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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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Helixdude Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
"Hey dude, have you ever wondered if there are these things with two arms, two legs and two jaws?"

"Wow, totally far out idea man!"
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Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Really love this piece, and i thaught of another idea you may or may not fine funny basically show what a reseraunt would look like on thair homeworld, maybe show how they're food and such, maybe it could be a pic of a birrin taking out another birrin for a meal
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Yeah I actually have sketches for that so I should finish it...
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Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Sweet! Lookng forward to that Im actually about to try and draw one of my species working on a farm, should be chalangling 
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Its so much harder than just another war pic, which everyone usually does.
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Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Yeah but hey not all aliens are war wagers, its nice to see scenery i want to see more from the birrins homeworld maybe a birrin house 
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TheQueenOfEmber Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Yay high aliens xD
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
The best kind!
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PeriodicCrafter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
yay alien getting high
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Birrin know how to roll.
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