I wasn’t planning on stopping by Kinokuniya, and I definitely wasn’t planning on buying fountain pens, but I ended up with a Pilot Varsity with black ink and a 0.5 Platinum Preppy with blue ink anyway. Whelp.
Kinokuniya has test pens you can play around with for most of the pens and pencils they sell, so I knew after a few lines that neither of these are really suited for drawing. Aside from my random stints in typography and lettering, which these pens are also not especially suited for, I don’t do a lot of actual pen-on-paper writing… I think the only stuff I write on a regular basis is to-do lists, and I have a dozen cheap Bic pens that are more than suitable for that.
But fountain pens look and feel so neat. And…I-I really can’t think of another excuse. I knew I didn’t need these pens, and I knew they would be cheaper on Jetpens even if I did, but will power and logic only get you so far when you’re already holding the thing in your hands.
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