Friday, October 2, 2009

Organ Harvest on Sanitarium Island

Sanitarium Island is a role-playing sim adjacent to Falln Sanitarium (and mentioned several months back by Miss Emilly Orr.

I started at this rather symbolic spot:

Seeing no sign of the hapless cab driver, I walked over the bridge. (N.B. The sim is not only flying-disabled, but flying is listed as a bannable offense. You Have Been Warned, though, I might add, no one else was in the sim the entire time I was there.) The area underneath and nearby the bridge was a large graveyard. A sign suggested that grave desecration was a serious problem in the neighborhood.

I stopped for a rest at the local cafe. "Waitress? Is there anybody here?"

Aha! A tall building, apparently owned by an organization called GeneCo. I don't know who Gene is, but he must be wealthy to afford a huge building such as this one. Naturally, it seemed like a good idea to step inside.

Although the ground floor appeared normal enough for an office building, some of the upper floors were...disturbing. That blood pool looked fairly recent.

One shouldn't ask too many questions in this town. Do so, and you may find yourself on the receiving end of the questioning. Things did not go so well for the gent hanging behind me.

A crematorium? And those look like my boots sticking out from the crisping corpse. Uh-oh.

Showing my ignorance of modern culture, it turns out that this sim is based on a musical and film called Repo! The Genetic Opera (see also here for a plot summary). As the film's Aetheric site proclaims: "In the not-so-distant future, an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GENECO, a biotech company that offers organ transplants...for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by the villainous Organ Repo Men."

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