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Title: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: Ice on November 17, 2021, 02:05:40 am
I use Comics Sans, I use it quite a lot. Even my logo is based on it.
But one thing I am so weirded out by is why is it so hated?
I use it in my videos, I use it in my art, I use it in my animation, and I don't really get it.
Yes, it is a terrible font to display on a document or using it as a primary font but is it really fair to hate Comic Sans for existing?
Should we let people use it without screaming at them?
What do you think?
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: easy_breezy on November 17, 2021, 02:15:36 am
I still don't know why everyone hates it.

It's just a decorative font. Is it because people on geocities used it?
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: Ice on November 17, 2021, 02:23:36 am
Is it because people on geocities used it?

I don't know, but I think most of the hate comes from "COMIC SANS IS SO HARD TO READ ON SMALL TEXT AAAAAA!!!"
But thanks for stopping by!
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: xandra on November 17, 2021, 09:36:39 am
you know, i was thinking about this today because i don't mind comic sans as much as the hate it got. i remember even putting the 'i hate comic sans' mini-clique on my site when i was a kid, just following a crowd. i think it probably had something to do with people wanting the web to be "legitimate" when folks were still learning about what it even was, but that's just my theory.
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: ngoomie on November 17, 2021, 01:13:05 pm
i just feel like i've seen it way too many times in way too many places, though i more just dislike it for that reason than outright hate it. there's other fonts i dislike for the same reason (ammonite (https://www.behance.net/gallery/85701347/AMMONITE-FREE-ENERGETIC-DISPLAY-FONT) is a good example, there's one other one i've seen a lot lately too but i can't remember the name)
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: Melooon on November 17, 2021, 01:33:23 pm
I remember in school, comic sans was used for EVERYTHING, every school sign, every printout the teachers gave us, every notice. I disliked it because as a kid I felt it was condescending, I wanted to be given serious printouts like an adult! Now I quite like it :P
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: UpAllNight on November 17, 2021, 02:50:11 pm
I don't hate Comic Sans necessarily, but I do dislike its use in the workplace. If I see it in an email or on some type of document at work I do get angry lol Outside of that setting it's fine.
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: 2010 on November 17, 2021, 05:08:50 pm
i think since its just a font its mass-ish hate is unjustified(i remember back in like 2016-2017 that people didnt really use it seriously nor did i know anyone who actually liked it n it being used as like a meme font) :o but if its something just like "oh i dislike how this font looks but its cool" its fine enough !!!
i can see how in workplaces it being used can be seen as annoying though :O mayb one reason is cuz its more like a fun bold font instead of a minimalism one!
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: xandra on November 18, 2021, 04:48:45 am
I don't hate Comic Sans necessarily, but I do dislike its use in the workplace. If I see it in an email or on some type of document at work I do get angry lol Outside of that setting it's fine.

reminds me of that "we work at a fortune 500 company, not a lemonade stand" meme that went around!
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: Darmodej on February 03, 2022, 07:45:59 pm
i actually kinda like how we all went from hating it to loving it
its not a bad font, really
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: versidue on February 19, 2022, 01:37:26 am
In retrospect I'm really not sure why people hated comic sans. I didn't have any strong opinions on it until I saw that other people hated it, and then I just assumed they must know something I didn't and went ahead and hated it too. It was just... "uncool", I guess

These days I'm fond of it. The template I used when I was first making my website uses comic sans as the default font as a way to encourage you to change it, but I've kept it :)), I like the vibe it gives. Hopefully that I'm not taking myself too seriously
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: xX_irkeneonz_Xx on March 21, 2022, 02:04:58 am
If I had to guess people hated it because it's the go-to childish font, but I like it. It's easy for me to read and I do a lot of writing with comic sans actually.
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: Veezle on June 08, 2022, 01:11:27 pm

It's a font that's good for its designed purpose, just not everything else. But I just think of it as a font like any other, nonetheless.
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: ArtisTheFox on June 08, 2022, 02:34:49 pm
Honestly it's more a meme than a true hate I believe. It's misused in professional context, overused in other contexts, and people love to group together on despising something. Personally I don't generally like its style but it's very useful on, say, invitations for primary school kid birthday parties. I remember using them in PowerPoint presentations when I was like 10 (along with Chiller lol!)
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: Obspogon on June 09, 2022, 03:36:26 am
look up comic serif
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: Icelogist on June 09, 2022, 08:13:20 am
look up comic serif

This is one of the images that popped up when I looked it up.

(https://www.hvdfonts.com/public/25294.png)
Title: Re: Is it really fair to hate Comic sans?
Post by: ArtisTheFox on June 09, 2022, 06:38:21 pm
I stumbled across this funny site today- I believe it's very relevant to this discussion!

https://www.comicsans.love/ (https://www.comicsans.love/)