The pen was free and it writes pretty well, but it's blotchy. Most of my favorite pens are, the most comfortable ones that I could use for hours and hours, the ones that write super smooth - they always end up being blotchy. I wonder why that is? Just to annoy the left-handed chick who rubs her hand across it and leaves a smear? Seems like overkill since I do that with my pencils, too. Oh, and the boy behind me in my Thursday night class borrowed a pen - didn't give it back! Jerk. It was a new one, too.