September 14, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan bringing you the latest news about Flipnote Hatena.

September 10 was the last day for posting "Flipnote Hatena 3rd Anniversary Event" animations. Thanks to everyone for your submissions! We are now reviewing all of the Flipnotes and will show some of our favorites on September 19. Please note that we will not be posting the next edition of the "Hatena Featured Artist" until September 26.

Last week's topic was a lot of fun, and we had some unexpected Flipnotes posted because the word "kite" has more than one meaning in some languages. "Kites" can also refer to birds of prey in some languages, and in Japanese it has the same pronunciation as the word for "octopus". Don't be surprised if you see some bird or octopus characters in the weekly topic channel!

This week we are happy to present a new topic where you can have some fun with sounds. We hope this topic will inspire you to make some new Flipnotes, and are looking forward to seeing your creations!

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ Check out the moves of this kite-loving Ninja animated by Fazone (id:faz1) from the Americas region.

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

There were over 820 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: Kites

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

"Kites" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ All kinds of characters are flying kites in this Flipnote by leosmary★ (id:superonce11).

★ We liked this clean drawings and letterboxed style of this animation by Lotus (id:alphadawg5522).

★ A squirrel takes flight in this cute animation by CodeGeaRZ♪ (id:Codelyoko100).

★ A kite flies somewhere far away in this Flipnote by Shortcom.™ (id:H-man88888888).

★ What will happen next in this story by Cocoa95 (id:Parasite)?

★ We liked this beautifully drawn animation by ßC★671 (id:BC671) titled "Flying Kites".

"Kites" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Watch out for the clouds in this funny animation by ASHVIN (id:ASHVIN).

★ A young girl makes new friends in this Flipnote by ★Maya☆☆ (id:Maya225).

Joshua (id:XtraLarge) posted this animation with strange illustrations and sounds.

★ The man with the biggest kite wins in this animation by Kingmax (id:mastermax).

★ Release the kite strings and be free in this story by ¢ ß☆Andy☆ (id:Andy-95).

★ Little men take to the skies in this animation by Robles (id:robles).

"Kites" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A test with a perfect score makes a nice kite in this animation by Arigatou (id:azinohiraki300).

★ Check out the octopus kite in this Flipnote by Ibanez (id:kaosumis).

★ Keep your eyes on the sky in this animation by Y-NN (id:y-nnxid).

★ Who will win the kite fight in this animation by Shiitake?

★ In this animation by Osushi (id:okappazusi) kites fly people!

★ We liked this story by Pichu about a lion, a rabbit and a kite.

This week's topic: "Voice"

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes featuring voices. Make animations with characters with funny, loud, quiet or unique voices. Animate stories about high-pitched voices breaking glass, or people making speeches. Make your own original soundtracks with your voice! Please remember that many people on Flipnote Hatena might not speak your language -- try to make stories that everyone can understand without relying upon words or text. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on September 20, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on September 21, 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: Voice

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:aaron took this photo of some frog-shaped clips for hanging laundry.



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