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Anyone else take Goulet Pens new quiz to find the fountain pen that matches your personality? Even though some of the answer choices in the quiz would have been "none of the above" if I had been honest, the response was eerily accurate. It said I would like Pilots. I have a bunch of Pilots, as well as a Sailor I really like but that Goulet doesn't carry. Good quiz!

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Yeah, kinda strange - they didn't have "correct" answers for me to all the questions, so I picked the closest, and on one I just picked the fun answer rather than the accurate answer (dragon as my preferred mode of transportation), and it gave me Pilot too - and I do have more Pilot pens than any single brand. :) I would love to see the logic behind the scenes.

 

ETA: for those who didn't see the link

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BaronWulfraed

Ditto...

 

Suggested Karas -- a brand I never heard of until this last week.

 

Apparently REI (I miss them -- nearest store is now across the state from me, rather than two in 15 mile radius), gryphons, and dragons, predominated the results.

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Not at all close for me. I choose Dragons too because they didn't list a Corvette or Jeep

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Clearly you're buying the wrong pens! ;)

Clearly they need to sell a wider variety of pens! ;)

 

I thought the quiz was cute though and not the most useless thing I did on the Internet today.

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ErrantSmudge

I got Platinum as my recommendation. I don't have any Platinum pens, but I recently considered buying one (3776, one the Goulet quiz suggested) so there's that. I also thought the quiz was kind of fun.

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The quiz basically called me a hipster and said I should consider Retro 51. I have been eyeing the Lincoln fountain pen for a while now... 😄

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Opus 88 for me.. hmm, and I have none. I mostly prefer german brands. Are they german?

Not German. Seems to be China / Taiwan.

 

The quiz gave me flashbacks to 2006 MySpace quizzes of what color are you.

 

I got pilot. I do love me some Japanese pens.

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I couldn't finish the quiz because there was no option for "none" on the instagram question.

 

I considered selecting the "minimalism life" instagram, but then I realised that if I was trying to be minimalist and simplify my life I probably wouldn't want the complication of dealing with instagram (which I already don't anway)...

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I got Kaweco as the recommendation. One brand of which I do not have any pens, and in which I have no interest whatsoever, even though I have heard of it.

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The quiz suggests that I shop Pilot, which is in fact my favorite modern brand. Although I have all that I want by now, and any additional pens will probably be vintage.

 

Impressive coincidence, since many of the questions didn't even apply to me. The music they mentioned was all modern pop music, much of which I've never heard or heard of. No mention of Bach, Mozart, Brahms, even Stravinsky? I've never looked at Instagram, and none of the choices they mention would give me a reason to start. They don't give my kind of hat (flat cap).

 

Etc.

 

But of course, it's not to be taken too seriously. Just supposed to be "fun". B)

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Clearly they need to sell a wider variety of pens! ;)

 

Can't disagree with that. Would be nice if they and Sailor could mend fences.

 

I thought the quiz was cute though and not the most useless thing I did on the Internet today.

 

Excellent! You used the internet for one of its primary purposes ("useless" and "funny cat videos/pictures" (which is a subset of useless, but still the primary purpose of the internet)). :lol:

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The music they mentioned was all modern pop music, much of which I've never heard or heard of. No mention of Bach, Mozart, Brahms, even Stravinsky?

 

Right? The absence of classical did seem kinda glaring. Maybe that was because Goulet don't carry MontBlanc. ;)

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My answers result also said "Pilot" and suggested (IIRC) that I look at the Justus 95. Of course given that I would probably look at NONE of the Instagram links that may have skewed the results somewhat.

When I posted my results on their FB page, I said I was somewhat surprised by the result because I would have expected (from my answers) to have ended up with my "perfect for me" pen being a Parker 51! :lol: (Because well, duh.... B))

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They have nice pens, but I'll stick to Lamy and Kaweco. The quiz didn't really work for me anyway. :)

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