Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: May 13, 2011



Greetings Flipnoters! This is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan with this week's edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

Last week there were 1,819 Flipnotes posted about the topic "Eyes". We are happy to have had so many excellent Flipnotes posted, and would like to express our thanks to all of you that took part. We worked hard to watch all of the weekly topic Flipnotes, and in this week's blog we will feature some of our favorites.

For the new topic this week we've chosen something that we hope will make your imaginations fly. Keep on reading to find out more.

Thanks for checking out the news blog, and we are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes!

Flipnote of the Week

★ This is a cute Flipnote titled "Corre Pollo Corre!!" (Run Chicken Run!!) that was posted by Sodiatl (id:sodiLF) from the Americas region.

If you have suggestions for future Flipnotes of the Week, you can post your nominations or suggestions on Hatena Haiku under the keyword "Flipnote of the Week Nomination/Suggestions". Special thanks to id:folsense for making the keyword.

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

This week we are happy to introduce some of the most eye-catching Flipnotes from around the world.

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: Eyes

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

"Eyes" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ InkWolf (id:InkWolf) posted this wonderful Flipnote about a guide dog and its owner titled "Sight for the Blind".

★ We liked this Flipnote by StickyNote (id:sticky-note) about a scary pair of eyes that live under the bed.

★ Darkhart (id:Darkhart) created this cool Flipnote about a fantastic, multi-eyed creature.

★ A blurry world comes into focus in this excellent Flipnote by nekomander (id:victorHMD).

★ This funny Flipnote by William (id:TriangleJeff) features a pair of eyes and a jealous nose.

★ A character has a dangerous encounter with a giant eyeball in this great Flipnote by Thomas (id:tomf-96).

"Eyes" Flipnotes from Japan

★ An image of some Tempura in a magazine makes a man hungry in this well-done Flipnote by Pan.

★ Travel deep into the someone's eyes in this clever Flipnote by Cosuteru (id:kaosumis).

★ An engineer creates a robot with a vision problem in this funny Flipnote by Syncoteen Hikari (id:TransMetalsGP).

★ A character tries his best to follow a finger with his eyes in this Flipnote by Sororu (id:okada-1997-427).

★ Breakfast comes to life in this nicely drawn Flipnote by Minami (id:ishi1107).

★ Meet a cool character who has mystical eyes, in this Flipnote created by Yohan(Yasumu.

"Eyes" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Gelo (id:RainGelo) created this funny Flipnote about a character with a very interesting telescope.

★ Take an exciting trip though the eye and beyond, in this amazing Flipnote by Riffi (id:blortydo).

★ Inés x_x (id:Inesomne) created this funny Flipnote about a scary encounter in the dark.

★ We enjoyed this Flipnote by ShanieGlee (id:AmberAmber) that shows how to apply eye makeup.

★ The eye works like a camera in this excellent Flipnote by katt (id:katt2).

★ Kyra. (id:Imkyra) posted this nicely animated Flipnote that features an eye and some tears.

This week's topic: "Wings" (May 13, 2011 - May 19, 2011)

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes that feature or include winged creatures or machines with wings. Try to animate things such as airplanes, birds, bugs, hang gliders, helicopters, Pterosaurs (flying dinosaurs) or anything you can imagine that has a pair of wings. Create Flipnotes about man's quest for flight, or maybe about the Greek myth of Icarus who attempted to fly with wings made from wax. We are looking forward to seeing all of your high flying creations!

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: Wings

We will feature some of our favorite weekly topic Flipnotes in next week's edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

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.

★ This theme features a cute group of baby chicks. (10 color stars)


★ This theme features a red dragon sleeping in the eye of a storm. (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.

★ This is a cute frog illustration that was posted by id:Lomadoor


id:gogoku7 posted this photo with the following description: "On the back of a Pokémon Black and White trainer card (ingame) can you create your very own drawing, this is what I drew some weeks ago just for fun. I hope everyone likes the Flipnote Frog mixed within."


id:Michael77 posted this photo of a frog he found at a friend's home in Germany.


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