Last week was a bit heavy and was also not stationery related at all, wasn’t it? I felt like… Like it was something that needed talking about, especially while the topic at hand was actually at the forefront of everyone’s minds. It’s an important topic that doesn’t get mentioned enough.
So! Back to this week.
I’ve been going a little ink sample crazy recently. There’s a couple of sellers on eBay who are located in the UK, where I am, who have a bunch of… I think it’s Diamine, Iroshizuku, Sailor and Private Reserve ink samples. This is awesome because, being in the UK, it means they arrive quickly (which is great when you’re as impatient as I am) and it also means I don’t have to worry about customs if I were to order from the Goulets. As much as I adore and thoroughly recommend those guys (in a heartbeat), I personally can’t justify buying from them much, and this really saddens me because I really love what they do, what they stand for and all the effort they put into their company, being a brilliant resource and their customer service. I’d like to be able to support that, but I’m personally not easily able to. If you can order from them, I’d recommend it.
I’m on this… Bizzare quest to find the perfect (for/to me) shade of each of the basic colours. Have I been successful in any department yet? No. Not at all. Oh, wait. I haven’t found an orange that beats Diamine’s Sunset yet, and I think I’m almost certain on the best green, but I have to test a couple more. Other than that; nope, nowhere near. But it’s a fun project, even if I do have about… I haven’t even counted… A silly amount of ink samples sitting on my desk right now. But! I’ve found that using a singular ink sample while testing out a particular pen gives you long enough to form a decent impression of the pen, while using the sample up at the same time. That works for me. I am going to need a bigger Really Useful Box to put my not-used samples in soon though. Whoops.
So that’s that. What else?
How are we nearly in September already? How?! Although that does mean that it’s my birthday next week (and I’ll probably mention that next blog post too). I’m 25. TWENTY FIVE. So, naturally, I’ve been having some sort of “what on earth am I doing with my life?!” kinda mental anguish. It’s very… It’s enough to put you down.
But I don’t want to talk or think about that very much. Anyway. Writing is going slightly better than expected, which is grand. Reading is… Not. Gaming is not, either.
Oh, wait, actually. The boyfriend and I have been playing that P.T. demo teaser thing on PS4. I’ve had to take ahold of the controller while he hides behind cushions, and he’s had to take it from me as some points. It’s terrifying, and the reveal at the end was like OHMYGOD. Also, watching some of the “let’s play” videos on YouTube has had me in stitches. I’m not going to say or spoil anything more in case anyone reading hasn’t seen it/heard of what the reveal is. I’m excited for that.
Erm. That’s about it. How are you all doing?
Until next week!