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    Default You know you're a Fountain Pen Geek when...

    ...you hear, "I've got ink," and tattoos don't even cross your mind.

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    ...you always notice what pen clips are showing from people's pockets (and can identify them).

    ...the first thing you do in any meeting is take a quick scan around the table to see if anyone happens to be using a fountain pen.

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    ...you coordinate the FPs you'll be using for the day with the outfit you're wearing. (was that too much? sorry )

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    You can say "I have a 1922 Wahl Art Deco lever-filler with a 14kt gold-filled barrel with Greek Key pattern on it and the pen writes with a #5 semiflexible nib which is currently using Noodler's Ottoman Azure" and not laugh.

    ...because that pen is mine.

    - Your hands are covered in ink.
    - Your desk is covered in ink.
    - If your pens were money, you could retire.
    - You have more pens on your desk than things for them to write on.
    - You pause films to see what kinds of fountain pens actors are writing with.
    - You rotate your pens more often than your clothes.
    - You freak out when someone says that you have a nice "ink pen" ("Thanks. I also had a great chickenbird wheatbread sandwich with fizzy brown beer for lunch and a sweet brown chocolate cake for dessert").
    - If you left home with two pens, you know you've still left at least one more than you need, behind on your desk.
    - You find an old, broken chopstick and think: "Maybe this would make a great punch for a knockout block..."
    - You find old bottles and jars and wonder how nicely these would work as inkwells.
    - Your eyes light up when you see fountain pens being sold cheaply at flea-markets/thrift shops, etc.
    - When you lose a fountain pen, you're inconsolable for days. You go to the nearest pen shop to pay your respects to the drippy departed.
    - You insist that used blotting-paper has great potential as abstract art. You frame it and put it on your walls.
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    Default Re: You know you're a Fountain Pen Geek when...

    ...you're looking for a job and see the position "Ink Technician" and immediately think you'll be mixing new inks for fountain pens.

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    when every night before bed you obsess over pens on ebay.

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    Default Re: You know you're a Fountain Pen Geek when...

    when every night before bed you obsess over pens on ebay.
    Dude I've been doing that for the last year. Welcome to the club.

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    Ok, I can't top this Shangas covered them all, LOL!
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    Obsess over pens on eBay before bed? Ha!

    Am I the only one who sets alarms in the middle of the night so as not to miss the end of an eBay pen auction? :-|

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    Default Re: You know you're a Fountain Pen Geek when...

    Obsess over pens on eBay before bed? Ha!



    Am I the only one who sets alarms in the middle of the night so as not to miss the end of an eBay pen auction? :-|



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    I've never done that before. If I cant stay awake for the auction I'll just put in my highest bid before I go to sleep and whatever happens happens.

    What pens have you woken up in the middle of the night to bid on?

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    I don't care for placing my highest bid and then seeing how things turn out. It's much more exciting to snipe! And honestly, my "highest bid" usually goes up in the heat of the moment.

    I've gotten up in the middle of the night mostly for vintage Italian pens =)

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    Ok, to get this thread back on topic (good job eriquito! )
    ...you get depressed when you haven't written with a FP for at least 3 days.

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    Ooooo. Who can go three days!?!


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    Default Re: You know you're a Fountain Pen Geek when...

    Ooooo. Who can go three days!?!


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    It's not like I was trying. It just happened.

    Back on topic:
    You know you're a fountain pen geek when you write out the alphabet several times because you can't think of anything meaningful to write just so you can feel the nib interact with the paper.

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    ...you completely forget that you've scheduled the car for service this morning because you're too engrossed in the Fountain Pen Geeks forum!

    Gotta run! See you via Tapatalk =)

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    ...you spend all day writing letters just to use your pens (and you change pen and ink with each page)!
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    ...you try to describe the colors you just painted your bedroom in with names of ink.

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    ...you scrub your hands at least once a day to remove all the ink
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    have an ink filling station at kitchen sink.

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    ...new ink comes in the mail and you can't help but take a picture =)

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