Time for crab is the name of a popular anti-meme that features a text frame-cut, believed to have been taken from popular video game Dark Souls.
The meme is used as a comical element, primarily on Reddit, commonly used without any logical context.
The origin of this meme is from Dark Souls III, in which the message writing mechanic restricts communication across player worlds to certain phrases.
The same mechanic is shared by Elden Ring, where the meme has been further propagated.
The meme has appeared in various formats and on various sites on the internet throughout the years.
One of the first time for crab memes is a video-edit, which was uploaded by Snail Almighty on YouTube in 2017. The video shows the original text screenshot with a voice narration, followed by a cheesy background music with various images and illustrations of crabs.
In the years 2018 and 2019, many photo-edits were created both in various Dark Souls subreddits, such as r/shittydarksouls and r/darksouls3, but the format also made appearances in general meme-sharing boards like r/memes.
- Reddit.com – r/shittydarksouls