Effects of Ink in the Mob Boss Au
As promised in @spudinacup’s stream y'all finally get to know what the effects of ink are on both toons AND humans and what makes them a drug. Or more importantly, what kind of drug they are. (I’ve been wanting to make a post about this for a while but now I have a legitimate excuss) (ALSO A WARNING FOR DRUGS LOTS OF DRUG/DEATH MENTIONS (obviously))
To Non human users, ink can actually benefit you in many ways! but of course, just like any drug, theres the disadvantages. but if anything the benefits can out-way those disadvantages. To non-humans, or toons, it will act like a steroid. if used for a long period of time it can build muscle and spike your hight if used correctly. its like eating a protein bar: if you take in the protein and do nothing with it, itll just be stored as fat. but if you work your muscles while taking in the protein then it will help them grow. now ink wont be stored as fat but it wont have any positive affect on you other than the high. speaking of which: when taken, for toons, ink sorta acts like lsd or speed (high wise). the syptoms include enhanced focus, tingling sensations, mild hallucinations, enhanced strength, enhanced agility, short temper, and violent tendencies. now the long term effects/disadvantages are the same compared to a human, but it’s very mild for toons and it takes way longer to kill them or cause any sort of detrimental, internal damage.
Now with HUMANS ink sort of acts like mercury in a way. More so in the way that its considered it will benefit someone. Take Emperor Qin Shi Huang for example. He drank mercury and ate jade in hopes that it would make him immortal but it just ended up killing him. Now, yes, ink will eventually kill a human, but not after a very long, very painful period of time. Ink is mostly a neurological drug. So while it gives toons a head high, it’s give humans head trauma. The most prominent symptoms would be headaches/migraines, dizziness, drowsiness, nightmare/night terrors, trouble focusing, memory loss, and and in some rare cases hallucinations. (Along with the basic symptoms of vomiting and such). If you continue to take it regularly then some users will become delusional and believe that the ink is working in the way you want it to and once you’ve gotten to that stage you might as well just throw in the towel now cuz you might as well be dead already
Now let’s hypothetically say theres an individual who was a half toon half human hybrid. when it comes to Halves they would equally get both of the intensified benefits and the intensified disadvantages of ink. So let’s put it like this: you measure the amount of affect ink will have on an individual through bundles of 4. P stands for the pros that ink gives and C stands for the cons
Toons: PPPCHumans: PCCC (P only for the false euphoria)
Tldr; for toons ink acts like a steroid and gives a euphoric high while with humans it just rots you from the inside out, making you think it’s doing you good if you take it too much. And if you’re a Halve then you get the effects are sort of intensified for you in both respects.