Alright, so when I did the remake of my old work, I did that one second. I'd first tried to do a different piece of mine from a similar time of my life, and from the same program. This is actually my favorite from those old works, and the one that got the most popular among my friends and family at the time. I'd tried to recreate it first, but failed utterly and moved on to try something else instead.
Well now I'm back, with more skill under my belt in using Maya and in working with the polygons to make them do what I want them to do without adding more vertices arbitrarily. So now, with new skills in my repertoire, I return to complete this recreation. Hopefully you guys will like it.