Escape Velocity

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Time to get to know our Curators better! How? By asking them the questions that really matter! This time with a second special New Year edition!

2023 is upon us, and we are once again trying to be better versions of ourselves! Let’s set goals and resolutions and reduce the piles of media that are still waiting to be consumed! That’s how it works, right?

In the spirit of the New Year, we asked ourselves:

What are your 2023 to read/watch/listen/play resolutions?

1. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov

Peter is determined to make a sci-fi lover out of me, and has given me some homework for my education. Alas, in 2022 I’ve neglected my training. But in 2023 I will make it up to my mentor and read the classic I, Robot!

2. Harrow the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir

One of my resolutions for the new year is to read more books. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Harrow the Ninth and already purchased a physical copy. So, what am I waiting for? Very excited to dive into it.

3.Dragon Age: Dreadwolf – Bioware

Some might say I’m dreaming too big. That 8 years of waiting isn’t enough, and it might still take a few more years before Dragon Age: Dreadwolf releases. Well, people who think this might very well be right. Maybe I’m too naive. But I choose to have hope. I’ll place a (risky) safe bet that Dragon Age: Dreadwolf will release at the end of this year, and it is my ambition to then disappear from the face of the earth to play it!



1. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

We only had the teaser trailer, but The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be released on May 12th 2023. Had I known what it was about, I could have been more hyped, but even if it turns out to be more of the same, I’m going to play it. Breath of the Wild was just THAT good.

2. Lampje/ Lampie and the Children of the Sea Television Adaptation

Lampje/ Lampie and the Children of the Sea has been made into a television series. Although I am always a bit apprehensive when it comes to book-to-screen adaptations, I can’t not watch this. I’ll keep you guys posted.

3. Disney's 100th anniversary

2023 is the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company, which means a lot of wild things I’m looking forward to! From new updates and characters in the videogame Dreamlight Valley to a special line-up of LEGO minifigs. I can’t wait for the new movie Wish starring Ariana DeBose, which will bring back hand-drawn animation. And I’m probably going to throw all my money at their new Trading Card Game, Lorcana. Add in the live action Little Mermaid and the Tiana series, I’m going to consume a lot of Disney-media the coming year.

1.Babel - R. F. Kuang

I am in the mood to read some Fantasy books with unconventional settings or that are unusual in some other way. Several people have recommended Babel to me, so I am excited to give it a try! Kuang’s The Poppy War was not an absolute favourite for me (I did not end up continuing with the rest of the trilogy), but I did like the writing style. The description of Babel also very much appeals to me, so I’m happy to give her another chance.

2. Finish the final season of The Walking Dead

Jop and I have been watching this show together for what seems like most of our lives now, so I don’t know what we’ll do with ourselves when we have finished the final episode. Luckily our ‘weekly’ watching sessions are frequently more of a monthly event, so at this pace we still have a couple of months’ worth of episodes left before we will finally run out.

3. Paint my HeroForge models

Since Peter has been kind enough to print the models I designed on HeroForge, I guess that means I’ll have to paint them as well… Luckily I’m quite looking forward to this. Look out for the results on Instagram!



1. The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan

People have been pushing me to read The Wheel of Time for ages, and I have always resisted because I felt that I could probably get more enjoyment out of reading 14 other fantasy books. But a friend offered to let me listen to her audiobooks, so I’ll give them a shot this year – though I won’t promise to get through them all before 2024!

2. Get back to painting minis

Painting miniatures was one of my favourite things to do for years, but because of some personal circumstances I haven’t really painted a single model for over nine months. But I have a 3D-printer now, and over the past weeks, I’ve picked up a brush again for the first time in a long while (thank you for helping me Robin!) In 2023, I’m set on trying to re-discover the joy of painting.

3. Restart my roleplaying games

For much the same reason as I’ve stopped painting minis, I’ve also stopped playing in and DMing several RPG-groups. I’m hoping to have the creative energy to get back to another hobby that I really loved in 2023!

1. Finish The Fitz and the Fool trilogy

I started the first novel in December last year. This isn’t really much of a challenge, because Robin Hobb’s books are very addictive and very easy to read. Still, it would be a bit of a milestone to finally finish the Farseer series.

2. Do more fanart

This past year, I’ve been working hard on a fantasy web comic (Phreia). Because I’ve spent all that time drawing my own stuff, I haven’t been able to do any fanart, which I usually really enjoy. Next year I’d like to spend more time drawing for fun.

3. Finish Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I still haven’t finished this game. I will do it this year. I swear!


Happy New Year, folks! 

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