In case you're wondering why I've marked a lot of my secondary OCs for deletion...I'm doing a bit of a house cleaning and getting rid of all the secondary OCs I don't want anymore. I've been thinking about it for a while, so I'm glad to be getting it done.
Hi Nibs! Sorry for the late message and getting back to you on this so late. The admins and mods have been discussing about what to do in regards to the Oz books and their legitimacy on the Wikia.
There's definitely a distinction between fairytale adaptations present, and adaptations allowed on the Wikia. Something like the Nutcracker ballet, or William Tell's opera, is acceptable, but something such as Disney's Little Mermaid or Wicked or a musical theatre's Cinderella is not.
Literature is a weird area in itself, as well, and we want to make clear what content is acceptable. This means making the call: is this work sufficiently in the realm of fairytale and folklore? Does adaptations, spinoffs and extensions of it also fall into a similar realm, or are they too far removed from the tradition?
Our final say in regards to Oz is that the only Oz content allowed are: books considered canon (written by Baum himself, or the royal historians, or books that have been awarded canonical status). The official list of them can be found here! As always, making references to noncanonical books is fine, but the source material should always be canonical.
So far, among my Oz OCs, most are from stories by Baum himself, and the few that aren't are from stuff by Ruth Plumly Thompson (one of the Royal Historians).
On a side note, some literary fairy tales are adaptations of older fairy tales. Many French literary fairy tales were based on stories from Straparola and Basile. Charles Perrault based his versions of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty on La Gatta Cenerentola and Sun, Moon, and Talia respectively. (Although ironically La Gatta Cenerentola is more like the Grimm version of Cinderella than the Perrault version.) Madame d'Aulnoy, Henriette-Julie de Murat, and the Chevalier de Mailly also took inspiration from Straparola and Basile.
hello nib! i just wanted to get back to you saying that literature in the oz universe is allowed on wiki, as i thought. the books ordinarily are not fairytale-y enough, we thought, but because they exist in the oz universe itd be super difficult to read all of them and ban certain things and not others and its just not worth anyones time (and its pendantic as hell). thank you for understanding<3