Thank you for rocking with us! We would like to express our utmost gratitude to the community and the Founders. We are Noodles, a derivative project, and we are writing to “give love and receive love” to/from the Doodles community. Our original post can be found here Doodle Noodles Derivative
Foreword and moving forward:
Noodles was brainstormed by two best friends and NFT junkies who are a part of the Doodles community:#6450 (I miss this guy dearly), currently #1970. #6764 (Holographic Balloon, now owned by Poopie), currently #2357 and #350.
Our initial idea was to create a doodle of Doodles as a humorous joke and eventually take it even further by doing a doodle of a doodle of Doodles. After a week of doodlin’, we had come to the realization that the art we have created should be shared for Doodlers and any NFT newcomers. We decided that our goals would be to:
1. Create a safe and inclusive community that connects everyone from all around the world.
We have a Discord category labeled “Converse with Photos,” and it is our absolute personal goal for everyone in our community to help make the world feel smaller by posting any photos that they have taken during their day. Whether it be a random photo that someone has taken on their subway ride home from work or a photo of a sunrise in their backyard, we find it comforting to know that every person behind that computer screen is a living, breathing human who, although is living a completely unique life, is able to connect with another person in our community. Furthermore, we have also implemented a translator bot to break the language barriers amongst the diverse community we hope to create.
2. Fund the Treasury
We believe that Doodles will break any limitations and barriers that pertain to PFP NFTs and revolutionize the way we perceive NFTs offline and online. As avid lurkers in the Discord, we believe that Doodles’, under the guidance of the Doodlebank and the community, potential is beyond the blockchain. I am proud to be a part of the community and I can not wait to see where we are a year from now.
3. Have fun!
Whether or not we get approved to move forward with our derivative project, we want to make a statement that everyone should have fun. Justin and I took a silly spontaneous idea, ran with it, and have had the most fun we’ve ever had since we entered the NFT space. There is no such thing as any NFTs that are not worthy of being permanently engraved onto the blockchain if you are PROUD of it.
We hope that every one of you will be able to own a piece of Justin and I’s humor. We will do anything under the guidance of the Founders and the TOS to make it happen.
Adhering to Doodrivative Guidelines
- Transparency – wen dox?
Justin, Fidel, and I are childhood friends who are from Southern California. We are all college graduates who are on different life paths. Justin is an Engineer graduate and our Artist/Backend Developer who has been Illustrating and Photoshopping for about ten years. I, Ethan, am our Community Manager and a Coffee Roaster, hoping to open my own specialty micro-roastery/café in the future. Fidel is our Front-End + Dapp developer who specializes in Fullstack Development who has also founded and ran multiple businesses, specializing in e-commerce and fashion.
A short biography of each individual can be found under #meet-the-creators on our Discord community. We are more than willing to meet the Founders, whether in person or on call, prior to any community vote to ensure the safety of everyone.
- Unique art style – Our Noods
When we first created our derivatives of Doodles, we wanted to mirror the original to clearly get the joke across. Although the term derivative can be loosely defined in NFTs, we want to respect artistic boundaries. It has never been our intention to “steal” or disrespect Burnt Toast’s color palette and art, but we understand that we should have asked for permission prior to creating our project. Nonetheless, we believe Noodles is derivative that highlights and shows appreciation to his prominent artwork, however, we will happily oblige to any changes that the Founders and Doodlers may find inappropriate and in violation of ToS as we would want to do this correctly and properly.
- What Kind of Love? – Donald Glover
Here’s the fun part. We will be reserving 2,000 Noodles free mints (-gas) to Verified Doodle Holders in our community. Currently, we have promoted our Discord only to the Doodlebank and we appreciate the 13 amazing Doodlers who have joined us. Furthermore, to show our dedication to fund the Doodles Treasury and uplift project, we will be donating 100% of Open Sea sales royalties to the Doodle Treasury!
- Brand safety – Protecting Doodles
We understand the concerns that derivatives, if done incorrectly, could cause brand dilution and potentially even negative damages to the Doodles community. However, we have been strong proponents of doing things ethically and appropriately since the very start of our project. We have refused to promote or advertise our project until we have received proper clearance. We have abstained from promising anything regarding our project and have always directed questions to our Doodlebank thread. As mentioned in the previous thread,
We are open to any guidance, corrections, and suggestions made by the Founders during every step of our project. We will continue to make it very clear that we are derived from Doodles but we are not associated with the team in any manner. Should our communities mix, we will continue to uphold that notion. I agree on changing our name to Noodles as we have already been refraining from using Doodles in our Discord to avoid confusion. If there are any other suggestions regarding branding, please let us know.
We hope that we can shine an appropriate spotlight on the original Doodles.
Boundaries between Doodles & Noodles
Since our initial conversation with Poopie, we have changed our official name to “Noodles” and we are working on correcting our assets to reflect the change. Our objective is simply to create a lighthearted community from our derivative project while funding the Doodlebank.
We are not creating nor are we false-promising any DAO, video game, or a Treasury of our own. We are simply creating a lasting companion for Doodlers and new collectors and to bring in a “comic relief” in the midst of a slow NFT market. We also believe that we are resetting the tone in the way derivative projects interact within the NFT space. By inviting derivative creators into a conversation prior to launching their project, we can maintain a sense of order, shield the original project, and mostly importantly, protect the safety of everyone.
We cordially invite anyone to discuss our proposal and we thank you for reading our proposal!!
We can also be reached on
Noodles Discord: Noodles
Snippets of Noodles: