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Post Posted:: June 20th, 2009, 5:02 pm 

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The Offshore Pirate, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940).

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This is a long short story in 6 parts from Fitzgerald's 1920 short story collection, Flappers and Philosophers. It predates the screwball movie comedies of the 1930's in that it features a determined young heiress trying to get what she wants out of life.(Summary by BellonaTimes)

  • Target completion date: August 2009
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4368
  • Type of proof-listening required: Standard

    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project will be opened up to a group project as soon as a Book Coordinator can be found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to have it re-instated).

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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)
    • "Part # of The Offshore Pirate. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by BellonaTimes"
    • Say:
      "The Offshore Pirate, by F. Scott Fitzgerald Part #"

    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Part # of The Offshore Pirate. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain.
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name]"
    • Say:
      "The Offshore Pirate, by F. Scott Fitzgerald Part #"

    End of recording
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      End of Part #"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Offshore Pirate, by F. Scott Fitzgerald "
    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
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  • Example ID3 V2 tags
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    Artist: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Album: The Offshore Pirate
  • Instructions for soloist: 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 (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
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      You'll need to select an MC, which for this project is:lb - luciburg
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

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Post Posted:: June 22nd, 2009, 12:24 am 

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Hi Bellona, I would be happy to set this one up for you and be your MC.

Lucy :)

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Post Posted:: June 22nd, 2009, 12:50 am 

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All set and ready for you Bellona, looking forward to helping out with another one of your Solo's.

Lucy :)

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Post Posted:: June 22nd, 2009, 1:08 am 

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Yay, another short solo.
Hi Lucy, and hi BT, may I offer my services as DPL-er for this one, if no one else has already offered to do so? :D


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Post Posted:: June 22nd, 2009, 1:21 am 

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neerajanagarajan wrote:
Yay, another short solo.
Hi Lucy, and hi BT, may I offer my services as DPL-er for this one, if no one else has already offered to do so? :D

I'll put you down Neeru, I'm sure Bellona would love to have you DPL.

Lucy :)

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Post Posted:: June 22nd, 2009, 1:38 am 

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Thank you SO much, Lucy! :D Extremely delighted to work with you again!


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Post Posted:: June 22nd, 2009, 5:52 pm 

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Thank ya, ladies. :)
Uploading Part 01 now...

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Post Posted:: June 22nd, 2009, 7:39 pm 
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Post Posted:: June 22nd, 2009, 9:04 pm 

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What a great start Bellona. Moving you over to Going Solo Forum.

Lucy :)

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Post Posted:: June 23rd, 2009, 2:20 am 

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Downloading Section 1 :)


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Post Posted:: June 23rd, 2009, 5:13 pm 

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Part 2, folks! Dig that ccrazy pirate tune...

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Post Posted:: June 24th, 2009, 12:44 am 

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Hi BT,

Chapter 1 is lovely!

PL notes --

1) the beginning silence is about 2 seconds long - you'll have to cut that down to 0.5-1.0

2) the noise isn't so disturbing, could get used to it as the story progresses, but you might want to try out some noise-cleaning?

3) slightly long silence at about 5:21 (and at 5:58 as well?)

4) stumble at about 7:33 - we start back to New York...

5) the overall volume - it's kind of too loud, you might want to lessen the volume a bit (it averages around 1.0, not 0.5 as it should be)
Puffs of breath (plosive-like; wind?) here and there, but if the volume's lowered and the noise cleaned, the whole thing should be fine.

6) End of Part ONE of... (you've said part two)

The story's REAL fun :D Ardita gets on my nerves. Can't help feeling sorry for the poor uncle who escaped the book, but got the lemon on his neck. Great reading, BT! :)


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Post Posted:: June 24th, 2009, 8:24 pm 

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I'll see what I can do with the file. I thought it sounded okay except for the occasional plosives, but then I have a fan going in here because it's like a 100+ heat index outside so hard to hear background noise.

Part 3 uploaded.

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Post Posted:: June 24th, 2009, 9:57 pm 

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I think everything will sound OK if you bring down the volume a little and that's all :) The noises and all will also not sound so big. Just a wee little.
It wasn't all that disturbing, but it would just make the recording better. The main changes that HAVE TO BE DONE are 1. and 6. Other than that, I think it's OK.

@ heat - *groans* Don't tell me, it's as hot here as well.

EDIT - Downloading section 3.


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Post Posted:: June 25th, 2009, 6:30 am 

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Sections 2 and 3 - PL OK! Great reading, BT.
(Nice singing, too...)


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