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Darkness, a cultural introduction

Getting to know the word from all angles...

Michal is wrestling with the potency of augmenting his staggering Fiction Corpus with some real adult short stories; cites fatigueDictionary icon

I don't doubt the concept of exploiting English as a global standard. I don't accept the altogether average design by which English is taught.Pointer

Polishing one's intimacy with a language isn't like bringing about a more accurate compass. A language isn't just a tool that you can teach yourself to wield with a greater amount of precision. A common tongue cannot be disunited from the philosophical currents of a clan of people of which it is a description. A language isn't recited; it happens - and keeps happening as long as a circle of people keeps using it.

To make a person recite English is to strip him of its cultural context. An informed educator must create a strategy for introducing it; the smartest pupil ventures out to seek it.

A dictionary has the potential to be an influential tool. The best dictionaries define a language based on a specific corpus, a body of written language of varying size and consistency. Such a corpus could contain everything from a book about literature to some good fiction. I suffered many a sleepless night developing my "measly" Fiction Corpus to form a distinct sort of dictionary based on the ability of one man to tell a story in myriad forms. It is a labor of love and listening.

I have crafted a million words and I have deconstructed them, reframing them - not simply to teach the English language but to describe the human soul, and to encourage that soul or spirit not just to recite but to happen.

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Help End Corruption With ArtOne of Margo's pictures from our trip across Europe.

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On the second to last weekend of June, 2011, I had joined my fellow naturists at a gathering of the Naturist Society in rural Pennsylvania. The next day I left on a flight for Europe. By the end of the week I had unexpectedly met another naturist, a woman, who was destined to accompany me on a tour of Europe's great naturist resorts.

I had come to Europe to document people practicing naturism. Preliminary arrangements had been made to meet with an Egyptian nudist visiting the Continent and there was some kind of Pan-European gathering scheduled to take place in Croatia. I had arranged for an assistant to come along with me to help with anything I needed, but when her passport was stolen the night before we were supposed to leave, my plans went awry. I decided on something less ambitious. I would visit a naturist sauna in the city of Bielsko-Biala, Poland which I had just found on the internet. When I got there, I met Margo.

Being from America, all I had to do in Europe was turn on the radio to hear an American song. All I had to do was walk into a movie theater to see an American movie. To be understood all I had to do was speak English. Being from Poland, she couldn't stand listening to the radio for all the political nonsense being bandied about. She didn't like watching American movies because she claimed they all ended the same way. She didn't want to speak English with me because she not only wanted to say things correctly but she wanted to say them her way and nobody had ever succeeded in teaching her how. I desperately wanted to understand. She wanted to be understood.

Each man grows up with his own kind of poverty. Even if he's got a warm house and plenty of food and a soft bed and plenty of entertainment, there's always something that a man needs. Sometimes he just needs to be listened to, if only by the birds and the trees, but preferably by another man, even if he's an artist from America who isn't very good at listening. By learning how to listen, we learn how to cooperate. By cooperating, we build a better world. In a better world, there are no devils to abuse us. A better world doesn't lend itself to abuse because a better world is populated by people who have learned how to listen.

One of Margo's pictures from our trip across Europe.

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During our trip across Europe, Margo very bravely opened up to me and to the camera. It was a difficult thing to do considering the scars that she carries. I wanted to share with the world her often joyful, often sad, often angry but always liberating experience except that the Internet is full of pictures of naked women and men and full of trolls who abuse them.

I realized that what I really need to point out is not the openness that Margo and I cultivated between ourselves, but the darkness that continues to surround us. When I censor nudity, I do so in a way that does not compromise the integrity of the human body. In censoring the photographs that Margo and I took during our trip, I was quick to notice that in those pictures where Margo was at her most open, at her most unguarded and most relaxed, in a word, when she was herself and basking in the sun I was forced to blacken her completely.

Why does our society drive people into darkness? Why can we not accept ourselves as we are? Why can we not accept our bodies? Have we truly become eunuchs? Or are we capable of defying the sickness that pits us against each other? Together we could conquer the devils that abuse us.

Whether you enjoy being nude or not, whether you've been photographed nude or not, but especially if, for you, like for Margo, it's something you never thought you would do, consider submitting your own photograph to be published in a censored manner as a form of protest against the ubiquitous presence of the human body on the internet, naked or not, that is published and duplicated ad infinitum without context and without regard for the identity or the needs of the individual being depicted.

Michal's Dictionary:
Understanding the word Darkness

A word can represent many things. First and foremost it represents a type of gesture. A specific way of speaking. A specific way of inscribing a mark. A specific way of moving your hand. To know one of these kinds of gestures is to know how to pronounce the word darkness in some kind of way.

If you want to communicate an idea using the word darkness, you will need to know what other people are made to think when you make the gesture. You will never have complete awareness of or control over the associations or identities that are invoked by a set of words, but you can know what was and what is a single word's jointly accepted definition, at least for a given place, thereby tracing a direction which will help you to understand what kinds of associations and identities are driving its use.

By using the word yourself, you enter into a long-standing albeit oftentimes unconscious debate over its definition, forever entangling yourself into the history of its use. The way you use it, and which other words you use it with carries weight.

The more you know about where the word darkness is located in the fabric of a language, the better you will be at exploiting its cultural power.

Pronunciation of DarknessMargo on a trampoline

I have yet to publish a pronunciation for the word darkness.

Video of me pronouncing "darkness."

Definition of DarknessMargo on a trampoline

The term darkness refers to a scarcity of light, either generally or locally but is often fetishized to mean a lack of quality or goodness.

Common use of darkness in illustrative example sentencesMargo on a trampoline

  1. Darkness surrounds us.

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  2. I like the darkness of this color.

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  3. I have yet to come up with a third sentence using the word darkness.

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Usage of Darkness in Michal's Fiction CorpusMargo on a trampoline

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Michal's Fiction Corpus of Acceptance Literature (FiCAL) is presented under the Bare Bottom imprint. It is currently comprised of six bodies of work, each representing a different pillar of culture and incorporating a wide variety of writhing styles.

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Darkness, a morphological approach

I have yet to make a morphological analysis of the word darkness.

That doesn't mean it's not high on my list.

Table of Frequency for the Word "Darkness."

This table lists in descending order the total number of times that the word darknessand any of its morphological derivations appears in the Fiction Corpus, along with a breakdown of frequency by title, the respective rank of each word in the complete list of all words in the Corpus, as calculated both densely and competitively, as well as the percent increase in frequency of the word over the frequency of the next lowest rank in the complete list.

Margo stretching her arms
Percent Increase over next rankRANKWORDFrequency
TOTAL # of occurencesMCDONALDSJESUSSEXTSIGAJACKSONDINGBATS
densecompetitivemodern/sloppybiblical/tersepoetic/high-browhard/fasttalkymixed salad
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I have yet to publish the table of frequency for the word darkness, but I will get to it shortly. -Michal

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Usage of Darkness in Death to McDonalds

An aerial view of Dodger Stadium in the foreground, with an imaginary partially submerged Los Angeles behind

A story bible for a comic book series set in a post climate-change California narrated by eight characters who live through a natural disaster that sinks Los Angeles and triggers a war with an expansionist Mexican government covertly supported by China.

Frame #2337

i shivered. picturing me in mccmillers sights. as if hes watching me. out in the darkness. i could die in an instant and not even know it.

Chase Credit

20 August, 10:07 PM

Frame #4846

nothing but darkness. no escape from my thoughts.

Sprint "Iphone" Case

19 October, 3:23 AM

Frame #3270

chase doesnt think were too far. he says he can see the outline of catalina island. all i see is impending darkness.

Sprint "Iphone" Case

3 September, 6:12 PM

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Usage of Darkness in The Gospel of Jesus H.

A picture of the planet Mars

An experimental science fiction Christology that makes Jesus the hard boiled narrator of his own early years on a bizarro earth made dark by volcanic ash and informally ruled by a man from Mars who sells bottled air.

Now, if Jesus had been completely guileless, instead of assuming that victory was his for the taking, he would've asked your mother, considering the encroaching darkness, whether she wanted to return as soon as possible to the high school to pitch her tent (sound advice) or go with him to Hell's Ditch. Knowing your mother, she probably would've said Hell's Ditch anyway (with a name like that, she would've smiled - if not devilishly, then, at least, with knowing embarrassment), but that's beside the point. We shall never know what your mother would've said because Jesus never bothered to ask. Nor did he decide to take the quickest way to Hell's Ditch (Home Army Road) or the second quickest way (the road to Wroclaw), but (considering the encroaching darkness) passing both those streets and going down Peace Defenders' Road, past the Town Park, past the Sanitation Inspector's Office, past the Regional Court, where, several months ago, Jesus had his first and only hearing, and, turning onto Church Road, going past the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, looking briefly down Linden Flower Road, where, not so long ago, Jesus jumped the Krupnik and started this whole dirty affair, he went through the apartment blocks, crossed Soldiers' of September Street, and, going down Flower Road and turning right on Garden Street, took the absolute longest way to Hell's Ditch from the Sanitarium which could still be called a way.

Verse 598 from the chapter called Security

On the other side of the door, the strobe light gave way to darkness. I removed the silenced service pistol from behind my back and slowly climbed the stairs.

Verse 1178 from the chapter called Security

So Jesus gave him his gun. He gave him his gun. He immediately regretted it. The doorman let him in. He was patted down. The doorman closed the door behind him. There was darkness. Lighting a lamp, he said, "Go downstairs and turn right." So Jesus took the lamp and went downstairs. At the bottom, he turned right. There was a large room. People were in it. Most of them were bound and gagged. The only two people who weren't bound and gagged were holding guns. One of them said, "What's going on?"

Verse 269 from the chapter called Arms

Generations upon generations afterward, man's children came forth from darkness by defying their fear of flame. Who first approached that smoldering trunk that the boom-flash had broken? Was it man? or woman? a child? How many times did it have to happen? Were the flames big or were they small? What drove that first man or woman or child? Was it heat? curiousity? fascination with the flame? or, perhaps, rebellion? insubordination? Was he an outcast? Was she a rebel? Was the child just stupid? Only in the afterlife shall we discover when and where and who and how many, how often, what circumstances allowed man to discover that fire was good, that fire was man's best friend. What cannot be denied is that fire became sacred. Only later - much later - did we take it for granted. In those days, it had to be passed down from one caretaker to the next.

Verse 2 from the chapter called Security

My earliest memory is traveling by plane. I remember seeing darkness outside the window, then a flashing light: first darkness, then light: white light, then darkness: big and total darkness. My own reflection was there in the window: I saw myself in darkness, a flashing light between my eyes. The roar of the gas turbines was overwhelming; I cried. My mother said 'please' in Polish, repeating the word over and over again. I didn't listen. A woman dressed in blue came and said 'please' in English. I said 'please' back to her. She said, "Yes, please." I said 'yes, please' over and over again. I looked outside the window at the darkness. I saw myself in darkness, a flashing light between my eyes. The gas turbines were driving me insane. I said 'please' over and over again. I was three years old. I was going to America.

Verse 91 from the chapter called Childhood

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Usage of Darkness in Sex for Children

A drawing of a man between a woman's legs in front of another man in a hospital bed

A literature book narrated by a pair of siblings on either side of the Atlantic whose profoundly weird sexual experiences pose a serious challenge to their traditional understanding of mathematicians, marriage, gay young men and God.

I prayed. Nike could not harm this beautiful creature: this lonely woman framed by shadow: this faint white blur of something sacred - divinely profane: a strange creature of different fabrics, white and black, her veil was it? A disembodied head: a strip dangling in darkness: a bird with a shimmering tail. What kind of bird? a dove? a penguin? a beautiful canvasback pochard in flight? About to be shot?

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 2, The Second Day, Part 1, Labor & Economic Reform, Section 22, Encountering Poverty, Paragraph 49

I stopped. I was in the middle. I could see between the front seats. There was something coming at me. Terror gripped me. It passed. I realized it was the road bathed in the low light of headlamps. We were moving down its path. I was grateful. It was piercing the darkness. Who was at the wheel? All I could see was the dashboard. It was smooth. It was finite. It seemed to be made of wood. It was burgundy. From the backseat, I suddenly felt its hardness. It was frightening me. Just as suddenly, I was soothed by the smoothness.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 2, The Second Day, Part 1, Labor & Economic Reform, Section 19, Interpreting Religious Symbols, Paragraph 4

Luka turned around. The headlights came back towards us. We hid in the bushes. The woman was not hard to find. She was walking along the road. Her white cape glowed in the darkness. Luka caught her in his high beams. For a moment, the brilliancy of her cloak flashed before our eyes. It was all we could see. She had crossed her arms in front of her head. She was barefoot. She had dirty feet - beautiful, dirty feet.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 2, The Second Day, Part 1, Labor & Economic Reform, Section 22, Encountering Poverty, Paragraph 44

Do you dream of the womb? of the fluid mysteries that enveloped our membering bodies? Were we embracing in the darkness? Was I able to sense our complementary difference? Did it surprise me? Did it make me call out your name? Did you try to peek through your precious lids? when the light made its first penetration, did we enjoy it? Could you distinguish my form? Was there a shadow on your eyes? or was there no room for shadow? Did I have to apologize for crowding you? Were we both getting just a little bit too impatient? Were you in a hurry? Did you kindly offer me the door and wait for me? Or did I insist? Did I put my hands on my waist, cock my head and really insist with clenching gums? Did you have to smile graciously? Did you regret the icy oxygen? Or did you cry for me? Did I want to stay? Did I want the warmness to myself? or did I miss you? across that terrible threshold; did I cry for you as I am crying now across the ocean? Do you know how terribly I miss you? Do you share that feeling in all its dreadfully frustrating lack of intensity? It is like the small and steady gnawing of hunger, which makes the organ eat away at its own tissue, only periodically rumbling in anger as it turns on itself, and turns and turns, incapable of resolving itself like a mouth that turns to eat its other side.

– Title 2, Regarding the Romaniac, Part 1, Section 8, Loneliness, Paragraph 3, Clauses 3-4

The night's conversation must have put me in the proper mood for light: for, in this, my final dream (I hope), the bright darkness of the Bois de Boulogne, the dark brightness of Parisian nights were replaced by a shiningly majestic hallway. It must have been the Palace of Justice - but I don't know, since I've never been there. It was the Palace of Justice of my imagination, and the hallway was composed of monumental columns that stretched up like redwood, stretching past a gallery and a triforium, reaching a barrel vault made almost invisible by the brightness of its clerestory.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 6, The Sixth Day, Part 1, Children & Education Reform, Section 4, The Importance of Having a Dream House, Paragraph 2

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Usage of Darkness in Tsiga Tsiga Tsiga

Bullets whizzing by a statue of Nikola Tesla

A collection of stories featuring a sexy Parisian ghost, a spooky Moon base full of vagina-faced aliens, a policeman with an Irish name, a truck full of watermelons, a flautist, and a man who has to see another man about a diseased horse.

Tatum took the candle. She jerked it down fast. The flame went out. In the darkness, Tatum patted her hand along the edge of the dresser. She reached beneath it. She found something. It was a toy pony. Odd, she thought. She put it on top. There had to be matches. She picked up the PDA. She turned it on. The glare wasn't strong. Tatum stepped back. She took a photo. The flash revealed everything.

– from “Dirty Manga People Are Disgusting,” a spooky story featuring a distasteful culture

The handmaidens filed out of the tent in silence. Fear was written on their faces. The guards asked the last one about Magog. She said the queen consort wanted time alone with the goddess. She was not to be disturbed. Nobody saw the heifer escaping through the back. In the darkness, it was hard to see. Its hide had been scorched black.

– from “In the Beginning, There was Gog,” a fantasy story featuring a frank discussion of what the hell we're doing on this planet

Tatum groped her way through the corridor. This is unconscionable, she thought. How are people expected to live in semi-darkness-when a man like Uzumaki has terrestrial gravity?

– from “Dirty Manga People Are Disgusting,” a spooky story featuring a frank discussion of what it means to marginalize something

Uzumaki turned back to the window. "It concerns the investigation. How is it coming?"

Pat knew his reflection was being watched. He tried not to betray any emotion. "I don't have any new leads. I brought the surveillance footage."

"Thank you." The judge glared into the darkness. Pat hated these pregnant pauses. They were unsettling. "Tell me," said Uzumaki. "Are you familiar with W. Vik Read?"

Pat wasn't sure what to say. He replied, "I've read his books."

"Are they good?"

– from “Dirty Manga People Are Disgusting,” a spooky story featuring aliens and murder

Hell has not heard such cries. Nor had Ferrari anticipated, despite being on many battlefields, the strong smell of sulfur coming from his brother's hair. It was nauseating. Leaving him to writhe around, Ferrari fled outside. In the darkness, he found where he had left his father passed out in a wheelbarrow. Dropping him onto the day bed, he left.

– from “Italy Sucks and Has Sucked For A Long Time,” an adventure story featuring feudalism at its best

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Usage of Darkness in Sorry Ms. Jackson

Chiseled letters from an ancient stone tablet hanging on a wall

A real play. With drama in it. Talk fast. It takes two hours. Set in a guest house. In a small community. After a murder. Lots of suspicion. The characters learn to listen to each other. It's funny.

"Darkness" does not make an appearance in Sorry Miss Jackson.

- Michal Slaby

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Usage of Darkness in Miscellaneous Dingbats

The title of the book at the end of a string of miscellaneous dingbats

A story book full of short fiction stories. An interesting bedtime mystery. A fairy tale. Science fiction romance. Adult life. Uninspiring gay fiction. Horror.

"Barbara replied, 'Two make darkness. Three lighten all the world.' It was her way of introducing him to her belief in the Holy Trinity. Her father became enraged. He took her to the local magistrate. For the sake of her pagan soul, he had her tortured. After much suffering, her own father beheaded her."

"That's awful," said Indiana. "What does it have to do with cherry branches?"

– from “St. Andrew's Eve,” a story of love that might calm one's sense of unease depending on your outlook

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Collocation of Darkness in the Fiction Corpus

Table of Collocation for the Word "Darkness."

This table lists in descending order of frequency a selection of word pairs that appear in the Fiction Corpus and groups them according to the morphological derivation of the word darkness that appears in the pair.

TypeWORDFrequency
TOTAL # of occurencesMCDONALDSJESUSSEXTSIGAJACKSONDINGBATS
modern/sloppybiblical/tersepoetic/high-browhard/fasttalkymixed salad
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I have yet to perform a collocation analysis of "darkness." I hope I can get it done sometime soon. -Michal

Love is the answer...

What are we waiting for? Let's accept it!

Are you a eunuch?

The art show that defies abuse

Still Life, Patriarchy

Contemporary wall art to remind us that Father always says Father knows best

To promote democracy, the strong must empty themselves of their strength. The weak must be granted the opportunity to grow strong. We cannot force the end of patriarchy. To do so simply perpetuates feudalism under a different name.

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    Decorative collar by Zuzanna. Pointer

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    Handcrafted green suspenders for sale.

    Green suspenders by Zuzanna. Pointer

    Two-sided suspenders made of denim and green material with a mountain folk design. Connected by a leather triangle. Adjustable length. Hand washing in cold water recommended. Available now for $50.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #11 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  12. Felt earrings for sale

    Handcrafted felt earrings for sale.

    Felt earrings by Dorota. Pointer

    Material: South American woolen yarn, dyed, 100% wool. Hand-worked with a needle. Pendant of anti-allergenic metal. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #12 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  13. Round ceramic earrings for sale

    Handcrafted round ceramic earrings for sale.

    Round ceramic earrings by Dorota. Pointer

    Material: Glazed ceramics, hand-molded. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #13 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  14. Oblong ceramic earrings for sale

    Handcrafted oblong ceramic earrings for sale.

    Oblong ceramic earrings by Dorota. Pointer

    Material: Glazed ceramics, hand-molded. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #14 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  15. 'Coral' necklace for sale

    Handcrafted 'coral' necklace for sale.

    Corals by Sylwia. Pointer

    Necklace made ​​of cotton pieces with organdy and decorated with beads, suspended on cotton strings. Can be worn as a necklace, as a brooch or as a belt tied at the side. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #15 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

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