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Post by icequeen » March 19th, 2020, 9:47 pm

The Queen of Appalachia by Joe H. Borders (1858 - 0).

A Lost Race novel set unusually in the eastern USA, where a civilization made up of descendants of early American pioneers has established an arcadian, monarchical Utopia supported by advanced Technology. ( )
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/queenofappalachi00bord/page/n5/mode/2up
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      [*] Project Code: D0o8WbLt

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Joe H. Borders) : n/a
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 32
      [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1901
      [*]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: Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: technology, lost race

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Post by icequeen » March 22nd, 2020, 5:40 pm

Moving on to Readers Wanted!
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Post by julianpratley » March 22nd, 2020, 6:26 pm

Shall I start us off with sections 1 and 2?
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Post by felicia0wang » March 22nd, 2020, 8:00 pm

Can I claim section 3?

Thanks,

Felicia Wang

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Post by icequeen » March 22nd, 2020, 9:13 pm

julianpratley wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 6:26 pm
Shall I start us off with sections 1 and 2?

Sections 1 and 2 are yours! Thank you!
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Post by icequeen » March 22nd, 2020, 9:14 pm

felicia0wang wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 8:00 pm
Can I claim section 3?

Thanks,

Felicia Wang

Of course! What name would you like credited on your catalog page, Felicia?
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Post by felicia0wang » March 22nd, 2020, 9:38 pm

icequeen wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 9:14 pm
felicia0wang wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 8:00 pm
Can I claim section 3?

Thanks,

Felicia Wang

Of course! What name would you like credited on your catalog page, Felicia?

Does “Felicia Wang” work? I’m not too sure what a catalog page is haha

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Post by icequeen » March 22nd, 2020, 9:43 pm

felicia0wang wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 9:38 pm
icequeen wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 9:14 pm
felicia0wang wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 8:00 pm
Can I claim section 3?

Thanks,

Felicia Wang

Of course! What name would you like credited on your catalog page, Felicia?

Does “Felicia Wang” work? I’m not too sure what a catalog page is haha

It does work, I just wanted to check with you before I put your real name. Some people have a problem with that. Here is your catalog page! https://librivox.org/reader/13989
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Post by ZMPatrick » March 23rd, 2020, 7:40 am

Hello, could I have Sections 8 and 9?
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Post by felicia0wang » March 23rd, 2020, 12:50 pm

Since this is my first time recording for Librivox, I just want to confirm a few things;

At the beginning of my recording of chapter 3, I say:

"Chapter three of The Queen of Appalachia. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org. Recording by Felicia Wang. The Queen of Appalachia, by Joe H. Borders. Chapter 3, Paul and the Confidence Gang."

At the end of my recording of chapter 3, I say:

"End of Chapter 3. Recording by Felicia Wang."

Please let me know if my intro and end of recording is correct!

I also don't really understand ID3 tags. Is that something I need to add to my files?

And lastly, I just want to confirm the pronunciation of "Appalachia". I found two commonly used versions; "Appa-latch-uh" and "Appa-lay-shuh". From what i found, "Appa-latch-uh" is more formal but I just want to make sure I'm using the right pronunciation.

Thank you so much! :D

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Post by julianpratley » March 23rd, 2020, 7:56 pm

I might grab sections 4-6 as well. I've just recorded the first two and I'm kind of curious to see what happens next :)
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Post by julianpratley » March 23rd, 2020, 8:00 pm

felicia0wang wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 12:50 pm
Since this is my first time recording for Librivox, I just want to confirm a few things;

At the beginning of my recording of chapter 3, I say:

"Chapter three of The Queen of Appalachia. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org. Recording by Felicia Wang. The Queen of Appalachia, by Joe H. Borders. Chapter 3, Paul and the Confidence Gang."

At the end of my recording of chapter 3, I say:

"End of Chapter 3. Recording by Felicia Wang."

Please let me know if my intro and end of recording is correct!

I also don't really understand ID3 tags. Is that something I need to add to my files?

And lastly, I just want to confirm the pronunciation of "Appalachia". I found two commonly used versions; "Appa-latch-uh" and "Appa-lay-shuh". From what i found, "Appa-latch-uh" is more formal but I just want to make sure I'm using the right pronunciation.

Thank you so much! :D
Hi Felicia, your intro and outro are correct, although just to clarify it's up to you whether you want to include your name in either or both of them. Don't worry about ID3 - that'll be sorted out by (I think) the MC. Can't really help you with the pronunciation but I don't think it matters much as long as you're consistent.
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Post by icequeen » March 23rd, 2020, 8:43 pm

All of the above that Julian said! The ID tags are filled in by the workflow system (the program that runs the Magic Window), so don't worry about those at all! As far as the pronunciation of Appalachia, pronounced it in the way that is natural to you. How I pronounce it will be different as compared to a Southern, and both are correct. I normally don't worry about pronunciation of words because they can be that different depending on where someone comes from.
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Post by icequeen » March 23rd, 2020, 8:43 pm

julianpratley wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 7:56 pm
I might grab sections 4-6 as well. I've just recorded the first two and I'm kind of curious to see what happens next :)

That means this is going to be a fun listen, if the story is already grabbing someone! Sections 4-6 are yours, thanks Julian!
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Post by ZMPatrick » March 24th, 2020, 6:39 pm

ZMPatrick wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 7:40 am
Hello, could I have Sections 8 and 9?
Hello, hopefully this isn't too aggressive or anything, but I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missed. "No" is a fine answer too, but I saw some sections being confirmed for other readers after my post and just wanted to see what was up. Thank you!
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