Posts Tagged ‘Pilot’
Posted by Dirck on 16 March, 2017
†Why yes, I do have two pens with the same ink on the go, which is outside my usual practice. I put the TM in battery last week for an evening’s writing workshop, and I’ve decided to write it empty rather than flush it. This also puts more Sheaffers into rotation at once than is usual, but as I’ve no one in a position to chastise me effectively for policy breaches who isn’t me, I don’t think I’ll get in much trouble out of it.
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Posted by Dirck on 10 March, 2017
This is an excursion into the very depths of my childhood; my grandparents had a TV very much like the one seen here, and since my parents’ funds didn’t stretch to colour television until the early 1970s, we trooped over there to watch the successes of the Apollo program which constitute some of my earliest memories.
I wasn’t allowed to work the remote, except as a special treat, when I would get to turn the set on or off. From as much as ten feet away. Magic indeed!
Although… I also had to sit at least that far from it, for fear of the radiation.
Today’s modern marvel: Pilot Vanishing Point
Today’s lifelike colour: Pelikan Violet
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Posted by Dirck on 2 March, 2017
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Posted by Dirck on 4 November, 2016
It’s fountain pen day! Huzzah! Rather than just a single video, I’m offering a whole heap of them, plus some cheesecake shots of pens you may well have already seen from me. Well… you get to see them again, because it’s FOUNTAIN PEN DAY! Let’s start with a look at who won the random draw to be the Pen of Fountain Pen Day in my life:
Oh, stop whining. NONE of us get the day off.
It beat out the Arte Italiana, the Targa 1005, and the Souverän M600 in a fair fight refereed by Random.Org. Here’s some photos of the lovely runners-up, provided by their publicist (me):
Honorable mentions to… well, almost every other pen I own. Now, on with the celebrations:
A poster from 1937
Enough of this, though– the true observance of the day is taking your pen out and giving it a good long write! Go and get some in on a page!
Today’s pen (who is going to have lots of fun, really): Parker 75
Today’s ink: Herbin Poussière de Lune
*Hallowe’en owns the top of the podium, but second place is contested by today, Christmas, and various family birthdays.
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Posted by Dirck on 27 October, 2016
I had been having some trouble settling on the ending for the current project, having three viable but mutually incompatible possibilities. Happily, I remembered over the weekend that in this brave new technological age of ours, one can have a story with different endings. That “Choose Your Own Unspeakable Fate” thing I was working on last year (and am slowly putting into second draft, honest) is essentially just a bigger and more complex manifestation of the thing, but I even have a subscription to Sub-Q, a forum specifically intended for “interactive” texts. Thus, when “Discoveries…” is ready to roll, I know exactly where I’ll be submitting it first.
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Posted by Dirck on 20 October, 2016
* Lest you think nothing in the writing line transpired today: a story I sold has been published by they who bought it! I expound upon this on the other front, but I am… rather pleased.
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Posted by Dirck on 13 October, 2016
* Yes, we celebrate that in early October here. Remember that it’s a harvest festival, not a saint’s day.
** The reason we use pens before selling them on– this one has needed several little tweaks to get the tine alignment just so, which little bits of scribbling hadn’t revealed. Prolonged writing, however… well, I’d have been embarrassed to have sold it earlier.
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Posted by Dirck on 8 September, 2016
Oh, before we get going– new story up on my other enterprise. I’d say “get it while it’s hot!” but that implies it won’t be good later. It will be.
* Yes, I am still working on pens. And thanks to this one, I now have to work up a new page for my site.
** This is the last of that particular packet of cartridges– the campaign to use these things up is producing results!
† I was about to do some very stupid show/explain-the-monster stuff. so three of the previous day’s pages become recycling fodder. Such is life, eh?
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Posted by Dirck on 1 September, 2016
* I found the tone of “Considerable Savings of Labour” was wandering from what I wanted, and not in a way that I could say, “Oh, if that’s the way the story wants to run, who is the author to say otherwise?” The long think was on the theme of how much I would have to strain to get back on track, and the result was to change what I’m at. Taking a break should derail the unwelcome trend, with the bonus of getting underway on another story that I’m sort of anxious to get down on paper.
** Another hard think before starting, because I actually was jolted out of sleep by a story a couple up the current batting order clamouring for attention. In the end, I declined to start another story without finishing at least one of those that’s underway– poor policy, yes?– but have made sufficient notes to keep the new fire banked for when it can be blown into a proper inferno.
*** It was a very blustery day, so I went on my lunch walk without my Panama screwed onto my head. Somehow, I returned without any cries of “Look at the unhatted lunatic! Save the children!” being raised.
† The unspeakably cheap charger for a small tablet my wife got a couple of years ago became unexpectedly cordless overnight, and part of my writing time was lost to getting a replacement. Success in the search, and… well, six pages!
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Posted by Dirck on 26 August, 2016
Fridays here are almost always host to a film, which when I began was a conscious effort to replicate the sense of glee felt by school children (at least, those in my generation) when the day’s activities included passive absorption of moving pictures. Well, today I realized that the terminal guidance phase of back-to-school insertion is underway, and to mark that I’m going to do something a little different. I’m going to encourage you to leave this site, and go read some comics.
A friend recently showed me this site, and… well, it may be a small virus I appear to be nurturing, but there’s something about the combinations of words and pictures that makes me weepy at the end of just about every comic. And because it’s the right sort of weeping, the kind that fertilizes the inward sprouts of humanity, I want to share with you. So, off you go, have a good cry.
Today’s moistened pen: Pilot 78G
Today’s intermittenly-blotted ink: Diamine Midnight
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