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

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Post by Kitty » January 7th, 2021, 10:30 am

The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 12 September 1896 by Various ( - ).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/black-cat-01-12-sep1896-by-various/
The Black Cat (1895-1922) was a monthly literary magazine, publishing original short stories, often about uncanny or fantastical topics. Many writers were largely unknown, but some famous authors also wrote original material for this magazine.<br>
The twelfth issue offers the following 6 stories:<br>
The Reapers, by Ly Batterman Lindsay / A Kindergarten Hold-Up, by Mabell Shippie Clarke / The Guardian of Mystery Island, by Dr. Edmond Nolcini / A Mental Mischance, by Thomas F. Anderson / The Barber of the Alpena, by J. Harwood / Which was like a Woman, by William Albert Lewis ( Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » January 7th, 2021, 10:38 am

And with this, the 12th issue of the Black Cat, we will have finished one year's worth of magazine issues for this series. :9: I hope you'll all enjoy the current selection just as much as the previous ones. I know I will. :9:

And like before, I want to keep this as a one-story-per-reader-project so we can have the maximum of voices in each magazine.

Oh for the volunteer for Section 1, please note that there is a blurred part on page 2, but I found a screenshot from a better edition and here you can read the missing text:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/black-cat-page2-reapers.zip

Let's start !!!

Sonia

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Post by JulieB3 » January 7th, 2021, 12:56 pm

Can't break up a perfectly good streak - may I have section 4, please?

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Post by Kitty » January 7th, 2021, 1:02 pm

JulieB3 wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 12:56 pm
Can't break up a perfectly good streak - may I have section 4, please?
haha I was expecting you to show up early on :mrgreen: indeed you've been a reader in every issue for the first year now. :thumbs: Thanks

Sonia

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Post by GregGiordano » January 7th, 2021, 3:36 pm

May I claim Section Six, please?

Thank you!

Greg

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Post by Kitty » January 8th, 2021, 2:17 am

GregGiordano wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 3:36 pm
May I claim Section Six, please?
hey Greg, good to have you in this one as well. Thanks !

Sonia

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Post by GregGiordano » January 8th, 2021, 3:25 am

Kitty wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 2:17 am
GregGiordano wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 3:36 pm
May I claim Section Six, please?
hey Greg, good to have you in this one as well. Thanks !

Sonia
I'm excited to be a part of this. Thank you!

Greg

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Post by JulieB3 » January 8th, 2021, 4:28 am

Kitty wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 1:02 pm
JulieB3 wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 12:56 pm
Can't break up a perfectly good streak - may I have section 4, please?
haha I was expecting you to show up early on :mrgreen: indeed you've been a reader in every issue for the first year now. :thumbs: Thanks

Sonia
It is entirely my pleasure.

Well, I hope listening to me is a pleasant experience.

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Post by Kitty » January 8th, 2021, 7:29 am

JulieB3 wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 4:28 am
Well, I hope listening to me is a pleasant experience.
absolutely :9: I loved each of your stories.

And doesn't it look cool like this, on your first reader page, to see all 12 issues one after the other with the small magazine covers in the icon ?
https://librivox.org/reader/13776

8-)

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » January 8th, 2021, 9:52 am

May I read The Barber of the Alpena, Section 5?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » January 8th, 2021, 12:44 pm

ToddHW wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 9:52 am
May I read The Barber of the Alpena, Section 5?
oh thank you, Todd, happy to have you read another story. Is the Alpena a ship, by any chance ? Seeing your thematic history in the Black Cat, I suspect it is :lol:

Sonia

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Post by juleswyrm » January 9th, 2021, 9:41 am

hey can i take section one? i just downloaded the patch of missing text-- also this is my very first reading assignment, so i'll ping you that 1-minute trial recording ahead of time

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Post by Kitty » January 9th, 2021, 9:53 am

juleswyrm wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 9:41 am
hey can i take section one? i just downloaded the patch of missing text-- also this is my very first reading assignment, so i'll ping you that 1-minute trial recording ahead of time
Hi Julian and welcome to our forum :) so happy to have you make your debut in the Black Cat. 8-) Actually I have had many new readers starting out in this magazine, which I always find a thrill.

I'll gladly reserve you section 1 for one month for the time being, while you sort out your one-minute test. Please post it in the Listeners Wanted forum, that's where you will get feedback. As soon as it's approved, please let me know, so I can assign you the section officially and open your personal reader page. At the point you could also tell me what reader name you want to go by (forum name or real name).

thank you, and good luck with thet test !

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » January 9th, 2021, 10:06 am

Kitty wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 12:44 pm
ToddHW wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 9:52 am
May I read The Barber of the Alpena, Section 5?
oh thank you, Todd, happy to have you read another story. Is the Alpena a ship, by any chance ? Seeing your thematic history in the Black Cat, I suspect it is :lol:

Sonia
Yup. She be another boat. Guess maybe I'm gettin' in a rut, eh?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » January 9th, 2021, 12:00 pm

juleswyrm wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 9:41 am
hey can i take section one? i just downloaded the patch of missing text-- also this is my very first reading assignment, so i'll ping you that 1-minute trial recording ahead of time
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

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