Some recent pens posts from the community.

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Halsted M. Bernard
@cygnoir

Todayโ€™s Micro.blog Analog Tools meetup featured bags of all sizes, shapes, and purposes. ๐ŸŽ’ All the better to carry our analog tools! ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ Weโ€™ll meet again in June. Let me know if youโ€™d like to join us!

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Jean MacDonald
@micro.welltempered.net

If you love analog tools, check out the Analog Tools meetup, organized by @cygnoir. The next meeting is tomorrow at 9 am Pacific. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ

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Jean MacDonald
@jean

If you love analog tools, check out the Analog Tools meetup, organized by @cygnoir. The next meeting is tomorrow at 9 am Pacific. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ

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Todd Grotenhuis
@toddgrotenhuis

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Got a neat email from Studio Neat today about refills for Mark One pen. Was about to write something snarky about how it needed to be a blog post, but here is the blog post!

Studio Neat notebook paper showing how different Mark One pen refill writing looks
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Halsted M. Bernard
@cygnoir

The reminder for the next Micro.blog Analog Tools Meetup has been emailed. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ If youโ€™re not on this list and would like to join us, let me know!

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Shimaira
@shimaira.com

New signed copies available at my local bookstore ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ the placement too had me going ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ So proud ๐Ÿฅฐ ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ’ฐ [contains quote post or other embedded content]
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Todd Grotenhuis
@toddgrotenhuis

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Joke from my bookface archives (2015):

you canโ€™t get a Midori travelerโ€™s notebook in green

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tiv.today
@tiv.today

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ 100 Years of MEISTERSTรœCK โ€” Montblanc

A Wes Anderson commercial for Montblanc and a Wes Anderson designed Montblanc fountain pen, you say? Do tell me more!

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humdrum
@humdrum

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ 100 Years of MEISTERSTรœCK โ€” Montblanc

A Wes Anderson commercial for Montblanc and a Wes Anderson designed Montblanc fountain pen, you say? Do tell me more!

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DEV Community
@dev.to

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Unlock Your Writing Potential with CopilotKit's AI-Powered Wizardry! dev.to
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Shimaira
@shimaira.com

Okay, I just updated my tags after getting some useful tips from other authors โ™ฅ However, after my earlier experience with KDP, I'm pretty damn TENSE now to see if my changes get accepted or I get slammed with another "BLOCKED" ๐Ÿ˜ญ #authors ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ’ฐ [contains quote post or other embedded content]
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Devon Greene
@dgreene196

Hooray - iA opened preorders for this very cool notebook! Boo - iAโ€™s new notebook is way more than I need to spend on yet another notebook!๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ

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Halsted M. Bernard
@cygnoir

Todayโ€™s Micro.blog Analog Tools meetup was an entertaining show-and-tell session of our favorite pens. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ We ran out of time, so part two will be next month. Let me know if youโ€™d like to join us!

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Halsted M. Bernard
@cygnoir

The reminder for the next Micro.blog Analog Tools Meetup has been emailed. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ If youโ€™re not on this list and would like to join us, let me know!

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Pete Moore
@pimoore

Eclectic Ink is bornโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰

And whereโ€™s my damn fedora emojiโ€ฝ This classy hat is nowhere to be found, yet we have a tree sloth. If you figure it out let me know.

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carol o (micro.blog)
@carolou

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ impulse bought this Majohn C4 fountain pen. been really into eyedropper pens recently. this one turns out to have a very firm steel nib, and an amusingly vestigial clip on the cap

view of the top half of a clear acrylic Majohn C4 eyedropper pen, showing off the short clip on the cap

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renevanbelzen.micro.blog
@renevanbelzen.micro.blog

Was looking for a good ink drawing to recreate as pixel art, and found my own ink drawing from 2011. I believe I have improved somewhat since that time. Thereโ€™s also a process video. 200 x 200 pixels. According to Apple Screen Time it took me 2h34m to draw.
๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ

pixel art of an ink bottle with cross hatching animated GIF of drawing process
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micro.renevanbelzen.nl
@micro.renevanbelzen.nl

Was looking for a good ink drawing to recreate as pixel art, and found my own ink drawing from 2011. I believe I have improved somewhat since that time. Thereโ€™s also a process video. 200 x 200 pixels. According to Apple Screen Time it took me 2h34m to draw.
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pixel art of an ink bottle with cross hatching animated GIF of drawing process
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Rene van Belzen
@renevanbelzen

Was looking for a good ink drawing to recreate as pixel art, and found my own ink drawing from 2011. I believe I have improved somewhat since that time. Thereโ€™s also a process video. 200 x 200 pixels. According to Apple Screen Time it took me 2h34m to draw.
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pixel art of an ink bottle with cross hatching animated GIF of drawing process
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Peter Wickins
@peterw

Some people treat themselves to Easter eggs and hot cross buns for Easter.

I treat myself to a new Pilot MR3 Retro Pop fountain pen with a Fine nib and a new Easter (flat cap) bonnet. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ

Two photos of violet purple fountain pen laying on a white notepad. Top photo has the cap off showing the nib and the bottom the cap is on. There is a silver band around the middle of the pen with purple wavy lines.A green flat cap laying on the white cotton bag it came in.

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Simon DH
@SimonDH

โœ’๏ธ Scribbles lifetime plan activated - now I only have to figure out what I want to use it for....

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Todd Grotenhuis
@toddgrotenhuis

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ itโ€™s so pretty

(Studio Neat Limited Edition #10, Mark One)

Blue green iridescent pen
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Estebantxo
@eumrz

I missed it because of DST, because in Europe we enter into DST a couple of weeks later than the US, so weโ€™re still in winter time. But im not going to miss the next one, for sure.

Another interesting, thoughtful, and fun Micro.blog Analog Tools meetup this morning! ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ We talked about hybrid analog/digital tools and processes, how friction can help slow thoughts down, and much more.

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Halsted M. Bernard
@cygnoir

Another interesting, thoughtful, and fun Micro.blog Analog Tools meetup this morning! ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ We talked about hybrid analog/digital tools and processes, how friction can help slow thoughts down, and much more.

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Munish Pruthi
@Munish

Can anyone recommend a Brass ballpoint pen with a bit off weight on it? Does not have to be anythingg fancy. I broke my favourite one and the store no longer sells it anymore, as it was their own brand. โœ’๏ธ

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bapsi
@bapsi

Itโ€™s exciting (more than it probably should be) to see that this ink bottles getting a little emptier with each pen refill!!!! ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธโœจ

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Chris Foley
@chrisfoley

Found a Leuchtturm weekly planner on sale for $10 today. Fountain pen is a 1960s Pelikan. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ

An orange notebook on a desk. On top of it is a vintage Pelikan fountain pen.
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Peter Wickins
@peterw

๐Ÿน Sunday afternoons are for going down the rabbit holes of new watches and fountain pens while sipping a G&T. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธโŒš๏ธ

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Craig McClellan
@craigmcclellan

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Today was a fountain pen nerd dream come true.

The sign and door of Yoseka Stationary, Brooklyn Yoseka x Sailor Home Pro Gear Slim Fountain Pen
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Halsted M. Bernard
@cygnoir

The reminder for the next Micro.blog Analog Tools Meetup has been emailed. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ If youโ€™re not on this list and would like to join us, let me know!

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Peter Wickins
@peterw

I love pens. I like a nice fountain pen but also a rollerball. I have to hold them though and feel the grip and weight, see how they write, before I can buy. This is a problem when I live in Brisbane, which, despite being the state capital, has only one decent pen shop. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ

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Craig McClellan
@craigmcclellan

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Well, I just reserved a room at the hotel for the Atlanta Pen Show. So I wonโ€™t just be going up for Saturday. Iโ€™m going to see what all the fuss is about in the evening hours of a pen show. Proud of myself for taking a risk and doing something where I wonโ€™t know anyone.

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carol o (micro.blog)
@carolou

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ I havenโ€™t historically been a disposable fountain pen person, but I threw this Itoya Blade into an order last year to make a free shipping minimum and itโ€™s been pretty handy to keep in my bag as a spare pen.

Itoya Blade disposable fountain pen on top of a Maruman Mnemosyne notebook

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Jake Weidokal
@jaek

Coffee and journals were made for each other. โ˜• ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ

A brown leather journal with a black pen clipped on, a Chemex pour-over and a coffee mug sit atop a brown wooden table.
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Peter Wickins
@peterw

I have quite a few Lamy pens already but the Violet Blackberry 2024 special edition is going to be added to the collection. I love the multi coloured look. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ
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Goblin Gumbo
@goblingumbo

I donโ€™t know what it is, but just the process of writing with a good pen, watching the ink go down on paper, it scratches some lizard part of my brain. Fountain pen, rollerball, gelโ€ฆ doesnโ€™t matter. Iโ€™ll take my glasses off and just get up as close to the paper as possible to watch those lines form.

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Halsted M. Bernard
@cygnoir

Another Micro.blog Analog Tools meetup in the books (pun intended)! ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ Thanks to the attendees who participated in our lively, meandering chat about analog tools, journaling, language, first drafts, and Journalception.

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Halsted M. Bernard
@cygnoir

The reminder for the next Micro.blog Analog Tools Meetup has been emailed. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ If youโ€™re not on this list and would like to join us, let me know!

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Joshua P. Steele
@joshuapsteele

Used any good pens lately? ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธโœ๏ธ