Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: November 13, 2009


It's Friday the 13th, so we were a little superstitious about publishing the news this week, but we've decided to go ahead with it anyway.

In this week's edition of the Flipnote Hatena news blog, we're going to show you some of our favorite Flipnotes based on last weeks topic "Food", and introduce our new topic for this week which is "Special Autumn Events".

If you post Flipnotes about the weekly topic, we might feature yours here on the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog next week -- please join in the fun!

Also, we'll end the blog with the second week of our new section titled Weekly Frog Sighting.

We're looking forward to seeing your original photos of frog related stuff from around the world, so please post yours on Hatena Haiku (post to the keyword "Frog Sightings") and we might feature it here next week.

Thanks to the help of Dr. Zoom and MdM you can also read a translation of this blog in German or Italian. Please be sure to check out the translations of the blog and give them some stars for all of their hard work.

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Also please let us know any feedback you might have about our blog by posting your comments in the box at the bottom of this blog entry.

Introducing the "Flipnote Artist Wiki"


Did you ever wonder how Flipnote creators make special effects in their Flipnotes, or would you like to know more about using all of the tools in Flipnote Studio? There is an online Wiki which can answer many of your questions about creating great Flipnotes, which features original tutorials by many of the top Flipnote Hatena creators.

Please check out the The Flipnote Artist Wiki and join in the fun!

Join the Flipnote Artist Wiki community and help to share and increase the world's collective knowledge about creating Flipnotes, and using Flipnote Studio. There are already many useful tutorials and interesting topics waiting for you, but we need your support!

You can help improve and expand the Wiki by posting your special tips and ideas about how to make great Flipnotes. Write tutorials about how something can be done, or create a new article about a special technique, tool or fact you know.

We are looking forward to your visit: http://flipnoteartist.wikia.com


The best of last week's topic: "Food"

As of today, there were 1,106 Flipnotes posted by users from around the world for last week's topic "Food" and we've done our best to introduce some of the best of those Flipnotes which we hope you'll enjoy.

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


You can also see the Flipnotes for last week's topic posted from your own region by entering the command via "Command Search" from Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi.

"Food" Flipnotes from Europe and Oceania:

★ You'll enjoy this beautifully illustrated mini-mystery by Miguel (id:M_rock) featuring a unique cast of characters, Mr. Cookie, Crumble the Candy Cat and Chocolate Mouse.

★ Everything tastes like chicken in this strange and wonderful Flipnote by Hinto (id:Hinto) who is always surprising us with fun ideas based on the weekly topic. Nice work!

★ We also liked "Strange face 2" by NEVERTIME (id:Nevertime) about a bizarre accident that happens when eating ice cream.

"Food" Flipnotes from the Americas:

★ We like the funny sounds and clever concept of "root-a-toot" by ricter (id:ollymao), where 2 vegetables do a dance in a planter, and then one has the misfortune of getting uprooted, sliced, and cooked.

★ We also liked this Flipnote about the life of Wormy, a hungry caterpillar by GUSSY (id:gussy21).

"Food" Flipnotes from Japan:

★ We really enjoyed the well-done illustration and animation in this love story about 2 hungry chameleons in "Spring Love in the Fall" by Gorilla Prime ( id:TransMetalsGP).

★ Check out the flowing animation and weird characters from another dimension in "I'm hungry" by MDASTAROU (id:owatan). According to the description, the creator made this Flipnote during his/her free time over 3 days.

★ This cute Flipnote titled "Dancing Onigiri" by Jesse (id:puffystarspeed) will make you smile. The lyrics in Japanese are "Gohan to nori, nori, Gohan to nori, nori, Dancing Onigiri, Dancing Onigiri" which translates into English as "Rice and seaweed, seaweed. Rice and seaweed, seaweed. Dancing rice balls, Dancing rice balls". Why don't you try to sing along?

This week's topic: "Special Autumn Events"

Create a Flipnote about special events in your country which take place in the autumn, or things that people in your country like to do during this season.

Post your submissions by entering the command via "Command Search" from Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi.

You can also check out the current Flipnotes about this week's topic at the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see postings from all regions):


We'll introduce some of the best Flipnotes from around the world based on this week's theme in next week's Flipnote Hatena news blog.

Hatena Request Channel

Do you have any ideas about how we can improve Flipnote Hatena? Please let us know by posting a Flipnote with your ideas to the Hatena Request Channel.

You can post your ideas and feedback by entering the command to directly access the Hatena Request Channel and post your Flipnotes for us there.

You can see the current submissions to the Hatena Request Channel the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):


Weekly Frog Sighting

To tie-up with this week's topic of "Food", our weekly frog sighting photo for this week is from the Hatena offices in Kyoto, where id:sacco0627, our company chef, surprised us all by making a homemade doughnut shaped like the Flipnote Frog.

Please note: No frogs were actually harmed in the making of this doughnut!


If you are interested in having your frog photo featured in the "Weekly Frog Sighting" section of the blog you can post it on Hatena Haiku (post to the keyword "Frog Sightings") and we'll choose the best ones and feature them here.

Please submit only original photos that you have taken yourself, and tell us the place and date you took the photo.

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