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#1 queerspaceman

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 20:09

Hey all, I'm a high schooler from Berkeley, California who just started using fountain pens and is quickly becoming obsessed. My handwriting isn't quite good enough to deserve them, but I'm working on it. 



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 21:06

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#3 Sasha Royale

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 00:43

Welcome !  

 

What do you use for daily writing ?


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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 01:34

Welcome to FPN, queerspaceman, and greetings from Detroit, Michigan. I look forward to your future posts. Enjoy your time here and good luck with your upcoming academic year.

#5 DaveT

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 01:44

Hello and welcome from Indiana!


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 01:49

Howdy from Pittsburgh!

What pen(s) and ink(s) do you have?  

I generally recommend that people click on the "view New Content" button when they log in -- that gives them a good overview of a lot of different topics.  And also to check out the pinned Index to the Ink Reviews (I had no idea how many different inks were out there when I started).

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 01:57

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#8 queerspaceman

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 02:57

hey y'all! I'm currently using a pilot metro (F), a noodler's nib creaper, and a platinum preppy (EF), with noodler's x-feather black. I've got coming on mail order some diamine inks, and I'm thinking about ordering some of the J. Herbin 1670 inks and some of the diamine shimmers.

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 04:04

Oh, heck, my handwriting isn't that hot either, but I sure enjoy writing with fountain pens!

 

Welcome!

 

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 04:07

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


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 05:14

Hello and welcome to the Fountain Pen Network. Glad you have joined us. This is now your place as much as it is ours. Please don't be shy. Ask all the questions you have and don't hesitate to state your opinions. I hope you enjoy your time here.

 

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 10:12

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 15:28

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


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 03:32

hello and welcome to FPN.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 21:41

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:​ 



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 18:51

For what it's worth, I find that my handwriting is improving the longer I use fountain pens almost exclusively... So, over time you may find that they've somehow made you "deserve" them. ;-)
 
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#17 mr2txaggie

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 01:32

Hi queerspaceman,

Welcome to the FPN.

I found that my handwriting improved when I started using fountain pens.

I, too started out using Fine-nibbed pens. One day I decided to order a Medium nib. When my " Medium " arrived & I inked her up, my handwriting seemed to improve exponentially. It was a Waterman Carene. I couldn't understand why the great improvement in my writing happened! I finally checked the order form and realized that I had accidentally ordered a Stub nib! I'm not saying that the only reason my writing improved was the Stub. But I've been mostly using Stub-ish sized nibs since then. It sure seems to have helped me.

I do have a Cursive Italic nib on a Pelikan M200 Cognac and I'm getting to really like it too. It offers a bit more line variation while writing.

Enjoy your stay.

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#18 queerspaceman

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 02:25

Hi queerspaceman,

Welcome to the FPN.

I found that my handwriting improved when I started using fountain pens.

I, too started out using Fine-nibbed pens. One day I decided to order a Medium nib. When my " Medium " arrived & I inked her up, my handwriting seemed to improve exponentially. It was a Waterman Carene. I couldn't understand why the great improvement in my writing happened! I finally checked the order form and realized that I had accidentally ordered a Stub nib! I'm not saying that the only reason my writing improved was the Stub. But I've been mostly using Stub-ish sized nibs since then. It sure seems to have helped me.

I do have a Cursive Italic nib on a Pelikan M200 Cognac and I'm getting to really like it too. It offers a bit more line variation while writing.

Enjoy your stay.

aggie

 

thanks! Yeah, i got a medium pilot plumix and while I'm not sure if my handwriting is any better with it, I definitely tend to be more careful and take my time.







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