Starting January 1, 2019, the name "Zerrazoid" will be officially changed to "Bagu."
I've been thinking about changing my alias for a while now, and recently I've been getting the things together to make the name change official. I wanted to give a good heads up so it's not confusing later. Just know that most places where I am "Zerrazoid" I will now be "Bagu." Of course, some sites don't let you change what your name or handle is, so those will still be Zerrazoid because I'd rather not make new accounts, and for the most part, the ones that don't let users change their names are sites I don't use all that much. I already have the new logo made, just gotta get a common background made for banners and stuff on YouTube and Twitter and the like. I also really wanna start using Twitter and Tumblr more, especially Twitter. I don't really tweet, but I want to change that later. I may start advertising my Twitter then.
So, why the name change? Well, I've had the name "Zerrazoid" since 5th grade. I am in my 2nd year of college now, plus one gap year between high school and college. So I've had the name for about 10 years. I'm just tired of it now. I never liked it all too much to begin with, at least since Flipnote shut down. Flipnote Hatena was where I first started to use the name as my alias online.
The name "Bagu" is much more appealing to me. If you don't know, the little thing in my profile picture, as of this journal, is called a Bagujo. They're these little bug crab things I made up a couple years ago and I love them to death. I've sorta been trying to make them the "mascot" of my brand, since they're not really their own characters or anything, they're just sort of an empty canvas. Of course I have Greg and the other crocodiles, but they're their own characters, I didn't want them to represent myself in a way, if that makes sense. Like Greg is Greg. I'm me. It would be weird to have Greg be the cartoon version of me, if that makes any sense at all. I'm probably explaining this horribly. Point is, I can take one of the 10 different Bagujo varieties and sorta just put 'em on something and it'd work, cause they're not an established character already. Think of it this way, a sports team has a lion as their mascot. They don't have the coach as the mascot. See what I'm sayin? I know it's probably stupid, but it's how I think of it.
The name is also at the beginning of the alphabet, instead of starting with the very last letter, which I feel would help. Maybe, I dunno. I feel like it's just generally harder to get noticed if your name starts with Y or Z or something.
And ok, I went on way too long explaining a 4 letter name. Point is, I'm changing it come New Years. So if you see my characters or my work under the name Bagu, that's why. I'm really excited about this, as it's something I've been wanting to do for a long while. I thought about it quite a bit, and kept putting it off but now I think I'm just ready to drop the Zerrazoid name. I thought about just switching to Zerra, but it's still kinda the same.
Anyway, thanks for reading if you did. Hopefully I'll be able to have more stuff posted soon, it's been 3 freakin' months for cheese sake. I'm working on something now, but school is gonna likely slow that down a bit. I'm really gonna try though. Just got an iPad pro to be able to work on stuff while I'm not at my desk and I'm still getting used to the apps on it.
See you all soon <3