fictions and reactions

verity's fictions and reactions.

Diamine Disdainful Damson in Kaweco Sport (BB)

R+K Verdigris in Lamy Al Star (F)

Diamine Pumpkin in TWSBI Swipe (F)

Diamine Sepia in Pilot Metropolitan (M)

in which I try to like the Swipe, again, and don't. Just give me wet nibs all day and I'll stop talking about it, I promise!

Also found a leak, which I think localises to a Jinhao converter. The Faber Castell Grip is now subtly maroon thanks to Diamine Syrah.


  • Inkheart
  • Layer Cake (2004) – A very young Daniel Craig plays a hired killer who wants to go clean, also Colm Meaney and Burn Gorman
  • Die Hard 2 (1990)
  • The Wonder
  • Kung Fu Hustle – a true classic
  • A Man of Action – Spanish heist thriller
  • I Came By – a graffiti artist chances upon a horrifying secret in a rich man's basement
  • Arrival
  • The Post-Truth World – Taiwanese drama about media circus surrounding a murder case
  • Patch Adams
  • Primal Fear
  • 1408
  • The Last Full Measure

I've never seen Tilda Swinton play a woman character in a traditionally feminine role, but this was... different.

I think the plot is famous enough – troubled teen with a tendency toward violence. Was not surprised that the kid in question turns out to be basically a youtuber with a toxic following.

So predictably it shows child abuse, has terrible depictions of mental illness and fatphobia, and is really ableist as well.

Would... not watch again. Not even because it was particularly horrifying, but because of everything else that comes with it.

Diamine Syrah in Lamy Al Star (B)

Diamine Kelly Green in TWSBI Go (1.1 stub)

R+K Fernambuk in Parker (M)

Campo di Marzio blue in Faber Castell Grip (M)

The Kelly Green is a very fresh, bright colour, but continues to be incredibly wet. Keeps splashing in my pen cap and feathering and bleeding all over the place.

#currentlyinked #fountainpens

finally watched Top Gun, mainly because my volunteering mates love it for some unknown reason

I mean, I get why now

currently inked (backdated)

Diamine Damson in Lamy Al-Star

Diamine Ruby Blues in Hero 330

R+K Fernambuk in Parker

Diamine Festive Joy in TWSBI Go

Some new inks coming, and a new Jinhao!

#pens #inked

  • TWSBI GO 1.1 stub – R+K Fernambuk
  • Pilot Retro Pop (M) – Diamine Emerald
  • Monami Olika (F) – Pelikan Black
  • Lamy Al-star (F) – Diamine Thunderbolt


  • Parker – mixture of Quink Black-blue and Diamine Ruby Blues
  • Lamy Al-Star (F) – Lamy blue
  • Monami Olika (F) – Pelikan Black
  • TWSBI GO (1.1) – Diamine Peach Punch, then R+K Fernambuk
  • Campo Marzio (B) – Diamine Emerald


  • Having transferred some ink from the Parker cartridge to the Lamy, the Parker is finally near empty.
  • The Lamy also has a couple of pages left in it.
  • The Monami is now a sensible writing colour
  • I wrote the TWSBI dry. Having now filled it with Fernambuk, I find myself lacking in accent colours; the Diamine Emerald doesn't seem as light as it seemed, but it might be incomplete cleaning of the Campo Marzio pen.


  • Hero – R+K Fernambuk
  • Pilot Retro Pop – Diamine Winter Spice
  • TWSBI Go – R+K Smaragdgrun
  • Parker – mixture of Quink Black-blue and Diamine Ruby Blues

The mixture was quite by accident; I had too much Ruby Blues in the syringe. Must remember that ink chambers really hold under 1ml; it looks like very little in a 5ml syringe (since that's all I have access to).

I've already written through half the Pilot, so reasonably hopeful that I should be able to re-ink in a fortnight or so.

#fountainpens #inked

latest earworm:

NATIVE TONGUE, by Switchfoot