December 4th: Sudomemo Weekly News - Topic: "Sword Fighting"

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

We had a great response to last week's topic “Sword Fighting”, 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 - Sword Fighting

If you're thinking about making a topic Flipnote, don't forget to check out next week's topic theme and description, with ideas and inspiration to get you started, as well as the upcoming Topics listed at the end of the Newsletter.

And now, here are the winning Flipnotes from last week's topic "Sword Fighting".

Well done to everyone who entered.

Our Favorite Flipnotes from last weeks Topic "Sword Fighting"

In our first topic winning selection this week, by mrjohn, an absolutely epic battle between two mystical swords takes place in a cosmic realm!

With the use of a cardboard model he made especially for this Flipnote, the sword animation is created with hand held stop motion on the DSi camera, and finished with an array of dynamic effects including twinkling stars, contact sparks and flashing lightning.

We also very much enjoyed the accompanying narrative text, that adds dramatic flare and a moral conclusion to the encounter.

Showcasing both full character sword attacks and defensive moves, our next topic winning selection by JoseManueF really cuts the mustard!

The creator’s meticulous animation handles the action beautifully with facial expressions, excellent hand and foot work, and great attention to detail in every pose, nuance, and movement.

Very nicely done!

A legendary stick man sword fight simply exudes grandeur and intensity in this topic winning entry by SilyElixir.

As the combatants face off, their long shadows echo the silence before the fray, which includes action packed sword play, cunning drop kicks, and ricochet damage.

Let battle commence!

OCs Theo and Alex are really going at it hammer and tongs in this wonderfully drawn and colorful sword skills topic winner by Darlex.

It’s a good job they’ve got armor and a shield, as those flashing swords sure do move at sonic speed!

A stick-sword-fight comes to an abrupt ending when both protagonists collapse instantly on the very first strike in this topic winning Flipnote by blipsoid.

The ironic contrast of a dramatic build up with a hilarious anti-climax made us laugh out loud.

That’s a draw then! “Giggle”

With the magic of Flipnote, this winning photo animation by わヨトホロトミw features a real swordsman swishing a cartoon sword.

The marrying of photo hands and cartoon weapon movement produces very convincing results and looks like huge fun.

But watch out for the shelving unit! That sword does come awfully close!


わヨトホロトミw interprets “Drawing your sword” quite literally with this splendid animated sword drawing.

But keep watching, as the creator’s profile character then takes up the sword for some swash-buckling action.


This Weeks Topic - "Crumpled"

This topic is all about the action of crumpling, as well as crumpled things.

It could be a crumpling piece of paper, a picture, an image, a piece of text, or anything else you can think of.

Or ideas that involve crumpled things like throwing away a newspaper, a report card, or a lottery ticket, if you’ve lost!

As always, in animation we can crumple anything we like, however impossible. So why not think outside the box and come up with some crazy crumpling ideas;

A solid stone wall, a heavy door, or even a cartoon character (Like your PC or OCs).

Top Tips

1 - Use Loop-Select Nudge as a crumpling tool. Repeating overlapping loops moved inwards bit at a time (With the D-Pad) will give a great crumpling effect.

2 - Draw a picture on a piece of paper and use stop motion to record a crumple one frame at a time. (Tin foil could also be interesting to have a go with)

3 - Use reverse pasting to crumple in and out, and change the crumpling image or text.


However you want to play it, let’s all get crumpling with a Weekly Topic Flipnote 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 - Crumpled and the deadline for your entries is December the 11th (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.

Upcoming Topics

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Topic - Christmas (December 18th)

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Topic - Tunnels and Passageways (January 1st)