Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Welcome to Oz

Oz is that magical place. That land that everyone knows about even if you haven't read the books, because that movie is part of who we are. I defy you to find someone who doesn't know all the lyrics to "Over the Rainbow." Most people don't know that the books, instead of just being one, actually number into the double digits. L. Frank Baum wrote a land that everyone loved and could never get enough of, so much so that many authors took up the mantel of "Royal Historian of Oz" long after his death. One of the best "Historians" is Gregory Maguire. If the Oz books have failings it's that they are sacarine and sweet and sometimes too much of a sweet thing can give you a taste for bile. You want to know darker things, see bad things happen to Dorothy and side with the "wicked" witch. That's where Gregory Maguire's Wicked and subsequent volumes come to fill a void. It's Oz, but not quite as we know it. In honor of the final volume in his "Wicked Years," I am devoting the month of November to Oz. And what's a theme month without a giveaway?

Prize: This adorable flying monkey!

The Rules:
1. Open to EVERYONE, just because you haven't been following me all along doesn't mean you don't matter, you just get more entries if you prove you love me by following.
2. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if your name is drawn, either your blogger profile or a link to your website/blog or you could even include your email address with your comment(s).
3. Contest ends Wednesday, November 30th at 11:59PM CST 4. How to enter:

Answer me this: What would you rather have? A Heart, A Brain or Courage?

5. And for those addicted to getting extra entries:

  • +1 for answering the question above
  • +2 for becoming a follower
  • +10 if you are already a follower
  • +10 for each time you advertise this contest - blog post, sidebar, twitter (please @MzLizard), etc. (but you only get credit for the first post, so tweet all you like, and I thank you for it, but you'll only get the +10 once). Also please leave a link!
  • +25 if you comment on any of the posts this month, with something other than "I hope I win" or a variation thereof.


A heart, because with a heart comes compassion. From compassion comes knowledge and from knowledge comes courage. Therefore I could get all three!

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I think more courage would be a lovely thing in my life. Courage could encourage a desire for knowledge, and certainly could inspire love...again, I could achieve all three! (borrowing from another comment here!)

That being said, I love the Tin Man. I still have the one from the doll hospital on Monroe st. :)

Dood! The doll hospital, it was so fun to go there. She had and knew everything.

I only ever went with you, but I agree, it was awesome. And a bit overwhelming! How did she fit all those dolls into that small shop?

Yeah, I'm surprised she was never buried alive. By chance, is this you Tin Man btw:

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