comic sans is a perfectly fine (if flawed) font, and the main problem with it is that people overuse it in weird contexts
but papyrus just sucks
@Alexis how dare
@Alexis (no i'm with you on this)
@Alexis Papyrus and Comic Sans were answers on highbrow BBC quiz show University Challenge the other night, where one of the rounds was identifying fonts from a selection of typefaces voted the world's worst 👍
@ak Measured by the ways in which it gets used poorly, yes, it's absolutely cultural trash. But its design is *fine*, even if it isn't actually particularly good comics-style lettering.
@Alexis I'm trying to remember what the other two were. I was expecting to see Algerian but it didn't come up. I think Brush Script did.
@ak My own go-to for worst ever popular and widely distributed font is Jokerman, honestly.
@Alexis I didn't know what it was called, but I recognised it when I saw it.
I worked for a while for a company whose logo was in a hideous font called "Space Toaster".
@Alexis I read something recently that said it's actually easier to write new content while using comic sans, because it feels more like freehand writing as opposed to formal writing
@checkervest Oh, I *had* heard the first half of that before, but not the second. That... makes sense? It probably makes sense.
@Alexis their reasoning was that the childish shape of comic sans gives you room to get your rough draft out without thinking of it as final product and freezing up, I haven't tried it but I"m going to the next time I write just to see
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