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Post by mightyfelix » July 24th, 2020, 12:41 pm

benderca wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 8:54 am
Section 7 (Part 2 Chapters 5-7)

One small note:

At 21:51 the line reads "The man's a fake." Somehow the the final "k" sound in "fake" got cut off (maybe during editing?). This could be confusing because it sounds like the man is a "fay" :lol: . This could easily be repaired by adding a "k" sound to the end of the word (it doesn't even have to be the original reader -- my experience when editing has shown is that everyone's "k" sound sounds pretty much the same :D ).

Otherwise, Section 7 is PL OK!

Nicely done!
:hmm: I'd wondered about that. No, it didn't get cut off in editing. It was just that quiet in the original recording, I think. I'll see if I can fiddle with it.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 26th, 2020, 7:41 pm

I've been putting off working on section 14 because it will be easily the longest section of the project. I remember when combining chapters that there was no good way to divvy up the last few without having either a very long or a very short section, or both. Ah well. I'm sitting down to it right now. Hopefully will be able to finish it up in one go.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 26th, 2020, 8:00 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 12:41 pm
benderca wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 8:54 am
Section 7 (Part 2 Chapters 5-7)

One small note:

At 21:51 the line reads "The man's a fake." Somehow the the final "k" sound in "fake" got cut off (maybe during editing?). This could be confusing because it sounds like the man is a "fay" :lol: . This could easily be repaired by adding a "k" sound to the end of the word (it doesn't even have to be the original reader -- my experience when editing has shown is that everyone's "k" sound sounds pretty much the same :D ).

Otherwise, Section 7 is PL OK!

Nicely done!
:hmm: I'd wondered about that. No, it didn't get cut off in editing. It was just that quiet in the original recording, I think. I'll see if I can fiddle with it.
I fixed this a couple of days ago, but ummm... forgot to upload it! :oops:

Can't figure out why changing something on my copy at home doesn't change it in the uploader. :lol: :roll:

Ready for spot PL.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 26th, 2020, 9:32 pm

I did it! Section 14 is uploading now. I think some of the length of it is due to the slow ponderous way that Mudface speaks, but I love it though! In fact, I even slowed him down a bit here and there. I hope you like it.

Incidentally, I can't help seeing some striking similarities between Mudface the turtle in Lake Junganyika surrounded by mangrove swamps, where no one has ever been, and Morla the Aged One (also a giant turtle), who lives in the Swamps of Sadness where no one can ever go and live (from the Neverending Story, if you don't know it). Of course, Morla is far more hopeless and apathetic, but the imagery is striking.

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Post by benderca » July 28th, 2020, 12:12 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 8:00 pm
mightyfelix wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 12:41 pm
benderca wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 8:54 am
Section 7 (Part 2 Chapters 5-7)

One small note:

At 21:51 the line reads "The man's a fake." Somehow the the final "k" sound in "fake" got cut off (maybe during editing?). This could be confusing because it sounds like the man is a "fay" :lol: . This could easily be repaired by adding a "k" sound to the end of the word (it doesn't even have to be the original reader -- my experience when editing has shown is that everyone's "k" sound sounds pretty much the same :D ).

Otherwise, Section 7 is PL OK!

Nicely done!
:hmm: I'd wondered about that. No, it didn't get cut off in editing. It was just that quiet in the original recording, I think. I'll see if I can fiddle with it.
I fixed this a couple of days ago, but ummm... forgot to upload it! :oops:

Can't figure out why changing something on my copy at home doesn't change it in the uploader. :lol: :roll:

Ready for spot PL.
Wow! This is fantastic editing! Now I'm curious -- where did you get the "k" sound, pray tell? :D

Section 7 is PL OK! (I marked it as such in the MW).

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Post by benderca » July 28th, 2020, 12:23 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 9:32 pm
I did it! Section 14 is uploading now. I think some of the length of it is due to the slow ponderous way that Mudface speaks, but I love it though! In fact, I even slowed him down a bit here and there. I hope you like it.

Incidentally, I can't help seeing some striking similarities between Mudface the turtle in Lake Junganyika surrounded by mangrove swamps, where no one has ever been, and Morla the Aged One (also a giant turtle), who lives in the Swamps of Sadness where no one can ever go and live (from the Neverending Story, if you don't know it). Of course, Morla is far more hopeless and apathetic, but the imagery is striking.
This is interesting. I haven't read The Neverending Story yet, but I have it here on my bookshelf, both in German original and in English translation -- I've been meaning to read it for ages.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 28th, 2020, 3:08 pm

Oh, you must! It is one of the most beautiful stories I know!

I got the 'k' sound from Algy's Piffilosaurus file. It might have sounded fine with a 'k' from anyone, you're right. But I decided to try to find one from one of his roles first.

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Post by benderca » July 29th, 2020, 4:34 am

mightyfelix wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Oh, you must! It is one of the most beautiful stories I know!
I read Momo ages ago, when I was first learning German. But I'll have to read The Neverending Story soon. :D
mightyfelix wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 3:08 pm
I got the 'k' sound from Algy's Piffilosaurus file. It might have sounded fine with a 'k' from anyone, you're right. But I decided to try to find one from one of his roles first.
Impressive dedication to excellence!

Speaking of which, Section 9 is PL OK!

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Post by benderca » July 29th, 2020, 5:43 am

Probably not worth mentioning, but the pushmi-pullyu pronounces the word "leeward" as "lew-ward" instead of "lee-ward" twice at 21:45 and again at 22:12.

Otherwise, Section 10 is PL OK.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 29th, 2020, 5:59 am

Yes, I know. But under standard PL, that's alright, so I let it go. Thanks!

I plan to finish up the last two this week. Does Jasmin still want to try for that seagull line, or should I use the one that was given us by Madeleine?

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Post by benderca » July 29th, 2020, 6:39 am

mightyfelix wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 5:59 am
Yes, I know. But under standard PL, that's alright, so I let it go. Thanks!
I figured, but I didn't want you to think I wasn't doing my job and listening attentively... :lol: (I marked this as PL OK in the MW).
mightyfelix wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 5:59 am
I plan to finish up the last two this week. Does Jasmin still want to try for that seagull line, or should I use the one that was given us by Madeleine?
Madeleine's sounds authentic Aussie, but Jasmin sounds a bit more like Zoe:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/drdolittlepostoffice_seagull_06_missinglines_jasmin.mp3

Jasmin did listen to both of Zoe's recordings and practiced, so I think it sounds pretty good. But there was a little clipping -- she got a bit too excited -- but I think I edited it down.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 29th, 2020, 5:46 pm

Here is the cast list.

Doctor Dolittle: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/6754">ToddHW</a><br>Speedy the Swallow: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11790">TJ Burns</a><br>Dab-Dab the Duck: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10614">Leanne Yau</a><br>Jip the Dog: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12629">Rafe Ball</a><br>Gub-Gub the Pig: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13072">Campbell Schelp</a><br>The White Mouse: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11084">Devorah Allen</a><br>Too-Too the Owl: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/6281">Beth Thomas</a><br>Cheapside the Sparrow: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/8879">Son of the Exiles</a><br>The Pushmi-Pullyu: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/4570">Bill Mosley</a><br>Quip the Carrier: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12243">Jasmin Salma</a><br>Golden Jay Leader: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13577">Adrian Stephens</a><br>Piffilosaurus: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/4705">Algy Pug</a><br>One Eye the Albatross: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13278">KevinS</a><br>Bertha Bacon: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12500">Foon</a><br>Canary: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11324">JennaEleni</a><br>Seagull: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10176">Zoe Trang</a><br>Thrush: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11324">JennaEleni</a><br>Spoonbill: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12787">LikeManyWaters</a><br>Squirrel: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12500">Foon</a><br>Cormorant: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13577">Adrian Stephens</a><br>Giant Snake: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10665">Christine Lehman</a><br>Mudface the Turtle: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13278">KevinS</a><br>King Ko-Ko: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/4570">Bill Mosley</a><br>Zuzana: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13524">Lola Janie</a><br>Begwe: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/9565">Bernd Ungerer</a><br>The Captain: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13552">chuckconvr</a><br>Executive Officer: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13577">Adrian Stephens</a><br>The Master-At-Arms: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/4570">Bill Mosley</a><br>White Trader: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/4705">Algy Pug</a><br>Boatman: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13278">KevinS</a><br>The Royal Meteorologist: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/4705">Algy Pug</a><br>Lighthouse Keeper: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13524">Lola Janie</a><br>Nicholas Scroggins: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/4705">Algy Pug</a><br>Jack Wilkins: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13552">chuckconvr</a><br>Chief Nyam-Nyam: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13552">chuckconvr</a><br>The Emir of Ellebubu: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13577">Adrian Stephens</a><br><br>General of Ellebubu: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13524">Lola Janie</a>

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Post by mightyfelix » August 1st, 2020, 1:05 pm

Section 15 is uploading now, and I plan to have section 6 up this evening. :D

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Post by mightyfelix » August 1st, 2020, 8:23 pm

And section 6 is now uploading! :clap:

Tell Jasmin she did a fantastic job! :9: Nailed it! I used her lines to stand in for Zoe. It matches very well!

I'll stand by for any comments you may have, but that's about it. MW sections are all assigned and the cast list is ready.

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Post by silverquill » August 1st, 2020, 8:35 pm

Magnificent! That is a monumental task, Devorah!

Truthfully, I don't often download completed projects just to listen to myself, but I'll have to listen to some of this just to see how it all fits together - so much going one in some of these chapters.
~Larry

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