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Nathan Wood
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A student of Medical Laboratory Technology who also likes odd (but interesting!) facts, Dungeons & Dragons, and the Russian language.
A student of Medical Laboratory Technology who also likes odd (but interesting!) facts, Dungeons & Dragons, and the Russian language.

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An interesting book for anyone interested in fantasy creatures.
New Kickstarter from the Baby Bestiary Team,
Presenting Atlas Animalia!
A systemless art/lore book that examines the ecology, biology and myth that can surround beasts and their diverse variants. Just think of it; the rust mantis, the tabby phastecat, and the sun owlbear just to start!! Live until July 8th!
Like, love, share, and support!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/metalweavegames/atlas-animalia-a-book-of-monster-variants?ref=e0c0pe

For those who want stats (those GMs, druids and rangers) we also have PDF statbooks avaliable for Pathfinder and D&D 5e!!

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This is a charming little D&D-themed webcomic.

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I bought this pen a while ago, because I wanted to try out a hooded nib but didn't want to spend a lot. This Lanbitou 010 fit the bill, at less than $10 from an online store. Despite being a cheap Chinese pen, it's actually really good. I found it to be pleasingly reliable, and it it's a quite fine nib. It occasionally felt a bit scratchy, but I don't know how much of that was the cheap paper I was using. It fit well in my hands, but is definitely a small pen, so those with big hands may not like this pen. Also, the body does feel a bit cheap.

It turns out, I'm not a fan of the aesthetics of hooded nibs, so I'm glad I got to try this pen. It's a good pen, but I learned that I prefer an ostentatious nib. So if you prefer hooded nibs, this may be the budget pen for you.

I offer my humble apologies for the amateur photographs.
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2/6/17
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I have another question for the community. Recently, a friend gave me a sampler vial of Noodler's Navy ink, and I love the color. I want to use a beautiful blue like this at work and for checks, etc, but unfortunately the Navy is only water resistant, and pretty weakly if you ask me.

Does anyone know of a similar blue that's as rugged as bulletproof black? I could go a bit lighter, but it really needs to be waterproof. Thanks in advance!

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It's not exactly a fountain pen, but it was made by Esterbrook, a company known for their quality pens, and is vintage, so what the hey. A few days ago a co-worker let me snap a quick photo before he put it up for auction. I never knew early felt-tips were so modular. 
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I have a question for the community regarding Pilot Metropolitan pens. Can one rinse out and re-use the Pilot ink cartridges? I ask because other ink cartridges have a narrow opening that keeps the ink in. But once pierced, the Pilot cartridges seem to have such a wide mouth that I'm worried I'd be in for a world of spilled ink and stain removal if I tried it.

Anyone tried it? Thanks in advance.

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On Saturday, I visited Washington D.C. with a good friend of mine, and of course stopped by Fahrney's Pens. It was smaller than I expected, but what a lovely place! I managed to stay under budget, walking out with only a single new pen, but it's a beauty. A Waterman Perspective, my first really expensive fountain pen. The friendly lady behind the counter gave me a free converter, and threw in an ink cartridge too. I'm floored by the size of the Waterman ink cartridge. That's brilliant! So far, the pen writes just as well as I expected it to, but I don't like the faint blue color of the cartridge ink. It'll be a while, but I'm looking forward to charging up the converter with some good old Noodler's Bulletproof Black or perhaps a dark green.

As for Fahrney's Pens - I'll definitely be back once I've restocked my coffers! 
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8/29/16
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If you know too many friends whose birthdays are between March 20th and April 19th, don't worry, you can open up a fashion shop.

You clearly have excess Ares!

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Sunday: Went for a bike ride. Less than 15 minutes in, found these. Nine tacks in total. I stupidly pulled them out immediately, and both tires flattened within seconds. Monday: Bought new inner tubes - self-sealing ones, this time. Today: It was surprisingly easy and fast to change the inner tubes. Bike is ready for action again!
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