Jan. 16th, 2014

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Jan. 16th, 2014 12:01 am
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I do believe in Hell.

I grew up there.

One of the things I found most convincing about Dante's vision thereof was the Wood of the Suicides. The Violent Wasters are also punished where the suicides are rooted: people who destroy treasure for a feeling of power are pursued through the forest by packs of wild dogs, which tear them apart; they heal, to be chased again. (If they are eaten before healing I surmise they spend some time in the Pit of the Flatterers.)

If tormenting someone until suicide looks like a good idea isn't the mark of a Violent Waster, nothing is.

Watching them go by is the only comfort in Hell.

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