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Posted: April 20th, 2008, 8:19 am
by Jc
... when 5 months after purchasing a new laptop, Librivox is still the only website you've put in your web browser's bookmarks...

Posted: April 25th, 2008, 7:07 pm
by NightOwl
...when you visit the library not to search for the materials for your work/job/research, but to search for a PD book for your next Librivox project.......


........and whenever you want to type library, you just type libri............

(...just happened to me when typing this post...)

HC

Posted: April 28th, 2008, 4:29 am
by anne21
...when you're idly daydreaming and come with an idea for a radio play featuring Librivox that goes something along the following lines:

Readings from the Heart

Lonely young woman in dull job discovers Librivox and a hidden talent for reading aloud and bringing stories to life. A lonely blind man becomes a fan of her voice. Exchange of messages follow touching on life, literature and the joys hearing the human voice. Life-affirming ending rounds everything up. Lots of comic cameo parts add to the delight.

(No resemblence to any real person is intended here. ) :)

Anne

Posted: April 28th, 2008, 4:38 am
by Starlite
Hee hee Anne. I don't think we have had any LibriRomances here yet! Though I know of one listener who took Annie Coleman's recordings and made some naughty remixes of it. :wink:

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11448

Esther :lol:

Edit to add:

http://publicdomainremix.blogspot.com/

Posted: April 28th, 2008, 11:36 am
by Caeristhiona
...though I will be the first to admit that I've developed plenty of LibriCrushes in my time here. Some people just have really dreamy voices! :)

Posted: April 28th, 2008, 3:03 pm
by Starlite
Caeristhiona wrote:...though I will be the first to admit that I've developed plenty of LibriCrushes in my time here. Some people just have really dreamy voices! :)
Oh yesssssss But most of them live across the pond. :cry: And one is old enough to be my dad. :P :lol: :lol:

Posted: April 28th, 2008, 4:40 pm
by puffin1
Starlite wrote:
Caeristhiona wrote:...though I will be the first to admit that I've developed plenty of LibriCrushes in my time here. Some people just have really dreamy voices! :)
Oh yesssssss But most of them live across the pond. :cry: And one is old enough to be my dad. :P :lol: :lol:
But those are the best kinds of crushes to have - "virtual" ones that will never be tested by "real life"! :D

Posted: April 28th, 2008, 4:52 pm
by russiandoll
Caeristhiona wrote:...though I will be the first to admit that I've developed plenty of LibriCrushes in my time here. Some people just have really dreamy voices! :)
This topic has put me in mind of a song. It's a jaunty little number:

IT'S A PERFECT RELATIONSHIP
From the Broadway Musical "Bells Are Ringing" (1956)
(Jule Styne / Betty Comden / Adolph Green)

I'm in love with a man
Plaza-O-Double-Four-Double-Three
What a perfect relationship
I can't see him, he can't see me
I'm in love with a voice
Plaza-O-Double-Four-Double-Three
What a perfect relationship
I talk to him and he just talks to me

And yet I can't help wondering
What does he look like
I wish I knew
What does he look like
Is he six-foot-seven or three-foot-two
Has he eyes of brown or baby blue
Big and mighty or underfed
Trim black moustache or beard of red
Can he dance like Fred Astaire
Is he dark or is he fair
Pompadour or not a hair
Well I don't care!

I'm in love with a man
Plaza-O-Double-Four-Double-Three
What a perfect relationship
And that's how things should always be
Our love can never lose its mystery
'Cause I'll never meet him
And he'll never meet me
No, he'll never meet me

What does he look like
My sleeping Prince
What does he look like
Tough as nails with a black cigar
As handsome as a movie star
Stern as an eagle, shy as a dove
A face that only a mother could love
It doesn't matter what he is
I'm HIS, HIS, HIS!

But he's still just a voice
Plaza-0-Double-Four-Double-Three
What a perfect relationship
I can't see him, he can't see me
He calls me "Mum", he thinks I'm sixty-three
And I'll never meet him
And he'll never meet me
No, he'll never meet me



(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - February 2006)
From here

Posted: April 28th, 2008, 4:58 pm
by LeonMire
puffin1 wrote:But those are the best kinds of crushes to have - "virtual" ones that will never be tested by "real life"! :D
♫♪♫♪ Jenny Jenny / Who can I turn to? / Eight-six-seven five three oh ni-ee-ine ♫♪♫♪

:D

Posted: April 28th, 2008, 11:20 pm
by puffin1
You see?! The wisdom of popular songs can't be beat! :wink:

Posted: April 29th, 2008, 4:16 pm
by Caeristhiona
Well, I might be moving "across the pond" in a year -- all other things being equal! So then I am confronted with the horror of actually meeting a LibriCrush.

In a slightly unrelated note, I discovered that I am myself the object of a LibriCrush -- and I have a class with them this quarter. So that's complicated. And alas for me, it's NOT one of the classes TYM and I are taking together. :?

Posted: April 29th, 2008, 4:22 pm
by LeonMire
The U.K. is hardly "across the pond" for you, Caet, living in California! Unless you mean you're moving to Japan. ;)

I find it really surprising that you know anyone in real life who's heard your readings, apart from friends. That's a huge coincidence in itself!

Posted: April 29th, 2008, 4:25 pm
by Caeristhiona
You'd be amazed! I think I encounter them more in the English Dept. than other people might, since so many of us are looking for...well, frankly, the quick and easy way to do our homework. I've availed myself of LibriVox recordings against a reading deadline more than once!

And no, not Japan. :D Ireland. My dream is to live in Eccles St. (the closest thing Dublin's ever had to a Jewish district :wink: ) but we'll just have to see.

Posted: May 1st, 2008, 8:48 am
by SSherris
That's interesting... I have distant cousins in Dublin, but I couldn't say if they live off Eccles St.

Posted: May 1st, 2008, 7:24 pm
by Caeristhiona
SSherris wrote:That's interesting... I have distant cousins in Dublin, but I couldn't say if they live off Eccles St.
http://www.robotwisdom.com/jaj/ulysses/eccles.html

:D Sorry about it, just my little English major joke. I honestly don't know if there is a Jewish district in Dublin -- one of the things I'll have to find out once I get there I guess. (Can one get kosher toads-in-the-hole??)