Your every-6th-day content note: I understand Advent is a Christian artifact, regardless of its presence in my life and ancestry as a cultural event. I am not Christian, though much of my family is, and I am not happy with the Christianization of secular culture despite having grown up immersed in it. I promise to promote the voices and traditions from religions not my own, and the normalization of calling out when the dominant religious paradigm in America is packaged as secular celebration.
Merry fucking apex day of the Western world’s dominant paradigm.
OKAY I’m done. Let’s see what’s behind the last door! *drumroll*….
Day 25’s ink is called “Best Wishes.”
This is a standard Diamine 30 ml bottle, and as such, there’s a lot more going on with the label.
I tested, as per usual, using a borosilicate glass dip pen in a Maruman Mnemosyne notebook.
Okay, this one is interesting! And neat!
Best Wishes is a green-based ink with red sheen and blue-green shimmer. It looks different from every direction. The flow is fast and the ink is relatively wet, but it’s still a little scratchy when writing. It’s not unpleasant, though, if you like tactile feedback when writing.
It’s a clean-writing ink! The clarity of my strokes in this ink is really nice. Like, I usually dislike my handwriting, but this? I want to use this on cards. I don’t know how this ended up so fancy-looking.
Along with the clean writing? It’s got some swag to it. Green green shimmer, a purple that looks like Prince wanted a brick house. If you’re a fan of the Extra, this has it. It’s VERY extra.
The only problem I have with the color is that in certain lights on sheen-enhancing paper, you can barely see the green at all. In artificial light, the brick purple color turns copper, and the sheen isn’t as green. Still pretty, but more along the lines of the ink of cranberry void (Upon A Star). And because it’s a lovely blue-based green, I want to see more of it.
Will I want another bottle? Probably not? This is a 30 ml bottle, and I will probably take a while to get through it. It’s really nice, though, and I’m truly happy that this is where this journey ends.
This is the end of our Diamine Inkvent calendar! I’m going to take a brief break, and when I return, I’ll rank the top five and bottom five, then demo some of my favorite inks.
Hope you’re having a wonderful end of December!