Reviewer's Spotlight - April 2012: BBW Talks Toys

Ansley Ansley


Hello there, and welcome to our second month long Reviewers Spotlight! How this is going to work is that you have all month long to ask our wonderful reviewers questions. They'll answer when they can, and you can keep asking until the end of the month!

This month's spotlight features:

BBW Talks Toys

BBW Talks Toys went through the mentor progam and has written some amazing reviews, she also became a mentor to help others around the site and her video reviews are pretty rockin', too. So let's get this party started shall we?

A little introduction:

Hi! I'm BBW Talks Toys (or BBWTT for short!). I've been on Eden Fantasys for about 17 months. When I started up at EF, I'd been involved in the blogging community for a while, so I'd known that EF was an affordable and trustworthy place to purchase toys. I was doing a bit of shopping for Mr and I and, upon checkout, I saw the button that offered the chance to be a reviewer. After a brief chat with Mr, I clicked the button and began work.

My favorite review that I've ever written was for the MiMi. It definitely helped that I was in love with the toy to write it so easily. The hardest review I've ever written was for a book, "Please, Ma'am!" I really didn't enjoy the subject matter, so the stories were difficult to read, even on an analytical level.

If I were to give any piece of advice to a reviewer, new or old, is to be true to your voice. If you're not a smart-assy, funny, pun-loving person (or it doesn't come naturally to you in writing), don't try too hard to go there. If you ARE, don't try too hard to be clinical and analytical. There's room for all types here, and your voice is wonderful and unique!
04/05/2012
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Jul!a Jul!a
I have a lame question, what's your favorite kind of pizza?
04/05/2012
Beck Beck
What has been your worst and best assignment?
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I have a lame question, what's your favorite kind of pizza?
If I were to build my own pizza, it would have:

A nice thick crust with a spicy sauce, mozzarella, grilled chicken, spinach, sundried tomatoes, and feta cheese! Yum Yum!
04/05/2012
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Originally posted by Beck
What has been your worst and best assignment?
Definitely the Mia-Z in green. I got it for a video review assignment! Love the harness, I had fun trying it out, and I had fun doing the reviews!
04/05/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Definitely the Mia-Z in green. I got it for a video review assignment! Love the harness, I had fun trying it out, and I had fun doing the reviews!
I am actually hoping that one comes back in stock. I wanted to buy it before I purchased my Pink Candy Minx, but I went ahead and ordered the Pink Candy Minx. I love that harness!
04/05/2012
js250 js250
What would your best advice be to the mentors?

Everyone has all kinds of advice for newbies, toys, personal topics, etc., but I would really like to hear some great advice for the mentors by someone who we could all learn from.
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Originally posted by js250
What would your best advice be to the mentors?

Everyone has all kinds of advice for newbies, toys, personal topics, etc., but I would really like to hear some great advice for the mentors by someone who we could all learn from.
Mentor only if you have the time to devote to your students. Lay out exactly what your expectations are for your students, and what they can expect in return PRIOR to taking on a student... then stick to your promises. Don't feel bad for dropping a student who has not: stuck to their end of the bargain, failed to contact you, or is rude to you.

At the same time, be compassionate and remember that your reviews were not spectacular overnight, and that theirs will not be either. Remember that everyone has their own style and voice, and it doesn't have to match yours to be a good review.

Also, never do anything that will embarrass or "call them out" publicly on the site. Keep your dealings private. If you're having difficulties, seek out JR or one of the other amazing staff members for guidance.

Mostly, remember that you're their guide to all things EF. Be a positive role model in your reviews and in your interactions with others on the site.
04/05/2012
lilly555 lilly555
What made you decide to become the Eden Flicks club manager?
04/06/2012
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Originally posted by lilly555
What made you decide to become the Eden Flicks club manager?
I was really trying to find something that would bring together community members who didn't normally interact together. Movies are transcendent, I think, like music or books. People who normally feel they don't have much in common with one another can find common ground in their tastes of movies, genres, etc.

I also was looking for an activity that didn't center around sexual topics. While there is sex, sexuality, and even kink in some of the movies that we discussed, there were also many levels to approach that didn't orbit the topic.

I was really sad to see the monthly Flicks meetings go, but don't worry, we'll still meet up once in a while and watch a movie together!
04/07/2012
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Originally posted by Beck
I am actually hoping that one comes back in stock. I wanted to buy it before I purchased my Pink Candy Minx, but I went ahead and ordered the Pink Candy Minx. I love that harness!
It's important to love your harness! It really is an extension of you for a short (or long ) time!
04/07/2012
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Originally posted by Beck
What has been your worst and best assignment?
I forgot to answer the "worst assignment"...

hmmm....

The Elastabind Wrist Restraints. Definitely. Reading the review is all you need to do to understand.
04/07/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I forgot to answer the "worst assignment"...

hmmm....

The Elastabind Wrist Restraints. Definitely. Reading the review is all you need to do to understand.
Man, those were something I was wanting to try.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10?
04/09/2012
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Man, those were something I was wanting to try.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10?
In five years, I see myself in the first year or two of my post-grad work in psychology.

In ten years, I hope to be done with school and practicing as a PhD, my kids will be teenagers (heaven help me!), and I'll be in the midst of celebrating my 20th year of marriage (I hope).
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Ansley Ansley
Where would you like to retire and why?
04/09/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
So, way back when you first started you made a comment on one of my reviews/videos. Do you remember what it was about? (Just seeing how good your memory is)

What is the one toy you have yet to buy that you just have to have?
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
So, way back when you first started you made a comment on one of my reviews/videos. Do you remember what it was about? (Just seeing how good your memory is)

What is the one toy you have yet to buy that you just have to have?
Oh TOTALLY! It was about that thing that you did there in the video with that toy! It was awesome! And my comment? Witty and clever, per the norm.

The Eleven. Hands down the one toy that I just haven't managed to get into my arsenal that I need to have. Maybe if I ever get to my 100th review... *le sigh*
04/09/2012
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Originally posted by Ansley
Where would you like to retire and why?
I have many ideas for this... Greece, Canada, Puerto Rico, the moon (we'll have a spa-sta by then right?)

Right now, I'm lusting Costa Rica. Gorgeous beaches, amazing coffee, and I speak the language!
04/09/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Oh TOTALLY! It was about that thing that you did there in the video with that toy! It was awesome! And my comment? Witty and clever, per the norm.

The Eleven. Hands down the one toy that I just haven't managed to get into my arsenal that I ... More
Still waiting on the Eleven eh? Save them points lady.
04/09/2012
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Still waiting on the Eleven eh? Save them points lady.
I need to check my affiliate money and see if I have enough. I just usually end up needing to get maintenance stuff, like lubes when I place an order and never seem to have enough.
04/09/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I have many ideas for this... Greece, Canada, Puerto Rico, the moon (we'll have a spa-sta by then right?)

Right now, I'm lusting Costa Rica. Gorgeous beaches, amazing coffee, and I speak the language!
Costa Rica is absolutely gorgeous. I was fortunate enough to go there on a vacation with my in-laws a few years ago and I've been itching to get back.

What's your favorite hobby right now?
04/09/2012
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Costa Rica is absolutely gorgeous. I was fortunate enough to go there on a vacation with my in-laws a few years ago and I've been itching to get back.

What's your favorite hobby right now?
I love that you added "right now." I definitely go through phases.

Probably reading, though crochet is a close second...

Right now I just wish I had more time for either of them.
04/09/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I have many ideas for this... Greece, Canada, Puerto Rico, the moon (we'll have a spa-sta by then right?)

Right now, I'm lusting Costa Rica. Gorgeous beaches, amazing coffee, and I speak the language!
Costa Rica is gorgeous, if the pics are telling the truth, anyway. What is about Greece that attracts you?
04/09/2012
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Originally posted by Ansley
Costa Rica is gorgeous, if the pics are telling the truth, anyway. What is about Greece that attracts you?
It just looks so beautiful. And who wouldn't want to go to a beach that looks like this every day?

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Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
It just looks so beautiful. And who wouldn't want to go to a beach that looks like this every day?

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That's absolutely stunning!!! I can't believe it's that beautiful! And so clear! Wow and here I thought the water in Jamaica was gorgeous, it pales in comparison. Just...damn. Now I want to move to Greece!

I'd probably starve to death though. I'm a seriously picky eater.

Are you a picky eater?
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Originally posted by Ansley
Oh


my


god


That's absolutely stunning!!! I can't believe it's that beautiful! And so clear! Wow and here I thought the water in Jamaica was gorgeous, it pales in comparison. Just...damn. Now I want to move ... More
Less-so as I've gotten older, but yes.

There are lots of things I won't eat, more than I can list.
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Originally posted by Ansley
Oh


my


god


That's absolutely stunning!!! I can't believe it's that beautiful! And so clear! Wow and here I thought the water in Jamaica was gorgeous, it pales in comparison. Just...damn. Now I want to move ... More
I would definitely be eating lots of meat and potato dishes in Greece. I'm not a fan of most Greek food, but it'd be worth it for that beach!
04/09/2012
Ansley Ansley
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I would definitely be eating lots of meat and potato dishes in Greece. I'm not a fan of most Greek food, but it'd be worth it for that beach!
I think I could get used to eating lamb, but in the end it would be hard not to have my American dishes. I'm such a kid when it comes to food that it's almost embarrassing. I hope I will grow out of it but every time I take a step forward, I end up replacing something else and then I can't tolerate something I used to like. If that makes sense.
04/09/2012
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These questions have been so amazing! Thanks for all of them! Still half a month to go too!
04/10/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I want to ask, how important do you think sex toys are to a good relationship? (I was one who didn't get into them until years after I started having sex and wish I had sooner.) Also, other than toys, what do you think are some of the things that help a relationship endure?

(I would have asked sooner, but I couldn't find the thread. ARGH!)
04/10/2012
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