Puzzle hat on
I get the impression what I'm about to say isn't new to some people but I've never seen it spelled out here so I'm going to free associate and dig into this a bit.
When we last left our intrepid puzzlers we all (well mostly all) felt pretty good about the fact the rhyme told us to cut the Mobius stip down the middle to form two separate loops. The next question is 'What the hell does that buy us?'
I unfortunately cannot to papercraft during the day at my work, and I don't have time at night so I'm at a severe disadvantage not being able to see what this looks like myself. But, I've theorycrafted this a bit digitally and I want to check if some observations are correct.
If these aren't correct please stop me.
-All the time stamps are on only one of the two loops.
-All of the 'upper' dash sections are on one loop, and all of the 'lower' dash sections are on the other.
-These dash sections follow similar patterns in their loops.
On the upper section starting with the first C in clocks, the next dash is 5 letters away (S in clocks) and the last dash is 5 letters away from that (U in out).
Edit - Or to use the words 'this is the present timeline'
On the upper section starting with the M in timeline, the next dash is 5 letters away E in timeline) and the last dash is 5 letters away from that (I in is).
On the lower section starting with the second C in clocks, the next dash is 5 letters away (T in cut) and the last dash is 5 letters away (A in dashes).
-These similar patterns of the dashes potentially means they are indicators of where the loop should be placed in it's respective clock.
-Where do we start wrapping loops around clocks? At the 12 o'clock notch? At the first arrow? This is what is confusing me now, and without a physical representation I'm having trouble wrapping my theory around this.
Again, if this is old news to the two people I've seen wrap loops around clocks I apologize. I just want to make sure we have a common set of facts that are correct to be working from.
Anything else interesting stand out to anyone?
Edit: One other thing I notice
-The 'upper' loop is the one that spells out 'this is the present timeline' So I'd guess the 'upper' loop matches to the 'Now' clock, and the 'lower' loop goes to the 'Then' clock.