History Creator / LFrankBaum

5th Mar '16 1:05:16 PM morenohijazo
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* WeirdWeather: ''The Magical Monarch of Mo'' is about a {{Cloudcuckooland}} where it rains lemonade and snows popcorn, "and the lightning in the sky resembles the most beautiful fireworks; and the thunder is usually a chorus from the opera of ''[[Theatre/{{Tannhaeuser}} Tannhauser]]''." The land, rain, and snow all return in ''The Scarecrow of Oz''.
3rd May '15 9:07:25 PM Soufriere
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'''Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum''' (May 15, 1856 May 6, 1919) was an American author, best known for ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' -- a work so popular that, in fact, he was chained to the series and wrote Oz book after Oz book while longing to write ''anything'' else. Which helps explain what a ContinuitySnarl the Oz books are. Before being utterly trapped by Oz, he wrote a number of other works, such as ''TheLifeAndAdventuresOfSantaClaus''.

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'''Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum''' (May 15, 1856 May 6, 1919) was an American author, best known for ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' -- a work so popular that, in fact, he was chained to the series and wrote Oz book after Oz book while longing to write ''anything'' else. Which helps explain what a ContinuitySnarl the Oz books are. Before being utterly trapped by Oz, he wrote a number of other works, such as ''TheLifeAndAdventuresOfSantaClaus''.
''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndAdventuresOfSantaClaus''.



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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: He wrote the Oz books part because he thought traditional FairyTales were too scary (and definitely had a point there), but when your first book has a character who was enchanted to hack himself to pieces with an axe, becoming a {{Steampunk}} {{Cyborg}}, the second book has a protagonist forced to live her life as the wrong gender, and the third book has a vain princess and her hall of interchangable, severed heads (yes, severed from previous owners; she plans to do the same to Dorothy), then you kinda missed the point about not loading your work with Nightmare Fuel.

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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: He wrote the Oz books part partly because he thought traditional FairyTales were too scary (and definitely had a point there), but there)[[note]] the other reason was that he felt American children needed a fantasy world distinct from and unconnected to classical European fairytales[[/note]]. But when your first book has a character who was enchanted to hack himself to pieces with an axe, becoming a {{Steampunk}} {{Cyborg}}, {{Cyborg}}; the second book has a protagonist forced to live her life as the wrong gender, gender; and the third book has a vain princess and her hall of interchangable, interchangeable severed heads (yes, severed from previous owners; she owners, with plans to do the same to Dorothy), then you kinda missed the point about not loading your work with Nightmare Fuel.



** The ''[[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Oz]]'' books are now public domain as well, at least those published before 1922, which includes all of Baum's work. Certain aspects from later books and adaptations are still copyrighted, most famously the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz 1939 film's]] [[AdaptationDyeJob Ruby Slippers]].

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** The ''[[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Oz]]'' books are now public domain as well, at least those published before 1922, 1923, which includes all of Baum's work. Certain aspects from later books and adaptations are still copyrighted, most famously the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz 1939 film's]] [[AdaptationDyeJob Ruby Slippers]].Slippers]] (they're silver in the original).
16th Mar '14 11:35:21 AM ctempire
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* CameoProp: Baum died before MGM's version of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' was filmed, but, in a remarkable coincidence, Frank Morgan as Professor Marvel wore a secondhand coat that turned out to have belonged to the author. (It's true; {{Snopes}} [[http://www.snopes.com/movies/films/ozcoat.asp confirms it]].)
12th Mar '14 1:58:02 PM Allronix
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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: He wrote the Oz books part because he thought traditional FairyTales were too scary (and definitely had a point there), but when your first book has a character who was enchanted to hack himself to pieces with an axe, becoming a {{Steampunk}} {{Cyborg}}, the second book has a protagonist forced to live her life as the wrong gender, and the third book has a vain princess and her hall of interchangable, severed heads (yes, severed from previous owners; she plans to do the same to Dorothy), then you kinda missed the point about not loading your work with Nightmare Fuel.
4th Feb '14 1:57:42 AM Reimen
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** ''Literature/QueenZixiOfIx''



* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: In ''Queen Zixi of Ix'', Queen Zixi can only make herself look beautiful to others because of this trope. Her reflection shows her true age, which is considerable.
* OfferedTheCrown: In ''Queen Zixi of Ix'', Bud is offered the crown after the king dies and the laws decree that the forty-seventh person to pass through Nole's eastern gate at sunrise is the new monarch.



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Queen Zixi of Ix.



* VainSorceress: Queen Zixi of Ix.
19th Oct '13 1:57:45 PM Tyrathius
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** The ''[[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Oz]]'' books are now public domain as well, at least those published before 1922, which includes all of Baum's work. Certain aspects from later books and adaptations are still copyrighted, most famously the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz 1939 film's]] [[AdaptationDyeJob Ruby Slippers]].
19th Mar '13 9:02:55 PM Allronix
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* AuthorAppeal: Magic (he had a strong interest in Theosophy), strong and sensible frmale characters (his wofe and mother in law were suffragettes and proto-feminists).

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* AuthorAppeal: Magic (he had a strong interest in Theosophy), strong and sensible frmale female characters in positions of power (his wofe wife and mother in law were suffragettes and proto-feminists).
19th Mar '13 9:02:20 PM Allronix
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* AuthorAppeal: Magic (he had a strong interest in Theosophy), strong and sensible frmale characters (his wofe and mother in law were suffragettes and proto-feminists).
17th Nov '12 5:50:09 AM ImpudentInfidel
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'''Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum''' (May 15, 1856 May 6, 1919) was an American author, best known for ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' -- a work so popular that, in fact, he was chained to the series and wrote Oz book after Oz book while longing to write ''anything'' else. Which helps explain what a ContinuitySnarl the Oz books are. Before being utterly trapped by Oz, he wrote a number of other works, such as ''TheLifeAnd AdventuresOfSantaClaus''.

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'''Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum''' (May 15, 1856 May 6, 1919) was an American author, best known for ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' -- a work so popular that, in fact, he was chained to the series and wrote Oz book after Oz book while longing to write ''anything'' else. Which helps explain what a ContinuitySnarl the Oz books are. Before being utterly trapped by Oz, he wrote a number of other works, such as ''TheLifeAnd AdventuresOfSantaClaus''.
''TheLifeAndAdventuresOfSantaClaus''.
17th Nov '12 5:49:45 AM ImpudentInfidel
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'''Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum''' (May 15, 1856 May 6, 1919) was an American author, best known for ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' -- a work so popular that, in fact, he was chained to the series and wrote Oz book after Oz book while longing to write ''anything'' else. Which helps explain what a ContinuitySnarl the Oz books are. Before being utterly trapped by Oz, he wrote a number of other works, such as ''The Life and Adventures of SantaClaus''.

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'''Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum''' (May 15, 1856 May 6, 1919) was an American author, best known for ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' -- a work so popular that, in fact, he was chained to the series and wrote Oz book after Oz book while longing to write ''anything'' else. Which helps explain what a ContinuitySnarl the Oz books are. Before being utterly trapped by Oz, he wrote a number of other works, such as ''The Life and Adventures of SantaClaus''.
''TheLifeAnd AdventuresOfSantaClaus''.
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