Theme #3: GUARDESS ♥ Preview | Code 

A few of you requested for me to post the code for my [current] theme. I’m finally releasing it to kind of motivate myself to make a new theme for my blog.

 500 pixels wide posts.
 400 pixels wide sidebar: If you would like to change/make a new sidebar image keep in mind to make room for the content below it (description and links, at least 180 pixels of space).
10 Custom Links: All links must be used in order for the sidebar to work properly.

  This theme can be edited/tweaked as much as you want, as long as the credits remain intact. However, moving the credits to a secondary page is fine!
  If there are any errors on my part let me know and I will try to fix them.  
 Please like or reblog if you use! 

EDIT (03/28/15): I made a template/psd of the sidebar for those who would want to make their own sidebar image. You can download it here. Hope that helps!

There can be little doubt, too, that it was service in the phalanx which made the sturdy country folk of the Macedonian lands, including upper Macedonia, for the first time truly conscious of a common identity, a national identity as Makedones, a powerful people-in-arms capable of dominating their world. The strength of this political consciousness on the part of the Macedonian phalangites is very clear in a number of episodes during the reign of Alexander and its immediate aftermath, when the phalanx stood up against Alexander, their king, and against his great officers after his death, enforcing their own views on policy matters… in sum, the Macedonian state and nation was in large degree the creation of the Macedonian army invented and trained by Philip.
—  Richard A. Billows, Kings & Colonists: Aspects of Macedonian Imperialism

Here are some 175px ×175px Audrey Hepburn icons. Feel free to use them and please don’t claim them as your own. If you want to use them as tumblr icons then you’ll have to resize them to 100px ×100px (although I’m pretty sure they’ll work with the current size too). If you’ve got any queries about that, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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Grafting Questions

@ leafyoak asked: I’ve just been grafting some apples and I have a few questions about them and the grafting process, which I hope with your knowledge you may be able to solve.  Does it matter if the scion is older than the rootstock? I’m grafting old wild crabapple scion onto mm106, but the old tree doesn’t have much ‘fresh wood’ which is ideal, so I’m not certain whether older scion would effect it too much? And if the scion is older, should I prune off the fruit buds on them?

As a rule, the scion is always from an older plant than the rootstock: as in, if you are grafting a Granny Smith scion, it is genetically identical to the tree that was planted in Australia in 1868.

However, you mean the age of the tissues on the portion you are grafting: generally, it is best to think about that in width. Most grafting guides I’ve read say “pencil-thick” scion wood is ideal: water sprouts are the best for this purpose, but older wood is also fine.

You should pluck off any flowers, as scion wood should not flower for the first year or two after being grafted: that way, the branch can devote more energy to making a solid graft union.

@ qdoom asked: I intend to replant some trees that I grafted last year and I am planning to plant them deeper so the grafted varieties develop their own root system; I also think that some of the root stocks have canker. Do you have any experience with this or ideas?

Burying the graft union deeper than the soil layer is standard practice with certain grafts, especially those where the union is weaker, like when a Medlar is grafted to a Hawthorn.

I don’t have any experience with rootstocks that have canker, and I would have to know what kind of trees you are working with, and whether it was a fungal or bacterial canker

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THIS GUY WRITES SHORT COMEDIC PLAYS FOR HIGH SCHOOLS (last year we tried to put on “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse”, for instance) AND ON HIS WEBSITE YOU CAN USE HIS MONOLOGUES FOR FREE:

After searching for days to find a good (comedic) monologue, I feel as though I should share this godsend with my fellow actors (there’s some good dramatic stuff, too!)



Using Graphic Novels in Education: Aya: Life in Yop City

In Meryl Jaffe’s latest teaching resource, readers can get a glimpse of 1970s Ivory Coast with Aya: Life in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie!


Below the cut, you’ll find #61 gifs of Tina Cohen-Chang as she is seen in the thirteenth and final episode of season six of Glee, Dreams Come True. All of these gifs were made by me, so please do not claim them as your own and I would appreciate a like or a reblog if you use them. Enjoy!

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