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FML meets your parents

So, you’ve found the perfect match. She's the most beautiful girl on earth. He's the sweetest guy you've ever met. She loves baseball and beer. He loves kids and your parents. Parents, one of the biggest steps in a relationship. Of course you know their daughter or son, and you are madly in love with her or him, but frankly, besides the pictures hanging on the fridge, you don't know who the in-laws are. And it scares you, because your beloved soul mate’s opinion about you can change in a second if you don't have the parents’ approval. Oh don't worry, we’ve already taught you how to deal with a hangover, moving house and an unwanted pregnancy, we won't let you down. That's why our artist is with us today, to help us prepare for this big encounter! Please welcome Sang Han!

 

SangSang, or Sammy (anecdote time, his family gave him a more American nickname so he wouldn’t be teased as a kid, however, now his family have got used to calling him Sammy while everyone else now calls him by Sang. Anecdote time is over, gosh that was quick) is 23 years old and lives in the magnificent city of San Francisco. But wearing some flowers in your hair isn’t enough anymore, life has changed since we invented traders, Sang is going to move out of San Francisco as he can't afford to stay in the city, so he will be moving to live with some friends in the east bay.

 

After he graduated from the Academy of Art University, Sang became a freelance artist, working as an illustration and animation artist. He is currently working for an indie game company in Canada, where he's developing an xna videogame (readers note: an xna videogame is an Xbox live community game) called Kaleidoscope. In his free time, Sang works on a comic book that he created, hoping to be published one day. He seems pretty happy to talk about what he’s up to, and we love people who love their jobs, and that's why we ask him why he's enjoying being an artist so much:

" The thing I enjoy the most from being an artist is that I can create a whole imaginary world of characters with just a pencil and paper. I want to become a storyboard artist in the future. I love that storyboarding is putting two things I love most about being an artist together: storytelling, and drawing. "

As Sang loves drawing, creating a blog became a good way to display his work to the world and to network with other artists, that's why Threepeasoup was born during his college days. Sang confesses that it was at first kind of intimidating, and we understand him. There are a lot of artists posting amazing art work on their blogs and websites, and then you look at your own publications and feel like they shouldn't even be posted. But today's artist realized soon enough that there’s a fan out there for every piece of art, no matter what style or technique you use, so yes, it's always worth posting, and yes, it's always worth giving it a try by sending an email to alice@fmylife to be the next published artist on FML!

 

Let's get back to the point. Threepeasoup. It’s a strange name isn't it? We tried to understand it by ourselves, but without Sang's help, we never would have guessed. Naturally, a super-creative-cool name was needed. After days of brainstorming, he finally came to a decision with "three piece suit", it sounded so cool and even suave like James Bond. Sadly, the website was already taken, and he realized that it had nothing to do with being an artist. But Sang didn't give up, he kept saying "three piece suit" in his head over and over so much that "three pea soup" came into his mind and he loves it! The name has food in it and is truly unique. James is getting jealous. And we’ve heard Barney is souping up.

 

So, Sang has two names, he lives in San Francisco, he loves James Bond and food. He even likes food so much he would like to own a pastry shop in a few years. He seems to have a normal life (except he has Justin Timberlake in his iPod) so why did he choose this particular FML?

" I recently had to meet my girlfriends' parents, and I know the feeling of nervousness. Thank goodness her parents were the coolest people ever ! "

And thank goodness they don't own a dog. But wait a minute, we thought the FML Team and Fonzie were the coolest people ever? Anyway, thank you Sang for this illustration!

 

Threepeasoup (the website) is here:  http://threepeasoup.com/
Threepeasoup (the blog) is here: http://threepeasoup.blogspot.com/
Threepiecesuit
is here: http://threepiecesuit.com/

#134 - Illustrated FML - On 06/25/2009 at 6:43am by FML Team - 19 comments

Pull your nuttiest face! New rules!

Let your ugly mug do the talking and you'll be able to take part in FMyLife's first photo competition, and win some really fun prizes.

Due to popular demand from a lot of you wonderful people, the competition is now open to people from all over the world, with easier rules.
All you need to do is get a picture taken of you with the FMyLife book* (you can print a picture of the book cover, no need to buy the book to take part in the contest, but no Photoshop or other magic tricks, you must be holding the book cover). However, the thing you must do is pull the nuttiest face possible, the craziest face you can muster in the situation of your choice. Your photo will be published on the website (http://www.fmylife.com/contest/book), and the other users will vote for it (or not!). Go nuts in the picture, have loads of fun!

We've taken some ourselves, to give some examples, all the while telling you that to win, you'll have to do way better, the crazier the situation, set up and picture quality, the better your chances!



The competition will last for 28 days, from the 21st of June to the 23rd of July. You thus have until the 16th of July to upload your picture, so get cracking straight away.

Your photo will be displayed on the website for 7 days, so that all the uploaded photos get the same chances to be voted for. Once the 7 days are up, the photo will stay displayed on the competition page, but you won't be able to vote on it, to guarantee equal chances to all.

You can win some amazing stuff (thanks to Spreadshirt and Villard):

  • 1st prize, a yellow nano-chromatic iPod with a special engraving just for you: "Today, I won a contest and all I got is this iPod. FML"
  • From the 2nd to the 10th prize: a special edition of the FML book with your photo printed inside (or a picture of your choice)
  • From the 11th to the 20th prize: an FML t-shirt saying "Today, I didn’t win the iPod in the FML competition, just this t-shirt. FML" or another text of your choice.
  • From the 21st to the 30th prize: a packet of M&M's containing only yellow M&M's, with FML written on them (which is pretty classy).

#131 - Competitions - On 06/21/2009 at 3:17pm by FML Team - 68 comments

FML in the box

You’re out of breath, you can't move your hands anymore. It seems like you wanted it SO hard that ended up hurting yourself. Next time, maybe you won’t do it on your own, and you’ll ask one of your friends to help out. Hey, what’s that smile on your face? We’re talking about moving house, what was on YOUR mind? Never mind, we don’t want to know the dirty details. Today, FML is surrounded by boxes, so we called one of our friends to give us a hand, someone who does know how to move their wrist, and that's why she's the star of this article. Please welcome today's artist Ainsley Yeager!

Ainsley, who comes from Bellingham, Washington, has been 21 for a few weeks now, which means she's now able to be drunk as much as she wants, and legally now too. Unfortunately, she’s a very unemployed person, and is desperately seeking a job. But our artist is still in college, so that’s kind of okay for now. No surprises here, Ainsley is studying design production (also known as printing), which is what she loves, learning how to turn his ideas into tangible, beautiful things.


Drawing is her real passion. You need to ask her something at 3 in the morning? Just call her, she can stay up all night long, creating an illustration for her design assignments when her professors just expect her to rip off some photograph or other. After graduating, Ainsley would love to work for a comic publisher, and to get to take part in making a lot of people's dreams come true by helping to get their work published. That reminds us a lot of a certain tradition that runs every Saturday on a specific website… Anyway, who knows, maybe this young artist will not only be working in some print plant, but maybe she will be published as well!

For now, Ainsley is already published on the internet, and nowadays the  internet is the truly the first step in gaining a reputation in the illustration/comics world. That's why she created her first web comic called "Devil Bids Us Skoal". After being around on the blogosphere for five years, she finally decided to create her own blog "Please Insert Coins". But that's a joke, of course you don't have to insert coins to visit her website. We already saw some of the tightfisted people among you running away. As well as some weirdoes inserting coins into their... ouch.

 

Last question! It's starting to feel weird around here and we don't want Ainsley to feel awkward, especially as she came to give us a hand. And no naughty thoughts here, thanks.

"-Ainsley, why did you choose this FML story ?
-I was in the process of moving to a temporary location when I drew this comic. Knowing how absurd some of the fees are when it comes to moving, I immediately related to this FML and had to draw it."

Thank you so much for your illustration Ainsley, and good luck unpacking in your new home!

 

Here's the way to Devil Bids Us Skoal: http://www.webcomicsnation.com/ainsmar/skoal/series.php/
Here's the way to Please Insert Coins: http://pleaseinsertcoins.com/

 

So, as no one helped us with all these boxes, we guess you were so busy by writing us an email to be the next published artist! You know how to do it, right? You draft us an email to alice@fmylife.com including your name, age, a link to your blog/website and a joke. It as simple as ABC!

 

#126 - Illustrated FML - On 06/19/2009 at 2:29pm by FML Team - 9 comments

Pull your nuttiest face!

This text is outdated. If you want to see the new rules and the new blog post, please go to : http://www.fmylife.com/blog/131

 


 

Make your ugly mug do the talking and you'll be able to take part in FMyLife's first photo competition, and win fun prizes.
 
All you need to do is go into a bookstore, any bookstore, get a picture taken of you and someone who works in the bookstore, with the book (no need to buy the book to take part in the contest). However, the thing you must have to do, is make the nuttiest face possible, pull the craziest face you can. Your photo will be published on the website (http://www.fmylife.com/contest/book), and the other users will vote for it (or not!). Go nuts in the picture, have loads of fun!

We've taken some ourselves, to give some examples, all the while telling you that to win, you'll have to do way better.

The competition will last for 32 days, from the 17th of june to the 19th of july. You thus have until the 12th of july to upload your picture, so get cracking straight away.
Your photo will be on the website for 7 days, so that all the uploaded photos get the same chances to be voted for. Once the 7 days are up, the photo will stay displayed in the competition, but you won't be able to vote on it, to guarantee equal chances to all.

You can win some amazing stuff (thanks to Spreadshirt and Villard):

  • 1st prize, a yellow nano-chromatic iPod with a special engraving just for you: "Today, I won a contest and all I got is this iPod. FML"
  • From the 2nd to the 10th prize: a special edition of the FML book with your photo printed inside (or a picture of your choice)
  • From the 11th to the 20th prize: an FML t-shirt saying "Today, I didn’t win the iPod in the FML competition, just this t-shirt. FML" or another text of your choice.
  • From the 21st to the 30th prize: a packet of M&M's containing only yellow M&M's, with FML written on them (which is pretty classy).

While everyone can visit the gallery and vote for their favorite pictures, only US residents can enter the competition but everyone can take part in the voting.


#113 - Competitions - On 06/17/2009 at 10:47am by FML team - 95 comments

FMyLife's cool new features

Our team is glad to introduce a bunch of cool features. Check out what's new and enjoy!

 


As of now, you’ll know more about the author of the story that you’ve just read. On each FML, you can now see displayed the country or the state from where the story was sent. If the author specified their gender when submitting their story, you’ll also be able to see which of them they are. By clicking on one of these details, you’ll be able to access all the stories belonging to this category and see, for example, all the FMLs sent by women, or all those sent from the USA, Japan, Holland… FMyLife is thus the first worldwide laboratory of the day to day crap that we all have to put up with.


With the new FML charts, all the information is collected on a single page. All you need to do is select a category and the desired time period, to display a chart defined by several criteria.
As well as the famous charts listing the FMLs according to the "I agree, your life is f***ed" and "you deserved that one" votes, you can now access a chart of the most commented FMLs, or those which have been the most selected by our members as their favorites.
Click here to try out this new feature.

 

This is all new. You can now read the five latest comments posted about an FML without having to click on the story’s page. Just put the mouse pointer over the number of the story, and a pretty preview is displayed, just like magic.


To make the organization of the way you follow the comments on particular FMLs easier, the interface has been changed. Furthermore, thanks to the preview system, you can easily check out the latest comments before clicking on “Mark as read”.
Another new thing: you can now follow the comments in an article of the Team’s Blog.
Click here to try out this new feature.
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Two new features have been added to the comments sections. The first is thumbs up and thumbs down system, which will allow us, thanks to your clicks, to have cleaner discussions and in which the exchanges are more respectful. Thus, a comment with a certain amount of thumbs down will be hidden.

Another thing: the possibility to reply to a particular comment. If you feel the need to answer or give feedback regarding another user’s comment, you can now click on the “reply” link next to the comment in question. The way the comments are displayed has been reorganized to allow you to follow the exchanges with greater ease. Furthermore, the conversations between users will not be included in the middle of the rest of the comments.
Go to the comments section of all the website’s FMLs to try out these new features. 

 

A lot of you were waiting for this newsletter. It’s now available for those of you who had the good idea of signing up with FML, and it’s available in two versions: once a week, or once a day.
Click here to try out this new feature.
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#120 - About FMyLife - On 06/16/2009 at 6:12pm by FML team - 53 comments


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