Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Times Roman Black 12


You are a glowing white screen,

Seemingly two dimensional and flat.

Only your letters are different.

Forming unique combinations unearthing

Your feelings.

Your intensity.

Your humor.

You doctor your persona with bold, italics, colors.

Glimpses of you peek through in word choice, cadence, 

Sometimes explicatives.

But when I look at you for too long, 

My eyes burn.

So I step away

Trying to imagine you in 3-D...

Reading in the park,

Standing on a street corner,

Talking on the telephone,

Smiling.

You become more real then.

But to "see" you, 

I have no choice but to sit here, gaze at this screen, 

And wait for it to be filled

By all of you…

Bold Veranda 14,

Baby Blue Cambria,

Italic Arial 13.

And 

Times Roman Black 12. 


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This week’s 33-333 Trifecta word prompt is:

DOCTOR
3. a: material added (as to food) to produce a desired effect
    b: a blade (as of metal) for spreading a coating or scraping a surface

12 comments:

  1. Can't go wrong with Times Roman!! It's a classic.

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  2. This was cool. I'm always fascinated by the variety of choices. Occasionally, my baser instincts lead me to think about other fonts, but I come to my senses and vow that I will never leave my one true love, Arial 11. Enjoyed this post! :)

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    1. The styles remind me of people. You all look different to me, in my mind, based on your choices in font, words, emphasis, phrasing, etc. I picture people by their writing. And only know them through a computer screen.

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  3. The fonts definitely have different personalities. I think the classics are such because they are easier to read. But it is fun to experiment and have the ability to let it influence the reader. A fun -- yet thoughtful post, Gina.

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    1. I think we all have font, word choice personalities. Thank you Jamie!

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  4. Excellent job Gina. I love your title too. It's so much more than just a font. ;-)

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    1. Sometimes it's easy to picture a person behind the words. Other times, it's not but I feel personalities come through on the screen.

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  5. I prefer Verdana, but that is just because it is easier on the eyes. This seemed like it was fun for you to write, very lighthearted, with a bit of an edge. In other words, I loved it!

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    1. You are so nice to me! It was fun!

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  6. i really enjoyed this article,because this was me many years ago,and to a certain degree,this is who i am today
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