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[07 Oct 2008|06:01pm]

I'm sure you know about it, but I figured to give the heads up anyway: the third installment of Wicked is being released on October 14. You can have an inside browse here, it'd be interesting to hear opinions on the snippet.

The crux of religion [28 Dec 2007|08:12pm]


Hello all. This community unfortunately looks to be a bit inactive as of late, but I'm going to post here anyway. I've just finished the novel and need someplace to get a few thoughts out, mostly ones about how religion came into play late in the story.

Does anyone else have thoughts on this? (Please don't try and convert me, because you won't. I love discussion on this topic, however, and try to be open to other viewpoints.)

Also, a random plot point I wondered about.  Are we meant to assume the talking carp in the fishwell (which spoke to Liir) was Madame Morrible?  Morrible was constantly described as being fishlike, and the carp's death coincided with hers.  I was surprised that the thought did not explicitly occur to Elphaba, being preoccupied as she was with her "conspiracy theories."
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Son of a Witch [19 Aug 2007|04:29pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

I recently finished Son of Witch and there's some things that are making me curious.

Under the Jackal MoonCollapse )

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Wicked Martini Glass [21 Jun 2007|11:15pm]

Hello everyone! I made this really cool Wicked martini glass that I am now selling on Ebay. Get it before someone else does!


Mother Yackle [03 Jan 2007|07:48am]

Hello.  I'm reading Wicked for the first time and loving it.  What a terrific novel.  I'm trying to remember or find the point at which we are first introduced to Mother Yackle.  I'm pretty sure that when she shows up at the end of City of Emeralds it's not the first time we've met her.  But I cannot seem to locate the earlier reference.

Anybody recall?

                                                             gratefully, ... the cork
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[17 Nov 2006|09:19pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

Hey, my name is Louisa, and I love Wicked. It's honestly in my top five favorite books, and I haven't read such a good story in such a long time. I really want to buy it so I can read it over and over again. :P

Anyway, I was wondering what you thought about the idea of the different personas the main characters took on throughout the course of the novel. I think it's interesting how the characters seemed to have little free will from our point of view, although they thought they were choosing for themselves. I wonder if Maguire is trying to make a comment about our own society?


Power of Language [05 Nov 2006|07:18pm]

Hello! I'm new here. I have to do an assignment for my college writing class about the power of language, and immediately I thought of the Grimmerie. There's a part of Son of a Witch (which I just finished maybe a week ago) in which Liir is reflecting on the mastery of language and how it has to do with the power of the Grimmerie... or something along those lines. At the back of SoaW there is a quote:

My mother was westerne woman
And learned in gramarye

Grammar. Gramarye. Grimmerie. Grim. What an interesting play on words...

Thoughts about the Grimmerie? What it might say about language? I'd be interested to know; this assignment triggered a sudden interest in language. I believe my friend found the Grimmerie really creepy and disturbing.
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Hello all! [11 Sep 2006|08:52pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Hello fellow book lovers! Im just joined this community. I have to admit was was very excited when i found it. I LOVE discussing things that happen in Wicked. I hardly ever have a chance to really analyze things with anyone. Any-who.  I bought the book because im a diehard Wizard of Oz fan, and i fell in love with it just by reading the description on the back of the book. This was like two years ago, and i have read it over seven times...I just can't get enough of it!!! I have seen the musical too, and its really hard to compare the two. Because although they both have some of the same plots and such, they really are entirely different stories, and i LOVE them both!

I thought that i would ask something that i dont think has been asked yet. If it has then its gonna get asked again;-)
Anywho. I was wondering how everyone saw G(a)linda and Elphaba's relationship. Dont  jump down my throat, But I have many reasons to beleive that they were sort of romantically involved. Not neccessarily Sexually, but romantically nontheless. It was never stated that they were more than friends in the book, but some of the things that Gregory Maguire made them say and act makes me beleive that they had something going on between them. 



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"Both worlds" quote? [31 Jul 2006|04:06am]

[ mood | calm ]

This quote has been stuck in my head for days, but I can't remember what it is, exactly. If someone could find the exact version of it, or where I might find it (or where even in the book I might find it), I would appreciate it.

It's something like this:

"She was a child of both worlds, fitting in neither because she belonged somewhere in between."
...something roughly like that--definitely something about "both worlds" or "two worlds."

Thank you!

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Hi kids. [10 May 2006|07:28pm]

[ mood | aggravated ]

So. Hey. I’m Danielle. I’m new. I finished Wicked last week. I’m doing an independent reading project on it and I have a few questions.

My teacher is strange and gives us a cheesy assignment. We have to dress up as a character from our book and bring a food dish. We also have to create a ‘menu’ of the plot, delivering the events as food.

1) What kind of food should I bring? I was thinking apples or something referring to the original Wizard of Oz… I have no idea.
2) What do you think would serve as the climax? My friend Lindsey thinks that The Philosopher’s Club would be it, but I’m not sure.
3) Themes. Themes. Themes. I have no idea.

I probably sound like a total idiot for asking all of this. But I’m seriously confused.

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What do you think? [13 Mar 2006|10:46am]

Glinda vs. GlindaCollapse )
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second read? [17 Feb 2006|11:36pm]

i am so excited to find this community. it seems like the musical (which is wonderful) gets so much attention. for example, my vocal coach loves wicked the musical and had never even heard of the book. anyway, i read the book last year and i am thinking of reading it again. it was so deep and complex for me that i feel like i would get more out of it a second time around. has anyone here read it more than once?
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Icon search [13 Feb 2006|11:48pm]

I saw a Wicked icon a while back that showed Elphabas hat and siad "At the ozzdust, Elphaba and her hat were the only couple that stayed together". Does anyone know who did that one, or where I can I find it?

[28 Jan 2006|08:53am]

[ mood | content ]

Am I the only one here who did not like Son of a Witch at all?

I loved Wicked. Loved loved loved. Still do. But I just couldn't get into this book. It didn't get interesting until about 3/4 of the way through, and even then it was barely there.

And I hated the ending. Ugh.

So. Please tell me why you liked it or didn't. I'd like to get some feedback and other opinions on things.

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[09 Jan 2006|09:21pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

"Dragons don't kill people, people kill people. They kill themselves by walking unprotected in a world where there are dragons" pg 226 "son of a witch"

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New Member [08 Dec 2005|01:33am]

Hey all... I am new here, but not at all to Wicked. I got the book as a gift from a family member when it first came out because I always had a weird obsession with the Wicked Witch of The West. Perhaps being born on Halloween may have sparked the flame. Anywho, I have been a fan ever since. The play is lovely, and filled with highly talented people, but the book just told a story that really captured every fiber of my imagination. Ten years later, it still does. I can tell you that after years of repeated reading, it really never gets ld. I still always feel as if it is a new story that is full of magic and wonder encompassing me and taking me on a trip to OZ. I hope to have a few good discussions on the novel with anyone interested.
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Novel vs. Musical [21 Nov 2005|05:15pm]

[ mood | excited ]

I recently got tickets to Wicked (the musical), since it's coming to Boston in April. I'm looking forward to it in general, but particularly looking forward to comparing the musical to the book. Having read the book first, I know that it'll be like reading a book before seeing the movie - it's gonna be different. I'm intrested to see if I feel differently about Elphaba and some of the other characters while watching the musical. Also, I think it'll be interesting to see enacted some of the scenes I imagined in my head as I was reading.

One thing I think will be lost in the musical is Maguire's literary talent, something that can only be appreciated through reading the novel.

(Hope this topic is acceptable for the community.)


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Some stuff I've been thinking about [19 Nov 2005|10:52pm]

I couldn't help but notice we've been straying quite a bit from book discussion as of late. I don't want to be one of those bitchy mods, but really, there are about a million wicked communities out there that allow promotions, advertisements, icons, etc. ANd these things are great- in their place. I created this community because I felt there need to really be a place where people interested in the book could discuss it from a literary standpoint without all the other "stuff," for lack of a better word. So PLEASE, adhere to the rules and keep this community purely about discussion. Thank you! That being said,

I'm re-reading Wicked, and I've only made it about halfway through, but I had a few things that I thought might make for interesting discussion.Collapse )

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Help on Wicked essays//Contains spoilers [22 Oct 2005|11:06pm]

We just finished studying Fantasy and Science Fiction in my Literature Types class. I read Wicked and now I've got to write a couple papers/essays. There's obviously a lot of social commentary/criticism and religious imagery going on, but I read the novel a month ago and I'm having trouble recalling specifics.

Sort-of-spoilersCollapse )
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Idina Menzel Signed Photo! [16 Oct 2005|01:29pm]

Hi guys! I got this photo signed by Idina Menzel after the 2005 Tony Awards! Its an awesome picture and very rare.
I'm selling it on ebay and I wanted to let everyone know. Check out the link: http://cm.ebay.com/cm/ck/1065-29296-2357-0?uid=61226972&site=0&ver=LCA080805&item=7555041192&lk=URL

Its really cheap considering photos signed by Idina are usually over 150 bucks. I hope you like it and encourage you to bid on it! Im selling it because I got two pictures signed and I like the one I'm keeping better lol. I thought i could make some quick cash by selling this one. I need to fend for myself in college! lol
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