While I've been pretty preoccupied with Bulls lately I haven't been able to spend a minute on Twitter without reading something about a new NFT project about aliens called The Alien Boy. Like so many avatar projects, it's a collection of 10,000 NFTs with a unique set of traits, and duh - they're alien themed.
Here's a quick recap from The Alien Boy website on what the project is all about:
Like Bored Apes, Pirates, etc. your Alien Boy NFT gives you access to member-only benefits so if things pan out, there will be real utility to the NFTs themselves.
But here's the problem I've had - the art, it just isn't for me. I feel like a lot of the aliens look, well, ugly, here's an example:
Sorry, I hate to single one of the aliens out so I apologize to the owner of this fellow in advance. For me, the art behind Bored Apes and Bulls really resonates, I like it and in the case of Bulls I think it's pretty awesome that Rui has been sharing his sketches like this one that started it all...
Okay, but I know, this article isn't supposed to be about Bulls, we're talking aliens right?
So today I decided to share my thoughts on Twitter to try to figure out, was it just me, or are these aliens ugly...and well, I guess I was asking for it because I got one heck of a response, first - here's the tweet:
62 comments later and I can tell you, The Alien Boy community is no joke, people are passionate about this project, about the community, and about the membership and where it's all going. Apparently there's also some kind of alien basketball team that you're able to join if you get an alien with a basketball jersey.
Of course I have to share my favorite reply...
While some people called me a kindergartner, most talked about how much they loved the community and suggested I give it a shot. So I've decided to learn more.
I'm going to spend some time on the Discord, get to know the community and the project better, and see what it's all about. I also think maybe I was too harsh when I was critical about the art, and one comment did a good job of highlighting that:
At the end of the day, I think a lot of the value in NFTs comes from the devs behind the project, their creativity around a unique and interesting roadmap and of course, the community. For those interested in the roadmap, here it is:
So on that note, I'm going to pop over to The Alien Boy Discord now, say hello, and see what all the buzz is about. By the end of the night I could own an alien, but at the time of writing I am still just another guy with a bunch of apes, bulls, and cats, trying to figure out this crazy world...