Well, I finally remembered how to write a cursive capital Q. For some of you that may not be a big thing, but I hadn’t done that for quite a while. I would guess that most people don’t write in cursive (or at least not exclusively). I throw in a printed capital letter every once in a while, but I’m trying to do better. F, Q, T, and Z are my downfall, but not too many capitalized words start with a Z. Unless, of course, you’re writing about the African savannah (that’s a cool word, isn’t it).
I’ve also picked up another fountain pen, a TWSBI Vac 700 in amber, which is no longer in production. You can probably track one down if you’re interested; it’s not impossible, it just takes patience. The vac filler is fascinating to watch in action, and it just works. The ink capacity is more than most, and you can easily see how much ink remains in the pen.
Unfortunately, I got the same fine point nib that the Diamond 580 has, and now I wish that I’d chosen a different nib. Maybe a broad nib would have been a good choice, just for something different. That’s one of the appeals of a good fountain pen – you can choose a different nib and change the appearance of your writing. Yes, it’s a small thing, but since it’s so easy, why not experiment a bit?