My favorite topic on this forum is something to do with pens, pencils and paper. I check it 50x per day. I don't know why I like them so much, but I just do. I wish there was more interest in this topic (to me it seems vital), but there isn't. When it comes to "pencils", man, I'm all in. I just love the things. I go through these phases with my pens (fountain pens, inks and gels), but then I come back to pencils. I love them all. Oh, and paper, don't even get me started. Yeah, there are a lot of specialized forums for pens, pencils and paper. However, to me the 'EDC' element of writing instruments and paper is attractive. Again, I don't know why, but it is. A pen (fountain or gel) doesn't often share its wealth with anyone but the user. A pencil, on the other hand, shares its wealth with everyone in the room. (the smell, the intrigue, the lifespan). I know, I'm probably nuts, but it's how I feel. I love 'em all! and the paper...oh, my gosh!