Escape Velocity

A curated Collection of Fantasy and Science Fiction Media

Time to get to know the Escape Velocity Collection’s curators! How? By asking them the questions that really matter! Let’s see what our curators have to say… 

Today’s question is:

Do you prefer books or films?

This is a no-brainer for me, 100% books. I don’t nearly spend enough time reading books, but whenever I do manage to find some time and sit down with one, I find myself transported almost straight away. I have so many fond memories reading books and I hope to have many more. Movies on the other hand… While there are definitely movies out there that I really love, my tolerance for less-than-great-tv is really low. 

Don’t ask me why, but I have a mild dislike for television, both tv-series and films. Maybe it is because I grew up spending my evenings painting models while my parents watched TV, but for some reason I need to be in a very specific mood or watch a really engaging movie for me to be able to really focus on the screen – and on the screen only. Most of the time, I’ll be either drawing or painting or writing (or unfortunately, scrolling some feed on my phone) and casting only the occasional glance at the screen – my hands just need to be busy. It’s a strange quirk for someone who can draft contracts for more than twelve hours a day with no problems – but for some reason, most movies can’t hold my attention.



I tend to prefer books, simply because it often takes me a while to get invested in something, and it sucks to get invested in characters only to be done with them after 2 hours. There’s definitely things that work really well in movies that work less well in books, and I like the fact that I can multitask while watching a movie., so it’s not all bad. I do find that if I’m in a movie theatre, I can enjoy pretty much any movie. If it’s unfolding in front of you on a big screen and you’re unable to just turn it off, it’s all good. Still, when watching movies at home, I… mostly just don’t.



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I certainly prefer books, but in practice it’s often easier to put on a film or tv-series. 

Books are great. They give me peace I can hardly find anywhere else. An experience I can enjoy at my own pace. A film, however, requires less commitment after a hard day’s work and other activities. In addition, while I can still be somewhat of a social creature while watching a film, when I’m reading a book I tend to ‘disappear’. This is fine by me, but Jasmijn doesn’t always think that’s a desirable result. 

To be completely honest, though, I can really appreciate both media. If it has been some time since I’ve last seen a film, I’ll start to get cravings. And vice versa. 

That’s it: another soul-searching question answered!

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