[COMPLETE][Short Stories]The Black Cat Vol. 02 No. 8 May 1897 - kit

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Post by Kitty » November 21st, 2021, 4:34 am

The Black Cat Vol. 02 No. 08 May 1897, 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-02-08-may1897-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 eighth issue of volume 2 with the following five short stories:<br>
The Passing of the Polly Ann / The Obsequies of Ole Miss Jug / A Modern Goliath / The Colby Girls / Trans-Saharan Station 15-M (Summary by Sonia)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/TheBlackCatV02no06189703/The Black Cat v02no08 (1897-05)/mode/2up

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Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

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[Optional: "Read by your name."]
"The Black Cat Vol. 2 No. 8 May 1897. Section [number] [Title & author]."
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"End of section [number]."
[Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
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"End of The Black Cat Vol. 2 No. 8 May 1897."
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Post by Kitty » November 21st, 2021, 5:49 am

And the next Black Cat is launched !!!

Most of you will know already, as in previous issues, please only one section per reader, to have the maximum of voices in this project. :9:

Sonia
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Post by JulieB3 » November 21st, 2021, 5:58 am

Could I please have section 4, The Colby Girls? Thank you. :D

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Post by Kitty » November 21st, 2021, 6:05 am

JulieB3 wrote:
November 21st, 2021, 5:58 am
Could I please have section 4, The Colby Girls? Thank you. :D
*breaking out the champagne* here's to Julie and her unbroken streak. A section in each of the 20 Black Cats that have so far been launched :thumbs: :birthday: Awesome

And thanks, yes you can have the Colby Girls. Enjoy

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Post by GregGiordano » November 21st, 2021, 6:11 am

May I claim Section 5?

Thank you!

Greg

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Post by Kitty » November 21st, 2021, 7:14 am

GregGiordano wrote:
November 21st, 2021, 6:11 am
May I claim Section 5?
thank you, Greg, welcome on board once more. :) The title sounds intriguing.

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Post by NarratorJ » November 22nd, 2021, 9:35 am

Hello,
I'd like to claim section 1
Thanks,
J
feedback / constructive criticism appreciated

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Post by Kitty » November 22nd, 2021, 10:23 am

NarratorJ wrote:
November 22nd, 2021, 9:35 am
I'd like to claim section 1
section 1 it is, great to have you as opener in this issue :) thank you J !

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Post by jakemalizia » November 23rd, 2021, 6:01 am

Can I claim Section 3 pls?

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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2021, 6:13 am

jakemalizia wrote:
November 23rd, 2021, 6:01 am
Can I claim Section 3 pls?
sure, thanks, Jake ! Great to have you hooked on the black cat as well (it happens so fast...)

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Post by voussoir » November 23rd, 2021, 1:46 pm

Hi Kitty, I'd like to try #2 please.

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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2021, 11:53 pm

voussoir wrote:
November 23rd, 2021, 1:46 pm
Hi Kitty, I'd like to try #2 please.
Hi Ethan, and welcome to the forum and especially welcome to the Black Cat project :D

I see you have already passed your minute-test :thumbs: and you have a great voice, so I am delighted to have you read one of the stories, so thank you for your interest.

I signed you up officially for section 2, and here is your brand-new personal reader page: https://librivox.org/reader/16878 If you want to run by a different reader name, for example your real name, just let me know and I can still adjust that.

As you are new to all this, please read the first post carefully, you'll find all the details there you need, text source, long intro-disclaimer wording and correct filenaming.

If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Other than that, have fun recording :)

And that makes us fully claimed, so I can move the thread over into Readers Found. 8-)

Sonia
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Post by voussoir » November 24th, 2021, 12:15 am

Kitty wrote:
November 23rd, 2021, 11:53 pm

Hi Ethan, and welcome to the forum and especially welcome to the Black Cat project :D

...

Other than that, have fun recording :)
Thank you Sonia for creating my reader page. Glad to be part of the project. I will stay as voussoir for now.

This is probably an LV faux pas, but I've already recorded my section :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/blackcat0208may1897_2_various_128kb.mp3 (11:21)

Small note: The magic window says Jean Boss Irvine but the middle name is Ross.

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Post by Kitty » November 24th, 2021, 12:26 am

voussoir wrote:
November 24th, 2021, 12:15 am
This is probably an LV faux pas, but I've already recorded my section :)
:lol: aha you were eager to get started I see.

Well, nobody else claimed this section, so it's ok. ;) But there is a reason behind our claiming system and it's good advice to wait until your claim is acknowledged before you record. If everybody was immediately recording, then we may end up with multiple versions of a section and unfortunately only one would get taken. In this project it was quite easy to see the section was no previously claimed, but in other projects there may be previous claims on some earlier pages and if the Magic Window is not updated right away, we could end up with double claims. :? Then some people would have done their work in vain.

So: best to wait for the BC to acknowledge and assign the claim if you want to prevent this. :)

But I will listen to your section soon and give you feedback. Looking forward to this story. Stay tuned !!!
Small note: The magic window says Jean Boss Irvine but the middle name is Ross.
oops, ok, yes, thank you, my mistake :oops: I'll correct it.

Sonia
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Post by Kitty » November 24th, 2021, 12:53 am

:clap: well what can I say, it's a brilliant first submission, so thank you very much for this. Quite an enjoyable story, even though the poor dog is dead since the beginning of it. You narrated it engagingly and with a good pacing, not too fast, not too slow. All perfect, and textually correct as well.

I have no problems marking this your first official PL ok section. I hope you enjoyed the recording and editing process, so you'll be around for more and I'll be hearing you in other projects as well. 8-)

Only one small note for future recordings. You leave over 2 seconds between the end of the story and the end disclaimer...I always recommend not exceeding 2 seconds anywhere, as it feels very long for a listener to hear such a long silence. Well, the rest was perfect, so no need to reupload for this now, but maybe you could do a little less in future sections. The pacing and spacing inside the story proper is excellent. :thumbs:

Thank you for choosing The Black Cat as your debut :) I enjoyed it.

Sonia
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