LINK TO THE DOWNTOBUCK HIGHLIGHTS ARCHIVIUM: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfwtpgn358Vq8ta_wOuB9Zg/
The hidden door creaks open on ancient hinges. Down a secret flight of steps the Curator descends, needing no light to navigate the familiar path. The sounds of crawling things scurrying away, disturbed from their quiet, is nearly louder than the Curator’s footsteps on the seldom-trodden stairs which lead to a great treasure. A treasure not rich in monetary value, but a treasure rich in historical import.
The Curator, in time, comes to the place he seeks: a silent, underground chamber filled with metal shelving. The Archivium.
It has been too long, the Curator thinks as he pulls a random item from a random shelf. A smile crosses his face as he reads the title on the spine, a title written in the script of a younger self. The VHS tapes housed in the Archivium vary in content and age, but they do not vary in condition, for the temperate air of the chamber seems unmoved even by time. The Curator is sure that there will be no issue in playing back the contained footage. Carefully, he replaces the tape and begins the meticulous process of locating the most prized, the most coveted footage in his collection. The footage that will be released to the eyes of the world.
For that is the thing that a Curator does. Curation.
Up and down the shelves he walks, searching, sometimes nodding, sometimes shaking his head. Gathering more tapes into his arms, the man stops to relish each one, and to recall fondly the circumstances of its genesis. Each tells its own story, if only one stops to listen. Soon, the tapes overflow the capacity of his cradled arms, and a rolling cart is pressed into service. No expense is spared in the Archivium.
Finally, the work is done. For the time being, anyway. A Curator’s work is never truly done.
“Yes,” DownToBuck breathes, gazing in awe at the piles of VHS tapes in front of him. “These…these are the ones…these…and many more!”
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