May be a bit boring, but I'm a HUGE fan of the G2 by Pilot and the Varsity disposable fountain pen also by Pilot.
"Greatly marked down?"(salivating)My love of the Orange knows no bounds: it's super fountain-pen paper. Count me in for one or more, if the fates should swing my way.
I don't really need to be entered for the Rhodia, but I'll be happy to claim the humble 50-cent mechanical pencil as my favorite non-typewriter writing instrument. (:
Rhodia rhules. Enter me in the drawing!
Botheration, now I'm double posting and probably eliminating myself from the drawing (I'll take Ted's!) but I, too, like the Varsity pen, though for real smoothness I like my Parker Latitude (stainless steel pens -- another weakness.) It throws around ink like it's going out of style, but is super-smooth as a result.
My Waterman pen has been with me for over a decade, but my recent attention has been with my Lamy Safari.There's nothing like a handwritten journal.
I'm a Lamy convert also! And I love Rhodia!
AlphaSmart Neo. Great writing tool.Pelikan M100/M200 fountain pens, Parker Quink blue/black ink, college-ruled composition books. Yum.Pentel 0.7mm mechanical pencils. Luv 'em.~Joe
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Mmmm...Rhodia!Do we have to pick just *one* other favorite? I guess if I hadda, my pick would be my Lamy 2000. Love that thing. Smooth, elegantly subtle, and it holds an enormous amount of ink.
OK, so I'm a bit of a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal, but I always use a "Pilot G-1 Grip" (black). I used to swear by a Zebra JIMNIE GEL ROLLERBALL, until my source dried up. And waaay back, I'd use nothing but a Staedtler Mars Graphic isograph 0.5mm. Before even that, a Stephens (?) steel knib dip-in pen with a bone knib holder - messy.
My favorite ever was 25+ years ago when I always used a Pentel .3mm mechanical pencil. As the .3 leads became harder to get I reluctantly changed to a .5 but always B softness. I also enjoyed (as did my cats) my pen with a laser pointer in the back, but it was lost and I haven't found a replacement.Now it's swag pens and disposable pencils, but I'm not happy about it.
I'll bet my red Esterbrook with 9550 takes it. Well, at least it deserves it! Thanks.
I prefer a blunt #2 pencil by Ticonderoga, the best pencils on earth. (Sharp points make my handwriting practically illegible)
Sanford uni-ball micro, or bics when in a jam. Tried a fountain pen once but couldn't get used to it, went back to the roller ball.
For fanciness, my Waterman Hemisphere in red with chrome trim, and for day to day stuff, a two-tone Parker Jotter in burgundy and chrome.