Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Tuesday Talk Back: What is your favorite writing combination?

Stephanie

Imagine that you are stranded on a desert island with a lifetime supply of only one specific size and type of paper product and one writing implement. What would you choose?

Would you pick journals or notepads? Line ruled, dot, graph, blank, or a different ruling altogether? Brand? Color paper?

Would you choose a ballpoint, rollerball, gel ink, or felt tip pen? Brand? What color? Choosing a fountain pen? What kind? Which nib? And which color and brand of ink?

Picking a pencil? Which brand? Which hardness? Mechanical? Which refill?

Are these difficult choices to make? Tell us why or why not.

 


6 thoughts on “Tuesday Talk Back: What is your favorite writing combination?

  1. My favorite would a small Field Book and a PENTEL replaceable ink cartridge pen. + a number of refills. In a leather case for the afternoon raindrops.

  2. Would you pick journals or notepads? Line ruled, dot, graph, blank, or a different ruling altogether? Brand? Color paper?
    Clairefontaine 6×8 white paper notebooks (unless you send crates of discontinued white paper Habanas with me!) Lined 1st choice, dot grid 2nd

    Would you choose a ballpoint, rollerball, gel ink, or felt tip pen? Brand? What color? Choosing a fountain pen? What kind? Which nib? And which color and brand of ink?
    Fountain pen would be Ancora stub nib, Omas italic nib, Visconti 1.3 stub, Pelikan M1000 3B (now discontinued) or Montblanc OBB nib. The ink would be a lifetime supply of the Bungubox Sailor specialty colors. (Herbin bottles are too short to allow me to refill from the bottle so no go). Down to one color, the #5 Kobe Sepia Brown (tho’ I’d happily take a crate of random colors from their brand) or Ink of the Black Witch.

    Picking a pencil? Which brand? Which hardness? Mechanical? Which refill?
    Pencils would be 6B lead Mitsubishi or Triograph. If I HAD to take a standard pencil, it would be the softest Blackwing. If it had to be a mechanical pencil, I’d take the 1.8mm soft YardoLed refills.

    Are these difficult choices to make? Tell us why or why not.
    So much depends on what you’re expecting me to DO with these tools. Journal writing is a very different thing from turning out legible business notes or 80,000 word novels.

  3. I would have at least one A4 Webbie. For penciling, my Venus 3H pencil backed by my Staedtler mechanical lead holder filled with HB lead. For erasing, my Staedtler Radett filled with a fresh eraser column. For fountain pens, I would take both of my Sheaffer fountain pens filled with Skript ink in blue, black, purple, or red. While I have other fountain pens now, including a Kaweko Classic Sport and a Lamy Safari, I have not gotten quite as good at using them as I have my old Sheaffer fountain pens.

  4. The pad would be an orange A4 sized spiral top bound pad with lines. I would have a black Pentel Sharp P205 loaded with HB lead for penciling. I would have my red Aurora Ipsilon ball point that has a blue Parker Quink cartridge for quick notes. For journal writing or essays, I would choose Sky Blue Lamy Safari with matching ink.

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