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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1800 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 13:02:59 »
Having some issues with my pilot metropolitan now... When I uncap it and begin to write, there is usually some ink on the finger-gripping area, which leads to stained fingers. I've wiped it down a couple times with a tissue, and I've also tried grasping the nib assembly and tightening it clockwise. Is this just to be expected? I don't do anything crazy with the pen to jostle it around, it mainly stays upright in my messenger bag during the day.

your cartridge or filler is not completely seated sounds like?

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1801 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 17:08:05 »
Having some issues with my pilot metropolitan now... When I uncap it and begin to write, there is usually some ink on the finger-gripping area, which leads to stained fingers. I've wiped it down a couple times with a tissue, and I've also tried grasping the nib assembly and tightening it clockwise. Is this just to be expected? I don't do anything crazy with the pen to jostle it around, it mainly stays upright in my messenger bag during the day.

your cartridge or filler is not completely seated sounds like?

That would make it leak inside the body not into the cap.

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1802 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 17:43:08 »
Having some issues with my pilot metropolitan now... When I uncap it and begin to write, there is usually some ink on the finger-gripping area, which leads to stained fingers. I've wiped it down a couple times with a tissue, and I've also tried grasping the nib assembly and tightening it clockwise. Is this just to be expected? I don't do anything crazy with the pen to jostle it around, it mainly stays upright in my messenger bag during the day.

your cartridge or filler is not completely seated sounds like?

That would make it leak inside the body not into the cap.


.....and it would seep through the threads to the outside as well. :-\
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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1803 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 17:51:51 »
Just got an Aurora Diamante, let me know what you think.


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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1804 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 09:37:51 »
Just got an Aurora Diamante, let me know what you think.


I think your funny. It's obviously not a Diamante because there are no blood stains from the diamonds cutting your fingers as you write. This is about how I expect it would write though as being diamond encrusted I cant imagine it's comfortable to hold.

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1805 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 11:08:31 »
Just ordered my self an ol' pilot metropolitan, a bottle of noodlers nightshade and a rhodia dotted notebook.


I missed my old fountain pen.  :)

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1806 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 14:04:32 »
ok so i have three more fountain pens now

and an ink roller

kill me pls
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1807 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 14:29:53 »
Does anybody know of a fountain pen that just writes? Without scratching, skipping, late starting or being too dry?

Depends on your budget. Try a Faber Castell Loom; you can find one for $35 and the EF/F nibs are quite smooth. I've also had good experiences with Cross Townsend, Pilot Vanishing Point, Lamy 2000, Bexley Prometheus, Pelikan's 400nn, Montblanc 146/149 as well. All with F nibs.

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1808 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 14:34:26 »
Maybe I'll give Pilot Capless a second chance. The store should have a good returns policy though.
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1809 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 14:36:17 »
Having some issues with my pilot metropolitan now... When I uncap it and begin to write, there is usually some ink on the finger-gripping area, which leads to stained fingers. I've wiped it down a couple times with a tissue, and I've also tried grasping the nib assembly and tightening it clockwise. Is this just to be expected? I don't do anything crazy with the pen to jostle it around, it mainly stays upright in my messenger bag during the day.

The pressure you cause when you pull the cap off may be pulling excess ink from the feed. It could also be from ink coming out of the feed as well due to pressure changes (airplane). You may need to pull the nib/feed and thoroughly soak/clean it out and re-seat it. Also, try a different ink.

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1810 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 16:21:45 »
Having some issues with my pilot metropolitan now... When I uncap it and begin to write, there is usually some ink on the finger-gripping area, which leads to stained fingers. I've wiped it down a couple times with a tissue, and I've also tried grasping the nib assembly and tightening it clockwise. Is this just to be expected? I don't do anything crazy with the pen to jostle it around, it mainly stays upright in my messenger bag during the day.

The pressure you cause when you pull the cap off may be pulling excess ink from the feed. It could also be from ink coming out of the feed as well due to pressure changes (airplane). You may need to pull the nib/feed and thoroughly soak/clean it out and re-seat it. Also, try a different ink.

Thank you for the multiple tips! At the moment I only have a single bottle of iroshizuku tsuki-yo (blue black) but I've read that some consider it to be a bit "thin" in consistency. I'm going to give the pen a thorough washing tonight and make sure everything is seated properly.

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1811 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 18:55:31 »
Just ordered my self an ol' pilot metropolitan, a bottle of noodlers nightshade and a rhodia dotted notebook.


I missed my old fountain pen.  :)

Welcome back to another addiction.  :)

<M>? I ask because I think <M> is the better nib IMO.


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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1812 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 19:37:20 »


Ink stash

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« Reply #1813 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 20:12:23 »
oh look a pelikan
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

-Ray Bradbury

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1814 on: Thu, 23 March 2017, 00:21:49 »
I have the most trouble finding a use for a fountain pen these days.

I do my calligraphy in the morning, but, for people who don't do that,   I never physically write anything for the rest of the day.


Even the forms i get to fill these days come in pdf.  and the checkbook, that's it..

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1815 on: Thu, 23 March 2017, 13:53:27 »
I have the most trouble finding a use for a fountain pen these days.

I do my calligraphy in the morning, but, for people who don't do that,   I never physically write anything for the rest of the day.


Even the forms i get to fill these days come in pdf.  and the checkbook, that's it..

Keep a journal, a diary, write letters to family and friends, write a book............, crossword puzzles- we are spoiled by electronics and it is hard to break. Of course I like most people have to carry a ball point, I am a pen nerd and have to carry a Parker 51 BP........., Parker 51's, VP' Fountain Pens, etc. are great for having to use out of the house.
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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1816 on: Thu, 23 March 2017, 14:14:07 »
I write on paper, mark up my notes, colour code, highlight written text and draw diagrams and pictures. This is much more convenient than using a PC or a smartphone.
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

-Ray Bradbury

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1817 on: Thu, 23 March 2017, 14:45:31 »
I have the most trouble finding a use for a fountain pen these days.

I do my calligraphy in the morning, but, for people who don't do that,   I never physically write anything for the rest of the day.


Even the forms i get to fill these days come in pdf.  and the checkbook, that's it..

Keep a journal, a diary, write letters to family and friends, write a book............, crossword puzzles- we are spoiled by electronics and it is hard to break. Of course I like most people have to carry a ball point, I am a pen nerd and have to carry a Parker 51 BP........., Parker 51's, VP' Fountain Pens, etc. are great for having to use out of the house.


I do keep a journal. but I type that on my offline notebook which I desoldered the bluetooth, removed the wifi, and desoldered the network controller... hahaha


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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1818 on: Fri, 24 March 2017, 11:19:37 »
Can anyone recommend any material for someone who literally was never taught anything other than print?


I would really like to learn and be able to write in cursive style, palmer method or something of the sort. I feel a bit embarrassed about my handwriting that looks to be done by a 6 year old.  :))

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« Reply #1819 on: Fri, 24 March 2017, 12:36:14 »
Can anyone recommend any material for someone who literally was never taught anything other than print?


I would really like to learn and be able to write in cursive style, palmer method or something of the sort. I feel a bit embarrassed about my handwriting that looks to be done by a 6 year old.  :))

Write Now, The Getty-Dubay Program for Writing Success by Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay, 3rd edition

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« Reply #1820 on: Fri, 24 March 2017, 16:13:11 »
Can anyone recommend any material for someone who literally was never taught anything other than print?


I would really like to learn and be able to write in cursive style, palmer method or something of the sort. I feel a bit embarrassed about my handwriting that looks to be done by a 6 year old.  :))
Same reason I thought about getting a nice pen.  I can write cursive but it's pretty bad and my print is also really bad.  With a good pen though I seem to write better.

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« Reply #1821 on: Fri, 24 March 2017, 19:24:13 »
Can anyone recommend any material for someone who literally was never taught anything other than print?
So... You write in BLOCK CAPITALS?
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

-Ray Bradbury

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1822 on: Fri, 24 March 2017, 20:13:22 »
Can anyone recommend any material for someone who literally was never taught anything other than print?
So... You write in BLOCK CAPITALS?
No, I write in lower case and upper case, it looks similar to type face, that you have in the forum.

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« Reply #1823 on: Sat, 25 March 2017, 06:01:34 »
Can anyone recommend any material for someone who literally was never taught anything other than print?
So... You write in BLOCK CAPITALS?
No, I write in lower case and upper case, it looks similar to type face, that you have in the forum.
Neat!
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

-Ray Bradbury

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1824 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 11:47:10 »
Anyone want a free fountain pen? They're not anything fancy and from a bit of weird brand, but at least the brown one feels decently smooth. and I got them for $3.  :)

I've got this one https://www.amazon.com/Fountain-Chocolate-Espresso-Refill-Converter/dp/B01LVXOBDT/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1490719517&sr=8-9&keywords=zenzoi

And this one https://www.amazon.com/Unique-Fountain-Fine-Refill-Converter/dp/B01M7USFTK/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1490719517&sr=8-22&keywords=zenzoi

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1825 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 11:55:43 »
Those are weird!

Maybe...


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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1827 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 12:00:41 »
Anyone want a free fountain pen? They're not anything fancy and from a bit of weird brand, but at least the brown one feels decently smooth. and I got them for $3.  :)

I've got this one https://www.amazon.com/Fountain-Chocolate-Espresso-Refill-Converter/dp/B01LVXOBDT/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1490719517&sr=8-9&keywords=zenzoi

And this one https://www.amazon.com/Unique-Fountain-Fine-Refill-Converter/dp/B01M7USFTK/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1490719517&sr=8-22&keywords=zenzoi

pretty flamboyant choices there.. hahaha
I got some discount codes for them, I didn't chose the colours.  :))

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1828 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 12:03:44 »
Anyone want a free fountain pen? They're not anything fancy and from a bit of weird brand, but at least the brown one feels decently smooth. and I got them for $3.  :)

I've got this one https://www.amazon.com/Fountain-Chocolate-Espresso-Refill-Converter/dp/B01LVXOBDT/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1490719517&sr=8-9&keywords=zenzoi

And this one https://www.amazon.com/Unique-Fountain-Fine-Refill-Converter/dp/B01M7USFTK/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1490719517&sr=8-22&keywords=zenzoi

pretty flamboyant choices there.. hahaha
I got some discount codes for them, I didn't chose the colours.  :))

Then we get to airtree's house,  and he's got a cowboy hat on and a cow print vest.. hahahahahaa

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1829 on: Mon, 17 April 2017, 22:26:40 »
This is my grandpa's collection.



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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1830 on: Tue, 18 April 2017, 02:51:31 »
Wow, great collection! Have you tried writing with them?

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1831 on: Thu, 20 April 2017, 06:28:16 »
Looking to buy another fountain here soon. Something a little bit fancier than the Lamy Al Star I have now.

Looking at either the Monteverde Mount Vesuvio or the Levenger Aero-D on Massdrop right now. Unless of course one of you beautiful gents/ladies is selling a nice fountain pen.

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1832 on: Thu, 20 April 2017, 15:32:49 »
Looking to buy another fountain here soon. Something a little bit fancier than the Lamy Al Star I have now.

Looking at either the Monteverde Mount Vesuvio or the Levenger Aero-D on Massdrop right now. Unless of course one of you beautiful gents/ladies is selling a nice fountain pen.



Here's how I've put a stop to my own pen buying..


If my penmanship has not improved since my previous purchase.. I will not buy a new pen..


I have a 3rd party verify this obviously,  so that I'm not tricking myself into thinking my calligraphy's gotten better.

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1833 on: Thu, 20 April 2017, 16:35:35 »
I need to sell about half a dozen pens...
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1834 on: Wed, 14 June 2017, 13:59:24 »
I need to sell about half a dozen pens...

Prices?

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1835 on: Wed, 14 June 2017, 23:45:42 »
I have two Pilot Metropolitans and a Lamy Al-Star in anniversary copper (orange), with a few nibs for each. They're nice and certainly very attractive.

But I have to say -- I've stopped using fountain pens completely since having started using Pilot Juice and Uni-Ball Signo UM-151 gel pens in 0.28mm and 0.38mm.

They write absolutely beautifully, come in some truly beautiful colors (especially Green-Black, Lavender-Black, and Brown-Black), and are orders of magnitude more practical.

The Juice is really nice for having the being retractable (click) and having a spring-operated clip for attaching to pockets, clipboards, lanyards, etc.

They require no maintenance and write perfectly all the time. I don't have to fuss around with them, worry about ink bleed, or do anything but just write. I can't recommend them enough.

I'm also down to 0.2mm pencils, though it's pretty delicate. 0.3mm seems to be the sweet spot. :cool:
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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1836 on: Tue, 27 June 2017, 13:02:11 »
I keep trying to justify buying a pelikan m800,but I just don't write enough.

Look how good this is -

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1837 on: Tue, 27 June 2017, 19:56:14 »
I keep trying to justify buying a pelikan m800,but I just don't write enough.

Look how good this is -
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You don't even need to justify buying this :p
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

-Ray Bradbury

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1838 on: Mon, 31 July 2017, 06:34:50 »
I don't even like the size of the Sailor 1911S or Pro Gear Slim and I've got LEs of both on order FML.
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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1839 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 14:06:04 »
I don't even like the size of the Sailor 1911S or Pro Gear Slim and I've got LEs of both on order FML.

Nice! Where did you order them from? Engeika? Rakuten?

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1840 on: Sat, 12 August 2017, 20:57:17 »
I keep trying to justify buying a pelikan m800,but I just don't write enough.

Look how good this is -
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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1841 on: Mon, 14 August 2017, 10:01:20 »
At one point I had a
custom Nakaya,
Pilot M90,
Sailor 1911,
Parker Vacumatic,
Waterman Serenite,
and some others I can't remember...

And they're all gone. Sold them all to fund some other hobbies, and many regrets were had. But I just ordered a cheapo Metropolitan to ease my way back in, and I imagine another Sailor is in the near future.

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1842 on: Mon, 29 January 2018, 22:14:51 »
Geez, this thread got forgotten for a long time!

Here's an interesting interview with the Lamy CEO that just got posted:

Long, but a lot of interesting details.
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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1843 on: Mon, 29 January 2018, 22:26:52 »
Geez, this thread got forgotten for a long time!

Here's an interesting interview with the Lamy CEO that just got posted:

Long, but a lot of interesting details.

This was cringe-ful to watch..

It's just goulet pen on his knees brown nosing..

He puts his head so far up that phat german's ass you can't find the neck..  hahahaha

ooo, i'm so excited for lamy

yes, lamy is great

we have stores, 10,000 stores,

wow, so cool..

yes lamy..

go lamy.


Hahahahha..

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1844 on: Tue, 30 January 2018, 10:02:12 »
In the video, They talk about Passion for Lamy.. To build the brand around Passion.. and to Instill in its patrons pride..

That is the basis of marketing jewelery.  Or a roundabout way of saying,

=== How do we make people buy something they Can't use and Don't need.. ===

Similar to how watches have survived,  the goal is to attract middle class idiots slaved to a job which rob them of the time to create and foster their personal identity.

And so, they take their meager pays to BUY an identity in a product such as monteblanc or lamy or kmac..


It's the same schtick, only with extra frivolous german engineering...

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1845 on: Tue, 30 January 2018, 10:21:35 »
I think you might be on the wrong forum, tp4  :))
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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1846 on: Tue, 30 January 2018, 11:13:22 »
I think you might be on the wrong forum, tp4  :))

I started in the same place, defined by consumerism.

I've grown,  and ya'll are coming with me, kicking and screaming, whether you like it or not.. !!


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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1847 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 18:47:49 »
In the video, They talk about Passion for Lamy.. To build the brand around Passion.. and to Instill in its patrons pride..

That is the basis of marketing jewelery.  Or a roundabout way of saying,

=== How do we make people buy something they Can't use and Don't need.. ===

Similar to how watches have survived,  the goal is to attract middle class idiots slaved to a job which rob them of the time to create and foster their personal identity.

And so, they take their meager pays to BUY an identity in a product such as monteblanc or lamy or kmac..


It's the same schtick, only with extra frivolous german engineering...


It's like anything, these days. Look how many advertisements have nothing to do with the product itself.

Take this Apple HomePod ad for example:


The first half of the ad is just depressing, and when it finally gets to the product, it could be replaced with anything that plays music and not change... she could put on a gramophone for crying out loud.



As for pens, there is a certain kind of appeal people are drawn in to. For me, fountain pens are aesthetically pretty but awful to write with, especially for daily use. I have gel pens that write far better and without any fuss or consideration for paper type, etc.

I use pencil mostly anyways (engineering). I've recently found 0.4mm mechanical pencils, which are pretty well perfect. I also use 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, and 0.9, for various purposes.

I might do an overview of all the writing instruments I have. I've developed quite the collection, though as with keyboards, there are some you just gravitate to.
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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1848 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 18:53:21 »

I use pencil mostly anyways (engineering). I've recently found 0.4mm mechanical pencils, which are pretty well perfect. I also use 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, and 0.9, for various purposes.



I haven't seen any serious engineering done outside of CAD for 30 yrs..  except red pencil markups by the seniors, hahahaha


I guess the architect , model builder guy still draws and uses pencil..  But he's known as engineering-lite around the office..

hahahaha

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Re: Geekhack Handwriting Thread and Fountain Pen Thread
« Reply #1849 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 04:12:52 »
Gel pens can't work at 45 degrees to paper or without pressure.
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

-Ray Bradbury