Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: May 20, 2011


Hello Flipnote Hatena creators, viewers and fans. This is Aaron at Hatena headquarters in Kyoto, Japan with this week's edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

We very much enjoyed all of your "Wings" Flipnotes, and it was interesting to see what creators around the world came up with about this topic. We are pleased to introduce some of our favorites below.

This new topic for this week is not based on a simple noun, which is a change from the past few topics. There are many possibilities to try about the new topic this week, and we hope we can inspire you to come up with some brilliant Flipnotes!

Thank you for taking the time to check out the news blog, and we are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes.

Flipnote of the Week

★ This is a surreal Flipnote titled "Spinning Room" that was made collaboratively by Atsushi (id:s-28) and Churipap (id:churi-pap) from Japan.

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".

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

This week we are happy to introduce some of the most flaptastic 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: Wings

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

"Wings" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ oXCandyXo (id:oXCandy-BearXo) created this beautiful Flipnote about a young woman and a winged fairy titled "Fairies :3".

★ 123...go! (id:Skeletorsbone) made this amazing Flipnote about a vampire bat flying around outside.

★ We liked the motion and sounds in this nicely drawn Flipnote by Scaithe (id:Scaithe).

★ A little bird learns how to fly in this cute Flipnote by 4D (id:spy_the_man).

★ Kevin (id:K8phux) posted this fantastic Flipnote about a vampire that we really enjoyed.

★ We liked this Flipnote about a hungry little pig, a young woman and a sandwich by Juanita (id:jalapenoflower).

"Wings" Flipnotes from Japan

★ J-Edward (id:J-edward) made this beautiful animation of a pair of carpenter bees and some Rose Bay (Rhododendron maximum) flowers.

★ A winged bunny takes a rest in the clouds in this nicely done Flipnote by Asurapan (id:kaz872a).

★ A young girl tries to fly in this Flipnote by 。(id:remon1112) -- yes, the name is just a dot!

★ A woman spins and transforms into a bird in this Flipnote titled "I Think I Can Fly Now" by ma-na (id:e29k10).

★ A little fairy helps a human to fly to the sun in this excellent Flipnote by Oshirutarou (id:kao0815).

★ Foomin (id:wrbyno10) posted this Flipnote about Cupid, the winged god of desire and affection.

"Wings" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Simon (id:simon-a) created this Flipnote about a flying monk titled "Flying Monk Eilmer". This is based on a true story that took place in the United Kingdom in 1010 AD.

★ A mother bird puts her children under her wing in this nicely drawn Flipnote by Dani (id:Daniel6991).

★ A creature grows a pair of wings and flies off into the darkness in this cool Flipnote by Gelo (id:RainGelo).

★ GRIBOUILLE (id:GRIBOUILLE) posted this Flipnote about a funny flying insect.

★ A pig attempts to fly in this well done Flipnote by ☆Megz☆ (id:Megz).

★ We enjoyed the smooth animation of a bird in flight (and other flying things too) in this Flipnote by Stefano (id:Zekrom95).

This week's topic: "Slow" (May 20, 2011 - May 26, 2011)

Life moves very quickly in the 21st century. Trains, planes and cars take us places at high speed. We can pick up the phone and have a pizza delivered in 30 minutes, or heat up food in a microwave oven in seconds.

This week we would like you to slow down and create Flipnotes that are about the word "slow". Think of life in the slow lane, being not in a hurry, snail races, or wherever your creativity takes you. We are looking forward to seeing all of your slow 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: Slow

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

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 photo of a large frog sculpture by the sea in Mie prefecture, Japan.


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


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