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Soap Opera Jargon Roundup

October 14, 2018

We’ve added more terms than this, but I hope you will continue to follow our soap opera jargon terms.

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Here is a list of terms of soap opera jargon that I’ve defined so far, except for the show abbreviations. Find them on the Soap Opera Jargon page. What should I define next?

Almost Wedding



Closing or End Credits

Continuity Error

Core Family

Couple Code

Day Players


Inside the Light

Jumping Soaps

Legacy Character

Love Interest

Mannifield Players



Off Contract

On Contract

Opening Credits


Out of Town

Proctor & Gamble



Recreated Flashback



Show Bible






Talk To




Travel Time

Tune in Tomorrows

Umbrella Stories

Voice Overs

UPDATED October 13 2018: I added my signature block and a link to the soap opera jargon page.

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…

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Michelle and Danny Fanfic

October 11, 2018

A reminder about Manny fanfic.

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rs-long-sleeved-pink-top-1Looking for Michelle and Danny fanficition? Look no further. My Manny fanfic section has links to and descriptions of all the fanfic I could find on the web. Poking around through the blog statistics I’ve noticed that several people have hit on the site doing a search for Michelle and Danny fanfic or Manny fanfic. However, if they search by tags what shows in the first couple of lines doesn’t show them clearly which post to click on to find out about it. So I decided to write this post just for searchers so it would come Manny attack on Bauer House 2up quickly and cleanly.

If you are a first time visitor, start at the Manny fanfic page link on the right. If you don’t see the link, click on the banner at the top to return to the main page and you’ll see the link in the column on the right. If you…

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Real Life Bauer BBQ 2017 Day 3 Part 2

October 9, 2018

The second part of Sunday a year ago.

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The last event was the Bauer BBQ. These comments are my own and don’t express the opinions of anyone else. It’s also fair to say that I went into this with high expectations. They were bouyed not only by what a big deal the Bauer BBQ was and by the fact that GL fans talk about hosting a version of the Bauer BBQ. I even hosted one myself. So I had lots of ideas. Also, it’s fair to point out that a lot of events suffer a sophmore slump. It isn’t the first year when you’re keyed up to make sure everything is right. It’s not after you’ve been doing things so long you can do it in your sleep. It’s sort of in the middle. I think it probably will be a better event this year — I wish I…

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Real Life Bauer BBQ 2017 Day 3 Part 1

October 8, 2018

A year ago…

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Day 3 of the Bauer BBQ event was the best. There was the Bloss Brunch, the Bauer BBQ, and quite unexpectedly got independent verification of the Bauer BBQ history my mother had told me.

A Blossful Event

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The day started with the Bloss Brunch. The Daytime Stars and Strikes weekend had some changes to its schedule for 2017. It had started out life as an event called Bloss Bowling. Stars, at first just from Guiding Light, but later from other soaps too, would each captain a team. Fans could buy at ticket to watch or pay more to be on a team. This lead to a lot of good interactions for fans. However, as the event expanded to different events it got hard to transport fans back and forth to a bowling alley when the other events were all at the hotel. So they finally…

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Real Life Bauer BBQ 2017 Day 2

October 7, 2018

Sending thoughts to New Jersey and this year’s event.

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Remember when I said under the basics that it really didn’t feel like one unified event, more like a series of one-offs? Saturday defined this. Saturday morning Elizabeth and I took advantage of there being nothing on the agenda until mid-afternoon to sleep in which I don’t think is something that either of us normally get to do. I’d also like to take a minute and publicly thank Elizabeth. Having her be willing to split a room and just basically show be around and show me the ropes really helped make the event a really great time. Thanks, Elizabeth!

I’d also like to thank all the actors and actresses who took the time to come and participate with people. We had a couple of actors with transportation issues that caused them to be late or to cancel so I know it was a bother. I’m very glad they came and…

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Real Life Bauer BBQ 2017 Day 1

October 6, 2018

Revisiting a year ago at the Daytime Stars and Strikes! Wish I was there last year.

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My family has long been Guiding Light fans, but honestly none of my relatives are really traveling to fandom events type people. I do way more of that than they do, but honestly Guiding Light was always such a basic part of our lives that it literally never occurred to me that I could go to a fan event.

Not Meeting the Characters

Even after Daytime Stars and Strikes became big and I thought I might want to go it wasn’t really a priority. I knew that if I went I would only be meeting the actors when who I WANTED to meet were the characters who sadly you can’t meet.

BUT then they announced they were having a REAL Bauer BBQ! There was no way I was going to miss that. I missed the first one – which I’m sorry it sounds like it was cooler – because I…

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Springfield Beach

October 3, 2018

Returning to Springfield Beach.

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The beach is located on the lake just outside Springfield. This is the same lake that has the lighthouse located on its shore and the beach is fairly close to the lighthouse, but out of sight. The beach portion is in the front with a vertical cliff face of reddish stone behind it. To the right of the beach area is what looks like a snow fence and a parking area is just beyond it, but also out of sight from the beach.

The beach is a hang out spot for Michelle, Jesse, Bill, Dahlia, and their friends. Cassie and Hart have several romantic picnics there. Drew and Michelle agreed to meet their to hash out their differences over Jesse, where Mick follows them to and sets the Manny story in motion.

UPDATED October 2 2018: Added signature block.

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Kim Hughes Answered Me!

September 30, 2018

A look back with Kim Hughes of “As the World Turns”

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In yet a further show of how much more As the World Turns loves me than Guiding Light (current score GL O letters – ATWT 5), I just got another letter today from Kathryn Hays. She shares about her last day shooting ATWT. I can really hear her saying this, I think she wrote it herself (though this is just a form letter). Note that this response came from a different address than all the others, if you also want to write Ms. Hays.

Kathryn Hays
P.O. Box 495
Thiensville WI 53092

Dear Friends,

How can I possibly thank you for the years of encouragement and affection you have given to the show and to me personally – thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

I can tell you that I feel that As the World Turns has been the perfect job for me – and “Kim” has been…

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Thank you to the Fans

September 23, 2018

Taking a minute to remember “Guiding Light.”

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An absolutely great video that shows the Guiding Light cast thanking fans for their longtime support. I’ll especially draw your attention to Paul Anthony Stewart and Nancy St. Alban who thank their fans for fighting for their characters which we most definitely did.

UPDATED September 9 2018: I added my current signature block.

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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Sorry for the Radio Silence

September 21, 2018

I have had a couple of conferences scheduled this month and I thought. Score! I’ll be by myself with Internet I’ll get way ahead on my posts…..

So I got this cold and honestly I was going to bed early every night. Between the cold and the conference stuff I didn’t touch the blog all month. I appreciate you putting up with me. I’ll be back on track soon.

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