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Pine Needles, A Short Story - Part 2 of 2 - Saturday December 28, 2013

The last moments of two interstellar lab technicians.

Pine Needles, A Short Story - Part 1 of 2 - Friday December 27, 2013

The return of a unique sample from an extra-terrestrial mining project creates a problem for two young lab technicians.

Pilot S20 0.5mm Wooden Drafting Pencil Review - Saturday December 21, 2013

The S20 is a terrific-looking pencil with an extremely balanced feel. Pictures and test drawings inside.

Drawing Through Anxieties: Recreation Area Sketch - Friday December 20, 2013

A sketch and some notes about creating through anxiety.

Sharpie Stainless Steel Pen Review - Wednesday October 2, 2013

Man, I love how these stainless pens feel!

Zebra V-301 Fountain Pen Review - Tuesday October 1, 2013

In which I review a budget fountain pen companion to Zebra’s 301 line.

Art of Illusion Wallpaper Kit - Friday September 27, 2013

A free template for easily creating wallpaper imagery with a free 3D graphics software package.

Pilot Futayaku Double-Sided Brush Pen Review - Monday September 23, 2013

To be honest, I had no idea that double-sided disposable brush pens existed. See inside for my full review.

Pen, Pencil, and Stationery Reviews

Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Review

A vibrant little water-based brush pen.

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Pilot New Brush Pen Review

Practically a classic among brush pens.

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Zebra Tect 2way Light Drafting Pencil Review

I review a cool mechanical pencil from Zebra.

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Pilot S20 0.5mm Wooden Drafting Pencil Review

The S20 is a terrific-looking pencil with an extremely balanced feel. Pictures and test drawings inside.

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Sharpie Stainless Steel Pen Review

Man, I love how these stainless pens feel!

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Zebra V-301 Fountain Pen Review

In which I review a budget fountain pen companion to Zebra’s 301 line.

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Pilot Futayaku Double-Sided Brush Pen Review

To be honest, I had no idea that double-sided disposable brush pens existed. See inside for my full review.

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Tombow Olno Swift 0.5mm Bendable Mechanical Pencil Review

I was surprised by the quality, weight, and feel of this pencil—and that’s not even mentioning the fact that you can actually bend the pencil body to make the lead advance.

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Dang, a $30 Pencil: e+m Workbox 5.5 mm Clutch Lead Holder + Sharpener Review

Why would anybody want that? It uses 5.5mm lead, which is gigantic. And the pencil body is short and stubby. Also, it costs $30 USD. Again, why would anybody want that?

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New Classic Pencil: Pentel 120 A3 DX mechanical pencil in 0.7mm (blue)

I like 0.7 and 0.9mm mechanical pencils because they encourage you to think a little bit bigger. And I really like using this pencil, so I’m going to write about it, darn it.

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