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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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NPlaysMC Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
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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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 6 days ago
In my head! I might do a patreon campaign to fund one when I launch it...
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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
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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TheStarsBeyondtheSky Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So, essentially, they're alien stoners?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
But angrier :P
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DungeonsDeep Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Are their drugs too potent for human consumption? Do they have psychoactive affects on us?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Some would have effects, some not, some might be toxic. I think mostly it would be quite random.
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grisador Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Awesome ! :D


( Alien Drugs ? Exterrestrial Cigarette ? )
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Even aliens need to chill sometimes ;)
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grisador Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
So; then Every İntelligent Lifeform Does... :D
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
If they have biochemical metabolisms, they might always want to tweak the chems to feel good :P
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grisador Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
İndeed, that could be way more possible I ever think.


So;

The 'Universal' Things :

1-) Mathematic !  :idontgetit: 

( Most hated thing :( )


2-) Music  Music 


3-) '' Drugs ''   :Psychedelic: 


4-) ....
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
4 is Death!
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grisador Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
With Awe and Scarily Agreed !  :awe3d: Awe 3D 50x50 derp


But maybe there are İmmortal Races  too maybe ? (Silicon or İron Based)


Or Extremelly Long and Slow Living races (Reptile or Cold Blood metabolism Based) who knows ?

(Maybe there is a Fifth - 5th One :  Reproduction/Procreating but I am not sure thoguht; Not All Living Organisms/Beings have to Breed, some organisms are just Spilit or Cloned)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Oh there are immortals, but most immortals just dont die of old age; they can still be blown up or run over.
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Cool work.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Thanks :)
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
YW!:D (Big Grin) 
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PerspectiveGhost2 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This really reminds me of James Gurney
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Hes the king!
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I have to stop favouriting before I take your entire collection...but they're all so wonderful!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Fav away!
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my gods, you replied! Sorry, that sounded a bit strange; but really, it's an honour, Mr. Ries.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I know the feeling! I try not to meet anyone I like at conventions XD
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Well, technically you'd only be the second admirable figure who's actually replied to me. The first was Mark Rosenfelder, so I'm not sure if being in that different a branch really counts...oh, forgive my rambling. It's just quite something.
...I'll leave you alone now.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
See you around :P
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Kanima9890 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I find it somewhat ironic the the Birrin species is its most pacifist when under the influence
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Oh they take drugs to get mad too!
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Kanima9890 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Out of curiosity, what are the differences of two above? I noticed subtle differences in what they're wearing, and the one on the right is on a higher platform. Is there a reason for this, or are they just different forms of fashion norms?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Just slight variations on the fashion of these two. The higher platform doesnt mean anything in terms of social status.
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munkas02 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Chillin'
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
cool creatures!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Thanks :D
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:XD:
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"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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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
I am one and even I think thats weird!
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 Why not give'em some earth-weed. That oughta' be interesting. *evil grin*
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Thats a bit lightweight for them ;)
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Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  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  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  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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