History Literature / LandOfOz

16th Aug '16 9:21:14 PM Phys101
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* ContinuityNod: ''The Emerald City of Oz'' has Dorothy and her group facing a series of statues, including one of Dorothy from the time of her first visit. Illustrator J. R. Neill used W. W. Denslow's original version of Dorothy for the statue. (One wonders how Dorothy felt about that [[EmbarrassingOldPhoto old image]].)



* RealityWritingBook: Glinda the Good Witch of the South has a book in which is written everything that happens in Oz, as it happens. If she needs to find out what happened at any given time she just looks it up.

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* RealityWritingBook: Glinda the Good Witch of the South has a book (''The Book of Records'') in which is written everything that happens in Oz, around the world, as it happens. If she needs to find out what happened at any given time she just looks it up.
3rd Aug '16 12:31:09 PM WillKeaton
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* TunnelKing: The Nome King

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* TunnelKing: The Nome KingKing.


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* WeaksauceWeakness: Nomes are weak against eggs.
17th Jun '16 9:51:35 AM SailorPtah
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* AcceptableTargets: Several.
** The Woggle-Bug in ''Marvelous Land'' is supposed to be an obnoxious character, so when he makes puns, it's offensive and the others reproach him for it. When a sympathetic character like the Scarecrow or the post-redemption Wizard does the same, nobody complains.
** Baum had a ''serious'' hate-on for recorded music. The Musicker in ''Road to Oz'' has lungs that work like an organ, so he makes music by breathing; he's the only person who asks for an invitation to Ozma's birthday party and doesn't get one, as Ozma cheerfully points out he would annoy everyone there. And a living phonograph in ''Patchwork Girl'' gets routinely yelled at and told to go away when it tries to join the heroes' party.
13th Jun '16 6:35:32 PM PaulA
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* PumpkinPerson: The series has a rare ''non''-evil version with Jack Pumpkinhead, who is introduced in ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' and shows up in several of the later Oz books (eventually getting one named after him: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Pumpkinhead_of_Oz Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz]]''), as well as appearing as a character in ''Film/ReturnToOz''. He is basically a wooden scarecrow with a carved pumpkin head brought to life by a magic powder. His pumpkin heads eventually rot, so he keeps a pumpkin patch to replenish them, and Ozma carves him a new face. The old heads are buried in a graveyard at his house.
6th Jun '16 8:42:37 AM SailorPtah
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* {{Retcon}}: The story how Ozma's father was overthrown was changed to make the Wizard less of a villain.

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* {{Retcon}}: {{Retcon}}:
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The story how Ozma's father was overthrown was changed to make the Wizard less of a villain.
6th Jun '16 8:42:10 AM SailorPtah
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* HurricaneOfPuns: Baum liked puns, such as the Scarecrow getting "bran-new brains" (after making his brains out of cereal bran and ''pins and needles''.). Ruth Plumly Thompson liked them even ''better.''

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* HurricaneOfPuns: Baum liked puns, such as the Scarecrow getting "bran-new brains" (after making his brains out of cereal bran and ''pins and needles''.).puns. Ruth Plumly Thompson liked them even ''better.''''
** The Scarecrow's "brains" are made of oat bran mixed with pins and needles. The Wizard calls them "bran-new brains", and the Lion calls the needles "proof that he is sharp."
** The kitchen-supplies-based kingdom of Utensia in ''The Emerald City of Oz''. A sieve is the priest, because he's the holiest one there. A corkscrew is a lawyer, because he's accustomed to appearing at the bar; he's a corking good lawyer, but accused of being crooked, and laments that he has no pull at this court. The knives make sharp remarks. The fork has a tinny voice. It just keeps going.



* RecursiveCanon: Later Oz books treats Oz as a real place, and presents the books as based on real events, recounted to the author by Dorothy. New visitors to the land (such as Betsy Bobbin and Trot) are often familiar with the land of Oz and its inhabitants long before they even set foot in the land, because they've ''read the previous books.''

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* RecursiveCanon: Later Oz books treats Oz present them as a real place, and presents the books as based on real events, being recounted to the author by Dorothy. New visitors to the land (such as Betsy Bobbin and Trot) are often familiar with the land of Oz and its inhabitants long before they even set foot in the land, because they've ''read the previous books.''



** Also, after it was established ''all'' animals can talk in Oz, Toto explained that he didn't ''like'' talking and preferred to be silent during his previous visits to Oz.

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** Also, Not so much a retcon as a neatly-patched plot hole: after it was established ''all'' animals can talk in Oz, someone finally asks why Toto explained never has. Betsy observes that he didn't ''like'' talking Dorothy understands Toto's normal-dog communication just fine, and preferred he resists being asked to be silent during talk, only relenting when his previous visits little mistress pushes the issue.
--> '''Dorothy:''' I've just learned, for the first time, that you can say words--if you want to. Don't you want to, Toto?
--> '''Toto:''' Woof! [No]
--> '''Dorothy:''' Not just one word, Toto,
to Oz.prove you're as any other animal in Oz?
--> '''Toto:''' Woof!
--> '''Dorothy:''' Just one word, Toto--and then you may run away.
--> '''Toto:''' All right. Here I go!
27th May '16 10:03:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* YouImaginedIt: Notable in that the characters who insist this (chiefly Aunt Em and Uncle Henry) are, in fact, wrong.

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* YouImaginedIt: Notable in that the characters who insist this (chiefly Aunt Em and Uncle Henry) are, in fact, wrong.
20th Apr '16 11:22:46 AM OddHack
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* [[BigBrotherIsWatching Big Sister Is Watching]]: At least two.
** Ozma's Magic Picture can show any scene she wishes it to, and she often uses it to see what her friends are doing.
** Glinda has a book in which is recorded everything that happens anywhere in the world.
24th Jan '16 9:27:40 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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