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The Historical FMLs

The Historical FMLs have appeared on FML, and our users have reacted in two distinct ways. You either love them, or really hate them. They're like Marmite. So, did we undersell them? Did we explain them badly? The idea behind the Historical FMLs is to use the classic FML format to write amusing stories, loosely based on well-known people from distant and not-so-distant history (and sometimes from fiction) who could've written an FML. We're not trying to teach people history lessons, or be completely realistic and/or accurate with the facts. It's just a bit of fun with the past, in the same way some have a bit of fun with the present.

The Historical FMLs are a test. Help us make it the greatest. To do so, we're appealing to your creativity and talent. It's your turn to suggest your own. 

I've got a good one. Where/how do I send it?

You can take part in the fun by creating  your own Historical FMLs, and the funniest will be published, and you will be acknowledged. To submit yours, just post them in the comments below. As some of you have pointed out, it's tough to come up with something side-splitting, but we're pretty sure that there are some comic geniuses amongst you. For now, we'll keep posting the little jokes we have, hoping that one day we'll stumble upon THE formula that everyone likes. 

So, post your Historical FMLs in the comments below, we're waiting for your best ones. The rest of us will vote on them and decide whether or not they are any good!

#1588 - About FMyLife - On 05/16/2016 at 10:04am by Alan - 77 comments

Caption the FML Photos

Hello everyone! FML is moving forward, progressing, evolving, and heading we hope in the right direction. We've listened to you. Yes, we have, honest! As with the Historical FMLs, it was always on the cards that the FML Photos would become a team effort between us and you. So here we are for a first try out.

How does this work, then?

We're putting up two pictures, which we've found here and there. Nothing really super well known from all over the Internet, because reposting is contrary to FML's ethics. Now it's your turn. Just come up with a funny caption for each photo, using the "Today, FML" template that we all know and love. Then, according to your votes, and a totally arbitrary choice on our part, we'll post the FML Photo and credit the author of the caption.

The FML Photos are a colourful addition to FML. You can make them legendary. To do so, we're once again appealing to your creativity and sense of humour. Show us what you've got!

Come on then, show us the photos!

Photo 1:


Photo 2:

Feeling inspired?
If so, add your suggestions and captions in the comments below, in the best FML style you can think of. The funniest will be published in the FML Photos category and on the homepage, and the author will be showered in the glory of having their name mentioned alongside their creation. Ready? Go!

#1592 - About FMyLife - On 05/11/2016 at 12:06pm by Alan - 80 comments

FML on The Tonight Show

This week, our FMLs were featured on the Tonight Show, during which Jimmy Fallon and Keith Urban sang a few of them in a country style. We weren't aware this was going to happen, so we were ecstatic when it started to appear in our various news feeds. Here's the sketch, as shown on TV. Hope you love it as much as we did.

#1590 - About FMyLife - On 05/11/2016 at 5:41am by Alan - 3 comments

Extra Fabulous Comics's illustrated FML

Another feature of FML that won't be changing much is the Illustrated FMLs. "Thank goodness for that !" I hear some of you cry. Yes, it's been a tough couple of days for those amongst use who are reticent to changes in the way they live. Getting so bent out of shape about new features and buttons has made me fear for the future. Back in the UK, we have an old saying, which goes "God help us if there's a war!" It's kind of indicative of how entitled a lot of people feel when they start going on hunger strikes every time a website changes something. Life isn't supposed to be taken so seriously. Anyway, this week we're in the company of a true comedic genius (no, that's not sarcasm), so let's check him out.


"Currently I'm battling several types of emotional disorders and depression attributable to hardcore life ding dong biz!"

Self-portrait Zach by EFC


This dude has already been here before, and you've probably recognised his style. Zach Stafford is one of those people who gets shared, in the sense that his illustrations and his website have been around the Internet and back. 

His info:
Age: 26
Location: Jackson, Mississippi.
BlogExtra Fabulous Comics
His illustrated FML: The one with the beans

Who are you?

Where do you come from?
I am from Pensacola, Florida, but currently I live in Jackson, Mississippi.

How old are you?
I am 26 years old! About to turn 27 here in a couple weeks.

What's your favourite self-penned illustration? 
I drew a picture of myself once that almost completely encompasses who I am entirely, and I did it on accident. I guess you could say it was one of those beautiful mistakes. Here it is:

Who is your favourite illustrator?
Kim Jung Gi, a South Korean artist known for the speed in which he draws his beautiful drawings. He is astounding to watch, just the composition and the perspective of the scenes he makes up from nothing are super inspiring to me. It's one of my favorite things to just watch him draw on Youtube.   
Oh also the late Jean Giraud aka Moebius, from France! Also a super fast drawer, and amazing. I suppose I just like the idea of being able to efficiently pour ideas onto the page. Someday I hope to be able to work like that.
Your passion, besides illustrating?
Definitely music. I have a B.A. in jazz and classical bass, and right now I'm in a super cool band with my roommates who are much better musicians than me, and we gig from time to time around town.

Your favourite place in the world?
There is a coffee shop in Jackson Mississippi called Sneaky Beans. There is a porch on the front that is partially in the shade, and sitting there with a cup of coffee on a sunny day with my sketchbook on the table and my dog lying next to me is the most perfect thing I can imagine. In truth, 90% of all the comics I've ever made came from sitting in that spot. It has gotten to where I have a hard time working anywhere else.

What gets on your nerves?
My roommate has a dog that breaks into my room and eats my food and my dog's food. And he poops in the living room and I always wake up to the smell of it. Also my roommate has the kind of poop that you have to flush twice for and he never does. There is just way too much poop in my life right now.

What makes you happy?
Getting to spend time with my dog in the sun! It's been super rainy around here lately so we've been pretty bummed out.


Who is your hero?
Obi-Wan Kenobi, as portrayed by Ewan McGregor. He is the perfect man. If I hadn't screwed my life up so badly already I would have liked to emulate his life, you know, what with the force powers and great hair and stuff.

Your favourite word?
I like "squish".

What's your favourite smell?
There was an old cereal called Waffle Crisp that was around in the US when I was a kid, and thinking of that smell reminds me of the cereal Waffle Crisp, which was a fucking great cereal and it is a shame that it is gone.

The job you wouldnt've liked to have done?
The job I wouldn't have liked to have done, I'd have to say, anything high stress like in the food industry. I've been a cook before, and a barista, and I really sucked hard at both. I'm terrible at human-to-human stuff.

If you had to take a book, a record, a comic book or movie on a desert island, which one would it be?
I would take a book of matches. :B
If that's not an option I'd bring Frank Herbert's "Dune".

What would you like to sell to us this week?
There's a company called Albanese that makes gummy bears and gummy worms and stuff. Best gummy bears I've ever had, bar none, go find some, you won't regret it.

If God exists, what would you like him to ask you after you die?
I'd probably ask him for some sunblock, because I'm definitely going straight to hell afterwards. No doubt about it.

That's all for this week. Once again, I'd like to thank Zach for everything, really. He asked me to mention his Facebook page, so I'm mentioning it. Check it out, and say hi from me. It's time to take a break from our workload and enjoy our weekend. Before I go, here's a golden retriever with a blanket and a cuddly cat. Until next time, be excellent to each other.

What about you? Think you've got talent and want to contribute to the illustrated FML? Send us an email to [email protected] but only send us your blog's address and a few samples of your work. No need to create an illustrated FML straight away.

#1587 - Illustrated FML - On 05/06/2016 at 10:31am by Alan - 1 comments

FML : with or without filter!

Now we've overhauled FML and introduced new features, we reckoned it was time to make the way the website and our smartphone apps are used. To make sure that everyone can enjoy FML in the best way possible, we've added to the website a filter, which is already present on our apps. To access this filter, you must have an FML account. To create one, it's quick and simple: click on "Login" at the top right-hand corner of the page, then click on "Sign up", and follow the intructions. Once you've done all that, you'll be a proud member of an FML account. Easy peasy.

Each user can now customize their FML page.

This is for all of you who switch between the website and their smartphone app, and also to the FML purists, who are bothered by the appearance of new features. So that everyone can do whatever they like with their FML timeline, the filter can be accessed via their profile settings. Each user, purist or not, has in their settings a panel that looks like this:

It's pretty easy to use : you just have to tick the boxes which correspond to the features you want to appear in your timeline, or untick the stuff you don't want to see. Hey presto, your FML is customized!

We hope that you'll use this filter to check out stuff in an interactive way. It's a useful tool meaning that you can change what you'll see in your timeline, so don't hesitate to change things around now and again. Between regular FMLs, the Historical FMLs, the FML Photos, there's quite the selection, and that's what makes FML so interesting. Now, with or without filter, FML can be enjoyed according to your tastes!

#1589 - Illustrated FML - On 05/06/2016 at 6:07am by Alan - 11 comments