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fonts. ick. [Jan. 3rd, 2005|03:22 pm]
[Current Mood |rant-y.]
[Current Music |mesh- little missile]

I'm not new, but until now I have only lurked....
Down to buisiness.

Some fonts that I hate:
-Comic sans. Duh.
-Arial in big sizes. When it is small it's fine, but anything bigger than 9= nix.
-Big Casion. I'm not sure why.
-Century Gothic. Actually, I think I just hate all sans-serif fonts.
-Copperplate. I actually really like the way it looks, but not when it is used for anything more than titles/accents.
-Bradley Hand ITC TT. It's like a terribly curly Comic Sans. Sort of. *facepalm*
-Techno. Fonts that are too stretched vertically look bad...
-Sand. Iono, something about it bothers me...

And that is that. :)
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(no subject) [Sep. 18th, 2004|10:28 am]
[Current Mood |angryangry]
[Current Music |Interpol--Untitled]


I'm new. (You care, I know.) I have an iMac, so I don't have a lot of the Windows fonts. (I don't have to look at Comic Sans, nor have the opportunity to be tempted by daemons to use it.)

The List Of Fonts I Hate:

  • Mistral. There's an airport nearby that used Mistral on its sign. I yell at it every time I go by. (Yes, my parents do think I'm mad.)
  • Chalkboard, because it looks too much like Comic Sans.
  • Arial in any size larger than 10.
  • Bordeaux Roman Bold LET. It's too close together.
  • Curlz MT. It has its place. On informal party invitations. That is it.
  • Jokerman. See Curlz MT.
  • Comic Sans. Need I say more?

I'm not filled with hatred for all fonts, though! I'm rather fond of Blue Melody (link shows an example of the font), Tahoma, Bickley Script (except for its frustrating lack of...erm...what are these > symbols called again?), and Zapfino.
My favourite font...would have to be Zapfino. (Zapfino Examples) It only looks good in larger sizes, though, so it's for special occasions.

Thank (God/deity/lack thereof) this community exists. My friends all think me mad for yelling at fonts I don't like. (Though I probably am...)
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(no subject) [Jul. 11th, 2004|03:08 pm]

[Current Mood |blahblah]

hey... im new to this community :) well anyways... well here I go, ranting about the fonts I hate =) :

(1) MS Sans Serif - I can't even explain, this font is just TOO ugly. It bothers me how it is/

(2) Verdana- I HATE that font sometimes lol. Well size 10 just bugs the hell outa me. Then in size 8, I don't like the letter "y". It just bugs me like the spacing of the font.. too far apart.

(3) Arial- Size 12 is so ugly , I can't stand it !

(4) Comic Sans MS- Yes, its a widely hated font. I dont like the letter "w" in lowercase or the font in bold. It sucks =P

(5) Lucida Sans Unicode - Dont ask, I just dislike it.

(6) 5 Cent? - Ok that grafitti writing makes me mad...

(7) Franklin Gothic Medium - Ahhhhhhhh... scary.


Ok many of these I don't have good reasons. Maybe they just don't fit my personality or style or whatever the f*ck I am attemping to say. Goodbye =)

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(no subject) [Jul. 5th, 2004|12:54 am]
[Current Mood |awakeawake]

i don't know if anyone has said this before,
but the font SCHOOL BOY - is just plain stupid, and of course UGLY.

there must have been a pedophile who named this font.
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(no subject) [May. 27th, 2004|02:48 pm]
hah. nice community. anyways, fonts I hate with passion:
- Comic Sans (duh.)
- Redensek (the ugliest bitmap font EVER)
- Scriptina
- Trebuchet MS
- Balloon, UGH
- Cheri Liney
- Floralies (you may not know this one, but it's evil)
- and Helzapoppin. yeah.
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(no subject) [May. 14th, 2004|05:23 pm]

[Current Music |Madonna - Vogue]

There is a heaven.

I was put through the worst kind of torture today...

We have to make a set of fliers, business cards, letterheads, and a Powerpoint presentation in my computer class.

Using only the most basic 27 fonts.

We don't have a choice, either. The administration is paranoid about downloading everything.

So I have to make everything using only the following:

Read more...Collapse )

Help me. *tear*

And as a side note, would anyone happen to know what font is used for the Punk'd logo?
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(no subject) [May. 12th, 2004|03:37 pm]

More sightings of the most horribly abused font in existence, from Matt May of bestkungfu.com:
smugmug - chezmew : Comic Sans Watch
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Times New Roman [May. 11th, 2004|08:12 pm]
[Current Mood |annoyedannoyed]
[Current Music |Ruby My Dear -- Thelonious Monk]

I absolutely cannot stand the font 'Times New Roman', often known as 'Default' to us AIM users. Disgustingly ugly, and always there no matter what... it's hard to avoid, and very ugly when mixed with fonts like Comic Sans MS.

I got a paper in one my classes that had been created by a lesson plan online site. Its logo was in Comic Sans MS, while the rest of the paper alternated between Arial and Times New Roman. I felt as if I were to vomit. I quickly filled it out and threw it in the tray, hoping to never see it again. When will people EVER learn?
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Hello, mod here. [May. 11th, 2004|08:01 pm]

[Current Mood |busybusy]

I thought it was about time to finish the design on the community. As you can see, we have a background picture now.

Next on the list is a default icon. I've made a few, but they're nothing great.

The second one is inspired by this article that codeman38 linked in the previous post.

If any of you six people here (or anybody else who happens to stop by) has some better ideas or iconing skills, please help!

Everybody else, please tell me which one you like best! I don't have a paid account, so I can't post a poll, but the answers aren't going out of hand with our six members anyway.

After that, we need a better userinfo so I can start advertising for this comm. What is there now is the result of a sleep-deprived mod under stress and therefore very short and stupid, not to mention boring. Please, everybody, tell me what I should put on there, because I have the imagination of a potato!
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(no subject) [May. 10th, 2004|04:35 pm]

Just stumbled across this place...

Am I the only one annoyed that so many DVDs use Arial for their subtitles? I mean, really. They could at least use real Helvetica... but honestly, I'd prefer to see something like Verdana or Bitstream Vera, m'self. (What is the difference between Helvetica and Arial, you ask? Mark Simonson has the scoop in "The Scourge of Arial".)

Some time a couple years ago, Disney/Touchstone/Miramax changed the subtitling company they used, thus going from a really nice-looking custom font to ugly old Arial... and that really annoyed me.

Speaking of which, I've seen one use of Comic Sans that I actually thought was fitting-- and it was in an anime fansub.
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