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I need a laugh/cheering up. Can you describe your writing process in 3 pokemon moves? (list here:…

4 deviants said Make me laugh?
3 deviants said But I'm not really up for that right now and want to keep things PG.
1 deviant said Yes I'm aware that the game is usually 'describe your sex life in 3 moves.'


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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

This makes me happy. I understand it's simply self-fulfilling validation at this point, but it makes me SO damn happy to see my man Aesop Rock representing the largest vocabulary in rap by almost a thousand more words. He is literally OFF THAT CHART. It's from here:…

When I first published this analysis [of rappers' vocabulary], I excluded Aesop Rock, figuring he was too obscure. The Reddit hip hop community was in uproar, claiming Aesop would absolutely be # 1. Sure enough, Aesop Rock is well-above every artist in my dataset and I was obliged to add him to the chart. In fact, his datapoint is so far to the right that he should be off the chart (I'm lazy and didn't adjust the scale).

And if you don't know who Aesop Rock is, he's not A$AP Rocky. :stare: They actually met up with each other once and took some photos to help ease the confusion over their pseudonyms being similar thanks to a nerdy hip hop fan. Though Aesop Rock has been around for 15 more years than the other guy....

I'd rather not inundate you guys with song after song by this guy, but I would like to show something. So I'll give you a song by Aesop Rock that is close to my heart called One of Four (Thank You). I couldn't have made it this far in life if it weren't for music with this much emotion and heart. I simply wouldn't be here. The pure gesture of the lyrics (saying thank you and I'm sorry in song) gets me every time.

I guess it is kind of funny when you look at it from a step back
How one man can literally buckle under the same pressures
other men operate normally under

I have scoped this out from all angles, one at a time
I have been over everything in my head, 'till I can't think anymore
But I guess some times, when you can't breathe,
there are people there to breathe for you
I am lucky enough to have those people around me

I appreciate you guys madly,
Nic :heart:

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LittlewriterLink Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the Watch, my friend! I hope you enjoy my works and become great friends! :iconslipperyhugplz:
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
xxdraxx Featured By Owner 6 days ago  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!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome. :)

Supporting how?
WishfulDandelion Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding me to your watch darlin' that's sweet of you :'>
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Likewise. :heart:
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"He is always whittling away at several works of writing that will be submitted to free publishers or magazines."

That's caught my eye :) If you have any in mind who will accept fixed form poetry, then do let me know :nod: I look forward to it.

With that said, have you joined :iconpoetrynprosewatchers: or :iconthecritiquables: yet? Do give them a look whenever you can. They're literature groups. I host them often :)

And yes, before I forget : :hug: I'll admit that the twitter invite from you was a surprise for me. I wasn't even expecting a conversation to happen between us, to be frank - it was like a mountain stood and all I could do was look at it, unable to actually climb it. And you came over and said "dude, there's an elevator for a reason :P ". You are a good writer, don't get me wrong, and you really do seem like a guy who'd cherish friendship, good company, and even sincere advice since, for what its worth, you look like the honest sort. To me anyway, you look like the honest sort. And I genuinely respect that.

For what its worth, its good to know that we have something to talk about. For what its worth, I'll look forward to your reply :) Let me know whenever you find anything. Stay strong, and stay blessed.
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We all know you're wonderful, but in case you've forgotten for a moment, here's a reminder--


:eager: by darkmoon3636 :squee: Party High-five! Party :squee: :eager: by darkmoon3636

To see what nice thing you've been accused of doing (and who else is being recognized), find the widget by the same name on my profile page!

Helpful hint:  It's above the Stamp Box of Doom!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
oh? I did? :eager:
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