fountain pens are life. I didn't know you liked them but that's absolutely the best kind of pen to have (at least I think so.) My favorite new ones are by F.P.R., and my favorite old ones are usually Sheaffer.
They're still pretty new to me. What I have for them is currently quite limited. This is everything related to them:
So, just the two pens currently. Names/brands I've no idea, generally I'm not good at remembering names for pretty much anything. IRL I tend to fall into "Buffy speak" a lot as a result, even with topics I'm familiar with.
I havent had to use the cleaning stuff yet. I'm not too clear on what the blue bubbly whatsit in the top right is for. Currently one of the pens is full of the deep purple ink, and the other is full of the funky green sparkly stuff. I do at least know how to refill these properly. Interesting that the process is different for each.
Overall, when it comes to art, my specialty is lettering of all sorts, so that's the main use for these. Actual handwriting... not so much. Nobody can read the disaster that is my handwriting, and I cant read it either.
Odd how that works, really, since my actual lettering is very carefully done, yet my handwriting looks like a drunken spider fell into some ink and wandered across some paper.
These things are nice since I dont have to press hard against the paper to use them. A nice contrast to my brush pens (the primary thing I use) which are entirely about pressing down. Another thing that is nice is that these can easily write on the marker paper (which I use since brush pens are easily damaged, you dont want to use those on sketch paper for instance), wheras typical pens/pencils are kinda funky on marker-specific paper.
I will say though these are one of those types of tools where I get paranoid when dealing with them, specifically the refill process. The weird looking one with the star is decently simple to fill, the green one must be entirely dismantled, and then I gotta be careful not to knock the ink bottles over or something like that. Though what really bugs me is those syringes. Not a fan of needles. Yeah, they definitely arent medical needles, but the mental image is still there. I will learn to use all of these things properly as I go though. Fortunately I found many great tutorials on all of this out there.
If this ends up anything like my other art tools, I'll eventually have a large collection of these. Though it's likely to still pale in comparison to the silly amounts of markers and paintbrushes I've got.