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Post by Kitty » October 17th, 2020, 7:09 am

The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 09 June 1896 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 ninth issue offers the following 5 stories:<br>
"The House across the Way", by Leo Gale / ''Mrs Sloan's Curiosity", by Mabell Shippie Clarke / "The Seaweed Room", by Clarice Irene Clinghan / "The Second Edition", by Geik Turner / "The Luck of Killing Day", by McPherson Fraser ( Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » October 17th, 2020, 7:15 am

And here's the 9th issue of this entertaining magazine launched 8-) Another 5 stories waiting for their readers !

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

Let the fun begin anew :9:

Sonia

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Post by JulieB3 » October 17th, 2020, 4:27 pm

Could I please have Section 3? :D

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Post by RitaBoutros » October 17th, 2020, 5:02 pm

I'd like to claim section 04 please. I thought I'd try the first one, but then noticed it is 25 pages long!

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Post by Kitty » October 18th, 2020, 1:01 am

JulieB3 wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Could I please have Section 3? :D
hey Julie, lovely to have you read in yet another Black Cat. :9: If I'm not mistaken you have been in all of them so far. :thumbs: Section 3 is reserved for you. Thanks

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » October 18th, 2020, 1:02 am

RitaBoutros wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 5:02 pm
I'd like to claim section 04 please. I thought I'd try the first one, but then noticed it is 25 pages long!
and thank you, Rita, looking forward to hearing another story narrated by you. 8-) and I see you go for your old friend Geik again :lol:

Yes...25 pages :? I do hope we find a brave soul to tackle this one. The title looks promising lots of chills at least.

Sonia

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Post by MManolakes » October 18th, 2020, 10:18 am

I'd like to claim Section 5.

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Post by Kitty » October 18th, 2020, 11:58 am

MManolakes wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 10:18 am
I'd like to claim Section 5.
hey Mike ! Happy to hear you in a prose text as well :mrgreen: Now I am expecting a dramatic reading of this story :lol: Great to have you in the Black Cat ! Welcome aboard.

Thanks

Sonia

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Post by CeriD » October 18th, 2020, 12:51 pm

I would like to do section 2. This is my first recording and I record as "Ceridwen Davies". my username is CeriD.

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Post by Kitty » October 18th, 2020, 1:08 pm

CeriD wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 12:51 pm
I would like to do section 2. This is my first recording and I record as "Ceridwen Davies". my username is CeriD.
Hello Ceridwen (is this a Celtic name ? sounds beautiful :9: )

a warm welcome to our forum, and to the Black Cat project in particular :) I'm happy to hear a new voice in this project, some new readers have already had their first recordings in one of the previous magazines. 8-)

However, before you start recording, I would strongly advice to complete a one-minute-test first. This is to check that your technical settings are all up to LV standard.
You can read all about it here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

Please post the test in the Listeners Wanted forum: viewforum.php?f=21 and someone will check it and give you feedback or advice if needed.

As soon as the test is ok'ed, please post the results back here, and then I can assign you the section officially and at that point I will also create your personal reader page for you.

For the moment, I will reserve the section for you for one month, to give you time to sort out the test. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. :)

Good luck with the test ! And I'll be seeing you soon ! :D

Sonia

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Post by CeriD » October 18th, 2020, 9:19 pm

Thank you, Sonia.

It is a Welsh name. Please feel free to call me Ceri.

I posted a test this evening at:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_ceridwendavies.mp3

Thank you again for reserving the section for me. Hopefully my test will be okayed soon. I will let you know when I hear more.

Best regards,
Ceri

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Post by Kitty » October 18th, 2020, 11:59 pm

CeriD wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 9:19 pm
It is a Welsh name. Please feel free to call me Ceri.
lovely :) I've been on holidays in Wales once with the car cross-country. Wonderful sights :9:
Thank you again for reserving the section for me. Hopefully my test will be okayed soon. I will let you know when I hear more.
well I actually had a listen myself ;) and gave you feedback in the thread. Apart from the background noise, all is well. Please try the noise-cleaning and then you'll be all set.

So excited to hear your story !!

see you soon

Sonia

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Post by CeriD » October 19th, 2020, 7:50 am

Dear Sonia,

Thank you so much for listening and giving me your thoughts! It was wonderful to receive them!

I have now re-uploaded a noise reduced version of the same file at:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_ceridwendavies2.mp3

Please let me know if we are good-to-go!

Thank you again,
Ceri

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Post by NarratorJ » October 19th, 2020, 7:56 am

Looks as if I've arrived just in time to claim section 1 again :D
(looks like a longer one)...
Thanks J
feedback / constructive criticism appreciated

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Post by Kitty » October 19th, 2020, 9:42 am

CeriD wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 7:50 am
Please let me know if we are good-to-go!
you are good to go, I already replied to your test-thread :thumbs:

So as promised, here is your reader page: https://librivox.org/reader/15121 where you will see all your projects listed in which you participate. With time it will become a nice portfolio and it's handy to keep track which sections you have claimed and are still outstanding or have PL notes. (see under "Reader Section Details")

Now Section 2 is officially reserved for you for 2 months. In the first post you can read all the details on how to say the intro and outro disclaimer correctly, and how to name the finished file.

If you have any questions still, please don't hesitate to ask. :) And for the rest...happy recording and I hope you like the story. I'm looking forward to hearing it. :9:

Sonia

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