The Nib Section

38 - Fuzzy Feelings

March 1, 2019

Why do we get attached to our possessions? In this episode, we explore the emotion-riddled relationship between us and material objects, and what our fountain pens mean to us. 


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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), and Diana (@thegrynne).






Diana: ST Dupont Phoenix Renaissance F w/ KWZ Baltic Memories

Sharyn: Nakaya Long Piccolo Cigar Kikyo SF w/ Montblanc Encre du Desert

Chuck: Pilot Decimo Earth of Watarase “Mita Sansho temple original” w/ De Atramentis Document Black




De Atramentis Document White Ink - Liz Steel


13:30—TNS Giveaway


From March 1st-14th AEST, we will be holding a drawing competition with some pre-loved pens from our personal collections to give away:


  • First prize: Lamy 2000 Makrolon BB stub w/ Sailor Kin-Mokusei
  • Runner-up: Opus 88 Koloro Orange/Yellow M with TAG Kyo-iro Stone Road of Gion


To enter the giveaway, make sure you do the following:


  1. Following @thenibsection on Instagram.
  2. On your own IG account, post a drawing of an animal that you have done with a fountain pen, tagging @thenibsection and including the hashtag #TNSPetSketch in your post.
  3. You may enter as many times as you like.


Giveaway closes 23:59 March 14th, and the winners will be selected by the hosts and announced on March 15th.




Aurora 100th Anniversary

Vintage Aurora 88 - pelahale

Aurora Hastil - IguanaSell

Montblanc Noblesse - Paulo’s Pen Posts

Lamy Logo - Dymocks

Aurora Mar Adriatico - Aesthetic Bay

Aurora 75th Anniversary Optima - Peyton Street Pens

Pilot 100th Anniversary Inks - @_althaven


26:04—Emotional attachment to pens


  • What do your fountain pens mean to you? Has this changed over time?
  • Is there a pen that is particularly meaningful, and why?
  • Do you feel more connected to a pen when you have had it for a long time, or when you know its history?
  • What do you think your pens say about you?
  • How would you feel if all your fountain pens were lost in a fire? Would you want to find exact replacements for your favourite pens or would you start over afresh?


Tweet from @sarahtaber_bww

Dr Christian Jarrett, “The Psychology of Stuff and Things” - The Psychologist




Wild Seed, Octavia E. Butler

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1:23:24—Thanks and Credits


Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai and Alisdair Daws.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai and Alisdair Daws.

Special thanks to: Liann, Kaz, Adam, Nicholas, Paul, Haohan, Kevin, Leonie, Hannah, Yagan, Evelyn and Louise.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.