Okay, so if I want to find the 14th character after subtracting the last non-character, starting with (half way through) the end of the verse, then include the parentheses, right? Right. I'm so on it! (Ha!)
But... I'm still confused about the parentheses around the "\w". You said, Katoog, that the results are the same whether the parentheses are used because it's the same word. What would be an example, then, using this same format where different results would occur depending on whether the parentheses are used or not?