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Family Resemblance

Posted by Dirck on 18 June, 2021

In addition to being four days from my second COVID vaccination, I am thirteen away from my annual summer vacation.

Which is why I’m feeling extremely depleted and non-clever. Here, have a video featuring someone talking about two pens which, despite brand and model, are not at all the same.

Her speculations about the feedback of the older one– any or even all of the above.

Today’s pen: Platinum Curidas
Today’s ink: Platinum blue-black

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Battered but Triumphant

Posted by Dirck on 9 February, 2018

I was going to recreate what should have appeared as last week’s Friday Film, but two things intervened.  The lesser thing was an idiot howling about a desire for a military parade.  The greater was that a friend, after a long, expensive, and exhausting campaign, wrested great victory from the clutching hands of Academia.  He was, if we may quote the musty phrase of Oxford’s capitulation, “granted leave to supplicate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.”

If anything deserves a victory parade, it’s a doctorate from Oxford.

A day of rejoicing and thanks!

Today’s unintentionally thematic pen: Kaweco Student
Today’s ink: Kaweco blue

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Posted by Dirck on 1 February, 2018

This Week’s Pens Inks How Much Novel Progress
  •  2,737 words typed.

You might think, with that relatively high word count, I’d be a happy fellow.

Hey, look, I’m using foreshadowing, like a writer.

It has, by most other metrics, been a fairly abominable week… and a bit.  I’m not going to share the whole sad yarn, but one form of woe which came to the house lately I will offer here, because it’s a kind which I have shared previously.  We have lost yet another cat.  This time, at least, it’s a loss which we saw coming, because unlike so many of the others, this chap lived to the sort of age we expect a cat to last to.  He was the child of she who passed from us eight years back (good heavens, but haven’t I been at this while?), and was creeping stealthily toward his nineteenth birthday.  Alas, like so many desirable prey will, it seems to have noticed him stalking it, and fled away.

He made a pretty good hunt of it, though.  Farewell to Oberon, then.

And because he was adopted by the wrong sort of people, his full name was Oberon Kenobi.

Our sole survivor, Hercule, is as bereft as you might expect from looking at this. Once we’ve cleaned up the place a little, we’ll be seeking new companions for him.

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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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Things to Avoid

Posted by Dirck on 11 April, 2014

An odd entry on the Friday Filched Film– someone else talking about pens.  What’s odd is that I’m giving it space here, even though I disagree with almost everything said in the first five minutes, and spend the rest of the item switching between quite nodding and surging to my feet, finger poised in the attitude of argument, shouting, “Now just a darned minute, buster!”  I don’t necessarily agree with the suggestions or the reasons, but I support the reasoning process that leads to the suggestions.  Plus, there’s some pretty pens.

He also has the grace to not say, “If you disagree with me, U R STOOPID!!!1!”  For my part, I am more given to positive recommendations than negative– I’ve got pages crammed with suggestions for new users young and less so, while the only pen I really urge anyone to avoid is that horrid Apis.

Today’s pen: Wality 52
Today’s ink: Noodler’s La Coleur Royale

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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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A Fig for Convention

Posted by Dirck on 3 September, 2013

I’m given to overdressing.  I may even be accused of taking a small and slightly guilty joy in it.  When I thus complain of being over-dressed today, we run up against another of the odd conceptual wombles of the English language.  I like dressing a couple of stages of formality above what the daily average really calls for.  I dislike being stifled under too many layers of overly heavy cloth.  As an aside, I dislike under-dressing taken in either sense to much the same degree, but today I could only really manage it on the formality front.

I don’t mean to complain about warm weather.  Apart from general principles of Canadian life, the end of last winter was such a protracted affair that an extension of summery-ness is just about due.  Looking at it in that light, I welcome the rather Floridian cast to today’s weather.  Florida in my own experience, I should say, which was in February– hot, muggy, perhaps even sultry.  We are promised at least a week more of similar, and I’ll happily clap onto it as a mere freak of weather rather than fidget about its implications for the global climate.  Taken with last May… and much of July, frankly… there’s no serious effect on the year’s average.

There is, however, an effect on me, the idiot clothes horse.  This past weekend was Labour Day, which I imagine was moved from May 1 to keep North American industrialists from getting too worried about the Reds, and the revealed word of Fashion has it that this particular holiday is the border beyond which summer kit must not cross.  So I left the house this morning wearing something other than my linen jacket and Panama hat.

Swelter.  Misery.  Bedragglement.

And so, Fashion, the back of my hand to you.  The summer kit will bow to the weather, not the calendar.  I’ll want ten layers of wool soon enough.

Today’s pen: Pelikan P488 (and a good job it’s not a black hard rubber model)
Today’s ink: Kaweco blue-black

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