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Title: Toto, Too
Fandom: Oz
Characters/Pairings: Toto & Dorothy, pre-Dorothy/Ozma, ensemble
Rating: G

Everyone thinks Toto can't talk...and that's just the way he likes it.

His second fairy adventure is much safer than the first, and his little mistress more adept at all kinds of queer travel; but Toto intends to keep to his old habits as long as possible, just in case.


( 'Where did you go, huh, boy? I know where Dorothy imagines she went, but you must've seen the real thing. Oh, I wish you could talk!' )
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Title: From Gold Hill to Butterfield
Series: The Wizard of Oz
Characters: Shaggy Man, OCs
Rating: G
Disclaimer: It's all public domain now, but a hat tip to L. Frank Baum for the leg to stand on.

Fic written for Yuletide 2012. Turned out all my recipient wanted as an Oz fan was a Shaggy Man story, so I set out to write him some backstory. Takes place in a mining town in Colorado, starting in the 1870s.

The Shaggy Man's major quests are in The Road to Oz (tagging along with Dorothy) and Tik-Tok of Oz (searching for his lost brother). We get conflicting information about him -- thanks to a combination of his own tale-telling and Baum's famous retcons -- so this is written in imitation of the books' style, complete with loose concern for continuity.

( The shaggy-haired boy sat on a hard wooden chair outside the bedroom, kicking his heels in the dust. )
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Title: The Marble Monuments of Oz
Rating: PG
Cast: Ozma, Eureka, Dorothy(/OFC), Toto, the Gump, the Scarecrow
Contents: Character death (arguably). Major spoilers through The Patchwork Girl of Oz (book 7).
Disclaimer: I didn't create these characters...not that it matters. Public domain FTW.

A somber event forces a couple of Ozians to struggle with their feelings about (im)mortality.

Attempts to wrangle, if not reconcile, canon's various inconsistencies and retcons on the subject. For [community profile] hc_bingo, May '12 challenge, prompt "death." Also on the AO3.

'Dorothy knows adventures better than anyone. You might trust her on that, at a time like this or any other.' )
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Title: Patient
Fandom: The Wizard of Oz books
Characters/Pairings: Dorothy/Ozma, Henry/Em, Oscar Diggs, ensemble
Rating: PG
Warnings: See summary.

Dorothy Gale, age seventeen, wakes up in a mental hospital with no memory of the past eight years.

For my round 2 [community profile] hc_bingo card, prompt "amnesia". (And on that note: Bingo!)

'The doctor says you aren't to overload her. How are you feeling, sweetheart?' )
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Title: The Gender Ninja of Oz
Rating: PG-13 (light sexual content)
Characters/pairings: Ozma/Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Toto, Jack Pumpkinhead
Contents: Major spoilers through The Emerald City of Oz (book 6); minor ones through Tik-Tok of Oz (Book 9).
Disclaimer: I didn't create these characters...not that it matters. Public domain FTW!
Prompt: [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest, prompt 3782: Wizard of Oz series, Ozma, Ozma's gender identity is complicated - zie wasn't fully satisfied as a boy when zie was Tip, but isn't fully satisfied as a girl when zie is Ozma. On top of that zie is in love with Dorothy. Is there any resolution to this?
Notes: Ozma/Tip's pronouns will be going all over the place; sometimes they match hir physical body at the time, sometimes not. Most of this sticks to Baum's canon, though I have pulled one detail from Ruth Plumly Thompson: rather than staying at the same age forever, characters can choose on their birthdays whether to grow that year. Title nabbed from Genderfork. Full-size versions of the illustrations will be showing up with my other Oz fanart. And, as always, other trans!fics are here.

"I might try it for awhile,—just to see how it seems, you know. But if I don't like being a girl you must promise to change me into a boy again."

"Really," said the Sorceress, "that is beyond my magic. I never deal in transformations, for they are not honest, and no respectable sorceress likes to make things appear to be what they are not."

The Marvelous Land of Oz

'You never talk about your life before they let you be Princess again,' says Dorothy crossly. 'I s'pose being a farm girl isn't very exciting next to being ruler of all of Oz...but I'd like to hear about it some time, all the same.' )

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