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#61 fountainpenlady

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:00

I forgot about Montblanc, I managed to only acquire corn poppy, Winter Glow is out of my league. I am a red lover. I am now sampling the Iroshizuku line;  Momiji is perhaps one of my favorites and since they have the smaller bottles, I have purchased three of them in colors I would not have ordinarily selected. Also, via a PIF, I have nine of the samples. I am trying to come out of my comfort zone when it comes to inks. The J. Herbin, believe when it first came out or was available in the states, I purchased the red/burgandy. I found it clogged up my Pelikan pen, believe it was the gold or something. I have only recently resumed my passion for fountain pens and new passion for inks.

 

My circumstances are I either enjoy as much as I can since I am unsure of my lifespan and sure nothing acquried will be nearly enjoyed as much as I enjoy them, or I feel guilty for enjoying acquiring something which may seem a waste to someone else. I am middle of the road with decisions pertaining to buying things. I used to be very impulsive. I am adjusting sometimes. For instance, I have been looking, researching, reading reviews, etc. regarding the TWSBI line of fountain pens. Yet, a couple of my Lamys came with the steel version of nibs, I replaced and like the coated black better. I am awaiting a steel nib from GouletPenCompany for my Bexley. I'll at least get to see whether I have changed my opinion of steel nibs or not with the recent purchase. Mainly, it is to replace a nib which is not working well. 

 

I am now trying to determine whether I want to invest in an Omas Ogiva Alba. It is expensive, it has been several years since I have purchased a middle of the road expensive pen. I have had others long time ago, when I could afford them which cost even more, like a Marcel Proust by Montblanc. Now, after going through some lean years due to prematurely being terminally unemployed, I simply ask myself why am I buying something? Am I buying it because I really want it? Or, am I buying it because of residual feelings towards how it looks to have it. I am currently on the fence. I can justify though, Valentine's Day, Birthday in March. I don't contemplate as long as perhaps you do, but I guess I am no longer an impulsive buyer as I would have been before.  Your approach is a good one. It works for you. My approach changes at times. Sometimes, I think if I don't enjoy my passions, the few I can enjoy what is the use? Other times I remember those very lean times I alluded to and think there are no guarantees and others could benefit from what I am so frivolusly spending for pleasure. 


Edited by fountainpenlady, 05 February 2015 - 06:08.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 17:01

I'd post how I play with new inks, but it'd probably get me banned ;P

 

 

 

ROFLOL...  I was thinking the same thing....    The way I play with my inks.. is Not PG rated....   47831.gif


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 17:08

 

 

 

ROFLOL...  I was thinking the same thing....    The way I play with my inks.. is Not PG rated....   47831.gif

Oh My! Inquiring minds, fountain pens filled and poised are waiting intently! :yikes: :blush:


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 22:41

Oh My! Inquiring minds, fountain pens filled and poised are waiting intently! :yikes: :blush:

 

 

 

 

ROFLOL...  I was thinking the same thing....    The way I play with my inks.. is Not PG rated....   47831.gif

 

I'm thinking...

ink dribbles...

premature ink gushing...

 

... on virgin pages.  :yikes:

 

PS - Advanced apologies to those whose minds are in the gutter... :angry:


Edited by Crewel, 11 February 2015 - 22:44.


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 05:27

Well, this is the ink that arrived for me today.  I see serious play time in my future.

 

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 19:09

Well, this is the ink that arrived for me today.  I see serious play time in my future.

 

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So the sample is in a prepared syringe?  That's rather unique.  I'd be afraid someone would accidentally operate the plunger during transit.



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 19:17

I love the addition of the syringe. I continue to find I use a syringe more than ever thought possible. Particularly, when I want to get the last drops from a sample vial of ink. I have one filled right now with the last remnants of Yama-Budo.


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 06:11

I can now report that the syringe does not depress until you get that black cap off. Also...the concentrate mixed up beautifully in the mouth wash bottle from the hotel. The ink was great with tap water. I have had fun.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 09:40

Put it in a pen & write with it. It's just ink.

 

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 10:18

I can now report that the syringe does not depress until you get that black cap off. Also...the concentrate mixed up beautifully in the mouth wash bottle from the hotel. The ink was great with tap water. I have had fun.

Glad to hear it and that you have made it safely. Enjoy


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Posted 16 February 2015 - 00:54

Thank you!!  I've enjoyed meeting so many of our members!


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

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