[Commenting on a reference to Revelation in Ghostbusters, a Legend of Zelda image showing a crucifix, and similar items]
Those last works of Christendom had been inviting Gen Y to look deeper for the Truth & Beauty that inspired those media. So the real crisis was Gen Y missing that invitation. Instead of illumination, Gen Y were benighted with geekdom. Instead of entering into the true Mysteries of which their beloved pastimes were shadows, they fell into the Pop Cult. Now, like abusive exes, the Pop Cult high priests don’t want their aging supplicants anymore.
Geekdom is dead. It’s been dead for years; it just wasn’t broke yet. The media megacorps behind Pop Cult IPs have known the ship was sinking since the middle of the last decade. They just wanted to squeeze the last few drops of milk from the cattle before bringing in your replacements and leaving you to rot. Reality is giving you a wake up call.
The 1980s creators who still had an artistic vision to share have long since been replaced by corporatist bugmen who hold you in contempt. But the postwar artificial bottleneck has been circumvented. Newpub and indie film and gaming have made end runs around the old gatekeepers. And many are drawing inspiration from the pre-1980 classics that retained healthy Christian themes.
I for one have been producing that kind of morally grounded but not preachy; action-packed but not gratuitously brutal entertainment for years. Now you can get first access to my works in progress each month. Join my elite neopatrons now to read the first draft of The Burned Book as it’s written. Join on Patreon or SubscribeStar now.