August 12, 2011: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News



Hello Flipnote creators, viewers and fans. This is Aaron at Hatena's offices in Kyoto, Japan, bringing you the latest news about Flipnote Hatena.

We enjoyed all of the hot and spicy Flipnotes that were posted about last week's topic, and would like to thank all of you who took part.

This week we have a new topic that we hope will inspire you to post some Flipnotes. If you haven't yet tried posting a Flipnote about the weekly topic, please give it a try. If your Flipnote is chosen you will be featured here in the news and awarded with a red color star that you can use!

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ Itokichikun (id:wakasuga) from Japan posted this funny Flipnote called "Old Man Bear". The triangle-shaped food is a rice ball wrapped in nori (seaweed). It is called an "onigiri" in Japanese.

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: "Spicy"

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: Spicy

"Spicy" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Enjoy some Ceviche (a Latin American seafood dish spiced with chill peppers) in this hot animation by Kevin (id:K8phux).

★ 123...go! (id:Skeletorsbone) posted this spicy Flipnote made with the Nintendo DSi Camera.

★ Cake is not always sweet, as shown in this Flipnote by cosmasque (id:cosmasque).

★ Enjoy some hot sauce in this funny Flipnote by Boxta (id:KlutzyMitz).

★ A dragon learns how to breath fire in this animation by Starcather (id:Starcather76897689).

★ Eclair2091 (id:Eclair2091) made this funny animation about some spicy food.

"Spicy" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Gelo (idRainGelo) posted this funny Flipnote about a battle between man and chili.

★ Check out this funny Flipnote by Joni (id:hattukatti) titled "Huge Habanero Inc".

★ ♪Vocoid♪ (id:Professor_Sakura) posted this cute animation about some spicy wasabi.

★ This spicy Flipnote by Alexandra (id:ca11d7d3) reminds us to be careful with chilies.

★ Riffi (id:blortydo) posted this animation about a vehicle powered by Bhut Jolokia chili peppers, which are said to be the hottest peppers in the world.

★ Phaal (one of the hottest curries in the world) comes to life in this Flipnote by Simon (id:simon-a).

"Spicy" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A dolphin has a blast with some hot food in this Flipnote by Dragon Dolphin (id:iruka33).

★ Procchi (id:ProTein) created this animation and original song titled "Hot Heat Heart".

★ A young girl and a rabbit enjoy some hot food in this Flipnote by Otonohako (id:otonohaco). The Japanese kanji character at the end of the Flipnote changes from "spicy" to "happy" when the spoon is added.

★ Butter Shoyu (id:sayaka0813) posted this Flipnote a dragon who eats some hot and spicy ramen noodles to be able to breath fire.

★ Lucija (id:JUMIEL) made this animation where chili peppers form the Japanese kanji character for "spicy".

★ A cat has some trouble with spicy food in this Flipnote by Puppetmaster (id:nyaozow).

This week's topic: "Ancient Times" (August 12, 2011 - August 18, 2011)

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about ancient times. What did the world look like during prehistoric time and the stone age? Make Flipnotes featuring dinosaurs, cavemen, ammonites, trilobites and other prehistoric creatures. 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: Ancient Times

New Creator's Room Themes

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

★ This theme features sparkling fireworks and cute cats. (10 color stars)


★ This theme contains five different space dragons. The dragons will change as you post more Flipnotes. (50 color stars)


Frog Sightings

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 frog photo with the following description: "I told him that if he wants to live on my balcony he needs to pay rent but now he brought 2 big green buddies to renegotiate the conditions. I might better let him stay for free."


id:polarstar11 posted this cool photo of a frog and an SD card.


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