January 29th, 2016 - Sudomemo Weekly News

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
No; it's Sudofox and rakugaki with the Sudomemo Weekly News!

This past week marks two years since Sudomemo came online. Since then, almost a million Flipnotes have been posted from over 22,000 people!!

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you; without the community supporting us, we couldn't have got this far.
We know that Sudomemo isn't perfect, but we're trying our best to maintain the original vision that Hatena and Nintendo had for a Flipnote sharing service. Mistakes happen, but we're learning along the way, and are striving to improve. (:

It's exciting to see how much the service has grown and evolved since we created it, especially considering that we're just a small group of volunteers with limited skills and resources who work on Sudomemo in our spare time.

Happy second anniversary, Sudomemo!

★ Our Favorite Flipnotes from Last Week's Topic - "Heroes"

Eeventide shows that a true hero isn't measured by their strength, but by the size of their heart:
Flipnote by Eeventide

This sweet and nicely drawn Flipnote by Cookie♪ is about a girl who assists a baby bird that has fallen from its nest:
Flipnote by Cookie♪

◇Peridot☆ made this Flipnote about their personal hero -- their mother:
Flipnote by ★Peridot★

We enjoyed the song choice and artwork in this Flipnote by kim:
Flipnote by kim:
(Editor's note: the song is from Disney's Hercules, which we highly recommend. c: )

This Flipnote by Lukezer shows how superheroes must always be vigilant against the mindless forces that seek to tear communities apart:
Flipnote by Lukezer

As a reward for their excellent work, the creators of these Flipnotes have been given some color stars to use, as well as Sudomemo Citizenship, congratulations!!

We recommend checking out the Weekly Topic - Heroes channel to watch all of the entries that were posted this week!

★ This Week's Topic - "Books"

The topic for this week is "Books"! Perhaps you could make Flipnotes about characters exploring libraries, or being sucked into the world of a story. You could also make something inspired by one of your favorite books!

Please post your entries for this week's topic to the Weekly Topic - Books channel!
You can also find the Weekly Topic channels on the DSi, by going to category #8 from the 'Channels' menu.

Also, if you base your Flipnote on a story, be sure include the title and author in the Flipnote if you can. We like reading. (:

You have until Friday the 5th of February to make an entry. Best of luck!

★ Updates

Over the past week, we've been making various improvements and optimizations to Sudomemo in order to reduce load time and help with some issues that we've seen lately. This includes:

- Creator's Rooms (DSi, Web)
- Flipnote view page (Web)
- Popular, Hot, and Recent Flipnotes (DSi, Web)

Unfortunately this meant that we were not able to complete the new feature that we had planned to release this week. We also apologize for the delay in posting this article!

We wish you a great week. See you next time!

If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, then please contact us via our email address: support@sudomemo.net

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