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Pull your nuttiest face!

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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 (, 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

Wanna date FML?

Aspirin slowly dissolving, messed-up apartment, your weak voice begging for the world’s volume to be turned down, yes, its hangover time. It’s surely happened to you once, remembering how drunk you were at a particular party where the drama took place. Maybe it wasn’t a big deal, you let your phone fall in the toilet, you puked on somebody's head or you French-kissed your same-sex best friend (and you liked it). But sometimes it's a little more complicated than that. That's what today's artist is going to talk about, everybody, please welcome Dennis!


DennisDennis is our first artist from New-York City (we're trying to find an artist from every city of the United States, will we find someone from Reno?). This 23 year old guy may surprise you with his job, as a matter of fact, we're quite some distance from every other artist's story we had so far. After he received an engineering degree from Cornell University, Dennis started his very first work as a full time management and strategy consultant.

Basically, he goes into a company (usually Fortune 500s) and tells them what they’re doing wrong, and how they can fix things. Believe us, you wouldn't make fun of this profession, unless you're afraid of travelling by plane, this could be your favorite job in the world:

"I travel 4 days a week. This past week I was at Atlanta, next week I’m going to Florida, and then Indiana, Missouri, California, and Alaska… I have so many airline miles I now get a seat with my name stitched on the front and two hot female strippers as personal flight attendants."

We understand why Dennis loves his job so much. Seriously, besides the plane-strippers, he enjoys solving problems, it is something he has been good at since an early age. He's even starting to think about creating his own company...


I see geeks shaking with fear: don't worry, this poor guy also has a life on the internet. His first experience was a blog, created in back 2002, which has grown a small fan base (not recommended for hotchickphobic people). A few months ago, he launched his current project with his roommate, and a girl that Dennis met online. The website is called Welations, it’s a place where users can read, write, and share articles and stories related to dating and relationships. The site is really exciting, and it’s a place to go and connect with different people and share thoughts and experiences.

"-As you may know we're pretty curious here, what do you like in all this crazy life?
-Money, alcohol, and women. Actually, I just want a really really fast car. Why does everyone get a fast car except me? Life’s not fair. Oh yeah, and I like to draw too.
- Right, life's totally unfair. Now it's time to say goodbye Dennis, but first there's our traditional last question. Why did you choose this FML?
- Just read it, it’s freakin hilarious! Reminds me of my Friday nights."



Ah, Friday nights... *sighs*. Thank you so much Dennis for taking part!


If you're not a hotchickphobic, here's the way to Dennis' blog:
And here's the way to Welation:


Want to be our next published artist? So get your hands off your date or your blow-up girlfriend, and put them on your keyboard and send an email to including your name, age, and a link to your blog/website, or some drawings you’ve made.

#106 - Illustrated FML - On 06/12/2009 at 7:57am by FML Team - 12 comments

The book is now available

You can purchase it in any good bookstore!

It’s yellow, it bends, and you can take it anywhere to make people laugh. For about 10$ you can become a hero (and if you don’t buy it, we’ll kick a young red panda’s face off). It contains a selection of the best stories taken from the website. As a bonus, it’s filled with some great never before seen illustrations.

FML book  FML book

Here are the links to the online retailers:

For non U.S residents, go to the version of Amazon attributed to your country and search for "f my life" (the spaces are important). If Amazon doesn't exist in your country, they do international deliveries!

Don't forget, this panda is watching you.

#99 - Books - On 06/09/2009 at 10:35am by FML team - 146 comments

Screenplay by FML


screenplay by FML Team


Sleek surface, lit only by the skyline beyond. The FML Team enters, moving quickly to a hidden safe without bothering to turn on the lights. They stop dead when they see it ajar. The FML Team turns and sees Bond sitting in the shadows.

M really doesn't mind us making a little money on the side, guys.
She would just prefer it wasn't by selling secrets.

If by secrets you mean our today's artist, we're sorry we didn't tell you,
it was supposed to be a surprise. Well, now everybody will know
that it's Tom Brazelton from Theatre Hopper




Ever heard of Theater Hopper, the movie-themed web comic that’s been updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday since 2002? Well now you know, and now that's done, you'll become fan of this website, as quickly as we did. Seven years after its creation, Theater Hopper never stopped being undeniably funny and smart, charmingly orchestrated by its creator Tom Brazelton. Originally, he created his own website to teach himself web design. When he was in college, there weren't any web design classes, so he had to find a way to translate his print design education into web design knowledge. At the time, Tom discovered the world of web comics, like Penny Arcade, PvP and many others. He looked at their lives as 20-somethings working day jobs and producing comics on the side and he thought "I could do this!" And so he did, Theater Hopper became a marriage of all the things he was interested in: movies, drawing, writing and communicating.


TomTom is 31, he lives in West Des Moines, Iowa, USA. This only child went to a state university, and moved to his new town which is about 20 minutes away from where he grew up, and married his high school "sweetheart", and it's been almost ten years now. They now have a two year old child. Up until June 3, he was a web Consultant for a worldwide investment corporation. Unfortunately his position was cut back in a massive round of layoffs, so he's now unemployed.

"If anyone knows of a company looking for a web or print designer, I'm available for freelance work! " you heard the man guys, we'll give you his contact at the bottom of the article..

When we asked Tom why he's so into print and web design, he seems suddenly more interested than in the conversation about his previous employer:
"I don't know if I can speak specifically on what I liked about my previous employer. But in more general terms, I enjoy print and web design because I like the challenge of communicating an idea or an experience to someone else. How do I translate the idea in my head into something the user will understand or appreciate. I've always found that fascinating."

How pleasant to see a guy who loves what he's doing! You can recognize people who are happy doing what they do by the way they talk about their jobs and by the amount of projects they're invested in.  In Tom's case, Theater Hopper is not his only project, he’s also part of a radio show with two of his friends (Joe Dunn of Joe Loves Crappy Movies and Gordon McAlpin from Multiplex). The three of them met thanks to their web comics, and created this podcast to talk about what's new in theaters every Monday night at 9:00 PM CST. They've been producing the show for almost 2 and a half years.


- Thanks to this interview we practically know everything about you Tom, last question before we let you go, why did you choose this FML?
-Considering the nature of my comic, I wanted to pick an FML that played to my strengths and referenced movies in some way. This one about a guy being saddled with a Spock haircut was right up my alley!


Cut, that's a good one Tom, we love it!


Theater Hopper is this way:

The Triple Feature is this way:

The bonus is this way :


"Today, my girlfriend dumped me proclaiming she wanted someone more like her "Edward". I asked her who Edward was. She held up a copy her "Twilight" book. She was talking about a fictional vampire. FML"


Have you seen the next Twilight trailer? Great isn't it? Never mind, we were pretending to care, we got something else on our mind: we're still searching for artists for the traditional Saturday illustration. If you think you got the talent to be published, or if you're just a pretentious twit, you can send an email to including name, age, and a link to your blog/website or some drawings you’ve made. And as Jack Bauer said: DO IT NOW!

#85 - Illustrated FML - On 06/05/2009 at 5:37pm by FML Team - 25 comments

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