Talk:2314: Carcinization

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Honestly, what is there to explain here? The only thing I can imagine in this explanation page is an explanation of why carcinization happens, which isn't explaining the comic. 22:52, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

We might need to look at the differences between various 'false crabs' and their relatives, to show that in the false crabs' lifestyle, some crab-feature they have and their close cousins do not is a thing that the CCs would be unable to match if they lived in the FC-like style. This is probably the subject of a whole dissertation (if not several). 00:22, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Does this mean all programming languages evolve into Rust? 23:08, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

I think this might be part of the joke here. Rust has partially replaced other programming languages in well known companies, and it has been the most beloved language for four years straight (according to StackOverflow survey). There has been many XKCDs with programming themes, I don't think Rust would go unnoticed for so long. (Note: Rust's mascot is a crab) 15:22, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Is it just a coincidence that today's Questionable Content also contained a reference to crabs? 00:31, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

It may be of note that Qwantz (a comic previously parodied in 145) did a comic about carcinisation earlier this year 01:08, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Why do you call Dinosaur Comic Qwantz? --Kynde (talk) 11:51, 2 June 2020 (UTC) <-- because that's the web URLCellocgw (talk) 12:36, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Gotta say, this is the first xkcd in a while that made me laugh. Lightcaller (talk) 03:49, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Nature: Time for crab 04:58, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

This comic was posted 3 weeks too early, seeing as Cancer doesn't start until June 21 or 22 Cellocgw (talk) 12:34, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Looks like it already happened at one Taiwanese semiconductor company: Shamino (talk) 14:11, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Webcomic Name

IMHO, it's pretty likely the last panel is a reference to webcomic name - the formatting of "OH NO" with no punctuation, no other text, the fact it's the last panel etc all seem not particularly xkcd-ish, and very webcomic name-ish. Do we really need this disclaimer " But may have nothing to do with it, since having told Cueball about this and then seeing him turned into a crab, may indicate Megan was the cause! And either way, saying "oh no" to something bad is not particular to the mentioned web comic." Stevage (talk) 13:53, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Agreed, the rambling is not needed. Good edit. --V2Blast (talk) 19:05, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
I disagree that this is related to "webcomic name". "Oh no" doesn't necessarily relate to anything. It is unclear whether Randall is aware of or a fan of that comic. 21:57, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
By weird coincidence yesterdays Questionable Content ended with Ancient Aliens were Crabs gag... Not sure if that's relevant, but it's at least interesting. -- 22:39, 2 June 2020 (UTC)