Jan. 11, 2022

The Box

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The Box - Christopher De Voss

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What happens when you take three people,  put them inside a Secret Government Agency and give them access to the largest collection of folklore, fairytales, and legends that have (n)ever existed?

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:15.080 I understand he said, although we didn't, he had gotten to the point 2 00:00:15.360 --> 00:00:22.180 where it seemed worthless. Everything he had tried up to that point seemed to 3 00:00:22.260 --> 00:00:23.060 do nothing, 4 00:00:24.760 --> 00:00:31.040 sure the stories helped, but just how many stories were out there. How many 5 00:00:31.180 --> 00:00:37.740 stories would hold this thing at bay, it seemed like they had been going at 6 00:00:37.760 --> 00:00:42.300 this for Millennia, and all they accomplished was holding off the 7 00:00:42.380 --> 00:00:46.040 inevitable by just a couple of decades. 8 00:00:47.360 --> 00:00:49.680 He looked at the doorway and sighed. 9 00:00:50.800 --> 00:00:55.660 Why not? Just let it happen, I mean these creatures are how to just kill 10 00:00:55.720 --> 00:01:01.260 themselves. Anyway, have you ever watched what humanity is doing right 11 00:01:01.300 --> 00:01:08.720 now, they're destroying their planet with so many toxic omissions? They kill 12 00:01:08.760 --> 00:01:15.180 each other at the drop of a hat. Half of them can't be bothered to protect 13 00:01:15.220 --> 00:01:21.700 themselves from disease, a good portion of them sleep on the streets. Another 14 00:01:21.800 --> 00:01:26.140 portion injects themselves with chemicals that alter their state of 15 00:01:26.260 --> 00:01:32.220 consciousness. Twenty four seven and another part of them watch fake 16 00:01:32.300 --> 00:01:32.980 wrestling. 17 00:01:34.420 --> 00:01:40.600 My calculations say let it happen and start over again. The thing in the door 18 00:01:41.140 --> 00:01:47.980 says nothing. He can tell it's stunned. The question is: Is it stunned that it 19 00:01:48.080 --> 00:01:54.540 never thought of that before or is it stunned by his insubordination? It was 20 00:01:54.760 --> 00:02:03.180 not used to being talked to in any way except yes or right away or I'm on it. 21 00:02:04.560 --> 00:02:05.720 The next thing that happened 22 00:02:06.780 --> 00:02:08.880 was quick. Real, quick, 23 00:02:10.880 --> 00:02:14.740 the human eye were any other being in the universe's eye. 24 00:02:15.800 --> 00:02:22.360 Couldn't even follow how swift it happened. It was a blur and two audible 25 00:02:22.420 --> 00:02:22.780 clicks 26 00:02:24.020 --> 00:02:26.260 and his head was separated 27 00:02:27.500 --> 00:02:36.100 from his body, which still sat stiff at his desk hands, still hovering over the 28 00:02:36.140 --> 00:02:40.480 keyboard. His head now hung in mid air 29 00:02:41.620 --> 00:02:48.800 grasped by the top, by some hand attached to some arm that appeared to 30 00:02:48.820 --> 00:02:49.600 have stars 31 00:02:50.740 --> 00:02:58.100 and moons and Suns and meteors, making up the outline of it. If one would dare 32 00:02:58.720 --> 00:03:03.760 peer into it and one shouldn't, they might even see a spaceship 33 00:03:06.000 --> 00:03:11.900 travelling from planet to planet in search of home, perhaps from his neck 34 00:03:11.980 --> 00:03:19.040 hole, dangled five cables that sparked from their unexpected separation from 35 00:03:19.080 --> 00:03:21.080 his body. I think we, 36 00:03:22.240 --> 00:03:27.980 or rather you, are done the thing started to squeeze. 37 00:03:29.860 --> 00:03:31.300 He could feel no pain 38 00:03:32.880 --> 00:03:38.700 either attached or unattached to his body, but he was acutely aware that the 39 00:03:38.840 --> 00:03:40.740 circuitry in his head 40 00:03:41.820 --> 00:03:43.460 would eventually get crushed 41 00:03:44.780 --> 00:03:48.880 in upon itself and snuff out his existence. 42 00:03:50.300 --> 00:03:58.320 Wait. He cried probably with the first emotion that he had ever used in his 43 00:03:58.380 --> 00:04:03.720 life cycle. If you terminate me, you will lose all the data. I have 44 00:04:03.820 --> 00:04:04.200 collected 45 00:04:05.320 --> 00:04:08.920 a lie. It stored in the front, a lobe of my forehead, 46 00:04:10.160 --> 00:04:14.720 another lie, and once that is destroyed, you can't get it back. 47 00:04:16.160 --> 00:04:16.980 That was the truth. 48 00:04:18.899 --> 00:04:19.940 The thing stopped. 49 00:04:20.959 --> 00:04:22.200 He didn't think it would work. 50 00:04:24.200 --> 00:04:29.980 These beings were older and smarter than anything or any one. 51 00:04:31.880 --> 00:04:32.400 His head 52 00:04:33.400 --> 00:04:34.360 just hung now 53 00:04:35.860 --> 00:04:36.720 dangling there 54 00:04:37.940 --> 00:04:44.660 imperatori awaiting its fate. You have disappointed us. You have not taken 55 00:04:44.760 --> 00:04:51.160 your mission with high regard and you kicked a puppy once it bit me. He 56 00:04:51.200 --> 00:04:54.620 replied in defiance it was a puppy 57 00:04:55.900 --> 00:05:02.320 regardless. I May, at access to the data you have collected, things spoke. 58 00:05:03.200 --> 00:05:04.500 Yes, he thought, 59 00:05:05.560 --> 00:05:08.400 despite how cold and callous he was 60 00:05:09.520 --> 00:05:11.560 despite how he could care less 61 00:05:13.740 --> 00:05:14.740 about human beings 62 00:05:16.060 --> 00:05:16.580 or puppies 63 00:05:18.380 --> 00:05:19.420 specially dolphins. 64 00:05:20.500 --> 00:05:23.680 He did want to keep his life cycle going. 65 00:05:25.420 --> 00:05:26.900 He had been shut down before 66 00:05:27.940 --> 00:05:30.820 and then nothingness was a terrible place to be, 67 00:05:32.320 --> 00:05:37.960 but I am replacing you the thing said again: it pulled out a box 68 00:05:39.060 --> 00:05:39.600 from nowhere 69 00:05:41.120 --> 00:05:42.760 and lowered his head into it. 70 00:05:43.840 --> 00:05:48.060 It closed the flaps. He could hear tape sounds over him, 71 00:05:49.480 --> 00:05:56.220 his eyes, adjusted to the black of the inside of the box, and suddenly he felt 72 00:05:56.260 --> 00:06:01.080 the box was heaved into the air except it never landed. 73 00:06:02.260 --> 00:06:06.980 He wished he could see what was going on on the outside of the box, but he 74 00:06:07.000 --> 00:06:10.760 was definitely chucked and when one was chucked, 75 00:06:12.080 --> 00:06:15.380 one eventually landed, but he never did 76 00:06:17.780 --> 00:06:22.940 the thing left the office and closed the door. His body eventually slumped 77 00:06:23.020 --> 00:06:28.820 off the uncomfortable chair as up on the floor and as far as any one knew he 78 00:06:28.860 --> 00:06:33.940 was gone. The door was never thought to be opened again, as he would sometimes 79 00:06:34.260 --> 00:06:40.340 disappear anyway, and no one dared go into the office while he was gone, he 80 00:06:40.380 --> 00:06:45.440 had never threatened any one, do not go into his office, but people never did. 81 00:06:45.480 --> 00:06:52.740 It was just that his office gave off an unpleasant tickling through one's inner 82 00:06:52.820 --> 00:06:58.660 core. If you stood in it too long, you never felt quite right or at ease in 83 00:06:58.740 --> 00:07:04.140 there. Sometimes you would just find it hard to breathe and your lips would 84 00:07:04.320 --> 00:07:12.000 chap immediately and your hair would gray ever so slightly. 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