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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.

Has a corporation ever "invented" a movement or group to influence politics near you? Monsanto is doing that right now in Hawaii and it's terrible. 

3 deviants said Yes (An actual movement in Hawaii to stop using the islands like Jurassic Park: )
2 deviants said No (Monsanto's invented countergroup:… )


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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

If you haven't seen already, I'm taking requests for synesthesia interpretations here:…

I take pride in my synesthesia, a lot of pride, and I should explain where that pride comes from. Years ago, when young Nic existed, the experience of synesthesia was more "there" and more clear. That was eight or so years ago when I hadn't even discovered a name for what it was but had discovered not everybody experienced it. But when it became clear to me that it was synesthesia, something else became apparent as well.

I'm sorry for being dramatic about what became apparent, but I'd like to introduce you to an article I co-wrote with Synesthi on the drawbacks of synesthesia:…

From item 2 in the article:
Synesthesia doesn’t necessarily stick around for everyone; many who have it experience a gradual fade effect where their synesthetic experiences become weaker in intensity over time. A melody that appeared vividly as bright yellow years ago now would be hardly experienced at all later on.

I wrote that part of the article from personal experience and I feel that that's what's happening more and more to a certain extent. It's a bit crushing, to be honest and I don't want anyone to feel like I'm lying to them with my interpretations, because I'm not. But for those who have synesthesia, it's becoming harder and harder for me to "focus" on the mental overlay and as I said, it's a bit crushing, feeling that it will be gone completely someday. I don't mean to offend anyone by this comparison, but I think I understand more of what hopeburnsblue faces every day with vision loss.

Also, I'm extending the poll poem contest for another two weeks (the 28th). Good luck and get those poems in pronto. :)

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I wanted to thank you for faving my article about World Suicide Prevention Day. It's something very close to my heart and I appreciate you taking the time to read it. :tighthug: Hope you are having a strong and good day. 

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