Mermaids have long surfaced in writings ranging from Greek mythology — where sirens tempt and taunt weary sailors with deadly ditties — to Jimmy Buffet lyrics, where they splash around in fish bowl margaritas.
Mermaids always served as fresh fodder for tired seafarers’ tall tails, but did you know that mermaid sightings are still reported today? Yes, today, in 2015. We’re not talking about spotting “The Little Mermaid” in a roadside Redbox or Animal Planet’s fake mermaid documentaries; sightings in Israel and Zimbabwe have been called in over the past decade. Sure, it sounds fishy, but one sighting we’re not skeptical about is the drawing Jenni from our Media team created with a Noodler’s Ahab Flex – Truk Lagoon and Super5 Atlantic ink (in part, inspired by this image).
What better pen to bring these mystical, misunderstood creatures to life on paper than the Noodler’s Ahab – Flex Truk Lagoon? This popular fountain pen featuring a steel flexible #6 nib draws attention for its eye-catching curiosities. For starters, you can take apart, tweak and adjust, and reassemble the Ahab so that it writes to your liking. Also, The Super5 Atlantic makes a splash with a full range of waterproof blues and grays.
Unlike the literary Ahab, this one can help you find your Moby Dick or your long sought-after mermaid, if you are so inspired.
The Noodler’s Ahab Flex – Truk Lagoon is available on GouletPens.com for $20. Super5 Atlantic ink is available in a 50ml bottle for $27.95, as well as an 2ml ink sample for $2.