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weekly carry-around #5

(15/05/2023 - 21/05/2023)

My series on weekly carry pens, pencils and books marches onwards to a brand new week. A manageable 6 fountain pen rotation in a honey ochre Galen Leather pen case to be carried around or set on my desk, as sweet as it can be. Pencils, because I use them to scribble on margins. I’d like to mention the books I’m reading and the video game I played the most. The only way for me to track stuff is write it down, and well, that’s what I am doing. All of these are mostly in my bag at all times anyway, hence the carry-around.

Only one limit: I have to describe everything in 2 sentences.

A sample writing of various fountain pen inks.


Galen x Studyo Agackakan -MI- Diamine Winter Spice: This pen already got filled thrice in about 8 days, if that doesn’t shout successful pairing, I don’t know what does. The medium italic nib is the perfect ground between fine enough to write and broad enough to show off the ink, and the ink itself complements the colours of the pen well.

Breakfast and fountain pens.

Pelikan M200 -F- Diamine Smoke on the Water: The super smooth and mid-wet nib pairs well with a bright teal ink and its abundant pink sheen. This pair lends itself to even copy paper, barely feathering.

Aurora 88 Big -F- J. Herbin Bleu Austral: I thought the pen leaked out when I opened the cap today, it turns out that I just finished almost all the ink in it. Even though wet ink and wet nib leads to smudges in my planner, it managed to sneak in a good amount of writing.

Pilot 823 -M- Vinta Leyte: Change was coming to this pen, and it brought only good things. Leyte feels drier than Tsuki-yo in this nib, but I used it more than I did in weeks.

Montblanc 146 -ground EF- Parker Quink Red: Red ink and black pen are one of my favourite combinations. A reliable pen and a basic ink makes a subtle partner for meetings and interviews.

Writing nook in sunlight.

Lamy AL-Star -1.1 stub- Diamine Garland: Since I’m writing less for school, fun inks and broader nibs are finding their way to my rotation. This ink is fun, the only reason it didn’t get used too much last week was that it is too close to Diamine Smoke on the Water.


Pentel Graph 500: The old reliable got some problems with lead breaking inside and jamming. A quick surgery fixed the problem, and it is back to working like a charm.


My books from previous week still have their bookmarks in them, but I would be lying if I said I read this week. Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy’s last book is putting me into a reading slump because I want to finish it before I start something new and I don’t want to read it because it is so long.

Video games

No gaming this week. I barely touched electronics in my free time. Lots of walks and sitting outside, since the Sun started shining consistently enough to warm up a little.

Thank you for reading! This is last week’s post that I apparently did not post, even though it was already written. Your regularly scheduled carry content will continue this week.


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