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    Quote Originally Posted by helgur View Post
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    Get out then. Being a judgmental asshole--like reading this thread--is optional. Hopefully.
    You may think this thread is about pens, but what this thread really is about is the people who posts in the thread about pens

    The pen was a decoy

    The pen is a lie
    There is no spoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mynxee View Post
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    Talking about how much you like posh pens: the new fedora



    qtf

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    Get out then. Being a judgmental asshole--like reading this thread--is optional. Hopefully.
    Nah you're just posing



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    Quote Originally Posted by laneatomic View Post
    There is no spoon. pen
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    Another nerd with unreadable writing here, though I personally love my style if only all my characters managed to stick to one size . Aea I to love the uni-ball micro, fine enough to make my writing legible yet the ink flows very well.

    A few years ago I found that I needed to take to start taking notes from support calls that can not be fixed there and then after struggling with reading my notes using the cheap Bic's and other assorted office pens we have, I ended up using a mechanical pencil (0.35mm HB or F) and have not looked back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mynxee View Post
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    Talking about how much you like posh pens: the new fedora



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    Get out then. Being a judgmental asshole--like reading this thread--is optional. Hopefully.
    Nope, I have put many hours into getting this good at being an arsehole, so much so its second nature.

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    Pen posting ponzi scheme

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    Quote Originally Posted by helgur View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jolin View Post
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    My interpenetration of what is written:

    "This is a nice snoggedicke pen monte vedxfvsdfv3r3 wef2323f fou&%#sadsas"

    Also this thread confirming everything I thought about Wolf
    This.

    Jesus fucking christ, buy something functional for $1000.
    Actually an '06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria Steckersaurus View Post
    I have a bunch of these. They are just about perfect.

    I use the 403 with the rubber grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tailn View Post
    Another nerd with unreadable writing here, though I personally love my style if only all my characters managed to stick to one size . Aea I to love the uni-ball micro, fine enough to make my writing legible yet the ink flows very well.

    A few years ago I found that I needed to take to start taking notes from support calls that can not be fixed there and then after struggling with reading my notes using the cheap Bic's and other assorted office pens we have, I ended up using a mechanical pencil (0.35mm HB or F) and have not looked back.
    Try an ultra-fine point sharpie, it's quite thicker then almost any pen, looks great, and forces you to space letters out. Larger hand-writing typically looks best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAfroMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by helgur View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jolin View Post
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    My interpenetration of what is written:

    "This is a nice snoggedicke pen monte vedxfvsdfv3r3 wef2323f fou&%#sadsas"

    Also this thread confirming everything I thought about Wolf
    This.

    Jesus fucking christ, buy something functional for $1000.
    I was so wrapped up in my rejection of the idea of spending more than 12p on a pen that I didn't consider that there are people who are spending $1000 on pens rather than something that would be of any use. Put together a decent tool kit for $1000, especially in America where that stuff is cheaper. Fuel for a long journey? A new PC build? Pay off a bit of debt perhaps?

    It's like the ultimate expression of bourgeois priorities to spend so much on something so useless.

    Mynxee is an artist, I expect an artist to have expensive drawing implements, I'm sure there's a demonstrable increase in aesthetic value from something produced with higher quality implements (at least from someone with talent).

    Some tosspot lawyer or bureaucrat ought to begin an exercise in reality.


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    I couldn't agree with Paradox more. If you want an expensive pen you should spend $50-100, it's still a lot to spend but it's not a thousand fucking dollars. But again, I'm in the $0.50 pen club now with the Cross's hidden in some drawer somewhere.

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    To be honest, I'd spend a good thousand on a pen, if I thought it was worth it. It's just like collecting any other thing. But the pens I write with are all valued less than $100. I think the cheapest fountain pen I have bought so far was either my Esterbrook J, or else my Sheaffer's Touchdown, both vintage off of eBay. On a new pen, $35 for my Lamy Vista. I've been eyeing a TWSBI Classic (http://www.gouletpens.com/TWSBI_Clas...w-m7443790.htm) at $55. So really, you can get some nice writing instruments for very little cost. Also, a 50ml bottle of Waterman ink (as an example since it's what I have in front me) will fill my Lamy Vista (0.8ml capacity) about 60 times (62.5 if I did the math correctly), and costs $10 at my favorite store.

    To compare: The Zebra F-301 linked earlier costs just under $3 for a pack of 2, and each lasts about as long as three or four fills of my Lamy. $10 of Zebra pens would get me about the equivalent of 30 or so fills of ink, rounding.

    For those who like ballpoint or rollerball pens: There are many nice versions of them, that will last you forever, for little cost. A good example is the Franklin-Christoff Model 27 Collegia, for just about $60: http://www.franklin-christoph.com/mo...-collegia.html (I personally really want the fountain pen version of it )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    I was so wrapped up in my rejection of the idea of spending more than 12p on a pen that I didn't consider that there are people who are spending $1000 on pens rather than something that would be of any use. Put together a decent tool kit for $1000, especially in America where that stuff is cheaper. Fuel for a long journey? A new PC build? Pay off a bit of debt perhaps?

    It's like the ultimate expression of bourgeois priorities to spend so much on something so useless.

    Mynxee is an artist, I expect an artist to have expensive drawing implements, I'm sure there's a demonstrable increase in aesthetic value from something produced with higher quality implements (at least from someone with talent).

    Some tosspot lawyer or bureaucrat ought to begin an exercise in reality.
    I personally can't imagine spending 1K on a pen...but I can still appreciate and even covet something beautiful and unique like the squid pen pictured previously. I would never buy something like that, though. I did splurge on three Kolinsky sable watercolor brushes after I tried one and discovered painting benefits that are unmatched by any other type of watercolor brush. The right tool for the job makes a difference. Still using them daily, two years later. Well worth the $200 or so they cost.

    When it comes to fountain pens, I am as happy with my $35 Lamy as the $3 disposable Pilots, but for different reasons based on what I use them for. I seem to have a disturbing number of gel pens, Zebra mechanical pencils, Micron technical pens, and other mark-making tools. There's worse addictions, I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mynxee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    I was so wrapped up in my rejection of the idea of spending more than 12p on a pen that I didn't consider that there are people who are spending $1000 on pens rather than something that would be of any use. Put together a decent tool kit for $1000, especially in America where that stuff is cheaper. Fuel for a long journey? A new PC build? Pay off a bit of debt perhaps?

    It's like the ultimate expression of bourgeois priorities to spend so much on something so useless.

    Mynxee is an artist, I expect an artist to have expensive drawing implements, I'm sure there's a demonstrable increase in aesthetic value from something produced with higher quality implements (at least from someone with talent).

    Some tosspot lawyer or bureaucrat ought to begin an exercise in reality.
    I personally can't imagine spending 1K on a pen...but I can still appreciate and even covet something beautiful and unique like the squid pen pictured previously. I would never buy something like that, though. I did splurge on three Kolinsky sable watercolor brushes after I tried one and discovered painting benefits that are unmatched by any other type of watercolor brush. The right tool for the job makes a difference. Still using them daily, two years later. Well worth the $200 or so they cost.

    When it comes to fountain pens, I am as happy with my $35 Lamy as the $3 disposable Pilots, but for different reasons based on what I use them for. I seem to have a disturbing number of gel pens, Zebra mechanical pencils, Micron technical pens, and other mark-making tools. There's worse addictions, I guess
    Writing instruments are my crack. Speaking of mechanical pencils, TWSBI has a few that are supposed to be really nice. Thinking of picking on up.

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    Good thing I work with computers.

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    I could read that but holy shit, its like you're trying to be bad :V
    Actually an '06.

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    It's really not that hard to read.

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    Yup, could read that just fine

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    I can actually read that no problem. It's actually much easier to read than a lot of "pretty" writing I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAfroMan View Post
    I could read that but holy shit, its like you're trying to be bad :V
    It'd be a little bit better without the carpal tunnel brace.

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