NEWS ARCHIVE - APRIL, 2009.

April 30, 2009.

TODAY'S EPISODE Never would have thought that fixing peanut butter sandwiches could be so hot! And Doris... Oh, Doris, couldn't you have called off your goons, so Frank could have stayed away from the FoL?! | US folks can watch today's episode on CBS.com or on IMDB.COM. International folks can watch the clips on YouTube at the Otaliafan channel.

CRYSTAL CHAT TRANSCRIPT & BLOG POSTS Sorry guys, I kept forgetting to add these... next time, kick me! The transcript of the recent Crystal Chappell Chat can be read on the BDP board. Crystal's also responding to messages left for her on the BPD board in her blog. I'm floored at her generosity at spending so much time "with" us. How awesome is she?!

SCREEN CAPTURES Added 222 screen captures of Jessica from the 2007 episodes from TeleNext's YouTube channel. There was only one episode that had both her and Crystal in it, though on separate parts of town.

These are episodes shortly after Natalia arrived in Springfield. She met her high school sweetheart Gus, his wife Harley and then things got all messed up. At that point Gus did not know that Rafe was his son.

Click the thumbnails to see the folders with the screen captures. Watch the episodes by clicking the links pointing to YouTube. | Also check out the drinking game for these episodes.

OTALIATOON! Many thanks to Rita for submitting this.

April 29, 2009.

ORLANDO PROMO While they are not in the Orlando bits, the gals are shown outside the courthouse (?) in a scene we haven't seen yet. Thanks to RocketChick for the info and the caps.

MUSIC VIDEO A hilarious Doris POV video of Doris/Olivia (I know, sacrilege, but it's still hilarious). Available in Chinese as well - which is even more hilarious, if possible.

April 28, 2009.

FANLISTING - New members added to the fanlisting. Welcome on board!

PRESS - The latest issue of TVGuide has Michael Logan praising the Otalia storyline of last week and the nonwedding. Many thanks to Julie H. for the scan.

OTALIA NOMINATED IN THE BEST KISS CATEGORY You can vote on your favorite kiss at the NNN Award widget on AE.com. Scroll past the images and use their interface to vote.

OLIVIA, OTALIA HISTORY LJ user anomalys put together two kicka$$ posts featuring YouTube clips entitled 10 things about Olivia Spencer... (pre-Otalia) and Otalia - A Year in the Making.... You need to watch these. Not necessarily in one night, or even one day, but gradually. Below is my favorite of the bunch. Too funny, too true!

Below is the now classic "You're Not Gonna Die On My Shift!" clip. Just awesome.

April 27, 2009.

SCREEN CAPS FROM FRIDAY'S EPISODE - An episode that was beyond lovely and perfect. A screencaps are a bit smaller in size than usual (700 x 525), since I made a wee bit more screencaps than usual (186 OMG!). Used VuDuLady's HD clips, TYVM!

April 26, 2009.

AUSXIP LAUNCHES JESSICA LECCIA SITE!

Very thrilled to announce the launch of our shiny new site dedicated to the lovely and talented Jessica Leccia. For those of you who have not been pushed under onto the Otalia train yet, Jessica Leccia currently stars on Guiding Light as one half of Otalia, the adorable Natalia Rivera.

You can catch Jessica (almost) daily on CBS alongside the equally divine Crystal Chappell (check your local listings), or on a variety of online outlets.

The site is the AUSXIP endorsed, TFLN approved fanlisting. You can join free of charge and without fear for being SPAMed. This is not an official fan club (sure wish there was one!), merely a listing of fans from around the world.

This domain also serves as an online repository of images. More will be added in random quantities (at random), so watch this space for updates.

Last, but not least: AUSXIP proudly showcases a growing collection of fan art featuring Jessica. Everyone's welcome to submit 4-5 pieces of art, click here to see how.

Thanks to all who've stopped by the Otalia site on AUSXIP and sent in comments, suggestions. Special thanks to all our contributors!

Many thanks to RocketChick for her super testing services and general pokeability, and to MaryD for being there, always.

Thanks to all for stopping by, do come and visit often :D

April 24, 2009.

WARNING: TODAY'S EPISODE MAY CAUSE YOU TO OD ON CUTE! How totally adorable were the gals today? Aw... US folks can watch today's episode on CBS.com or on IMDB.COM. International folks can watch the clips on YouTube at the Otaliafan channel.

OTALIATOON! A recap of today's episode in Otaliatoon mode.

April 23, 2009.

CAMPAIGN UPDATE Folks, please go and register at Lifetime.com and comment on the GL/Otalia threads, vote in the GL/Otalis poll! You can also mail, email your thoughts to Lifetime.

TODAY'S EPISODE Another great week in progress... It is GREAT to see Nat go after what she wants. CC continues to amaze me, Jessica just blows me away! The writing is beyond perfect. US folks can watch today's episode on CBS.com or on IMDB.COM. International folks can watch the clips on YouTube at the Otaliafan channel.

OTALIA SHIRTS! - RocketChick has designed a set of "OTALIA: Random Acts of Domestic HOTNESS" shirts. Grab yours today to help you push Otalia at school or the office :D

MINI FIC REC - Alsike's "Why Springfield" is a hilarious and cutting Doris fic with a surprising XO that works well for everyone's favorite mayor/DA/chief of police indeed.

AWESOME MASSIVE PICSPAM - "That you are my family. That you are everything to me." by jetgirl78. An Otalia retrospective. Image heavy. Very. | Check out Guiding Light (Olivia/Natalia) Picspam: 04-22-2009 by pibby. | And yet another great post by ripptyd "Guiding Light: Fanmix, Picspams, Fanvid (Olivia/Natalia)"

April 19, 2009.

FAN ART - grumpybear1031 posted a lovely batch of icons in the LJ comm.

FANLISTING - New members added to the fanlisting. Welcome on board!

MINI FIC REC - Forgot to link up karjens40's "Enough is Enough." "Pairing: Olivia/Natalia with a splash of the Wolfe. Summary: Doris has had enough." Fun stuff! :D

April 18, 2009.

FANLISTING - New members added to the fanlisting. Welcome on board!

MINI FIC REC POST - Once again we have tons of new fic. Visit BPD LJ comm to read some good stuff. | Be sure to read DiNovia's latest chapters, she's cranking up the angst (if it's even possible to crank it higher in her series :P), and my favorite this week is once again by RocketChick (yes, dammit). Click here to read Fighting Chance, it's a take on what might happen in the next couple of weeks as Natalia goes after what she wants.

SUBMIT YOUR REVIEWS AND ART! - Submit a review! Will gladly take well-written weekly Otalia writeups or reviews of other projects CC or JL have done. You're also welcome to submit your art, select your 4-5 best icons, banners or wallpapers, zip them up and send them to mesh[at]ausxip[dot]com along with a link to where I might see your other work. Thanks!

April 17, 2009.

TODAY'S EPISODE What a finish for the week! I can't wait to see what Natalia will do to get Liv! US folks can watch today's episode on CBS.com or on IMDB.COM. International folks can watch the clips on YouTube at the Otaliafan channel.

OFFICIAL GL EPISODES ON YOUTUBE! - TeleNextMedia has released GL on youtube! Nice, crispy video with larger than average window size. Awesome! The episodes appear to be from 2007, which means I'll be capping like a dilligent little monkey the next couple weeks, month: gotta get me some nice caps :D

AN INSIGHTFUL BLOG POST WITH GORGEOUS PICSPAM - Read jetgirl78's post about Otalia this week and check out the lovely images accompanying the post that delves into Olivis'a backstory. Good stuff!

A FUN BLOG POST - Read A Conversation With GodÖ by The Schmootz, a hilarious monologue from Doris.

FUN STUFF Below is my recap of today's episode.

The above attempt at scripting (I know, it's too big a word for what I've committed :P), a call to all: create your own videos at xtranormal, then send me a link to share with the rest of us.

April 16, 2009.

TODAY'S EPISODE US folks can watch today's episode on CBS.com or on IMDB.COM. International folks can watch the clips on YouTube at the Otaliafan channel.

April 15, 2009.

TODAY'S EPISODE - What a day! Another brilliant episode. Olivia continues to slay me. I wish everyone would just give Natalia a minute to think! Frank was great today, LOVED Doris!

US folks can watch today's episode on CBS.com or on IMDB.COM. International folks can watch the clips on YouTube at the Otaliafan channel.

April 14, 2009.

TODAY'S EPISODE - US folks can watch today's episode on CBS.com or on IMDB.COM. International folks can watch the clips on YouTube at the Otaliafan channel.

THE MOMENT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR - Part 2. - The promo for tomorrow's episode can be viewed at the Official Guiding Light website. Check under "Recaps & Sneak Peeks."

Smallish, but presentable images from the promo below. Click the thumbs for the slightly bigger versions.

April 13, 2009.

TODAY'S EPISODE - US folks can watch today's episode on CBS.com or on IMDB.COM. International folks can watch the clips on YouTube at the Otaliafan channel.

THE MOMENT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR - Click here to see the promo on CBS.com.
Images from the promo for this week below. Click the thumbs for the slightly bigger versions.

THE NELSON RATINGS - How's this from a canceled show? Look at Nelson's ratings... Now if everybody (especially CBS) saw things his way...

Top Soaps to Watch:
1. The Young and the Restless, CBS/Global
2. Guiding Light, CBS/E!
3. Days of our Lives, NBC/Global

Top 3 Storylines to Watch This Week:
1. Will GLís Olivia stop Natalia from marrying Frank?
[...]

Top 5 Actresses to Watch:
1. Crystal Chappell (Olivia, GL)
2. Jessica Leccia (Natalia, GL)
[...]

The Only Duo To Watch:
1. Olivia and Natalia, GL

Top 3 Love Triangles:
1. Phyllis/Nick/Sharon, Y&R
2. Olivia/Natalia/Frank, GL
3. Sami/EJ/Nicole, DAYS

Top 3 Passionate Fan Bases:
1. Save Guiding Light
2. Otalia, GL
[...]

Top 3 Soap Magazine Covers:
1. Soaps In Depth: Nick chooses Sharon on Y&R!
2. Soap Opera Weekly: GL cancelled!
[...]

Top 3 Soap Moments To Watch:
1.Tuesday: GLís Olivia and Natalia say the L word to each other.
[...]

April 12, 2009.

MINI FIC REC POST
Tons of new fic this week, not having the gals on the show this week really got everyone trying to make up for it in fics, vids, art and lively speculation. Below are a couple links to fic that caught my eye this week on the BPD LJ comm, make sure to check out the rest of the entries at the comm, I'm sure I missed tons of other stuff.

DJ Shiva posted new chapters to The Fiercest Calm. still_nina and calliopes_muse have posted several drabbles and tie-ins as well. DiNovia continues to post in her Hide Beside Me series, she's also posted Somebody's Wife, another take on what might go down next week. There are also fan mixes posted on top of the icons and vids. Check it all out.

RocketChick has posted two lovely pieces this week, Star Struck One amd Something Blue. Her site now features a GL section next to her assorted SG fic and space marines.


eBooks are in the making, but RL's a little overwhelming right now.

April 11, 2009.

FANLISTING - New members added to the fanlisting. Welcome on board!

April 10, 2009.

SAVE ONE SHOW - VOTE FOR GL at the EOnline poll of which cancelled show to review.

AFTERELLEN HOT 100 - SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION FOR CRYSTAL AND JESSICA at AfterEllen's Hot 100. "you can submit your nominations for the 10 women you think are the hottest women on the planet."

PRESS - Otalia SOD Cover for subscribers. For the rest of us... a non-Otalia cover with the shocking exit of folks I've never even heard of. Pft. SOD, :P

OBEY DORIS! - Blame GL, this is what I am forced to do on the days the gals are not on. :P

Click here to see all full and icons sized versions.

FANLISTING - New members added to the fanlisting. Welcome on board!

April 9, 2009.

A MESSAGE FROM CRYSTAL CHAPPELL - The note "taped" to the top of each page is from Crystal via Cathie from CCandFriends, the official CC fan club. So please join us in a campaign to help Otalia live on, and support Crystal & Jessica.

CHAT WITH CRYSTAL CHAPPELL - Once again from Cathie of CCandFriends, Crystal will participate in a chat with fan club members and members of BPD members Friday, April 17th, 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT. Check both sites for more details.

SPOILERY PHOTOS - PGP Classic Soaps has posted a bunch of photos from next week's episodes. Don't check them out if you don't want to be spoiled. Do check them out if you want to see CC look stunning in a red dress and imposible shoes, or if you want to see Jessica look adorable hiding behind a gigantic bouquet.

ONLINE PRESS - 'Guiding Light' crew not leaving Peapack-Gladstone just yet. The cast and crew of television's Guiding Light aren't leaving town yet, even though CBS announced the it no longer will air the longest running show in broadcast history after Sept. 18. | Thanks to Stewart-Wade for the info.

OBEY NATALIA! - Added two new pieces.

April 7, 2009.

YESTERDAY'S EPISODE - The gals were not on today, so why not rewatch yesterday's show, especially that one scene where Natalia tries on her wedding dress. What a beautifully played, emotionally charged scene! Then hang in there to catch lil' Emma tell on Natalia! US folks can watch today's episode on CBS.com or on IMDB.COM. International folks can watch the clips on YouTube at the Otaliafan channel.

RUMOR REPORT - Will The P&G Soaps End up on Lifetime?. Buzz is growing that Lifetime could be possibly provide a new home for Guiding Light and As The World Turns after the Proctor and Gamble sudsers end their respective CBS runs. Comment on the threads or email Lifetime to show your support for GL!

SCREEN CAPTURES - Added Roger's screencaps for yesterday's episode. Click the thumbnails below to access the gallery.

April 6, 2009.

A supercute teaser below for a FOUR PART VIDEO INTERVIEW that will blow your mind. I <3 Michael Fairman for all the Otalia goodness he's given us! Michael interviews Crystal and Jessica for Advocate.com!

The teaser was above, now head over to Michael's site to see the FOUR PART interview and outtakes.

CAMPAIGN FOR GL! - Please take a couple minutes to write and call to help save GL and OTALIA in some form.

ONLINE PRESS - Can Guiding Light Really Be Saved? by Michael Logan on TVGuide.com. | "Iím hearing from viewers ó a lot of them ó who say they started watching the show because of all the buzz surrounding [Otalia]. Isnít that supposed to be the goal of every soap ó luring new viewers?"

OBEY OLIVIA! - Added two new pieces by moi.

April 5, 2009.

Cajun70503 created a video supporting GL and pointing out how outdated the Nielsen Ratings are. Amazing how none of the core GL fans seems to have Nielsen boxes, isn't it?

April 4, 2009.

WALLPAPERS, ICONS: Added five new wallpapers and seven new icons. Tried to do happy things only, but the heartache seeps in no matter how hard I try... Enjoy, use, comment. :D
Click any of the preview images below to get to all the new pieces.

Click here to see all the pieces.

April 2, 2009.

CAMPAIGN FOR GL! - Please take a couple minutes to write and call to help save GL and OTALIA in some form.

SAVE GL PETITION - Please sign the petition to save GL.

MUSIC VIDEO - RocketChick has created an awesome Otalia music video to Honest Eyes by Melissa Ferrick. Go, check it out!

SCREEN CAPTURES - Added Roger's screencaps for yesterday's episode. Click the thumbnails below to access the gallery.