This is the pen I bought myself in celebration of my first novel sale, and it's been my preferred signing and drafting pen ever since. So any of you who have a signed book from me, unless I was caught shy of a pen and just grabbed a random ballpoint, it was quite possibly signed with this one.
Alas! I am sad all out of proportion to the death of a material object.
I have other pens. This is not a crisis.
But I liked this one best.
ETA: Yes, I do plan to send it to a repair place. However, I have seen a fair number of dead fountain pens in my life, and my suspicion is that this one has joined their ranks. It's a Pelikan 215, a piston and not a catridge pen, so there is no separable nib unit. When I say the barrel is broken, I mean the body of the pen, not a replaceable piece. So I would really appreciate it if everybody would stop advising me to just get it fixed, because it's upsetting.