Talk:2036: Edgelord

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Presumably has something to do with https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=edgelord 173.245.48.129 04:37, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

What is up with the wolverine? Am I missing a joke here? Possibly a reference somewhere else? 172.68.34.106 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

That is a reference to Wolverine, the Marvel Comics character, who has retractable "claws" stowed in his forearms and come out the back of his hands. The claws of an actual wolverine, like others in the family Mustelidae, are permanently extended. Nutster (talk) 12:41, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
It seems to me like the Wolverine thing is almost a non sequitur. I think a better comparison would be "like calling an engineering student a 'forcelord'" or "calling an astronomy PhD a 'Starlord'", or a pharmacologist a 'Druglord'. -- Angel (talk) 13:02, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
Agree. Update made.172.68.65.90 13:19, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
Aww... You guys made a better comparison than me. I put in the wolverine thing just to make a point that it was silly yet technically (by the loosest definition) accurate. I'm sorry it confused you. V (talk) 22:25, 23 August 2018 (UTC) ~
And someone studying military theory would be a Warlord? Or Lord of War? Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 06:53, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
There is an academic title called Master of War https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/master-war-studies-8571 172.68.51.160 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

If you are actually an "edgelord", wouldn't you answer "no" anyway to provoke once again? Fabian42 (talk) 08:40, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

I feel like there should be some discussion of what an edge (or hyper-edge) is in graph theory. 162.158.165.22 10:20, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

Good that he doesn't call his plumber a shitlord. Might need one again. 172.69.54.75 11:54, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

So... is the joke just a half-working pun on "edge", or am I missing something? 172.69.226.119 14:28, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

Yes <162.158.167.120 15:29, 22 August 2018 (UTC)>

So… Does this mean that white hat has a PhD in Graph Theory? 108.162.219.214 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

It seems so. But please sign your comments. --Dgbrt (talk) 18:54, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
Well, the White Hat in this comic has one. Doesn't necessarily imply the same thing about White Hats in any other comics. 162.158.238.154 08:19, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

Nothing to do with the Doctor who is a Time Lord? --172.68.34.94 20:16, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

That's where my mind went as well, but I have no way to make that connection. (P.S. I love Alton Brown's description of himself on Twitter as a "Thyme Lord". I almost wanted to add that as a "calling a chef" example above!) 162.158.63.124 14:41, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

Hehe "Starlord"--173.245.48.123 03:52, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

About a week before this comic, SlackWyrm posted this one: http://www.joshuawright.net/slack-wyrm-329.html Does that help? 108.162.249.244 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Nice comics and the edgelord theme runs until #335. Not sure if Randall knows this because he mentions many others at xkcd but not Joshua Wright. Nevertheless it's funny and maybe worth for a trivia section. Opinions? --Dgbrt (talk) 15:18, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

I trolled my friends with this comic, saying that they are a hyper-edgelord. I had a lot of giggles from that.Boeing-787lover 07:28, 6 October 2018 (UTC) -- Xkcdreader52 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)