[COMPLETE][Short stories]The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 04 January 1896 - kit

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Post by Kitty » March 3rd, 2020, 1:01 am

The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 04 January 1896 by Various ( - ).
This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/black-cat-01-04-jan1896-by-various/
The Black Cat (1895-1922) was a monthly literary magazine, publishing original short stories, often about uncanny or fantastical topics. Many writers were largely unknown, but some famous authors also wrote original material for this magazine.<br>
This is the fourth issue, containing the following 7 stories:<br>
"In Solomon's Caverns", by Charles Edward Barns / "An angel of Tenderfoot Hill", by Frederick Bradford / "In Miggles' Alley", by Herman Brownson / "The missing link", by James Buckham (1858-1908) / "Unchallenged", by Katherine Morrow / "Aidu", by Hero Despard / "Mrs Emory's boarder", by C. Marie Mott ( Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » March 3rd, 2020, 1:12 am

The fourth issue of the Black Cat is launched 8-) This time with 7 stories again which I am already looking forward to listening to.

As Nemo requested that I choose a story for him, I signed him up for Aidu. Enjoy the story !

I want to keep this as a one-story-per-reader-project. Having each story narrated by another voice worked really well in the previous issues. :9:

And now the project is open for claims.

Sonia

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Post by NemoR » March 3rd, 2020, 6:50 am

Oh cool ... look forward to recording this one!

Thanks S!
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Post by KateG » March 3rd, 2020, 8:42 am

I'd love to be part of another Black Cat collection and like to claim section 3, please :mrgreen:
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Post by Kitty » March 3rd, 2020, 8:48 am

KateG wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 8:42 am
I'd love to be part of another Black Cat collection and like to claim section 3, please :mrgreen:
glad to have you in yet another magazine, thank you, Kathi !!! :9: Have fun in Miggles Alley. :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by JulieB3 » March 3rd, 2020, 10:55 am

I kind of really need to read section 7 if you don't mind.

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Post by Kitty » March 3rd, 2020, 10:57 am

JulieB3 wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 10:55 am
I kind of really need to read section 7 if you don't mind.
of course you can....I am curious as to why this sudden urge/compulsion to read this story though :lol:

thank you, glad to hear you again in here :)

Sonia

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Post by JulieB3 » March 3rd, 2020, 11:20 am

of course you can....I am curious as to why this sudden urge/compulsion to read this story though :lol:
There are a few too many similarities between me and the protagonist and the ending was as delightful as it was sad. It's just very appropriate.

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Post by Kitty » March 4th, 2020, 12:23 am

JulieB3 wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 11:20 am
There are a few too many similarities between me and the protagonist and the ending was as delightful as it was sad. It's just very appropriate.
ok now you made me very curious to hear this story. 8-)

Sonia

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Post by JulieB3 » March 4th, 2020, 4:44 am

ok now you made me very curious to hear this story. 8-)
I think you'll like it. I'll try to get it done quickly.

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Post by JackCalloway » March 4th, 2020, 6:58 am

I’m interested in claiming something on this page but I’m new and I can’t find the answer to this question. When something is assigned me, is it:

1) In digital format or paper (digital I assume)?
2) What is the format (ie Word, .pdf, .jpg, etc)
3) Can you read it before committing to it to see if it is the style of work that you like?

Thanks! I apologize if I posted this in the wrong area.

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Post by Kitty » March 4th, 2020, 7:18 am

Hi Jack and welcome to this project :)

I see you have just passed your one-minute-test, so I'll gladly assign you any free section you want.
When something is assigned me, is it:

1) In digital format or paper (digital I assume)?
2) What is the format (ie Word, .pdf, .jpg, etc)
3) Can you read it before committing to it to see if it is the style of work that you like?
in the first post of each project you can find the link to the text we are reading from. Please only read from that source, as it's public domain. In this case here is the link: https://archive.org/stream/TheBlackCatV01no12189609/The%20Black%20Cat%20v01no04%20%281896-01%29#mode/2up It's under Point 4 in the first post

It is advisable to read the text before you claim, so you know what you are getting into and whether the text appeals to you ;)

In the Magic Window in the first post you can also see which sections are already claimed. The 4 sections that are still marked as OPEN are still up for grabs. Please note that in this specific project, I'm restricting claims to one section per reader. In other projects you can possibly claim more sections if you wish.

So, once you have decided on a story, please tell me the section number and under which reader name you want to run. Then I can open your personal reader page for you. Your reader name can be the same as your forum name, or something else. As you wish.

For correct intro/outro and file-naming, please also read the first post carefully.

Thanks and I'll be seeing you soon. :)

Sonia

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Post by JackCalloway » March 4th, 2020, 8:24 am

I would like to read section 2 - An angel of Tenderfoot Hill, by Frederick Bradford.

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Post by JackCalloway » March 4th, 2020, 8:56 am

Can someone give me an example of the directions below. I’m kind of confused. I will use my name in the “recording by”

* Section [number] of The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 04 January 1896. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
* If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
* Say:
"The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 04 January 1896. Section [number]: [Title & author]"

Would this be correct?

Section 2 of The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 04 January 1896. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For mor information, or to volunteer, please visit: LibriVox DOT org

Or is it

Recording by Jack Calloway. The Black Cat Vol. 01 No 04 Janurary 1896. Section 2: An angel of Tenderfoot Hill, by Frederick Bradford

Or is it all of the above?

If you go to the poetry section, it describes a slightly different way to record the intro. viewtopic.php?t=78428

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Post by KateG » March 4th, 2020, 9:56 am

Hi Jack,

here's the link to one of the previous compilations. The disclaimer should be the same for this one, I think - apart from the numbers of course :D

https://librivox.org/black-cat-01-02-nov1895-by-various/

Most projects I did so far have a slightly different disclaimer, so not to sorry about that, I guess. :mrgreen:
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