Elisa Gabbert

Elisa Gabbert is the author most recently of The Word Pretty.

I want to ride a dragon: Paul-as-Polly

Elisa Gabbert, 1 August 2019

Ranma,​ the protagonist of the manga comic Ranma ½, changes sex when she/he comes into contact with water. It’s the result of a curse – a journey to China, a haunted spring – but it’s also sometimes useful. The story was made into an anime series in 1989 and I found the first episode, dubbed in English, on YouTube. Ranma, in the form of a teenage girl, visits an...

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