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WARNING: There's no start button, music starts immediately after file has loaded.

I hope it doesn't take too long to load?

This is my first animation in a long time (well, since I studied animation and it's been several years), so it's nothing too speacial. Just a little test. There are errors (lightning source etc.), but don't let that bother you too much.

With all school work, commissions and dozen other projects, my life's sometimes pretty hectic and stressful even. That's why I need something like this. Relaxing and cozy, just the way I want my life to be. ♥

Music is by Sumio Shiratori, from one of the best cartoons ever made, Moomins.

Art & animation © Ruhje.
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SparkyZX Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
... I had my volume turned all the way then just read music starts immediately after file has loaded. Then I was like..o.o. Then it started...
TNTDisco Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
I watched Moomins a lot when i was younger ^^
I don't remember much (except the art style/animation itself), but one thing i do know is that it could get really freaking creepy sometimes O_O
ZeraTheZebra Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Moomins, that was my favourite childhood cartoon.Love Tards 
RyeDimarDragon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
You should make this into a screen savor and add even more special animations!  I think it would be a good idea.  I love this!
Shadeila Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, that music is from the Moomin~!
Childhood memories~! Menma Honma (Last Words) [V1] Kofuku Ebisu (Fangirling) [V1] 
luigiluigi1234 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I just want to hug her.
Right now.
That looks amazing!
Hazelmutt Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It looks amazing! :U
collinhaman Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
i feel the title of the video resembles that she is lost in thought but it can get you lost in thought to.
Fluttershys-Cottage Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
OMG this is lovely, the only thing that would make this even more amazing would be if you'd animate her breathing and an occasional ear twitch?....but still, I absolutely love this
GJDS-7 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty nice looking.:)
You should make more of these, if you have the patience.:D
AllonsoBronyguy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Awwww. dA says it doesn't exist.
Felixcani Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MOOMINS OMG!! I haave tons of VCR of these!
Macbow333 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I like your choice of bgm, and you did a great job on the fire. Now I know it would've been a lot more work on your part, but I think it would look even better if Dashie's hair were animated.
Dotterall Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   General Artist
Wow, this is relaxing. So lovely.
miesmauz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aawwww really cute
Culu-Bluebeaver Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Looks anime-like. Somehow.
Jacob3908 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Dear God it's amazing!
Reziii Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it ;-;
slawomiro Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
There's one thing about this that I dislike... The music and sound effects end. ;__;
Skye-42 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Woah, this is beautiful. I love it! X3
Knirrax Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
P0TAT0QUEEN Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Woow! amaizing work! :O
Jade-Katt Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
finally got to see this animation! (i couldn't watch this before because it wouldn't load TTvTT)
this is awesome though! and i love the background music UvU it's very nice~
SunnyMegs Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
i love it the fire is awesome
RareGummyBear Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is truly amazing! I suggest doing a little episode with this music and setting! It would be nice...
Orange-Wolfie Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Soothing.. :)
Laurentiusje Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it takes a wile to load, but it's worth it :iconhappytearplz:
Juu50x Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Aaaah! Tämä on siin vain niin ihana! Musiikki tuo liian paljon hyviä muistoja! Ja sopisikohan Muumien musiikki Friendship Is Magic kanssa?
Jokura91 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
My feelings are SO high right now! :'D
NordLyset Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
So amazing!
TakoKat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   General Artist
it feels warm :iconmoesmileplz:
Westfallen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Is it just me, or at the end of the fire animation (Fantastic quality by the way), does it look like there is a pony in the whitest part for a fraction of a second?
TheCookieBunny Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wah, it does! :D
Klaifferon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Wow. I was wondering, would be possible to make a wallpaper from this? I mean: one shot from this animation, but in higher resolution. I don´t know how animations are created, so im sorry if this question sounds silly.
TwitchaTwitch86 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. I actually fell asleep listening to this. Very soothing.
SnakeManvsArbok Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know why, but the room suddenly feels warmer... Huh. I guess Pinkie was right. We AREN'T in a cartoon. Wait, is my screen on fire?
spriteking Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Can we get this as a screensaver?
Obisam Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Put a preloader in the next time please n_n'
Ruhje Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Nah, I don't think it's needed in these short animations. :)
RedLotusPony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful. And the music? I can just listen to it and fall asleep. You are completely right, Moomins are a lovely cartoon n.n!
SovietSweetieBelle Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes, I just stare into the flames and think about how small we really are.
AnarchyWolfKira Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
thats so awesome!
question though?
what kind of file animation did you upload it as?
i can only do animations in photoshop but i dont know how to add music to my animations for here on DA
little help/advice?
DragonThunder123 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
So relaxing. What's the song?
DashieMoulinRouge Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Writer
This is beautiful.
FenrirPrime Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very relaxing
griffinblade Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
so peacefulllllllllllllllllllllll!
applejack4213 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
wow...just wow
mgsfan1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Very pleasant
killergoonie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
this is pretty good but wouldn't her tail be slightly lit up to? eh just me but this is good.
hypershadic247 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
nice animation but there is one thing that could be changed to make it better the fire has a big spike to the right if the was not there the fire could look even more realist like the fire is not even a animation but you can decide what to do its your animation and its a really good one
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