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Protest by Abiogenisis Protest by Abiogenisis
(For a basic view of the Birrin Bodyplan, which has 6 legs, see this link [slightly out of date] [link])

Refugees, faced with starvation and loss of livelihood by the diversion of the river that feeds the vast lakes they live upon, were shipped to uninhabited badlands in neighboring nations. The state responsible for the disruptive developments paid local poor governments, in arms and financial relief, to accept millions of displaced people inside their borders.

Ill feelings due to the destruction of their towns and habitat, anger soon erupted into large scale protests which the financially insecure and corrupt nations had trouble containing.

Seen here is a vast march from a nearby tent city; angry refugees storm an area of newly (but cheaply) build admin towers created to manage the huge displaced population.

Younger and angrier refugees quickly turned to violence, attacking understaffed riot police staff with knives and other improvised weapons.
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Protest by ~Abiogenisis They are alien, but still make very human mistakes. ( Suggested by Jace-Z and Featured by MacRebisz )
:iconmbartelsm:
Abiogenisis. I've been amazed by your work for a long time. I was wondering, where did you draw inspiration to create these creatures?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Lots of places, lets see. Dune sandworms, polychaete worms, insects, graboids birds and dinosaurs.
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:iconmbartelsm:
That is a lot of places. Thanks for the quick answer! ^u^
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:iconabiogenisis:
And I forgot Mantids!
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:iconfygo369mfd:
FYGO369MFD 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see the graboids an mantis parts! Amazing!
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:iconeastmolschd:
I like your aliens
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Raphael7 Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amazing bro, I love how this alien race is similar to humans in the sense of emotions, technology, and politics. Frickin awesome ^^
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griffin123321 Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am curious as to how the Riot Police See out of their helmets?
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LittleBigAias Jul 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WoW! Wonder how humans would've reacted.
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:iconadmiralsakai:
Exquisite! As a computer scientist a lot of the biology is lost on me, but I really like how you've been able to create technology that is simultaneously modern (very primitive and very sophisticated things are easy to draw... in between is where it gets interesting), valid from an engineering perspective, AND recognizably alien. That, and the way the gritty realpolitik of this scenario clashes with its fundamental alienness brings to mind what I like best about Niel Blomkamp's work. You, sir and/or madam, are an inspiration to my own worldbuilding project.
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