Hey, come back here! I'm not a stranger! Here...
Make no mistake: yours truly remains your old friend, Brazilian Nintendo-holic Eduardo Jardim — better known by my 7-year-old DeviantArt
". I've been supporting this social community for a very long time now, and some of you even turned into the best friends I had in life. As you may know, I eventually go into a colossal hiatus here on DeviantArt
, and I've been thinking, why do I do that? Why would I leave so much?
Then I came to a realization. I guess the name I was carrying all along was getting too old. Since the "JardimStudios" label had been part of a very different time in my life, it was affecting my very desire to create something new and to be productive. It felt more and more like it belonged to the past. Isn't it ironic? I've never had an actual studio, nor good means to create something special. I've developed some bad feelings about the nickname as I have for so many things that happened to me while I was active.
Based on this, I've started some sort of petition here for a basic Premium Membership
— a new way to change your username without going through all the trouble of creating a new account. We didn't have this feature back in my time! I'm happy for this feature and even happier for all the support given to me from Gazerock4ever
and the astoundingly benevolent soul of stephaniescarlet
. I'd like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart; I know it seems crazy, but it's a dream come true. You're the best!
Rise of the Paulista Penguin
I see lots of people choosing to be represented by animals. My friends EpsilonEagle and ElectricGecko are a good example of it. Here's my equivalent response! If you're confused about the my new username — I'll need some time to get used to it, too... I mean, it's been seven years! —, I'm explaining some stuff.
"Paulista" is the demonym for São Paulo, Brazil.
The penguin is my favorite animal. They're adorable!
Again, I'd like to thank all those involved in my recently acquired Premium Membership
and promise to you — again — that I'm working on new drawings and comissions. Be there for me — because I'll be there for you!