Nov 20th 2010 10:51AM I have several fountain pens. Some are Monte Blanc others are Waterman, Cross, Pelican, etc. The key is that they are gold nib, since that forms to a writer's hand, and the shape/size of the pen, since it needs to fit your hand properly. The gold nib with shape with use and will become unique to you. In this world of printed and computerized documents, where you only sign your name, your signature says so much about you. Most of the world's most famous documents were signed using Monte Blanc fountain pens. The high end ones are designed so they will not leak on an airplane. You can shop around and find them for reasonable prices. Remember, you can wear worn, torn and dirty clothes, since you do not care about your appearance, or wear clean, spotless clothes, that fit you well. It is your choice. A fountain pen shows you are a thoughtful, articulate person of merit who cares about what he does in life to the smallest detail. If you are going to buy a fountain pen try writing with many while in the store and see which has the feel for you. You will pass it down to your children as a rememberance of a simpler time when people actually took care in what they wrote.
Nov 6th 2010 9:24AM You nailed it! I also stopped watching Smallville years ago and started again with the JSA tie in. They cast well and have remained somewhat true to the DC characters, unlike Marvel which rewrites history with each movie, and that is a joy.
Remember this is the story of "Superman when he was a boy" concept. He is no longer a teenager or a child.
Yes, give Smallville a natural and well deserved death, like Monk, and go out on top or call it "" and move it to the big city.