[sticky entry] Sticky: And we're live!

May. 10th, 2017 11:19 pm
shyfoxling: (campbell (open day))
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After a week I think we've got a respectable few posts built up in here, so I'm going to slide up the fader on the mixer and announce that we're now on the air. So welcome to our Open Day!

To start off, here's a handy roundup of the recs lists and things I've been posting (since I didn't post them in a tidy order). These are just my personal recs, not intended to be somehow official for the community nor attempting to be comprehensive catalogs of everything that's out there. That said, I certainly will continue to add to them as the mood strikes.

Picspams, screencaps, promo photos
Fic recs
Art and graphics recs
Meta and headcanons
Assorted links and other resources

And at the risk of tooting my own horn (party hat?), I'd like to pull out links to my transcript of the show and my work on a complete songlist. These are also subject to frequent editing and tweaking. (I welcome help with the songlist, especially as it pertains to the soundtrack differences between the original broadcast and the DVD release.)

And there you have it.

Fergus: We're gonna have to go without him.
(Campbell takes a nervous pull on his cigarette.)
Fergus: Ten... nine... eight... seven... six...
(Campbell stubs out his cigarette.)
Fergus: Two... one. You're on.
Campbell: That was "I Hear You Knocking, But You Can't Come In", dedicated to all the medical staff here at Saint Jude's Hospital. They hear you knocking, but you cannae get out! And this is Campbell Bain with the first ever Campbell Bain's Looney Tunes Show!
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Live From the Inside: A Radio Show Run by Psychiatric Patients

This article is from four and a half years ago, so I don't know if Radio Colifata still exists (their website does, but I didn't look into it deeply), but I thought it was interesting. Apparently, unlike in TOtA, selections from the show are reused on radio outside the hospital.
As a young, idealistic psychology student, Olivera interned at El Borda in the early nineties. "I found a lot of my friends and family kept asking me what it was like in there," he explains. "I decided to let the patients tell them." He started a radio workshop.
[...]
Jose, a patient in his late forties, grabs a microphone. "Welcome to Radio Colifata!" His voice rings out like a ringmaster at the big-top. "Welcome to los internos (the interned) and los externos (the externed)," he bellows.
[...]
Inspired by Radio Colifata, I looked again into the possibility of a radio station broadcasting from an inpatient psychiatric facility. I found around fifty such stations based on the Radio Colifata model in Latin America and Europe, including Nikosia in Barcelona, Spain, Les Z'entonnoirs in Roubaix, France, and Radio Rete in Italy. I asked a few directors of facilities here in the United States, but they all reiterated that funding, confidentiality, and legality would make it virtually impossible.
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I know this kind of "X is love" thing is soooo old meme by now, but a couple of years ago I ran across a David Tennant one in someone's profile and thought to myself, self, I says, I should make one for mah darling Campbell. So I proceeded to waste some time at work doing that. Two versions, with and without rainbow colors overlaid )

Most of the images in that are repurposings from a giant passel of icons I've been working on for forever, starting out with something like 200 captures. No guarantees on when that might arrive, though.

dream

May. 9th, 2017 11:02 pm
shyfoxling: (campbell (she'll think i'm a loony))
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(Originally posted to my personal journal in June 2016. Somewhat edited here.)

I had a dream late this morning, about 30m - an hour before getting up for work, that I was writing/had written (the dream jumped sometimes between process and holding the finished thing in my hands) a book about Takin' Over the Asylum. It was a 20th anniversary thing (whoops, brain, couple years late there) and of fairly large format, though not quite a "coffee table" book. The thing I remember most vividly was a b&w picture of David Tennant dressed as Campbell reviewing a script in between scenes, sitting on the floor in a doorway with his back against one side of the doorframe, knees bent and feet up on the opposite side, which totally sounds like something he'd do but I doubt such a photo exists. (Pleeeease someone draw the thing!)

The book was basically the whole shit-a-ree (as my dad would say) for anyone really interested in the show: an episode guide with color stills; archival photos; "where are they now" features about the actors (like anyone who'd be interested in this book in the first place needs assistance on where DT is now?); a side by side song list showing the differences between the two soundtrack versions; stuff about Gartloch Hospital (which played St Jude's); a "transcript", except in the dream it was not a script but rather somehow formatted like prose -- but OTOH I don't think it was actually prose narrative, like, it wasn't a short story/novelization or anything, more like run-together dialogue? idk, whatever that was, it was also written in something more like actual Scots dialect than the canon actually is. I distinctly remember the "grungy" typewriter font used for that part.

I said "jumped sometimes between process" above but several hours later the only bit of "process" I can remember was something about contacting David's agent to try to arrange an interview.

Now that I describe all that, I think my brain was modelling it on the 50th anniversary Doctor Who book we've got. Not that TOtA was anywhere near the hit it would need to have been to merit such a book being written; hell, to my knowledge there was never a North American DVD release, although I have a vague recollection of reading that it was broadcast in Canada way back in the day.
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(I originally posted this here on Tumblr in September 2016.)


(gif by [tumblr.com profile] ohhyesdavidtennant-blog)

Something that’s always confused me about the opening of this episode is how Campbell and an assortment of the other patients we see seem to immediately understand the significance of “FERGUS IS WEARING A HELMET!” and go to just the right window just in time to see Fergus fly. How do they know what the hell Campbell is shouting about now, never mind what action to take on his signal? For that matter I’m not quite clear how Campbell knows.

See, I have the impression Fergus keeps pretty close about his escape plans, so I have a hard time picturing him being the vector for this information getting out. It’s possible that he told Campbell he was planning this, although Campbell’s mild surprise to see him abseiling down the side of the building in “Hey Jude” says to me that while Campbell is clearly used to the idea of Fergus’s repeated escapes, we can’t assume he is always (or necessarily even sometimes) privy to exact method and/or timing. But then, if Fergus did say something to Campbell, does that mean Campbell then ran about telling all the other patients? Kind of a dick move, innit, ‘cause If nothing else, information could get out to the staff that way? Or at least it’d be an un-thought-out move, which wouldn’t be out of character for Campbell I suppose, but still.

Maybe I should just repeat to myself, “It’s just a show; I should really just relax.”
shyfoxling: (campbell (reading radio book))
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(I originally posted this on tumblr here in May 2016.)
[tumblr.com profile] thatkliqkid: Cut for the block of images at the top of the post )
His dad’s so mean to him :-(

Not that it makes it right or means it hurts Campbell any less, but:

I’ve got to hope that his dad isn’t simply “being mean.” At the end of this scene he almost touches Campbell’s shoulder while his back is turned, but then awkwardly runs the hand through his own hair instead. I think he cares, but is at a loss for what to do. I think he doesn’t understand why Campbell acts the way he does and why he can’t simply choose to stop, and he’s afraid for Campbell, of the possibility that he might never be able to provide for himself. His own worldview says you just buckle down and get to work, never mind what you think you might want, and it seems like he doesn’t know how to express his thoughts and feelings other than in this rather gruff and harsh way with words (perhaps the way he was brought up himself).

One of the issues this show brings up is how lack of resources impacts quality of care, and I think we see one angle on that in this scene, not necessarily directly on Campbell but indirectly on his family. Campbell’s parents may not have the support, the emotional and possibly financial tools to be able to cope as well as we would wish with what’s going on in Campbell’s moods. Obviously another issue at play is the othering of “loonies” as something contaminated (and contaminating) or even subhuman; witness the way Campbell’s dad gets defensive about his wife being “not a loony” and the sense that on some level he blames Campbell for bringing this all upon them.

So, yeah. Don’t get me wrong; I definitely feel the urge to shield Campbell and tell his dad to piss right off. Thoughts and behaviors clearly need changing. But I do also think there’s things going on here besides “Geez, Campbell’s dad is a bastard.”
shyfoxling: (campbell (reading radio book))
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Reviews, articles, and other material related to TOtA.

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Play )
shyfoxling: (campbell (she'll think i'm a loony))
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All are worksafe unless otherwise noted.

I'm sorry to have the majority of links go to Tumblr, but it's the only place I see much activity in this fandom these days. Since frequent changing of URLs and deleting blogs entirely there results in more rapid turnover there than places like LJ, DW, or DeviantArt, I've also provided a link to my own reblog of something where available, in case the first link gets broken (which turned out to already be the case in a few instances while I was compiling this, where all I have now is my own reblog).

Art )

Graphics and Photo Edits )

GIFs )

buttons?

May. 3rd, 2017 04:13 pm
shyfoxling: (campbell (headphones))
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(I originally posted this here on LJ in May 2016.)

(Eddie: I hope you're listening, Francine.
Campbell: I hope anybody's listening!
Eddie: Is anyone listening? Is anybody out there?)


I posted this on Tumblr yesterday as that seems to be the place there is any activity in a fandom this small these days, but what the heck.

I was playing around with my buttonmaker and I have a couple of spares now:




Unfortunately there's not a lot of choice on images for this sort of project because there are so few out there that are both big enough to make a 2 1/4" button with (~900 px) and also composed in a way that crops well to a button template. For personal use I could possibly use fanart, of which I might have some big enough, but if I'm going to be giving them to other people I would want to get artists' permission and this was really just making samples. (And it's still, like, when I used to make buttons of Snape fanart to take to Harry Potter cons, I was spoiled for choice; not the case here. le sigh.) Not exactly the smoothest prints in the world because they were done on an office color laser and not a nice color inkjet. The second photo is a bit out of focus; it looks a little better in person though still not exactly, erm, slick and professional.

Aaaanyway, does anyone want one of these two extras? Free to good home.
shyfoxling: Campbell Bain in rainbow tie-dye at window with microphone (campbell (at window))
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Campbell: But this station has potential, Eddie! It could be big! It could be very big!
Eddie: Campbell, I have spent the entire evening alone, surrounded by two hundred scratched pre-Coronation records, broadcasting on equipment that should be in a museum, tae one person, down speakers that make me sound like my heid's in a bucket!
Campbell: Well, okay, I admit, it's a slow start, but...


Well. Looks like there's some work to do if this station is going to survive!

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