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1/28/2015 11:13:53 PM
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Anyone else use a fountain pen regularly? I want to talk about the inks I just bought :(
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1/28/2015 11:26:07 PM
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Tulle got me an inscribed fountain pen when I was accepted into grad school, but I decided not to use it until it's time to grade papers. How do you enjoy yours? Is dealing with the ink complicated?
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1/29/2015 1:23:10 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/28/2015 11:26:07 PM, Maikuru wrote:
Tulle got me an inscribed fountain pen when I was accepted into grad school, but I decided not to use it until it's time to grade papers. How do you enjoy yours? Is dealing with the ink complicated?

I prefer fountain pens over ballpoints or anything like that just because you don't need to use any force to write. It's much more relaxing to glide a pen across paper than to have to constantly press down. Outside of that, the actual writing generally looks better, and there are some really great inks that look beautiful.

Filling pens with ink isn't that complicated. How you do it will depend on what pen you've got, but you're generally able to do it without much hassle (as long as you're careful not to spill anything). Here's a video going over practically all of the common filling mechanisms: https://www.youtube.com...
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1/29/2015 1:51:59 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I find this thread discriminatory, and a constant reminder of my oppression.
I implore you to cease and desist.
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1/29/2015 10:54:01 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 1:51:59 AM, KhaosMage wrote:
I find this thread discriminatory, and a constant reminder of my oppression.
I implore you to cease and desist.

Death to Bic.
#UnbanTheMadman

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Get caught in ticking traps
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1/29/2015 10:58:54 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 10:54:01 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 1/29/2015 1:51:59 AM, KhaosMage wrote:
I find this thread discriminatory, and a constant reminder of my oppression.
I implore you to cease and desist.

Death to Bic.

I agree, Bic sucks, but at least I can use those pens....when they work.
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1/29/2015 11:41:29 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 1:23:10 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 1/28/2015 11:26:07 PM, Maikuru wrote:
Tulle got me an inscribed fountain pen when I was accepted into grad school, but I decided not to use it until it's time to grade papers. How do you enjoy yours? Is dealing with the ink complicated?

I prefer fountain pens over ballpoints or anything like that just because you don't need to use any force to write. It's much more relaxing to glide a pen across paper than to have to constantly press down. Outside of that, the actual writing generally looks better, and there are some really great inks that look beautiful.

Filling pens with ink isn't that complicated. How you do it will depend on what pen you've got, but you're generally able to do it without much hassle (as long as you're careful not to spill anything). Here's a video going over practically all of the common filling mechanisms: https://www.youtube.com...

The pen seemed a little intimidating at first but I'm glad the ink replacing process isn't too complicated. I'm excited to start gliding across the page like a king. A goddamn king!
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1/29/2015 12:58:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 10:54:01 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 1/29/2015 1:51:59 AM, KhaosMage wrote:
I find this thread discriminatory, and a constant reminder of my oppression.
I implore you to cease and desist.

Death to Bic.

Omg you scum! :o
Bic is the best! ;p
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1/29/2015 1:21:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 12:58:43 PM, NiamC wrote:
At 1/29/2015 10:54:01 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 1/29/2015 1:51:59 AM, KhaosMage wrote:
I find this thread discriminatory, and a constant reminder of my oppression.
I implore you to cease and desist.

Death to Bic.

Omg you scum! :o
Bic is the best! ;p

VTL Niam
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1/29/2015 5:22:35 PM
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At 1/29/2015 1:21:02 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 1/29/2015 12:58:43 PM, NiamC wrote:
At 1/29/2015 10:54:01 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 1/29/2015 1:51:59 AM, KhaosMage wrote:
I find this thread discriminatory, and a constant reminder of my oppression.
I implore you to cease and desist.

Death to Bic.

Omg you scum! :o
Bic is the best! ;p

VTL Niam

I agree with Rev, Niam's actions were rather scummy in his post.

VTL Niam

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1/29/2015 6:44:12 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 6:34:18 PM, YYW wrote:
I use these pens:

http://www.amazon.com...

and

http://www.amazon.com...

I use these or Pilot Ballpoint fine or my calligraphy pens :)
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1/29/2015 6:45:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 6:44:12 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 1/29/2015 6:34:18 PM, YYW wrote:
I use these pens:

http://www.amazon.com...

and

http://www.amazon.com...

I use these or Pilot Ballpoint fine or my calligraphy pens :)

I once took a course in calligraphy...
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1/29/2015 6:46:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 6:45:35 PM, YYW wrote:
I once took a course in calligraphy...

I love Calligraphy. It's the only time I can write neat. :)
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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1/29/2015 6:46:47 PM
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According to my mother anyways.
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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1/29/2015 6:46:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 6:34:18 PM, YYW wrote:
I use these pens:

http://www.amazon.com...

I like that pen.
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1/29/2015 6:49:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 6:46:54 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 1/29/2015 6:34:18 PM, YYW wrote:
I use these pens:

http://www.amazon.com...

I like that pen.

Me too... they're really smooth, despite being 0.3 pens... the ink also doesn't smudge, which I really like.
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1/29/2015 6:49:50 PM
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At 1/29/2015 6:46:31 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 1/29/2015 6:45:35 PM, YYW wrote:
I once took a course in calligraphy...

I love Calligraphy. It's the only time I can write neat. :)

I was pretty much the same way until I had to hand write exams...
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1/29/2015 6:52:31 PM
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At 1/29/2015 6:49:50 PM, YYW wrote:
At 1/29/2015 6:46:31 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 1/29/2015 6:45:35 PM, YYW wrote:
I once took a course in calligraphy...

I love Calligraphy. It's the only time I can write neat. :)

I was pretty much the same way until I had to hand write exams...

I have to handwrite exams...
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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1/29/2015 6:54:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/28/2015 11:13:53 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
Anyone else use a fountain pen regularly? I want to talk about the inks I just bought :(

Such an investment for something I don't use nearly enough.

When I write, it's for work, and when I write for work, I have to write far too rapidly to worry about how it looks or what pen I'm using.

I enjoy scrapbooking, so if and when I do that again, I may get a fountain pen to do it.

It's a shame, because I used to take a lot of pride in my penmanship, and I like to think that my handwriting is rather attractive. But, it's completely fallen out of use. It's atypical that anyone ever even gets to see what my handwriting is like, and most often, I encounter people who can't write or read script anymore.
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1/29/2015 6:56:51 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 6:34:18 PM, YYW wrote:
I use these pens:

http://www.amazon.com...

and

http://www.amazon.com...

The G6 is absolutely awful. The lines it creates break all the time and suffers from a great deal of friction.

My favorites are http://www.zebrapen.com... and http://penmodding.com...
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1/29/2015 11:22:15 PM
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At 1/29/2015 6:34:18 PM, YYW wrote:
I use these pens:

http://www.amazon.com...

and

http://www.amazon.com...

When I do use ballpoints, I tend to use Bic Cristals. They seem to do the job consistently, and that's all that's really essential to me. Is there an advantage to these types of pens?
#UnbanTheMadman

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Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
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Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights..."

~ Rush
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1/29/2015 11:28:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 6:54:23 PM, Such wrote:
At 1/28/2015 11:13:53 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
Anyone else use a fountain pen regularly? I want to talk about the inks I just bought :(

Such an investment for something I don't use nearly enough.

When I write, it's for work, and when I write for work, I have to write far too rapidly to worry about how it looks or what pen I'm using.
Fountain pens are generally easier to write with when you're used to them, but I can't say if it's a noticeable/worthwhile improvement if you barely write.
I enjoy scrapbooking, so if and when I do that again, I may get a fountain pen to do it.

It's a shame, because I used to take a lot of pride in my penmanship, and I like to think that my handwriting is rather attractive. But, it's completely fallen out of use. It's atypical that anyone ever even gets to see what my handwriting is like, and most often, I encounter people who can't write or read script anymore.

I really should work on improving my penmanship... my handwriting is really bad right now. I think I'm going to learn the Palmer method for the hell of it.
#UnbanTheMadman

"Some will sell their dreams for small desires
Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
To relax their restless flight
Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights..."

~ Rush
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1/29/2015 11:31:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 11:22:15 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 1/29/2015 6:34:18 PM, YYW wrote:
I use these pens:

http://www.amazon.com...

and

http://www.amazon.com...

When I do use ballpoints, I tend to use Bic Cristals. They seem to do the job consistently, and that's all that's really essential to me. Is there an advantage to these types of pens?

The only advantage is my own subjective preference....
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1/30/2015 5:24:19 PM
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At 1/29/2015 11:28:21 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 1/29/2015 6:54:23 PM, Such wrote:
At 1/28/2015 11:13:53 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
Anyone else use a fountain pen regularly? I want to talk about the inks I just bought :(

Such an investment for something I don't use nearly enough.

When I write, it's for work, and when I write for work, I have to write far too rapidly to worry about how it looks or what pen I'm using.
Fountain pens are generally easier to write with when you're used to them, but I can't say if it's a noticeable/worthwhile improvement if you barely write.

Oh, I would imagine so.

Sometimes, I consider penning an entire book on legal pads like John Kennedy Toole just so I have the opportunity to write it by hand.

Maybe, I'll do that, then transfer it to one of those expensive books with the rough, artsy paper for style and delish, and use a fountain pen during the rewrite.

But, man. When you misspell a word, it's just so excruciating.

I enjoy scrapbooking, so if and when I do that again, I may get a fountain pen to do it.

It's a shame, because I used to take a lot of pride in my penmanship, and I like to think that my handwriting is rather attractive. But, it's completely fallen out of use. It's atypical that anyone ever even gets to see what my handwriting is like, and most often, I encounter people who can't write or read script anymore.

I really should work on improving my penmanship... my handwriting is really bad right now. I think I'm going to learn the Palmer method for the hell of it.

I devised my own, halfway from writing with my left hand for a period and adapting the strokes. It resulted in a pretty unique writing style.

Do you experience this certain thing, where some days, the pen just feels different in your hand and your handwriting just doesn't flow the same way? And, other times, you grasp the pen, and it feels just so right, and your handwriting just looks magical?

Also, do you ever look at your handwriting backwards by peering through the back of a sheet of paper held up to a light source, and think that it looks so much better?

Sigh. I feel like I'm revealing far too much idiosyncrasy in this post.
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5/14/2015 6:10:55 AM
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I've just bought a Pilot Falcon - I'm very excited for it to ship.
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5/14/2015 12:51:46 PM
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At 1/28/2015 11:13:53 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
Anyone else use a fountain pen regularly? I want to talk about the inks I just bought :(

Cartridges are the way to go!
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5/14/2015 1:01:15 PM
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At 5/14/2015 12:51:46 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 1/28/2015 11:13:53 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
Anyone else use a fountain pen regularly? I want to talk about the inks I just bought :(

Cartridges are the way to go!

Are you serious right now?
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5/14/2015 1:02:46 PM
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At 5/14/2015 1:01:15 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 5/14/2015 12:51:46 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 1/28/2015 11:13:53 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
Anyone else use a fountain pen regularly? I want to talk about the inks I just bought :(

Cartridges are the way to go!

Are you serious right now?

I only use Crayola. Are pens Crayola?