October 29th: Sudomemo Weekly News: Fall 2023 F.F.C. Results + Weekly Topic: Halloween!

Hey there everyone, DeepRising here with the Weekly Newsletter including FFC Competition results, and and this week's topic.

About Sudomemo

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And now, onto the Flipnote Fight Competition!

Let's welcome our Guest Judges

We had a great response to our extended two week competition “FFC: Superhero Showdown”. And in just a bit the prize winning entries will be announced and reviewed by our guest panel of celebrity judges from Hyun’s Dojo:

Celebrity Judging Panel from Hyun's Dojo

Hyun: The proud owner of the Hyun's Dojo Community, Hyun has been a dedicated enthusiast of stick animations for over a decade. His keen eye for detail and appreciation for the craft is evident in his evaluations.

Oxob: A seasoned stick figure animator since 2009, Oxob is an integral part of the Hyun’s Dojo Community. His illustrious career includes animations for renowned creators like Alan Becker and Gildedguy. In addition to his animation prowess, he also boasts a talent for arm wrestling.

Yunero: Joining the Hyun’s Dojo community in 2014, Yunero has showcased his stick figure animation skills on multiple occasions. His contributions to the community include animations for Hyun and features on the YouTube channel, marking him as a dedicated and talented animator.

Hatena360: An animator and collaboration host of distinction, Hatena360 is well-regarded for his work in Hyun’s Dojo, especially his synced animations. Wearing multiple hats, he also serves as Alan Becker’s production manager, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the table.

Sopple: Introducing Sopple, a talented animator from Hyun’s Dojo. Apart from her animation skills, she plays an active role in community engagement and management, ensuring a vibrant and active community atmosphere.

You can view all of the submissions for this competition on the channel “FFC: Superhero Showdown” by clicking this link Sudomemo FFC - Superhero Showdown.

Now, here are the prize winning Flipnotes from the competition "FFC: Superhero Showdown".

Based upon our scoring criteria, we had two winners tie for second place, so both second place winners will get the same prize!

Well done to everyone who entered.

Winning Flipnotes From The "FFC Superhero Showdown" Competition

First Place

Versus OverPower by Arancia

Hyun: "I loved this part and I think it had the most superhero vibes compared to the others. Everything about this animation was very well done, polished, and I had a lot of fun just watching through all the crazy superhero moments."

Oxob: "Overall a good animation with nice choreography, effects, and movements. And the one that felt the most finished and complete, which I think is commendable, not going too over-ambitious in order to finish in time."

Sopple: "I am always a sucker for action-packed stickman fights, and the unique sequence here has him going to the moon, combined with an excellent understanding of animation, anticipation, and special fx."

Hatena360: “A very classic style for a flipnote fight, and delivered well. I think some of the movement came across as pretty stiff but was overall enjoyable. The final bit of the Flipnote was probably my favorite with the fluid rock smash and messing with the letters in the fight, just plain fun!”

For placing first, Arancia has won 1 year of Sudomemo Plus and a Bailey Flitwing Ticket!

Second Place

Hero vs Nightmare Pt.1 by Ninry

Hyun: "This animation was extremely impressive with showing the scale of the vines in the backgrounds. The style of the stick figures, and the added bonus of the closeups was a very good touch. Even though it wasn't finished, it was still very impressive and made me want more!"

Oxob: "This would have been my favorite if it was finished. Great effects, angles, movements, and even facial expressions. Crazy what people can make with Flipnote."

Yunero: "Ninry is a veteran animator from the old Hatena days, and it’s great to see him still be amazing at the craft. They sync the music to go with the fight, and add detail like the vines in the background."

Hatena360: “This one gives me major BosS vibes, especially with his new stuff. I wish this was longer as I can tell they wanted to do so much more but they were able to deliver so much dynamic movement in such a short period of time.”

Sopple: “The use and mastery of effects in this one, specifically with the plant-like structures, is what really caught my attention with this entry. I think the only thing it is lacking is a proper ending, but overall this is a beautiful animation that is worthy of a lot of praise.”

For placing second, Ninry has won 6 months of Sudomemo Plus and a Lazy Paisley Ticket!

Second Place Tie

Flipnote by MⒶZOkidox by MⒶZOkidox

Hyun: "The unique style of this animation was really impressive and I loved the smooth movements of both the characters, the explosion, and all the effects. Breaking the 4th wall in the animation was also a really cool touch! Just wish you could've finished a little more of the fight at the end."

Oxob: "Super smooth, nice effects, great angles, and some creative concepts with the 4th wall break. Overall great! Just ended very abruptly and felt unfinished."

Yunero: "This stick fight is beautifully crafted and flows extremely well, from the smoke that has to be animated frame by frame to the super cool angles. My favorite part is when they start utilizing the 4th wall."

Hatena360: “Call me a sucker for Flipnotes but I love breaking the fourth wall and interacting with the Flipnote UI. A unique power for sure but different from any other Flipnote stick fight I’ve seen thus far. Love the cloth animation as well!”

Sopple: “The fluidity of this entry’s effects, combined with the creativity as well as the extra attention to detail in clothing and adding mass to the stickmen, makes this one gold for me.”

For the second-place tie, MⒶZOkidox has also won 6 months of Sudomemo Plus and a Lazy Paisley Ticket!

Third Place

Acro vs many by Acro

Yunero: "To see a limited software like flipnote have their animators make their own V-CAM methods is amazing. A lot of other good stick fights on flipnote have it, but this one for the FFC uses it quite nicely. Not to mention the style and movements are well animated."

For placing third, Acro has won 3 months of Sudomemo Plus.

Fourth Place

Flipnote by realmoment by dermo

For placing fourth, dermo has also won 3 months of Sudomemo Plus.

Congratulations all!

OK, now back to next week’s topic, which you’ll all be excited to hear is Halloween!

This Weeks Topic - "Halloween 2023"

Happy Spook-tober everyone, it’s Halloween!

The time of year for ghosts and ghoulies, witches and monsters, jack-o-lanterns, trick or treating, and a host of other fun, nail biting traditions.

So we’re joining in the celebrations with this hair-raising topic and invite you all to take part.

Scare us ridgid with a creepy, spine tingling topic entry for this terrifying time of year.

It could be about any aspect of Halloween you like. And in fact anything else scary at all!

How about a terrifying tale, a haunted MV, a cartoon monster mash, or a movie inspired jumpscare!

The choice is yours…….Mwa, ha, harrrrrr!!!

We really love the way you're all so creative with these topics and look forward to being scared by the Flipnotes you create for this one.

Make sure to post your entries to the Weekly Topic channel Weekly Topic - Halloween 2023 and the deadline for your entries is November 5th (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.

And now here is the list of the upcoming Topics, so you can get started in plenty of time.

Upcoming Topics

Topic - The Moon (November 5th)

Topic - Sinking (November 12th)

Topic - The Fox (November 19th)

Topic - Licking Your Lips (November 26th)