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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.

What quality is most important in a bedtime story? 

9 deviants said All of the above.
7 deviants said Positive enough to be calming.
6 deviants said The person who reads it.
4 deviants said Simple enough that the listener doesn't have to think.
3 deviants said Something else.


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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've been thinking about overthinking a lot in terms of someone who does overthink, because for the most part I don't overthink. I may hesitate or get anxiety... but I don't overthink. And I think this song sums it up nicely, with just one line, my thoughts about it.

"Just be glad to be here."

Also, I have a job interview Monday, and a lack of work pants. Need to look spiffy. I already got the haircut of champions though. :giggle:
  • Listening to: FC Kahuna
  • Reading: uh... homework?

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mamiffer Featured By Owner 2 days ago
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
You're a kidder, sir. I have had way more buttsharpies than that at once.
mamiffer Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Well the current record on reddit is 20. ;D
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
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brassteeth Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks for the fave.
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome. Always a pleasure. :)
EclecticQuill Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Writer
Thanks for the faves brother :hug: I really appreciate them, and I glad you liked the poem and Britlet. :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Very grateful to know you man. :)
EclecticQuill Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Writer
Likewise brother, you mean a lot to me, both as a fellow writer and on a more personal level. :hug: :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: Same, mate.
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