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    what is your favourite writing notebook/pad?

    yesterday I found a stenopad on my station at work. I like how there is a line in the middle. haha it's awesome.

    I also have a composition notebook that is just graph paper.
    I think i have a weird obsession with notebooks and pens.

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    I use graph paper and a mechanical pencil.
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    another stationary lover here - someday soon I want to order some stationary and actually write people again. Haven't done that in ages. I really miss getting letters.

    I have a huge shoe box jammed with new notebooks, waiting to be filled - and several boxes filled with old journals. I normally blow through a notebook in as little as a month, but I've been so busy the past few months I haven't had much time to write.

    My favorites so far are Claire Fontaine, followed by Rhodia (made by the same parent company), for their paper. This is for a fountain pen, mostly...I also bought a Quo Vadis, and a Moleskin but haven't tried them yet.

    I use everything from fountain pens to felt tips to pencils to write so sometimes I like an inexpensive paper that is more porous (bad for fountain pens, okay for ball points). A basic Mead or other brand of 'marble' or spiral bound notebook are fun to use. I also use drawing pads and like to paste in clippings and whatnot.

    For a really nice journal you can refill, Oberon Designs makes nice leather covers. Their refill paper is decent, nothing special.

    The BEST paper hands down I've ever used was a leather-bound (non-refillable) Italian Journal - I am maybe 2/3 through it, I use it sparingly b/c I will hate to see it filled and no longer usable. Very creamy smooth paper...and pretty expensive ($50-100), my wife got it for me. There is no brand name inside; I once did an exhaustive online search - I think this is it, but not sure. I would gladly buy another - it works great with every kind of writing instrument.
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    I always carry a harcover Composition pocketbook with me and my pen of choice is ******* rollerball pen.
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    ******* has some great videos on their FB page - my favorite is the one with the pen going on an interview...

    Which ******* rollerball do you like E? My wife loves the Jet stream, but I find it makes my handwriting even worse than usual. I do like their Vision pens quite a bit. *******'s blue is a very nice shade too.
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    I like the Vision Elite. It's good for writing on forms that are in triplicate too which I do alot of at work. I may never move up to a nice fountain pen since everything we do is in triplicate.
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    Moleskine books and Pelikan Fountain and Rollerball pens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    ******* has some great videos on their FB page - my favorite is the one with the pen going on an interview...

    Which ******* rollerball do you like E? My wife loves the Jet stream, but I find it makes my handwriting even worse than usual. I do like their Vision pens quite a bit. *******'s blue is a very nice shade too.
    Wow, you really like saying *******. Hey, that would fit on a vanity plate. Note to self for new thread title "How many BF guys classify themselves as a *******?"

    But I digress. My fav is the trusty and cheap Bic medium and a legal pad.

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    you got my number. alright. I was trying to see how many times I could use ******* in one post. Although, to be fair, this is a thread about writing, so the mention of uniballs is certainly within reason. And I honestly do like Uniballs.
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    what is BF censoring?

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    Currently using a ******* 207 micro in blue on a clean room notepad.

    eta: seriously--why does the censor hate uniballs?
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    Staedtler also makes a 'liquid point' rollerball - not quite as good as the Vision, but close. Pilot Precise is good also.

    I love Pilot's razor point felt tip for labeling tapes (yes, I still use VHS and Compact Cassettes) and other tight areas, and for my checkbook and small date book (where I use both sides of the paper) I use Sakura Microns - they don't bleed through the thin cheap paper.
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    Moleskine notebooks or Miquelrius Notebooks. Pens, I like Pilot G-2s.
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    ooooo when i was in 8th grade the science teacher took us to a field to take notes, she had like waterproof/fireproof (i'm pretty sure she said fireproof) paper. it was awesome but i think it needed a special pencil/pen. i can't seem to find any around here.

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    Notebooks are generally whatever I can get my hands on. For drawing though.... love some rag vellum.

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    I don't really have any use for a writing notebook. I have thought of getting an Ipad or some sort of e-reader so I can read electronic books in pdf format, though.

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    .7mm mechanical pencil on engineering paper. I have one pad of graph paper and one legal-size pad on my desk, but I know there's engineering paper hiding in here somewhere.
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    Lots of good suggestions here. I would also throw the Black n' Red brand into the mix.
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    I just use whatever I have nearby. The law firm keeps all sorts of different notebooks in the office supply closet. Sometimes I mix it up.
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    post-it notes.
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    midori leather notebooks

    my favorite is a japanese brand thats made with camel leather and looks amazing....
    i had it for a few years and honestly can say it looks better and better as it ages. If you want to check it out www.resorshop.com reliable place to get it

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    Ummm... Does my hard drive count? xD

    I like writing fiction, but the problem is that, my handwriting is so bad, that when I go to transcribe it on the computer, I can't even read it. Regardless...

    I like writing in spiral notebooks, of no particular make. As for writing utensil, Pilot G2 Gel. But I also like a nice, sharp No. 2 or No. 2 1/2 pencil.

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