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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



Tue Oct 21, 2014, 11:46 PM
Parody. We all appreciate it, we all use it at one time or another. The following journal contains parody.

Parody: made possible by the innovative 'dick laser' in the 14th century.

Lasers aside, I think it is time to address the growing zombie horde at your back window. And I think I have just the solution. Clearly, zombies have no sense of humor, have a lack of balance and only die when the brain is destroyed. They're really only good at synchronized dancing when it comes down to it. We can use this to our advantage deviantART. We can use this to defend ourselves. With locks, bricks, baseball bats and pencils on paper we can drive them back. We need to make them laugh. We will write #zombedyhaiku.

#zombedyhaiku: made possible by blood and ice cream.

It was on t-shirts and in English class I learned about haiku and refrigerators: I was initially taught haiku have 3 lines of 17 syllables, or 5-7-5, and in Japanese, where haiku consist of seventeen onji (which are not syllables), this is somewhat true. But last I checked my knowledge of the Japanese language consists of hello and city names. My apologies to people clicking on links that seem relevant but are really there to break up text. Like the gif's of parodies, it's distracting. And amusing.

Is it wrong I don't know who to root for?

But by staying on topic and educating ourselves we can come to find out how haiku operate: one: haiku consist of seventeen Japanese onji, not English syllables; two: haiku can be written on a number of topics in English; and three: haiku are a type of fixed form unlike any westernized poetry form.

But eventually someone counter-tops these facts with the idea that 5-7-5 is just how haiku are popularly written in English and those who write haiku without counting syllables run up and into a wall. Presumably in the kitchen. In bed.

And what was a good-intentioned and educational reply that a haiku that doesn't follow Japanese form is essentially an aphorism, which is an observation that contains a general truth written concisely, becomes someone on a forum furnishing their fervor in misunderstood euphonic concoctions, insisting a word's enunciation be potentially prenunciated "love-ah-lee" and not "love-lee" for syllable count. We've all been there. And what does the internet tell this person?

Truthiness. And flamey bits.

Oh, the thinks we thought to think of to tell them are not being thought because haiku can be about nature or they can become skynet self-aware, though sometimes they won't make sense. Refrigerator. The loose moral being, like lawnmowers, we can all follow our dreams and kill zombies and write haiku any way you prefer.

Now is not a simpler time (the zombies used to go slow in my day). We now keep our lasers in our pants. We use parody to satirize arguments from afar. We still follow our dreams. We still mow our lawns. We will write #zombedyhaiku.

This is me being serious business: Contribute a haiku about how you would combat the growing zombie horde and post it to deviantART somewhere, anywhere and tag it so others can find it: #zombedyhaiku. Then spread the word. Can you do it?

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CDing93 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Student Writer
Thanks for the fave on "Residenz!" If you've got the time, a comment with some feedback would be much appreciated!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: Thanks for the welcome.
copper9lives Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you SO much for joining! :love:
LittlewriterLink Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the Watch, my friend! I hope you enjoy my works and become great friends! :iconslipperyhugplz:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
I love that emote (as in, its a favorite of mine)! :iconslipperyhugplz: I kinda watched you for the Terraria shenanigans if that's okay. :)
LittlewriterLink Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
That's fine; I don't mind at all. This profile is used for a load of different art types and fan bases. Some people love my photography, others my stories, and of course, many enjoy the Terraria work myself and Alex put here.
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xxdraxx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Artist

Just wanted to thank you for the fave!

Also, since I'm currently focusing on music, I was wondering if you'd be interested in supporting me in that endeavor of mine?

If you are, I can link you to where you can find that stuff!
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