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#1 InkyLefty

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 00:43

Hi, 

first time I post here, long time reader though...

So I was watching a video Q and A the other day and I realised that there's a lot of misconception about lefties in the fountain pen world... So it got me thinking, I have been interested in putting up a video blog about fountain pens from my lefty perspective... So here I am, working on this blog and I thought I should ask the community what would you like to see on that blog other then pen reviews and such...

 

So the address will be: https://inkylefty.wordpress.com

and here's my email if you want to get in touch: inkylefty@gmail.com

 

By the way I'm french-canadian so I was thinking doing my posts in English but French is also an option if there is some people interested, or Spanish too...

 

Hope to hear from you guys....

 

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 01:00

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#3 fatswimmies

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 01:33

Not a lefty but definitely interested in hearing the perspective of a lefty, especially given that yes, there are lots of misconceptions about writing lefty. One of my sisters is a lefty and every now and then I forget when we go out for dinner until I sit down and she goes, "Out of my seat!"

 

All I know is that some lefties can benefit from writing with a right foot oblique nib if their nib touches paper at 45 degree angle (?)

 

Louise



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 04:17

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. I'm sure you will enjoy your time here Lefty.



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 05:23

Hello and welcome to FPN.

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#6 ArchiMark

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 05:53

From one lefty (underwriter...) to another, welcome!

Look forward to seeing you around here as well as on your blog.

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#7 tbickiii

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 10:40

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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#8 PAKMAN

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 14:36

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


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#9 Chrissy

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 15:08

Hello and welcome to FPN.   :W2FPN:



#10 Wahl

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 19:03

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#11 jmccarty3

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 19:08

:W2FPN:

 

Welcome from another lefty underwriter. I look forward to reading your posts.


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#12 inkstainedruth

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 21:08

Greetings from Pittsburgh!

I'm *not* a lefty (I'm so right-handed I'm *also* right-FOOTED!) but my husband was initially ambidextrous.  It wasn't until he broke his wrist in 3rd grade that he became predominantly right-handed -- up till that point he apparently would use whichever hand was closer to the pencil or crayon at the time -- and then switch hands when the first hand got tired....  Mind you, he's ALSO dyslexic....

I have a friend that used to teach calligraphy classes, and he was good at teaching lefties (don't think he was himself, but I don't remember for certain).  Basically, it involved not only turning the angle of the paper or parchment, but it was more of a case of drawing (as opposed to writing) the letters.  But I'll admit I don't see how that would work for "normal" cursive handwriting.

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#13 Sasha Royale

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 22:57

Welcome, InkyLifty !  

 

Sounds interesting.  I vote english language.


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


#14 InkyLefty

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 16:39

Hey hey, thanks for the replies everybody! I guess I should start to work on those videos and reviews!!!



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Posted 30 March 2016 - 16:42

This lefty has learned to underwrite about 1-6" below the ink depending on the pen.

 

The only trouble is for left-footed oblique nibs, which require a semi-rotation against my natural pen grip in order to hit the sweet spot.

 

haven't tried a right-footed one just yet.



#16 jmccarty3

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 17:19

This lefty has learned to underwrite about 1-6" below the ink depending on the pen.

 

The only trouble is for left-footed oblique nibs, which require a semi-rotation against my natural pen grip in order to hit the sweet spot.

 

haven't tried a right-footed one just yet.

 

 

Even though I am a left-handed underwriter, I have a natural tendency to rotate my pen outward (counter-clockwise), so the left-footed obliques work great for me. If you tend to rotate your pen inward, a right-footed oblique is worth a try.


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#17 torstar

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 21:14

 

 

Even though I am a left-handed underwriter, I have a natural tendency to rotate my pen outward (counter-clockwise), so the left-footed obliques work great for me. If you tend to rotate your pen inward, a right-footed oblique is worth a try.

 

trippy.... turning it counter and naturally pulling it across the page... i can't draw any ink out of a regular nib that way...

 

my acquisition phase is at low tide so I don't foresee going out of my way for a RFO soon...


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#18 InkyLefty

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 15:16

I agree, left-footed are tricky... It's about the only thing in pens I haven't really explore... Right-footed ones though, are awesome, I have a Brause set... It's perfect to do calligraphy and have the line variation on the same side as a right hander... But honestly I prefer to explore the weirdness of the lefty than trying to emulate a righty...



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 23:02

Hello from another lefty underwriter/sidewriter (depends on the angle of the paper).  I look forward to those videos & reviews.



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 23:22

Left is right! Welcome and let's get the blog rolling!





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