Moments ago, I intended to remove the cap and use my Moonman, which fills with an eye-dropper, so it has a copious amount of ink. It did not go as planned. I instead opened the reservoir and poured ink all over the floor and myself, of course. As small as the ink containment is, it would seem the spatter would be minimal, but hey, black ink.
I have friends who are experts with fountain pens. I am not. I try. See, I want to be good with them, but I have horrendously comical experiences with them at almost every attempt.
I get almost the same results with rollerball pens, and I make less mess. I will not give up on the fountains; I will get okay with this; it is pens – I do ink pens.
As a prompt: Do you have a tool that defies your best efforts? Create something to celebrate your relationship.
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
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Your post made me smile. I think I’m only a beginner with fountain pens, I have a Lamy. Very difficult to accidentally spill the ink.
I am glad it made you smile. My adventure with fountain pens started a while ago, but it is almost always a failure. I keep trying. I have this habit of not giving up. Good luck with your pens.
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I have a pilot metro, which takes cartridges. That’s about a much fountain pen as I can handle.
So I am not the only one that does not get the whole fountain pen mystique. Thank you.
You’re welcome. I mean, I love the exta fine nib on my metro, but generally I’m just as happy with a smooth writing ballpoint.