Hey there everyone, DeepRising here with the Weekly Newsletter and Weekly Topic competition.
We had a great response to last week's topic “The Stars”, and a selection of our favorite winning entries are coming up.
You can view all of the submissions for this topic on its Weekly Topic channel by clicking this link Weekly Topic - The Stars
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 Stars".
Well done to everyone who entered.
The disturbing mystery of Protocol 4071 continues in our first Topic winning selection this week, by The Sparks.
A fractured world, and then darkness!
But what could it be?
It first visited Happy Frog in Avenue Bay, followed by Mr Wiggles on Main Street, then The Penguins of Glacier Peak, and now we see this strange phenomenon once again in local space.
Is it a star or something else?
One thing is for sure. There's something not right about it!
This beautifully detailed and colorful MV by Snapples features stars of many kinds and a friendship that can’t be beat!
From starry eyes and zip-line runs, to starry dreams and stepping stones, watch as two besties enjoy counting stars and the best of life.
The thrills of receiving a red star are creatively explored in our next topic winner by ☆ウサギたまご☆.
We found the sound effects as intriguing as the visuals, where character drawing and bizarre landscapes envision a fantastical and furry world.
Don’t waste your life watching the stars of television when you’re a star yourself, is the morale of this topic winning Flipnote by INK.
We particularly liked the revealing of captivating stars into meaningless TV snow that puts across the message with startling visual flare.
In this topic winning entry, the OCs of JoseManueF delight in finding star constellations in the night sky.
Including Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius, the astrological formations appear from within a myriad of twinkling stars like dot-to-dot pictures in a cosmic puzzle.
Well spotted girls.
Puppdolly Kathi cheers us on to be the stars of our lives, in this Rock Star musical Flipnote by PupptPichu.
When she pops up at the bottom of the screen, who could resist such a adorable appeal?
We were very impressed by the skillfully animated, three dimensional spin of this Super Mario Starshine sprite, by INK.
The twinkling sound track also adds greatly to the starry effect.
Slap-stick comedy involves humorous violence, both intentional and through mishap, and is extremely popular in animation and cartoons.
Originating in vaudeville from routines employing a prop stick that, with a flick of the wrist, could be made to make a slapping sound while not actually hitting the performer (Known as a Slap-Stick), this style of entertainment has been widespread throughout media and popular culture for many, many years.
Your Flipnotes could feature any kind of slap-stick comedy you like, from a kick up the backside to a paint pot on the head. And the funnier, the better!
Or why not feature slap-stick in your animation?
Here are some examples of comedy acts that use slap-stick humor:
The Three Stooges (Movies)
Laurel And Hardy (Movies)
Punch And Judy (Puppet Show)
Home Alone (Movie)
Willie Coyote And The Road Runner (Cartoon)
Any of these would be great inspiration for this topic. And how about using your OCs to create a slap-stick comedy routine.
Whatever you decide, make us laugh until our sides split!
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 - Slapstick Comedy and the deadline for your entries is February the 12th (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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