COMPLETE Old, Old Fairy Tales, L Valentine-mas

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Elizabby
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Post by Elizabby » March 10th, 2017, 4:21 am

The Old Old Fairy Tales by Laura Valentine (1814 - 1889).


This project is now complete and can be found in our catalog here: https://librivox.org/the-old-old-fairy-tales-by-laura-valentine/

"Once upon a time a king had an extreme passion for silkworms..." So begins one story in this unusual collection. Here you may also find a farm girl cursed by becoming a queen, a prince blessed with having his every wish denied, a princess turned into a monkey at birth, three sisters who disguise themselves as knights to seek their fortunes, a princess cursed to bring death to her brothers, and a princess only able to marry the man who can step on her cat's tail!

This collection of European fairy tales includes many lesser known stories such as the original "Goody Two Shoes" and "The Beneficent Frog". Some well known stories have extended versions, such as how Goldilocks fared after leaving the house of the Three Bears and eventually learned that stealing is wrong. (Summary by Beth Thomas)
  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/oldoldfairytales00vale
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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    Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales
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  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    START of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [Number and Story Title] 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 Old Old Fairy Tales, by Laura Valentine. [Story Title]"

    END of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter Number]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Old Old Fairy Tales, by Laura Valentine. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    oldfairytales_##_valentine_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. oldfairytales_01_valentine_128kb.mp3)

    Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: maryannspiegel
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
  9. Any questions?
    Please post below
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 10th, 2017, 1:38 pm

Beth,
Happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn

Edited to add:
MW is up. I've marked this thread with a tilde, please let me know if you already have a DPL.
MaryAnn

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Post by Elizabby » March 10th, 2017, 2:08 pm

I'm going to DPL this one myself! I like unusual fairy tales!

EDIT: MW all done, ready for claims!

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Post by BettyB » March 10th, 2017, 4:36 pm

would like to read 3, 7 and 8.

Betty

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Post by Elizabby » March 10th, 2017, 9:23 pm

Great! First claims! :mrgreen:

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Post by NemoR » March 11th, 2017, 3:29 pm

May I claim section 6 - The Giant with the Golden Hairs please.

Thanks,

Nemo
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Post by Ciufi » March 12th, 2017, 4:01 pm

May I read section 5 - The Three Soldiers and the Dwarf?

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Post by Elizabby » March 12th, 2017, 9:48 pm

Thanks! Both the above claims are accepted!

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Post by TFrayne » March 13th, 2017, 11:01 am

Hi there,
I would like to read Septimus!
Thanks,
Tom

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Post by dread » March 13th, 2017, 11:35 am

I would like to read Section 2.

-- dread
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Post by Elizabby » March 13th, 2017, 1:50 pm

Thanks Tom and dread, those claims are now in the MW.

Tom, I see that you haven't recorded a section for LV yet - the one you've claimed is a very long one, and will probably be over an hour final recorded time. Have a read through the text, and if you want to switch to something shorter just let me know.

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Post by emilieolsen85 » March 13th, 2017, 9:58 pm

Can i claim section 14, Princess Rosetta?

Thanks,

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Post by Elizabby » March 13th, 2017, 10:43 pm

Great! I'll add you to the MW! :thumbs:

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Post by NemoR » March 14th, 2017, 10:07 am

Nemo

‘By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

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Post by wildlindajohnson » March 14th, 2017, 12:18 pm

Hi, I'll take Sections 9 and 10.
Linda Johnson

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