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Names for the Nameless

In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, there aren’t that many characters with proper names. Even the ones who do have them tend not to have last names. The stage play gave Dorothy a last name and the Tin Woodman a … Continue reading

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The Royal Ships of Oz

While I don’t think shipping has ever been quite as common for Oz as for many other fandoms, it’s definitely been gaining prominence as of late. Not surprisingly, one of the main targets is the beautiful and powerful Ozma, who … Continue reading

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Matriarchy on My Mind

It seems to me like, ever since Men’s Rights Activists were revealed to be an actual thing, I’ve seen frequent accusations of people being MRAs. The way I see it, you can be misogynistic without being an MRA. That particular … Continue reading

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Military Maids

Oz is known for not having much in the way of a military. In Ozma of Oz, Ozma journeys to the Nome Kingdom with an army made up of twenty-seven officers and one private, then promotes the private to Captain-General … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

The Truth Pond first appears in The Road to Oz, in which Button-Bright and the Shaggy Man use it to get back their old heads after they’d been given animal heads by the rulers of Foxville and Dunkiton. King Kik-a-bray … Continue reading

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Carpeting the Gaps

The Magic Carpet of Oz, by David Hulan – I was in communication with David back when I first joined the International Wizard of Oz Club more than twenty years ago. He offered me some advice on the Oz stories … Continue reading

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I’m Bugged

Professor Wogglebug and the Frogman of Oz, by Cynthia Hanson – This book has sense been re-published as Mr. Wogglebug, the Frogman, and Terry Volume 1: How the Truth Can Heal, but it had the title I used when I … Continue reading

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