Good news! The TAMARA BRAUN ONLINE MEDIA section is back. All videos have been restored and for the most part are working. If you should encounter any issues, please feel free to contact me. When you do please, please, please include the url of the video and what was happening. If you can provide me a print screen of what the error was so I know what to look for. You can contact me on the CONTACT & FEEDBACK page. There is an attachment link there. Again, please try to include this. It makes my job easier to find the problem. I’m also working on the revamped press section as well as getting a filmography in place. Busy, busy, busy.
I know it’s been a long time no see. I also know the site for a long time was basically in a jumbled mess in terms of pictures not showing in the gallery, videos not playing, the media section down completely, the press section not working, etc. Last year I was informed by my former host that my account would be terminated due to how large this and other sites of mine grew to. This despite the fact I was paying them for the space. I had to then find a new host and transfer the site. Given how big this one is with all the components, it was a daunting task. One I wasn’t looking forward to. Apparently once portions of the site were moved, the new host had a failure on one of the servers. The one this one was on. I had to reupload from the backup I had and nothing was going right including the connection from my laptop to the server. Did I say ghosts in the machine? The site remained dormant for this time.
With Tamara’s work on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as AVA VITALI a daily event, I became burned out with trying to keep things up-to-date, and my recording device died on me. Also I just cannot get into soaps anymore. I know that’s Tamara’s bread and butter, but I can’t take all the demon possession storylines, and if truth be told I don’t like her storyline. Running a site has its pluses and minuses, and one of those minuses is when the webmaster doesn’t like the thing the subject of the website is on. Namely: I don’t like Ava being out of Steve’s sphere. Plainly I’m an Ava and Steve shipper. I want them to have been given a chance and I’m tired of the “Ava raped Steve” stuff. I don’t like that Ava’s backstory has been shifted around to the point it makes little sense for the actual timeframe she’s been on. I know that’s the nature of soap operas, but at some point they’ve got to make sense. Otherwise it’s a lot of eye rolling and holding ones nose. Another thing that has taken up a lot of my time is I’m writing my first novel. The researching has taken a lot of time and I’ve also been battling a health issue not COVID related, and some personal issues I will not go into.
Now onto the update: I’ve managed to get the main site and gallery back up. Everything is all smoothed out and working normally. I’m in the process of trying to get the media/video section back up and working. I’m having to upload the videos in batches because the server times out if I try to do them all at once. I hope to have the media section back up within the next few days. I had an issue with trying to get the online content software working hence the on-again-off-again nature of that section. I’m in the process of transferring the press section to a different method based on the rest of the site and the new theme I’m using throughout. This will make the site a little more streamlined and make my job a little easier. This again will take some time, and I’m sorry about that. I’m also trying to establish a good filmography section that will take into consideration Tamara’s full body of work.
That’s about it for now. My apologies for not having been present and for not updating you on the status of the site. I hope this helps to try to explain what’s been happening. As for now, take care and be safe.
Some new scans from the latest Soap Opera Digest. I’ve transcribed the article that is now in the press section. Link below.
Tamara was on the cover of Soap Opera Digest with Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady) with a preview on the upcoming story.
A new letter in Soap Opera Digest from someone saying the same thing I’ve been saying for years since Tamara first debuted on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Ava Vitali. That is the chemistry between Tamara and Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson). This person, a fellow Canadian, sees the same thing I do in the amount of hotness between the two. Now a lot of the Stayla fans will contend it was rape what Ava did to Steve. Not when he jumped on the bed and was very voracious in the amount of lust he had for her. This wasn’t an Outlander case of Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) raping Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). That was clearly rape. Some would say like Jamie Steve couldn’t consent. Jamie did to save Claire (Caitriona Balfe), but he didn’t jump on Black Jack’s bones when he did it. Steve on the other hand was a little too willing. And again I’ll say Steve had other alternatives to sleeping with Ava who went willingly to Indonesia to find Tripp (Lucas Adams). Jamie was held captive in a dungeon for at least two days while Black Jack broke him down in both Wentwoth Prison and To Ransom A Man’s Soul. Steve had the ability to walk out the door and return to Salem at anytime to find Kayla (Mary Beth Evans). Unlike Jamie who was chained to a wall and completely under Black Jack’s hand. Ah well, people will still say it was rape because of the personal stake in the Stayla pairing. Here’s the letter…..
Back In Action
I’m just writing about a recent article in your magazine. I’m very, very, ecstatic that Ava is returning to DAYS. I know when she comes to the show that DAYS is can’t-miss! Tamara Braun is an amazing actress anyway, and with her and Stephen Nichols [Steve] in scenes together, those two have so much chemistry, it’s on fire. Steve can be telling her he hates her, but they still have it, for days.
Shelley J,. Vancouver, BC
With Tamara returning to daytime and DAYS OF OUR LIVES in her Emmy Winning Role as Ava Vitali, so goes the press. Here are the scans from the recent edition of Soap Opera Digest. I won’t be copying the article to the press section since it’s not with Tamara herself. Instead you can click on the images below to go to the scans and read them yourselves. Enjoy.