The actual smell of rain comes from plants. When plants are in drought they produce oils in replacement for waters. When the time comes and it finally starts raining the plants get their needed water and they release these oils in the air and the smell of that oil is what we call smell of rain
the scent is called petrichor
Anonymous asked: sorry to hear about your loss. i'll be thinking of you. <3
She was a family friend who me and my mom went when we first started going to PFLAG when I was in middle school.
She was getting up there in age and her husband just called to tell me that she passed earlier this month.
I was just thinking about her the other day as a matter of fact.
Fuck this one hurts.
and now I just learned that a family friend just passed and fuck this one hurt…
I get so frustrated with my youth group kids sometimes.
I learn so much from them especially my trans kids and they’re honestly some of the smartest people (not just kids, people) I’ve ever met.
But G-d….when we get to issues about gender, race and privilege….it’s like a fucking train wreck.
I had to explain to one of my trans male kids why female privilege wasn’t an actual thing, why the origins of Demisexuality doesn’t compromise it’s legitimacy, and why women not being eligible for the draft doesn’t constitute female privilege.
Ugh…my head hurts.
Imogen Heap helps invent gloves that will “change the way we make music”
I don’t think anyone could possibly imagine what having these would mean to me
theres too much you could do with this i wouldnt know what to do oh god
this is so fucking COOL
The Mi.Mu Glove is on Kickstarter, the campaign ends May 3.
”It’s really exciting to see what people might do with hacking them. So, the software is gonna be open-source, and so is the hardware.”
Considering how much data the gloves are able to process (right down to specific gestural input), and the fact that the gloves are wireless, this could go far beyond music. Mix these gloves with the Oculus Rift, and they might just become the solution for controller-free VR Input.
I really, really hope the campaign is funded.
Gosh I love Imogen so much ahh.
the blending of choreography and instruments….I’m in love.