Inky TODs are Topics O'Day and are meant to generate conversation about a particular topic. Yesterday, my beloved nib guy (who is also a penpal) sent me the following following:
I was contemplating on some of the things you expressed about your handwriting.
I like to know what your opinions are concerning this matter as we leave our marks behind with the pen we use.
Personally, before I go six feet under, I like to impress my daughter and everyone that is left behind with the knowledge that I have acquired and mastered three handwriting script, of which I deemed most useful: Fraktur for the times when I want to be a little mysterious, Spencerian for all the times I like to show off, and for the everyday hand italics. These three scripts, I am currently nurturing and to perfect. The closer I get to it, the more I like it.
The thing I want to ask you:
1. What is it about the broad edged pen that attracted you? and is it only broad edged pen?
I'm going to respond to him one question at at time. Now before Lapis asks why this topic is here (and not in another forum) - the answer is because for me the answer has something to do with ink. If it doesn't for you, that's okay.
So, Question #1:
What nibs (and or pens) attract you and why? Does it matter which pen body / paper / ink you use with that nib?
For the best handwritten reply (or perhaps more than one great reply), I will send out a gift. (Nothing huge, but you can be surprised.) Enter as many times as you want. Only the handwritten posts will be considered for special gifts, but all posts are appreciated.