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Prancing Jeeves


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Posted Wed Nov 28th, 2012 4:03am Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

Popeye said:
I would like to join in too if possible please - I haven't said so before as I don't have a recording device but I could do a drawing maybe!?!
Also I think it is a great idea to have our own faces for our avatars!

Do you own a mobile phone that records and a cord because you can use that, and upload it into your computer. It's what I used to do.


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merryway


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Posted Sat Dec 1st, 2012 10:39am Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

I'd love to participate as well, if you'll have me.
btw was there any explanation as to why Stephen doesn't read his DMs anymore?


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Prancing Jeeves


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Posted Sat Dec 1st, 2012 1:08pm Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

Not enough time for them, apparently.


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Desideria


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Posted Sun Dec 2nd, 2012 8:29pm Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

Someone with organizational talent could perhaps start allocating the lines now. Ellie?

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Popeye


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Posted Sun Dec 2nd, 2012 10:34pm Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

Prancing Jeeves said:
Do you own a mobile phone that records and a cord because you can use that, and upload it into your computer. It's what I used to do.

Yes I do have a mobile that can record, but no I don't have a cord to upload onto my computer - My mobile is about 8 or 9 years old.
So as I said previously, I might just have to try a picture.


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EllieK


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Posted Fri Dec 7th, 2012 12:44pm Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

Right, here is the updated list of participants - do let me know if I've missed anyone out!

Desideria
inckognito
mvet88
Lily-Rose
Prancing Jeeves
andrealein
ginj
misprofessioned
Stefi
Peachy
Wiwiel
Plamitz
EllieK
DanaeZ
Popeye
merryway

So we need to split the Fir Tree poem into 16 parts. Let me just try that and I'll post it underneath this in a minute I think we still have enough time if we crack on with it ASAP.
Wiwiel, how long would you need to do the video? Would a day or so be enough?

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EllieK


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Posted Fri Dec 7th, 2012 1:00pm Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

The Foolish Fir-Tree a Christmas poem by Henry Van Dyke

PART 1 - Desideria

"A tale that the poet Ruckert told
To German children, in days of old;
Disguised in a random, rollicking rhyme
Like a merry mummer of ancient time,
And sent, in its English dress, to please
The little folk of the Christmas trees."

PART 2 - inckognitto

A Little fir grew in the midst of the wood
Contented and happy, as young trees should.
His body was straight and his boughs were clean;
And summer and winter the bountiful sheen
Of his needles bedecked him, from top to root,
In a beautiful, all-the-year, evergreen suit.

PART 3 - mvet88

But a trouble came into his heart one day,
When he saw that the other trees were gay
In the wonderful raiment that summer weaves
Of manifold shapes and kinds of leaves:
He looked at his needles so stiff and small,
And thought that his dress was the poorest of all.

PART 4 - Lily-Rose

Then jealousy clouded the little tree's mind,
And he said to himself, "It was not very kind
"To give such an ugly old dress to a tree!
"If the fays of the forest would only ask me,
"I'd tell them how I should like to be dressed,
"In a garment of gold, to bedazzle the rest!"

PART 5 - Prancing Jeeves

So he fell asleep, but his dreams were bad.
When he woke in the morning, his heart was glad;
For every leaf that his boughs could hold
Was made of the brightest beaten gold.
I tell you, children, the tree was proud;
He was something above the common crowd;

PART 6 - andrealein

And he tinkled his leaves, as if he would say
To a peddler who happened to pass that way,
"Just look at me! don't you think I am fine?
"And wouldn't you like such a dress as mine?"
"Oh, yes!" said the man, "and I really guess
I must fill my pack with your beautiful dress."
So he picked the golden leaves with care,
And left the little tree shivering there.

PART 7 - ginj

"Oh, why did I wish for golden leaves?"
The fir-tree said, "I forgot that thieves
"Would be sure to rob me in passing by.
"If the fairies would give me another try,
"I'd wish for something that cost much less,
"And be satisfied with glass for my dress!"

PART 8 - misprofessioned

Then he fell asleep; and, just as before,
The fairies granted his wish once more.
When the night was gone, and the sun rose clear,
The tree was a crystal chandelier;
And it seemed, as he stood in the morning light,
That his branches were covered with jewels bright.

PART 9 - Stefi

"Aha!" said the tree. "This is something great!"
And he held himself up, very proud and straight;
But a rude young wind through the forest dashed,
In a reckless temper, and quickly smashed
The delicate leaves. With a clashing sound
They broke into pieces and fell on the ground,
Like a silvery, shimmering shower of hail,
And the tree stood naked and bare to the gale.

PART 10 - Peachy

Then his heart was sad; and he cried, "Alas
"For my beautiful leaves of shining glass!
"Perhaps I have made another mistake
"In choosing a dress so easy to break.
"If the fairies only would hear me again
"I'd ask them for something both pretty and plain:
"It wouldn't cost much to grant my request,
"In leaves of green lettuce I'd like to be dressed!"

PART 11 - Wiwiel

By this time the fairies were laughing, I know;
But they gave him his wish in a second; and so
With leaves of green lettuce, all tender and sweet,
The tree was arrayed, from his head to his feet.
"I knew it!" he cried, "I was sure I could find
"The sort of a suit that would be to my mind.

PART 12 - Plamitz

"There's none of the trees has a prettier dress,
"And none as attractive as I am, I guess."
But a goat, who was taking an afternoon walk,
By chance overheard the fir-tree's talk.
So he came up close for a nearer view;
"My salad!" he bleated, "I think so too!

PART 13 - EllieK

"You're the most attractive kind of a tree,
"And I want your leaves for my five-o'clock tea."
So he ate them all without saying grace,
And walked away with a grin on his face;
While the little tree stood in the twilight dim,
With never a leaf on a single limb.

PART 14 - DanaeZ

Then he sighed and groaned; but his voice was weak
He was so ashamed that he could not speak.
He knew at last that he had been a fool,
To think of breaking the forest rule,
And choosing a dress himself to please,
Because he envied the other trees.

PART 15 - Popeye

But it couldn't be helped, it was now too late,
He must make up his mind to a leafless fate!
So he let himself sink in a slumber deep,
But he moaned and he tossed in his troubled sleep,
Till the morning touched him with joyful beam,
And he woke to find it was all a dream.

PART 16 - merryway

For there in his evergreen dress he stood,
A pointed fir in the midst of the wood!
His branches were sweet with the balsam smell,
His needles were green when the white snow fell.
And always contented and happy was he,
The very best kind of a Christmas tree.

Some people have a couple of extra lines because 16 doesn't quite go equally into 102, but it shouldn't make that much difference
If you want to swap parts with each other that's fine - Wiwiel, I've just realised I've given you a part but since you're doing the video you may not want to record as well, but it's up to you. If you don't want lines, I'm sure someone else will do them, we may get others signing up a bit later anyway. Also, if any others don't want to record (or can't for some reason) we can try and re-arrange parts, this is just to give everyone something to work with.

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“If you really want to be happy, all you have to do is say ‘I am beautiful’. So, I want you all tonight to go and look at the mirror and say ‘Stephen Fry is beautiful’. Good night.”

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Wiwiel


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Posted Fri Dec 7th, 2012 2:42pm Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

Are we going to make video? I thought only recording.

I'm a Russian spy, ok? :)
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Peachy


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Posted Fri Dec 7th, 2012 5:17pm Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

Are we just recording r voices or making a video of ourselves reading are part??
btw love my part

We judge ourselves by our ability to make a difference. Not noisily or with sanctimonious complacency, but deep inside, in that still small place where we really talk to ourselves - Stephen Fry
my twitter @peachytweety
:) :) xx

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Wiwiel


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Posted Fri Dec 7th, 2012 7:41pm Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

Anyway I think deadline is December 22.

I'm a Russian spy, ok? :)
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Prancing Jeeves


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Posted Sat Dec 8th, 2012 2:35am Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

We're doing a recording if I remember correctly so Stephen can listen to it while reading the holiday thread wishes to him. Correct?
Better practice my audio!


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mvet88


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Posted Sat Dec 8th, 2012 12:09pm Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

Yes just a recording. Thanks for organising our parts Ellie. Where do you want us to send it to Wiwiel?

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Prancing Jeeves


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Posted Sat Dec 8th, 2012 12:30pm Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

Do we send it to that Fluffette address?


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Prancing Jeeves


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Posted Sat Dec 8th, 2012 12:32pm Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

mvet88 said:
Yes just a recording. Thanks for organising our parts Ellie. Where do you want us to send it to Wiwiel?

At first glance I thought this said "Just sent my recording" and I was going to tell you "Wow, that's fast."


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Popeye


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Posted Sat Dec 8th, 2012 2:12pm Post subject: Christmas Project - Ideas

Popeye said:
Yes I do have a mobile that can record, but no I don't have a cord to upload onto my computer - My mobile is about 8 or 9 years old.
So as I said previously, I might just have to try a picture.

Right I've managed to record my part onto my old phone but as previously stated I can't upload it so I was wondering if anyone would be so kind and trusting as to PM me their mobile number and I could send it to them!?! (I know this is a big ask and if you would rather I could just drop out for this one)


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