pravinlal said: Greetings Mr. Ries. I was wondering if you had put any consideration towards the governmental organization of the birrin. There have been numerous references to certain small scale governments, particularly in terms of corruption and refugee abuses, however I am curious as to whether or not organizations of alliances exist that are capable of acting on a global scale exist. I am aware that some degree of cooperation of this type was possible in the past hence the 'spear'.
Alliances form and dissolve as needs dictate, and birrin society is so compartmentalised that even if two areas are at war, different elements within those regions might still work together on projects of mutual interest.
beguilingblackness said: Do you have a concept for how space travel is accomplished between stars? Is there a jump drive? Worm holes? Star roads? Space gods? I would love to know!!
I don’t currently use ANY FTL at all in the birrin universe. Basically everyone uses variations on nuclear fusion and take their time.
1fk68shng said: Hi Mr. Ries! You might have mentioned this before, but is the birrin homeworld located at a real star, or a fictional one?
It is based in our galaxy, but a fictional star.
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie."
secretlyawizard said: do you ever plan to use your Birrin project in a story or a game or something? because it's a beautiful world!
At the very least, several books. If I ever can? A movie.
so you’re telling me there’s an alien who regenerates into a completely random form, that he cannot control or determine himself, and who understandably could take millions of different appearances, but who all 13 times just turned into a different skinny abled white guy
Oh pfffffft Moffat obviously would continue this
We like to call that ‘Lack of Vision’.