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#535590 - 07/09/09 09:56 PM Re: Writing a Journal in Red Ink [Re: Edie - MysteryBooksEd]
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I am loving this topic and I'll tell ya why. Every one seems to have a different opinion... and they are ALL the right one! I think that's super! I never wanted to use red for my regular entries, but I did use it for emphasis or decoration, and I find that I am the same way in my computer journaling. Oh, and one caveat about using ballpoint ink. It is oil-based, and over time some ballpoint inks will disintegrate, making them hard to read on the paper becaue the oil will sink through, kind of like a grease spot on paper. Some of my ancient journals (30 years +) are nearly illegible. DON'T use a ballpoint!
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#535597 - 07/09/09 10:45 PM Re: Writing a Journal in Red Ink [Re: IH8FMS]
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I just looked up gel ink because I've been curious about it. In fact it appears gel ink is much stronger than other inks on the market, and longer lasting! From one sales page:

"Retractable gel ink pen with specially formulated water-resistant ink that helps prevent �check washing�. Check washing is a common form of check fraud where criminals steal checks from the mail and erase the ink on checks using common household cleaning solutions. Criminals can then re-write the check to themselves for any amount. The refillable pen includes a latex free grip for added writing comfort."
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#535598 - 07/09/09 10:48 PM Re: Writing a Journal in Red Ink [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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Also if you look at Wikipedia on gel pens, they say that gel inks can't be analyzed by the Secret Service because the pigments don't dissolve. So that's bad for them but it seems really good for us!
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#535825 - 07/10/09 02:45 PM Re: Writing a Journal in Red Ink [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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Another warning about ballpoint ink... NEVER write on the back of a photograph with a ballpoint! None of your &quot;Me and Whatsisname, the Hamptons, 1983&quot; in ballpoint ink. It WILL ruin your picture, for the reason(s) I stated above. Which is too bad because I really do love the feel of a good ballpoint pen, the smoothness of it.
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#902043 - 10/23/15 11:25 AM Re: Writing a Journal in Red Ink [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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I have never looked at that color being negative in any way.

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#902051 - 10/23/15 09:10 PM Re: Writing a Journal in Red Ink [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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Just thinking about reading a journal in red makes my eyes water. I find red ink hard to read, though it's good for emphasis. I like using red for editing. Because of the way it stands out I don't miss changes in punctuation.
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#911697 - 06/29/16 08:57 AM Re: Writing a Journal in Red Ink [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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I found this post interesting because I have had the same reluctance to practice meditations involving the Goddess Kali. Her iconography scares me. Strangely enough, I was 'tricked' into a meditation to Her at Yoga Journal Live - the meditation involved her under a different name (the Hindu Blue Tara). I was amazed at how much I received from the experience. I've since read more about Kali and am endeavoring to not block this from my path any more.

So (to bring the discussion back to red ink), perhaps trying it will release some block within you. Or perhaps you might work with why you don't want to work with red (if that makes sense at all)?
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