Order 69 nounish gifs, jpegs and mp4s for 15E from the first Nounish Meme Factory –hereby known as GOAT CLUB aka @goldy.mov and tummlin (owners of noun #116).
One of the founding principals of Nouns DAO is based on the thesis that backed by provenance, NFTs can be used as value capture for memes, and that therefore we should spend the treasury to proliferate Nouns as much as possible.
Nouns is digital (and internet) native, and the majority of people interacting with it are doing so on twitter and discord, so the first port of call should be to arm the nouns, and extended NFT and crypto communities with as much ammo for the meme war as possible.
THE RIGHT TEAM FOR THE JOB
Goldy has been a part of the Nouns community since early testnet, and Tummlin was lurking for a weeks before they purchased their noun together ~150 days ago. Both have already compulsively created all manner of high quality nounish, memish content, which has garnered hundreds of thousands of impressions, and been shared countless (no, literally, we don’t know how to do this) times on twitter and discord by the wider community to express their nounishness and spread the meme.
Some examples here: https://tenor.com/users/goldypix
And more below:
Our vision is to focus mostly on the content we know works; we want more of it. But we also want to be flexible, and move wherever both excites us and is getting traction. Part of the process will involve some experimentation to try to find new avenues for impact, ideally we unlock new nounish ideas. We will deliver within 1-3 months.
We will mainly focus on:
- Nounish remixes of reaction gifs
With a secondary focus on:
- Nounified static memes, cartoon/comics, and pop culture remixes
- Nounish artwork (pixel art and otherwise) with cultural references and memetic resonance
And we may experiment with:
- Brand new nounish memes (as opposed to remixing existing memes)
- Lo-fi nounish videos
- …Perhaps something not yet considered
- We will create a twitter hashtag, and a channel on the nouns discord for the project (or perhaps our own discord if its neccesary) for community members to request remixes, content or share ideas.
- Livestream the creation of 1-2 gifs
- Timelapse of a creation of 1-2 gifs
ACCESS & PROLIFERATION
We’ll upload everything we make to accessible repositories for easy use, especially those with native integrations to social platforms like Tenor and Giphy, as well as a repository of all the things we have made and will continue to make (Google Drive or Dropbox etc.)
We’ll convert the most appropriately scaled work as Discord reactions (emotes) for extra ease of use. (Happy to either host these on a Goat Club discord server or give to Nouns DAO server admins).
We will also make dedicated efforts to share this content, as natively as possible (as well as find ways to encourage others) via twitter and discord to increase awareness of the existence of all of them. Connecting the gifs with a hashtag like #nouns or #nounify could be quite powerful.
RISKS & REWARD
Worst case scenario:
There’s a whole bunch of new Nounish content to enjoy, share, and proliferate.
Best case scenario:
We strike gold memetic gold and some content we create spreads far and wide on the internet, beyond our nounish bubble.
We’re big fans of Noun 40’s Retroactive Outsized Rewards idea in general, and we’d love for the DAO to be open to such a thing if anything we made here became a huge success (eg. millions of views etc).
Thank you Nouners and Nounees, we look forward to hearing feedback, ideas and questions.
Goldy & Tummlin