Your browser lacks required capabilities. Please upgrade it or switch to another to continue.
Please be aware that this game includes, or includes external links to, potentially triggering material: discussion of sexual violence/assault (not graphic), domestic/partner violence (mention), incarceration, childhood sexual abuse (mention), sex trafficking (mention in external link), death, guns (graphic), blood/gore (graphic).
The game also includes embedded videos containing depictions of: cartoon violence (graphic), guns (graphic), blood/gore (graphic)
This story begins with Violence. I don’t have to tell you how Violence feels or what it looks like. You probably know.
This Violence is personal. It hurts your body in very basic ways.
It’s interpersonal. It is part of layers and layers of interwoven stories of destruction, humiliation, and loss that you have known intimately your whole life long. The Violence is staggeringly mundane. The mundaneness is part of the Violence.
And the Violence is also much broader than its familiar closeness. Maybe it feels like it pours out to fill all of space and time. This is the Violence that lies at the foundation of this world, deep and rotting and seeping up through the floorboards. This is the same Violence that turns ancestors into vengeful ghosts.
No, this Violence is not the first of its kind that you have met. But this time something is [[ignited->Intro-3]]. <<if $reset is "true">>
<<set $O1 to "n">>
<<set $O2 to "n">>
<<set $O3 to "n">>
<<set $reset to "false">>
You close your eyes. You look deep. What could possibly bring Violence to justice?
<<if $O1 is "done">>==Option 1 - There are systems in place that I trust to bring justice. I believe that wrongs will be righted by authorities like the police and court systems.==<<else>>[[Option 1->O1-A]] - There are systems in place that I trust to bring justice. I believe that wrongs will be righted by authorities like the police and court systems.<</if>>
<<if $O2 is "done">>==Option 2 - Seeking to punish perpetrators of harm obscures the true systemic nature of Violence. After all, ‘no one enters violence for the first time by committing it.’<sup>[[1->Citations]]</sup> Justice can only be possible through integrative, community-focused processes of accountability. I can muster mercy—if not forgiveness—for that which harms me because I believe that’s what it takes to move toward a world without Violence.==<<else>>[[Option 2->O2-A]] - Seeking to punish perpetrators of harm obscures the true systemic nature of Violence. After all, ‘no one enters violence for the first time by committing it.’<sup>[[1->Citations]]</sup> Justice can only be possible through integrative, community-focused processes of accountability. I can muster mercy—if not forgiveness—for that which harms me because I believe that’s what it takes to move toward a world without Violence.<</if>>
[[Option 3->O3-A]] - I’m not under any illusions. The system is rigged in favor of Violence. Violence consolidates power through fear. Now is time for Violence to shrink from my power.
Dominant justice systems and authority are collaborators of Violence.
Writing about the prison system in the United States, visionary abolition activist Mariame Kaba articulates this best:
<blockquote>‘Our punishment system, which is grounded in genocide and slavery, and which has continued to replicate the functions and themes of those atrocities, can never be made just. Prisons are an iteration of structural racism in the United States, which allows some people to be treated as less than human, and therefore reasonably subject to all manner of exploitation, torture and abuse.’<sup>[[1->Citations]]</sup></blockquote>In so-called Australia, incarceration functions the same way: as a critical apparatus in the ongoing project of colonisation. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/26/we-need-to-abolish-prisons-to-disrupt-a-society-built-on-inequality" target="_blank">Nayuka Gorrie and Witt Church write</a> that, ‘It is not a mistake that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, a colonised people in a settler colonial society are significantly overrepresented within the prison population.’<sup>[[2->Citations]]</sup> Most affected, they say, are people experiencing poverty conditions directly exacerbated by the state. Combined with racist over-policing and brutal prison conditions—including strip searches on incarcerated girls and the gross human rights abuses that came to light out of Don Dale Youth Detention Centre—the Australian justice system, too, has more to do with reproducing the power and control of the colonial-patriarchal State than it does ‘justice’.
Still, dominant culture teaches that carceral solutions bring safety and justice. This is a very attractive, persistent untruth.
Violence works to displace and disarm community solutions to harm, reproducing a reliance on State-enforced carceral economies. Because our current system has ensured that many communities are ill-equipped to effectively bring justice in situations of violent harm, for some, reliance on State/carceral justice systems feels like the only recourse. But this illusion of justice not only sacrifies true justice—a justice free from the legacy of structural racism and exploitation—but also is not available equally to all people, if anyone at all. As long as cops continue to [[rape|https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/investigations/90-days-in-jail-for-cop-who-sexually-assaulted-woman-on-her-way-home-from-the-hospital/73-618825664]] [[and|https://bangordailynews.com/2018/04/04/news/new-england/boston-sued-by-mother-of-mentally-ill-man-shot-by-police/]] [[kill|https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/5/30/17406900/police-shootings-mental-illness-book-vidal-vassey-mental-health]] those who call on them for protection, relying on State enforcement is not only unjust, but also unsafe—especially for Black and Indigenous people and other People of Colour, people with disability, and
No justice can be done under unjust systems and corrupted authorities.
[[Maybe so, but my protection is all that matters to me right now, and I believe it can be delivered by the familiar state systems of the police, law, and legal punishment.->O1-ENDING]]
[[I refuse to cede my autonomy to systems complicit with Violence. I’d better take matters into my own hands.|Menu-All][$O1 to "done"]]It seems you are an architect of [[restorative or transformative justice->O2-B]].Beware: justice is elusive. Violence is wide. If you are someone holding marginalized identities, I’m sure you already know that the righteousness of your rage is dangerous to the systems of power and patriarchy we live under. And it is punished as such. The average prison sentence of men who kill their women partners is two to six years—when they are charged at all. Women who kill their male partners are sentenced on average to fifteen years, despite the fact that most women who kill do so in [[self-defense|https://theappeal.org/not-a-cardboard-cut-out-cyntoia-brown-and-the-framing-of-a-victim-aa61f80f9cbb/]]. The vast majority of women in prison come from backgrounds of violence, especially sexual violence. Black and Indigenous women are most disproportionately represented in prisons.
[[Too risky, go back|Menu-All][$reset to "true"]]
[[Violence acts vengefully every day. Now is time for my revenge / justice|O3-B]]
<span style="font-size: 1.5rem">Rage.</span>
And it is so very <<timed 800ms transition>> hot <<next 800ms>> familiar <<next 800ms>> deliberate <<next 800ms>> [[terrifying->Intro-7]]<</timed>>''__Citations__''
#Mariame Kaba, interview by adrienne maree brown and Autumn Brown. ‘The Practices We Need: #metoo and Transformative Justice.’ How To Survive The End of The World. (November 7, 2018).
#Nayuka Gorrie and Witt Church, ‘We need to abolish prisons to disrupt a society built on inequality’, The Guardian, published 26 November 2018.
#Buth, Annalise and Lynn Cohn. ‘Looking at Justice Through a Lens of Healing and Reconnection.’ Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy 13, no. 1 (2017): 3-4.
#Hayes, Kelly, and Mariame Kaba. ‘THE SENTENCING OF LARRY NASSAR WAS NOT “TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE.” HERE’S WHY.’ The Appeal. Feb 05, 2018.
#brown, adrienne maree. Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. Chico, CA: AK Press, 2017. p53.
#Tuck, Eve, and C. Ree. ‘A Glossary of Haunting.’ In Handbook of Autoethnography, edited by Tony E. Adams, and Carolyn Ellis Stacey Holman Jones, 654. Left Coast Press, 2013.
#Solanas, Valerie. ‘SCUM Manifesto.’ Verso, 2004.
#Morales, Aurora Levins. ‘V'ahavta’. Published 25 July, 2016.
[[Return|previous()]]<span style="font-size: 1.5rem">Rage.</span>
And it is so very hot familiar deliberate terrifying
And along with the rage burns desire. Or maybe, desire is too soft a word. It is a molten, bubbling righteousness. In your bones and in your fingernails there is a reverberating sense of urgent need. You know that the need can only be sated by [[justice->Menu-All]].GAME OVER, BOOTLICKER.Restorative and transformative justice can be defined many different ways. These terms are often used interchangeably but they refer to [[different things->O2-aside-1]]. Restorative justice seeks to restore the overall health of a specific relationship and/or community in response to harm. Transformative justice sees this restoration as a potentially transformative intervention into broader systems of harm and therefore towards a more whole, just world.
[[Ok. How do I know it will work?->O2-C]]This definition, from scholars Annalise Buth and Lynn Cohn, is helpful: <blockquote>‘At its core, restorative justice is a philosophy that views wrongdoing as a violation or breakdown of relationships and community rather than as a violation of rules or law. Restorative justice focuses on repairing harm, understanding the social context surrounding the harm, and empowering those affected so that they can address and repair it. Ultimately, restorative justice is about being in good relationship with yourself, others, and the natural world.’<sup>[[3->Citations]]</sup></blockquote>
[[BACK->O2-B]]Put simply, we don’t. But we know that it might. Writing on applications of transformative justice, Kaba and Hayes explain:
<blockquote>‘There is no roadmap for justice, because under this system, we have never seen it. But the current system has been thoroughly mapped, and it has already failed. While we all harbor fears about what it means for “dangerous people” to walk among us, we know in truth that such people have never ceased to walk among us, and that the purpose of the carceral system has never been to sort the “good” from the “bad.”’<sup>[[4->Citations]]</sup></blockquote>Restorative justice processes take the form of community intervention, accountability processes, and peace circles, among other practices. The purpose of these processes is not to ‘catch’ the perpetrator, nor is it to give the victim a sense of healing or fulfilment, although they may facilitate or support such [[healing->O2-D]]. Rather, these processes may hold the single function of holding perpetrators adequately accountable or may focus more broadly on the resilient ability of whole community ecosystems to respond to harm.
If healing is a part of this work, it is not the focus of the work. Take this reflection from restorative justice leader and accountability facilitator Mariame Kaba:
<blockquote>‘Initially I thought that these processes were intended for healing. But it turned out that I wasn’t actually asking the people involved what their needs and wants were. And for many people, it was not actually healing within this particular space. Their needs were to have an acknowledgment of the harm that occurred, to insist that this person never do this harm again, to address issues around trust and how to trust people again, to figure out issues of self-agency and self-accountability. There were a list of things, but healing almost never came up.’<sup>[[1->Citations]]</sup></blockquote>
She explains that before healing can take place, people need to have basic needs communicated to and addressed by their communities. The function of accountability processes therefore is to facilitate this communication and generate community strategy, so that individual healing might have a place to grow.
If you are like me you might be wondering—what can accountability possibly look like when it comes to harm of the scale we are now experiencing? What kind of accountability could bring Violence to justice?
Restorative justice responds to these macro questions by placing faith in the fractal nature of community relationships. What we want to see in the world, says this model, we must first implement in our immediate relationships. As nebulous as Violence feels, it can only impact us insofar as it manifests in our personal and interpersonal exchanges. As such, these exchanges are the first place we can model our vision for a better world. Healing justice facilitator and author adrienne maree brown articulates this well when she suggests that people concerned with liberation and justice ‘see our own lives and work and relationships as a front line, a first place we can practice justice, liberation, and alignment with each other and the planet.’<sup>[[5->Citations]]</sup>
This micro-macro model of agency takes the assumption that systemic/structural violence consolidates power by manifesting and reproducing itself in our internal lives and relationships and turns it on its head, asserting that individuals have the power to transform external structures by prioritizing liberation at the scale of our bodies and interpersonal exchanges. This idea is echoed by Mariame Kaba, who calls attention to the flimisiness of a dichotomy between good and bad when it comes to justice. In a podcast conversation with adrienne maree brown, she emphasizes that everyone is deeply enmeshed in the very systems we seek to dismantle or transform. Engaging earnestly with the principles of restorative justice, then, can reveal this enmeshment and empower authentic transformation:
<blockquote>‘When you think about #MeToo, and think about sexual violence, these things don’t live outside of us. They are systems that live within us that manifest outside of us. And if we don’t take that seriously I don’t think we are going to make a dent in this problem.’<sup>[[1->Citations]]</sup></blockquote>
If ‘storytelling is at the heart of transformative justice’<sup>[[3->Citations]]</sup>, imagining new narratives is central to this work. In that sense, transformative justice is a form of building speculative futures. Whatever your most imaginative, utopian possibility for justice in the world is, and whatever it would take to achieve that—cooperation, accountability, holistic analysis, protection, healing—start with these building blocks in your smallest exchanges and build out from there. And know that this will take the time, dedication, collaboration, and relentless imagination of building a world anew.
That sounds good but...
<li>[[I don’t have the resources to engage in accountability processes|Menu-All][$O2 to "done"]]</li>
<li>[[The person who harmed me refuses to take part in accountability processes|Menu-All][$O2 to "done"]]</li>
<li>[[My community won’t support me in taking on restorative justice processes|Menu-All][$O2 to "done"]]</li>
<li>[[I still want to kill my rapist->O3-A]]</li>
SIMULATION OVER. BEGIN WORLDBUILDING.<blockquote>‘Unruly, full of desire, unsettling, around the edges of haunting whispers revenge. The rage of the dead, a broken promise, a violent ruin, the seeds of haunting, an engine for curses. It can and cannot be tolerated. Not like justice. Everyone nods their head to justice. Who can disagree with justice? Revenge on the other hand... Revenge is necessarily unspeakable to justice. We have better ways to deal with revenge now. But revenge and justice overlap, feed and deplete the other. In heroic films, justice and revenge slip and slide, exchanging names. Revenge goes drag as justice, or justice reveals its heat from revenge....you, like me, have been guided/good-girled away from considering [[revenge as a strategy of justice->O3-C]]. To even consider revenge might be deemed dangerous, mercenary, terrorizing. At the same time, righting wrongs is so rare. Justice is so fleeting. And there are crimes that are too wrong to right.’<sup>[[6->Citations]]</sup></blockquote><iframe style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DLw5b70OJH8" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
To seek revenge is to become a monster. Or maybe, to accept the ways that Violence has insisted you are one. If your body is not your own, you are a monster. If you make your body anew, you are a monster. If you refuse to lay down and die, or especially if you come back from the dead, you are a monster: ‘A monster is one who has been wronged and seeks justice.’<sup>[[6->Citations]]</sup>
Tuck and Ree discuss seeking justice in the context of settler colonialism. But monsters and ghosts arise in the friction of many violent subjugations, suppressions, robberies, and erasures.
You have been deceived into fearing monsters and ghosts who live on the margins, in the shadows, out of sight. To ally with monsters in seeking justice would make you a formidable opponent of normalized Violence. Monsters make Violence visible. The monster says: I didn’t want to be a monster—you made me one.
The monster says: [[you will not deny me any longer->Companion-Menu]].
Choose a monster to guide you on your quest:
[[Lilith/ לִילִית |Lilith-1][$companion to "Lilith"]]
[[A Dybbuk|Dybbuk-1][$companion to "Dybbuk"]]
[[The ghost of Valerie Solanas|Solanas-1][$companion to "Valerie Solanas"]]
The dybbuk cleaves onto its host when it is denied its rightful rest. The dybbuk is a master of haunting—it will not let you forget. If you meet a dybbuk, ask it about drawing energy from a hostile host system.
Valerie Solanas was a visionary artist, a punk before punk. Abused grotesquely by men in her life from her childhood through to her adulthood, Valerie died sick, poor, and homeless, known primarily for her assassination attempt against Andy Warhol (Warhol had stolen the only copy of her manuscript, then denied having ever met her. Valerie believed he was planning to take credit for her work. Paranoid? Maybe. Valerie paid the price.) All her other writing and belongings were burned by her mother after her death. The smoke became a vengeful ghost.
In her most well-known published work, the [[SCUM Manifesto->Manifesto]], Valerie advocated for something like a [[strategy of revenge->Solanas-2]].
Sadly, the Manifesto was also somewhat consumed by Violence—the violence of biological essentialism and transphobia. Violence is like a virus—an expert at replicating itself even or especially in hostile contexts. To win against Violence, we must never allow ourselves to be divided by our enemy.
Lilith would not obey and so was cast out, turned into a [[bat->Lilith-2]]Lilith would not obey and so was cast out, turned into a [[screech owl->Lilith-4]] Lilith would not obey and so was cast out, turned into a [[succubus->Lilith-5]]A night creature. Lilith shows us what happens when we refuse subordination—we are exiled and loathed and feared. But Lilith remains powerful. If you meet Lilith, ask them about finding strength without peace.
Choose a weapon on your quest:
[[A flaming sword|Revenge-Menu][$weapon to "a flaming sword"]]
[[A shotgun|Revenge-Menu][$weapon to "a shotgun"]]
[[Just my fists and teeth and claws|Revenge-Menu][$weapon to "your claws and teeth"]]
<blockquote>‘If SCUM ever marches, it will be over the President’s stupid, sickening face; if SCUM ever strikes, it will be in the dark with a six-inch blade. SCUM will always operate on a criminal as opposed to a civil disobedience basis, that is, as opposed to openly violating the law and going to jail in order to draw attention to an injustice. Such tactics acknowledge the rightness overall system and are used only to modify it slightly, change specific laws. SCUM is against the entire system, the very idea of law and government. SCUM is out to destroy the system, not attain certain rights within it. Also, SCUM -- always selfish, always cool -- will always aim to avoid detection and punishment. SCUM will always be furtive, sneaky, underhanded (although SCUM murders will always be known to be such). Both destruction and killing will be selective and discriminate.
SCUM is against half-crazed, indiscriminate riots, with no clear objective in mind, and in which many of your own kind are picked off. SCUM will never instigate, encourage or participate in riots of any kind or other form of indiscriminate destruction. SCUM will coolly, furtively, stalk its prey and quietly move in for the kill. Destruction will never be such as to block off routes needed for the transportation of food or other essential supplies, contaminate or cut off the water supply, block streets and traffic to the extent that ambulances can't get through or impede the functioning of hospitals. SCUM will keep on destroying, looting, fucking-up and killing until the money-work system no longer exists and automation is completely instituted or until enough women co-operate with SCUM to make violence unnecessary to achieve these goals, that is, until enough women either unwork or quit work, start looting, leave men and refuse to obey all laws inappropriate to a truly civilized society.’<sup>[[7->Citations]]</sup>
<span style="text-align: right;">SCUM Manifesto</span>
[[BACK->Solanas-1]] If you meet the ghost of Valerie Solanas, ask her about the possibility of living outside the systems that harm us—can you do it alone? Is it freedom if it costs you everything?
<<if $weapon is "a flaming sword">><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists//angelsonyourshoulder/files/2011/10/Jophiel.jpg" alt="Flaming Sword" /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 0.5rem;">[[Source|https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3166395-the-encyclopedia-of-angels-spirit-guides-ascended-masters]]</span></div><</if>><<if $weapon is "a shotgun">><iframe style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PeojIq1bETw" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe><</if>><<if $weapon is "your claws and teeth">><iframe style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lMaIVaiCHDM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe><</if>>
You are armed with <<print $weapon>>, <<print $companion>> by your side. What’s next?
[[My target is larger than a single individual—I need to organize with others to be effective->R1-A]]
[[Stealth is key—my target won’t see me coming, and I won’t be detected after the fact either->R2-A]]
[[This is a revenge fantasy for Christ’s sake—I’m here for the theatrics->R3-A]]
There’s a whisper network. The whisper network is a web of rage and pain. The rage and pain is also fear. The rage and pain and fear is easily ignited to action. [[Everyone->R1-B]] is waiting to set shit on fire.You lay in [[wait->R2-B]]Your [[plan->R3-B]] is setConnection is the greatest weapon—this is why Violence keeps us from each other. Everyone is [[waiting->R1-C]] to set shit on fire.The network of connection has been waiting and growing for generations. Like a slow motion burning of a wick on its way to a stick of dynamite. Your ancestors are waiting to be avenged. Your body is holding their unresolved trauma, their anticipation. Like water that holds sound for thousands of years, your blood remembers centuries worth of [[screams->R1-D]]. The whisper network is a scream network. Your body knows how to fight.The scream is a battle cry. The scream is a [[victory cry->R1-E]].Everything is burning. The burning is a holy sacrifice. The smoke is an offering. The smoke carries away spirits of torment. The smoke is [[burning cedar->R1-F]].The smoke rises and mingles with storm clouds. You shake down a great rain of transformation. ‘[[Justice|http://www.auroralevinsmorales.com/main-blog/vahavta]] rolls down like [[waters|Revenge-Ending]].’<sup>[[8->Citations]]</sup>You lay in [[wait->R2-C]]The dark does not make you drowsy. The waiting does not wear you out. The longer you lay, with muscles tense, the more your muscles remember being an animal. Your senses expand. Your teeth are bared. At the center of the tension is deep spiritual [[silence->R2-D]].Then [[a noise->R2-E]]Then a noise
Your [[moment come->R2-F]]Then a noise
Your moment come
You can [[smell before you see->R2-G]]
Then a noise
Your moment come
You can smell before you see
Smells like [[unspilled blood->R2-H]]
Did you know you can smell [[heat?->R2-I]]You’re moving through the dark. You move as fast as light. The dark is cold. Your blood is hot. Their blood is hot. [[Strike!->R2-J]]Your target has little time to struggle. Their muscles tense and thrash. They try to scream but you devour the sound. At the center of their struggle is silence, and the silence
[[is the same silence as yours|R2-K][$result to "silence"]]
[[says, ‘one of us will die, and it doesn’t matter which one.’|R2-K][$result to "admission"]]
[[gives way to a growl coming from deep in your belly|R2-K][$result to "growl"]]
The $result is a death toll. The $result rings victory. The waiting is over.
[[lick the wounds clean and disappear into the woods->Revenge-Ending]]
[[burn the house down and kill the cops when they arrive. Take off in the cop car. Everyone you love is waiting for you somewhere secret.->Revenge-Ending]]
[[let out a great laugh of relief. Shapeshift into the sound of the laugh. Disappear into the wind.->Revenge-Ending]]
[[Thinking about revenge is nice, but can I bring myself to reproduce violence, even if I feel it’s justified?|Menu-All][$reset to "true"]]
Your anticipation is bubbling. Any flicker of fear or doubt gives way to a sense of [[deep rightness->R3-C]]. You are calm, resolute. You feel your weapon hidden against your skin. At last your plan reaches its climax point. It’s necessary to the plan that you meet your target...
[[on the edge of a great cliff.->R3-Cliff-1]]
[[during a car chase.->R3-Car-1]]
<img src="https://i.imgur.com/4zRXnOC.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: auto; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" alt="cliff" /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 0.5rem;">[[Source|http://www.artcountrycanada.com/bateman-robert-sheer-drop-mountain-goats.htm]]</span></div>
A [[struggle->R3-Cliff-2]] ensues.You’re riding down [[a dusty highway->R3-Car-2]]You feel your muscles pulse. The canyon stretches out like time. You let out an echoing [[cry->R3-Cliff-3]].The sound of your own voice returning to you from the great expanse of the canyon is a [[spell->R3-Cliff-4]].<<if $companion is "Dybbuk">>
<<set $companion to "The Dybbuk">>
<<set $pronoun to "its">>
<<if $companion is "Valerie Solanas">>
<<set $pronoun to "her">>
<<if $companion is "Lilith">>
<<set $pronoun to "their">>
$companion mutters incantations under $pronoun breath. [[A great wind rises->R3-Cliff-5]] from the canyon.The earth below rumbles. Rocks tumble around you. You are holding on with core strength you didn’t know you had, the veins in your forearm bulging as you grasp the roots of nearby brush. The canyon begins to [[crack open->R3-Cliff-6]].You see your target struggling to hold on below. They are looking into the abyss and being shown [[the hell of their own making->R3-Cliff-7]]. To you, the abyss winks.At last, the shaft of rock that your target is curled upon gives way to the rumbling earth. They fall down, down, into the hot core below. As the abyss seals over, your scrapes and bruises heal too.
A [[rainbow->R3-Cliff-8]] appears in the sky between clearing clouds.
<img src="https://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/upload/146248/images/2012-12-15%2015_04_57.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right; auto;" alt="A rainbow in the shape of a smile" /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 0.5rem;">[[Source|https://beforeitsnews.com/v3/space/2012/2451900.html]]</span></div>
The rainbow inverts to take the shape of a smiling mouth. Dividing between shimmering rays of yellow and green, from the rainbow comes [[the Bat Kol (divine voice)—->R3-Cliff-9]]—the Bat Kol speaks soothingly, reassuring you that
[[your target has been returned to a euphoric elemental state, released at last from the painful trap of their violent mortal life->R3-Cliff-Ending]]
[[your target is burning in hell ✨->R3-Cliff-Ending]]
Peace washes over you. You and your monster companion take off to swim in glittering clear water and eat tropical fruits.
[[Thinking about revenge is nice, but can I bring myself to reproduce violence, even if I feel it’s justified?|Menu-All][$reset to "true"]]
You’re in a pink cadillac with the top down. You’re wearing a super cute outfit. You’re driving and your best friends are in the passenger seats. You’re speeding like crazy to [[keep close to your target->R3-Car-3]], that dirtbag.He thinks he lost you. You’re riding up along the side of the road, unseen to him. [[Hit the gas->R3-Car-4]]He thinks he lost you. You’re riding up along the side of the road, unseen to him. Hit the gas
Come on, [[go faster->R3-Car-5]]He thinks he lost you. You’re riding up along the side of the road, unseen to him. Hit the gas
Come on, go faster
Now’s the time. [[Swerve->R3-Car-6]] back onto the roadHe thinks he lost you. You’re riding up along the side of the road, unseen to him. Hit the gas
Come on, go faster
Now’s the time. Swerve back onto the road
You slam into your target, running them into a ditch and totalling their car. You hear the dirtbag screaming out. [[Get out of the car->R3-Car-7]]The sun is hot. The air smells like blood and [[gasoline->R3-Car-8]].You pull your target out of their steaming car. You and your friends [[take turns beating the shit out of them->R3-Car-9]]. Rosario Dawson is there.<iframe style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V0YejZC79wE" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Leave them dead on the side of the road and [[go get a milkshake->Revenge-Ending]].