OPEN Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 049 - rap

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Post by maxgal » January 13th, 2021, 6:21 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAA :shock:

Y'all are so quick & prolific!
I am doing the final editing of my story for this collection!
I hope it squeaks in with enough time to spare, so I don't get passed by....
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 14th, 2021, 5:41 am

This is now PL OK! Thank you, Edith!


sdwilcox wrote:
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
Thank you, Stacy! Interesting selection! It's now in the magic window marked Ready for PL.
maxgal wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 6:21 pm
AAAAAAAAAAAA :shock:

Y'all are so quick & prolific!
I am doing the final editing of my story for this collection!
I hope it squeaks in with enough time to spare, so I don't get passed by....
Yes, I am positive you'll make it in time! Thank you Louise!

alixsquish wrote:
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!
Thank you, Alix! It's back over to you now! I did enjoy my time off, I caught up with some editing too :mrgreen:

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Post by alixsquish » January 14th, 2021, 9:56 am

sdwilcox wrote:
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
Thanks Stacy - this sounds great - PL ok! No issues to flag.

"Every evening when I have it with me I feel an unaccountable desire to open it and consult it, even if I can think of no reason..."
Sounds like me with my phone >.<
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Post by ICGM918 » January 14th, 2021, 10:16 am

Here's my contribution:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_thevampyre_polidori_ig_128kb.mp3
I tried to edit it, but I ran into issues. I read on the forums that were editors, so, if you can, please edit it or tell me of an app or something, aside from Audacity because it doesn't work on Chromebook, that I can edit it on. Thanks.
Isabella Garcia

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 14th, 2021, 10:35 am

Thank you, Isabella! Welcome here!

I'll check it out and let you know about editing. In the meantime, have a look around the "Need Help" forums for suggestions on your Chrome book. There's a search box near the top of the forum, so you can search for Chromebook, or similar terms.

Did you use an online text source that you could post a link to, please? Thanks!

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Post by sdwilcox » January 14th, 2021, 10:59 am

Here is another Ambrose Bierce short story, "The Damned Thing"

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_damnedthing_bierce_sdw_128kb.mp3

20:20

Link to text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/23172/23172-h/23172-h.htm

Thanks!

-Sdwilcox

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 14th, 2021, 11:56 am

Thank you! I noticed that you signed your previous post with Stacy Dugan-Wilcox. Would you like this name entered as your Catalogue name, or are you fine with sdwilcox? The Catalogue name is usually the one we use when/if we say "Read by (your name)" in the recording, and would also appear in your Reader page: https://librivox.org/reader/15332

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Post by maxgal » January 14th, 2021, 5:45 pm

Here it is!
Yucky & slimy, but squeaky! :mrgreen:

"A Tropical Horror" by William Hope Hodgson:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_tropicalhorror_hodgson_ljb_128kb.mp3

Text source: Grand Magazine, June 1905, p.844
https://nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/sffaudio-usa/usa-pdfs/ATropicalHorrorByWilliamHopeHodgsonTheGrandMagazineJune1905.pdf

Duration 41:14


A few notes:

: 1- At about 7:17...
I say, "Once inside, I am safe"; the text says, "Once inside and I am safe."
I know this is the pdf from the magazine, but every other text source I have checked omits the word "and," which makes more sense.

: 2- At about 25:30...
I say, "...then crane my neck out and look up"; the text says, "...then crane my head out and look up."
I noticed this error in the final editing; it doesn't change the meaning, and I'm lazy, so I left it as is.

: 3- At about 34:30...
I say, "...the harsh, raspy sound becomes muffled"; the text says, "...the harsh, raspy noise becomes muffled."
Again, I noticed this error in the final editing; it doesn't change the meaning, and I'm lazy, so I left it as is.

: 4- This being a nautical story, there are nautical terms scattered throughout. I did my best with the pronunciations, but....
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 15th, 2021, 1:00 am

Thank you, Louise!

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Post by alixsquish » January 15th, 2021, 11:32 am

sdwilcox wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 10:59 am
Here is another Ambrose Bierce short story, "The Damned Thing"

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_damnedthing_bierce_sdw_128kb.mp3

20:20

Link to text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/23172/23172-h/23172-h.htm

Thanks!

-Sdwilcox
Thank you! this is PL ok too :)
maxgal wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 5:45 pm
Here it is!
Yucky & slimy, but squeaky! :mrgreen:

"A Tropical Horror" by William Hope Hodgson:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_tropicalhorror_hodgson_ljb_128kb.mp3

Text source: Grand Magazine, June 1905, p.844
https://nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/sffaudio-usa/usa-pdfs/ATropicalHorrorByWilliamHopeHodgsonTheGrandMagazineJune1905.pdf

Duration 41:14


A few notes:

: 1- At about 7:17...
I say, "Once inside, I am safe"; the text says, "Once inside and I am safe."
I know this is the pdf from the magazine, but every other text source I have checked omits the word "and," which makes more sense.

: 2- At about 25:30...
I say, "...then crane my neck out and look up"; the text says, "...then crane my head out and look up."
I noticed this error in the final editing; it doesn't change the meaning, and I'm lazy, so I left it as is.

: 3- At about 34:30...
I say, "...the harsh, raspy sound becomes muffled"; the text says, "...the harsh, raspy noise becomes muffled."
Again, I noticed this error in the final editing; it doesn't change the meaning, and I'm lazy, so I left it as is.

: 4- This being a nautical story, there are nautical terms scattered throughout. I did my best with the pronunciations, but....
Thanks Louise! Whew, vividly gruesome :)

No worries on the slightly changed words - I'm not doing word perfect PL so wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't flagged them! As you say, doesn't change the meaning at all.

I wouldn't claim to be a nautical expert but all the nautical terms sounded how I would have expected them to :lol:
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Jake the dog

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Post by maxgal » January 15th, 2021, 12:56 pm

alixsquish wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 11:32 am


Thanks Louise! Whew, vividly gruesome :)

No worries on the slightly changed words - I'm not doing word perfect PL so wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't flagged them! As you say, doesn't change the meaning at all.

I wouldn't claim to be a nautical expert but all the nautical terms sounded how I would have expected them to :lol:

:mrgreen:
Louise
"every little breeze..."


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Post by Rapunzelina » January 16th, 2021, 2:43 am

Cool! "The Unnamable" added to the Magic Window!

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 16th, 2021, 6:52 am

ICGM918 wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 10:16 am
Here's my contribution:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor049_thevampyre_polidori_ig_128kb.mp3
I tried to edit it, but I ran into issues. I read on the forums that were editors, so, if you can, please edit it or tell me of an app or something, aside from Audacity because it doesn't work on Chromebook, that I can edit it on. Thanks.
Rapunzelina wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 10:35 am
Thank you, Isabella! Welcome here!

I'll check it out and let you know about editing. In the meantime, have a look around the "Need Help" forums for suggestions on your Chrome book. There's a search box near the top of the forum, so you can search for Chromebook, or similar terms.

Did you use an online text source that you could post a link to, please? Thanks!
Hi Isabella!
I checked out your recording to see if I can edit, but I don't have the time to do such a long recording. Well done on tackling this long story! You have a lovely voice, though sometimes I felt like you were reading too fast. Maybe you're still nervous reading into a microphone, and that's natural. I think some good advice is to picture a friendly face and to imagine you are reading to them. That usually makes us more comfortable reading into a microphone and helps us slow down. Also, pre-reading the story can cut down on editing time, when we know what comes next and thus maybe stumble less.
Any luck with finding suggestions in the "Need Help" forum?
Someone mentioned using an Audacity extension on their Chromebook, that they downloaded from the web store, viewtopic.php?p=1830671#p1830671
Hopefully that will also work for you!

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Post by sdwilcox » January 16th, 2021, 8:18 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 11:56 am
Thank you! I noticed that you signed your previous post with Stacy Dugan-Wilcox. Would you like this name entered as your Catalogue name, or are you fine with sdwilcox? The Catalogue name is usually the one we use when/if we say "Read by (your name)" in the recording, and would also appear in your Reader page: https://librivox.org/reader/15332
I suppose my actual name, Stacy Dugan-Wilcox, the one I use to ID myself in the actual recordings, would be best. Thanks for checking!

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