I know, I know, “Girl, you got some splainin’ to do.” As you can tell, I’ve changed the banner layout. I hope you like it as it took me the better part of one and a half months to figure it all out. Parts of it I’m still in the process of tinkering with so I’m going to ask your indulgence until I get all the hinkiness worked out. Until then, I hope you like the new look of TAMARA OBSCURA @ This will be up a while. Yours, Dianne


“Better late, than never!”My extreme apologies for not having these up on the day, but for some reason, life decided to take me on a different path these past few days. So I’m back, I’ve got updates and boy do I have updates. Read on McDuff…….Why is it some people are trying to link Tamara’s turn as Reese to that of Carly? I don’t get it nor do I completely understand it. The only thing they share is that Tamara played both. Nothing more. However as I glance around the web, there are some who are wanting to see the connection. I’m not naming names, just saying…. While I adored Tamara as Carly


Hi there. I wanted to apologize for the lack of updates, but with the water yesterday, my still feeling wonky and my mom with the flu, and computer problems plaguing me, the last couple of days have been to say the very least, hinky. I’ll be working on Friday night to get all media and caps up for you by the weekend. I’ve also got some other stuff I want to get up here so please be patient.Thanks for sticking with me. Yours, Dianne


“What’s a cubit…?”What does the above have to do with anything? Plenty. Todays screencaps and media may be a little late


My apologies for not updating over the weekend. I had the post all written then for some stupid inexplicable reason, I deleted it. Dumb I know….. I’m also still feeling under the weather. This intestinal bug is just hanging on for dear life and making my life a misery. But as they say, onwards and upwards. Can I say how much I’ve loved Tamara in the last couple of days. I adored how she told Erica off. Her “ten husbands” comment had me on the floor giggling with glee. And the way Zach (Thorsten Kaye) stood up for Reese to Erica. Priceless! And today with Reese’s comment about Bianca and hotel room beds is like “Princess and the pea”. Good all around. I’m a happy camper. I’d have to say though, Tamara had me in tears. Her scenes as Reese with Gabby were just heartbreaking. And I truly have to say that Bianca was being a bit of a snoot today accusing Reese of wanting to be with Zach. I could have smacked her! I do understand Bianca’s been let down by her past relationships, but Reese isn’t one of those. She’s here to stay and that’s what makes me sad for someone like Bianca. She doesn’t see the Golden Reese (a play on the golden fleece) she has. I really do wish they’d played out Reese’s returning to Paris. To make Bianca have to do some fast apologizing. With the return of Kendall (Alicia Minshew) due this week and according to the preview (you’ll find it in the sidebar), it looks like it’s going to be a big week for the Kane/Montgomery/Slater family so any type of Reese/Bianca angst is going to take a backseat. There was a very nice letter in last week’s Soap Opera Weekly about Tamara and Eden. I’ll inlude here:PUBLIC OPINIONBravo, AMC!I am writing about hte recent storyline involving Reese and Bianca on All My Children. I am a new fan of AMC, having come aboard as a lifetime As the World Turns fan. I started watching AMC when all of my friends kept telling me a groundbreaking story was about to start, and I haven’t been able to stop watching since. I am so addicted! Not only do I absolutely love Reese and Bianca and their story, but several other storylines, as well. I want to see much more of Reese and Bianca, and watch them in a successful relationship. So far, the writers have done a brilliant and sensitive job portraying a same-sex relationship, and I can’t say enough about the actresses. Please keep Tamara Braun and Eden Riegel on the show!Tammy, via e-mailI’ll be including the link to Friday’s screencaps and media in this posting. [ 306 ] SCREENCAPS REESE: 01/09/2009 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 01/12/2009 “ALL MY CHILDREN [ 385 ] SCREENCAPS REESE: 01/07/2009 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 01/12/2009 “ALL MY CHILDREN [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 01/12/2009 PREVIEW


Behind again! Mucho sorry….. Reese: I like Erica.Greenlee: I don’t, let her rip!I loved that interchange yesterday between Reese and Greenlee. It’s so funny, I really wasn’t too thrilled with Rebecca Budig given how ABC and Brian Frons handled the whole “Real Greenlee” campaign and how Ms. Budig’s predecessor Sabine Singh was treated so unfairly in light of Rebecca’s return, but I can truly say I’m loving this alliance between Greenlee and Reese. Finally, Reese has a supporter on her side. And I love how supportive Ryan (Cameron Matthison) is being of both Reese and Bianca. I know, I know…this is Ryan The Thongman. I get it, but I love how Ryan and Greenlee are more or less helping Reese and Bianca and I loved how Ryan told Bianca not to do what she’s going to be doing in testing Reese and Zach. I personally think it’s juvenile of Bianca to do this. While I do understand her reasons for believing that Reese will take off on her or at the very least, turn straight on her, I cannot understand the reasoning for writing this story. It does a great disservice to this ‘groundbreaking’ story in terms of making it seem as if gay/les/bi people are somehow more fickle than straight people. Of course, it’s ‘soap operaish’ to do this, but come on, Bianca believing she has to set a trap for the two people she claims to love! For further background on this week, read this article: LATE BREAKING NEWS: AMCS BIANCA SETS A TRAP FOR ZACH AND REESE. I’ll include four images from yesterday and today since Tamara was wearing the same clothes and had the same hair. BTW, llike her turn as Ava on Days of our Lives, I’m loving how the All My Children clothes, hair and makeup people are doing with Tamara. I’d have to give he edge to AMC’s people because I’m loving the sophistication they’re giving to Reese. Just love it. [ 181 ] SCREENCAPS REESE: 01/08/2009 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 01/08/2009 “ALL MY CHILDREN [ 265 ] SCREENCAPS REESE: 01/07/2009 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 01/07/2009 “ALL MY CHILDREN