- I mentioned the Pilot Plumix in last month's miscellany, and now here are a couple of reviews of it from Jeff Abbott at The Pen Addict and Ana at The Well-Appointed Desk. The Plumix is an inexpensive introduction to the world of italic pens, and all the reviews I've seen of it have been positive. I haven't bought a new pen in ages (I honestly can't remember the last time) but I think it may be time to change that because... I think I want this pen.
- Ed Jelley reviews the Muji Hexagonal Gel Pen in 0.4mm. This looks like a great fine-point gel pen with its smooth writing ink and somewhat minimalist style. And it's orange - one of my favourite colours.
- Pencil Revolution reviews the Staedtler Wopex pencil in HB. These pencils sound rather interesting and different since they're made of recycled wood and plastic. And they come in one of my favourite shades of green.
- No Pen Intended presents a rather horrific tale of a moldy Sheaffer fountain pen. Well, it's not that horrific, because it has a happy ending, but that third photo really is horrific. Pens just shouldn't look like that.
- Paper Lovestory reviews the Pilot Juice 0.5mm gel pens. The Pilot Juice is another pen on my list of pens I want but keep procrastinating about actually buying. One of these days...
- Ana has written a great post on vintage pencils. I've only just started collecting pencils, so this post made me happy. Wooden pencils are awesome, even if I seem to like looking at them and collecting them more than I do actually using them.
- Finally, Johnny, Tim, and Andy have started a podcast about pencils called Erasable! Though I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I haven't listened to it yet. (I'm bad about finding time to listen to podcasts; I think I only listen to one podcast really regularly.) Don't be like me; go listen to it now.
That's all for now. As always, I'll have more to say about pens and pencils and related topics next month!