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Seven Seas “Writer” Tomoe River Paper Journal (Size A5): A Review

The Seven Seas “Writer” Tomoe River Paper Journal (Size A5):

A Review

 

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Cover Page for the Seven Seas Writer

I first fell in love with Tomoe River paper after buying a tablet from the Fountain Pen Network classifieds. So when I discovered a journal made out of Tomoe paper, I was very excited. If you’ve never used Tomoe River Paper, you are missing out on an impressive writing experience. Even though the paper is quite thin (52 gsm), it is fountain-pen friendly, smooth as glass (but not slick), and as lovely to touch as silk. Its subtle cream color is not too yellow to throw off the shade of your ink. The quality is impeccable. Even though Tomoe paper is thin, it has a magical quality that prevents bleed through (though there is slight show through). Even my wettest pens do well with this paper.

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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

Pensieve: Dance of the Fountain Pen

Dance of the Fountain Pen

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I am gadget girl. I love electronic gadgets, particularly ones from Apple. I adore my iPhone. I adore my iPad. I adore my Mac. I adore my new Pebble watch. So, one might wonder why on earth I would choose to keep a hand-written journal, a Midori calendar that I have to fill in myself, a written to-do list, and why I would grade student papers with fancy schmancy fountain pens? Continue reading Pensieve: Dance of the Fountain Pen