COMPLETE-Dreams Collection 1 - Stories and Poems -ag

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Post by msfry » January 4th, 2020, 1:00 pm

Dreams Collection 1 - Stories and Poems.
This is a collection of 20 stories and/or poems, contributed by Librivox volunteers, pertaining to dreams. ( ~ Michele Fry)

• This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/dream-collection-1-stories-and-poems-by-various/


  1. There is no need to preclaim. Just record and submit a story or poem with the requested information (see green text below).
  2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Once your story is submitted, please be on the lookout for your Proof Listeners notes, which if changes are required must be attended to for your story to be included in the catalog.
    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.[/b]

    Level of prooflistening requested: special, I will follow along with the text and notate any "significant" discrepancies.
    Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening!

    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================
    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: Short Stories, Poems
Keywords that describe the book: dreams, visions, short stories, fantasy
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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.
  • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • DURING recording:
    Between 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:

    INTRO (start of recording)
    • "Story or Poem Title by Author, read/recorded for Dreams Collection 1 – Stories and Poems by (your name, location, web address, date, etc. if desired) This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      then say:
      "Title, Author, then read the story or poem"


    OUTRO (end of recording)
    • End of Title, by Author
      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    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 latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
  • Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    dreamscollection1_title_authorslastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) (e.g. dreamscollection1_desire_stephens_mtf_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
  • Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
    Artist: Author
    Title: Full Name of Story
    Album: Dreams Collection 1 – Stories and Poems

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
    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
    Image
    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: alg1001

    If the upload doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page
  • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy it and paste in this thread along with the following information:
    Link to uploaded file and File Length in mm:ss
    Name of your story
    Author (birth year - death year)
    Translator if applicable (birth year - death year)
    Source from which you read (e.g. Gutenberg etext url)
  • If it is your first submission, please state how you would like your name to appear in the catalog (username, real name, other).
Any questions?
Please post below[/list]

BC: Michele Fry (msfry)
MC: Amy Gramour (alg1001)
DPL: Michele Fry
Cover: Michele Fry
Last edited by msfry on February 29th, 2020, 12:59 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Michele Fry, CC
"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry." ~ Emily Dickinson

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Post by williamjones » January 4th, 2020, 1:35 pm

I like this idea!

I've got an idea that might work in this genre -- if it's old enough.
Bill says:
"Always remember that you are absolutely unique.
Just like everyone else."
-Margaret Mead

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Post by williamjones » January 4th, 2020, 1:52 pm

Maybe I'll be the first entrant.

My entry will be "The Invalid's Story" by Mark Twain
A boy on a train lapses into a long dream.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/60900/60900-h/60900-h.htm
2,730 Words
22 Minutes

Does that seem suitable?
Bill says:
"Always remember that you are absolutely unique.
Just like everyone else."
-Margaret Mead

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Post by msfry » January 4th, 2020, 2:06 pm

Sure does, Mr. Bill. 1892 is your copyright date. Better get crackin or I'll beat you to first. I'm working on something right now, which is what got me fired up on the genre to begin with. :D And I do have some strange dreams. Flying, running, falling, vacationing in the same campground, attending this weird seminar in a vacated mine shaft. Plenty of material for my own short stories. I always wanted to write them down . . . but never have. :(

I look forward to your story.
Michele Fry, CC
"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry." ~ Emily Dickinson

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Post by alg1001 » January 4th, 2020, 4:54 pm

Hi Michele,
I'll MC this for you. The MW is up. I love the subject of dreams. This should be good!
In green at the top of the post it says "no poems please."
Cheers!
-Amy

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Post by msfry » January 4th, 2020, 8:56 pm

Thanks, Amy. I fixed that issue. Good catch! :)
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Post by alg1001 » January 5th, 2020, 6:21 am

Off to Short Works.... :)

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Post by dg73 » January 5th, 2020, 7:57 am

I just submitted;

What the moon brings, by HP Lovecraft
length 5:36.61 (m:ss.ss)
http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/wmb.aspx

It's been a while since I submitted anything and I hope this is correct.

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Post by msfry » January 5th, 2020, 10:06 am

I transferred My Platonic Sweetheart from Love Stories 2. It has already been PL OK'd over there, but fits better here.
Michele Fry, CC
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Post by msfry » January 5th, 2020, 10:10 am

dg73 wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 7:57 am
I just submitted;

What the moon brings, by HP Lovecraft
length 5:36.61 (m:ss.ss)
http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/wmb.aspx

It's been a while since I submitted anything and I hope this is correct.
I need your upload link. If you haven't saved it, upload again to alg1001 folder, copy the link and post here.
Michele Fry, CC
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Post by dg73 » January 5th, 2020, 11:59 am


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Post by NemoR » January 5th, 2020, 9:22 pm

Hi Michele!

What a great theme for this collection!

Here are my three.....


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/dreamscollection1_adream_jackson_nr_128kb.mp3 02:14
A Dream
Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)
http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/hhj01.html#2


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/dreamscollection1_dreamers_sasoon_nr_128kb.mp3 01:31
Dreamers
Seigfried Sassoon (1886-1967)
http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/sass01.html#1


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/dreamscollection1_dreamsarebest_service_nr_128kb.mp3 02:41
Dreams Are Best
Robert W. Service (1874-1958)
http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/service3.html#dreams


Just a note, that I found a typo in the Jackson poem ... the 1st line in the 5th stanza reads in the text like this: "No moew in heaven than earth will he find God ....I looked at other versions and found that it is supposed to be "more", not "moew".

Thanks!
Nemo

Thoreau - “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."

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Post by msfry » January 6th, 2020, 6:16 pm

Here is my story:
Miss Cubbidge and the Dragon Of Romance
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/dreamcollection1_misscubbidge_dunsany_mtf.mp3 9:07
Lord Dunsany
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7477/7477-h/7477-h.htm

As I interpret it, this young gal is sitting on a balcony looking at the twinkling night lights of London, and slips into a trance filled with dragons and jewels and ships and stuff. I could be wrong, it could be a true story!

Nemo, could you PL this for me?
Michele Fry, CC
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Post by NemoR » January 7th, 2020, 2:40 pm

msfry wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Here is my story:
Miss Cubbidge and the Dragon Of Romance
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/dreamcollection1_misscubbidge_dunsany_mtf.mp3 9:07
Lord Dunsany
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7477/7477-h/7477-h.htm

As I interpret it, this young gal is sitting on a balcony looking at the twinkling night lights of London, and slips into a trance filled with dragons and jewels and ships and stuff. I could be wrong, it could be a true story!

Nemo, could you PL this for me?
Hi Michele!

What a wonderful story and a beautiful reading of it .. thank you!

It is perfectly PL OK :9:

And for what it's worth, I do think it's a true story and that maybe we are just part of the Dragon's dreaming!
Nemo

Thoreau - “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."

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Post by msfry » January 7th, 2020, 2:56 pm

Thanks, Nemo, I have another story coming soon. If you have time to do the honors, be on the lookout. No doubt that it's a dream, which turns into a nightmare!
Michele Fry, CC
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