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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.

I've decided to spend a week, possibly more away from the site because of stressors. Details here 

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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


Times change. What did you do this summer that you were glad to get to do? What did you do this summer that being a year older and wiser let you do?

For me, this picture sums up what I think of when I think of the summer of 2014. The fact that I stood there (though the man in the photo is not me) stands out to me.

Garden of the Gods - 001 by Nichrysalis

Have a good day dA. Or I should say week. I'm taking some time off. From dA specifically. I've made some super stressful mistakes on here lately (thanks Aspergers :roll: ), one of them being I feel I mishandled a suicidal comment posted on a page of mine and subsequently lashed out at introverted-ghost. If you read this mention, I want to let you know I'm sorry. :heart: If anybody urgently need me for something on dA, please seek out someone else for the time being, or if you must contact me for any other reason besides dA you can message me on skype. My name is "nic.swaner" without quotes.


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autisticat Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student Writer
thanks for the fave! (late thanks but)
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(Extra late) thanks for faving my Donate widget customizing tutorial! Have a wonderful day pullmonaria by mintyy
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And you too!
N3ffShark Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey, do you listen to southsiders?
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Atmosphere's new album?
N3ffShark Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Not all of it.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I wanted to thank you for faving my article about World Suicide Prevention Day. It's something very close to my heart and I appreciate you taking the time to read it. :tighthug: Hope you are having a strong and good day. 

Kate x
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
:tighthug: Love x
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