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#1 eherreid

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 18:47

The other day I caught myself staring long moments into the mirror trying to determine what shade of ink most closely matched my sweater. It's a sickness, I tell you.

(For the record, closest ink of those I possess would probably be Diamine Syrah, but my sweater was slightly more toward the blue side of the spectrum--maybe Noodler's Cactus Fruit Eel? Obviously I need more ink samples...)

Tell me I'm not alone in this sort of obsessive analysis!

#2 JefferyS

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 18:57

No, that's some sort of illness, you know, like people who won't wear unmatched socks under their cowboy boots.

But I do try to get a cyan that matches the veins on the top of my right hand because they\ two are in such close proximity.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 19:25

Oh, I don't actually color-coordinate. I'm slightly less not-right-in-the-head than that. But at times I do find myself analyzing stuff around me (the car in front of me in traffic, the points on my Siamese cats, the shoes a co-worker is wearing) trying to figure what ink most closely matches them.

OK, maybe that isn't so right-in-the-head after all.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 19:57

I'd be happy just to know what color sepia is (I mean the actual ink from a cuttlefish). I think it is supposed to be dark brownish black, but some of the sepia FP inks I've gotten have a sort of greenish tint to them.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 21:17

I'm pretty sure the color of sepia is one of those ultimate questions, like "the meaning of life, the universe, and everything."

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 21:28

IF ... You change colors 5 times a day!

Nothing wrong with you that 5 more blues wouldn't cure !

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 21:52

I'm pretty sure the color of sepia is one of those ultimate questions, like "the meaning of life, the universe, and everything."


I'll say!

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 00:21

I try to restrict myself to matching ink colors to pens: Diamine Aqua Lagoon / Caran d'Ache Caribbean Sea with the aquamarine Safari, J. Herbin Ambre de Birmanie with the yellow Safari, Diamine Kelly Green to the 2012 Green Safari etc.

Same with the Waterman Kulturs (I'm a big fan of cheap pens). The Pilot Penmanships, being transparent, pose a bit of a problem but nothing that a few new ink samples won't solve. ;-)

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:08

Since I'm drizzlin' inks (almost) every day, whenever I ponder that question, I'm more apt to ask myself, how could I re-create that color ? But since it was too cold to play today, I spent the rest of my afternoon, wondering what "Points" are on Siamese cats ? Good points ? Undesirable points ? Claws ? Ears, sorta ? Bonus points (Nah)...?

Sepia is that color that YOU call sepia ! And, nobody can argue with that.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:07

I'll confess that I do try and match my pen with the shirt I'm wearing... Or rather match my shirt with the pen I'm carrying :unsure:

Sometimes I match my shirt with the ink stains on my fingers. I pretty much always have ink on my fingers no matter how careful I am! Then again I switch colours daily, in several pens :headsmack:

Edited by mAnuscript69, 28 December 2012 - 06:08.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:57

I spent the rest of my afternoon, wondering what "Points" are on Siamese cats ? Good points ? Undesirable points ? Claws ? Ears, sorta ? Bonus points (Nah)...?


They definitely do have good and bad points, and are also quite pointy about the claws...but I was referring to their color points: the darker colored parts of a Siamese's coloring (their face, ears, tail, paws). My two are seal point, which is a very dark brown rather like Diamine Chocolate or maybe Noodler's Walnut or...

Ack! You have me doing it again!

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:29

You might be an ink freak if...

...you're not sure if the stain in the kitchen sink is from food...or ink.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 16:33

You might be an ink freak if...

...you're not sure if the stain in the kitchen sink is from food...or ink.


Guilty here

Edited by iliadodyssey, 28 December 2012 - 16:34.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 16:50

Tell me I'm not alone in this sort of obsessive analysis!



I know exactly what you mean... Sadly. :embarrassed_smile:


Last week while visiting friends (with new baby) ..I was pondering if the "leftover' in the diaper was too similar to Iroshizuko's Ina Ho :blink:


I am telling you.. is a disease... :ltcapd:


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:41

I agree. If I was faced with the situation I'd modify the sweater

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:44

Note to self - take Ina Ho off list of inks to try. :)
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 22:07

Note to self - take Ina Ho off list of inks to try. :)


No no.. Ina Ho is wonderful color.... and the best part is that it does not have any distinctive smell... :roflmho:


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 22:22

I began to worry when, watching "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", I saw Daniel Craig writing notes outdoors in winter and thought "He should use Noodler's Polar Blue"
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:55

I may be guilty too, I have 26 inks on my gouletpens wishlist and am considering just buying all of them, because the 10 I have already are getting old!
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:33

I just can't help imagine a scene where I'm on a date with someone, looking deeply into his eyes...
Him: "What are you thinking?"
Me: "Um...just trying to decide if your eyes are more Private Reserve Chocolat, or closer to Noodler's Walnut. Could you turn your head a little to the left?"
Him: "!?!"

#21 mAnuscript69

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:16

I often find myself looking at various little containers, thinking of the possibilities of using them as ink wells. Spice bottles, shot glasses, perfume bottles, urine test jars....

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:24

I often find myself looking at various little containers, thinking of the possibilities of using them as ink wells. Spice bottles, shot glasses, perfume bottles, urine test jars....

Those containers... um.... still half full or already rinsed out?
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:40

Those containers... um.... still half full or already rinsed out?

Unused and sterilised :thumbup:
Going a little off topic here, but I've found these Ikea jars to be pretty useful for storing ink. They have a facet on one side, allowing the jars to be tipped for easy filling when low on ink; a la Waterman bottles.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 16:33

I'm pretty sure the color of sepia is one of those ultimate questions, like "the meaning of life, the universe, and everything."


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If I find an ink named that, I may trip over myself to buy it.

And, yes, I totally told somebody the other day that the stripe on my pullover was more 54th Massachusetts than Navy.
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