Hey there everyone, DeepRising here with the Weekly News Letter and Weekly Topic competition. Don't forget to check out next week's topic theme and it's description, as well as the subsequent Upcoming Topics at the end of the News Letter. Also, don't miss the links in the topic description for inspiration and further information on the theme (Access these links through the Sudomemo Theatre online sight).
And now, here are the winning Flipnotes from last week's topic "Telling Scary Stories". Well done to everybody who entered.
Our first selection this week, by Morty♣, tells the story of the scariest dream it's creator has ever had! A dream of resonating chimes, an impenetrable membrane, and an infinite abyss! This existential nightmare had us frozen in terror with its words, and disturbed to our very cores by it's disconcerting sound track and imagery, until the dreamer within, finally awakens.
A wonderfully scary story indeed!
This hair raising Urban Legend style scary story is told beneath a night sky, to a captivated and terrified audience. Their petrified faces work beautifully with the creepy ambient sound track. And the tension is palpable as the story revelations mount up, leading to the final twist and jump-scare!
Kêithkash★ brings both the story telling, and the story itself to life in wonderful detail, with this fantastically frightening Flipnote. We were on the edge of our seats the whole way through!
In this spine chilling entry, by Miguel, three little children bring themselves to the very brink of abject terror, telling an eerily familiar scary story that unfolds around them as it's told!
A true story is always the most unnerving, and this one is brought to life with consummate Flipnote skill.
An enthusiastic story teller becomes suddenly alarmed when he realizes that he is, in fact, terrified of scary stories himself, in this witty and chuckle some Flipnote by Reggie.
We really enjoyed the ironic take on the topic theme, as well as the excellent cartoon animation and voice acting that is used to tell it.
We laughed out loud at this hilarious, fast paced scary Flipnote by Miiself Ü. It excels in the art of minimalistic story telling, including every aspect of a terrifying tale, told at such break-neck speed, that by the time you realize you're scared, the story is already concluded!
Very Nicely done!
Mario209 tells the terrifyingly real stories of live broadcast Flipnotes unexpectedly capturing the most mysterious of creatures completely by accident, in this tongue in cheek, 'Discovery' styled entry.
It's gnome place for the weak of heart!
The chance happening across a bag full of zip discs leads to the terrible murder of an innocent disc drive in this sardonic story, entitled Clicks Of Death, as told by mikolaj.
Behold the face of evil on the zip disc in question! "Hideous Shreik!"
This week, our topic special in the lead up to Halloween, is Ghost Photography.
Ghost or spirit photography attempts to capture images of ghosts in photographs, which are unseen by the human eye. It's often used in ghost hunting and can be quite unnerving, particularly for the people in the photograph, as well as for the one who is holding the camera! Here are some links to You Tube videos about Spirit Photography that we think you'll find useful:
A history of spirit photography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdmZ5gVClsw
spirit photography - history and how they did it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPXIPPU3QHE
This topic could be a great opportunity to use the DSi camera to make your Flipnote with. Why not add a scary ghost, spectre or ghoul into a photograph of yourself, or your friends and family. Or maybe take a picture of an eerie setting and add a supernatural visitor, for a haunted photograph!
Try experimenting with Flipnote's tools on your DSi photo, to create a ghostly, spirit effect.
Hot Tip: Use the 'Dot Erase' tool to create a misty effect like a ghost. To use the dot erase tool, select the eraser size (Bottom right box inside the eraser tool), and then hold down the shoulder button and tap to select one of them. Your selected eraser will now be set to the same texture that your paint brush is, and your ready to go!
Your ghost could be moving or still, or maybe even creeping up behind someone!
If you don't wish to use photographs, feel free to make drawn Flipnotes for this topic too. The choice....... is yours!
"Creepy ghostly wail!"
Make sure to post your entries to the Weekly Topic channel Weekly Topic - Ghost Photography and the deadline for your entries is October 18th (12pm EST / 4pm GMT) Keep on Flipnoting and the best of luck with your entries.
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