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post #121 of 141
The RJ cat had to wear a harness and leash when he drove cross country. Every now and then we'd stop to see if he needed water or to use the facilities as he partook of neither while in motion. (He also refused to get in his carrier and would instead curl up on top of some boxes. It was amusing seeing other drivers' reactions as we sped by.) He would inevitably race out to the end of the leash and then plant himself on the ground and refuse to move. He really, really hated it.

I had friends who walked their cat once. She didn't mind too much. I also saw a lady last week with a cat on a leash and harness waiting for the Paris metro. The cat was OK with it, alhtough I don't think I'd want to touch my animal after it had walked around the metro.
post #122 of 141
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The RJ cat had to wear a harness and leash when he drove cross country.
The RJ cat did the driving?
post #123 of 141
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
The RJ cat did the driving?
Despite his many talents and however fun that might have been, no.
post #124 of 141
LabelKing, I liked your original idea, walk the armadillo. Perfect conversation piece.
post #125 of 141
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Incidentally, I saw a man driving an Audi TT who had a stuffed armadillo stuck on the dashboard.
post #126 of 141
My hand writing is straight up fucking terrible. No excuses.
post #127 of 141
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I'm tempted to try this, but I'd probably just end up ruining it. If I want to write Italic (-style? -ally?), is there another non-finicky, inexpensive cartridge pen I could look at? I don't want a super sharp nib like the pen and ink nibs I've tried, because I'm not patient enough to not push strokes. I guess according to that article I am looking for a 'stub nib', which is a compromise semi-rounded Italic nib.

Any input?

I see you already ground your nib. If you're going to experiment, then a Pelikano is as good a candidate as any (I have one, too, and like it). Looks like you got good results.

If you're looking for a "factory" italic or oblique nib, you could do far worse than the Lamy Safari, which is available with italic nibs as an option, though they can be a little difficult to locate. Good quality, writes every time, and costs around $25. The Lamy Joy is also a more dedicated calligraphy pen and available in a wider variety of widths.

Unrelated P.S. regarding cats: my parents used to walk their first cat. It went well for a while -- they began when the cat was really young -- but as the cat got a little older she also became more resistant, though she would later follow us around the neighborhood as we walked.
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post #129 of 141
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My handwriting somehow never touches the lines whenevr I write on lined paper. It's always about 1 - 2mm off the lines no matter how hard I try; it seems to be a subconscious and involuntary thing. I remember in The Talented Mr Ripley that this was supposed to be a sign of vanity? Does anyone else have this "problem"?

Really? That's pretty impressive that you can always do it so consistently.
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My handwriting is hiedously ugly but it is also 100% legible. I wish it were better looking but I can live with it.
post #132 of 141
my handwriting sucks
post #133 of 141
The funny thing is, I write differently depending on my mood. So, in that sense, it's not unlike a mood ring. When I'm unaffected by the goings on of life, my handwriting is generally very neat. Sometimes people think its type. When I'm agitated, my handwriting gets very messy. I'm also very good at adopting the styles of others. When I was in middle school/high school, kids used to pay me to forge their parents signatures for them.
post #134 of 141
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I did a quick measure using a ruler and the gap is more like 1mm at the most. The penstrokes really never touch the lines at all for some reason; this is true not only on lower case letters but also capital letters.
IIRC, according to handwriting analysis (a "science" much like astrology, or image consulting) , this indicates vanity and something like "trying to prove a point" in that you are trying to prove you are above using the lines on the paper and don't need to be shown how to conform or do it right. Most analysis is done with unlined paper though, to see all the possible characteristics of free writing. What does your writing look like on unruled paper?
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my handwriting sucks
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