Sonny and Brenda Always…… Campaign Time!

It’s time, S&Bers… it’s that time…As of now, i’d like to dub our efforts/campaign: “Sonny and Brenda Always” because we are shooting for endgame and I believe it fits. If someone has a better idea, let me know and we’ll go with that. LOLAnyway, both Ron Carvlivati and Frank Valentini are interested in everyone’s thoughts on the show, who favorite couples are and so on and so forth.

Our goal:

Let them both know how HUGE our fanbase is. Let them know that ratings were UP last year when Brenda was back and that the wedding brought in the highest ratings in YEARS.

Be nice and also short and sweet in your letters. Maybe on the outside of the envelops somewhere, write “Sonny and Brenda Always” or “S&B Always” just in case interns are noting any details on envelopes.

Also, please write to both Maurice and Vanessa. Write to Maurice & Vanessa about how much you love them, love S&B and hope that one day we will see their magic once again. The letters will get to Vanessa.

I just want to make sure both M&V get letters at the studio. We want THEIR mail counts to go up and get counted. Maybe put a “S&B Always” on the envelopes for them, too so that gets counted.

The people to address the envelopes are:
Frank Valentini
Ron Carlivati
Maurice Benard
Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo

c/o ABC-TV
4151 Prospect Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Maybe we can get post cards done for us to send, too.

Any ideas or thoughts please put them here http://s11.invisionfree.com/SonnyandBrendaHaven . Also, please let the other S&B sites know what the plan is so we are all on the same page. I’d like an army of S&Bers to be doing the same thing and be vigilant in what we are going. I think we can get out point across because of the sheer amount of Sonny and Brenda fans we have in our fanbase.

UPDATE! Link to awesome project we can all participate in: https://snbgallery.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/sonny-and-brenda-always-campaign-project/ Please email Sylvia a paragraph, few lines, pictures or quotes of why you’d like S&B to be endgame!

Let’s bring our girl home and get our couple reunited in 2012!

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TTFN xoxo~Ro

S&B 2011

2011 started off with a bang for S&Bers. Sonny and Brenda were engaged, hanging out together at CITA, had a wacky wedding planner, Robin was having scenes with them and we were happy. It was glorious to see Sonny and Brenda communicating, having fun and looking forward to their life together.

The wedding was AMAZINGLY beautiful and as a S&Ber of almost 20 years, it was a long, overdue pay off and I appreciated every moment of it. We had a fantastic media tour, pictures, beautiful scenes and magical lines spoken. I loved Brenda’s dress and she looked gorgeous. Sonny looked so dapper and happy in his tux.. What a beautiful couple they make! Everything was great, until the end of the reception, when things started to get a bit hairy for our couple.

Why Guza couldn’t write something else, something creative, full of love, passion and sharing between Sonny and Brenda is beyond me. Regardless of what Vanessa’s plan was, they could have gone in a way where maybe we wouldn’t have seen the departure coming like it really was spelled out for us. They could have written a passionate S&B, very much in love, working together and truly having a marriage. We should have seen that honeymoon. March was so depressing and dark last year. It was quite unnecessary for the whole month to be crap. I believe it was 15 or 18 scenes of the honeymoon cut. That would have been a week or 2, may 3 with how TPTB drag out things of happiness inserted in the wake of tragedy… We didn’t even see Liz, Lucky or even Jason mourn together, see a funeral or how Liz healed during those dark days. Instead it was about Luke and his drinking. Not about the life lost and what he meant to those 3 people who were his parents.  Jason may have been a “donor” but he was a parent who sacrificed his happiness for his son to grow up in a “stable” home. Anyway, it was depressing, sad and very dark. There was no light.

As soon as we had S&B again, we had Lucian thrust onto the scene. This is where the WTF really comes into play in our S&B story. In no way shape or form would our “old” S&B NOT work together for the good of someone else, especially if a child belonging to one of them was kidnapped.I also don’t get the shutting out they both did to each other. Also, my opinion is this, Sonny did the majority of the shutting out, put Carly ahead of Brenda and stopped taking his meds. I believe Sonny was in the wrong during this. Sure, Brenda was a bit crazy during this time but who wouldn’t be if their child was missing? Then when the discovery that Lucian was not Brenda’s child but Alec was? Is Lucian still sitting in that airport? Does anyone care?

 

The exit was written poorly. Yes, Brenda’s exit. Wow, I, off the top of my head could have written at least 5 other ways for her to have been written out so Sonny could continue to have a gf down the road if they chose to go that route.

1) Brenda could have been kidnapped & presumed dead. Franco could have been involved. Thus creating an umbrella story and including other cast members into the story with Sonny.

2) Sonny & Brenda could have staged a break-up and Sonny could have taken extended trips to be with his wife and step-child.

3) Brenda could have continued modeling and would have been away with phone calls, references to her flying in for the weekend.

4) Brenda could have been in an accident and wound up in a coma. We could have watched Sonny deal with being a sudden father to Alec. He never had a child with him full-time when they were that young.

5) Brenda could have gotten a call from Julia and Brenda, along with Alec could have gone to be with Julia as she maybe dealt with a health crisis.

So many better ways than Brenda hitching a ride with Jax. It was a cop-out in my opinion. A way not to deal with the impact S&B have had on ratings, nothing about their history or the connection they shared. Just a “peace-out” sort of  ending. Full of unsaid words and broken promises. No meaty story to send either S or B off in their new directions. It was sad and frustrating.

Honestly, other than 2 mentions after Brenda left about Sonny NOT taking his meds, we never really heard about it again, nor do we understand exactly why he stopped taking them. There’s been no therapy, just loose ends and a rush back into a relationship with Kate. I would have rathered to have seen him deal with his demons and dark areas of his life. Why couldn’t he let Brenda in? Why did she really leave him? Why did he trust Carly over Brenda when we all know Carly is crazier than a loonybin? Why couldn’t he trust Brenda? Why couldn’t she really confide in Sonny and why couldn’t he comfort her when her little boy was missing? Why was this storyline written in a way that was really unrecognizable for Sonny and Brenda fans? Neither one was true to character. Except that Brenda always runs away when she feels unwanted and Sonny lets her go because he wants to protect her.

We had huge ups and downs this year at The Sonny and Brenda Forum and now at our new spot, The Sonny and Brenda Haven. During 2010/2011, we had Sonny and Brenda. We were so fortunate to have them together having fun, beautiful chemistry and a true, real life friendship that leaps off the screen like nobody’s business. Vanessa and Maurice also reached out to their fans this year in a major way. Vanessa started tweeting with a whole bunch of us and Maurice had a wonderful and fun fan tour on the east coast. They both had events at GHFCW.  Some of us even saw both Maurice and Vanessa together, which to see “Sonny and Brenda” in person is a unbelieveable gift and honor to see your faves for so many years live, in person in one place.  Best night of my life after marriage & babies.

 

We don’t know what 2012 has in store for us, we could have S&B again. It was a crazy year for S&Bers.. Highest of highs and really bad, bad lows but, we made awesome friendships, had a lot of fun and have bonded even more to each other. S&Bers are the best #Team out there.

We really had a fantastic and fun year. It was unexpected but always hoped for. It could have been better but, I will relish the moments we had because those moments are what keep our fanbase together, our bus rolling and hope for the future.

Happy Holidays from The Sonny and Brenda Haven! We wish you all light, love, happiness, good health and a wonderful New Year!

TTFN xoxo~Ro

*new* board url, if not already registered on our new board, you will have to register: http://s11.invisionfree.com/SonnyandBrendaHaven It is an entirely new board. Please join Lisa and I there for discussions, fanfic, art and all sorts of fun! xoxo

Times are Changing

We at the Sonny and Brenda Forum would like to inform you of a few changes taking place at the board.

As of, 12/14/11 we are moving to a new URL and changing the name of the forum. We are doing so for 2 reasons.

First of which, we would like everyone to have a safe haven with the ability to voice your opinions in the proper area. It’s important to us for everyone to feel they are a part of the make up of our board and not  just a vistor who should keep their opinions to themselves.

Second, Lisa and I both feel that we have outgrown the Forum and wanted an new place to hang our S&B hats, as well as a great new place to call our home.

Suha and Vani have been very gracious thru the years to allow us to change the skin & banners, add and subtract from areas of the board and run the place as if our own. Lisa and I thank them from the bottom of our hearts and wish them happy times, much success and a bright future with the S&B Forum. If not for them, we would not have the courage to stand on our own and make a new place for ourselves and our #Team of S&Bers.

Our decision has not been easy but with all the changes in daytime tv as we know it, probable changes in GH’s status and an uncertain future, we feel it’s time to evolve and change ourselves.

The rules of the board are the same as well as clip viewing, art and mvid sharing and awesome fanfic reading. We will continue to have fun, support each other and have constructive discussions about the show, our couple and day to day things that happen in our personal lives.

We hope to see you all at our new home, our Castle in the Sky, where all our hopes, dreams and memories will live on!

If you have any questions or concerns please PM us on the new board (either Lisa or Ro) and we can assist you in any way.

Our new board URL is: http://s11.invisionfree.com/SonnyandBrendaHaven We hope to see you all there!!

Thank you,

Lisa-Lo and Ro

xoxoxo 🙂

Change for Charity Fundraiser

 

 This is a project run by our #TeamSnBer, Britni, these are her words about her fundraiser…. 🙂

I am launching a “Change for Charity” drive at my school for the deserving charity: Nkosi’s Haven. After joining twitter and following a true mentor of mine (since I was 14) Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, I decided I needed to do more for others. Vanessa has really encouraged me to open my heart up and assist others who are less fortunate. I took to Vanessa’s charity Nkosi’s Haven right away. I am a teacher in a high poverty urban district in which approx 99% of the students receive free or reduced lunch. After researching Nkosi’s Haven, I noticed a correlation between my students and the children at the Haven. I felt like this would be a great opportunity for my kids to help other kids, to see that there are children who are less fortunate than they are, and they could make a difference in their lives by donating. My students, as well as other classes in my school, have really taken to this charity drive. They made posters and put them up around the school to advertise. They wrote pen pal letters to the children at the Haven and are so excited to send them! They are bringing in bags of change each day and telling their parents to “Empty their wallets for Nkosi’s”!! I really want to thank Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo for inspiring me, to inspire others, to take action in helping those in need. “Children Helping Children”= POWERFUL. I would really appreciate any donation that you can make. In addition to my students, your donations will really make a difference in the lives of these beautiful angels at Nkosi’s Haven! Every little bit helps!!

My school name is P.F.C. (Private First Class)WilliamJ.GrabiarzCampusSchool#79 (Buffalo Public Schools)

 Britni’s Twitter name is @TeamSnB4ever If you and she are already following each other, please dm her for her address to mail her a donation. If you don’t follow each other, please @mention her so you can follow each other & send dm’s. Thank you. 🙂

If you have any questions, please leave them here in the blog or DM/Tweet @TeamSnB4ever (Britni) on Twitter. She will be more than happy to answer any questions.

Also, whatever you are able to give as a donation is fine. Even a small amount, like a dollar is a lot for those in need in South Africa. Every little bit helps a mother with babies or a child in need. Let’s do our best to make wishes and dreams come true this holiday season.

TTFN xoxo~Ro

Nkosi’s Haven Wish List

Please help the women and children of Nkosi’s Haven! We need these items filled by the end of the month (December), sorted and shipped overseas before the ladies head out to South Africa at the end of February. Please see if you can help us reach our goal.

Please email vanessamarcilg@gmail.com with the items you have and wish to send. You will get a return email with the P.O. Box.

Please click on each image to see what is needed. Thank you.

Jammies for Nkosi’s Haven

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo is involved in a charity that is very dear
to her heart. Nkosi’s Haven is a residential care center in Johannesburg,
South Africa that shelters Women and children infected with HIV/AIDS and
as well as orphans who are infected or not with HIV/AIDS. This year, she
is doing a project that will warm our hearts and put smiles on the faces
of these beautiful angels.

Vanessa and crew are sewing and making jammies made of organic materials
to help clothe them to keep warm and make their lives a little easier.
These kids depend on us to keep them safe and happy, thus, what we are
wanting to help, too. Vanessa asked us a couple of weeks ago, both via Twitter
and Facebook to email her at gagoovmg@gmail.com and be put on a waiting
list to buy one pair and donate the second pair, (or you could donate
both pair if you like, the more the merrier and the more these children
will be warm).

Take the time to give this season and give to those who really is in
need, like these children of Nkosi’s Haven. Every little donation helps
to bring us one step closer to making their dream come true. These
children’s smile will be the biggest reward you can ever receive…

Thank you to Amanda for writing this up for us a few weeks ago. xoxo

To get on the waiting list to order a pair of jammies for your child please email gagoovmg@gmail.com a second pair of jammies will be made for a child of Nkosi’s Haven.

Please follow @GagooJammies for more information or keep checking back to this blog. I will have pictures of the jammies as soon as they are available.

If you’d like to actively do something for Vanessa in light of her recent loss, this would be a perfect thing to do! You’d be putting organic jammies on your own child or a child you know and a child in South Africa who doesn’t have much, if anything. It will not only make you feel great for doing something sweet for your child but you will feel wonderful for making a little boy or girl you don’t know, warm and cozy at night with great jammies!

Thank you for helping out Vanessa in her quest to help those at Nkosi’s Haven.. Our goal is 10,000 jammies to be ordered. Please tell your friends and family. Once we reach 10,000 jammies, we will have a price for you. The more jammies ordered, the better the price. **** My understanding is the price of the jammies will be $25 – 30 each.****

I am happy to update this blog post with images of the fantastic jammies Vanessa made! This is not the finished product, but at least everyone will have a great idea as to what the jammies will look like:

The jammies are made out of all organic cotton and will feel scrumptious on the skin! Please help Vanessa achieve her goal of 10,000 jammies for the orphans of Nkosi’s Haven. Dress your child or a child you know and another pair will be made and donated to Nkosi’s Haven.

Website for BabyGagoo is www.babygagoo.com

Thank you!!

TTFN xoxo~Ro