March 9th, 2010



  • 15:03 In last night's dream, it wasn't underwear I couldn't find, but rather socks. On the other hand, I DID get a bunch of Oz stuff in the mail. #
  • 16:01 Another dream had me unable to find my Sims 2 disc when I really wanted to play it. So I just played it when I woke up. {g} #
  • 16:03 @rainnwilson You mean you age much more slowly than other TV character actors? #
  • 16:04 Man, I screwed up that census employee practice test. All really obvious mistakes, too. I finished it with 10 minutes to spare, though. #
  • 16:04 Maybe if I'd gone slower, it would have worked out better. #
  • 16:06 @amandapalmer You mean you don't count as one of them? #
  • 16:07 New temp assignment starting tomorrow. Supposed to be about 4 weeks, but we'll see what happens. #
  • 16:10 @JaredofMo Maybe because Dodgson dreamed up the story while on a boat ride? #
  • 16:10 @JaredofMo Only one? Wow, you have some fancy buses! #
  • 16:14 @juliasegal Well, Joni Mitchell can drink a case of the Mondays, and still be on her feet. Unlike Karen Carpenter. #
  • 16:18 I'm retweeting a lot today. Looks like you're not going to get your RDA of original content from my Twitter today. #
  • 16:20 Isn't it a little late to open a Harry Potter theme park? Then again, I wouldn't mind an Oz theme park. #
  • 17:11 Ah, so God writes on His hand, too? #
  • 17:12 @JaredofMo Maybe his mind just worked that way when he returned to Alice. #
  • 19:41 Video
    : Chester A. Bum reviews Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Is the part about the Hatter break-dancing... #
  • 21:11 Video: elvis-shrugged: #
  • 21:40 8-Bit New York City #
  • 22:12 For some reason, I now have a desire to eat pears. I don't have any available to me, though. #
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According to Urban Dictionary, the obnoxious modern interjection "woot" derives from the world of role-playing games. Long before that, however, it was the name of an Ozian wanderer. His only canonical role is in The Tin Woodman of Oz, and Jack Snow (I believe it was him, anyway) once proposed that the name could have come from rearranging the initials of the book's title (leaving out "the," of course). I'm sure we'll never know if this is true.

Woot is a Gillikin boy, whose original home was near Oogaboo, in the far northwest of Oz. His hometown was happy and content, so seeking more excitement, he decided to wander throughout Oz. In the course of his wanderings, he came upon the Tin Castle, and accompanied the Tin Woodman and Scarecrow on a journey to find Nick Chopper's old lover, Nimmie Amee. He spends a significant portion of this journey in the form of a green monkey, until Ozma transferred that form to its perpetrator, the giantess Mrs. Yoop.

Woot is a quite polite boy, usually providing the voice for NOT barging in on any strange community or dwelling the party comes across. As he remains wandering at the end of the tale, he certainly has potential to appear in more stories, but creating conflict would probably require teaming him up with other characters.