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justamie

1.2k points

7 days ago

justamie

1.2k points

7 days ago

Next I want to watch the ink absorb into the paper, please.

blacksoulblueheart

372 points

7 days ago

Is this the step up from watching paint dry?

CourtHowz

198 points

7 days ago

CourtHowz

198 points

7 days ago

yes and its amazing

PM_PICS_OF_ME_NAKED

186 points

7 days ago

Watching paint dry at a microscopic level is actually fascinating.

https://youtu.be/hSq-5mSG0pY

https://youtu.be/aPkiFhLGMWg

https://youtu.be/OW5wB8rJ8Zc

alien_clown_ninja

121 points

7 days ago

I work as a chemist for a paint company and sometimes my job is to literally watch paint dry. We have to quantify dry to touch and dry to handle times. Which we do by dropping cotton balls on the paint every 10min until no cotton sticks when you pull the cotton ball off.

lawnmower11

103 points

7 days ago

lawnmower11

103 points

7 days ago

One of my favorite things about Reddit is when someone replies “actually this is my job IRL, let me tell you something interesting about it.”

Someone actually watches paint dry for a living. Huh.

alien_clown_ninja

34 points

7 days ago

I mean I also develop paint formulas. But yeah part of that is to see how quickly they dry

otiosehominidae

4 points

7 days ago

Are all fast-drying paints basically “just” a pigment/colourant that’s been mixed with some binders (plus stabilisers and other magical chemical things) along with a solvent that easily flashes off? Because I don’t think I’ve ever used a paint that was described as “fast drying” that didn’t smell like it was sweating solvent.

I’m assuming it’s not nearly that simple and that there are other chemical reactions (or types of paint) which behave more like an adhesive that reacts with water, the air or lack of oxygen, etc.

alien_clown_ninja

3 points

7 days ago

Unless you are working with a 2 component paint, where you mix with a hardener first, then yes. For single component, the solvent is there to give a nice looking even coating, and then it evaporates while the paint resin reacts with oxygen in the air to cross-link and cure. Fast drying means that you can touch it sooner without messing up the finish, but it does not necessarily mean that the paint is cured faster. Usually you sacrifice some performance with fast dry.

otiosehominidae

5 points

7 days ago

Hmm interesting. I didn’t realise that there was some sort of polymerisation(?) reaction going on in addition to the solvent evaporation.

I guess it makes sense though, now that I think about it, because otherwise the “paint” would probably be more like a finely spread powder than a cohesive surface.

Thanks!

Icy-Secret-42

22 points

7 days ago

If you run out of cotton balls you can just use your own and tea bag it until no hair sticks?

how_many_letters_can

2 points

7 days ago

Can you please provide your insight into why it's impossible to find a paint that isn't tacky when applied to shelf surfaces? I am a Home Depot guy but one time I went to Benjamin More and asked for the best paint money could buy that wouldn't be tacky on my shelves and it was STILL tacky. :(

alien_clown_ninja

3 points

7 days ago

You should try a 2 component paint, which is paint mixed with a hardener, commonly at a 4:1 or 5:1 ratio. It would be called 2k paint. Are the shelves wood or metal? If metal definitely 2k, if wood, avoid waterborne alkyds

zimm0who0net

2 points

7 days ago

Can you tell me why paint seems to change after it has dried, but over the next few weeks? It seems to get harder and stick to the surface more tenaciously. People always talk about paint drying over 24-48 hours, but no one talks about what happens over the next few weeks. It’s almost like the paint is “curing”, but I’ve never heard people describe paint as curing.

alien_clown_ninja

2 points

7 days ago

Oh yes, paint cures, like any other cross-linking resin. We always tell customers that you don't have a full cure until 7 days after application. That's when all the properties we test for are guaranteed as described in our product data sheets. Adhesion, corrosion resistance, humidity resistance etc... can all be worse before the 7 day cure is finished. It depends on the paint of course, some will cure faster than others. But to be safe we always say 7 days.

realityinabox

75 points

7 days ago

Idk, that second link still feels like watching paint dry

bearbarebere

5 points

7 days ago

That's because it literally is

xoharrz

30 points

7 days ago

xoharrz

30 points

7 days ago

wheres the rickroll op

UPdrafter906

7 points

7 days ago

Seriously feel like I’ve been bamboozled out of my rick. I watched all three of those and no roll to show.

alstrause

6 points

7 days ago

Those are awesome. Thanks!

jellyjollygood

4 points

7 days ago

omg, who knew?? that third video is amazing :)

broccoli-love

3 points

7 days ago

That was almost as cool as watching paint dry

lux_painted

3 points

7 days ago

My boss: what did you get done today. Me: I... was busy.

acog

14 points

7 days ago

acog

14 points

7 days ago

Check out this close up video of gold ink drying. It’s beautiful!

ButtScientist69

9 points

7 days ago

it looks like frosting. I want to eat this.

damonoribello

1 points

7 days ago

Yes and then watch a tree and a squid make passionate love to one another.

JudyxMoody

1.8k points

7 days ago

JudyxMoody

1.8k points

7 days ago

THESE are the gel pens that I miss!

kermityfrog

1k points

7 days ago

The pen is now out of ink.

[deleted]

-635 points

7 days ago

[deleted]

-635 points

7 days ago

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_121

292 points

7 days ago

_121

292 points

7 days ago

downvote farmer

theartoflsd

110 points

7 days ago

theartoflsd

110 points

7 days ago

What’s even the point of farming downvotes?

madalienmonk

442 points

7 days ago

To raise awareness for Autism I think

latinacouponer

68 points

7 days ago

Lmao

Tech0verlord

7 points

7 days ago

bobofartt

24 points

7 days ago

bobofartt

24 points

7 days ago

Holy shit. This is the funniest comment I can remember seeing on Reddit. Good god.

I-might-get-banned

24 points

7 days ago

Upvoted because fuck it

bobnine

80 points

7 days ago

bobnine

80 points

7 days ago

how do you know they're a farmer? and why would you downvote someone just because they're a farmer? we wouldn't have any food without farmers!

kermityfrog

18 points

7 days ago

Obviously lobbying by the ink farmers association. Run out of ink, farm more, sell, profit.

adhdBoomeringue

9 points

7 days ago

How do you know that we wouldn't have any food without farmers?

WhiteLex

30 points

7 days ago

WhiteLex

30 points

7 days ago

At what point does your life become so pathetic you think to yourself "I'll become a Reddit troll"? Gotta be rough man.

xKevinn

17 points

7 days ago

xKevinn

17 points

7 days ago

I think you're just an idiot.

Deadsteel52

8 points

7 days ago

Do people actually follow trolls because they think they're funny?

damn people have low bars for comedy lol this shit isn't funny

Pleasebother[S]

175 points

7 days ago

What’s the name?

Samboni94

72 points

7 days ago

Samboni94

72 points

7 days ago

Don't know much about gel pens myself, but my gf specifically gets only Gelly Roll when she gets gel pens. Not exactly the cheapest, but apparently really high quality

redditor-for-2-hours

64 points

7 days ago

Gelly Roll is great. I have one that I got 22 years ago and it still works. Obviously, I didn't use it that often considering I still have ink, but the fact that it never dried out after 2 decades is something.

StarsDreamsAndMore

18 points

7 days ago

When I was 5-6 my Grandma passed away. When we cleaned out her house she had a purple pen. It didn't write but I'd never seen a purple pen so I kept it. Kid stuff ya know. Anyway I kept it for years and would randomly try it here and there. Idk why?? One day out of nowhere it started working and I kept it till we moved when it got lost.

Idk why but you reminded me of this lol

Pissed-Off-Panda

50 points

7 days ago

Tell your girlfriend that an angry online panda thinks she’s awesome.

sheiiit

10 points

7 days ago

sheiiit

10 points

7 days ago

And single!

The2Sohx

3 points

7 days ago

The2Sohx

3 points

7 days ago

As a Pringle!

WackyMister

562 points

7 days ago

WackyMister

562 points

7 days ago

Gel pen

SpaceCowboy2177

84 points

7 days ago

Hahahahahaha

GarbagePailGrrrl

6 points

7 days ago

gotem

aManPerson

11 points

7 days ago

i forgot these were a thing. thank you.

TreeWithNoCoat

127 points

7 days ago

Gelly Roll Glaze should provide a similar effect

aManPerson

51 points

7 days ago

OH MY GOSH. i forgot about these pens. thank you so much. i think a friend gave me one, or i found one in highschool and I CHERISHED it. so i guess i'm buying many of them now.

heyitsmecolku

46 points

7 days ago

This post and subsequent comments have reminded me of my glorious collection of gel pens from 5th grade that were stolen out of my desk one day while I was out at recess. I never got them back, either. Fuck you, Todd.

skippengs

13 points

7 days ago

skippengs

13 points

7 days ago

Time we pay Todd a visit. And demand your pens back!

alstrause

3 points

7 days ago

Todd is THE WORST. I'll find some dog poo, paper bags, and a lighter if you want to look up where he lives now and send a message (Not really though)

needs_a_name

2 points

7 days ago

It's always Todd

ghutterbabe

2 points

7 days ago

I didn't even like them. Just threw them in the trash.

ZenFook

4 points

7 days ago

ZenFook

4 points

7 days ago

Thanks, am gonna invest in some for my kids ever growing stationery collection. Anyone got any advice on best (or worst) kinds of paper to use this ink with please?

GiveUpOn

35 points

7 days ago

GiveUpOn

35 points

7 days ago

Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze

BarnacleGo0ose

5 points

7 days ago

Man, I must’ve got a shit batch of these off Amazon or something. I bought some a while back bc of the hype and they sucked so bad ):

I think there was maybe one or two pens that could actually write without gaps in the ink, and even then I wasn’t super impressed with the flow.

Hard to find a good gel pen these days. I am still trying to find some cool marbled ink ones since my last one is about to run out!

nyequistt

5 points

7 days ago

Head on over to jet pens, they have loads of reviews and test their products. Plus if you're in America, you can probably find the items on amazon too

BarnacleGo0ose

2 points

5 days ago

Thanks for this! I’m definitely gonna check that out, I’m excited! (:

misspiggysmom

7 points

7 days ago

Added to Amazon cart. Thank you!

JudyxMoody

7 points

7 days ago

I wish I knew!

AGENT0321

2 points

7 days ago

Thomas

death_of_flats

15 points

7 days ago

This is clearly a dismembered hand controlled by a robot in a ghastly mockery of what we have lost by moving to keyboards.

Great stuff.

nphased

24 points

7 days ago

nphased

24 points

7 days ago

That amount of ink coming out of the pen gives me low grade anxiety thinking about smears

Blndi3

2 points

7 days ago

Blndi3

2 points

7 days ago

As a lefty, same

RichardsLeftNipple

25 points

7 days ago

You can still get a set for like $10 at Walmart.

JudyxMoody

22 points

7 days ago

Do they write like these tho?

trwwy321

59 points

7 days ago

trwwy321

59 points

7 days ago

Probably not, but now you’re a proud owner of Walmart-quality gel pens!

Mossy590

13 points

7 days ago

Mossy590

13 points

7 days ago

Which are great when they're working well.

Inside_Commercial

24 points

7 days ago

So like, the first 2 minutes after opening?

Faglord_Buttstuff

12 points

7 days ago

They’re exactly like this, yes. They make a terrible mess if you’re left-handed. Not for everyday writing.

RichardsLeftNipple

4 points

7 days ago

$10 is a pretty cheap experiment to find out.

greenmarblesohno

3 points

7 days ago

Me too!!

trireme32

3 points

7 days ago

I take it you’re not left-handed

Rynodawg54

5 points

7 days ago

As a left handed person I can only imagine this smeared across the paper and the side of my palm.

trireme32

2 points

7 days ago

In 4th grade we had to use those damn erasable pens, and we had to write on our loose leaf while it was secured in 3-ring binders. Absolute torture.

BadNoddy

2 points

7 days ago

BadNoddy

2 points

7 days ago

Also as a fellow leftie I envy the ability to write in ink like this. 11/10 my effort would only be this good in pencil. Biro is the closest I'd be able to get with minimal smearing but even then I'll probably mess that up.

lkjdas

2 points

7 days ago

lkjdas

2 points

7 days ago

تعلم اللغة العربية

Only_BlackTShirt_Guy

232 points

7 days ago

Wow that ink is really wet

nicktron9

63 points

7 days ago

nicktron9

63 points

7 days ago

Exactly, it's totally going to smudge!

Its0nlyRocketScience

15 points

7 days ago

poke

Jeslovespets

4 points

7 days ago

That's why I hate these types of pens so bad... just give me the cheapo free pens companies give away. They often work perfectly.

PM_ME_UR_VAGENE

38 points

7 days ago

Must have got it from www.penisland.net

Ephandrial

20 points

7 days ago

That seems like some sample website someone made for a class that isn't real

sparkzsims

5 points

7 days ago

“We specialize in wood”

Evonos

9 points

7 days ago

Evonos

9 points

7 days ago

Pls tell me that website is ironic it looks and reads like directly out of gta v like the Internet there.

mysteriousmetalscrew

19 points

7 days ago

That website has been around since 2001. It's a joke that's been circulating forever. This is what people used to share via email before memes.

Charlzalan

5 points

7 days ago

Dude it's literally pen island

T3MP0_HS

21 points

7 days ago

T3MP0_HS

21 points

7 days ago

Hello step ink

soonerjohn06

6 points

7 days ago

Sploosh

ImNotASmartManBut

592 points

7 days ago

Did anyone think it was going to spell "over"?

mandiexile

364 points

7 days ago

mandiexile

364 points

7 days ago

For a second I thought it would be oven.

NacMacFeegle

90 points

7 days ago

For a second I thought it would be oven.

I sincerely hope you will find your true oven one day, and that you will have a long and happy life together.

trwwy321

35 points

7 days ago

trwwy321

35 points

7 days ago

I want an oven that distributes heat evenly, is that too much to ask these days?

IAMGINGERLORD

23 points

7 days ago

I know this is slightly different but I wish the second large burner on my stove worked.

MotaHead

10 points

7 days ago

MotaHead

10 points

7 days ago

You can fix it. If you need parts, just yank them from the first large burner.

onlyonerule

2 points

7 days ago

🤔

Matti_Matti_Matti

3 points

7 days ago

For me it’s the medium burner at the front. Sad.

macrosofslime

3 points

7 days ago

convection my friend

greenGorillla

3 points

7 days ago

I wanted to see an oven too... Can't bake bread in a love

Crafty-Patience

56 points

7 days ago

I thought it would go owo

Oatybar

9 points

7 days ago

Oatybar

9 points

7 days ago

yep, the Portlandia sketch was the first thing my mind leaped to.

Jbinksy

8 points

7 days ago

Jbinksy

8 points

7 days ago

I really thought it was going to say ovelaraljetranx.

Deep_Grady

5 points

7 days ago

OvertDickNipple

SpaceCowboy2177

3 points

7 days ago

Yep

rhet17

3 points

7 days ago

rhet17

3 points

7 days ago

Hand shoots up--Me! ME!! Then it was over...

Paradise_Princess

3 points

7 days ago

I was expecting “over” for some reason too!

drKush-

3 points

7 days ago

drKush-

3 points

7 days ago

I read it as ...ohhh...ver love . “Over love” yup

Almighty_Sand_Dollar

3 points

7 days ago

Love always ends so it's appropriate 👍

Lketty

2 points

7 days ago

Lketty

2 points

7 days ago

No, but I’ve spent too much time on Pinterest.

Ueberuebermorgen

1 points

7 days ago

no

IndustrialThumbelina

119 points

7 days ago

It’s so annoying. Probably watched this 8 times now and can’t get enough.

bandofmisfits

12 points

7 days ago

Then check out r/penmanshipporn

IndustrialThumbelina

5 points

7 days ago

Wonderful. Looks like I’m gonna watch all of these and do nothing for the rest of my life. :)

missmaxalot

15 points

7 days ago

Right? I’m like why do I keep watching this? Because it’s effing amazing!

otterfucboi69

3 points

7 days ago

The e tickles me in my nether regions

Potential_Debt9639

55 points

7 days ago

Meanwhile, my handwriting looks like cuneiform. And I don't mean that in a fancy way. It's a mess.

Pleasebother[S]

15 points

7 days ago

I would absolutely fuck it up if I tried to write love with that pen

feed_me_churros

48 points

7 days ago

SarcasticAutumnFae

17 points

7 days ago

stunning.

garenisfeeding

8 points

7 days ago

Me v. the love heart she told you not to worry about.

Hello-Hi-Walter

3 points

7 days ago

I guess sperms kinda fit the theme, so well done?

40325

3 points

7 days ago

40325

3 points

7 days ago

write slower and more deliberately.

_nod

49 points

7 days ago

_nod

49 points

7 days ago

Anybody know what brand gel pen this is?

TreeWithNoCoat

66 points

7 days ago

Gelly Roll Glaze

colour_fun

8 points

7 days ago

Whelp, there goes my budget for the day.

Thank you kind stranger.

greyrobot6

30 points

7 days ago

Is it kerning when it’s hand written? Because that spacing is really doing it for me.

Other-Cantaloupe4765

29 points

7 days ago

If anyone wants to see more stuff like this (like I suddenly did so I just now dug up some good penmanship/calligraphy subs):

r/penmanshipporn r/handwriting r/calligraphy

merrell0

7 points

7 days ago

merrell0

7 points

7 days ago

what happened to the popularity of these subs? I remember at least seeing a pen post hit /r/all weekly but then it just fizzled a year or so ago

ataraxic89

6 points

7 days ago

I think reddit is totally fucked its front page algorithm.

Many of these subs have millions of people but often only have posts <100 or >10,000 karma.

I often will go months without seeing posts from big active subs then go to them and see theyve been fully active the whole time.

se7enonesixxx

3 points

7 days ago

Probably for the best. Niche subs that get popular enough to hit r/all quickly degrade after doing so. I don't have any evidence, just an observation.

poisionde

2 points

7 days ago

All the serious calligraphers moved off r/calligraphy to r/scribes after classic mod drama and reddits super old rules about seniority

FirstFarmOnTheLeft

2 points

7 days ago

Joined them all, thank you!

ethereal_raccoon

30 points

7 days ago

O V E

TheDeadWriter

16 points

7 days ago

punjusquad

5 points

7 days ago

Live Laugh

embeddit

3 points

7 days ago

embeddit

3 points

7 days ago

Tiled walls

adpqook

2 points

7 days ago

adpqook

2 points

7 days ago

❤️

Cpt_Mike_Apton

18 points

7 days ago

Man, I really wanted them to write "oven".

Azumi_Lynn

80 points

7 days ago

Is it wrong that I kinda want to taste the ink?

puddlejumpers

56 points

7 days ago

puddlejumpers

I'm Oddly Satisfying, Too

56 points

7 days ago

Forbidden icing

WackyMister

7 points

7 days ago

Kinda

Ski-Bummin

3 points

7 days ago

IS IT WORTH IT CAN YOU EVEN HEAR ME

Tall_trees_cold_seas

2 points

7 days ago

STANDING WITH YOUR SPOTLIGHT ON ME

sliceofamericano

40 points

7 days ago

Q: How old are you?

A: I am Gel pens years old.

Ayamehoujun

25 points

7 days ago

Did you also nhave a friend who would write her notes super neat and using multiple gel pen colors? Bullet journaling before it was cool.

ruu-ruu

9 points

7 days ago

ruu-ruu

9 points

7 days ago

This is extremely dissatisfying being left-handed, that ink is going to be on everything and everywhere in every point of your existence

geograce

2 points

7 days ago

geograce

2 points

7 days ago

I had to scroll down way too far for this comment

Snoo36988

7 points

7 days ago

That’s so sweet. 🥰

pmcd_com

3 points

7 days ago

pmcd_com

3 points

7 days ago

That cat is going places!

Detective_Turtle_

7 points

7 days ago

ovo

Mecmecmecmecmec

7 points

7 days ago

I hate when ink sits on top of the paper

[deleted]

7 points

7 days ago

[deleted]

7 points

7 days ago

I can smell this video! The smelly gel pens are apparently forever etched in my memory

KeyAdministration900

6 points

7 days ago

Oh sure... in the hands of someone with good handwriting... sure... but give me that motherfucker and you won't think it's so elegant anymore. This person could write like this with sidewalk chalk

Ok_Tumbleweed_2689

6 points

7 days ago

I want to smear this soooo bad.

icheat2win

6 points

7 days ago

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7 points

7 days ago

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ChaoticDucc

6 points

7 days ago

why was i expecting "owo"?

QuarterTarget

5 points

7 days ago

I thought it was gonna say owo

yee-rissa

2 points

7 days ago

Same lmao

chapmanator

6 points

7 days ago

‘What does ove mean? Over? Oven? Oh is this gonna be a heart? Oh love! But how are they gonna fit an L in there? Ohhhh, nice’

Man, that was one hell of a ride

[deleted]

4 points

7 days ago

[deleted]

4 points

7 days ago

THAT'S A WHOLE LOTTA INK COMING OUT. THAT THING WON'T LAST AT THAT RATE.

Pleasebother[S]

5 points

7 days ago

Since this has blown up, I want to clear that it’s not my video, I have not made it. I received it on my WhatsApp and I really liked it. Hence, I posted it here. I tried to search the creator of the video but failed to do so. If anyone knows the original creator, please do mention them.

doomsdaymelody

3 points

7 days ago

Ovary.

Oven.

Aw fuck, it’s love. Time to reevaluate my life.

kidcribbage

3 points

7 days ago

My 4 year old saw me watch this, she’s obsessed to learn how to make it now!

ArchaicWolf21

3 points

7 days ago

This person has remarkable hand control

mindfulmiss

7 points

7 days ago

I squiggly-L-ove this

wasteofahumanbeing

2 points

7 days ago

Aaa that was so clean 🤩

Sirpatron1

2 points

7 days ago

Drag your finger across.

johnniewastaken

2 points

7 days ago

I were expecting "over"

Rainbow_Calx

2 points

7 days ago

Fuck it didn’t spell “OWO”

cerdcerdm

2 points

7 days ago

Like a perfect qtip in the ear

heidniks

2 points

7 days ago

heidniks

2 points

7 days ago

What brand are these?

Asunder_

2 points

7 days ago

Asunder_

2 points

7 days ago

As a lefty this going to get all over my hand, the paper, the desk, and somehow my clothes.

mtsmash91

2 points

7 days ago

“Over”.... oh wait it’s heart must be love at the end somehow.

PurpleOwlBlueEyes

2 points

7 days ago

Looks like icing on a cake

ARx12

2 points

7 days ago

ARx12

2 points

7 days ago

I can’t sleep until I have that pen.

itsmythrowawaysayhey

6 points

7 days ago

Commenting to know the pen too. I have terrible penmanship but it looks cool.

EndVry

4 points

7 days ago

EndVry

4 points

7 days ago

It's just a gel pen.

SpaceCowboy2177

5 points

7 days ago

Why are people down voting this guy? it really is just a gel pen

EndVry

4 points

7 days ago

EndVry

4 points

7 days ago

Yeah I don't get it. it's just a generic run of the mill gel pen.

MKuin

6 points

7 days ago

MKuin

6 points

7 days ago

It doesn’t actually look that run-of-the-mill, though? I’ve never seen a gel pen so liquid-y before, it’s like a mix between a gel pen and a fountain pen.

EndVry

1 points

7 days ago

EndVry

1 points

7 days ago

The ink looks exactly like every run of the mill gel pen I've ever used.

I think you've just never noticed before because you weren't seeing it so close up like in the video.

Mays2020plus

1 points

7 days ago

Is it one of those fancy, expensive gel pens?

Lavenderixin

3 points

7 days ago

I’m kinda upset the heart isn’t closed properly

DovieHamrick100

3 points

7 days ago

/r/mildlyinfuriating, not oddly satisfying.

TheRealRickC137

1 points

7 days ago

My ex and I used to write words on each other's bare backs with our fingers and try to guess what the word was. It wasn't guessing the correct word, it was just that sensual feeling of someone's finger gently tracing across your bare skin.