December 14, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

We had a great time watching all of the "Electricty" Flipnotes, and would like to thank everyone who posted. This week we have another fun weekly topic that we hope will inspire you to create some new Flipnotes. Keep reading to find out more!

If you haven't yet posted a weekly topic Flipnote in 2012 you still have some time. We will post two more editions of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News in 2012 (December 21 and December 28) before we take a short break for the new year holiday.

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

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Flipnote of the Week

★ Check out this amazing story about Benjamin Franklin and Zeus by ßC★671 (id:BC671) from the Americas region.

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

There were over 1,450 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: Electricity

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

"Electricity" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Electricity brings a monster to life in this funny animation by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

★ An electric eel and a great white shark have a battle in this Flipnote by Onion (id:Oniongarlic).

★ Add a shock to your day with this creative animation by WilliasoXL (id:williaso).

★ Electricity powers some holiday lights in this nice animation by _Zeegeees (id:zozoS18).

★ Learn about different types of batteries in this Flipnote by $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7).

★ We liked this nicely drawn animation about solar energy by Yukiko (id:Kalohe).

"Electricity" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Be careful when watching television in this animation by X-pancho (id:Pepepancho).

★ Plug in and get some bright ideas in this Flipnote by Automaton (id:doofus).

★ Check out the high voltage pigs in this cute animation by Nella Stm (id:D94D24CE0599763CF).

★ All sorts of electric sounds and things appear in this Flipnote by ★jârdêll☆★ (id:darnellmiller).

★ Learn how to capture the energy of a bolt of lighting in this animation by Ruben (id:Rubencoka).

★ We enjoyed this animation about an electrical circuit by opa (id:hullkk6).

"Electricity" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A character gets recharged in this neat Flipnote by Ricky (id:Ryuku-Kukki).

★ A hungry cat uses electricity to its advantage in this animation by CATらぶ (id:ayumi0508).

★ Something funny happens with static electricity in this animation by うーくま (id:u-kuma2).

★ Cats and electricity make a funny combination in this animation by カロエ (id:cyoko-716).

★ An unlucky man has problems with static electrity in this Flipnote by たこdeath (id:rabbit_thankyou).

★ Fast actions take place to power a small heater under a table in this Flipnote by じゅんじゅん (id:junkun123).

New Creator's Room Themes

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

★ Decorate your Creator's Room with this theme featuring Santa Claus riding in a sleigh. (10 color stars)


This week's topic: "Sleepy"

This week we would like you to make Flipnotes based on the adjective "sleepy". Animate characters dozing off in funny places, or doing funny things when they are sleepy. Create stories about things that make you sleepy, or about how to stay awake when you are feeling sleepy. See where your creativity takes you!

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

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.

Aaron (id:aaron) took this photo of a frog enjoying a book.



What did you think about the weekly news this week? Let us know by telling us your feedback in the box below.

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