January 27, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto with another edition of the weekly news.

It seems like 2012 has just begun, but the year is already 1/12th of the way finished. We hope that January has been a good month for all of you, and that it is not too cold in your parts of the world.

This week we are pleased to present some fun 'climbing" Flipnotes from around the world, as well as a new topic that we hope will inspire you.

Along with the Flipnotes that we have selected in the news this week, you can also see some more of our favorites in the 'Hatena Recommends' channel at the URL below:

Hatena Recommends

Thanks for checking out the news blog, from all of us at Hatena.

Flipnote of the Week

★ We really enjoyed this funny Flipnote about a pair of blowfish by josecandel (id:goomer) from the Europe and Oceania region.

The best of the last week's topic: 'Climbing'

There were over 600 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: Climbing

'Climbing' Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Check out how a piece of paper runs for its life in this smooth animation by GIGANTOR (id:Fuddy-Duddy).

★ Tough luck for Tuliphead in this action-packed Flipnote by Thomas (id:tomf-96).

★ We liked this cool animation by Quake (id:MasterZ) about a red man attempting to climb a mountain.

★ A cute character tries to reach some cookies in this animation by △MASABEAR△ (id:ButterBear).

★ We liked this cute loop Flipnote by QW3LL (id:QW3ll).

★ You will be surprised at how high the character climbs in this Flipnote by dino-Tim™ (id:RAWR-kawaii-neko).

'Climbing' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ We liked the sound effects in this funky Flipnote by GRIBOUILLE (id:GRIBOUILLE).

★ Enjoy lots of action in this animation by bertrand (id:bertrand67).

★ Check out the view from the top of a mountain in this amazing animation by josecandel (id:goomer).

★ Graphs get real in this funny loop by Nikeツ (id:nikefier).

★ Get down to the ground with Gelo (id:RainGelo).

★ Would you climb as far as the figure in Draves (id:Sheyx) Flipnote for your favorite soup?

'Climbing' Flipnotes from Japan

★ To climb or not to climb that is question in this cheerful animation by Izumi (id:izumi-v).

★ We liked the realistic style of this Flipnote by Tomo@ (id:bantomomikan).

★ 'What a big mountain, lets try to climb it, just a little more' reads the text in this Flipnote by Mikeneko (id:mikeneko123).

★ A funny trio of characters embark on an endless climb in this Flipnote by Osushi (id:okappazusi) in the description of his Flipnote.

★ We like the surrealistic style of this Flipnote by Joni3 (id:a3735963).

★ Lonely at the top? Tako (id:tako008) shows us it can be sweet at the top.

This week's topic: 'Masks'

People often wear masks for protection, to disguise themselves, or for celebrations or performances. This week we would like to to make animations that are about or feature masks. Have fun hiding your faces!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on February 2, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will feature some of our favorites on February 3, 2012 (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: Masks

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:ALEESt posted this cute photo of her pet cat Sheeba, playing with a toy.


id:ray14 made this nice sketch of the Flipnote frog standing in front of Hatena at night.



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