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Post by mightyfelix » February 16th, 2018, 11:13 pm

St. George and St. Michael, Volume 2 by George MacDonald (1824 - 1905).

’St. George and St. Michael’ is a little-known historical romance telling the story of a young couple who find themselves on opposing sides during the tumultuous years of the English Civil Wars.

Tensions are rising between king and parliament, the Church of England and the numerous independent puritans, and rumours abound that Charles I will soon declare open war on the dissident elements within his realm. Seventeen-year-old Dorothy Vaughan knows little of the brewing conflict, yet is sure that her loyalty must be with her king and her nation. When she challenges her childhood friend, Richard Heywood, to prove himself a man and so worthy of winning her hand in marriage by becoming involved in the larger events that surround them, he finds that his convictions – both political and spiritual – lie with his father’s and the puritans. Determined to do what he believes is right, Richard finds that he cannot shake his immovable conscience, even for the woman he loves.

Though it is, for the most part, a realistic novel, ‘St. George and St. Michael’ is not without either the otherwordly atmosphere of the fantastic or the rich spiritual depth that characterises so much of MacDonald’s writing. (Summary by Jordan)
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Devorah Allen

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Post by mightyfelix » February 16th, 2018, 11:15 pm

This will be read by Win2017 and myself. She'll be reading the bulk of it, and I'll do the rest. We will PL one another's sections, so no DPL required. It would be best if we both have access to the MW, though I believe she'll need the intro course for how to use it.
Devorah Allen

Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
Insect Adventures Children NF (US or Life+50 only)
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by Win2017 » February 17th, 2018, 1:40 am

That looks great. I read the article on PLing and I am sure I understand it. I definitely will need to be told how the MW works, but I am sure it is not difficult. I still have two other chapters to finish, so I will get started on this sometime next week. Other than that everything looks good. Thanks for setting it all up, it was quick and easy. :)
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mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » February 17th, 2018, 1:46 am

Win2017 wrote:
February 17th, 2018, 1:40 am
That looks great. I read the article on PLing and I am sure I understand it. I definitely will need to be told how the MW works, but I am sure it is not difficult. I still have two other chapters to finish, so I will get started on this sometime next week. Other than that everything looks good. Thanks for setting it all up, it was quick and easy. :)
We're not quite set up yet. We still need this project to be picked up by an MC. Sooner or later one of them will come along and provide our MW. Then one or both of us will need to fill in the MW with section titles and so forth. Our MC will also be able to send you some info on how to work the MW. After you've done it once or twice, making changes in the MW isn't too difficult. :thumbs:
Devorah Allen

Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
Insect Adventures Children NF (US or Life+50 only)
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by mightyfelix » February 17th, 2018, 1:53 am

While I'm thinking of it (and this may be irrelevant, if you don't have the same issue with this word as I do), this book talks quite a lot about the Marquis. Now, I really never knew how to pronounce this word, and that didn't bother me much when I was just reading MacDonald for myself. But when I started thinking about taking on this book, I did some research on the pronunciation of the word "Marquis". (I mean, it might even be kind of silly how much it bothered me!) Apparently Marquis was a title kind of like an earl, but higher ranking, because marquises controlled border territories. The French pronunciation is mar-KEE, which is what the reader for Volume 1 of this book used. But the British pronunciation is MAR-kwis, which I think is better for this book, since it's set in England. So that's what I've planned to use.

Sorry if that's way TMI, but like I said, this one word really perplexed me! So, there's that! :lol:
Devorah Allen

Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
Insect Adventures Children NF (US or Life+50 only)
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by ToddHW » February 17th, 2018, 5:35 am

I can MC this. Setting up now.

EDIT: There you go. I put win2017 as PL to give MW access.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by mightyfelix » February 17th, 2018, 6:35 am

Thank you, Todd. Can you also post info for her on how to use the MW, as for a first time soloist or BC?
Devorah Allen

Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
Insect Adventures Children NF (US or Life+50 only)
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by ToddHW » February 17th, 2018, 8:02 am

mightyfelix wrote:
February 17th, 2018, 6:35 am
Thank you, Todd. Can you also post info for her on how to use the MW, as for a first time soloist or BC?
Best guide we have is from Phil - one of his many wonderful youtube videos about how to do Librivox: viewtopic.php?p=937834#p937834 shows how to set up a solo project (already all done), and then at about 10 minutes in how to use the MW.

My biggest word of advice: watch out for the "X" at the right hand edge that deletes sections.

And just ask me for help if there is any problem.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by mightyfelix » February 17th, 2018, 8:58 am

ToddHW wrote:
February 17th, 2018, 8:02 am
mightyfelix wrote:
February 17th, 2018, 6:35 am
Thank you, Todd. Can you also post info for her on how to use the MW, as for a first time soloist or BC?
Best guide we have is from Phil - one of his many wonderful youtube videos about how to do Librivox: viewtopic.php?p=937834#p937834 shows how to set up a solo project (already all done), and then at about 10 minutes in how to use the MW.

My biggest word of advice: watch out for the "X" at the right hand edge that deletes sections.

And just ask me for help if there is any problem.

Thanks, Todd
Oh, thanks! I didn't know Phil had a video for that, but it shouldn't surprise me. When I started my first solo, I was given a link to a google doc, or something of the sort. I guess I thought that was kind of "standard."
Devorah Allen

Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
Insect Adventures Children NF (US or Life+50 only)
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by Win2017 » February 17th, 2018, 12:15 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
February 17th, 2018, 1:53 am
While I'm thinking of it (and this may be irrelevant, if you don't have the same issue with this word as I do), this book talks quite a lot about the Marquis. Now, I really never knew how to pronounce this word, and that didn't bother me much when I was just reading MacDonald for myself. But when I started thinking about taking on this book, I did some research on the pronunciation of the word "Marquis". (I mean, it might even be kind of silly how much it bothered me!) Apparently Marquis was a title kind of like an earl, but higher ranking, because marquises controlled border territories. The French pronunciation is mar-KEE, which is what the reader for Volume 1 of this book used. But the British pronunciation is MAR-kwis, which I think is better for this book, since it's set in England. So that's what I've planned to use.

Sorry if that's way TMI, but like I said, this one word really perplexed me! So, there's that! :lol:
That's funny! I've read this book over a few times and I've always been taught to pronounce it Mar-Kee, if you want to use Mar-kwis, I can to, although I will have to work on changing it. Or maybe it's not a big deal to say it differently, I personally have a hard time with words that are the names of places. They are impossible! plus no one uses a lot of those old English place names, so no one really tells the correct pronunciation. At the end of the day I try not to make to big of a deal about it. So if you like that pronunciation better it really does not bother me either way, I just like the sound of Mar-kee a bit better, it rolls well :lol:
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Hope Kuerschner

It is not the will of God that in this life we should be sinless, Lest we should find a perfection apart from forgiveness. Peter T Forsyth

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Post by Win2017 » February 17th, 2018, 12:30 pm

I watched Phils video and I think I understand everything. Do you want we to enter in everything, like the name of the chapters and who they're assigned to? I am just clearing it in case you were going to. I definitely can, although I am probably going to make mistakes so just correct me if anything is wrong. Also, I will not be able to do it till Monday probably. Thanks :)
Hope Kuerschner

It is not the will of God that in this life we should be sinless, Lest we should find a perfection apart from forgiveness. Peter T Forsyth

Chapters open for claiming!
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=70509]

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Post by Win2017 » February 17th, 2018, 12:31 pm

Win2017 wrote:
February 17th, 2018, 12:15 pm
mightyfelix wrote:
February 17th, 2018, 1:53 am
While I'm thinking of it (and this may be irrelevant, if you don't have the same issue with this word as I do), this book talks quite a lot about the Marquis. Now, I really never knew how to pronounce this word, and that didn't bother me much when I was just reading MacDonald for myself. But when I started thinking about taking on this book, I did some research on the pronunciation of the word "Marquis". (I mean, it might even be kind of silly how much it bothered me!) Apparently Marquis was a title kind of like an earl, but higher ranking, because marquises controlled border territories. The French pronunciation is mar-KEE, which is what the reader for Volume 1 of this book used. But the British pronunciation is MAR-kwis, which I think is better for this book, since it's set in England. So that's what I've planned to use.

Sorry if that's way TMI, but like I said, this one word really perplexed me! So, there's that! :lol:
That's funny! I've read this book over a few times and I've always been taught to pronounce it Mar-Kee, if you want to use Mar-kwis, I can to, although I will have to work on changing it. Or maybe it's not a big deal to say it differently, I personally have a hard time with words that are the names of places. They are impossible! plus no one uses a lot of those old English place names, so no one really tells the correct pronunciation. At the end of the day I try not to make to big of a deal about it. So if you like that pronunciation better, it really does not bother me either way, I just like the sound of Mar-kee a bit better, it rolls well :lol:
Hope Kuerschner

It is not the will of God that in this life we should be sinless, Lest we should find a perfection apart from forgiveness. Peter T Forsyth

Chapters open for claiming!
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=70509]

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Post by mightyfelix » February 17th, 2018, 12:53 pm

If you want to fill in the names of the chapters and assign our sections, just for practice or to try it out, that's perfectly fine. Or I don't mind doing it myself. I will be able to do that tomorrow. I also have word counts I can add for each chapter, if you want them. (I find that helpful, so that I have an idea how much time will be required to record a certain section.)

As to Marquis, since you have a clearly preferred pronunciation already, I won't ask you to change it. For some reason, mar-KEE never felt right to me, even though I'd heard it a few times. I don't think it's extremely important that we say it the same as each other. I already was planning to go counter to what was used in volume 1, after all. So just do what feels comfortable.
Devorah Allen

Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
Insect Adventures Children NF (US or Life+50 only)
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by Win2017 » February 17th, 2018, 7:25 pm

Okay, I’ll enter in whatever I can, and you can add the amount of words. It probably would be helpful. Now I just need to get to work, but it’s also getting way too addictive, I’ve got to watch my time with it :lol:
Hope Kuerschner

It is not the will of God that in this life we should be sinless, Lest we should find a perfection apart from forgiveness. Peter T Forsyth

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Post by mightyfelix » February 17th, 2018, 10:05 pm

Ok, word counts are in. Let me (or Todd :wink: ) know if you have trouble entering titles or assigning sections.
Win2017 wrote:
February 17th, 2018, 7:25 pm
but it’s also getting way too addictive, I’ve got to watch my time with it :lol:
Hah! You have no idea! My husband is starting to complain that people on LV see me more often than he does! :lol:
Devorah Allen

Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
Insect Adventures Children NF (US or Life+50 only)
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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