An in progress RPG maker video game - ExXception Draft' - is about a world where reaction against violent video games gets violently out of control, and the reaction of a criminal who has his own theories on 'play.'
A popular medieval story concerned a Flemish monk who was painting a picture of heaven and hell on the portals of his abbey. He was engaged in portraying the devil as hideously as possible when His Satanic Majesty, appearing in person, begged the monk to paint him as a young and handsome man. The monk refused and the angry Devil pulled away the scaffold on which the artist was working. But as the monk fell, a statue of the Virgin, in a niche below the portal, stretched out her arms and held him in safety until help arrived.
Excerpts from: Life in Medieval Times by Marjorie Rowling. New York: The Berkely Publishing Group, 1979.