There's No Place Like Home

It's so difficult to answer the question: "What's your favorite movie?". I have a Top 5 Favorite movie list to accomodate the films that have meant the most to me in my life...however if you forced me to make a choice and name only one...

The Wizard of Oz

I have been Dorothy for Halloween more than any other character/costume. I worship Judy Garland so much, you'd think I was a middle-aged gay man. When I saw the Wizard of Oz RFL Sim created by my former coworkers the T1 Radio Rockers and designed by my friend Mr. Woodstock Burleigh...well, it was like I'd died and gone to MGM heaven!

Once upon a time, there was a woman living a mundane life on a Kansas farm. Simple tasks and a basic routine - day in and day out. Milking the cows, feeding the chickens, making the tedious one hour commute down the interstate to and from the office.

On April 21, 2006 she was suddenly swept away into a magical world...a world of intense colors and amazing things...and a whole lot of casinos, brothels and strip clubs.

" Where am I? What is...this place? How do I start?" Before she knew it, she had a fabulous set of red pumps and a long yellow road that stretched before her.

Along the road, she met the most *amazing* people...friends that helped her make her way.

"Poppies...poppies will put them to sleep..." And she slept, for a bit.

She came to a bustling place...exciting, glamorous. But the Wizard would not listen to her, not until she proved herself.

"Bring me the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West..."

She found herself caught...trapped in the castle of the Witch. She was lost and confused. The monkeys screeched and laughed at her.

"Screw this!" She decided she was no longer the Witch's captive...melted her away and walked out the door.

She returned to the City...but the Wizard was gone...vanished. She was dissapointed, and afraid. "What will I do now?"

She looked into the profile of the gentleman, a Mr. Desmond Shang, from whom she had bought some furniture. "Caledon. Caledon? Hmm, this looks interesting..."

*Whooshing teleport sound*

There's no place like home!


This is a great post!
JJ Drinkwater said…
In the Immortal words of Dorothy, then...

"if I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard."

...or, in this case, Duchy
Woody said…
Wonderful!!!!! What a great essay!

and I'm glad you liked it!!