Escape Velocity

A curated Collection of Fantasy and Science Fiction Media

Some of My Favourite Media:

Robin Hobb's The Realm of the Elderlings series
Peter Jackson's The Lord of The Rings movie trilogy
Bioware's Dragon Age video game series
Sense8 by the Wachowski Sisters
Tonke Dragt's Brief voor de Koning/Letter for the King (the book - Peter is right: the TV show is abhorrent)
CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (especially the Hearts of Stone DLC)
Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth movie
Critical Role
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Welcome to my curator page! 


Like most people on this funny, little planet do, I struggle my way through life on a daily basis. Between (and if I’m very honest, also during) these struggles, I keep myself sane by dreaming. Dreaming about far off places, cultures and worlds. About wonderful and unique stories, and the possibility that, one day, my own writings will pave the way for other dreamers.


When I immerse myself in a story, I love it when I can lose myself in the thoughts and feelings of well-developed characters. Ideally, the story of these characters is supported by a clever plot and world building that is well thought out. Bonus points if the story has themes that are completely intertwined with the plot and characters. However, the balance may be slightly different, as long as most of the building blocks are in order. Bad writing is something I can never overlook. When it comes to games, I find narrative and/or atmosphere more important than game elements. Also, I like dragons.


When I’m not creating stories myself or living life, I read, game or watch movies and TV series to satisfy my eternal hunger for good stories. 

Stories of hope against all odds


The found family trope


Character driven stories


Well-written emotions


Well-foreshadowed plot twists


Proper lgbtqia+ and bipoc representation


Diversity of fantasy species


Religious/spiritual themes and original invented religions as long as they are well executed


Good continuity


Giant creatures that wreak havoc such as dragons, krakens and the like

Flat or boring characters


When something truly devastating happens in a character’s life, but they never visibly mourn or even address it happening


When the stakes in a story grow beyond the point where it is relatableViolence and torture that are especially graphic


Lack of diversity


Really competitive games


Bad writing

Pet PeeveS

Storylines in which an (evil) imposter occurs and the main characters have to discover them


Senseless love triangles


When a writer has to tell how a character feels but can’t also show it


Plot twists without proper foreshadowing


Long-lasting mysteries that receive a lot of screen time but are poorly (or not at all) unravelled


Characters who are generally quite intelligent or capable but suddenly make stupid choices because it is necessary for the plot


Unsubtle info dumping

Recent Contributions

Review: Damsel – Netflix

Elodie, the daughter of a Lord, agrees to marry the prince in order to secure a better future for her people. The union seems like something out of a classic fairy tale, but a terrible secret will soon be uncovered…

Review: Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster – Jonathan Auxier

Life isn’t easy when you’re a chimney sweep in Victorian London. However, it’s the only life the young eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow has ever known. First under the tutelage of the Sweep, a man she loved as her father. Later, after the Sweep’s mysterious disappearance, she continued this existence in the name of a new cruel master. However, Nan’s life is about to change, when she discovers that a sentimental piece of char is actually a golem left to her by the Sweep.