A Time-Traveler Risks Everything in Sci-Fi Short Tethers

A woman with dark hair gazes forward witha serious expression as a man bends down to speak with her.
a time-questor ponders wha’ she’s bout to do.
screenshot: dust

after a decade of preparation, anna (abigail williams) is finally ready to travel backin time to warn a ♥d one of danger coming their way. but wha’ ll'be the cost of her daring quest? as short film tethers explores, sometimes walking rite into a paradox tis 1-ly path a'pers can take.


the time-travel tek isn’t shown in tethers, which was 1st shared by dust; instead, we just see anna go “poof” and suddenly she’s inna past. but it works for this simple, ♥felt story, which is way + bout the toons making a connection than wha’ever contraption is making their meeting possible.

the ending is + than a bit ambiguous—it isn’t clear wha’ rachel (alicia kelley) decided to do with all the crit information that suddenly fell into her lap, and whether anna’s desperate pleadings influenced her choice. but it’s implied that maybe things didn’t go the way anna was hoping. wha’ do you think?

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