December 28, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

This is the final edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News for 2012. We would like to take this moment to express our appreciation to everyone who has posted Flipnotes for the weekly topics this past year, and to thank all of our readers for your support.

We look forward to seeing your animations in 2013, and wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy new year.

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

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Flipnote of the Week

★ Check out some fantastic bell ringing in this neat animation by han solo-2 (id:rekosampose-2) from the Americas region.

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

There were over 950 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: Bells

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

"Bells" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ A young woman rings a fancy little bell in this animation by Cosmirage (id:Cosmirage).

★ We liked this mixed media animation titled "Tibetan Bell" by steven (id:vajra12).

★ Meet a bell clapper (the ringer inside of a bell) with personality in this animation by Frostcom.™ (id:H-man88888888).

G00G」£ (id:javier699) made this neat animation of a bell with the Nintendo DSi Camera application.

★ We liked this beautiful animation accompanied by the song "Jingle Bells" by Àsんレ€€ (id:MagicPixyDust).

★ Take a trip inside of a bell tower in this funny animation by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

"Bells" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ A sad character has his spirits lifted by some bells in this animation by Toonfilms (id:Toonfilms).

★ We liked this funny story about bells and a kitten by dragonfly (id:raggio-di-luna).

★ Take a trip to see Big Ben in London in this animation by SiNiStEr™ (id:Dark-Sinister1).

★ Meet a bell who doesn't like being rung in this animation by yobo socky (id:flambo).

★ A little frog gets into some trouble in this animation by Amelie (id:Eilema),

★ Something has gone wrong in the bell tower in this Flipnote by ☆Cabret★ (id:Aiki_chan).

"Bells" Flipnotes from Japan

★ We enjoyed this funny story about a hotel desk bell by Tako death (id:rabbit_thankyou).

★ Check out this animation by Sorbet about some bells making strange sounds.

★ A little bell travels through space and time in this animation by Panda san (id:tomokapanda)

★ We liked this animation about a big bell at a Japanese shrine by B.Jack (id:I0E2FBD0A0F69AB4)

★ A ring of a bell starts a funny situation in this excellent animation by Shiitake.

★ Some bells on a noisy alarm clock annoy a sleeper in this Flipnote by Kosumo★ (id:upa-rupa).

This week's topic: "Snakes"

2013 is the year of the snake in the Chinese calendar. For the next two weeks we would like you to create animations or stories about snakes to celebrate the new year. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on January 10, 2013 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on January 11, 2013 (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: Snakes

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 these two cats warming themselves in the sun. (10 color stars)


★ Decorate your Creator's Room with this creature howling on a snowy cliff. (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.

ALEESt found this cool stuffed frog on a store shelf.



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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