Do not lick the nib. You will get a mouthful of ink and your tongue will get stained. If you insist on licking the pen, then I recommend investing in the children's calligraphy pen set that is non-toxic and safe. If that exists.
Do not flick the pen down in the hope that the force will bring the ink to the tip. Because it will bring it to the tip and then past the tip and then all over everything in your room.
If you prefer to ignore 1 and 2 prepare to have ink all over you and to be kind of woozy with ink poisoning.
For practice I have been writing quotes that I enjoy and then post them around my room. Lately I have been putting up a lot of quotes telling me not to waste so much time and that I should spend more time on self improvement after all “We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves.” - Alice Bloch.
I know some of you might be saying,
“Here's a quote for your stupid wall, 'Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted' - Marthe Troly-Curtin”.
And to that I say,
"Take it easy let's not get nasty. I guess you are right, I should say, 'Time wastes our bodies and our wits, but we waste time, so we are quits.' - Some Person”.
And then you say,
“Smart guy huh? Well, 'You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.' - James M. Barrie”.
And then Henry David Thoreau comes out of nowhere and says,
“hey guys, 'Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in' - Henry David Thoreau”
Somehow this ends the whole argument. While we ponder what Thoreau is on about, Voltaire slips by and casually reminds us all that “a witty saying proves nothing”.
I think that ink I swallowed has crossed the blood brain barrier.
Not a particularly inspiring quote. I just thought it was funny.
I guess it is good advice though.