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NYC Part 2

It snowed overnight, and Monday became a day of hibernating in the hotel for most of the day, which I didn’t really mind. K, D, & I went down to have a late breakfast in the hotel. D had some work to do, so he went back to his room afterwards, while K and I talked about watching a movie in my room. I told him I’d brought the DVD from the Boston event, just in case, and yes, he wanted to watch that. I cranked the sound all the way up on my humble laptop, but it was still hard to hear at times. I repeated some of the quieter parts for K’s benefit, since I’ve watched this more times than I care to admit. ;)

After that was over, K and I just talked. If I had a fourth brother, it would be him. We talked a lot about the gay rights movement – how much has changed in a these last few years, and how much still needs to change. We talked about our families and friends. We talked about health because he is a doctor, and it’s something he thinks about whether he’s at work or not. It’s one way he shows his love for the people in his life. (My sugar ran high most of this weekend, but I think I’ve figured out what happened, so I can prevent it in the future.)

We had made plans to meet with Angela and Jill for dinner. They came to my room to change out of their warm clothes and into some very pretty dresses. K seemed surprised that they got so dolled up; I was not surprised at all. ;) My own attire was a step above jeans - much more casual and practical. I rarely wear dresses, and certainly not in this weather. I forget which one of the girls borrowed a nail file from me, but I imagine she was glad I was carrying my everything-but-the-kitchen-sink purse in contrast to the tiny bags they had. ;)

Listening to Angela and Jill, K commented that he’d forgotten how chatty girls are. Then he looked at me and seemed to remember that I’m a girl, too. ;) “You’re not like that,” he observed. Maybe it comes from having no sisters and three brothers. More likely it’s because my mom’s “not like that,” either. I don’t come from “girly-girl” stock, and I’m OK with that.

We went to Applebee’s for dinner, because we could do this without leaving the hotel. Then we took a cab to the Tribeca Grand Hotel for the “STUFFER” screening.

We were directed to go downstairs, where we were met with a variety of people - dressed up, dressed down, artsy, conservative. Jake Silbermann hadn’t posted anything on his Facebook page about this screening, and none of us did, either. No one asked who we were, or for proof that we belonged there. I guess since it had been kept under wraps, they felt there was no need to screen anyone. Soon Jake and Nathan Crooker, the director, came out and started greeting people. I mentioned to Jake that I’d seen him at the luncheon last year. Whether he actually remembers me, I’m not sure.

Jake was wearing a navy suit, which fit him very closely, and no tie. He is absolutely gorgeous. But it’s funny, both K and I thought he seemed smaller than his 6’1” (or 6’2”, depending on whom you ask) height. K is 6’1” also, and seemed taller.

The film was absolutely amazing and expertly filmed. The ending is ambiguous – it could go a number of different directions from where it leaves off. I wanted to know what happens next.

And let’s just say I now understand why the promo picture shows Rose with her hands over her mouth. ;)

K was disappointed in one thing: They got his name wrong. The price you pay for having too many aliases, I guess (No, they didn’t use “Troy Tempest”).

After the screening, there was supposed to be a Q&A session, but that never happened. We all just ended up sitting upstairs in the bar and talking.

K, D, Jill, Angela, and me.

I saw Jake last year at the ATWT luncheon and Nukeapalooza, and I’ve seen him on tape at events, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen him promoting something that is truly his. His enthusiasm and energy were off the charts. He came over and chatted with us about the full-length version of “STUFFER” he’s writing, and how his vision for that has changed. He also talked about other projects he’s interested in.

Meanwhile I met another fan named Kim, who didn’t seem to recognize my user name. Then I showed her a business card with my Galadriel icon, and she knew me immediately. ;) I kind of like the anonymity this gives me in the real world.

K & D left after it seemed apparent that there would be no Q&A, since they had to leave at an ungodly hour the next day. I stayed with Angela and Jill, but the place had cleaned out significantly, and they decided they wanted to leave shortly after.

Before we left, I got a chance to chat briefly with Danielle Camastra, the star of the film. We laughed about a moment in the story that I commented on. She is very beautiful and very tall. She was wearing heels, but still…

When Angela, Jill, and I got back to the hotel, I texted D, saying we were back early. After the girls left, K came back down to my room and we talked some more. Then we hugged goodbye until next time.

And there will definitely be a next time.


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Mar. 1st, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
You sound like me; I'm definitely not a "girly-girl" either in terms of getting dressed up. I'm more inclined to go casual and wear what is most comfortable.

It sounds like the screening was a small and intimate, which was nice. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I can't wait to get to see it; I'm crossing my fingers that it will come to a film festival close to where I live.

Very cool that you got to talk a bit with Jake and Danielle as well.

Glad you all had a good time, and thanks for sharing the recap. :)
Mar. 1st, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
This hotel had a small movie theatre in the basement. Perfect for this.

It will be worth going to a festival to see it.
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Mar. 1st, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
Our little group probably got more info than a formal Q&A might have produced anyway.

I'm glad I was able to go!
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Mar. 1st, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
Whatever happens, I will look forward to reading about it.
Mar. 1st, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)
It sounds like you had a great time! it's so wonderfull to hear how excited jake is and also that STUFFER seems to live up to its expectations :)
can't wait to see it in april!
Mar. 1st, 2011 11:35 am (UTC)
You will love it!
Mar. 1st, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
Go you!
You got to hang out w Jake Silbermann.

I'm stuck right there. wow.
Mar. 1st, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Go you!
Hehe, yes.
Mar. 1st, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)

What an awesome time you had-sounds like you have wonderful peeps. And le sigh, hanging with Jake! (And everyone always says the same thing-he's a zillion times more gorgeous in person.)

I also love how Nukies have kept spoilers to a minimum in regards to Stuffer. Jake thinks we are awesome and I think it's true.

And tell your buddy, I know where he got "Troy Tempest" a name which made me LOL a lot. Just mention "Stingray" and 'supermarionation".

*iz huge geek*
Mar. 1st, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
It's true about Jake being more gorgeous in person - especially those sapphire blue eyes, which no lens can begin to capture.

I hope you get the opportunity to see STUFFER at a screening.

And Troy Tempest? Yeah, I'll pass that on. He reads your stuff, too, and thinks it's awesome.

Van got it, too. You and he may be the only two. ♥
Mar. 2nd, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
Per K, you are mistaken about the origin of "Troy Tempest," although he got your reference.

"the true origin is donna troy (wonder woman's kid sister) and tempest (aquaman's sidekick). Van knew straight away;so far he is the only one!"

(Shows you I had no clue either.)

Edited at 2011-03-02 02:39 am (UTC)
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