TOTALLY FUCKED EDITION
Continued from >>52795071
>Best beginner FPs?
Pilot Metropolitan F
>Where do I buy?
East Coast + Old South - Goulet
West Coast + Midwest - Anderson
Canada - Knightswriting
Europe - You can find a store in any big city
>How do I improve my handwriting?
Look up what script you're trying to follow, and download worksheets. It works.
If you're fundamentally fucked, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAWA5qw065k [Embed]
Neat film on how writing technology developed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNWR2qnNTT4 [Embed]
What're you writing with, Anon?
What's the problem with left handed writing? I'd assume smearing, but is there anything else? For smearing, I'd use quick drying ink and some sort of downward grip. Gripping the pen by the barrel, not the grip could also help.
Just do this
You could also go full da Vinci for fun
Well, my biggest problem is that cursive writing just isn't very compatible with left-handedness, the way the letters are formed, I believe designed with the movement of the right hand in mind.
>Just do this
I tried but I am so used to hooking, I find it very hard to adjust.
I guess that is part of the path to change, so maybe I'll just have to bear with it.
Emerald of Chivor
Any dip pen users? I'm thinking about just picking some random ones up on Ebay and giving it a whirl, but is there a good place to learn about the different brands and stuff? Or is there nothing important to learn?
I like their blue with gold too.
But I doubt it would show very well on my EF tips.
>taking a $300 pen to class
>not keeping it on your person at all times
Empty it out every week or so and flush it with warm water.
Every couple of months add a flush with some dish soap.
Check on youtube how to disassemble it and if it ever dries out on you clean out each part with a soft toothbrush.
Platinum Preppy is THE beginner's pen, and I'll always recommend it because it's actually really nice to use: the EF nib is hairline thin, smooth, good flow and excellent as an eyedropper (never leaks, huge ink)
The cap will crack if treated roughly, but it's a $5 pen.
The Kakuno is outmoded by the Preppy
Picked one of these bad boys up instead of a graphgear
Here's my Ahab, vac 700, and lamy 2000 in a case my mother made for me
P nifty, homie
Got any more pics of the Ahab? I bought a Konrad that I ended up returning because the quality of the resin was pretty poor (clear demo)
Thinking of buying two nib creapers and pulling a little mix-and-match to recreate pic related on the cheap. Does anyone know if the piston knob on the creaper comes off?
Honestly, someone tell me I'm not crazy.
Noodler's inks smell like cherry yogurt right?
I swear to god, if not cherry, they smell like some kind of fruity yogurt.
Also private reserve burgundy mist is the greatest red ever created, bar none.
I just bought this for my SO for V-day.
It cost double a normal Safari, but it is cute.
They snap onto the clip.
Whats up with all this cursive meme in this thread? We were forced to use cursive in school when i was young and i was so happy when i was able to drop that shit later and write all pretty and normal like the computer does. Most of nonautistic people can't even read the shitty cursive anymore.
Cursive is legit faster to write if you're decent at it.
Most people I know (who write a lot) write a sort of "mixture" of cursive and print; it isn't quite either, the letters are somewhat connected like in cursive but still look quite like print.
I was only taught print writing in school, but once I had to start writing quickly the letters just start to connect themselves because I don't have time to lift the pen off the page.
After a while I learned 'full' cursive because it just looks nicer.
Reminder that your pen wont make you a better artist/calligrapher/typographist, so on, so forth. Don't worry too much about the gear- whatever works, works. Focus on what you can do with it and push that to the maximum possible extent. You'd be better off in /ic/ than getting advice here.
I handled a few and wasn't impressed.
For one, they have the ugly ass "FIELD NOTES" printed on the front cover instead of being plain black or something.
And for another they are all small as shit.
Well, my country will stop teaching cursive to kids this year. So everyone I know - of whom the youngest is my little brother at 14 years old - has learned cursive up to this point.
I'm 22 in a nordic country, I spent like 3-4 years writing nearly everything in cursive - it was forced, you weren't allowed to write in print.
And so did every kid other here up to this year; they only just now changed the syllabus.
You can stop it for a second, otherwise you can get a sponge to spill it into if you can't hold mid-stream. Afterwards just fill up again and write on. After all that shit, I'd probably do a bladder enema just to be sure.
>learned cursive in elementary
>mother writes cursive like shit
>sister writes like mother
>father writes cursive
>too slow because I'm quite meticulous about my writing
>find it faster and nicer if I write in print
>happy as can be, mother keeps telling me to write like a human being
Here in Poland everybody starts learning cursive in late kindergarten and are obligated to use it throughout the whole schooling system (notes, exams, essays, reports etc.). I'm sure many, if not most of European countries have it the same, so the idea of being unable to write cursive (and the prospect of not knowing how to write at all) really baffles me.
Fucking this. This is why cursive is dumb. I get that it can be faster, and it looks great with some inks shading, but everyone ends up writing it their own way, and it looks different as fuck. You know what the letters look like when you print? LETTERS. Also, do computers use cursive? No. They don't. Do doctors use cursive? I'm not actually sure, I'm not a pharmacist. Plus it's an entirely separate set of letters to learn for a language you already know.
Well, these are the new official models for the alphabet. No more cursive for the kids.
Yeah, I think it would be better to still teach it. But I'm sure the folks at the national board of education have considered more things than I have.
International use of the letters, for one. If you learn cursive, you tend to know it when it's slightly different. If you learn print, you'll be able to read almost all prints. I write like this, personally. For me it's faster, more legible even for people seeing it for the first time (I fuck up r and v sometimes, but mostly not).
I can't read cursive it's so fucking unreadable even if it's the best professional writing it.
I'm trying to get the hang of turning pens. Anyone else turn pens, mind if I pick your brain?