OPEN Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 046 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 3rd, 2020, 3:11 am

Ghost and Horror Short Story Collection Vol. 046

  1. How to submit a story, and 'how it all works' here
    Please select and record any short ghost or horror story in the public domain (up to about 74 minutes, so as to fit in an audio CD, or if longer, split in parts). There is no need to "sign-up" before recording, as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. If you have any doubts, feel free to ask. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

    A ghost or horror story should have something of an otherworldly or gruesome nature at its core. Take a look at the various collections in this forum and decide which collection your story would work best in.
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  2. New to recording?
    Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.
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  3. Is there a deadline?
    No. This collection will be open until it is full (20 stories have been submitted), at which point another one may be started.
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  4. Where can I find horror and ghost stories?
    A good source for ghost and horror stories is https://web.archive.org/web/20141105215835/http://www.classichorrorstories.com/. Of course there will also be bunches on Gutenberg.

    You can also find suggestions in this forum post.

    Please note that a lot of Lovecraft's work is still under copyright - there's a thread here that has an up-to-date list of confirmed PD stories.

    Previous Short Ghost and Horror Collections can be found here - duplicate versions are fine, though not in the same volume.
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  5. BEFORE recording:

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
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  6. DURING recording:
    Leave no more than 0.5-1 second of silence at the beginning of your file.
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "[Story title] by [Author name]. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [adding if you wish: location / date]"
    • Say:
      "[Story title] by [Author name]."
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Story Title]"
    • If you wish, and haven't already, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [adding if you wish: location / date]"
    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording!
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  7. AFTER recording:
    • Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit (optional). Audacity (Mac/Win) offers a much improved noise-cleaning function. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
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    • Save files as 128 kbps MP3
      File Name: (lower case, separated by underscores):
      ghohor046_shorttitleinoneword-noarticles_authorslastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor046_roomintower_benson_ce_128kb.mp3
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    • ID3 tags
      Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)
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  8. Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
      http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
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    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there, including the following information:
      • The title and author of the work.
      • A link to the text that you used.
      • The length of your recording in minutes and seconds mm:ss
      • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). We can also link to a personal web site/blog.
Any questions?
Please post below or PM me.

Please don't download files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 3rd, 2020, 3:25 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Random suggestions
Half the fun in participating in collections is searching and choosing a story yourself, so this is me having fun :D
Totally random, I don't even know if they are good stories, and they'd better be ghost and horror ones..!!

The Room in the Tower by D. L. Radway (NOT the one by Benson) https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV02N0119230708/page/n61/mode/2up

The Phantom Town, by W.F.G https://archive.org/details/jstor-30004231/page/n1/mode/2up

Never bet the Devil your head, by Edgar Allan Poe https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV03n03192403/page/n77/mode/2up

The Ghost of Eugene Aram, by Henry A. Hering https://archive.org/details/acd6136.0011.001.umich.edu/page/336/mode/2up

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Post by maxgal » November 3rd, 2020, 8:46 am

OOO!
I have my 3-parter recorded already!
So now I have to get going on the editing...
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by alixsquish » November 5th, 2020, 2:10 am

Hi Rapunzelina - happy to PL again if you'd like me to :)
Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
Jake the dog

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 5th, 2020, 5:41 am

I really enjoyed having you, and you offering again means you also enjoyed the experience. I'm so happy! I'll sign you up as the DPL, and you can have access to the magic window. You'll need to create a password to access the workflow system of the magic windows. Here are instructions for when you want to try it out: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=BC%27s:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window
Start from "Accessing the System – First Time Login".

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Post by maxgal » November 5th, 2020, 2:44 pm

Here is Part One of "The Insanity of Jones" by Algernon Blackwood:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor046_insanityofjonespartone_blackwood_ljb_128kb.mp3

Text source:
Collection, Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood, http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16726
Single story in collection, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16726/16726-h/16726-h.htm#The_Insanity_of_Jones

Duration 30:03

Just FYI...
Part One is about 2900 words; Part Two is about 4500 words; Part Three is about 2600 words.
I have Parts Two & Three recorded already; editing to be done within the next week.
So if 2 more slots could be reserved for me, that would be FAB.
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by alixsquish » November 7th, 2020, 7:26 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 5:41 am
I really enjoyed having you, and you offering again means you also enjoyed the experience. I'm so happy! I'll sign you up as the DPL, and you can have access to the magic window. You'll need to create a password to access the workflow system of the magic windows. Here are instructions for when you want to try it out: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=BC%27s:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window
Start from "Accessing the System – First Time Login".
Thank you! And yes I did enjoy it thank you :)
Apologies for taking a few days to check this out - a new rescue dog in the house is rather time consuming!

I'm logged into the window workflow ok.

To check - should I be adding new recordings to this when they're uploaded, as per the instructions you sent through, or waiting til they're up there and responding then?

Am fine either way!
Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
Jake the dog

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Post by alixsquish » November 7th, 2020, 7:27 am

maxgal wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Here is Part One of "The Insanity of Jones" by Algernon Blackwood:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor046_insanityofjonespartone_blackwood_ljb_128kb.mp3

Text source:
Collection, Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood, http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16726
Single story in collection, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16726/16726-h/16726-h.htm#The_Insanity_of_Jones

Duration 30:03

Just FYI...
Part One is about 2900 words; Part Two is about 4500 words; Part Three is about 2600 words.
I have Parts Two & Three recorded already; editing to be done within the next week.
So if 2 more slots could be reserved for me, that would be FAB.
Thanks for this Maxgal! I'm new to this so just waiting for clarification on the magic window processes before next steps. Thanks for your patience!
Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
Jake the dog

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 7th, 2020, 10:12 am

alixsquish wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 7:26 am

I'm logged into the window workflow ok.

To check - should I be adding new recordings to this when they're uploaded, as per the instructions you sent through, or waiting til they're up there and responding then?

Am fine either way!
I'm glad you got access to the Magic Window! :thumbs:

As this is a collection with reader chosen contributions, I first need to check the text and if it's public domain, etc, before entering a file in the Magic Window, so better wait till they're in the Magic Window, and check from there. :wink:

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 7th, 2020, 10:40 am

maxgal wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Here is Part One of "The Insanity of Jones" by Algernon Blackwood:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor046_insanityofjonespartone_blackwood_ljb_128kb.mp3
So that's what you've been working on! So cool! Thank you, Louise!!

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Post by alixsquish » November 8th, 2020, 5:58 am

maxgal wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Here is Part One of "The Insanity of Jones" by Algernon Blackwood:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor046_insanityofjonespartone_blackwood_ljb_128kb.mp3

Text source:
Collection, Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood, http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16726
Single story in collection, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16726/16726-h/16726-h.htm#The_Insanity_of_Jones

Duration 30:03
This is PL ok! Thank you, and am very much looking forward to the next sections :)
Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
Jake the dog

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Post by dg73 » November 8th, 2020, 6:30 pm

Here's my contribution;

The Strange High House in the Mist, by HP Lovecraft
Text source: https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV18N03193110/page/n107/mode/1up

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor046_strangehighhouseinmist_Lovecraft_dg_128kb.mp3
22.49 KB
23:59
Sorry for the 2 uploads. I only realized after I sent the first that I had to recut the intro!

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 9th, 2020, 5:32 am

dg73 wrote:
November 8th, 2020, 6:30 pm
The Strange High House in the Mist, by HP Lovecraft
Text source: https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV18N03193110/page/n107/mode/1up
Thank you! As this was published after 1924, I think it is still under copyright. Do you have any information that indicates otherwise?

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Post by dg73 » November 9th, 2020, 12:22 pm

I was going to submit it to the dreams collection and asked that same question. Unfortunately that collection closed before I was finished. Here is what I was told;
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Post by msfry » August 8th, 2020, 7:53 am

dg73 wrote: ↑August 8th, 2020, 7:19 am
I'm trying to find out if H.P. Lovecraft's "The Strange High House in the Mist" is or isn't public domain in the US? I'd like to read it for this next dream collection if that's possible. Can you steer me in a reliable direction?
Thanks.
Here is what I found: The story was published in 1931 in Weird Tales.
I found the issue of the magazine on IA: https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV18N03193110/page/n107/mode/1up
One website I ran across said: "According to US Copyright law (Title 17, US Code), these items are in the Public Domain, since their original copyright registrations were not renewed after 28 years". One of our MC's, Phil Chenevert, records a lot of pulp fiction and may be able to tell us where to find text sources LV accepts if the link I provided doesn't suit.
Last edited by msfry on August 8th, 2020, 9:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
Michele Fry, CC
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So what do you think? If it is still under copyright I understand you can't use it.

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 9th, 2020, 1:27 pm

I'll forward the question to other admins, someone might have a proper way to ascertain if the copyright was renewed or not, because anyone can write anything online so we can't trust a random website. It has to be something official. I'll let you know when I get a definitive answer. As far as I know, specifically Lovecraft's work is still under copyright by his descendants, or Arkham House, or something, and even if it's a gray area, Librivox doesn't have the means to dispute any rights. I'll let you know as soon as possible! Thank you for understanding!

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