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FML Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus

ABRACADABRA, I now transform you into an... ostrich! Yeah, I know, it's not very hot but that's all I can do for now, because I don't have the chance to Hogwarts. Okay, I'm going to stop here because I didn't read Harry Potter and I don't know anything else about it. Oh yeah, there's a ginger love story right? Okay, I'll pass.
Today we're welcoming an uncommon artist, and that's not because she's japanese that I say that. But just read the interview, you'll understand!  



-So! Present yourself! Name, surname, why did your parents called you that way.
-My name is Florence Akiko Minowa, but I go by Flo usually. My parents named me after the city in Italy.

-That's a great name and city. Where are you from?
-I'm from Tokyo, Japan. I was born and raised here, but I received an American education at the American School in Japan, so I'm more fluent in English than Japanese.

-Okay that's uncommon. Why did your parents gave you an american education?
-Well, it's more my mother's preference. She's Japanese as well but she was raised in Southern California, and moved to Japan only after graduating from UCLA. So she wanted me to be bilingual as well.
-And thanks to that, you're now featured on FML. How old are you and what's your job?
-Haha thank you. Yes. I'm currently 22 and I'm unemployed since I'm still a full time undergraduate at Soka University of America in California.


-In the art section I guess?
-Actually, not at all! Humanities is my concentration, but it's a liberal arts school. I continue art on my own time basically, more as a passion. But I'm looking into pursuing it for grad school.

-Wow, that's uncommon too! What are your nex projects?
-In art?
-In life!
-Ha! Okay, well I'm kinda at the crux of figuring that out. Career-wise I've yet to figure it out. But my plans for this summer is to take a couple months traveling around Europe. I'll be living in France, actually, through all of July to learn French! haha After that, I'll be backpacking to Switzerland, Austria and Germany using the rail. A little traveling is always helpful for inspiration!


-Why did you choose this FML story?-Haha well, I've been an enormous /enormous/ Harry Potter fan since I can remember and I've been drawing fan arts of J.K.Rowling's characters since high school--still do, today, which I share on my online gallery. But when I stumbled upon this FML about a year ago, I guffawed and shared it with all my friends. Then this opportunity came up and I just thought this was my chance! Honestly, I would loooove for any of my friends to do this to me! *hint hint*
-Let's hope they read this interview. Thank you very much Florence, that was fun! 
Little reminder, Japan still needs a little help, if you want, you can donate anything, even a single dollar, right here. Thank you! 




Florence's website:


If you want to be the next published artist, send me an email to alice [at] including a link to your website/blog/DA. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with me, and I'll tell you what you have to do!

#998 - Illustrated FML - On 06/18/2011 at 4:32am by Alice - 1 comments

FML video: Awkward!

This new video was put together by Ben Giroux and Ray Chase, Co-Creators of (check out their website, these guys kick some serious ass).

Ben contacted us a short while ago to offer us to produce some short films based on FMLs. We agreed straight away because he's a very nice guy, borderline crazy and a very talented actor. We absolutely adore him. Watch this ("Unhitched") - this is gold!

Ben and Ray now create and produce their own videos, such as the one we're presenting to you today. We hope that we will be able to go on collaborating with them so that we can offer you even more FML videos. And don't forget to go and have a look at their website,, you'll enjoy it! Yes, we're being a bit pushy about it - no, it's not advertising, it's that we really like it.

Ben Giroux
Creator & Executive Producer
Ben Giroux is a television and film actor best known for the recurring role of Donny Depeetro in Nickelodeon’s upcoming Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures. He’s also the front funny-man for Build-a-Bear Workshop’s national commercials.  Other notable credits include Bones, House, The Fresh Beat Band, Psych, Unhitched, Pair of Kings, The Bold… (Let’s stop here, this guy works so hard he probably could've built the Golden Gate Bridge just by sneezing at a bunch of metal girders). Check out for more information.


Ray Chase
Ray Chase is an actor/musician who more than occasionally makes things a bit awkward.  He attended USC, where he wrote plays and sketches while heading the school’s celebrated improv troupe Commedus Interruptus.  Selected plays: Brigadoon, Hamlet, Book Of the Day, A Month In the Country… Check out for more about him.



Feel free to comment on this new video, or about Ben and Ray (but no disparaging remarks about Sirin, otherwise the bitch might be inclined to ban you).


#992 - Videos - On 06/15/2011 at 4:19pm by FML Team - 268 comments

FML wants to go back

You don't have to know Narnia to enjoy today's illustration, because our artist of the day is a pretty good one, and we sure would like to see more DA accounts as beautiful as this one. Don't waste any more time and go check this amazing portfolio. Okay, have you seen it? Pretty impressive huh? Well, I'm running out of compliments, so let's start the interview.

-Let's get started shall we! What's your name and surname?
-Name is K.E. Ruediger, I don't want to disclose my full name to the interwebs, but here’s a hint to what my first name is: the first 3 letters of my initials are the first 3 letters in name and my sister shares the same initials! Thats not confusing at all.

-... Not at all.... How old are you ? (I can't wait to see if you'll answer with a calculus)
-Haha I'm 21

-And where do you live?
-Dallas, Texas
-Am I allowed to talk about the TV show or would JR be an untouchable myth ?
-Lol I'm such a loser I've never even seen the show.

-So I won't spoil you by telling you that Jack Shepard die on the island. What's your job?
-Right now I'm just a student. I do some freelancing on the side however, but nothing to get excited about.


-How did you become "an artist" ?
-Um, I can't remeber all the details, but I do remember when I was little I loved to just draw random pictures all over any extra sheets of paper. When I would visit my moms work I used to sit on her computer and draw crappy christmas trees in ms paint. I started watching pokemon and sailormoon was when I got a bit older and got into drawing that way, and drew constantly. So I will always thank pokemon for being a part of my inspiration. Which, totally isn't silly at all..nooo..

-Pokemon isn't silly. Wobbuffet is. What are your projects?
-None at the moment, just focused on graduating from school right now.


-We'll pray for you. Why did you choose this story?
-Thanks I will need it. I chose this story because the other ones listed they seemed sad and unfortunate to me. The one I chose was unfortunate, but I laughed, so I thought I'd try that one.

-And you also chose it because you have a crush on Peter right?

-Haha oh gosh I think Peters a bit too pedobait for me

-I think we're good! Okay, I'm in a good mood, you can say what you want! (Yes, it'll be published)



Keri's beautiful DA:



If you want to be the next published artist, send me an email to alice [at] including a link to your website/blog/DA. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with me, and I'll tell you what you have to do!

#986 - Illustrated FML - On 06/11/2011 at 5:00am by Alice - 3 comments

FML video: Love in the air

FML episode 7, by

Thanks to Anna Akana, Deidre Devlin, Alexis Dickey, Shaun Jones, and all their actor and technician friends.

#974 - Videos - On 06/04/2011 at 8:58am by FML Team - 202 comments

Today's illustration is HERE !


Today, my boyfriend and I were laying naked in my bed making out. All of a sudden, we hear "pop goes the weasel" outside my house. My boyfriend stops and excitedly says, "ICE CREAM MAN", flips me over, grabs his clothes, and runs out of my room. FML



SATURDAY SATURDAY gotta get down on Saturday, everybody’s lookin’ forward to the interview!
Now, the song "Friday" is playing in your head. You're welcome. Today we're going to the big Apple, and no we're not talking about the iphone 5G, we're talking about New York, where Christian our artist of the day lives.
As we've already ruined your morning with the "F song", let's not waste any more time and start the interview. 


-So! What's your name and surname?
-Christian Castro
-Like the great (more like, fabulous) neighborhood in San Francisco?
-Haha Yes exactly but I usually get the Fidel Castro reference

-That's my Armistead Maupin side. Where do you live?
-I live in Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised!
-What's so great and lame about this place?
-The Great: It's New York! I'm in one of the most exciting and diverse places in the world. I can never get bored being here. And I enjoy watching all the tourists walk around looking at the tall buildings! As for the lame: There's a lot of annoying tourists looking at all the tall buildings!

-Is it true that you can get vertigo just by looking at all those buildings?
-It's possible. I've lived here all my life so I might have built a tolerance to it by now.

-How old are you ?
-I am 22 years young!
-What's your job ?
-I'm currently trying to pursue freelance illustration full time. (Does it count as a job if you don't make all your money from it?)
-That's exactly what I was about to ask.
-I think of it as owning a business. If you open a store and have no costumers, its still your job, right? So i refer to myself as an illustrator : )

-So how did you become a freelance artist?
-Well I grew up watching cartoons and trying to imitate what I saw on TV onto paper. So I would spend my free time drawing the Simpsons and Pokemon. When I was a teenager I attended LaGuardia Arts High School in New York City where I majored in art. While there I learned about the world of illustration. Then I was accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology also in New York where I received my degree in illustration.

-What are your projects?
-I'm currently finishing up a series of 2-panel paintings comparing New York City (where I was born) and the city of Cali, Colombia (where both my parents are from) You can see some of it on my website now. It's like a mash-up of culture clash in the form of illustration. Also I am illustrating a children's book I wrote about the new york city subway!

-I'm not sure the illustration you did for FML could be in that book. Moreover, why did you choose this story?
-Haha, that could be in the PG-13 version of the book. I chose this story because ice cream trucks play an important role in my childhood! In New York, when you hear an ice cream truck outside you know winter is finally over. It's like an unofficial Ground Hog's Day! Plus I've always had the special ability to hear ice cream truck music from very very far away, that's why I chose this story, even if Emilie Record did too!

-New York city is such an amazing city. Well thank you so much for your participation Christian!
-No problem! Thank you for having me!

Christian's website:


You don't want to miss next week's comic guys, because we'll go straight to Narnia. Seriously.


If you want to be the next published artist, send me an email to alice [at] including a link to your website/blog/DA. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with me, and I'll tell you what you have to do!

#980 - Illustrated FML - On 06/04/2011 at 8:58am by Alice - 5 comments