1. Moira
    Offline

    Moira Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Lonestar State

    So How Does That Make You Feel?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Moira, Apr 6, 2009.

    So in another thread I explained to sweetchaos that reading a post made my brain fuzzy because it was so good.

    How does reading a great peice of work make you feel? Does it make your stomach tingle, give you goosebumps? It makes the top of my brain feel fuzzy and makes my heart beat faster. Anyone else feel the same?
     
  2. Castlesofsand
    Offline

    Castlesofsand Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,279
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Canada
    makes me wish i wrote it :p

    hard to say, depends on the genre.. i've suffered through them all, good and bad
     
  3. sweetchaos
    Offline

    sweetchaos Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Messages:
    2,701
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Oshawa, Canada
    It depends on what I'm reading. Usual really sweet moments between two characters sets off that stomach tingle I mentioned in the other thread, such as a first kiss. One moment that sticks out in my head, which is actually from a movie, is in Hope Floats when Sandra Bullock is visiting her father and he suddenly remembers who she is and asks her to dance. My stomach was in knots for days.

    Or somtimes if I read a really interesting peice I'll suddenly get the urge to write (idea or not).
     
  4. burned_out
    Offline

    burned_out Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mount Jackson
    Good one.

    If it is very well-written, I actually envision the situation with myself as the choice character. I love reading great pieces of writing.
     
  5. mammamaia
    Offline

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    19,316
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    Location:
    Coquille, Oregon
    since i've been slurping up great writing since early childhood [read the iliad and the odyssey along with all of nancy drew and shakespeare, at 8 or 9], i greatly 'enjoy' truly wonderful stuff... can't say it causes any physical thrills, though... the fact that i've been feasting on such wonders for over 60 years now may have something to do with this... ;-)
     
  6. Moira
    Offline

    Moira Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Lonestar State
    I also get a similar high when I'm writing. When I write a poem quickly it's like a I'm taking speed or something. It doesn't happen often, but when it does I'm flying like a kite for hours. It's great. Lol.
     
  7. Neha
    Offline

    Neha Beyond Infinity. Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,060
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    India
    My breath hollows, and sometimes I cry, then I get down to writing myself.
     
  8. lilix morgan
    Offline

    lilix morgan Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    536
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Wonderland
    Usually, if it blows me away, I become a little green with envy. But I fall in love with the piece so quickly that I usually end up placing myself in place of the character if she's female. The better the piece, the more likely my vivid imagination will take over and create the entire story in my head, pictures like a movie format, almost.
     
  9. hiddennovelist
    Offline

    hiddennovelist Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,256
    Likes Received:
    161
    Location:
    Fabulous Sin City
    I usually get chills or, like Neha, cry.

    Once, I finished the passage, stopped, and said "Damn." out loud. And then just sat there, taking it all in for a while.
     
  10. Ghadius
    Offline

    Ghadius New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Britian (we still exist, folks)
    Happy. Happy and proud that humanity has come to a point
    where they can write such beautiful things.
     
  11. Moira
    Offline

    Moira Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Lonestar State
    I know that, at times, I read amazing peices and go, Why do I even write? This is SO AMAZING! I can never amount to this. But that's rare. Lol.
     
  12. rory
    Offline

    rory Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    0
    Often, I have to stop and re read the passage several times, in my head and out loud. If it's really good I have on occasion committed it to memory. As far as feelings go, usually a tingle in the tummy or kind of a swelling felling in my heart, and it will linger for days.

    lol Moira, great writing always makes me want to write more! Perhaps it's my competitive nature.
     
  13. BadPenny
    Offline

    BadPenny Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    California
    I feel jealous, and often pathetic.

    I feel it in my throat: I want to laugh, or cry, or tell everyone.

    If it's very moving, I become desperate to reach the end, so I can stop feeling so intensely. I read "The Memory Keeper's Daughter", crying, for 6 straight hours so I could stop feeling so wretched.

    Even if it's a happy peice, I still want to devour it up. The difference is, I then want to read it again.
     
  14. daturaonfire
    Offline

    daturaonfire Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Usually for me it's like falling; one minute I'm laying in bed, reading, and the next minute I'm in a big musty house, or a fragrant garden with a crazy girl telling me about the time she posioned her family with arsenic. There's no space between me and the story. Upside: amazing feeling. Downside: it ends. ;_;
     
  15. Vapor
    Offline

    Vapor Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hawaii
    I think my heart kind of races and I usually say something out loud to myself like wow, geez, or woah. Like some other people said I feel envious too.
     

Share This Page