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Reviewing Ann Soforth


Queen Ann and Jodie in Oz: The Complete Ann-Thology, by Karyl Carlson and Eric Gjovaag – I first read Queen Ann in Oz many years ago when Books of Wonder published it, and now it’s been republished with some edits and a sequel. The story is largely a follow-up to Tik-Tok of Oz, which tells how Queen Ann Soforth’s parents left Oogaboo, but never explains what happened to them. Here, Ann goes in…

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Before them was a great stretch of country having a floor as smooth and shining and white as the bottom of a big platter.  Scattered around were many houses made entirely of china and painted in the brightest colors.  These houses were quite small, the biggest of them reaching only as high as Dorothy’s waist.  There were also pretty little barns, with china fences around them; and many cows and sheep and horses and pigs and chickens, all made of china, were standing about in groups.
Chapter 20, on the way south. This one is a weird one; one of the little episodes that feels kind of out-of-place and begins and ends abruptly. Very fun intricate drawing that took forever!!
I’ve been posting Oz stuff on the Patreon a bit earlier than here, if you’re interested!

baumbydahm:

Before them was a great stretch of country having a floor as smooth and shining and white as the bottom of a big platter.  Scattered around were many houses made entirely of china and painted in the brightest colors.  These houses were quite small, the biggest of them reaching only as high as Dorothy’s waist.  There were also pretty little barns, with china fences around them; and many cows and sheep and horses and pigs and chickens, all made of china, were standing about in groups.

Chapter 20, on the way south. This one is a weird one; one of the little episodes that feels kind of out-of-place and begins and ends abruptly. Very fun intricate drawing that took forever!!

I’ve been posting Oz stuff on the Patreon a bit earlier than here, if you’re interested!

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All Ozma’s Parties

All Ozma’s Parties


It may seem a bit odd to wish a happy birthday to a fictional character, but I’ve seen people do it for Harry Potter and Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, so why not? According to The Road to Oz, today is the birthday of Ozma of Oz. In this book, she has a grand celebration and invites notables from all over fairyland, which serves within the fiction as a way to make alliances with her neighbors, and…

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The Wonderful Whistles of Oz

The Wonderful Whistles of Oz


I mentioned in my post on the warp whistles in Super Mario Bros. 3 that there were some magic whistles in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, although as far as I know none of them summoned the tornado. One is the silver whistle that Dorothy uses to contact the Queen of the Field-Mice, and another is used by the Wicked Witch of the West to summon her wolves, crows, and bees. This is also described as…

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Oz-Crossed Lovers

L. Frank Baum was known to have said that he didn’t want romance or “mawkish sentimentality” in his children’s stories. Of course, Baum was also known for breaking pretty much every writing rule he came up with, but he was generally faithful to this ideal. When he wrote about the marriage of Gayelette and Quelala in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, it was a sidenote to the main story and told from…

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Best Friends Forever and Even Longer

Best Friends Forever and Even Longer


We’ve established that there aren’t very many ROMANTIC couples in the Oz books, but there are a whole lot of best friend pairs. Some people choose to make them romantic pairings as well, because that’s what fans of pretty much every fictional universe seem to want to do these days, but they’re not canonical. The Scarecrow and Tin Woodman are probably the most frequently used, but when they were…

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The Ozzing Dead


I’ve already written about the concept of death and afterlife in the Oz series and ghosts in Oz, but another theme I’ve seen occasionally in apocryphal Oz works is that of people coming to live in Oz when they die. While Oz has some qualities of paradise, it isn’t exactly Heaven. People there still have to eat and sleep, and they could theoretically be eaten by a Kalidah. I guess it’s a little…

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