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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.

When writing, do you create word clouds (lists of associated words or terms you would like to use)? I so, could you share one with us? 

12 deviants said No, i don't.
6 deviants said This is a thing?
3 deviants said Yes! Word clouds are awesome! :w00t!:


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Nic Swaner
Artist | Student | 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 wanted to share a song with somebody a week or so ago and when looking up the song found the video below on youtube, which flashes black, white, yellow and green at an uneven frequency. It is the only video of the song in question. If you watch the fan-made video below, take all the precaution you can, especially if you are epileptic or have had a seizure. It is a fan-made video and I reported it for reasons of safety. I received a rote, blatantly standard response stating that the video fit the community guidelines therefore nothing was to be done. :hmm: So I'm a bit disappointed in whoever reviewed the video for taking that stance, and a bit deterred from even pursuing any further actions. I personally can't even bear to look at the video without feeling a headache type soreness coming on. :saddummy: I know only a handful of my watchers have experienced epilepsy in some form, either themselves or to people around them, but does this not not seem endangering and even a bit reckless and careless to not have a policy against such videos? The worst that was ever done for a seizure-inducing video was a slap on the wrist to Kanye "I'm the voice of a generation" West, who had a video that had induced seizures taken down and then the video was mysteriously and suddenly up again after the label talked to youtube, despite a whole movement from several epileptic organizations to have it taken down. This is fucked up.

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Delice1941 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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Thanks for the favourite!
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Welcome. :)
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Thank You so much for the favorite! :)
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