Wednesday, June 04, 2008
No, not the Mormon rite of vicarious baptism for those who have died unbaptized. But I was writing another scene that snowballed into having the various layers of Christian myth and symbol that I like it to. They're crossing a river, at a ferry boat crossing of course, since that's how Charon takes people to hell in classical mythology and in the Inferno. And they're fighting zombies as they go. So of course, the zombies are dying and falling into the water. So I don't need to tag it or orchestrate it - the baptism imagery is right there, just based on the setup (which I didn't set up in order to have that imagery!) - ! I love how that works!