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February 14th, 2005


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04:51 am
One minute twenty seconds into Lost in La Mancha and I notice Terry Gilliam and I share the same taste in pens. I've been using the Pilot Precise for almost 15 years now. And there he is in the opening sequence, sketching Don Quixote storyboards with one. Only he prefers to leave the cap off when he draws. I like the cap left on so I can gnaw on it when necessary. I don't suppose I need to tell you that Mr. Gilliam is in my Upper Pantheon of Geniuses, because if he wasn't I wouldn't have felt the need to mention the whole pen thing.

The documentary is very depressing, considering the way his film project crumbles, so I'm glad I found something uplifting right near the beginning. It's funny, the little human connections you make from time to time that are trivial by nature but so affirming in spirit.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 14th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)

Keith

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I wish I could see the movie he meant to make. The little snippets were almost unbearable because THAT'S ALL THERE EVER WILL BE. I honestly don't think he'll ever be able to make it.

Loved the giants. He has a great eye for grotesque.
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From:minkrose
Date:February 14th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
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V5 or V7? I prefer the cap on, but only because it makes the pen weigh more. I also prefer the V5.
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From:derspatchel
Date:February 15th, 2005 06:32 am (UTC)
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I like the V5 for drawing teeny intricate things, like mazes and machinery and stuff. The obsessive-compulsive in me thrills in freehanding mazes over an entire notebook page. I like the V7 for writing, cause I like writing fast and quick and there's a good enough ink flow for me with the (slightly) larger nub.

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