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
this toot brought to you by hearing somebody describe Comic Sans as "the worst font ever," which it *isn't*
it's *fine* in the appropriate *context*, which is true for *every font*
you don't use fucking Baskerville for a child's birthday party invite, either
@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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