Posted: 11 November 2011 at 11:42pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by spln
I'm so late here - but if it saves my case the minimal grace - I have
tons of pending reads due (don't glare at me Sookie san!) and extensive
travels tend to render me somewhat like our man here - the short
attention span deal, its few pros and many cons!
So anyway, this is the first I got to reading in a week of wandering
much, and I've got to tell you it was ideal this way - an idyllic mind
of random thoughts coupled with reading a story with no end and
beginning! It's like a chapter in somewhere - like meeting someone on a
long distance train and and having a rare good conversation, such that
the encounter isn't a priority memory, but one that fades in and out at
arbit ppoints of ones life, prompted by arbit references, implying you
never really forgot the serendipity of a good conversation with a
Yeh - that kind of sums up my tide of reactions to this story. =)
In particular, of course I like Armaan - he's a charmer, and when is
that not true, sigh! I understand, and at least partially even
appreciate where Riddhima comes from - although I have to admit she's
not my favorite version of DoD!!!
And then there are the songs! Oh A!!! You brought back such good
memories with that, the CCR - school times, like middle school - which
doesn't even feel like this same life's memory! and Hoobastank - aha!
You know I saw them live in concert once, and their music shall forever
remind of that very fun fest evening! so yes - the songs did their job -
for the storyline, and just from evoking nostalgia!
I think the best part of your story telling here was the way you connected the pieces - you haven't completed another story of yours yet for me to apply it to the rest - even, and especially pieces like annoying hinges, beat up cars ... and perhaps the one way you're sure to win my heart as a reader is by basing any damn plot in a god foresaken midwest town (or some look alike wherever in the world) and then come true in picturing it! The stark stand out between the east and the mid west , between the west and south, in terms of American territory, is always interesting to incorporate in terms of character evolving - it always works, and god knows how many times it has been put to test! =)
Well, that. Brownie points to you to be inspired by a song for writing a story - I like!!! And brownie points to me to keep my word - however, belatedly =)
Don't know where to start, except that this response is around 167 days!!!! (WTH!!!) or okay this sounds better actually - 5 months and 14 days!!
WOW! ...seriously!!? woah!...
no nothing works actually. i didnt realise it had been so long!! sigh!
No excuses except that I haven't been that regular on IF in between. But as you can see, am getting around to things here tentatively. And this is where I had to start. I guess we can safely forgive each other
Interesting reading your reaction to this story. I can't really recall what was on my mind when I wrote this thing (since its been too long) except that song...which for some odd reason at that moment of all the times, I've heard it before prompted me to write something down. This has happened a few more times thereafter... It was strange, didn't have the whole thing mapped out when I started writing it but everything fell into place and oddly I knew where it was all headed and how I wanted things to be. Some of those place references are places I've seen around ...some images don't ever leave your mind... I'm curious why you say, Riddhima is not the favorite...? I have a feeling we can never really differ when it comes to Armaan..
Thanks a lot NJ for your words, always a pleasure to read :)