yellow midriff skirt outfit which accents her lovely ears and – and tail, nya!
 
Elizabeth:
I like to play games, so my ears were quite purrked with the interest when I heard about the Japanese role – play video game of Nekomimi Survivor made by GeePlus for the Android & IOS smart phones! Players take photos of the real cats to make into the cute catgirl characters who fight the opponents in the game! Kawaii!
 
Becca:
Carol Tea the catgirl (voiced by Amanda Lott), Sash Lilac the dragon girl (voiced by Dawn M. Bennett) and Milla Basset the dog girl (voiced by Amee Smith) are among the characters in the very sparklingly purretty, peppy, fun, 2D single – player video game Freedom Planet http://freedomplanet.galaxytrail.com made by GalaxyTrail for the PC & Mac computers!
 
Jeannie:
Carol can acquire the rather sporty motorcycle in the game too. Nyow there are a few web sites of the catgirl topic that we wish to mention, but sadly it seems that the wonderfully charming site Walking With Catgirls site has gone away, nya. It seemed to be the clever purrody or homage to Walking With Dinosaurs, with the delightful images of catgirls in nature. 
 
Trini-chan:
The Catgirl Society’s Catgirl Research Foundation site http://www.catgirls.org.uk has not been updated in the good  while, but It is the clever concept with the few tidbits to see there, with the cute whimsical quality in their study of the catgirlish physiology, mythology, history & popular culture!
 
Yvonne:
Another delightful site that I have not seen in the long time was Amethyst Cat’s Warm Laundry Basket, nya! It had the adorable nekomimi theme with the very charming ambience and the purretty illustrations, so I wish to commemorate it in the spotlight, nya! Whatchoo got, Nyo-sensei, nya?
 
Nyoka:
I think one of the best places to start for lots of good, general, introductory information about catgirls in various media is the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catgirl! There is also a very informative, amewsing article at TV tropes http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CatGirl, and both of those sites have the many links to related articles and sites!
 
Nyanko:
In the July 2014 Mew we shined the spotlight upon the catgirl groups at Deviant Art, and nyow we wish to mention other sites that purrtain to kemonomimi, anthropurrmorphic & “furry” character art! However, some of the galleries just might contain mature – rated content that is sexy, depicts nudity, or is otherwise considered “NSFW” (as in Not Safe For viewing at Work)!
 
Ilyana:
They might also include avian, reptilian, amphibian, insect, piscine, floral and other non-mammallian, anthropurrmorphic characters too! Some such sites include the Wikifur online encyclopedia, Furaffinity gallery of art, the Furbid art auction site, VCL galleries of stories & art, the Yerf Historical Archive, and online multi – player games such as Furcadia and Furry Muck!
 
Petra:
Fur-thurmore, while not catgirl, kemonomimi or anthropurrmorphically – themed sites purr se, there are other art mega – sites that might include images of such ladies amongst the many beautiful illustrations in the 2D, 3D, traditional or digital media by many brilliant artists, illustrators, designers & cartoonists, nya!
 
Bun:
Some of the sites have the markets, tutorials or contests, and you might have to become a member to fully enjoy all of their purrks, but I will recommend Comic Art Fans, Elfwood, Epilogue, Side7, Enchanted Visions, Shadowness, ArtWanted, Artfire, Etsy, Pixiv, Miiverse, ImagineFX, CGSociety and Renderocity!
 
Mary Nyan:
There are also the extensive cosplay sites such as cosplay.com, cosplaylab, and American Cosplay Paradise, which have many photos of fans of all ages, races, genders and nationalities, who are costumed as the characters of movies, TV, games, comics and purrose, including many catgirls!
 
Mike:
In addition to those web sites, there are certain printed publications  of the pst & present that we wish to mention, such as the American Journal of Anthropormorphics, and anthology comic books Furrlough, Genus, and Hit The Beach! Ah, that will conclude this month’s spotlight on the–
 
Tara-chan:
HAWK, NYA! 
 
(the distracted catgirl grabs her camera and scampurrs after the bird)
 
Yvonne:
Tara-chan– nya!
 
Elizabeth:
There she goes again, heehee!
 
Becca:
It is a rather majestic bird
 
the hawk:
(poses for the photo oppurrtunity) Cawww!
 
Petra:

She might win the purrize in the fair’s photo compurrtition, nya!


Bun:
So what is everyone going to do until the ceremony begins?
 
Trini–chan:
After she takes the bird photos we should get ready to join the dance!
 
Jeannie:
Hai. I will change into the costume and then purroceed to the troupe.
 
Mary Nyan:
Hai, I will change into my leis and grass skirt to meet my hula students!
 
Mielikki:

Well then, I will fly on to the theatre and prepare for the viewing party!

 
Nyanko:
I should purrobably check in with my student at dojo before the ceremony!
 
Nyoka:
OK I go to my Magick Shop to will see what Papa, Uncle and the cats are up to!
 
Becca:
I will bring the other cats over to there to visit with their relatives!
 
Elizabeth:
It will be the kitty party! I can get Vonny & Tara-chan’s cats if y’all like!
 
Yvonne:
Oh that would be great as I think we will be here the while, nya! Howboutchoo, Ilyana?
 
Ilyana:
I’m gonna hit the snack bar or the food carts before it gets crowded!
 
Mike:
That sounds like a good idea! Well I guess we are heading out, and we will reconvene backstage before the ceremony starts!
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
Ja ne, nya!
 
Later that afternoon…
 
although Tara-chan is distracted by the Saint Francis Satyr butterflies to photograph for her nature album, she Trini–chan & Jeannie eventually shimmy into their belly dance costumes for the purre – ceremony show, whilst Myayr changes into her floral leis & grass skirt for the hula, as Vonny puts on her drumming circle shorts & short-sleeved hapi jacket. 
 
Although Mielikki could purractically instantly telepurrt to the theatre, she purrfurs to leisurely fly the appurroximate six mile distance with the wonderful aerial view of the festivities across the island. Meanwhile at her Dojo, Nyanko changes into her martial arts gi to join her students a while before later changing into a more formal kimono for the ceremony. 
 
Nyoka goes to her magick shop to meet with their father & uncle who are in town. Her two shop cats Tanzanite & Amethyst are soon reunited with their siblings when Becca brings the spa’s mascots Obsidian & Onyx. Lizzy fetches Vonny & Tara-chan’s pets Emerald & Lapis Lazuli, and soon the purrental cats Sapphire & DosaNeko arrive from The Kitt Inn.
 
Mike & Ilyana go downstairs to one of the center’s snack & sushi bars, where he gets a decaf Diet Coke and she sips a nilla cream. While Mike chats with their friend & web master Jamie about the technical aspects of the ceremony, Ilyana decides to get the anago sushi & extra special baked yams when their journalist catgirl friends Kaori & Miho arrive.
 
Kaori:

(the catgirl in the little Bistre color, Fichu-neck dress with plunging back) Conbanwa, nya! Ogenki, desuka, nya?
 
Ilyana:
Hai, ogenki desu! Whassup y’all?
 
Miho:
(the catgirl in the Cerise color, drapurry-neck halter dress), We are purrparing tonight’s Red Carpet scoop, nya!
 

Ilyana:

I cannot believe that it is already that time again! The time sure has flown by quickly!
 
Kaori:

We hope that your arrival this time has been less attacked than it was last year, nya!


Miho:
The Baracuda, nya!
 
Ilyana:
Hai, those pesky Barracudas eventually stopped trying to chomp my tail!
 
Kaori:
The fish is supposed to go in your tummy, not the other way ’round, nya!
 
Miho:
Speaking of which, let’s go to the sushi bar before the long queue, nya!
 
Later that evening…
 
the afternoon wanes with the sun’s crepuscular rays streaming through the Cumulo-Neko clouds, which shimmer upon the the lake, river and mid-Atlantic ocean at sunset as solar – powered lights add illumination to the island. Dragonflies, butterflies, skipurrs, mantises & honeybees retire at sunset, as the Luna, Imperial, Sphinx and Clearwing moths emerge for their nocturnal purrsuits.
 
The Ladies of the Mew and other purrsenters scampurr to the dressing rooms and the backstage suites to change into their more formal attire, whilst more folks converge upon the Purrforming Arts Center and other festive gatherings. With the lights, cameras, microphones and other audio / visual equipment fully oppurrational, Kaori and Miho begin the coverage of the awards ceremony.
 
Kaori & Miho:

(paw –  bumping each other) SCOOP TIME, NYA!
 
Kaori:
It is the clear coastal night of the 77 degree tempurrature under the illuminated royal palm trees by the Amaryllis Atrium entrance to the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, as the friends and guests arrive for the gala event, nya! The festivity is not just inside the arboretum. lobbies & auditoriums, but all across the Island & surrounding waters of Mew Hanover County, nya! 
 
Miho:
Hai, there have been many purrformances and  activities going on all day, with parties to benefit the various charity efforts, such as the food bank, the endangered species purropurrgations, and the mer-folks’ Sea Horse and Sea Dragon Shelter, nya! It is the glamorously fashionable evening as folks arrive to the ceremony in their dappurr, elegant, alluring and cute couture, nya!
 
Kaori:
As y’all can see, the Red Carpet is no ordinary carpet, but it is the multi – dimensional triphibious pathway with the different dry, aerial and aquatic lanes & ramps to accommodate the visitors who walk, roll, swim, fly or telepurrt to here, nya! This year the landscapurrs have lined it with floral layers of the Red Ti, the Pink Torch Gingers, Pandanas and the Holiday Heliconias, nya!
 
Miho:
Here come Melanakeami’s mom & dad up the mer swim lane, and she is wearing the Bondi Blue colored jellycups top made of the hollowed jellyfish bells, accessorized by the purrls, nya! They are chatting with the purrents & grandpurrents of Leilani & Alanasera in the dry walk lane, nya! The ladies are in their colorful Miko Shozoku and the men are in their dark haori attire nya!
 
Kaori:
Leilani and Alanasera are among the shrine maidens, and just the few months ago Melanakeami started her amphibious hot air balloon tours, nya! They are among tonight’s award purrsenters, nya! Oh and right behind them in the magnificent, long Purrple dress is artist Elisa Chong who was the guest of the June 2011 Mew, nya! Purrhaps she will be nominated tonight, nya!
 
Miho:
Rebecca Brogden with friends Eamane & A.J. have just strolled on to the Red Carpet, nya! Rebecca looks stunning in the long Black leather trench coat atop the short shorts, boots and baby doll top with the sun glasses, nya! Eamane looks lovely in the Red & White Rose purrint kimono, accompanied by her boyfriend AJ who looks sharp in the Black & White haori, kimono & hakama, nya!
 
Kaori:
Artist / cosplayer sisters Natalia Lopes http://theartslave.deviantart.com & Thais Lopes http://angelicaldesign.deviantart.com, who were among the guests of the October 2010 Mew, and they are accompanied Gloomy Bear and Thais’s husband Jeff, nya! Natalia is dressed in the poofy – sleeved, Black Gothic Lolita-style dress with the White frilly socks & Black Mary Jane shoes, nya!
 
Miho:
Thais is wearing the replica of Cinderella’s golden dress & shoes from the Into the Woods movie  in the lovely contrast to Jeff’s suit which is Black as pitch, nya! Thais & Natalia’s purrents Regina & Joe are not far behind, nya! Regina is in the beautiful Black strapless gown with the matching pumps Joe is in the Black sunglasses & tux with the White ruffled shirt open at the collar, nya!
 
Kaori:
Oh I can see Misty Hopkins and her husband Shin appurroaching, nya!  Misty was a guest of the March 2008 Mew, and tonight she is dressed in the sleeveless scoop –  necked Black & Tan leather bustier with the Plum skirt & Silver chain belt, whilst Shin is dressed in the White tunic under the Dark Brown leather haori & belt with the Black boots &  tabard, nya! They are mingling with Kokuten alias Sailor Spotter and her sister Akari alias Sailor Blue Starlight, nya! 
 
Miho:
Kokuten is wearing the Green & Black fuku, and Akari is wearing the Blue & Yellow fuku, nya! Oh also nyow arriving are Artist / cosplayer / mom Sakky http://www.sailorastera.com, her husband and their daughter Molly, nya! Sakky was the guest of the August 2010 Mew, and tonight she is wearing the off – shoulder, tulip – sleeved Purrple dress, nya! Her husband is the match in the formal Purrple tail coat ensemble, and Molly is in the cute Purrple outfit – kawaii, nya! 
 
Kaori:
Speaking of the moms, there are our friend Margaret Coin and daughter Emily who our soccer stadium is named after, nya! Margaret is wearing the Black pantsuit with the sheer Purrple tunic and the glitter strands in her hair, and Emily is wearing the sleeveless Black dress with the Gold lace skirt and the ankle boots as she pawses to sign autographs for her fans, nya! 
 
Miho:
Luna, Connor, Strong Claw & Blue Cloud are among the stars of Okami no Hime http://rose74.deviantart.com by author Sharon Williams, nya! Luna is wearing the cute Beige & French Vanilla semi-formal dress with the Daisy applique, Blue Cloud is wearing the Morning Glory – purrint knotted halter top & ruffled Vermillion hip – hugger skirt; Connor and Strong Claw are wearing the tuxes, nya! 
 
Kaori:
Alexandra Wright is the vampurric heroine of Jeff Branch’s http://www.pinkladyamerica.com urban horror tale of “Dark Skin, Red Blood”, nya! She was the guest of the March 2009 Mew, and nyow she has returned dressed in the strapless, skin tight, Black leather minidress with the Black spike – heeled thigh boots, mew la la, nya!
 
Miho:
Jeff was the guest for the May 2008 Mew, and Sharon was the guest for the November 2014 Mew, nya! Her character Tanya alias Sailor Sirius is here with Jeff’s character Talia alias Sailor Vulcan, nya! Tanya is dressed in the Dark Blue evening gown with the high – heeled pumps, and Talia is dressed in the Purrple, strapless cocktail dress with the Yellow high – heeled sandals, nya!
 
Kaori:
Here come their reporter friends Marie Babnieux, Haruna Ichikawa and Detective Junko Sakurada, nya! Marie is wearing the Red, spaghetti – strapped evening gown with the Gold high – heeled sandals, Haruna is wearing the Baby Blue cocktail dress with the silver high – heeled pumps, and Junko is wearing the Steel Gray, form – fitting pantsuit with the low – heeled black pumps, nya!
 
Miho:
Standing beside that Call Box is Doctor Craver wearing the Black frock coat with the tie, vest,  White shirt & handkerchief, escorting his special agent lady friend who is wearing the Gold – sequined, Black, A-line ball gown with the plunging V neckline, the opurra gloves and the high heels, nya! Say… I never noticed that Call Box before, nya!
 
Kaori:
Ah… I thought there was a food cart there earlier, nya! Nyow going into the lobby are comics artist / jourrnalist Jim Amash https://myspace.com/jimspoolhall and his wife Heidi, nya! Jim was the guest for the July 2009 Mew, nya! He is wearing the Charcoal Grey tux, and she is wearing the purretty dress with the Silver cat bracelets, nya!
 
Miho:
It is such the gorgeous and debonaire ambience nya! Hong is wearing the Midnight Blue monstuki haori jacket atop the kimono & hakama with the White Yabane pattern; Jeff Jarlett is wearing the dark suit with the turtleneck, and designer / comics author Sean Martin http://www.joey-aristophanes.com is here with friends Doc & Raider, nya! 
 
Kaori:
Sean is wearing the Haverhill Black & Charcoal vested tux from Joseph Abboud; Doc is wearing the Tan pants by Ralph Lauren, Red t-shirt by All American Boy, the tufted Red & Brown motorcycle jacket by Billy T; and Raider is wearing the Black pants and single breasted jacket by Armani with the Black t-shirt by Design by Humans, nya!
 
Miho:

Kaiser has been the occasional guest mewsic critic for The Mew, and tonight he is dappurrly dressed in the Fieldgrau – colored 3 piece suit with the Purrussian Blue vest, bow tie & handkerchief, topped off by the walking stick and the Homberg hat with the grouse feathers on the side, nya!
 
Kaori:
Lilith, Corrine, Cynthia, Chelsea and Charlotte of Clan of the Cats are here too, nya! Lilith is wearing the Blood Red dress with bared tummy, Corrine is wearing the chic Black pants suit, Cynthia is wearing the Pink & White ruffled dress, Chelsea is wearing the strapless Black gown, and Charlotte is wearing the Light Blue sequin dress, nya!
 
Miho:
The cast of Clan of the cats were guests of the August 2007, January 2009 & November 2009 Mew, and their cats Beige, Sebastian, Eon, Leander, Seydi, Fluff & Loki are headed for the sushi bar, nya! Oh and there is the chanteuse Molly Purrton in her ruffled off – shoulder halter top and the short slit skirt to match her White Butterfly Ginger tail corsage, nya!
 
Kaori:
We are also happy to see artist / cosplayer Crissy Teverini http://www.crimsonskycreations.com escorting purriestess Purrsis the mummy slayer, nya! Crissy was the guest of the March 2008 Mew. wearing the Black & White girl tux with bow tie, fishnets & pumps, whilst Purrsis is wearing the diaphanous White sleeveless, sideless gown with Gold jewels, nya!
 
Miho:
Crissy might be nominated tonight too, nya! We are still just getting warmed up for our exclusive coverage of the friends, fashions and festivities as 
 
the ceremony draws nigh, nya!
 
Purrsons of all species including kemonomimis, taurs, faeries, merfolk and critters merrily mingle in the bustling street, ocean, the building’s Cala Lilly Lobby and Magnolia Mezzanine. Soon the ushers, chimes, flickering glows and fragrant aromas signal that it is almost time for the ceremony to begin. 
 
The happy attendees easily traverse the spacious ramps, stairs, escalators, elevators, flight shafts and waterways to the cavernous Anthurium Auditorium, ballrooms, theaters and salons, where comfy, variable – geometry seating arrangements accommodate many folks of diverse shapes and sizes.
 
The dimming of the lights is met with cheers and applause, as the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center’s director Kitrina (or just Kit for short) and general manager Katherine (or just Kat for short) appurroach the crystalline podium upon auditorium’s center stage to greet the audience and commence
 
The 8th Annual Mew Awards Ceremony!
 
Kitrina:
(the Silvery Grey – haired catgirl wearing the short, off – shoulder silk, Blue & Silver Dragon – purrint kimono) Konbanwa y’all, and welcome to our eighth annual Mew Awards Ceremony, nya!
 
Katherine: 
(the Redhead catgirl wearing the short, off – shoulder silk, Red & Gold Phoenix – purrint kimono) We wish to thank all who are in attendance or are viewing the ceremony from elsewhere, nya!
 
Kitrina:
We also wish to thank all of the staff & volunteers here at the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, and those establishments throughout the county who are hosting the viewing parties, nya!
 
Katherine: 
Tonight we will purrsent the nominees for our favorite stuff of 2014 in the various cattygories, such as the games, toys, books, comics, art, mewsic, radio, TV cinema, events and so forth, nya!
 
Kitrina:
We hope that this will not be your only visit to the Center, as it is the home to the other special events, and the mewsic, dance, theatre & the storytelling classes for all ages & skill levels, nya!
 
Katherine: 
Of course, it is just one of the many attractions here at Catgirl Island, and before we purroceed with the awards, we wish to expurress our appurreciation to the other groups & events, nya!
 
Kitrina:
In the purrogram book is the handy calendar section that mentions the various local, state, federal & international holidays & observances that our community commemorates, nya!
 
Katherine: 
There is also the schedule of the various cultural events, such as the purrformances, screenings, exhibits, compurrtitions, the benefits, rituals, workshops, matsuris & the sport, nya!  
 
Kitrina:
We are almost done, nya! Nyow we wish to thank some of our sponsors who we hope y’all will visit such as The Catgirl Island Visitors Center, The Mewseum of Art, The Public Library, The Farmers Market, The Forest Grove Ampurrtheatre, The Kitt Inn, Sheila May’s Restaurant, the Golf Club, the Marina and Rappy’s Amphibious Ferry Tours, nya!
 
Katherine:
The Riverwalk & Shopping Centers, the School faculty & staff, the Surf Purrtrol, the Police, Fire, Rescue, PurraMerMedics, Parks & Recreation Depurrtments, the Public Works, our Post Office, the Town Hall, the Food Bank, the island’s shrines, temples, clubs, associations and our fellow citizens of Catgirl Island and Mew Hanover County, nya!
 
Kitrina:
It is the home stretch, nya! We wish the thank all of the talented, industrious whose inspurrational and entertaining works we wish to purraise tonight, and again we wish to thank our audience and visitors to our cordial coastal Carolina community to purrtake of our southern hospurrtality & artistic aloha spirit, nya! Domo arigato gozaimasu, nya!
 
Katherine: 
Nyow to start the awards purropurr, we will purrsent the first cattygory of
 
our favorite games of 2014, nya!
 
Kitrina:
Here is the envelope containing the list of the nominees which are in no purrticular order, nya!
 
Katherine:
The Fish Cook game publlshed by Cheapass Games, the My Little Pony collectible card game by Enterplay, and the Firefly edition of Yahtzee with the Serenity shaker, nya!
 
Kitrina:
The Dragon Age: Inquisition video game by Bioware & EA, the Freedom Planet video game by GalaxyTrail, and artist Nene Thomas’s Dragon Witch series of jigsaw puzzles, nya!
 
Katherine: 
Nyow please let us welcome our friends Tash, Michi, Sadiyah and Brian of Alexcia Reynolds’s Cybernetic Showdown tale http://michi.byethost16.com to purrsent the nominees for 
 
our favorite toys & collectibles of 2014, nya!
 
(Kit & Kat greet & hug Tash, Michi, Sadiyah & Brian)
 
Tash:
(the bat – winged Serval girl wearing the Sailor Moon – inspired Queen Serenity dress) My, this is the 4th time that Michi and I have been purrsenters here!
 
Sadiyah: 
(the llama girl wearing the Purrincess Serenity dress, signing in American Sign Language) This is my 2nd time here. Thank you for inviting me back again!
 
Michi: 
(the cyborg White Tiger girl wearing a Purrincess Small Lady Serenity dress) Sadiyah will be helping us interpret and sign our cattygory for the ceremony!
 
Brian
(the hyena dude wearing the tuxedo with top hat & cape) This is my first time here to this beautiful island, and I would like to thank you for inviting me too! 
 
Michi: 

We greatly appreciate how much you all have taken care of us!
 
Sadiyah: 
This cattygory includes action figures, fashion dolls & plushies!
 
Brian
It also includes ornaments, miniatures, & favorite replica items!
 
Tash:
The Mew nominees for favorite toys & collectibles of 2014 are…
 
Brian
Transformers Generations Windblade, Chromia & Arcee action figures, Game of Thrones Legacy Collection Brienne & Daenerys action figures, the Star Wars: Black Series Mara Jade & Toryn Farr action figures!
 
Michi: 
The My Little Pony Classic Firefly figure & book set, Hallmark Keepsake 2014 Cotton Candy pony ornament, McDonald’s My Little Pony Happy Meal toys, and the Equestria Girls Cutie Mark Crusaders fashion dolls!
 
Sadiyah: 
DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series Catwoman action figure, Play Arts Kai’s Batman: Arkham City Catwoman action figure, and the DC Comics Multiverse: Batman Returns version Catwoman action figure!
 
Tash:
Mattel’s Barbie Happy Halloween Chelsea doll in the Black Cat costume, Monster High’s Clawdia Wolf, Ghoul Sports Toralei Stripe, and the Freaky Fusions Sirena Von Boo, Avea Trotter, and Bonita Femur fashion dolls!
 
Brian

I would not mind a nice tasty femur! The ComicCon exclusive Japan Hikaru Batman vinyl figure by Funko, Marvel Legends’ Infinite Storm, Black Cat and Valkyrie action figures, and WWE’s Naomi & Cameron action figures pack!
 
Michi: 
The Strike Witches Minna-Dietland Wilcke 1/8 scale figure by Kotobukiya, the Labbit plushy doll, Lalaloopsie Whiskers Lion’s Roar doll, Mooshka Fairy Tales dolls, the Hello Kitty mermaid and KISS plushy dolls…
 
Sadiyah: 
… and the teddy bear plushy key chain charms made by Alexcia! In the interest of transparent, honest disclosure, she is a close friend of ours, but we are just announcing these nominees and are not the voters!
 
Tash:
The winner is… be it either a unique, hand – made creation or a mass – produced item, any toy or collectible that brings a playful joy to any person’s heart! Now let’s welcome Dach Savage and Ilyana to present
 
favorite web comics & fiction of 2014!
 
Dach Savage & Ilyana:
(hugging Tash, Michi, Sadiyah & Brian) Arigato gozaimasu! Aloha everybody!
 
Dach Savage:
(the anthropurrmorphic Black & Tan weener dog wearing his Crimson, Black & White Military Mess Dress & medals) Doctor.
 
Ilyana
(now in the short Purrple cheongsam with Gold Honeysuckle brocade, accessorized by the Hyacinth tail corsage) Doctor.
 
Dach Savage:
Last year Ilyana finally received her doctorate degree in underwater archaeology after years of hard work and tragic delays!
 
the audience cheers:
YATTAHHHI, NYA!
 
Ilyana
(tearfully blushing) Domo arigato gozaimasu!
 
Dach Savage:
Our doctorates are of the different topics, but we both use our scientific expurrtise to solve the mysteries & secrets!
 
Ilyana:
Nyow we will divulge the secrets within this envelope, to reveal the nominees for our favorite web comics & prose!
 
Dach Savage:
This includes serials, short tales, comic strips, blog fiction, original and fan fics! 
 
Ilyana:
Nyow we will open the envelope…. and the he nominees are…
 
Dach Savage:
Sorcery 101, a web comic by Kel McDonald http://www.sorcery101.net…
 
Ilyana:
The Devil’s Panties web comic by Jennie Breeden http://thedevilspanties.com
 
Dach Savage:
Wander, a web comic by Niki Lemonade http://wander.smackjeeves.com
 
Ilyana:
Jennie and Nikki were our special guests for the November 2008 Mew!
 
Dach Savage:
Zos Kias, a web comic by Sanzaki Kojika http://kojika.comicgenesis.com
 
Ilyana:
Namaka Hanou, a mermaid web comic by Jeffrey Anderson http://www.sailorenergy.net
 
Dach Savage:
The Adventures of  Simone & Ajax by Andrew Pepoy http://www.simoneandajax.com
 
Ilyana:
The urban fantasy tale of Okami No Hime by Sharon Williams http://rose74.deviantart.com
 
Dach Savage:
Cybernetic Showdown and other tales by Alexcia Reynolds http://www.sailorchristmas.com
 
Ilyana:
the tales by Margaret S. McGraw at her Writers’ Spark blog http://margaretsmcgraw.blogspot.com
 
Dach Savage:
and the short amewsing, romantic tale of “The Love of a Catgirl” by Rebecca Brogden, which y’all can read at the Tales of Catgirl Island page http://catgirlisland.net/tales.html!
 
Ilyana:
That is all for this cattygory, but next the nominees will go from the web to purrint, as we welcome Keiko & Yuriko of the Catgirl Island Public Library to purrsent the nominees for
 
our favorite books of 2014!
 
Keiko & Yuriko:
Arigato and aloha, nya!
 
Keiko:
(the Brown – haired catgirl in the shimmering Parrot Fish sequin dress) Books are our great purride and joy, so we are honored to be here tonight to purrsent this cattygory, nya!
 
Yuriko:
(the Turquoise – haired catgirl in the gleaming Butterfly Fish sequin dress) Hai, and we wish to thank the authors, editors, publishers, artists, purrinters, sellers and readers nya!
 
Keiko:
The nominees for our favorite books of 2014 are Don Heck A Work of Art, Modern Masters Vol. 29: Cliff Chiang, and Drawing Beautiful Women: The Franko Cho Method, nya!
 
Yuriko:
The Art of Vampirella: The Warren Years, Masamune Shirow’s Intron Depot 5: Battalion, and Rebecca Brogden’s Whimsical Fancies Coloring Book, nya!
 
Keiko:
The updated edition of Star Trek: Ships of the Line, Star Trek: Creating The Enterprise, Star Wars Costumes – The Original Trilogy, and Elyisum: The Art of the Film, nya!
 
Yuriko:
The Art of The Wind Rises, The Art of Big Hero 6, The Hobbit Location Guide, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – The Journal of the Two Sisters, nya!
 
Keiko:
Hayao Miyazaki’s Turning Point 1997 – 2008; Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities; and The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of  Usagi Yojimbo, nya!
 
Yuriko:
Seven Wild Sisters by Charles De Lint & Charles Vess; Hansel & Gretel storybook by Neil Gaiman & Lorenzo Mattotti; and The Brothers Voltaire by Sean Martin, nya!
 
Keiko:
Inside Tracks: Robyn Davidson’s Solo Journey Across the Outback, and The Plant Recipe Book: 100 Living Arrangements for Any Home in Any Season, nya!
 
Yuriko:
That is just the tip of the purrinted – media cattygories to be purrsented tonight, so nyow let us welcome sister purriestesses Leilani and Alanasera to purrsent 
 
our favorite calendars of 2014, nya!
 
Leilani & Alanasera:
Arigato, nya!
 
Leilani:
(the shrine maiden catgirl wearing a Blue & White Miko Shozoku) We would like to thank our island’s lovely librarians for the legible goodness help to they spurread, nya!
 
Alanasera:
(her twin sister, also wearing a Blue & White Miko Shozoku) We are purroud of our island’s public library which is the great informative, entertaining and social spot, nya!
 
Leilani:
Whether for the wall or the desk, the calendars have the useful date grids accompanied by the purretty images, nya!
 
Alanasera:
The rest of the islanders have spoken, and in this envelope are the nominees for our favorite calendars of 2014, nya! 
 
Leilani:
Llewellyn’s 2015 Woodland Faeries Calendar by Linda Ravenscroft, Amy Brown’s Faeries 2015 Calendar, and the 2015 Art Calendar by Rebecca Brogden, nya!
 
Alanasera:
The American Beauties calendar by Greg Hildebrandt, Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell’s fantasy calendar, and the Thomas Kinkade Disney Dreams Collection calendar, nya!
 
Leilani:
The Women of Marvel Comics 2015 Calendar, the Star Trek Ships of the Line 2015 Calendar, and the Studio Ghibli 2015 Calendar, nya!
 
Alanasera:
The Flower Recipe 2015 Calendar, the Sierra Club 2015 Engagement Calendar, and the Auduban 2015 Engagement Calendar, nya!
 
Leilani:
The Trout of North America 2015 Calendar by Jospeh R. Tomelleri, and the 12 Months of Fishing 2015 Calendar by Ford Flick and Jospeh R. Tomelleri, nya!
 
Alanasera:
Oh those fish calendars are making me hungry, nya! Lastly but not leastly are the My Little Pony, Hello Kitty, and Peanuts wall calendars for 2015, nya!
 
Leilani:
I have the craving in my tummy too, but we will have to wait until the intermission, nya!
 
Alanasera:
Purrior to the intermission are 3 more cattygories, and nyow here are Fire Chief Elie, Police Chief Meryl and Purrk Ranger B.B. to purrsent
 
our favorite comics & graphic novels, nya!
 
Meryl:

(the catgirl out of her Police Chief uniform and in the backless, British Racing Green ball gown with the empire – waist and detached sleeves) Arigato!
 
B.B.:
(the catgirl out of her Purrk Ranger uniform and in the short Emerald cheongsam with the intricate Venus Flytrap embroidery) They did the great job!
 

Ellie:

(the Banker Pony centauress out of her Fire Chef uniform, wearing the Amaranth Azalea leis) Hai hai, and we are so honored to present this cattygory!
 
Meryl:
This includes comics series, mini-series, one shots, graphic novels, anthologies, collected repurrints of comic books, web comics & mewspapurr strips!
 
B.B.:
Nyow in no purrticular order the nominees are Critter, Gold Digger, Captain Marvel, Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose, Fathom, Fathom: Kiani, and Soulfire!
 
Ellie:
Hero Cats, Hero Cats / Princeless: Halloween Comics Fest issue, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Friends Forever, and the Equestria Girls Special!
 
Meryl:
Saga, Empowered, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10, Angel & Faith: Season 10, Elfquest: The Final QuestRed Sonja, and Legends of Red Sonja!
 
B.B.:
Howtoons, Archie Comics, Betty and Veronica, Afterlife with Archie, The Wake, Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, and Frankenstein Alive, Alive!
Ellie:
Wander chapter 2, Meteor Men, This One Summer, Hello Kitty – Hello 40, and The Complete Peanuts vol. 21: 1991 – 1992 and vol. 22: 1993 – 1994!
 
Meryl:
Gosh, we are done already – that was quick!
 
B.B.:
We expurrdited the heck out of that cattygory!
 
Ellie:
Well then, let’s welcome Catgirl Island’s surfing champions Kara-Meow’l and Trini-chan to present 
 
our favorite manga of 2014!
 
Trini-chan & Kara-Meow’l: Arigato!
 
Trini-chan:

(wearing the short strapless Wisteria purrint dress) We want to thank Meryl, Ellie & B.B. for purrotecting our community, the island and the waters!
 

Kara-Meow’l:

(the catgirl wearing the short strapless Hibiscus purrint dress) We want to thank our other Catgirl island officer friends who are on purrtrol tonight!
 
Trini-chan:

Since they are on the duty tonight and thus unable to attend this ceremony, volunteers have brought them the appreciative gift baskets full of treats!
 

Kara-Meow’l:

Nyow we wish to expurress the appurreciation to the authors, artists, editors, purroof readers, translators, letterers, publishers and sellers of manga!
 
Trini-chan:
The nominees for our favorite Japanese manga of 2014 are… 
 
Kara-Meow’l:
Omamori Himari, A Centaur’s Life, Shoulder – A – Coffin Kuro…
 
Trini-chan:
Spice and Wolf, G.A.: Geijutsuka Art Design Class, Strike Witches…
 
Kara-Meow’l:
Monster Musume, Girls & PanzerWolf Children: Ame & Yuki…
 
Trini-chan:

The Unofficial Hatsune Mix, Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga…
 
Kara-Meow’l:
The Kanokon Omnibus, Kisses Sighs and Cherry Blossom Pink…
 
Trini-chan:

Gakuen PolizI, Senran Kagura, and Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables!
 
Kara-Meow’l:
Woohoo! Nyow please welcome to the wet tank stage our friends Melanakeami, Formailty, Daytona and Dessy to purrsent 
 
our favorite magazines of 2014!
 
Melanakeami, Daytona, Formailty, Lourdessaluorno: 
(swimming into the nearby wet tank stage from the backstage brook & tunnels) Arigato gozaimasu!
 
Melanakeami:
(the mermaid with the Green tail & hair, wearing the Cherenkov Radiation Blue – colored Jellycups and Gold rings in her fin) Shello everybody! Ogenki, desu-ka?
 
Daytona:
(the athletic mermaid with short Blonde hair and a Gray Bottlenose Dolphin tail, wearing Fuchsia – colored jellycups) We are honored & glad 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 deep and roomy!
 
Lourdessaluorno: 
(Or Dessy for short, the mermaid with short Dark Purrple hair & Lion Fishy tail, wearing the Lilac – colored Jellycups) The CIPAC is the marvel of architecture!
 
Melanakeami:
We wish to thank the staff & volunteers who maintain this wonderful place!
 
Daytona:
We hope that terrestrial folks will visit some of our underwater venues too!
 
Formality:
Say Dessy, where is your pet manatee Avanaruru at tonight?
 
Lourdessaluorno:
Ruru-chan is currently on the safety patrol duty in the river! Hi Ruru-chan!
 
Melanakeami:
Oh I want to say hi to my mom and dad and our friends who are watching us from the viewing party at Sheila May’s Restaurant!
 
Daytona:
Hai hai and we hope that everyone else who is not not here with us has found the splendid place to gather with friends tonight!
 
Formality:
OK, now It is time for us to list the nominees for our favorite magazines of 2014, which are listed in this water – proof envelope! 
 
Lourdessaluorno:
Let’s open it! Wow, this is a pretty long list! I guess it was hard to decide between so many magazines about so many topics!
 
Melanakeami:
Fortunately there are the four of us! Well then, let’s dive right into the nominees, which are…
 
Daytona:
Faerie Magazine, Faeries And Enchantment, Selvedge, Willow & Sage, Back Issue, Alter Ego…
Formality:
Prims, ImagineFX, Cinefex, American Cinematographer, Sight & Sound, Little Shop of Horrors… 
 
Lourdessaluorno:
Doctor Who Monthly, Star Wars Insider, Monster High, Parabola, Minerva, Coastal Living…
 
Melanakeami:
Southern Living, Our State, Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Triad Happy Tails…

 
Daytona:
Popular Fishkeeping, Practical Fishkeeping, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Coral, Amazonas…
 
Formality:
Blue Water Boats & Sport Fishing, The Drake, Fly Rod & Reel, Fly Fishing & Tying Journal…
 
Lourdessaluorno:
GAFF, Gray’s Sporting Journal, In-Fisherman, North Carolina Game & Fish, Sport Fishing…
 
Melanakeami:

Saltwater Sportsman, Salmon & Steelheader Journal, Kayak Angler, Outdoors, Surfgirl…
Daytona:
Standup Journal, SUP, Salted, Foam, Bella Grace, Pointe, Dance, Yoga, Yoga Journal…
Formality:
Women’s Health, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Fitness RX, Oxygen, Shape, Self, and Fit!
 
Lourdessaluorno:
That will conclude this cattygory and the first half of the ceremony, which will resume after
 
the intermission!
 
In Green Room there is sumptuous fare for the purrsenters and crew, which is just part of the dinners that Tash, Michi, Sadiyah and Brian will enjoy during their visit! As the audience scampurrs to the snack bars, cafes and food carts, across the island and waters there are various awards ceremony – viewing parties full of camaraderie and cuisine.
 
Slightly Southwest of the Purrforming Arts Center, in Nyoka’s Magick Shop are the cats Sapphire and Dosaneko with their kittens Amy, Emmy, Nick, Syd, Tanzy and Zuli who have the playful reunion, to watch the awards ceremony from the comfy places to purrch as they savor the fresh, local shrimps, clams & oysters from the Farmers Market.
 
Avanaru-ru, Mohini, Tsukiko, Calomhe, Eamane’s niece Hannah and her track teammates are among the many folks gathered at the nearby scenic riverwalk in Beautiful Downtown Purrbank. Not far from there at the Visitors Center, cocktails and apurritifs are served by catgirl, mermaid and faerie concierges Angi, Ciana, Eiko, Gina, Nao and Tia.
 
To the North of there just off of Cait Sith Wynd, it is festive for the lodgers at The Kitt Inn, thanks to Kyra the Head Purrlor Maid, Keilani the Resturan Maidtr’d, Maid, Nami the onsen manager, Chef Bullpup the chef, the ryokan’s purropurrietor Lady Nemui and the rest of the staff, whilst the endemic family of Ghost Ducks bask in the moonlit brook.
 
Further to the Northeast in the island’s Maritime Forest, the crowd at the Forest Grove Ampurrtheatre is well – fed and and thoroughly entertained thanks to the repurrtory company of outer banks faeries such as Mielikki, Alaua’mina, Wyrdina, and Palathyna, who have purrpared most splendid fox fire works display to top off the evening’s festivities.
 
Northeast of the island in the mid-Atlantic ocean, it is bustling at Sheila May’s Restaurant, where the customers are cordially served by Amadahy the chef, Ceresatami the MerMaidtr’d, Kianalani the Barista, Melanakeami the Catering Coordinator, Ne’ellakaliomi the Sommeleir, Nyssy the Saucier, Tsuruku the Manager and the rest of the culinary staff!
 
Meanwhile across the island and the nearby undersea neighborhoods, more families and friends have gathered to watch the ceremony after their suppurr time full of delicious, nutritious food. Soon back at the Purrforming Arts Center, the intermission ends, and it is time for the ceremony to resume. Kitrina & Katherine return to the podium to say-
 
“Welcome back, nya!”
 
Kitrina:
We hope y’all got the tasty snacks, and welcome back, for the 2nd half of our ceremony, nya!
 
Katherine: 
Nyow here are Petra & Bun of the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, to say the few words about
 
the visual art, nya!
 
Petra:
(wearing the Golden Beehive Ginger purrint kimono), Arigato, nya!
 
Bun:
(wearing the Magenta & Purrple Pansy purrint kimono) Aloha, y’all!
 
Petra:
Speaking of the purrior magazine topic, we were especially fond of the Dave Millgate’ Tiger Girls cover art for Heavy Metal #267, nya!
 
Bun:
We are also very fond of all of the very kind, smart, talented and industrious, artists and friends of the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
Nyow we wish to acknowledge the artists who contributed beautiful imagery to our mewseum in 2014, nya!
 
Bun:
Hai, that includes the art of traditional and digital media, and collaborative works, so in alphabetical order…
 
Petra:
Rebecca Brogden, Elisa Chong, Doug O’Doom http://freetezomea.comAngela Clay Helms http://www.mourningdaily.com and MIsty Hopkins, nya!
 
Bun:
 
Petra:
Sherry-Ann Panelo http://hinata-hime.deviantart.com, Megan Porch http://megan-porch.squarespace.com, Alexcia Reynolds and Crissy Teverini nya!
 
Bun:
TonomuraBix http://tonomurabix.deviantart.com, Marcus Williams http://www.herocatscomics.com, and our web master Jamie Robertson!
 
Petra:
Last year our galleries were also graced by the photographs of folks in the beautiful costumes, nya!
 
Bun:
The images include photos taken at home or at events, and some with the photo manipulations!
 
Petra:
Rebecca Brogden as The Dark Fae and as Marvel Comics’ Kitty Pryde photographed by her husband; and Britni McNeill https://www.facebook.com/PrettyHateMachineCosplay as Marvel Comics’ Black Cat photographed by Chef Ron, nya!
 
Bun:
Crissy Teverini as Marvel Comics’ Rogue in the costume by SetsunaKou & Harukachan photographed by a friend; Crissy as Utena in a costume made by Melissa Quinn, posing with her friend Nicole as Anthy in the photo by Pope Cerebus!
 
Petra:
We also wish to mention a few other great artist and cosplayer friends who brightened the conventions, such as sisters Natalia Lopes, Thais Lopestheir purrents Regina and Josmar who we visited at WhatTheHellCon?! http://wthcon.guilcoyachting.org, Animazement http://www.animazement.org, and Librari-Con http://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/ccplsite/content/librari-con, nya!
 
Bun:
The artists & dealers with lovely 2D & 3D creations at WhatTheHellCon?! in 2014 also included Niki Lemonade, Chuui, Meesha DJ Walker http://sanjuuishi.deviantart.com, Holly Tillman http://whimzicalwhizkerz.deviantart.com, Chained Elegance http://chainedelegance.comMythkin Maille and Unique Creations by Amy! We hope to see them at this year’s conventions too! 
 
Petra:
I hope the remaining Winter months’ weather on the mainland will not get too purrcipitous or nippy before the spurring time, nya!
 
Bun:
We will keep our fingers crossed! Now please welcome Nya-sensei & Nyo-sensei to shine the spotlight upon some of our favorite
 
cons, shows & other festive events of 2014!
 
Nyanko & Nyoka:
Arigato! Konbanwa!
 
Nyanko:
(now wearing the Ice Blue Calathea purrint  iro-furisode) We are very grateful for their dedication in curating the art and the organizing various activities!
 
Nyoka:

(now wearing the Blue-Violet Peony purrint  iro-furisode) They are also the top ranked team purrdicted to win the island’s beach volleyball tournyament!


the audience:
BANZAI! BANZAI! BANZAI, NYA!
 
Nyanko:
The hands that spike the ball also bake the yummy carrot cakes! Gosh, it seems like only yesterday when we were purrsenting the awards for our favorite stuff of 2013!
 
Nyoka:
Either we have just stayed very busy, or the purrhaps the magick in the air has caused the hypurr time affect!
 
Nyanko:
I hope it is just the former theory! In addition to the festive events that we purrticipate in here, there are festivals, fairs, shows and conventions upon the mainland that we like to attend, and so we would like to take this portion of the ceremony to acknowledge some of those events that we attended in 2014!
 
Nyoka:
The aforementioned WhatTheHell?! Con is a delightful, free widdle convention at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC! It is sponsored by the folks of the Guilford College Yachting Club who have kindly invited Mike to be a guest there again when it reconvenes in March!
 
Nyanko:
Animazement is the biggest anime con here in North Carolina! It started in 1998 at the North Raleigh Hilton, in 2001 it moved to the Sheratin Imperial in Durham, and since in 2009 its home has been at the Raleigh Convention Center for a lot of fun on the Memorial Day weekend!
 
Nyoka:
At twice the size of Animazement, Heroes Convention http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon is North Carolina’s biggest convention! It is directed by Shelton Drum of the Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find comics shop in Charlotte, and the supurr fun con will be 33 years old in June at the Charlotte Convention Center!
 
Nyanko:
Librari-Con is a wonderful, free annual, one – day mini con at the Cumberland County Public Library’s purretty Headquarters Library in Fayetteville, NC! There were about 1.000 people there on Saturday August 30th, 2014 and it was such the joyful family – friendly event!
 
Nyoka:
NC Comicon http://www.nccomicon.com is the fun comic book convention in Durham, NC sponsored by the comics shop Ultimate Comics! In November of 2014 the con turned six years old and returned to the Durham Convention Center where continues to grow bigger every year with the friendly staff, volunteers, artists, dealers & guests!
 
Nyanko:
Ultimate Comics, Chapel Hill Comics, Atomic Empire, Capital Comics, and Foundation’s Edge are among the shops here in North Carolina that purrticipate in the annual, nationwide Free Comic Book Day http://www.freecomicbookday.com in May, and the similar Halloween Comics Fest in October!
 
Nyoka:
As we mentioned earlier, Inside Pitch Promotions http://www.insidepitchpromotions.com does such the good, smart, friendly job running the fun toy, card & sports collectibles shows several times a year, including the shows in Charlotte, Hickory, Raleigh, and Greensboro!
 
Nyanko:
Speaking of fun in Greensboro, we also like to go to the Geeksboro coffee house & cinema http://geeksboro.com! It is in the same nice little shopping center as the dandy Acme Comics shop, and hosts the various toy shows, fan gatherings, gaming & screenings!
 
Nyoka:
It is hard to believe that it has been over the year since the night of January 12th, 2014, when we got to see William Shatner’s extremely entertaining “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It” live on the stage at the DECPA Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh! 
 
Nyanko:
That auditorium is just the few blocks from the Raleigh Convention Center, although it takes us the several hours to caravan to Raleigh from here!
 
Nyoka:
Hai! Nyow we will welcome our friends Jesi & Kai who are two of the concierges of the Catgirl island Visitors Center, to purrsent the nominees for
 
our favorite radio shows of 2014!
 
Jesi & Kai:
(appurroach the podium to hug Nyano & Nyoka) Arigato, nya! Aloha, nya!
 
Jesi:
(the catgirl wearing the Black & Scarlet Hanfu gown) It is great that Nya – sensei purrticipates in the ceremonies in spite of her hectic dojo & victorious tournyament schedule!
 
Kai:
(the catgirl wearing the Maroon & Gold Hanfu gown) Hai, and we are happy that Nyo-sensei is able to purrticipate, even though she has the busy, thriving magick shop, nya!
 
Jesi:
We are so glad to see so many visitors to whom we hope to be of service, nya!
 
Kai:
We also wish a shout out to our fellow concierges at the visitors center, nya!
 
Jesi:
Nyow we will open the envelope, and read the list of nominees, nya!
 
Kai:
These are shows that are broadcast upon WUNC FM public radio, nya!
 
Jesi:
Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, and All Things Considered, nya!
 
Kai:
The State of Things, On the Media, Here and Now, and The World, nya!
 
Jesi:
Science Friday, The People’s Pharmacy, The Splendid Table, and Car Talk, nya!
 
Kai:
The Diane Rheme Show, Fresh Air, The Q, and the BBC World Service, nya!
 
Jesi:
Snap Judgement, Radio Lab, The Moth, and Wait – Wait Don’t Tell Me, nya!
 
Kai:
A Prairie Home Companion, Sound Opinions, The Thistle & Shamrock, and Back Porch Music, nya!
 
Jesi:
That is a good, informative and entertaining batch of the journalism, talk, humor and mewsic purrogramming, nya!
 
Kai:
Hai, and speaking of the mewsic, nyow we will welcome our friends Rica & Niko of the Farmers Market to purrsent
 
our favorite mewsic of 2014, nya!
 
Rica & Niko:
Arigato gozaimasu, nya!
 
Rica:
(the Redheaded catgirl wearing the White, Jade & Sea Foam Ao Dai gown) Thank you Jesi & Kai, nya! We appurreciate what y’all and the other concierges do at the Visitors Center, nya!
 
Niko:
(her Blue – haired older sister wearing the White, Pink & Lavender Ao Dai gown) Hai, they are so very cordial and informative, and are often the first repurrsentatives that visitors meet, nya!
 
Rica:
We are honored to repurrsent the Catgirl Island Farmers Market, and we are very purroud of all the venders there, nya!
 
Niko:
Nyow we will reveal the nominees for our favorite mewsic of 2014, starting with movie, TV & game soundtracks, nya!
 
Rica
How To Tame Your Dragon 2, Big Hero 6, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Girls & Panzer, and The Wind Rises, nya!
 
Niko:
Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Dinosaur Train and Star Wars: Rebels, nya!
 
Rica:
The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Imitation Game and Muppets Most Wanted, nya!
 
Niko:
Interstellar, Birdman, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Game of Thrones, Dragon Age: inquisition, and Planet Freedom, nya!
 
Rica:
I want to get the Planet Freedom video game soundtrack with the mewsic composed by Lela “Woofle” Wolson”, nya!
 
Niko:
Nextly we have the nominees for our favorite pop / rock mewsic CDs of 2014, nya!
 
Rica:
Tori Amos’s Unrepentant Geraldines, Neil Young’s Storytone, Lindsey Stirling’s Shatter Me, and Asia’s Gravitas, nya!
 
Niko:
Sarah McLachlan’s Shine On, Ian Anderson’s Homo Erraticus, Pink Floyd’s Endless River, and Yes’s Heaven and Earth, nya!
 
Rica:
Our favorite mewsic video of 2014 was the BBC Music’s all – star purrduction of The Beach Boys’ song God Only Knows, nya!
 
Niko:
We also wish to purraise the all – star purrformance of the song We’ll Meet Again from the finale of The Colbert Report, nya!
 
Rica:
Our favorite WWE supurrstar entrance mewsic themes of 2014 were those for AJ Lee, Alicia Fox and Charlotte, nya!
 
Niko:
Stephanie McMahon, Daniel Bryan, Bray Wyatt and The Usos tag – team, nya! Charlotte is from North Carolina, nya! 
 
Rica:
Our favorite TV shows purrtaining to mewsic in 2014 were Great Performances, Austin City Limits, and That Metal Show, nya!
 
Niko:
Speaking of the TV shows, here are Vonny and Tara-chan to purrsent the nominees for our
 
favorite non-fiction TV shows of 2014, nya!
 
Tara-chan & Yvonne:
Arigato, nya! Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
(now wearing the Honeydew White, Lemon Chiffon & Purrsian Blue – colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat,) This has been such the exciting, purretty warm day with the many visiting friends, nya!
 
Yvonne:
(now wearing the Papaya Whip, Cerelean Frost & Purriwinkle colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat) Hai, we are so very blessed to be in a happy, healthy place full of friends, fun and food, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
There is so much AfterMew entertainment going into the late night, nya!
 
Yvonne:
Hai, but just remember that we have to get up early to catch the fish, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to catch the Groupurr, Bluefish, Snappurr and Tuna, nya!
 
Yvonne:
Me too, and I hope that the charters will reel in taut lines full of fish, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
Nyow we will announce the nominated non – fictional TV shows, nya!
 
Yvonne:
The nominees start with… Cupcake Wars and Heroes of Cosplay, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
Face Off and – and The Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge, nya!
 
Yvonne:
The Great British Baking Show, Flavor NC, and A Chef’s Life, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
A Chef’s Life is filmed in Eastern NC not too far away from here, nya!
 
Yvonne
NC Weekend, Explore NC, Our State & Carolina Outdoor Journal, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
The Woodwright’s Shop, Hometime, and – and This Old House, nya!
 
Yvonne:
Victory Garden, Globe Trekker, Frontline and Antiques Roadshow, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
Nova, Nature, Too Cute, and – and Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl, nya! 
 
Yvonne:
We have enjoyed televised amateur & purrofessional sports, too, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
The golf, tennis, volleyball, softball, angling, wrestling, the Winter Olympics, and – and the ACC college sports, nya!
 
Yvonne:
That will conclude this TV topic, so nyow please welcome Myayr and Jenjen who will purrsent the nominees for our
 
favorite comedic & dramatic TV of 2014, nya!
 
Mary Nyan & Jeannie:
(wave to the audience and hug the sisters) Arigato!
 
Mary Nyan:

(now in the Cobalt, Eggplant & Teal – colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat, making the ‘heavy metal horns’ salute to the audience) HELLO ISLAND!
 
Jeannie:
(now in the Saffron, Purrsimmon & Carnelian Red – colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat, making the shaka sign gesture to the audience) Nihao.
 
Mary Nyan:
Speaking of wrestling, 2014 was full of surpurrises at Wrestlemania 30!
 
Jeannie:
Hai, It was very thrilling, and it is not much longer until Wrestlemania 31.
 
Mary Nyan:
Right you are, Jen! I guess we should define this purrticular cattygory!
 
Jeannie
It includes live-action, animated, comedic, dramatic series & miniseries.
 
Mary Nyan:
Hai, and it includes domestic, foreign broadcast, cable & streaming shows!
 
Jeannie:
The nominees are The Young and The Restless, Rizzoli & Isles, NCIS…
 
Mary Nyan:
Castle, Endeavor, Downton Abbey, Death on Paradise, Doctor Who…
 
Jeannie:
Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D….
 
Mary Nyan:
The Flash, Power Rangers Mega Force, The Big Bang Theory…
 
Jeannie:
WWE wrestling, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Sesame Street…
 
Mary Nyan:
Dinosaur Train, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Littlest Pet Shop…
 
Jeannie:
Lalaloopsy, The Amazing World of Gumball, Legend of Korra
 
Mary Nyan:
Teen Titans Go, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Star Wars: Rebels!
 
Jeannie:
Certain channels and networks figured most purrominently amongst our favorites, such as PBS on WUNC-TV, Turner Classic Movies, and BBC America!
 
Mary Nyan
That is all for this cattygory, but we have more video goodness on deck!
 
Jeannie:
Please join us in welcoming our friends Lizzy & Becca to purrsent
 
our favorite DVDs of 2014
 
Elizabeth & Becca:
Gracias! Hola, ya’ll!
 
Elizabeth
(now wearing the sleeveless tight Black mini – dress with the Black Dahlia tail corsage) We miss The Colbert Report!
 
Becca:
(now wearing the off – shoulder ruffled White Hawaiian dress with the White Gardenia tail corsage) It is not the same!
 
Elizabeth
Speaking of purrofessional wrestling, there were surpurrises aplenty at last month’s WWE Royal Rumble event, too!
 
Becca:
Hai, and I noticed there were a couple of cat – eared girls amidst wrestler Adam Roses’s festive Rosebud entourage!
 
Elizabeth
Stephanie and Triple H star in their own fitness work – out DVDs! On that note, is time for the favorite DVD cattygory!
 
Becca:
We were honored to be asked to purrsent this purrticular cattygory, because the DVD binge watching marathons are among of our favoritest, relaxing indoor hobbies!
 
Elizabeth
Although after the ceremony, we are gonna mingle, eat, dance, and purrtake of the late night AfterMew festivities, so let’s rip into the envelope for the list of nominees!
 
Becca:

You betcha! The Gravity Two-Disk Special Edition DVD, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Two-Disk Special Edition DVD…
 
Elizabeth
Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne season 2, Blessing of the Campanella, the Girls & Panzer TV series & OVA Collection sets…
 
Becca:

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time, Batman: Assault on Arkham, and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Lost Missions DVD…
 
Elizabeth:
My Little Pony The Complete Series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season 4, the Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks DVD…

 
Becca:

Doctor Who “The Time of the Doctor”, Mako Mermaids Season 1 Volumes 1 & 2, The Six Million Dollar Man Season 5 DVD…
 
Elizabeth
… and an extra special cheer for the Batman The Complete Television Series DVD set, which has been one of the most longly – awaited DVDs!
 
Becca:

Well gosh, nyow we are done, which means that we have reached the next – to – last cattygory!
 
Elizabeth:
Telepurrting from the forest grove ampurrtheatre are Mie-sensei and Mina-sensei to purrsent
 
our favorite commercials & trailers of 2014!
 
Mielikki:
(her luminous wings shimmer from the back of her Buttercup sarong with the Daisy criss – cross bikini top) Arigato! We are like, totally honored to take part in the ceremony again!
 
Alaua’mina:
(her wings iridescently extend from the back of her Nandina sarong with the Purrimrose under – wing bandeau top) We are so honored by the great crowd back at the theatre, too!
 
Mielikki:
Wyrdina and Palathyna and holding down the fort there for the while, so we will briefly mention the nominees for our favorite commercials, video advertisements, teasers & trailers of 2014!
 
Alaua’mina:
These adverts have appeared on TV, DVDs, internet and in cinemas, but the nomination does necessarily infer our endorsement for any of the products or services which were advertised!
 
Mielikki:
So like, these ads were nominated as our favorites perhaps due to the pretty scenery, cinematography, neat FX, humor, excitement, cute moments, favorite celebrities or other fun reasons!
 
Alaua’mina:
The nominees for our favorite TV commercials of 2014 are…  the Google Play commercial with the many quick images including the Bast – like girls beside the Egyptian Queen’s throne; and the virtual wallet commercial with the catgirl princess pawing in the display case that the mom’s children purchased…
 
Mielikki:
… the M&M’s commercial in which Kristen in the leopard print dress pounces upon Red after the party with Mrs. Brown; the KitKat commercial with the cute widdle catgirl cosplayer amongst the trick ‘r treaters; and The Party City store commercial with the catgirl amidst the crowd of dancing Halloween cosplayers! 
 
Alaua’mina:
Some of the nominees are the advertisements for movies or TV shows of 2014 that we have either seen or still hope to see, such as X-Men: Days of Future Past, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of The Galaxy, Agent Carter, Gotham, Constantine, Dark Dungeon, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, Dawn of The Planet of the Apes…
 
Mielikki:
… Godzilla, Maleficent, Interstellar, Wild, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, The BoxTrolls, The Book of Life, How To Tame Your Dragon 2, and  Batman: Assault on Arkham! Of course, even if the ads are enticing, that does not necessarily mean that we will like the movie or TV show which they promote!
 
Alaua’mina:
Finally, the nominees include commercials, preview teasers & trailers for movies of 2015 that interest us, such as The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Jupiter Ascending, Strange Magic, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Tomorrowland, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis!
 
Mielikki:
So like, that will conclude this cattygory, which brings us to tonight’s final cattygory! Now let’s welcome ere are our producer Mike, our web master Jamie, and his cat Rascal to purrsent
 
our favorite movies of 2014!
 
Mike:
(in a tux) Howdy!
 
Jamie:
(also in a tux) Hey!
 
Rascal:
(a Gray Tabby in a bell collar) Nya!
 
Mike:
So what was the best movie you saw in 2014?
 
Jamie:
Well, I got a Blu-Ray copy of Young Frankenstein, and it’s beautiful!
 
Mike:
How ’bout you, Rascal?
 
Rascal:

Nya!
 
Jamie:

How about you?
 
Mike:
Well, you know December 7th was the 35th anniversary of my favorite movie Star Trek – The Motion Picture, so of course I had to watch it again!
 
Jamie:
Yes I recall that! This cattygory’s nominees include movies that were released in 2014, and prior foreign films that were released here in 2014!
 
Mike:
This includes features, shorts, theatrical, internet and direct-to-home video releases, TV movies, and fan films!
 
Jamie:
Rascal, do you want to help open the envelope?
 
Rascal:
Nya!
 
Jamie:
The nominees for our favorite live-action movies of 2014 are Interstellar, Noah, Wild, Maleficent, The Grand Budapest Hotel, X-Men: Days of Future Past…
 
Mike:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of The Galaxy, Dawn of The Planet of the Apes, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, Veronica Mars…
 
Jamie:
The Imitation Game, Edge of Tomorrow, Muppets Most Wanted, Gone Girl, Birdman, Dark Dungeons, and the Star Trek short fan film Prelude to Axanar! 
 
Mike:
The nominees for our favorite animated movies of 2014 are Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, The Toy Story That Time Forgot, The Wind Rises…
 
Jamie:
The Lego Movie, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Monster High: Freaky FusionBig Hero 6, and Disney’s “Feast” short!
 
Mike:
And… golly, that’ll do it for our list of favorite movies of 2014, and for this year’s Mew Awards!
 

Jamie:

We’d like to thank everyone who made tonight’s event happen, including our lovely audience!
 
Mike:
Say goodnight, Jamie!
 
Jamie:
Goodnight, Jamie!
 
Rascal:
Nya!
 
The Cat Lady Sings…
 
(The 8th Annual Mew Awards ceremony has come to an end. Many folks depart, and after the hugs, farewells, tasty beverages and discussions of pending AfterMew plans… Jamie, Mike and several of the Ladies of The Mew linger a while in the rooftop’s Laua’e Lounge.)
 
Meryl:
After I change back into my uniform, I will go on the party safety purrtrol!
 
Ellie:
I am going to join – I mean, inspect – the bonfire dance! Howboutchoo, B.B.?
 
B.B.:
I am going to view the fox fire works from where they reflect in the lake!
 
Alaua’mina:
We should return to the theatre, but we are glad to have participated!
 
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
 
Ilyana:
I am glad too, and thank y’all so much! So what is everyone else up to?
 

Kai:

We will return to the visitors center where the party will continue, nya!
 
Jesi:
Hai, we will mingle with folks who have to catch the ferry home tonight!
 
Rica:
Miho & Kaori are driving Tash, Michi, Sadiyah & Brian to The Kitt Inn, nya!
 
Niko
I believe that Yuriko & Keiko are going to the Mer Party at the cape, nya!
 
Formality

Hai we are headed to there too! Say where did Dessy & Daytona go to?
 

Melanakeami:

Firstly they are going upriver to take the cabbages to Ruru-chan and friends!
 
Kara-meow’l:
Itadakimasu! 
 
Leilani:
After we meet our purrents in the lobby we are going to the riverwalk too, nya!
 
Alanasera:
Oyasuminasai, and thank you for asking us to purrticipate again, nya!
 
Kitrina:
Doitashimaste, nya! Oh my stars, I can’t believe it is over already over, nya!
 
Katherine:
I think Nyo-sensei might be right about the hypurr time, nya!
 
Nyoka:
Speaking of “purr time”, I should check on the cats at the magick shop!
 
Becca:
I bet they are having the fun, full –  tummied neko sleep – over!
 
Dach:
I might call it a night, as I am meeting your father and uncle for breakfast!
 
Nyanko:
Oh, it will be like the old times!
 
Elizabeth:
Well, I guess that will wrap it up for another edition of The Mew!
 
Bun:
We wish to thank Misty, Elisa and Rebecca for the latest beautiful art…
 
Trini–chan:
the many other inspurrational folks whose works we have discussed…
 
Petra:
our other friends, families and our kind audience for their support…
 
Tara-chan:
… and – and of course our web master Jamie for all of his work, nya!
 
Jamie:
You’re welcome! I’m glad to help!
 
Rascal:
Nyan nyan!
 
Jeannie:
Our viewers may post brief, polite, sincere, non-snarky responses to The Mew…
 
Yvonne:
purrvided the comments are spam-free, G-rated and purrtain to our topics, nya!
 
Mary Nyan:
We will be back next month for another edition of The Mew!
 
Mike:
Be there… aloha!
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
BAIBAI, NYA!

 

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