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You Will Be Assimilated

It’s become a cliché in the Oz series that the magical land is full of insular themed communities where the inhabitants either want to turn visitors into beings like them, or sometimes just keep them as slaves. In Ruth Plumly … Continue reading

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The Science and Secrets of Red Magic and Art

If you’ve read Ruth Plumly Thompson’s Oz books, or for that matter just followed my blog for a while, then I’m sure you know about Jinnicky, the Red Jinn of Ev. I thought I could say a little about the … Continue reading

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Calendar Clues

We don’t know a whole lot about how the Ozian calendar works, but it does appear that the months are the same as ours, as indicated with Jack Pumpkinhead’s tombstones in The Road to Oz. Ruth Plumly Thompson was particularly … Continue reading

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This Is Fairyland, Speak Ozish

I’ve written before about how everyone in Oz at least seems to speak English. Ruth Plumly Thompson apparently thought Ozish and English were the same language, while Sherwood Smith’s books give some hints of an automatic translation spell of sorts. … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Party Like a Kuma Party

I’ve already discussed disembodied but still living heads in the Oz series, but what about other body parts? Well, in Ruth Plumly Thompson’s The Lost King of Oz, the enchanted Pastoria has ears that can separate from his head, fly … Continue reading

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No One in Oz Looks His Age

Determining anyone’s age in Oz can be a difficult matter, as people don’t age unless they want to. (Actually, that was Ruth Plumly Thompson’s idea; L. Frank Baum stated in The Tin Woodman of Oz that even babies don’t age … Continue reading

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The Immigrant Post

I was recently thinking about two things that inspired this post. One was how, in the Narnia books, Aslan basically tells the Pevensies they’re too old to keep coming to Narnia. The other is how Oz always appealed to me … Continue reading

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