COMPLETE - American Indian Fairy Tales - CL/kr

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Post by ChipDoc » January 23rd, 2006, 12:05 am

Ok, these are now complete. It took me a few minutes to realize that I'd gotten the order screwed up, so I've now uploaded a completely fresh set of these things.

Outline:With no written language, Native Americans living in the Lake Superior region passed their cultural identity down through the generations by way of stories. Far more than mere tales to amuse children, they passed along the collective wisdom of the tribes. In the 1830s, government Indian Agent and ethnologist Henry R Schoolcraft learned the language of these people and went out to collect and preserve their stories before the tribes disappeared under the westward rush of American civilization. Though these stories were recast as children's fairy tales in the 1920s, they contain much of the old wisdom of a culture which has largely disappeared.

Iagoo, The Story-Teller 4.58Mb/5:00
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_01.mp3

Shin-ge-bis Fools the North Wind 12.2Mb/13:20
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_02.mp3

The Little Boy and Girl In The Clouds 12.7Mb/13:52
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_03.mp3

The Child of the Evening Star 22.3Mb/24:27
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_04.mp3

The Boy Who Snared The Sun 14.7Mb/16:06
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_05.mp3

How The Summer Came 18.3Mb/20:01
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_06.mp3

Grasshopper 26.9Mb/29:29
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_07.mp3

Mish-o-sha, The Magician 29.6Mb/32:24
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_08.mp3

The Fairy Bride 13.5Mb/14:47
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_09.mp3

Don't worry Betsie, I've got those discs sitting right here next to me and I really WILL get them into the mail to you soon.
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Post by LibraryLady » January 23rd, 2006, 12:53 am

Great work, Chip! I can't wait to download and listen to this one.
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Post by kayray » January 23rd, 2006, 9:37 am

Omigosh, it looks like I'm the meta coordinator for this one. Good job Chip! I'll try to get your stories cataloged asap. But first, do you need a proof-listener?

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Post by AiYume » January 23rd, 2006, 4:05 pm

Chip,

An excellent recording. I've been listening to it at work, so I may have missed some things, but I did catch a double sentence.

This is in part 5: The Boy Who Snared The Sun. At about 1:06 into the file, the sentence "The teepee, as the Indians call a tent, was covered with the thick, rough skin of the buffalo." The sentence is then repeated with "..thick, tough skin..." I assume one is a misread, though honestly, it took me a couple times to tell the difference because you read them with almost exactly the same inflections. Good work.

I'll let you know if I hear anything else. I have to say you have a wonderful voice for this. I'd love to hear you do a reading of a creepy story like "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

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Post by ChipDoc » January 23rd, 2006, 6:01 pm

AiYume wrote:I did catch a double sentence.

This is in part 5: The Boy Who Snared The Sun. At about 1:06 into the file, the sentence "The teepee, as the Indians call a tent, was covered with the thick, rough skin of the buffalo." The sentence is then repeated with "..thick, tough skin..."
Oooops! Thanks for catching that one, AiYume. It just goes to show that we ALL need prooflisteners! The strange thing is that the mistake had already been edited out of the original SoundForge file, but apparently I uploaded an older version to the server. I've now recompiled the MP3 from the original file and will upload it tonight when I get to work.
AiYume wrote:I'd love to hear you do a reading of a creepy story like "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
Thanks for the kind words! I've got a few "creepy" things out there already:

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/the_highwayman_by_alfred_noyes_pdc.mp3
The Highwayman, by Alfred Noyes 7.03 MB/7:41

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/the_raven_poe_ea_chip.mp3
The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe 8.15 MB/8:54

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/war_is_kind_crane.mp3
War Is Kind, by Stephen Crane 26.6 MB/29:06

That last one is actually a collection of poetry from the man whose magnum opus was The Red Badge Of Courage. It's pretty dark...

Since the American Indian Fairy Tales are now done, I've been casting about for a fresh project to keep me entertained for a day or two. I see that nobody's yet claimed Irving's Sleepy Hollow, so I'll do that one next! I'll probably do the voicing and editing tomorrow and upload it to the server tomorrow night. Thanks for the suggestion - I'll count on you to prooflisten it for me!
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Post by kayray » January 23rd, 2006, 6:17 pm

Chip -- let me know when your improved version is uploaded.

AiYume -- did you listen to all the files? Can we assume that everything else is good to go? :)

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Post by ChipDoc » January 23rd, 2006, 6:20 pm

It'll be up there by 10pm your time, Kara. Same filename and location. I'll send you a confirmation note when it's done.
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Post by ChipDoc » January 23rd, 2006, 10:43 pm

OK, Kara. It's up there now. Thanks!

The Boy Who Snared The Sun 14.7Mb/16:06
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_05.mp3
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Post by kayray » January 24th, 2006, 2:25 pm

Alrighty, I'll start slurping them into the validator. Hey Chip did you write that nice little summary yourself or borrow it from someplace?

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Post by AiYume » January 24th, 2006, 3:59 pm

ChipDoc said:
Since the American Indian Fairy Tales are now done, I've been casting about for a fresh project to keep me entertained for a day or two. I see that nobody's yet claimed Irving's Sleepy Hollow, so I'll do that one next! I'll probably do the voicing and editing tomorrow and upload it to the server tomorrow night. Thanks for the suggestion - I'll count on you to prooflisten it for me!
Woohoo! :)

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AiYume -- did you listen to all the files? Can we assume that everything else is good to go? :)
Alas, no! I found that I had some problems with my downloads (incomplete files), so it turned out I hadn't even listened to all of them through number 5. Now that I have my Palm LifeDrive back from service, I should be able to do more aggressive listening, rather than in the background at work. I'll d/l number 5 again, too.

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Post by ChipDoc » January 24th, 2006, 5:44 pm

kayray wrote:Hey Chip did you write that nice little summary yourself or borrow it from someplace?
No, I just dashed it off in about three minutes. I do a lot of copywriting work, so effluvient flows from my fingers like water... Image
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Post by AiYume » January 25th, 2006, 10:14 am

Two minor things in part 6: How the Summer Came.

At 1:32 there is quick cut at the end of sentence. The word "moons" sounds like it almost gets cut off and there is no space between it and the beginning of the next sentence. No words missing as far as I can tell, though.

At 11:10 it sounds like you had paused recording and came back with the word "Unless". The beginning of the word is quite a bit louder than the end and the rest of the sentence. Not sure if this was an equpment adjustment, but a little editing (fade up from 50 or 70 percent to full over the course of the word) should take care of it.

I have listened to all files through number 6 pretty closely. Those and the duplicate sentence in number 5 are the only problems I've found. I should finish proof-listening by the end of the day today.

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Post by kayray » January 25th, 2006, 11:03 am

well, i'm an idiot and forgot that this hadn't been totally proof-listened, and just started the big upload...

Those two little errors in #6 sound pretty minor. it's up to you, chip, whether or not you want to fix them. i can replace that file if necessary :)

let us know how the rest of them go, AiYume! Thanks a lot for the help!
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Post by ChipDoc » January 25th, 2006, 11:04 am

Yeah, I caught both of those but there's really nothing to be done with either of them. The only reasonable option is to re-record those chunks, and it's essentially impossible to get them to match right. I did the best I could with them at the time and just let them be. Thanks for catching them though!

Have you checked out the Washington Irving piece yet? I uploaded it this morning from work.
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Post by AiYume » January 25th, 2006, 1:49 pm

Not yet, but I'll d/l it and as soon as I'm done with part 9, I'll start on Sleepy Hollow. :)

Been a busy day at work, so I haven't really been able to proof anymore during the day.

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