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#1 sleepyjz

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 15:33

Hi all!

 

I have been browsing FPN for quite a while before I finally made an account today. I'm from Canada and have been interested in fountain pens ever since seeing my doctor use one when I was a wee child. I finally decided to jump right into it a few years ago and got a TWSBI Diamond 580 1.1 mm stub to improve my handwriting. The addiction started soon after that as I started exploring different nib types and ink. I love blue and green spectrum inks! As well, I have had a recent obsession with iron gall and document inks. ESSRI in a Lamy 2000 (medium) has become my mainstay EDC pen/ink combo at this point. 

 

Anyways I figure this is a good place to start things off and thanks for the (hopefully not too boring) read through! 

 

Best,

 

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#2 Chrissy

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 15:41

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 16:51

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 17:00

Welcome aboard!!!

 

I didn't find much at the doc's office that led to a lifetime of enjoyment, maybe a FP would have helped.

 

Good start to your collection.



#5 MalcolmH

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 17:21

Hello sleepy... :W2FPN:



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 17:26

Inks are fun, newbie. Welcome. Try PR Blue Suede and J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor if you like blue/greens. Eau de Nile by Diamine is interesting.



#7 sleepyjz

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 17:35

Inks are fun, newbie. Welcome. Try PR Blue Suede and J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor if you like blue/greens. Eau de Nile by Diamine is interesting.

I've tried Emerald of Chivor. Absolutely love the color but I find it smudges (I'm left handed unfortunately) :( 

I'll check out the other two, thanks!



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 17:39

Welcome aboard!!!

 

I didn't find much at the doc's office that led to a lifetime of enjoyment, maybe a FP would have helped.

 

Good start to your collection.

Hahaha fair enough. This was one quirky and memorable doctor though! He used Waterman florida/serentiy blue. This man treated his pen so carefully you just new it was something special. Thanks for the shoutout!



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 19:39

Welcome !  

 

I always seek vivid color inks for my TWSBI.  I like the way the light shines through the ink in the transparent barrel. 


Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 19:53

:W2FPN:



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 19:57

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


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#12 Type_O

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 20:01

Hello! We've already met (interacted), but I figured I'd say hi again. I'm also left-handed!



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 22:52

Welcome, from a fellow Ontarian!



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 11:25

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


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#15 sleepyjz

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 13:26

Welcome !  

 

I always seek vivid color inks for my TWSBI.  I like the way the light shines through the ink in the transparent barrel. 

That's what drew me to demonstrators first. I used to love watching the ink in a uniball vision slosh back and forth in the ink window in grade school (I was just a little distracatable :)). Also I have that bird toy in your avatar! it was one of the early "repeat-back" toys that would play back audio it picked up in a high-pitched birdish voice. I think the colour scheme on mine is different but it's definitely from the same manufacturer. 


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#16 sleepyjz

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 13:33

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

Thank you!



#17 sleepyjz

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 17:29

Welcome, from a fellow Ontarian!

Thanks, same to you!



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 17:39

Where in Ontario are you?  There are several great Ontario meet ups, where you get to see a plethora of inks in person!  :)  

 

Welcome, from a Torontonian!



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 18:43

Hello, Sleepy, and welcome to the Fountain Pen Network. Glad you decided to join us. Please don't be shy. Ask all the questions you have or come up with and don't hesitate to state your opinion.

 

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 02:07

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