i knew about dafont, but i was not sure if it was completely secure. if i screw up my family's computer (which has absolutely no virus protection at all...) not only will i feel bad, but i won't be able to work on the project anymore, so please forgive me for being somewhat overcatious.
however, i think i can take you guy's word for it! thank you so much everyone!
thanks to nate particularly for the fine links!