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Posted by Dirck on 30 December, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 13 December
  • 14 December
  • 15 December
  • 16 December
  • Drove to work
  • The same
  • Taxi to work, ride from brother which included picking up a charge-pack.
  • Drove to work
  • -28C
  • -30C
  • -32C
  • -31C

I’ve given myself license to lounge, writing-wise, until the new year when I shall spring into action like a crowd of Harryhausen skeletons. Dealing with the still-air temperatures this week is enough creativity.

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Posted by Dirck on 16 December, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 20 December
  • 21 December
  • 22 December
  • 23 December
  • Making some adjustments to “The Lambdon Wager” to render it more submittable.
  • More preliminary work for that stupid idea I mentioned last week.
  • Submitted!
  • Appropriately tiny progess.

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Generation Gap

Posted by Dirck on 10 December, 2021

Before I start, let me touch on something I forgot to mention yesterday, because my life is as dizzily blurry as the scenery of a Tilt-A-Whirl rider. Last Monday, I put another of my no-longer-protected published stories out when you, your best chum, and Avery T. D. Harrie can see it. “Without Fear, Favor or Affection” is a historical epic (in as much as epic can be applied to something shy of 5000 words and containing a mere handful of named characters) which first appears in Creatures in Canada, and continues to do so.

For today’s film, somethings that’s not seasonal as such, but… well, it’s some favourite fountain pens.

To my mind, the M600 is a better point of comparison to the 140, as it doesn’t have a heavy brass mechanism and is just that much smaller. Watching this does make me wish I could lay my hands on a fine or medium for my 140… which is not to say I’d give up the oblique bold it’s currently fitted with, because that’s fun.

Today’s pen: TWSBI Classic
Today’s ink: Edelstein Olivine

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Posted by Dirck on 9 December, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 6 December
  • 7 December
  • 8 December
  • 9 December
  • Opening a campaign which will culminate in a Kickstarter campaign… and ideally somewhat thereafter a short story collection.
  • The journey of ten thousand stadia begins with a few hesitant and uncertain steps. And what could be sweat or tears. Hard to tell.

If anyone out there is shouting “What the hell are you thinking?!” they may rest assured that I can’t hear them over the screeching of my own internal critics. Updates as they develop… which given the careful approach to this unknown country I’m adopting, will probably not begin until Mid-January.

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Posted by Dirck on 2 December, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 29 November
  • 30 November
  • 1 December
  • 2 December
  • “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Birthday Off! ‡
  • Fixing stuff from the previous day. ³
  • Just too damn tired.
  • Squeezing words from a stone.
  • A mighty lounge!
  • [Another Homer Simpson noise of remembered trauma]
  • Get more sleep, dummy.

† It’s my birthday and I’ll use the same pen as the previous day if I want to.
‡ I have never taken my birthday off prior to this year. I recommend it, to be honest, if it doesn’t make life too miserable for co-workers. There is, however, still a price to be paid…
³ Never be The Indispensable Man. I’m not, really, anymore but I’m still not easily replaced despite writing and polishing instruction manuals for the past couple of years.
¤ The Skrip is NOS, just opened on the day of pen-filling, but isn’t quite contemporary to the pen; it’s got the red label from the last days of the dip-well bottles. The Quink, on the other hand, is possibly slightly older than the pen but definitely from the same rough era of manufacturing and also unopened until I got my mitts on it. I don’t know how this happens.

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Posted by Dirck on 25 November, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 22 November
  • 23 November
  • 24 November
  • 26 November
  • “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Preliminary Christmas Shopping
  • Squeezing words from a stone.
  • [Homer Simpson noise of remembered trauma]

I’ve just realized that a couple of my published stories are past their exclusivity dates and in anthologies that are not easily accessed online. Stand by for action on the other site!

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Posted by Dirck on 18 November, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 15 November
  • 16 November
  • 17 November
  • 18 November
  • “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Building the ending from its current kit form of mostly coherent points, at a glacial pace. Also, coming around to the realization that it should be in third person rather than first.

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Posted by Dirck on 11 November, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 8 November
  • 9 November
  • 10 November
  • 11 November
  • “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Remembrance.
  • Done! Sorta! Except for building the ending from its current kit form of mostly coherent points.
  • Appropriate.

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Hooray for the Day!

Posted by Dirck on 5 November, 2021

First Friday in November means Fountain Pen Day! As is my tradition on this festive day, I’m just going to throw up some chances to ogle pens.

I cannot say I recommend the last video as a model for good handwriting technique, but if he’s happy I’m not going to say he needs to amend his ways. I’m no paragon of all virtues.

Today’s pen: Pelikan 140 (because I always try to use a favourite on FPD)
Today’s ink: Pelikan Blue-black (because it has been a loooooong time since I put this ink in this pen, and I quite like it, too)

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Posted by Dirck on 28 October, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 25 October
  • 26 October
  • 27 October
  • 28 October
  • First draft of “Unintended Consequences” (working title).
  • Second draft of same.
  • More or less settled at 3220 words.
  • SO MANY REVISIONS NEEDED!

I’m going to have to really scramble to get that story onto my literary front if I’m going to make good on a plan, not previously spoken, to offer it as a Hallowe’en treat on the Friday ahead of The Great Day.

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