Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Feb. 4, 2011


Greetings from all of us at Hatena, and thanks for checking out the Flipnote Hatena news blog.

This coming Friday will be a national holiday (National Foundation Day) in Japan, so we will be releasing the news one day earlier than usual. Please post your weekly topic Flipnotes by Wednesday, Feburary 9, 2011.

The topic for this week is "Noodles", so I prepared a few photos of noodles to give you some ideas.

Most of the Hatena programmers work until late at night, and they get their energy from various snacks such as sodas, chocolate, cookies, chips and instant noodles. Here are some instant noodles that I made into a tower...


Some other noodles that are popular in Japan are soba noodles, which are made from buckwheat. Long soba noodles ("toshikoshi soba") are often eaten during the new year holiday to give you a long life.


Ramen noodles that are originally from China are also popular in Japan. You can eat ramen in a variety of styles including soy sauce, pork stock, miso, or salt based soups.


I also like Phat Thai Noodles from Thailand, and I sometimes eat them for lunch at a Thai restaurant near the Hatena offices.


Well, that's enough food related stuff for now. What kind of noodles do you like? Post some photos or tell us in the news feedback section and let us know.

Now, stop noodling around reading the news, and get to work on your Flipnotes!

Flipnote of the week

Starting from this week we will be choosing one Flipnote that was posted this week that is our favorite. This week's winner of the Flipnote of the Week award is Mary (id:veronicam) from the Americas region.

★ Mary has a unique style that is quite unlike anything we've ever seen on Flipnote Hatena, and hopefully her work will inspire you. Mary took a break from making Flipnotes for a while, and we are glad to see her back again.

The best of last week's topic: "Wild!"

We've selected some of the wildest Flipnotes posted from around the world that we hope you'll enjoy. If it's too wild, then you're too old!

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

Weekly Topic: Wild!

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

"Wild!" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Riffi (id:blortydo) is back again this week with a story of a wild caveman who makes the first Flipnote in history.

★ You'd better run and hide from the wild and scary beast in this Flipnote by jひしÏれ@シ (id:tghfghu)

★ Sophany (id:Gribouilles created this nice animation of a big giraffe and a little lion.

★ guyRay (id:Syren) created these bizarre Flipnote about a wild boy and his wild mother that we really enjoyed.

★ Léon (id:leon14) created "The Wildlife Song" along with some fun and cute animation that will bring a smile to your face.

★ Matthew (id:Megamatt6) is back again this week with a strange story about an alien abduction.

"Wild!" Flipnotes from Japan

★ This beautiful Flipnote by Gurantokuroru (id:gorirago) has all sorts of wild imagery such as tigers and dragons.

★ Grandma goes wild in this funny and amazing Flipnote by Foomin (id:wrbyno10).

★ A wild man and a beast go to battle in this wonderfully animated Flipnote by Imi (id:TDN_IMI).

★ A bull is attacked by a wild cat in this dramatic Flipnote by Okuyama Ganjirou.

★ We liked this story by utopian about a wild biker who loves pizza.

★ Sakarin (id:ugosakarin) created this nice animation of a wild animal with a surprise ending.

"Wild!" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ We really enjoyed this Flipnote by InkWolf (id:InkWolf) about an untamed beast coming face to face with a lone man in the forest.

★ A character meets up with a wild tiger in the jungle in this nicely done Flipnote by △Mitchell△ (id:uchihaturtles)

★ Juanita (id:jalapenoflower) animated a funny family of wild cats who have a strange encounter with a zebra.

★ We liked the wild humanoid creature and cool sound effects in this Flipnote by cosmasque (id:cosmasque)

★ A wild man in the jungle enjoys a coconut for lunch in this funny Flipnote by J-Dog88 (id:J-man88).

★ Marvin the chameleon takes photos of the wildlife around him in this cute Flipnote by f:id:aaron:20101224194248p:image (id:a1989artist).

This week's topic: "Noodles" (Feb. 4, 2011 - Feb. 9, 2011)

Noodles are a kind of food that can be found in most cultures. This week we'd like you to create animations about topics such as how to make noodles, eating noodles, giant noodles fighting space monsters, noodles entering your nose and exiting your ears, noodles that talk... see where your creativity takes you!

We're looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes, and will feature some of the best ones in the next edition of Flipnote Hatena Weekly News. Post the Flipnotes you create to the channel below from Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi.

Also, please do not use copyrighted music in your Flipnotes if you want them to be featured here.

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: Noodles

Please note that you will need to submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by February 9, 2011 (Wednesday).

This week's new themes

The Flipnote team has created two new Creator's Room themes that are available in the Color Star Exchange this week. Below are some screenshots and details about the new themes.

★ A collage theme with a rabbit and apples. (20 color stars)


★ A shining scythe with a magical jewel handle. (20 color stars)


Weekly Frog Sighting

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.

id:acoustic7 posted this cool photo of a "snow frog" with the following description:

This is a picture of the Hatena frog that I made in the snow. I have a snow block maker that is supposed to make blocks for forts, but I used it to make a sprite of the Hatena frog in the snow!


id:Qcumber posted a cute frog illustration.


id:Gabtraf posted this cool photo with the following description:

Traveled around a bit this week, went to a pet store and found this small frog just relaxing right by a few lizards and reptiles. Actually zoomed in for the shot because it is as small as my fingers.


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