Tag Archives: mari ness

I Want Adventure in the Great Live Action

Beauty and the Beast (2017) – Disney remaking their animated classics in live action seems to have become a thing, and with no end in sight. I can’t really say I see the point, and this is the first one … Continue reading

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Fairyland Explorers Revisited

I’ve seen the comparison and contrast of Lewis Carroll’s Alice to L. Frank Baum’s Dorothy Gale covered many times, on the Royal Blog of Oz, for instance. I believe Baum admitted to being inspired by Alice in creating his own … Continue reading

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Put Up Your Babadooks

The Babadook – I had heard several people talking about this independent Australian horror movie, but I had no idea what to expect. I figured the title referred to some kind of monster, which it did, but it was more … Continue reading

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The Emerald Horror

Shadows of the Emerald City, edited by J.W. Schnarr – This is a collection of Oz-themed horror stories by various authors. They vary in quality, but many of them show clear knowledge of the original Oz books on the part … Continue reading

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The Royal Skills Assessment of Oz

Whether Ozma is actually any good as a ruler has been called into question by many fans of the Oz series. David Hulan wrote an article on the subject, but I’m not sure if it’s still available online. In her … Continue reading

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