[SOLO] The Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes by Joseph Conrad - lt

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Post by TheBanjo » February 21st, 2021, 10:29 pm

The Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes, by Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924)
In the 1870s, supporters of a pretender to the throne of Spain take advantage of a young man's attraction to the sea to persuade him to run dangerous missions on their behalf. The young man falls in love with a beautiful heiress who helps to enable these missions, but she is already attached to another and may not be able to return his love. (Summary by Peter Dann)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1083

Target completion date: 2021-08-31

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[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Conrad (Joseph Conrad)
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Arrow_of_Gold
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 26
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface: Yes
[*]Original publication date (if known): 1919
[*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog?
[*]Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?: peterdannauthor.com
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Genres for the project: Literary Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: joseph conrad, carlism, third carlist war, arms smuggling

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

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

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "The Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes, by Joseph Conrad. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes, by Joseph Conrad. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of The Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes, by Joseph Conrad."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: arrowofgold_##_conrad_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. arrowofgold_01_conrad_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

MC to select: lt - Lynnet

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.
Last edited by TheBanjo on February 24th, 2021, 9:42 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by Lynnet » February 23rd, 2021, 3:47 am

I will set this up for you.

Edit: All set.
Do you have a DPL lined up?
I would recommend shortening the file name.

Let me know if you need anything else.
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Post by TheBanjo » February 23rd, 2021, 4:33 am

Thank you!
I've done only one solo before, so I'm still pretty new to this.
I don't have a DPL lined up.
Re shortening the filename, is this something I can do myself simply by editing the first post? (If so, I can do that). Presumably "arrowofgold_##_conrad_128kb.mp3" should be suitable?
I will probably want to change the Description of the novel down the track, but I will post explicitly when I do that (as I gather there's a separate copy of the Description held somewhere else in a database, and you will be needing to change that if there's an alteration later).
I did see a list of MCs' 'real names' somewhere today, but can't find it now. Can I call you Lynne? I'm Peter.

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Post by Lynnet » February 23rd, 2021, 8:45 am

TheBanjo wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 4:33 am
Thank you!
I've done only one solo before, so I'm still pretty new to this.
I don't have a DPL lined up.
Re shortening the filename, is this something I can do myself simply by editing the first post? (If so, I can do that). Presumably "arrowofgold_##_conrad_128kb.mp3" should be suitable?
I will probably want to change the Description of the novel down the track, but I will post explicitly when I do that (as I gather there's a separate copy of the Description held somewhere else in a database, and you will be needing to change that if there's an alteration later).
I did see a list of MCs' 'real names' somewhere today, but can't find it now. Can I call you Lynne? I'm Peter.
Hi Peter!
As you don’t have a DPL yet, you should add a tilde (~) to the title to advertise the fact you are looking. I could do it, but I think it’s better to learn for oneself 8-)
As for shortening the file name, you can use anything you want, although shorter is better. I think it’s a good idea to edit the first post (note there are 2 places), although in a solo it’s not as important. But when you start uploading files, you should be consistent.
You’re right about the summary needing to be changed on the project page, so I’d appreciate being told of any changes. I usually check before cataloguing, but sometimes I forget :roll:
Have fun with it.
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Post by TheBanjo » February 23rd, 2021, 4:38 pm

Thanks Lynne. I have added the tilde to indicate I'm looking for a DPL, and have shortened the filename pattern.

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Post by Sunrise2020 » February 24th, 2021, 5:34 am

Hello Peter,

I'm happy to DPL this project for you. :)

Regards, Susanne
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Post by TheBanjo » February 24th, 2021, 9:41 pm

Sunrise2020 wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 5:34 am
Hello Peter,

I'm happy to DPL this project for you. :)

Regards, Susanne
Hey, that's great! Thank you so much.

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Post by TheBanjo » February 24th, 2021, 9:43 pm

Last edited by TheBanjo on February 24th, 2021, 10:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by TheBanjo » February 24th, 2021, 10:21 pm

Lynne, now that Susanne has kindly stepped forward as DPL, I have removed the tilde from the start of this project's posting.
Is that the right thing to have done?

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Post by TheBanjo » February 24th, 2021, 10:53 pm

Lynne, after uploading the first two files, I realised I had misnamed them (I initially numbered their sections 01 and 02, rather than 00 and 01). I have since reloaded the files with their correct names and have edited both the MW and my postings accordingly, but right now in your file repository you will have a file named "arrowofgold_02_conrad_128kb.mp3". This is actually the same file as (the now correctly named) "arrowofgold_01_conrad_128kb.mp3". I'm guessing you don't need to do anything about this as it will eventually be overwritten by the correct file for section 02 when I record that - but I thought I'd better let you know in case you see it there and wonder what's going on. Just a newbie in a muddle....

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Post by Lynnet » February 25th, 2021, 7:00 am

TheBanjo wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 10:21 pm
Lynne, now that Susanne has kindly stepped forward as DPL, I have removed the tilde from the start of this project's posting.
Is that the right thing to have done?
Susanne added as DPL. Yes, it is correct that you removed the tilde. Moving to Going Solo... that doesn’t really affect you in any way, but it keeps the Launch Pad tidy.
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Post by Lynnet » February 25th, 2021, 7:03 am

TheBanjo wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 10:53 pm
Lynne, after uploading the first two files, I realised I had misnamed them (I initially numbered their sections 01 and 02, rather than 00 and 01). I have since reloaded the files with their correct names and have edited both the MW and my postings accordingly, but right now in your file repository you will have a file named "arrowofgold_02_conrad_128kb.mp3". This is actually the same file as (the now correctly named) "arrowofgold_01_conrad_128kb.mp3". I'm guessing you don't need to do anything about this as it will eventually be overwritten by the correct file for section 02 when I record that - but I thought I'd better let you know in case you see it there and wonder what's going on. Just a newbie in a muddle....
That’s not a problem. I typically don’t clean out the folder until cataloguing and I can’t see if it was an incorrectly numbered file or an edited one. Unless I’m told otherwise, I just keep the most recently uploaded.
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Post by Sunrise2020 » February 25th, 2021, 10:29 am

Lynnet wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 7:00 am
TheBanjo wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 10:21 pm
Lynne, now that Susanne has kindly stepped forward as DPL, I have removed the tilde from the start of this project's posting.
Is that the right thing to have done?
Susanne added as DPL. Yes, it is correct that you removed the tilde. Moving to Going Solo... that doesn’t really affect you in any way, but it keeps the Launch Pad tidy.
Thanks Lynne!
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Post by Sunrise2020 » February 25th, 2021, 10:30 am

Hello Peter,
I really enjoy your recordings and this will be a fun project! :clap:
PL of the first two sections is okay.
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