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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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: Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky

Earth is no longer habitable, and humanity must find new planets to terraform. The crew of the Gilgamesh has its sights set on one such planet. What they don’t know is that the planet isn’t the new Eden they are expecting. Meanwhile, a new species has made the planet their home. Who will inherit the new Earth? Humanity, or the species that has been living there for thousands of years?

Review: The Dragon’s Promise – Elizabeth Lim

Princess Shiori has promised that she would return the Dragon’s pearl to its rightful owner, which leads her on a dangerous journey. On her quest, she descends into the kingdom of Dragons, far under the ocean. Meanwhile, demons still threaten the kingdom of Kiata, and Shiori is the only one who can defeat them. As she navigates between worlds of Dragons, Humans and Demons, Shiori must also face the power of the corrupted Dragon’s Pearl itself. Can she return the pearl, which at times jumps to her aid, only to betray her the next minute? And can she defeat the demons that threaten her home?

Review: Six Crimson Cranes – Elizabeth Lim

Six Crimson Cranes is a retelling of the fairy tale “The Wild Swans” by Hans Christian Andersen, set in an East Asian fantasy world. The story follows Shiori, a stubborn princess. She and her six brothers have been cursed by their stepmother. Together with her animated paper bird Kiki, Shiori must learn to work hard and learn humility, in order to break the curse.

Review: The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

On the island of Inys, the queen of a thousand-year old line is believed to keep the coming of the Nameless One, the great wyrm from the Abyss, at bay. One of her handmaidens, brought by an ambassador from the far south, is far more than she seems. Across the ocean on the other side of the Abyss, on the dragon-worshipping Island of Seiiki, a young girl dreams of joining the clan of dragon riders, training hard every day to force her dream to come true. In the same city, an old man spends his days on a trading post, banished from across the ocean and dreaming of lost love and his return. As the wyrms of the world stir, their fates will converge.

Review: The Legend of Vox Machina – Amazon Prime

The Legend of Vox Machina is an animated series based on the popular tabletop role-playing game, “Critical Role.” The story follows a group of adventurers known as Vox Machina. Together, they embark on dangerous quests, battle monsters, and uncover mysteries in the fantasy world of Exandria. The series captures the thrilling and often humorous moments of the group’s epic journeys, showcasing their individual strengths, vulnerabilities, and the bonds they forge along the way.