Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan bringing you the latest news about what is happening in the Flipnote Hatena community.
This week in Kyoto there is a festival called the Gion Matsuri, which is one of the biggest festivals in Japan. Many of the Hatena staff will be wearing Japanese summer kimono called 'yukata' and enjoying the excellent view of the festival from our office windows. What kinds of festivals and special events do you enjoy in the summer in your parts of the world?
Here in Japan the weather during the summer is extremely humid, and we are often troubled by mosquitoes and other insects. The new weekly topic is about some of these uninvited summer guests. Keep reading to find out more!
Thanks for checking out the news blog, from all of us at Hatena!
Flipnote of the Week
★ We liked the use of color and beautiful illustrations in this Flipnote by bluindaco (id:bluindaco) from the Europe and Oceania region. In this creator's country there is a tale about a mouse who replaces teeth left under a pillow with a coin.
The best of the last week's topic: 'Teeth'
There were over 1,500 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):
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:
'Teeth' Flipnotes from the Americas region
★ $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7) reminds us to keep our teeth clean in this nicely drawn Flipnote.
★ We liked the variety of toothy characters in this Flipnote by Graphix (id:CwalkerAZN).
★ Take a trip to the dentist in this cool animation by Fazone (id:faz1).
★ Stranger (id:Stranger500) posted this funny animation about a boy's tooth problem.
★ Kittilot (id:Kittilot) reminds us to brush our teeth in this animation titled "Bacteria is Evil".
'Teeth' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region
★ Mick58 (id:mickinderby) and his amazing dancing teeth will make you smile!
★ Kalu (id:BK_Kalu) made this funny story about a dentist and a difficult patient.
★ Enjoy some teeth entertainment in this funny animation by Ninon (id:Mayeli).
★ We liked this animation by Robles (id:robles) about a tooth running away from someone's mouth.
★ The character in this animation by Olden PROD (id:kroumch) loses a tooth and gets something in return.
★ You will be surprised at what happens to the noisy bird in this animation by LUCA (id:giohi).
'Teeth' Flipnotes from Japan
★ The cute characters have a big bite in this animation by ピチュー.
★ Atsuya posted this funny Flipnote about one man's fight to clean his teeth.
★ An army of cats march upon an unusual castle in this animation by Puppet Master (id:nyaozow).
★ We enjoyed this excellent animation by kengo (id:kengokengo) about a unique dental procedure.
★ Johnny 3 (id:a3735963) animated a funny dental procedure that we have never seen before.
This week's topic: 'Mosquitoes'
This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about mosquitoes. What do you do to keep mosquitoes away in your part of the world? Try to create stories about mosquitoes looking for a meal, people running away from mosquitoes, or people feeling itchy after being bitten by mosquitoes. Make animations with the buzzing sounds of mosquitoes, or about mosquitoes buzzing in peoples ears. Don't forget to apply some bug spray before you sit down and start animating. See where your creativity takes you!
Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on July 19, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on July 20, 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):
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:koochinko posted this excellent illustration of an original character named 'Frogster'.
★ id:PCfanatic94 posted this cool photo of a pair of frog earrings he saw at a shop.
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