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Garbageland  ·  2505 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I got my first proper fountain pen - a Pilot MR! What fountain pens do you have?

Honest question: how do you guys NOT lose these expensive pens? I have a pentel pocket brush pen for inking my drawings and I am scared that I'll lose it or somehow break it, even though it's a lower end pen.

I lose normal writing pens all the time.

Edit: 100% true update! I always carry a small moleskine sketch book in my back pocket and the aforementioned brush pen. Always. I'm literally never without them.

I just went hiking with my wife and noticed that I had the sketch book but not the pen. I know I had it before the hike. It must have gotten snagged on something and pulled out of my pocket. Such a dumb bummer. I'm actually kind of surprised I was able to keep it for as long as I have.

user-inactivated  ·  2505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I find that when I really-honest-to-god-lose-it's-never-gonna-be-back something, it is because the thing I lost was something I didn't care about. Why do I lose Bics? Because they are disposable. They are a consumable.

I misplace my pens all the time. I misplace my house key all the time. I've never permanently lost either.

Basically, for the reason you said above:

    I am scared that I'll lose it or somehow break it, even though it's a lower end pen.
pushka  ·  2505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah ~ I was a little worried at first - but I have had my 3 pens for one year now, and all good so far. My mentality is that I bought these pens for a lot of money, and I love them - they are the best, and I'll keep them forever and they'll be the last pens I ever buy. If they start disintegrating, I'll fix them until they fall apart into dust ~

I lost my wallet as a child and it was traumatic, so I have never lost anything from my pockets since then.. I kept my pen(s) clipped to my pants pocket and it was all good for a while - now I keep them in a sunglasses case along with my 'wallet' clip, so it's all together, always with me

The pen fell out of my pocket at a friend's place - and I was stressing out so much.. I contacted them asking - and they found it - I was so relieved,, so that should keep me in check for the next year or so **heart beating*** - n__n I've had what seems like hundreds of bic pens through the years, and they all magically disappear..

Quatrarius  ·  2505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

pls stop using those to type roleplay stuff it makes the whole screen go italic

pushka  ·  2505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ahg, sorry - I actually escaped all the symbols, except I missed one...

hmm.. a user comment shouldn't be able to affect the website outside the comment... @__@

Garbageland  ·  2505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, that makes sense. Oddly enough, I actually just lost the brush pen I mentioned earlier while hiking with my wife. It was dumb of me to bring it with but I developed an ocd-like habit of carrying it with me at all times.

The ones I lose are usually cases of Wife: do you have a pen I can use? Me: sure, here you go. Wife: ooo I like how this writes.

And I never see it again. I usually carry a cheap pilot v7 as well as the brush just in case I need to write something and don't want to fuss with trying to write with the brush.

ignorantcollective  ·  2505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have to admit, I lost a Mont Blanc pen one night while helping some friends move office furniture into their new business premises. Of the 4 or 5 expensive pens I have owned, this is the only one I've lost. After a while I tend to give my pens to friends who share a similar interest and passion for expression through hand writing. That way, I've spent some time with a nice pen and I get to pay forward the enjoyment.

DC-3  ·  2505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Can i be your friend? ;)

ignorantcollective  ·  2504 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You already are! :)

I should add, I ask my friends to also pay the pens forward after a while, unless they particularly fall in love with one. And I've had my current Sailor Professional Gear with EF nib for a good long while, as I particularly like its EF nib. But, I'm thinking about buying a Vanishing Point / Decimo, so maybe that will bump my Sailor into someone else's hands.

kleinbl00  ·  2505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My college graduation present from my girlfriend(at the time)'s dad was a 75th Anniversary Meisterstuck. I don't lose it by never letting it leave the house.

It's kind of lame that the craziest writing implement I have is plastic, though. I'm kind of not down with Mountblanc.

DC-3  ·  2505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't know... Just got my first nice pen and am very very paranoid. I lost my phone for a week on my own desk - not sure how I will cope carrying a pen around.