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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

Original journal here:

Who Reads dA Lit? A MissionHello deviantART lit community. I have a mission for you. I would like to create an infographic of the readers and writers on deviantART as well as provide a resource for helping the writers of deviantART understand their audience: who they are, what they like, what they want, and their opinions on dA lit. To do so, I have created an easy to complete survey that can be completed anonymously and can be found here:
Who Reads dA Lit?
The results will be shared in about a month's time on May 18 as raw data for the community to analyze themselves. In the meantime, I would like to ask if you could complete the survey and spread the word to other deviantART members. It is anonymous.
Thank you for your time,

There are quite a few things happening already with the survey, and I'd like to keep people up to date with what has been going on. If you tried to access the lit survey yesterday and noticed that you were taken to a 404 page, I'd like to apologize, and give you access to the updated link, which is here:

Though the link changed, making the survey seem inaccessible, the survey is unchanged and all of the data is still there and still accessible to myself and a few trusted individuals. These individuals are: your current lit volunteers, neurotype and GrimFace242; and your current owner of DailyLitRecognition, SilverInkblot. Please be respectful and do not prod them or myself for information in any way, we'd greatly appreciate it, as every precaution for confidentiality for the respondents is still being taken, which leads us to our next point.

As brought up by maxnort here, those who commented on the initial journal could possibly be linked to their response on the survey using the timestamps that the survey records automatically and matching it up with a certain writer's way of speaking. Because of this (admittedly far-fetched) potentiality, responses will not be shown with the choices people in the survey made and the timestamps and the original document will not be shown altogether, which seems the appropriate decision to make regardless.

For my last point, I'd like to start thinking ahead: What do you want to learn from the responses? Below are the questions from the survey. Is there anything you would especially like to know?

For example:
Did extroverted or introverted people read more genres than the other?
What did the people who responded to the written questions have in common?

Who's reading by Nichrysalis

The last two questions haven't been shown, they are:

:bulletblue: How can deviantART authors get you to read their work and keep you reading?
:bulletblue: Any other comments you would like to bring attention to about deviantART literature?

Thanks again for your time dA lit,

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Nichrysalis 1 day ago  Student Writer
Welcome! :)
callerofcrows 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Nichrysalis 4 days ago  Student Writer
No worries! I love each of my comments unconditionally. ;) :love:
LadyLincoln 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you had a beautiful birthday, sweetpea. :heart:
Nichrysalis 4 days ago  Student Writer
I did! Thanks m'lady. :)
LadyLincoln 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome, honey. :hug:
Happy Birthday my friend :)
Nichrysalis 4 days ago  Student Writer
Thanks Andi. It's good to hear from you. :hug:
Namco-NintendoFan-88 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nic Swaner, a.k.a. "Nichrysalis!"
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Good luck, and I hope you'll have a great b-day today!
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8:40 P.M.
Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)
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