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$ave! $ave! $ave!

Maybe it’s because of role-playing video games where you have to buy a bunch of stuff for your quest, but I tend to associate fantasy lands with wandering merchants. That sounds so much classier than traveling salesmen, even though I … Continue reading

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Mangaboos and More

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz isn’t one of my favorite Oz books, perhaps because the Emerald City seems less welcoming than usual. And after a journey as dark as the one in the rest of the book, where the … Continue reading

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Coronation Cameos

I first watched Return to Oz around when it came out on video, and while I quite enjoyed it, I wasn’t familiar with the source material at that point. Now, of course, I’m very familiar with it, and one interesting … Continue reading

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Dorothy’s Adventures Under Ground

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young – The series of graphic adaptations continues with this fourth Oz book, which was never one of my favorites. Perhaps it’s because of how the Emerald City … Continue reading

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Bother the Law!

While Oz is, in many ways, a utopian land, I have to say that its legal system appears to be rather a mess. It is an absolute monarchy, which means Ozma can technically make and enforce whatever laws she likes, … Continue reading

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Talismans and Trinkets

I suppose it’s a blight on my record as a nerd that I’ve never played Dungeons & Dragons. I have, however, seen enough about it to know some of what’s in it, and the magical items interest me. While I … Continue reading

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The Old Flutter-Maker

I think I’m starting to run out of topics for these Oz posts, and I have to wonder if anyone reads them anyway. I’ve already covered my personal favorite characters, and I’m getting to the point where there might not … Continue reading

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