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Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 8:39 am
by ColleenMc
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

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 2:33 pm
by JayKitty76
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:

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: March 23rd, 2019, 4:43 pm
by lymiewithpurpose
...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:

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: April 18th, 2019, 6:15 pm
by ColleenMc
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

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: May 10th, 2019, 4:36 pm
by lymiewithpurpose
when you sit down in a few extra minutes to record and promptly get the hiccups

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: May 11th, 2019, 3:58 pm
by JayKitty76
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:

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: May 11th, 2019, 4:36 pm
by annise
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

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: May 11th, 2019, 4:39 pm
by JayKitty76
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

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: May 16th, 2019, 7:15 pm
by cowguy02
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)

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: May 29th, 2019, 9:53 am
by cowguy02
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:

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: May 29th, 2019, 10:00 am
by Piotrek81
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?

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: May 29th, 2019, 10:13 am
by cowguy02
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

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: May 29th, 2019, 12:41 pm
by ej400
Ouch. I have done something similar... but not 1 hour and a half. Sorry that happened to you.

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: October 6th, 2019, 2:31 pm
by Nedge
...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?

Re: Don't you hate...

Posted: November 17th, 2019, 6:06 pm
by TriciaG
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...