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Writing Alchemy Episode 9 Summary

Media creator and community-organizer Tobi Hill-Meyer joins Fay for the reading of part 1 of “Dangerous Company,” which begins with an angry gender-switching dragon and the woman the townsfolk have hired to kill her. However Kalla the problem-solver is not what either the townsfolk or dragon expect. The following discussion delves deep into ethical ways for artists to address oppression in their work, the changes I made to this story, and the ways marginalized people are often identified with monsters in stories.

Dangerous Company: The last five dragon slayers died. Kalla is good at solving problems, but her skills will be tested as she embarks on her journey with the very dragon she is expected to kill disguised as her guide. Some interesting surprises are just around the corner…

Story: Dangerous Company
Guest: Media creator and community-organizer Tobi Hill-Meyer

Dangerous Company website photo 600x314

Show Notes:

Today’s story
Dangerous Company: http://writingalchemy.net/older-works/dangerous-company/

Fay’s Links
You can become my patron on my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/WritingAlchemy
The RSS feed of this podcast is: http://writingalchemy.net/feed/podcast

Tobi’s Links
Tobi’s call for submissions: http://handbasketproductions.com/call-for-submissions/
My Words to Victor Frankenstein By Susan Stryker: https://freeskoool.wikispaces.com/file/view/_My+Words+to+Victor+Frankenstein…pdf

Music Credits:
Intro: Kickin’ in the Turbo (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Ominous dragon music: Thunderbird (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0
Townsfolk crowd: Festival_Crowd_01.wav by Koops | License: Attribution
Townsfolk voices: Tobi Hill-Meyer, original recording
Shouting crowd: Crowd Shouting.wav by DickBlox | License: Creative Commons 0
Magic music: Dama-May (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0
The thunder sound effect is a blend of three different thunder sounds
Thunder 1: thunder 1.wav by infopablo | License: Attribution
Thunder 2: dry-thunder.wav by newagesoup | License: Attribution
Thunder 3: future thunder1.wav by Littlebrojay | License: Creative Commons 0
Medieval town dog and rooster: Ext, dog+curica.wav by YevgVerh | License: Attribution
Medieval town horse and people: 20070808.horse.wav by dobroide | License: Attribution
Medieval town blacksmith: Blacksmith Workshop.WAV by thefilmbakery | License: Creative Commons 0
The river at a distance: River Drone by silentseason | License: Creative Commons 0
River close up: River Tay.wav by inchadney | License: Attribution
Rowing: Rowing2.wav by juskiddink | License: Attribution
Birdsong near river: Birds high up in woods above Fingle Bridge, with River Teign far below by Philip Goddard | License: Attribution Noncommercial
Near river soft footsteps: Footdrags Dirt.wav by worthahep88 | License: Creative Commons 0
More rugged terrain footsteps: night walk by bliny | License: Attribution
Forest field birdsong: Forrest field spring sounds.WAV by Sandermotions | License: Creative Commons 0
Podcast announcements: The Place Where I’ll Return To (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Outro: Everybody’s Got Problems That Aren’t Mine (Chris Zabriskie) / CC BY 4.0

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