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Rings and Things

A lot of jewelry appears in the Oz books, but I can only think of a few magic rings. I believe the first one mentioned in the expanded Oz universe, albeit not in an official Oz book, is the one … Continue reading

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You’re in Luck

I’d thought before about how the appellation “lucky” is applied to so many Oz characters. Well, only three that I can think of, but that’s still kind of weird. They were introduced by three different authors, however. The first is … Continue reading

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For I Am One Thousand Years Old

What’s generally considered the canonical Oz series starts with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and then continues to describe events that occurred after that story. There have been prequels written, but not until long afterwards, so most of the history … Continue reading

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Bug and Bear It

The term “bugbear” is now often used to mean a pet peeve or just something annoying, perhaps because of how “bug” can mean “to annoy.” I suppose such things are also a person’s cross to BEAR. Traditionally, however, the term … Continue reading

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Permanent Records

J.L. Bell recently wrote about Glinda’s Great Book of Records, and I don’t think I ever did a proper entry on this magical item, so I might as well say a bit about it now. The Book, which is sometimes … Continue reading

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Plight of the Private Citizen

Thinking back to my earlier post about fictional societies that value reason above all things, I realized that there’s one Oz character for whom the same thing is true. This is Tititi-Hoochoo, the Great Jinjin and Private Citizen of a … Continue reading

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A Brief Visit to Tir na n’Og

Before the exploration of the world made it necessary for fairylands to be located in alternate universes, dimensional pockets, or far-off planets, it was pretty common for the writers of legends to set them in unexplored or barely explored regions … Continue reading

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