So, because we all have those Inky Thoughts.... And in the spirit of Pinky and the Brain ...
What is a serious pen?
I agree my TWSBI with Akkerman Orange is not the height of seriousness when I arrive at court. Also, dcpritch's beautiful fuchsia celluloid flex pen is stunning - awesome and has panache, but it lacks gravitas. That being said, I have business cards with flowers - so I'm not dissing the stunning visuals. I'm just not sure that even expensive skeleton pens have enough umpff to be considered serious. I'll admit, when I go to court, I take the MB Starwalker or the Vintage MB Ballpoint.
I suspect that the fountain pen, no matter how expensive, beautiful or tasteful, is just too flashy or different to be serious.
What do you think of when you want to project an aura of serious .... what is a serious pen?