May 10, 2013: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan with the latest news about Flipnote Hatena.

We are happy to be back posting the news after a one week absence, and hope you are all doing well. We would also like to express our thanks to everyone who posted "Clouds" Flipnotes -- there were so many great animations!

This week we have a new topic that we hope will inspire you to create some new animations. There is still plenty of time left for us to enjoy Flipnote Hatena, so let's keep on animating and sharing our Flipnotes with the world!

Thanks for checking out the news blog, from all of us at Hatena.

Flipnote of the Week

★ This amazing Flipnote by Foomin (id:wrbyno10) titled "Things that Protect Life" features prehistoric lifeforms, comets and clouds.

The best of the last week's topic: "Clouds"

There were over 900 Flipnotes posted about last week's topic, and here are some of our favorites from around the world.

You can see all of the Flipnotes posted about last week's topic by clicking on the link below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):

Weekly Topic: Clouds

"Clouds" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Learn how to fly in this beautiful animation by Hallelu (id:Cacaduck).

★ Something is funny about the cloud in this animation by KumaX (id:K8phux).

★ Two clouds collide in this cute animation by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

★ We liked the funny flying character in this animation by f:id:aaron:20101224194248p:image (id:a1989artist).

★ This cloud animation by Cheatkid (id:cheatkid) has a great soundtrack and story.

★ Something is lurking in the cloud in this cool animation by LU~BU (id:ktptgb).

"Clouds" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Check out how the clouds are formed in this cute animation by DSITEROL (id:Classic-Angels).

★ A cloud makes a new friend in this wonderful Flipnote by Yasmojam (id:yasmojam).

★ We liked this creative animation about a rabbit and a cloud by Diamond (id:Sapphire1357).

★ Be careful where you step in this funny animation by Ghostie (id:FallenWarpstar)!

★ Learn how to make a sunny day in this animation by lipoupine (id:zozibulle).

★ Two characters imagine things about clouds in this nice animation by Camil (id:Lamia-28).

"Clouds" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Take a swim through the clouds in this funny animation by utopian (id:rsythh).

★ Check out the friendly cloud in this neat Flipnote by Fanta86 (id:fantagureepu).

★ Enjoy some clouds made from cotton candy in this sweet animation by Johnny 3 (id:a3735963).

★ We liked this action-packed cloud animation by FENNEC (id:CYBASTER).

★ Travel through the clouds in this amazing animation by Puppet Master (id:nyaozow).

★ A invention doesn't work as planned in this Flipnote titled "Impossible" by Tako Death (id:rabbit_thankyou).

This week's topic: "Up/Down"

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about the words up and down. Animate trampolines, elevators, seesaws, roller-coasters, bumpy roads, brushing teeth, bungee jumping, graphs or the world above and below the ground. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on May 16, 2013 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on May 17, 2013 (Friday).

You can see all of the Flipnotes currently posted about this week's topic at the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):

Weekly Topic: Up/Down

Frog Sightings

If you are interested in having your frog photo or illustration featured in the 'Weekly Frog Sighting' section of the blog please post them on Hatena Haiku and we might feature it here.

Please submit only original photos/illustrations that you have created yourself.

Jonathan Steinberg (id:WiiGamer86) snapped this photo of some cool frog flower pots.


Squishward (id:homestuck) found this frog on truck. Maybe that's also known as a frog-truck?


★ Here is a set of three frog photos taken by Gogoku7 (id:gogoku7) on the Dutch island of Texel.

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Aaron (id:aaron) took a photo of this white frog statue in a shop in Nagasaki, Japan.



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