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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 Packeranatic@gmail.com.

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.

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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

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"Nihil de nobis, sine nobis."

"Nothing about us without us."

The above is a common saying among disability activists. I watch quite a few people who have hands-on experience with disability discrimination, but none more so than Thanatos7777. He's a down-to-Earth writer and more importantly, he's easily the most passionate individual I've met on the site and I'd like to bring something he is doing more into the public eye. This is from his most recent journal.

So my friend from an advocacy training program learned something interesting. The prone restraints that killed Eric Garner are legal to use on special ed students in my current state. You can see how this is a problem.

Well since she has two kids with autism and a husband who was also in the program, they've decided to take that fight to the state Capitol with a few other people. Myself included.

Please send him some support, advice, and good luck. I'm sick and tired, especially as an autistic, of being misrepresented and letting there be laws out there that allow for this misrepresentation. Organizations such as Autism Speaks (which is a horrible, terrible organization, but that's another discussion) do little to actually combat discrimination and often encourage this misrepresentation, using their power to influence legislation that allows such things as the restraints described above without consulting those it is applied to.

"Nothing about us without us."


I like a good fightSo my friend  from an advocacy training program learned something interesting. The prone restraints that killed Eric Garner are legal to use on special ed students in my current state. You can see how this is a problem.
Well since she has two kids with autism and a husband who was also in the program, they've decided to take that fight to the state Capitol with a few other people. Myself included.
This fight is going to be interesting. As it is, we're gonna be fighting against some really crazy, and depending on whether she takes a suggestion I made, outright evil, people. See this is the South and there is this overriding belief that if a student is physically punished, they must have deserved it somehow. Especially if he/she is some sort of minority. The "spare the rod" nutjobs.
Then there's the "small government" nutjobs. We'll be seeing a lot of people whining about " the big bad state government telling local schools what to do!" and will probably start babbling about how the



Good luck man.

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somethingzenzen Featured By Owner 4 days ago   General Artist
Thanks so much for the recent :+fav:, Nic—and for previous ones as well. I really appreciate them all. ^_^
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I mades you a present......
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
It's adorable! :heart:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:  And we's isn't even anything official... 
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Yuuuuuuup. :love:
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Canis44 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks a bunch for adding my poem, 7:00AM, to your remarkable reads. :)
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, that is what it is. :)
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014   Writer
:iconblinkthanksfavplz: ... :)
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome! :)
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