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ON THE ROAD AGAIN Tusks: The Orc Dating Simulator Part 2

Strong natural selection pressures are still present long after humans are anatomically modern. @Pere While that’s a valid point, other works since Tolkien have portrayed orcs with tusks, without any mention of Morgoth. The questioner presumably wants an evolutionary explanation of it for their own work. Note that this is the biggest section on this compilation. I jokingly called this an orc dating sim in my review for a reason. One of the ways Tusks innovates on the visual novel genre is by exploring that sense of community rather than focusing on the player-character alone.

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It’s extremely loaded and can’t just be dismissed by saying, “It’s just fantasy, it’s meaningless.” For a lot of people, it’s easier to identify with the monster of a story than the hero we’re supposed to root for. The hero often brings with them a kind of entitlement due to their ability, their independence, their legal/moral/religious prerogative, their race, their class. That tends to cause trouble rather than reduce or solve it. For health problems, big tusks would interfere with an orc’s ability to fully close his lips.

It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture. Explore town, pursues 5+ guys and build career as a voice actor. Tusks was initially conceived during NaNoRenO 2015, a game jam taking place throughout the month of March where contestants were challenged to develop a visual novel. By the time the jam had finished, Tusks had grown from a short game about interacting with orcs as romantic interests to an expansive narrative exploring outsider status, game tropes, and identity. As for problems, all sorts of heath problems could be caused by having a massive lower jaw to support tusks or difficulty eating, or real problems of an ingrown tusk pointing the wrong way. Here’s the big issue with small tusks that grow upwards – they aren’t terribly useful for a tool-using species.

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Usually we see orcs as humans with some big teeth, but it doesn’t just work that way. To support the added weight and distribution, the entire complex of muscles that works the jaw would need to be re-worked, which would impact neck, shoulder, and back musculature as well. The most noticeable difference would probably be that their face would tend to bulge more where the jaw attaches. It would probably move them closer to the uncanny valley and make them even more repulsive to humans. It isn’t a dating sim, but it’s a very bara game filled with homoerotic situations, recruitable monsters and hundreds of instances of low-res full frontal male nudity.

“Instead, I’d like to cast the orcs as the protagonists, and show that most of the things we tend to think about orcs tend to be reflective of the folk writing them.” “Some others may not have found their people yet, and feel disconnected as a result, but the Ua is a bond that reminds them that they belong, by virtue of who they are,” reads one line of dialogue. According to a sneak peek from Kotaku, the orcs often have multiple husbands, show off in banana hammocks and even have their own Pride festival called Ua.

It’s not going to be possible if orcs are descended from pigs. @jamesqf At least not imagined in the capacity that Tolkien imagined orcs. Earlier authors would use goblins or trolls in that capacity.

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I’d say that orcs are more likely to be equal opportunity eaters. If you want them more prominent on males, tie it to testosterone levels–making it like deer antlers . The answer is as far as we can guess, is that collectively, males of the species found this more attractive, so we selected for breasts. More bosoms equaled more of a chance to reproduce, and was seen as an indicator of fitness and attractiveness. @charlie_pl Ok, but unneeded properties still don’t disappear automatically (e.g. shrinking tusks) as long as they’re not a disadvantage for survival or reproduction.

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That’s partially due to perceived issues with modeling characters. But it’s also due to well-meaning but self-defeating worry about not representing disabled people perfectly, of the feeling that disabled bodies are taboo, dangerous, and non-sexual. Ferdag is your typical mercenary warrior whose arm had to be amputated due to severe injury, and who has had to find new ways to adapt to the warrior life. See, in humans, we were able to develop a bigger brain later in our development because we lost muscle strength, in particular, in the jaw. There’s a theory that a genetic mutation which governs jaw strength, which weakened in proto-humans, was a trade off for better intelligence.

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While mammals and primates have boobs, they certainly aren’t at all like human breasts. They don’t make running very easy, and the larger size doesn’t make for more efficient sources of milk for young. I am going to draw a parallel between orc tusks and human breasts here.

(Like Tolkien did himself in Bilbo.) But as the Wiki article says, there were orcs in folklore prior to JRR. You could have teeth and/or tusks work this way, so they actually have to file them and maintain them regularly. Bigger breasted women have been selected for, and thus, most ladies have mounds in that area. They’ve been selected as a positive sexual characteristic. But honestly, in the form they come, they are certainly not practical.

As I understood evolution, as soon as the species becomes superior, e.g. by intelligence, it is out of the survival loop and any physical change is just random noise. Meaning the tusks wouldn’t disappear automatically, just because they don’t need them anymore. This is going to create a situation where, like the sabertooth tiger, the Orc is necessarily largely carnivorous. Unlike in a hippo or warthog, I would guess that the jaw structure leaves too little space for grinding teeth for plant matter to be a substantial part of the diet. That does jive with many descriptions of Orcs though, and there are many instances of carnivorous animals out there that demonstrate it is a successful survival strategy .