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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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Michel-Lamontagne Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant. Very few illustrators have managed to show aliens in a truly alien setting, Wayne Barlowe is perhaps the best at this, but you seem to have an even better grasp of technology. He's certainly got competition now!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hopefully we shall work together some time :)
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Mulgrin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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Kanima-9 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
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.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Link?
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner 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!!!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Aww yiss :D
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Andrew-Parkin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Sick-awesome artwork, and the description; that is what I like to see!  Props man, major props
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
:D
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binary12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist

Questions:

 

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?

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