I’ve Dreamed of Deadly Poppy Fields…

… but I won’t ever allow poisonous blooms to tell the tales of my dreams.
Yes, my Wicked Luvs, I’ve noticed that it is not the 13th. You see, I joined Oma Linda’s Celebrate Oz party way before I decided to update my writing site only on the 13th of every month, so this is a special update.

I had meant to publish this entry at 5:13 am, for 5 and 13 are my favorite numbers. But I fell asleep… and although my dreams are full of wonderfully delicious vividness, I have never been able to type and snore at the same time... actually, I like to think that I don’t snore, but you know how that goes. Yet, while swimming the uncanny waters of Shut Eyes and Opened Imagination, I’ve concocted many stories. I’ve dreamed of beauties, I’ve dreamed of beasts, of brains, of hearts, of a lost girl, of the sparkly shoes and the striped stockings of a wicked sweet green witch…

… and when I wake up, I write stories of wild girls, chaotic worlds, of goddesses, of daisies, of weeds... I dream writing, I read dreaming, I dream dark fiction and enjoy it all. These are just some of the reasons why I Return to Celebrate Oz every year. I love the diversity of the entries; the 1013 ways in which every witchy partier dreams of Oz. I enjoy visiting worlds dreamed by the creative minds of others.

To celebrate dreams, imagination and the unstoppable world of storytelling, 
I want to give away this magical dreamer:
“Golden Memories – Lost Love” by SunshineShelle
 To Win this Wondrous ACEO, Do the Following:
2. Read We Are But Older Children, Dear, Who Fret to Find Our Bedtime Near, and leave a comment.
3. After reading the two entries above, leave a comment here telling me which Tin Man interpretation you found most interesting/intriguing. Why?
* Extra entries, follow Pagan Culture and/or Naughty Bits of Fiction (1 each)
* And just for fun, would you tell me a little about your dreams?
Enter before 11:59 pm 7/22/2012
The similarities between the colors of the giveaway and the Celebrate Oz button is completely coincidental, but so much fun... Life is a malleable dream ;-) 


39 comments:

  1. Well I hadn't heard of the TV series...but I'm liking the look of that Tin Man! Maybe he and I could read Mr Moore's book together....as it were :D XXX

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    1. You know, the plot of the series disappointed me a little, but the characters' backstories left me wanting more about the gang. And yes, the Tim Man and you might have some serious fun reading Lost Girls lol

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  2. Hello MG thanks for stopping by. My daughter and I am going to see Wicked on the stage in a few weeks. Your art work is beautiful. Gonna try to get back to be in the running.
    QMM

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    1. Enjoy Wicked! I want to watch it again, how jealous I am. It will be wonderful to see it with you child, too, for there is so much about relationships between women.

      The art isn't mine--I'm a writer--but I am very proud friend, so I will take the praise on her behalf ;-)

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  3. I've never heard of the TV "Tin Man" .... but what an interesting concept!

    When you wrote of dream writing I was amazed ... because you see ... I dream paint and draw and color all of the time! LOL! 8)

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    1. I always dream-plot! I make sure that I go to bed fed and not too tired, so that my mind can come you with great ideas lol

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  4. I can't speak to if I find Moores' TinMan intriguing as I don't know the backstory. Backstory is what intrigues me to read a book or watch a series. In the case of the tv show, it was the visual presentation which hooked me. I did like the ending as Dorothy had the sense to remain in Oz! (seriously...why the hell would anyone want to return to Kansas!?)
    I rarely remember my dreams. I wish that I could, but fear that this inability is related to my learning disabilities.

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    1. I had the same feeling about Dorothy, in the original series, so I was happy about seeing her change her mind.

      I think you would find most of Moore's characters fascinating. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but it offers a super interesting perspective on repressed memories, abuse and very unconventional healing.

      This graphic novel most be read very S L O W... speed might make one a little sick. There is a very thin line between disturbing and WTF is going on?

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  5. Well if this Olde broad had her way with the tinman, it would be so much more fun with the one with bits. And I dream about being free from bondage a lot. But since your sharing Cherry Pie the other day....I don't know maybe I zigged when I should have zagged as well. Who's to know. You are such a rabble rouser and I love it. Oma Linda

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    1. You just made me burst into laughter... in the library!

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  6. I follow Pagan Culture ;o)

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  7. I follow Naughty Bits Of Fiction!

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  8. I guess the tin man in Lost Girls was more intriguing for me, because it is so different and naughty! LOL! ;o) I am being honest ;o)

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    1. I find him more intriguing, too. I think many people feel the same way. It is a nearly impossible to see him and not wonder what made him into what he has become. I'm being honest, too ;-)

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  9. Oh I have some cool reading to do this weekend... I'll check out those alternate shiny characters & see which appeals... I'm thinking naughty ;) Dreams well last night I was on a cruise-ship with survivors, nearest & dearest & Fraser let a friend (who is actually a sweet guy) onboard but the guy was pregnant with a zombie baby that kept pressing his hand up against friend Nick's stomach & stretching it out like it was trying to break through & attack the non zoms on board whenever they were chatting to the guy... I told Frayz he was endangering everyone but Frayz said we couldn't leave him behind, he was a friend & only what was inside him was evil...
    Nope I haven't worked it out either LOL but beats my haunted house/poltergeist one from the night before, oh yeah re-occurring downing & car on steep crumbling cliff edge dreams too (sometimes they combine) man I gotta lighten up LOL!

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    1. I swear we are dreams sisters, Shelle. You night adventures seem to be constructed just like mine. For instance, yesterday I was really tired when I went to bed. During the day I had been discussing the funeral of a friend who just past away, then I got home and watched "Deliver Us From Evil" (a movie about horrible religious--I had to watch for class)... I dream I was Misty Knight (I was just talking about her a couple of days ago), and I showed up at the church where my friend's funeral was being conducted, I was supposed to battle a priest who was necrophiliac pedophile, for I had figured out that he found a formula to turn my friend's body into that of a child so he could abuse it... I know, I gotta lighten up, too. Or read/watch something less horrible before going to bed.

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    2. Totally dream sisters!!! By the way, like the story, can I look forward to a novella based on the above? Maybe a movie script? As long as Tom Cruise isn't in it... Mmm... Maybe he should be?

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    3. Not a bad idea. In some way or another, my dreams tend to make it into my tales...

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  10. I would have to go with the SciFi channel's Tin Man. The idea that he was doing a job, and not just a wood cutter, the man of law put an eerie twist on the tale without completely turning the tables on who is good and who is bad. As for the other one, I'd have to think on that one, it's definitely a unique twist.

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    1. I think the best part is the way he does the job. And the way his pants fit, too *grin* It is entertaining.

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    2. Not the pant fit, the series lol

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  11. I follow Naughty Bits of Fiction - in fact I just got it set up to e-mail to me. Wish I'd paid more attention to that. You probably put it up there for me too, since I'm forever bugging people to get it. lol

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  12. Oh I love my vivid dreams. I have intermittently recorded my dreams. I think I need to start that up again. The past few nights I've dreamt of a little boy who isn't one of my boys. The night before I dreamed I married a very important man, like a producer or something. And he was beating me. I have to admit, in my dreaming mind I didn't want to go through the struggle. But that didn't mean I had to take it. I took a knife to bed with me and when he started toward me, I brandished it and told him if he EVER harmed me again, I'd end him. The look on his face was terror. He knew I meant it and he also knew our entire relationship had just changed forever. That would be interested to interpret. :)

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    1. Write them down! Or you will be really upset later when you try to remember the details, but can't remember.

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  13. I follow Pagan Culture. :) Both of your posts were very interesting - it is amazing to see all the various adaptations and depictions of the Tin Man. I had forgotten about the version of Tin Man - if I recall, it didn't get very good reviews and so I didn't watch it. LOL The painting from Sunshine Shelle you are offering is very lovely. The colors indeed do match the Celebrate Oz banner! My dreams are either very fun or very frightening...there is no inbetween it seems.

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    1. "very fun or very frightening..." well, I guess that the balance is somewhere ;-)

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  14. hmmmm, never heard of SyFy's TinMan...but by the sound of it...and the pic...looks pretty cool. i'm gonna check it out.

    i dream. vivid, wild, adventurous talk out loud kind of dreams. i wake myself up, kicking and carrying on conversations aloud...almost every night. poor sam. at least i don't think i snore. who has time to snore with all this talking going on!?

    have a wicked weekend! :)

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    1. I liked the characterization, backstory and setting for the Tin Man miniseries, but there were some parts where the dialogue annoyed me--not sure why. But I really liked the ending ;-)

      I don't wake myself up, most of the time. I used to quite a bit--nightmares and even night terrors, but those are gone. Now I dream about cool stuff and get up to write them lol

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  15. Darn blogger won't let me reply, so...

    I know, I will get a journal and a pen and leave them here by my bed. Better ask hubs for the flashlight too so I don't have to turn on the light. You are right, they've been really entertaining as of late, I don't want to miss out.

    You didn't think the fit of his pants was entertaining? I thought that was the point of mentioning that. ;)

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    1. Once I wrote a couple of paragraphs on my nightstand... the ink didn't come off. I've written on the inside of my skirt... insane, I know. So I make sure I always have paper handy. Seriously, most of my best ideas come at night. There is a character, I'm not sure if we are meeting him next week or the one after next--his name is Wicked. He was born and fleshed out mostly in my dreams ;-)

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  16. I read them both and commented, and I am following Naughty bits.
    I also shared the links with Fb friends because I found both posts to be fascinating.

    If I had to choose one I liked better it would be the one describing the many incarnations of the Tin Man, because now I want to meet them all.

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    1. Me too! After doing all the Tin Man research, I ended up ordering 6 books lol

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  17. Gee I'm really in the dark, I didn't even realize you had two blogs. *sigh* I'm just making some quick rounds so I'll forgo the giveaway although I have to admit your artwork is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s and who wouldn't love to add this beauty to their ATC collection!? Sadly, I haven't the time to read but know my heart is longing just the same. *smiles*
    ♥Sharon

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    1. It is actually Shelle's artwork, but you are right, her art is stunning. Her colors are always full of life, aren't they? I love getting lost in her lines, curves and shapes...

      Oh, and I have 3 blogs... kind of lol

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  18. I read and commented on both. I found you through my giveaway, which you found through Stacy, so big thanks to Stacy! I think "When the Emerald Kingdom Fell" is more within my comfort zone, but I enjoyed reading both posts.

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    1. Stacy is quite the (blog) match maker ;-) She attracts the loveliest kind of people (that's one of the reasons I'm always stalking you, don't tell her ;-)

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  19. Also, I'm following Pagan Culture.

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