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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

Because I suck at this whole 'writing about my life casually' thing, I wanted to do bullet points about high and low points for me personally at the moment. But then I realized that there's something somewhat troubling me in an unnerving sort of way. The reason for that is because I just up and stopped some meds back in late November. Not quite sure why, it started as I forgot them one day and then I toyed with the idea of 'what if I went off of them' the next day, which was not the smartest plan. Most of them were psych meds for anxiety or depression. However, one was an anti-convulsant, the medications that prevent seizures. the biggest change since coming off of them was that my hands stopped shaking entirely. They used to always shake and I could never hold them still. It's amazing to me that I can hold them completely still now. A few other things have happened since I came off the meds: I have a slightly bigger appetite, I am slightly more irritable, and my anxiety, surprisingly, has been much easier to manage. So much easier. I have tried weaning off my epilepsy meds before in November of 2011, and three weeks later in December I seized in the shower. That was my second to last seizure, the last being in November 2013 somewhere around the 16th-18th. That time was a breakthrough seizure, meaning I had been on meds to prevent seizures and one "broke through". I took a short break from dA after I had it:…

So, there's progress from coming off of the pills, but there's still a huge uncertainty as to whether the seizures have receded and subsided (for those unaware, epilepsy is not necessarily a lifelong condition).

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VampireEmbrace Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the fav
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome! :)
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Dat icon.
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer

Hey, thanks for joining :iconshortandsweetpoetry: ShortAndSweetPoetry! We're glad to have you with us. Please be sure to submit any and all short poetry you write and/or come across, into the right folders of course~ Wink/Razz

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or any of the other admins, DropDeadKrislyn, Amarantheans, Sharkitty, and AmethystVixen. We also have a donation account for the group at :iconsspdonationaccount:. Any and every donation is much appreciated! Heart

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P.S. Sorry this welcome took awhile to send! I got a little carried away. ^^;
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
No worries! :hug: Thanks for the welcome.
That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
You're most welcome! :rose:
ReThinkable Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Question: Where can I find that Slendy icon? Y'know, without the :la: on top? Thanks.
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know. I stole it from GrimFace242 once and saved over the file on accident when making this one. You could ask thorns though.
ReThinkable Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Oh, okay. c:
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