Thursday, February 26, 2009

life imitates art, websites imitate webcomics

I've recently become addicted to reading the new website fmylife.com, where people share unfortunate incidents from their life. Here are some user entries of note:

Today, I looked at the facebook of the girl I really liked, and I saw she wrote on her friend's wall "Last night was the biggest mistake of my life." We hooked up last night. FML


Today, my boyfriend of 2 years sent me a text messages saying, "Don't worry I'm gonna break up with her soon. Love you." FML


Today, I submitted my picture to a rating website. It was rejected because I didn't clarify which person I was. The picture was of my dog and me. FML


Today, I arrived at my parents house for dinner. When I got there, I noticed that they had gay pride flags hanging from the porch, and gay rights bumper stickers plastered to their cars. There was also a huge "We accept you, Nick" banner hanging from the garage. I'M NOT GAY! FML


Alipe pointed out that the site is an implementation of this achewood web comic.

FMylife traffic is doing quite well. I think the site was previously popular in France already.

6 comments:

Cedric said...

Yup, it's very popular and just as funny in French. It's called viedemerde.fr (you can probably figure out what it means without a dictionary :-)).

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Cedric

randell said...

I read fmylife from its first page up to somewhere around page 80. I even subscribed to its feed. It was a mix of being funny and sad at the same time because some of the things actually happened to me. Then I realized I've been wasting too much time reading other people's F-ed life and there's nothing I can do about it but to agree or disagree. So I unsubscribed and stopped reading it.

Jake said...

"We hooked up last night. FML"

Umm.. at least he hooked up with her. I wouldn't be whining if I were him.

Anonymous said...

Similar but somewhat less event-driven: iamneurotic.com

Julien said...

Good website...mylifeiscrap.com actually was the unofficial english version until, FML was lunched a couple of month later. Viedemerde.fr is the original website...

Anonymous said...

I'M NOT GAY!

Hahah sounds like the jokes my family plays..

That is a good one.

When my brother in law comes back from Iraq I think we may steal that prank.