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post #2191 of 2626
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I'm not sure what kids use nowadays, but I find that no other pen offers the feedback a FP does.

 

In addition to feedback, fountain pens can also reel in the drifting mind, demanding one focus at the task at hand. Living in the moment, if you would. Something I really appreciate.

post #2192 of 2626
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Try an older pelikan. The modern ones have a ball shaped point, its made to be stiff and broad.

I own modern and vintage Pels. While the vintage ones do tend to be a bit finer, I like everything else about the modern ones better. I'm not a fan of flex. The solution ultimately is just slowly replacing my Pel nibs w/ nibs from Binder. 

post #2193 of 2626
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I own modern and vintage Pels. While the vintage ones do tend to be a bit finer, I like everything else about the modern ones better. I'm not a fan of flex. The solution ultimately is just slowly replacing my Pel nibs w/ nibs from Binder. 
Great! If you wish to give away any vintage 400NNs you know who to look for. :P
post #2194 of 2626
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In addition to feedback, fountain pens can also reel in the drifting mind, demanding one focus at the task at hand. Living in the moment, if you would. Something I really appreciate.
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As I was practicing with a dip pen yesterday I realized how calm I was. I only had a couple of (conscious)threads running in my mind...just be in the moment...incredible experience. Made more special by the fact that I don't write as often as I used to in childhood.
Edited by proton007 - 11/10/13 at 2:01am
post #2195 of 2626
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As I was practicing with a dip pen yesterday I realized how calm I was. I only had a couple of (conscious)threads running in my mind...just be in the moment...incredible experience. Made more special by the fact that I don't write as often as I used to in childhood.

 

Hmmm, Monday I think I'll have a bowl of delicate Green Tea (Jasmine Dragon Pearls) and write two letters with my Pilot Falcon. :wink: 

post #2196 of 2626
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Hmmm, Monday I think I'll have a bowl of delicate Green Tea (Jasmine Dragon Pearls) and write two letters with my Pilot Falcon. :wink: 

A moment like that deserves Iroshizuku Chiku-rin… it's a dead ringer for Matcha powder ;)

post #2197 of 2626
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Hmmm, Monday I think I'll have a bowl of delicate Green Tea (Jasmine Dragon Pearls) and write two letters with my Pilot Falcon. :wink: 

 

Are you a part of some snail mail club?

post #2198 of 2626
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Are you a part of some snail mail club?

No. Since I was 10, I began writing letters all over the world and having regular pen pals. Sometimes a pal gets lazy and sends an email :rolleyes: and many pals have become busy with life but some of us still write periodically. Sending/receiving handwritten letters is something email-sms-twitter... none of those can touch! :wink:

post #2199 of 2626
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A moment like that deserves Iroshizuku Chiku-rin… it's a dead ringer for Matcha powder ;)

 

Au contraire. A moment like this deserves :wink:a woman's touch - Iroshizuku Murasaki Shikibu, named after Lady Murasaki Shikibu.

post #2200 of 2626
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No. Since I was 10, I began writing letters all over the world and having regular pen pals. Sometimes a pal gets lazy and sends an email :rolleyes: and many pals have become busy with life but some of us still write periodically. Sending/receiving handwritten letters is something email-sms-twitter... none of those can touch! :wink:

 

Ah. Pen-Pals. That was the word I was looking for. Sadly I don't have any...yet.


Edited by proton007 - 11/10/13 at 10:11pm
post #2201 of 2626
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Ah. Pen-Pals. That was the word I was looking for. Sadly I don't have any...yet.

 

:thumb: The world is at your fingertips nibs. There are so many programs that encourage people to write. Not everyone can or wants to write back. But there are times that I send out a letter to simply make a difference in someone's day. I write family and friends, too. And they immediately pick up the phone :rolleyes:... no return letter cometh. 

 

Some moons back, I was an adult volunteer for a middle school English program. Whereby students are paired with volunteers and we'd read the same books during the year and exchange letters to discuss what the students read, their take, how they feel about a thing or two from the material and so on. This is to help the students develop their ability to express themselves through writing. This is a very rewarding experience.

 

I also wrote those unfortunate incarcerated souls. One thing I did early on as a kid was get a P.O. Box. It was my idea but my parents saw the wisdom in this later on in my late teens. I had the foresight to be prudent. You never know whom you're dealing with sometimes...:blink: 

 

Since building my first head-fi rig mid-2010 though, I find it difficult to write letters with headphones on. Now when I draft, if I want music, I'll switch to internet radio piped out of the computer speakers. I hope to get speakers in 2014...

 

Anyway, you got so many options, it wouldn't surprise me if you started writing someone in November!

:popcorn:

post #2202 of 2626
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:thumb: The world is at your fingertips nibs. There are so many programs that encourage people to write. Not everyone can or wants to write back. But there are times that I send out a letter to simply make a difference in someone's day. I write family and friends, too. And they immediately pick up the phone :rolleyes:... no return letter cometh. 

 

Some moons back, I was an adult volunteer for a middle school English program. Whereby students are paired with volunteers and we'd read the same books during the year and exchange letters to discuss what the students read, their take, how they feel about a thing or two from the material and so on. This is to help the students develop their ability to express themselves through writing. This is a very rewarding experience.

 

I also wrote those unfortunate incarcerated souls. One thing I did early on as a kid was get a P.O. Box. It was my idea but my parents saw the wisdom in this later on in my late teens. I had the foresight to be prudent. You never know whom you're dealing with sometimes...:blink: 

 

Since building my first head-fi rig mid-2010 though, I find it difficult to write letters with headphones on. Now when I draft, if I want music, I'll switch to internet radio piped out of the computer speakers. I hope to get speakers in 2014...

 

Anyway, you got so many options, it wouldn't surprise me if you started writing someone in November!

:popcorn:

 

Highly motivating.

I just can't get myself to write to others, because I seem to have pretty high barriers for people I don't know that well, and even higher barriers for strangers. I just scribble in my own cave.

Writing means you have to open up a part of yourself to the pen and paper, and letters mean opening up to others....:ph34r:

post #2203 of 2626
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Highly motivating.

I just can't get myself to write to others, because I seem to have pretty high barriers for people I don't know that well, and even higher barriers for strangers. I just scribble in my own cave.

Writing means you have to open up a part of yourself to the pen and paper, and letters mean opening up to others....:ph34r:

 

What's to stop you from authoring a persona?

post #2204 of 2626
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What's to stop you from authoring a persona?
Authoring a persona? Not very sincere Imo.
post #2205 of 2626
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Authoring a persona? Not very sincere Imo.

Many ways to look at this. Especially overcoming barriers. You could still be very sincere about expressing yourself in this voice or that. Do you find authors less than sincere when they choose another voice?

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