Beer (1999: p. 11) employs the term "simulacrum" to denote the formation of a sign or iconographic image, whether iconic or aniconic , in the landscape or greater field of Thangka art and Tantric Buddhist iconography . For example, an iconographic representation of a cloud formation sheltering a deity in a thanka or covering the auspice of a sacred mountain in the natural environment may be discerned as a simulacrum of an "auspicious canopy" (Sanskrit: Chhatra ) of the Ashtamangala .  Perceptions of religious imagery in natural phenomena approach a cultural universal and may be proffered as evidence of the natural creative spiritual engagement of the experienced environment endemic to the human psychology .
Dexter Morgan is assumed to have ceased killing after the events of season 8. After his sister, Debra Morgan , suffers complications from surgery after being shot by Oliver Saxon, she enters a vegetative state. Dexter shuts off her life support (rather than allow her to suffer) and dumps her body in the ocean. Debra is the final victim of Dexter Morgan. Dexter calls Hannah and Harrison to say goodbye, then drives his boat into a hurricane. His boat is found obliterated in the sea the next day by rescue boats and he is presumed dead. The final scene shows Dexter alive, living in self-imposed isolation, as he believes is a fitting punishment for "consuming" everyone he loves.
Published in 1975, their book sought to enter Kafka’s works through deliberately imprecise analytical modes such as flow and intensity,  without the unnecessary burden of the type of analysis that relates works to past or existing categories of genre, type, mode, or style. The latter sort of analysis is related to what Deleuze and Guattari would call the "Major" or dominant literature, out of which they see Kafka emerging as a voice of a marginalized, minority people re-appropriating the major language for his own purposes, and stressing collective forces over the individual “literary master”.