The Histories of Lusternia: Audiobook Version

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  • TacitaTacita <3s Xynthin 4eva!!!11 Member Posts: 789 Transcendent
    I figured if I tried to go for deep and snarly I would just sound like I had a cold. So it was probably better not to try. >.>
  • JuniaJunia Member Posts: 11 Novice
    edited January 2013
    These are absolutely PERFECT.  I can't even..  I've honestly been hoping someone would do just this, and the quality is so much more than I could have dreamed.

    :3

    I was thinking of trying one of the diaries or something..  Any suggestions?


    Actually, looking at the histories..  How crazy would it be to try doing the Chronicles of the Holy Celestine Empire?  Probably really crazy.  But all those different formats!  (and all the horribly complicated names..)
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  • TullyTully Member Posts: 170 Capable
    edited January 2013
    Chronicles would probably be where you want to get a multi-vocal project.  Or do it the way it's setup in the game as opposed to the site--read the individual perspectives as the whole document instead of the combined version.

    Don't burn yourself out either Tacita. You don't have to get all the Histories done this week!  Pace yourself.  :-)

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  • TacitaTacita <3s Xynthin 4eva!!!11 Member Posts: 789 Transcendent
    Tully said:
    Chronicles would probably be where you want to get a multi-user project.

    Don't burn yourself out either Tacita. You don't have to get all the Histories done this week!  Pace yourself.  :-)

    Hehe, I'm not :) I've done a whole bunch because I've really enjoyed it, but I'm now at the point where they get much longer - so it's slowing. I've been spurred on by all the lovely comments people have made on it and how popular it's been, too!
  • JuniaJunia Member Posts: 11 Novice
    Tully said:
    Chronicles would probably be where you want to get a multi-vocal project.  Or do it the way it's setup in the game as opposed to the site--read the individual perspectives as the whole document instead of the combined version.
    A multi-vocal project would be awesome, especially for the Marilynth interviews.  But..  When you say setup in the game..  Sorry if I sound like the noob I am, but where can you find this stuff in game?
  • TullyTully Member Posts: 170 Capable
    edited January 2013
    The World Library, the room where Weeky Pedia is in, has Books with the Histories on the Web Site--for instance Rowena's journals are in one book, the Hallifax Minutes is another book, Lolly's Journal is a third book, etc.


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  • UrazialUrazial Member Posts: 4 Novice
    I approve.

  • MajanishiMajanishi Member Posts: 152 Apprentice
    I would love to add my sonorous male voice to the mix.

    Also I'm a coder and would be happy to help build a home for all of these, if that is something Tacita is interested in - especially from an organizational perspective.

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  • TacitaTacita <3s Xynthin 4eva!!!11 Member Posts: 789 Transcendent
    Majanishi said:
    I would love to add my sonorous male voice to the mix.

    Also I'm a coder and would be happy to help build a home for all of these, if that is something Tacita is interested in - especially from an organizational perspective.
    For now I am just going to be putting them up onto Soundcloud, because I think it would be awkward to host them elsewhere whilst they are a WIP - I plan to go through and remaster a lot of them (there is some mains hum on them if you listen in headphones and at high volume, which I do to test quality), and Soundcloud allows me to easily do that.

    It should also be kept in mind that the text is not my property, and I am only adapting it at the whims of those who do own it. So ultimately these things are up to them, in my opinion :)
  • TullyTully Member Posts: 170 Capable
    You can just embed them, either from Tacita's account or get her to submit the MP3s, create a Lusternia or IRE Soundcloud, and embed.




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  • LlandrosLlandros Member Posts: 457 Gifted

    This is all very impressive and I'm sure quite a bit of work.

    Definately warrents artisnal credits or some kind of special pure awesome award.


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  • TacitaTacita <3s Xynthin 4eva!!!11 Member Posts: 789 Transcendent
    edited February 2014
    History of the Elder Wars - 6: Book of Aslarn

    Now live! It all starts to get a bit serious here...
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  • TacitaTacita <3s Xynthin 4eva!!!11 Member Posts: 789 Transcendent
    I've just spent some time going over the files and upgrading them all to 320kbps as well as removing some of the background hum. No new book today, not least because I have to work out a way to HOOOOOOOO well enough, but enjoy the higher quality audio :)
  • KarlachKarlach God of Kittens. Member Posts: 3,825 Transcendent
    Tacita said:
    I've just spent some time going over the files and upgrading them all to 320kbps as well as removing some of the background hum. No new book today, not least because I have to work out a way to HOOOOOOOO well enough, but enjoy the higher quality audio :)
    Damnit, I've been looking forward to this!

    I've been pondering on this myself though, to me it sounds like it's either just very loud manly warcry style yell, or a very good Hacksaw Jim Duggan impression.

    The divine voice of Avechna, the Avenger reverberates powerfully, "Congratulations, Morkarion, you are the Bringer of Death indeed."

    You see Estarra the Eternal shout, "Morkarion is no more! Mourn the mortal! But welcome True Ascendant Karlach, of the Realm of Death!


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  • TacitaTacita <3s Xynthin 4eva!!!11 Member Posts: 789 Transcendent
    There may be sound effects employed/other sorts of post-processing effects going on ;)
  • TacitaTacita <3s Xynthin 4eva!!!11 Member Posts: 789 Transcendent
    edited February 2014

    HOOOOOOOOO!

    The next book is the last one before the evil book of death, also known as Clangorum, which is 12 pages in word when Orlachmar - the longest thus far at 30 minutes - was 8. RL activity will make them slower this week though :)

    Soundcloud is having some intermittent problems today but keep persevering and you'll get there eventually.
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  • EnyalidaEnyalida Nasty Woman Member Posts: 4,384 Transcendent
    Read that as 'keep perversing and you'll get there eventually'
  • KarlachKarlach God of Kittens. Member Posts: 3,825 Transcendent
    Goddamnit the one book I'm seriously looking forward to and Soundcloud's denying all existence =(

    Enjoy Clangorum, and respect for you not reading it through and going "F##k that."

    The divine voice of Avechna, the Avenger reverberates powerfully, "Congratulations, Morkarion, you are the Bringer of Death indeed."

    You see Estarra the Eternal shout, "Morkarion is no more! Mourn the mortal! But welcome True Ascendant Karlach, of the Realm of Death!


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  • IsuneIsune Gods Posts: 458 Divine
    These are really quite charming, your voice is marvelous to hear. Really gives the stories life!
  • EstwaldEstwald Member Posts: 51 Apprentice
    Haven't finished listening to them yet but I'll chip in by saying that these are really cool and deserve some sort of reward!
  • EstarraEstarra Administrator, Moderator Posts: 868 Creator

    FYI, Tacita has been getting rewarded for those audiobooks we host on the website.

    But we could also give her a special honour. Any suggestions?

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  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,971 Transcendent
    She is known as the High Bard of Lusternian lore.
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  • DysDys Member Posts: 520 Expert
    Mouthpiece of History, Voice of Lore, Orator of Ages Past
  • UshaaraUshaara Schrödinger's Traitor Member Posts: 1,264 Transcendent
    Aren't they written in Divine in game? How about, along with a special honours, a new denizen inspired by Tacita is added to the World Library who'll read them out to interested persons?

    Could have it like a stage playback, with colours, option to speedup/slowdown/pause etc.
  • ViynainViynain Member Posts: 253 Master
    Taci Peedia
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  • SulaeiSulaei Member Posts: 38 Apprentice
    I finally got to listen to one of these. They're amazing! Great job. It honestly made understanding it so easy, as it flowed very nicely. Plus there's just something about being able to actually hear a story and retain it. :)
  • XentriXentri Member Posts: 21 Novice
    You make it look easy! Thanks a lot.
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