[DUET]Famous Impostors by Bram Stoker ~ icequeen

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Post by GregGiordano » July 3rd, 2019, 6:33 pm

Famous Impostors by Bram Stoker (1847 - 1912).

"The subject of imposture is always an interesting one, and impostors in one shape or another are likely to flourish as long as human nature remains what it is, and society shows itself ready to be gulled. The histories of famous cases of imposture in this book have been grouped together to show that the art has been practised in many forms—impersonators, pretenders, swindlers, and humbugs of all kinds; those who have masqueraded in order to acquire wealth, position, or fame, and those who have done so merely for the love of the art." From the Preface. ( Bram Stoker)
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      Magic Window:



      BC Admin ===========================================
      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

      [list]
      [*] Project Code: uJXOKI6q

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Bram Stoker) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bram_Stoker
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous_Impostors
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 33
      [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1910
      [*]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?:
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography/Memoirs; *Non-fiction/Essays & Short Works; *Non-fiction/History /Modern (19th C); *Non-fiction/True Crime

    Keywords that describe the book: fraud, historical, celebrity, imposter, infamous

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    Album: Famous Impostors

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Post by KevinS » July 3rd, 2019, 7:23 pm

Forgive my ignorance, but is there something about this work that lends itself to a duet performance.
E agora, José?

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Post by Elizabby » July 3rd, 2019, 7:50 pm

I presume it is meant to indicate like [SOLO] that there are no open sections for claiming.

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Post by KevinS » July 3rd, 2019, 7:57 pm

Elizabby wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 7:50 pm
I presume it is meant to indicate like [SOLO] that there are no open sections for claiming.
I guess so.
E agora, José?

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Post by commonsparrow3 » July 3rd, 2019, 8:40 pm

Hello, Greg -- nice to be back in business together again!
Just checking in to bookmark this thread.
Let me know how you'd like to divvy up the chapters this time.
Looking forward to getting started on this project!

(P.S. The title is missing from the name of the thread, but I found it anyway!)

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Post by commonsparrow3 » July 3rd, 2019, 8:55 pm

KevinS wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forgive my ignorance, but is there something about this work that lends itself to a duet performance.
Kevin -- To answer your inquiry, Greg and I accidentally read our first "duet" a few years ago, when we were the only two readers who showed up in a group project.
We found that we enjoy the same types of books, and we work at a similar recording pace, so we ended up doing several other books together as duets on purpose.
We choose a book we both are interested in, divide the chapters between us, and then record at our own speed, between our other projects.
We've found duets are more sociable than solos, but with a similarly relaxed production pace, as you don't feel the pressure of lots of other people all waiting for your section to arrive.
We got busy with other matters, and so we haven't done a new duet in awhile, which is why you may not have seen one lately.
Just waiting for the third member of our regular team to check in, our fabulous MC icequeen, and we'll be ready to go!

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Post by KevinS » July 3rd, 2019, 9:02 pm

commonsparrow3 wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 8:55 pm
KevinS wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forgive my ignorance, but is there something about this work that lends itself to a duet performance.
Kevin -- To answer your inquiry, Greg and I accidentally read our first "duet" a few years ago, when we were the only two readers who showed up in a group project.
We found that we enjoy the same types of books, and we work at a similar recording pace, so we ended up doing several other books together as duets on purpose.
We choose a book we both are interested in, divide the chapters between us, and then record at our own speed, between our other projects.
We've found duets are more sociable than solos, but with a similarly relaxed production pace, as you don't feel the pressure of lots of other people all waiting for your section to arrive.
We got busy with other matters, and so we haven't done a new duet in awhile, which is why you may not have seen one lately.
Just waiting for the third member of our regular team to check in, our fabulous MC icequeen, and we'll be ready to go!
Thank you for the explanation. I thought, at first look, that there was some kind of call and answer involved in some way.

I'm trying to get a dear friend to do much the same. We'll see!
E agora, José?

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Post by icequeen » July 3rd, 2019, 9:21 pm

I'm here, and your MW is ready for filling in! As soon as I know you both have seen what I have done, I will move us over to Readers Found! This one is a good one, and I am looking forward to listening to the whole thing!
Ann

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Post by icequeen » July 3rd, 2019, 9:58 pm

Of course, I forgot to say that I did fix the first post. I also added v2 to the file name. I have been told that this is not needed when there is more than one project for the same text, but I like to do it just to be on the safe side!
Ann

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Post by GregGiordano » July 4th, 2019, 4:25 am

Ann & Maria,

Ann, thank you for making the corrections needed. I did mention I'm a little out practice when it comes to launching a new project! Once Maria and I decide how to split up the work, I'll fill in the blanks and let you know when it is ready to move.

Maria, your response to Kevin was perfect. Thank you. I wish I know a way to mark a project like this so our fellow readers know from the launch that we are not seeking people. I felt bad for him because I understand how exciting it is to see a new project and then realize that it is not open to claim.

Some of the sections ate shorter than others. In the past we've done straight alternating of chapters, and we've done recording in batches. I personally think alternating chapters would probably be the cleanest way to divvy them up for this project. What do you think?

Greg

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Post by KevinS » July 4th, 2019, 6:10 am

GregGiordano wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 4:25 am
Ann & Maria,

Ann, thank you for making the corrections needed. I did mention I'm a little out practice when it comes to launching a new project! Once Maria and I decide how to split up the work, I'll fill in the blanks and let you know when it is ready to move.

Maria, your response to Kevin was perfect. Thank you. I wish I know a way to mark a project like this so our fellow readers know from the launch that we are not seeking people. I felt bad for him because I understand how exciting it is to see a new project and then realize that it is not open to claim.

Some of the sections ate shorter than others. In the past we've done straight alternating of chapters, and we've done recording in batches. I personally think alternating chapters would probably be the cleanest way to divvy them up for this project. What do you think?

Greg
[FULL] might be the best way of marking the project.

And don't worry about me. I was simply curious about the work and my own interest in doing a duet with my friend. I have in mind something more like a two-person play, I think. My friend is so averse to technology, though, while her son is in IT!
E agora, José?

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Post by GregGiordano » July 4th, 2019, 6:22 am

I appreciate you understanding, Kevin. Historically, LV labels Duets as such, because that is what they are. Soon after launch, and the MW is created, the sections are assigned to the two readers and then it is evident that there are no openings. It is that short period between launch and assignments that a duet appears to be open. That time period is what I would like to address in some way, sometime.

Take care,

Greg

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Post by commonsparrow3 » July 4th, 2019, 12:05 pm

GregGiordano wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 4:25 am
Some of the sections ate shorter than others. In the past we've done straight alternating of chapters, and we've done recording in batches. I personally think alternating chapters would probably be the cleanest way to divvy them up for this project. What do you think?
Alternating chapters is okay by me! Just go ahead and fill in the MW, and I'll check in later to see if I got odds or evens! :)

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Post by icequeen » July 4th, 2019, 12:47 pm

Moving over to Readers Found!
Ann

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Post by GregGiordano » July 4th, 2019, 4:06 pm

icequeen wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Moving over to Readers Found!
Thanks, Ann.

My plan is to assign the sections tonight.

Take care,

Greg

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