[GROUP - Short Stories] Myths and Legends Around the World (in English) - Collection 8-mas

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Post by LCaulkins » February 6th, 2021, 4:05 pm

Myths and Legends Around the World (in English) - Collection 8 by Various ( - ).

You get to choose what you want to read! (All recordings in English) So long as the source is Public Domain for you, any short story or chapter that tells of legends, heroes, myths, folk or ancient lore, is welcome. We are looking for representations of many different cultures within each collection. If you have questions of whether a source is Public Domain for you (remember that if you live outside the U.S., public domain laws may be more strict for you), I recommend asking about that in this project's discussion before you begin recording. Simply post the question with a link to the source you've found. :) Limit of 2 sections per reader in a given Myths & Legends collection. (Lynette Caulkins)
  • Please choose and record any short myth or legend short story in the public domain. For clarification of what it means for a work to be "in the public domain," see this section of the LibriVox Wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain. Try to stay with works that run less than 60 minutes. You may read up to 2 selections per volume in this collection. You may use 2 sections for one myth/legend if that is needed. Multiple versions are welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your topic already; we're happy to hear the version you found, too. :) Please note that in this collection we do not do reservations on sections, as is typically done with LibriVox group projects. If you wonder about the suitability or public domain status of a story you want to record, feel free to ask questions in the discussion before you do the work of a recording. If this collection fills before you are able to do that recording - No Worries! - the next collection will be open for you. :)

    After 12 sections are submitted and approved, we will catalog the collection and make it available to the public.

    Here is a list of sources that still have chapters available: Potential Sources for Myths and Legends Around the World *Please note that you are absolutely welcome to use other public domain sources. (In fact, bonus points for finding a new source, particularly if it contains cultures not yet represented on the list!)

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Last edited by LCaulkins on February 8th, 2021, 1:01 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by LCaulkins » February 6th, 2021, 4:06 pm

I will continue to DPL on these.

We're on the last section for Collection 7.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 7th, 2021, 7:40 am

Lynette,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 7th, 2021, 7:46 am

Did you know that we have updated the first post templates? All the same info, but in a simplified structure.

I realize that you pull your first post from previous projects, so moving to the new template would require some updating on your part, but just wanted to be sure you knew it was out there if you wanted to consider the switch.

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Post by LCaulkins » February 8th, 2021, 1:00 pm

Thanks, MaryAnn!

When I make "normal" projects, I pull the template straight as it is. These are quirky, though, where readers need information that's not on the standard form, and don't need other info (like reserving sections and having two months to do them).

So I pull the template, and then copy/paste the differences into it. I admit this last time, I didn't scrutinize the original code closely, but copy pasted above the MW plug-in zone, and then below it. So next time I'll look more closely and review things. I appreciate you making sure I knew it was updated!
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Post by LCaulkins » February 8th, 2021, 1:02 pm

P.S. Are we OK to hold here in New Projects until the final section fills in Collection 7? I was very surprised it didn't get a submission over the weekend.
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Post by LCaulkins » February 9th, 2021, 5:36 pm

This might wind up needing to go into the next collection, but here is my submission!

Plants of Water Nymphs and Fays in Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
Richard Folkard
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/44638/44638-h/44638-h.htm#chapter-6
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw007_plantlore_folkard_kh_128kb.mp3
04:12



Kharrelson's file moving here from Collection 7 overflow
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 10th, 2021, 5:02 pm

Lynette,
Would this be suitable to add to your list of potential sources? ColleenMC flagged it as a Jan 2021 PG release ...

Fairy Tales Told in the Bush - O.S.B. Sister Mary Agnes
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64310

Book of Australian fairy tales.

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Post by LCaulkins » February 10th, 2021, 6:04 pm

Oh, excellent! Thank you to both of you :)
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Post by kharrelson » February 11th, 2021, 2:38 pm

Hey there! Just wanted to pop in and say hello and that I've seen I need to fix some things with my original recording. I'm waiting on some clarification for something I was confused about regarding things I need to fix with my recording, but I wasn't sure if I still needed to submit my original recording here with its new name. So, the below is my original recording, renamed, with no edits done yet!

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_plantlore_folkard_kh_128kb.mp3
Kayty Harrelson l Recording on Audacity
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Post by JessiW » February 12th, 2021, 2:43 pm

Good afternoon!

I would like to continue my quest of reading King Arthur. I'll read the next three (unless the time is too long, in which case I will let you know) but they will be: Merlin the Magician, The Sword Excalibur and Sir Launcelot and the Adventure of the Castle Perilous. https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/6323/pg6323.html

Thank you for your time!

Sincerely,

Jessica West
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Post by LCaulkins » February 12th, 2021, 4:23 pm

Thanks, Jessica :) I've noted your stories on the source sheet
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Post by tyah » February 12th, 2021, 7:25 pm

The sunkin city
Marie H. Frary and Charles Maurice
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/58185/58185-h/58185-h.htm


https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_sunkincity_frary_ty_128kb.mp3.
08:43

i have upped the volume. hopfully it isnt too much!

This story was a great read. The city of Stavoren lay in silent under the sea.

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Post by LCaulkins » February 14th, 2021, 9:49 am

tyah wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 7:25 pm
The sunkin city
Marie H. Frary and Charles Maurice
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/58185/58185-h/58185-h.htm


https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mlaw008_sunkincity_frary_ty_128kb.mp3.
08:43

i have upped the volume. hopfully it isnt too much!

This story was a great read. The city of Stavoren lay in silent under the sea.
Perfect. :)

The Sunken City is PL OK :thumbs:

Thanks for another great story, Tyah :)
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Post-Covid catch-up focus follows this order:
Wives and Daughters alternating with Little Men
Belinda alternating with The Bat
Hearts of Three

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Post by tyah » February 14th, 2021, 10:40 am

thats great!

thanks for listening ma'am!

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