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Pilot FriXion Ball Knock Retractable Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - Black - PILOT LFBK-23EF-B
  This pen ink is completely..., May 29, 2012
This pen ink is completely erasable. (Well, there is a very very faint trace of what you've erased, but that's only if you know what was there and are looking for it intently.)

I do agree that the ink is not a true black compared to other gel ink pens, but it's black compared to other ballpoint pens, in my opinion.

My only problem is that I don't know where to use this pen except for fun.
I've heard of people's notes disappearing after leaving their notebook in a hot car for hours, or writing disappearing from when the papers rub against each other for extended amounts of time. Therefore, I wouldn't want to use it for taking notes (don't want all my hard work going down the drain) or on anything I turn into my professors (how troublesome it'd be if they threw away a seemingly blank piece of paper and then give you a 0 for your "missing" assignment/test).

Unless you live in a climate that's perpetually cold and have nothing to worry fear regarding the "accidental erasing," this is a good novelty item, but that's about it.
Uni Alpha Gel Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Turquoise Blue Body - UNI M5858GG1P.71
  My absolute favorite..., May 5, 2012
My absolute favorite pencil. Combining the brilliant Kuru Toga mechanism with the luxurious comfort of the α-gel grip, this pencil is really the end all, cure all. I don't think I need to say more about why this pencil is so amazing.

Unfortunately, the grip is not as soft as the other α-gels. I still find it a bit more squishy than Dr. Grips, but less than the α-gel Slims.

The only problem I have ever had is when I "death grip" the pencil, my hand (which is bigger than the grip) tends to turn the upper half, so the clip is pressing into my hand, spinning around, and pressing into it again. Highly annoying mid-exam/essay. It might be better if instead of a clip, there was a little "wing" like in the Dr. Grips from Asia. But when I'm not choking my pencil, this is perfect. For times when I'm furiously writing and intensely gripping my pencil, I switch to the regular Kuru Toga pencil.
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Sweet 3 Color Gel Ink Multi Pen Body Component - Peach Pink - PILOT LHKCW15C-PEP
  (I wish I could give..., February 11, 2012
(I wish I could give it a 4.5 instead of 4.)

If any of you have ever used the original Coleto body, you will find that this is bigger. It's really chubby compared to the original, which surprised me when I first took it out of the package. Especially for a 3-color body, it's unnecessarily large.

But otherwise, it's performs as great as the original, and is in a super adorable color/pattern! I got this in all four colors (:
Uni Jetstream Standard Ballpoint Pen - 0.5 mm - Black Ink - White Body - UNI SXN15005.24
  My current go-to pen;..., February 11, 2012
My current go-to pen; I'm in love. I carry it with me everywhere.

PROS
- ink does not smear (so perfect, especially since I'm left-handed)
- lines are crisp
- color is rich (compared to ordinary ballpoint pens)
- tip is sharp, but not to the point of being scratchy

CONS
- If you write with it at a really low angle with the paper, the tip gets scratchy and the line a bit blotchy.
- When making initial small marks (e.g. bullet points, tiny writing), it won't work at first. Gotta try a few times, or make a large trial stroke.

Pros definitely outweigh the cons, considering the two cons are circumstantial.
Kokuyo Beetle Tip 3way Highlighter Pen - 5 Color Set - KOKUYO PM-L301-5S
  Hands down, my favorite..., February 11, 2012
Hands down, my favorite set of highlighters.

To put it succinctly:
- color is vivid, but not glaringly bright
- does not bleed through paper (You can still see a shadow on the other side of the paper though.)
- does not smear ink! (have not tried on pencil, but don't intend on doing so)

I hope these get restocked by the time I run out of highlighter juice!
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