January 29th: Sudomemo Weekly News - Topic: "The Penguin"

Hey there everyone, DeepRising here with the Weekly Newsletter and Weekly Topic competition.

We had a great response to last week's topic “The Penguin”, and a selection of our favorite winning entries are coming up.

But first, here's some up to the minute news.

Sudomemo Birthday Bash

Today is Sudomemo's 9th Birthday! And the Birthday Bash is starting now.

What ever you do, don't miss it!

Join us for our Birthday Bash -- registration opens right now, and events start at 6 PM Eastern standard time!

We're having lots of fun events including games and a movie!


There's a special ticket and trophy available for all registered attendees. You must be 13+ to join Discord.

Also, don't forget to checkout the "9 Years of Flipnote Fun" channel. Celebrating Sudomemo's Birthday, it's full of Well Wishing and Best Memories Flipnotes for nine wonderful years.

Here's a link to the channel:

9 Years of Flipnote Fun!

Many thanks to everyone who posted.


OK, now back to the Topic.

You can view all of the submissions for this topic on its Weekly Topic channel by clicking this link Weekly Topic - The Penguin

If you're thinking about making a topic Flipnote, don't forget to check out next week's topic theme and description, with ideas and inspiration to get you started, as well as the upcoming Topics listed at the end of the Newsletter.

And now, here are the winning Flipnotes from last week's topic "The Penguin".

Well done to everyone who entered.

Our Favorite Flipnotes from last weeks Topic "The Penguin"

Showcasing the lives of penguins both young and old, our first topic winning selection this week, by Marie-Ange brings charm, joy and delight to a colony of our flightless, feathery friends.

We just loved seeing them sliding, tumbling and frolicking on the ice. And the wondrous birth of a baby penguin into a family of two loving parents was so beautifully done it brought tears to our eyes.

In our next topic winning entry by The Sparks, we follow a penguin on a magnificent dive into the deep blue sea.

With expressive character performance, fluid movement, and amazing water effects, the penguin demonstrates, firstly his clumsiness on land, before Wowing us with a graceful swim through the freezing ocean.

We also really enjoyed the accompanying soundtrack which includes snow crushing underfoot, water splashes, and the icy cold wind of the antarctic.

When Wacky meets Pingu the Penguin, he finds in him a kindred spirit for being Noot-Crazy, in this topic winning Flipnote by Jake.

Inspired by an idea from Seal Mafia, the bizarre beak honking catchphrase of the stop motion penguin character, “Noot-Noot”, becomes the latest craze for Wacky and all his friends.

However, none of them can out Noot the Noot-master, until Grandpa comes along…..

By-gum! That old guy sure is scary!!!

For this topic winning Flipnote SevenGirl has created an animatic about a secret involving a mysterious penguin from the computer game One Shot.

Expertly illustrated with highly accurate characters and typed dialogue, the spoken Easter Egg is discovered by a simple greeting and much to the players surprise!

Just say “Hello Penguin”!

A wonderfully animated penguin dance is the subject of this Weekly Topic winner by Lucas.

It's just a beak to the left…And then a beak to the right…Now lets spin again!

Why not give it a go yourself. It looks like great fun.

Checkout this screen-full of great penguin characters by Kaius.

Beautifully drawn, shaded and colored they range from Gunter from Adventure Time to Aurora from Animal Crossing.

Those are some excellent character drawing skills indeed.

Pingu is back Noot-Nooting again in this winning entry by ⒷIⒷⒷⒶ.

Only this time Super Mario is here to put a swift end to his craziness!

But Mario, Woah!

A hurl off a cliff! Now that's a little harsh. “Giggle”

This Weeks Topic - "The Stars"

Giant balls of gas burning billions of miles away, the stars fill our night sky and have been the subject of science, astrology, religion and myth across all of human existence.

Your Flipnotes could feature stars, space, or the firmament, in any way you like.

Here’s some inspirational examples featuring stars from art, literature, and the silver screen:

Tinkle, twinkle little star (Nursery Rhyme)

Starry Night (Painting by Vincent van Gogh)

Modern Space Art (Find many examples online)

Greek star constellation mythology (See Astrology)

Star Wars (Movie franchise)

Star Trek (TV Sci-Fi series)

Any one of these could be great inspiration for a Flipnote. .

And here’s some easy ways to make stars and star fields with Flipnote tools.

Star Making Technique For This Topic

1 - Using paintbrush #1, tap single dots with your stylus randomly across the screen. Then switch the paper color to black.

2 - Or use the dot delete function to erase star dots into a black colored background.

3 - You can also paste star dots by loop selecting a single dot from a paint brush stroke, and then use the A button to repeatedly paste it.

So, whether you go artistic, poetic, or astrological, have fun filling your Flipnotes with stars and make them shine!

We really love the way you're all so creative with these topics and look forward to seeing the Flipnotes you create for them.

Make sure to post your entries to the Weekly Topic channel Weekly Topic - The Stars and the deadline for your entries is February the 5th (12pm EST / 4pm GMT).

We would also encourage you to add a description to your Flipnotes. This is your opportunity to explain any points of interest and specific details that we could feature in the topic winner reviews.

And don't forget, if you want a cool thumbnail picture on your Flipnote, whichever frame you save the Flipnote on, that will become the thumbnail. So choose your favorite frame for this, or add in a cool title page at the end, and save on that.

Keep on Flipnoting and the best of luck with your entries.

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