Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: June 3, 2011



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

After a long week of rainy days the sun has finally come out again in Kyoto. Maybe all of the the rainy Flipnotes that were posted this past week helped drain the moisture from the clouds? The rainy season is not quite over here in Japan (it continues until mid-July), but we are doing our best to keep dry.

This week have a fun new topic that we hope will inspire you to create some new Flipnotes. For more details please scroll down.

We'd like to express our thanks to all of the Flipnote creators who posted Flipnotes for the weekly topic, and to all of our readers. We are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes!

Flipnote of the Week

★ Rib Destroyer (id:ribdestroyer) from Japan posted this surreal Flipnote that really impressed us.

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: "Rain"

This week we are happy to introduce some of the rainiest 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: Rain

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

"Rain" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ A child collects rain water to share in this excellent Flipnote by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

★ Learn how to make a "Rain Angel" in this Flipnote by Goobie (id:ProSoccer88).

★ We enjoyed the little raindrop people in this Flipnote by D4V1D (id:slappy9).

★ A character gets chased by a raincloud in this Flipnote titled the "Longest Scream!" by cwilcöx16 (id:cwilcox16).

★ SnowyOwl (id:BurrowingOwl208) posted this tale about a little dog on a rainy day titled "Shelter in the Storm".

★ Take an adventure with a walking raindrop in this Flipnote by DるRBY※GRL! (id:VampSwan4eva675).

"Rain" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ We liked the smooth animation and nice drawings in this Flipnote by JpExtrem (id:JpExtrem).

★ caveman (id:lordlamppost) posted this nicely drawn Flipnote about trying to make a fire on a rainy day.

★ Raindrops transform into a frog in this clever Flipnote by Stella (id:Stella-Bella).

★ Coco (id:MiaChoco) shows us how to enjoy a cup of water on a rainy day.

★ Gelo (id:RainGelo) created this excellent Flipnote about evaporation and condensation.

★ Take a drive on a rainy day in this cool Flipnote by hope (id:flowerpix)

"Rain" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A woman takes a walk through the rain clouds in this Flipnote by Nekology (id:yuno-yuno).

★ Otonohaco (id:otonohaco) made this cute Flipnote about a young girl and her umbrella.

★ In Japan, people often create dolls called "Teru teru bozu" to make the sun shine. Ma -> Min posted this cute Flipnote about them.

★ A little character finds a safe place to stay dry in this Flipnote by Sumiko.

★ We enjoyed the character, style and movement in this excellent Flipnote by TAKATO (id:TJH102933909).

★ Churipap (id:churi-pap) posted this realistic depiction of rain that very much impressed us.

This week's topic: "Balloons" (June 3, 2011 - June 9, 2011)

This week we would like you to get some helium and prepare to float up, up and away! Create Flipnotes about hot air balloons, balloon sculptures, balloon sellers, inflatable floating creatures or any thing that you can imagine about balloons!

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: Balloons

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

New Creator's Room Themes

★ This theme was specially created by the popular Japanese illustrator Kanahei. (20 color stars)


Learn more about this artist at http://www.kanahei.com

★ A silhouetted dragon floating through the cosmos. (20 color stars)


★ This theme features a shiny rhinestone poodle. (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:Michael77 posted this photo of a frog in a bird bath in his parents garden in Germany.


id:darkhearts made this nice frog photo that includes various objects such as sponges, a leaf from a house plant, Hawaiian lei flowers, a movie case, a frog trinket case, and a Nintendo DSi XL.


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