Friday, September 26, 2014


I've been struggling with my Midori and talk about it a little on Instagram

Fountain Pen Physicist got all geeky with cartridges.

I'm a Pilot Vanishing Point addict and proud. Totally getting the new Limited Edition in Copper.

What Weird Things Do You and Your Partner Always Argue About? Mr. Pentulant and I argue about how to load the dishwasher. I "let" him win and now he loads the dishwasher all of the time. (The comments are just as funny as the video!)

7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose it's full of . . . uh . . . colorful language, but there are some good points and questions here.

Did you see that Laurie Huff of Plannerisms is blogging for Quo Vadis? She's going to be great!

What are your plans for the weekend?  We're visiting with friends and celebrating Mr. Pentulant's birthday. Woooo!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: Rohrer & Klingner Cassia Review

Just a quick look at Rohrer & Klingner's Cassia.

Great color - will definitely do an in-depth review at some point!

Monday, September 22, 2014

INK REVIEW: Noodler's Luxury Blue

A handwritten review of Noodler's Luxury Blue fountain pen ink.

Noodler's Luxury Blue is from the line of Noodler's Eternal Inks. That is, they are meant to be water, light, and (yes, folks) even bleach-proof. These forever inks are sometimes referred to as bulletproof and fraud-resistant.

While I won't take the time to list them all here, here's a link to the bulletproof inks that Goulet Pens carries.

Let's dive in . . .

A good medium blue with some nice shading.

No flow issue or other complaints from me.

Some reviewers have published pictures and statements that indicate that the ink is more dusky/chalky than I have shown here.  This is a little surprising to me because while the ink is not super-saturated, the color is definitely clear and bright.

Noodler's Luxury Blue is an expensive ink. As of this writing, it is $13.50 for one ounce at Goulet Pens. Meanwhile, another bulletproof ink (Bad Belted Kingfisher) is $12.50 for three ounces.

Bottom line:  I like it, I don't love it.

Have you tried this ink? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Friday, September 19, 2014

FOUND AROUND FRIDAY: Winner Winner Edition

I'm happy to say that Francesca is the big winner of the bottle of Diamine Sepia ink pictured above. Francesca was randomly chosen from all of the entrants and I've already contacted her to arrange getting the bottle of ink off to her.  Yaay!

Here's some of what I've been reading this week . . .

Well Appointed Desk and how Crayons are Made. I love crayons. The smell.

Fountain Pen Physicist unboxed her Hobonichi. I did, too, I just didn't get pictures ;)

Inkdependence reviewed Caran d'Ache Ultra Violet ink. I'd expect SCREAMING color with that name, yes?

Inklode showed us Pelikan Edelstein Turmaline. Not really a color I'd considered before seeing this review.

Pen Addict took a close look at the Sailor Lecoule. I have one of these and had it inked last week - it was a terrible writing experience. Maybe I'll have a look at the nib and see if I can do anything about that.

The Unroyal Warrant had a paper review for us. I think paper isn't given nearly the attention it deserves in the pen community. Oh..and did you get your Unexposed Field Notes?

The Clicky Post asked Hobby or Obsession?  Yes.

Hope you all have a great weekend!