Slowswift

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  1. It's so pretty! And it's blue! Thanks for sharing! If all goes well with our move, once we settle down I'll be getting a new pen! Haven't yet decided whether to go for an Aurora, Pelikan, or Visconti. Leonardo and Montblanc are also on the list, though perhaps lower in priority.
  2. Awesome! Don't suppose you could post a pic?
  3. It really is! I love living in a valley, despite the heat. The mountains are practically in my backyard and the view from any hill is stupendous.
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    A little something for Pioneer Day here in Utah yesterday!

    Written with a Tactile Turn Gist in Birmingham Rose Overture.

  5. I know! Though my uncle's the fan, not me.
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    Can't recommend this song enough! It's so peaceful and cozy, and the singer is amazing. (The whole album was sung by Annabel, and asjdlkf; her voice is beautiful)

    The pen is a Schon DSGN Pocket Six with a Graf von Faber-Castell Royal Blue cartridge. 

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    2. Slowswift

      Slowswift

      Nice! I really like the composition there. You're cursive's not bad, too -- I was never able to truly get a handle on the stuff. -_- 

      (I have a Baoer myself, actually! I'd use it more if it actually worked. Solid choice with the Waterman ink. Converters are great, but a pain to clean. :P)

    3. Tesh

      Tesh

      Thanks! I had to teach myself... It's far from good, but it's a lot better than it used to be. (What really got me practicing was that my English teacher last year gave you a point of extra credit on packets of you wrote in cursive. It was a good excuse to extend more effort).

      The ink also works with my calligraphy pen, which is fun to mess around with. (The ink it came with was really thick for some reason, so it just didn't work. I don't actually do calligraphy, by the way. :D) I didn't even bother looking into cartridges as the pen already had a converter and I didn't really want to do a ton of research on the right cartridges to get. Plus, having a jar of ink is very appealing to my nerdy soul. ^_^

    4. Slowswift

      Slowswift

      There is no motivator like the promise of extra credit. :P Good on ya for teaching yourself!

      Agreed--cartridges are awfully convenient, but nothing will replace the feeling of filling from a bottle. ^_^

  7. Yay Quiver! Glad to see you back; it's been too long!
  8. Well, it's not anymore. What it said before was "Thisparticularlyrapidunintelligiblepatterisn'tgenerallyheardandifitisitdoesn'tmatter!" This is MegaSigBeta. What you're seeing is the phrase [REDACTED] written in [REDACTED].
  9. Welcome to the Shard! Have a muffin, on the house.
  10. Tramlaw is a frankly badchull name for a fortress, city-state, or some such. If only it weren’t literally “Walmart” spelled backwards. -_-

    1. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      I once came across a perfect name for a fantasy city—Torosoloed. Except it was an older article (2003-2004) on a music website that had undergone some wonky formatting in the digitization process, so it was just the words "Toro soloed" smushed together. 

  11. Oh hey a lot has changed huh Welcome back! Glad to have you again; I'd wondered where you'd gone. (And Kobold, I think the Discord would benefit greatly from your loonlike laughing. Join usssss. Oh wait! You already have. Yay!)
  12. I'm glad you find it amusing, because it's essentially just a placeholder until I get MegaSig™ up and running. It's actually a line from this song from Pirates of Penzance. Anyways, actually germane to the thread, that's a good quote! I love that kinda thing (I live for the Incorrect Mistborn/Stormlight Quotes Tumblr blogs). Bonus for being heartstring-tugging to boot! 11/10.
  13. Seriously. I just found this on somebody's twitter feed. But anyways. Title speaks for itself. "It was a dark and stormy goat."
  14. A brief, compelling plug for a character and a threat. Very succinct. 9/10, 'cause I like my nachos and would prefer you stay away from them.
  15. @Draginon Man, that stinks. I'm sorry, and I hope you can at least get a little closure soon.
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    Randomly came across this hymn, one of my favorites. Thought it topical.

    1. Slowswift

      Slowswift

      Oh, because I forgot to put it in the status itself and for some reason you can't edit them:

      For those curious, the ink is Edelstein Moonstone and the pen is a Pilot Custom 823, M nib.

  17. Just tossing in two cents here -- I am of the mind that guilting people into commenting is not the right way to go about things. People ought to say something not because they have been pressured into it, but because it's the right thing to do. Not trying to lay a blanket statement on everyone's intentions -- most of the discourse I've seen has been relatively civil and well-meaning, by which I'm impressed. But I have seen many statements that blur that line. I do hope Brandon says something, too, but I don't think he should be maligned for not doing so -- at the best of times, even glancing Twitter's way can make my blood boil. If he feels anywhere near the same as I do, I don't blame him for only tossing off a few promo Tweets here and there. Perhaps we'll get a blog post -- again, I hope so -- but I understand completely if he doesn't want to engage on certain platforms and wants to approach a statement with extreme caution.
  18. Kygo's new album, Golden Hour. I've listened through a couple times now and I must say I'm quite happy with it!
  19. Well there's the one I wrote ;-) Sadly, no; I'll gladly take some recs too!
  20. Accurate. Spoilers for season 8...
  21. Noooooo I caved and bought every episode individually on Amazon, but it looks like they've got a season pass up on Prime Video now. (Still don't understand why they didn't offer a season pass from the beginning. Jerks. )