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#1 Theroc

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:05

Growing up in Germany (1980s), I learned how to write using a fountain pen, exclusively.

Eventually, however, I ended up in less 'enlightened' corners of the world, where fountain pens are uncommon or even unheard of. Then there was also the small matter of computers taking over our lives and the internet happening.

And so I found myself decades later without giving nary a thought to the pen I write with or the paper I use it on. Putting pen to paper had become a joyless affair.

Then a few years ago, I bought a Lamy Safari and a Clairefontaine notebook during an internet-fueled drive down memory lane and... I had rediscovered the joy of writing.

Since then, having had to make up for those many barren years, I have pursued my newfound passion with a vengeance. I own about 40 fountain pens now (at some point there were a lot more) and more notebooks than I could fill in a lifetime.

 

During the past few years FPN has been a wonderful resource. The community is so active that I never had to post an inquiry as someone would already have beaten me to it.

Still, this is way overdue and I am happy to finally be part of the FPN.



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#2 FOUR X FOUR

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:17

Hey Theroc. Welcome to the forum.
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#3 OCArt

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:02

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. 



#4 fjoly79ink

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:30

Hello Theroc, welcome to FPN!



#5 jar

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:35

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


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#6 PAKMAN

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:43

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


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#7 tbickiii

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 16:05

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


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#8 Wahl

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 18:02

:W2FPN:



#9 mitto

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 19:46

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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#10 AK-47

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 20:37

Welcome from a former West Coaster -- don't be too hard on Oregon.  ;) Glad you've rediscovered writing! Enjoy your time here,

 

~AK



#11 Chrissy

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 20:50

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 00:09

Welcome from Orange County, California :)
Dream, take one step at a time and achieve. :)

#13 Theroc

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 01:21

Thank you, everyone, for the warm welcome.

 

 

Welcome from a former West Coaster -- don't be too hard on Oregon.  ;) Glad you've rediscovered writing! Enjoy your time here,

 

~AK

 

No worries, I love Oregon. It's one of the enlightened places :P.



#14 AK-47

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:13

Haha, fair enough, good sir.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:11

Hello and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.


To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!

- Winston Churchill

 

 


#16 Sasha Royale

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 13:09

Welcome !  

 

Nobody needs more than one fountain pen.  Are not trees wonderful ?  They give us shade, and fruit, and wonderful paper.

 

Soooooooo, whatcha got ?  


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


#17 PenChalet

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 14:19

Welcome to the Fountain Pen Network!   :W2FPN:  We're glad to have you with us!



#18 Herrjaeger

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:16

Welcome aboard, from Charleston, SC.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:26

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