Archive for October, 2010

Blizzcon 2010

So Roger and I got back yesterday from Blizzcon,which was made of awesome with a side of horrendous queues and overpriced food.  Tired right now, so I’ll give the Cliffs Notes version and pick up on other things in a post later this week.  Maybe tomorBlizzard Entertainment logorow.

Blizzard have announced the last class for Diablo 3, the ‘Demon Hunter‘, who appears to be some unholy cross between the Diablo 2 Assassin and the Prince of Persia.  The game demo for both the Demon Hunter and the new rune system they’re implementing looked to be v cool.

There was no real news for WoW, since they had already announced the December release date for the Cataclysm expansion.  But there was a showing of the Cataclysm cinematic currently up on the World of Warcraft website, which was neat.

Starcraft 2 got a little more love than WoW; Blizzard devs have created several custom maps, including a take on Blizzard DOTA from the Warcraft 3 custom map Defence of the Ancients, that will be available for free download and use some time in the future.  Probably right before the paid game DOTA2 comes out.

Pleasurists 100th Edition Toy Giveaway!

Pleasurists is giving away sex toys for their 100th edition celebration!

This is pretty damn awesome, even if the prizes I would seriously love to win (because I am poor and have no money to buy new toys) are not able to be shipped outside of the US.  Which makes me sad, because y’all are less than an hour’s drive away and there is just no love.

But the Giveaway is still awesome, and I will probably still enter for the few items I am eligible for. It would probably be good to broaden my toy horizons.  If only so I shut up about the dead Hitachi Magic Wand for a bit.

So, the items I am entering for are:

  • Crystal Delights plug
  • Astroglide gift basket
  • Unidentified Signed DVD

More info on the contest below, or click in the link at the start of the post to go to the Pleasurists entry with pictures of the items in question.


  • In order to count all entries must be made by November 17th @ 11:59pm Pacific Time.
  • Winners will be picked through random number generator which means it’s possible to win more than one item. The more ways you enter the better your chances are.
  • All winners must write a review of the product you win. Please do not let this stop you from entering, if you do not have a blog suitable for this I will happily host your review on [the Wanton Lotus] review blog.


Scarlet Lotus St. Syr

On to the products…



Anal Toys

Toys for Cocks

Lube, Massage Oil, Bath Stuff, & etc.


Adult Books/Games

Adult DVDs & Porn

Sex Furniture


Pleasurists adult product review round-up

ode to a hitachi magic wand

You know, it’s strange.  I can’t say I used my dearly departed Hitachi Magic Wand with any structured regularity – sometimes almost every day for a week or two, sometimes a couple of times a week, sometimes not at all for a week or three.  But now my Hitachi Magic Wand is dead, and I’ve missed it fiercely these past…. two weeks.  Is that all it’s been?

The Magic Wand and I took a trip to the post office today, to mail it to Vibratex for repair/replacement/Idon’tcarewhatsolongasIgetitback – I was absolutely thrilled when Vibratex’s customer service replied to tell me that they would honour the warranty even though I was outside of the US.  (And on a side-note – Firefox, pls stop telling me I spelt ‘honoured’ incorrectly.  And ‘spelt’.  kthx.)

So here’s hoping they actually do it, and I didn’t just spend $15 and 30 minutes in line at the post office to be told I wasted my time.

(And $15.  That could totally have bought a bullet or something.)

Review: Organic Raspberry Nectar Tea

The Organic Raspberry Nectar blend from DavidsTea is caffeine-, gluten- and lactose-free.  The packaging and website describe it as a “light, fresh and delectable” tea with raspberries, honeybush, lemongrass and citrus flavour.

The description on the DavidsTea website calls this a “dessert tea”, though I’m not sure that I would agree with that designation.  It has quite a strong flavour, with definite notes of raspberry and lemongrass and something else I can’t quite identify – while this is a herbal tea, I don’t find it soothing or mild, which is what I prefer in the evenings or after meals.  I would rather drink a rooibos or pekoe blend, without the sharp fruity taste.  YMMV.

Nonetheless, soothing properties aside, it is very tasty, and smells fantastic both dried and steeped.  If it came in a perfume, I’d totally wear it.

The instructions on the tin say to use 1.5 teaspoons per cup and to steep for 5 to 7 minutes in boiled water.  I tend to make this tea in the Perfect Tea Mug, which is slightly larger than the rest of my mugs, so I find that 2 teaspoons steeped for about 7 minutes works a bit better.

I bought this from a retail location of DavidsTea, but they do also sell it online here in their online store.  Unfortunately, DavidsTea does not list any information about international (outside of Canada) shipping or their shipping rates on their website.

Hitachi Magic Wand Update

Did I mention that my Hitachi Magic Wand is broken?  Because it totally is.

Good news, however – I got a reply from Vibratex (the North American wholesalers for the Hitachi Magic Wand) today, and it seems that they will repair/replace my Magic Wand despite being north of the US border!


I am, needless to say, very pleased about this.  The Hitachi Magic Wand and I will be taking a trip to the post office this weekend, to get it all mailed out and On Its Way To Be Fixed.  Hopefully it doesn’t cost too much to mail…

Insert flailing here

I have a Philosophy test tomorrow.

I am so not ready to take a philosophy test tomorrow.


Maybe I should just quit this school thing while I’m ahead.

You know what’s ridiculous?

The price of women’s clothing, that is what’s ridiculous.

Two pairs of jeans and two bras (both buy one get one 50% off!) and three pairs of underpants (3 for $20) for nearly $200.  two hundres fucking dollars!

I know for a fact that my husband’s jeans contain more material than mine, and tend to be of heavier denim and better made.  And they’re half the price!  Even from his ridiculously expensive Tall People Store!  And I get to pay three times the price for the privilege of buying crapper jeans.

There is definitely something wrong with this picture.

Also ridiculous?  The complete lack of anything decent on TV on Saturday night.

the best-laid schemes of mice and [wo]men

I had a Plan.Hitachi Magic Wand

It was, if I do say so myself, a rather good plan.  I had intended for my first post to be a review of my much-loved Hitachi Magic Wand; sadly, the universe had other plans, and the universe won the coin-toss.

My Hitachi Magic Wand is dead.

Why would you do this to me, Hitachi Magic Wand?  Have I not loved you (almost) exclusively for a year?  Have I not defended you from my significant other’s laughter at your clunky appearance and loud sound?  Have I not dutifully stayed on my side of the bed so that I wouldn’t accidentally unplug your power cord?

Well, yes, I damn well did.  All of it.  And my Hitachi Magic Wand betrays me.  Woe.  And I don’t even know what I did.

Sunday morning, my traitorous Hitachi Magic Wand was working fine.  Very fine, in fact, even if I do say so myself.  But Sunday evening, I go to turn it on, and my once-beloved Magic Wand sounds like a drill.  Worse still, there is barely any no vibration.  Only noise.  It wasn’t dropped, or damaged, or flung at the wall or hung from the ceiling, or fed to a lion.  My Hitachi Magic Wand just… stopped working.  And instead makes noise.

True to its now-revealed treacherous nature, the Hitachi Magic Wand chose just (literally, twelve days) before the manufacturer’s warranty is up to break.  Long past being able to return it to the store I bought it from.

I just hope they will honour the warranty outside of the US.  Otherwise, I’m screwed.

And not in a good way.

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