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Oh I love her!!! Madam Mim, from The Sword and the Stone? Check your email...
schatje, you are looking particularly lovely today!! I recognize the character but don't remember which movie she is from...
That's what friends are for!
Wicked is a book by Gregory McGuire:Review: Born with green skin and huge teeth, like a dragon, the free-spirited Elphaba grows up to be an anti-totalitarian agitator, an animal-rights activist, a nun, then a nurse who tends the dying and, ultimately, the headstrong Wicked Witch of the West in the land of Oz. Maguire's strange and imaginative postmodernist fable uses L. Frank Baum's Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a springboard to create a tense realm inhabited by humans, talking animals (a rhino librarian, a goat physician), Munchkinlanders, dwarves and various tribes. The Wizard of Oz, emperor of this dystopian dictatorship, promotes Industrial Modern architecture and restricts animals' right to freedom of travel; his holy book is an ancient manuscript of magic that was clairvoyantly located by Madam Blavatsky 40 years earlier. Much of the narrative concerns Elphaba's troubled youth (she is raised by a giddy alcoholic mother and a hermitlike minister father who transmits to her his habits of loathing and self-hatred) and with her student years. Dorothy appears only near novel's end, as her house crash-lands on Elphaba's sister, the Wicked Witch of the East, in an accident that sets Elphaba on the trail of the girl from Kansas as well as the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman and the Lion and her fabulous new shoes. Maguire combines puckish humor and bracing pessimism in this fantastical meditation on good and evil, God and free will.Then there is Son of a Witch, a sequel, and A Lion Among Men, the third book inwhat looks to becoming a series. I have not read any of them, so I couldn't tell you if they were good or not.The movie, Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite childhood movies, too, but I never thought too much on the witch! Maybe now I will!
Oh, you are talking about 'Wicked'? I haven't read it. Did you read it? I couldn't find it on your shelf. If you did, would you recommend it? I understand there is a sequel...But you are right, someone has to cheer the underdog...
Of course! You don't happen to like The Wizard of Oz, do you? Or cheer for the Wicked Witch of the West? LOL!
Yeah!! Feel free, just no spam, please! Anything else, especially private, e-mail away!
Every time I read this, I hear it to the tune of "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee" from Grease. weird, huh?
Power trip - that's funny!About the poem(s), like Meghan said, you can be our resident poet, also!Accepted your friendship, of course! I didn't realize we weren't "officially" friends already! Thank you!
Hey, I'm glad you are staying on as admin. I'll get back with you later about your questions. Gotta go.(No, not to the bathroom):^)
Psyche! I'll be waiting.
I thought the poem to K2 was very clever.
P. S. We love copy and paste!! Just ask KJ!
Yes, you have responsibility!! We trust you. All you need to do is participate, which you already do, keep an eye on replies for anything inappropriate and delete it (you have the power!), and if you think of a new discussion, post it. Not so bad, huh? Kind of fun, as a matter of fact.Just a note re: your/my poem. I have been told I should have left your poem as my profile as it is so very clever and fitting! I just responded that I saved both the poem and the avatar for in between holidays!!
Cool! You can be our official poet too!
Schatje, I am so happy to see you as co-admin of out group. Karen J and I both agree you would do a great job. Thanks you, thank you...
Do you want to be one of the admins on words/quotes group? This is what I'm going to do. I'm on my son's computer right now.Mine is sick, going to have to get a new hard drive. I'm going to promote you.I only want four of us as admin. If you don't want to be added just unadd yourself. I don't know when I'll be back on.
Are you feeling better?
Hate to hear that, go to bed if you can...I like it, relearning ...headache, and cat heat not good... fur flying... Thank you...Get some rest!!!
Did you make any progress with your shopping? I should have done mine already. It's hard to think of Christmas shopping when it's hot.