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#1 thINK

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 18:27

Nice to meet you! 

 

15 years ago my parents frowned at me, when I bought my first serious fountain pen; a Waterman of about 70 euro's. In their opinion: 

A] waaaay too much money for a poor student to spending on anything not directly necessary and

B] An absolute bizar amount of money to spend on something as irrelevant as a pen

 

But I absolutely loved my pen (after working years with a variety of low-quality pens). Sadly I lost that specific pen. In a hotel room in France. If there's any country suitable for losing a Waterman, it's probable France, but still sad. After that first serious FP, serveral others became in my possession... And  today my pen-love even shows some signs of addictive behaviour.. I'm a 'anonymous FPN reader' for quite some time now... Today it felt like the right moment to have my public coming out. So here I go:

 

"Hi. My name is thINK and I'm a pen-o-holic".

 

After a period of pure sponging up a lot of information here, I'm planning on some point write nice pen and/or ink-reviews in the future to contribute to FPN.

 

Warm regards,

*thINK*


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#2 PAKMAN

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 18:29

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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#3 Sasha Royale

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 19:03

Welcome !

 

That, indeed, was a lot of money for pen !  And, then, you lost it  ?  Did you ever tell your parents ?

I never would have told. 

 

Many you find many more to keep and not lose. 

 

Write with joy.


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Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#4 thINK

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 19:18

Did you ever tell your parents ?

I never would have told.

Well, I kept it ontold for quite a while... but in the end I did tell them. Of course I was accused of serious sloppyness... But in fact the pen was not actually spontanuously lost. It more or less 'rolled' under the hotelbed or something. I simply could't retrieve it at while being there only for one night. Their was barely any light... I asked the staff to look out for my pen... but never heard from them again...  It was a horrible pitty at that time, but I came over it :-)


Warm regards,  *thINK*

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#5 RMN

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 19:21

Hallo thINK en welkom bij FPN: Het vulpennen gekkenhuis (Fountain Pen Nuthouse)

 

Well that's not the first thing one would expect losing in a room in Paris.

Hope your stay there was memorable in more and better ways.

(I was swept away by the Musee d'Orsay)

 

There's a lot of information here on many other pens and parafernalia.

 

Hope you'll enjoy the forum, looking forward to your reports.

 

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#6 rvthof

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 19:24

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#7 The Blue Knight

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 19:51

Welcome,

 

By the way what pens do you own?



#8 thINK

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 20:49

My current collection:

- parker vector (stainless steel)

- waterman audace (pinkish flowers)

- rotring initial (dark blue)

- 2 faber castell e-motion (brown parquet and rhombus white)

- visconti rembrandt (purple)

 

I recently sold my parker sonnet steel nib... Somehow I couldn't write with it without getting inkstains all over my fingers). 

 

On my current wishlist: my first gold nib... I think i'm falling for a pelikan M640.


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#9 The Blue Knight

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 22:35

My current collection:

- parker vector (stainless steel)

- waterman audace (pinkish flowers)

- rotring initial (dark blue)

- 2 faber castell e-motion (brown parquet and rhombus white)

- visconti rembrandt (purple)

 

I recently sold my parker sonnet steel nib... Somehow I couldn't write with it without getting inkstains all over my fingers). 

 

On my current wishlist: my first gold nib... I think i'm falling for a pelikan M640.

 

That's a nice collection!

 

Next on my list is a Parker Sonnet as my Lamy Studio didn't live up to my expectations. i just want a decent mid range fountain pen which is enjoyable to use.



#10 Clancy

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:58

Hello there thINK, it's good to make your aquaintence.Greetings from California and a very warm welcome to FPN. It's great to have you here with us. :thumbup:


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#11 VirtuThe3rd

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 13:24

Hi! Welcome to FPN.   :)
I'm really glad you've joined us.

 

Keep in touch,
Kota Adachi

 

From Japan

 



#12 arandur

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 14:46

15 years ago my parents frowned at me, when I bought my first serious fountain pen; a Waterman of about 70 euro's. In their opinion: 

A] waaaay too much money for a poor student to spending on anything not directly necessary and

B] An absolute bizar amount of money to spend on something as irrelevant as a pen

 

My parents had the same reaction... Welcome to FPN, you are in good company of sympathetic experiences!



#13 Wahl

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 15:30

Welcome to FPN !







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