I was talking to someone the other day about Brothers-in-Arms and the Wizard of Oz connection I make it in it, and I realized I don't think I've ever explained it here on my blog. I thought I should do that, so my random Oz references I make on and off make more sense.
After watching The Winter Soldier I started to over analyze it, proof I need a hobby. I got to the point where I started to make up before stories for Steve and Bucky. (Double proof I need a hobby.) And, over the course of time, I came up with some rather good ideas.
There was a problem though.
I refuse to write fan fiction. So I had all these ideas and nothing to do with them, at first at least. When I started plotting Brothers-in-Arms I realized I could take a lot of these ideas and put them into my book.
One idea involved Bucky and Steve going to see The Wizard of Oz when it came out and hiding behind the chairs because the monkeys were creepy. (The monkeys ARE creepy, by the way. Anyone who doesn't think so needs help.) I ended up putting this into my book, and the Oz reference became a major plot...additive? Assistant? What do you call it when it is important in the story but not a side plot? Whatever the title for it is that is what I have.
And that is why I have Oz references on my pinboard and why I make them when talking about my book. And that is why today's Music Monday is this song....
Quote is from Sherlock Holmes, the one with Robert Downey Jr.