[COMPLETE][Short Stories]The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 12 September 1896 - kit

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juleswyrm
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Post by juleswyrm » January 9th, 2021, 6:12 pm

Kitty wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 12:00 pm
hey again, so I saw you already had your test approved :thumbs: fast worker here, cool.

So I opened your reader page here: https://librivox.org/reader/15569 where you will have all your projects listed. If you want another reader name, just let me know and I can still change it.

And your section is now officially claimed for two months. Please read the first post carefully, all the details for correct file naming and correct intro/outro/title wording are listed there.

Any questions still: don't hesitate to ask. Have fun with your first recording !

Sonia
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/blackcat0112sep1896_1_various_128kb.mp3

here's section 1, also could you list me as Julian?

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Post by Kitty » January 11th, 2021, 5:38 am

juleswyrm wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 6:12 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/blackcat0112sep1896_1_various_128kb.mp3
here's section 1, also could you list me as Julian?
yes I changed your reader name, ok like this ? https://librivox.org/reader/15569

and wow ! :shock: a powerfully uncanny story to start this issue. I had goosebumps all throughout the narrative, especially starting after the woman heard "Mamma". It reminded me too much of the setting of the "Shining". And then the ending with the Avenger didn't lift the mystery at all. Who were these people and what did they do ? Maybe the unsettling power is rooted in the mystery that is never really explained.

Excellent reading, you really did very well and I enjoyed listening to it :) I do have a few notes to correct, but it's mainly a few stumbles and repeats that can get cut to make it cleaner. Since you are a new volunteer I will advise you: do NOT re-record it all from scratch ! Only spot correct the parts I point out. It's too much work to re-record such a lengthy section and it's also too much work to re-listen to it all as DPL ;) so editing is really encouraged on the forum, rather than re-recordings.

If you need help on how to efficiently edit, please don't hesitate to ask. But basically if you zoom in, you can cut out the stumbles easily. And if you have to re-record one sentence, it's easy to paste it into the correct slot.

So here is what needs doing:

> at 1:32: (p. 1) stumble and repeat: "exchanged commodities with one another"

> at 2:02-2:04: (p. 2) between "from the south" and "in a concord coach" – the pause is a bit long, seeing it's the same sentence

> at 4:33: (p. 3) "in appeasment of their wonderful appetites" – you say "appointment". Also the pause here could be trimmed at bit as well

> at 5:37: (p. 3) stumble and repeat: "and devoured with avidity"

> at 9:18: (p. 5) stumble and repeat: "all night they worked"

> at 10:25: (p. 5) stumble and repeat: "when a little cooing voice"

> at 15:10: (p. 7) stumble and repeat: "so that the light fell upon his face"

> at 21:00: at the end we should leave a standard of 5 seconds of silence, you have over 7 here, could you cut two seconds please ?

Simply keep the exact same filename as the first recording when you reupload. The old file will be replaced by the new one then.

Oh and can you please always mention the length of a file when you post the link, so we can update the Magic Window accordingly ?

Thanks, great first job :clap: Hope to hear more from you again.

Sonia

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Post by GregGiordano » January 12th, 2021, 8:05 pm

Sonia,

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/blackcat0112sep1896_6_various_128kb.mp3

Run time is 5:51

Take care,

Greg

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Post by Kitty » January 13th, 2021, 1:48 am

GregGiordano wrote:
January 12th, 2021, 8:05 pm
Here is my contribution to this project:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/blackcat0112sep1896_6_various_128kb.mp3
oh ! this was a bitter/sweet story :( so sad somehow, I really felt for the ex-convict. I'm not sure I would have reacted like Dorothy.

Very sensitively narrated, Greg, thank you so much, I really enjoyed it. And PL ok right away. Maybe I'll hear you in another Black Cat along the way 8-)

Sonia

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Post by Endellion » January 13th, 2021, 4:21 am

Hi! It's been a long time since I was available to read, but can I do section 2 please?
Many thanks!

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Post by Kitty » January 13th, 2021, 4:27 am

Endellion wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 4:21 am
Hi! It's been a long time since I was available to read, but can I do section 2 please?
Many thanks!
yes of course, I am thrilled that you chose the Black Cat as your comeback 8-) looking forward to hearing your narration. Thank you (I hope you still remember all the technical settings after so much time ;) )

If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Have fun !

Sonia

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Post by GregGiordano » January 13th, 2021, 4:45 am

Kitty wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 1:48 am
GregGiordano wrote:
January 12th, 2021, 8:05 pm
Here is my contribution to this project:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/blackcat0112sep1896_6_various_128kb.mp3
oh ! this was a bitter/sweet story :( so sad somehow, I really felt for the ex-convict. I'm not sure I would have reacted like Dorothy.

Very sensitively narrated, Greg, thank you so much, I really enjoyed it. And PL ok right away. Maybe I'll hear you in another Black Cat along the way 8-)

Sonia
Thank you, Sonia. I was a bit surprised at her reaction as well. We don't know what her first husband was sentenced to life in prison for but it had to be something bad. And yet, she was willing to give him all the money she had in an instant.

The line that said he spoke softer than usual (or something close to that) tells me he must have been a harsh man at one time but changed during his imprisonment. I suppose thst touched something in her heart?

Anyway, it was a nice read and I appreciate being part of another one of your projects!

Take care,

Greg

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Post by Kitty » January 13th, 2021, 4:48 am

GregGiordano wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 4:45 am
I was a bit surprised at her reaction as well. We don't know what her first husband was sentenced to life in prison for but it had to be something bad. And yet, she was willing to give him all the money she had in an instant.
oh, you actually thought differently than me. I meant, I would not have sent him away like that, I would have tried to integrate him again into the family. I think she still has a soft spot for him, but now feels dury-bound to the new guy. Also: I would not have taken to a new man so quickly ;)

Maybe I'm too soft-hearted :hmm:

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » January 14th, 2021, 2:09 pm

Here is Section 5. Length 21:40.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/blackcat0112sep1896_5_various_128kb.mp3

Not actually a boat story at all.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by MManolakes » January 14th, 2021, 3:28 pm

I'll claim section 3, please.

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Post by Kitty » January 15th, 2021, 1:36 am

MManolakes wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 3:28 pm
I'll claim section 3, please.
awesome, thank you Mike, that makes us fully claimed and we can move to Readers Found :9: And I'm happy to have your voice in another Black Cat again. 8-)

@Todd: thanks for the "not actually boat story"....I will listen to it with expectation.

Sonia

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Post by MManolakes » January 17th, 2021, 8:47 am


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Post by Kitty » January 18th, 2021, 1:53 am

ToddHW wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 2:09 pm
Here is Section 5. Length 21:40.
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/blackcat0112sep1896_5_various_128kb.mp3
Not actually a boat story at all.
ok sorry for the delay, Todd :) But now I listened to the wonderfully spine-chilling narrative. Although I was convinced from the start that it was only a hallucination, the sweat-breaking tone of your voice in the barber-shop scene made me cringe nevertheless. It really sounded like you experienced it too while reading. A thrilling story, fittingly acted out :thumbs: And PL ok.

Thank you so much !

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » January 18th, 2021, 2:34 am

MManolakes wrote:
January 17th, 2021, 8:47 am
Section 3, duration 38:56
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/blackcat0112sep1896_3_various_128kb.mp3
:shock: wow Mike, now this was a creepy story. Sort of ghost-story mixed with a Jules-Vernesque man-eating plant. I suspect the woman may have gotten devoured by the plant, but can we be sure ? :hmm: I even love the mystery remaining in the end, even though I usually like a credible outcome of a story. :lol:

Wonderfully narrated, especially in the dialogues. :thumbs: Loved it.

There is only one small cut to make before this is finished:

> at 14:10: (p. 23) stumble and repeat: "as Lenartson shrank repulsed from the un-" – can get cut

thanks, and maybe I'll hear you again in one of the next issues.

Sonia

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