Oz-Squad.com http://www.oz-squad.com Often Imitated, Never Duplicated Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:49:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Another Year Down the Rabbit Hole http://www.oz-squad.com/2017/04/02/another-year-down-the-rabbit-hole/ Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:49:41 +0000 http://www.oz-squad.com/?p=614 Or perhaps a better title would have been Another Year in Kansas.

Clearly there have been no updates here. So I’m posting this one to state the obvious.

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Four Years? http://www.oz-squad.com/2016/03/17/four-years/ Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:32:33 +0000 http://www.oz-squad.com/?p=605 Continue reading ]]> Wow. I hadn’t realized how much time had passed.

I wish I could say that I’ll be updating soon but that’s unlikely. I’m doing some behind the scenes editing (850 spam comments take awhile to delete) but I don’t have any new content currently available.

I do see that I haven’t put front page links to the last two chapters of Lizzie so I can at least correct that.

Lizzie, Chapter Eight Cover

Chapter Eight.

Lizzie9CoverAgedChapter Nine. 

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This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things http://www.oz-squad.com/2012/11/14/this-is-why-we-cant-have-nice-things/ Wed, 14 Nov 2012 04:38:45 +0000 http://www.oz-squad.com/?p=601 Continue reading ]]> If you’ve commented on a post or page any time in the last few weeks and your comment hasn’t been approved, please accept my apologies. This site has been flooded with spam comments. We’ve gotten hundreds each day. In my frustration to clean out the crap I may have deleted some legitimate response. Sorry.

In an effort to cut my workload I’m requiring folks to register before commenting. Again, sorry. Hopefully this is a temporary situation.

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Lizzie, Chapter Seven, Ready for Reading! http://www.oz-squad.com/2012/07/02/lizzie-chapter-seven-ready-for-reading/ Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:27:05 +0000 http://www.oz-squad.com/?p=577 Continue reading ]]> Lizzie, Chapter 7
Chapter Seven of Lizzie the Girl Knight, a rediscovered Victorian era penny serial, went live yesterday. If you haven’t been reading Lizzie, now is a good time to catch up!

Chapter 1
The Little Matchgirl – A Dangerous Run – The Killing – A Princess – and a Strange Coincidence

Chapter 2
The Kites – The Storm – The Dragon – An Unexpected Trip – The Forest at Desert’s Edge

Chapter 3
A New World – The Orchard – The Dwarves – The Strange Door – and a Terrifying Predicament

Chapter 4
Shutting the Door – Queen Lang Li – A Hurried Departure – The Golden Bricked Road – Stalked by a Monster

Chapter 5
The Long Walk – A More Dangerous Path – Another Door – Lang Li’s Veranda – Peril!

Chapter 6
Tom and Patches Worry -Battling the Skutters – A Make-Shift Raft – The Whirlpool – The Head in the Bag

Chapter 7
A Candy Castle? – Angry Fairies – The Fighting Fairy Woman – A Good Night’s Sleep – The Magic Bullet

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Chapter Five is LIVE! http://www.oz-squad.com/2012/05/07/chapter-five-is-live/ Mon, 07 May 2012 18:37:32 +0000 http://www.oz-squad.com/?p=559 Continue reading ]]> Lizzie Chapter 5 Cover

Chapter 5 of Lizzie the Girl Knight went live on May 1st. Are YOU reading?

Chapter 1
The Little Matchgirl – A Dangerous Run – The Killing – A Princess – and a Strange Coincidence

Chapter 2
The Kites – The Storm – The Dragon – An Unexpected Trip – The Forest at Desert’s Edge

Chapter 3
A New World – The Orchard – The Dwarves – The Strange Door – and a Terrifying Predicament

Chapter 4
Shutting the Door – Queen Lang Li – A Hurried Departure – The Golden Bricked Road – Stalked by a Monster

Chapter 5
The Long Walk – A More Dangerous Path – Another Door – Lang Li’s Veranda – Peril!

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Chapter Four of Lizzie is LIVE! http://www.oz-squad.com/2012/04/02/chapter-four-of-lizzie-is-live/ Mon, 02 Apr 2012 18:43:46 +0000 http://www.oz-squad.com/?p=547 Continue reading ]]> The fourth chapter of Lizzie the Girl Knight is live now. It can be read here.

If you haven’t started reading yet, or if you want to re-read the previous chapters, just follow the links below –

Chapter 1
The Little Matchgirl – A Dangerous Run – The Killing – A Princess – and a Strange Coincidence

Chapter 2
The Kites – The Storm – The Dragon – An Unexpected Trip – The Forest at Desert’s Edge

Chapter 3
A New World – The Orchard – The Dwarves – The Strange Door – and a Terrifying Predicament

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Lizzie, Chapter 3 is LIVE! http://www.oz-squad.com/2012/03/01/lizzie-chapter-3-is-live/ Thu, 01 Mar 2012 23:52:15 +0000 http://www.oz-squad.com/?p=542 Continue reading ]]> The third chapter of Lizzie the Girl Knight is online and ready to read. You can catch up on the latest chapter here.

If you haven’t started reading yet, or if you want to re-read the previous chapters, just follow the links below –

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

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The Dreamquest of Edgar Allan Poe http://www.oz-squad.com/2012/02/02/the-dreamquest-of-edgar-allan-poe/ Thu, 02 Feb 2012 05:00:39 +0000 http://www.oz-squad.com/?p=526 Continue reading ]]> Steve Ahlquist has been writing his Mythographical Meanderings over at ForcesofGeek.com for two years now. If you haven’t been reading his column you’re missing out. We’ll be posting excerpts from his best essays with links back to FOB where you can read the rest. This essay was originally published April 28, 2009.

“…several critics agree that Poe only has one endlessly repeated main character- himself. He is pictured as appearing and reappearing as his melancholic, hallucinated, mad and half-mad creations again and again.”

-free online research papers.com

On Sullivan’s Island Edgar Allan Poe made the acquaintance of a naturalist, William Legrand, and his black servant, Jupiter. Edgar joined the pair in a search for Captain Kidd’s treasure that Edgar recorded as a story he titled “The Gold-Bug” first published in 1842. Edgar received his share of the fortune in July 1831, around the time his brother Henry died.

Read the rest …

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Lizzie Chapter 2 is LIVE http://www.oz-squad.com/2012/02/01/lizzie-chapter-2-is-live/ Wed, 01 Feb 2012 14:00:26 +0000 http://www.oz-squad.com/?p=534 Chapter 2 of Lizzie the Girl Knight went live this morning. What dangers await our heroine? Find out now!

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Life on Mars, UK, US and Vida en Marte http://www.oz-squad.com/2012/01/27/life-on-mars-uk-us-and-vida-en-marte/ Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:00:12 +0000 http://www.oz-squad.com/?p=524 Continue reading ]]> Steve Ahlquist has been writing his Mythographical Meanderings over at ForcesofGeek.com for two years now. If you haven’t been reading his column you’re missing out. We’ll be posting excerpts from his best essays with links back to FOB where you can read the rest. This essay was originally published April 6, 2009.

Life on Mars was a 2006 BBC science fiction/police drama TV series. The story concerns a cop, DCI (Detective Chief Inspector) Sam Tyler (played by John Simm, soon to be returning as The Master on Doctor Who) who, after being hit by a car in 2006, finds himself in the year 1973. There, he works as a DI (Detective Inspector) under DCI Gene Hunt (played by Philip Glenister.) Tyler’s reaction to the racist, sexist 1970’s provide the core of the series in terms of drama and comedy, but the true tension of the show concerns the nature Tyler’s predicament. Is he insane, in a coma, or really a time traveler?

Read the rest …

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