For some time now, I have been contemplating about my account here on dA and with my upcoming project, I've been contemplating even more. The issues I have is how I feel that my gallery is a bit messy, partly because I've gone through so many subjects and art styles and feel that I have gone far beyond then now(especially the weapons).Another issue is how I no longer want to be seen as a certain type of person that some of my past art may represent(such as how my "Weapons of Destruction" art is still my most popular art). That brings me to my next issue: my user name. It no longer represents myself. I came up with it back when I had a major obsession with weapons(mainly from games, though. I have limited personal experience with real weapons.) and had thought it would be "the coolest". While they did bring in a name change option, this requires a premium membership, of which I have some separate issues with. In all honesty, I am rather conservative at spending money(along with not owning a credit card). Furthermore, I never really had that feeling of "community" from dA(though I do get this from Jalopnik and Newgrounds), but rather, that it is a company, here to do business. Therefore, I would be giving my money to a business that is here to make that money, rather than a community that came together to provide a good service to people, with my money just being a donation to help them out(I suppose that was a little deep, but I'm just being honest. Doesn't cover that I'm not much of a spender, though).
I do have a few possible ideas for solutions to these, but I am not sure which one to use.
First, I could just tidy up my gallery, move unwanted art to the scrap gallery and just deal with leave my username alone.
Second, I could do the previously mentioned solution, but give in and pay for a membership, JUST to change my name once.
Third, I could make a new account just for my new project, keeping this one for all my other art work and deal with having two accounts, logging in and out to check messages.
Fourth, I could do it the old fashioned way of completely closing this account and making a fresh account, dealing with re-setting up my clubs and watches, along with me losing all the past comments and others losing their faves of my art.
Finally, I could forget all of those and just use my own personal site for my project, only posting links to it from here(in comparison to uploading all of it as a deviation).
Will anyone actually post their comments about this, so they can help me?