OPEN Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 049 - rap

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Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » January 7th, 2021, 7:09 am

Ghost and Horror Short Story Collection Vol. 049

  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):
      ghohor049_shorttitleinoneword-noarticles_authorslastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor049_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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Tsinaymel
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Post by Tsinaymel » January 8th, 2021, 1:26 pm

Title: The Black Cat
By: Edgar Allan Poe
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_blackcat_poe_ig_128kb.mp3
Time: 25:02
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Title: The Flayed Hand
By: Guy De Maupassant
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_flayedhand_demaupassant_ig_128kb.mp3
Time: 13:11
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Title: From the Tomb
By: Guy De Maupassant
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_fromtomb_demaupassant_ig_128kb.mp3
Time: 12:23



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Title: Grand Dame's Ghost Story
By: W. Bob Holland
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_granddamesghoststory_holland_ig_128kb.mp3
Time: 12:54



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Title: Sandy's Ghost
By: W. Bob Holland
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_sandysghost_holland_ig_128kb.mp3
Time: 12:54


This is five that I think I recorded with that feature that truncated parts of the sound wave. Thanks for helping me get through these!!!

I felt so discouraged when I realized it happened because I knew it affected other recordings.

I'm in post production with the last 3 longer stories from that same book, WHICH WERE NOT recorded using that feature.

I am not recording anything new until these horror stories are PL OK.

Tsinaymel
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Post by Tsinaymel » January 9th, 2021, 12:23 pm

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Title: A Fight with a Ghost
By: W. Bob Holland
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_fightwithghost_holland_ig_128kb.mp3
Time: 20:43

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Title: Colonel Halifax's Ghost Story
By: W. Bob Holland
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_colonelhalifaxsghoststory_holland_ig_128kb.mp3
Time: 27:05


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Title: The Burglar's Ghost
By: W. Bob Holland
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_burglarsghost_holland_ig_128kb.mp3
Time: 23:53


Note: I accidentally uploaded a file with a typo in the file name (HALLFAX instead of HALIFAX).
These are the last of my 8 submissions for this collection.

EVKesserich
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Post by EVKesserich » January 10th, 2021, 6:04 am

Now that we've crossed into 2021, I'd like to (re)submit the following:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_thefestival_lovecraft_evk_128kb.mp3

"The Festival" by H.P. Lovecraft
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Festival_(H._P._Lovecraft)
24:05:06

Hopefully I haven't bungled it again this time. *sheepish* Regardless, I love how regularly you put these collections together, Rapunzelina. It's great fun!

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 10th, 2021, 1:17 pm

Tsinaymel wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 12:23 pm

These are the last of my 8 submissions for this collection.
Impressive! Thank you, I.C. Go! :D
EVKesserich wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 6:04 am
Hopefully I haven't bungled it again this time.
It should all be good now! We'll use the scanned version as the text source. https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV05N01192501/page/n169/mode/2up
Thank you for (re)submitting :D

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Post by MManolakes » January 10th, 2021, 6:07 pm


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Post by Rapunzelina » January 11th, 2021, 3:55 am

Thank you, Mike!

I have downloaded the files for PL, to give Alix a headstart in case she's joining us later.
Alix if you see this, let me know if you've started listening to anything so that we don't do double the work :D

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Post by EVKesserich » January 11th, 2021, 5:21 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 1:17 pm
EVKesserich wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 6:04 am
Hopefully I haven't bungled it again this time.
It should all be good now! We'll use the scanned version as the text source. https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV05N01192501/page/n169/mode/2up
Thank you for (re)submitting :D
Awesome! Ohhh, and I like the title engraving in the primary source scan-- I'd never seen it before. Thanks again for helping me get my bearings!

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Post by alixsquish » January 11th, 2021, 10:48 am

Hey everyone, just to check in and say that I'm here but having a busy couple of weeks in the day job - will hopefully have time to make a start on these in the next few days.

As always Rapunzelina, please do step in if I'm being too slow.

Thanks!
Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
Jake the dog

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 11th, 2021, 11:27 am

alixsquish wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 10:48 am

As always Rapunzelina, please do step in if I'm being too slow.

Thanks!
I have downloaded the files and started listening, but not because you're being slow, (you're definitely not being slow!) but because I, on the other hand, have a couple of days off from work and don't have anything else to do just now, so I thought I'd give you a headstart :mrgreen:

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 11th, 2021, 1:58 pm

Tsinaymel wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 12:23 pm
These are the last of my 8 submissions for this collection.
These are all PL OK. :thumbs: Do you have another book or set of stories in mind next?

EVKesserich wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 6:04 am
Now that we've crossed into 2021, I'd like to (re)submit the following:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_thefestival_lovecraft_evk_128kb.mp3
A couple of PL Notes as there is a repetition from 8:38 to 9:32, repeating the text starting at around 7:47.
The volume is a bit on the soft side, so it can take about 6 dB amplification.
And optionally you can cut the disclaimer at the end, since it's included in the intro. At the end, just "End of The Festival" is enough.

I'm glad we didn't have to wait long for this story :D Thank you for adding it to the collection :clap:
MManolakes wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 6:07 pm
"The Picture in the House" by H.P. Lovecraft, duration 21:28, found at https://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/ph.aspx

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_pictureinhouse_lovecraft_mm_128kb.mp3

Mike
And this is now marked PL OK!

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Post by Tsinaymel » January 11th, 2021, 7:29 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 1:58 pm
Tsinaymel wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 12:23 pm
These are the last of my 8 submissions for this collection.
These are all PL OK. :thumbs: Do you have another book or set of stories in mind next?
Thanks for the update! Glad that software difficulty is behind me. I am looking around for material. Got my eye on a collection of folk tales and maybe another ghostly colection.

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Post by alixsquish » January 12th, 2021, 10:39 am

Thanks Rapunzelina!

I'd just sat down to make a start but can get my editing done on a recording I owe to a different project :)

Thanks and hope you're enjoying your days off!
Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
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Post by EVKesserich » January 12th, 2021, 1:15 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 1:58 pm
EVKesserich wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 6:04 am
Now that we've crossed into 2021, I'd like to (re)submit the following:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_thefestival_lovecraft_evk_128kb.mp3
A couple of PL Notes as there is a repetition from 8:38 to 9:32, repeating the text starting at around 7:47.
The volume is a bit on the soft side, so it can take about 6 dB amplification.
And optionally you can cut the disclaimer at the end, since it's included in the intro. At the end, just "End of The Festival" is enough.

I'm glad we didn't have to wait long for this story :D Thank you for adding it to the collection :clap:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_thefestival_lovecraft_evk_128kb.mp3
New Time: 23:05

All taken care of: trimmed the repeated section, upped the volume, and cut the disclaimer at the end.
Happy to get this in and grateful for the guidance. :D This is one of my favorite of his shorter pieces-- very moody, and the old man has shades of 'Whisperer in Darkness' about him. *shivers*

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Post by sdwilcox » January 13th, 2021, 11:35 am

Here is a short story for your collection:

"John Bartine's Watch: The Doctor's Story" by Ambrose Bierce

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_johnbartineswatch_bierce_sdw_128kb.mp3

Time =14:25

Link to text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/47789/47789-h/47789-h.htm#c74

Please let me know if there are any issues I need to address. Thanks!

Stacy Dugan-Wilcox

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