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What Is Your Plan For Acquiring Writing Supplies After The Zombie/nuclear Apocalypse?

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#1 3nding

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 22:37

Hi everyone,

 

After watching too many movies and TV shows about a group of people surviving the apocalyspe (be it zombie or otherwise) I thought this thread would be a bit of fun. 

 

So what is your plan for getting and using writing supplies (paper, pens, ink, converters, etc) after the apocalypse? Are you going to scavenge them as you go or are you already planning ahead and stockpiling them? Would you even be writing in that situation or would you just be kicking butt all day? Maybe you'll use a flighter pen as weapon for hunting or self-defense, who knows?  :P

 

Feel free to answer seriously or with humor!  :D

 

Edit: Changed some words for better ones, nothing important.


Edited by 3nding, 12 February 2018 - 22:39.


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#2 minddance

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 22:55

In all seriousness, what is the date of the apocalypse thingy?

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 22:57

Assuming I don't lose what I have right now, I think I'll be fine.

 

Along with about 90% of the readers here :D



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 23:15

Been doing a good job of buying more than I need.. I'll check in with vanness when I visit little rock in a few months. Assuming that it's not too late I'll see what Lisa has to say!

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 23:42

I will have ample supplies, with no expectation I will survive to enjoy them; nor should you have. Said apocalypse will not be happening somewhere else.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 23:55

I have everything I need but just in case I know where to go for supply runs. ;)

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 00:10

As my stock wears down,  i might be forced to use some inks that i bought and wasn't too thrilled with.



#8 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 00:30

Deal with it as it comes.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 00:36

Hmmm, with the amount of ink, paper, and pens I have on hand, bring it on!


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:04

I have enough ink to last indefinitely. The question is: whether I would want to. If the apocalyspe doesn't get me, I would wash down my pill with Baystate Blue.


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#11 ParkerDuofold

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:07

Assuming I don't lose what I have right now, I think I'll be fine.
 
Along with about 90% of the readers here :D


+ 1.

That said, it'll probably be the last of my worries. :D


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#12 JotterAddict62

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:15

Here in the U.S. we should then start up the pony express mail service that way all that pen, paper & ink will not go to waste.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:25

-Jinhao 159(defence; hunting; usage as it's robust and indestructible; indistinguishable amongst a stockpile of torpedos so nobody will be able to find and steal my 159)

-converters (will order 200,000 of them from China for £5)

-Parker Quink(people can't give it away quickly enough, so who's going to steal it from me?).

-moleskine (ditto)


Edited by Bluey, 13 February 2018 - 01:29.

Mediterranean blue, Asa Goa, China blue, Royal blue, Sapphire blue, Indigo, Washable Blue....the colours of the rainbow.

#14 gregamckinney

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:43

I will be able to build adequate shelter with all the paper at the ready. And that is considering how poor a defense paper is.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:39

I plan to become one of the zombies.  I admit that I've never watched any zombie based entertainment, but I have the notion that this will involve lurching around semi-brainlessly looking for victims, and I doubt that I will retain my interest in writing.  What would my journal look like?

 

deY wun:  brAiNS!

 

DAy to:  BRaiMs! YUM!!

 

daAY tri:  noh BRAINS!  ware Braims?  neeed brayns

 

On the other had, if I were one of the non-zombie survivors, and could hang on to my present supplies, I would probably not run out of working fountain pens and acceptable fountain pen ink in my normal life expectancy.  I probably would have enough paper, too, although it might be a good idea to cut back on writing down every idea that pops into my head.

 

And at the risk of taking this too seriously, I actually still have a large supply of ballpoint pens and refills, which might make good trade goods.


Edited by ISW_Kaputnik, 13 February 2018 - 02:43.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:54

Maybe we should suggest to the Goulet Pen folk that they make an "Apocalypse Preparation" set / shopping guide.  Maybe a monthly subscription for ink and paper so you can stockpile... You know, for those of us who don't have a large enough stockpile...



#17 3nding

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:59

Maybe we should suggest to the Goulet Pen folk that they make an "Apocalypse Preparation" set / shopping guide.  Maybe a monthly subscription for ink and paper so you can stockpile... You know, for those of us who don't have a large enough stockpile...

 

Is there such a thing as a large enough stockpile when it comes to ink and paper?



#18 LizEF

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:07

Is there such a thing as a large enough stockpile when it comes to ink and paper?

 

Probably not.  That's why we need the monthly subscription plan.  Maybe with one surprise ink and paper per month different from the bulk of the order (which would be your usual / preferred stuff).  That way you won't have to get bored once you have no choice but to use your stockpile...



#19 inkstainedruth

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:26

I'm good on pens and inks.  Paper?  Maybe not quite so much.  Especially good paper.  The husband likes the EF nib swap on the Vanishing Point, but he's still complaining about spread and feathering on the cheap paper he has to use sometimes (like when filling out forms).  Right now he's got the pen set up with the cartridge of Pilot Black that came with the Decimo.  Anyone got a recommendation for something better that will still work well in a VP (I know that he's not going to put up with pens that clog or are hard starters -- he was complaining about issues even with the F nib the pen originally had).

And we're smack in the middle of Zombie Apocalypse Ground Zero -- Pittsburgh, stomping grounds of George Romero!  Without usable paper to send out SOS messages, we're doomed!  Doomed, I tell yinz -- just DOOMED!

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:46

Maybe we should suggest to the Goulet Pen folk that they make an "Apocalypse Preparation" set / shopping guide.  Maybe a monthly subscription for ink and paper so you can stockpile... You know, for those of us who don't have a large enough stockpile...


Yes, what we need is a fountain pen essentials kit... sort of along these lines...



Enjoy. :)


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Please pray the Rosary daily. Thank You, St. Jude, for favors granted. :)

Grab life with both arms and give it a bear hug every day! :D





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