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Alice In wonderland – Spin rate demo

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I been invited to participate in a art show where 7 variations of the following text from ‘Alice in wonderland’ will be played, it’s been an interesting process spinning the text for this project, so I wanted to share it here with the readers of the spin a book blog. This is really a great example of how spun text can evolve, and how the unique rate effect the nature of the text, just click on one of the percentage rate buttons bellow and see for yourself.

just as a ref, here is the original ‘Alice in wonderland’ text used in this exercise.

Alice in Wonderland

CHAPTER II. The Pool of Tears

Alice took up the fan and gloves, and, as the hall was very hot, she kept fanning herself all the time she went on talking: ‘Dear, dear! How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I? Ah, THAT’S the great puzzle!’ And she began thinking over all the children she knew that were of the same age as herself, to see if she could have been changed for any of them.

‘I’m sure I’m not Ada,’ she said, ‘for her hair goes in such long ringlets, and mine doesn’t go in ringlets at all; and I’m sure I can’t be Mabel, for I know all sorts of things, and she, oh! she knows such a very little! Besides, SHE’S she, and I’m I, and—oh dear, how puzzling it all is! I’ll try if I know all the things I used to know. Let me see: four times five is twelve, and four times six is thirteen, and four times seven is—oh dear! I shall never get to twenty at that rate! I must have been changed for Mabel! I’ll try and say “How doth the little—”‘ and she crossed her hands on her lap as if she were saying lessons, and began to repeat it, but her voice sounded hoarse and strange, and the words did not come the same as they used to do:—

‘How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

‘How cheerfully he seems to grin, How neatly spread his claws,
And welcome little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!’

‘I’m sure those are not the right words,’ said poor Alice, and her eyes filled with tears again as she went on, ‘I must be Mabel after all, and I shall have to go and live in that poky little house, and have next to no toys to play with, and oh! ever so many lessons to learn! No, I’ve made up my mind about it; if I’m Mabel, I’ll stay down here.

As she said this she looked down at her hands, and was surprised to see that she had put on one of the Rabbit’s little white kid gloves while she was talking. ‘How CAN I have done that?’ she thought. ‘I must be growing small again.’ She got up and went to the table to measure herself by it, and found that, as nearly as she could guess, she was now about two feet high.

‘That WAS a narrow escape!’ said Alice, ‘and now for the garden!’ and she ran with all speed back to the little door: but, alas! the little door was shut again, and the little golden key was lying on the glass table as before, ‘and things are worse than ever,’ thought the poor child, ‘for I never was so small as this before, never! And I declare it’s too bad, that it is!’

As she said these words her foot slipped, and in another moment, splash! she was up to her chin in salt water. Her first idea was that she had somehow fallen into the sea, ‘and in that case I can go back by railway,’ she said to herself. (Alice had been to the seaside once in her life, and had come to the general conclusion, that wherever you go to on the English coast you find a number of bathing machines in the sea, some children digging in the sand with wooden spades, then a row of lodging houses, and behind them a railway station.) However, she soon made out that she was in the pool of tears which she had wept when she was nine feet high.

‘I wish I hadn’t cried so much!’ said Alice, as she swam about, trying to find her way out.
‘I shall be punished for it now, I suppose, by being drowned in my own tears! That WILL be a queer thing, to be sure! However, everything is queer to-day.


Cat or Rice?

Cat or Rice?

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Category: Spin Culture » Cat or Rice? .
Tags: J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye.
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we are proud to announce the new edition of the Cat Hair in the rice. this is a truly fun version with a rhymed title  for  J. D. Salinger classic story The Catcher in the Rye, The Cat Hair In the Rice follow the journey of Deloise Peplinski (Holden Caulfield)  from youth to adulthood in 3 days, I guess you can call that the speed of spin.

While The Cat Hair In The Rice title is not spun but a rhymed title, borrowed from the rhyme dictionary  the story tells a true spun story. The original title was about to be named – “The Receiver in the Grain”, and though we recognize the true nature of spinning in this name, the rhyme version felt like a new approach to try.  → Read more…


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Tweet Tank Soundtrack

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Tags: Music, Tweeter.
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Came across this great pitch video for Tweet Tank, while I am yet to use Tweet Tank, I really love the background music in this video, I even used the Shazam app to try to figure out what it is, but the parts with just music and no talking are too short. so if anybody knows whats the background music in this video please post a comment or send me a note. thx!


Kitchen confidential audiobook

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Category: Spin Culture » Kitchen confidential audiobook .
Tags: Anthony Bourdain, Chef, Cooking, Food, Kitchen Confidential.
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The kitchen confidential audiobook seems to be getting a lot of popularity and could be download here, While this book certainly will show you all the confidential secrets behind the kitchen doors (which can also be found on the audiobooks section of amazon -> Kitchen Confidential Audio Book), we would like to invite you to check the spun version “Cook’s Room Hush-Hush” which we found to reveal the secrets behind the secrets of kitchen confidential.


The Great Gatsby Chapter 7

The Great Gatsby Chapter 7

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Category: Spin Culture » The Great Gatsby Chapter 7 .
Tags: American Literature, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Romance, The Great Gatsby.
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Chapter 7 is definitely one of the most interesting in The Great Gatsby, it brings out the conflict between Tom and Gatsby as well as the conformation over Daisy, we wanted to take a closer look of how these translated in the spun version of the book The Awesome Guilstrof by Barney Crombie, as this is a true test for the spinning culture. here are some of what we discovered while taking a close look, line by line and seeing how it apply, we took 7 of the most famous quotes of the legendary chapter 7 in The Great Gatsby side to side with their spun version. what a great experience.  → Read more…


The Green Light in the Great Gatsby

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Category: Spin Culture » The Green Light in the Great Gatsby .
Tags: American Literature, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Romance, The Great Gatsby.
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The green light is one of the most important symbols in The Great Gatsby, it is very interesting to see how this icon of hope translate in the spun version by Barney Crombie – The Awesome Guilstorf, here are a few of examples of the hidden art of spinning and the metaphors it brings to life.  → Read more…


Spin that Rhyme

Spin that Rhyme

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Category: Spin Culture » Spin that Rhyme
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We are proud to present a new title in our library - The Cat Hair In The Rice, while the making of The Cat Hair In The Rice, we choose to give the book a new fresh approach, which goes even beyond the limits of spinning, while the book is truly spun, the name of the book was generated with the rhyme dictionary, creating a fun title to a spun story, we hope to get a good feedback and perhaps make full rhymed version in the future, so if you like this title, please let us know or leave a comment here.