ysilme: Microphone on top of vintage books (Podfic LJ)
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Hi everybody,

as you know I'm working at backing up all of our past readings, so the sound files are kept at least. This hasn't been an urgent project before, but with the recent changes of LJ's TOS some people are deleting their journals, and other journals might have been deleted due to inactivity.

So I would like to ask you all for help:
*if you've done a reading for RLA in the past and plan to delete your journal, please let me or one of the other mods know so we might save your readings with priority. If you could postpone the deletion for a bit to help us, that would be awesome!
*if you haven't used your journal for a while, please log in and just post something so it's no longer inactive.
*if you know of someone whose journal is inactive or palns to delete their journal, and you can contact them, please spread the word!


I'm back as far as July 2012 with my backups, and here's the list of all readers who had participated from that date onwards. If you know others who aren't on the list yet, please let me know in the comments!
The striked trough names are deleted journals. I know rlaadmin's readings are lost, sadly, as they were done by voice post, but arcadiaego uploaded many of them and might have stored them on their computer. If any of you is in contact with them still, it would be lovely if you brougth us together, or asked them if they still have their readings.

[livejournal.com profile] addie71, [livejournal.com profile] aliena_z [livejournal.com profile] arcadiaego, [livejournal.com profile] arwen_lune, [livejournal.com profile] belleferret, [livejournal.com profile] bslarner, [livejournal.com profile] claudia603, [livejournal.com profile] cookiefleck, [livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat, [livejournal.com profile] eldritchhobbit, [livejournal.com profile] elycia, [livejournal.com profile] frodosweetstuff, [livejournal.com profile] frolijah_fan_54, [livejournal.com profile] gini_baggins, [livejournal.com profile] golden80, [livejournal.com profile] goldvermilion87, [livejournal.com profile] grey_wonderer, [livejournal.com profile] hildigard_brown, [livejournal.com profile] kenazfiction, [livejournal.com profile] labourslamp, [livejournal.com profile] lbilover, [livejournal.com profile] luminousdaze, [livejournal.com profile] moit, [livejournal.com profile] neurotictealeaf, [livejournal.com profile] periantari, [livejournal.com profile] pearltook1, [livejournal.com profile] raitala, [livejournal.com profile] rlaadmin, [livejournal.com profile] ringsreader, [livejournal.com profile] romeny, [livejournal.com profile] rogerpittman, [livejournal.com profile] singeaddams, [livejournal.com profile] tanis2014, [livejournal.com profile] tariana, [livejournal.com profile] telstar_gold, [livejournal.com profile] top_hatted_girl, [livejournal.com profile] tweedle_,

The following readers are active or we're in contact with them:
[livejournal.com profile] baranduin, [livejournal.com profile] dreamflower02, [livejournal.com profile] ink_gypsy, [livejournal.com profile] lavendertook, [livejournal.com profile] shirebound, [livejournal.com profile] vaysh, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme (formerly the_winterwitch),

Thank you all so much!

Edit: I added two more former readers, telstar-gold and moit. Singeaddams and moit's accounts are both flocked, so I can't make any backups.

Edit 2: I now went through all the old readings just to pick up names, so above are all of them. Can I say how much more in awe I'm now about the abundance of readers that have already participated? I already was when I joined, but so much more now. You all rock!!! (Now let's hope we manage to save as much of this as possible!)
ysilme: Pencil drawing detail of an illumination page (Illumination LJ)
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Hi everybody,

first, please excuse the long, long silence on our part. Today,we mainly want to let you all know that Read Lord of the Rings Alound still lives, and will continue to do so! This is such an exceptional project and community, and none of us wants to let it die, despite the occasional shorter or longer *coughs* hiatus the community has seen. (Or can we just say that we operate rather on an Entish kind of schedule? ;o) )
Life has interfered over and over again, but while nothign seemed to happen on the surface, [livejournal.com profile] dreamflower02 and I have been working on various plans and ideas how to keep us alive and floating, and how to adapt to modern devices and other issues. Due to the changes in our mutual real and fandom lives, dreamflower and I agreed that from now on, I, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, will take over as the main responsible person for the community. Furthermore, [livejournal.com profile] vaysh has joined us as staff to the community. *throws confetti* \O/

In the next few days, a new reading announcement will come up. We're also working in the background at saving all the old readings, just in case something happens to this place, and are investigating alternatives for recording, storing and listening where they might come in handy, or become necessary. We're also planning to re-record all readings that have gone missing through technical glitches or deleted journals over time, as the main goal of the community still stands: to have, in the end, a complete reading of the Lord of the Rings, done by us all, the fans, as a community.

We would love to hear from you all! Let us know if you're still there, stil interested in reading, listening, or both, or perhaps want to join us as a new reader. If you're still reading this entry but plan to delete or close your journal, it would be lovely if you'd let us know so we could save your readings. Likewise, if you know of somebody who deleted their journal and have done readings in the past, and have means to contact them, it would be lovely if you asked them to contact us about their readings. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Edit to add: we now know that doing voice posts is no longer possible at LJ, the feature seems to have gone. We're investigating other easy options for recording, and would love to hear if you already have tried out alternatives or are using them.
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Here is the new chapter of Read Lotr Aloud: The Two Towers, Book IV, Chapter 6, 'The Forbidden Pool'.

Thank you all for another lovely reading session and keeping this special project going! A heartfelt welcome also to [livejournal.com profile] ellie_nor who joined us for this reading! I hope you had fun and enjoyed the experience.

Over the last chapters, we found that some listeners have problems accessing the files hosted on Tindeck. The reason is Tindeck using the flash player which doesn't work on mobile devices. In this case, you'll find a link to the MP3 file for direct download either in the reading entry or here in the chapter list. The MP3 file should play on your device without problems.

Please don't forget to leave feedback to our readers!

Part 1 read by [livejournal.com profile] vaysh
Part 2 read by [livejournal.com profile] ink_gypsy [Link to MP3 download]
Part 3 read by [livejournal.com profile] tanis2014
Part 4 read by [livejournal.com profile] ysilme
Part 5 read by [livejournal.com profile] lavendertook
Part 6 read by [livejournal.com profile] ellie_nor
Part 7 read by [livejournal.com profile] vaysh
Part 8 read by [livejournal.com profile] ink_gypsy [Link to MP3 download]
Part 9 read by [livejournal.com profile] arcadiaego [go here to listen online]
Part 10 read by [livejournal.com profile] dreamflower02
ysilme: Pencil drawing detail of an illumination page (Podfic)
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The current chapter is slightly delayed for a day or two; two readings are still missing due to unexpected happenings of RL. Thanks for your patience!
rla_staff: (Ysilme)
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Hi everybody,

for those who're not using the LJ voice post feature, I've put together a kind of manual of how uploading on our Tindeck account works to make it easier for you. I hope I didn't forget anything and my explanations make sense; please let me know if not.

Since Tindeck uses flash for their online player as well as the embedded player, people with mobile devices can't listen to these. Direct MP3 download works, though, so it would be lovely if you could include such a link already in your reading entry. (See how this works below). Otherwise I will provide the MP3 link when the chapter goes up in this entry. (I'm going to edit this in bit by bit into the old chapter entries, too, where necessary.)

You can find this later on easily by the link to "Manual" in the Links List on the right.

Tindeck Manual )
rla_staff: (Ysilme)
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Voice posting for Book IV, chapter 6, "The Forbidden Pool" begins today and continues until October 31st. The whole chapter will go up on November 1st.

Please let us know if you're having any problems with uploading your audio file if you're using our tindeck, or the posting of your reading, or need a pinch-hitter.

Please comment here with a link to your reading when you have completed it, and remember to unlock your post if necessary so that everyone can listen. Please contact ysilme or comment here if you need the info to upload your reading to our tindeck account.

We're looking forward to your readings!
rla_staff: (Ysilme)
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We're still having four slots free for the current chapter, The Forbidden Pool. There are already some offers for doing a second part, but this will leave at least one slot yet unclaimed.
Please comment to the sigh-up entry if you want to join us!


All slots are taken now. Thank you!
rla_staff: (Ysilme)
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This is the sign-up post for the next chapter of our reading: The Two Towers, Book IV chapter 6: The Forbidden Pool.

This time, we have 10 slots available and are looking forward to you all joining us in the reading!

I'll post the assignments as soon as possible after you signed up.
The readings are due from the 24th onward, and the whole chapter will go up on November 1st. I hope this is not too tight a schedule, please let me know if you like to join but would need more time.

1. [livejournal.com profile] vaysh
2. [livejournal.com profile] ink_gypsy
3. [livejournal.com profile] tanis2014
4. [livejournal.com profile] ysilme
5. [livejournal.com profile] lavendertook
6. [livejournal.com profile] ellie_nor
7. [livejournal.com profile] vaysh
8. [livejournal.com profile] ink_gypsy
9. [livejournal.com profile] arcadiaego
10. [livejournal.com profile] dreamflower02
rla_staff: (Ysilme)
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Here are the Special Readings for the International Hobbit Day 2015.
Happy Birthday, Bilbo and Frodo!


(Art by [livejournal.com profile] shadowycat)

[livejournal.com profile] periantari read from Many Meetings


Here is also a participation banner for the readers. You can use the banners for your own journal or space, if you like, but please don't forget to credit the artist. If you want to use them outside of LJ, best download them and upload them to your own space.
rla_staff: (Dreamflower)
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Our next chapter reading for The Two Towers will be in October, for Book IV, Chapter VI, "The Forbidden Pool".
After a hiatus for the holidays, we will begin with the next chapter in January. However, in the meanwhile, we will be having another special project. Some of the links to older readings no longer work. We will be looking for volunteers to help us in re-creating those missing readings, so that we will still have ALL the parts to ALL the chapters.
However, we will still have a Special Reading for September 22. Pick out something Bilbo and/or Frodo oriented to read. It can be a scene from the books, a scene from one of your favorite fanfics, something Tolkien might have said about either of them in his Letters, or perhaps something someone else has written about them in some other sort of non-fiction--just so long as it features one or both of our favorite Bagginses.
You do not have to sign up to participate, but it would be helpful if you'd comment here, so we'd have a general idea of the likely number of participants.

When you have made your post, put a link to it here on this post by the 21st, and on the 22nd, I will post the links! Have fun!
rla_staff: (Ysilme)
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Here are the links for this month's readings for The Two Towers, Book IV, Chapter 5, 'The Window on the West".

Thank you all for joining us again in making it possible to read this chapter aloud for the community. Special thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] shirebound for pinch-hitting at the last moment and in absolute record time! :D

Please don't forget to leave your feedback, we all love to hear you enjoyed our readings! ;o)

Also, a heartfelt welcome to [livejournal.com profile] starbrow for joining us! I hope you had a good experience and will be with us again.

Part 1 read by [livejournal.com profile] ink_gypsy
Part 2 read by [livejournal.com profile] vaysh
Part 3 read by [livejournal.com profile] ysilme
Part 4/1 and Part 4/2 read by [livejournal.com profile] lavendertook
Part 5 read by [livejournal.com profile] starbrow
Part 6 read by [livejournal.com profile] shirebound
Part 7 read by [livejournal.com profile] arcadiaego
Part 8 read by [livejournal.com profile] tanis2014
Part 9 read by [livejournal.com profile] ink_gypsy
Part 10 read by [livejournal.com profile] dreamflower02
rla_staff: (Ysilme)
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Sorry for the delay with the new chapter, it will be up soon. One reading is still missing and we needed to find a pinch-hitter. Thank you for your patience!
rla_staff: (Ysilme)
[personal profile] rla_staff
Voice posting for Book IV, chapter 5, "The Window of the West" begins today and continues until June 24th. The whole chapter will go up on June 25th.

Please let us know if you're having any problems with uploading your audio file if you're using our tindeck, or the posting of your reading, or need a pinch-hitter.

Please comment here with a link to your reading when you have completed it, and remember to unlock your post if necessary so that everyone can listen. Please contact ysilme or comment here if you need the info to upload your reading to our tindeck account.

We're looking forward to your readings!
rla_staff: (Ysilme)
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We're still having two free slots for the current reading!

The assignments have been given out already a couple of days ago, I hope you all saw them. Some confirmations are still missing.
As usual, please don't hesitate to contact us if you're having any problems or need a pinch hitter.

On a personal note: I've changed my username from winterwitch to ysilme, in case you're wondering. Hope it's not too confusing! ;o)
rla_staff: (Dreamflower)
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This is the sign-up post for the next chapter: Book IV, Chapter V, "The Window on the West".

We are offering 10 slots for reading and are looking forward to you all joining us, old hands and newbies alike!

Please comment here for signing-up or any questions.

Assignments will go out on June 11th - though if you like to start before that date, let me know in your comment.

Readings are due from the 17th to the 24th, the whole chapter will go up on June 25th.

1. [livejournal.com profile] ink_gypsy
2. [livejournal.com profile] vaysh
3. [livejournal.com profile] the_winterwitch
4. [livejournal.com profile] lavendertook
5. [livejournal.com profile] starbrow
6. [livejournal.com profile] periantari
7. [livejournal.com profile] arcadiaego
8. [livejournal.com profile] tanis2014
9. [livejournal.com profile] ink_gypsy
10. [livejournal.com profile] dreamflower02

rla_staff: (Ysilme)
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Welcome, everybody, guests as well as regular readers, to the International Tolkien Reading Day 2015 at Read Lord of the Rings aloud!


Everybody is welcome to make a recording with a piece they like, and share it here with the community. The only condition is that it is by Tolkien! :o) The theme this year is friendship, but you can read whatever you like.

Comment to this entry with a link to your recording and a short description what it is about, or leave us a link to a place where you have posted it elsewhere. You don't have to do or post it today, too; as long as your reading was created in the spirit of the Tolkien Reading Day.  We're also offering a participation banner for you here (please link only for use on LJ, otherwise please download).

Please contact me at [livejournal.com profile] the_winterwitch if you need a place where you can upload your reading. I can also help with editing and converting if necessary.

Please check this entry repeatedly; I will insert the info and links to the readings into this entry as they come so they're easier to find.

Now come and join the fun!
~ ~ ~
[livejournal.com profile] shirebound read from The Fellowship of the Ring: A Conspiracy Unmasked.
[livejournal.com profile] periantari read from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Breaking of the Fellowship.
[livejournal.com profile] dreamflower02 sings Bilbo's song from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Ring goes South.
[livejournal.com profile] ink_gypsy read from The Hobbit: Queer Lodgings.


rla_staff: (Dreamflower)
[personal profile] rla_staff
Your mods apologize for not mentioning it sooner: [livejournal.com profile] b2mem has taken up a lot of our time. However we'd like to maintain the tradition of special readings for International Read Tolkien Day! So even though it is short notice, we encourage you to make a short reading of any favorite passage from ANY of Tolkien's writings for that date; LJ voicepost is most often used or you can use our Tindeck account details found here or you can use some other method of doing a voice post that you prefer.

You do not need to sign up or get an assignment, and anyone can participate, even if you are not a regular member of the community. Choose any passage you like, do your reading and comment here at this post with the link. You can do your readings all through the day, and we will collect the links on the following day.

Please forgive the last minute nature of the announcement!

Thank you!
rla_staff: (Ysilme)
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Here are the links for this month's readings for The Two Towers, Book IV, Chapter 4, 'Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit".

Sorry for being so late with the chapter upload this time; several of us were having an uncooperative RL. Thank you all for joining us again this time and making this chapter work! I hope you all enjoy each other's readings.

Part 1 read by [livejournal.com profile] vaysh
Part 2 read by [livejournal.com profile] ink_gypsy
Part 3 read by [livejournal.com profile] periantari
Part 4 read by [livejournal.com profile] lavendertook
Part 5 read by [livejournal.com profile] tanis2014
Part 6 read by [livejournal.com profile] arcadiaego
Part 7 read by [livejournal.com profile] the_winterwitch
Part 8 read by [livejournal.com profile] shirebound
Part 9 read by[livejournal.com profile] vaysh
Part 10 read by [livejournal.com profile] ink_gypsy
Part 11 read by [livejournal.com profile] dreamflower02

(Edit: Sorry for the wrong link for part 10, it's corrected now)
rla_staff: (Ysilme)
[personal profile] rla_staff
Voice posting for Book IV, chapter 4, "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit" begins today and continues until March 1st.
The complete chapter will go up on March 2nd.

Please let us know if you're having any problems with the posting or need a pinch-hitter.

Please comment here with a link to your reading when you have completed it, and remember to unlock your post if necessary so that everyone can listen. Please contact [livejournal.com profile] the_winterwitch or comment here if you need the info to upload your reading to our tindeck account.

We're looking forward to your readings!

Thank you, and have fun! :o)

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