August 5, 2011: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News



Many people in the Flipnote Hatena user community are now on summer vacation, and it is a nice time to create some quality animations and learn some new techniques.

The weekly topic on Flipnote Hatena is not just a competition, but is also a chance for you to share and learn about what kinds of Flipnotes you can make. We hope that our selections and comments here can inspire you to try some new things of your own.

There were many great flying machine themed Flipnotes posted last week, and we have chosen some of our favorites here for you to enjoy. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all of you who posted about the weekly topic!

If you haven't yet posted a Flipnote about the weekly topic, please give try to create one this week. The new topic we have prepared for you is hot, hot, hot!

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ Pekira (id:pekira9074) from Japan posted this beautiful Flipnote titled "Hypnotizing Effect". Does the amazing, dream-like animation make you feel hypnotized or sleepy?

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: "Flying Machines"

This week we are happy to introduce some of our favorite weekly topic Flipnotes posted by creators from around the world.

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

Weekly Topic: Flying Machines

"Flying Machines" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Doctor Meirow creates a fantastic flying machine, in this equally fantastic Flipnote by InkWolf (id:InkWolf).

★ A boy has a dream about flying a spacecraft in this cute Flipnote by RaichúGirl (id:Pokazot).

★ We really enjoyed the detailed illustrations in this Flipnote titled "Aim for the Sky" by chortlinMe (id:ChotlingArmadillo).

★ cosmasque (id:cosmasque) posted this excellent Flipnote about a flying boat.

★ Check out this exciting flying race titled "Setza Racing", posted by neomanga (id:mgneos).

★ Breakfast learns to fly in this funny Flipnote by Juanita (id:jalapenoflower).

"Flying Machines" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Gelo (id:RainGelo) created an interesting flying machine that keeps you dry too!

★ Take a ride through the clouds in this amazing flying machine by Dani (id:Daniel6991).

★ A hot air balloonist has some trouble in this fun Flipnote by The Prince (id:Chaos_Cansu).

★ Coco (id:MiaChoco) posted this cute Flipnote about a young girl and a flying machine.

★ An inventor prepares a flying machine in this nicely done animation by QK Ninja ツ (id:Jayda).

★ geezer (id:geezerdk) posted this funny Flipnote about a dangerous encounter with a kite. Please don't try this at home!

"Flying Machines" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Some flying machines engage in a dogfight in this excellent Flipnote by Kirisame (id:akaisuisei-char).

★ A young man makes a special paper airplane in this Flipnote by Silvercoin (id:vbba742a72xxyjf13).

★ An insect collector discovers a new way to fly in this Flipnote by Sororu (id:okada-1997-427).

★ Procchi (id:ProTein) posted this Flipnote about a flying monkey. The lyrics are in English, so you can sing along!: "Fleas on the Monkey. The Monkey on the Cloud. They're on the third stone from the Sun. The Sun in the Universe. The Universe in Here."

★ Blast off in this cool space shuttle animation that was posted by Misoshiru (id:orikazu).

★ Enjoy a flight in an Octopus Balloon in this cute Flipnote by Yui (id:yui_taisou_love8).

This week's topic: "Spicy" (August 5, 2011 - August 11, 2011)

This week we would like you to create the hottest and spiciest Flipnotes that you can! Create animations featuring hot peppers, wasabi, curry, chili sauce or any other spicy foods that you know of.

You might want to try drawing or photographing the facial expressions of people when they eat spicy foods, or maybe animate some dancing chili peppers!

We hope that this topic can inspire you to create some hot and spicy animations. See where your creativity takes you!

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: Spicy

New Creator's Room Themes

This week we are happy to release 2 new Creator's Room themes. For more information please visit the Color Star Exchange on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

★ Catch a wave with this surfing theme! (20 color stars)


★ Enjoy a piece of strawberry cake with a cute rabbit. (10 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:Tawnyfur) made this cool frog illustration, along with the message "When life turns for the worse, always jazz up your style and the rest will follow."


★ (id:Ibrahim) posted this funny drawing of himself and a frog that made us smile.


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★ You can also see comments posted by Nintendo DSi users by viewing the comments for the Flipnote below:

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