[SOLO] Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan by Lafcadio Hearn - kiki

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Post by mlcui » October 24th, 2019, 4:48 am

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan: First Series by Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904).


Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a collection of essays by Lafcadio Hearn detailing his first impressions of the country he found so fascinating he decided to stay there for the rest of his life. In these essays and recollections he expresses his curiosity, bewilderment, and marvel at Japanese tradition, culture and lifestyle. Lafcadio Hearn is best known as the most notable person to introduce Japan to the West. He produced about thirty works, including translations, retellings of folktales, and travelogues. ( mlcui)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8130
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Essays & Short Works; *Non-fiction/Travel & Geography

    Keywords that describe the book: Japan, japanese culture and traditions

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan: First Series. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      "Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan: First Series, by Lafcadio Hearn. [Chapter]"


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    • "Chapter [number] of Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan: First Series by Lafcadio Hearn. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
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      "[Chapter title]"
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    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename glimpsesjapanfirst_##_hearn_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. glimpsesjapanfirst_01_hearn_128kb.mp3)


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Kikisaulite
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Post by Kikisaulite » October 25th, 2019, 4:23 am

Hi! I will be your MC and will set up the MW in a few minutes!


EDIT: MW is up. I shortened your proposed file name a little.
Do you perhaps have a DPL in mind already? I did put a ~ sign before the project title to advertise for a DPL for now.
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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Post by ColleenMc » October 25th, 2019, 8:55 am

I'm very interested in both Japan and Hearn, so I would be happy to be the DPL for this project!

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Post by mlcui » October 25th, 2019, 8:51 pm

Thank you, both! I will start recording soon. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
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Post by Kikisaulite » October 26th, 2019, 12:42 am

Adding Colleen as DPL and moving to Solos forum! :)
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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Post by ColleenMc » October 26th, 2019, 4:51 am

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! I look forward to it.

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Post by mlcui » October 26th, 2019, 10:07 pm

"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." - Desiderius Erasmus

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Post by ColleenMc » October 28th, 2019, 8:32 am

Section 0 PL OK!

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Post by mlcui » November 4th, 2019, 5:15 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/glimpsesjapanfirst_01_hearn_128kb.mp3
Section 1, duration 25:16

Chapter one is really lengthy. I have decided to split it into two sections.
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Post by ColleenMc » November 21st, 2019, 8:48 am

Okay! Sorry I've been away from LV fora coule of weeks, I will get on this!

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Post by ColleenMc » November 28th, 2019, 5:48 pm

I listened to the first part of Chapter 1. Beautifully read!

The only thing to change is the intro and outro. It should be Chapter 1, (name of chapter), Part 1 at the beginning, where you say the name of the chapter. At the end, instead of "to be continued", just do "End of Chapter 1, part 1)

Then the next will be Chapter 1, part 2/"end of chapter 1, part 2" and so on. Do you think the other chapters will be subdivided as well?

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Post by mlcui » December 7th, 2019, 8:18 pm

Hello there! I'm so sorry for the lack of progress, Life has been getting in the way. And just as I thought I'd have time to work on recording, I caught a cold. My voice is so nasal right now. Please let me have time to get over this bug, then I am back in the game.
"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." - Desiderius Erasmus

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Post by Kikisaulite » December 8th, 2019, 7:30 am

Get well soon!
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Post by ColleenMc » December 10th, 2019, 2:13 pm

I hope you feel better soon as well!

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Post by mlcui » December 16th, 2019, 4:00 am

Here's the edited version of Chapter 01

https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/glimpsesjapanfirst_01_hearn_128kb.mp3
Duration 25:53
Last edited by mlcui on February 8th, 2020, 2:22 am, edited 2 times in total.
"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." - Desiderius Erasmus

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