If another creature has pointy ears is there a relation to Elves? Like goblins for instance.
>>88099439It means you're gay.
>>88099439Cats and owls have pointy ears
>>88099740>>88099439It means they're a demon or some sort of local spirit. Every time an anon says, "A thread died for this" in a halfway decent thread, I think of these types of questions. God dammit, anon, if you're this desperate for social interaction than join Discord.
>>88099866Ops that ask world building questions like this take up space in the catalog to demand creative energy while giving little or none in return. Any OP that asks a question without also attempting to give it's own answer is a drain on the board.
>Come to thread genuinely curious about this piece of worldbuilding>Find a bunch of people crying because someone didn't make a post attuned to everyone's liking.>NOOOO MY PRECIOUS 4CHAN BOARDS
>>88099439It's because the Gods pull on your ears while you sleep as a baby to teach you about magicthat's why all people who have pointy ears can become sorcerors, dear
>>88099439I thought they were like antennae for communing with deities.
>>88099439Elves are basically half-fey, and they're fucked up owl chimeras with long ass ears.Goblionoids use them as a form of communication, they don't have the same facial muscles as humanoids.No one knows why orcs have them, anyone's guess.(In my setting)
>>88099866OP just wants an excuse to post his waifufag folder.
>>88099439Orcs in LOTR and Elder Scrolls having them makes sense since they're just corrupted elves
>>88100126if another creature has a penis is it related to humans?if another creature has eyes is it related to spiders?if another creature has facial hair is it related to dwarves?there is no genuine piece of world building in this thread, and if you were genuinely interested in this, then you are even more retarded than OP. i suspect brain damage caused by phallic asphyxia.
>>88102790Pointy ears are an iconic elven feature. I think OP is just wondering how you inject meaning in your world.Your logic is retarded because we are not talking about a penis, eyes or facial hair.
>>88099439How long do you prefer the ears of your elves (or other pointy-eared races) to be, and what is the in-setting reason for them having ears like that? Is it a purely aesthetic trait, or does it provide real advantages somehow?
>>88105406>what is the in-setting reason for them having ears like that?What's ever the in-universe reason? It's to make them more distinguishable from humans in an obvious way. Duh.
>>88102790>if another creature has a penis is it related to humans?yes>if another creature has eyes is it related to spiders?yes>if another creature has facial hair is it related to dwarves?depends on the setting
>>88099439What does it mean?Elves have pointy ears.Orcs have pointy ears.Goblins have pointy ears.Faeries have pointy ears.Sometimes, even vampires have pointy ears.What does it mean? We call some of them good, some of them evil, but are they just different sides of the same fucked up nonhuman coin? Open your eyes!
>>88101370>Goblionoids use them as a form of communication, they don't have the same facial muscles as humanoids.Stealing the fuck out of this as it nicely slots into my existing goblin lore. and explains why different castes of gobbos have different sized ears; the more feral, the smaller the ears because being harder to read is a a benefit when you're a low intelligence, antisocial murdergremlin.The more intelligent, social goblins have larger ears because being able to communicate is a benefit.
>>88101409I wasn't wrong.
>>88105406Elves are born with human-looking ears and their ears just become longer and pointier with age.That's the only way to tell how old an elf is.
>>88106807So, that means that the oldest elves have ridiculously long ears. Ones that actively hinder their daily lives.
>>88099439It's for them to better hear their goddess.
>>88099439Don't overcomplicate things. Elf ears are lovely. This is all that matters.
>>88101230What do they taste like?
>>88105406As long as possible. Makes them more distinct.
>>88099439Elves are not primates, but felines, which is why their ears also look feline.
If a nip drew it, then it just signals that it's magical in some way. Orcs, goblins, gnomes, even things like vampires get pointy ears, because to the japs, it's shorthand for "not mundane", rather than "elf" specifically. Sometimes they give elves extra long ears to differentiate them.
>>88101600In 40k too,as Orks are just green Dark Eldar.
>>88099439Having longer, pointed ears generally means that they're built with better hearing than people with round, human-like ears. Like with non-person animals, having some similar traits does not necessarily mean they are closely related.
>>88113135This shape actually doesn't give them any hearing advantage unless the ears are on top of the head, like in cats and pointy-eared dogs.
>>88109111So are other races felines like orcs or goblins?I'm starting to understand OP
>>88099439No.Hylians for example have pointy ears and they're 100% human.
>>88114301Pointy ears don't mean anything. Is this Digital Monster an elf?
>>88114337Don't be retarded (though it's probably too late asking for that), she has fangs and batwings. She's a vampire.
>>88114594Nope. it's a digimon. Technically doesn't even have a gender except when it does because digimon can't ever be concistent.
>>88114628Oh no, it's retarded
>>88114687>feet more detailed than facehis man knows his priorities
>>88114694Yeah, he's based.
>>88100001And yet when such questions are asked in, say, /wbg/ they're met with accusations of being bumpfag
>>88115672/wbg/ is unnecessary and needs to go, simple as.
>>88114138I still think Hylians are pretty much elves
>>88116308The games repeatedly tell us they're human.
>>88116308The pointy ears are pretty much the only elven features. Most Hylians live in a dirty castle town, a significant number of them are kinda fat, literally only two individuals who keep reincarnating have magic (And one of them gets it from fairies or the other individual pretty much every single time), and most importantly of all, those two reincarnate because they have a human lifespan and die of old age within a century.Zoras or Kokiri fit the elf stereotype better, both being very long lived and either being elegant and svelte or so in-tune with nature that they can't even leave the woods, respectively.
>>88100126>Come to thread genuinely curious about this piece of worldbuildingThis is a lie
>>88116319They use "ningen" in japanese, which can mean human, but also people and person. It's often used in japanese for human-like fantasy beings as well. It's just translated to humans because "people" would probably sound more awkward.>>88099439>retarded lazy world-building question>has nothing to do with any existing campaigns, systems or games>bumped a million times from page ten>the only pictures posted are waifufag shitIt's all so tiresome. OP doesn't play.
>>88116641For how many years have you been at it? Embarrassing. Get a life.
>>88099439It means your elf is erect.
>>88118091>it's one person telling you the humans the games say are human are human and not elvesChrist man, you're like the people defending tagging Kamui as an elf even though she's a dragon.
>>88118419It's not a human. I won't argue about it because I'm not an OCD sufferer like yourself and repeating the same facts for ten millionth time gives me headache instead of satisfaction.
>>88116275>HD wallpaper>the pic is a tiny thumbnailwhat did he mean by this
>>88118455You haven't said anything, just how the human is an elf because she has pointy ears as if that meant anything from the country that gives vampires, demons, dragons, etc, pointy ears just because.
>>88118471I have pointed out every instance where the games unambiguously show hylians and humans as disntinct a million times in a million threads. It has never helped. I rest my case. Get help.
>>88118494>says he's not gonna argue>does anyway>is still wrong because the distinction is simply in ear shape, nothing that would make Hylians inhumanPathetic.Best part is I've only interacted with you this single thread, which means you've been getting owned for years and built a Boogeyman around it.Incredible stuff.
Were pointy ears canonically established in LotR?
>>88118547No.Elves are tall and fair, do not fall to disease, and are lithe and fast.Elves are really divine people, as they were written to be man if he hadn't fallen out of Eden due to Tolkien's catholicism.I still remember reading how Legolas ran across the snow in Caradhras where everyone else was waist deep and he swiftly ran on top of the snow without disturbing it.
In a scifi setting with some history of gene modding, I was wondering if pointed "elf ears" werent the best option for "feature that clearly marks a person as not a natural human, while also looking attractive and not particularly offputting", something I want the "perfect people" so-to-speak to have. On one hand I feel like it fits that niche perfectly, but on the other it feels too on the nose about them being the setting's elf equivalent.
>>88118516>Best part is I've only interacted with you this single threadAnd then everybody clapped
>>88118841Go for it. It's actually common in sci-fi.
>>88118547They were not canonically established in LotR, however, they were canonically established in Tolkien's letters.
>>88113713Orcs are pigs. Goblins are probably bats.
>>88119205Goblins are rats. That's super obvious. In fact, skaven were "chaos goblins" in their initial concept.
>>88099439J.R.R. Tolkien had to find a way to make white people feel racially inferior to someone, so he made White People+1. Surprisingly, this actually worked, and turned unaccomplished white nerds into massive racists against a race that doesn't even exist.That violent, impotent rage you feel is probably what Robert Mugabe feels every day of his presidency as his people starve to death because he killed all of the white farmers.
>>88099439Pointed ears are one of the physical traits marking species descended from the first magically-inclined progenitor race, including elves, orcs, goblins, and bugbears. This is why elves are ostracized despite their comely appearances.
>>88099439Ears grow towards the sky/sun because elves, goblins and orcs do not breed but reproduce through spores and are vegetationElf ears are longer because they tend to sit in the sun and are considered beautiful by mortal standards so they are given more freedom and less scorn to their counterpartsThe first elf was created because a human wizard ejaculated on a magic imbued flower and caused it to mutate into a dryadElves are descendants of the dryads that way
>>88108241dry and old banana peels
>>88114138nah, that's an elf. they eventually fade from the world and their descendants become weak mundane humans by the end of Zelda II.
>>88118494Cute elf. Does this have a version with a flip phone or corded phone and a N64, Dreamcast, or PS1 instead of a Switch and smartphone?
>>88120491Of course not, why even ask? Maybe, if you're ready to pay an arm and a leg, you could convince the original artist to make these adjustments.
>>88118494The games unambiguously say Hylians are blessed by the goddess(es) and have pointed ears to better hear her. Nowhere does it say they aren't human, and the fact that they have normal human lifespans and freely interbreed with round eared humans just proves they're not a different species.
>>88122089>round eared humansThe term is "human". Humans have round ears.
>>88113713Goblins are, yes.
>>88122329Except for the Hylians who have pointed ears.
>>88122422Yes, except for elves who are not humans.
>>88122395It's funny because this breed is actually called Elf.
>>88122471Expect elves in most other fantasy are biologically different at a whole different level. Organs, Sleep patterns, Diet, Physical ability, Aging, Hylians are literally just humans with pointed ears to hear the goddess. Otherwise on a biological level the same race.
>>88114138>they're 100% human.They're Hylian
>>88124792So we are in agreement.
>>88120453Breath of the wild takes place long after Zelda 2 and most everyone is not only Hylian, the gerudo mate with them exclusively so their own ears became pointy further cementing that's just a physical trait that doesn't mean anything.
>>88099439I did so it meant their fey heritage. That's why elves, goblins and hobgoblins have them. Other races don't. Djinns would also have them, if they had bodies.
>>88130710Why don't they have bodies?
>>88130721The way they got to free themselves didn't include physical shapes. Their harems are meant to be both a collection of hosts and people they like. That may also include animals and magical beasts. Inorganic objects also count, be it a custom golem or a galleon.
>>88106556>What does it mean?Elf chicks are easy
>>88130900I don't follow your logic.
>>88130900But elf boys also have pointy ears?
>>88131001Elf boys are also easy. Often easier than girls.
>>88130982All of the species with pointy ears (yes, even the animals) are actually descended from interspecies half-elven babies, which are clear proof that Elf chicks will spread their legs for anything with complementary genitals (including literal animals). Think about it, if they're not immortal they're so long lived that they might as well be immortal - but there's only so much time you can spend on research, study, adventuring, arts, and hobbies. Clearly at least a significant majority of Elf women spend at least a few decades in some kind of culturally validated hyper-slut 'phase'. >>88131001Of course they do, it's an elven trait that's been spread around the various fantasy worlds by Elf chicks being so promiscuous that they're not even giving it away for free anymore - they're actively paying to get it.
>>88131027Then it's incredibly bizarre that humans have round ears, seeing how humans are the most natural targets for elven affection.
>>88131055The pointy ears gene is clearly dominant, with how widespread it is across multiple species. Clearly this means that the human ear genes are Hyper-dominant, so dominant that they can easily dominate other less dominant dominant genes. We can blame the elven bias in academia for hiding this obvious truth from us.
>>88131197>Clearly this means that the human ear genes are Hyper-dominant, so dominant that they can easily dominate other less dominant dominant genes.I’m no expert, but I’m pretty sure that genetics does not work that way. What would make the human ear shape so overwhelmingly dominant over elven ones, for one?
>>88132241I'm an expert, that's more or less the way they work.>What would make the human ear shape so overwhelmingly dominant over elven ones, for one?No reason. It's just random.
>>88132241OK, fine. A wizard did it. Are you happy now?
>>88133269What did the wizard do exactly? Can my high level wizard do the same thing?
>>88133284Clearly the wizard cast an epic level custom curse on ancient, slutty, Elves and all of their descendants from then on. A spell of that power was clearly the work of an almost impossibly high level caster, as it has resisted all attempts to break or dispel the curse since then, and is so omnipresent that everyone just accepts that that's 'how things are'. A caster that powerful would only not be a deity if they chose not to be - so most likely the wizard in question is either a god and being actively worshipped, or has left for their own private plane to do whatever wizard stuff he wants without being bothered by us normies.
>>88099439It means the race was created artificially rather than naturally evolved.
>>88136765Sylvanas about to get it
>>88136819How do you feel about WoW's handling of elf ears BTW?
>>88140313Male blood elves never looked like that.
>>88136819>It's so big...
>>88140313I really like it. Blood elf ears have become the default elf ears in my imagination. They're just much cooler than ears that simply taper off at the ends. Makes elves immediately distinct without making them ugly.
>>88142662Just blood elf ears? What about night elves?
>>88143258I like them less. I don't even understand how they sleep with these enormous ears pointing backwards.
>>88099439>>88100126If your thread is instantly solved and ended with "Depends on the setting" then it's not a good thread. If you aren't talking about a specific setting then it's not a worldbuilding thread- it's a spoonfeed-me-ideas thread.You could defend this thread by saying "anons can discuss worldbuilding in the context of multiple settings at once without getting confused" but you would be wrong.
>>88147080It's a spoonfeed-me-ideas thread.
>>88143557I think that they look so much bigger because they're a bit wider and droop more compared to blood elf ears. Not sure why that is though.
>>88099439The bigger your ears, the better chance you have to hear the song of god.
>>88147080Do not ever expect a waifufag to put some thought into his threads.
>>88149728it's a bumpnigger spammer thread, nobody's reading your "ideas" that you throw back at the inane automated botspam questions
>>88153731They're closer to trolls.
>>88099439Goblins are what you get when elves breed with messicans. Shameful things born in the backroom of messican brothels and the floors of barns all over Messico.
>>88101230Sucking on an ear when he has perfectly good toes to nibble on. What a fool.
>>88099439"Fey" or "Outsider"Something that is not on our mundane side of the fence in one way or another. Although not necessarily true in many forms of media, it's usually a decent sign that something is beyond our basic material realm.If you wanted a more grounded reasoning, it's a long split in genetic origin, or more fantastical, it's to show a greater deviation from the mundane parts of life, not so much bound by regular evolution, but by design. Be it celestial, infernal, or by something in between.Can also be paired with notions of morality and corruption, Elves decaying into orcs and goblins, or the extremes of good and evil sharing the distinct quality to show a similarity on the opposite ends of the pole.
>>88160545Toes are dirty.
>>88160747And what better way to clean them?
I came here to save pictures of elves and contribute nothing. Post more.
>>88160784Hopefully some way that doesn't include getting tapeworms.
>>88161092not an elf
>>88118516Mods are useless.
>>88119743Damn.When you put it like that, it makes me think I've been too hard on black people all these years.
>>88099439Seems like this is the best place to ask.If you took a goblin, pointy ears and all that shit, but made it more humanoid, pink skin and stuff, but they kept some goblinoid traits, like the ears, what would they be?Does that make them an elf? Goblin-Elf? What would that be? A gelf? A golf?
>>88100001Why does the board have a schizophrenic hatred of world building threads, the last good threads. But you losers love to respond to the same political bait over and over and over, post in lame generals, or obsess over COOMthreads.You idiots cry it’s shit here but you make it shit,
>>88178577Mobile IPs have made it basically impossible to get rid of all the shitbags. The reason /tg/ used to be better was because IP based ban evasion used to be more difficult. To get that same level of quality today and purge the trolls until they behave would require empowering the moderators to more effectively uphold bans. Probably the easiest way would be to provide a numbered account (which other posters couldn't see but mods could) after receiving a payment not so high to be a barrier to entry but high enough that you wouldnt want to pay it again over and over - $10 maybe, or $20, and have the account tied to an sha256 hash of your paypal account email or credit card number or whatever. And then your ban wouldnt be an ip ban but a ban on that account number and payment method. Go get a new prepaid card and pay another $20 for breaking the rules. Something to make ban evasion less convenient.And yes, I'd shell out the $20 once. But I haven't gotten a permaban ever and my last 3 day ban was years ago.
>>88178577>>88180054tranny botspam with inane questions has driven me off this boardI used to constantly contribute to worldbuilding shit
Ogres have pointy ears
I like how a bunch of this thread is people arguing about LoZ.
>>88183947In D&D they do
>>88181592Botspam and polspam in equal measure for me. These days I check two general threads a couple times a day and another random thread maybe once every week or two, and (mostly lurking) reading old threads on forums that discuss games I like. I check a couple of facebook groups about specific games, too. I used to like /tg/ best because it was a place people talked about games without the forum egotripping and cliques and constant virtue signalling and other bullshit. But now it just has different bullshit instead, and so many fucking bots.
>>88185635D&D has no standard depictions for any of the races. It's a ruleset, not a world.
>>88184111LoZ is based and so are his elves.
>>88187338Its a collection of similar worlds. Not a ruleset. Hence the videogames and comic books and novels and movies, and the relatively standardized depictions within an edition, and the setting books, various d&d specific monsters and races, and D&D specific spells and magic systemD&D is not at all a generic or universal RPG. The D&D IP is what makes it D&D.
>>88118516Hard at work.
>>88187806If I made a world of sentient bicycles and used the D&D rules to play in it, it would be just as D&D as Forgotten Realms.