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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

This journal is still PG just to let everyone know.

A few things, firstly, I'll be moving soon, probably sometime in May. I'm excited to get out of this house with a family I don't identify with any more. Apartment hunting is a drag though. It sucks donkey balls, I'll just leave it at that.

That being said, I've been trying to find ways to supplement my budget. My first job was 10$ an hour, the second was 9$ an hour, and the third was 8.25$. I think I did this wrong. I'm more than a bit jealous of my future actual roommate, Dakota, who has been blessed with a fixed scheduled, more hours and a quarter dollar raise every once in a while. My laptop's frame broke, making doing work at college (where I focus 20 times better) impractical, but the computer itself is still intact.

The way I decided to supplement my income is... interesting to say the least. My first idea was to turn to I've written for Listverse several times, and even been paid by them. Nowadays, it's standard for them to compensate list-article (listicles) authors with $100 an article. But I ran into a problem. And that is I have only a finite amount of topics I trust myself to write on knowledgeably. These topics are inherently controversial and entrenched in modern social issues, and the site specializes more in the bizarre, mysterious, and historical topics. I didn't see myself making 100$ consistently enough to invest time in it forever, so I needed something sturdy. But I've always had a problem sitting down and writing out prose. It took me two years to write a 10,000+ word sci-fi short story. But I still sat down to write an article and begin paving the way for a triple digit boost in my bank account.

Instead, I wrote 1500 words in 2 hours... of erotica. :blushes: I think at some point I wanted to write something hot for WeirdAndLovely, but my inner writer took over and began expanding a dialogue and setting, establishing a voice of the person I wanted it to be, and guess what! This is easily the most coherent and best prose I've ever written and focused on! I was actually kind of embarrassed at the end of writing what I have now, but then I remembered what the top-selling niche on Amazon and many other ebook retailers are, and I realized I had an opportunity to cash in on that and do it better and showcase what real sex and love can be than most other erotic authors out there. As I said to Molly, I want to make consent beautiful and being safe sexy while being realistic about sexual experiences and recognizing that not everything is perfect... in a fantasy. The result I have so far is honestly... very promising, but also 18+.

Suffice it to say, absolutely NONE of this content will make it here to dA, this is not the place for it, so there is no need to worry I'll post porn to your message centers. It's just an interesting, unexpected breakthrough as a writer.

I'm sure I'm going to get comments like, "well it's easy to focus on something like that wink wink nudge nudge hint hint," and honestly, I won't tolerate commenters who don't take me seriously. This wasn't me enjoying the things I described as I wrote about them, this was me enjoying the creation of a universe whose story I was telling, not a masturbation session.

So I hope I found a way to earn some money on the side, basically.

And now for something completely different!

The Westboro Baptist Church is protesting in a town near my hometown of Robinson, Illinois. As far north as Illinois is, that's southern baptist and Methodist territory, and we're going to cure them with kindness. For those who don't know, the WBC is a hate group who rose to fame protesting US veteran's funeral with "God hates fags" signs. In preparation for this, the police chief of Casey, Illinois, has been putting out a message across town and on Facebook and how he is handling this makes my rural heart proud. #thatshowwedoithere

The Casey Community:

I have received notification from The Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas that they will be in Casey on Sunday, May 1st to have “peaceful & non-violent protests” at three (3) of our churches during their services on Sunday morning.

For those of you not familiar with WBC, they are the people that stage protests at veteran’s funerals across the country. Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an unaffiliated Baptist church known for its hate speech, especially against LGBT people (homophobia), Jews (antisemitism), and politicians. The church is categorized as a hate group and is monitored as such by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The WBC regularly stages protests around the country, thousands per year at several locations each week. The group picket’s institutions and individuals they think support homosexuality or otherwise subvert what they believe is God’s law. Some of their tactics include desecrating the American Flag and displaying crude and vulgar signs.

Churches are:
9:00 – 9:30am St. Charles Borromeo Catholic, 300 E. Jefferson, Casey, IL 62420
9:30 – 10:00am Casey First Baptist, 101 E. Alabama Ave., Casey, IL 62420
10:00 – 10:30am Casey United Methodist, 703 N. State Highway 49, Casey, IL 62420

We have been in contact with administration of the chosen churches and have reached out to the WBC to discuss issues and concerns prior to their arrival and feel confident that they will hold true to their word that they will be non-violent and “just want to get their message out”

As Chief of Police, I wanted to let everyone know that while their beliefs and actions are about as far from Jesus’s teachings as you can get, WBC members strive for publicity and stirring up reactions from the rest of us, pushing the limits of freedom of speech that so many of our exceptional men and women have sacrificed their lives to ensure that all Americans can enjoy even if we disagree with some. Be aware they always travel with photographers and videographers so I ask that everyone politely ignore these people and go in and out of your place of worship and let them do their thing and leave our community, making their visit to Casey extremely uneventful.

In closing, we as a community need to be reminded of two scriptures: What Jesus said in John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” and in regards to our final judgement, 2 Corinthians 5:10, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad”.

Thank You & God Bless!
Mark Jenkins
Chief of Police

Journal History

Green Bay Packers and the Miracle in Motown

Events of the play

On the preceding play, with only six seconds left in the game, Green Bay was at its own 24-yard line. Green Bay completed a number of lateral passes until a penalty was called on Detroit Lions defender Devin Taylor for pulling Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' face mask. Following the penalty, the Packers were awarded one last untimed play after the game clock had reached zero. After calling the play, all Packers' receivers ran towards the end zone and Aaron Rodgers broke right and threw a 61-yard (56 m) Hail Mary pass into the end zone. Tight end Richard Rodgers caught the pass, resulting in the Packers winning 27–23. QB Aaron Rodger's throw was so high that it nearly hit the rafters at Ford Field.


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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner 5 days ago
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They're going to be well-spent, I guarantee!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
That pun was cringing, well-done!
ArthurTheBraveOne Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for adding Federal Complacency to your collection! :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner 5 days ago

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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner 3 days ago
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner 3 days ago
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