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#1
I never understood the point of mechanical pencils. Yes, they're more convenient. But once you run out of lead, you're out of luck unless you can find someone to loan you some. Regular wooden pencils generally last longer, and you don't have to worry about having replacement lead. But I always see most of my classmates using them.

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#2
The lead snaps too easily.
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Popularity complex.
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#6
The .7mm works better than the .5 and I do prefer mechanical pencils over wooden pencils. Besides they sell refills.

I mostly write with pen now.
#7
That reminds me of something: Why are high school seniors still using pencils in anything but math in the first place? It seems a little childish.
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I never understood the point of mechanical pencils. Yes, they're more convenient. But once you run out of lead, you're out of luck unless you can find someone to loan you some. Regular wooden pencils generally last longer, and you don't have to worry about having replacement lead. But I always see most of my classmates using them.

Thoughts?

I never understood the point of cars. Yes, they're move convenient, but once you run out of fuel, you're out of luck unless you can find someone to loan you some.

One of your main points against them is user stupidity.
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#9
i used to ****ing love mechanical pencils. in elementary school a lot of us would have collections and show them off to each other and talk about which brands were best for flipping and spinning in your hand while you were bored. plus, you could take them apart and stuff.

as a result, even now i only use mechanical pencils because i still have a huge pile of them.
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That reminds me of something: Why are high school seniors still using pencils in anything but math in the first place? It seems a little childish.

Most high schools are switching to lap tops for everything. At my old high school, we had personal Macbook Airs. Which really only proved to be more of a distraction. Especially since we used online math programs, rather than actual homework. Most of which only made everything more complicated.
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#11
You can't retract the lead in real pencils, which makes them easily breakable when stored in a pencil pouch (at least for me, anyways). Plus, sharpening is a hassle.

EDIT: I mean, look at it this way:
"Aw man, my pencil is all out of lead. HOLY SHIT I JUST PRESSED THE ERASER DOWN AND NOW THERE'S MORE! I AM A WIZARD!"
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#12
The lead refill pack is smaller than a small sharpener with plastic bubble compartment.

If you're breaking .7 mm lead you should probably stop writing so furiously and calm down, and relax.
#14
They are pretty great for technical drawing before you bust the pens out.

Also nicer/neater to carry about than a standard pencil.


They are pretty silly in heavy use at school for writing, but generally everyone uses pens for that.
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They are called lead refills. When I run out I load more.
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#17
Mechanical pencils make traditional pencils obsolete.

They run out of lead, but pencils run out of pencil.
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#19
I honestly usually lose mechanical pencils before i run out of lead from using them.
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#20
How is writing with pencils childish?
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How is writing with pencils childish?


Because pens.
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#24
What is this pencil you speak of?
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The lead snaps too easily.

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#26
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Because pens.


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#27
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Because pens.


Pens suck for math. Good for pretty much everything else.
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#29
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Because pens.


This is by far the dumbest verbal diarrhea I've ever heard anybody shit out of their pie hole.

If you honestly think writing with any certain utensil is "childish", you're a complete idiot.
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#30
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Pens suck for math.

And music theory homework. I learned the hard way.
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#31
Personally, I don't like them as I primarily do sketching. Pencils are far better for that sort of thing as the lead is far less likely to break, but I can understand their appeal.

As for writing, I just this bad boy. Fountain pens are the shit.



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#32
I avoid handwriting anything, by the time I'm done my left hand has smudged up everything on the page.
#33
They glide so much more smoothly. I write lecture notes with mechanical pencils because it feels like I can write faster.
#34
I write in pen for everything except my accounting classes.
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#37
i like them because the point stays sharp and thin, unlike normal pencils

but i do most of my writing in pink or purple gel pen anyway because im a 9 year old girl
#38
I just use Frixion pens. Except for math. I use pencils for that because I get marked down for pen.
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People who use pens piss me off. It's so arrogant.

I don't know, if somebody were using this pen, I'd find it hard to hate them.

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