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The Patchwork Map of Oz

One of the tropes I came across on TV Tropes for the Land of Oz is that of the Patchwork Map, which definitely applies to Oz and the surrounding nations. A dry desert surrounds the entire nation, even though this … Continue reading

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A Few Bad Fairies

It’s been established that fairies in mythology and folklore can be either good or bad, and in fact are often amoral. In L. Frank Baum’s fantasy, however, fairies are pretty much always good. When he wrote about the Immortals in … Continue reading

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Funerals Are No Help to Fairyland

As L. Frank Baum developed Oz, he eventually made it a place where no one dies, although he wasn’t always totally consistent on this point. In The Tin Woodman of Oz, he reports that death and aging stopped when Lurline … Continue reading

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Ghosting Through Life

Even though Oz has a community of Halloween-style monsters, it seems to be pretty light on ghosts and ghouls. While L. Frank Baum did write ghost stories (“My Ruby Wedding Ring” comes to mind), he tended to leave the afterlife … Continue reading

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