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#1 Gizumi

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 18:17

I have a pastel blue Pilot Kakuno, which as you can see I've decorated with vomit-inducing stickers of joy and sparkles. While I do have and use more elegant-looking pens, privately I prefer the cute style and bright colors of my Kakuno. I am thinking of getting another pen to join my lonesome blue one, but most of the pens I see are gorgeous and elegant instead of cute. Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 18:29

I have a pastel blue Pilot Kakuno, which as you can see I've decorated with vomit-inducing stickers of joy and sparkles. While I do have and use more elegant-looking pens, privately I prefer the cute style and bright colors of my Kakuno. I am thinking of getting another pen to join my lonesome blue one, but most of the pens I see are gorgeous and elegant instead of cute. Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

Not sure I understand your definition of cute..  since by your own words you enhance cuteness with vomit inducing stickers.   :huh:

 

I'll will suggest to stick to pinks/yellows and flowers/butterflies... but what do I know?   :)

 

 

 

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#3 Gizumi

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 18:56

Well, that part is really intended as a jab at myself - I am well-aware of how childish and girly the aesthetic is, so it was a (rather poor) attempt at self-deprecation. Not to mention I'm sure a lot of people here would find pastels and sparkles appalling, haha. Though I don't really like butterflies and pinks, just cats and pastels.



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 19:13

This I could go for...  Nakaya rolling stopper cat, with sapphire eyes.  

 

 

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#5 Cyber6

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 19:14

Hello Kitty..

 

 

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you can even get Hello Kitty Ink

 

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#6 Cyber6

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 19:17

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 20:05

Can't get much cuter than my Platinum Preppy Hello Kitty LE fountain Pens. Which I will get around to doing a review of, soon.

Here's the red one I use for grading.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 20:12

Look around at jetpens.com. They have tons of Japanese things, which is pretty much ground zero for cuteness.



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 20:25

My wife has both of these. Cute as buttons (and blessed with wonderful Sailor nibs)!

 

Sailor Hello Kitty Sapporo Mini (14k nib):

 

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Sailor Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary (21k nib):

 

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 20:39

I'm not sure which is scarier -- that there really are several different *brands* of "Hello Kitty" FPs, or that theres's a LE one for the 40th Anniversary....  :yikes: 

I'll admit that when I saw the thread header, I thought of really little pens; I have an Arnold lever fill celluloid mini-pen that is about 3-1/2", capped.  It's currently not working, because I need to re-sac it, and I'm just hoping that the size sac I got is a small enough one.  

Other than that, I tend to avoid "cutesy" -- too many years having been a tomboy, not a "girly" girl.  Although I did go through the phase of making circles to dot my "i"s in middle school.  :blush: 

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 21:38

This one should fit the bill....

 

 

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 22:05

There is a pilot pen that has a smiley face on the nib, but I forgot which model that was.

 

The new limited edition Safari with the teddy bear is really cute too, but good luck getting your hands on one!


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 22:19

This I could go for...  Nakaya rolling stopper cat, with sapphire eyes.  
 
 
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My goodness, I need that pen! I will go find some reviews for it, that cat is just gorgeous. Thank you for all the suggestions, Cyber6 :D

My wife has both of these. Cute as buttons (and blessed with wonderful Sailor nibs)!
 
Sailor Hello Kitty Sapporo Mini (14k nib):
 
Sailor Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary (21k nib):
 


I'm not the biggest fan of Hello Kitty but those are seriously making me consider giving in to it. Those nibs are wonderful! Do they live up to the good name of Sailor, too?

Other than that, I tend to avoid "cutesy" -- too many years having been a tomboy, not a "girly" girl.  Although I did go through the phase of making circles to dot my "i"s in middle school.  :blush: 


I admit I love never been much of a girly girl as a kid, either. My youth has predominantly been steampunk and wizards, but lately I've just been all over lace and ribbons and sweet things. Don't ask me why though, I have no idea!

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 22:28

How do I get my grubby paws on those Hello Kitty pens? 



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 22:30

If you search eBay for "pen topper" at this writing you get 353 hits: balls of fur, flowers, trolls (nonthreatening, possibly "cute" trolls), animals, smiley faces, etc. for that extra touch of kitsch. If you're going to be capping and uncapping your pen a lot however, applying a big ball of pastel (see, I'm paying attention) fur could prove yet more annoying than it already is.


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 22:34

There is a pilot pen that has a smiley face on the nib, but I forgot which model that was.

 

First post. The clue is in the picture... :)

 

Gizumi - not cute as such, but maybe a pink Pilot Prera would go well with your Kakuno? Or a Pilot Petit1? I do check Ebay now and again for Hello Kitty, Miffy and Rilakkuma fountain pens, but most are bargain-basement pens - though there are Hello Kitty versions of the Platinum Preppy and the Pilot Coleto multipen. Since the Sailor Hello Kitty pens are discontinued, perhaps stickers and washi tape are the way to go.

 

There's a thread about J-Subculture, which would be a very inexpensive way to get a Prera or a Coleto. They have loads of kawaii stuff including Miffy handcream, so you might want to take a look even if you think the fountain pens there are humdrum.



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 23:28

Well, that part is really intended as a jab at myself - Though I don't really like butterflies and pinks, just cats and pastels.

 

I like cats, too, but I find that I can't eat a whole one.  Never took to pastels.....



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 03:32

 

The new limited edition Safari with the teddy bear is really cute too, but good luck getting your hands on one!

 

I just found the pen you're talking about.

 

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IT'S SO MUCH MONEY ON EBAY but I've decided that I need this pen. So badly. Was it only just released?!

 

If you search eBay for "pen topper" at this writing you get 353 hits: balls of fur, flowers, trolls (nonthreatening, possibly "cute" trolls), animals, smiley faces, etc. for that extra touch of kitsch. If you're going to be capping and uncapping your pen a lot however, applying a big ball of pastel (see, I'm paying attention) fur could prove yet more annoying than it already is.

 

Yikes, I just searched for it on eBay but some of those things are the stuff of nightmares! I can't even like them ironically. It does give me some ideas, though, so thank you for the suggestion!!

 

 

First post. The clue is in the picture... :)

 

Gizumi - not cute as such, but maybe a pink Pilot Prera would go well with your Kakuno? Or a Pilot Petit1? I do check Ebay now and again for Hello Kitty, Miffy and Rilakkuma fountain pens, but most are bargain-basement pens - though there are Hello Kitty versions of the Platinum Preppy and the Pilot Coleto multipen. Since the Sailor Hello Kitty pens are discontinued, perhaps stickers and washi tape are the way to go.

 

There's a thread about J-Subculture, which would be a very inexpensive way to get a Prera or a Coleto. They have loads of kawaii stuff including Miffy handcream, so you might want to take a look even if you think the fountain pens there are humdrum.

 

Thank you for the thread link! The prices on J-Subculture is ridiculously cheap. I have a light blue Prera demonstrator that I bought for ~$30, but these are $20..... I might be able to get the whole collection! 

 

(And looking at it from a proper computer, I'm starting to grow a bit more on that sparkly pen....That nib has a heart-shaped breather hole! It's Korean, isn't it?)



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:55

Maybe a Sailor Clear Candy? (Though I have both the Clear Candy and Kakuno, and I think the Kakuno is the better choice.)

 

I really like the Line x Safari (mainly for the cute bear clips! :D), but the price not so much.


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