April 23rd: Sudomemo Weekly News - Topic: "The Grabbing Action"

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

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

But first, here's news about a major event that's starting today.

Spring 2023 Sudomemo F.F.C. - Flipnote Fight Competition

It's time to battle!

We're proud to announce the very first Flipnote Fight Competition!

This competition, hosted by Sudomemo in association with Hyun's Dojo, is your chance to shine as a stick fighter!

Bring your very best, and have your stick warriors at the ready, because there's serious prizes to be won!

Swords, sorcery, or fisticuffs, it's any weapon you like. And the more explosive, camera shaking destruction you can reign, the better.

Show off your skills and battle it out in our Flipnote Fight Competition!

Our panel of judges are ready to be amazed by your creativity and originality in Stick Fight animations.

Celebrity Judging Panel from Hyun's Dojo:

We'd like to welcome our guest judges: Hatena360, Hyun, Sopple, DaSassyOwl, and Oxob!


Here are some guidelines to keep in mind. We'll be paying attention to these things during judging.

1. Focus on smooth and anticipatory animation.

2. Be creative and original with your ideas.

3. Aim for impressive and satisfying effects.

4. Ensure action flows seamlessly between movements.

5. Make stick figure resizing logical.

6. Mimic realistic human movements when appropriate.

7. Create animations that are easy for viewers to understand.

8. Sync action with music beats, if applicable.

9. Keep track of your left and right legs and arms!

10. Avoid common beginner mistakes like missing body parts or unrealistic movements.

Here are the prizes:

All winners: Spring 2023 Sudomemo F.F.C. trophy

- 1st place: 1 year of Sudomemo Plus, Bailey Flitwing Ticket ($40 value)

- 2nd place: 6 months of Sudomemo Plus, Lazy Paisley Ticket ($20 value)

- 3rd-5th place: 3 months of Sudomemo Plus. ($6 value)

Finally, stick warriors, we salute you! Make sure to post your F.F.C. entries to this channel: Spring 2023 Sudomemo F.F.C.

Our Favorite Flipnotes from last weeks Topic "The Grabbing Action"

Okay! 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 Grabbing Action

If you're thinking about making a topic Flipnote, don't forget to check out the upcoming Topics listed at the end of the Newsletter.

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

Well done to everyone who entered.

In this hilarious chin strap grabbing game Barbichette, animated by matthieu, the first player to laugh gets a penalty tap.

But given the full Flipnote treatment, as you can imagine, when the laughter escalates, so do the penalties, going from a lowly slap in the face, right the way up to a plane-dropped atomic bomb!

At this point, we think it must be Game Over!

Quite the best grabbing tool available, The Claw Hand is the subject of this fantastic, topic winning entry by JMCU.

Full of dynamic, drifting movements and crisply timed effects, the punchline hits home with a spot-on comeback from Granny herself.

Lazy grabbers beware!

Showcasing loads of amazing squash and stretch animation, a hapless rat is grabbed by a Grumpy Gus in this topic winning Flipnote by jonah1.

But awww, the little chap’s so adorable……Let’s hope it’s for a piece of cheese eh!

When a stick man wants to grab a bite to eat, his reach stretches all the way through a trilogy of modern, classic Flipnotes before attaining its goal, in this fast-foodie topic winner by Soupersoup.

Mmmm, those Macdoodle burgers do look so delicious!

Including squash and stretch, as well as whip-lash motion, a hungry snake finds a fruity treat in this topic winning entry by Jordan XL.

We loved this creator’s resolve, as mentioned in the description, to focus on specific animation techniques when making a Flipnote.

What a wonderful way to take on a topic!

A Grab Bag is always very tempting.

But what if it’s full of something other than goodies and treats! As this curious stick man can attest, in this winning topic Flipnote by BreadGuy™.

Checkout this acrobatic grab animated by ★MiSTeR-L☆.

The stick man plucks the square mid somersault in an audacious display of gymnastic prowess.

That’s got to be top scores across the board!

This Weeks Topic

There will be no topic this week. Instead, it will be replaced by the Flipnote Fight competition: Spring 2023 Sudomemo F.F.C.

Make sure to post your F.F.C. entries to this channel: Spring 2023 Sudomemo F.F.C.

The deadline for your entries is April the 29th (7 PM Eastern Time)

Good luck everyone with your stick fighting Flipnotes.

The topic will resume next week with “Butterflies”.

Upcoming Topics

Topic - Butterflies (April 30th)

Topic - Music Videos, MVs (May 7th)

Topic - Shading (May 14th)

Topic - Bouncy Castles (May 21st)