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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.



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Purely in the sense of who "trigger warnings" are for (the victims of any trauma viewing any material which may contain any relevant traumatic content), is having a trigger warning for those victims of trauma helpful or harmful? 

12 deviants said If the warning is heeded, it is helpful because they avoid the traumatic material.
1 deviant said If the warning is heeded, it is harmful because they avoid the traumatic material.


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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

I absolutely love this illustration of the spectrum of romantic relationships (and I think WeirdAndLovely will too!), which shows the gamut between monogamy and relationship anarchy. One thing they missed though, is aromanticism, which is the very extreme to both sides of the relationship spectrum. I still like how educational it is and simple it displays some of these more complex relationship methods (and not everything here is considered ethical).

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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome, you too!
SeaPlume Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav:. I'm glad you enjoyed my work!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
tack00 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
ZarinaSitumorang Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Thank you for the fav! Support means a lot to me :hug:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
Rhoder Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Writer
Hi! I want to read some of your prose. Where do you suggest I start? What needs commenting?
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Depends. I do non-fiction now more than I do fiction. And when I do fiction, it's almost always science fiction.… <-- That's my folder full of fictional prose.… <-- That's non-fiction.

I guess I would recommend these:

Hearing Half of a Conversation                    Forgive me for helping you understand
                    you’re not made of words alone.
                         —Roque Dalton; Clandestine Poems
I first learned how to build a house of playing cards in an adolescent psychiatric unit in suburban Chicago. A roommate taught me a trick, a mindset really, to have while placing the cards themselves— that a house of cards is always stacked against itself to stand. My trial-and-error attempts led to a lengthy row of playing cards
Retrograde          Scents from inside the suit intertwined their intentions with the sights of tangled and tessellated hair illumed by firefly LED's, spiking my circulation with memories and murmurs of dopamine.
          I took her by the gaze; she steered her sight away from mine. I led her through a glance that involved no scuffling of hands.
          She was one of two wayward strangers passing in the cosmos; two separate glances met as objects in motion tending to motion. People aren't the same however.
          Drifter was the term we were known as, people cast off of vessels and ships, mostly by accident, condemned to trudge about the universe until starvation kicked in or their oxygen-starved filters were finally incapable of operating. My unplanned departure from the mysteriously flaming
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