Wizard of Oz Universe Flow Chart (Update)

Wizard of Oz Flow Chart (Updated)

This flow chart shows connections between the authors & illustrators and the inspirations that have created a universe that is over 100 years old.

This is done in different ways, first there are four different groups that are not only charted by illustrator and/or author, but also chronologically when they were published.

  1. The first forty novels.
  2. The movies produced from 1908 to 1939.
  3. The staged musical and plays from 1902 to 2006.
  4. The very short Disney involvement.

The second way is to show the connection between authors & illustrators (who worked with who). The third way is the highlighting of inspiration. For example Alexander Volkov, a Russian author, translated Wizard of Oz and titled the novel “The Wizard of Emerald City.” He also wrote five other squeals, which spawned over thirty other novels, and they inspired American translations and adaptations.

Through the years there were authors devoted to the writings of Wizard of Oz either creating additions to the Wizard of Oz universe, or by writing non-fiction intellectual works. There were independent publishing companies that came into existence to add to the Wizard of Oz universe, and then there was fan fiction, and self-publishing.

I used fan websites, publishing companies, and fan clubs to determine which stories such as “fan fiction” that should be used. I did not go to the fan fiction websites in search of each story.  I went with the bloggers and independent publishers to determine which stories to use.

References

IMDB
Comic Vine
Comic Book DB
March Laumer Website – http://marchlaumer.4t.com/
Amazon
The Royal Blog of Oz
Lulu
Tails of the Cowardly Lion and Friends Publication List
A Wonderful Wiki of Oz
Wikipedia
Project Gutenberg
The Royal Timeline of Oz
Oz Project – http://web.archive.org/web/20110804222205/http://ozproject.egtech.net/index.php
The Daily Ozmapolitan
The Wonderful Blog of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Website
The Royal Time Line of Oz
And Other Odd & Ends Sites

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Vacation: Family, Books, Thomas Jefferson, & Puzzles

For a few days, the family and I drove up to Lake George swam in the swimming pool at the motel, and at the lake, took an adventure to Ft. Henry William, and did some pirate mini golf.

Thomas Jefferson’s Creme Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America (2012) by Thomas J. Craughwell

Creme Brulée

I enjoy knowing about the American Revolution, the founders/framers, the political & cultural thoughts/values of that period.

In high school, we are painted the picture of the founders and framers that they were gods, and do no wrong. In college, there were particular professors who would pain a much different picture. The founders and framers were in a complex conspiracy to keep the soon to be freed American citizens subjected not by King George, but by them. There was another professor in the same department, and he did not refer to them as either gods, or as tyrants, but as people.

This particular book is a great companion piece to Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation (2002) by Joseph J. Ellis.  In both works they discuss the greatness and the awe that inspired many, but also the hypocrisy, and the not-so-good, such as with the issue of slavery. In both they refer to the dinner between James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams to create a compromise.  The main part of the meal was macaroni & cheese, which was one of the recipes that James Hemings learned, and perfected. The other popular recipe, pommes de frites, aka skinny french fries.

Action Bible Jigsaw: “David & Goliath”

Action Bible: "David & Goliath" from TDC Games. The image was obtain from TDC Games.

Action Bible: “David & Goliath” from TDC Games.

This was the second puzzle that I have completed during those few days.  I found this at one of those re-sale stores like Big Lots. Hey, why not, better than the floral arrangements, and fifty shades of red.

Notes:

Rules that Should be Adapted

Background:

Back in the late 80’s, 90’s and the year 2000 I was a big WWE(F) fan.  This is part of my influence of the first rule. That gave life to this idea.

The Rule:
The Undertaker Rule

Any movie that has “Tombstone” in the title should have The Undertaker (Mark Calaway) either have a legitimate role, or at the very least a cameo.

Why:

The main reason this will help advance westerns by adding something interesting.

Notes:

 

 

 

J. M. Barrie & Peter Pan a Chart

L. Frank Baum & Peter Pan, which covers Baum's Peter Pan collection, and other works based on that foundation.

L. Frank Baum & Peter Pan, which covers Baum’s Peter Pan collection, and other works based on that foundation. Go ahead and tell me if you think I am missing something, or other needs that may could use revision.

 

Wizard of OZ Universe Flow Chart (Canon)

A flow chart for the   novels, play (musicals), poems, etc.... for the Wizard of OZ Universe.

A flow chart for the novels, play (musicals), poems, etc…. for the Wizard of OZ Universe.

Are the majority of sitcoms a bunch of “one-liners” strung together with terrible acting?

Are the majority of sitcoms a bunch of “one-liners” strung together with terrible acting?

Or is it just me? I do not watch TV on the TV anymore, well when they are on air for the original time. I got nostalgic the other day, and saw “Melissa & Joey” (2010– ) staring Melissa Joan Hart and Joseph Lawrence on Netflix . The nostalgia was not the actual show, but what they have done in the past such as Blossom (1990-1995) and Clarissa Explains It All (1991–1994) & Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996–2003).

There was a bunch of “one-liners” with not so good  acting, actually really terrible. Now, other sitcoms might not be as bad with the acting, but I thought back to others as well, and searched through Netflix, so for most of them, there was the string of “one-liners,” and the acting was average at best. The “one-liners” are blunt, and most of the time not even funny, but more for a quick reaction by the viewer.

I do understand that “Melissa & Joey” (2010– ) is on air at ABC Family, so the quality is not as high as network TV, but I have looked at sitcoms from the networks, and I find that the same type of “one-liners” strung together with the sub-par acting.