Light and Dark

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Challenge #02657-G100: Opposites Do...

Darkness without light is the void. Light without darkness is blinding. They are intertwined, for one cannot see the truth without them. -- Anon Guest

Light and Dark are fundamental elements of reality. Without light, an observer cannot know what darkness is. Without dark, one cannot see at all. Without either, there is no way to tell what else might be lingering about. There's a reason why so many creation mythologies begin with the making of light.

Far, far too many wielders of elemental magics pick only one. Of course, with elements, people pick the oldest and most powerful to battle with. Of course, those who remember the legends think that light is the oldest of elements.

Darkness was always there first. Light can blind, but darkness renders any kind of vision obsolete. Light can burn, but darkness freezes. In a battle between light and dark, darkness has seniority, and thus is ahead by virtue of witnessing every trick.

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Challenge #02447-F257: Solid, Documented, Scientific Evidence

There has been a new thesis being passed around about this development about a new transverse electromagnetic wave that move a supersonic speed, nothing can surpass it without a warp drive, and can pass through nearly everything. A human picked up the thesis and said “isn’t this just light?” Apparently the human was in part of the galaxy where many forms of life didn’t need sight. -- Anon Guest

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Challenge #00976-B245: Subverting the Assumptions.

The politics of light and dark are everywhere in our vocabulary… lightness and white is good and pure, black and darkness is corrupt and evil, the known is a safe and friendly comfort, the unknown is a strange and hostile thing to be feared…

So… subvert this, reveal whiteness and lightness as sometimes false and violent, and darkness as protective and healing, fear that which is known and find the unknown as natural and gentle, and so on.

(Prompt from ChaosWolf1982 on

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