[SOLO] The Horla - rap

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maxgal
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Post by maxgal » April 28th, 2020, 5:35 pm

THE HORLA by Guy de Maupassant (1850 - 1893).


"The Horla" is among the most famous stories by the French writer Guy de Maupassant. The original version of the story, published in February 1885 in the Parisian literary magazine Le Gil Blas, was entitled "Lettre d'un Fou" ("Letter of a Madman"), with the author using the pen name "Maufrigneuse." He later revised and retitled the story "Le Horla," which was published in Le Gil Blas in October 1886. This third version, revised and expanded, was published in 1887. Written as a series of private journal entries, it recounts the narrator's terrifying experience of "a strange, unknowable, and invisible being."
( Louise J. Belle)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/files/593/593-h/593-h.htm#chap04
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
    • Project Code: 8tly07kG
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Guy de Maupassant) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_de_Maupassant
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Horla
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 6
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication date (if known): 1887
    • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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    Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: horror, supernational

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Part [number] of THE HORLA. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "THE HORLA, by Guy de Maupassant. [Part]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Part [number] of THE HORLA by Guy de Maupassant. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Part]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of THE HORLA, by Guy de Maupassant. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename horla_##_maupassant_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. horla_01_maupassant_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: Guy de Maupassant
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: THE HORLA


    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

    Any questions?
    Please post below
Louise
"every little breeze..."

cadastra
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Post by cadastra » April 28th, 2020, 6:40 pm

Louise, do you have a DPL? If not, sign me up.

maxgal
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Post by maxgal » April 28th, 2020, 7:44 pm

Hey Cadastra,
How nice of you to offer!
O Great And Powerful Rapunzelina might be doing double duty as MC and DPL...
If not, the DPL mantle is all yours.
Stay tuned...LJB
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 29th, 2020, 12:34 am

Definitely! I can't resist the opportunity of being LJB's DPL! :9:

maxgal
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Post by maxgal » April 29th, 2020, 8:39 am

Thanks, Rapunzelina! :9:
Stay tuned for my favorite line from this story:
"Do we see the hundred-thousandth part of what exists?" :shock:
Louise
"every little breeze..."

maxgal
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Post by maxgal » April 29th, 2020, 9:07 am

A couple of picky-icky points:

About pronunciation...
I can't do accents, but I do try to pronounce names of "foreign" people & places the way they would be pronounced in the proper language.
I don't want to overdo it, because I don't want to sound pretentious; but just FYI, there are a lot of French names in this one.
As for the title and name "Horla," I'll try to keep the pronunciation somewhere between French ("or-la") and English ("hor-la").

About a footnote in the last paragraph of Part III...
For some reason, there is a translation footnote for the name "Ile de la Grenouilliere"; the footnote says "Frog-island"...
I don't particularly want to read the footnote, because it would "break the fourth wall" and disrupt the momentum of this fever dream.

Details, details...
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 29th, 2020, 9:10 am

All that is totally fine!

maxgal
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Post by maxgal » May 3rd, 2020, 8:57 pm

YAY! :clap:
Stay tuned... coming soon....
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by maxgal » May 8th, 2020, 3:50 pm

Here is Part I:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/horla_01_demaupassant_128kb.mp3
Duration 17:14

The guy's a goner. :shock:
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 9th, 2020, 2:53 pm

Part I is PL OK! :thumbs:

Next time you are in the Magic Window, also fill in the section titles to your liking (remember to hit enter for it to take the change :!: ). It could be just Part I, II, etc, or if you'd like, the dates, or anything else that makes sense :mrgreen:

maxgal
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Post by maxgal » May 9th, 2020, 3:23 pm

AH. Done! :D

And I'm glad Part I is PL-OK!
What you heard is my late-afternoon voice, kind of reedy & wispy, not nearly as good as my morning voice.
I figured it would be OK for this project, since our narrator is a goner from the start anyway... :shock:
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 9th, 2020, 3:31 pm

Thanks!
I actually didn't notice any difference; cheap headphones or perfect voice all the time :D

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Post by maxgal » May 10th, 2020, 7:58 am

I won't disabuse you of either notion... :lol:
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by maxgal » June 23rd, 2020, 5:31 pm

Here is Part II:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/horla_02_demaupassant_128kb.mp3

Duration 16:37

It's heeeeere.... :twisted:

N.B.:
At about 3:08, I added the words "and that" so that I say "...with monstrous flowers, and that are joined together...to the black sky by night."
This last part of the sentence doesn't make sense otherwise.
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 24th, 2020, 2:12 am

Part 2 is PL OK!
maxgal wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 5:31 pm
N.B.:
At about 3:08, I added the words "and that" so that I say "...with monstrous flowers, and that are joined together...to the black sky by night."
This last part of the sentence doesn't make sense otherwise.
That's fine! In another gutenberg ebook https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21327 it's "and which", so that is close enough :thumbs:


I've added the following date to the next section's notes, so that I know when the next section begins. It makes it easier for me to proof-listen when there are no chapters. Thanks!

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