Greetings from Pittsburgh!
I generally suggest that new people click on the "View New Content" button at the top of the page when they log in. That will get a range of topics in a manageable format -- this place is huge! And to have a look at the pinned Index to the Ink Reviews Forum (the index is alphabetical by brand).
Of course you should also know that we are all shameless enablers, who will happily help you spend your discretionary budget on pens, inks, paper, books, repair tools, ephemera, pen shows.... BTW -- there is an annual pen show just outside Raleigh (think combination antiques fair, trade show, swap meet and repair shop).
So, what pen(s) and ink(s) are you using so far?
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth
Thanks for the tips, Ruth.
So far, I have 2 Pilot Metropolitans. I ordered one, then bought another at a store before the first got here. Interesting fact: the Pilot Metropolitan packaging no where says "Metropolitan". At least mine didn't. It said "MR".
I also have a Jinhao X750 that I just got in. The only ink I have is the black in the Pilot cartridges and a bottle of Noodlers black. To paraphrase Henry Ford, I write in every color you can think of, as long as it's black.
I have a pad of Rhodia paper and just got in a Traveler's Notebook. Since I don't draw, I immediately ordered a lined insert for the notebook, which should arrive this week.
I had no idea we had a pen show in Raleigh! I will certainly attend the next. I live near last year's venue and about equidistant from next year's.
Thanks for the warm and informative welcome. Also living in the world of fine cigars, firearms, and ammunition reloading, I'm quite used to enablers - lol.
Oh, I know this of myself
I assume as much for other people
We’ve listened more to life’s end gong
Than the sound of life’s sweet bells