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#1 TaylorJ



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Posted 11 November 2018 - 13:54

Hi all,


Taylor here. I am a 29-year-old fountain pen newbie, stationery junkie, 3D modeler/VR engineer and artist. 


I have always loved pens, hand-writing, paper planning, journaling, and so on, but for some reason never had a fountain pen until very recently. Didn't have one at all until my birthday in June, when I was gifted a blue LAMY Al-Star. I used it for about 4 months, LOVED it, and then it got destroyed due to my cluelessness...Now I've ordered a new Al-Star (in Graphite) and have my eye on a TWSBI 580ALR as my next one. 


I'm a newbie but I really enjoy the whole fountain pen experience. I think it actually benefits the battle to keep hand-writing (and handwriting/cursive) alive, because it allows the nerdier among us to really get technical and tinker and customize our writing experience. I'm a 3D modeler/VR engineer in my day job, so go figure, of course I love the technical side of it. 


I'm hoping to just learn and nerd out here. :) 



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Posted 11 November 2018 - 14:28




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Posted 11 November 2018 - 16:37

Hi Taylor  -  welcome to FPN from London - hope you enjoy your time here.:-)



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Posted 11 November 2018 - 16:39

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


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 17:31

Hi Taylor   :W2FPN:

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 17:41

Cool job!


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 18:35

Greetings and welcome, Taylor, to FPN.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 19:20

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

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 19:42

Welcome to this friendly little corner of the universe from a fountain pen user in San Diego. 


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 20:36

Hello Taylor,


Welcome to FPH!   Wherebouts do you live? There is a very enjoyable & active pen club meeting roughly every month in Richmond. Most of the attendees are far closer to your age than mine. I have been using fountain pens since beginning first grade 59 years ago. Back then, we could use pencils or cartridge pens, but no ballpoints were allowed until middle school.


Depending on your part of the state, you may be interested in a group which meets in Roanoke. Sorry, but don't know details about that one. 


Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Best wishes, 


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 21:04

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:59

Hello and welcome to FPN.

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:33

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

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 15:48

Hello Taylor,
Welcome to FPH!   Wherebouts do you live? There is a very enjoyable & active pen club meeting roughly every month in Richmond.

Greetings Barry, I recently moved back to RVA area --Midlothian. Could you point me in the direction for more information on the Richmond group?

Edited by mrloco, 24 November 2018 - 15:49.

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