one that propels; especially : a device that consists of a central hub with radiating blades placed and twisted so that each forms part of a helical surface and that is used to propel a vehicle (as a ship or airplane)

I encountered this word from the following reading “The Tool”. It appear on the line said “Under the dizzying whirl of the scythe-like propellers……”. I now understand a propeller basically means the whirl device on a ship or airplane.

Urban Artifacts: Phase 1: Discover

My  Discovery

The three objects I close to write about are rock, nail, and chocolate. I found all three objects in the corner where located in the different place near the street. They are dirty and full with dirts. I believe no one would pick them up. The rock I found is round and smooth. Its yellow and looks pretty to me. The chocolate is also round, and the color is red. I think it was someone careless dropped this chocolate on the ground, then he just walked away without it. The nail is the oldest object in the all objects I found. It’s made of iron, smells like blood, dirty, and get rusty.

Sketches: Each one consisted of approximately 15 minutes each/ 3 hour overall.


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Discovery: Avatars

Person Avatar: Ayano


What I Observe:


Student uniform

Sharp eyes

Holding a board with Kanji


The anime avatar indicates the user is a fandom of anime.

The student uniform tells me she is a student.

Those sharp eyes to me means she is a careful though and a smart person.

Kanji is a kind of letter uses in Japan. It shows she is a person relates to Japan.


I choose this anime avatar of Ayano to write about is because I love anime and Ayano is also the first friend I made in this college. Those sharp eyes and Anger brows of her anime avatar makes me feel she had a powerful and smart mental, but her one hand is covered on her chest, this action makes me think she also has a weak side not always been strong. The student uniform exactly told me she is a student, and there she really is a college student. Kanji is a kind of letter uses in Japan. It shows she is a person relates to Japan. Judging from her appearance in the class she looks like an Asian, just not sure where she from. If she’s from Japan then the avatar with Kanji is not surprising me.

Connection to the member:

Almost all anime fans are using the anime picture to be their avatars, so I bet for 90% she’s an anime fan and after I read her biography I am more convinced of this and she does relate to Japan. In her biography says she grew up in Japan and her dream is to become an animator who creates anime characters through drawing/digitally. This clearly shows up her ambition and passion for Japanese anime, and I hope she would be succeeded.