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Old and New

Writing is both mask and unveiling. – E. B. White

What a beautiful, cloudy day. 🙂 It didn’t rain in our area but the overcast skies made the day quite a pleasant break from the sweltering heat we’ve been enduring these past months. I’ve got so many reports to finish today, but it’s always great to find a bit of time to write.

My companions for today are my two Parker 75s (inked with Diamine Safari and Pilot Iroshizuku Yama Guri) and my Pilot Capless (inked with Sailor Jentle Miruai). All these pens are gifts from a dear friend. Two are from the 1960’s and one is a modern pen. I love all three not just for sentimental reasons, but because all are spectacular writers. 🙂

Break time is over! Back to work I go. 🙂

#FPOTD: Pilot Vanishing Point and Parker 88

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The weather was beautiful this afternoon! I decided that instead of working cooped up in the library, I’d take it outside and enjoy the cool breeze. We live in a quiet area, and early mornings and late afternoons are always very peaceful. I worked on some reports and wrote a bit in my journal. Happiness.

I missed regularly writing in my journal. 🙂 I slowed down back in 2009 because I started working from home and I was always on the computer. Writing with a ballpoint pen added so much strain on my hand and wrist that I had to stop for long periods of time, and it was hard to get the momentum back. So I typed more than I wrote. Just being able to write again for long periods of time without straining my hand, that’s pretty awesome.

FPOTD:
Pilot Vanishing Point – Sailor Miruai
Parker 88 Laque Ivory – Diamine Ancient Copper

A very Christmas-y combination indeed. 🙂

Review: Pilot Capless, Medium

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I’ve had this pen for just a couple of days, and I’ve been using it to write… write… and write some more! I’ve had this pen in my wishlist for seven months, but it was not locally available until this month. I promised myself I would get it sometime next year. I was very much surprised to get it as a gift from a good friend. It’s hands-down, definitely one of the coolest and sweetest gifts I ever got.

My friend had an idea what color I liked, but she brought a few different pens in a box so I could pick out the color that I liked most. Honestly, I thought I was hyperventilating in my quiet excitement. I was torn between the glossy black decimo with the rhodium trim and this other pen which had a color that really caught my eye. I thought at first that it’s black, but when I took it out the box, I noticed it’s like dark teal, or very dark moss green with gold trim. I noticed that in some photos that I took, it look mostly green, and in some it looked mostly blue, depending on the light. I picked it because it’s beautiful and the shade reminds me of the kind of dark green that seems to be very popular in vintage pens, like my Wahl Eversharp Skyline (in marine green) or Parker’s Nassau and Forest Green.

My first VP! Dark teal with gold trim. :)

I thought the color was quite unusual. It’s one of those colors that can be a bit hard to describe. A little research on this pen and apparently it’s just “green with gold trim”, but really, it’s more like the color of Sailor Miruai (seaweed indigo). It certainly complements the gold trim very beautifully.

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A Pilot Capless! Hooray!

I’ve had the Pilot Capless (Vanishing Point) on my wishlist for the longest time. From the time I started collecting pens, actually. They were just really so inaccessible for people who aren’t used to shopping online. I was determined to add this to my collection next year, though. Imagine my surprise when a good friend of mine gifted me with one today! She actually brought a box of three different colors of Capless pens and one Decimo in glossy black and rhodium trim. I picked the one with the unique color. It seems to be teal or blue-green, with gold trim, and (oh joy!) medium nibs.

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The best part of this? It came with the sweetest letter. I read the letter several times, actually. <3

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This pen is just amazing. At first I thought the clip would get in the way of writing but it really doesn’t. I wrote on my Elias notebook with it, and oooohhhh, it gives such a pleasurable writing experience. It’s like writing on butter. This is one seriously smooth nib. I’m gonna use this pen for a bit before I write my review. 🙂

Ooooh. Trippy.
Ooooh. Trippy.