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About Literature / Hobbyist Senior Member Nic SwanerMale/United States Groups :iconcrliterature: CRLiterature
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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


That is a damn good performance of something made up on the spot. I had to revisit the poem below due to some updated information about people in the poem. And most importantly, would you want to see me perform the poem below? bottom, beluga, big, bingo wings, blimp, blubbernugget, butterball, buffalo, cankled, chubby, chubble butt, chunky, double chin, doughboy, droptank, DUFF, elephant, fatabetic, fatso, fatsquatch, frump, FUPA, gamel, gothapotamous, gunt, heifer, hippo, hog, hoss, jiggleboo, joggernaut, King Kong, lard-tard, load, love handles...
When I want to strip out of my own skin
I remember that a childhood friend
will stuff money in my pants to watch me do so.
Because flesh is alluring, either when flabby or flexing.
And it isn't hard to think that he will actually do this
because how is he supposed to compare
pastry dough to pantyhose when he is a man
who reads me as a book of his he doesn't want to finish
because it's far too entertaining to watch my eyes squirm
when he is unfamiliar with my body language
but is content with Google translate
mispronunciating every word from my mouth
and dialect gestured from my body

as he says soberly and with every intent to insult,
“Show us your tits, man.”


This friend is the first to ask if I’ve gained weight
and the last to notice that my clothes are actually fitting looser

because what’s hard to see about someone easy on the eyes
is how a distinguishing feature becomes distinguishing.

There are days where I wonder
who'll stick a fork in each other first—
what's the over/underweight for that bet anyways?
He'll wager my weight
and just as easily could have said...
...manatee, man boobs, moomal, muffintop, neckbeard, obesiality, ox cart, pig, plumper, pork, Queen Kong, ragfag, reedle, robust, rotund, slobby seconds, sow, super-sized, swamp donkey, tater tits, thunder thighs, troll, tubby, twaddler, ugfug, umpa lumpa, vajankle, veeter, war pig, whale, X-butt, yeti, yodle, zeppelin and zombig

When I want to strip out of my own skin
it's because
I remember that he'll stuff money in my pants
to strip thin for him—

but I can only weigh his words
if I take them from him.


When I want to strip out of my own skin
I find I can’t strip past my fingernails,
so I throw a nice shirt and pants on;
wearing black to visit him at his wake.

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Vainamoinenian Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the wonderful comment! It means a lot to me :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Anytime. I hadn't seen work from you in a long time, so I had to read it, and I'm glad I did.
Vainamoinenian Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it's been quite a while. I normally write when I'm feeling stressed so it means that the last year was a good year for me haha :D But I'm glad I did write "Anything", it's been boiling in me for some time now :) And I'm very glad that you've enjoyed reading it! It shows me that I still can create something.
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Well I'm glad to hear you had a good year then. :) You've always been able to write good work. :nod:
sil333 Featured By Owner 23 hours ago   Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav Nic !! :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
:) Welcome!
aldrimer Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
just browsed some of the bitlets after reading your daily deviation (hearing half of a conversation) and i think you're a genious. can't wait to read more
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
:blushes: I'm honored you think that. And glad you enjoy what I write. I'll try not to disappoint. :)
DoloriferousFrost Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for the Fave :D
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
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