June 9th: Sudomemo Weekly News - F.A.T.E. Competition Week 1

Hey there everyone, DeepRising here with the Weekly Newsletter.

With the Flipnote Animation Tribute Event F.A.T.E. 2024 rolling over into its second week, we’re delighted with the fantastic response so far.

But don’t stop posting your competition entries yet, as there’s still a week to go!

Here’s everything you need to know about this wonderfully nostalgic Hatena themed competition.

F.A.T.E. 2024 - Flipnote Animation Tribute Event

Get ready to unleash your creativity and pay tribute to the classic Flipnotes that sparked so much inspiration. We are thrilled to tell you all about F.A.T.E. (Flipnote Animation Tribute Event), an exciting opportunity for the Sudomemo community to reanimate and reinterpret classic Flipnotes from Hatena.

The event kicked off on Sunday, June 2nd, at the normal WT start time and runs for two weeks. This gives you plenty of time to dive into the archives and start animating. You’ll need to choose a classic Flipnote from the Hatena archives, which you can find here: https://archive.sudomemo.net.

Once you've selected your favorite, let your imagination run wild and reanimate it in your unique style.

Throughout the event, participants can watch classic Flipnotes to gather inspiration and learn from the masters. If you need guidance, check out CerealBowlby's style guide for valuable tips and techniques:

Our panel of community judges, consisting of CerealBowlby, Sudofox, King Mayro, and Meggo, will be evaluating your submissions. In particular, the judges will be looking out for:

1. Creativity and originality

Innovation: How creatively does the animation reimagine or reinterpret classic Flipnotes?

Original Ideas: Incorporation of unique concepts and imaginative elements.

2. Presentation

Clarity: Clear and coherent presentation of the animation.

Professionalism: Overall polish and professionalism in the final submission.

Technical Execution: Proper use of sound, timing, and synchronization.


Authenticity: The extent to which the animation captures the spirit and style of the original Flipnotes while adding a fresh twist.

Respect for Source Material: Faithfulness to the elements of the original Flipnotes while demonstrating creative innovation.

When you're ready, post your completed animation to the F.A.T.E. channel on Sudomemo F.A.T.E. 2024. And the deadline for your submissions is Saturday, June 15th, at 11 PM Eastern Time.

We can't wait to see the incredible animations you'll create. Take this chance to honor the legacy of classic Flipnotes while showcasing your talent and creativity!

Join us for F.A.T.E., animate your heart out, and happy Flipnoting!

The Weekly Topic

Please note: This week’s Topic has been replaced by week 2 of the competition F.A.T.E. - Flipnote Animation Tribute Event.

After which, the previously listed Topics will recommence, starting with “The Dentist” on June 16th.

If you're thinking about making a Topic Flipnote check out the upcoming Topics listed below.

Upcoming Topics

Topic - The Dentist (June 16th)

Topic - Crazy Eyes (June 23rd)

Topic - Forests (June 30th)

Topic - Tag, you’re it! (July 7th)