Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth dying for]] here, provided you don't die when you are killed:

These are recommendations made by Tropers for ''Literature/LandOfOz'' fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. ''No-name recommendations will be '''{{zapped}}'''.'' Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be. You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage though; that goes in the discussion page.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexually explicit or [[BetterThanCanon non-canon]] territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, {{Shipping}} is SeriousBusiness.

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!!Authors, and Websites

''[[http://www.timelineuniverse.net/Oz/Mainlinetimeline.htm The Royal Timeline of Oz]]''
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Roo}}
* ''Synopsis:'' The Royal Timeline is primarily a list of published Oz material, by the official authors and others, put into chronological order, but also includes links to a handful of online stories (mostly short stories, but there are a couple of longer ones as well) written by fans to fill in plot holes or explore parts of cannon hitherto left in the dark. All these stories are OriginalFlavor and designed to fit as painlessly into the canon as possible.
* ''Comments:'' Not all the online stories are equally good, but there's a certain charm to most of them, and quite a few of the solutions for patching up plot holes are pretty creative.


!![[GenFic General Fics]]
''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''

''[[http://cinemassacre.com/2006/06/11/wizard-of-oz-3-dorothy-goes-to-hell-2006 The Wizard of Oz 3: Dorothy Goes to Hell]]'', by JamesRolfe.
* Recommended by @/MasterHand
* ''Synopsis'': A hilariously bizarre animated FanSequel to the films that picks up after the events of ''ReturnToOz''. Dorothy is back on the farm in Kansas with her aunt and uncle ("Uncle Crunch" and "Auntie {{Eminem}}" in this version) when a [[StarWars sandcrawler]] appears and sells Tick Tock and the Tin Man to the family as workers. But Tick Tock is carrying a message from Glinda, stating that Oz has been taken over by {{Satan}}, who plans to escape to Kansas and destroy the world on January 1st, 2000 using an evil cyborg version of Jesus. It just gets weirder from there, featuring random cameos, nonsensical characters, SurrealHumour, and {{Big Lipped Alligator Moment}}s around every turn.
* ''Tags'': CrackFic, potentially NSFW due to language (this ''is'' the person who brought us WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, after all) and an anatomically-correct drunk Munchkin.

''[[http://www.tomswiftlives.com/magic_book_of_OZ.htm#MAGICBOOK The Magic Book of Oz]]'' by Scott Dickerson
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Roo}}
* ''Synopsis:'' Glinda's newest handmaiden, Notmarie, accidentally alters part of the Great Book of Records, and in so doing alters reality and history at the same time, so that the Wizard never came to Oz. Now she finds herself in a different Oz, where Wicked Witches still rule, the Emerald City doesn't exist, nobody's heard of Ozma, and people still grow old and die. Together with an elderly Dorothy (who still crashed on top of the Wicked Witch of the East, but had no way to return to Kansas and so stayed in Munchkinland and grew old) and a still-brainless Scarecrow (who never got his brains), as well as a few other colorful personages, she now has to try and set things right and bring Oz back to its normal self.
* ''Comments:'' It's a well-written, entertaining and occasionally hilarious story, very much in the style of L. Frank Baum. We get to see the origin of Oz, and how the Fairy Queen Lurline originally enchanted the land, as well as a thought-out history of the alternate Oz that comes about from Notmarie's accidental rewriting of reality. Many of the familiar characters make appearances, in altered forms -- perhaps the biggest surprise is what became of the Cowardly Lion in this version of Oz -- and the original characters are fun.

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/14564/chapters/18559 The Solitary Sorceress of Oz]]'' by Gray Cardinal
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Roo}}
* ''Synopsis:'' Everyone in Oz knows Glinda -- or do they? When Trot discovers that nobody in Oz can really say where exactly the Good Witch of the South came from, she gets more and more interested on finding out; partly out of curiosity and partly because she's worried Glinda might be lonely and that she doesn't have anyone to share her story with.
* ''Comments:'' A short and uncomplicated, but still pretty sweet story. Glinda's origin might not be the most imaginative one, but it works well for the purpose of the fic, and the real interest is the tone of friendship and understanding that develops between Glinda and Trot; two characters who barely interact in canon but here find that they have more in common than either of them knew.

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/34564 Fat Babies, or The Temptation Of The Hungry Tiger]]'' by Traykor
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Roo}}
* ''Synopsis:'' The Hungry Tiger meets a fat baby. Will he eat it? ...Naaaah, you ''know'' he won't. But maybe he can help the baby with a problem...
* ''Comments:'' A look at Oz's anti-aging magic and why not everyone might find it beneficial, as well as a rare starring role for the Hungry Tiger, who doesn't appear in many fanfics.

!![[{{Shipping}} Shipping Fics]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

''[[http://bitterfic.livejournal.com/58047.html For You]]'' by Bitterfig
* Recommended by @/{{Andyzero}}
* ''Pairings'': Dorothy/Ozma (It's the gay! Run! ...ahem, I mean, LesYay content.)
* ''Synopsis'': Nobody in Oz ages...unless they want to.
* ''Comments'': It starts to get lemony near the end, but nothing too detailed.

''[[http://bitterfic.livejournal.com/62768.html Princess Tippetarius]]'' by Bitterfig
* Recommended by @/{{Andyzero}}
* ''Pairings'': Dorothy/Ozma (LesYay)
* ''Synopsis'': Tip hasn't disappeared entirely.
* ''Comments'': No Gender Bending involved, but some exploration on how Ozma used to be different.
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