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June 10, 2008
Little black notebooks.
And some pens
And more notebooks
14 years ago
"...it is a fundamental law of office supplies that a pen wants to be free."
Hehe, so true. And I thought I just had Wandering Pen Disease.
Well, I'm a
man at the moment, but that Ciak looks purdy. If there's an unlined version. Plus it reminds me of the word 'cack', which is always good.
There is. I can get one for a tenner. Plus postage. *counts remaining pages of moleskine* *wonders if he should treat himself*
I'm a big fan of
Links to French site, as I can't find a catalog on the English one.
Rite in the Rain
makes some rather nifty all-weather notebooks and journals.
Moleskine, kit? I'm surprised -- I thought you'd have
seen through the hype.
Me, I prefer the
good ol' composition book with the black mottled cover
. And standard Bic pens (with the bronze tip, not the coloured ones), because I'm a stabby writer. They's good.
I'm a stabby writer.
*winces, shrinks back*
Any notebooks I use have to come from the dollar store, because I invariably lose them no matter what the shape, size or color. I can't afford to spend $15 on something that is absolutely guaranteed to get lost. I do favor the gel pens myself, but strictly low-end ones, for the same reason.
How I love the lovely pens and notebooks! I used to shoplift from stationery shops as a child. *drool*
I have a general rule to avoid any product that people refer to by its brand name instead of its generic name. It's a sure sign of hipster-status-symbolism.
No velcro for rocket.
I'm guessing that rocket wipes his nose on his sleeve....
...and he uses a "digital MP3 player" instead of an iPod.
Velcro has a generic name? And yes, I have an MP3 player.
"Hook and loop fastener."
From Cap's moleskine wiki article:
"...the notebook is not bound in moleskin, but in oilcloth-covered cardboard"
Well that's a deal-killer for me. They've lost the authenticity. The moles, the mole men and those who do the skinning.
I will never give up my moleskines. Even though they're not real moleskines since the original company went out of business many years back and the present one is pretty much a repro.
I like 'em too. Nice quality creamy paper, that little pocket, plus the pocket-sized ones I always get are, in Goldilock's words, just right. Though I'm still tempted by the Cack.
Well, there's no posing advantage to them, though, is there? ;) I found a store on Ebay selling repro civil-war era stuff, including nice 19thC type pen sets, proper quill pens, and leather bound journals in several sizes with old-timey made paper, torn not cut. They look nice. What you write or draw upon has a great influence on the quality of your work, I find. You gotta have a tactile response going on.
I'm fond of my
'cuz it's pretty and has a lovely effortless glide. And Moleskines are durable and portable; I carry one at all times. Mostly, though, snazzy pens that write well are great but I don't have the resources to indulge in same. Fortunately, there is a
cheap way to have a really nice pen.
bullet space pen FTW motherfuckers.
That pen guy gets it.