I HAND WROTE, ILLUSTRATED, AND NARRATED A BOOK CALLED RUMPLE BUTTERCUP: A STORY OF BANANAS, BELONGING, AND BEING YOURSELF! ALSO, ONE TIME I HELPED UNEARTH A PREHISTORIC DINOSAUR IN A SMALL TOWN IN CANADA BUT THIS BOOK HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/j73y1jih0qp21.jpg

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gublergublergubler136 karma

I'M NOT SO GOOD AT TECHNOLOGY

gublergublergubler134 karma

thank you so much for all the marvelous and thoughtful questions guys! sadly I have to get out of this bathtub and into a giant green Rumple Costume so im not late for the next stop on the tour. Sending you all my love!

xoxoxoxo

Matthew

gublergublergubler125 karma

AND IM IN A BATHTUB

gublergublergubler122 karma

HOW DO YOU TURN OFF THE CAPS KEY?

gublergublergubler108 karma

HIII GUYS CAN YOU HEAR ME

topcheesehead99 karma

MATTHEW! NO WAY!

youre my favorite character on Criminal Minds. And thats hard to say with a fantastic cast like that.

Question!

If you are alone at home. Saturday morning. Your plan is to stay at home most of the day.

What does Mattew Grey Gubler prepare for himself for breakfast (the ideal perfect breakfast). And what do you do while eating that breakfast?

Thanks!

gublergublergubler72 karma

great question!

to be honest when I wake up I usually don't eat for about 3 hours

gublergublergubler109 karma

I have a cup of coffee, try to make something, and then I might have a hard boiled egg, or a banana

it sounds like im trying to cross promote bananas with this book, but Im not

gublergublergubler76 karma

Lets get this party started

aliciabirdy54 karma

Do you have any advice for someone who wants to do a lot of things but also has a hard time doing things because of mental illness? I want to get far in life but my brain doesn’t want me to.

gublergublergubler98 karma

im so sorry to hear that, but I like to think that everything that makes us different is also kind of like a super power that gives us unique abilities or magical perspectives that other people don't have. your brain loves you, and I think it wants you to be as happy and "go as far" as you possibly can, just maybe in a very unique and original way.

gublergublergubler108 karma

this might not relate directly to you, but one of my favorite artists was a folk painter named Grandma Moses. She was a very talented with knitting and textiles, but as she got older she got crippling arthritis and she could no longer do what she was "best" at in her mind. so when her hands gave up on her she decided to start painting instead since it was easier on her knuckles. and the result was that she became one of the most celebrated and respected outsider artists in the world. (also very late in life) I think she was like 70 at the time. I just saw one of her gorgeous paintings at the Whitney museum

aerdnaaguirre52 karma

how do you take your coffee? this was asked during the live signing yesterday, but you just went on a cute tangent about how you've never said no to a cup of coffee and didn't answer it ahaha!

gublergublergubler73 karma

hahahha I like how persistent you are with this question! I was so hot in that costume that my mind was flying everywhere in an attempt to stay alive! I LOVEEEEEE COFFFFFFEEEEEE I actually take it with a little bit of honey and a tiny bit of heavy cream. I also make it strong enough to singe a brick.

gublergublergubler52 karma

just kidding

AggressiveEquivalent31 karma

Please- go on about the dinosaur you helped unearth? Consider my interest piqued.

gublergublergubler60 karma

oh man!

it was one of the coolest experiences of my life. I got to go to this tiny town in Alberta Canada and help unearth a GIANT pachaseflarinosaur (check the spelling on that) with Philip J Currie.

he's the paleontologist that jurassic park is based on

AnniePhannie30 karma

Hi Matthew! I love you and your extraordinary way of seeing the world so much. I wish i could meet you one day. My question is: What is Rumple's biggest wish?

gublergublergubler59 karma

awwwwwwwwwww I love this question!

rumples biggest wish is just to see everyone in the world smile

halloweenmal29 karma

how does a girl catch your eye??? also do you remember anyone specific from yesterday?

gublergublergubler95 karma

sense of humor!

or if she's on fire that would also probably catch everyones eye

but DONT SET YOURSELF ON FIRE

spencerswifebella28 karma

if you could portray any other character on criminal minds besides reid, who would it be? ps i love you a lot

gublergublergubler137 karma

shemar's eyebrows

optomisticgirl26 karma

Why does Reid wear his gun in a different position than everyone else? Always been curious about this!

gublergublergubler39 karma

I LOVE THIS QUESTION!!!!!! its kind of a 2 part answer

gublergublergubler95 karma

the director part of my brain told me to wear it like that because I wanted him to always look slightly awkward with gun, like it doesn't quite belong on him. but the actor "Reid" part of my brain wears it like that because that is actually the way the best gun fighters used to wear their guns. the reason for this is bacuse when you pull it out from that angle you are naturally a thinner and harder to hit target. beacause you are sideways. (I can demonstrate better in person) I think Reid loves this fact, and also loves the history of it.

gublergublergubler47 karma

thank you so much for all the marvelous and thoughtful questions guys! sadly I have to get out of this bathtub and into a giant green Rumple Costume so im not late for the next stop on the tour. Sending you all my love!

xoxoxoxo

Matthew

danysings26 karma

What is your favorite hidden gem from your hometown?

gublergublergubler90 karma

my parents

Lawells125 karma

Do you think JJ really loves Reid or was it actually just for show?

gublergublergubler70 karma

my hope when we shot that scene where Reid asks her if she was lying or not, that 50 percent of the audience felt one way and 50 parent felt the other.

what do you think?

Princess_Puff_Puff19 karma

What was your favorite episode to film and why?

gublergublergubler26 karma

hmmmmmmmmmmmm

gublergublergubler76 karma

good question

my favorite one to direct was probably "the lesson" the one about the man turning people into marionettes

my favorite one to act in might have been the Reid in prison ones

playfuldino19 karma

will you be doing a bigger book tour soon? i’d love to meet you and have been a fan for so long !

gublergublergubler51 karma

yes! this first one had to be kind of paired down because Criminal Minds ended up combining 2 seasons into one season and we are shooting later into the year than we usually do, but we didn't know that was going to happen when we picked the original release date for the book, or else this tour would have been 3 weeks long. I just have 5 days quick days to meet everyone because I need to get back to shooting the final 4 episodes of CM. which im also very excited about

Jenn2nsReese18 karma

What is your next book about?

gublergublergubler35 karma

oh man im so excited about it!!!!

gublergublergubler35 karma

I just finished the rough draft. I want to share some details but im going to wait. I want you to be surprised

Seanydelight17 karma

You were phenomenal in hot air and my mother and I are huge criminal minds fans, my question is what are your current projects and passions ? Anything neat coming up?

gublergublergubler55 karma

thank you! tell your mom hi for me! I have a new book im working on, some fun films I plan on making with friends, a movie im going to direct, and IM BRINGING BACK NEW EPISODES OF MY UNAUTHORIZED DOCUMENTARIES from a while ago. if you don't know what they are google Matthew gray gubler the unauthorized documentary. im so exited about this!

gateface97017 karma

What inspired you to write a children’s book?

gublergublergubler54 karma

I actually just set out to write a book that I wanted to read, and this was it!

Chtorrr15 karma

What a is the very best cheese?

gublergublergubler52 karma

I actually never met a cheese I didn't love

patheticgirl6514 karma

do you have a favorite kimono?

gublergublergubler29 karma

whichever one I am currently wearing

laxis113014 karma

What's it like being you?

gublergublergubler42 karma

very gubler-ish

gublergublergubler38 karma

and goobely

alananana9413 karma

What was it like, playing such an iconic character like Spencer?

gublergublergubler48 karma

oh thank you for asking...its an incredible honor, and he's become like an imaginary friend I look up to and love dearly. I feel very very very lucky to have gotten to help bring him to life for so long and i hope he continues to live on in everyones mind, heart, and imagination the way he will always live on in mine

kalikah13 karma

How's your bath?

gublergublergubler23 karma

getting kind of cold and they are telling me I need to wrap it up sadly, (the AMA, not the bath)

dianaanneb12 karma

how tall would Rumple be in reality? 🤔

gublergublergubler42 karma

such a good question!! he is roughly the same height as an 10 year old in converse.

maisiejeanne12 karma

what is your favorite color? mine is orange but I like all colors

gublergublergubler39 karma

lavender

caprisuns-bitch11 karma

which do you prefer most: writing, directing, or acting?

gublergublergubler45 karma

I love it all! and in my head I don't differentiate any of it. In my head I am just a storyteller, sometimes I use a camera to tell the story, sometimes I use my face, and sometimes I use melted crayons

lostplanetkid10 karma

what was the most interesting part of the book writing/creating process?

gublergublergubler25 karma

realizing that the slightest adjustment of a small detail on Rumple's face, (like the size of his nostril, or the direction his hair is blowing) could relay an entirely specific emotion

bzdelta9 karma

How are you today?

gublergublergubler28 karma

so great! im currently in a bathtub, last night was amazing and I was so touched by how many sweet people came all the way out to celebrate Rumples Birthday. Our signing at the bookstore ended up going 4 hours longer than anyone expected and we didn't close the book store until 1 am. but most importantly everyone there was so kind hearted and sincere.

SuperSpeedyPetey9 karma

If you had to choose a single condiment to use for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

gublergublergubler35 karma

is salt a condiment?

I put salt on everything (even this bath im in right now)

EllaGray169 karma

Hey Matthew! I’m the owner of the three guinea pigs on Instagram! I just wanted to know if Rumple would ever get a guinea pig himself? And what would he name it?💚🐾🍌

gublergublergubler14 karma

I love all the Rumple posts so much!

itzyagirl699 karma

What do you like to do in your spare time?

gublergublergubler30 karma

I feel like all my life is spare time! I just like to make stuff

MacAndCheeseCat9 karma

How has your book tour been going so far?

gublergublergubler21 karma

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GREAT AND FUN!

and I can't get over all the amazing Rumple themed costumes and art I am seeing on this tour

naatr8 karma

So, i see you're always in Japan, thats cool and all but when are you coming to Brazil? you should do a book sign here ;)

xx

gublergublergubler19 karma

I would love that!

hopefully soon. I want to go everywhere in the word!!!!

uhxohkristina8 karma

What is your favorite ice cream?

gublergublergubler28 karma

such a good question, I got to meet one of my favorite authors Ray Bradbury a few times, he is also a professed ice cream lover and I asked him this same question

gublergublergubler34 karma

his favorite was peppermint, mine is butter pecan

carebare7078 karma

Question for Rumple: What’s your favorite snack?

gublergublergubler23 karma

left over root beer!

galahads8 karma

What are your thoughts on hummus? Also, what's inspired you to write Rumple Buttercup?

gublergublergubler24 karma

I love hummus, I also love humans which I why I wrote rumple buttercup

juliassimulation8 karma

Which character traits do you share with Rumple?

gublergublergubler26 karma

all of them! (except I have more teeth)

criminalsmind7 karma

Will Rumple ever come to Europe?

gublergublergubler25 karma

YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! absolutely.

emsegrest5 karma

Of all of the characters you've played in movies and tv, which is the most like Rumple?

gublergublergubler32 karma

I had this massive realization recently that while every character I play or create is very different, rather its Spencer Reid, or Rumple Buttercup, or Raymond from suburban gothic, or Simon the chipmunk, or Kyle Orfman in life after Beth, they are all outsiders who don't fit in with the normal world. I feel very humbled and honored to get to continue to create/play people like this because my only goal in everything I make is to help outsiders feel like they belong.