View Poll Results: What nib would Superman NOT use?

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  • UEF

    8 66.67%
  • EF

    3 25.00%
  • F

    3 25.00%
  • M

    1 8.33%
  • B

    0 0%
  • BB

    0 0%
  • Stub

    0 0%
  • Italic

    2 16.67%
  • Flex

    3 25.00%
  • Other

    1 8.33%
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Thread: A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

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    Question A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

    So I previously asked a question of this forum and was delighted with all the responses I got.
    Thank you all for your time and thoughts... however... I made an error in my original question...

    So to back up and start again...

    I am having a custom pen made with the theme/connection to Superman... It's a long story based on an idea I had after spending too long in Instagram.

    The pen is more the opposite of what I originally asked!!!
    What nib would Superman NOT use?
    What nib would he cringe at with disgust?

    I am comfortable using all nibs from UEF to 3B to stubs to italics to flex... But what should I put on an anti-Superman pen?

    All suggestions gratefully received, even better with sound reasoning and a solid connection.

    Thanks all for your time for my idiotic question.

    p.s. I'm a Marvel guy!... Go figure!
    Sam O

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    Default Re: A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

    Well...nothing made from Kryptonite for sure!
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    Default Re: A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

    Not vintage flex but that's not an option anyway.

    Assuming stub or double broad WOULD suit - because more robust and enough tipping to handle white-hot writing speed - then the opposite, whatever that is. Flex or UEF? Or an oblique because he's a straightforward character. I vote a combination of all three - oblique extra-fine with some flex. Would it make him cringe with disgust or, being both farm kid and reporter, would he register mild irritation and then whip out a pencil?

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    Default Re: A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

    Well now, I seem to remember Superman's alter ego Clark Kent was a journalist. Now in the UK, anyway, that would mean he'd have to have learned shorthand - apparently somewhat less in evidence in US newsrooms, but he might well have been a Pitman user. In which case, he would have wanted a certain amount of flexibility from his nib (unless, like my father, he preferred to use a pencil. Pencils are also easier to chew and can handily be tucked over your ear. I think my father should probably not be trusted with a fountain pen, but I did get him a P51 set for his 80th birthday...)

    Glad to be a feature writer so I don't need shorthand :-)

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    Default Re: A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

    Italic, for that native Krypton script that Supe's ol' man (Jor-El) would approve of.

    (Oops, I answered the poll incorrectly. Why do I get involved in such things?)
    Last edited by FredRydr; December 1st, 2017 at 07:25 AM.

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    Default Re: A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

    I surmise that Superman would eschew any Fine nib if for no other reason than his inherent super-strength and super-speed would make writing without gouging the page more of an issue than with Medium or Broad nibs.
    OTOH, a Broad or BB might produce a little too wide a line for one who spends his time jotting notes as a journalist.
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    Default Re: A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

    Thank you all for your comments and votes.
    Right now it looks like I'm headed for some kind of soft EF/UEF.
    I think I will really like this pen... Even if Superman wouldn't... But now I think I need to add some nibsmith time and money 😮😊
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    Default Re: A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

    Check out this post over in the other place.

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    Default Re: A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    Check out this post over in the other place.
    Thanks for this, this looks amazing... My options just keep opening up!


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    Default Re: A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

    Well, the pen is nearlly done and on it's way to me.
    Thanks to all that offered opinions or thoughts, I sincerely appreciate all of your input.
    The pen will be getting...

    ...

    Drum roll please...

    ...

    A Regalia Writing Labs ("Reaching" Ralph) Regalia Semiflex nib.
    It has been made for the pen and is on it's way to the pen maker as I type.

    Thanks to Shawn Newton for helping me to realise my mad idea and supporting the purchase of this amazing nib.
    I am now way too excited to recieve the pen!!!
    Sam O

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    Default Re: A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

    I think Superman is mostly like to use a zoom nib.

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    Default Re: A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

    Quote Originally Posted by Medieval View Post
    I think Superman is mostly like to use a zoom nib.
    Hi Medieval, if you re-read the question it was "what nib would Superman not use?"

    Thanks for the suggestion though, maybe I can use it for my next pen

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    Default Re: A follow up serious question about fountain pens and Superman...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Medieval View Post
    I think Superman is mostly like to use a zoom nib.
    Hi Medieval, if you re-read the question it was "what nib would Superman not use?"
    Superman only wants zoom . That's why I stated my opinion without ticking any.

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