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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 haven't been around today. Not exactly. I had an incident where I got high, discovered my intolerance for and got very sick off of NUTMEG. Sometime late this morning I went to get coffee. Dunkin Donuts currently is promoting pumpkin flavored paraphernalia like crazy and I decided to try the pumpkin donuts AND the pumpkin-flavored coffee. Flash forward to when I've returned home about forty minutes later. I can't move for two reasons:

- because my stomach is so agitated the slightest movement threatens to make me throw up
- because I'm slowly becoming aware I haven't moved from the chair in ten minutes and what if if what the paranoia I am developing is a paranoia only associated with being high (it is)

Every symptom bolded below I experienced (and is how I deduced why I was feeling the way I was).

"In case reports intoxications with nutmeg had effects that varied from person to person, but were often reported to be an excited and confused state with headaches, nausea and dizziness, dry mouth, bloodshot eyes and memory disturbances. Nutmeg was also reported to induce hallucinogenic effects, such as visual distortions and paranoid ideation. In the reports nutmeg intoxication took several hours before maximum effect was reached. Effects and after-effects lasted up to several days."

Also that last part. This is the worst pressure I have ever felt in my head. Don't do nutmeg kids. Drugs are bad. Mkay?

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SpiralingSpontaneity Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
thank you very much for the favorite! i hope you're doing well. c: <333
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you are as well.
DoloriferousFrost Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for the Watch :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure as well.
HopesForFun777 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Ilove your bitlets!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love your icon!
xXI-Feel-InfiniteXx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the fave on 'Cyclical Love' :heart:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nic, thank you for the :+favlove: on "Caitlin!" :iconsweethugplz:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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