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These are fine examples of what literature is crafted to be. Take heed and take notice of their nuances and anatomy, for they are thunderbolts among this word-drenched thunderstorm.

If everybody in the world had an animal mating call that consisted of 2-3 words of things they want from a partner, what animal would yours sound like and what would be the things you want? 

3 deviants said Don't know what foxes sound like, but my two things would be romance and reliability. :blushes:
1 deviant said I'd be a snow fox, because they look cute and sweet but can be fierce when needed and I like snow.


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Nic Swaner
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Artist's Statement 10/25/2011

Nic Swaner is a studying graphic designer, and a budding young writer whose concepts and syntax require a rush of blood and breath to the lungs. For inspiration he need not look far from the cyclopean sun, feel the displacement before the epilepsy, synthesize some synesthesia, or recall the origami folds his hands have memorized throughout the years.

Nic is almost entirely self-taught in the ways of writing and in doing so has created a style all his own. His medium is mainly through poetry, short stories and articles for websites; he excels in portraying his thoughts and ideas in a world of complex and harmonious verbiage. He is always whittling away at several works of writing that will be submitted to free publishers or magazines. Nic will always be happy to edit and critique your writing, whether it's poetry or prose. Contact him at

Nic is currently studying graphic design and the fundamentals of art. He has always emphasized the power of concept over complexity, and have maximized color and composition to their utmost potential. He prefers to work with photomanipulations and typography to portray his concepts. He is always open to critique from his peers. Other artistic endeavors from Nic include folding origami, film photography, darkroom artwork such as photograms, and music production.


Nic lives in Chicago, Illinois, but his hometown is Robinson, Illinois. He likes Progressive Rock and Underground Rap music. Marcus J. Ranum is his most adored photographer. Samurai Jack is his favorite cartoon character along with Ed, Edd, and Eddy. His favorite ice cream flavor is French Vanilla. He has a mild form of sound to color synesthesia for melodies and believes the song Echoes by Pink Floyd is green.

"The world is only as old as the person to whom you speak." - Nic Swaner


Anybody who has been talking to me lately has probably at least heard me talking about Aaron Schock, a congressman for my state who used taxpayer and fund money to live out his life in awesome ways. Haters gonna hate, hate.

Anybody who is a techie or is an owner a lenovo computer, both of which I am to varying degrees, is collectively losing their shit over the pre-installed malware that has come on most of the computer models lenovo has shipped starting from September. Some of you may remember I was happy to be surprised with a new computer late 2014, which was a lenovo. I woke up this morning to BOTH of my computer's anti-malware programs telling me to check my laptop immediately and remove Superfish. So far I have removed most of it, I still need to remove the root certificate somewhere in my computer. If you're concerned you might have Superfish (I had no idea this entire time until the story blew up), here's a place to start:

To make a long story short, Superfish used a single-password security certificate, meaning that anyone who had the password to that certificate would have access to any traffic being monitored by Superfish. So what happened after Superfish was discovered? Someone cracked the password and published it, leaving a huge number of Lenovo laptop owners vulnerable.

A security researcher reported in a blog post that the password was “komodia” (the name of the company that made the malware). Seriously.…

Luckily, I found something that put a smile on my face, called Kitty History. Apparently history is fun when told in a parallel universe where everyone is a kitten and sung to a tune from Beach Boys (I think that's the Beach Boys, right?).

Journal History


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jdrainville Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much for the :+fav:! :wave:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: Welcome!
Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving my portrait of Molly!  Your approval of it means a lot! :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It does? :blush:
Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, because I know you and her are very close, and you know her well! :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
We are pretty close, I'm not sure I know her well enough yet. :)
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thorns Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015   Writer
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This has got to be a trap. Am I supposed to throw this cake at Grim? ;)
thorns Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015   Writer
It's a test.

What do you think you should do with the cake?
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Share it and eat it with friends. If I throw it at Grim, only he gets the cake, and he doesn't even want the cake.

Do I win? :)
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