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Something New! Community Ink Reviews: Waterman Serenity Blue

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 02:17

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 05:29

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 22:30

Hi 5,

Nice pic. Thanks for the Noihvo-inspired handwritten response.

You're welcome, but the lighting is poor, so I don't know how helpful it'll be, but the Quink is a little darker and more purple, but it's something usually only the human eye can perceive. In many pics/scans, they'll look identical.
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Posted 05 February 2020 - 01:04

Our esteemed moderators have deemed this thread should be under Co-Razy-Views.  My apologies for the initial confusion.  


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 02:20

Our esteemed moderators have deemed this thread should be under Co-Razy-Views.  My apologies for the initial confusion.  

 

 

This placement makes sense to me, especially given the phenomenon you've noted, that comments on postings in the Ink Reviews section are more likely to offer kudos to the original poster than to offer a range of perspectives on an ink.  



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 03:59

I figured out how I held my phone to get it upside down, then oriented the phone the opposite way. You have to hold it sideways, or where it is widest (in photo speak Landscape). When I take photos holding the phone in what would be Portrait mode, my photos post here on their sides.


Part of the problem is that, while your camera may capture information about orientation and record it in the digital image file's metadata, browsers using Webkit in OS_X (i.e. on "Mac" computers) don't seem to respect that for embedded images, even though Safari and Chrome browsers on the (also Apple) iPad, as well as browsers on machines running Windows, don't have a problem rendering the embedded image in the indicated orientation.
 

My apologies for the initial confusion.

 

I was just trying an experiment._...‹snip›...My hope is that anyone could post a Community Review and that everyone would feel comfortable to add their comments - preferably hand-written comments using the ink in question.


No worries. I'll admit — perhaps it's because I'm dense, or because I'm artless with words, or both — I don't quite understand the distinction you were trying to make there from other Co-Razy-View threads, other than, "The price of entry for adding to this thread (and other threads of the same nature, for different inks) is a photo of handwriting in the ink in question, while comments about the ink in typed characters are optional/secondary," without, well, expressly dictating to others how you want to thread to be run. If that's the nub of it, personally I'd have preferred that you stated it upfront and point-blank, so that those who struggle to read between the lines, either because English isn't their mother tongue (and it isn't mine) or because they have trouble grasping nuances in interpersonal communication (as I do), just so it's easier for me to understand and hence not be inadvertently disruptive.


As always:  1. Implicit in everything and every instance I write on FPN is the invitation for you to judge me as a peer in the community. I think it's only due respect to take each other's written word in online discussion seriously and apply critical judgment.  2. I do not presume to judge for you what is right, correct or valid. If I make a claim, or refute a statement in a thread, and link to references and other information in support, I beseech you to review and consider those, and judge for yourself. I may be wrong. My position or say-so carries no more weight than anyone else's here, and external parties can speak for themselves with what they have published.  3. I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable. If it is something you can test for yourself and see the results, I entreat you to do so.


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 04:55

I like the color that WSB comes out of the pen initially, but then it dries too light for me. So I prefer Pelikan 4001 RB, even though it is a bit drier.

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 05:23

Part of the problem is that, while your camera may capture information about orientation and record it in the digital image file's metadata, browsers using Webkit in OS_X (i.e. on "Mac" computers) don't seem to respect that for embedded images, even though Safari and Chrome browsers on the (also Apple) iPad, as well as browsers on machines running Windows, don't have a problem rendering the embedded image in the indicated orientation.
 

 


No worries. I'll admit — perhaps it's because I'm dense, or because I'm artless with words, or both — I don't quite understand the distinction you were trying to make there from other Co-Razy-View threads, other than, "The price of entry for adding to this thread (and other threads of the same nature, for different inks) is a photo of handwriting in the ink in question, while comments about the ink in typed characters are optional/secondary," without, well, expressly dictating to others how you want to thread to be run. If that's the nub of it, personally I'd have preferred that you stated it upfront and point-blank, so that those who struggle to read between the lines, either because English isn't their mother tongue (and it isn't mine) or because they have trouble grasping nuances in interpersonal communication (as I do), just so it's easier for me to understand and hence not be inadvertently disruptive.

 

 

Thank you so much for your comments.  

 

First, please understand that I originally posted this thread in Inky Thoughts because I was not sure where it should go.  After I contacted the moderators, we discussed it and it was decided that the this thread should be in Co-Razy-Views.  

 

Also, understand that this was just an idea . . . an experiment.  My hope is that others would join in, as they have done, giving their thoughts and ideas - whether as photos of handwritten entries or other.  My thought was to just see where this led.  

 

I apologize if I have not communicated effectively for you.  


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 02:51

Let's finally, once and for all, get together in solidarity and just refuse to call Waterman Florida Blue by its new name.


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Posted 23 February 2020 - 14:24

Hello early responders,

I really like this idea, and it seems a little easier than the original Co-Razy reviews, which I participated in but dropped out because it got a little too much trouble...

Your discussion of Waterman Serenity/Florida blue prompted a search of my ink hoard, and I managed to turn up one single, old, half filled bottle of Waterman Florida blue. And a ton of Quink blues which I did know I have and occasionally use - I do like what was at some point called Quink permanent blue. The washable, not so much but I doctor it with a little red, purple, or sometimes even black, to give it more presence. But the Waterman... I am going to have to find a new bottle! I do have two bottles of purple, and four new intense black, which is also a very nice black. So thanks for starting this. I promise once I have the Florida blue in a pen again I will actually contribute something.


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Posted 23 February 2020 - 22:46

Hello early responders,

I really like this idea, and it seems a little easier than the original Co-Razy reviews, which I participated in but dropped out because it got a little too much trouble...

Your discussion of Waterman Serenity/Florida blue prompted a search of my ink hoard, and I managed to turn up one single, old, half filled bottle of Waterman Florida blue. And a ton of Quink blues which I did know I have and occasionally use - I do like what was at some point called Quink permanent blue. The washable, not so much but I doctor it with a little red, purple, or sometimes even black, to give it more presence. But the Waterman... I am going to have to find a new bottle! I do have two bottles of purple, and four new intense black, which is also a very nice black. So thanks for starting this. I promise once I have the Florida blue in a pen again I will actually contribute something.

 

Thank you so much!  


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Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:56

And now it has gone further. Stepped by my B&M store and ordered two new Waterman Florida blue (the shop owner also still calls it that), plus we're hoping to add a turquoise as well. This is the same person who had all those vintage Quink (with Solv-X) boxes that I got a few years ago... Now the wait begins.


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Posted 28 February 2020 - 19:07

Sorry for the confusion.

 

For many years long before Mike and I became moderators, the rules stated that Ink Reviews were only 1 reviewer and 1 ink.  That is the hard and fast rule that we have continued to agree to. Everything else went into comparisons and tests.  

 

CRVs are a special section for anything that is NOT a traditional 1 person 1 ink review. We were asked to keep these out of Inky Thoughts because these are historically photo heavy and slow to load. So IT is the larger forum and you can certainly link from there but people on slow connections or located in specific regions (China) have had trouble when the pictures were hosted off site.

 

So, when comparing and contrasting inks and more than one person is adding pictures, place it here, please. 


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Posted 28 February 2020 - 20:17

Sorry for the confusion.

 

For many years long before Mike and I became moderators, the rules stated that Ink Reviews were only 1 reviewer and 1 ink.  That is the hard and fast rule that we have continued to agree to. Everything else went into comparisons and tests.  

 

CRVs are a special section for anything that is NOT a traditional 1 person 1 ink review. We were asked to keep these out of Inky Thoughts because these are historically photo heavy and slow to load. So IT is the larger forum and you can certainly link from there but people on slow connections or located in specific regions (China) have had trouble when the pictures were hosted off site.

 

So, when comparing and contrasting inks and more than one person is adding pictures, place it here, please. 

 

No worries!  Thank you for clarifying this!  


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I don't recall the paper and pen(nib) I used, but discovered recently that Serenity Blue actually has a red sheen with the right combination.

Found it.
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Pen: Parker Vacumatic Emerald Pearl OM nib. It's really wet and very wide.

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