We’ve seen things with these intricately intertwined time-loops of action before, but the remain fascinating to see executed. Every character is locked in their predestined routine, their actions affecting one another, but also totally separable. Plus, there’s a clown looking for its wig.

“A Brief History of Time” by CraveFX was made as a response to Pause 2016.

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