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Pensieve: Pilot Vanishing Point Metallic in Mountain Blue: A Review

Pilot Vanishing Point Metallic in Mountain Blue: A Review

(With a handwritten review at the end)

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My first Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen was a Carbonesque Blue EF I bought from Amazon. I hated it. It hardly wrote. It was uncomfortable to hold. It was heavy. Eventually, I sold it. That was several years ago. I swore I would never buy another Vanishing Point again. But then the metallics came out, and I drooled over them, especially the Mountain Blue one. I have a thing for blue fountain pens.

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Pensieve: Namiki Maki-e Pine Tree Bonsai Fountain Pen Review

Namiki Maki-e Pine Tree Bonsai Fountain Pen Review

I bought my Namiki Maki-e Pine Tree Bonsai fountain pen from Classic Fountain Pens. It was among their “previously owned” pens, and I snatched it up after being very disappointed by the Pilot Falcon Resin I had bought a few weeks before.

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Pensieve: My Fountain Pen Addiction

Pensieve: My Fountain Pen Addiction

My name is Susan. And I am a fountain pen addict.

My addiction began with a Lamy Safari.

Well, sort of. It actually started when I was having trouble getting motivated to write in my journal. So, I thought, “If I get a fountain pen, surely that will make me write more, because fountain pens are what real writers use!” You know, like Hemingway, even though he’s dead and fountain pens were normal when he was writing. But maybe he didn’t use a fountain pen at all. Maybe he just used a typewriter. Frankly, I don’t know what Hemingway wrote with and I don’t care because I don’t like Hemingway. But I’m sure Mark Twain wrote with a fountain pen, and so should I. I love Mark Twain. Continue reading Pensieve: My Fountain Pen Addiction