Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Radical Ozzification

Radical Realignment of the Wizard of Oz

Jay asked me to do this; I am assuming its to film but I'm happy to do so for my own warped creativity.

So let's start with the fundamental question...aside from dust of reanimation, why are there so many animate living things in Oz?  And how exactly does magic REALLY work in the hands of a few?

The Truth:

Oz is a dark mirror of our reality created when Tesla began his experiments in Colorado in 1899 (Look up the Tesla Experimental Station) which later manifest as psychic distress calls to L Frank Baum who wrote his famous work.

Unknown to Tesla, this disrupted the natural 'first chamber' of the beating heart of the afterlife causing it to sync up to our own blending ghosts, the dead, the reincarnated and the animate in ways never anticipated.

Oz is a construct that is made up of the ghosts of the dead but also dead objects; the animistic theory that belief can make an object personified is all too real, and as such the Tin Man in this case is a fusion of human and inaminate souls as is the Scarecrow.

Dorothy was physically transported to this realm when a freak combination of a tornado and heat lightning caused a dimensional shift making sure she transitioned between the two.

Magic in this realm are people who are in tune with the afterlife, Mediums, who are either reborn and reanimate or those who are physically transferred to this place, the most powerful of which is Ozma, after whom the realm is named.

Initially, the world managed to resume some balance after Dorothy completed a Heroes Journey of symbolic importance to confront each of the three remaining witches who had caused such pain and dis-balance to the afterlife allowing many souls to live on.

The Philadelphia experiment in WWII changed all of that, causing a huge influx of vehicles and live humans creating a pocket dimension in which live humans reproduced and created settlements; along with Dorothy's companions who slowly became warped in maddening ways; each claiming a sector for themselves; the Tinman (the South), the Scarecrow (The North), the Lion (The South) with the West being controlled by the reanimated Wicked Witch of the West with a kind of 'safe harbor' in the eye of the storm in the Emerald city in the middle of it all.

In 2019, in an attempt to recreate the experiment, a private corporation began recreating Tesla's early experiments only to find a reliable way to move people in and out; and as such it was declared a national security matter by the NSA and Pentagon who has sent a small corporate and military unit through the gate to see if it has exploitable resources; which it has in abundance for magical materials which can create wonder drugs and weapons for the United States, however in the process they also find out that the existence of Oz is multiplying bad effects from climate change rapidly and freak heat lightning will begin making more and more elements of Earth slip into Oz unless our heroes stop the bad guys on the other side of the veil. 

Saturday, October 26, 2019