Reviewers Spotlight - October 6th @ 8pm: Illusional and Sir

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Reviewers Spotlight - October 6th @ 8pm: Illusional and Sir

Jul!a Jul!a
Hey everybody, and welcome to our eighth Reviewers Spotlight!!! The new time as you can see is 8pm Eastern, to hopefully allow more people to attend the meeting.

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Illusional has been a member of this fantastic community since February of 2010. In that time not only has she been active in as many things as she can be, she also graduated from the mentor program three times! She is one dedicated reviewer who always goes the extra mile to make sure her reviews are the best they can be.

"The best advice another reviewer gave me was slow down. Honestly it sounds cheesy, but sitting there, re-reading it outloud really keeps me from making some big slips. People have busy lives and it's easy to overlook things.

The most challenging review I've ever had? Porn Reviews. I simply couldn't see how I could describe a movie without giving it away. I mean, if you give it away, what would make them purchase the film?

I found EdenFantasys purely out of frustration. I had googled "adult sex toy shops" and came across one. (I won't mention names). They had some nice products but no reviews, no descriptions, nothing. My mom calls me frugal and I'll admit I am. I'm not going to spend money on something willy nilly. So I went back to Google and came across EdenFantasys. There were tons of reviews, plus I could put out my own voice. I didn't get active until a few months later. My boyfriend and I were having issues, so to vent I made a forum post. I didn't expect any answers but lots of real people answered. I was hooked on the community pretty instantly. I was pretty nervous about starting out reviewing. I still am, there's so many reviewers I look up to I take every vote seriously.

My advice for people just starting out? Don't be afraid to ask. Mishaps can be avoided if you simply ask. The mentor program also is one of the best things out there. Utilize it! Also, you can try as many different mentors as you please! It's a big community out there on EdenFantasys, and it's amazing to be a part of it!"


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Sir is another reviewer you should know by now. Joining us all the way back in 2008, he's left his mark on the site with a personal store and by becoming a mentor.

"When I was first starting reviewing, some of the best advice I got was to answer my own questions. If I was purchasing this product, what would I want to know? What things would be important to me? Now, that's what I base all of my reviews on, and I'm still trying to keep length to a good size so that it doesn't give the reader a headache or leave them with questions unanswered. One of the reviews that I had the hardest time writing was my review on the SpareParts Theo harness. It really just was not an enjoyable review to write, I'm not sure why exactly. Perhaps because I didn't know what information was necessary and what could be looked over at the time. Ah well, we live and learn!

I found Edenfantasys through general searching on the internet, read some reviews, made purchase, and decided to write some reviews of my own. I eventually found the forums, and I really got into answering threads with questions or clicking my responses for polls. Tons and tons of fun, I love giving my opinion! It's enjoyable to talk to people and see what their ideas are on topics that you feel strongly about; it's also a great learning experience. I've learned a lot about toy materials and toy use from writing for Edenfantasys and being part of the community, so it's been a really great past few years (three now, actually).

For new people to the community and to reviewing, I give the same advice as I got when I started out: answer your own questions and maybe your partner's questions too. Another set of eyes or ears always helps. Entering the mentor program helps too, especially if you get a good mentor to look over your reviews. The most important thing of all, however, is to just have fun with it and enjoy yourself!"


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Please join me in welcoming Illusional and Sir to the spotlight, and make sure that you're here on Thursday, October 6th at 8pm EST to ask them both some questions, give them some lovin', and maybe even learn something for yourself while you're at it!
09/29/2011
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Sir Sir
This is going to be so much fun!
09/29/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Awesome couple of contributors here! This will be a great Spotlight!

Congrats Sir and Illusional!
09/29/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Congrats Sir!
09/29/2011
Kindred Kindred
Fantastic! I can't wait!
09/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I'll be on an airplane while this is happening, but I'm going to try and find a way to get on if they have wi-fi. But I'll have to try and come up with my questions ahead of time!
09/29/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Yeah, I'll be hosting this for the airplane bound tie-dyed one.

Looking forward to it!
09/29/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
I'll miss most of this discussion but I can't WAIT to read it afterward! And I'll think about a question or two to add before hand.
09/29/2011
Sir Sir
Aww, thank you! I'm very excited.
09/29/2011
Beck Beck
Awesomeness! I can not wait!
09/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
Yeah, I'll be hosting this for the airplane bound tie-dyed one.

Looking forward to it!
These are always fun, you'll have a great time!
09/29/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
Congrats guys!
09/29/2011
JessCee JessCee
Oh, I'm so looking forward to this! Congrats to Sir and Illusional
09/29/2011
Illusional Illusional
Thanks so much guys! I'm pretty excited myself.
09/29/2011
Rawhide Rawhide
Woot! Congrats Sir and Illusional
09/30/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Congrats you two!
09/30/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Sir and Illusional! Two of my favorites buddies on Eden.

I would really really look forward to this.

The evening of the 6th I have a going away party for my oldest daughter. She and her partner are moving out of state I haven't said anything because it's killing me, but she has to do what she has to do.


But, can I submit questions ahead of time for Sir and Illusional can answer them? Also, is anything off limits or are there any subjects either see as Hard Limits during the interview?
09/30/2011
Illusional Illusional
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Sir and Illusional! Two of my favorites buddies on Eden.

I would really really look forward to this.

The evening of the 6th I have a going away party for my oldest daughter. She and her partner are moving out of state I haven't ...
I, personally don't see any... Hard Limits. I can't imagine anyone asking anything that would set me off, but I also can't think of anything that would set me off, LOL.
09/30/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Hey everybody, and welcome to our eighth Reviewers Spotlight!!! The new time as you can see is 8pm Eastern, to hopefully allow more people to attend the meeting.

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Illusional has been a member of this fantastic community since ...
Holy cow two of my favorite community members! I can't wait to read this spotlight. Congratz guys you deserve it.
09/30/2011
Illusional Illusional
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
Fantastic! I can't wait!
This is too cute, btw. LOL
09/30/2011
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
Congratulations to the both of you! I really wish I could come but October 6th is the day of my surgery to separate my right ovary from my bowel.

I'll be there with you guys in spirit, and congrats on your achievements!
09/30/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Sir and Illusional! Two of my favorites buddies on Eden.

I would really really look forward to this.

The evening of the 6th I have a going away party for my oldest daughter. She and her partner are moving out of state I haven't ...
I can't speak for subjects not to broach with either reviewer, but I can tell you that you can of course ask questions ahead of time
09/30/2011
Illusional Illusional
Quote:
Originally posted by LadyDarknezz
Congratulations to the both of you! I really wish I could come but October 6th is the day of my surgery to separate my right ovary from my bowel.

I'll be there with you guys in spirit, and congrats on your achievements!
Your health is way more important. Besides, you can always come back and read. Or inbox us if you have a question.
09/30/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by LadyDarknezz
Congratulations to the both of you! I really wish I could come but October 6th is the day of my surgery to separate my right ovary from my bowel.

I'll be there with you guys in spirit, and congrats on your achievements!
Oh wow. Good luck and take care of yourself! Speedy recovery and all the ice cream you can eat! (I say you demand ice cream for it being at the other end of your mouth hehehe!)
09/30/2011
Sir Sir
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Sir and Illusional! Two of my favorites buddies on Eden.

I would really really look forward to this.

The evening of the 6th I have a going away party for my oldest daughter. She and her partner are moving out of state I haven't ...
I don't really have any hard limits, but I do reserve the right to not answer a question if I feel it's too unnecessarily personal? However, I do want people to ask me anything they feel. I generally will not leave a question unanswered, regardless of its content.
10/01/2011
Sir Sir
Quote:
Originally posted by LadyDarknezz
Congratulations to the both of you! I really wish I could come but October 6th is the day of my surgery to separate my right ovary from my bowel.

I'll be there with you guys in spirit, and congrats on your achievements!
Good luck with your surgery, and thank you very much! I hope that all goes well!
10/01/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
Hey, I'm at work during that time so I won't make it. Have lots of fun, though! Illusional and Sir, I enjoyed reading your write ups about your times here at EF.

Cheers
10/01/2011
Jenni Shelton Jenni Shelton
HOPE TO MAKE IT!! SOUNDS FUN!
10/02/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Congratulations ya'll! Two great reviewers here!!!
10/04/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Ok, I have a few questions for both of you, since I won't be here this evening to ask live:

What's your favorite toy right now? What kinds of things do you enjoy doing in your free time? What's your favorite thing to eat? Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?

For Illusional, I want to tell you that I really enjoyed working with you in the mentor program ages ago, and that it's been an honor to watch you grow as a reviewer.

For Sir, I want to tell you that your reviews have helped to shape my own as far as things I need to cover when dealing with BDSM equipment and the like. I've always enjoyed reading them and I always will.

I'm very sad that I'm not going to be here for the live Q&A, but I will read back through everything the first chance I get!
10/06/2011
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