Hey there everyone, DeepRising here with the Weekly Newsletter and Weekly Topic competition.
We had a great response to last week's topic “Crushed And Flattened”, 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 - Crushed And Flattened
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And now, here are the winning Flipnotes from last week's topic "Crushed And Flattened". Well done to everybody who entered.
Our first winning selection this week “Pancake Head” by mrjohn is an origin story of his new OC (Original Character).
An innocent ‘Toon’ is out for a walk when, completely out of the blue, a Ton weight suddenly falls right on his head.
After he’s pulled himself free with considerable difficulty, behold……He is now Pancake Head!
We were very impressed with the fine-line drawing and animation of both the character and the effects, which include camera shake, extreme squash and stretch and whip-lash reaction, as well as an effective lighting technique that sets the figure in space and on the ground with nothing more than a cast shadow.
Very nicely done!
The perils of crossing the road combined with this week’s Topic effect, are the subjects of our next hysterical winning entry “Vehicular Manflatter” by CosmicGAZ.
Much to their surprise, Glance and his friends all get completely flattened, one after the next, when they step out with misplaced confidence into a road of awaiting traffic.
We were totally blown away by the character drawing and hilarious dialogue, as the well crafted comedy skit builds nicely to its twist-punch-line.
“Look out for that skateboard!”
“Ooooooooh! The sidewalk can be a dangerous place too!”
This fantastic winning entry by JoseManueF follows the topic-exploits of an enthusiastic gang of OCs, who indulge in pressing, squashing, slamming, whacking, and rolling each other paper thin with everything from a mangle to a steamroller.
What an incredible showcase of cartoon flattening as well as group collaboration! “Chuckle”
Using character visuals and performance as a highly creative alternative to lip-synch, a stick man tells his little bro all about a cool hammer he’s found, before demonstrating its flattening abilities on him, in this eye opening topic winner, entitled “Bonk”, by ⒷIⒷⒷⒶ.
A rolling-pin exacts flattening revenge on a li’ll dumpling in this whimsical topic winning Flipnote entitled “Baa-Bam”, by ♥SQUIRMLY♥.
However, the dumpling is a resilient foe, and within a trice, it pops back to its original form.
But will the rolling-pin strike again?
Watch this on loop for a pastry battle royal.
Mort ends up as the one who gets squished, when he takes on a fly who should not be messed with, in this Topic Flipnote winner “Mort And The Fly Who Flattened Thee”, by ShadowFox.
We loved the dynamic movement and broad animation style here. It’s really got that Wow-factor.
It’s also well worth watching frame by frame, particularly when Mort meets his match with the uber-fly.
That insect can really pack a punch!
Two Nintendo greats, Mario and Goomba have a fatefully flattening encounter in this topic winning Flipnote “Goomba’s Last Days”, by SkellyPuff.
But who will come off best?
That’s right, it’s plumber one, grumpy mushroom zero!
The drawing and animation of this beautiful poodle, by Alice Lace quite took our breath away.
But seeing as it’s a winning entry for the Crushed and Flattened Weekly Topic, can you guess what happens next? “Giggle”
A potato gets the pummeling of its life, when it’s not only crushed and flattened, but also cooked as well, in this hand drawn animated tale of vegetable violence by Creaky.
That’ll be another delicious serving at “Joe’s Potatoes” then!
Bread is a staple food prepared from a basic dough of flour, water and yeast, which is then baked in an oven, where it rises into delicious loaves, buns, bagels, and a variety of other bread products.
There’s many different types of bread made all over the world, from the traditional white sliced loaf, to the French baguette, brioche, ciabatta, focaccia, bread sticks, corn bread, and even banana bread!
It can be consumed in many different ways, like sandwiches, subs, hot buttered toast, bread pudding, bread crumb stuffing, and also as croutons in soup.
What’s your favorite kind of bread?
And what’s your preferred way of eating it?
Have you ever made bread?
After all, the smell of a freshly baked loaf straight from the oven is truly heavenly!
So why not tell us all about it, in the form of a Flipnote.
And cook us up a bready topic entry today.
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 - Bread and the deadline for your entries is August 21st (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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