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Genocide
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Published: November 19, 2007
© 2007 - 2019 Abiogenisis
A soldier moves in to an area annexed by the northern recipri-nation, which is removing the Trapulli ethnic group from the territory so it may be modified and converted into farms. Reporters attempting to enter the area are shot on site, and their recordings destroyed, resulting in an information blackout. As the Trapulli villages and cities are burned, the millions of bodies are loaded on to vast trains to be dumped and burned in nearby canyons.
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Dragoninaki's avatar
Question when the book is coming out?
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TragicMoppetHobbyist General Artist
Makes me wonder who that was... all sprawled out on the floor like that, and what was the bracelt? who was it from? what did it mean? We'll never know
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist

Those these themes will be explored in the Birrin book etc!

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TragicMoppetHobbyist General Artist
Ooh wow! I am very excited for it, hope you and the book are doing well
blazeda14's avatar
hi can i use a similar concept to the Birrin creatures for my book?? thank you
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
If the book is just for fun and not profit, dont see why not
blazeda14's avatar
ive created a concept for them i will release it soon! also if they look too much the same i cange change it
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thanks i might make a couple youtube videos on it tho but thats all :) (Smile) 
shannonlove's avatar
A post I did on the previous item in the gallery seems even more apropos here so I will repost it. 


It is interesting to realize that no matter how odd the alien biologically, their technology (for the same general planetary conditions) will likely be easily recognizable because the technology is shaped primarily by its interaction with the nonbiological material world. Airplane wings and controls will work the same and therefor look the same regardless of the life form they lift. Even the nonbiological materials will be the same e.g. aluminum will be used because it will be strong and lightweight on all terrestrial worlds.

Indeed, the more strongly a piece of technology interfaces with the surrounding physical world, the more generic will be its design from world-to-world. Only weakly interfacing technology will be unique. E.g. A firearm deals with high hot gas pressures used to launch a projectile. In almost all physical environments that will necessitate a cylindrical barrel with a hollow bore. Everything else is detail and has been for the last 800 years. Any alien landing on Earth, or any Earthling landing on an alien world, will quickly recognize a "boomstick" when he/she/it sees one. It will just odd grips. Conversely, an iPhone could look like almost anything. You'd have to take it apart and find the fractal antenna to divine its purpose. Benjamin Franklin would recognize an M4 as firearm in mere seconds but would likely think a dead/unpowered iPhone a puzzle box with the control buttons as nonworking latches.  

Novelty for novelty's sake has its place in both art and speculative science to be sure, but verisimilitude is usually more interesting past the first glance.  It certainly requires more thought, knowledge and creativity to make something look obviously functionally familar but still off just enough to make as of non-human manufacture.  

We go conceptually wrong, I think, when we try to make our alien environs to "alien".

Under my criteria above, this is well done. The boomstick is clearly a boomstick. While biological interfaces, such as the magazine store on the back are clearly non-human. My only quibble is that the grips on the boomstick are to human like.  Human hands are adapted to hold branch-like cylinders. The Birrin appear to have a hand comprised of three opposing fingers, a hand adapted to picking up generic objects off the ground. So, whereas a human boomstick has cyclindrical grips a Brirrin boomstick would have spherical, or as least more knobbly, grips. 

A detailed thinking out of the Brirrin hand would yield good fine detail for future works, I think. 
Abiogenisis's avatar
AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
Aye, I am actually doing some designs of birrin firearms now, and will be creating the handgrips etc from the ground up to work with their hands.
matmax426's avatar
matmax426Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just say WOW!
Incredible style!
Ans ideas :D

I presume You like Lovecraft ;) This creatures reminds me aliens from his storys
Abiogenisis's avatar
AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
He is one of the lords of the monstrous, its true
HuntraG94's avatar
Are there guns slugs or energy based?
Abiogenisis's avatar
AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
Slugs, no hand held energy weapons in this species
HuntraG94's avatar
aaah ok thought weapon looked slug based
rr27075nn's avatar
So this is like Birrin holocaust?
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
One of several
ArchangelOfJustice12's avatar
ArchangelOfJustice12Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are those Birrin
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
An older design yep
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Hello, brother I wanted to know if you have stats for the above race Birrin. I was thinking of making a character of that race in a Star Frontiers campaign, base on what I have seen they are fantastic and I would like to create one for play in Roll20 with your permission. The art work and details are first rate too.
Thank you.
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
Never played Star Frontiers, what kind of stats does it use?
blackkittyfreak13's avatar
So it seems they have red blood like us... I'm assuming iron-based. Did you consider any other colors?
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
I did consider other colours but it seemed that pigments based on copper were less effective, and since I dont know much about chemistry I stuck with iron for now.
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MolemanNineThousandHobbyist General Artist
Fun fact: This is the first result for the tag "#Genocide" that isn't about Undertale.
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