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.
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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.
I’m sure most of you are aware I haven’t uploaded in a very long time. The last time was back in July 2018 from GENERAL HOSPITAL. The reasons are this, as I stated in this post Is Ava Vitali Alive And Back From The Dead?, I had a hard drive crash. The result was a bad drive due to Dell computers’ way of using used parts in their repairs. If you plan on getting a Dell and plan on buying an extended warranty I urge you to seek other coverage for your computer needs. Their parts are refurbished and really don’t hold up well under the constant strain of a computer’s day-to-day using. All of my files were on that failed hard drive. I was able to get my computer fixed in terms of having a brand new hard drive installed, however, the downside is whatever is on the old hard drive is sort of in limbo. I’ve done some investigating and found out the cost of the recovery of all the files including my extensive research for my three novels I’m working on, many personal photos of my family, music I cannot get again, and all of the files needed to be able to update Tamara’s GENERAL HOSPITAL work are on there. Since I’m on a fixed budget and most of my extra money goes to paying domain fees and webshoting, I’ve set up a GoFundMe to try to accommodate that task. If you would like to donate please feel free to there.
So next thing Webhosting and websites: This site has become enormous as you know. With all the screencaps and video uploads my host was threatening to shut me down due to the demands of serving up the various files for a site as big as this one. There was also the matter of my many websites being hacked. I’m still trying to get all of mine cleaned up as those pages that have been compromised at no risk to your viewing, are causing a strain on the servers of the shared hosting I have. My being here at Bravenet for the last 14 years hasn’t given me any leeway as far as loyalty is concerned. I had to more or less beg in order for them not to shut me down. Also on this server are my Ted King Online and my Stephen Nichols Online sites. Given the amount of screencaps dedicated to their soap opera work alone all three sites are sizeable. Right now I’m trying to figure out my options of whether to keep all three sites here at Bravenet, or move them, an undertaking I’m not willing to deal with since it would take a lot to copy files and make sure all have been moved properly. So right now they’ve put a cap on the amount I can upload. Since the video files alone are big I can’t upload any videos that are too big. The average eight minute video is about 500MB in size and the server having to serve that file size over and over again puts the aforementioned strain on the servers. Until I figure out what’s going on there won’t be any video or screencap uploads. I deeply apologize for that. I will keep you updated either here or on the site’s official Twitter page here: Tamara Braun Online On Twitter . You can follow us over there if you like. I am continuing to record GENERAL HOSPITAL and have continued to clip up Tamara’s work as Kim Nero as well as keeping up on the screencapping, but again with the issues I’m having with my webhost I cannot upload. And that bums me out. I also have many new images I wish I could upload, but not yet. I also have many magazine articles I’ve been collecting but a lot of what I had was on the bad hard drive. I’m continuing to collect magazine articles from the various publications concerning Tamara, but again I cannot upload them. I might try getting the text and thumbnail done for the press section, but we’ll see on that.
I’ve also been dealing with health issues for myself as well as my partner. We’ve both had many issues that have included three hospitalizations for her last year as well as my vertigo issue that is still ongoing, I’ve had many other issues including quite a bad infection that has needed heavy antibiotics that have left me pretty knackered. I’ve been to the emergency ward three times this year with these issues. I’ve also had some emotional issues dealing with those health issues as well as dealing with the death of my mom in 2015. I’m not out of the woods yet and neither is my partner. So that again has been taking a fair bit of my stamina. I’m not doing too bad right now, but again I’m still not one hundred percent. I’m also trying to get whatever I can remember of my research materials for my novels reclaimed from memory and try to reconstruct from what I have of back ups I have on other drives. Again that good ole stamina.
Lastly, I want to say is this site isn’t going anywhere. And I’m sorry for the extended downtime earlier in the year. That couldn’t be helped. My hosting (as it is) is up in October of this year and I’m about to renew both TAMARA-BRAUN.COM and TAMARABRAUN.ORG so they’re still active. Please do continue to visit the gallery, media, press, and filmography sections as they will remain up just not updated for now. Thank you for sticking around and for remaining loyal to Tamara. Please know I’m trying to rectify the webhosting issues as well as trying to keep healthy. Take care and be safe. Love Dianne.
The gallery is finally back up. Sorry it’s taken so long to do this but the files were massively messed up. I had to reupload and figure everything out from there. Enjoy.
I know it’s been a long time since I posted and the site has been a little wonky of sorts, but there have been a lot of things happening behind the scenes that have been maddening. First I told you a bit back the site was hacked. I’ve been slowly combing through the site to remove everything. This has caused a lot of upheaval server side and a lot of work for me. Next is my partner has been sick. Things started in July and carried through into August and September and it’s been a bit of a trial trying to get her well. We’ve had spots of health, but things have come up that just made it harder to get back to posting and such. The other thing that happened is that my computer died and the hard drive was corrupted and I lost everything. All my Tamara Braun files and images that weren’t saved to an external drive were lost. It’s going to cost a ton of money for me to have a data recovery team recover anything they can. I’ve set up a Go Fund Me page where you can contribute to that to help: GOFUNDME. Any amount can help and it would be very appreciated. Lastly I’ve had to think long and hard about whether I wanted to continue given the hacking, lost files and all. This and a run-in I had with Tamara on Twitter where she misunderstood something I said and more ore less made me fell as if my dedication to her all these years was for nothing. I’m going to get back into these things slowly. I’m still feeling my way around in terms of how much I want to do based on whatever files I can get back, and how much I feel about my dedication to Tamara. I still love her, but I’m feeling a bit hurt by her belief I’m not a fan and by her fans’ thinking I am something I’m not. This because of an article appearing on a website proclaiming I was bullying her. This I think has hit me harder than anything else. So for now it’s baby steps. This all plus my feelings about her return to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Kim when she should be playing Carly. For now I have some news for you that might bear on Tamara’s future on GENERAL HOSPITAL.
According to an article on Soap Dirt, Tamara may not be staying at GENERAL HOSPITAL as long as hoped. This site is reporting she will be departing after the Oscar (Garren Lake Stitt) Cancer story is done. This comes with a revelation on DAYS OF OUR LIVES that is hinting Ava Vitali may be alive, hence the title of the post. I’m hoping it is true since this would mean I could wrap up her current stint on GENERAL HOSPITAL and not have to keep defending my position on why I feel it was wrong to bring her back as anyone else other than Carly. I’m posting the article here for your consideration.
‘Days of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Is Ava Vitali Alive And Back From The Dead?
Days of Our Lives spoilers tease that Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun) might be the next character to come back from the dead. Recently fans saw initials on the doors in Xander Cook’s (Paul Telfer) warehouse. One door said “AV”. Could “AV” stand for Ava Vitali? Is she alive?
Although Tamara Braun is currently working at General Hospital, spoilers for the ABC soap indicate she’s leaving after a story arc and isn’t staying on GH for good. If so, that would leave her available should they decide to bring Ava Vitali back from the dead. Alternately, they could recast the character.
Days of Our Lives spoilers reveal that Dr. Wilhelm Rolf (William Utay) is also alive. He appeared to have committed suicide, in 2017, when confronted by Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) and Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso) during their search for Will Horton (Chandler Massey). Clearly, Dr. Rolf escaped death. Presumably given the same shot that he gave Will.
Dr. Rolf is very valuable to the DiMera family. He is a master scientist. His loyalty to Stefano DiMera (the late Joseph Mascolo) clearly extends to the DiMera children as well. It appears that Dr. Rolf has been working closely with Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk) to bring Salem residents back from the dead.
DOOL spoilers reveal that EJ DiMera (Trey Baxter) was behind the “ED” door in the warehouse. He’s since been moved to another room. Fans have since seen initials on the other doors. This new development has led DOOL fans to speculate who is behind each initialed door. Some initials aren’t that surprising but one door has fans of Days of Our Lives gossiping.
Days of Our Lives fans were also quick to notice the “AV” on the door and assume it means Ava Vitali is alive. Fans are wondering what Kristen’s motive for bringing Ava back from the dead would be. What purpose does she serve for Kristen DiMera?
Joey Johnson (formerly played by James Lastovic) is currently serving a prison sentence for killing Ava Vitali. If Ava is still alive what does that mean for Joey? Could this new development mean that Joey Johnson could be returning to Salem soon? Another possibility is that Ava will perish in the warehouse fire along with Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) before anyone realizes she was really alive.
Joey isn’t the only Johnson who would be shocked if Ava was alive. Tripp Dalton (Lucas Adams) feels he missed out on so much never knowing his mother. This would give him a chance to really get to know his mother. If Ava is alive will Tripp finally realize everything he’s been told about his mother is true? Or is it possible that Ava would change her wicked ways if she knew her son was still alive?
If Ava Vitali is alive what does she have left? Tripp gave her entire fortune away. He wanted to show the world he was nothing like his mother. If Ava returns from the dead now she will be starting over. Will the love of her son reform her or will she turn her son into a master manipulator like herself?
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