(hp)v. hoped, hop·ing, hopesv.intr.1. To wish for something with expectation of its fulfillment.2. Archaic To have confidence; trust.v.tr.1. To look forward to with confidence or expectation: We hope that our children will be successful.2. To expect and desire. See Synonyms at expect.
n.1. A wish or desire accompanied by confident expectation of its fulfillment.2. Something that is hoped for or desired: Success is our hope.3. One that is a source of or reason for hope: the team’s only hope for victory.4. often HopeChristianity The theological virtue defined as the desire and search for a future good, difficult but not impossible to attain with God’s help.5. Archaic Trust; confidence.
This is what Sonny and Brenda fans feed off of. It could be a word spoken by Sonny or another character, a sweet tweet tweeted to us during the day by a certain you-know-who or it could just be a feeling.
I, personally, don’t believe the ride is over for us. I believe there is more to come. Not sure exactly when to expect it but in comparison to the 2002-03 return and this past return by Vanessa, I think my hope is stronger and has more weight to it.
The past 3 months as a fan have been every hard. We are such a strong fanbase but we’ve splintered and scattered. Some are true S&Bers, some are more BFFs and some are SFFs. There are times we have words over our faves. The Sonny fans just want their guy happy. The Brenda fans just want their girl back. The S&Bers hold on to the wedding, their beautiful words and amazing history. We want our happy ending. Maybe we hold on too hard, but that is what we have done since they got together in the very beginning. We have held on to hope that S&B will overcome the crazy odds and find their way back home again. Home is always when they are together. They have a peacefulness and an amazing love that shows through the screen. The writing has been consistently horrible for some time now. We’ve been screwed as S&Bers more times than I’d like to recount.
But, as always, the S&B fanbase has always been strong, full of hope and faith. We don’t know the future of GH, we don’t know what is in store for Vanessa or Maurice. We do know this, from now until the end, when ever that is, S&Bers will hang on. We will bide our time, hold on to hope and have faith in the words both Vanessa and Maurice told us, more than once… Brenda/Vanessa will come back and S&B will be together again in the end.
I haven’t had much to say, not much to blog about. Wind has been taken out of my sails in many ways but, I always have hope, not only for S&B, but for all of us in general. There’s the future to look to, there’s fanfic (lot’s of awesome stories out there!) and we have each other. Our numbers may have dwindled over the past few weeks but they did each time Vanessa was off GH. There were always a core few who banded together on the board, now we are just a little more spread out between the board, Twitter and Facebook. We’ll all meet up when the time is right again. We always do.