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Reviews Written by romevi86

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Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.3 mm - HB - PENTEL C253-HB
  Ain is my main--lead..., September 18, 2014
Ain is my main--lead that is.
I have only one 0.3 pencil and Ain, of course, is the lead I use it.

Because 0.3mm lead is brittle anyway, it still breaks, but not as frequently as other lead I’ve used.
Morning Glory Mach II Liquid Ink Pen - 0.4 mm - Black - MORNING GLORY MACH BK
  It’s a great pen, but..., September 3, 2014
It’s a great pen, but a bit scratchy. The perfect point between 0.3 and 0.5 (seeing as it’s right in the middle--duh). Surprisingly, pens and pencils in 0.4 are a bit hard to find these days, but this did the job just perfectly.

I tend to write with 0.5 mostly, but sometimes, depending on the pen or lead, it comes out too thick. The points and lead for 0.3 are too brittle and scratchy, and the 0.4 is better for me. I still prefer 0.5 overall, but it’s nice to have 0.4 as an alternative depending on the paper.
Uni-ball Signo UM-151 Gel Ink Pen - 0.28 mm - Black - UNI UM15128.24
  This really does write..., August 19, 2014
This really does write puny. I use it to write in the margins of my Bible and it’s perfect. But it’s so tiny that sometimes the writing comes out very light.
Still, a great way to get in thin margins.
J. Herbin Rocker Style Wooden Ink Blotter - J. HERBIN H250-00
  I use this every night..., August 1, 2014
I use this every night after journaling.
I tend to flip pages pretty quickly to allow my creative flow little obstruction, but that means that the ink smears onto the opposing page. With the rocker, I can quickly soak up the ink rather than waiting for it to air dry or having me blow on it.

A fantastic investment, and it looks great on my desk.
Pilot Iroshizuku Ink - 50 ml - Fuyu-syogun Winter Shogun (Light Cool Gray) - PILOT INK-50-FS
  A great blend of black..., July 12, 2014
A great blend of black and blue. I’m a use of many black inks, but I like to broaden my spectrum for other uses, such as correcting my story drafts. While this one necessarily isn’t blue, since it’s more of a light gray, there is some hint of blue there, and it’s a very pleasant and non-distracting color.

However, I unfortunately am not a fan of this line of Pilot’s inks as they tend to be too watery for my taste.
Pilot Iroshizuku Ink - 50 ml - Kon-peki Deep Azure Blue (Deep Blue) - PILOT INK-50-KO
  A lush color, this Pilot..., June 23, 2014
A lush color, this Pilot blue was amazing when it was released, and looked amazing on screen, but I admit it was a bit more difficult to use in person. I used as a reference a glass pen, as that’s what I used to test all my inks before I insert them into pens, and it was a bit too watery for me. It took a while to dry on the paper, and it tended to spill out of my writing.
Pilot Fountain Pen CON-50 Converter - PILOT 69899
  If you plan on foregoing..., June 10, 2014
If you plan on foregoing Pilot’s ink refills and using your own ink, then obviously use these converters. Works well, and hasn’t leaked any ink into my pen so far.
Pilot Prera Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Slate Gray Body - PILOT FPR-3SR-SGY-F
  My first fountain pen. When..., May 22, 2014
My first fountain pen.

When I first entered the world of fountain pens I wanted something relatively inexpensive. I researched different makers, and settled on this one instead of the German-made Safari. I have tiny handwriting, so I deduced that Japanese fountain pens will suit me well.

When I got the pen I found that, while the nib certainly was fine enough for my teensy handwriting, the nib was pretty scratchy, and didn’t make for a good workhorse pen. It’s a fine pen, just not for me.

Over the years I’ve discovered which pens work and which pens don’t for me. I ended up getting the Safari anyway and I love it. I have an EF nib on it, and it’s a good everyday pen. My favorite brand is Sailor, mostly for their outstanding nibs and range. I also have an Esterbrook which I love, as well as a custom Nakaya.
Uni-ball Signo UM-151 Gel Ink Pen - 0.38 mm - Bordeaux Black - UNI UM151.60
  This is my go-to correction..., April 30, 2014
This is my go-to correction pen. I like to type stories, but when I edit them I opt for printing out the whole document and writing corrections/edits by hand. This pen is perfect. It’s small enough for me to get into the tiny margins, but bold enough for me to write without it feeling scratchy. I love the pen so much I had to order the full color range!

As for this particular color, what I like about it is that it’s a great option against red. Red is a bold color to use for correction, as it stands easily out from among the text. But no one likes seeing red on their own paper—even me. It’s darker than red, a more darker purple of color, but not enough of the royal hue to make one think that it’s violet. Overall, this is probably my most favorite correction pen and color combination.
Lihit Lab Teffa Pen Case - Book Style - Brown - LIHIT LAB A-7551-9
  I’ve been using this..., March 31, 2014
I’ve been using this case for a while now, and it stays primarily in my backpack where I take it every weekday on my work commute.

The only kinds of cases I’ve seen like this are made specifically for fountain pens; I wanted something for everyday pens and pencils, as well as the option to carry accessories like lead and erasers.

Lihit Lab’s Teffa certainly keeps my pens and pencils and other writing utensils well organized. I keep my pens and pencils on the left side of the inside cover, and every other writing utensil on the front flap. The back of the flap houses three elastic-bound pouches, so I use them to keep extra lead. The back inside cover houses another elastic net, so I use that for stamps, a ruler, and white-out tape. The back of the case has no pouches, but the front has two very narrow ones. I use the top for arrow flags, whereas the bottom is used for various items like my train ticket if I don’t put it in my wallet.

Is this case perfect? Not exactly—well, not for me. It’s the best portable pen case for sure that’s not dedicated for fountain pens, but I wish they included individual pen slots. I realize that may restrict the amount you can carry, but it keeps the insides from looking like a clumped mess. It’s still a lot neater than any other pencil case, nevertheless.

And I wish the material was more durable. Sure, for the price it ain’t bad; but having it for a couple years in my backpack has it show some serious wear.
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