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About Literature / Hobbyist Senior Member Nic SwanerMale/United States Groups :iconcrliterature: CRLiterature
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Is there a phrase that's the female equivalent of the concept of 'a good man'? I can't seem to think of anything but 'a nice girl'. 

6 deviants said Yes, there is a female version of the phrase.
5 deviants said Not sure.
4 deviants said Not to my knowledge there isn't.


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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

Can rumors be good? That's what I'm hoping, that hopefully they will be a catalyst for something. I officially joined deviantART in November of 2007. A month earlier I had joined my first art site, the now closed down under the recommendation of my good friend, Eddie, or Cwayon. The site closed in 2011 after several site technicalities and attacks on the site left it inactive and several admins agreed it was the best move. But it's been too long, there's rumors of bringing it back, site name and everything. You see, Delta-Visions was legendary in its hey day. I was lucky enough to know several artists there before they went on to become professionals. To give you an idea of the diversity of the community, here's a feature of the stellar creativity delta-visions gave the community and is STILL affecting the community with.

[Mosaic] by Capuccin017

Abstraction by Five5Oh

Scratchwork - Spaceman - LP by dachivale

On Fire by Will3Style

TC ~ T H E    S H I E L D by TreehouseCharms

Hunting the Alkazir by fmacmanus

Form by clyzm

Resurrected Abomination by nomhak

Custom Sylenth1 skin by Senthrax

App Icon SEEYAdesigns by GFX-SeeYa

Nina Illustrator Redrawn by Zeraylph

Goodbye DV by tulawena

Pumpkin Thump Orchard. by jugga-lizzle

and myself too!

The Heart and The Skeleton by Nichrysalis

But then again, they could just be rumors. :saddummy: Cross your fingers with me, dA? This other community means a lot to me. Even three years after its shutdown, the members are still with each other. :heart:

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xxdraxx Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Artist

Just wanted to thank you for the fave!

Also, since I'm currently focusing on music, I was wondering if you'd be interested in supporting me in that endeavor of mine?

If you are, I can link you to where you can find that stuff!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome. :)

Supporting how?
WishfulDandelion Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding me to your watch darlin' that's sweet of you :'>
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Likewise. :heart:
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"He is always whittling away at several works of writing that will be submitted to free publishers or magazines."

That's caught my eye :) If you have any in mind who will accept fixed form poetry, then do let me know :nod: I look forward to it.

With that said, have you joined :iconpoetrynprosewatchers: or :iconthecritiquables: yet? Do give them a look whenever you can. They're literature groups. I host them often :)

And yes, before I forget : :hug: I'll admit that the twitter invite from you was a surprise for me. I wasn't even expecting a conversation to happen between us, to be frank - it was like a mountain stood and all I could do was look at it, unable to actually climb it. And you came over and said "dude, there's an elevator for a reason :P ". You are a good writer, don't get me wrong, and you really do seem like a guy who'd cherish friendship, good company, and even sincere advice since, for what its worth, you look like the honest sort. To me anyway, you look like the honest sort. And I genuinely respect that.

For what its worth, its good to know that we have something to talk about. For what its worth, I'll look forward to your reply :) Let me know whenever you find anything. Stay strong, and stay blessed.
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We all know you're wonderful, but in case you've forgotten for a moment, here's a reminder--


:eager: by darkmoon3636 :squee: Party High-five! Party :squee: :eager: by darkmoon3636

To see what nice thing you've been accused of doing (and who else is being recognized), find the widget by the same name on my profile page!

Helpful hint:  It's above the Stamp Box of Doom!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
oh? I did? :eager:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes indeed!
Cionie Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the fave! It's very appreciated :)

The Pigeon Flyer's Daughter by Cionie
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: I'd love to be able to see the details. :)
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