June 15, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena's office in Kyoto, Japan with the latest news about Flipnote Hatena.

One of the best ways to create animation is to experiment. If you are stuck for new ideas try an animation or drawing style that you have never done before. For example, look at a simple object and see how many different ways you can draw it or make it move. Instead of drawing the way you usually do, try using different colors, different drawing tools, or use the Nintendo DSi Camera application to make animations. Your experiments might not always be successful, but you can certainly learn from your mistakes and become a better animator!

Early June to mid-July is the rainy season in Japan, and recently there have been many rainy days here in Kyoto. The new weekly topic is inspired by the rainy season, and we hope it gives you the motivation to create some new Flipnotes. Keep reading to find out more!

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

Flipnote of the Week

•Dams' (id:weena6000) from the Europe and Oceania region posted this exciting animation about a battle between man and beast.

The best of the last week's topic: 'Father's Day'

There were over 1,050 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: Father's Day

In addition to the Flipnotes that we have selected here, you can also see some more of our favorites in the 'Best of Hatena' channel at the URL below:

Best of Hatena

'Father's Day' Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ We liked this beautifully drawn animation by han solo-2 (id:rekosampose-2). The Spanish text and the end says "Sometimes to get to victory we need a small push"

★ A young boy enjoys a special day with his father in this Flipnote by DERPbAgeL (id:i27miner).

★ Dad gets a special gift on Father's Day in this Flipnote by cameron (id:thunda_red).

★ Grandfather is a little disappointed about his gift in this Flipnote by ßC★671 (id:BC671).

★ We liked this cute Flipnote by TAK (id:TAKtheAWESOME) about an accident on Father's Day.

★ A young cat remembers good times with father in this Flipnote by Enciso (id:Citlalli).

'Father's Day' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ We liked this story about father and son by J☆J (id:Jey-Jey).

★ Enjoy breakfast in bed with geezer (id:geezerdk) on Father's Day.

★ We liked the use of color and sound in this animation by Blear (id:dippypeach).

bluindaco (id:bluindaco) posted this excellent animation about a girl and her father.

★ Father and son enjoy a video game in this animation by Giulia (id:aleeex).

★ A boy gives his father something special in this Flipnote by Robles (id:robles).

'Father's Day' Flipnotes from Japan

★ The sun reminds a rabbit to get a Father's Day gift in this animation by K×Muuyu.

supermario posted this Flipnote about a young boy who gives his father a gift.

Shiitake made this Flipnote about Ranpo Edogawa, who is the father of Japanese detective novels.

★ A boy gives his father a special gift in this animation by Foo☆ (id:RAKUGAKINGU-suzu)

Neko (id:rovor) gives her father a surprise on Father's Day.

★ We liked this nicely drawn animation about Father's Day by Sasahara (id:poiujouj).

This week's topic: 'Umbrellas'

This week we would like you to create animations about umbrellas. Make animations about using umbrellas on rainy days, parasols to protect you from the sun, or umbrellas at the beach or at picnic tables. Create stories that somehow include umbrellas, or maybe bring umbrellas to life and have them talk and dance. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on June 21, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on June 22, 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: Umbrellas

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:AnotherPickyEater posted this nice photo of some cute baby frogs that she has been raising.


id:PCfanatic94 posted this photo of a frog plant decoration at his house.



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