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Colorverse Schrödinger - a lazy review


A Smug Dill
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An ink from Colorverse's Season 3 ‘Multiverse’. Pair with Cat shimmer (or ‘glistening’) ink as a retail package.

 

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Colour: A lively and cheerful green; stays bright and vivid after drying.

 

Flow and lubrication: [revised] Relatively wet. My usually dry-writing Sailor Fude de Mannen pen write more smoothly with this ink than I expected; and, when I transferred the half-full converter into a new F-nibbed Sailor HiAce Neo — not a model that tends to write wetly or too smoothly out-of-the-box, in my experience — the ~0.2mm-wide lines come out wetter and darker than shown in this review, and wet enough to be a problem writing Chinese ideograms quickly in 5mm-squared space, in spite of the narrowness of the lines, because of how commonly lines intersect and criss-cross, causing pooling of the still-fluid ink on the page from earlier pen strokes. (I haven't timed it yet, but I hate to think how long those lines would take to dry!)

 

Feathering: Not observed on Rhodia Dotpad 80g/m² paper.

Show-through: Not observed on Rhodia Dotpad 80g/m² paper.

Bleed-through: Not observed on Rhodia Dotpad 80g/m² paper.

 

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Drying time: Relatively slow, taking more than 30 seconds on Rhodia Dotpad 80g/m² paper.

 

Water resistance: Low.

 

Shading: Choppy shading along fine or broader lines, but not much that can be easily seen in extra fine lines.

Sheen: Not observed on Rhodia Dotpad 80g/m² paper.

 

My verdict: I like the colour a lot. The chromatography is pretty. It's not a Noodler's Ink. That's about all the good things I can think of to say about it, considering that I'm sure there is some Diamine ink colour (or half a dozen) that looks like this and behaves equally well, for about a quarter of the asking price (on a per-millilitre basis).

 

 

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Oh, smudge it! I inadvertently left four words out of the first ‘line’ in 滄海賦 (Ode to the Ocean). I was looking for a body of sample text that contains a high concentration of uncommon and horrifically complex Chinese hanzi (all the better to test the fineness of fine nibs with, my dear), and this ancient rhapsody contains such later on in the piece. At this point it still very unfamiliar and jarring to me, almost it isn't quite as unintelligible as the Heart Sutra to most people.

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; and link to third-party content where I can, when I make a claim or refute a statement of fact in a thread. If there is something you can verify for yourself, I entreat you to do so, and judge for yourself what is right, correct for valid. I may be wrong, and my position or say-so is no more authoritative and carries no more weight than anyone else's here.

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2 hours ago, A Smug Dill said:

Oh, smudge it! I inadvertently left four words out of the first ‘line’ in 滄海賦 (Ode to the Ocean). I was looking for a body of sample text that contains a high concentration of uncommon and horrifically complex Chinese hanzi (all the better to test the fineness of fine nibs with, my dear), and this ancient rhapsody contains such later on in the piece. At this point it still very unfamiliar and jarring to me, almost it isn't quite as unintelligible as the Heart Sutra to most people.

I think you can be forgiven! 

 

Thanks as always for a great and not very lazy at all review. It's a pretty ink, and a great name, but I don't think it's interesting enough to make it onto the wishlist. Not at Colorverse prices anyway!

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Another nice review Dill. I hope the rains aren't effecting you much down under :(

The silver lining will be that type of wet weather Is great to torture test inks.... :)

 

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Now that I've tried this ink in a different pen, I'm revising my assessment of its wetness.

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1 hour ago, A Smug Dill said:

Now that I've tried this ink in a different pen, I'm revising my assessment of its wetness.

That was my impression of this ink too. A lovely colour and quite a good flow. Bummer about the price and the bundling.

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Thanks for the review!  This pair has never particularly appealed to me (and still doesn't) but that water test is quite interesting. :)

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Hello A Smug Dill, I purchased a small 5ml bottle of this

ink last year firstly because it was a shade of green I didn't

own and secondly the whole Schrodinger's cat paradox.

How it relates I cannot even hazard a guess. 

 

Well I have used it in about 8 different pens and it's always

been a well behaved ink, in all respects. The bottom line is

Would i buy it again? Yes I would.

 

Very nice review of the ink. Cheers.

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I really love this ink. And whenever I make up samples for people, this one and ro fire and ice are always chosen out of 70 odd colors - it really is so eye catching!

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Bleh...another blue-based green ink.
Pass.

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