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Posted by Dirck on 21 October, 2011

A friend of mine has been in correspondence over the past week about getting a pen and some ink.  The culmination was the arrival of a nice TWSBI 540, with an impending denoument of some mail-borne ink.  Because I had a miserable migraine-addled sleep (until 3.30am when “sleep” could no longer be said to be happening), I find myself now slightly wondering at the nature/nuture aspect of fountain pens.  Was this move prompted by an inclination towards fountain pens, known to be present previously, simply reawakening?  Was it some subconscious peer emulation, in the mode of “Gosh, he’s sure enjoying fountain pens, maybe I should give them another try”?

Since the last sentence there was based on the knowledge that the man himself looks in here with some regularity, we may get an actual answer (which will spoil the fun of the 17th century-style natural philosophic inquiry, in which facts are less useful than speculation).  I sort of hope the latter; I’d rate it a victory if I discovered that I was in fact nudging susceptible people into fountain pen use….

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Lifetime 1750 
Today’s Ink: Diamine Steel Blue

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