Hey Howl Pack

It’s Mae Polzine! I started this blog back in 2015 to be a place where I could be creative and share things that I love. So, I post a variety of things. Similarly, I stream a variety of things on Twitch┬áthree times a week, with some stream highlights and all VODs posted on my YouTube Channel. Those things range from different video games to art to body painting. Every Saturday (aka Caturday) I join in on a fun community theme day where I dress up to a set theme with two of my good streaming friends SlightlyFoxtail and WitchDollii (Cassii). We typically stream back to back and raid one another for a whole day of fun.

Lastly, join our Discord to chat with other pack members. We have a great and supportive community over there. I love talking with everyone in Discord as it’s a great way to connect. Also, I offer Twitch emotes, sub badges, and more over on my shop page as well as my own merch.

Review of Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin (Serpent & Dove Series, Book 1)

k series that has been sitting on my shelves for a few months now, but I refused to pick it up until the entire trilogy was released. I got enough books in unfinished series, I didn’t want to start another one. So, when I realized the last book was coming out this week I finally picked up the first one. And man, it was the first book good. I’ll release the other two once I finish each of those books.

I Read All Released Books in Icehome Series by Ruby Dixon

After reading Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon, I initially wasn’t going to read the spin-off series called Icehome but I don’t with getting ready to move apartments I found myself reading all 14 books that have been released as of July 2021. There are more coming with the next one being called Sam’s Secret releasing in September. Similar to the first series, each book takes place from a different couple’s perspective. There is some overlap between the stories are characters are separated or relationships happen at the same time. Not to mention there is also overlap with the main series and characters from there make appears throughout the Icehome series. But you don’t have to read that series in order to read this one.

I Turned Myself into a Cracked Stone Statue

Tonight during a Twitch stream, I turned myself into a cracked stone statue using body paint and some eyeshadow. This look was roughly inspired by @kristinefargerik and @artyfaceart, and the only thing edited in the photos is my eye color. We got a little carried away during stream with stone/cracked puns, which I thought was hilarious. Usually I have a long list of products that I used when creating looks but I only used a few products. Those being: Madeyewlook body paint in Yeti and Ink, ColourPop Smoke Show palette, and NYX liquid liners.

Review of Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle, Book 1) by Tracy Deonn

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn was a book club book I was supposed to read back in December, and never got around to reading. Then I kept putting it off because I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to the expectations for the book I had in my head after hearing a bunch of people saying how amazing it was. Especially after seeing it was similar in some regards to Shadowhunters. Which is one of my favorite universes. But I decided to finally give Legendborn a try after running a poll in a few places on what to read next. The vote was split between two books in the end, so the other one I’ll read next. But first, Legendborn.

Mid-Year Reading Wrap Up

I figured as we’re halfway through the year, I would do a wrap-up of the things that I read. Especially as there were a lot of books that I managed to get through already. I don’t know if I’ll have quite the same amount read in the second half of the year, but you never know. When I get into a good book, I have a hard time putting it down.

Having Fun in Minecraft

I’m not great in Minecraft by any means. But I try. Usually, I end up building in creative mode. However, I got invited to play in a survival realm so I’m been trying my hardest to do everything the normal way. Which has resulted in many deaths, and some of my friends giving me enchanted armor and potions to help me avoid dying as often. But other than that, everything else I’m made for myself. Well… not the village I took over but the main buildings that I use were of my own creation. One reflects the village around me and the other is my storage which resembles a nether fortress in some regard.