FCJ #1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling was the first book in my First Chapters Journal (FCJ) Project. I used Diamine Aurora Borealis in my Pilot Kakuno with a fine nib.

Why did I choose this book?

It seemed fitting to start my FCJ Project with a childhood favorite: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. It is still my favorite book from the series. There’s just something I love about Harry’s first discovery of magic and Hogwarts.

The first movie is also my favorite by far! The scene where they learn to fly is something I love revisiting. Emma Watson’s delivery of the “what an idiot” line is just so good! Lol. Love it!

What did I think about the pen and ink combo?

Pilot, by far, makes some of the smoothest nibs in the fountain pen community. So it comes at no surprise that I absolutely loved writing with the Pilot Kakuno. The fine nib was perfect to go with the 4 mm grid size in the Stalogy, and there were absolutely no issues. The Pilot Kakuno is a perfect starter pen, especially for those that tend to like thinner line widths.

Diamine Aurora Borealis was my first bottled fountain pen ink, and I was not disappointed! It was a very pretty turquoise green with some lovely shading on the Stalogy paper. I believe it also has other properties that show up better on Tomoe River Paper. So I’ll definitely have to try it on that. The ink flowed well in my Pilot Kakuno and didn’t dry out. If you enjoy turquoise green inks, definitely check out Diamine Aurora Borealis! Plus Diamine inks are fairly affordable compared to other fountain pen inks.