December 16, 2011: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello Flipnote Hatena! This is Aaron in Kyoto, Japan with the latest news from the world of Flipnotes.

There are just 9 days until Christmas, and only 15 days left in 2011.

Many people around the world are finishing their holiday shopping, taking exams, writing holiday and new years cards and other things that keep them busy.

The end of the year is always a busy time here at Hatena too, and we are trying to complete the many things that need to be done before the winter holiday begins.

During this busy time, why not relieve some of your stress by creating some Flipnotes? Take a break and be creative for a little while. All you need to take part is a Nintendo DSi and some ideas.

Thank you for checking out the news this week. We are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes!

Flipnote of the Week

★ The Flipnote of the week is by mrjohn (id:mrjohn) from the Europe and Oceania region. We enjoyed the nice combination of images made with the Nintendo DSi Camera application and hand drawn animation.

The best of the last week's topic: "Presents"

There were over 800 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: Presents

"Presents" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Check out how cute the present is in this animation by ENCIS○。 (id:Enciso).

★ Enjoy a trip to the stars with Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

★ We liked the changing surroundings in this Flipnote by GUZXZ (id:Gzxz_13).

★ Watch how long the present has to travel before it gets to its destination in this Flipnote by noelflo (id:darkflare77).

★ Do not wish for too many presents or you might need some help, like in this animation by Fazone (id:faz1).

★ We liked the original style of this Flipnote by Weather (id:TrishUna).

"Presents" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ The title of the book in this funny Flipnote by ∴Griffe∴ (id:jujudes3) is "How to Educate Your Cat".

★ The Prince (id:Chaos_Cansu) made this Flipnote about a character who could use some bandages for a present.

★ Dullbloke (id:Dullbedsitblogger) makes us wonder about the origin of some presents.

★ Is the man in the red suit perhaps an intruder after all? Flipnote by LordSalami (id:LordSalami).

★ geezer (id:geezerdk) presents us with a lesson in life.

★ We liked the colorful drawings in this Flipnote by alessandro (id:aapp).

"Presents" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Otonohaco (id:otonohaco) makes Flipnotes like beautiful poems.

★ Michael Izuchi (id:a4413123) made a Flipnote about one of the tough challenges Santa faces.

★ Toy guns can be very dangerous, as shown in this animation by (=へ=) (id:Jmo_oJm).

★ Pekira (id:pekira9074) shows us that a good present does not need to be expensive.

★ Maro (id:toribaka) made a cute Flipnote about a bird celebrating his birthday.

★ We liked the happy feeling in this Flipnote by Minimamu (id:ichiruzero).

This week's topic: "Snow Fun"

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about having fun in the snow.

Create animations about making snowmen, snowball fights, building igloos, making snow angels, skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoes, or any kind of fun you can have on a snowy day.

Next week is a national holiday in Japan, so we will be releasing the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News one day earlier than usual. Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on December 21, 2011 (Wednesday) US Pacific Time, and we will feature some of our favorites on December 22, 2011 (Thursday).

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: Snow Fun

New Creator's Room Themes

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

★ Add some power to your Creator's Room with this Japanese robot. (10 color stars)


★ A girl and a cat roast sweet potatoes over a fire. (10 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.

★ This is a photo of a frog trying to keep warm in front of a pharmacy in Kyoto, Japan.



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