Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Stitchpunks in Oz
In the case of Oz, the accounting of characters like Jack Pumpkinhead and Sawhorse who were inanimate objects brought to life is slightly along the lines of stitchpunk, but mainly Scarecrow and Scraps the Patchwork Girl are Oz's resident "stitchies".
Scarecrow was an ordinary scarecrow who was somehow given life, even though he didn't have a brain. In some versions of the story, it turned out his essense was really the displaced spirit of either a dead farmer or the ruler of an underground kingdom, while in some others he was animated magically by Dorothy's will. Scraps on the other hand was created by Dr. Pipt using the Powder of Life(which was also used for Jack Pumpkinhead and Sawhorse), and meant to be a servant for his wife, but some added brains by Ojo made her alot more independent. While its been hinted that both Scarecrow and Scraps are a little sweet on each other, its nice to think that these two might get together and raise a future generation of stitchpunks someday.