COMPLETE-GHOST-Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio(sel)-ct

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Post by earthcalling » March 22nd, 2008, 7:18 am

Jc - I've put a link to the text of the Introduction in the magic window. In contrast to the stories, I've put the footnotes into the text, as they wouldn't make sense otherwise. It's going to be hard work to read, particularly the middle section, where there's almost as much footnote as there is text. If you can differentiate the two by intonation, that'd be grerat. I've tried to make it work by choosing where to put the footnotes, sometimes combining two that are close together, and sometimes repeating the phrase that comes before a long footnote. The later parts are fine, though, and it's all worth reading.

If you get a headache looking at it, just give me a shout and I'll read it for you if you take a story instead. :D

David

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Post by earthcalling » March 22nd, 2008, 8:21 am

Cloud Mountain wrote:Did I also miss how we are handling footnotes? Say, "Footnote 1." Then read the footnote. "End of Footnote 1" Continue reading text… ?
Alan, I've put links to the text against your two sections, showing exactly how to read the footnotes - all you need, one one page. Genius.... :D

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Post by Jc » March 22nd, 2008, 8:49 am

Hey David, Why don't you put all the text in one single GoogleDoc, instead of one doc per story? It goes SO much faster, and it's so much easier to manage!

(for an example, see how I set up the text for this thread http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11918 )

PS: if you don't know how to work with anchors, i'd be glad to show you / do it for you.

PPS: thanks for sorting out the footnotes!
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Post by earthcalling » March 22nd, 2008, 8:55 am

That's a good tip Jc - and I must find out about anchors. The slowness is more in reading through the text and sorting out the notes. The rest is copy-and-paste, which is OK.

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Post by Aperi » March 22nd, 2008, 12:35 pm

Hi David,
This looks interesting...may I have Sections 7 and 8, please?

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Post by earthcalling » March 22nd, 2008, 1:26 pm

Aperi wrote:Hi David,
This looks interesting...may I have Sections 7 and 8, please?
Great to have you on board, Jennie. They're yours!

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Post by genecode » March 22nd, 2008, 5:59 pm

Aww, you are surely fast, David, though that story doesn't sound really funny to me.

p.s.

I have to be away for a couple of weeks or two.
Will still work on my shares in the two parallel projects when having time.

Good lucks to all!

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Post by earthcalling » March 23rd, 2008, 12:18 pm

genecode wrote:... that story doesn't sound really funny to me.
Is it meant to be funny? Yikes!

Have a good trip!

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Post by Jc » March 26th, 2008, 7:38 am

Hey, do you think it's a good idea to put a tone/bell sfx instead of saying Footnote, end footnote?

like this sound: http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/chiming_pottery_02

And it would go: Text text *ding* footnote *dong* text text?
Would it be easier than saying Fotnote, or do you think it'll just be more confusing?
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Post by Ashwin Jain » March 26th, 2008, 12:22 pm

Hi,
I would like to read sections 2-4.
THanks,
Ashwin

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Post by earthcalling » March 26th, 2008, 1:03 pm

Jc wrote:Hey, do you think it's a good idea to put a tone/bell sfx instead of saying Footnote, end footnote?
Hi Jc

I must admit, I don't think it would sound good, particularly with so many in some parts of the text. Best to say 'footnote' and 'end footnote'. If you say it more softly than the text, it won't be too obtrusive.

David

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Post by earthcalling » March 26th, 2008, 1:03 pm

Ashwin Jain wrote:Hi,
I would like to read sections 2-4.
THanks,
Ashwin
They're yours, Ashwin!

Thanks for joining in!

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Post by genecode » March 26th, 2008, 6:54 pm

Wow, great to see people are interested in this book. I will work hard on the Chinese version to make sure it doesn't lag behind...:wink: :wink:

David, this is chapter 16(my first English recording to your projects), duration: 25 minutes...Will you PL this one for me, please?:oops: :oops:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ec/chinesestudio_vol1_16_pusungling.mp3

Btw, you still not yet answer my question in my previous post: I asked whether I could do the PL for this project(excluding those read by myself). :roll: :roll:

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Post by genecode » March 26th, 2008, 7:06 pm

Haha, tho I have to agree with David that it would sound so funny especially with so many footnotes in that text.,,,,There would be too much ding-ding-dong-dong!
Oh, it is quite a hilarious project...Love that idea,too.
PD sound effect:D
Will definitely submit some there.
earthcalling wrote:
Jc wrote:Hey, do you think it's a good idea to put a tone/bell sfx instead of saying Footnote, end footnote?
Hi Jc

I must admit, I don't think it would sound good, particularly with so many in some parts of the text. Best to say 'footnote' and 'end footnote'. If you say it more softly than the text, it won't be too obtrusive.

David

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Post by earthcalling » March 26th, 2008, 11:16 pm

Hi Vivian - Good work! :thumbs:

I'll PL your stories for you, and have set you up as 'dedicated proof-listener' for the project. I've PM'd you your log-in details and instructions for the database, so you can enter your PL comments.

David

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