I decided to give this a shot because I got bored on The Sims 3. Soon, 'The Hines Dialemma' will be back on the go. Maybe in two weeks. I dunno.
Chapter One - The Future of Simkind
Oasis Landing, 2302. The politics may have changed slightly, but the world has changed a lot since 2017. The oceans are being dammed, global warming has forced some to higher ground, and supernaturals now own their own countries.
Brannon Douglas is just an unassuming Simlish male with a strong penchant for robotics. He has his dreams, yes, and runs his own little tech startup upstairs. It's not exactly that factory out of 'I Robot', but it gets the money.
And yes, he sold out the back of his house to a holoboard company so he could advertise his wares. While it does give him a flow of cash from visitors, sometimes it's so bright, he can't sleep at night.
One day two years ago, while developing something related to marine life and biosciences, he developed a skin condition after something spilled out of a supposedly-safe test tube. He tried to sue, but it didn't happen - the case got thrown out of court when it turned out it made him become...
...This. The intial shock wasn't even that bad, more of a, "Oh, I'm a merman now" reaction, although he constantly laments that green just isn't his kind of colour. Maybe somehow, he'd dye it, or it would develop into something else.
And once again, the bath broke. Typical for an miner's village community he lived in - so Thatcherite and Spartan - he constantly debated about leaving it running. After all, it would help hydrate himself immensely.
But every time, it always comes down to three things:
"It would ruin the house."
"It's really annoying."
"The water isn't even that deep."
And so, he repaired the bath once again. Water getting into his face was no problem for him - in fact, it was more something he relished. Sometimes he studies himself in and out of the bath, wondering whether those gills deep down in himself take in water and respire when he's without a tail.
The full scale of the tech startup is shown here. Inferior to the professionals, some mocking Brannon for his usage of an antique SimMac and other such things, Brannon often shrugs off the mockery, and just does what he does best.
MD-X, a prototype maid robot to replace the aging maid robots. Kitted out with all the essentials, he knew it wouldn't sell too much, but all those private buyers in Brisbane, SGECT, would lap it up for sure.
"FIRMWARE...INITIALISING...BOOTING UP MAID PROTOCOL!"
*bloop bloop bleep*
This is the testing phase of his builds. Rigorous testing of a robot's features can determine if a robot can go for sale on Hololist, or in the giant landfill where the Bridgeport Bay used to be. Here, Brannon takes notes on MD-X's maid skills, hoping to be better than the government-employed robots, as always.
"That's a solid ten."
"Enter debug mode, set protocol to automatic maid duty v.0.5."
SUPER INTENSE CLEANUP TIME!
And that's a pass right there. Check out that smooth as heck making of the bed. MD-X will sell for a lot on Hololist, something Brannon occasionally gets.
The final quality control tests were completed, and it was then decided that MD-X would sell well. It was time to go to Hololist and make a listing.
"Alright, Hololist, show me what you got!"
A sale was then secured within the hour by some bigshot in Brisbane. The pay wasn't too much, but it was a fat wad of cash. Hopefully, he'd buy again.
Well, Part 2 may come within the week, who knows. Stay tuned.