Escape Velocity

A curated Collection of Fantasy and Science Fiction Media

Some of My Favourite Media:

Essentially anything written by Robin Hobb
Bioware’s Mass Effect and Dragon Age Videogame Series
Critical Role
Dimension 20
Sylvain Neuvel's The Themis Files book series
Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim
2K Games’s Bioshock video game series
The X-Files
Critical Role
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LOTTE

Hi! I’m Lotte, and I’m a ~creative~. I spend most of my free time making stuff, be it drawing, sewing, making music or even games. I’m the one who manages the website, so if you have complaints about the functionality of the site, I’m the one you want to harass.

My standard for media honestly isn’t very high. The most important thing to me is whether something is fun. I don’t believe liking things that are “grimdark” makes you edgy and cool. We get it, life sucks sometimes. Why would you want it to also suck in the worlds you escape to for fun? 

 

One thing I struggle with as a reviewer is negativity. I don’t like to be negative about things that other people love. At the same time, that is what I am sometimes called to do on the site, and I don’t want to refrain from giving my opinion just because others might disagree with it. I also know that negative reviews are often the most fun to write, and the most fun to read. I’d like to stress that even when I think something is hot garbage, my opinion shouldn’t matter to you if you love that thing. If you really like Cloud Atlas I definitely don’t think you have poor taste – it just differs from mine.

Pet PeeveS

Strawman feminism where the bad guy is so cartoonishly sexist that you can easily frame your boring protagonist as a woke girlboss

 

People who know nothing about corsets, writing about characters wearing corsets (literally do not get me started on this)

 

Movies that start with a block of text as if I’m gonna read that shit

 

Ugly costumes. Why.

 

Games without horses or dogs. WHY.

 

Thing that has dragon in the title but no dragon in the content. This should be illegal.

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: Floating Hotel – Grace Curtis

The Grand Abeona Hotel is both space ship and resort, an interstellar cruise ship floating from system to system, providing old fashioned luxury to the well-to-do of each planet at which it calls. Its crew are a chaotic bunch of outcasts and refugees, forged into a well oiled machine (well, mostly) by kindly hotel manager Carl – who knows that each and every one of them has a story of their own. But even an out-of-this-world place like the Grand Abeona cannot escape the political realities of the galaxy. Some of the guests carry secrets – and even worse, perhaps so do some of the staff…

Review: City of Bones – Cassandra Clare

Clary is just a normal girl from New York City when she runs into a group of mysterious so-called shadowhunters on a mission to kill a demon. As her life becomes intertwined with theirs, Clary is forced to question her own life. She sees what dangers lurk in the shadows of New York City, and what some are willing to do for power.

Review: Legends & Lattes – Travis Baldree

Veteran adventurer and orc barbarian Viv decides to throw in the towel and live a peaceful life instead. She has an idea for a shop selling a dark exotic brew she once tasted on one of her adventures… called coffee. But how to convince people to buy a drink they don’t even know exists?