I Want a Golden Ticket! – “Republican Jesus Through the Blackhole” and the Prize NFT

It is not just a set of NFTs dropping in April and it is not just art – it is not just a prize for those who buy my art …. it’s a promise! On 4.30.2022 “Republican Jesus Through the Blackhole” indeed will drop and as mentioned before it has a strong sci-fi flavor to it. With Kenobi Jesus to a Star Trek alien, and then Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon, this set brings back my generation, GenX, to their childhood! …. In essence, I want to celebrate and offer a tribute to what I feel was a “golden age” of my life, my youth, and what was the same for many others out there who love those things that made at least my adolescence, well, “a world of pure imagination.” However, maybe with the exception of the “cussing preacher!” “Are you laughing now beyotch!”

You may be laughing indeed, with tremendous joy if you win the Republican Jesus NFT Club golden ticket NFT! You can only win the ticket just like in the Willey Wonka movie if you buy an NFT! And these golden tickets are rather special. First off, they grant access to our metaverse in a variety of ways, but especially with respect to planned gaming for the future. Let me stop there: we just launched “Action Jesus” in Beta this month, and boy are we ahead of schedule just four months into your project! You can also buy ahead of time in the pre-sale the official arcade game token for the “play to win” NFTs and crypto by going to Crypto.com. This is not an automated system comparable to many play to earn games that you may find with Rollercoin. (One of my personal favorites as it brings be back to my childhood with 8-bit gaming.) However, when we hold events and capture high scores for the score board coming soon it means if you own the token you can be eligible to win! Or, you can simply play for fun. Trust me, the games are fun and hilarious!

So let’s get to the second point on the ticket. This is perhaps the most significant: the golden ticket is a “key” with only five in existence, which as mentioned can be won buy buying one of our NFTs, and may be unlocked with any of the NFTs in our collection at Opensea. Think of it like buying candy in the Willy Wonka movie – same concept as to how to win. But wait! There is more! Much, much, more! The ticket is a key to the Republican Jesus corner of the metaverse, and as we develop more sophisticated gaming should you hold one of these rare assets it will open up parts of the metaverse at no cost. So in a sense you have won an access pass, a game pass, and one other illustrious gem.

“A metaverse is a network of 3D virtual worlds focused on social connection. In futurism and science fiction, it is often described as a hypothetical iteration of the Internet as a single, universal virtual world that is facilitated by the use of virtual reality and augmented reality headsets.” Wikipedia ….

I want to be the NFT creator that brings that Willy Wonka-type “magic” the the metaverse. Wonka, a fictional character of course, and one of my favorites, says in the movie: ‘We are the music-makers and we are the dreamers of dreams’, a line by poet Arthur O’Shaunessy quoted by Gene Wilder in the film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Hold onto that thought for a moment in your head and close your eyes. When I first set out to make the Republican Jesus NFT project I had a big vision in mind, like Wonka’s, but with NFTs. Granted, I definitely had a strong controversial leaning in mind given the meme-based aspect of the art. But I didn’t want to stop with a political satire. I also did not want to stop with just doing what the competition is doing. And when you are doing something different than the rest it takes time to catch on.

Now, I want you to open your eyes and think of Ready Player One:

“In 2045 the planet is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but people find salvation in the OASIS: an expansive virtual reality universe created by eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he promises his immense fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg that’s hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When young Wade Watts joins the contest, he finds himself becoming an unlikely hero in a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of mystery, discovery and danger.” (Source.)

Imagine crossing over James Halliday and Willey Wonka. Both are these eccentric types, and both had a vision to create something “larger than life.” One created the greatest candy factory of all time and the other created the greatest virtual reality video game of all time. My vision (and the whitepaper does not specifically speak to this but will be updated to reflect this blog post soon) is to encourage our community and to encourage buyers, investors, NFT enthusiasts, etc. to buy the NFTs in the collections and from those selling as that big chunk of the pie chart explained in our whitepaper is for game development. And not just any game. I want to develop a game that captures exactly that which is embodied in Ready Player One but with the ingenuity to fulfill my hope that only the “pure of heart” will win, likely Charlie does in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and like Wade Watts does in Ready Player One. The question is: can it be done? Of course it can because communities bring together like-minded individuals who if they put their minds together can accomplish nearly anything. It will have to be so invariably engineered that no corporation nor rich person can game the system to be the favored winner but also be such that competition is thusly fair. Hence why you may want to own one of these golden tickets … I do not want to spoil the entire mystery here. It will come in time.

The golden ticket, then, in terms of the ultimate “keys” in the above mentioned game is therefore a precursor. But they will be incorporated one day into this enterprise, and one day perhaps millions will be coming back to this blog post to see what “Easter-eggs” may be discovered from reading this. One thing to keep in mind is that none of this will happen through our project unless there is support from the community. Yet, can you imagine if people came together to “crowd fund” this by not simply donating their money, but rather by buying our NFTs so that our coffers build to where we can make this happen.

I know, I know. People will be like “this guy will scam us and take the money, run off with it,” yadda, yadda, yadda. Well, I do not blame you. The internet is full of scams and the like. This leads me to another announcement here. I am in the process of drafting and executing an irrevocable trust titled “Artist F.A. Chekki’s Irrevocable Trust.” The publicly available portion of this trust will make sure that the Republican Jesus NFT Project and its assets, and the above game being a hopeful major asset thereof, are held in trust for future generations and perpetuity. I want to make sure there is preservation of what I created as well as continuation. A trustee selected will be the governor to oversee the legal and administrative aspects of this all. Accordingly and in sum, then, the legal instrument of the trust will be a safeguard and steward of my intellectual properties and the fruits of my labor – those things which I can claim ownership thereto. If it is not under my copyright, trademark, patents, etc., then naturally those owned by community members who branch off with their projects would not necessarily be subject to the trust. (Make sure to read said white paper above as to own a copyright from an NFT you must apply and complete a signed agreement for partial copyright assignment and transfer of rights.)

Finally, “Republican Jesus Through the Blackhole” and the final NFT therein being the golden ticket is in many ways my first “opus” in my whitepaper as well as my personal vision. The reason being what I documented/explained above. The “grand opus” would be the game. I often picture a VR Jesus and other characters running around the game and where there are NFTs abound in web3, all tied into this stupendous and unprecedented metaverse that is just starting to evolve in its “childhood.” I do not want Elon Musk or Zuckerberg created what I envision – it has to be done with our community: the people. It must be a “genesis” derived through the concepts of decentralization and all that is in the spirit of crypto and NFT projects that we have seen come to life. This is our ticket people! If we can capture the hearts and minds of people with more than just cool NFTs but rather with a promise that if we pool our funds, talents, ideas, and resources together we can create something that is “larger than life.” We can create our “paradise” I end here with the lyrics of this song from Willy Wonka:

Ladies and gentlemen
Boys and girls
The chocolate roomHold your breath
Make a wish
Count to threeCome with me and you’ll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you’ll see
Into your imaginationWe’ll begin with a spin
Traveling in the world of my creation
What we’ll see will defy
ExplanationIf you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world?
There’s nothing to itThere is no life I know
To compare with pure imagination
Living there, you’ll be free
If you truly wish to beIf you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world?
There’s nothing to itThere is no life I know
To compare with pure imagination
Living there, you’ll be free
If you truly wish to be

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