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TaylorJ

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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. :)

 

-Taylor

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. (Winston Churchill)

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

“The proper definition of a man is an animal that writes letters.”


Lewis Carroll


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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,

Barry

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Hello and welcome to FPN.

Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous  Who taught by the pen

Taught man that which he knew not (96/3-5)

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

To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!


- Winston Churchill



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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

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