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Meme taken fromEcchan! [Apr. 28th, 2011|08:35 pm]
umbra_elf
Leave the name of a character I like/write/RP (OC or not), and I will tell you:

1. How I FEEEEEL about this character
2. All the people I ship romantically with this character
3. My non-romantic OTP for this character
4. My unpopular opinion about this character
5. One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon

You can ask me for more than on character too, or ask about another after the first ^^
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Leather, Denim & Silver [Apr. 14th, 2011|10:17 pm]
umbra_elf
. . . Sounds like a porno doesn't it?

Well, this is the third anthology that I've been published in within a year!

You can check it out here and the cover actually kicks copious amounts of ASS!

http://www.pillhillpress.com/shoppe-anthologies.html
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Interview [Feb. 15th, 2011|10:33 pm]
umbra_elf
I was interviewed about my writing!

You can read about it here: http://walterrhein.blogspot.com/
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Summoning VOMIT [Jan. 11th, 2011|11:55 am]
umbra_elf
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So I woke up this morning at about 5:30 AM with a really upset stomach. Then I proceeded to start throwing up. Which was fun in the sense that it wasn't.

Now here's the funny part.

All day the meteorologists around my area were predicting a major snow storm bring about 2-4 inches. The snow was suppose to start falling at 9PM. It wasn't snowing when I went to bed at 11:30 and it hadn't snowed when I started throwing up at 5:30.

However when I managed to collect myself from praying to the Porcelain God and walking back to the bedroom I looked outside.

Snow had erupted from the heavens.

So my vomiting summoned the snow.

Nice to know that my puke can summon incliamate weather.
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White Meat, Dark Meat All Will Be Carved . . . [Nov. 25th, 2010|08:33 pm]
umbra_elf
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[Current Location |Lee's Parent's House]
[music |"Man On the Edge" by Iron Maiden]

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Also, be thankful that the Native Americans didn't send the European settlers back on their boats . . .

Me, I'm thankful for a loving husband, loving family, a good job, friends, and getting published three times this year!
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More Publishing! [Nov. 15th, 2010|11:50 pm]
umbra_elf
http://www.pillhillpress.com/books.html

"Daily Flashes of Erotica". Jennifer L. Barnes.

That would be me. :)

It's sad though, my name is no where on "Fem-Fangs" cover, but it's like not even half way down on this one. I think it's like some horrible foreshadowing that I'm going to have to write porn to get really serious.

Damn it.
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Shameless Promotion Time! [Oct. 25th, 2010|03:39 pm]
umbra_elf
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[music |"Tear Down the Wall" - Demons and Wizards]

Shameless promotion Ahoy! Fem-Fangs, you know, that anthology I am part of, is currently on sale at 15.99 until Halloween! Go sink your teeth into it, linkage here: http://www.pillhillpress.com/books.html
(Scroll down to anthologies yo.)

The publisher sent all of us writers emails asking us to promote so here I am!
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Stuff and Junk! [Oct. 10th, 2010|09:07 pm]
umbra_elf
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[Current Location |On the Couch]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |Castlevayna: Lords of Shadow]

And in Umbra Elf news . . .

I got a new job at Discount Labels that is going to be paying three more bucks an hour so go me!

They were offering a position at my current job that I applied for. Apparently I was too good at one book of business and not showing anything special with all the other ones I take. Oh, and my communication skills were apparently too good as well. Even though the position was for Quality Assessment and I have one of the highest, if not the highest, fucking average for QA scores in customer service.

Well, the job that I will start on the 25th is going to be paying even more than the one I applied for. So Nanayayayayaya!

Also, the Asko book of business is going to be ffuuuuuccckkkkeeeddd up when I leave.

Saw "Unlimited Blade Works" the movie. Made me a sad panda. It was a very poor adaptation. Way to go DEEN. I mean, "Scott Pilgrim VS the World" was an adaptation of 6 different Graphic Novels and it was done beautifully. However the UBW Movie just seemed to be one fight scene after another, lots of blood squirting everywhere and Archer being cool. Which, we know he is.

However, it made me crave some Archer/Rin, and . . . there's none to be found. Again, Sad Panda.

Happy about the new job though! Not to mention the two short stories I've had published. Ironically, my name's not on the cover of the "Feme-Fang" book, however I'm one of the first names on the cover of the erotica book. I'm thinking I'm going to have to swallow my pride and just write a romance novel . . .

Also, any one know where to get one of those awesome Renaissance Apothecary masks that were popular in Italy in that time frame? You know, the creepy ones that look like crows or giant birds and were white. Lee wants to do that for Halloween and I'm going to be scoring a Renaissance like outfit too.

In other note, Castlevanya: Lords of Shadow is fucking gorgeous.
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Update! [Aug. 15th, 2010|08:47 pm]
umbra_elf
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[Current Location |Home]
[mood |determined]
[music |There be THUNDER outside.]

I figured I should update this thing because, you know some stuff has happened.

Like me getting a story published in an Anthology! The Anthology is called "Feme-Fangs", here's a link to the submission's page: http://www.pillhillpress.com/fem-fangs.html. I don't think I've placed in the editor's favorites, which mean's I don't get anything for the project other than recognition. However, at this point I'm taking some fucking recognition.

I also have a 500 word erotica story for the same company accepted here: http://www.pillhillpress.com/daily-flashes-of-erotica.html that got me started.

So, I have two stories in two different anthologies coming out. It's small press yes, but it's something. Not to mention it'll look good on a resume trying to get to a bigger publisher and perhaps even scoring an agent. Here's hoping!

Ironically, the story that got accepted for "Feme-Fangs" was the second one I wrote. The first one was this really interesting character piece about a vampire chick named Ash who was actually Forest's first student. (And, as Yukie states, they're hetrosexual life partners, which, they really are in some form.) It had the Russian Mafia in it, Ash's very vigilante activities getting her into trouble and cameos from Quinn and Fore.

My husband really liked the story so I was hopeful when I sent it in.

It was rejected. Ironically, this was my second rejection from this company. The first was for a werewolf story that really didn't fit the whole horror vibe and I could understand why it was rejected. (That story I submitted to the hero/villain anthology they're currently taking submissions for.) So a bit disgruntled, I went, "Fuck it!" and went to writing the vampire chick that I know so well.

5,075 words later (including my name, address and biography at the end of the story), which as if you probably know and read me, is a SHORT story for me. It's like almost a drabble for me! Anyway, I went in a totally different direction than the Ash Story with Forest having a really, really bad night (The story's called "Night of the Suck" btw). I went camp and a bit tongue and cheek with it as well as a heavy dash of pulp.

My loving husband proof read it, bitched about a gun mistake that I had to correct, and proceeded to warn me, "Jenn, don't be too surprised if this one's rejected. They don't know the established characters and stuff. It's good, but don't be surprised by it being rejected."

And, ironically, that's the story that get published.

It's Ironic in an Alanis Morsette sort of way.

Sooooo update!

Not to mention, family and friends have been bugging me to try to write paranormal romance. Which is really frustrating because I have ideas for one, but . . . Yarp.
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New Dude [Jul. 15th, 2010|10:56 pm]
umbra_elf
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[music |"Decode" by Paramore]

So, I've been messing around with writing recently. I am getting a short porn story published. Submitted another story and was rejected. Now I'm waiting on another story I submitted.

In the mean time, I've gotten this new guy in my head and just trying to get a handle of him. I don't even know his abilities that good, other than he can manipulate earthen things. Oh, and he can also find precious metals and jewels.

And I know what he looks like, but that's for later.

I was playing around with his background and . . . It's short and kinda different than my usual style.

This is SaulCollapse )

Of course, I know exactly who that brother is.
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