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a website dedicated to American actor/writer/director/producer Stephen Nichols. Best known for his varied roles on daytime television, Stephen has just returned to his iconic role of Steven Earl "Patch" Johnson on the daytime soap opera DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Stephen also played the parts of uber-tychoon Tucker McCall on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, as The Dark Prince Stefan Cassadine on GENERAL HOSPITAL and Dr. Skylar Cates on the cancelled SANTA BARBARA. Stephen has also appeared in films and in episodic television such as CRASH, THE NANNY, EMPTY NEST, SECOND CHANCES, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, RENEGADE, WITCHBOARD, & THE PHOENIX. This is strictly a fan site and NOT Stephen's official site. This site has a strict no paparazzi policy and will not publish photos of Stephen during his private time.

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I know there’s been a serious lack of updates for Stephen’s episodes for May. And for that, I’m truly sorry. I’ve had a lot of personal stuff going on in my life plus Tamara Braun, Stephen’s former DAYS OF OUR LIVES co-star who played Ava Vitali, has returned to DOOL to play the recast character of Taylor Raines Walker. I also have Stephen’s former GENERAL HOSPITAL co-star Ted King work on ONE LIFE TO LIVE and so far, not enough time. I’m hoping to make things a lot more streamlined so that I can get everything up on the day.

Could someone please kill Abby for me? Seriously. Someone over at SOAPZONE posted a main thread about Tucker and how he’s been treated and I had this to add:

At this stage, I really don’t see a need to have the ONS with Diane come out. What would it serve? Why not allow Ashley and Tucker to get married and let live? I’m tired of Abby and her antics. She should check her own behaviour before she rags on others for theirs. She’s stripped how many times now in public? And let’s not forget she did it right in front of her father and step-siblings. Should Tucker really fear Abby or whatever she might. reveal to Ashley? I think not. She even tried to come onto Tucker. He showed her the door. Tucker is really above reproach at this stage. He loves Ashley and unlike ones like Nick, Victor and Jack, Tucker is a stand up guy. In business he’s a whip. That he has told Ashley what and who he is and she’s accepted that should show us how she will accept the revelation of the Diane ONS. I really think that Ashley won’t care. It was, afterall, just a one night stand at a time when Tucker was having a crisis surrounding Kay’s ill-treatment of him. Does it matter since he’s been totally dedicated to Ashley. To me Tucker McCall is better than any of the other men in Genoa City. Is he perfect? Nope…never said he was. But the one thing that Tucker has over the other men is that he’s been honest to Ashley, dedicated, loving. These are all the attributes I love about Tucker. As for that ONS…I can and do dismiss it. No need to bring it up. Where Tucker is as of this moment, it really doesn’t matter.

That’s all I have to say ……

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I know there hasn’t been any major updates since I think December of last year. I don’t know if I have any visitors left, but there’s been some issues I’ve been dealing with behind the scenes regarding this website that have caused me to take a long pause due to some things I’m deciding and some major technical issues that cropped up and didn’t get resolved until earlier today.

I was finally able to get RENEGADE MEDIA back up and running. Back about the end of December going into the New Year, I was contacted by my media hostsite and informed their servers had been hacked in a major way. They were scrambling to try to get back their clients’ accounts … and mine was one of them. I have about five or six other media sites on that account other than RENEGADE MEDIA. They are:

  • OBSCURE MEDIA — the home site and dedicated to Tamara Braun
  • THE PORTAL MEDIA — media site dedicated to Ted King
  • ARTISAN MEDIA — media site dedicated to The X-Files star Mitch Pileggi
  • DNA MEDIA — media site dedicated to former Law & Order: SVU actors Diane Neal and Adam Beach
  • SOLITON MEDIA — media site dedicated to actors Nick Chinlund, Christopher Meloni and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  • …. and many more

All of those sites were affected and none were working as what could be called, normal. I had coding and other substantial issues I was dealing with that were severely screwed up. I needed to take the time to focus on those issues. They all seem to be fixed on all sites…fortunately. Fingers crossed, nothing else crops up because if they do, I’m going to commit some kind of act of egregious harm on some do-nothing idiots at a certain media hosting company. In other words, their tech people were no help. I had to seek assistance from another place and do some of my own troubleshooting. So that is what has been going on with that.

Another issue that has cropped up is my health. I had a really bad flu during the Christmas Holidays that didn’t seem to resolve itself and carried on into the New Year. About two weeks ago I started out with a really sore throat and last week it culminated in my partner having to take me to the hospital because I could not eat or drink anything. In essence, I was in crisis. Six hours later and some five or six bags of fluids, anti-inflammatories and other things, I was able to come home. I was on a course of pain killers and antibiotics that sort of put me down for the better part of this week. I’m back to almost full health and back at work, which is why I was eager to get back to work on the technical issues with the media sites I had.

Lastly, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with this site. Given all the issues I’ve had regarding misrepresentation and other things, I’ve been a little shy to do anything lest I offend someone. Now what I’m considering is either deleting the site entirely which would break my heart considering the amount of time and money I’ve put into it. So here’s what I’m considering but I need feedback from YOU. I’m considering buying a domain and moving it off the subdomain of and to it’s very own address. Problem? I’d need donations to keep that site going, otherwise, I’ll have to keep it on the subdomain. Also, my workload has fourpled (not a word I know). Over the past week it was reported that Tamara Braun will be returning to daytime and to her former soap DAYS OF OUR LIVES as the recast for the character of Taylor Walker or Raines. Along with my regular media and screencaps for actor Ted King in his new role on ONE LIFE TO LIVE as the mysterious Tomas and Mitch Pileggi who is recurring on the CW’s SUPERNATURAL and FX’s SONS OF ANARCHY, I’m going to have to prioritize. I’m going to be making Tamara and Mitch my main sites and Ted and Stephen’s my secondary sites. If I don’t get to the updates for this site on the day, it’ll be the day after. But they will be made. It’s just if I get a day when Tamara, Ted and Stephen are on, I’m going to have to really decide what will take precedence. But I will get Stephen’s media up.

So that is the dish. Following this epistle, I’ll be posting only the locations to where you can find the relevant media and screencaps. I won’t be posting the individual dates, but the master location where you can find them. Without further delays…..


Click on the relative links to get to the areas. Enjoy.

Best of wishes, Dianne

I recently became embroiled in a little heated pseudo argument over at the official Sony board for THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS with the posters in what is called the ‘Tuckerlicious’ thread. It’s 3000+ posts strong where Stephen and Tucker fans get to gush about our guy. The post in question was one I made where I offered my screencaps to the group, however, I apparently pissed someone off by stating that I had better screencaps here than the ones she posted to the thread. I then, apparently, brought hellfire and damnation down upon me by being ‘rude’ or nasty but supposedly insulting this one poster’s work. I only stated that my screencaps were better than hers. I did not discredit her offering them up to the group to view.

As some of my visitors know, I was given the full content of what was webmistress Hurley’s Tamara Braun site @, I was also given the domain. My site dedicated to Tamara is here: TAMARA OBSCURA and contains a large supply of HI RES images and low grade screencaps that don’t pass muster. And I’m willing to admit that. The screencaps given to me by Hurley for particularly Tamara’s work on the two soap operas DAYS OF OUR LIVES where she played the part of Ava Vitali, involved with Stephen’s character of Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson, and on ALL MY CHILDREN as Bianca Montgomery’s (Eden Riegel, currently Heather Stephens on Y&R) lesbian lover, Reese Williams, are of superior quality to the ones I did for Tamara’s work on those two soap operas. Mine are too washed out at times, or too dark depending on the day. But at least I’m willing to admit that they were/are not of the best quality. Having learned my lesson, I decided when I began this fan site for Stephen, I would provide the best quality screencaps of his Y&R work as I could so that his fans wishing to do banners, icons, avatars, etc, could have the best colour, tone, sharpness, et al, I could provide. This was not a pissing contest, only me pointing the posters to my site where they could find good quality screencaps for their projects. Nothing more, nothing less.

I posted in the previous post for today something that someone took offense to. It was done because I felt I’d been treated unfairly by those people and since this is my site, I felt I had a right to air my feelings…which are my feelings and I’m entitled to them given the amount of judgementalism that was given to me. I have since amended the post, but I will not apologize to give any ‘warm and fuzzy’ feelings of Khumbaya. I also told them I would not post any more images from this gallery to that thread due to the fact that it negates the purpose of this website to offer up my images to that thread without benefit of guiding traffic to my site, which is the reason fansites are created.

To them at that thread on the Sony board, I will not offer an apology. I don’t feel I need to, and it’s not becaue I’m being the aforementioned pissy, it’s because my original post to them was taken entirely out of proportion. If the poster I made the supposed or even imaginary slight to can’t take constructive criticism, a lot of which I have taken on the road through my self-taught HTML, PHP and WordPressing, then I don’t know what more there is for me to say, other than to say nothing.

Just a preview today, but what a preview. Looks like Smilin’ Jack (Peter Bergman) is in hot doo-doo. I should have subtitled this the “You’re Fired” edition. Wondering if that position at Jabot that’s about to be empty will be filled quickly with Victoria (Amelia Heinle)? Could it be that offer at Chance’s (John Driscoll) wake has anything to do with it? I’ve also added an article to the press section I promised a few days ago. It’s between Stephen and Tamara Braun on their roles of Steve Johnson and Ava Vitali on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. It’s a really good read. Watch out for the line Tamara throws out there on Stephen’s ‘one good eye’. Classic Tamara. I also have to fix an issue with the gallery banner.

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As you can see, I really got busy this weekend with screencapping some of Stephen’s other work on soaps. I have a website dedicated to Tamara Braun and because of that, I have a lot of clips of Tamara’s six month stint on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as the sexy siren Ava Vitali, a role that won her the Daytime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008. But thanks to that, I have some of Stephen’s work during the time. I don’t have all of Stephen’s airtime during that time because I only recorded Tamara’s airdates. I did start to record all of Stephen’s work at that point due to a botched attempt at another website I was planning for Stephen, so I am sorry I don’t have all of his dates, but what I do have, will be included here. I have some feelers out in trying to obtain some of Stephen’s other work during his return from 2006-2009 and I’m hoping they pan out. However, until such time, please feel free to view the caps I do have. I’m planning on clipping up his episodes from the original recorded versions I have saved on an external harddrive and put them up at RENEGADE MEDIA. When I have them done I will post. At this time though, I know I’m going to piss off a whole host of Steve and Kayla fans with the inclusion of a lot of caps of Steve with Ava. All I can say is…live with it! I loved the chemistry between Tamara and Stephen and wished they’d been paired on GENERAL HOSPITAL when they were there as Stefan Cassadine and Carly Corinthos, however, the soap gods were kind to me and paired them on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Ava and Steve. Due to the consternation of the Steve and Kayla fans and some behind-the-scenes machinations, that pairing was cut short and I was deprived of my couple. So I indulged myself on my Tamara site with copious cappies [ TAMARA OBSCURA DOOL SCREENCAP GALLERY ] of my couple. I plan to do the same here. As I said, if you’re a Steve and Kayla fan, as I know most are, I’m sorry. Tamara and Stephen were just too hot to ignore. And I still feel deprived, and this is my site afterall….mine, mine, mine. If it seems as if I’m being petulant, I am. I’ll be posting an interview with Stephen and Tamara soon. Stay tuned.

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