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

    - you reach that level in your collecting pens, when you can't quite remember if you have that particular Waterman model or not, because you're beginning to lose track of the various pen models you have.
    Ahhh, first world problems.

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

    You have a little ebay binge, and when the dust settles, there is a day when you get two different packages, from two different sellers, in two widely separated states, and you realize that the two lots of pens each have a burgundy semi-hooded pen by the same unnamed manufacturer. And that they are, except for the owner's names inscribed thereon, identical pens.

    And that you had not noticed this before you ordered.

    And that you already had one of these, somewhere in the house.

    And that you do not even mind, because the first one is a good writer and you assume these will be as well...

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

    You have more pens than shoes......owned by everyone in the house.

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

    You spar with EF nibs till they curs-ive and turn stubs

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

    Your phone's postal tracking app looks like this:

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spotted and speckled View Post
    You buy a hideous pen off ebay to get the gorgeous nib.
    +1

    ... only one?

    And find it ok, that Swan nibs have little information on their type engraved, so just buy more pens to find the perfect nib.

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

    You have more pen inked and don't know what ink you had when a pen goes out of ink.

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

    You know you're a fountain pen geek when you try to save money by buying more ink and fewer pens, and it doesn't work.
    Quid rides? Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur. — Horace
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    Default Re: You know you're a Fountain Pen Geek when...

    Quote Originally Posted by dannzeman View Post
    ...you coordinate the FPs you'll be using for the day with the outfit you're wearing. (was that too much? sorry )
    Excellent idea. I need an FP in Maple Leaf tartan for an upcoming public event.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
    You have more pen inked and don't know what ink you had when a pen goes out of ink.
    Sorry not a sign, because a real Geek keeps a notebook of their fillings, with dates and observations about the pen and ink.

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