Saturday, January 24, 2015

We Are The World


We are not alone.

Seriously.

Whether it be your quirks or passion, on the Internet, there is someone for everyone.

The 2nd Act of my current script takes place at an Sci-Fi - Fantasy Convention. 

Besides being able to excavate a lifetime's exposure to science fiction* --

            *How many Dr Who jokes do I know? Quite a few, it turns out.

-- research has sent me googling the oddest stuff.


Found forums dedicated to preserving the Klingon language.

More power to them.

But I was surprised when an answer bounced back from the ether.


Which goes to show, reach out, someone will reach back.

Decide for yourself if hiding under the bed is an appropriate response.




Friday, January 09, 2015

All That Glitters


J. Herbin Special Edition Ink -- Stormy Grey.

My go-to gray ink has always been Noodler's Lexington. I tried another gray from Herbin, but it was way too light for my taste.

In an odd day epiphany I realized I like gray ink because it
looks like pencil. (But that's just me.)

The announcement about Herbin's newest special edition came
out late last year and quickly sold out.



The attraction -- ?



GOLD.

The ink has real gold flecks suspended in the fluid. This lays down a line with an extra special glitter.












Other online reviews suggest a broad nib might be the best instrument
for this ink. I tried a watercolor brush, Q-tip, Lamy - fine and broad nib. The
swab showed the most gold, but even the fine nib showed the gold. If one looked
closely.

At first this warning worried me --



I didn't completely fill the reservoir, but I have left the ink in the pen for over a week now. I gently rock the pen back and forth a couple of times before I start to write and so far ... no clogs and the gold shows up.

I used a Lamy Safari for the test. I don't know if I'd be so bold with a more expensive pen.

50ml bottle costs $26. I got mine at Goulet Pens.

Is it worth it?

Depends on how you value -- COOL.



Photos with Nikon 5200 + Micro-Nikkor 60mm. Paper - Moleskine and Pentalic Paper for Pens.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Driving While Distracted


Sitting at a stoplight.

Guy, next car over, texting.

However did we survive

when

we weren't connected

24/7

?