I love writing with fountain pens. The two favourite fountain pens I have are a Parker Frontier that my husband gave me as a present, and a Waterman pen that was a present from fellow colleagues when I worked at a Library during college. Both are good quality, solid pens. The ink just flows so smoothly that the act of writing is an absolute pleasure.
Unfortunately, I can’t use them for journaling because I generally use moleskines and the one flaw of moleskines is incompatibility with fountain pens. But I use fountain pens to scribble in my other notebooks, usually for writing drafts.
There is something just so classy, “old-world” about using a fountain pen. It makes it easy to imagine oneself an artistic genius, scribbling away something that might be revered through the eyes of future critiques.
How do you feel about fountain pens? Do you love them, hate them, or don’t care?
If you do like them, which is your favourite?