Here’s the thing about the Pelikan M605 White Transparent: it’s elegant and glamorous. It just is. It’s Lara in Doctor Zhivago; it’s Daenerys Targaryen in her coatdress north of the Wall. It’s Fred Astaire, and Cary Grant. Whatever the circumstances, this pen will remain stylish.
Not even red ink can tart up the White Transparent. Oh, I tried. Up there is the pen filled with Pelikan Edelstein Ruby. It’s no candy cane.
Okay, if you hold the pen up to the light, you can make out the red, but even then, it’s not prominent.
That’s the barrel placed against a sunny window and blown up much larger than life. As one does in real life …. Right, never.
Well, I kept trying. Next came a green ink. This is Pelikan Dark Green in the White Transparent.
The barrel doesn’t really look much different than with the red ink.
If you really want this pen to look wild and crazy, I’m thinking it will take orange, or maybe turquoise. And even then, maybe not.
I am not going there, in any case. This pen has its own style. Why fight it?
Nonetheless, for posterity, here’s a seasonal ink display. Jingle Bells and Ho Ho Ho and happy holidays to all. Otherwise, doesn’t this seem wrong?
I’m running back to the gray and blue inks now.