Hi Howl Pack and Dragonites!
I’m Mae Polzine, real name Ali. I am a 24 year old computer engineer and manager who needed a place on the interwebs to express my love of gaming and cruelty free makeup. I am currently working full time at Cloud Hosting Company in Minneapolis that does support for rural and small hospitals/clinics around the world. But as I said, I needed a place where I could share my other loves. Previously I used to have two blogs. One for my love of video games and one for my love of everything else. But I decided to combine them as they once were back when I first started blogging. The blogs themselves will be separated on this site but they will live in one central location now.
I started blogging back in 2015 and making YouTube videos long before then on channels no longer existing. Or spread out across the various social media platforms that have come and went in popularity over the years from Gaia to Myspace to Tumblr. Though my Tumblr is still active, but I don’t sign into it anymore on a regular basis. If you want to follow me anywhere else on the web, I’m under the username MaePolzine. Including: YouTube, Bloglovin’, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr.
I have lived almost all of my life in Minnesota in the Twin Cities region though I did go to Montana for a few years for college. And I’ve had dogs almost all of my life, I literally can’t go a day or so without the presence of a dog somewhere nearby. Currently I just have Pixie Bug, whose mother was a corgi. But you would never guess that from looking at her, she’s possibly part whippet or rat terrier from her father. This we don’t know as her mother was abandoned in the South in a boxcar. One day I want to have a whole pack of my own, but for now we’re crashing at my mom’s house where they have Winnie Bear. A rescue also from the south, but we have no history on her other than she had children prior to us getting her as she was still weaning off of producing milk for the puppies and we think she may have been attacked by another dog as she has scars on her face and a rip in her ear. It would explain her massive fear of other dogs. But she loves hanging out with Pixie so we’re all good there. You’ll see their pictures all over my social media accounts as I love taking pictures of and with them.
I’ve been playing video games since I was four years old. I used to sneak out of my room at night to go down into the basement where our computers were to play games. Mainly anything from Humongous Entertainment (Pajama Sam, Spy Fox, Freddi Fish, Putt-Putt, etc). Over the years, those nerdy tendencies haven’t gone away, so I have lots of thoughts and theories on different video games, movies, books, and television shows. If any one is curious, here are some of my favorites:
- Favorite Video Games: Dragon Age, The Sims, Minecraft, Super Mario, and Undertale.
- Favorite Comic Book Characters: Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Deadpool.
- Favorite Books: Hunger Games, Divergent, Vampire Diaries, and Series of Unfortunate Events.
- Favorite Shows: Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, The 100, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, and Vampire Diaries.
- Favorite Movies: Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, Pitch Perfect, Tangled and Boondock Saints.
As far as makeup, I only purchase products that are cruelty free as of March 2016. If you see old posts or videos from before that date you will some products that are not. I haven’t fully removed them all from the interwebs but also those opinions were valid back in the day before I made the switch. But since then, I do not support any brand that tests on animals. I do support brands that are cruelty-free even if their parent company is not, because it sends a message to the parent company that they don’t need to test on animals in order to be successful. In a way, I’m using my money as my vote in animal testing. I’ll support the cruelty-free company over the animal testing one any day.
Since relaunching my blog in March 2018, I’m not going to have a specific schedule for either blog as I just want to post whenever I want to without feeling restrained. I also will only allow for guest posts for Saturdays, if all slots are filled up no more will be accepted for that month though I will ask if you would like to reserve one for the following month. This will just keep everything constant and have a little more structure considering I’m throwing out my own blog schedule for each blog.
As far as Twitch, I am live streaming every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday around 19:00 CST/CDT. But if I can’t stream one of those days I’ll make it up another day during the week. On my gaming YouTube channel, I will mainly just be exporting Twitch Streams to there from now on as I’m overall just not impressed with that platform. However, I know I have a following there and want to have the videos around longer than what Twitch offers. So that’s why I’m keeping it around. As for my main channel, I try to post at least once a week but there is no real schedule for this channel.
Someday I would love to make it a full time job where I could post even more and dive into other topics but unfortunately I do not have that bandwidth at this time. I would also love one day to have my own beauty/cosmetics brand. Want to know anything else about me? Let me know!
One final thing. Thank you so much for everyone who takes the time out of their day to read, comment, or show interest in the things I post on this website. My goal is either to inspire, entertain, or help you with whatever you need. If I manage to do any of those to even one person, then that’s all I need to keep going. If this never becomes huge, it doesn’t matter. I love just love blogging and that’s why I do it.