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Winding Down by Abiogenisis Winding Down by Abiogenisis
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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Kanima-9 Mar 31, 2014  New member
I was online and was looking around, and I saw: "Birrin and Human". They are two children, one Birrin and one Human, and I was wondering if you're affiliated with that photo, and if so, you should work off of that.
ukitakumuki Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't kept up with your work for the longest time but I saw a fav thumbnail on someone elses page and it turned out to be one of yours, my god man, your stuff just gets more and more brilliant. I love it!!!
Sick-awesome artwork, and the description; that is what I like to see!  Props man, major props
binary12 Feb 6, 2014  New member Student General Artist



Is Birrin food bad for humans and vice versa?

What is Birrin art and music like? (I they have music)

What other aspects are there to Birrin social life?

I think there will be some crossover but a lot of cross species food might have no nutritional value, and the bacteria it contains could be deadly.

I imagine birrin have a lot of music based on very low frequency rumbles and deep sounds, to suit their hearing.

Birrin social life has endless variety :)
binary12 Feb 8, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Thanks for answering my questions about Birrin culture!
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