October 5, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

We would like to express our thanks to everyone who posted for last week's topic "Cycling". We had a great time watching all of the animations, and are happy to present some of the outstanding ones here.

Please remember that we cannot featured Flipnotes with copyrighted music or characters used without permission in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News. If you create everything in your Flipnotes yourself you will never have to worry about copyrights.

This week we have a fun new topic that we hope will inspire you to create some new animations. Keep reading to find out more.

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

Flipnote of the Week

Ki11-33 (id:Ki11-33) from the Americas region posted this neat "Cycling" animation with a soundtrack made with a metallophone.

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

There were over 650 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: Cycling

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

"Cycling" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ We liked the detailed animation of the bicycle parts in this Flipnote by Loretta (id:watertiger).

Shortcom.™ (id:H-man88888888) combined images from the Nintendo DSi Camera application together with drawings to create this unique animation.

★ We enjoyed this funny bike race animation posted by Yukiko (id:Kalohe).

Gab! (id:gabriel83) created this short story about a cyclist and the weather.

★ Travel to new places by bicycle in this nicely drawn animation by Lotus (id:alphadawg5522).

★ Cycling is more than a way to keep fit in this animation by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

"Cycling" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Check out the super cool cyclist in this Flipnote by Gmarcoツ (id:gianmarco).

Gelo (id:RainGelo) posted this funny animation titled "UMX" (Unicycle Motocross).

★ A gnome does some bicycle tricks, and makes some mistakes too, in this Flipnote by Jam™ (id:Flappetty).

ariana (id:Elinariana) reminds us to wear a helmet when riding a cycle.

★ The cyclist is still far from the finish line in this animation by Foufi (id:Boumzi).

★ Bicycles are used by people of all ages in this animation by Ghostie (id:FallenWarpstar).

"Cycling" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Assemble a bicycle and take a ride in this animation by ☆PAWAPURO☆ (id:pawafurupuroyakyu).

★ Twelve different types of cycles appear in this Flipnote by パペットマスター (id:nyaozow).

とけつ。(id:karin1029) created a bicycle with all sorts of useful features!

ありがとう (id:azinohiraki300) posted this original cycle song and animation that will make you smile.

★ Take an exciting bicycle ride in this stylish animation by kenpa(ケンパ) (id:amuroz).

★ Dogs like bicycles too, in this animation by カマラ (id:inazumaereven07).

This week's topic: "Mustaches/Beards"

For this week's topic we would like you to create animations about mustaches, beards, or other facial hair. Create heroes or villains with mustaches or beards. Animate mustaches dancing and singing songs. Create stories about facial hair growing, or people shaving. You might even want to create animations about people turning into werewolves or the longest mustache or beard in the world. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on October 11, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on October 12, 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: Moustaches/Beards

New Creator's Room Themes

The designers at Flipnote Hatena have created two great new Creator's Room theme this week. For more information please visit the Color Star Exchange by tapping on 'Get new themes!' on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

★ This theme features a cute squirrel feasting on a raspberry tart. (10 color stars)


★ This theme features an artist hard at work on a new masterpiece. (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.

id:CIN posted these cute pictures of a frog kept as a pet. Be careful not to squish the little guy!

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