December 9, 2011: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello Flipnote friends! This is Aaron in Kyoto, Japan with the latest news about Flipnote Hatena.

There were so many excellent Flipnotes posted about last week's topic, and watching them warmed us up here in the Hatena offices. Thanks to all of you who took part.

We also appreciate everyone who took notice of our review of the rules in last week's edition of the news. Thank you for reminding your friends and other creators that our online community is only as good as we make it.

This week we have a timely new topic about something that many people think about during December. Keep reading to find out more.

Thank you for checking out the news this week, and we are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes.

Flipnote of the Week

★ The Flipnote of the Week is by Pekira (id:pekira9074) from Japan. It made us smile and we loved the smooth animation.

The best of the last week's topic: "Keep Warm"

There were over 840 Flipnotes posted about last week's topic, and here are some of our favorites 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: Keep Warm

"Keep Warm" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ We liked the detailed style and the variation of perspectives in this animation by chortlinMe (id:ChotlingArmadillo).

★ We would love to sit in this cozy room drawn by カチュアーちゃん☆ (id:ShiningDragon).

★ Check out the comical transformation in this Flipnote by R○$Ang£L£$ (id:Rosangeles).

★ With a little help you will even feel warmer after watching this Flipnote by Nelauk (id:syrol).

★ Celebrate modern times in this funny Flipnote by M (id:pokemon-97).

★ cosmasque (id:cosmasque) made this heart warming Flipnote about a wintertime guest.

"Keep Warm" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ TurnipHead (id:turniphead) has some fun ways to keep warm that you might not have thought of yet.

★ Warm up from the winter cold with Dullbloke (id:Dullbedsitblogger).

★ geezer (id:geezerdk) shows us the joy of warm family life.

★ josecandel (id:goomer) made this excellent animation with great sound effects too.

★ Get yourself covered with a warm layer of snow in this Flipnote by Joni (id:hattukatti).

★ pablitop (id:pabloanimacion) shows us new ways to keep warm in this Flipnote.

"Keep Warm" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Check out this explosive way to keep warm by Tooru.F.

★ Tonkee (id:tonkee) warms himself with Oden, a Japanese winter dish made from radish, eggs and other ingredients in a warm broth.

★ Warning! Feeling warm and at ease can have unwanted side effects. The girl in this animation by Onarabuta (id:nonsan2) should have been studying for an exam.

★ Tables with a heating element and a blanket called "Kotatsu" are very popular in Japan. This nice animation by Foomin (id:wrbyno10) features one.

★ Johnny3 (id:a3735963) made us feel sorry for the cute snowman in his Flipnote.

★ We really liked this swift and fluid animation by NEMO (id:nemnema) about a bear who visits a spa.

This week's topic: "Presents"

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about presents and gift-giving.

You might want to make Flipnotes about presents that you have received, or you have given to others.

You could also try to make animations about presents that you want, or about funny and surprising presents. Another idea might be to create stories about shopping for presents, or making a present for someone special.

Please do not post Flipnotes asking people to "give you stars" as a present. Those types of Flipnotes will be removed from the weekly topic channel. Thank you for your understanding.

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on December 15, 2011 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will feature some of our favorites on December 16, 2011 (Friday).

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: Presents

New Creator's Room Themes

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

★ This theme features an arena at the bottom of the sea where sea creatures compete with each other. (20 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:cosmasque posted this cute frog illustration that made us smile. Is that a holiday gift list?



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