Joie to the World

February 20, 2017

Republished from “The Rustle of the Sheets”

Republisher’s Note: This is the full text of the article as it appeared on the website including photos. I have not yet double checked the text. I did bold the names for Joie Lenz (now credited as Bethany Joy Lenz) and Rebecca Budig where they appear and I corrected a couple of obvious typos. I believe the editorial remarks are from the editor of the website, not the author. The website credits it to the April 6, 1999 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

“Joie to the World” — 4/6/99

Nobody’s Clone … Joie Lenz brings her zest for life to Springfield’s mismatched married, Michelle.Joie Lenz Sitting in a trendy Park Avenue eatery, Joie Lenz is eloquent, well-spoken and seems wise beyond her years. Yet behind this mature young woman (who this week turns 18) is a cheerfully animated high school senior whose beverage selection seals the deal on her youthful spirit: a Shirley Temple, easy on the ice, please.

It was that same sense of maturity and youthfulness, all rolled into one powerhouse, that grabbed the attention of Guiding Light‘s casting department last March when they were searching for an actress to play the teenage Reva clone. Lenz nabbed the part, and made such a lasting impression on both the industry and the show during her nine-day stint, that the writers toyed with the idea of bringing her back as Reva’s niece. Although the timing wasn’t right for Lenz then, hers was the first door GL knocked on when they needed to replace Rebecca Budig in the role of Michelle a few months later.

“I spent a lot of time praying about it and seeing if that’s where I was supposed to be,” Lenz admits. “I got confirmation after confirmation, and I really felt I wanted to be there. And I’ll just get through any troubles that come along with replacing somebody.”

The Princess BrideIf Lenz has encountered any troubles as a recast, she has had barely a moment to deal with them. Immediately upon her November debut, she was thrust into a front-burner storyline. First, her goody-two-shoes college-student character was caught in a murder cover-up; now, Michelle has been forced to marry into her victim’s Mafia-connected family as the only means of keeping herself and her true love (hah!), Jesse, alive. “She didn’t have any time to think about cause and effect,” Lenz says. “All Michelle can think about is how she married Danny to save Jesse.”

Paul Anthony Stewart and Lenz Recently, however, the mafia princess has begun to discover feelings for new hubby, Danny. “Whether she admits it or not, she’s afraid of Danny,” Lenz declares. “There’s also a part of her that knows, but isn’t sure that Danny’s not going to hurt her. He’s tender with Michelle in tender moments, but she’s seen that overbearing, harsh side to him and doesn’t want to bring it out.”

And while Danny may be a mobster-in-training, his new bride has come to realize that there may be more to him than meets the eye. “Danny has a side to him that’s different from the rest of his family, and she recognizes that.”

This, says Lenz, present some major confusion for poor Michelle. “Jesse is the love of her life.” (again my comment: Hah!) And her feelings for Danny? “It’s more heat,” says Lenz. “Where Jesse was warmth and comfort and safety and love, Danny is more heat and intensity and passion, which is something that she hasn’t experienced before.”

  Michelle has noticed Danny’s gentle side.

As an acting technique, Lenz often uses situations in her real life to tip her off as to how she should play her character’s predicaments. That considered, portraying a teenage bride has been quite a stretch. “Are you kidding me? I can see myself being 40 and not married. Seriously!” Lenz laughs. “I don’t even think you know yourself until you’re 30. Michelle’s 20. To really be able to take on the responsibility of marriage at such a young age … I can’t even see that happening with me at 25!”

City of Angels Truth be told, there isn’t much that Lenz can imagine happening with her life, and that’s by design. “I don’t usually make a lot of goals and set myself up for what I want to do in the future,” says the New Jersey resident, adding that she does, however, plan to attend college within the next few years. “I don’t want to have something planned out for myself, then be disappointed if I realize that it’s not in God’s plan.”

Religion plays a major part in Lenz‘s life — the teen attends a Christian high school — and to it she attributes her ability to remain so grounded as an adolescent in the entertainment industry. “My faith in the fact that God can organize and has this overall plan is what’s really helped me hold on,” she explains. “It’s a world of sharks out there, and it’s hard to survive in this business and keep your integrity at the same time.

Lenz “I would love to do films and all that for the rest of my life,” she continues. “But if that’s not in the design, then I don’t want to disappoint myself.”

In the meantime, Lenz has her hands full between her hectic work schedule, her final year of school, and just being a teenager. Since she had only one class left before graduation, she doesn’t find herself missing much schoolwork. (Her best friend is kind enough to take notes for her.) And at the end of the day, when her homework is done and her scripts are read, much like any other teenager, Lenz grabs her phone and dials away. “I really feel like I’m balancing everything,” she declares.

As Lenz orders her second Shirley Temple, a smile creeps across her face. “If I could be something else, I’d want to be a CIA agent and do something with the Mafia,” she giggles. “I’d go into all those downtown fish markets and go, ‘What’s behind there?!?'”

Maybe that’s in her plan. Or maybe not. “Maybe I’ll do a Mob movie someday,” Lenz sighs. “That would be cool.”

— Michelle Ann Moro

Loving Michelle by Carla

February 17, 2017

To make it easier to direct people to this story I wanted to put all the chapter links in a single post, in other words do a link roundup. This story is in the Continued Storyline fanfic category. I’m still missing a few chapters, but most of them are here. Thanks to the reader who helped me recover most of the missing chapters.

Michelle and Robbie Santos 2001

Michelle and Robbie Santos 2001

“Loving Michelle” – Manny is living happily in their Laurel Falls house while Michelle attends medical school and Danny slowly works on turning the business legitimate. They are thrilled to be pregnant, but when Baby Will comes too prematurely and dies the grief tears them apart. A little over a year later Michelle is dealing with her grief better, but discovers Danny has felt so lost and alone and so desperately wants children that he let himself be talked into marriage with a woman handpicked by Carmen. When Michelle finds out the divorce didn’t go through, she stops the wedding, but offers to handle fixing the problem alone. Danny follows her, but is this new life what he really wants when he’s still Loving Michelle? 😉

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/loving-michelle-chapter-1 (Chapter 1)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/loving-michelle-chapter-2 (Chapter 2)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/loving-michelle-chapter-3 (Chapter 3)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/loving-michelle-chapter-4 (Chapter 4)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/loving-michelle-chapter-5 (Chapter 5)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/loving-michelle-chapter-6 (Chapter 6)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/loving-michelle-chapter-7 (Chapter 7)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/loving-michelle-chapter-8 (Chapter 8)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/loving-michelle-chapter-9 (Chapter 9)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/loving-michelle-chapter-10 (Chapter 10)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/13/loving-michelle-chapter-11 (Chapter 11)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/loving-michelle-chapter-12 (Chapter 12)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/loving-michelle-chapter-13 (Chapter 13)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/loving-michelle-chapter-14 (Chapter 14)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/loving-michelle-by-carla-chapter-15 (Chapter 15)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/loving-michelle-chapter-16 (Chapter 16)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/loving-michelle-chapter-17 (Chapter 17)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/loving-michelle-chapter-18 (Chapter 18)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/loving-michelle-chapter-19 (Chapter 19)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/loving-michelle-chapter-20 (Chapter 20)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/loving-michelle-chapter-21 (Chapter 21)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/loving-michelle-chapter-22 (Chapter 22)

Chapter 23 – Missing

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/loving-michelle-chapter-24 (Chapter 24)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/loving-michelle-chapter-25 (Chapter 25)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/loving-michelle-chapter-26 (Chapter 26)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/loving-michelle-chapter-27 (Chapter 27)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/loving-michelle-chapter-28 (Chapter 28)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/loving-michelle-chapter-29 (Chapter 29)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/loving-michelle-epilogue (Epilogue)

Archived Links

These are the links I had located.

http://web.archive.org/web/20011013034629/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Carla/lovingmichelle/1.html (Chapter 1)

http://web.archive.org/web/20020121154048/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Carla/lovingmichelle/4.html (Chapter 4)

http://web.archive.org/web/20020107130545/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Carla/lovingmichelle/9.html (Chapter 9)

http://web.archive.org/web/20020107131051/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Carla/lovingmichelle/12.html (Chapter 12)

http://web.archive.org/web/20011013034642/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Carla/lovingmichelle/15.html (Chapter 15)

http://web.archive.org/web/20020107131058/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Carla/lovingmichelle/16.html (Chapter 16)

http://web.archive.org/web/20020107131102/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Carla/lovingmichelle/17.html (Chapter 17)

http://web.archive.org/web/20011013034642/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Carla/lovingmichelle/27.html (Chapter 27)

http://web.archive.org/web/20011013034643/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Carla/lovingmichelle/28.html (Chapter 28)

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Mission Impossible

February 16, 2017

Part of the purpose of this blog is to create an episode guide for the Manny storyline. These posts, which include a description of the episode complete with the dates and quotes, usually cover a couple of episodes. I include the best Manny highlight clips that I can find and also full episodes when I can find them for days Manny appeared. I try to post episode guide posts every Monday and Thursday nights, although real life interferes with reel life and I often only get one done a week and sometimes have to let it go a couple of weeks in between.

A New Chapter

After I publish the episode guide I copy the entry over to pages so that people can easily pick up the story at any point. To make particular sections easier to find, I’ve broken them into pages, each one depicting a particular chapter aka umbrella storyline for Manny from “In the Beginning” to “Our Hun-NEE-Moon” and beyond. The last episode guide post ended one chapter and started another.

We have just complete the Trial of Danny Santos and are moving on to a storyline arc known to fans as Mission Impossible, based on a stunning caper climax borrowed heavily from the 1996 block buster movie Mission Impossible. Moving on quickly from the trial, Danny sets out to make a place for himself in the corporate world, but Gus is still after him and are things ever that easy for Manny?

Love It

There are a lot of positives about this storyline.

  • There has been a lot of focus in recent storylines on Manny angst and not as much on clever, cocky plans. This storyline shifts that focus back on the fun, spunky, clever, plans side which is a great thing. Now you need angst and Manny does it very well, but honestly it can’t be strum and dange all the time.
  • Manny are in this together. After a couple of things Danny doesn’t tell Michelle right away, they are in this together planning, plotting, preparing, and executing the plan together. Manny need to work together to be happy.
  • The problem isn’t a third person. When soap writers run out of ideas they throw in a third person, but that kind of storyline just doesn’t play well with Manny. They try a couple of times – including the deeply painful Danny and Marina pairing during the awful, deep, dark, best forgotten amnesia year – honestly they are ALL not only failures, but complete disasters. So this time they aren’t doing that.
  • It keeps Gus as an antagonist for Danny, but makes them more equal and leaves Gus less as a threat because he’s lost his main power over Danny without his job with the FBI. So we keep a level of danger and a great sparring partner without having to worry so much about Manny being hurt through him.
  • It has a lot of fun bits including a scene that is described in one of our top FAQs. The best part, besides the always above compare Manny interactions and Manny taking care of Robbie, is the amazing take on the vault theft scene in the 1996 movie Mission Impossible.

Or Leave It

There are also some negatives.

  • The biggest negative is that they use the story to draw the mob back in. Apparently TPTB thought that what Manny special was the mob — um no. I mean Danny is always going to skate pretty close to breaking the law sometimes, he was hardwired that way, but you could do that within Spaulding. Heaven knows Alan Spaulding has probably broken as many laws as Danny’s dad. I’d say Alan had committed much less violence, but I wouldn’t say that about Alan’s father Brandon Spaulding. Danny could do plenty of skating within the Spaulding umbrella which could be used for many issues and plot points without the mob element.
  • The characters who come back are unfortunate. Maria was needed for the upcoming Marony story, but a simple discussion about how no jury would convict an old lady who had recently had a “stroke” was “in a wheelchair” “with mild dementia” could have brought her back without Bernado and Teresa. During Teresa’s first run on the show she at least connected with other characters especially Ben Warren that was a connection to the non-mob story, but this time they are just weighing down the Manny story and adding to their isolation.
  • Danny seems to be pretty easily convinced there is danger. Danny is a pretty tough guy who knows his life has been totally turned upside down by major deceptions a couple of times now. It should have taken a lot more to get him on-board. Without Danny believing this is danger the whole thing falls apart and there really isn’t any good reason why he thinks so.
  • It’s a “Mr. Big” story. Worse it’s a Mr. Big story where I’m not 100% sure even the writers had an idea who Mr. Big was most of the time. Plus As the World Turns had done such an AMAZING Mr. Big storyline in the 1980s that trying that approach only emphasized how poorly that part of the story worked.
  • This last one isn’t as important as the others, but WHAT was the rush? I don’t think Danny applied for one actual open job before deciding he needed to take drastic measures. Then couldn’t they let him get a little bit established at Spaulding and build relationships before they bring in the whole mob thing again? As Michelle Stafford said once in an interview about her character on The Young and the Restless, Phyllis isn’t a cookie baker, but it’s OK if she’s making cookies now because that will make it so much worse when it all falls apart. You need to develop that positive things first.

So overall I think there is more positive and it’s more of an upbeat storyline than most of Manny’s, but it does have some definite rough edges. Enjoy!

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Odds and Ends 49

February 15, 2017

While looking for Guiding Light information, I sometimes find things that I think are of interest relating to other soaps. This collection of Odds and Ends related to various soaps that someone may want to know some time. Look for another odds and ends post soon.

Why Soap Actors Stay Long Term on a Soap – Read all about it in the October 17, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

A newbie Days of Our Lives actress was severely injured jumping from her apartment to save her life when an intruder broke in. Read more about it and find a Go Fund Me account to help with her medical bills. http://soapcentral.com/days/news/2017/0111-maria_tornberg_tragedy.php

Aileen Quinn (Annie in the 1982 Annie movie) appeared on The Young and the Restless as a Victorian dressed caroler. Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson Newman) was a big fan (me too I used to carry around a tape recorder of the soundtrack) and asked Quinn to sing “Maybe” with her (Maybe far away, Or maybe real near by…). Quinn obliged. Read more about it and see a photo in the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out the 10 ten things they are missing about Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) on The Young and the Restless in the August 12, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Amber Lancaster who is a model on The Price is Right appeared on two episodes of The Young and the Restless as model for Brash and Sassy. Read more and see a photo in the October 3, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Check out a large feature remembering Another World in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Tainted Dreams the online soap is moving to the Amazon platform. Read more about it in the December 16, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) and Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) from The Young and the Restless talk about “skinny dipping” at the local YMCA. See a current photo of them and read their memories about it in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Elena Tovar who played Rosalie Martinez on General Hospital from 2014-2015 was featured in a T-Mobile commercial featuring Ariana Grande. Read more in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

A multiple page tribute to As the World Turns with a list of firsts and lots of photos is in the October 17, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Mal Young the new Executive Producer of The Young and the Restless is featured in the October 3, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Also find a feature article in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Learn about the new GC Buzz set on The Young and the Restless including detailed close up photos and explanations in the December 19, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Jess Walton (Jill Abbott on The Young and the Restless) does a feature on Jill’s epic return in the October 17, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

See a current photo of Scrubs – Kimberly McCullough (Robin Drake-Scorpio) and Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake-Scorpio) in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out a review of Jack Deveraux and Jennifer Horton’s relationship through the years, complete with dates and photos in the May 30, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

As part of a series of CBS Daytime crossovers, George Gray, the Price Is Right announcer appeared on The Young and the Restless. He played George a GC Buzz employee. Read about it in the October 17, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

John McCook (Eric Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful) is the subject of several articles in the October 3, 2016 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Catch up with Beth Maitland as she celebrates 3 decades as Traci Abbott in the August 23, 2013 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Check out a big collection of photos through the years.

There’s a very nice interview talking about their on screen sibling bond with Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman) and Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman Abbott) on the Young and the Restless in the November 14, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

See photos of various star dressing rooms in the October 17, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Full Circle by Erin

February 14, 2017

To make it easier to direct people to this story I wanted to put all the chapter links in a single post, in other words do a link roundup. This story is in the Continued Storyline fanfic category. I’m still missing a few chapters, but most of them are here.

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“Full Circle” – It’s harder than Ben Warren thought it would be to get Danny off after he’s arrested during the annulment separation and Michelle agrees to act as his loyal wife to make sure things go their way as they go to trial, they’re still fighting their feelings, but a little bet about who would give in first along the way keeps things spicy. Short sequel in “Road Trip Fic”

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-1 (Chapter 1)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-2 (Chapter 2)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-3 (Chapter 3)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-4 (Chapter 4)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/03/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-5 (Chapter 5)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-6 (Chapter 6)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-7 (Chapter 7)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-8 (Chapter 8 – Bauer BBQ)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-9 (Chapter 9)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-10 (Chapter 10)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-11 (Chapter 11)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-12 (Chapter 12)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-13 (Chapter 13)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-14 (Chapter 14)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-15 (Chapter 15)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-16 (Chapter 16)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-17 (Chapter 17)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-18 (Chapter 18)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/full-circle-by-erin-chapter-19 (Chapter 19)

Sequel: Road Trip Fic

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/road-trip-fic-a-full-circle-sequel-by-erin

Archived Links

http://web.archive.org/web/20021012162259/www.geocities.com/mannyfictionaddiction Click on Titles (Chapter 1)

http://web.archive.org/web/20020107115526/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Erin/fullcircle/4.html

(Chapter 4)
http://web.archive.org/web/20011013033006/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Erin/fullcircle/5.html (Chapter 5)
http://web.archive.org/web/20011013033006/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Erin/fullcircle/8.html (Chapter 8)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020107115530/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Erin/fullcircle/9.html (Chapter 9)
http://web.archive.org/web/20011013034123/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Erin/fullcircle/10.html (Chapter 10)
http://web.archive.org/web/20011013034123/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Erin/fullcircle/14.html (Chapter 14)
http://web.archive.org/web/20011013034123/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Erin/fullcircle/15.html (Chapter 15)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020114060104/www.geocities.com /manny_fan_fiction/Erin/fullcircle/16.html (Chapter 16)
http://web.archive.org/web/20011013034124/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Erin/fullcircle/17.html (Chapter 17)
http://web.archive.org/web/20011013034347/www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Erin/fullcircle/end.html (Epilogue)

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Channel 9 News segment with Paul Anthony Stewart and Joie Lenz

February 13, 2017

I was relunctant at first to put transcriptions of articles still under copyright on the site, but I decided to republish those from the Rustle of the Sheets site. These are from that source and I don’t have further information at this point.

Channel 9 News segment with Paul Anthony Stewart and Joie Lenz”
Filming in Puerto Rico — 7/99Joie Lenz: We went swimming in the ocean last night. It was so nice.
Paul Anthony Stewart: We did. A nice moonlight …
JL: … hot
PAS: … swim …
JL: … water. I wouldn’t trade my job, no way.
PAS: No.

PAS: So Danny and Michelle are in San Cristobel on their honeymoon …
JL: … yes …
PAS: … and what happens is …
JL: … we get caught up in this saving Reva thing. And we have to save her from …
Stewart: We have to save Reva from the evil prince —
Lenz: But we don’t know he’s evil …. Wait! That’s the other one! Since Danny’s family is very good friends with the royal family …
Stewart: And since Michelle’s family is such good friends with Reva and Josh … We make a dynamic duo.
JL: Yes.
PAS: And we’re here to (singing) save the day.

* Note: Thanks to Loleel for transcribing this. Edits are from “Soap Opera Digest” On-line as well.

Revolving Doors by KDiane

February 13, 2017

To make it easier to direct people to this story I wanted to put all the chapter links in a single post, in other words do a link roundup. This story is in the General Alternative Universe fanfic category. It answers the question what would have happened if Michelle HAD called for help?

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“Revolving Doors” – Michelle gets Mick to the hospital after the attack, but he is in a coma. Danny doesn’t realize she was involved in the attack, but wants to get close to Michelle anyway. Their lives begin to connection as Danny investigates Mick’s death. (I really like the scene in the AIDS Memorial Garden.) The langauge is salty all the way through. It’s an unfinished fanfic and about half of what was there was lost when geocities went dark, but I’ve added a summary of what I remember from that half.

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/revolving-doors-chapter-1 (Chapter 1)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/revolving-doors-chapter-2 (Chapter 2)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/revolving-doors-chapter-3 (Chapter 3)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/24/revolving-doors-chapter-4 (Chapter 4)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/revolving-doors-chapter-5 (Chapter 5)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/revolving-doors-chapter-6 (Chapter 6)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/revolving-doors-chapter-7 (Chapter 7)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/revolving-doors-chapter-8 (Chapter 8)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/revolving-doors-chapter-9 (Chapter 9)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/revolving-doors-chapter-10 (Chapter 10)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/revolving-doors-bridge (Bridge)

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http://web.archive.org/web/20010802041256/www.angelfire.com/ma3/mannyfic/revolving1to7.html (Ch 1-7)

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

More on Guiding Light Books

February 12, 2017

Do you know about the Guiding Light novelizations?

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BlossLover earned my eternal gratitude by sending me a scan of list of the Guiding Light novelizations she found in a book. I’ve added them to the list. Also, I didn’t know Agnes Nixon wrote novelizations, but if you search under her name on Amazon she did and not just Guiding Light. I only found one and it tells the story of Paul Fletcher. I bought a copy off Amazon this weekend and I’ll let you all know when it comes. Fourteen is the highest number I’ve seen listed anywhere so this just may be the complete list. If anybody runs across any other GL books or mentions in books, I’d truly appreciate a shout out. Thanks! Keep the light burning!

Find a list of the Guiding Light books I’ve collected so far. https://glmanny.wordpress.com/books-about-guiding-light

List of Guiding Light Books

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Miscast

February 11, 2017

Revisiting Miscast.

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Every Friday I offer up a definition of a different term of soap opera jargon. I offer up today’s term because it has been cast around so much recently in regards with Maura West and the character of Diane Jenkins on The Young and the Restless.

Miscast – A successful marriage of actor or actress with the right role is a magical spell. While thousands of actors have successfully played Hamlet, often roles are not so versatile being fashioned as much by the skill and personality of their performer as by their writers. Without them the role is like a puppet minus the puppeteer. While any number of actors COULD play a role successfully in certain cases a brilliant marriage of the perfect actor for that role takes place and fans sit up and take notice. Sometimes (see any number of failed careers after a single sitcom…

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Lawrence Saint-Victor on Guiding Light

February 6, 2017

A reminiscence by Lawrence Saint-Victor of his time on Guiding Light. Saint-Victor was Remy Boudreau part of one of the last great couples formed on Guiding Light with Karla Mosley as Christina. Today he recurrs as Carter Walton, a lawyer and current favorite for preforming weddings on The Bold and the Beautiful where Mosley also landed after the light faded.

“Leaving the Light On.” Soap Opera Digest May 30, 2015 p.52

This September will mark seven years since Guiding Light left the airwaves, but it still holds a dear place in Lawrence Saint-Victor‘s (Remy) heart.

“It was very special,” he beams. “I didn’t know what it was like to be on a soap before that show. I didn’t know what the producers were going through at the time I joined [in 2006], but I guess they had kind of been on the cutting block for awhile, as far as the show could go off the air at any time. I suppose that’s why they came up with the new format [of shooting outdoors in Peapack, NJ], which reallly created such togetherness among the cast. It was an atmosphere of, “No matter what happens, we’re in it together.”

We also got to head down to Mississippi and worked together building homes for the homeless and then shot it as an episode. For me, it was an incredible family. We were the underdogs. When we were canceled, we still had a few more months of shooting, which just upped the warmith even more. There was so much love there. I have such great memories of Guiding Light.

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Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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