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Sonrisaj
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Post by Sonrisaj » July 15th, 2020, 8:31 am

I’m also interested in Ladybird as a solo book project - at some point. When you have a moment please let me know how would I proceed with this.
Thanks Amy, thanks Michele!
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Post by alg1001 » July 15th, 2020, 6:10 pm

Hi Linda,
Here is an explanation of how to launch a Solo project.
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=13513
Ladybird is a good one for your first solo. It isn't too lengthy.
If Michele and I can be of more help let us know.
Cheers!
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Post by msfry » July 17th, 2020, 5:16 pm

I have uploaded my 3rd love story for this collection:

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lovestories3_walkupavenue_davis_mtf_128kb.mp3 13:23
Meta data is added.

Could I get a volunteer to PL it for me?
Michele Fry, CC
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Post by JachinandBoaz » July 17th, 2020, 7:02 pm

Good evening -

I just uploaded this second contribution to this collection:

Title: In Algiers by Margery Verner Reed
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30374/30374-h/30374-h.htm#IN_ALGIERS
Duration: 03:09
Mp3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lovestories3_inalgiers_reed_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel

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Post by JachinandBoaz » July 17th, 2020, 7:04 pm

msfry wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 5:16 pm
I have uploaded my 3rd love story for this collection:

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lovestories3_walkupavenue_davis_mtf_128kb.mp3 13:23
Meta data is added.

Could I get a volunteer to PL it for me?
Michele -

I would be happy to PL this for you. Could you point me to the online text you used?

Also, this would be my first PL, so I don't know if that's problematic.

Daniel

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Post by msfry » July 17th, 2020, 7:37 pm

Thanks for volunteering, Daniel. We need more proof listeners.
Online text is here: http://gutenberg.org/files/5956/5956-h/5956-h.htm
A Walk Up The Avenue

ProofListening Guidelines are linked to in the first post. Just make sure the Intro and Outro are conforming, file name correct, and notate any missing text or significant discrepancies that change the meaning of the story line. You will also notice CC in my Signature line, which means I welcome most other Crits/Comments you might like to add, like big spikes or dips in volume, slurred speech, mispronounced words, etc.
Michele Fry, CC
"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry." ~ Emily Dickinson

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Post by msfry » July 17th, 2020, 7:49 pm

In Algiers is PL OK. Woah! Quite a wallop for such a short story! Thank you, Daniel.
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Post by JachinandBoaz » July 17th, 2020, 10:12 pm

msfry wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Thanks for volunteering, Daniel. We need more proof listeners.
Online text is here: http://gutenberg.org/files/5956/5956-h/5956-h.htm
A Walk Up The Avenue

ProofListening Guidelines are linked to in the first post. Just make sure the Intro and Outro are conforming, file name correct, and notate any missing text or significant discrepancies that change the meaning of the story line. You will also notice CC in my Signature line, which means I welcome most other Crits/Comments you might like to add, like big spikes or dips in volume, slurred speech, mispronounced words, etc.
Michele -

Awww...Nice story. I liked the ending. I don't think I'm authorized to change the MW to read "see PL notes", but I'm sure you'll see these here. I noticed a few discrepancies between the recording and the text, but nothing jarring:

05:40 - “on all sides praise of this distinguished traveller.” - You said, “of this distinguished character.”

06:48 - “”and then he pictured how cheerless they would look, and how little of comfort they contained.” - You said, “how little comfort”

1:29 - “her brougham drawn up in the drive not twenty yards from their old meeting-place.” - You said, “the drive and not…”

12:23 - “The branch parted and the stem flew back to its place again…” You said, “…in its place again.”

Daniel

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Post by msfry » July 18th, 2020, 6:55 am

Thank you Daniel, for this excellent PL reporting style. I appreciate it. I hope you'll help us out a lot more!

Only the BC, MC, and DPL can access the MW. The DPL still needs someone to PL their sections, like you did for me here.

One thing to keep in mind is that edits often stand out like sore thumbs (so I tend not to cite minor items that make no appreciable difference to the story, the rhythm of the phrase, or the meaning of the sentence.) Edts are also a pain in the neck for most readers to do, and they take a lot of time. Thus, LV policy doesn't strive for "word perfect" unless it is a poem, a classic, a legal document, or unless the soloist insists upon it -- which a few do.

A litmus test on what to cite on most works: if someone isn't following along with the text (which no one will ever likely do but the PL'er or maybe a student struggling through an assigned text), would the error be noticeable?

In the cases you cited on this little story, my answer would be no. Had I said HE where I should have said SHE (which I did, but fixed it), you would certainly cite that. But always use your own judgment. Better to cite and have the reader decline to repair it, than to leave some jarring thing standing.

Have you downloaded Checker yet? If not, download here. PL'ers should bring each file they review into Checker, which verifies the tech specs and cites any errors. This is especially important when PL'ing newer readers -- who may not be checking their own files this way.

All that considered, sometimes I do ask for SPECIAL rather than STANDARD pl'ing on my projects, and I hope I can call upon you.

I have marked this file PL OK. Thanks again for your help. I am delighted to have you on board. :9:
Michele Fry, CC
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Post by JachinandBoaz » July 25th, 2020, 4:38 pm

Good evening -

I just uploaded my third and final contribution for this collection:

Title: Violets
Author: Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/18713/18713-h/18713-h.htm#VIOLETS
Duration: 05:37
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lovestories3_violets_dunbarnelson_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel

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Post by msfry » July 25th, 2020, 6:09 pm

Thank you Daniel. I look forward to PL'ing tomorrow.
Michele Fry, CC
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Post by msfry » July 26th, 2020, 7:21 am

Violets is PL OK. Charming story, charmingly told. Thank you.
Michele Fry, CC
"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry." ~ Emily Dickinson

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Post by JustTori2000 » July 26th, 2020, 10:54 pm

This is one of my first uploads so don't judge, haha. :lol:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lovestories3_whatdoyouremember_shivnan_t_128kb.mp3.mp3
Total time is 18:34
"What do you remember" by Sally Shivnan
Source where I found story: https://www.shortstoryproject.com/story/what-do-you-remember/


I also did a short second one :)
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lovestories3_lovedefinesnogender_das_t_128kb.mp3.mp3
Total time is 2:29
"Love defines no gender" by Bhaswati Das
Source where I found the story: https://yourstoryclub.com/short-stories-love/short-story-love-defines-no-gender/index.html

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Post by msfry » July 27th, 2020, 5:01 am

JustTori2000 wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 10:54 pm
This is one of my first uploads so don't judge, haha. :lol:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lovestories3_whatdoyouremember_shivnan_t_128kb.mp3.mp3
Total time is 18:34
"What do you remember" by Sally Shivnan
Source where I found story: https://www.shortstoryproject.com/story/what-do-you-remember/


I also did a short second one :)
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lovestories3_lovedefinesnogender_das_t_128kb.mp3.mp3
Total time is 2:29
"Love defines no gender" by Bhaswati Das
Source where I found the story: https://yourstoryclub.com/short-stories-love/short-story-love-defines-no-gender/index.html
Hello, JustTori2000, and welcome to Librivox. One thing you should know, Librivox only records material that is in the public domain, that means (mostly) pieces published before 1925. Thus, neither of your offerings above are allowed. Please take the time to submit your 1 minute test, and then make another selection. All of the material on gutenberg.org is Public Domain, and much can be found on Internet Archive and Hiatha Trust.
Michele Fry, CC
"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry." ~ Emily Dickinson

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Post by ColleenMc » July 29th, 2020, 10:19 am

My contribution to this volume:

The Glamour by Oscar Graeve (1889-1939)


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lovestories3_glamour_graeve_cm_128kb.mp3

20:17

Source: https://archive.org/details/McCluresMagazineV35n01191005/page/n43/mode/2up (McClure's Magazine from 1910)

Colleen

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