My intro: a 4-month noob to fountain pens, thrilled owner of 13 and hoping for 3 more under the Christmas tree. Discovered them while following a couple of authors I admire who are aficionados (hi, Elizabeth Bear, Amal el-Mohtar, if you happen to be members here!). Not quite sure how I've managed to live my life for as long as I have without fountain pens ever really falling within my radar (I'm a grandmother) but they have now and no looking back.
Discovering fountain pens has been life-changing for me. They compel me to journal which is vital to my well-being. And they add an organic magic to my creative writing, channeling my imagination onto paper (loooove Clairefontaine).The more I use a fountain pen, the more it becomes an extension of me rather than just writing equipment. Which is why I name each of mine, usually something having to do with writing or literature. (Feel free to judge but I know I can't be the only one.)
My collection currently includes Pilot Metros, Lamys, one Plat Preppy, one Monteverde Regatta Sport, Jinhaos and Nemo Singularities. I prefer an XF to F nib and wet ink for crisp, speedy writing. Don't have a grail pen in mind yet and have yet to explore vintage pens. Am a bit obsessed with Lamy AL-Stars. (The 2019 SE color will be ... ??? Dying to find out.)
Edited by InkSkein, 15 December 2018 - 16:26.