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What does purple ink say about you?

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#61 HelzBelz


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Posted 20 May 2009 - 21:06

One of the reasons I use fountain pens almost exclusively is for the vast array of purple inks. ninja.gif I'd assume it says that purple is my favourite colour.

Actually, i've stopped putting my student number in purple on essays, because it was too easy to tell which one was mine. Not so much a big deal in terms of the markers, who can usually recognise my writing anyway, but I'd rather the whole seminar group couldn't tell my grade from the colour ink I filled out the assessment form in. So now I use either blue or black, and then don't recognise my essays because I look for the purple one. That was a roundabout way of saying that I use purple so much that people can tell if a pen's mine if its ink is purple.

And for what it's worth, my current favourite purples are Waterman Violet and Diamine Damson.
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#62 Tricia


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Posted 20 May 2009 - 23:18

Love purple inks... Noodler's Purple Wampum is a favorite, along with Purple Martin. Add in PR's Purple Ebony, MB's Violet, CdA Storm, Levenger's Amethyst. Then there are the ones that lean toward the red: N's Nightshade, I's Yama Budo, H's Larmes de Cassis, FPN's Tulipe Noire. And the ones that lean toward the blue: H's Violet, Aurora's Blue...

Not sure what all it says about me other than I love and use purple inks. biggrin.gif

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#63 Scribble Monboddo

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 00:12

What it says about me is that, ermm, I have too many purple inks.  Ah well, here they all are!

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 00:19

Someone of good taste.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 02:52

What it says about me is that, ermm, I have too many purple inks.  Ah well, here they all are!


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:57

Probably NOT a lot more than when I use orange or green...........I suspect using brown probably says the "least."

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 11:03

What does purple ink say about me? That I have a job where I can get away with it, in this straight laced modern world.


That's why one of the nice perks of being a uni professor. No one blinks an eyebrow when they see a mid-40s hetero male using Bung-Box L'Amant in a fountain pen to write student progress reports.


Here in academia, not being eccentric is considered an eccentricity.

Edited by tinkerteacher, 04 July 2015 - 11:12.

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