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What is your pet peeve about how others write quotes in their writing? 

6 deviants said Punctuation
3 deviants said Attribution and crediting
2 deviants said Formatting
2 deviants said Paraphrasing
2 deviants said Other
1 deviant said Styling
1 deviant said The use of [sic] or other quote-specific terms.


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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

I need a new "work jam," anyone care to recommend music to help me work? My job is fast-paced, so I have to maintain a sense of urgency constantly, which is why it is so important for me to sing while I cook. If it motivates anyone, I sing while I work because it helps me remember the list of ingredients on an order I'm preparing. So imagine someone singing a song but the lyrics are replaced with toppings, sauces, dough, and order sizes. Funny, right? That's serious business to me. :XD: The problem is that I have one song, and I want to expand. This is currently the one song:

It's a good song, but I'm looking to expand my gamut. I'm looking for music that is: a rock song, work-friendly, and is fun to sing along to (preferably with a fast tempo).

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MrReapergodSZ Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the llama and watch, you got great stuff :)
Necsie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Nic, what's good
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
My journal! And Giordano's in a week.
Necsie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
oSHIT my body is so ready for Giordano's
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Mine too! :iconlawooplz:
Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
  Oooh Nic!  I just now noticed that you have my
Shibari Haiku Renga   
included in your Remarkable Reads widget!  Thank you for featuring it there with so many other wonderful works (like "breathless" *sighs* I love that one too). :lovesquee: 
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
Aww you Top you. :love:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
*beats chest like macho gorilla* Me Top, but only most of the time. ;)
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Thank you very much for the favorites and the watch! :)
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