November 9, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

Autumn is one of the best seasons here in Japan, and the leaves have been changing to beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow in the mountains all around Kyoto. We hope that you are enjoying the fall in your part of the world if you are in the northern hemisphere. Likewise, if you live in southern hemisphere we hope that you are enjoying the coming of spring.

This week we have a new topic that can be interpreted in many different ways. We hope this topic will inspire more animators who have never posted for the weekly topic before to take part. Keep reading to find out more!

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ Check out this realistic animation of a cat in a autumn scene by Pidgeot± (id:Robinflighty) from the Americas region.

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

There were over 1,175 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: Leaves

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

"Leaves" Flipnotes from the Americas region

Najat.T.S (id:gold69) posted this neat animation about all kinds of ways that leaves can be used.

★ A squirrel wonders why leaves keep falling, in this nicely drawn animation by ~Shadow~ (id:i-luv-pink).

★ Take an amazing trip on a leaf in this Flipnote by Meat (id:Meatness).

ßC★671 (id:BC671) posted this funny animation about some dangerous plants in the jungle.

★ Take shelter from the storm in this cute Flipnote by $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7).

★ We liked this animation by Julialopez (id:crepusculo) of a tree changing through the seasons.

"Leaves" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Something magic is hiding in the leaves in this beautiful animation by ~bloomer~ (id:pandora_13).

★ We liked the movement and humor in this animation by Griffami™ (id:G2BBC0D0A0FB5359).

★ A leaf travels around Europe in this cute animation by ¢ ß☆Andy☆ (id:Andy-95).

dragonfly (id:raggio-di-luna) posted this great animation about a spirit that lives in the trees.

★ Be careful of critters in the leaves in this animation by Marten (id:Mg912).

★ We liked the illustrations and transformations in this leaf animation by Coraline (id:Pencora).

"Leaves" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Leaves come to life and have a celebration in this excellent Flipnote by Arigatou (id:azinohiraki300).

★ Check out the subtle movements and detailed drawings in this animation by Y-NN (id:y-nnxid).

HOZ (id:HOZ) animated various scenes of autumn in Japan. (the Japanese kanji character in this Flipnote means "fall").

★ A young girl enjoys playing with some leaves in this cute Flipnote by Mana 

★ Learn how do draw the Japanese kanji character "aki" which means "autumn" in this animation by MOS (id:PUMM).

Storm K (id:kuma26) posted this neat story about people adding leaves to the trees.

This week's topic: "Blue"

This week we would like you to post Flipnotes that mainly use the color blue. Animate things like the sky, ocean, moon, flowers, blueberries, dolphins, jeans, ink or anything you can think of that is blue. You are welcome to use other colors for details in your animations, but please make sure that the main color used in your Flipnotes is blue. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on November 15, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on November 16, 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: Blue

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.

Dadslayer (id:icefido) posted this photo of a frog enjoying a book.



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