Now you can see how they might look! <3 The Inkblots are basically any character that you've imagined, but did not incorporate into a meaningful project.
About the deterioration.. When a character first gets sent to the Block, they have absolutely no memories about what their story/characteristics/abilities are. For example, a wizard character wouldn't know he's a wizard with the ability to summon fire from his fingertips at first. But as time goes on, he becomes more aware of what he used to be. The most lucid moments, filled with emotion and clarity, is when the character is so far gone that their skin is flaking off as sheets of paper and ink is just spilling everywhere~~ Deterioration is faster the more active the denizen is. If they just sat and didn't move, then they could pretty much, never deteriorate. Physical movement shifts the ink circulation in their bodies and wears away at the seals between the paper that makes up their body. You can see more of their description in Cio's bio!
In theory, couldn't they be rescued? Because I know that I myself have had characters I've forgotten about and decided to develop further, basically rescuing them from oblivion, so I was thinking maybe that could happen to the blots?
Meh, I didn't think it was that fantastic. Once the novelty of the magic brush wore off, all the bigger issues showed up >.>: No map, getting lost, scary/difficult monsters....But maybe it just wasn't my style