Hello, my name is Justin and I've been a fountain pen user for 2 days.
I'm a Marine Biology graduate student in California and two weeks ago I saw a classmate using fountain pens; we talked about it, I wrote with one for a little, and then I was hooked. The next few days I fell down a deep, dark hole known as YouTube (especially the Goulet Pens channel) while researching fountain pens. Then I made my first order, which arrived yesterday:
Noodler's Black, Jinhao x750s Matte Black and Shimmering Sands with medium nibs, and some ink syringes for mess-free refilling. I figure that I'll either switch out one of the medium nibs for something unique like a flex nib or I'll leave mediums on both pens and use different colored inks in each. So far, I really like the way the x750 writes. Also, I was pleasantly surprised to find that some of the value-priced notebooks I use for school handle the wet x750 nib quite well without feathering, with little ghosting, and with no bleed through. I'm still planning on ordering some fountain pen-specific paper to use for journaling and penmanship practice.
I am still waiting on my second order to ship via Amazon: a blue Lamy Safari EF nib with converter and a green Pilot Metropolitan F nib. It should be arriving by Friday of this week. I can't wait to try them out!
My extensive blog-reading-and-You-Tube-sleuthing mania during the last week guided me in selecting these three pen models as a beginner fountain pen user. I'm not sure what I am looking for in a fountain pen though, so I figured that different pens and different nib sizes was a good place to start. I look forward to this new hobby and all the people, pens, papers, and inks I get to meet along the way.
Nice to meet you all and thanks for stopping by.