August 2015 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

by
Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction, starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The August 2015 Edition of The Mew: 
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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In this edition of The Mew, we review & discuss…
what we’ve been up to since the purrior Mew
the lightning round discussion topic:
our favorite automobiles & motorcycles of cinema & TV
movie and DVD reviews:
3-Headed Shark Attack
Sharknado 3: Aw Hell No!
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel DVD
Ex Machina DVD
Terminator: Genisys
X-Men: Days of Future Past The Rogue Cut DVD
Ant Man
toy talk:
Marvel Legends Valkyrie action figure
Marvel Legends Thundra action figure
book reports:
The Incredible Herb Trimpe
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Complete Peanuts 1995-1996
pony reports:
My Little Pony: Friends Forever #18
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #32
more comic book reports:
Angel and Faith Season 10 #16
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #17
Elfquest: The Final Quest #10
Red Sonja 1973
Princeless: Raven The Pirate Princess #1
Fables #150 / vol. 22: Farewell
manga mewsings:
Non Non Biyori vol. 1
12 Beast vol. 2
Magika: Swordsman and Summoner vol. 1
A Centaur’s Life vol. 6
Akame Ga Kill vol. 3
The Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight:
the Catfolk of the Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder games
magazine mewsings:
Surfgirl #50
Star Wars Insider #159
Faerie Magazine #31
Faeries And Enchantment #31
Cosplay Culture vol. 15 #22
Cinefex #142
and these additions to Catgirl Island’s Mewseum of Art:
“Bonnee Garden Acre” by Rebecca Brogden
“Floraidh Garden Acre” by Rebecca Brogden
“Centauress Pullups” by Misty Hopkins
“Sailor Luna” by Misty Hopkins
“Strawberry Dressed As Tabitha” by Mike
“Merrie Khriste Massu” by Mike
“Manga-ka Nekomimi” by Mike, nya!
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Mike:
(wearing a Carolina Panthers tee shirt, Khaki cargo shorts, Nike Air trainers & Catgirl Island baseball cap) Aloha y’all, and welcome to The Mew for our monthly reviews & discussions of fun stuff! Today’s show comes from beautiful Susanowo Beach on Catgirl Island’s western shore, where it’s a slightly breezy 85 degrees under the Blue sky and puffy Cumulo-Neko Clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “Purrducer” and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
Nyanko:
(the catgirl wearing Bengal TIger purrint boy shorts, Black cropped tank top and a Tuberose lei) Howdy!
Nyoka:
(her twin sister wearing the tawny Lioness –  colored Trikini and a Puka shell tail bracelet) Howdy!
Petra:
(the catgirl wearing a Puma colored crochet triangle-top bikini and an Anthurium tucked by an ear) Hi Hi, nya!
Bun:
(the bunny girl wearing the Ocelot purrint ring-closure Brazil-cut bikini and matching sarong) Guten Tag!
Yvonne:
(the catgirl wearing a Fishing Cat purrint front-knotted bikini top with matching side-tie panty) Namaste, nya!
Tara-chan:
(her younger sister wearing the Iriomote purrint tankini and a Pink Plumeria tail corsage) Namaste, nya!
Trini-chan:
(Tara-chan’s best friend / kitsune girl wearing the Asiatic Lynx trianglular-top purrint bikini) Aloha! 
Jeannie:
(the catgirl wearing a Jaguar purrint twist bandeau-topped, tanga-style bikini and sheer purrled purreo) Nihao.
Mary Nyan:
(the catgirl wearing a Caracal purrint asymmetric purretzel-cutout maillot and White Carnation tail corsage) Aloha!
Mielikki:
(the faerie wearing the crisscross halter neck bikini made of Yellow Dande-Lions) Mellow Greetings!
Formality:
(the orca girl wearing her naturally dappurr markings and a large Black purrl in her navel to match her Black bow tie & top hat) Shello!
Becca:
(the gynoid catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint suspender maillot and a knotted White shirt) Aloha!
Elizabeth:
(the catgirl wearing the Serval purrint criss-cross halter-neck bikini, a Purrple Orchid tail corsage, and clutching a purretty widdle box) Hola!
Ilyana:
(the catgirl wearing the Margay purrint bikini, Purrple Amethyst earrings & tail bracelet) Whassup? Say, whatcha got there, Lizzy?
Becca:
I have been curious about that too!
Elizabeth:
Oh it is a surpurrise until the end of the show!
Mike
I guess we’re all curious now! So, what has everyone been up to since last time?
Yvonne:
Our charters have reeled in the mackerels, wahoos, cobias, snappurrs, groupurrs, croakers and the tunas, and we have brought some to share at tonight’s AfteMew Luau, nya! Aside from that I have been purrcussioning with my drumming circle and reading the books which I will report on later, nya!
Tara-chan:
When I have not been helping onee-chan, volunteering at the mewseum, collecting the pony items and – and caring for my cats, I have snapped the nature photos photos of the salamander, the Black Swallowtail, the Sachem Skippurr, the cicada, purrple martins, ground hog, chipmunk, and – and the deer, nya!
Trini-chan:
I have been up to more of the same in helping them upon the dock, volunteering at the mewseum, paddle surfing, board shaping, reading the pony comics to discuss, and I have been assisting Jeannie-sensei with the summertime semesters of the belly dance class at the Purrforming Arts Center! 
Jeannie:
I have been purrimarliy occupied with the belly dance classes and purrformances, the yoga studio in the early mornings, the kyudo club in the later afternoons, and the second half of my Robotics Club’s Summer Mech Camp. After that I will be going to model the swim wear at Lopes Mendes again.
Mary Nyan:
I have seen Jenjen & Trini-chan there when I am teaching the hula class, and I have seen Lizzy a few times when helping to train the appurrentice miko at the shrine! I have also been making the costumes for the dancers and the cosplayers, and we should start to ponder our Halloween plans!
Elizabeth:
Yay I hope we can do a group cosplay again! When Lizzy and I have not been pampurring the customers at the spa, we have been feeding the spa kitties, weeding the flower garden, hot salsa dancing, and our latest DVD binge watching has been the Saturday Night Live epurrsodes from 1975! 
Becca:
I am purrticularly fond of the epurrsodes with the Muppets! Aside from what she has already mentioned, I have been reading more of Patricia Briggs’s Mercy tales, purracticing for the next golf tournyament, and cheering for our friends’ soccer, surfing, golf, kyudo and volleyball victories!
The Ladies of The Mew:
BANZAI! BANZAI BANZAI! NYA!
Mielikki:
So like, when I have not been busy with our theatre’s Summer Shakespeare productions, I have been instructing the golf, attending our other local cultural and athletic events, and I have been watching the televised tennis, golf, FIFA, WNBA, Pan Am Games, and the Special Olympics!
Bun:
Aside from savoring our beach volleyball victories and curating the art mewseum with Petra, I have been attending some of the festivities, spoiling my nieces, tending to the flowers & vegetables in my garden, and baking more carrot cakes for the cafe, the food bank, and tonight’s luau!
Petra:
She is the purrfect purrtner for the volleyball, and I am also so grateful for our supportive families, fans, the great friendly compurrtition and the island’s rec league purrsonnel, nya! I do not know where our art mewseum would be without her or our other staff, volunteers & artists, nya!
Nyoka:
Oh as mewsual I have been busy reading, studying and working at my magick shop, and I am grateful for the customers, cats, clerks, the special guests and my family for their support! Gosh, soon it will be time for us to purrpare there for the festive autumnal equinox activities!
Nyanko:
The time seems to fly like the hypurr speed when we stay purretty busy! Well, as mewsual I have been busy at my dojo and gym, but I have been helping sis and attending the events, and relaxing with the manga, anime, suppurrs and catnaps after the dance and the swim!
Ilyana:
I have been writing about the nautical artifacts, reading the manga, tending to my garden, and enjoying the anago sushi that was formerly an eel that tried to chomp my tail while I was diving into the shipwreck, and I have brought some of it to share tonight! 
Formality:
Itadakimasu! Wow your tail is like an attractive lure to those toothy predators- I recall that last time it was a barracuda! I just got back from visiting friends in Nova Scotia, so I was so glad that I could
join y’all again with a couple of movie reviews! Mike’s turn!
Mike:
Oh I’ve been spending time with family and friends, reading, writing, drawing, conducting those little comics & manga tutorials, and um… enjoying the usual movies, music, radio and TV shows! Ah, our friends Meryl, B.B. and Ellie will be arriving later after work, but let’s go ahead with
this month’s lightning round discussion topic
of our favorite automobiles of cinema and TV!
Mike:
Now I already know what we picked as our #1 favorite car–
The Ladies of the Mew:
THE 1966 BATMOBILE, NYA!
Mike:
But other than that immortal George Barris creation, let’s list some of our other favorites automobiles of live-action or animated movies and TV shows! Y’all can include cars, trucks, motorcycles and tracked vehicles too! So… is everyone ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of the Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND- GO!
Petra:
(tagged to go first) I will nominate James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, Aston Martin Volante, Lotus Esprit, Aki’s Toyota 2000GT and Scaramanga’s flying AMC Matador, nya! (tags Elizabeth to go next)
Elizabeth:
Dean & Sammy’s Ferrari in The Cannonball Run, Cameron’s Dad’s Ferrari in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Magnum P.I.’s ‘s Ferrari, Miami Vice’s Ferrari! and Xenia Onnatop’s Ferrari! (tags Becca)
Becca:
I am purrtial to the Lamborghinis such as Jill & Marcie’s Countach in The Cannonball Run, Rocky’s Lambo in Rocky IV and Bruce Wayne’s Aventador in Dark Knight! (tail-tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
I will nominate The Munsters’ Coach, The Dragula, Ghost Rider’s motorcycle, that spikey VW Beetle in The Cars That Ate Paris, and Frankenstein’s Corvette in Death Race 2000! (tags Mielikki)
Mielikki:
The Green Hornet’s Black Beauty, Lady Penelope’s Pink FAB 1 Rolls, Doctor Who’s Bessie, The Great Race’s Leslie Special and Professor Fate’s car! (tags Bun with a flit of the wings)
Bun:
The Italian Job’s Mini Coopers, Sarah Jane Smith’s Figaro, Mako & Sayuki’s Sileighty in Initial D, Lupin the 3rd’s Fiat, Herbie the Love Bug his Lancia friend in Monte Carlo! (tags Formaity)
Formality:
Furiosa’s Tatra war rig in Mad Max; Fury Road, Jack Burton’s Pork Chop Express in Big Truble in Little China, and Snowman’s truck in Smokey and the bandit! Nyo-sensei’s turn! (tags Nyoka)
Nyoka:
The Weasley’s car and the Night Bus of Harry Potter, The Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1, Buckaroo Banzai’s rocket car, Hardcastle & McCormick’s Coyote, and Knightrider’s K.I.T.T.! (tail-tags her twin)
Nyanko:
The Gumball Rally’s Shelby Cobra, Rally Vincent’s Shelby, Jill Monroe’s Cobra, Bullitt’s ’68 GT, Starsky’s Gran Torino, The Bandit’s Trans Am, and Mad Max’s MFP interceptor! (tags Ilyana)
Ilyana:
The Blues Mobile, the Monkeemobile, Men in Black’s Crown Vic, Bob’s 55 Chevy in American Graffiti, Doc Brown’s Delorean, Miyuki & Natsuki’s Honda in You’re Under Arrest! (tags Trini-chan)
Trini-chan:
Speed Racer’s Mach 5, Phil Coulson’s Lola, Route 66’s vette, The Doctor Who Mobile, Hot Wheels’ Jack Rabbit Special, and the Tex Avery Wolf’s car, (tags Tara-chan with a brush of her tail)
Tara-chan:
I want to nominate Lightning McQueen, Sally Carrera, Doc Hudson, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Mystery Machine, and – and Herbie the Love Bug nya! Onee-chan’s turn, nya! (tags her sister)
Yvonne:
I will second the Mach 5, Herbie and Chitty, nya! I also liked Batman’s Tumbler and the Bat Pod, especially when Catwoman had it, nya! I am very curious as to Jen’s picks given her fondness of the mecha, nya! (tags Jeannie)
The Ladies of the Mew:
(ears purrked intently to hear Jeannie’s nominations)
Jeannie:
In addition to many the magnificent vehicles already mentioned, I would like to include NASA’s Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicles and VAB Crawler-Transporters, Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder, the Jawas’ Sandcrawler, the Imperial ATATs and Speederbikes of Star Wars, The Mule of Serenity, the TAC-Com and motorcycles of Megaforce, Spectrum’s purrsuit vehicles and patrol cars in Captain Scarlet, International Rescue’s various pod machines in Thunderbirds, the S.H.A.D.O.W. mobiles of U.F.O., Moonbase Alpha’s laser tanks in Space:1999…
… the mobile hypurr laser and maser cannons of Toho’s Godzilla series, Lost In Space’s Chariot, Tank Girl’s Tank, Tron’s Light Cycles, Blade Runner’s Police Spinner, ALIENS’s colonial marine corp. armored personnel carrier, Linina’s police car in Demolition Man, Patlabor’s command car & labor carrier, Transformers’ G1 Optimus and Arcee in their vehicle modes, Transformers Prime Arcee in vehicle mode, Strongarm in vehicle mode, G.I. Joe’s MOBAT and Cobra’s HISS, Racer X’s Shooting Star, Hayato’s GSX in Cyber Formula…
Kaneda’s bike in Akira, Priss’s bike in Bubblegum Crisis, Rin’s Rideback cycle in Rideback anime, the bikes of Genesis Climber Mospeada and Megazone 23, Kamen Rider’s Cyclone, The AMP’s Stozwind in Silent Mobius, Sei’s trailer in Burst Angel, Bogie the tank in The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, The puma sisters’ bikes and Noa’s Bonaparte in Dominion: Tank Police, the 1121st Platoon’s Takemikazuchi in Sound of the Sky, and the Oarai Girls High School Tankery team’s complete inventory of armor in Girls und Panzer. Back to Mike.
The Ladies of the Mew:
(wide-eyed & slack-jawed at Jeannie’s impurressive list)
Mike:
Wow, that’s some list! Ah, OK, in addition to the ’66 Batmobile, oh I gotta go with The Mach 5, Gene Winfield’s “Reactor” which was seen in episodes of Star Trek, Batman and Bewitched; “The Piranha” from The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Ed Straker’s car from U.F.O., The Last Starfighter car, The Black Moon car, Tron’s Light Cycles, Blade Runner’s Spinner, and ALIENS’s armored personnel carrier, and Sgt. Oddball’s Sherman in Kelly’s Heroes! We might continue this topic when more friends arrive later, but now I will turn The Mew over to Formality, who will begin our batch of
movie and DVD reviews, with her
review of 3-Headed Shark Attack!
Formality:
Arigato! I would like to briefly say the few words about the movie 3-Headed Shark Attack which was shown on the Sy-Fy Channel! It is the sequel to 2-Headed Shark Attack, made by The Asylum company which is known for shark, monster and parody movies! Basically the huge, delicious – looking mutant shark with three heads (that are side by side) attacks a laboratory and a party boat. A group of students and anglers try to rescue the partiers, but there are many victims, and some are devoured three at a time when they are bunched up!
I do love the taste of a big meaty shark, but the fish is supposed to go into my tummy, not the other way ’round! I do not wish to graphically describe it or spoil more of the plot, but there is plenty of blood in the water, and among the cast are Danny Trejo and Rob Van Dam! I guess there are many other recent oddly sharky monster movies that I could compare it to, but I don’t think I prefer the multi-head shark movies to the Sharktopus or Sharknado series, which have more action, comedy & FX. Speaking of which, I would also like to discuss–
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
Formality:
Also made by made by The Asylum and shown on the Sy-Fy Channel, a you might suspect from the title, this is the third movie of the Sharknado series, in which Ian Ziering reprises his role as heroic sharknado fighter Fin Shepard who survived the prior sharknados that struck Los Angeles and New York. It also stars David Hasselhoff as his dad Gil, Tara Reid as April, Cassie Scerbo as Nova, and appearances by lots of other celebrities who portray either the characters or themselves, but like in The Walking Dead or in Game of Thrones, almost no one is safe in this movie!
This time the battles mainly occur in and above the Southeastern US, from Charleston, Daytona, and Orlando to Cape Kennedy and into the Earth orbit when numerous sharknados merge into a huge shark hurricane that devastates the entire east coast. There is lots of silly dark humor, gory FX, pretty clothes, delicious shark meat, gadgets and weapons from April’s prosthetic saw hand and Nova’s mascara gun with the machete – like bayonet, to the jets, the secret space shuttle, the laser satellite and Fin’s Light Chainsaw! That’s about it, and now here is Mie-sensei to tell us about
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel DVD!
Mielikki:
Arigato! So like, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was one of my favorite movies of 2012 and I was so delighted by this year’s beautifully fun sequel which we reviewed in the April 2015 Mew! Directed by John Madden and written by Ol Parker, it revisits the retired British folks who reside at the charming hotel in India. Things may have been run down and in need of the renovations for the place and people there alike, but it has such a great fun spirit of fun and family, and in the sequel they are preparing for the totally awesome wedding of the manager and his fiance!
The totally brilliant cast includes Dev Patel as Sonny the manager, Tina Desai as his fiance Sunaina, Lillete Dubey as Sonny’s mom, Judi Dench as Evelyn, Maggie Smith as Muriel, Bill Nighy as Douglas, Penelope Wilton as Jean, Diana Hardcastle as Carol, Ronald Pickup as Ron, Celia Imrie as Madge, Claire Price as Laura, Tamsin Greig as Lavinia, Shazad Latif as Kushal, Richard Gere as Guy, and the wonderful locations too, fur shur! The PG rated, 123 minute movie was released upon the various home video media, including the Region One, NTSC standard DVD!
It is the fairly low-frills package with the single disk in the plastic case within the cardboard sleeve, but you do get the movie presented in the 2.39:1 widescreen format, in audio choices of English 5.1 audio, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Surround Dolby Digital 2.1 and French Surround Dolby Digital 2.1 with optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles. Also upon the disk are preview trailers for Far From The Maddening Crowd, Woman in Gold, Wild, Black and White, Desert Dancer, and the 50th anniversary edition of the Sound of Music! Oh my stars… 50 years!
There are not that many extras on the DVD, but the pleasant tidbits do include the gallery of 25 lovely photos and the 6 widdle promotional featurettes which total to about 17.75 minutes, collectively including enthused brief comments by Madden, Parker, producer Graham Broadbent, production designer Martin Childs, costume designer Louise Stjernsward, hair and make-up designer Daniel Phillips, choreographer Langinus Fernandes, actors Patel, Desai, Dubey, Dench, Smith, Nighy, Wilton, Imrie, Greig, Hardcastle, Rickup and Gere, fur shur! Now I would like to discuss the
Ex Machina DVD!
Mielikki:
So like, Ex Machina is a seriously awesome science fiction film written and directed by Alex Garland, who also wrote 28 Days Later and Sunshine! The movie stars Domhall Gleeson as the computer programmer who is summoned to meet his reclusive boss Nathan who is portrayed by Oscar Isaac, to conduct the Turing Test for artificial intelligence sentience upon a gynoid named Ava who is portrayed by Alicia Vikander. The movie also stars Sonoya Mizuno as Kyko the maid of the high tech home, and the beautiful landscapes that were filmed in Valldalen, Norway!
For our review and praise of the movie, please see our May 2015 Mew! The R rated, 108 minute was released upon the home video media, including the Region One, NTSC standard DVD which I wish to discuss! The single disk  and the instructions for getting a digital UV copy of the movie are packaged  inside the plastic case within the outer cardboard sleeve. The movie is presented in the 2.40:1 widescreen format, in English 5.1 audio with optional English and Spanish subtitles; and there are preview trailers for Maggie, Cut Bank, Under the Skin, and A Most Violent Year!
Those other movies all look pretty interesting! There are some nice special features too, including the 8 widdle vignettes which total about 28.5 minutes, and the  40 minute documentary on the making of the movie, which are peppered by comments by Vikander, Mizuno, Gleeson, Isaac, Garland, production designer Mark Digby, costume designer Sammy Sheldon Differ, make-up & hair designer Sian Grigg, producers Andrew MacDonald & Allon Reich, composers Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow, cinematographer Rob Hardy and visual FX supervisor Andrew Whitehurst!
There is also a 61 minute question & answer session with Alex, Oscar, Rob, Ben & Geoff which was moderated by Jordan Crook on March 15th, 2015 at the South By Southwest festival! I can say that I was not only very impressed by the movie which is one of my favorites of the year thus far, but I am very pleased with the DVD and its special features, fur shur! I guess that’ll do it for my DVD reviews, but to continue the sentient machine movie topic, here is JennyJen who wants to tell us about 
Terminator: Genisys (plot spoiler warning), fur shur!
Jeannie:
Hai. Directed by Alan Taylor, Terminator: Genisys is the latest installment in the Terminator series compurrised of the four purrior movies and the Sarah Connor TV series. This time, et another alternate timeline is created when John Connor (purrtrayed by Jason Clarke) and Kyle Reese (purrtrayed by Jai Courtney) lead the theoretical final counterattack upon Skynet in the post –  apocalyptical future war of humanity against the machines, but Skynet sends a Terminator robot (purrtrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger) back to 1984 to kill John’s mother Sarah.
She is purrtrayed by Emilia Clarke. Reese travels back to 1984 to purrotect her, but discovers that she and a Terminator friend are well armed, trained and know about Skynet, the war and time travel. Unfortunately there are other enemy Terminators lurking about, including a shape – shifting T-1000 (purrtrayed by Lee Byung-hun) and further time travel as the heroes go to 2017, where they discover that John has been transformed into a more advanced Terminator. Thusly more shoot outs, vehicle chases, explosive crashes, booby traps and much melee ensue.
The movie also features J.K. Simmons as a police detective and Matt Smith as a Terminator. Genisys has excellent visual FX, great stunts, high purrduction values, action & mecha aplenty, but I did not care for the mid-credits song which does not fit in with the rest of the score. Although I rather liked Jason Clarke as Malcom in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and I think Emlia Clarke is rather magnificent as Daenerys  in Game of Thrones, I do not purrfur these purrticular versions of Sarah and Kyle to the original versions purrtrayed by Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn.
I thought the first two movies in The Terminator series were quite supurrb, including the extended special edition of the 2nd movie, but unfortunately I did not care for the 3rd & 4th movies, the TV series, and I was similarly disappointed by Terminator: Genisys. I think purrt of the purroblem is that the seemingly never – ending plots of time travel, alternate timelines and Skynet’s appurrently inevitable ascension became tiresome for me after 1993. However, nextly I would like to discuss yet another tale involving a time traveling hero from the future mecha-pocalypse–
X-Men: Days of Future Past The Rogue Cut DVD
Jeannie:
I was very pleased with X-Men: Days of Future Past which we reviewed in the June 2014 Mew, and I eagerly awaited this unrated Rogue Cut version of the movie, which at 148 min 36 sec is 17 min 8 sec longer than the PG-13 rated, 131 min 28 sec theatrical version, and includes a few more scenes of Kitty and Rogue among the numerous alternate, extra and longer scenes. This 2 disk, R1 NTSC standard DVD includes both versions of the movie, 2 audio commentaries, 3 image galleries, a discussion, documentary and instructions for acquiring a digital HD copy of the Rogue Cut.
The disks are in a plastic case within an outer cardboard sleeve which opens to show more photos of the heroes. The movies are purrsented in the 2.40:1 widescreen format with audio choices of English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Surround Dolby 2.0 and French Surround Dolby 2.0, with optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles. The theatrical version also has English Descriptive audio and commentary by purrducer / screenwriter Simon Kinberg and purrducer / director Bryan Singer and; whereas the Rogue Cut’s commentary is by editor / composer John Ottman and Singer.
The 30 min 10 sec discussion occurs in a small studio with Bryan Singer and actors Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage, Nicolas Hoult, Shawn Ashmore Omar Sy and Evan Peters. The galleries include a few hundred images of concept art, costume designs and storyboards. The 52 min 37 sec documentary includes much behind-the-scenes footage and discussions of the entire filmmaking purrocess, from the writing and purre – purrduction to the film’s reception and sequel plans.
It is interspurrsed by comments by members of the crew such as Singer, Kindberg, Ottman, purrducers Lauren Shuler Donner & Kutch Parker, purrduction designer John Myhre, costume designer Louise Mingenbach, cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel, purropurrty master Simone Leclerc, SPFX supurrvisor Cameron Waldbaur, visual FX supurrvisor Richard Stammers, additional visual FX supurrvisor Matt Sloan, sound designer Warren Hendriks, supurrvising sound editor John A. Larson,assistant supurrvising sound editor Skip Longfellow, and re-recording mixer D.M. Hemphill…
… plus several of the actors such as Jackman, Stewart, Fassbender, McAvoy, Berry, Page, Paquin, Hoult, Ashmore, Dinklage, Peters, Sy, Jennifer Lawrence,  Fan Bingbing, Booboo Stewart and Daniel Cudmore; plus the few comments by comic book authors Chris Claremont and Len Wein. As much as I liked the theatrical version of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is my favorite of the X-Men movie series, I definitely purrfur the Rogue Cut, and I was very pleased with the quality of the DVD and the quantity of its extra features. I am done, so nyow here is Myayr to tell us about
Ant Man
Mary Nyan:
Arigato! We enjoy the Marvel Studios movies and TV series such as The Guardians, The Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so I was very enthusiastically anticipating the Ant Man movie! For our review of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, please see our May 2015 Mew, for our review of the first season of the Agent Carter TV series please see our Apurril 2015 Mew, and for a discussion of the second season of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series and the first season of the Daredevil series, please see last month’s Mew!
Nyow for a taste of the Ant Man plot, with a dash of the plot spoilers! Likable ex-con burglar / divorced dad Scott Lang has a chance at the heroic redemption when he is recruited by genius scientist Dr. Pym and his brilliant daughter Hope to wear the secret Ant Man suit that has the supurr shrinking powers suit to sneak into the corpurration, to purrloin the similar Yellowjacket suit before evil CEO Darren Cross can weaponize and sell it to Hydra! Scott also wants to visit his daughter Cassie on her birthday, but ex-wife Maggie is married to police officer Paxton who does not like Scott!
However, it sure seems like Scott and Hope are a great couple, but her dad does not want her to take dangerous risks lest he lose her like his lost heroic wife Janet, who we see in a flashback scene. Hope helps with the heist anyway, along with Scott’s thieving friends Luis, Dave and Kurt and a wonderful army of ants… but I should not reveal too much more of the plot, which occurs some time after Age of Ultron! However, I should mention that there are two important extra scenes amidst the end credits, so if you go to see Ant Man, make sure to remain seated to see those scenes!
The great cast includes Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Pym, Michael Douglas as Henry Pym, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross, Abby Rider Fortson as Cassie, Judy Greer as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Pena as Luis, T.I. Harris as Gale, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson alias The Falcon, the brief appurrances of Hayley Atwill as Peggy Carter, John Slattery as Howard Stark, and various amewsing brief cameos by Garrett Morris, Stan Lee, other surprise appurrances, and the various Marvel Comics references!
The movie lots of fun, action, FX, humor and charm, although the humor was amixed bag for me, in that Scott’s thief pals were quite likable, but I did not care for the technique used a few times for relaying chains of conversations. The photography was also a mixed bag for me, in that I disliked the many snap-zooms, but I loved the macro photography! I liked the actors, costumes, coiffures, purrops, sets, action scenes, the sub-atomic sequence and the awesome ants! That is all for the movie portion of the show, but I have a bit more Marvel stuff to discuss in my review of the
Marvel Legends Thundra and Valkyrie action figures!
Mary Nyan:
I was very pleased to find these 7″ tall action figures by Hasbro of Marvel supurr heroines Thundra and Valkyrie! Both are part of the wave including War Machine, Doctor Strange, The Vision, and Blizzard. Each figure is sold sepurrately and includes a piece needed to build an Iron Man Hulkbuster figure! These figures are similar to The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Hell Cat, Black Cat, Storm and Spider-Woman figures that we have purreviously reviewed! Brunnhilde the Valkyrie is an Asgardian Valkyrior goddess who carries fallen warriors to Valhalla and defends the world from villains! 
She first appurred in Avengers vol. 1 #87 in 1971, and we especially liked her in the Fearless Defenders series which was sadly cancelled in late 2013. Thundra is an elite warrior and liberator from the matriarchal world of Femizonia, and first appurred in Fantastic Four vol. 1 #129 in 1972! I think I last saw her in Fearless Defenders #5! Gosh, they have both been around for almost 45 years! Both figures are meticulously designed, sculpted and painted, with the serious expurressions and the articulation in the neck, sternum, shoulders, elbows, wrists. hips, thighs, knees & ankles!
Thundra has the Green eyes, the shoulder – length Red hair, and the asymmetric – sleeved, bare – midriff Red costume with the Yellow boots and jagged stripes! Brunnhilde has the Blue eyes, the twin braided Blonde hair, the tight sleeveless Black costume with the loose Brown belt, the Silvery gauntlets and the boob armor! Each warrior woman is accessorized by a weapon which can be gripped in either hand. Brunnhilde has the 3 3/4″ long sword, and Thundra has the  8 3/8″ long ball and chain! Each figure is 7″ tall and uses the same body sculpt but with different head sculpts.
However, in the comics the characters are of the different heights; Brunnhilde at 6’3″ tall but Thundra is a foot taller at 7’3″ tall! So that should mean that the Brunnhilde figure is of the 1:10.7 scale, whereas the Thundra figure is of the 1:12.4 scale! Neither figure includes a display base, but they are balanced well enough to stand unassisted, and I have found the purrfect spot for them beside those other heroines upon the shelf! I wish there was a figure of Brunnhilde’s pegasus horse Aragorn… and Dani Moonstar’s Brightwind! That will conclude the toy talk, and nyow it is time for 
our book reports, starting with Mike’s
review of The Incredible Herb Trimpe!
Mike:
Thanks Myayr! We are quite proud that North Carolina is the home of TwoMorrows http://www.twomorrows.com, which publishes great books and magazines about comics and art, including their Modern Masters series! I believe it was in the April Mew when we reviewed Modern Masters Vol. 30: Paolo Rivera, which was edited by Eric Nolen-Weathington who was our guest for the September 2010 Mew! We eagerly awaited their book about legendary artist Herb Trimpe, but it was a bittersweet wait because sadly he passed away in April, shortly before it was printed.
Written by Dewey Cassell and Aaron Sultan, this handsome 8.75″ x 11/25″ hardcover book has 160 pages full of interviews & comments with Trimpe, his family, friends and fellow comics creators; and well over 250 color and Black & White images including designs, sketches, comics pages and cover art, commercial and animation art, plus photos of him, his family, friends and his WWII Stearman Pt-17 biplane! The book was designed by Scott Saavedra and proof read by Scott Peters, with the beautiful front cover art illustrated by Trimpe and colored by Tom Ziuko!
After the authors’ introduction, chapter 1 looks at Trimpe’s early life of family, home, school, art, aviation and the military. In chapter 2 he discusses his 3 decades at Marvel, drawing The Hulk and other characters such as Ant Man, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Captain Britain, Sub-Mariner, The Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider, Rawhide Kid, Kid Colt, Ka-zar, Killraven, Machine Man, Phantom Eagle, Thor, The Avengers, The Defenders, The Fantastic Four, The ‘Nam, S.H.I.E.L.D., G.I. Joe, Transformers, The Shogun Warriors, Godzilla, Indiana Jones, and the first appearance of Wolverine!
 In chapters 3-6 he discusses his advertising, promotional, animation, newspaper, teaching and chaplain work; and in addition to the interviews with Herb, the book is brimming with comments by John Romita Sr, Joe Sinnott, Len Wein, Larry Hama, Ron Frenz, Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema, Chris Claremont, Doug Moench, Bill Peckmann, Larry Leiber, Steve Englehart, and the forward by Tom DeFalco, plus Eliot Brown’s remembrance of the photostat machine that Trimpe operated at Marvel in 1967, and Jon Riley’s discussion of his 1970 documentary about Trimpe!
In addition to the extensive interview with Herb, there’s also a 10 page interview with his son Alex who’s also an artist! The book also includes a few examples of Trimpe’s first comics work in the early 1960’s, a couple of sketches from his military service in Vietnam in 1965, the list of the Crest Team vs the Cavity Creeps animated TV commercials that he worked on; the spotlight on his book The Power of Angels, which is about his humanitarian service as a chaplain at ground zero after 911, and some amusing caricatures of him by Marie Severin!
Those are followed by a great 15 page gallery, and topped off by a handy 4 page index of his professional comics and magazine art from 1962 to 2012! I read a lot of those comic books that he pencilled or inked. Many artists have drawn the Hulk, but Trimpe was my favorite, and I loved his art on those licensed properties which I am a big an of! The Incredible Herb Trimpe is such an informative, entertaining and beautiful tribute to one of comics’ greatest artists, and I will give it an “A” as in Armbruster! Now for our next book review, here’s Vonny to tell us about
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy!
Yvonne:
Arigato, nya! Whilst listening to the talk show The Q on our favorite public radio station last month, we heard the delightful intermew with Sam Maggs who is from Toronto, nya! She is an editor for The Mary Sue site and the author of this neat widdle book, which is a handbook for girl geeks, although I will recommend it to the guy geeks too, nya! This 5.25″ x 7.25″ hardcover book is purriced at $15.95 in the USA and $16.95 in Canada, it was published by Quirk books and has lots of peppy cute illustrations by Kelly Bastow, nya!
After the cordial introduction, the first chapter whimsically defines the characteristics of female fans of several fandoms such as Harry Potter, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Tolkien, Disney, Star Trek, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Joss Whedon, anime, gaming, and the young adult literatures, plus the list of dozens of other topics, nya! That is followed by the helpful guide to fan terminology, advice for introducing your friends to the hobbies, places to meet fellow fans, and tips for fun geeky activities, nya!
Chapter 2 examines the various internet social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, forums and bulletin board sites, nya! After that is more of the sage advice for the online etiquette, writing the fan fics, and defeating the trolls, nya! Chapter 3 is all about going to conventions, chapter 4 purrtains to critiques, feminism, favorite heroines, of various media such as comics, books, games, anime, other movies & TV shows ; and then the book is topped off by a list of various geek girl – friendly sites, nya!
It is also peppurred with brief intermews with editors, authors, artists, actors, purrducers, expurrts & founders such as Ashley Eckstein, Erica Schultz, Beth Revis, Jamie Broadnax, Lorraine Gink, Jill Pantozzi, Jane Espenson, Tara Platt, Erin Morgenstern, Stephanie Leonidas, Kate Beaton, Laura Vandervoort, Kate Leth, Laura Kate Dale, Victoria Schwab and Cynthia Loyst, nya! It is a purretty, inspurrational, entertaining and informative book which I will give the high purraise, nya! Nyow for my next book report, I would like to discuss
The Complete Peanuts 1995-1996, nya!
Yvonne:
Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts is my favoritest mewspapurr strip and it has been the great joy to read this series published by Fantagraphics, which will eventually collect all of the 17,897 daily and Sunday Peanuts strips in the 50 year chronological order, nya! The Sunday strips are repurrinted in Black and White which is fine, although there is another series repurrinting them in color, nya!  Snoopy is upon the boards and jacket of this hardcover book which is the 23rd volume in the series, so after this volume there will be just 2 more volumes to go, nya!
The book’s 348 pages include 314 pages of the strips, the handy 4 page index, the nice photo and 2 page biography of Charles M. Schulz, plus the 5 page forward by MST3K / RiffTrax’s Conor Lastowka and Sean Thompson, with 4 strips riffed by Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, nya! The strips star Charlie Brown, Sally, Snoopy, Spike, Lucy, Linus, Rereun, Peppermint Patty, Marcie and Woodstock, nya! Some of the notable plots include the successes for Charlie Brown who takes the dance lessons and wins at the marbles contest, nya!
There are also appurrances by Schroeder, Franklin, Violet, Patty, Lydia, Emily, Justin, Joe Agate, Snoopy and Spike’s Mom, Snoopy’s bunny friend, The Kite-Eating Tree, and the scouts such as Bill, Conrad, Harriet, Olivier, Raymond and Wilson, nya! Snoopy’s guises include the World War I flying ace, the G.I., foreign legionnaire, guard, firefighter, scout master, safari explorer, attorney, author, puppeteer, Joe Blackjack the gambler, Blackbeagle the pirate, Santa, herder, vulture, jungle animal, outfielder, golfer, angler, tennis and ice hockey star, nya!
To put the years into purrspective, amongst the movies of 1995 were Toy Story, Pocahontas, and Whisper of the Heart, whilst amongst 1996 were The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Star Trek: First Contact, and Rebirth of Mothra nya! This is a supurrb book and I wish to thank its publisher / editor Gary Groth, associate publisher Eric Reynolds, archival assistant Marcie Lee, index compilers RJ Casey, Daniel Germain & Daniel Johnson; and Paul Baresh who did the purrduction, assembly & restoration, nya! I am done, and nyow here is Tara-chan to purrsent
our pony reports, beginning with her review
of My Little Pony: Friends Forever #18, nya!
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! I love the My Little Pony cartoons, toys, cards and IDW’s pony comics, nya!! Each issue in the Friends Forever series focuses upon characters who are not mewsually paired together; for example, issue #14 paired Spike with Luna, issue #15 paired Applejack with Mayor Mare, issue #16 starred The Cutie Mark Crusaders in the compurrtition with Silver Spoon, Diamond Tiara, and – and Prancy Drew who i hope that we will see more of; issue #17 paired Twilight Sparkle with Big McIntosh, and – and issue #18 stars Rainbow Dash and – and Fluttershy, nya! 
It is purriced $3.99 for the uninterrupted 22 page tale followed the 10 pages of the ads, plus the choice of the regular cover art by Amy Mebberson, the subscription cover art by Jay Fosgitt who illustrated the tale which was written by Christina Rice, colored by Heather Breckel, lettered by Neil and – and edited by Bobby Curnow, nya! Oh there are also the other two variant covers which were purrduced exclusively for Jetpack and – and for Hot Topic, nya! It is a pegasi palooza when they purrpare for the big reunion gathering with other ponies from flight camp, nya!
Rainbow Dash confidently intends to make the impurression, but Fluttershy is less enthused because of potential embarrassment, nya. Also appurring are Angel, Spitfire, Cirrus Cloud, Delivery Pony  and – and numerous other pegasi, although I did not see Derpy there, nya! In the flashbacks are Celestia, Shining Armor, Muscle Pony, and – and the Wonderbolts, nya! My favorite moments are Angel with the stopwatch, Rainbow Dash winning the race, Spitfire with the widdle foals, and – and Cirrus Cloud’s surpurrise announcement, nya! Nyow I would like to discuss
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #32, nya!
Tara-chan:
Tara-chan:
Gosh, It has been almost 3 years since this comic started, nya! Issue #32 is purriced $3.99 for the uninterrupted 22 page tale which is followed the 10 pages of the ads, nya. The tale was written by Thom Zhaler, illustrated by Tony Fleecs, colored by Heather Breckle, lettered by Neil Uyetake, edited by Bobby Curnow, and – and available in the 8 different covers, nya! One cover is by Tony, another is by Thom, another is by Mary Bellamy, and – and the other covers were purrduced exclusively for Hot Topic, Larry’s Comics, Comics World, Baltimore, and – and the convention, nya!
The tale begins with the 1,000 year flashback to the epic battle betwixt Celestia and – and Nightmare Moon, which scatters the magickal debris into outer space which takes the 1,000 years to  return to the world like meteorites which mewtate the crop at Sweet Apple Acres into the army of sentient, talking warmonger apples, nya! They capture Spike, Applejack, Apple Bloom Granny Smith  and – and Big Mcintosh, but I am unsure if Winona got caught too, nya! Then the evil apple army conquers the rest of Ponyville, with plans to next conquer Appleoosa and – and Canterlot, nya!
Hiding at Fluttershy’s house,Twilight Sparkle leads the underground rebel group compurrised of Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle, Angel, Gumby, Fluttershy and – and her critter friends, although I did not see Tank, Opal or Owlowiscious there, nya! Twilight Sparkle transforms Pinke Pie into the apple spy who sneaks into the farm to find out information, and – and check on Spike, where she meets the one good apple who is also impurrisioned, nya! After she returns, the ponies plan to contact the Vampire Fruit Bats for help, but there is a very startling result, nya!
It leaves me purrched upon the cliffhanger in anticipation for the next issue, nya! This was yet another excitingly beautifully plotted, scripted, drawn, colored, lettered and – and edited issue, which is full of other ponies such as Mayor Mare, Luna, Nat Tally, Lyra Heartstrings, Spitfire, Octavia, DJ Pon-3, Rose, Derpy, Doctor Whooves, and – and the other background ponies to identify, nya! I will give both of those pony comic books the high purraise grade of the “A” as in Apple Buck, nya! That is all for our pony report, so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Becca who will continue with
more comic book reports, with her review
of Angel and Faith Season 10 #16, nya!
Becca:
Hai! We are fans of the Buffy, Angel & Faith comics which are published by Dark Horse & executively purrduced by Buffy’s creator Joss Whedon! The comics  have the great mix of humor, drama, action & mythology with the great dialogue, art, canonical plots & faithful characterizations that feel like the TV shows but with the advantages of the comics medium! Purreviously in Angel & Faith, in the supurrnatural Magic Town district of London, Angel, Faith, Nadira, Reese Zane, Winifred “Fred” Burkle and Koh united against the dark goddess Illyria whose spirit still resides in Fred!
While is Angel is in San Francisco helping Buffy, Willow, Dawn, Giles, Xander & Spike fight a demon in Buffy’s comic book, in Angel & Faith #16 Faith is still in Magic Town, where she is moving into a new apurrtment. Angel’s friend police detective Brandt asks her to investigate a supurrnatural murder at a school, where a student named Mary is being bullied by several mean girls. After Faith and Fred fight a vampire at nearby pub, Faith goes undercover as a gym teacher and soon discovers yet another ghastly incident in the cliffhanger that leave me craving the next chapter! 
“Those Who Can’t Teach, Teach Gym, Part One” was scripted by Victor Grischler, illustrated by Cliff Richards, colored by Michell Madsen, lettered by Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt, edited by Sierra Hahn and Jim Gibbons, assistantly edited by Justin Lins and Spencer Cushing, with the mane cover art by Scott Fischer, the variant cover art by Mike Norton and Michelle, the issue’s graphic design by Justin Couch and the digital art tech by Christianne Goudreau! I think my favorite part of the tale was just seeing Faith and Fred hanging out together at the cafe!
Of course, it was great to see them slay the evil vampire jerk, and is neat whenever the slayers go back to school, and I think Faith seemed amewsed to be in the role of the teacher! I bet that she would be happier doing that than working for Reese’s corpurration. Nadira, Koh, Sophronia and Lavinia are not in this issue, but hopefully we will see them again soon. I purrticularly liked the art, with the great poses, expurressions, portraitures, clothing and scenery details! Meanwhile, Angel is helping Buffy and their other friends in San Francisco in
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #17!
Becca:
Purreviously just as the romance betwixt Buffy and Spike rekindled, they found out that his mind is being manipulated by an demon lord named Archaeus! This is what Spiked discussed on the phone with Angel, who has suffered the same affliction and returns to San Francisco to help them fight the demon! Buffy issue #17 is set right after issue #17 which was set right after Angel & Faith #15, it is purriced $3.50 and has the uninterrupted 22 page tale of “Old Demons Part Two”, plus 2 pages of the editor’s and readers’ comments, and the 4 pages of ads.
It is so nice how the ads are all after the tale, and I wish all comics did it that way! It was executively purrduced by Joss Whedon, scripted by Christos Gage, illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs, colored by Dan Jackson, lettered by Richard and Jimmy, designed by Freddye, edited by Jim GIbbons and Sierra, assistantly edited by Freddye with the mane cover art by Steve Morris and the variant cover art by Rebekah and Dan! The tale stars Buffy, Willow, Dawn, Giles, Xander, Spike, Angel and Andrew who are fighting the big bad demon Archaeus and his  minions!
It is another fun issue with the good mixt of humor, drama & action, and it is great to see them reunited with Angel like old times, although there have been the awkward moments since Buffy and Spike’s romance rekindled! This time there’s an amewsingly awkward scene for Xander as Angel and Dawn are reacquainted- and the reacting expurressions on Buffy and Willow’s faces are purriceless! Of course, the characters’ expurressions, poses, purrtraitures, attire, relationships and the dialogues are among my favorite aspects of this comics series!
It feels so much like the TV series! After an amewsing planning session, there are delightful conversations betwixt Willow & Angel, Angel & Xander, Spike & Buffy, Buffy & Andrew as they search for the enemy in the subterranean storm drains which are infested with the rat-spiders and vampires! It is like an old –  school dungeon crawl, and eventually they find the lair of Archaeus! I will not spoil the surpurrise of the big bad boss battle, but I will give both of those comic books an “A” as in Angel! That is all for my reports, and nyow here is Trini-chan to discuss
Elfquest The Final Quest #10!
Trini-chan:
Arigato! We love Wendy And Richard Pini’s Elfquest series, from the original quest they self – published in the late 1970’s to this current series from Dark Horse! It has such wonderful mythology, world – building, the magnificent art, and the characters that have greatly developed over the long time! Some of them were widdle kids in the early tales and now they are among the elders! In The Final Quest, Chief Cutter hopes to unite the elf tribes from across the world, while his daughter has found the romance, and her aunt Shenshen tries to impurrove the relations with the humans!
They hope to impurrove the relations with the underground trolls too, but sadly many trolls and humans are still evil villains. Worsely, that includes the human warlord Angrif Jun whose army has attacked humans and elves, and now he is poised to launch a fleet of warships! Fortunately he seems to be upon his painful injured deathbed, whilst the elves have been joyfully communing with the spirits of their departed friends within their magickal palace! However, that has the consequence too, for there are cultural & metaphysical changes which some elves like and some do not.
Issue #10 might be technically the 11th issue, if you include the 2013 Special! After the uninterrupted 20 page tale are a 5 page art gallery and 3 pages of comments! It was written by Wendy & Richard, illustrated by Wendy, colored by Sonny Strait, lettered by Nate Piekos, edited by Sierra Hahn, and assistantly edited by Spencer Cushing with the issue’s graphic design by Tina Alessi! So, while Shenshen and her daughter Shuna visit an expecting human family, there are reunions at the palace for Ekuar, Egg and Rayek, who hopes the magick can remedy his mother darker spirit!
While Mender has the nice visit and dinner with his old troll pal Picknose, Treestump hopes that Two-Edge will teach blacksmithing, and it looks like there might be romance in the air for Cutter’s best friend Skywise, mew la la! Cutter hopes that his wife Leetah can heal his old ailing wolf friend Filcher, and their daughter Chief Ember is so enthused about the big gathering, which even the aquatic elves are eager to attend! They have a beautiful reef castle, and there are so many beautiful garments and ornaments, including new apparel for Ember, Clearbrook and Freetouch!
It is a sumptuously rendered, joyful time full of the sentimental, transformative, foreboding, bittersweet, merry and amewsing moments with many characters! The comments by the fans and authors are captivating to read, and the gallery repurrints Wendy’s gorgeous paintings of Skywise, Savah, Pike, Redlance & Nightfall, Khavi & Ekuar, which originally graced the back covers of the initial Elfquest series! Wendy is not only a brilliant illustrator & author, but she is also famous for her prior cosplay as Red Sonja at the cons in the late 70’s, and on that note I would nextly like to discuss
Red Sonja 1973!
Trini-chan:
Sonja is one of our favoritest fantasy femme fatales because she is almost peerless in the combat and saddle, with the lovely hair that is as a Red as the blood of the countless evil enemies that she has defeated! She can be cynical, but knows how to have fun at the tavern after the hard battles, and she is so sexy and stylish in her iconic iron scale-mail bikini! She has a few wardrobe changes across the six tales within this 48 page anthology issue, which is in the homage to the style of her adventures in the 1970’s, when her comics were initially published by Marvel Comics!
These days her comics are published by Dynamite Entertainment! The issue’s front cover art is drawn by Ed Benes, colored by Dinei Ribeiro, and has the clever design nods to those 70’s comics! Its six 8 page tales were lettered by A Larger World Studios and edited by Joe Rybandt! Firstly is the tale of “The Raiding Party” written by Eric Trautmann, illustrated by Ivan Rodriguez, and colored by Marci Menyz, in which she wears the chain mail shirt, scale mail loincloth, leather gloves & boots with her sword, bow, arrows & stealthy agile brawn to ambush a caravan of slavers!
She wears the metal bikini to the bar fight and the melee with a giant in “For Whom The Bell Tolls” which was written by Roy Thomas, illustrated by Rich Buckler, and colored by Arison Aguiar! Then a younger Sonja wears the gowns of “The Simple Life” which was written by Luke Leiberman, illustrated by Rod Rodolfo, and colored by Aguiar. It  is set shortly after her origin in which she became the warrior after her family was murdered by marauders. She does not kill anyone this time, but does use the knee, the stomp, the low blow and the rock to painfully clobber a rude jerk!
In “The Hanging Tree” written by Gail Simone, illustrated by Kewbar Baal and colored by Aguiar, Sonja is falsely convicted, but she and her horse are smarter and tougher than the lynch mob! She is more fashionable too, in the chain mail shirt with the necklace, leather shorts & boots! Then she is back in the bikini as she and other imprisoned women fight a tyrant’s gladiators in “The Arena of Dread”! which was written by David Walker and rendered by Bilquis Evely! Finally, the “Silent Running” was written by Cullen Bunn, illustrated by Jonathan Lau and colored by Ivan Nunes!
It is told without words as Sonja travels from the battlefield, swamp & forest, to the peaks, crypt, snow & ruins, facing the warriors, gator men, darts, ogres, undead, yetis and ghostly memories. She wears a sort of hybrid outfit combining the scale mail, leather and cloak, whilst wielding two curved falchions instead of her usual long sword for plenty of the bloody sword & sorcery action! It was a fun and thrilling issue which I will recommend to the fans of Sonja, those authors, artists, the swords and the sorcery! That is all for my reports, and now here is Nyo-sensei to tell us about
Princeless: Raven The Pirate Princess #1!
Nyoka:
Arigato! Princeless is a beautiful, whimsical fantasy adventure tale published by Action Lab, starring smart, brave, tough, heroines who outwit and outfight their mean enemies! The series began in Princeless volume 1 which introduced Princess Adrienne, Sparky the dragon and Bedalia the Blacksmith, and in wonderful volume 4 they met Raven Xingtao the feisty pirate who now has her own series! Yattah! Known as The Black Arrow, she is the very agile, cunning 17 year old mariner, archer and brawler daughter of the pirate king, but her jealous brothers have been oppressing her!
Issue #1 of her spin-off series has the uninterrupted 24 page tale of followed by the 4 pages of the ads. It was written by Princeless’s creator Jeremy Whitely who we have met at several cons and also writes some of the pony comics! It was magnificently pencilled and colored by Rosy Higgins, with the layouts, inking and lettering by Ted Brandt! They were the team upon Princeless volume 3! This issue is also available with the variant cover art by Richard Case, who is another great designer & comics creator here in North Carolina. We have some of his adorable art in our mewseum!
After another flashback to Raven’s younger happier days of pirate training by her daddy, the tale resumes a couple of weeks after Princeless volume 4, as she tries to repair the ship she hijacked from Captain Morel, but it will need a lot more work and she will need to hire a crew if she is to use it to battle her brothers who own ships and island that she was suppose to inherit! Unfortunately she does not have a lot of loot, so she goes into the sea port town to ponder her plans over lunch, where she gets tricked and robbed by Sunshine who is a crafty, ginger-haired half-elfin girl!
A thrilling chase and fight scalate as they encounter a gang of thugs, and then take another unexpected turn into a tavern, but I should not spoil more of the fun plot! More great characters are introduced, with the snappy banter, the sense of mythology, and the cinematic sense of choreography amidst the leaping, diving, tumbling, swinging, climbing, sliding, kicking, punching and throwing by the characters whose poses, expressions, details, color and shading are so exquisite, so I will give this issue an “A” as in Adrienne! Nyow for my next review, I would like to discuss the 
Fables #150 / vol. 22: Farewell!
Nyoka:
DC Comics’ Fables is author Bill Willingham’s supurrb award – winning tale tale of the characters of the faerie tales, myths legends and folklore who reside in the modern world, with characters such as Rose Red, Snow White, Bigby Wolf, Lake, Boy Blue, Pinnochio, Rapunzel, Cinderella, King Cole, Maddy, Jack, and hundreds of others! This final issue is not just the 150th issue of the comic but it also the 22nd volume of the compilation trade papurrback books, with the 164 full – color pages plus the 4 page gatefold and the wraparound gatefold cover!
This grand finale of the series starts with the 80 page tale by Bill Willingham, penciller / inker Mark Buckingham, inker Andrew Pepoy who was our December 2008 guest, other inkers Dan Green, Steve Leialoha and Jose Marzan Jr., colorist Leigh Loughridge, and cover / gatefold artist Nimit Malavia! The tales were all written by Bill Willingham, lettered by Todd Kelin, edited Shelly Bond and associately edited by Rowena Yow! By the way, in our mewseum we also have some lovely Simone & Ajax art by Andrew, and the purretty Fathom art by Bill!
After that are 17 tales of Clara the Raven, the Snow Queen, Blossom, Pinnochio, Gepetto, Lake, Santa Claus, Stinky the badger, the little dog, the 3 Goats, Boy Blue, Blossom, the North Wind, Dare, Connor Wolf, Ghost, and Toyland illustrated by Andrew, Steve Leialoha, Neal Adams, Mark Schultz, David Peterson, Russ Braun, Lee Garbett, Gene Ha, Peter Gross, Joelle Jones, David Hahn, Lan Medina, Aaron Alexovich, Teddy Christiansen, Niko Henrichon, Laura & Michael Allred, Rachel & Terry Dodson, Lee Loughridge and Andrew Dollhouse!
Those tales are then followed by 4 tales of the transitional times, including the 10 page tale of Maddy, Mundy, King Cole and Fabletown pencilled by Lan Medina, inked by Mark Farmer and colored by Lee Loughridge; the Frankenstein chapter illustrated by Megan Levena and colored by Andrew Dollhouse; the Death page illustrated by Bryan Talbot and colored by Andrew Dollhouse; and the longly – awaited gala coda for Snow White, Rose Red and Bigby Wolf, with the lushly beautiful two – page spurread by Buckingham and c Dollhouse! Yattahh!
As if that fiesta of fables were not enough the book is topped off by more art by Buckingham and Leialoha, the author’s farewell message, a peek at his writing purrocess, the key to the cover art, and the widdle batch of creator biographies! It is such the poignant, thrilling, charming, sentimental, bittersweet, amewsing and beautiful tale of what fates await the many residents of Fabletown and the other enchanting locations, and I think that it is one of the most awesomest finales ever for a wonderful series! That is all for me, and nyow here is sis 
to begin our manga mewsings with my review
of Magika: Swordsman and Summoner vol. 1!
Nyanko:
In the harem fantasy manga with some nudity & lurid fan service, Kazuki is the only male student at the all – female, magic academy in Japan, where they purractice summoning divine entities on the astral plane. This causes the fuss at the academy and distresses his sister Kanae who flirts with her adopted brother! She is the student purresident at the rival sword fighting school, where Kazuki would have enrolled if it not for his mystic mark! The story is by Mitsuki Mihara, and the art is by MonRin with the assistance of Gran, based upon the character designs by CHuN. 
It was originally published in in 2014 by Kadokawa Corporation, and the English edition is published by Seven Seas! Volume 1 is intended for the older teen readers, it was translated by Jill Morita, adapted by Lee Otter, purroof read by Patrick King, edited by Adam Arnold and assistantly edited by Lissa Pattillo, with the lettering & layout by Courtney Williams and cover design by Nicky Lim! Chapter 1 introduces Kazuki’s adopted origin, Kanae’s frisky intentions, her affectionate friend & magic academy student purresident Kaguya, the origin of summoning and the two schools, 
Kaguya seems to have a mysterious connection with Kazuki! Chapters 2 -5 offer more of the mythology, rules of magick, the students and the celestial entities known as Divas who they summon.
LizLisa is the stern teacher like a sergeant, Mio is the voluptuous top – rank student seen upon the cover, Koyuki is the tsundere elfin girl also of the top rank, and Hikaru is the shy androgynous vice purresident! Each student summons a diva, such as petite Leme who moves into Kazuki’s room at the mansion – like dorm, and purromises ultimate power if he can seduce the other ladies!
Kazuki would rather be a respected friend than a harem king, but Leme purrvokes the snobby sempai until they insult Kazuki too far, so he challenges Mio to a duel! There are tropes aplenty such as the harem, love triangle, fan service and other archetypes, but some of the characters are likable with comedic bits and interesting mythology. I like the poses, expurressions, grilled fish, magickal FX, the grandly palatial architecture and the alluring appurral such as the lingerie, uniforms and the ornately skimpy summoning costumes! Nextly I would like to discuss
Non Non Biyori vol. 1!
Nyanko:
Hai! Written & drawn by Atto, Non Non Biyori  is the charming whimsical tale of girls at the small school! It was originally published in in 2010 by the Kadokawa Corporation, and this English edition was published last month by Seven Seas! Volume 1 is purriced at $12.99 in the USA and $14.99 in Canada, and it was translated by Jocelyne Allen, adapted by Shanti Whitesides, purroof read by Janet Houck, lettered & laid out by Jennifer Skarupa, edited by Adam Arnold, assistantly edited by Lissa Pattillo, and published by Jason DeAngelis, with the cover design by Nicky Lim!
At the Asahigaoka Branch School in the agricultural town of the small population and the slower pace far from the big cities, there are only the five students enrolled: first grader Renge with the Lavender hair, Hotaru the fifth grade transfer student from Tokyo with the Black hair, Natsumi the seventh grader with the Red hair, her eighth grade sister Komori with the long Brown hair, plus Komori and Natsumi’s ninth grade brother Suguru. They are introduced in the 1st chapter along with Renge’s lazy 24 year old sister Kazuho-sensei, who is the only teacher with little to do!
The girls have plenty of time to pontificate the least things such as the bus schedule, cow crossing, leaky roof, pieces of candy, and how cute Hotaru thinks the petite Komari is, although Hotaru’s expurressions and actions are misinterpurreted! Things purrk up in chapter 4 when Hotaru & Renge try to catch the escaped rabbit, only to be trapped within the hutch; and chapter 5 is the spooky bed time for Natsumi & Komori after the arguments and the movies before bed; and in chapter 6 Kazuho-sensei takes the class to the rice field where whimsically unfortunate incidents occur!
As she oversleeps in chapter 7, the waiting students occupy themselves with the cat cradles and clay kitty sculptures, including the cute catgirl! Hotaru & Komari hike to the sweet shop in chapter 8, and the girls go to the river with a watermelon, report cards and a crab as the Spurring semester ends in chapter 9! The tales are so much fun, the characters scenery are wonderfully rendered, there are also a few bonus gag strips and sketches, and I will give Non Non Biyori vol. 1 the grade of the “A” as in Asahigaoka! I am all done, and nyow here is Illyana-sensei to tell us about
12 Beast vol. 2!
Ilyana:
Hai! 12 Beast is by Okayado, the author of Monster Musume which we also enjoy, and both series purrtain to a reluctant chap whose life winds up surrounded by a harem of monster girls! Whereas Monster Musume is about the girls from the other world who movie into his home, in 12 Beast it is the guy who winds up in the other world! In this case, Eita is  a high school video gamer otaku & ninja who gets telepurrted to their world, where the village of harpy folk hoped that he would help to defend them from the giant mecha monsters controlled by an enemy gamer!
This amewsing comedic fantasy / action tale is full of the game references and the ribald fan service! It was originally published in in 2013 by the Kadokawa Corporation, and this English edition was published last month by Seven Seas! Volume 2 is purriced at $12.99 in the USA and $14.99 in Canada, and it was translated by Ryan Peterson, adapted by Shanti Whitesides, purroof read by Janet Houck and Lee Otter, edited by Adam Arnold and published by Jason DeAngelis, with the lettering and layout by Ma. Victoria A. Robado, and the cover design by Nicky Lim!
Eita, Aero the peppy cute harpy girl and Captain Jawea the sterner warrior harpy girl land in Labyrinth Town which is populated by the minotaurs who are very tall, strong, and known for their mining & metallurgy. They meet Asteria the very kind, powerful and talented blacksmith and go on a dungeon crawl full of deadly traps to find the item needed to repair Eita’s power gauntlet! Asteria is larger at 7.5′ tall and the 56x31x46″ size compurred to Aero’s 32x21x31″ size and Jawea’s 35x22x33″ size! I mention this because the boobies are often focused upon in the manga! 
The gauntlet comes in very handy (ha ha) when he has to help defend the town against another giant enemy mech! The boss battle is laced with the villain’s sarcastic comments and the gaming terminology. We still do not know much about the villain, although he is rather mean to his ram girl assistant. There is also the bonus hot spurrings side story incident! The manga has a light fun ambience, delightful character designs and intricately detailed architectural scenery, and I am curious to see who they will meet in volume 3! For my next review, I would like to discuss
A Centaur’s Life vol. 6!
Ilyana:
Written & drawn by Kei Murayama, A Centaur’s Life is one of my favoritest manga series! It is such a beautiful, charming, slice – of – life tale set in a contempurrary world similar to ours, but instead the inhabitants are the centaurs, fauns, kemonomimi, angels; the dracon, unicorn, snake people, frog people and other species of people! It is a very thoroughly envisioned and designed world, with intricate cultural, historical & scientific notes, beautiful character & scenic and endearing characters such as Himeno the centaur, her family, friends and other students!
We have met Himeno’s purrents, aunt, uncle, widdle niece Shino-chan, and Shino’s best friend Maki-chan! Himeno’s best friends are Omaki the satyr girl and Nozomi the Dracon girl! Their high school classmates include Sassassul the snake girl, Akechi the satyr girl, Inukai her unihorn girlfriend, and Manami the angelic class president who has four widdle crossbreed kitten girl sisters, including youngest Sue-chan and triplet sisters Chinami, Chiho & Chigusa! The delightful manga was originally published in Japan in as Centaur No Nayami by Tokuma Shoten Publishing,
The English translated version is published here by Seven Seas, it was translated by Greg Moore, adapted by Holly Kolodziejczak, lettered & laid out by Jennifer Skarupa, edited by Adam Arnold, published by Jason DeAngelis, purrroof read by Patrick King & Conner Crooks with the logo design by Courtney Williams and cover design by Nicky Lim! Volume 6 is suggested for the older teen readers purrhaps due to nudity & sexual topics. Himeno’s family chases a mysterious peeping tom who might be an alien, and Sassassul‘s tale of a rousing adventure hints at more aliens!
Omaki has an argument at school and is curious about certain sexual topics; a famous froggy CEO visits the school; and Shino-chan has fantasy adventure dreams! The merfolk students discuss boobies, Eri-chan’s purrforms in a festival where she encounters a giant sea creature; the triplets have the same dream, Shino-chan & Maki-chan watch a magical girl TV show, and there is a metafictional afterward at a hot spurring! A Centaur’s Life continues to be a joy to read, and I will give it a grade of an “A” as in Akechi! Nyow here is Formality again, with her review of
Akame Ga Kill vol. 3!
Formality:
Arigato! Written by Takahiro and drawn by Tetsuya Tashiro, Akame Ga Kill pertains to the Night Raid team of assassins who work for the rebellion against an oppressive government that comits the many atrocities. Opurrating from a secret mountain base, Night Raid is compurrised of Akame who is uses the poison demon blade sword, Mine the snipurr with the soul gun, Lubbuck the master of the deadly strings, Bulat in the supurr armor, Najenda the boss, Leone whose beast belt buckle transforms into the fiece catgirl, and Tatsumi who is the determined rookie!
The use the legendary mystic weapons are known as the Teigu, but unfortunately some of their evil enemy opponents are also thusly armed, and the Night Raid has suffered plenty casualties, recently including Sheele who was armed with the giant shield scissor Teigu. The very well illustrated tale is full of  intense action and emotions, but it is also full of very visceral images of the brutal bloody combat, plus the graphic scenes of the gory tortures and murders, harsh language and some nudity, so it is definitely not for the widdle kitties or for the squeamish readers!
The manga was originally published in Japan in 2010 by Square Enix, and the English edition of the manga is published here in the USA by Yen Press! Although most of the manga that we are reviewing this month just happens to be published by Seven Seas, Yen Press has certainly published many titles that we crave such as Spice and Wolf, K-On, Wolf Children. Omamori Himari, G.A.: Geijutsuka Art Design Class, Shoulder – A – Coffin Kuro, Sunshine Sketch, Suzunari, Sword Art Online: Girls Ops, High School DXD, S.S. Astro, and Ichiroh… but I have digressed!
Akame Ga Kill Vol. 3 has the $13.00 USA price & $14.00 Canadian purrice, the 210 pages including the Black & White manga chapters 10 – 14 plus the notes and 2 color pages, it was translated by Christine Dashielle, lettered by Erin Hickman, and the front cover is graced by the pic of Leone in her powerful catgirl form! She is paired with Tatsumi for a hit, but it takes an emotional toll while they still grieve the loss of Sheele, As they continue their training and vigilance, their enemies commit further atrocities whilst framing the Night Raid and luring them into the trap!
This time the enemies include sadistic General Esdeath and her elite trio of thugs Daidara, Nyau and Liver who are known as The Three Beasts. As Akame and Lubbock stake out the city, Leone attempts to pounce upon Esdeath, but retreats upon sensing the trap, whilst Bulat & Tatsumi battle The Three Beasts to the death upon the deck of the ship in the canal. It is an epic boss battle with further fatalities and origin revelations, but I should not further spoil the intense plot!  That is all for our manga reviews, so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Lizzy who wants to shine
our celebrity catgirl spotlight upon the catfolk of 
the Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder games!
Elizabeth:
Arigato! This monthly portion of The Mew is to honor the famous catgirl characters of movies, TV shows, comics, literature, internet, games and toys from many decades and around the world! Our broadly – inclusive and purrogressive criteria has ranged from those nekomimis who actually have feline the DNA, including anthropurmorphic feline females & lycanthropes to those who just dress the part, the kindred spirits of the kindred jungle & purrehistoric girls, and those who have the cat-titude or style to be considered as “honorary” catgirls!
We have included catgirl, kemonomimi and furry fantasy artists, authors, sites and publications too! We have purreviously shown the spotlight upon some of the feline femme fatales of the fantasy role – playing games such as the goddess Bast, GynoSphinxes, WereTigers, the Tabaxi, and nyow it is the Catfolks’ turn! They are among the playable characters’ races in the 3.5th edition of the Dragons & Dragons game and the similar Pathfinder game! Dungeons & Dragons has been around since 1974 and it is currently in its 5th edition rules.
In the Races of the Wild supplement book by Skip Williams in 2005 for D&D – gosh that was 10 years ago – there are 3 pages purrtaining to the Catfolk race! They are bipedal felinoids of various breeds who are taller than a house cat, with the fur similar to a lion, tiger, leopurrd or others! They are sociable, adventurous, curious, spiritual, passionate & good –  natured tribal nomads of warm tempurrate & tropical grasslands which they purrfur to colder regions. They are quick ‘n energetic with very keen senses such as the nocturnal vision!
They get along fine and trade with most other races, although they purrfur to have contact with the smaller villages instead of the larger cities. Their own domiciles tend to be the tents or lean-to type of structures which can be quickly assembled or packed up! Like most folks they can choose from numerous purrofessions, but they are purrticularly good as Rangers! The female coiffure tends to be short ‘n loose whereas the males favor the braided style! In the book there is a delightful color illustration of a Catfolk couple by Emily Flegenschuh!
Meanwhile there are 6 pages purrtaining to a different version of the Catfolk  in the Pathfinder game’s Advance Race Guide book, which is a supplement to the game’s Core Rules Book, published by Paizo in 2012! That type of Catfolk are graceful, slender furry bipeds with neko tail, ears, eyes, claws & colors who are not as tall as humans. They are very graceful, quick, nimble, agile, stealthy clever and lucky with the keen senses and balance, with the supurrb spurrinting, climbing, hunting and tracking purrowess and various purrofessions!
They tend to be generous, faithful, sociable & curious felinoids of the “chaotic good” moral dispurrsition who like to hunt, gather & explore! They might have their own custom & magickal weapons & gear too, such as the claw blades, the softpaw boots, the cat’s eye crown and magick kitty spells! There are two illustrations of them in the Guide book, and he depicted female is the beautiful monk catgirl weilding the nunchaku weapon, wearing the bikini top, tunic, beads & bracelets atop her soft gray fur with the purretty whiskers, spots & rosettes!
The Advance Race Guide book it even lists the most popular male & female catfolk names and the deities they might worship! It is a beautiful hardcover book full information & illustrations of other interesting races such as the Kitsune, Merfolk, Centaurs, Aasimar, Samsaren, Nagaji, Gillmen and several others, nya! These books are fascinating to read and are full of many beautiful illustrations to admire, and can contribute to many hours of RPG fun with a good group of friends! That is all for this month’s spotlight, but it will shine again next month!
Petra:
Oh look, here come more of our friends, nya! 
Meryl:
(the island’s Police Chief catgirl wearing the Cheetah purrint bikini) Konban wa!
B.B.:
(the island’s Purrk Ranger catgirl wearing the Bobcat purrint bikini) Aloha y’all!
Ellie:
(the island’s Fire Chief centauress wearing the Sivit purrint bikini top) We brought food!
Mike:
Please have the seat while we put the those with the rest of the food!
B.B., Meryl & Ellie:
Arigato gozaimasu!
Bun:
I will give you and hand with those! Lizzy, would you like put your box with the food?
Elizabeth:
Ah… I’ll just hang on to it!
Yvonne
We are all curious but it is the surpurrise for the end of the show, nya!
Nyoka:
We are so glad that y’all could attend! So, what have y’all been up to?
Meryl:
When I have not been in my office or on purrtrol, I have been reading and relaxing! I considered riding my motorcycle on the mainland highways, but the weather there has been so humidly hot, so I stayed here where the tempurrature is not as severe! My bike might have the fiery Red paint, but it does not want to roast upon the road!
Ellie:
Hai hai we are so very lucky to be neither too hot and dry or too windy and wet as some regions are, but our department has vigilantly continued to educate the proper swimming, grilling, wiring and fireworks safety! When I have not been in the office, on the patrol or teaching the safety, I have been reading, swimming and working out!
B.B.:
Fortunately we have not recently expurrienced hazardous incidents at the forest, lake, beach, or estuary! Our nocturnal nature hikes continue to be entertaining and educational, and I have also been reading orienteering, kayaking and canoeing when I have not been purrtroling, issuing the purrmits, or training the rookie rangers!
Ilyana:
Well, we certainly appurreciate how you inform and purrotect us, and we are so glad that y’all were able to join us for another Mew!
Becca:
I heard that y’all might have some reviews to tender… oh oh and it is not too late for y’all to purrticipate in the Lightning Round topic!
Elizabeth:
Hai! We nominated our favorite cars, trucks, tanks & motorcycles of of movies and TV shows, so we want to know your favorites for
the continuation of the Lightning Round!
Ellie:
I would have to nominate the valiant fire apparatuses, ambulances and other emergency response vehicles of Emergency, Backdraft, Roxanne, Hellfighters, The Towering Inferno, Firehouse, Rescue Me, The Third Watch, Thunderbirds, It’s A Mad Mad Mad  Mad World, M*A*S*H, Mother Juggs and Speed, The Cannonball Run, and Pixar’s Cars!
Meryl:
There are motorcycles in The Wild One, The Great Escape, Lawrence of Arabia, Roustabout, Easy Rider, Then Came Bronson, Electra Glide in Blue, Magnum Force, On Any Sunday, Game of Death, Viva Knievel, The Cannonball Run, Knightriders, First Blood, Rocky III, Purple Rain, Top Gun, Delta Force, Super Cop, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Kamikaze Girls, Charlie’s Angels 2 and D.O.A.!
B.B.:
The televised motorcycles such as the Batcycle & Batgirl Cycle, the Streethawk, BJ’s bike on M*A*S*H, that “Chopper” episode of Kolchak, the T-Mobile commercials with Carly Foulkes, Clara’s bike on Doctor Who, the Two Fat Ladies’ bike with the side car, and the many bikes of The Monkees,  Happy Days, CHiPs, Power Rangers Orange County Choppers and Sons of Anarchy!
Ellie:
Speaking of the Batcycles, there are the other heroes’ bikes in Kamen rider, Ghost Rider, Captain America, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Punisher (Dolph Lungren), Hellboy, Robocop, Dredd, Infra Man, the X-Men, Batman, Mad Max and Indiana Jones movies!
B.B.:
There are many more science fiction, fantasy & horror movie bikes such as The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao, The Omega Man, Rollerball, Dawn of the Dead, Time Rider, Megaforce, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5, Terminator 2, The Phantom Menace, Silver Hawk, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Tomorrowland, the Beach Party movies, Tron, and Resident Evil movies!
Meryl:
Don’t forget the motorcycles of the James Bond movies such as Fiona Volpe’s BSA Lightning in Thunderball, the Kawasaki Z900 in The Spy Who Loved Me, the Yamahas in For Your Eyes Only, and  in Never Say Never Again, the BMW R1200 in Tomorrow Never Dies, the Montesa in Quantum of Solace and the Hondas in Skyfall!
Ellie:
The awesomely animated motorcycles of Lupin the 3rd, Gatchaman, G.I. Joe, Ah My Goddess, Bubblegum Crisis, Appleseed, Tank Police, Akira, Shonan Bakusozoku, Kino’s Journey, Transformers Priime, Rolling Girls and Freedom Planet!
Meryl:
Speaking of Elvis and Prince, of course, there are many mewsic videos graced by the steel horse, such as Shania Twain “I’m Gonna Getcha Good”, Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue”, Britney Spears’s “Toxic”, Judas Priest’s “Turbo Lover”, Queen Latifa’s “Unity”, Van Halen’s “Panama”, Motley Crue’s “Girls Girls Girls”, Lady Gaga’s “Judas”, Motorhead’s “Killed By Death”, and Wasp’s “Wild Child”!
B.B.:
However, we may have rambled too much and stray-catted off the topic!
Jeannie:
That is fine, and those are splendid vehicles. I understand that y’all have
magazine mewsings, such as Surfgirl #50
B.B:
Hai! Surfgirl http://www.surfgirlmag.com is one of my favoritest magazines! It is a quarterly UK purriodical full of such joyful, beautiful, adventurous, fashionable sporty and inspurrational ambience amidst the wonderful photos, intermews and articles purrtaining to women who ride the waves of beautiful international locations! Many of the photos are full – page pics! This special 50th issue is purriced $10.50 and has the 164 pages which start off with some snapshots, editor by Louise Searle’s celebratory appurreciative greeting, and the handy widdle gallery of all 50 front covers!
After that are 29 pages photos & comments by ladies who testify about their surfing lives, including Australia’s Claire Bevo, Tessa Hoult, Sophie Jade Metcalfe, Lara Murphy and Yasmin Murphy; Bali’s Yasnyiar Gea Bonne, Meghann Hoult and Giada Legati; Brazil’s Rayane Amaral, Chloe Calmon and Marina Werneck; California’s Taylor Bruynzeel, Lilly Givner, Alexandra Poirier and Michelle Watson; Morocco’s Hanane Laslami and cover girl Nahid El Massnaoui; and the UK’s Corinne Evans, Celine Gehret, Flora Lawton, Georgi Timson and assistant editor Abbi Hughes!
Abbi is also a photographer & designer! After that the captions by Celine Gehret and photos by Robert Weber accompany surfer Easkey Britton’s article about the empowering women’s surfing purrogram in Papua New Guinea! The quotes by Flora lawton and photos by Will Bailey accompany Georgie Timson’s article about the British team’s expurrdition to Barbados; Simon Williams’s photos accompany the tale of Laura Enever’s expurrdition to P-Pass in Micronesia; and after that Matt Smith’s photos accompany Sophie Hellyer’s tale of moving from Australia to ireland!
The 2nd half of the issue ensues with the very purretty, entertaining, informative and inspurrational intermews, advice, art, photos, tips, tales and techniques by Abbi, Suzy Allen, Kristine Gottsch, Sarah Grant, Amy Kotch, Jane Lamberth, Emily Layla Lovaine and Hayley Shaw McGuinness! Sam Bass and Hayley suggest several delicious nutritious recipes too! Mike Searle photographed Camilla Curry and Abbi who model the purretty clothes in a 10 page pictorial; there is a 12 page wet suit guide, and several more pages full of photos of lovely sexy Summertime appurral!
To top off the issue are some events news and the brief comments by Carissa Moore and Stephanie Gimore who competed in the Roxy Pro Final compurrtiton, with the widdle action photos of them and Lakey Paterson, Tyler Wright and Tatiana Weston-Web! Even the advertisements for the fashions, purroducts or services have the purretty photos or illustrations, and some feature other supurr stars such as Alana Blanchard, Rosy Hodge and Alessa Quizon! I will give the high purraise and an “A” as in Abbi!  “A”  also stands for Ahsoka, Anakin, Asajjj who are featured purrominently in
Star Wars Insider #159!
B.B:
Titan Magazines’ Star Wars Insider is great because it has the fun insightful articles, intermews, photos, art & tales from many casts & crews, artists, authors, manufacturers and the fans who love the Star Wars movie, TV shows, mewsic, toys, games, comics, novels, art, costumes & conventions! I was purrticulary attracted to this 84 page issue because it has my favoritest Star Wars character Ahsoka Tano next to Darth Vader on the front cover, and inside the issue is Amy Ratcliffe’s 8 page intermew with Ashley Eckstein who purrvided Ahsoka’s voice for Clone Wars and Rebels!
It has the bunch of great pics of Ahsoka! After editor Jonathan Wilkins’ greeting, there is Amy’s intermew Anovos who make lovely stormtroopurr costumes; purraise for the late great Sir Christopher Lee, readers’ letters, Vanessa Marshall’s Star Wars Celebration con report, and Michael Price’s amewsing purroposals for Star Wars movies! Mark Newbold intermews Dee Bradley Baker who purrvides the voice of Ahsoka’s friend Capt. Rex, Tricia Barr contributes a 6 page article about Asajj Ventress, and there is a 6 page excerpt from Christie Golden’s Ventress novel Dark Disciple!
It is accompanied by art by Magali Villeneuve! There is Part 3 of a retrospective of Dark Horse’s Dark Empire comics of the early 90’s, with comments by author Tom Veitch, artist Cam Kennedy & editor Barbara Kessel; a purreview of Marvel’s forthcoming Chewbacca comic book with comments by author Gerry Duggan and art by Phil Noto; Dan Zehr’s article about the mysterious midi-chlorians with comments by director Kyle Newman, author Ian Doescher, author Paul McDonald & podcaster Cory Clubb; and Dan Wallace’s discussion of several forthcoming Star Wars books!
To top off this very entertaining, informative, lovely, enthused issue are Neil Edwards’s article about the purrized 1979 Boba Fett action figure, James Burns’s peek at lots of pending Star Wars games, miniatures, toys, collectibles and gadgets that might also be purrized, and the 8 pages of fans’ photos of wonderful cons, costumes, collections and art! Oh that reminds me that I still hope to round up more of the photos from our purrior Halloween Trick R Eat & Cosplay Purrowl! But I digress, and I thought this was another great issue, and I will give it an “A” as in Ahsoka!
Tara-chan:
I want to read the Ashley intermew too, and – and I will send you more photos, nya!
Trini-chan:
Surf Girl is one of my favorite magazines too! Now here is Chief Ellie to tell us about
Faerie Magazine #31!
Ellie:
Hai! Faerie Magazine http://www.faeriemag.com is such a beautiful magazine purrtaining to all things fae in the legends, tales, illustrations, photos, fashions and mewsic, plus the travelogue visits to enchanting homes, gardens, ruins and forests! The photos are magnificent, and you might also see the mermaids, elves or other sidhe amongst the pages, and even the ads are lovely! It is published in Maryland, Kim Cross is the founder / publisher, and the cordial greeting from editor in chief Carolyn Turgeon gets this “Midsummer Night’s Dream” themed issue started!
There is an intermew & gallery by the cover photographer Mel Plum, Jill Gleeson introduces us to the firefly photography of Floris van Bruegel and a gallery of luminous mushrooms; Grace Nuth takes us to The Lost Gardens of Heligan in the Cornwall countryside, tells us about the blooms of the night garden, visits the dreaming owls, and tells us the tale of the Moon-Gazing Hare! There are galleries of Klaus Haapaniemi’s artistry, Asako Iwasawa’s nocturnal flora, artist Miya Ando’s bioluminescent leaves, and Charles Vess’s Midsummer Night’s Dream illustrations!
Waxenvine’s photos accompany Alexis Lass’s article about Charlotte Lily Gaspard’s shadow puppet theater, Vince Chafins’ photos accompany Tricia Saroya’s guide to making a magnificent dinnertablescape, Marcus Roe discusses the tasty nightcap beverage, Gwen Burton tempts us with the yummy Blueberry Tart, Strawberry Parfait, and Chocolate raspberry truffle recipes, Frode Sjo’s photos accompany Paul Himmerlein’s essay about fairyland slumbers, and we are treated to a peek at the floral “Alexander’s Garden” corset by Susan Lafica of Fiori Couture!
Lauren Stover recommends perfumes and discusses the Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies, Katherine Merlin discusses the moon signs, Caroline Blackburn’s photo adorns Jeannine Hall Gaily’s Swan Sister poem, Kaitlin Lo’s photo of Valentina adorns Page Hill Starzinger’s Genus poem, and if that were not enough, the issue is also graced by Wendy Froud’s poem The Dreaming Faerie, William Allingham’s poem The Fairies and Shveta Thakrar’s short story of She Sleeps beneath the Sea! It is a thoroughly enchantingly beautiful issue! I also wish to discuss
Faeries And Enchantment #31
Ellie:
Faeries And Enchantment (FAE) http://www.faemagazine.com is another gorgeous magazine full of so many sumptuous words and images pertaining to the faerie and fantasy illustration, fashions, photography, productions,  performers, tales, poetry, places, activities and events!  It is published in Cornwall, England, and this Summertime issue begins with the alluring front cover fantasy photo by Margarita Kareva who is interviewed later in the issue, which is followed by editor in chief Karen Kay’s lovely greeting, the fairy festivals calendar and the fae news pages!
There are Brendan Daniel’s photos of beautiful models wearing Izzy Ivy’s amulet bikinis on the rocky beach; and Elean Art’s photos of Angelica Eific modeling the marvelous couture by Elfic Wear in the forest! Sarah Ashwood’s Fairy Midnight poem is graced by Andy Teo’s stunning photos of Emma Claire; Ceri Norman’s article about the Household Elf is accompanied by Mandee Rose Photography’s delightful images of Aradia Wadjet; and the article about Gary & Ruth Colcombe’s Celtic Myth Pod Show is adorned by images by Creative Pose Photography!
There is a message from the fabulous performing artist Felicity Fyr Le Fay, an interview with actor Marc Warren of the new BBC TV series Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell; Hannah Titania’s intermew with superb sculptor Hedley Wiggan; an article on Tatjana Raum’s wonderful fae & pixie sculptures; assistant editor / proof reader Bryony Whistlecroft’s review Harry Potter’s Platform 9 3/4 at the Warner Brothers Studio Tours in London; and Christa Thompson the Fairytale Traveler’s splendid travelogue of the Viking homeland of Avaldsnes! Now I want to go to there!
Artists / authors Wendy and Brian Froud continue the adorable adventures of Cat Bell, zodiac faeries decorate Solaris’s page of Faery Astrology, Natty Lotus Flowers advises us on the relaxing faerie yoga, Flavia Kate Peters guides the midsummer meditation, Laura Daligan discusses the faerie animals & elements, and Doreen Virtue offers advice on how to attract new friends! It is another wonderful issue, and even the various ads are quite attractive with images of the lovely cloaks, corsets, costumes, crafts, cards art, books, mewsic, places & festivals!
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
Nyoka:
Nyow it is Meryl’s turn to tell us about
Cosplay Culture vol. 15 #22!
Meryl:
Hai! Cosplay Culture vol. 15 #22 has the 100 full color pages purrtaining mostly to costumes and those who make, wear and photograph them, but it also has the few articles about the movies, TV shows, sites, conventions, and purroducts!  After the brief reviews of a few science fiction, fantasy & comics themed books, statues, collectibles gadgets, the Daredevil TV series, the online Man At Arms: Reforged series, and the pending Fantastic Four movie, there is a brief discussion of the cross-play topic purrior to the 10 page gallery of gorgeous costumes from the C2E2 con in Chicago!
Those costumes include Beaker, The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Mega Man, Willy Wonka, Ronan, Groot, Hawk Girl, Harley Quinn, Iron Man, Marvin the Paranoid Android, Sif, The 5th element Diva, The Silurian, Psylocke, Spy Vs Spy, the MST3K characters, Sera of Dragon Age, Power Rangers, Sailor Mercury, Planet of the Apes, an elegant Mandalorean lady, Han & Chewie and a huge dragon!
I purrticularly liked the 8 page article about makers of beautiful mermaid tails, an intermew with Robert Short who made Madison’s tail for Splash, and Barry Koper’s mer tail do’s & don’ts!
There is an intermew with famous cosplayer Yaya Han, including a beautiful 2 page centerspurread!, and that is followed by Lani Wong’s purrocess for the Mr. Freeze make-up, Sisu Squid’s purrocess for an Autumn Valkyrie costume, a gallery of Michael La Cour’s photos; East Coast Comicon photos, an intermew with mom & daughter cosplayers Tiffany & Chloe, an intermew with cosplayer Jennifer Ann, and the visit to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Sakura Matsuri Fashion Show! Our friend Crissy was at that matsuri! Next I would like to say the few words about
Cinefex #142!
Meryl:
Cinefex http://www.cinefex.com is the quarterly magazine published by Gregg Shay & devoted to the movie & TV visual FX, from the CG & purractical FX to the models & make-up! It is full of expurrt articles, intermews with the filmmakers, and the many great photos! It is always fascinating to read, but I was purrticularly impurressed by issue #142, because its 144 full color pages include editor in chief Jody Duncan’s articles about Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron, plus associate editor Joe Fordahm’s articles about San Andreas and Mad Max: Fury Road!
We reviewed Age of Ultron in the May Mew, Fury Road in the June Mew, and Jurassic World in the July Mew! Director George Miller is among the crew who is intermewed for the 20 page Mad Max article, and it is neat to read about the history of the movie and details about Max’s world; and see how they conjured the villain’s citadel, the dust storm, Furiosa’s arm, the car chases and the pole cat stunts! The 25 page Avengers article reveals a lot about the FX for Hulk, Iron Man, Ultron, The Scarlet Witch, The Vision, Nick Fury’s Helicarrier, the buildings and battles! 
Gosh it hard to believe that the original Jurassic Park movie is 22 years old! The 19 page Jurassic World article discusses the making of the park scenes, gyrosphere cars the the Indomius Rex, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptors, Gallimimus, Mosasaur, Pterosaurs and various other critters! Finally the 18 page article about San Andreas is the thorough coverage of the FX for the earthquake disaster movie starring The Rock! This was a great issue which I will give the high grade of an A as in the ankylosaur, and there are more articles at the Cinefex site’s blog!
Formality:
That big Mosasaur had a nice tasty shark for lunch!
Mary Nyan:
I love to look at those magazines’ costume and FX photos!
Nyanko:
Thanksl for those reviews! Nyow here are Petra & Bun to purrsent 
the latest additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Petra:
Arigato, nya! For those who are here for the first time, art galleries 1-7 display illustrations & photos by Mike, whilst guest art galleries 1-3 display images by other folks with their purrrrmissions, and Mike’s collaborations with other artists are displayed throughout the various galleries, nya! On the web site, in any of those galleries, the most recent images are repurrsented by the lowermost row of small, cropped “thumbnail” – size portions of the images, and you have to click on one in order to see the uncropped, full – size version of the pic, nya!
In Guest Gallery 3 http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest3.html we are purroud to purrsent a pic of “Bonnee Garden Acre” by Rebecca Brogden http://www.rbrogdenart.com who was our guest for the September 2009 Mew, nya! Purrhaps y’all have seen her purrior illustrations & photos in our mewseum, or read her purrose tale of “The Love of a Catgirl” http://catgirlisland.net/tales.html, nya? Bonnee is of the Garden Acre faerie family of the Scotttish – English ancestry, she is originally from Durham, NC and recently moved here to our island, nya!
She joined the repurrtory company at our Maritime Forest Grove Ampurrtheatre, nya! She might appurr to be in her late teens, but is much older, nya! She has college degrees in literature, fine arts, mewsic and theatre, she speaks English, French & Gaelic with an NC OBX dialect; her skills include baking, writing, photography, illustration, cosplay and instrumental mewsic; her hobbies include mewsic, fantasy novels, manga, anime and games; her favorite foods are cookies, muffins, berries, dates, latte, the milk shakes and the yummy nectar, nya!
Her supurr powers include the faerie magick, flight, telepurrtation, empathy and the size change, nya! She has the Green eyes and swallowtail-ish wings, the medium Tan skin and the Orange Red hair, nya! At her largest size, she is 5 feet tall with the 5 foot wingspan, but at her smallest she is 7 inches tall with the 7 inch wingspan, nya! In this scene she is so purretty in the bare midriffed, Green off – shoulder top, bikini panty with the Gold trim, Red ribbon and White bows and the Black thigh highs for the simple yet ornately sweet, sexy and elegant qualities, nya!
Next is the companion illustration of Bonnee’s aunt “Floraidh Garden Acre” which was also illustrated by Rebecca, nya!  Floraidh (purrnounced “Flower-ee”) has degrees in sports medicine and nutrition with expurrtise in bodybuilding and herbs; she fluently speaks English, French, Gaelic, Japanese and Hawaiian; her purrofession is fitness model, trainer, yogini; and she is the mom of 2 daughters and 2 sons, nya! She might appurr to be about 40ish but is much older, and her hobbies are gardening, dancing, going to concerts, plays and sporting events, nya!
Her favorite foods are the crepes, tiramisu, baklava, berries, apples, milk tea, frappecino and cinnamon oatmeal, nya! She has Red Violet eyes, Azure – Mauve wings, medium Tan skin and Brown hair, nya! At her largest size she is 5 feet 3 inches tall with the 50 inch wingspan, but at her smallest she is 7.5 inches tall with the 6 inch wingspan, nya She looks so lovely in the off – shoulder, bare – midriff, Violet – colored short skirt outfit with the thigh high boots, nya! Rebecca rendered both of those beautiful images using Sai, Photoshop CS6 and an Intuos5 tablet, nya!
Also in Guest Gallery 3 we have the scene of Nya-sensei watching Ellie do the “Centauress Pull-Ups” by Misty Hopkins http://bunnychai.blogspot.com, nya! Misty was among our March 2008 guests and is a great artist, seamstress, cosplayer & blogger, nya! Purrhaps y’all have seen her purrior photos & illustrations in our mewseum, including  a purrior pic of Ellie, nya? Ellie enjoys hiking, swimming, archery, cooking, movies, manga and working out when she is not in the office or on purrtrol and purrrfers to go bare – hooved except when wearing the firefighting gear, nya!
Bun:
Ellie is the firm athletic 850 lbs, measures 13.5 Hands high at the equine withers and stands slightly over 7 feet tall, compared to Nya-sensei who is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs the fighting trim 164 lbs! When she is not at the dojo, gym or helping at Nyo-sensei’s magick shop, Nya-sensei enjoys the anime, reading, mewsic, dancing, swimming and cheering for her friends at other sports events! In this pic Ellie does pullups in the gym as Nya-sensei kindly looks in and leaves a fresh bottle of water! Misty used the pens and colored pencils to render the beautiful illustration!
Nextly in Guest Gallery 3 is Misty’s adorable illustration of “Sailor Luna”! In the Sailor Moon manga created by Naoko Takeuchi, Luna is one of the cute magickal guardian cats who help the other heroines fight the villains, monsters and disasters! In the live – action TV Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon adaptation, Luna transforms into the catgirl known as Sailor Luna, who is portrayed by lovely actress Rina Koike in the pretty sailor fuku costume with the tiara, ribbons, bows, collar & cat bell! MIsty used various pens & Prismacolor markers to sweetly render the cute widdle heroine!
Just added to Gallery 7 http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery7.html is Mike’s pic of Misty’s character “Strawberry dressed as Tabitha”! Strawberry is a lovely, sweet. Pink-haired gynoid inspired by the delightful Saber Marionettes J anime series, and Tabitha is Misty’s sexy original catgirl character! In this image, somehow their clothes got swapped, so the more voluptuous Strawberry is trying to squeeze into leaner Tabitha’s smaller attire! However it is the very tight fit, and the stretched Red tube top barely covers the boobies whilst the jeans shorts might not ascend the hips! 
Fortunately the stretchy fishnet hose and the thong panty are in their proper places, and at least the cute accessories fit better, such as the choker, the pendant, head band, wrist band and bangles! Not only that, but Strawberry got the widdle paw print tattoo on her hip just like Tabitha has; and she is making a “cat ears” gesture with her hands! Kawaii! Tabitha is unseen nearby, and is having the opposite problem in trying on Strawberry’s much larger clothes! Mike rendered this pic for Misty with the pencil, Micron pens, Copic markers, Prismacolor markers & colored pencils!
Nextly in Gallery 7 is Mike’s illustration of “Merrie Khriste Massu”, alias the super heroine Sailor Christmas http://www.sailorchristmas.com! Inspired by Sailor Moon, this “fan senshi” character was created by our friend Alexcia Reynolds, who is a great artist and author of original and fan art and fiction, web sites and plushy dolls! She was our guest for the August 2010 Mew, and perhaps y’all have seen her delightful illustrations & photos in our mewseum! She also wrote the “Anniversary” Pokemon / Catgirl Island cross-over fan-fic, which you can read at our Tales of Catgirl Island page!
Khriste is a 21 year old history teacher, which is appropriate because her Sailor Christmas persona has existed for over 2000 years! She is 6 feet tall and weighs 146 lbs with short Red Hair, Green eyes and Pale Tan skin! Her birthday is December 25th, and her hobbies include shopping, growing Poinsettias, hosting parties and preparing feasts! She is wearing the Green bikini that she bought at one of our island’s boutiques, as she strolls amongst the fresh local foods and flowers at the farmers market! Mike rendered the pic with the pencils, Micron pens, Photoshop CS2 and the mouse!
Lastly but not leastly added to Gallery 7 for this month is Mike’s widdle pencil sketch of a perky  “Manga-ka Nekomimi”! This was drawn at one of the comics & manga art tutorials that Mike & others conducted at one of the Barnes & Noble bookstores upon the mainland! The classes tend to last about 2 hours for the couple of dozen kids teenagers, parents and grandparents of the various ages, genders, races and skills with pencils and paper to draw the heads or full bodies of the characters of various species! So, what do y’all think of the latest additions to the mewseum?
Ellie:
(cries) Oh I am so happy and honored by another pic of me in the mewseum!
Nyanko:
(cries) Me too! I am so flattered and.. oh, oh I am going to need the tissue!
Tara-chan:
The joyful tears were purrpared for, nya! (offers Ellie & Naynko the tissues)
Ellie & Nyanko:
Arigato, gozaimasu, nya!
Trini-chan:
Misty sure did another great job of so marvelously capturing their portraiture, details and spirits!
Nyoka:
Hai hai she got the physiques, colors, clothes, expurressions, and the gym equipment just right!
B.B.:
Sailor Luna’s expurression, coiffure and richly vibrant colors are wonderfully purrfect too!
Mielikki:
Rebecca exquisitely rendered Bonnee and Floraidh’s lovely couture, wings and features!
Meryl:
Every aspect of Bonnee is excellent illustrated, from her supple ears to her cute belly button!
Jeannie:
Floraidh’s tight abs and strong thighs are nicely framed by the iridescent blouse, skirt and boots that match her wings!
Mary Nyan:
Strawberry is so delightfully whimsical in that pose with that adorable grin and spectacularly long splay of braided hair!
Ilyana:
Hai hai, she is so dear, purretty and sweet, but seems upon the verge of bursting out of the tube top and thong, heehee! 
Elizabeth:
The crates of Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Fuji, Gala and Honey Crisp apples in the Khriste pic are giving me the craving!
Becca:
I just noticed that Mu’awin the butterfly of Alexcia’s Cybernetic Showdown tale is purrched upon one of the Anthuriums in the Khriste pic!
Formality:
I should revisit Alexcia’s other sites too, such as Pokemon Amber, Sailor Tiger’s Grotto, Book Of Otaku Senshi and Sailor Chibi-Moon’s World!
Yvonne:
Mike’s widdle sketch of the catgirl looks so peppy and cute, and it sounds like there was the fun time at that Barnes & Noble bookstore, nya!
Mike:
Yep, it went pretty well, and I’d like to thank the store’s employees & customers for the fun activities! Petra, Bun, thank y’all for presenting the new art!
Bun:
Doitashimaste!
Petra:
What is next, nya?
The Cat Lady Sings…
B.B.:
So… what is Lizzy’s surpurrise?
Meryl:
We are curious about that! 
Elizabeth:
Oh, um, I have something I want to give to Becca… (gives Becca a purrettily wrapped widdle box)
Becca:
Arigato! (finds an extra special fortune cookie in the box)
Ellie:
Oh, what is the fortune?
Becca:
(cracks open the cookie to find a gold ring inside) Nya ni—?
Elizabeth:
Will you marry me?
(Mike and 15 Ladies of The Mew watch in wide-eyed anticipation)
Becca:
(crying happy cyber catgirl tears) Hai!
(Mike and 15 Ladies of The Mew joyfully cheer for the purroposal)
Tara-chan:
(snaps a photo of the engaged couple) nya!
Formality:
YATTAHH!
Ilyana:
Nyow it will be a celebratory luau!
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
Yvonne
Whew! Well, I guess that will wrap it up for another edition of The Mew, nya!
Bun:
Oh my! Um, we wish to thank Misty and Rebecca for the beautiful illustrations!
Petra:
We wish to thank Alexcia again for her characters and tales, nya!
Trini-chan:
We also thank Jamie for his web mastery here at The Mew and Catgirl Island…
Jeannie:
and the other talented, inspurrational folks whose works we have discussed.
Nyoka:
Y’all may post your brief, polite, sincere, non-snarky responses to our discussion…
Nyanko:
… purrvided that such comments are spam-free, G-rated and purrtain to our topics!
Mary Nyan:
We will be back next month with another edition of The Mew!
Mike:
Be there… aloha! Oh boy!
The Ladies Of The Mew:
BAIBAI, NYA!

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