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Many birrin, being pleasurably susceptible to many of the psychoactive defence compounds found in their planetsí plants, have developed complex rituals around recreational drug use.

The practices are not universally accepted, and many societies have strict controls to reduce their economic impacts. Others embrace them to such an extent that they have become an essential part of the daily ritual, as is the case with the Southern Chey nations: Before and after work many Chey stop at their local smoking bars to partake in a variety of substances both inhaled and ingested. As community focal points, smoking houses are also places for social interactions, and as a way to prepare for, or wind down from, the daysí pressures.

Smoking houses have a long history, this example predating the widespread collapse of birrin society millennia ago. Restored by wealthy locals as civilisation recovered, the interior was painted a calming blue to lend an air of tranquillity. To avoid the smoke damaging their garments, many regulars wear blue smoking suits infused with years of volatile chemical scents.
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legopony Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Do we know what(and if) the Birrin keep as pets??
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
They have a few pets, mostly flying creatures, but for the most part they see other animals as food
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Fewroth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
On Earth, many substances we find to be stimulant drugs evolved as quite deadly defense mechanisms against smaller animals or bugs and thus have a bad effect on humans if overused. What effect does the prolonged usage of various substances have on birrin?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Roughly the same as with humans, though smoke does not induce cancers in birrin
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Fewroth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
It would be cool to have them as a playable modded race in Stellaris xD
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EverboundVenvel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Aaaaahhhh. Man, I could hang out for a while after work in a place like that myself. Too bad my drinking buddy lives over an hour away, and human bars tend to be loud and obnoxious.

Curious, can the Birrin breath through their mouths as well as their head holes? Or was the guy in "Birrin Study" doing the equivalent of a human smoking a cigar (just tasting and absorbing the narcotic through the mucosa, not inhaling)?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
They can indeed breath through both, since their lungs are modified stomachs
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TimeKratt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
when i create a new alien race, it'll tolerate the birrin ways.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Then allies they shall be!
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TimeKratt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Can they reside in the Birrin's oceans? They are an aquatic race for all of their evolution.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
If they compete with the birrin for fisheries resources, the birrin might eat them
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TimeKratt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Ah. I see.
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SJUBER Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
fucking love all this amazing alien stuff i swear id buy one of your works and put it in a frame
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It shall be done!
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AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Dah dah dah dah dah.........
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Chillin
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AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Mhm
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Halo1339 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
So they are basically smoking pots.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Totally!
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TechnoJo3 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
I love the 1970's sci-fi vibe. The room, the clothes, the Birrin themselves all have that classic look to them.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Lots of color, 70s style.
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Csp499 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are there any sources of information on how Birrin communicate?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It would sound rather like birds combined with Jurassic Park raptors.
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AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
If so then these two must sound like Jurassic Park 3 raptors.
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fabianfucci Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Filmographer
The beer in! :D :thumbsup:
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Smoke weed everyday!

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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Every. Day.
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StarvedSkull Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god I want a movie, I will fund! (kinda, i ain't got alot (or a book))
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Rockclanhawkstar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed this would be awesome :D
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Greed 
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Viper2458 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
:iconsniperplz: DRUGS are good mate. *crashes the van he called "home"*
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Steven Quartz Universe Emote 11 
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21Mauricio21 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Niiice :)
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NPlaysMC Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
I want to see some Birrin interacting with humans. I know you have that one picture with the toddler Birrin and human, but I'd like to see some adults of both species interact.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
There you go :P

Contact by Abiogenisis
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NPlaysMC Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
This is cool. But what happened to actual organic humans? Did they all become meta humans? I really wish I could see some Birrin and Humans not just meeting, but interacting. It would be a great starting point for an awesome story.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Some did, some are half way between, some became half-animal. There are now lots of gradients of different types of 'human'.
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Halo1339 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
So this is like 1000 years in the future?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Even longer.
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Nevermore979 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
weird
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Thobewill Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Do you have a map of the Birrin world? I'd love to see the various polities and their relations to eachother. 
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
In my head! I might do a patreon campaign to fund one when I launch it...
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InfiniteLegion1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
When do you plan on launching it? I can't get enough of your art 😁
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
As soon as I finish the fan art piece I am doing now.
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gusrgdrums Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Is this the alien hookah :P?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yep!
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beachelf Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Awesomeness! Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsartem
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art-boy-666 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
g00d g00d
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Penguinpyromaniac Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Duuuuude check out my forelimbs.... it's sooo weeeeeird, biirrriinn"

You should have posted this a week later. 420blazeitalien.
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Solarpunk90 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So, essentially, they're alien stoners?
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