COMPLETE-Dreams Collection 1 - Stories and Poems -ag

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Post by msfry » February 5th, 2020, 3:57 pm

A Curious Dream is PL OK!

Now that's a performance, and a great listen! Well worth waiting for, and will be enjoyed by mill . . . well, at least thousands, over time. :thumbs:
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Post by mokka » February 6th, 2020, 3:42 pm

Hello, finally got my first (proper) recording sorted out c:

Link to audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/dreamscollection1_christmasdream_redfield_mom_128kb.mp3 (05:23)

The Christmas Dream of Little Charles
by: Justus Starr Redfield (1810-1888)

Text Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55281

Since this is my first submission: I'd like to be accredited as 'mokka', like my forum username c:

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Post by msfry » February 6th, 2020, 4:30 pm

PL Notes on The Christmas Dream:

Hi, Mokka, welcome to Librivox. Great job on your first very cute story, and I hope to see many more from you.

Now, on to my notes:

Volume a little low at 86.3, Though it passes LV specs, 89 is the median we shoot for as we don't want listeners reaching for their volume controls between each file.

Now for notable errors:
2:33 text reads: although it was [only] the 25th of December, if this is not hard work. Eighty-five youngsters have I called on the last hour. Hark!
Bold phrase is missing, and [only] should be deleted.

Please make your corrections and upload again to the same MC folder, with the same file name, and the new time.
I have added you to the catalog as mokka. This only needs to be done the first time.
Michele Fry, CC
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Dreams Collection #1
Coffee Break Collection #27 - SPORTS

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Post by mokka » February 6th, 2020, 5:46 pm

Deleted one sentence too many during cleanup, oops ;_;

Here's the updated audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/dreamscollection1_christmasdream_redfield_mom_128kb.mp3 (05:27)
Volume is about 88.9dB, I hope that's okay c:

Thanks for the PL!

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Post by msfry » February 7th, 2020, 7:59 am

Thanks, Mokka. Christmas Dream is PL OK! :D
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Post by mokka » February 8th, 2020, 1:06 pm

msfry wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 7:59 am
Thanks, Mokka. Christmas Dream is PL OK! :D
Thanks a lot! This next one is a bit of a contrast to my previous submission c:

Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/dreamscollection1_dreamworld_lafferty_mom_128kb.mp3 (12:42)
Dream World
by R. A. Lafferty (1914-2002)
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51668

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Post by msfry » February 8th, 2020, 4:30 pm

PL Notes Dream World

What a strange story! But clever. I did not know of this author so thanks for adding it to the collection.
Volume good. Specs check out fine. Only problems I found were in the Outro where you said A. R. Lafferty (reversed initials). You could just copy R.A.Lafferty from the Intro and paste it at the end, or re'record that bit.

Also, you skipped the quote above the picture before the first paragraph:
"It was the awfullest dream in the world, no doubt about it. In fact, it seemed to be the only dream there was!"

Same routine: fix, upload using same file name, and post here for spot check, citing new time.
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Love Stories #2
Dreams Collection #1
Coffee Break Collection #27 - SPORTS

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Post by mokka » February 9th, 2020, 6:31 am

msfry wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 4:30 pm
PL Notes Dream World

What a strange story! But clever. I did not know of this author so thanks for adding it to the collection.
Volume good. Specs check out fine. Only problems I found were in the Outro where you said A. R. Lafferty (reversed initials). You could just copy R.A.Lafferty from the Intro and paste it at the end, or re'record that bit.

Also, you skipped the quote above the picture before the first paragraph:
"It was the awfullest dream in the world, no doubt about it. In fact, it seemed to be the only dream there was!"

Same routine: fix, upload using same file name, and post here for spot check, citing new time.
Wasn't sure if the quote should be included, so I edited it out in post the first time. I'll ask before posting next time! c:
Initials are also fixed, thanks for the PL!

Updated audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/dreamscollection1_dreamworld_lafferty_mom_128kb.mp3 (12:49)

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Post by msfry » February 9th, 2020, 7:28 am

Thanks, Mokka. Dream World is PL OK :thumbs:
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Dreams Collection #1
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Post by ColleenMc » February 16th, 2020, 3:29 pm

I really enjoyed this poem that, as far as I can tell, is pretty well forgotten -- and it shouldn't be! It's got the kind of imagery and rhythm that would go great in a middle or high school poetry anthology. Anyway, it's:

The Nightmare by William Danby (1752-1833)


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/dreamscollection1_thenightmare_danby_cm_128kb.mp3

4:22

Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=je4VAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA155&lpg=PA155&dq=I+come+in+the+gleams,+from+the+land+of+dreams,+Wrapp%E2%80%99d+round+in+the+midnight%E2%80%99s+pall;&source=bl&ots=xNMDwKgMcp&sig=ACfU3U3iExy5G1uLtU7ce8hyqj5KXJiMMQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjPqMPNh9fnAhWEY98KHaEHBlQQ6AEwAHoECAYQAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

This version was unattributed but might be easier to read -- I googled the first line to see if I could find a version with an author named, and got the Google Books hit, which predates the publication date on the Gutenberg text (1829 vs 1835):

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44739

William Danby info (he's not in the LV catalog yet): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Danby

Colleen

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Post by msfry » February 16th, 2020, 4:04 pm

Thanks, Colleen. That is sooooooome nightmare! Great contribution to the collection, PL OK. Not much about Archdeacon Darby on the internet.
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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 17th, 2020, 9:01 am

Hello Michele,

I have a short story for the collection. And an idea for the second volume of dreams!

'A Dream of Wild Bees' by Olive Schreiner (1855-1920)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1439
Duration: 10.26
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/dreamscollection1_dreamwildbees_schreiner_el_128kb.mp3

Erin

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Post by msfry » February 17th, 2020, 9:59 am

Thanks, Erin. Good story, PL OK. That book is a great source for more Dreams stories. I've bookmarked it.

So mum chose "idealist" for her babe! Personally, I was hoping for an "all of the above"! :mrgreen:
Michele Fry, CC
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Dreams Collection #1
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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 17th, 2020, 12:34 pm

I know! The way it plays with fairy tale conventions is really good.

You've already guessed that one of the other stories is on my to-read list for the next volume. Got a poem up my sleeve too!

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Post by alg1001 » February 21st, 2020, 7:50 pm

Hi Michele,
I have to get one in to this collection before it finishes.
A Remembered Dream By Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6009/
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/dreamscollection1_remembereddream_vandyke_alg_128kb.mp3
13:31
Cheers!
Amy

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