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 Post subject: KT-28
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:17 pm 
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This is my first post, so hey everyone! I was just wondering if anyone had information about the fictional drug KT-28 and what the effects of it may be. From the context I've seen so far (I'm in the middle of the fifth installment.) it seems perhaps this drug may be similar to crack or pcp since the users seem violent and perhaps confused. If anyone has any input I would love to hear it.


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 Post subject: Re: KT-28
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:25 pm 
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I always thought it was funny that the drug was called KT-28, and the gang is called Knot-Tops. It's most likely some combination between cocaine and heroin that they created and started selling. Other than that, nothing else is expanded upon this drug.


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 Post subject: Re: KT-28
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:22 pm 
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Courtesy of Loki over at The Centre Cannot Hold, Aug. 18 2009:

KT-28′s, or Katies, as they are known on the street, are a psychoactive drug from the graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The effects of this drug are never made clear in the book, only that it is a popular and addictive street drug with the ‘Knot-Tops’ of New York – a curious coincidence, given the drug’s name.

However, in an apparently unrelated section of the book, Dr Manhattan mentions that he can synthesize lithium in limitless amounts, leading to a number of scientific advances based on cheap, abundant lithium.

On that basis, it is likely that this otherwise unknown drug is also a lithium derivative – and indeed, lithium has a long history as a drug used in psychiatric treatments, making it a likely choice. Based on the name of the drug, which sounds more like an abbreviated chemical formula than anything street, it’s likely that KT-28 is a drug with a legitimate psychiatric use that finds its way to the streets illicitly.



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 Post subject: Re: KT-28
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:20 am 
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