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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:25 pm

One of my teachers suggested I write with a fountain pen to improve my handwriting. I do write more neatly with a fountain pen, but it's harder. When I use a fountain pen I have to write more slowly. Also, changing the cartridge is difficult.
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Postby pinkparrot » Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:36 pm

Grrr! Fountain pens are one of my worst enemies. I can't clean them, I scribble with them for hours and they don't work, the ink floods the inside of the pen, the nib gets bent and I end up with ink all over my hands!
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Postby fuzzy » Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:02 pm

Hmmmm, fountain pens are pretty evil blighters!! I tend to press really hard when I write, so the nib often gets squished! Then the ink refuses to come out, and when it does, it blotches all over the page!!! Yarg- steer clear if you dont want your hand covered in ink!!
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Postby k9ruby » Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:11 pm

EVIL THINGS! RUN AWAY FROM THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby parnassus » Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:25 pm

Oddly enough, I prefer them. They are heaver than ballpoints, and their weight and thickness makes them easier for me to control. (I have one with a special grip that is slightly heavier than average.) I do have a tendency to break the nib, but my writing is definitely neater than when I use a Biro.
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Postby tears_on_a_pillow » Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:08 pm

i find fountain pens hard to write with, I generaly use either pencils or gel pens and I use those triangular rubber grips on them!!
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Postby pinkparrot » Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:26 pm

Fountain pens are named well. The state of my hands after using them...
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Postby chocolatefudgecake » Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:49 pm

I'm ,not sure if it is because I'm left-handed (when wrighting - when useing scissors I use my right hand), but when I used a fountain pen my wrighting always got smudged, making it meeyer. I don't use one anymore. Plus, I kept breaking them.
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Postby pinkparrot » Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:16 pm

Mine always broke. They never survived for very long!
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Postby k9ruby » Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:17 pm

I use a fat pen when im not using laptop or a gel pen.
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Postby sumer » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:12 pm

[quote="chocolatefudgecake"]I'm ,not sure if it is because I'm left-handed (when wrighting - when useing scissors I use my right hand), but when I used a fountain pen my wrighting always got smudged, making it meeyer. I don't use one anymore. Plus, I kept breaking them.[/quote] hey im left handed too but to get back to de point i like de look of dem but dey are sooooooooooooooooooooooo hard to use i had some bad experiance thinking of it sends a chill going down my spine :shock: 8) :oops: :wink: :!:
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Postby david456 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:36 pm

I use a gold looking pen with an ink inside, that once it finishes you throw away. It is an ink pen, but not a fountain one and it helps me write better. They are sold in packs of two.
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Postby kitty_cute » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:11 pm

They genrally make my writing neater, but my hands get covered in ink, and I press too hard. Try practising with one for a while, but be afraid, but dont be afraid to stop using them if your no happy with using them.

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Postby pinkparrot » Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:57 pm

I press too hard anyway, whether it's a fountain pen or not.
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Postby monkey » Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:55 pm

whats a fountain pen?
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