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Sophie Marie's illustrated FML

Hi there Friday, great to see you again! What are we going to talk about this week? It's the same question that most people ask themselves while strolling into their usual bar on a Friday night, on their way to a boozy night with their friends. It's also pretty nice to get home on a Friday night after a hard week at the factory, stripping off the blue overalls and forgetting all about making yoghurt pots while watching coloured dots move from one side of the TV screen to another. A lot of things have happened this week. Pollution has pumped shite into our earholes, Y has left the boyband X (I'm using X and Y in case someone is reading this 10 years from now, the names from 2015 will mean nothing to anyone by then), and I found a coin in the street. What a week! So, what do we want right now? A nice hot bath of course.


"I love candy, they're where I get my energy from! As for biscuits, as long as chocolate is involved, I'm fine. Any vices? Candy, of course!"

Self portrait Sophie by Sophie Marie


Sophie Marie isn't a first name or a nickname. It's her name and surname. I was confused at first. More on that later, let's check out her stats. 

Her info:
Age: Quarter to 33.
Location: Chambéry, France
Blog: Her website or check her out on Facebook
Her illustrated FML: The one with the bath

Initially, I thought I'd received a personal e-mail. When I saw that I'd been contacted by "Sophie Marie", I thought that I'd got an e-mail from the wonderful Sophie-Marie Larrouy who I've mentioned recently. I nervously clicked on the link, hoping that it was at least a proposal to go out on a date to eat a some cheeseburgers, or in some sort of utopia, she would be inviting me to meet her parents and go running down a hill, but not at all. But I'm not saying that I was disappointed, far from it. This Sophie Marie is a heck of an artist. I've rarely seen such confidence in the way the drawings are put together, and all done with great taste. Her illustrated FML was practically finished as well when she wrote in, so we just had to iron out a few things and hey presto, here it is. So, who is this person? Let's find out. 

Who are you and why are you in my garden? "Well, I can safely say that I spend most of my time drawing! Either for myself or to order. What's left of my free time, besides the inevitable chores like cooking, housework, washing and all the rest, I go walking, I do DIY, decorating, I take care of my invasive 3 cats, my place and my family. But generally everything relates to my computer, my stylus or the pencil in my hand!" And she enjoys it, of course. If I had her talent, I'd be constantly showing off, but she's not like that : "I just like the fact that my job is 100% compatible with myself, my personality, my days, being my own boss. What do I need? Knowing I'll always have contracts. That's the dark side of being freelance, you never know what the coming months are going to be like, it's quite stressful." The pros and cons of being your own boss sound pretty tough, I don't know if I could do it. I start to panic if there's only two bottle of Pepsi Max left in the fridge, rather than the usual twelve. 

How did you start out? "I've always been very handy, even at a young age, and drawing was one of the activities I liked the most. I was told that my drawing style was unusual (I drew 3/4 profiles when most people drew people from the front, for example). So when people around you and your teachers compliment you on your pencil work, you're encouraged to do better! So, I've always drawn, to the point of doing nothing but drawing. When I was in high school I started to develop my own style, using manga characters from Dragon Ball as examples, then moving on to Michael Turner and his Witchblade comics to continue my apprenticeship. Then I discarded the models, and started to create my own characters, my avatar, etc." 

And now, where are you heading? "I'm going to carry on having fun in the same way I've been having fun for the past 9 years! There isn't a project that attracts me more than another. I'm interested by everything, as long as I have fun." That's a great way to live your life. I apply the same philosophy to beer and psychotropes, but it's better to apply it to work. But Sophie, isn't there something you want to tell us about? "I don't have anything new to announce today! Go to my website, you'll find all my publications to date, and for those to come, I unfortunately can't say because they're a work in process or I don't have a release date." OK, we'll have to check out her website now and again. And she'll come and do another illustrated FML when she's got something to tell us. 

Besides drawing, what do you like? "I'm someone who likes the most simple things in life! If you want to give me a present? Give me some liquorice or a lollipop. I enjoy walking in the mountains, going shopping to empty my mind, eating pancakes in front of a good movie, watching my cats fight over a stupid plastic ball even though there are at least twenty more all over the apartment, eating a good fondue in the middle of summer just because I feel like it." I'm guessing that the fondue is the cheese one, seeing as she's from a mountainous area. I love that stuff. Can I come? And what about blogs, artists and all that jazz? "The first illustrator I liked was Maliki, who tells stories about their cats, so of course I was going to love it. I'm also a big fan of Emilie Decrock, who has a very "simple" drawing style. And it's always a pleasure to discover the new anecdotes by Clémence Perrault and Bérénice."  

So, have you got some advice for someone starting out in illustrating? "Usually, someone who is starting out must have a whole lot of motivation right from the start, otherwise you're fucked! The only thing I can recommend and that will be useful to everyone: draw, draw, draw! Don't hesitate to copy stuff to learn muscles, human anatomy, body movements… You've got to hang in there, try everything, don't limit yourself and always listen to criticism from professionals, publishers or others and always ask the right questions! That's how you progress." Excellent answer, thanks!

Right, I think that'll do for this week. I'd like to thank Sophie from the bottom of my packet of Monster Munch. She'd given way more answers but I couldn't fit everything in. I'll save them for the director's cut! So, while we wait for the weekend to actually begin, remember that an FML can come from anywhere: don't count your eggs before they're in the basket. Be excellent to each other, and see you next week.

As always, if you think you've got talent and want to contribute to the illustrated FML, send us an email to but only send us your blog's address and a few samples of your work. No need to create an illustrated FML straight away

#1509 - Illustrated FML - On 03/27/2015 at 11:23am by Alan - 12 comments

Sidonie's illustrated FML

Hi gang! In this week's edition, some pedalos, some kittens, a bunch of gypsy singers, some ponytails, a crooner, a house that looks like Hitler, a joke about George W. Bush's cocaine habit and a brilliant satire of the pharmaceutical industry! Nah, just kidding. This week we're taking a look at kids. No, not in a creepy way. More in a disapproving way, because kids can be evil little shits, and despite that, a lot of you people still insist on churning them out. And then we have to set our lives around your special snowflakes (don't make noise at night, there's a kid sleeping, don't make noise during the day, there's a kid… taking a nap. Put cotton wool in its ears, FFS). Oh, and there's the fact that kids are lying, manipulative psychopaths. I don't have actual facts to back this up, I'm only basing this on last Christmas when I stayed with my sister and her two demon-children. My niece could actually be the little girl in this week's illustrated FML. Intrigued? You should be. 


"This may seem strange, but I've got a phobia of slugs. Whenever I see one, I start screaming and run away."

Self-portrait Sidonie by Sidonie


Sidonie is a young lady. Yet another one. It's true that we've had quite a few on here, but guys just don't seem to write to me. I don't know why. Come on men, pull your finger out and start illustrating! 

Her info:
Age: 24
Location: "Somewhere between Paris and Nancy, France."
BlogDefinitely Sidonie
Her illustrated FML: The one with the bag

Sidonie is quite young. I remember when I was 24… Well, no, not really. It was so long ago. OK, I'll admit it, I'm going through a really bad nostalgia phase, thinking about time flying by, all because it was my birthday last week, and being 24 seems such a long time ago that I want to rip my eyeballs out and through them at passing traffic. Or not. It's ridiculous. Let's move on. Sidonie is a student: "I'm preparing my master's 1 in web design at an advertisement school, and I'm interning in a digital agency as an assistant artistic director." Does she enjoy doing what she does? Does she need anything? (this is where I expect the usual "I need more time" response): "I like the freedom, drawing allows me to express myself in a different way and be free. It's also a great solution against stress. I do lack some technical qualities (and maybe a certain sense of humour) but that will all fall into place eventually." Ah, the old sense of humour problem. The technical stuff can be learned, but a sense of humour I'm not so sure about. 

What are your projects or current activities? "I'm actively preparing my website so that it's truly in my image, and so that people will want to return to it. Updating and developing my blog is my main project outside of my internship for the moment." What about projects? "Promoting my blog, with the goal if possible to become an illustrator and to make a living out of it. I started out a short while ago so of course there's progress to be made, but that'll be OK, little by little!" According to all the artists that I've come across through this page, you have to create a client base and then let the word spread through word of mouth. So, anything is possible!

How did you start out? "I don't remember if someone or something made me want to draw, for as long as I can remember I've always had a pencil in my hand. Since I was little, I've drawn and drawn, I've even drawn all the characters from my favourite cartoons and movies, or created my own range of clothing (for a long period of my adolescence, I wanted to be a stylist." And what about your school days? "I've travelled a very bumpy road, full of doubts, changes and pitfalls, I've never really known what I wanted to do later (and I'm still wondering) and this has shown up in my trajectory." She went to art school, spent a year in Oxford, then back in France got an advertising diploma, a bachelor's degree in creation, and most amusingly: "a gap year at Glamour magazine as a graphics designer, which was probably my favourite internship, or should I say one of the best months of my life: gossip, a great working atmosphere with wonderful colleagues, bitching now and again, getting free beauty products, it was wonderful!" 

What do you enjoy in life? "At the moment, I don't have a lot of time due to my internship, so in the evenings I'm usually flat out like a pancake in front of the TV, playing Candy Crush (yes, I'm an addict) but I also like drawing in the evening, it allows me to break free from it all before going to sleep. At the weekend, I'm like everybody else, I go out with friends, shopping and I draw a lot too. And when I go back home, I visit my family and my dog, Harry. I recently took up sewing. I sometimes still draw clothes, and even if I'm far from it, I'd really like to make some one day. One of my other guilty pleasure is pastries. It's creative and has the advantage of tasting nice. I'm a cupcake specialist and if one day I want to give everything up, I'll open my own tea room." We'll come and visit with pleasure.

Have you got a personal FML to tell us about? "I'm hesitating because there's so many… Incidentally, that's why I created the blog, while telling my friends my stories, they'd say that my life could be a series and that I should write a book. The name Definitely Sidonie comes from the conversations, my friends often saying, "that sort of thing could only happen to you!" A recent tumble in a staircase like a stuntman, an alcohol-fuelled tumble I must admit… Last December, I lost my house keys and my phone after a party and all my friends had left. Luckily, I still had a credit card and a travel card. After trying my place (without managing to get it), I went to a friend's place (at 6:30 am) but the main door was closed, and as I didn't know the code to get in, I had to scream and shout, try codes, bang on the door in vain for 40 minutes. I managed to get warm and end my suffering when a neighbour (who checked to see if I wasn't a burglar) finally opened the door." Hmmm, are you sure your friends don't try to run away when they see you coming? Oh all right, I'm kidding, chill out. 

Do you have any advice for someone who is starting out in drawing? "Persevere! It's by practising that you become comfortable and that you progress. But the most important thing is to be passionate about what you're doing!" OK, duly noted. Passionate. Right. 

That'll be all for this week. It's time to turn off your computer and go and do something less boring instead. Go kick a kid up the backside, especially if he's whining about something in the middle of a supermarket. I'll be out and around, dancing like a man who has been tasered in the nipples. Join me in the dance of the return of Spring! See you next week, and as always, be excellent to each other. 

As always, if you think you've got talent and want to contribute to the illustrated FML, send us an email to but only send us your blog's address and a few samples of your work. No need to create an illustrated FML straight away

#1508 - Illustrated FML - On 03/19/2015 at 9:12am by Alan - 12 comments

Bettina's illustrated FML

Can you feel the shitty atmosphere too? In the coffee shops, bars, in the company canteen, in the school playground at school in between two Marlboro Lights, on social networks with all the shitty comments that kick your self-esteem into the gutter when five minutes before you were feeling quite happy with life, because you'd put on a nice cardigan, I mean seriously, it's everywhere. To quote the wonderful Sophie-Marie Larrouy, "Cynicism is the 21st century's equivalent of the Spanish influenza." People aren't allowed to be kind any more, no way. You have ram people's faces into the mud with the shittiest put-down you can think of, so that whoever you are talking to can feel slightly bad about themselves, and realise that solidarity has given way to competitiveness, in all areas of life. Being cynical is now a default setting in everyday life for a lot of people, so if you've not be given a thick skin, you're in for a bumpy ride. This week's illustrated FML takes a look at the growing problem of today's youth getting involved in witchcraft instead of doing their homework. We could be cynical about that, but we won't. Let's be compassionate.


"My daughter asked me once if she was allowed to taste one of my cookies because she actually thought they were only for adults."

Self-portrait Bettina by Bettina


Bettina isn't a nickname. It's her real name, and it's rather nice. It's her first time on FML, so let's be nice to her. 

Her info:
Age: 35
Location: Aubagne, France
Blog: Bettina illustration
His illustrated FML: The one with the apple

Bettina is a freelance illustrator. She says so herself. When I ask her what she does for a living, she replies "I'm a freelance illustrator." See? See lacks time, which is what a lot of freelance illustrators say. But see seems to enjoy what she does, and more specifically, "Escaping, imagining, making my clients happy when I managing to paint what they had in mind, thinking about something other than everyday life. As I'm a mom, I'm Cinderella but the fairy godmother never came." I feel a tinge of sadness in that reply but let's not go there. The fairy godmother is a bit of a mean old cow sometimes. 

So, how did she get to where she is now? "Nothing too crazy up until high school. Then six months of a biology course, I failed a nursing exam, I took it again in the army and then they made a mistake in my papers and I wound up as an electro-mechanic on helicopters. I loved it. I think I was more at home than as a nurse. I had to leave the army for personal reasons and I bought myself a course in a career that's a fulfilling as the first one, but I can control my timetable much more freely." Wow, electro-mecanic on helicopters, whatever that is, sounds good. I'm impressed. I don't know much about helicopters but I do know that used to watch Airwolf when I was younger and it made me jump up and down and a little bit of wee would come out. So, yeah, helicopters. 

How about projects, where you going, girl? "I share my projects with Monica with whom I develop youth albums in sign language to help people learn the language, parents (who can hear) as well as children, deaf or not."  
By the way, if you're an illustrator who wants the publicity, a decent quality beginner, or even an established professional, don't hesitate to contact us, or even me directly at to take part and get your own spotlight.

The usual, but important question: how did you get started? Was there something or someone who made you want to start drawing? I've always drawn but I didn't expect to make a career out of it. As I didn't have solid bases, it was the only job that was compatible with my handicapped daughter's timetable (I hate the word handicapped)." The cynical people I mentioned in the intro would probably have something to say at this point, but turning your life around for your kids is a commendable thing to do. In any case, it's not that easy just to give up and go do something to change your whole life around. Sometimes, in the comments on FML I read some really cynical or naive ramblings, especially concerning jobs. If someone has the audacity to post a story about having a rocky relationship with their workplace, someone will always say, "Well, at least you've got a job" and then some other genius will say, "If you don't like it, why don't you get another job?" Yep, because jobs are a dime a dozen down at the job tree, you just have to pick one that fits your size, you can have three all at once if you want. Nitwits.

So, besides your work and your kids, what do you like? "Besides drawing, I like walking by the seaside, reading, making clothes for my daughters and me, watching a movie in the evening while eating M&Ms under my "old lady's blanket" (according to my significant other)." How about movies, books, etc.? "Movies: "Big Hero 6" by Disney, it's great and there's no singing in it. Wonderful. Series: "Game of Thrones", in book format as well. I love comic books, from Tintin to Lanfeust by Troy and Monkey D. Luffy. I like blogs also, for example Tony Di Terlizzi, Laure Phelipon, Emilie Decrock, Noukah…"

Speaking of blogs, do you have any advice for someone like me who is trying to learn how to draw? "You should never stop drawing, even if you don't have a specific project, it's the only way to progress. Enter drawing contests, illustration contests, etc., sometimes the comments you get in return allow you to understand what's wrong easier. I've failed loads. The last one allowed me to work with Monica, I failed it but the comments were good." OK, I'll take heed of all that, but I'm still shit. Maybe one day I'll do my own illustrated FML, under a false identity and surprise everyone. But not yet. For now, my illustration style is like a spider falling into an ink well, having a stroke and then dashing across a piece of paper.

To finish off, how about a personal FML? "As often is the case, a travelling salesman rang at the door. I open the door. "Hello, is your mother home?" I was 25. OK, I'm not very tall, like a 12-year-old." That's a classic. It's even happened to a prominent member of FML, but I won't give any names because I don't want to be slapped in the noggin.

That's it for now, because it's late. We can go outside, and have fun. Unless you can't. Remember to call your parents to tell them you love them, even if sometimes they get on your nerves and sometimes forward you e-mails that blame Obama for everything from bad cable reception to Uncle Terry the alcoholic losing his job down at the saw mill. And get some sleep as well. Sleeping is good for you. I'll be out talking into a microphone for charity this weekend. No joke. I don't know how I get dragged into these things… Oh, yeah, because I stopped being cynical, and I tried being nice. Try it, it's fun (even though you can get bogged down in rules and regulations, and you have to talk into a microphone to a bar full of drunks). See you next week!

As always, if you think you've got talent and want to contribute to the illustrated FML, send us an email to but only send us your blog's address and a few samples of your work. No need to create an illustrated FML straight away

#1507 - Illustrated FML - On 03/06/2015 at 3:51am by Alan - 12 comments

The Best of the Worst #12

Another month, another bunch of shitposts. Yes, it's time to delve into the postbag and have another look at the weird and wonderful stuff we've been sent by people from all over the world. Hope you are all doing OK, because these people certainly haven't. 

A quick reminded for those of you who are just discovering this thing: FML gets sent stories every day, a lot of them. Very few are actually posted on the front page every day, because many aren't very funny or interesting. But a small portion a just downright weird. This monthly collection is just us showing you the weirdest of the bunch, because we think they're unwittingly funny in their own, batshit way. Check out this month's drunken ramblings.

The Atkins diet

Today in sports studies i was trying to do my work, i then got lectured by my teacher and my best friend made me laugh all the way threw his lecture by saying “bumhole” repeatidly. The only foods now containing Carbohydrates are “bumholes”

That's cold

Today, I found out that my dad is also my eskimo brother. FML

Got milk?

Today, my vagina fell off in a dumpster and i cried really hard causing my asshole to lactate

GTA 45 : Made-Up City

Today, while walking to my new Ferrari I saw a big scratch,I’m the super firing intendent … I fired him and in the process of writing this I found 5 grand in the seat saying don’t fire me… I feel breathing on my neck me get arrested for “grand theft auto… Fml

Shoulda toed the line

Today, my girlfriend dumped me because I had a toe. FML.


wow whats with men and rolling some sad sad sad cigs….lol….wow hes a sad sad person… my fiance is an ass he says its better then nothing. i would rather have nuthing. its as small as a Q-tip. lol FML

Cats rule the world

Today my cat crawled in my vagina and it hasn’t come out yet. Should I call someone for help? FML


Today, I went to my Mother’s funeral, and my boyfriend and I walked up to her coffin and he ran away. He was gone for along time so I went to check on him. apparently, Dead people turn him on and he was jacking off to the thought of my dead mother. He has also done this at his grandma’s funeral.

Can't say we have

Today, I broke a gas station. Did you? FML


I was looking at at epic fail pictures. When laughing so hard at one literary whit my pants. Talk at failing. Then the next to hours attempted to shat what off the floor. Later my dad came on in. Stared at the whit. And laughed his head off and said” nice dickbag”

That's it for this month. We'll be back in a month with some more, but if you enjoyed reading these, you can try and spot some more weird stuff by using the "Moderate the FMLs" feature on our website/app. Oh, and as usual, these are all compiled from the website/app since the very beginning, so to all of you who've tried sending in odd FMLs to try and get published here: we know who you are. Be excellent to each other, and see you next month!


Bonus not-really-hidden, track. We're not really sure what this guy is on about, it's all over the place this one. It seems that person writing it was also smoking crack at the same time. We're not sure.


Like a BOSS

Today,theBOSSright as I tried leave called and I answeredNtold HIM off for20minutes telling errthing erryone had to say Bout him and all my deepest secrets about him I brought it up.I THOT I wasFIREDHe said”I called TO ask IF you wanted someX-tra HrsBUT”I’ll send your last chEck 2 U IN THE MAIL”.FML

#1506 - About FMyLife - On 03/03/2015 at 9:13am by Alan - 119 comments

Mathilde Morieux's illustrated FML

Madonna must be the only person breathing a sigh of relief right now thanks to all the idiots arguing about the colour of a dress. Thanks to a badly-lit photograph, everyone seems to have forgotten that she super fell down some steps during the Brit Awards (which is like normal falling down, but while wearing a cape). It would even make a nice conspiracy theory, the whole silly dress debate appearing right after the Ciccone taking a tumble on live TV. And next week, the internet will be arguing about an old 'Spot the differences' game from a copy of the Daily Mail from 1976. If you've never seen the movie Idiocracy, I strongly recommend it because it's where we're headed on a Segway. That or Demolition Man. Anywayyy, idiocy isn't just for certain people. It's open to anyone, at any time, from any background and any age, as this week's illustrated FML demonstrates. Intrigued? You should be. 


"I can't stand it when people throw up in movies… I really can't. I actually think I could throw up myself, so I just put hands in front of my eyes."

Self-portrait Mathilde by Mathilde.


Mathilde, weirdly, doesn't have a nickname or a special AKA. It's "Morieux Mathilde, erm, Mathilde Morieux, yes, I'm very a very creative girl!" And that's not a bad thing, it means I can refer to her as Mathilde all the way through the article, instead of getting myself muddled up with things like Tinwar22 and Glockenspiel-on-sea, as these things are wont to happen. No offence.

Her info:
Age: 25 
LocationCastellar, France
BlogTruc Machin Chose
Her illustrated FML: The one with the weird taste

Mathilde is a young girl who live in France near the Italian border. She lives in a small mediaeval town, which doesn't mean they're behind the times. She sent me her work via the internet, not via a kestrel. She contacted us via our e-mail address, and we liked her website so we thought we'd give her a shot. Don't hesitate to do the same if you'd like to feature on this very same page. Oh, by the way, sometimes people comment on this page, saying things like "I only come here for the pictures" or "I never read these". So, they do come here, but they say they don't read these. That means I can call them names, and they won't notice, right? Hey guys, this is my reaction to your comments. Shove off, peasants.

So, lets move on to the analysis. Who is this Mathilde person. What does she do? "
Drawings, which is good you'll say. I'm still a freelance graphics designer, and up until now I've always had a job in the media on the side, but I've finally set off on my own!" And do you enjoy it? "That's a tough question. I like the freedom of creating illustrations, characters, telling silly stories on my blog, my friends silly stories especially, they're the best! Seriously though, I like the freedom that freelancing gives, being able to work at home, making your own schedule (which really means lounging around in pyjamas all day with no one to say anything about it, which is GREAT!) and being able to chose what I work on… The drawbacks being the fact that I have to find new clients, the salary isn't automatically paid at regular intervals… Ah, and I lack a Cintiq to make excellent illustrations!" Wasn't it Christmas recently? Weren't you showered in gifts? Or did you get an orange and a lump of coal because you live in a Dickens novel? Sad times. 

What's your news, and how about plans? "I'm slowly but surely developing my freelance work, and I moved house recently so I'm widening my client base." And your plans? "I've got loads! One which is close to my heart, which is going to allow me to mix my granny-style pastimes to my illustrations and creations… I can't say too much about it but basically it's a blog I'm doing with someone else, with a lot of DIY, with inspirations, fashion, stories, illustrations… Whoops, I've already said too much. To find out more, just keep an eye on my work, it'll be launched soon." We will! 

So, what are you into at the moment? "Musically at the moment, I'm listening to Brigitte, Christine and the Queens, London Grammar, Emma Louise, that sort of thing. Books, I'm right in the middle of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, a great book and the TV show is good too. Speaking of TV shows, I think I watch too many, Vikings, Game of Thrones, the Walking Dead… As for comics I'm reading The Hero by David Rubin, which is really good. As for blogs I check out, I like the ones by JenayMelle Karensac and Marine Blandin."

Tell us about your pastimes, pleasures and vices. "I like my rabbit who is MAG-NI-FI-CENT and who is called Kiki (we couldn't come up with anything better…). I like creating things, other than my illustrations, creating with my own hands. Knitting, braiding, sewing (yes, I have an old woman's pastimes, but I'm totally fine with that!), engravings and things like that. So what I really need is a workshop to spread all this out so that my home doesn't become too much of a mess. And I've taken up jogging, it's never too late, I like it a lot, I feel like I going to die each time, but I like it. But it allows me to get rid of the guilt of all the chocolate I've eaten during the week. No, I won't tell you how much." I can totally understand, I have the exact same problem with Big Mac's and Jack Daniel's

How about a personal FML to finish off? "There was the time when I was teaching a class each student would pose in turn to be a live model for the rest of the class to draw, when one time a rather portly student's turn arrived and another student asked for some more paper because he didn't have any room left on his. Me, the ever-naive teacher, thought, "Oh wow, he's been working hard!" but when I arrived at his desk with a blank piece of paper, his was practically empty, and the rest of the class burst out laughing." Hmmm, yes, that's quite the FML for you, and the guy posing. So maybe we'll say one-all. Poor guy, though! 

That's it for this week. Thanks Mathilde for taking part! We'll take off into the weekend, hoping that we'll not be arguing over the colour of a dress in a photo, that we're all #GoldBlueWhiteDress and that Nutella will save us all. Tomorrow will bring us another reason to hate ourselves but for the moment, let's just put on this song and dance around a little, hoping that it's gonna be all right. Be excellent to each other, and see you next week. 

How about you? Think you've got talent and want to do an illustrated FML? Send us an email to, but only send us your blog's address and/or a few samples of your work. No need to create an illustrated FML straight away.

#1505 - Illustrated FML - On 02/27/2015 at 8:44am by Alan - 14 comments