i just learned to write in the hobbit font. reply here & i'll write whatever u type in the hobbit font, until i get tired & fuck off to bed
@seafrog I could be wrong, but I thought that different vowels got different diacritics above them? I certainly don't want to shit on this because it is awesome.
@benhamill Oh they well might do!! I was thinking they looked a bit same-y. I was just using an alphabet i found online as a reference!!
@seafrog Hmm… this has more about vowels than I expected, but I think it gives an idea: a should have the dots and e should have the accent and u should have a little hook… idk what subset of this they used in the movies, though. http://fan.theonering.net/~rolozo/tengwar/tengwar/sindar.htm
@benhamill Oh wow!!! that is extremely lore-deep lmao, i have never looked into elvish script. i Love that the hobbitish font is based on all the same shapes though!!! such excellent world-building from Tolkien
@seafrog I thought I'd replied to you, but I think your should name yourselves Seafrog Baggins for that effort.
@bonzoesc thanks!!! a pal got it for me last xmas, it's v cool to use. only problem is it's hard to dip in narrow inkpots lmao
@seafrog yeah, i looked at it a bit more and realized it wouldn't work with the narrow vials i tend to use a lot
still though, having it off-axis seems like it'd be interesting
@seafrog rotating the pen mid-stroke is something i still haven't got the hang of; maybe i'll look up a flex nib or something
@bonzoesc oh i haven't been rotating it, this nib is flexy!! just press harder for thicker lines, hahah. i wanna work with one with a flat end for the classic calligraphy varied line weights, though, this was just the one i had to hand
@Alonealastalovedalongthe It lets you hold the pen at an angle, as usual, while the nib is vertical! Allows for easier downstrokes, I'm told. I got it as a gift last xmas!!
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