Optimism is an L2 Protocol for Ethereum that has been doing quite a lot of exciting experiments to guide the future of its protocol. One of the first pieces was the announcement of the airdrop and who would qualify for it. While noble in intent, some have claimed that the airdrop didn’t go as well as intended. As of 10/13, 88% of airdrop wallets decreased their $OP position by 99%. To stay optimistic about Optimism is that there is a second airdrop happening and their ecosystem is thriving. What if there was a way to learn from past on-chain data, to predict future trends in the airdrop with some on-chain sleuthing and data science? In this analysis, we look at what went well, what went wrong, and how users interacted with $OP Optimism before and after the token's launch.