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Post by jlardner » March 28th, 2016, 7:55 pm

Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930).

This is an abandoned solo project, brought back as a group project. Carolin is acting as BC.
The book is a bildungsroman whose protagonist, Micah Clarke, begins as a boy seeking adventure in a rather romantic and naive way, falls under the influence of an older and vastly experienced, world-weary soldier of fortune, and becomes a grown up after numerous experiences, some of them very harrowing. In the process the book also records much of the history of the Monmouth Rebellion, from the point of view of someone living in 17th century England. ( Wikipedia)
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Post by Carolin » March 29th, 2016, 1:36 am

good choice :thumbs:

i can mc this for you, let me get us as magic window..
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Post by Carolin » March 29th, 2016, 1:49 am

alright, you are all set!

now as this is a solo, you are your own book coordinator. part of this is to update the magic window: enter section titles (i put one or two there to get you started), and mabe word counts, and when you upload files, you enter the duration (mm:ss) and the link, and set the status to "ready for pl" :) how all this works is described here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Soloists:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window

please read that article and follow the instructions on how to get a password and enter the mw for the first time. please let me know if everything works as expected. then play around in the mw as much as you like.

and please ask if you have any questions!
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Post by Carolin » April 2nd, 2016, 11:52 pm

hi jim, i see you finished filling in the magic window. it helps if you post about everything you do in the thread, so that everyone knows whats happening. thanks :)

im moving us out to going solo. if we didnt find a dpl by the time you have uploaded two or three chapters, we can advertise in listeners wanted.

thanks!
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Post by jlardner » April 30th, 2016, 6:32 pm

I have uploaded Chaper 2 of Micah Clarke here:

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/micahclarke_02_doyle_128kb.mp3. It runs 31 mins. 18 seconds.

(I can't remember if I'm supposed to enter this information in the Magic Window (or how to do that, if so).

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Post by Carolin » May 2nd, 2016, 3:03 am

i have written an explanation three posts ago, but here is the wiki article: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Soloists:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window

let me know if you need help :)
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Post by jlardner » May 2nd, 2016, 6:01 pm

Got it. I have entered the new information in the Magic Window.

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Post by linny » June 4th, 2016, 6:36 am

PL notes for chapter 1

11:00 Pause before "from here".
11:05 Background noise
25:08 Background noise

There were a couple of places where there was a swallow or you were catching your breath which was a bit long and sounded strange to my ear. They are not standard PL so feel free to ignore them. :D
2:13 before "those scenes"
6:02 between "privileges" and "that they"
10:41 before "there not"
20:08 between "second coming" and "upon that"

I enjoyed your reading. This sounds to be an enjoyable story. I hope you pick up a DPL soon. :thumbs:

Be well,
Linny

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Post by Carolin » June 6th, 2016, 2:24 am

thank you for jumping in, linny!
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Post by linny » June 10th, 2016, 6:32 am

PL notes for chapter 2
0:01 mouse click
1:08 mouse click
7:24 stumble on "absolutely"
15:49 stumble on "that I did not"
19:42 mouse click
25:06 background noise. Sounds like a snap.
26:04 stumble on "we crouched behind the cover"
28:51 mouse click
30:47 background noise. Sounds like a single knock.

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Post by jlardner » July 16th, 2016, 5:24 pm

Thanks for the notes. I'll either redo Chapter 1 or fix the problems. Meanwhile, I'll get some more chapters recorded.

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Post by linny » July 16th, 2016, 5:28 pm

Please don't rerecord the entire section. There really isn't a reason to do so. There are only a few small corrections. I suggest working to correct these before moving on to another chapter. Each section will get easier and easier. A solo is much like running a marathon. You are doing very well. Step by step. Chapter by chapter. You'll get there. :thumbs:

If you'd like I can DPL the entire project with you.

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Post by Carolin » October 17th, 2016, 7:13 am

hi jim,

you might have already heard about it, but in case you havent, our servers crashed and we lost a month of data. so everything (literally everything) anyone did on librivox since september 15th is lost and needs to be redone.

i am not sure at which level this project was, but could you please have a look at the magic window and reupload anything you had submitted last month?

also, may i ask you to please look at all group projects you were involved in and make sure your claims, recordings and pl status is as it should be. notify your bcs as soon as possible whether or not things are in order or not. thank you!
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Post by linny » October 17th, 2016, 7:16 am

Carolin,
I am able to confirm this project is how it was before the crash. Jim had not been on to agree to my DPLing for him so the MW is behind but that's how it has been.

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Post by Carolin » October 17th, 2016, 7:24 am

ah alright. so that at least is one less thing to worry about.
Carolin

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