Posts tagged Ozma
Posts tagged Ozma
Ozma’s birthday surprise from “The Magic of Oz”
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…
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…
Jared Davis recently wrote about relationships and sexuality in Oz, a topic that http://vovat.livejournal.com/457865.htmlI’d addressed before. Jared and J.L. Bell have also commented on how a passage in The Tin Woodman of Ozhas taken on a different but perhaps still appropriate meaning: “‘Well, perhaps our Emperor is queer,’ admitted the servant; ‘but he is a kind master and as honest and true…
As far as I can recall, I haven’t written a post about Johnny Dooit, a character who makes a short but noteworthy appearance in The Road to Oz. He’s also linked to the Love Magnet, so I might as well write about that too. It first shows up in the possession of the Shaggy Man, who claims he got it from an Eskimo in the Sandwich Islands. Not too likely considering that the Sandwich Islands was…
There is so much more to Oz than that Judy Garland movie.
Love, the Oz fandom.
I’ve been thinking of the uses of glass in the Oz books, particularly when applied in a magical way. The Mangaboos live in glass buildings that grew out of the ground and can grow back together again if they’ve been broken. It takes a long time, though, so their buildings being broken is still a calamity for them.
There’s the Glass Cat, animated by Dr. Pipt with the Powder of Life. Although…
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…
Here are thoughts on a few of the Oz books I’ve recently read online:
The Silver Tower of Oz, by Margaret Baum– This author has admitted she’s not related to L. Frank Baum, although it’s been pretty well proven that people who WERE didn’t necessarily inherit any of his writing talent. With this, the main thing I wonder is why it’s even an Oz book. It takes place in Oz in the distant past, and the…
The OZ book series by L.Frank Baum
Cosplayer: Sweet~Pea Cosplay
Photos by Dan Morris and Flickr User
Notes: I took a lot of elements from different versions of Ozma illustrations to create this costume. This costume was a lot of bits and bobs I’ve collected over the years or parts from other costumes I frankensteined into it. I love being able to reuse things and give them new life <3
Lovely Ozma cosplay!
Oh, I see. Legends of Oz was a flop because of a vast Hollywood conspiracy to take it down.
“Here’s to the failure of another movie promoting those Magic Belt thieves!”
You know how I know that isn’t true? Because the only reason I’ve come across any publicity at all about the movie, good OR bad, is because I’m subscribed to several Oz forums. I think I might have seen a television spot or two,…
Princess Ozma of Oz, by Moondustdreams
I’ve written before about how post-canonical Oz books about the Nome King can be quite difficult to reconcile with one another. But what about stories that deal with Roquat (as he was then known) BEFORE the events of Ozma of Oz? It’s been pointed out that the Nome King didn’t become an enemy of Oz until AFTER Ozma interfered in his affairs. Not that buying the Evian royal family and…