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    Quote Originally Posted by kazoolaw View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Deb View Post
    Quite right too! Your post was long and very readable. I can't imagine why people would be critical about the length. Maybe it was too demanding for their easily-tired little minds. Poor things. I think it's down to all those snippets of information we get fed on television. We're trained to accept nothing longer than ten seconds before the attention wanders.
    I can't imagine why people would be critical of the economy of Jon's post.
    Perhaps you might break training, turn off your television, and polish your sarcasm.
    Nothing a little editing would help.
    Sarcasm? I doubt if you would recognise sarcasm if it leapt up and bit you on the arse.
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    [QUOTE=Deb;267306]
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    Sarcasm? I doubt if you would recognise sarcasm if it leapt up and bit you on the arse.
    Stunned into a cliche I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajaro View Post
    I agree with Scrawler. I don't need fountain pens. I spend up to an hour daily, fooling with pens, filling some, testing some and less than a minute writing with them. I use a ballpoint much more, typically a nice Parker 51 bp, a Papermate bp or a Montblanc 164 red or black one. Those last were $44 each from Fahrneys in 1983.

    All my pens are pretty old.
    A majority of my pens are pretty old too, but I have a few relatively modern ones, such as Delta and Edison. I am not actually sure where most people place modern, old, classic or antique. I am currently using a 1983 MB 146. That is a modern pen to me, and I think of it as a new pen. Last week I was using a Parker Falcon from 1980. That was just so super modern in 1980 that it fits in my category of classic, and definitely does not feel like a new pen. I suppose they are "old" when they are pre-1970. The oldest pen I have that still gets used is a 1904 Boston, and the newest is a Delta Israel 60th Anniversary.

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    Full Moon in Sagittarius, and something with Gemini, it's summer, higher temperatures, probably something in the drinking water too. Plastic bottles are not to be trusted. There's all kinds of local factors, it obviously makes people very annoyed with each other. Hopefully easier next week when people have blowed off some steam ;- )

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    [QUOTE=kazoolaw;267320]
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    Sarcasm? I doubt if you would recognise sarcasm if it leapt up and bit you on the arse.
    Stunned into a cliche I see.
    Oh, woe is me! I am crushed by your sparkling wit and perspicacity. I retire from the field of combat dragging my battered cliches behind me, shamed and humiliated. Where did I leave the sackcloth and ashes? ( Have a look over that and see if the s-word might apply and don't forget to pick up any cliches I heedlessly scattered around.)
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    Sackcloth and ashes: the uniform of a flagellant.
    I'll leave the cliche recycling to you.

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    Please, do you really need to fight?
    Difference of opinions is a salutary thing, why transform into something disagreable?

    So, some write a lot, others don't, where is the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    The direction of this thread really bothers me. The OP is of a very benign nature, a musing on how one views their involvement with these objects. Hardly inflammatory stuff.

    Why canít people read responses to glean the intent and ideas being offered, instead of focusing on things like tone, length and perceived agendas? As just one example, one of my critical flaws as a writer is unchecked verbosity. In addition to the fact that Iíve been recovering from a hospital stay and merely typing on my iPad, I thought my response was an easy choice for brevity. It said what I needed it to say, and yet the manner of my expression has superseded the message.

    The world has a lot of ugly. Letís all take a breath and not have it flourish here, as well.
    I hope you are feeling okay, Jon. My best wishes to you for your recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    ...These are subjects, among others, that excite many members here to be sure. Just not me.
    Interesting statement....

    ...specially in regard of the years of your membership (5) and the number of posts (1656, 331 per year, almost one post a day...) on a fountain pen board!

    C.

    PS: I am definitely a hobbyist. To be honest, I'm a hard core collector (almost pathological). The limitation to fountain pens only demands the greatest self-control from me.
    I am in the pathological club! Been collecting since 1988 and loved every minute of it!

    I like this video from a professor in the Philippines. He has the right idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisquitlips View Post
    I like this video from a professor in the Philippines. He has the right idea.
    Jose is such a great guy and wonderful writer. Thanks for posting that! (I've seen it before, but still...)
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    I think I am a hobbyist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajaro View Post
    I think I am a hobbyist.
    I have known you long enough to believe that your attitudes and usages are very similar to my own. I think you are a hobbyist.

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    I consider myself a hobbyist in that I like to collect fountain pens. I like to collect even more so than I like using them. Some of that is probably because my hands shake and my penmanship isnít what it once was. Iíve never grown tired of buying them and I have no intentions of ever selling any.


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