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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.

There\'s no rest for the weary...… 

3 deviants said I guess it's more than I'm feeling very disilliusioned with dA lately, it's that it's exacerbating a few feelings currently.
3 deviants said I turn to the song above when I need positivity, as it's a very positive song about keeping up when faced with adversity.
2 deviants said Considering taking a break from here. Preferably a long one. If you want to keep in contact, note me.
1 deviant said The topics and themes in the song resonate with me too much at the moment, and I'm not sure I'm okay with that.


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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

"I've learned that a great love is a lot like a good memory. When it's there, and you know it's there, but it's just out of your reach, it can be all that you think about. You can focus on it, and try to force it, but the more you do, the more you seem to push it away. But if you're patient, and you hold still, then maybe... Just maybe... It will come to you.

...And I mean, hell, if you have to live the rest of your life in a memory... You might as well make it a good one."

—Epsilon Church (Red vs Blue Season 8)

I rediscovered my love for the show Red vs Blue when I recently ran into British-Prophetess. The past two weeks I've chewed through 8 seasons, finishing season 8 a few minutes ago, which ended on the best quote from the series I've heard so far (see above) that shows their faux optimism in the face of their newfound hopelessness. I started out rewatching the show because it was something I could put on and laugh to as I worked on other things, and though that has now changed to me watching the show so I can keep up and experience it, I really prefer it that way.

And if you haven't watched this series yet, do so!…

Or start here, as seasons 6-8 are a trilogy in and of themselves. :)

  • Watching: Red vs Blue
  • Drinking: Cognac I wish

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Legrandzilla Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving my portrait of Molly!  Your approval of it means a lot! :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
It does? :blush:
Legrandzilla Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, because I know you and her are very close, and you know her well! :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
We are pretty close, I'm not sure I know her well enough yet. :)
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thorns Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Writer
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
This has got to be a trap. Am I supposed to throw this cake at Grim? ;)
thorns Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Writer
It's a test.

What do you think you should do with the cake?
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Share it and eat it with friends. If I throw it at Grim, only he gets the cake, and he doesn't even want the cake.

Do I win? :)
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EquestrianStrong Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
hey Nic whe you get a chance to get on skype i wanna chat with you cause i have stuff to tell you
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I should be available the rest of today. Should be. I know I've been a bit unreliable to people on skype lately.
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