🔗 🖋️ Thursday Drops: TWSBI ECO-T Mint, Nakabayashi Paper, Lamy Restock and More! — The Gentleman Stationer

I have enough ECOs in my life that I won’t be buying this, but as someone who prefers the ECO-T to the standard, I’m happy to see so many new color options come out recently.

Getting rid of Facebook and Instagram years ago was so good for my mental health, but I also feel increasingly disconnected. My family moved to a new city in Sept 2020, and it feels difficult to build community when so much of that community happens in spaces I don’t inhabit.

🍿 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Fun movie, and satisfying end to the trilogy. As someone who has loved Karen Gillan since Doctor Who, it was fun to see her have an increased role.

I was already ordering some inks from Dromgoole’s, and threw this one in on a whim after hearing @brad talk about it on an episode of The Pen Addict. Again, my photography skills don’t show it off, but I may have a new favorite ink, especially paired with the rose gold pen.

Writing Sample: Wearingeul Dracula, Twsbi Smoke/Rose Gold M Nib

🍿 The Super Mario Bros. Movie

First time we’ve gone to the theater with all 3 kids. The whole family loved the movie, and I got to enjoy it with my youngest (3.5) curled up in my lap the whole time. A great Sunday afternoon.

I know this isn’t an original thought, but my number 1 feature request for iOS 17 is to be able to use any emoji in iMessage Tapbacks. I’m used to doing that in Slack, and miss it constantly when texting friends.

Finished reading: Star Wars: Brotherhood by Mike Chen 📚

After several heavy books in a row, I needed a palate cleanser. This was a delight. Just fun Clone Wars eta Star Wars.

When a Buc-ee’s opens just a few miles from your house, your family can make a Friday night out of visiting for the first time.

My family wandering the aisles of Buc-ee’s.

🖋️Yesterday, I received one of my grail pens. I had a major work milestone in January, and planned for months to celebrate by ordering this pen. Everything about the experience was perfect. From phone calls with the owner on nib tuning to its appearance and how it sits in my hand. I’m in love.

Kanilea Lewa Lani Fountain Pen laying over a sheet of paper that says “Kanliea Lewa Lani Classic Flush, Gold Trim (F), Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo.”

📺 Netflix: Power Rangers Once and Always

This 30th anniversary special was everything it should have been: terrible acting and dialog, a very loose plot, but tons of nostalgia for this millennial heart.

🖋️Forgot to post my last Atlanta Pen Show Pen! This is a bad picture of a gorgeous pen from the folks at Hinze Pens. My dad and I got matching ones. Mixed with a brown shimmer ink, this thing is incredible. Look at that nib!

[6] And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. (ESV) Mark 16:6

Happy Easter to all!

🖋️Another ATL Pen Show Acquisition. Not a new pen, but a new nib grind and ink. The grind and ink took this pen from one I liked to one I love. It’s Mark Bacas’s version of a Naginata Togi nib, and it is my first specialty grind. I absolutely love it.

Nahvalur Nautilus Fountain Pen

🔗 Ahsoka Teaser Trailer

Star Wars Rebels is my favorite Star Wars property. To see all these characters appear in live action in this trailer made my heart swell this morning.

🖋️Next Atlanta Pen Show purchase. I’ve seen pictures of Vanishing Points, but never got the appeal. Seeing them in person, I was immediately drawn to this (hard to photograph) Blue Matte. I’ve read @brad raving about this ink for years, so I had to try it. I love the subdued pen/bright ink combo!

Pilot Vanishing Point Pen and Akkerman 28 Ink

🔗 DOES YOUR FLAG FAIL? Grey Grades The State Flags!

I really enjoyed this video from CGP Grey. And I’m proud that 2/3 states I’ve lived in were A tier. Not so proud of the grade my home state, Georgia, received.

🖋️Atlanta Pen Show Haul items 2 & 3. This is a great example of why shows are great. I wanted to try this nib and an Estie badly. As soon as I walked up to the Kenro booth, this finish called my name, and the nib is great. And this ink! It’s like a shimmery Shin-kai (maybe a shade lighter).

Fountain pen

With Feedbin losing twitter access, I’m struggling to figure out how to follow the sports writers and sites I care about without loading twitter itself. 247sports doesn’t even have RSS.

I wish twitter would just shut down so communities other than tech nerds would leave as well.

🖋️The first thing I purchased at the Atlanta Pen Show is this gorgeous Charlotte model from Jonathon Brooks’s Carolina Pen Company. I’ve admired his resins for years and am so proud to have this in my collection. The Auburn colors sealed the deal. He was nice enough to ink it up for me as well.

Fountain Pen

🖋️Amazing day at the Atlanta Pen Show. I will make sure to post my haul later today, but for now I want to thank @brad for always being so gracious with his time to everyone in this community.