dosbysilverqueen:

It’s October 4th! That means Silver Queen is a year older! Some folks got together and made a collection on AO3 for SQ’s birthday, and it’s full of works you can look at right now.

Silver Queen Appreciation 2018

Happy birthday, Silver Queen! Thank you for your wonderful fic of monstrous length. Our vague theme was focusing on ways Shikako has improved people’s lives.

The collection is open and unmoderated, so anyone who wants to add a belated gift to the collection should feel free to do so.

If you want to discuss individual works, stop by the recursive channel on the discord for a free-for-all or drop in on the subreddit for threaded discussions about individual works!

(thanks to @unorganized-shelf for the banner)

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Dreaming of Sunshine on Apple Podcasts

dosbysilverqueen:

It worked!!! O_O

I’ll be reposting on a weekly schedule from the beginning (beware the last fifteen or so seconds–there’s a post-roll from Anchor which is MUCH LOUDER than my voice) – jacksgreyson ( @jacksgreysays)

Dreaming of Sunshine on Apple Podcasts


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The Ballad of the Traitor’s Wife by Silver Queen

I woke up in the morning and saw the mountain there
It was a common sight that drove me to despair,
If I tip my head [right] back, and say [my] prayers to the sky,
If I reach into the blue[ness], will I soon learn [how] to fly?

To the right there is a forest, deep and dark and feared,
To the left there is an ocean, a crossing none have dared,
Behind me holds no safety, not for one such as I,
Either to the mountain, I must go, or I shall surely die,

I could have been a soldier, or a dancer, or a tree,
I could have been farmer or a merchant or a queen,
Instead I married a man, who turned out to be a thief
Who died and left me nothing but betrayal and helpless grief

If I must, I’ll be an inchworm, if I must I’ll be a snake
But you won’t [stop me/keep me from] moving, when there is so much at stake.
So I became a killer, a murderer [and/a] thief,
No choice [except/but] the Shinobi’s life for me,

~

Last version!

So, remember those posts in which I tried to fit Silver Queen’s lyrics to music and could only convey the idea via my own mediocre singing voice? Well, now I have mediocre sheet music creation instead!

I was very repetitive with the melody, so same as the “Epic Version” this is literally every stanza of the song ad nauseum. The two different instruments are the same–I just wanted the sound of both playing in the mp3.

This was pretty good practice! 😀 I hope you all enjoyed it, at least a little.

Check out the Ask Box Would You Ever!


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The Ballad of the Traitor’s Wife by Silver Queen

I woke up in the morning and saw the mountain there
It was a common sight that drove me to despair,
If I tip my head [right] back, and say [my] prayers to the sky,
If I reach into the blue[ness], will I soon learn [how] to fly?

To the right there is a forest, deep and dark and feared,
To the left there is an ocean, a crossing none have dared,
Behind me holds no safety, not for one such as I,
Either to the mountain, I must go, or I shall surely die,

I could have been a soldier, or a dancer, or a tree,
I could have been farmer or a merchant or a queen,
Instead I married a man, who turned out to be a thief
Who died and left me nothing but betrayal and helpless grief

If I must, I’ll be an inchworm, if I must I’ll be a snake
But you won’t [stop me/keep me from] moving, when there is so much at stake.
So I became a killer, a murderer [and/a] thief,
No choice [except/but] the Shinobi’s life for me,

~

Second of three versions!

So, remember those posts in which I tried to fit Silver Queen’s lyrics to music and could only convey the idea via my own mediocre singing voice? Well, now I have mediocre sheet music creation instead!

I was very repetitive with the melody, so this is literally every stanza of the song ad nauseum. The two different instruments are the same–I just wanted the sound of both playing in the mp3. Last version is queued up as well because I’m a little low on prompts to respond to.

Check out the Ask Box Would You Ever!


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The Ballad of the Traitor’s Wife by Silver Queen

I woke up in the morning and saw the mountain there
It was a common sight that drove me to despair,
If I tip my head [right] back, and say [my] prayers to the sky,
If I reach into the blue[ness], will I soon learn [how] to fly?

To the right there is a forest, deep and dark and feared,
To the left there is an ocean, a crossing none have dared,
Behind me holds no safety, not for one such as I,
Either to the mountain, I must go, or I shall surely die,

I could have been a soldier, or a dancer, or a tree,
I could have been farmer or a merchant or a queen,
Instead I married a man, who turned out to be a thief
Who died and left me nothing but betrayal and helpless grief

If I must, I’ll be an inchworm, if I must I’ll be a snake
But you won’t [stop me/keep me from] moving, when there is so much at stake.
So I became a killer, a murderer [and/a] thief,
No choice [except/but] the Shinobi’s life for me,

~

So, remember those posts in which I tried to fit Silver Queen’s lyrics to music and could only convey the idea via my own mediocre singing voice? Well, now I have mediocre sheet music creation instead!

I was very repetitive with the melody–especially so with this “Country Version”–and so this is literally every two lines of the song ad nauseum. I also did the other two versions so those are queued up as well because I’m a little low on prompts to respond to.

Check out the Ask Box Would You Ever!

Hello there! I stumbled upon one of your shikako nara stories(which was pretty compelling. And dark. And tasty.) Would you terribly mind shedding some light on this character for a complete novice?

Oh! Hello! Wow, usually it’s the other way around–people know Shikako Nara and then find me and my recursive fic–so this is cool! I’m pretty pleased that those recursive ficlets are compelling enough to read through even without knowing who Shikako is, so thank you!

Shikako Nara is the main character of Silver Queen’s “Dreaming of Sunshine,” an SI!OC Naruto fic in which the author is Shikamaru Nara’s twin sister. You can read it on FF.net here–or if you’re more the podfic type, you can listen to it here on MixCloud. I also help run the tumblr page for it, @dosbysilverqueen, which includes a multitude of resources for fans.

Hope that helped and welcome to the fandom! 🙂

Loved your Gardens!verse prompt! Just fyi, but waffle has also done a time traveling Aoba+Shikako series that’s AMAZING (from the Jashin clusterfuck back to Gelel). It was recently indexed, so you should be able to find the links to it pretty easily if you’re interested.

Thanks! I’ll try to check it out–I just linked the newer googledoc index page over @dosbysilverqueen but it appears to be requiring permission now? Or is my link wrong? It worked a few days ago… T_T