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asatira:

I find it rather interesting how often the non-human—okay, non-meat—characters in the Oz books treat their status. None of them are bemoaning the idea that they are not flesh and blood people. Even the Tin Woodman, aside from having lost his original heart and being given a kind (but not loving,…

That’s why I always thought stories that had the Tin Woodman wanting his human form back kind of missed the point of the character.

Filed under Oz L. Frank Baum

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illogicalass:

wootjay:

Hammerheads - Nine of Wands - art by Jay Fabares, Illogical Associates Shadow of Oz tarot Deck
check it out!
http://www.illogicalassociates.com/illogical-stuff/

This was one of the last few cards to be designed. I had tremendous trouble finding a scene in the Baum books where a person with a head wound stands in front of the plausible equivalent of a row of staves (as in the traditional Waite-Smith deck), and failing that, I was also stuck for an example of persistence and strength that I hadn’t already used. In the end, I consulted Best Friend Number One and he suggested the card be interpreted as the hinge moment where the characters overcome the final obstacle that allows them to move on to the third act of the story. That led me to red Quadling country, and the encounter with the Hammerheads in chapter XXII of Wizard.
This Hammerhead design, however, was completely Jay’s contribution. Although I missed the opportunity to further the Bow Tie Agenda, these non-Denslow beasties really work. The Winged Monkeys are also great - I think I asked for monkeys explicitly on only two cards (here and the 10 of Swords), but everyone seemed to want to throw some in.

illogicalass:

wootjay:

Hammerheads - Nine of Wands - art by Jay Fabares, Illogical Associates Shadow of Oz tarot Deck

check it out!

http://www.illogicalassociates.com/illogical-stuff/

This was one of the last few cards to be designed. I had tremendous trouble finding a scene in the Baum books where a person with a head wound stands in front of the plausible equivalent of a row of staves (as in the traditional Waite-Smith deck), and failing that, I was also stuck for an example of persistence and strength that I hadn’t already used. In the end, I consulted Best Friend Number One and he suggested the card be interpreted as the hinge moment where the characters overcome the final obstacle that allows them to move on to the third act of the story. That led me to red Quadling country, and the encounter with the Hammerheads in chapter XXII of Wizard.

This Hammerhead design, however, was completely Jay’s contribution. Although I missed the opportunity to further the Bow Tie Agenda, these non-Denslow beasties really work. The Winged Monkeys are also great - I think I asked for monkeys explicitly on only two cards (here and the 10 of Swords), but everyone seemed to want to throw some in.

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Filed under Oz Tarot Jay Fabares The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum Hammer-Heads Winged Monkeys Cowardly Lion Toto