June 16, 2010: Hatena Featured Artist - Fanatics (id:fanatics)


Welcome to the 10th edition of the Hatena Featured Artist section of our blog, where we introduce Flipnote creators from around the world.

We post a new edition of the Hatena Featured Artist every week on Wednesday, and hope to introduce a variety of different artists that will inspire and entertain you.

Be sure to check back here every Wednesday to see some of the most amazing artists on Flipnote Hatena. Maybe we'll even feature you someday!

Today's Hatena Featured Artist is Fanatics (id:fanatics) from Japan.

Please introduce yourself.

Hello, my Hatena ID is id:fanatics. I'm living in Hokkaido, which is the northernmost island of Japan, and I have three sons. I'm a huge fan of Nintendo, so I chose to use the word "fanatic" for my user name.

My oldest son is also a Flipnote Hatena user, and goes by the name kuronamako (id:udonmochi)

How did you learn about Flipnote Hatena?

Before Flipnote Studio and Flipnote Hatena were released, I read some news about it on the Nintendo website, and I was very excited. I had been checking out the Flipnote Hatena website ever since the pre-release site launched on December 18, 2008, and was eagerly waiting for the service to start.

How do you get your inspiration for creating Flipnotes?

I get inspiration by watching other user's Flipnotes, and from music videos or TV commercials. Watching these kinds of things make me want to create more Flipnotes of my own.

What do you do in your free time?

I really enjoy listening to music, so I almost always listen to music in my everyday life no matter what I'm doing (My personal motto is "No Music, no life!"). Of course I like to listen to music when I am creating my Flipnotes too.

What kind of Flipnotes do you want/like to create?

Well, this is a little off topic, but, I would really like to design an original Creator's Room theme for the Color Star Exchange. Also I would like to see Creator's Room themes made by other users.

In regards to Flipnotes I'd like to make, I would like to create fun and happy Flipnotes and express my feelings to others.

"Happy Stars and Dark Stars"

English translation of "Happy Stars and Dark Stars":

In everyone's heart

there is an angel and a devil

they both live inside of you

"I'm an angel" / "I'm a devil"

Angels are the good part of everyone's heart

Devils are the bad part of everyone's heart

Please watch some happy Flipnotes,

and add stars!

The stars that you add

are happy stars that are carried by angels

A happy star is…

Fantastic, happy, a warm feeling, a smile, calming interesting, cute, thankfulness

Filled with all kinds of happiness

For this reason, people who receive happy stars,

even if they receive just one star, they will feel extremely happy,


"Trick to make 2 colors", "How to add stars fast", "Add stars if I'm cute", "Stolen Flipnotes"

Please have some morals and don't copy other people's work...

Don't post violent or obscene Flipnotes that are against the rules…

Don't add stars to your own Flipnotes...

The stars that you add to those kinds of Flipnotes

are the dark stars that are carried by devils

Dark stars are

Lies, tricks, annoying, deceitful...

They mean nothing

They are stars that have no meaning at all

No matter how many dark stars you collect

You'll never become happy and just waste your time

The stars that you add,

What kind of stars are they?

The stars that you receive,

What kind of stars are they?

Check out all of Fanatics Flipnotes

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