Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pencast: A series of firsts

It is only Wednesday, but I am already impatient for the weekend to roll around so I can play with pens and paper and attempt to figure out what exactly it is I am supposed to be writing. In the meantime, I have a couple of pencasts from this this past weekend, when I opened up a bottle of ink for the first time and dipped a couple of pens.

This is the TWSBI Diamond 530, a "crowd-sourced" pen I purchased because I was intrigued by the story of its conception (I also mentioned it a couple of posts ago.). It didn't disappoint, either. The ink in the photo is Diamine's Syrah, which I really like because it is red/purple/pink-ish (it is meant to be the color of a red wine) while still being fairly demure and not eye-searing.  The color in this picture is represented much better than in the pencast, which is below.

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new pen! Great picture, also. Aren't your typewriters gonna be jealous? This should take a good deal of mediation work.

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  2. The ink does indeed look like wine in the first photo, as seen through the pen's body!

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  3. Georg - We've worked out a system in which everyone's happy: unless I'm trying to show off an ink color (like in this pencast), I compose my blog posts and letters with a fountain pen and then make them presentable for my readers by typing them up. It seems to be working so far...

    Ruy - Interesting avatar! Where is it from?

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  4. Adwoa - Thanks! It is just a picture I picked at random, after a few fruitless searches: it seems that almost all "cool", black & white photographs of male typists, depict them smoking a cigarette. This was the only one (without cigarette) I liked!

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