HEY NAFF WHEN’S A GOOD TIME TO MAKE A POST?
I dunno 1 am when everyone’s fucking asleep.
I will never tire of people writing “ano” instead of “año.”
It’s “anus” then “year”
So when I see stuff like this:
I just LAUGH.
So this is kind of an interesting question. Cursive isn’t really a nessicary thing, not a lot of people use it, it’s something like 15% of people use cursive. More people prefer type, cursive is basically useful for the sense of “We learn what our signature looks like because of it” but it’s also not a style of writing people seem to enjoy. Because print ends up being a lot cleaner.
As a dysgraphic person print is FAR easier to read and write in. Far easier. The problem with cursive for me is the hooks that lead into each other. Jointed-Up writing is a bit easier to read that cursive because there’s not as many hooks. And a lot of people end up writing in a sort of jointed-up writing mixed with print, or so I’ve noticed. I know I do.
Cursive though, it seems like a kind of interesting thing to learn how to do. Not so we can learn cursive or a new style of writing, but I think it helps people find out how they want to write. It’s also one of the first times i learned how let a pen flow from one way to another. I never had good cursive writing but there’s a few ideas of finesse you learn with cursive. It’s also important if you ever want to do calligraphy to understand the basis of cursive writing. But that’s a small minority.
Cursive itself is a pretty US oriented thing, in other countries they have a style of cursive but with Roman/Latin characters it’sa US thing. Most other languages based in Roman characters used jointed-up writing, which again is way easier to learn and looks just as “fancy” as cursive writing.
I think Cursive should be optional though, not a lot of teachers want to learn how to teach it. We rarely have to use curisve language. It’s not really a practical style of writing, some people do enjoy writing in that style. But at work, applications, assignments, notes, things that OTHER people are reading there is a STRONG STRONG preference for print writing.
As a dyslexic person, if someone hands me a paper in cursive writing it will take me 5 times longer to read it than something in print writing. I will mess up the words a lot more, I’ll get confused. As a dysgraphic person it hurts to write in cursive. It’s those hooks, I can do small scripts and small amounts of cursive writing, but if I go for too long it’ll wear me out faster than writing in print does.
I mean Cursive is interesting because it gives us another set of letters an a signature.
But no one seems to like reading cursive.
Ever since I learned cursive, I’ve never been able to not do so. Even when I try to write in print, a few letters inevitably end up being written in cursive and the ones that aren’t tend to be sloppy or off the mark. It can be kind of a pain, especially since most people can’t actually read cursive in my experience. I always get compliments on my handwriting, followed by “what does it say???”, which is weird to me since cursive is such a natural part of my writing I half expect it to be a major part of everyone else’s too.
It’s interesting to hear this point of view, I personally think people should at least have some knowledge of how to read cursive for when it does show up in their life, but I agree it’s pretty pointless when most people can neither read nor write cursive and generally have no good reason to have that knowledge, sans for their signature.
This post is going to be so long now.
Yeah, well the dyslexic issue isn’t that I don’t know it, or wasn’t taught properly, it’s an issue with the distinction of letters. An “n” and an “m” don’t have enough separation in looks because of the hooks and flow of cursive writing.
Yeah, cursive is one of those very “you should know it because it shows up sometimes” things because there are times where you’re like “Wow this wedding invitation would look way fancy in cursive”
Remind me to answer the really interesting question Andy asked me when I get home cause that’s not something for me to write an essay about in class.
Sketched out 80% of the poster for the Aquacadet Pre-Show Sidewalk Picnic Party,should be done tonight. Will be faster if someone competent in illustrator wants to help out with the custom type i’ve drawn up.
I say this cause illustrator + laptop touchpad = hell for naff
Someone in my BFA graphic design class group has a bamboo i can pick up tomorrow on campus and take home for a bit since she’s not using it this semester. Wooooo
Anyone in Long Beach area have a tablet I can borrow for like a week? I have to send mine out for repair and I can’t order a new one. Monoprice is sold out of there’s and bamboos are too expensive for a back up. :(
Someone draw me a new holiday avatar my one from last year is messed up and I don’t have a working tablet rn.
Oh come on, was I the only one here who played Brutal Legend?
No I bought it when it came out chump, i love that game.
People on facebook complaining that English is some sort of official language of America and that it’s awful not everyone speaks english. Amazin’. It’s almost like, America doesn’t have an official language on purpose. Just to annoy them.
I relate to Bridesmaids a lot, except for the whole fuckbuddy thing. I feel like this movie gets me tho.