Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: May 27, 2011


This is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan with another edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

We enjoyed seeing all of your slow Flipnotes, and some of our staff got very sleepy from the slowness. Luckily we could stay awake with the help of some sugary snacks and onigiri (rice balls) that we have here in the office.

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The rainy season has now started in many parts of Japan, and it has been raining for the past few days here in Kyoto. Since the weather is not so good for going outside, it is a good time to work on making Flipnotes and other indoor activities.


For the topic this week, we have something new that we hope will whet your imaginations.

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ Nikuo (id:NIKUO290) from Japan posted this Flipnote to teach others about the animation style used in his Flipnotes. The creator mentions the importance of varying speed, creating movements in arcs, and including movements of the upper and lower parts of the body.

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: "Slow"

This week we are happy to introduce some of the slowest 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: Slow

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

"Slow" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ A woman takes her time as the people around her rush by, in this Flipnote by Juanita (id:jalapenoflower).

★ A sloth is just too slow in this cute Flipnote by PickyEater (id:AnotherPickyEater).

★ MUDPIE (id:lovemuffin922) posted this funny Flipnote about a race between a snail and a turtle.

★ Enjoy some "Slow Ice Cream" in this Flipnote by Kevin (id:K8phux).

★ A young woman daydreams about a slow mode of transport in this cute Flipnote by 3vil★ぷりすら★ (id:pcardona).

Luv Monkey (id:kalyfr) created this Flipnote about some slow ketchup. This Flipnote reminded us of an American television commercial for ketchup from the 1970's.

"Slow" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Hotori (id:warashiyama) posted this Flipnote about a young woman slowly floating in an innertube.

★ The Japanese text reads "Live slowly and for a long time, Grandma", in this slow Flipnote by Ayaka☆.

★ A high school student enjoys some slow time at her desk in this Flipnote by Mikuo (id:poiujouj).

★ Kame Hayato (id:kame8810) created this interesting Flipnote about some slow drops of liquid.

★ A young woman is too slow to get out of bed in this funny Flipnote by Nissan (id:nissan23).

★ Ensachi (id:ensacc) made this Flipnote about a character slowly carrying some drinks on a tray.

"Slow" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ We liked this fun Flipnote by Moustache (id:Lipstick103) about the "Snail Race Championship".

★ Water drips slowly out of a faucet in this Flipnote by Gelo (id:RainGelo). Gelo was also the Hatena featured artist this past week.

★ A caterpillar slowly munches on a leaf in this well-drawn Flipnote by kaya (id:kaya408).

★ ステファノ (id:Zekrom95) posted this Flipnote about a slow Internet connection.

★ A turtle is left behind in this slow Flipnote by the quick-witted geezer (id:geezerdk)

★ Clouds with interesting shapes slowly float through the air in this Flipnote by Dani (id:Daniel6991).

This week's topic: "Rain" (May 27, 2011 - June 2, 2011)

This week we would like you to get your umbrella, put on a raincoat and galoshes, and create some "rain" themed Flipnotes. Create Flipnotes about rainy days (or rainy nights), thunderstorms, monsoons, the rainy season, rainwear or anything that you can come up with about the topic of "rain".

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: Rain

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.

id:Michael77 found this frog in a botanical garden in Mönchengladbach, Germany.


id:Fireballer found this toad cooling off in the shade. Fireballer wrote, "He kept running away from me though, that's why he's in the sun in the picture."


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