Originally posted by samba12
Hello doe eyes,
Just read the whole ff in one shot ... am slightly cross-eyed, but would still like to post a comment.
Thank you! The fact that you'd take the time and effort to comment REALLY means a lot to me!!
It was a compelling read because like several other readers I too was colossally disappointed by the so-called 'redemption track' which was such a damp squibb, so pathetic, it made a travesty of Khushi and Arnav and most of all of the credibility of their relationship.
So it was a pleasure to read about Arnav's angst, his pain and suffering as he gets a glimpse of what she went through because of his rash, rage-driven and impetuous reactions. Balm for the soul...Very therapeutic :)
I'm so glad you feel that way! Redeeming Arnav and reestablishing Arhi's love were two of the biggest aims behind this story and I'm glad I got your approval for the way I went about it! So happy to hear that you enjoyed it!
Too I enjoyed the different view points you let us have so we could appreciate in depth how each character responds to the unfolding events.
Again, thank you. IPK from the very beginning crafted a host of intriguing characters with so much potential - for instance Shashi Gupta. I was seriously hoping he would recover in the show, and spill the beans on Shyam - I don't know whether the CVs forgot about him, but that question just went unanswered in the show. So I'm very relieved and reassured you enjoyed the different character developments here!
When watching the serial I was struck by Sobti's abilty to express subtle feelings (when directed effectively - becasue there were tmes when he was just hamming and fooling around) and re-watched several bits just to focus on a particular scene, a certain interaction - a lift of the brow, a crinkling of the eyes, a tiny twitch of the lips - oh yes, very telling!.
And you have verbalized these subtle expressions, so well. I could picture them and what's even better for an invetarate reader, can re-read them...and enjoy the images they conjure up over and over again!
Thank you!! To a large extent the way I write and describe things is always an attempt to convey the dozen different emotions I saw and felt or thought of when watching the show, so I've always tried to bring that out on paper (well, on screen I suppose). It's a tribute to Barun and the cast of IPK for their brilliant, heart-wrenching acting, because they are the ones that urge me to delve deep into a scene :) I'm thrilled and humbled that you think I'm these scenes justice! Thank you!
Words matter! Well for me they do. So must add that I thoroughly delight in your use of words. Words, expressions, cadences, - all. Not to forget the alliteration, the building of intensity, the nuances delcately captured. ... Love it all. :)
And then there's the internal monologs... both Arnav's and Khushi's - you've managed to retain their essential natures even as you give us a detailed account of their thought processes - tortuous, harrowing, grim, confused, gobsmacked, awe-struck, the list goes on...but you know what I mean and you do such a wonderful job of it!
Oh, thank you, thank you!!! I'm literally giddy now :P Words really matter to me too, and I'm incredibly fond of evocative imagery - plus, my favourite branch of literature is poetry :P So you have no idea how MUCH it means to me that you liked the literary devices which went into crafting this piece, and enjoyed the monologues and alliteration and so on...thank you!!!!
Thank you. Two days ago I had no idea you existed. Over the past two days I've enjoyed the product of your imagination, your thoughts and I'm just glad you share your writng with us.
More power to you...
BTW - I share the literature background...and so enjoy your quotes as well - a bonus it would seem :)
Thank you sooo very much!!! I'm thrilled to find another literature-loving soul out there, and so immensely pleased and honoured that you enjoyed my work!!
Thank you once more,