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3 deviants said ALL THE DOGGIES
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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

Day 1 of Care Packaging the girlfriend has commenced! :evillaugh:

There will probably be spoilers in this journal. Four days after me and WeirdAndLovely started talking in 2014, it will be October 27th. October 27th to November 6th will be interesting to say the least. On October 27th, it is my brother's birthday and the highly-anticipated followup to Halo 4 releases. To put it briefy, Halo is a game I am deeply connected with. The original Halo Combat: Evolved was the first xbox title I ever played way back in 2002-2003-ish. When my friend convinced his dad to preorder Halo 2, we lost our eleven year old minds and spent months just 1v1-ing each other and perfecting campaign run-throughs, as well as acquiring the Scarab gun. It's always the story to the Halo games that kept me coming back though. In the first game, it was the marvelously done plot twist, a plot twist that hasn't been beaten since in the gaming industry, that makes the game stand out. The sequel was even better, and began to hint at Master Chief's further relationship with Cortana. That relationship can't be better illustrated than this scene in Halo 4 (don't watch if you don't want something spoiled).

(Spoiler: I cried lots and lots during this scene, I'm an emotional guy, especially in music, film, and games, and this game has a special place in my heart)

Obviously, it's been a trend of sorts in the entertainment industries lately to have established characters go 'rogue,' but that doesn't mean the trend is without merit and can't be done right and it's appearing like it will be done well in the next Halo and the next James Bond movie. I guess my gripe is really a personal one, and not really a gripe at all. I'm just very exclusively interested in stories where the character leans closer and closer to antihero lately, even though it's always a story element I've enjoyed, but lately it seems that's the kind of characters in entertainment I've been gravitating to more than usual. Anybody else doing this?

The hypetrain is real and boarding for the next James Bond movie also. I've always been a passive James Bond fan; my grandfather originally introduced me to James Bond and Star Wars (he's a very intense sci-fi fan as well). I always liked the Bond movies, but not this intensely. There's something about the added emotional incentive in Skyfall that made the movie absolutely stupendous in my opinion, and I honestly wouldn't have even seen it if laurotica hadn't exclaimed it was really good and well-written. That it captured her interest, piqued my own curiosity, and I eventually saw it when it came on Netflix, and I really enjoyed it. Mostly because it was less about the suspense novel plot and about Bond's sense of purpose and self-preservation, so naturally, I was excited ever since it's become obvious that the next movie follows a very emotionally more tormented James Bond than we're used to seeing.

Also, the new title theme for Spectre makes me curious for just how far they plan to carry this emotional theme. And that Sam Smith guy who sang it has crazy control over his falsetto. Like seriously crazy control. hopeburnsblue, I don't know if you know this singer, but I really like his title theme, which is called Writing's on the Wall, and thought you might like it. I've linked it further down. But yah, I've been very interested in films and games this year. The other day I saw The Martian and absolutely loved its storytelling. As someone on facebook pointed out, America has spent a lot of money "retrieving" Matt Damon. He plays the character Tom Hanks seeks in Saving Private Ryan, he plays an astronaut being "retrieved" in Interstellar, and now The Martian is entirely devoted to bringing him back from Mars. All of those are great movies though.

If you would like to help aid the effort to post cute doggies on inknalcohol's page, go link him to a cute doggie picture by posting a comment on his page.

And I have a job interview tomorrow, wish me luck!

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RopeWrangler Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Fave!
Memnalar Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Thank you for your support of spookiness! :salute:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
RattledFawn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Student Writer
Thanks so much for the fave, dear! :heart:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome! :heart:
RattledFawn Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Student Writer
RopeWrangler Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Fave and the Watch!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome, your ropework is very pretty and inspiring, and I hope I can achieve some of the designs you've tied. Practice makes  perfect. :)
RopeWrangler Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words. All it takes is an interest and practice. Unfortunately usually lots of practice. Good luck!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you as well!
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