Posts Tagged ‘Danny Santos’

Great Manny Speeches Updated 2019

November 18, 2019

One of the great things about Manny were the powerful speeches/monologues. They some up the important pieces of the Manny story in a clear, powerful manner. Here are some of the greatest. The most famous are the first two, I Am a Man and One Thousand Guns, were separate statements of desire and love given by Danny and Michelle. Ray then explains why they should together. Danny gives a speech about forgiveness and the future. Then in the final Michelle speech she describes their journey and commitment to each other, best summing up of their story anywhere.

For each post find a description of the episode, the complete text of the speech (bolded) and a link to watch it. You may find other surrounding episodes in the same post, but watch for the bolding. Manny speeches will be a continuing project because I think there are others worth calling out and some of these deserve to be given a more devoted post so watch for more.

The Speeches

Danny – I am a Man (Feb. 10, 1999):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/i-am-a-man-speech

Danny – Saw Something Different/Wedding Night (Feb. 18,  1999):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/saw-something-different

Michelle – Thousand Gun (June 17, 1999):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/1000-guns-speech-june-17-1999

Ray – Urges Manny to Reunite (Sept. 7, 2000):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/ray-tries-to-reunite-manny-sept-7-12-2000

Danny – Danny’s Speech to an Unborn Robbie (Oct. 31, 2000):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/manny-reunite-danny-discovers-michelles-pregnant-oct-31-nov-2-2000/

Michelle – Meant to Be Together (Feb. 9, 2001):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/meant-to-be-together-speech/

Danny –  innocent and beautiful and soft and pink, but underneath you’re like steel (April 17, 2001):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/innocent-and-beautiful-and-soft-and-pink-but-underneath-youre-like-steel/

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.

Maybe It’s Because She’s Scared of the Truth Essay 18

November 4, 2019

Republisher’s Note: Republishing another one of the essays from the Rustle of the Sheets website. This one doesn’t seem to fit with a particular episode, but is in the timeline sometime right after the “Angel of Mine” dance.

Danny and Michelle Angel of Mine Dance

From The Rustle of the Sheets

Essay #18


“Maybe It’s Because She’s Scared of the Truth”By HollyJo — posted on the Mannyac Board.

Michelle has always been a bit afraid of the truth, even though she always demands it from those around her, she herself has a hard time facing it, and that’s because she’s basically scared of it.

I don’t know how to explain it, but here goes my effort of doing just that.

Michelle doesn’t respond well to change. I think it goes back to her mother’s death (although I’ve always thought she was a bit like that, I noticed it became a major part of her character after her mother’s death). Michelle developed this idea in her head of how life is or rather how it should be. Her father should be with a certain woman (after her mother’s death, she always thought Ed should be with Holly and went to great lengths to see that it happened. It didn’t work, but that’s what she wanted), Rick and Abby should be together and never fight. Meta should always be there for her.

And love … well … love should be this safe and ever-after happy thing … always there … always supportive … and never changing, evolving or growing. Another words … she believed in the final sentence of fairy tales … “and they lived happily ever after.” To her, that was what love was, she never looked past that to see if the prince and princess in the fairytale fought, had troubles, grew apart, etc. To her, once love was established, that was basically it … and it should remain there with no changes. And any deviance from this picture she had her mind, she refused to acknowledge, because she was scared of what that would mean.

Currently, the truth that she is scared of is her increasing feelings for Danny. While he can be sweet, loving, and protective (all very much princely attributes), he’s also has a wicked temper, a horrible mother, a strict code of loyalty and he has this sexuality and raw passion that seeps from every pore of his body. These things don’t fit into her idea of a fairytale prince. Jesse’s tame passion and gentle manner do fit those deeply enseeded beliefs.

So here she is … confused about her feelings, refusing to face them, because to her, they aren’t what she’s always pictured. Danny isn’t a fairytale. At times he can be a nightmare. But those feelings are there, and they aren’t going any where, no matter how hard she tries to ignore them, excuse them or get rid of them. It’s making her look at love and passion in a whole new light … and this represents change. Change in her outlook in life and love.

And as I pointed out … Michelle is terrified of change.

HollyJo

 

Take the Ink Blot Test

June 19, 2019

Tonight we revisit the best of the lost Manny scenes that we know about. It was lost because Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) was sick the day he was supposed to shoot it. I’ve always been a bit fascinated by this scene.

Recreation of Ink Spot from Story

Danny later sends Michelle an ink spot that we don’t see, but I think would have looked like this.

Other fans are, too. In fact we’ve probably built it up more than it deserves in the lore, but it’s a wonderful idea for a cool scene. Just what would Danny and Michelle done or said over the ink blots? I recreated the ink blot Danny sends with the invitation for Michelle to meet him at the Christmas decorated mall.

Screen Capture of the Ink Blot Danny sends Michelle

Learn about the Ink Blots

There is more to Ink Blots than just Danny seeing him and Michelle making love – more’s the pity. Learn more about them. It turns out that they really aren’t all that accepted as valid anymore. However, if you want to take a multiple choice version online, you can. It’s still a great scene.

Manny meet at the mall with ink blot

Screen Shot of Manny at Springfield Mall with Ink Blot tube.

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.

The Positive Growth of the Manny Relationship Essay 17

June 12, 2019

Republisher’s Note: Republishing another one of the essays from the Rustle of the Sheets website. This one doesn’t seem to fit with a particular episode, but is in the timeline sometime right after the “Angel of Mine” dance.

From The Rustle of the Sheets.

Essay #17


“The Positive Growth of the Manny Relationship”

By Rhonda — posted on the Mannyac Board.

[As for] concerns about the Manny’s storyline. I think you’re suffering from spoiler overload, and it’s coloring your view and dimming your pleasure. I bet you’re so concerned about the possibility of Drew getting pregnant that you missed all the good, promising things that happened with Manny this week.

Just remember that none of the bad spoilers have turned out as bad as they sounded, not even Danny and Drew. For instance, the spoiler about Danny and Drew dealing with the consequences of their actions can’t be about Drew discovering she’s pregnant because it will have only been a day or so after the fact. Heck, one day may last all of next week.

So, relax, read the spoilers if you must, but think positive thoughts instead of negative ones. All of this is about bringing Manny together in a workable, passionate relationship while weaving them into the fabric of the show.

Manny’s story is as tightly knit as it was a week or even a month ago, in fact, I think the quality is improving. All this betrayal has freed Manny from their isolation, and has shaken their relationship and once the dust settles will allow some real growth in this area. Danny has a reason to interact with Drew, Jesse, and even Selena that doesn’t involve Michelle, and he is also developing a relationship with Rabby and will probably develop one with Meta as well. Now that Meta knows that Michelle cares for Danny, she will take as much of an interest in him as she did in Jesse.

Michelle is about ready to make a real commitment to Danny, and Danny will no longer be willing to settle for anything less (both good things in my opinion). Besides, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Michelle’s discovering that Danny sought sexual comfort from Drew will clarify, once and for all, her true feelings for Danny. I suspect that she and Danny will both be surprised by how intensely she reacts to that bit of news. Personally, I can’t wait … Michelle’s passionate nature has been struggling to get out, and I think this will be just the thing to set it free. Danny better watch out!

Rhonda

 

This Young Man is From a Blood Simple Culture! Essay 16

May 6, 2019

Republisher’s Note: Republishing another one of the essays from Rustle of the Sheets. Tonight’s post takes us to the Angel of Mine dance. Check out the episode.

From The Rustle of the Sheets

Danny and Michelle Angel of Mine Dance

Essay #16


“This Young Man is From a Blood Simple Culture!”
(Written after the March 18th episode)

By BettyM — posted on the Mannyac Board.

Jen L. wrote … I suspect I’ll catch a lot of grief for this post, but Friday’s episode brought something into focus for me: Danny’s character is certainly complex. We all seem to agree that he is not all good or all bad, but much more realistic and three-dimensional than that. However, lately his “complexity” has become simple volatility … he flips from tenderness to rage on a dime.

Friday I was reminded of my own sometimes petulant 22-month-old son when Danny refused to even talk things out with Michelle and declared that he couldn’t even look at her right then. Give me a break! Adults don’t act this way — children do! That scene in particular seemed forced to me — Danny’s usually complex character was sacrificed (and made unidimensional), in my opinion, to advance the story line and give Danny an excuse for sleeping with Drew.

I hope that the writers realize this kind of emotion without more substantive motivation is not any more interesting than watching TWV try to drum up emotions he obviously doesn’t feel.

In response, BettyM had an interesting opposing point of view to offer …. No, you won’t catch grief, but I strongly disagree. It’s just my humble opinion, but you are making a mistake I think many fans do with Danny — ever since we’ve seen his ‘sweet’ side, some people see him as a normal guy who does normal leading man good guy stuff. He is not!

Danny is not Ozzie, and Michelle is not Harriet! This is a mafia prince who, I repeat, was trained to be and is in blood, steely, a trained killer, perhaps, and certainly ruthless; a passionate man, a man who has been raised in a volatile “blood-simple-don’t-tread-on-me” culture, a cobra taught to bite into the heel that stomps it. It ain’t pretty, but he isn’t Matt Reardon!

As he told Michelle, he put his ass on the line for her. His ass is still on the line for her, and I think many folks have forgotten that at this moment, he is expected to still take care of Michelle! Everyone keeps forgetting what Danny is, due to having seen his sweeter side, as though a man like Danny simply says, “oh gosh, honey bunch, next time you feel like turning me into the F.B.I., my feelings will be hurt, so buy me a tie, instead.”

I’m sure Danny resents even Michelle putting him on the spot, and in a situation where he not only almost messed up the people to whom he’s responsible; but has to now do something about her! Added to that, a large part of Danny’s anger was understandable passion and male ego, a sense that he wishes Michelle would look at him like Jesse, and her indications have been that she finds him unappealing, nay, recoil-worthy.

Some of his anger, was as he said, he knows she feels so contemptible of him, she didn’t care. He simply doesn’t trust her — all she’s done, for her understandable reasons, is lie, and that was why he said, on the dance floor, “don’t tell me you did it, because you love me, because I don’t know what I would do to you.”

See, he simply thinks she’s full of it, when it comes to him! He did not/does not/never did trust her feelings for him; Michelle, understandably uncertain, gave him every indication that she did find him recoil-worthy; so I understand where both [of them] are coming from.

BettyM

 

Michelle’s Confession and Danny’s Reaction Essay 15

April 17, 2019

Republisher’s Note: Republishing another one of the essays from Rustle of the Sheets. Tonight’s post takes us to the Angel of Mine dance. Check out the episode.

From Rustle of the Sheets

Danny and Michelle Angel of Mine Dance

Essay #15


“Michelle’s Confession and Danny’s Reaction”

By kristi — posted on the Mannyac Board.

Michelle’s confession would have been shocking enough any day but at least the last few weeks (only days in Springfield) Danny’d been grappling with the possibility of betrayal on Michelle’s part. He was more or less preparing himself for it. And if she’d told him this (that she’d called the F.B.I.) when she was trying to hold him off from going to the docks, when he was imploring her to stop and tell him what was going on (I loved Paul Anthony Stewart’s quiet delivery here – it was perfect for that moment), she might have gotten a better reaction, maybe even forgiveness.

Danny wasn’t prepared at all this time. He was back to worshiping Michelle and opening himself up to her. He was also probably whip-lashing himself for having believed his mother over his wife, for what he thought was his own betrayal. Poor Michelle couldn’t have picked up a worse moment to confess, in my opinion, but I believe she got too caught up in that suspended moment of the dance (when they got closer to each other like never before, when there was that brief union of the souls – someone described that dance for me last night and it sounded like a lovemaking dance to my ears) to fully realize the impact it would have on Danny.

I think we’ll get to see a lot of what you expected from Danny in the coming weeks, after the shock has had time to wear off. Actually, the spoilers seem to indicate that he understands where she was coming from, why she’d called the F.B.I., otherwise why would he offer her the greatest gift possible? From his point of view of Michelle’s situation, of course, he doesn’t know she wants to stay married, have another chance, all he knows is that she felt trapped enough to betray him in that way. And he’s offering her (probably) a one-way out ticket, and it’s not death this time.

kristi

 

Manny Diner Breakfast After Mick’s Funeral

December 27, 2018

I’m pretty sure this episode is from November 18, 1998, but I haven’t been able to confirm it. I think later on Michelle feels terrible about this. Already she’s sorry because she thinks she shouldn’t have missed someone’s funeral, but I think later she feels terrible that she wasn’t there for Danny this day.

I’m pretty sure now this was Nov. 18th, but I’m still not 100 percent sure. Michelle and Drew are having breakfast at the 5th Street Diner. They draw to one side and finally Drew convinces Michelle that she should make up to Danny to keep them safe. When Michelle approaches Danny he isn’t buying, he’s upset because no one much came to Mick’s funeral and Michelle and her friends didn’t even bother to come. Michelle says nobody told her when it was and admits it didn’t occur to her to ask. I think she is genuinely sorry that he’s upset she wasn’t there.

Manny Highlight Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOynxshqAAc&feature=channel_page

Full Episode –

(Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-smSSG0wHs (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI0RVduk0Ks (Part 3)

(Part 4)

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.

Soaps Greatest Loves 2018

December 17, 2018

Periodically soap magazines come out with special editions. Sometimes they’ll forgettable sometimes – say like the tribute edition to As the World Turns after it was canceled – they’re a must have. I think this one is one that you’ll want. I don’t know that all the couples are ones I’d have chosen, but they are really nice approximately 4 page write ups of the couples included. Plus 2 page photo spreads of other big couples. It’s 100 pages.

Cover of Special Issue with Jarlena featured

I’m sure what everyone wants to know if Manny is one of the couples. — Sadly, no. They weren’t chosen for a write up, but they do get a two page spread of photos from a photo shoot I don’t recognize. So at least they aren’t common. All three photos are of the Stenz version of Manny with Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) and Joie Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #4).

The couple that got a write up for Guiding Light was Jeva.

If you can’t find a copy of the newest special edition in a store near you, click here to order it online —>  https://bauer-media-group.myshopify.com/collections/soaps-in-depth/products/soaps-in-depth-special-soaps-greatest-love-stories

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.

Birthday Card 2018

December 12, 2018

Every year my cousin helps deliver a present and card for me from Danny and Michelle. It’s been a couple of months, but here it is.

And here is their report from this summer.

handwritten note in a card

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.

Bauer BBQ 2018 Prep Day by Robansuefarm

December 11, 2018

Author’s Note: Here’s a summary of things you should know about before we continue our Bauer BBQ fanfic.

Bauer BBQ 2018 Prep Day by Robansuefarm

Since Matt (who is calling himself MJ now to help distinguish himself from Matt Reardon) had claimed the Bauer garage apartment, the gang of kids were all staying at Manny’s Laurel Falls house the night before the 4th. It had been a busy, noisy day. They had broken up into groups. Clarissa had been playing with baby Mikey. Michelle was sitting on the floor by the couch surrounded by the rest of the pack of kids. They were watching Mikey crawling around the floor. Danny walked into the room. (Note: I’m not sure that the timing of this story fits development wise, but it works well for the story so swallow if you need to.)

“What’s going on in here?” He cocked his eyebrow at the group.

Little Billy jumped up and down, “We’re having a baby race!”

Dani interrupted, “Lily isn’t a baby anymore!”

“Close enough! We’re racing Mikey and Lily and see who can crawl to the end of the couch first!”

“Lily will always win because she’s a girl.”

“She’s bigger.”

“You just said she’s a baby.”

“Cut that out.” Danny reached down and picked up Mikey. “I don’t think I want my son…”

“OUR son….,” Michelle cut in.

“OUR son to be raced like a horse.”

Hope giggled, “Daddy is afraid of horses. He didn’t want me to have riding lessons.” (Note: See A Typical House fanfic)

Dani turned on her sister. “Daddy isn’t afraid of anything!”

Danny told his children, “There are some things that it makes sense to be afraid of, but while Daddy and Mommy are around to take care of you, you don’t need to be afraid of anything. Daddy and Mommy will take care of you.” He repeated to Mikey making baby faces, “Daddy will take care of you, yes, Daddy will take care of you.”

Mikey looked at him, smiled, tilted his head, and said, “Da-da.”

Danny looked with wonder at his son and then his wife who had jumped up beside him. “What did you say, Mikey? Say that again.”

Danny tried to get him to say it again. “Da-da. Say that again Da-da. Da-da.”

Mikey chewed his fist and then laughed. Then while everybody held their breath to listen he said, “Da-da.”

Everybody cheered and clapped.

*****Commercial Break*****

Meanwhile Robbie had taken Sarah outside to walk over to the falls.

“Robbie, are you sure it’s OK we’re out here? Your dad is always so strict about knowing where you are.”

“That happens when two of your kids have been kidnapped. He’s just worried about us. Over protective…but I wouldn’t bring you out here if I didn’t think it was safe.”

“I know you wouldn’t. I trust you.”

Robbie smiled shyly and “You know my folks built the house here because when Mom was a little girl Grandma Maureen used to bring her here. She used to dream of a handsome prince coming to marry her and then my Dad did. They got married here – twice. They dreamed of building a house here and they finally did when we moved back from California.”

“That’s very romantic…..Do you miss California ever?”

“No, I’m glad we moved back here. Springfield is special. I’m glad to be back here with family ….and if I we hadn’t moved back I wouldn’t have met you.”

“I’m glad you moved back.”

Robbie took Sarah’s hand and turned her to face him. Slowly, softly, sweetly, he leaned in and kissed her on the lips.

Just then Clarissa came running down from the house to tell Robbie the good news about Mikey saying his first word. At the sight of Rorah kissing her face fell, and blindly she ran back to the house. She found Michelle choking back the tears she said, “Please take me home. I just want to go home.”

Michelle hugged her. “Sure, honey, I’ll take you home.” She cast troubled eyes at Danny. Who shrugged puzzled. “Go on, take her home. I’ve got this.”

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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