⚓️ we’re all going to die
gm. happy Monday. I regret to inform you I once again have to write about GoblinTown today.
luckily, I don’t have to exclusively talk about Goblins.
that’s because…you guessed it… another free mint, WAGDIE (short for ‘we’re all going to die’) was released this weekend to much acclaim and pumping.
much like GoblinTown, there is a fun font they use in every tweet and a baked-in “story” (even if we are a bit unclear on what that is). Andrew Wang posted a great thread on Twitter this weekend and said it better than I ever could on why these projects are both so important to the space right now.
along with building borderline aggressive micro-communities, WAGDIE and Goblintown both are no slouches when it comes to content either.
I wrote last week about how with free mints, the onus is on the project’s team to show value..otherwise, they’ll be left with no royalties to pay themselves.
so far, goblins and WAGDIE both have brought a lot to the table from the jump. whether it be tweets, airdrops, or spaces…the NFT community is on their toes waiting for the next move from both teams.
that is why goblins in particular have such good staying power currently and why I have to write about them seemingly every day. WAGDIE also seems to be trending in that direction, so my advice to those reading this newsletter is to be on the lookout for these types of projects.
which new free mints are providing users with a lot of focused and narrative content that NFT Twitter can get behind?
it was a rough weekend for Apes.
first, their Discord was compromised and around 200 ETH worth of NFTs were affected. it’s a bad break for those impacted, and the second time it’s happened to Apes this year (not to mention their Instagram being compromised).
Yuga used this moment not as a teaching lesson, but as yet another way to blame something that has failed them.
the first time around, it was Ethereum messing up the Otherside release. now it’s Discord messing up their community channels due to a lack of good security.
don’t get me wrong, Discord has a lot of holes that need patching up when it comes to security. however, the Yuga team right now seems to be using their immense power in the space to complain mostly.
then, Bored Apes (Yuga’s signature collection) fell out of the top 10 on Opensea for the day (only 1 Ape sold) while their floor is now under 100 ETH again.
are we starting to see the infamous Only Up Apes starting to become too large and unwieldy? are they throwing their weight around to the wrong causes rather than focusing on building?
just kidding. Yuga is of course going to be fine. they are even publicly tweeting some of the positions available there right now, which shows where they’re headed and what they’re thinking for the future of their company (and therefore NFTs). time to shoot your shot, I guess.
not one to miss out on the fun, Beeple fueled some rumors that he was secretly behind the GoblinTown project by releasing a new work that prominently featured them with the hashtag #iamthefounder. however, it caused such a firestorm on Twitter that he deleted and eventually edited the piece to be less about them