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>2016
>not writing with Swiss made luxury writing instruments
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Very veblen
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> not zebra mech pencils

D R O P P E D
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>Spending hundreds of dollars on a thing that can make marks on paper just like any other writing utensil


Truly, you are the biggest of suckers.
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>>7652248
it's 2016 faggot we use computers

also
>luxury
>$120 pen

yea ok
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Some pen I picked up somewhere for free
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I write a lot so I use pencil or BIC
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Ticonderoga, wood, HB/soft
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>>7652292
Literally this
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I don't write with ink... I mean, I do for classes and stuff, but for writing I use graphite - so I can erase and edit
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>>7652287
>>7652288
Not only that but of all things it's a ballpoint
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pencil is the most patrician writing implement

writing with a 'luxury pen' is the equivalent of a balding middle manager driving a lamborghini. you are being laughed at
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>>7652431
The blue is a pen, but the silver in OP's picture is a mechanical pencil.
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One from Germany one from France and one from Taiwan.
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>>7652443
Lamy, Waterman and TWSBI?
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>>7652248
Skilcraft B3 Aviator
started using them when I was in the military, never wanted for another pen
has black and red ink and a mech. pencil
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>>7652439
luxury pencil*
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>>7652460
and Nemosine, it's an America company but it's made in Taiwan
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pentel slicci 0.4
pilot g-tec-c4
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>>7652248
My laptop. Who the hell can afford all the ink and paper.
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i use my hands.
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>>7652248
>spending money on a luxury pen
>ballpoint
Like consulting the Zagat for spaghetti and meatballs, desu

Lamy 4 life
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>>7653006
this. what the fuck OP.
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>>7652248
flip the page over, OP
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>>7652286
yeeeeeaaahhh
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>>7653006
>High school economics
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I'd like to get a fountain pen, but do they write well in composition books? That's where I have my diary.
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Who /IncR2/ here?
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>>7653089
I'm 19
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>>7653097
Depends on the paper quality. Some cheaper paper will bleed or blotch.

A nice cheap fountain pen for around $15 (which is still a quality writing pen) would be the Pilot Metropolitan (they have both a fine and medium nib). Just buy an ink converter (since the one it comes with is a joke) or just buy disposable ink cartridges.
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>>7653097
Which brand?
I've found that cheap composition books, especially NORCOM brand (smooth, opaque paper, usually sold at Walmart or other quasi-department stores) or books using paper sourced from Brazil are extremely fountain pen friendly, even for larger nib sizes.

On the low end, I've found that Mead makes fountain pens unpleasant. While you won't get bleedthrough or feathering if you use a F or EF, the paper is sort of rough and transparent.

On the high end of composition books, you can't do much better than Oxford.
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>>7653158

I will check into a Metropolitan as it'll be my first fountain pen.

>>7653172

NORCOM, so I'm good?
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Pentel Q1005 or Pilot Hi-tec.
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>>7653196
Absolutely.
I recommend the fine metropolitan unless you have large handwriting; coming from the usually finer, lighter, skipper ballpoint tip to their broader and darker FP equivalents is jarring sometimes.

The fine Metropolitan is very fine, so don't sweat about it.
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>>7653213

I'm left-handed. Will the ink smear with the finer point? It smears sometimes with my regular pen, and it's quite annoying.
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>>7653221
Take a picture of your normal handwriting position.
If you're an overhand leftie or an underhand leftie, it probably won't smear; however, since you said you smear with your regular pen, I'd recommend a fast-drying ink like Noodler's HoD. Once it's on the page for a second, it won't smudge at all (especially on uncoated paper like comp books).

The reason ballpoints and gel pens smear is because the ink used is pigment in a greasy suspension. When you write with these, the ink sits atop the page and can be smeared with a fingertip easily.

Fountain pens and rollerballs use a dye-in-water ink, which penetrates the fibers and eliminates the fear of smear; however, it does introduce some anxiety about bleedthrough and feathering.

As long as you use a fine enough nib and a quality paper, you'll never have trouble. Most FP ink reviews online include a dry time test as well.
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>>7652248
That looks so uncomfortable
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A $5 logitech keyboard
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>>7653204
My dick is diamonds your writing is so damn good nigger!
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>>7653248

Pretty much pic related.
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>>7652248
>>7652288

those caran d'ache pens are like $20 a pop. Hardly luxury.
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>>7653263
Underhander.
You'll be golden.
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>>7652251
nice

t.econ
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>>7653006
Nice handwriting desu. Did you triangle yourself or have you always written like this?
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>>7653844
*Train
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>>7653006
>handwriting autists are in high school

Ok now it makes sense
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>>7653847
Only looks like that after dicking around with swashes and cursive in senior year. I do have some calligraphy practice but that came well after my handwriting settled in.
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>>7653871
>implying I'm not in community college
>implying I'm not an idiot
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The shittier the pen, the sturdier, the better your writing.
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>>7652248
i have an airforce pen i found, and an old pen from a highschool teacher that is super nice. those two write smoothly, and thick in ink without smearing.
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I'm so poor I literally cannot afford anything other than a BIC such as this one: >>7652293
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>>7652288
>le current year meme
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>>7652248
just a simple montblanc.
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>>7652248
Esquisse master race signing in.
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Who Kuru Toga here?
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>>7654015
>just a simple montblanc.
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a computer

I WRITE PROSE NOT CURSIVE YOU FAGGOTS
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>>7652520
>not the pilot G-Tec-C3
Enjoy thick coarse lines
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I swear, /lit/ tries it's hardest to talk about anything but actual books.
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Might I suggest the following?
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>>7653006
>near illegible handwriting
>can't draw a straight line worth shit
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>>7654349
>implying I don't import my crazy directly from the land of the slanty-slanty sniffy-panty
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>>7653141
What magic splooged ye on this image?!
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utility incarnate

anything more elaborate than this is pure extravagance

gold pens will not improve your leaden prose
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>>7654384

and a perfect pencil for backup
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>>7652248
>caring about your pens
he actually fell for it
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>>7654390
>wooden pencil
>writing
What's the point? HA HA WOW!
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>>7654398
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>>7654483
>image macros
How about you fucking kill yourself
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Lamy Safari, the cheapest quality fountain pen, like $26 bux
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>>7652248
>>7652281
>>7653006
>>7653141
>>7653204
>>7653263
>>7653873
>>7653909
>>7654616

How is your handwriting so shit, /lit/? I thought you all were into aesthetics? I mean, Jesus fucking Christ. Amateurs.
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Pilot G2s. Love them so much.
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>>7654702

As for the left-handed thing that isn't my writing, it's just an image I grabbed off google that has the closest approximation of my writing utensil holding style.
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>>7652286
mein negro
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>>7652248
Away from home but i write with a handmade dip pen, i turned a banksia pod for the handle and was thinking of inserting graphite for a pencil but ended up getting a friend to make a nib out of a coke can, which i used a blowtorch to join to the handle (a mistake as the handle now has charred marks). It's hard to scratch from right to left but is otherwise beautiful to write with, all honestly i mainly just use it for projects rather than everyday writing (I use a computer).
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>>7654702
can we see yours?
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>>7654792

Sure. What do you want me to write?
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>>7654702
bait harder faggot
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>>7652248
>it's a fucking leaf
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who else /easternfountainpens/ here?

Currently using a Hero, but sadly I have forgotten which model. Black and silver, med. width. The Japs are based when it comes to inexpensive fountain pens that are reliable.
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Heh, you do you that joke about pens in space?
At one point NASA spent millions of dollars to invent a pen that could be used in space without the ink floating away. The russians used a pencil. Haha.
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>>7652248
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>>7657441
cherry browns btw
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>>7657386
http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp
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>>7652248
>not getting with the times
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>>7652248
blood of the innocent.
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>>7652248
i prefer writing on my laptop, mostly because of how heavily I edit my texts
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>>7657909
This. Also, my handwriting looks like that of a child.
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>>7657485
>iphone
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>>7657933
me too, my handwriting is absolute shit
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>>7657936
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>>7657933
I wish I had the handwriting of a child
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ITT pretentious faggots that very probably write shit
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>>7652248

>Writing with pen
>2016

Pick one.
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>>7654710
mein negro. came here to say this. Are we normies or just better writers?
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>>7652248
Pilot precise V7, blue ink

Been buying these since 2001, favorite pen in the world
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>>7658541
v5 is more patrician desu
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>>7658541
Yeah yeah. But I like the thick line and the ink flowing out really wantonly. The thinner point on the V5 is neater but it scratches more and takes more effort to draw along the tooth of the paper. I prefer a fast and smooth writing experience even if it is sloppier.
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>>7658541
the edge where the cap ends when you close the pen always cut into my finger when i wrote with those. fucking hate those pens.
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How the fuck do you guys write so neat? Two years of frantically scrawling notes during lectures has ruined mine completely
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Lovin it
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>they don't use Parker pens
How cheap are you fucks? Invest in the pen and buy refills.
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>>7658466
We just found a good middle ground between quality and price. I buy the G2 also because it isn't the end of the world if I lose one.
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>>7659730
kek
>paying that much for a ballpoint
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>>7652248
>Swiss made luxury writing instruments

being this much of a materialistic bitch
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forgive me senpai
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Any suggestions for cheap pens (not ballpoint) that look nice? Even a bit fancy? Not terribly utilitarian like >>7658541
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You should care less about the quality of your pens and more about the quality of your writings.
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>>7659819
0.7 though
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What's the best resource for improving handwriting?

It's always been serviceable at best, but I feel that it's a dying art and one I'd like to keep alive.

Also, is there any legitimate reason for fountain pens in this day and age? Genuine question.
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>>7659730
the mac of pens
fucknut
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>>7659867
>Also, is there any legitimate reason for fountain pens in this day and age?
yes, reenactment of historical scenarios
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I buy these because I'm a pretentious cyberpunk wanna be
>tfw no one knows how special my pens are
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>>7659867
Reddit has a subreddit dedicated to handwriting that has some good resources in their wiki
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>>7660018
Oo got em
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>>7660151
What are you talking about?
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>>7652248
Any sort of pen you vain, pretentious, and utter faggot. I am cringing entirely to think that there are men who actually give a thought to what they write with and who go so far as to take pride in it. You post that pen on Instagram too?
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>>7655887

Not bait.
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>>7659825

>2016
>Not knowing that whatever your ritual, having one improves your writing.
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>>7657485
>iphone
absolutely degenerate
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>>7659730
>parker sonnet ballpoint
>ballpoint
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>>7659819
Noodler's and Lamy pens are cheap and good looking

If you're really a budget boy, you can buy a jinhao
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>>7652248
>Ballpoint

Enjoy your muscle cramps from having to press down that bloody ball into your paper. Fountain pens, not even exclusively the expensive ones, glide over the paper and it takes a lot less effort. I've owned various, but I've now found one for €2 that writes like a dream.
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What do I write with? Anon, that's why we have secretaries
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>>7661423
you get muscle cramps from using a ballpoint pen? BAD GENES I'D SAY.
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>>7660266
all the cool writers have iphones
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>>7659757
You can get a plastic/ metal jotter for £5 refill for £2-5 or full metal jotter for £10-15. Nice pens that write well and last ages not massively pricy
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>>7659819
Parker vector or IM series
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>>7661585
Vector seems good enough. I'll be on the lookout for this one, thanks.
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>not buying these in bulk
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>>7658466
I also use G2s and I'm the best writer here.
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pencils>pens
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>>7662487
Pencils are GOAT for academics and keyboards are GOAT for writing.

Pens are completely obsolete.
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Uniball Onyx (for writing and study notes) and Pilot G2 10 (for taking notes in class) because I'm not about to spend ridiculous anounts of money on a pen.

Print is above, script is below. It's all slanty because I have had a tendency to slant my paper since I was a boy.
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>>7659730
c here
>>7659317
>>7659305
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>>7652248
>not using a fountain pen
OP pls
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>>7652460
mah nigga
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>>7659840

I use one of these (600 0.7 black). It's really nice!
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>>7653097
if it has good enough paper and the pen isnt a wet writer. I would recommend getting quality paper, thats soft and smooth to the touch, and a wet writing pen for the best experience. one with a medium to broad nib or bigger.
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>>7654384
I have that. Got the black one though.
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>>7659730
parker 51, best pen youll ever buy.
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>>7659305
I used to have a similar Parker, but the clip was silver. It was my favorite, but I misplaced it a while back.

hold me
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>Not using a quill to write your things.
Jesus Christ /lit/. Are you all plebs?
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>all these pens
>no standard paper-mate black
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>>7663048
>that
>quill
I know you're giving me a hassle but you're retarded
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>using handwriting utensils in the current year
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>>7661466
I do after writing for hours on end. You can write almost indefinitely with a fountain pen
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>>7663081
Doesn't upgrade to these >>7662449

Fug off
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zebra f301 pens, they work awesome
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who /bic 0.7mm/ here?
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>>7660014
If i saw you IRL I would compliment your pen.
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I mostly TeXworks.

I've got no clue why anyone would write by hand when the technology is right there in front of them.
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>>7663762
Thanks anon
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The one and only
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tfw poor Australian student milking the hell out of a 10-ish pack of based kilometrico from the early 2000s
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