[COMPLETE] British Goblins by Wirt Sikes

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Post by kvrfan » January 25th, 2016, 2:09 pm

Chapter 10 (Section 11) is completed. Here's the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/darvinia/britishgoblins_11_sikes_128kb.mp3

Time: 14:47

Let me know it's not satisfactory.

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Post by Lynnet » January 25th, 2016, 2:15 pm

kvrfan wrote:Chapter 10 (Section 11) is completed. Here's the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/darvinia/britishgoblins_11_sikes_128kb.mp3

Time: 14:47

Let me know it's not satisfactory.

Gary
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Post by plaidsicle » January 29th, 2016, 4:04 pm

does this project need proof listeners, still?
I would love to claim a few sections, to start off my LibroVoxing in earnest.
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Post by Lynnet » January 29th, 2016, 4:28 pm

plaidsicle wrote:does this project need proof listeners, still?
I would love to claim a few sections, to start off my LibroVoxing in earnest.
Hi and welcome!
Yes, I am looking for someone to proof listen a couple of sections that have been read (we had a proof listener but haven't heard from him since November). Would you like to volunteer to listen to one (or more), or read a section?
You can do both... the only caveat being you can't proof listen your own readings 8-)
This is quite a difficult text for those of us who do not speak Welsh, so I'm not being too picky. We are mainly looking for things like repeated words phrases or if someone has skipped a line.
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Post by plaidsicle » January 29th, 2016, 8:56 pm

awesome-- it looks like sections 9 and 11 are ready for listening, so I will jump in with those this weekend.

and I would definitely love to read a section too, eventually. my test recording isn't officially okayed yet, so I might need to do more fiddling before I'm ready to record.
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Post by Lynnet » January 30th, 2016, 1:25 pm

plaidsicle wrote:awesome-- it looks like sections 9 and 11 are ready for listening, so I will jump in with those this weekend.

and I would definitely love to read a section too, eventually. my test recording isn't officially okayed yet, so I might need to do more fiddling before I'm ready to record.
Hi Amelia
Sections 9, 11 and 17 are all ready for PL, but if you would like to start with 9 and 11, that's fine. Just post here if you decide to do 17 as well, so no one else does the same section (nothing worse than putting in the time only to find someone else got there before you!)

I listened to your test (I was recently promoted to the revered ranks of those officially allowed to give the OK 8-) ) and it sounded fine to me. I ran it through Checker http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker and the only thing was the background noise was a tad high, but I think that was due to the click at the end. The noise was definitely not a problem during your reading. So you can go ahead and claim sections to read - either here or in other projects.
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Edit: How would you like to appear in the catalog? Most of us use our real name, but your forum name or a pseudonym are fine.
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Post by plaidsicle » January 30th, 2016, 2:00 pm

real name works, for the catalog! (it's Amelia Chesley)
they look like short sections, so I'll probably be able to do 17, too. consider it claimed.

and thanks for checking my test recording!
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Post by Lynnet » January 30th, 2016, 2:16 pm

plaidsicle wrote:real name works, for the catalog!
Could you please spell out your name - once it's in the catalog, it's written in stone, as it were, so we want it correct :lol:
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Post by plaidsicle » January 30th, 2016, 3:34 pm

Sorry, I realized that would probably good and edited my post above. :)
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Post by Lynnet » January 30th, 2016, 3:45 pm

plaidsicle wrote:Sorry, I realized that would probably good and edited my post above. :)
You are in! That only needs to be done once. Now when you claim a section in a book, the BC (Book Coordinator) will just add your name to the appropriate sections and you will show up in the Magic Window.
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Post by plaidsicle » January 31st, 2016, 9:04 am

wonderful, thank you!

I have listened to section 9, and here are my first attempts at PL notes. I expect that some of these may not be a huge deal, maybe not worth mentioning... but since it's my first go I am erring on the side of extra-attentive. please tell me if things like this shouldn't be part of a standard PL. I hope I am not too nitpicky! my attention to detail was honed in proofreading for university presses, so it might need recalibrating for this kind of project.

notes:
at ~1.20 the google doc text has "The counsel thus given him..." and the recording missed the "him."
doesn't seem to change the meaning, so is probably fine.

I noticed a tiny pause at ~6.35, and it probably stood out because it coincides with the page break. not very long, though.

~9.58, the text has "...the Ychain Banog, or mighty oxen, which drew the water-monster out of the enchanted lake, and by their lowing split the rocks in twain"
I heard "and Ychain Banog" and then later on "by their very lowing."

and lastly, a little stumble at ~11 minutes, on "might elsewhere."
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Post by plaidsicle » January 31st, 2016, 9:32 am

and now, just one note for section 11--

at ~9.00 the text has "lying wide awake..." and the recording has "lying awake"

otherwise, all okay.
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Post by Lynnet » January 31st, 2016, 9:34 am

plaidsicle wrote:wonderful, thank you!

I have listened to section 9, and here are my first attempts at PL notes. I expect that some of these may not be a huge deal, maybe not worth mentioning... but since it's my first go I am erring on the side of extra-attentive. please tell me if things like this shouldn't be part of a standard PL. I hope I am not too nitpicky! my attention to detail was honed in proofreading for university presses, so it might need recalibrating for this kind of project.

notes:
at ~1.20 the google doc text has "The counsel thus given him..." and the recording missed the "him."
doesn't seem to change the meaning, so is probably fine.

I noticed a tiny pause at ~6.35, and it probably stood out because it coincides with the page break. not very long, though.

~9.58, the text has "...the Ychain Banog, or mighty oxen, which drew the water-monster out of the enchanted lake, and by their lowing split the rocks in twain"
I heard "and Ychain Banog" and then later on "by their very lowing."

and lastly, a little stumble at ~11 minutes, on "might elsewhere."
Thank you.
This was one of my sections, so I'll take a look later...
But here are my notes on your notes :D
The first: as you say, doesn't change the meaning, so doesn't matter (for standard PL, you don't even have to follow along with the text, so you wouldn't know... unless you say to yourself 'that doesn't make sense!', then you check the text)
The pause... I'll see how long it is, but may or may not be an issue. Pacing is up to the reader, but if it's a long break that disrupts the flow it should be shortened.
The missing words... yes, I need to add them.
The stumble... I should be able to cut that.
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Post by Lynnet » January 31st, 2016, 9:38 am

plaidsicle wrote:and now, just one note for section 11--

at ~9.00 the text has "lying wide awake..." and the recording has "lying awake"

otherwise, all okay.
Thank you. I'm going to mark this PL OK - if you hadn't been reading along with the text, you wouldn't have known about the missed word; and by adding in one word, it will sound disjointed. Better to just leave it as it is 8-)

Edit: This is the difference between "standard" and "word perfect" proof listening. You will see which is wanted in the first post. Most BC's ask for standard, but a few do ask for word perfect :roll:
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Post by plaidsicle » January 31st, 2016, 9:48 am

ah, I do remember now seeing "word perfect" as another level of proof listening. good to know! thanks.

for section 9, it was replaced and extra words I noticed at ~9.58 or so. again, I only noticed because I was following along. it could be totally fine!

I am listening to section 17 now and I think I'm getting the hang of how strict/lenient it makes sense to be. :)
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