Disclaimer: Sorry for the bad quality of the draw, i was too bored to draw it again more clearly.
Note: I strongly believe that the ropes area (0:18 in the video), is connected with A-site's door-switch (de_mirage stairs to apartments lookalike) with a connector above double doors and the door at middle area with an enter symbol (0:47 in the video) too.
I’ll go first. Feel free to debate me and/or roast my opinions.
Lamy Safari/Al Star are not very good pens, and are even worse starter pens. It’s no secret that Lamy’s nib quality control is generally terrible, so why are you recommending this pen to every starter who doesn’t know a thing about nib tuning? The Safari looks and feels like a toy, and the Al-star is somehow less durable than it. Paying a premium for the Al-Star you’d expect a better build, but the aluminum is so ridiculously thin that it feels almost worse than plastic. The clips are also horrid, flex them a little too much and they get bent out of shape without any way to fix them.
Cross pens aren’t that bad. Hear me out on this one. For retail they’re almost insultingly overpriced, but they can regularly be found for 50-70% off. At that price (approx $10) a pen like the Cross Bailey light becomes a bargain.
Emerald of Chivor is ugly on 95% of paper, overpriced, and overhyped.
Platinum makes the best nibs of the Japanese big 3.
Fountain pens are generally way too expensive for what they are, and the profit margins on most pens are borderline criminal. I’m looking at you North American exclusives.
As much as I try to be empathetic, I just don't get it. I can indulge in my hobbies how much I want, and enjoy quiet evenings like this whenever I feel like it. My house is clean, silent, and there's a cake that I won't have to share with anyone waiting for me in the fridge. I'm not celebrating anything special, this is just a regular day for me.
It's mind-blowing to me that my daily life is an heavenly luxury for most parents. So how can you possibly consciously choose to give up all of this for... What? Uncertainty at best. You're not even guaranteed to have a healthy, loving child that will take care of you in your old age. But you're guaranteed to be throwing away the comfy life you had before, that's for sure!
Why. I can't understand, no matter how much I try.
I respect the decision but man... That's a weird choice to be making!
Edit: pet tax because I was an horrible person and did not include it in the first place