Faces of Web3 sat down to learn the story of the DarkMythst. Here’s how it went.
“You cannot kill me in a way that matters.”
The powerful quote above comes from a 2018 Tumblr post where a person asks a mushroom under gunpoint for the name of God. The mushroom replies by taunting its supremacy, enraging and terrifying the person.
Image by Frank Okoro
A series of unrelated events that I experienced in December 2021 left me longing for a change. The first one was a stubborn cough which had me choking and gasping for breath. After a series of tests, I discovered that I had COVID. I lived alone, so isolating myself wasn’t an impossible task. I needed to treat the physical symptoms as well as the despondent feeling that accompanied a COVID-19 diagnosis. In between feeling sorry for myself — largely because I couldn’t spend Christmas with my family or my boyfriend — and trying to work on AfroDroids, I had a lot of time to think about the NFT and Web 3 space, this time not in hasty terms. I viewed it, not just as a space for quick cash grabs via scams or rug pulls, but also as a space that afforded many of my friends their freedom.
In time, I began to ask myself important questions that would completely transform my thinking and the path I would carve out for myself moving forward.