What touches the reader/writer most--> a Sad or a Happy ending?
Hi friends, I was wondering what touches a reader more--> is it the wet sadness at the end or the fresh happiness trailing a story?... Writers have diverse fascination... so as we readers... So, please share your infatuation from a writer's desk to a readers's couch... do you like to create a melancholic note at your epilogue or make it lively with lots of giggles and jingles?
hehee that is what i assumed from your well shaved appearance
on the contrary I want my characters to weep, lament and die (if he has the guts) .... getting sadist as a writer... my poor characters ....
Oops each and every old man loves to be buttered ... how did you get the trick??
Dhanyabad bhaijaan ...
Patients... irk... irk.. hmm from my FB i guess ... well the answer is no not at all... sometimes rather i adopt masochism to keep going
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I agree. I love Hilarios and soothing but I also love some mystery and sadness added to it.
Anunot jhi, I agree with you to some extent. I want some of my characters to weep and die as well
i agree Pramod Ji. its how the story takes you ahead. say there is this super cool love story where the guy and girl entertain you from the beginning and in the end the author finishes the guy off or makes the girl run away with some X or maybe theguy says he has cancer and he cant go on with her but then he discovers his report was wrong and before he could go back to his girl, the girl has gone off wth some other Y :P :P :P
(i am LOLing over my own comment :P)
so these kind of endings i HATE. even if this kind of crap is BETWEEN the story, i feel nauseated :P never liked Twilight for that reason i guess(unlike other girls of my age :P my friends call me weirdo :P :P i wonder very much if they are right :P)
but writers like Hosseini are different. he has that writing style which would touch your heart so much that every pain of the character would feel your own and it would make you cry. As Pramod Ji said, it coincides with the SOUL of the story and during the process, it would touch YOUR soul too :)
somewhat like me TF. though i try and write happy endings too... for the sake of my friends :P :P
hmmm... as a reader it'll be satisfying in that case... but as a writer I can't leave the ending to its own fate
but well said Arti....
Hmm. Again, I only agree to some extent.
Agree with Anunoy jhi to full extent.
Look Arti I'm gaining a fanbase by playing a sadist character
Pooja are you sure you can pull the trigger while pointing the gun at their heart? its not that easy... think again
hmmm... very interesting Arti ji. definitely it is love, passion and dedication that touch the reader in the end but if the ending is left for the reader's imagination, wont we be disappointed if takes a twist we didnt expect?
like i will give you an example. take twilight. i honestly liked the first book. and i read New moon with an open mind too. i raised my eyebrows when Edward left(not to mention over the gross over-reaction of a Zombie named 'Bella' :P) but when Jacob came into the picture... i ACTUALLY started liking the book more. My friends found New moon the worst of the lot cuz their hero Edward had done a vanishing trick :P but to be honest, i liked that book the best.
So it was the passion, the love and the dedication in that book that made me like it. So i thought, i wouldnt matter to me how the ending would be(because it was kinda obvious that Bella would ditch him the character she is :P) but when the dude came back and the other guy was pushed into the friend-zone... i was DISGUSTED. i tried to get along with the parts where Meyer DID touch my heart with the emotions... but i am so sorry to say, the ending ruined it for me. and now i frankly hate that weird series :P :P i mean... the concept of FOREVER doesnt EXIST for God's sake.
So though i agree with you to some extent... i still think ending does matter. because at the end it is whether the guy went hapily forever after with the girl that stays with the reader than what happened in between(i am talking JUST about the love stories. NOT the books of other genre)
to take another example- i am a WORSHIPER of Harry Potter series. i mean honestly i treat that series like my grandparents treat Mahabharata or Ramayana. I loved every single novel, every single LINE, right from the beginning to the end. So though JKR touched my heart so so much with her work... i really think the ending would have mattered to me. i mean, would we have like Deathly hallows, or rather the HP series if HARRY had died and VOLDEMORT won?? :P i think the answer is a no :P :P
though there are some stories which i simply LOVED even though the ending was tragic. i simply LOVED those books :) and the ending DIDNT matter to me. so, at the end, we come back to the story line again i guess :P
interesting thought Arti di :)
Super Duper answer KIRTI. You scolded TWILIGHT and Up-Held HARRY POTTER. I love you gal.
POTTER HUG to you
i wasnt scolding anything or lifting anything up Pooja. I try and read every book with the same interest, no matter which genre. as i said, i even liked Twilight saga to some extent. but a few things in it were too obtuse for my taste.
thanks for the Potter hug btw.
lol. You took me seriously.
I was a twilight fan toobut then the last book totally ruined the thing.
Even I read all books yaarChill
NO Anunoy :Di will not be happy to see my readers crying.
i doubt whether i can do that, only very few writers can touch the readers heart :D
you can... surely you can... we all want to cry... we enjoy the feeling of pain specially when it's not really having direct effect on us
Anunoy, you wanna cry ? Hear to Digvijay Singh's SPEECH :D
Dee you make everyone "CRY" with laughter.
But yeah I agree with Anunoy jhi, sometimes we enjoy the feeling of pain.
@Anunoy Ji. welllllll... that is a very interesting thing that you said. and you are right i think. when pain is not directly aimed at us, we like crying :P :P
but yaar... when Dumbledore died... i really DID think the pain WAS aimed at me (ignore this if i sound silly, i was in the 7th grade when i read Half Blood prince :P you now.. just 11 :P) i cried SO hard that my mom thought i had a broke my head or something :P :P
depends on the story line i feel Anunoy Ji. some times the melancholy note stays with the reader more than giggles and jiggles :P i have written 4 short stories till now. one was bogus( :P) all sorts of teenage crap which i apparently picked from feel-good stories like Meg Cabot :P one of them ended on a good note; i mean the story was tragic but there was an indication of new beginning at the end. the other two were totally tragic.
so when i am writing, i take the story along the lines of what would suit the best, but when i am reading, i prefer happy endings but sobbing over a sad one works with me too only if the writing and emotions are good :)
ok... i got your liking Kirti ji... you're open both ways... that's good too as you'll be left with more varied options
well thats true. when i was younger, i was very naive. i mean i simply used to HATE sob-stuff endings. but now i have taught myself to be more broad-minded :P
when i showed my first short story to my teacher(that tragic one :P) she said she cried after reading it... that was the biggest compliment i have got till now :) so if i am able to touch people with sob stuff more, maybe i should write it more often :P :P
and please Anunoy Ji(somehow i get the inclination of calling you Anunoy 'DA' because here everyone here goes 'da' and i assume you are a Bengali too :) :P ) dont call ME 'ji'. i mean i am just 16+ :P :P it feels terribly awkward :P
I have written only 2 fiction pieces. One of it had a sad ending (arguably), other had happy one (depending upon who were you rooting for). Both had completely different audience and got fairly good feedback for both. Friends and fellow bloggers rarely give honest feedback though.
Other things I write are usually about funny things that happened to me. More like anecdotes, people read them, chuckle and move on, So it has been almost equal for both types for me. That might differ for others
ok... you're also equally comfortable both ways... that's easier for you Jaidev...
Yeah..sometimes sadist in a writer is more dominant and the stories reflect that, other times it's the opposite. What happens in between without any regard to type of ending is is also important. What if the story is extremely depressing or happy in complete contrast to the ending ?
Oops Jaidev, i failed to imagine how can it be extremely happy one with a complete contrasting end ... i would love to read one right now....
Well I like to write both Sad and Happy endings. Usually the ENDINGS depend on my mood. If I'm really happy then the story will get a Happy Endingbut if I'm a little down or upset, I usually make sure the people die. It may sound stupid, but it doesn't to meCause everything I write comes from my heart. Even the stories.
When it comes to reading, it well depends on the story. I usually like TWISTED ONES. Where I'll be expecting HAPPILY EVER AFTER but all dieand when I think Someone will die it will be HAPPILY EVER AFTER. A mixture is what I prefer.
calm down... calm down Pooja... I'm trying to decipher your brain-map about this thread
Deciphering a female brain isn't meant to be.
I have read a few stories like that . Just can't remember right now. Will post link or information when I get it
ahh... is this an open argument? :P :P female brain err... NOT decipherable? :P
Oy. That's a bit mean isn't it. It is probably the female mind that you can't understand (I'm a girl and I can't understand that myself) not the brain.
you know to be honest I like neither. Because in reality there are hardly definite endings. things are always grey. there is no definite black and white.To answer your question, I like realistic endings, Neither ridiculously happy nor heart wrenchingly sad. Anything that is realistic.
Even better, I like endings that leave the story to your imagination. AN ending without an ending.
I have no idea of what type of ending works well with the general crowd. But, I personally like those stories which have a sad... a very, very sad endings. Those are the ones that stay in my brain for ever and I keep thinking about them for days and months together imagining myself to be protagonist who has faced the maximum suffering in the story. ( I like hurting myslef in that way )