rainbow bridge

Over The Rainbow

Someday I’ll wish upon a star…
And wake up where the clouds are far,
Where troubles melt like lemon drops

いつか私は星に願う
そして目覚めると雲ははるかかなたに去っていて
そこでは悩みなんかレモンドロップみたいに溶けてしまう

Over The Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high,
There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

虹の向こう側のどこか高い空の上に
いつか子守唄で聞いた国がある
そこでは、どんな夢もかなえられる

Happy Birthday, Susi  @marauderfan

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わんぱく王子の大蛇退治 / Wanpaku Ōji no Orochi Taiji 
(The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon)

100 in x of animated feature film history
Release: Mar. 24th, 1963
Country: Japan
Director: Yūgo Serikawa

“The Japanese film Wanpaku Ōji no Orochi Taiji––which literally translates to The Naughty Prince’s Orochi Slaying––is the sixth feature produced by Tōei Animation. English-dubbed versions have been released under several titles, including The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon, Prince in Wonderland and Rainbow Bridge.

The story is based on the Shintō myth of the storm god Susanoo’s battle with the snake-like Yamata no Orochi. It begins with Susanoo’s mother, Izanami, dying. He is deeply hurt by the loss of his mother, but his father Izanagi tells him that his mother is now in heaven. Despite Izanagi’s warnings, Susanoo eventually sets off to find her. Along with his companions, Akahana (a little talking rabbit) and Titan Bō (a strong but friendly giant from the Land of Fire), Susanoo overcomes all obstacles in his long voyage. He eventually comes to the Izumo Province, where he meets Princess Kushinada, a little girl whom he becomes friends with. Kushinada’s family tells Susanoo that their other seven daughters were sacrificed to the fearsome eight-headed serpent, the Yamata no Orochi. Susanoo decides to help her family protect her and slay the Orochi once and for all.

This movie eschewed the soft, rounded look of previous Tōei animated features for a more stylized one. Production cost 70 million yen, employed 180 staff members, and produced 250,000 drawing sheets. It is also one of the few animated films to have music by famed composer Akira Ifukube. The film placed 10th in the list of the 150 best animated films and series of all time compiled by Tokyo’s Laputa Animation Festival from an international survey of animation staff and critics in 2003. It features distinctively modernist, abstracted character, background, and color design; formalized the role of animation director––performed here by Yasuji Mori––in the Japanese system; and drew attention to the talents of key animators Yasuo Ōtsuka and Yōichi Kotabe.

Accolades received by Wanpaku at the time of its release, including: being honored with a Bronze Osella (at the Venice Film Festival) and the Ōfuji Noburō Award (at the 1963 Mainichi Film Awards), and making it into the official recommendations of the Japanese Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health’s Central Child Welfare Council. More recently, Genndy Tartakovsky watched the film and identifies it as a primary influence on the direction and design of his Samurai Jack.”

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The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon is available on YouTube in two parts. It is the Italian dub.

FIRST POSTED: 7/20/16

Merry Christmas, everybody!!!

This is Willie in his new Christmas knit. I always made him a new dog cowl he could wear as his every day scarf for Christmas. He loved getting new knits! I had made the headpiece for my models for a different photo shoot and was surprised he let me put them on him. He did not seem to mind them at all, and I did a whole photo sesh of him wearing them. This was only a year ago. I would never have believed then that he would not be with me this year. I still can’t believe it, really. You never know what a year will bring you. So Merry Christmas to the best pal I ever had and whom I miss every single day. You were a great dog Willie and I hope the angels are knitting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.
#MerryChristmas#golden retriever#Knit#handsomedogs#handsomedog#rainbowbridge#antlers

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She makes me laugh, she draws me in. Not just a boy friend, but a boyfriend. How about it, what about me?

♫  get to know me  ♫ : [4/∞] favorite music videos

↳  she || vromance 

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven lies the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills there for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor.

Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

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This is my Angel Nalah. She was an American Staffordshire Terrier or more commonly a “pitbull”.
We found out on my 16th birthday (Sept 6, 2016) that she had cancer and wouldn’t make it another week. Eleven days later we had to help her cross the “rainbow bridge”. She had been my constant companion since age four. She would have been twelve on December 8th, 2016.
If you wanna see more of Angel Nalah you can check out her Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/NalahTheCuddlyPit/
My Chihuahua and cats pics are also posted there!

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