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Your Most Recent Impulsive Ink Purchase? (Replacement Bottles Don't Count.. Only 1St Timers!)


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#41 A Smug Dill

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 01:24

Waterman Serenity Blue.


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 26 August 2020 - 17:51

I have trouble committing to bottles, so I keep ordering samples. 

 

But, inspired by the 5 Best Diamine Inks thread, and to make up enough to get free shipping from JetPens, I ordered a bottle each of Majestic Blue and Sherwood Green.



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Posted 26 August 2020 - 17:56

But, inspired by the 5 Best Diamine Inks thread, and to make up enough to get free shipping from JetPens,


Surely it'd be cheaper to order Diamine ink from Cult Pens, especially when you're ordering a Pelikan M120 from them and the discounted price of the pen alone will meet the free international shipping threshold?

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 26 August 2020 - 18:33

Surely it'd be cheaper to order Diamine ink from Cult Pens, especially when you're ordering a Pelikan M120 from them and the discounted price of the pen alone will meet the free international shipping threshold?

 

Sigh. Indeed it would have been, but you're assuming that I'm going about this logically (rather than impulsively)...

 

ETA: but I'm still going to justify it by figuring that I wanted that Kokuyo notebook cover, and if I hadn't added the ink, I would have paid $9 in shipping, so instead I paid $3 in shipping (the difference between the ink price at JetPens and CultPens, sob, minus the shipping cost), and I'm getting ink. Or something like that.


Edited by brokenclay, 26 August 2020 - 18:56.


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Posted 26 August 2020 - 21:56

The great-great-great grandchildren I don't have yet obviously need more ink than I currently have.  Though I don't quite have as many as "Dill", I can still float a bowling ball.  Impulses are a mighty pesty problem, like that itch you just have to scratch.  For me, they have been coming back to back to back.  First, Endless Pens sent me a notice about a bottle of GVFC Cognac Brown for 10 dollars.  Got to have it and I'm not the biggest fan of lighter browns.  Then, Luxury Brands sent an Instagram about 16oz. bottles of Noodler's.  Found one at Vanness and one at Pen Chalet.  That stung a bit but now the people that will handle my estate will have a lifetime of BSIAR and Proctor's Ledge.  Then, as if this wasn't bad enough, Goldspot had de Atramentis on sale.  5 Bottles later, I'm exhausted and my index fingers hurt from hitting the "My Cart" button.  Since I have the ink, I'll write a note to put on the laptop and the desktop to "Cut it OUT!!!!!".



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Posted 28 August 2020 - 07:08

The Platinum Classic Ink line, in Citrus, Cassis, and Lavender. They aren't particularly practical for me, but I just love the IG color changes and they're so fun that I couldn't resist. I love their shading and color-darkening properties, and they write so nicely for me. I want to have a Citrus Black inked up just because, and probably the same for the others, even though I can't think of an use case for them. 



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Posted 28 August 2020 - 12:48

I want to have a Citrus Black inked up just because, and probably the same for the others, even though I can't think of an use case for them.


Don't you write anything by hand that's for personal use, as opposed to government forms, company paperwork and/or "official use only" documents that the respective "owners" of the artefacts could impose the requirement that all writing must be done in black or blue ink?

To me, writing a (say, level 2) heading in Deep Dark Orange or a gold-sheening purple ink for content on paper that is for my own consumption or reference -- whether that's a personal journal or notes for work -- is a legitimate use case, even if the incidence is relatively low and may not warrant always having that colour inked in a pen and ready to write. However, once one has about as many individual pens as he has different inks, and the pens can be trusted not to allow the ink to evaporate and dry out when capped and unusued for weeks, then it doesn't really matter how often the use case occurs. My Pelikan M200 Gold-Marbled is largely dedicated to Platinum Classic Ink Citrus Black these days, even though it and Cassis Black are probably among my least favourite out of the seven commonly/commercially available Platinum iron-gall inks.

Platinum Khaki Black and Blue-Black come first, Lavender Black next, then Forest Black, and then Cassis Black and Citrus Black. Sepia Black looks too close to Khaki Black, so I never bought a bottle of it to try, given its relatively high price.

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 28 August 2020 - 16:08

Having fallen in love with Bad Belted Kingfisher and Bad Blue Heron (🙏🏼Thanks amberleadavis🙏🏼) Ive uncharacteristically gone for the full retina burn and ordered a bottle of Noodlers Baystate Blue. Should arrive on Monday 😊

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Posted 28 August 2020 - 18:29

Don't you write anything by hand that's for personal use, as opposed to government forms, company paperwork and/or "official use only" documents that the respective "owners" of the artefacts could impose the requirement that all writing must be done in black or blue ink?

To me, writing a (say, level 2) heading in Deep Dark Orange or a gold-sheening purple ink for content on paper that is for my own consumption or reference -- whether that's a personal journal or notes for work -- is a legitimate use case, even if the incidence is relatively low and may not warrant always having that colour inked in a pen and ready to write. However, once one has about as many individual pens as he has different inks, and the pens can be trusted not to allow the ink to evaporate and dry out when capped and unusued for weeks, then it doesn't really matter how often the use case occurs. My Pelikan M200 Gold-Marbled is largely dedicated to Platinum Classic Ink Citrus Black these days, even though it and Cassis Black are probably among my least favourite out of the seven commonly/commercially available Platinum iron-gall inks.

Platinum Khaki Black and Blue-Black come first, Lavender Black next, then Forest Black, and then Cassis Black and Citrus Black. Sepia Black looks too close to Khaki Black, so I never bought a bottle of it to try, given its relatively high price.

Most of my writing is of a nature that I get to choose the ink color, but I find myself almost universally sticking with a single color for the majority of my work. I don't "mix and match" inks in my writing very much, and I haven't really gel'd much with the idea. I've only just recently begun using more than one pen at a time to do most of my writing, and even that is only after using a broad edged pen as my primary, which makes having a UEF and a brush pen useful as auxiliary pens (for drawing lines and headings). Even then, all three are inked with Platinum Blue Black right now. I'm not sure how I might introduce the other inks into the rotation in a way that wouldn't make me think "rainbow vomit" on the page. I'm pretty boring with respect to tending towards a monochrome page. 








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