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Posted by Dirck on 26 March, 2015

Day What How Much Duration Pen Ink
  • 23 March
  • 24 March
  • 25 March
  • 26 March
  • Choose Your Own Unspeakable Doom.
  • The same…
    • …and a start on short story “Then Tell, Oh Tell…” because a rather nice opening for it came to me during my break this morning.
  • Deja Doom
  • Eight manuscript pages.
  • Eight pages all told.
  • Six pages
  • Eleven pages
  • 45 min.
  • 40 min.
  • 30 min.
  • 55 min.

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Let’s ALL Sing the Doom Song!

Posted by Dirck on 20 March, 2015

In a previous progress report, I included a reference to the “Doom Song”.  It occurred to me that some people might not know what that reference is… and I’m enough of a jerk to inflict it upon you:

However, I’m not so much of a jerk that I won’t add some context… although admitting to liking the show (a lot) might not shine the most flattering of lights in my own direction.

I’ll also point out that I’m being conscientiously non-jerky in declining to add a link to the product of combining a diseased imagination and editing software; if you care to look for it yourself, you can find a ten hour extended mix of the song.

Today’s pen: Kaweco Sport

Today’s ink: Quink black

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Posted by Dirck on 12 March, 2015

Day What How Much Duration Pen Ink
  • 10 March
  • 11 March
  • 12 March
  • Choose Your Own Unspeakable Doom.
  • Eleven (!!) manuscript pages.
  • Seven pages.
  • Five pages, and furious cross-referencing.
  • 50 min.
  • 40 min.
  • 35 min.

…and also, one of my stories (“A Mighty Fortress is Our God”) just went out for critique by strangers via Critters.Org.  I may not be a perfeshunal yet, but I’m trying hard.

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Art… possibly.

Posted by Dirck on 6 March, 2015

If you’ve spent seven years putting together something that has no actual purpose, one would hope it rates as art.  It’s in a museum, too:

If not art, then… educational material?  Oh, the indignity!

Today’s pen: Kaweco Sport
Today’s ink: Quink black

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Take as Required

Posted by Dirck on 10 January, 2014

A couple of films for Friday, one very short, one very long, and both meant as a counter-agent to all the wintry misery many of us have had this week.

Yep. It’s a magical place.

Today’s Pen: Kaweco Sport (casual day!)
Today’s ink: Iroshizuku Fuyu-Syogun (as a means of placating the roaring brute outside)

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Intolerable Conditions (nearly)

Posted by Dirck on 31 January, 2013

I mentioned a few entries back about “expectedly craptacular” weather, did I not?  -33 when I left the house this morning.

Too cold, it seems, for the furnace at The Regular Job.  There’s some poor bastard creeping about on the roof this very minute, putting it right, and since it’s not yet cold enough to keep vegetables fresh in here, we’re not being given a day off (resentment mingles with pride at Canadian hardiness).  While it’s possible to do one’s duties in these temperatures, it’s no fun to try typing (or, as I initially put down, “trypinh”) original thoughts.  I’m just going to go and look at original thoughts of others and sit on my hands a lot over the lunch break.  Jack Frost willing, I will be around tomorrow, Friday though it be.

Today’s pen: Kaweco Sport 
Today’s ink: Kaweco blue-black (the moment it stops flowing, I’m outta here)

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Short, Dark, and (Reasonably) Handsome

Posted by Dirck on 29 January, 2013

Those who fought their way through to the end of yesterday’s odd entry (cabin fever, folks; don’t underestimate it!) will have noticed that I am now publicly admitting to the Kaweco Sport I was given in the Yule-proximate time just past.  I thought, since someone has had their breath bated since the beginning of the month, I’d utter a couple of less formal thoughts as an appendix to what I’ve got on my site.  Let’s have the little fellow in front of us, though– I’d hate to be accused of talking behind his back:

To the uninitiated, it hardly suggests “pen” at all.

For a start, I think this is one of the best combinations of unconventional looks and appealing configuration I’ve run across.  I could look at that all day long… or rather at the actual item, since the flattening effect of photography somewhat reduces the appeal.

I’m also quite pleased with the portability aspect of it.  I’ll probably be able to resist the urge to pitch it into a trouser pocket to be beaten about by keys and change, but it’s one of the few pens I’ve got that will lie in the pockets of the waistcoat I’m wearing today.  I’ve got a couple of smaller ring-tops, but they’re vintage and I dare not leave them untethered, which means they tend to not lie flat.  This waistcoat is of excellent material, but the pockets are painfully shallow; if my tiny metal Wahl peeks up out of them, there’s little hope for other pens, and yet the Sport snuggles down in them and stays put.

I’m also happy enough with the performance.  It’s not an big-deal expensive pen, so I’m not expecting a lot out of it, and as I’ve said time and again it’s the low expectations that get fulfilled to admiration.  When it was delivered, there were expressions of regret that it was a medium, but I have to say that this is a very restrained medium point for a modern pen.  It’s almost Japanese in its interpretation, perhaps even vintagesque.  The sole worry I have is slight dryness, and this might be an artifact of the Kaweco brand ink I’ve used thus far in it.  It’s not such a problem that I’ve been moved to attack it with the tools of remediation.

The last thought I have to offer at the moment (I only have so many each day, after all), is connected with the looks once again.  I do not show any pictures of the pen sans cap.  I don’t recall ever having seen such a picture, and I don’t intend to address this lack any time soon.  The Kaweco Sport without its cap is rather like a hermit crab without a shell; not very useful, a little nervous, and funny-looking to the point of grotesquery.  Few people will think to use it without the cap posted in any event, so there’s little danger of espying it in it’s undraped state.

Today’s pen: Kaweco Sport (with its shame firmly covered)
Today’s ink: Kaweco blue-black (no profile page for these inks yet, so it’s just a visual sample)

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