Kai Chang

Alethia, GA

From time to time, I dream of angels. I should be more precise: from time to time, in my dreams, I am visited by one angel – a hard-drinking woman of indeterminate age who identifies herself as my guardian angel, whose intense gaze lingers in waking memory like an afterimage in conscious moments. She made […]

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Someone Else Might Have Gotten it Wrong

One of the most powerful cinematic moments I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing will never been seen by most people because of its medium – a cutscene from a galaxy-spanning space adventure game called Mass Effect. This cinematic moment came up in a long conversation I had with Diane Meriwether on the topic on human […]

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Schrodinger’s Heart

Schrodinger’s Heart [noun] (SHRO·ding·ers HART) That moment of agonizing uncertainty during courtship while dating someone new – when you are certain you are in love with your paramour, but you have not received confirmation/certainty if that feeling is reciprocated. Like its namesake reference to the thought experiment from quantum physicist Erwin Schrödinger involving a cat suspended in a […]

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The Cutdown

Like many pre-adolescent boys before the age when I discovered girls, I had an obsession: The Giant Fighting Robot genre. Robotech, Gundam and Transformers were my gateway drugs to FASA’s Battletech universe. In addition to building an easy-to-learn war-fighting dice-based board game that was the centerpiece of the Battletech franchise, FASA created a richly-populated science fiction universe, complete with […]

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What is ‘first love’? Can you fall in love more than once?

Yes, absolutely there is such a thing as First Love. And you’ll want to be sitting down, because I’ve got some bad news for you.  First Love is pure, it is clean, and it is unmarred by any unhappy memories. And it is your only chance in life to get it right. If you fail at that […]

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