History Literature / LandofOz

4th Feb '17 12:20:20 PM morenohijazo
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* CrystalLandscape: Present to varying degrees. Some depictions (such as in [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the movie]]) of the Emerald City portray nearly everything there as being made of crystal. The books are [[ContinuitySnarl inconsistent]] about many architectural details but the city is full of large crystals in Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz. The [[OurGnomesAreWeirder Nome]] [[UndergroundCity Kingdom]] has areas covered in crystals as well.
25th Jan '17 5:55:16 PM Phys101
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** Because of this reversed map, Ruth Plumly Thompson referred to Munchkinland as the west, and the land of the Winkies as the east.
** On the other hand, the Books of Wonder publishers revised the map to restore the Munchkins and Winkies to the east and west.
17th Jan '17 12:05:00 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* RoboSpeak: In "Ozma of Oz," Tik-Tok, a wind-up robot (though not called that since the word was not yet in circulation) who speaks in mon-o-tone and in-flex-i-ble ca-dence.

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* RoboSpeak: In "Ozma of Oz," Tik-Tok, a [[ClockworkCreature wind-up robot robot]] (though not called that since the word was not yet in circulation) who speaks in mon-o-tone and in-flex-i-ble ca-dence.
14th Jan '17 11:05:57 AM Omeganian
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* FoodPills: Created by Professor Woggle-Bug. The books actually avert most of usual tropes - the pills can serve as emergency rations, but attempts to replace regular meals with them were stopped. Violently.


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* CapturedByCannibals: The Scoodlers from ''The Road to Oz''.
12th Jan '17 6:52:42 AM NOYB
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* WickedWitch: The Good Witches of the North and South are a subversion. A special subversion, as the notion of a good witch was alien at the time. In later books, it is revealed that there were two other Wicked Witches: Mombi, who kept Ozma imprisoned but was stopped from gaining power over Gillikin Country by the Good Witch of the North, and a fourth witch who was stopped by Glinda in the south.

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* WickedWitch: The Wicked Witches of the East and West, of course. The Good Witches of the North and South are a subversion. A special subversion, as the notion of a good witch was alien at the time. In later books, it is revealed that there were two other Wicked Witches: Mombi, who kept Ozma imprisoned but was stopped from gaining power over Gillikin Country by the Good Witch of the North, and a fourth witch who was stopped by Glinda in the south.
15th Dec '16 8:25:48 PM Kahran042
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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.



* FranchiseZombie: Baum had only meant to write one or two Oz sequels and then move on to other projects, but the popularity of the books, coupled with his own financial issues and the fact that all of his non-Oz books (apart from ''Father Goose'', which he wrote before the first Oz novel and which was his first success) were flops, forced him to keep writing Oz books for the rest of his life, long after he had lost interest in them.
14th Dec '16 7:42:07 PM Phys101
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** 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.

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** 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. [[HaveAGayOldTime Inadvertently back then, he often screws people over.]] The knives make sharp remarks. The fork has a tinny voice. It just keeps going.
1st Oct '16 2:55:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* FakeWizardry: ZigZagged. Magic is real, but the Wizard gets by on stage magic until Glinda the Good teaches him some real magic.
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.
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