Dead Protest Society

By @PSSYPPL

In the beginning PSSYPPL created the Dead Protestors. And they were without form, and void: and darkness was upon the face of the NFT. And the generative Spirit of Devs moved upon them. And PSSYPPL said, Let the be NFTs: and there were 666. And PSSYPPL saw the NFTs, that they were good: and the Devs divided the NFTs , those without features were called common and those with features called rare. And the 666 common and rare were the first mint. And PSSYPPL said, let there be rewards for all diamond hand holders, and let these rewards multiply for those who continue to hold. And PSSYPPL made the first poster, and distributed it to those who had faith and held: and it was so. And PSSYPPL called these holders Dead Protestors, Patrons of the Arts: and their rewards to be bountiful with a new poster each month for a year. PSSYPPL saw this, and it was good.

Drop #1 | Introductions

JAN  2022

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- DPS Protestor
Introduction

“There is a face beneath this mask, but it isn't me. I'm no more that face than I am the muscles beneath it, or the bones beneath that.” - Steve Moore, V for Vendetta

Welcome one and welcome all to the Dead Protest Society, what an incredible journey we’ve been on and what a journey we still have to come. The first airdrop, “Introductions” shows you the mask being removed! behind it the Dead Protestor… Who are they? Well it’s you, it’s me, it’s all of us.

That’s right, we are now all in this together, a cabal of patrons of the arts. Behind our masks lies not an individual but a General Collective, an idea of the future, one that will change the World, symbolised by beautiful strokes of the digital brush. We, hope you enjoy this first poster and we ask that you are ready yourselves for what is to come.

The mask is off and it cannot be put back on… the Dead Protestors are coming. Lock the Doors.




Magic Eden

Drop #2 | The Break In

FEB 2022

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- Posters, Jan

The Break In

“Close the door, they’re coming in the window…” - Jim Lowe

Ideas are born and die everyday but a few of them grow to become something more… some of them even grow to challenge the very foundation of the society that bore them into the World.

What is most dangerous to those in power?

It is when an idea like this takes hold and proliferates in the minds of those they seek to subjugate. They realise they can no longer manipulate, subordinate or intimidate and when the people rise it seals their fate.

Once an idea has taken hold of the mind it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed, fully understood - galvanises the people and when the people move there is no where to run, there is no where to hide. You can close the doors but they’re coming in the window…




Magic Eden

Drop #3 | The maze (retro game style)

MAR  2022

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- Posters, Jan, Feb

The Maze

“A rat in a maze is free to go anywhere, as long as it stays inside the maze.”

Margaret Atwood

…and now we find ourselves inside the house, inside the maze. We are all running around, all searching hoping to find… what? For some it is money, others fame and for a select few they seek the most valuable prize of all; freedom. Freedom to chose what we want our lives to be, free of the constraints we are born into. But where is it?

We may have entered the masters house but at what cost, we have ransacked his chests, scrawled our triumphs on the walls of his great hall,

“YES! I THE GREAT PROTESTOR, WHO LONG COVETED YOUR TREASURES HAVE SUCCEEDED IN MY QUEST. LOOK UPON ME NOW AS YOU LOOK UPON YOURSELF!”

But the Master is not done yet, he has been watching us, monitoring our every position, in every room of his house. He sees us charging like bulls down his corridors, hibernating like bears in his bed, he sees it all… he laughs.“

Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There Shallow draughts intoxicate the brain.”

Magic Eden

Drop #4 | Binding

APR 2022

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Binding
“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” - SocratesLong have we occupied the Master’s house, our bellies full of fine wines and rich foods. Our pockets filled deep with treasures and trinkets, finally, we are now happy… no. In our hubris we believed that no resistance meant victory, when no one came to remove us we cheered,

“THE GREAT PROTESTOR, INDOMITABLE, MIGHTY AND RIGHTEOUS. NONE CAN OPPOSE US.”We failed to see what was happening all around us, our virtues and values corroding, until we no longer resembled ourselves. Now we imitate the Master, though we cannot admit it, we tell ourselves that we are still in control, that we are different. But look closer and see the strings that bind you, follow them up and see the hand of the Master as it moves you. You though it was freedom you had but it was freedom you lost, now you are no more than a marionette bound to do the Master’s will…Can you still hear it? the voice inside you, it calls,“It is for freedom that We have set ourselves free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

Magic Eden

Drop #5 | The Duel

MAY  2022

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- Posters, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

The Duel

“The secret to happiness is freedom… and the secret to freedom is courage” - Thucydides

The time has come to stop listening and start acting, we have heard the voice inside and now is our time to leave this house, to claim our original, rightful goal. Many Protestors remain deafened to internal call, as the great Voltaire once said “it is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere”, but our brothers and sisters are no fools.

We must awaken them, like the voice inside has awoken us!

A string is easier to cut if held taut by a friend, the Master knows this, he fears this. You know this too, when the Master pulls too hard you feel it’s sting but before you can look up he has released the tension and pacified you once more. Only by reminding each other and holding those strings tight can we cut free.

But as the bonds break the Master becomes desperate…

Can you hear it? The low, trembling growl rumbles through the great halls, the rallying Protestors fall silent. Then comes the slow thuds, each one shaking the room, the Master has sent something to quell our resolve...

And there it was, a great Bear.

Magic Eden