Don't you hate...

Everything except LibriVox (yes, this is where knitting gets discussed. Now includes non-LV Volunteers Wanted projects)
ColleenMc
Posts: 1651
Joined: April 9th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Post by ColleenMc » March 18th, 2019, 8:39 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
March 17th, 2019, 12:39 pm


Such a shame that the source of the story you were reading wasn’t a serialisation in The Strand magazine over several issues. Then you could’ve justified the change in voice by briefly straying into THIS story at the appropriate juncture:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/44113/44113-h/44113-h.htm#Page_97

Chris

Thanks for that link -- in idly following it and looking over the rest of that Strand issue, I found a really fun piece to read for the current NF collection (Trousers in Statues!!)

Colleen

JayKitty76
Posts: 1844
Joined: August 3rd, 2018, 3:16 pm
Location: Ravenclaw Tower, Hogwarts
Contact:

Post by JayKitty76 » March 18th, 2019, 2:33 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 7:59 am

Edit to add: Oh, and I just went back to listen and edit the bit I was recording yesterday and had forgotten the part where my elderly chihuahua mix has a lovely hacking gagging cough that kicks up periodically, and you can clearly hear her (from the next room!) in one of the segments I thought was salvageable.... :roll:

Colleen
Oh my gosh! That's so funny! :lol: That actually made me laugh, hard :lol: My cat decided to perch himself right next to me once when I was recording and burst into a sneezing fit that lasted several minutes. I paused the recording to take him out of the room, but he came right back and kept sneezing...and the sound was embedded into the soundwaves and eventually ended up as a PL note: 'unidentifiable background noise' haha :lol:
TriciaG wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Don't you hate when, on page 154 of your solo, you read:

"It was Mrs. Smith's clear, quiet voice that broke in upon the almost painful hush...."

And you've given Mrs. Smith (an old lady) a creaky voice throughout the book? :shock:

Sorry, Ms. Authoress - I will not redo the voice because you waited until the book was half over to tell me that she had a clear voice! :lol:
That made me laugh too! I don't think the author was considering that you might pick her book for a Solo on LibriVox! :lol:

I love this thread, it shows that everyone makes mistakes...sometimes very funny ones. :wink:
~Rachel~
Apologies for getting backlogged lately. School has been a lot for me to handle this year and I don't have much free time. I'm trying my best to catch up :)


lymiewithpurpose
Posts: 2143
Joined: January 18th, 2019, 6:26 pm

Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 23rd, 2019, 4:43 pm

...when you get 15 minutes into a recording for a group project before realizing that the Duke and the Prince are the same person, when you have given them conflicting voices thus far :evil:
Campbell
pronouns: they/them

ColleenMc
Posts: 1651
Joined: April 9th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Post by ColleenMc » April 18th, 2019, 6:15 pm

If that [many obscenities redacted] up the block doesn't stop honking their horn -- jeez buddy GO KNOCK ON THE DOOR!!

[sorry had to vent]

Colleen

lymiewithpurpose
Posts: 2143
Joined: January 18th, 2019, 6:26 pm

Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 10th, 2019, 4:36 pm

when you sit down in a few extra minutes to record and promptly get the hiccups
Campbell
pronouns: they/them

JayKitty76
Posts: 1844
Joined: August 3rd, 2018, 3:16 pm
Location: Ravenclaw Tower, Hogwarts
Contact:

Post by JayKitty76 » May 11th, 2019, 3:58 pm

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 4:36 pm
when you sit down in a few extra minutes to record and promptly get the hiccups
Oh my gosh that's awful!! :lol:
I know there's a ton of ways to cure hiccups, but I like to exhale really hard, then gulp a bunch of water and hold my breath after swallowing. It usually works. :wink: :lol:
~Rachel~
Apologies for getting backlogged lately. School has been a lot for me to handle this year and I don't have much free time. I'm trying my best to catch up :)


annise
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 33536
Joined: April 3rd, 2008, 3:55 am
Location: Melbourne,Australia

Post by annise » May 11th, 2019, 4:36 pm

When I was about 4years old, my rather strong-minded Grandmother and I were walking to church and I got hiccups. She assured me "hiccups were just a matter of self control". I was sufficiently impressed to stop, so maybe they are :D.

Anne

JayKitty76
Posts: 1844
Joined: August 3rd, 2018, 3:16 pm
Location: Ravenclaw Tower, Hogwarts
Contact:

Post by JayKitty76 » May 11th, 2019, 4:39 pm

annise wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 4:36 pm
When I was about 4years old, my rather strong-minded Grandmother and I were walking to church and I got hiccups. She assured me "hiccups were just a matter of self control". I was sufficiently impressed to stop, so maybe they are :D.

Anne
Interesting!
Strange. Sometimes I try for hours and they just won't go away. Annoying.
Thanks for telling me that, though, I'll try that! :D
~Rachel~
Apologies for getting backlogged lately. School has been a lot for me to handle this year and I don't have much free time. I'm trying my best to catch up :)


cowguy02
Posts: 534
Joined: July 11th, 2017, 4:10 pm
Contact:

Post by cowguy02 » May 16th, 2019, 7:15 pm

Foon wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 5:45 am
... when you snap your fingers to mark a stumble in your recording, only to realise you were not recording and actually having a conversation with another human being? :lol: :oops:
I’ve don’t that but I clap twice so it’s very noticeable :roll: Just imagine chatting with someone and them clapping loudly in your face twice. It’s very humiliating to say the least! (And completely hilarious when recalling the incident)
Projects that need readers
ONLY ONE CHAPTER TO GO!!!!!! Bealby
The life of Harriot Stuart
The Blind Brother[/color]

cowguy02
Posts: 534
Joined: July 11th, 2017, 4:10 pm
Contact:

Post by cowguy02 » May 29th, 2019, 9:53 am

When you get out of your both and find out that your computer had generated a error message and had only recorded 10 min of your 1:30 hour section! :shock: :roll: :cry: :evil: :twisted:
Projects that need readers
ONLY ONE CHAPTER TO GO!!!!!! Bealby
The life of Harriot Stuart
The Blind Brother[/color]

Piotrek81
Posts: 3831
Joined: November 3rd, 2011, 2:02 pm
Location: Poznań, Poland

Post by Piotrek81 » May 29th, 2019, 10:00 am

cowguy02 wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 9:53 am
When you get out of your both and find out that your computer had generated a error message and had only recorded 10 min of your 1:30 hour section! :shock: :roll: :cry: :evil: :twisted:
Soo true, although... 1 hr 30 mins? :shock: In ONE sitting?
Come help us record The Deluge THE DELUGE IS BACK!
Want to hear some PREPARATION TIPS before you press "record"? Listen to THIS and THIS

cowguy02
Posts: 534
Joined: July 11th, 2017, 4:10 pm
Contact:

Post by cowguy02 » May 29th, 2019, 10:13 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 10:00 am
cowguy02 wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 9:53 am
When you get out of your both and find out that your computer had generated a error message and had only recorded 10 min of your 1:30 hour section! :shock: :roll: :cry: :evil: :twisted:
Soo true, although... 1 hr 30 mins? :shock: In ONE sitting?
Yeah, I like to record a lot of chapters in one sitting so that they feel like one breath. I think it makes the story flow much better then if i do it a chapter at a time
Projects that need readers
ONLY ONE CHAPTER TO GO!!!!!! Bealby
The life of Harriot Stuart
The Blind Brother[/color]

ej400
Posts: 2827
Joined: September 24th, 2014, 10:26 am
Location: Minnesota

Post by ej400 » May 29th, 2019, 12:41 pm

Ouch. I have done something similar... but not 1 hour and a half. Sorry that happened to you.

Nedge
Posts: 694
Joined: May 30th, 2018, 8:30 am
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ
Contact:

Post by Nedge » October 6th, 2019, 2:31 pm

...when you have a perfect day to record all day, but your neighbor decides to take a tree down and ALL YOU CAN HEAR is a chainsaw and a chipper?
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength." -- Corrie ten Boom

TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 47832
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » November 17th, 2019, 6:06 pm

So I was browsing through Book Suggestions, to find something good for a new group project.

Ooo, a 12-episode story about a con man whose multiple-time victim is a shady millionaire? Great! I set it up, then do a forum search to find the old book suggestion so I can remove it. Upon searching, I find that Lynnet has already launched it (feel free to join in!): viewtopic.php?f=2&t=76510 :|

Okay, fine. I'll do THIS project: a 74-section work on Medical Curiosities! Spontaneous combustion, being buried alive, decapitation, obesity, insanity, eating non-foods... lots of crazy stuff! As I'm working on word counts, I see that it has a TON of Latin and French. Err, no thanks. :evil:

Two strikes. Will the third time be a charm, or will I strike out? :roll:

Maybe I WILL go with a Sax Rohmer melodramatic crime novel, which was my first inclination...

EDIT: Nah - I'm going with a Christmas book. Stay tuned...
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

Post Reply