Monster High fountain pen!

First the post loses my package from Volks, and then, in some kind of horrible Ouroboros of fail and puns, Blogger eats my post. I'm not even going to try to reconstruct it all from memory, just skipping to the good news which is that I am now the proud owner of a Monster High fountain pen! It came with the latest issue of the Monster High magazine, which is just a glorified ad pamphlet that I've seen in stores but never ever been tempted to buy. Until now. The pen is cheap junk, of course, and I should know better than to buy it because they never last very long, but the price for the "magazine" was about the same as a cheap junk fountain pen usually costs and, well, my last cheap junk pen broke so I needed one anyway. And this one has Clawdeen and the girls on it, and I mean cmon. There's no way I can resist that!

MH magazine + fountain pen!
MH magazine. More plastic than paper.
I googled a bit but couldn't find this particular MH themed fountain pen, although there were one or two others, in case you want one for yourself.

Since I ostensibly paid for the "magazine", I figured I might at least open it. It's about as bad as I had imagined: excerpts from the diaries, Meet The Fusion Monsters!, What's in Draculara's Handbag? etc. I think there may have been a crossword as well. Oh, and two comics, both consisting of screenshots from a webisode and one of the CGI movies.

Inside the MH magazine 2
Manny: I don't want any zombies on my team!
Slo-Moe: Uuuuurrgghh!
Ghoulia: Uuuuurrgghh!
Ball: RAWR!
Manny: I can't believe we lost to the zombies!

The pen comes with one (1) cartridge of purple ink. Now, one of the reasons I love that they made a MH fountain pen is the fact that fountain pens are awesome, and if this stupid piece of junk mail manages to introduce them to girls between the ages of 6 and 12 I couldn't be happier. But I'm also kind of concerned that the average girl aged 6-12 won't know where the heck to buy fountain pen cartridges. So there's that.

Anyway, here's the pen:
MH fountain pen

As you can see it also comes with some kind of cell phone charms, except for pens, so pen charms I guess. They're a bit wonky and get in the way a bit if you put the cap on the end of the pen while you're using it. Unfortunately they're not made to be removed without ruining them. On the other hand, they're kind of cool. I should notify the Fountain Pen Network.

The pen charms are also useful for hiding mistakes in your writing samples:

Edward Gorey and Monster High - a match made in Heaven! *thunderclap* *wolves howl*
It writes, there isn't much else to say about it. The line is a bit wide and the ink runs a bit too freely, but it doesn't make blots or clog, or at least not yet. Usually with cheap pens something goes wrong after a while, but until then I can write all my shopping lists in style.


  1. Kids don't even know how to write in cursive anymore, much less know how to use a fountain pen. Good for Mattel on making some.

  2. I love fun pens like that.

    Muff, there's an advantage to homeschooling. I did teach mine cursive. :) She's not that great at writing, but she can read it, which a lot of kids can't do either!

  3. @Muff Yeah, I'm not sure what they were thinking but since I love fountain pens I'm glad they did('nt).
    @Barb the Evil Genius In defense of today's youth, reading cursive can be pretty tricky. A friend of mine just took a university course in deciphering old handwriting!

  4. Since when did cursive become 'old writing'? I've never seen the Monster High magazine - and a fountain pen - wow. I haven't seen anyone use one of those for a long time. I hope you enjoy it while it is working.

    1. Well, half the time I can't read my own handwriting so I'm not expecting anyone else to! :D I didn't think children used fountain pens anymore either, but I have in fact bought cheap plastic fountain pens in bright colors with packaging definitely aimed at kids, so I'm not sure. They might have been old, though.