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Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-Ho Ink Review

15.12.2015 01:00

```text Jenny Mason: ```

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Ina-ho translated into English means ‘rice ear’ a name that I found very unusual. After a quick google search the name makes perfect sense. I think this ink colour is great for the Autumn/Winter season. It is a subdued brown/gold colour with some small hints of green. This is perfect for writing Christmas cards and looks great in my Hobonichi Techo for the winter journal entries.

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```text Interesting colour, its not something I would go for personally. But I think the Pilot Iroshizuku inks are very cool. I got my first bottle today; the Take-sumi of course. You can go wrong, and you can either be like me and buy a large 50ml bottle or get smaller sets with three different colours. ```

```text I have state this before, but I am a black ink person, it isn’t often that I write with anything else. The only time I consider getting something else, than my beloved black, is when I look at the Iroshizuku inks. ```

Edjelly

09.12.2015 01:00

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Absolutely. The Lamy 2000 is a great value for a solid, dependable workhorse fountain pen. It never gets pushed aside, and for me, it’s almost always in use. Several years later, I’m still just as excited to write with it as when I opened up the package for the first time. I’ve since purchased an all original 1960’s Lamy 2000 and a new Stainless Steel model as well. This particular 2000 was my first, and I doubt it will be my last!

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```text I have used mine almost a year now, and I never go anywhere without it. The only time I have gone more than a few hours without it was when I went to England in May. ```

Pens! Paper! Pencils!

09.12.2015 01:00

```text Pens! Paper! Pencils!: ```

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Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi is a great black, flat and neutral in tone, like a lump of coal. It’s not as black as, say, Aurora Black but it’s not far off. I really like this one.

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```text This ink have been on the list, for the next time I am ordering inks. I just love the black, and the bottle is absolutely gorgeous. ```

Semicolons

09.12.2015 01:00

```text The New York Times: ```

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So yes, Kurt Vonnegut: simplicity, in grammar as in all things, is a virtue, not to be sneezed at. But I can’t agree that semicolons represent absolutely nothing; they represent, for me anyway, the pleasure in discovering that no piece of writing advice, however stark, however beloved its deliverer, should ever be adopted mindlessly.

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```text Fantastic article, about my favorite punctuation mark. ```

Today is Journal Day

09.12.2015 01:00

```text The Cramped: ```

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My plan for celebrating the day (which, truthfully, I started last night) is to open up past year’s journals, logs, and notes and tease out any ideas that may have gotten lost in the shuffle and see what I might want to put into action the coming year. On August 10, 2014 I noted that my wife and I were a pretty good canoe team after a jaunt out on the lake at our family cabin and that, perhaps, we should go canoeing more often here in town. There are plenty of lakes with canoe rental in town and it would be a lovely way to spend some more time together. I had forgotten this so, now, I can make it a part of my intentions for the coming year.

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10 Gifts For The Fountain Pen Enthusiast

06.12.2015 01:00

```text Goulet Pens Blog: ```

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The fountain pen enthusiast in your life may prove to be one of the most difficult people to shop for!  They already have quite the fountain pen and ink collection, leaving you unsure what to get them. We took the guesswork out of your shopping by hand selecting gifts sure to please the person in your life who loves all things related to fountain pens! Maybe you’ll even find something for yourself too…

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```text A great place to start, and a good link to send the ones that have to buy you gifts. ```

Cal Newport

06.12.2015 01:00

```text Cal Newport: ```

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“[He] opened a fresh notebook. On the title page he wrote: NOTEBOOK OF THINGS I DON’T KNOW ABOUT. For the first but not last time he reorganized his knowledge. He worked for weeks at disassembling each branch of physics, oiling the parts, and putting them back together, looking all the while for the raw edges and inconsistencies. He tried to find the essential kernels of each subject.”

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```text I always take notes in a notebook when I study, or are trying to learn something I don’t understand. The first thing I do is to read everything once and make a note of everything I don’t understand. The next step is to write down a explanation of all of them. And then I repeat until I understand it properly. ```

Field Notes Tip #1

06.12.2015 01:00

```text I just got myself a new toy from our favourite Cupertino fruit company, a iPhone 6s Plus. This is not about that, but something I have found myself doing countless times since I got it on Monday. I often find myself out on the street or somewhere else where I don’t have a table or a flat surface to write on. My solution since I got my first order of Field Notes have been to use the back side of my phone. The 4s and 5s was usable, but far from the best. ```

```text The 6s Plus is a different animal. It works perfectly as a writing surface. ```

```text If you often find yourself using your lap or something when you need to scribble something down in your Field Notes, try your phone, it’s much better, and the larger phones is much better ; I would even go as far as perfect. ```

Journal Day!

06.12.2015 01:00

```text The Cramped ```

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Today, December 9th, is a day I designated last year as Journal Day. There are many ways to celebrate, or traditions one could keep, to mark the day. Heres some ideas.

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```text Wednesday is journal day! ```

TWSBI Diamond 580AL Blue Fountain Pen Review

06.12.2015 01:00

```text Brad Dowdy ```

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The standard 580 has been a staple of mine for years, but when plastic parts are replaced with aluminum (and in some cases colored aluminum!) and the price goes up only slightly, it’s a no-brainer to replace one with the other.

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```text I’m going for either this one or the regular version of the 580AL ```