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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.

Tell me a fact about your birth. 

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9 deviants said Is there a story associated with you coming into this world?
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7 deviants said Were you premature, only expected to live for so long, other complications etc?
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1 deviant said Here's mine: My father didn't sign the birth cerificate but was around for me since day one (he's in the hospital photo)

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Nichrysalis has started a donation pool!
2,250 / 10,000
Any points donated will go towards offering prizes for Fixed Form Fiestas.

For every 2000 point increment reached, a new Fixed Form Fiesta will be held!

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0 - Haiku Sonnet by Nichrysalis May 2014 Winners
2000 - Nested Villanelle by jswebb August 2014
4000 - TBA
6000 - TBA
8000 - TBA
10000 - TBA

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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 Packeranatic@gmail.com.

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.

Trivia

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

Interests
Multhaiku, a haiku and micro-poetry based group, is conspiring to hold another contest in the near future (details are top secret) but already we have a great prize list accumulating. In the days before the contest opens, we'd like to open it up to donations of all kinds. Here's a peek at what's already up for grabs:

1st Place

600 points from hopeburnsblue
200 points from Nichrysalis
Matching origami book and bookmark from Nichrysalis and SilverInkblot with your writing inside.
Features from Multhaiku, hopeburnsblue, and haphazardmelody

2nd Place

400 points from hopeburnsblue
200 points from Nichrysalis
Matching origami book and bookmark from Nichrysalis and SilverInkblot with your writing inside.
Features from Multhaiku, hopeburnsblue, and haphazardmelody

3rd Place

200 points from hopeburnsblue
200 points from Nichrysalis
Matching origami book and bookmark from Nichrysalis and SilverInkblot with your writing inside.
Features from Multhaiku, hopeburnsblue, and haphazardmelody


Feel free to donate: points, features, llamas, premium, critiques, and anything else you can think of. We're on the lookout for any unique prizes people have to offer as well.

Thanks for your time, and stay on the lookout for the contest!

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ezradeacon Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
:lol: Have you seen the Foo Fighters' ALS Icebucket Challenge, with the brilliant "Carrie" theme? youtu.be/XLZOjLv0_6k

Thought it was a nice coincidence, given this months book club selection! ;)
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Regal-Pinion Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I saw a gif of an Aesop Rock video, and as bias as this sounds, I knew to watch you.
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Writer
That's not bias!
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Regal-Pinion Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
That's good to know. :)
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Pailei Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the fave on "the taste of words!" :)
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Writer
Welcome. :heart:
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Khaimin Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the favorite. c:
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Writer
:heart:
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BlueStanza Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for suggesting "Grandfather" for the DD. I literally cried to see the work loved by so many people. :) Hug And also for adding my work to your collection.  It was so very sweet of you. <3
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Writer
I'm glad it was featured. :)
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