Posted: 23 December 2011 at 4:52am | IP Logged
firstly calm down :) why were you so upset after you read the original version? i like both the new version and the original version because they're both different in their own ways. If the only reason you want to go back to the original version is because you're having writers block then i would say don't go back the original. Because all writers have writers block at some stage, but i'm sure you'll soon find inspiration and you'll be able to write. However, if you want to go back to the original because it was closer to your heart, and because you personally prefer that version then go back to the original. I can give you my opinions on both the versions, but you shouldn't let your readers decide whether you want to continue with the new one or move back to the original one because its YOUR choice. You need to do what makes you happy instead of listening to other people
Okay now i'm gonna give you some pros and cons for the original YAS. this is what i think..but remember, its still you who is gonna have to decide! The pros of the original version is that i preferred your writing style. It was unique and different to other stories, and it had a certain mystery about it which intrigued me and made me want to read on. The fact that you didn't reveal everything to the audience made it more interesting, and it fun finding out all the different mysteries slowly! Also, i feel that you had more character development in the first one, maybe its just because you've written more parts..but i felt that you had developed all the friendships well and i had an emotional bond with the characters. and also, i loved all the small AR moments they had, even when riddhima didn't know his name or who he was she still felt something for him..something more than just plain respect. In the original version, i felt more of riddhima's yearning to find armaan which i liked. It was the original, so i'll always have a special place for it in my heart, and i might also be slightly biased because it was the original version.
Now the cons of the original version! Having all those mysteries sometimes meant that we were concentrating more on what might happen in the storyline rather than AR, and there were a lot less AR moments in the original and armaan seemed more like an unattainable person rather than an ordinary human with flaws. So the original version of YAS was less realistic than the revised version and it seemed more like a fairytale where the hero was perfect. In the newer version, i find it easier to relate to riddhima and armaan and their characters because they seem more human-like rather than perfect. Like for example in the original it seemed like riddhima kept waiting for armaan and loving him, even though she didn't really know him whereas in the new version she still respects him, but she's learnt to move on with her life. Also, its good that you revealed the mysteries to us in the revised version because that means we were less confused and we could see their relationship develop.
I've given you my opinion, but you need to decide bacchi. if you need any more help, i'm always here for you. i will always love the original just because it was the first thing i read and i'm emotionally attached to it. oh i forgot to say i loved the poetry you used in the original. like in the prologue..so i loved your writing style a lot. But in the newer version, the storyline is a lot clearer. so maybe you could mix a bit of your old writing style with the newer version? its for you to decide! love you <3