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    Pens: favourite type, colour etc

    Hey

    I know there has been discussions about pens before, but what do you guys think of felt tip pens in exams...i seem to think they help me write faster as you're not trying to drag your hand across the page rather, it glides.

    Although the papermate kilometrico pens are good value for money...but sometimes they do leak, anyone else find that?
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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    I've heard from people that using a felt tip pen is a very bad idea, I can't remember why exactly though. To me it would just feel... weird, lol.

    No, my have never leaked and they last for aaages.

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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    um. is this for real?
    because i mean, as long as your pen isnt running on nil ink ive never really measured pen efficiency in terms of the amount of drag caused by the type of tip.



    this thread has been enlightening.

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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    yeah I've kind of heard that before as well..that's why I'm not sure
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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by boris
    um. is this for real?
    because i mean, as long as your pen isnt running on nil ink ive never really measured pen efficiency in terms of the amount of drag caused by the type of tip.



    this thread has been enlightening.
    well I'm glad to have helped
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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    [quote=boris]um. is this for real?
    because i mean, as long as your pen isnt running on nil ink ive never really measured pen efficiency in terms of the amount of drag caused by the type of tip. quote]

    Lol, the type of people who worry about this type of thing also tend to bring 50 + pens into the exam room- "just in case". (Plus 5 calculators, lol)

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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    [quote=black_kat_meow]
    Quote Originally Posted by boris
    um. is this for real?
    because i mean, as long as your pen isnt running on nil ink ive never really measured pen efficiency in terms of the amount of drag caused by the type of tip. quote]

    Lol, the type of people who worry about this type of thing also tend to bring 50 + pens into the exam room- "just in case". (Plus 5 calculators, lol)
    Lol thats me.
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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    i take a shit load of pens into exams, but thats coz ive seen a friend take in 3 pens and 2 calculators and have none of them work

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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    [quote=black_kat_meow]
    Quote Originally Posted by boris
    um. is this for real?
    because i mean, as long as your pen isnt running on nil ink ive never really measured pen efficiency in terms of the amount of drag caused by the type of tip. quote]

    Lol, the type of people who worry about this type of thing also tend to bring 50 + pens into the exam room- "just in case". (Plus 5 calculators, lol)
    well actually i am not one of those people ..lol i don't even do maths ..hence, no need for a calculator

    but then that being said its better to be prepared, some people turn up with one pen without a lid and are like 'can we start?'
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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by theshortykatt
    dont you have to hold felt tip pens vertically for them to work properly?

    i angle my pens, therefore ball points crap all over felt tips.
    plus ball points are less messy.
    lol i dont think you can write without angling your pen at least a little
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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    Are you left handed? because I am so I can't write with felt tip pens as the smudge so bad
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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by slowjam10
    Although the papermate kilometrico pens are good value for money...but sometimes they do leak, anyone else find that?
    I use Kilometrico pens for everything I do, even at work! They're the way to go, since they last forever (well, that's how it seems) and are pretty neat.
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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    maybe some of you are thinking of gel pens, not felt tip

    felt tip pens by artline dry instantly

    however, you can get gel pens and they tend to be highly glossy and have a propensity to smudge
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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by theshortykatt
    why the heck are we talking about pens.
    lol??
    its a conspiracy, shortykatt.
    read every second word in the OP.

    haha.

    ...i use artline felt tips. all the time.

    i just do.

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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    This might sound stupid, but for every exam

    Each morning of i have grabbed as many pens as i can from around the house.
    Chucked them all into a plastic sleave.

    and while at school used which ever one i grab out.
    Pens dont bother me that much
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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by risole91
    This might sound stupid, but for every exam

    Each morning of i have grabbed as many pens as i can from around the house.
    Chucked them all into a plastic sleave.

    and while at school used which ever one i grab out.
    Pens dont bother me that much
    i swear... in my house

    pens lying around dont work...ever.

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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by scaredytiger
    i swear... in my house

    pens lying around dont work...ever.
    same lol

    thats why i grab heaps
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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    a thread about pens.

    humanity is doomed.

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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdcloud69
    a thread about pens.

    humanity is doomed.
    yea..lol

    with people like cal- in existence well yup i would have to agree
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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    it was never intentional to start a war per se

    it was just to state a point
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    I love my felt tip pens! Artline all the way!
    I used to use blue ballpoints but they smudged everywhere and i ended up with ink in little blobs all over me somehow. And with my writing it looks somehow messier with ballpoints.... go figure
    Anyhoo, yes, i use black felt tips exclusivley . The only bad thing is that i press hard and seem to have the nib level with the metal bit by the end of exams,lol
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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by scaredytiger
    its a conspiracy, shortykatt.
    read every second word in the OP.
    Tell me I wasn't the only one to go back and check the OP.

    >_>

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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by veloc1ty
    Tell me I wasn't the only one to go back and check the OP.

    >_>
    im so amused.

    sorry for getting your hopes up.

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    Re: Felt Tip Pins etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by dood09
    youre not a troll or anything!

    "Just as life had been strange a few minutes before, so death was now as strange. The moth having righted himself
    now lay most decently and uncomplainingly
    composed. O yes, he seemed to say, death is stronger than I am.
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