I’m All In on the Pelikan M605 White, Fashionable Accessory, and First of Its Name

Pelikan M605 White

Okay, I pulled the trigger. I preordered this icicle yesterday.

It’s been a will-she-or-won’t-she saga, at least in my head. When I heard the rumors early in the year, I was on the fence. Leaning no. “White? Another pen?” Then after it was announced and photos released, I leaned yes. But I didn’t preorder right away. Because I do nothing right away.

Until my usual drug dealer (sorry, pen dealer)* reminded me yesterday that, uh, you need to order, duh.Β  So I did so immediately. Because I’m swift when it’s the last minute.

But then after I paid, I had second thoughts. Well, familiar thoughts. Like, “It’s, um, white.” And, “I have no money.” And, “Wait, why am I buying a pen?”

That’s the real issue. I don’t need another pen. I don’t even want another pen. And I don’t have the boredom or craving for excitement that sometimes makes us shop for fun. It’s really the opposite: my life has been so hectic in the important areas that I’m fine with no controversy or change in the pen lineup, thanks. Dead calm, that’s what I’m after.

But while I don’t actively want any pen, I do like this particular pen. I think it’s going to look great. And, true, I’ve never been sure about the white, but I’m starting to cotton to it. I’m starting to see it as nicely wintry. Sure, one could read it as “icy hellscape,” but even that appeals to me right now. We’ve had record heat here this fall, California is on fire, Puerto Rico is under water, and yesterday brought news of not one, but two, “supervolcanoes” getting ready to wipe out all life on the planet. In my own personal Apocalypse Watch slash drinking game, each of those events is worthy of “Drink!” So why not add a melting polar ice cap pen?

Not to mention that this pen totally reminds me of the winter coat that Daenerys put on to go north of the Wall in Game of Thrones.


And that was such a cool look, it was fire hot. Sure, the White Walkers and the Night King are sick and scary, and have our guys surrounded. But I’ve got dragons, and Jon Snow is hot, and if I have to fly on a dragon to the frozen north, I am sure going to wear my fashionable coatdress and look my best.

So, I’m on board with the white Pelikan, once more. It’s worthy of both Jon Snow, king in the North, and Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons. I am looking forward to it, again.

*I bought mine from the Nibsmith. Not for nothing, my Pusher Man the Nibsmith is offering a discount on all pens and ink of 10% using the code SAVE10 through October 20. That’s if anyone else is similarly gripped by insanity interested in buying Pelikan’s coatdress or any other pen. I point it out here because, when you’ve signed up to bungee jump into the gorge, you want as many friends possible going with you. Yes. This is me, enabling you.

17 thoughts on “I’m All In on the Pelikan M605 White, Fashionable Accessory, and First of Its Name

    1. I love how half the people think an M600 is too small and half think it’s too big. πŸ™‚

      Wow, that’s a beautiful pen you’ve picked out. And I will happily enable you, plus, give you some tips. This is what you say, “Honey, it’s much cheaper than an actual cat. I am saving us thousands.” Then later, just casually notice, “Wow, your hair looks great today!” Then, after a decent, not suspicious interval, maybe the next day, look up from the computer and say, “Why don’t we ever get tickets to a musical?” πŸ˜‰

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      1. Love it!! You sound like you’re thoroughly experienced. But there’s one flaw…

        “Honey, this is much cheaper than three-thousand dollar cat (about four-thousand Canadian). Or a two-hundred dollar cat, if it lives for more than three years and costs about a grand a year.”

        Just hasn’t got the same ring to it, and I don’t think she’ll be fooled for a second πŸ™‚

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          1. That makes you a saint. You and your wife both. That warms my heart.

            Now, I’m a dog owner, so cats may be different, but dogs cost a fortune, and I’m not talking about the purchase or adoption price, but gear, food and especially vet bills over the years. With dogs you can have dog walking or vacation dog sitting expenses, too. Dog trainers. Oh my gosh, and never, ever, cross the threshold of an emergency vet clinic.

            Whereas, a pen just costs whatever it costs. No maintenance or operating costs over the years. Then it has residual value.

            However, you guys have better things to spend that money on, for sure. I cannot enable that pen any more. The dogs we’ve been lucky to share our lives with have been members of our family, and that’s more valuable than any pen ever. (But you can still take your wife to a Broadway show. Like, for example, “Cats.”)

            Also, for far less, there’s the M805….. πŸ™‚

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  1. Love your post! Now, I may be the only person on the planet who isn’t up on “Game of Thrones”. At my advanced, uhhh… shall I say “increased wisdom” when I think of wintry ice I immediately think of the “Ice Palace” scene from Dr. Zhivago. Or a Cubs home game in April. I’d post a picture of the Ice Palace if I knew how to do that here.

    600’s are too small for me, and white pens aren’t my thing. But it’s a looker for sure! I did however pre-order the new 800 Ocean Swirl from Dan.

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  2. This post cracked me up. Thanks for that! The white M600 is so gorgeous, I’d be tempted if it wasn’t way too big for my tiny midget hands. πŸ˜‚ Can’t wait to read your review when it arrives!

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  3. Another all-time great bit of writing. Any making-fun-of-you-for-buying-ANOTHER-pen, I’ll do that out of the public eye. I’m going to send you a vial of Baystate Blue, too.

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  4. You went for it! And your equating it to that bad-ass coat that Daenerys wore has almost got me sold. But if I spend any more money on pens for the forseeable future, the hubs may actually divorce me and take custody of the cats to leave me to live alone with my pens.

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