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#Steve that’s a judging face #are you judging Tony #I think you are #just because he put his name on a building too doesn’t mean he wants to take over the world #Tony wouldn’t have any idea what the fuck to do with the world if he had it #he’d probably give it to Pepper

reblogging for he’d probably give it to Pepper

He’d definitely give at least 12% to pepper

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     Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator; Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ

Cleopatra, (born 69 BC—died 30 BC),ruled ancient Egypt as co-regent (first with her two younger brothers and then with her son) for almost three decades. She became the last in a dynasty of Macedonian rulers founded by Ptolemy, who served as general under Alexander the Great during his conquest of Egypt in 332 B.C.

" For her beauty, as we are told, was in itself not altogether incomparable, nor such as to strike those who saw her; but converse with her had an irresistible charm, and her presence, combined with the persuasiveness of her discourse and the character which was somehow diffused about her behaviour towards others, had something stimulating about it. There was sweetness also in the tones of her voice; and her tongue, like an instrument of many strings, she could readily turn to whatever language she pleased…"(x)
                   - Plutarch, Life of Antony (XXVII.2-3)

THE LAST PHARAOH

 Cleopatra’s father was King Ptolemy XII. Little is known about Cleopatra’s mother, but some speculation presumes she may have been her father’s sister, Cleopatra V Tryphaena. Debate also surrounds Cleopatra’s ethnicity. While it was believed for a long time that she was of Greek descent, some speculate that her lineage may have been black African. In 51 B.C., Ptolemy XII died, leaving the throne to 18-year-old Cleopatra and her brother, the 10-year-old Ptolemy XIII. It is likely that the two siblings married, as was customary at the time. Over the next few years Egypt struggled to face down a number of issues, from an unhealthy economy to floods to famine. Political turmoil also shaped this period. Soon after they assumed power, complications arose between Cleopatra and Ptolemy XIII. Eventually Cleopatra fled to Syria, where she assembled an army to defeat her rival in order to declare the throne for herself. In 48, she returned to Egypt with her military might and faced her brother at Pelusium, located on the empire’s eastern edge.Around this same time, the civil war between Julius Caesar and Pompey was consuming Rome. Pompey eventually sought refuge in Egypt, but on orders by Ptolemy, was killed. In pursuit of his rival, Julius Caesar followed Pompey into Egypt, where he met and eventually fell in love with Cleopatra. In Caesar, Cleopatra now had access to enough military muscle to dethrone her brother and solidify her grip on Egypt as sole ruler. Following Caesar’s defeat of Ptolemy’s forces at the Battle of the Nile, Caesar restored Cleopatra to the throne. Soon after, Ptolemy XIII fled and drowned in the Nile. In 47 B.C. Cleopatra bore Caesar a son, whom she named Caesarion. However, Caesar never acknowledged the boy was his offspring, and historical debate continues over whether he was indeed his father Cleopatra eventually followed Caesar back to Rome, but returned to Egypt in 44 B.C., following his assassination. In 41 B.C., Marc Antony, part of the Second Triumvirate that ruled Rome following the murder of Caesar, sent for Cleopatra so that she could answer questions about her allegiance to the empire’s fallen leader.Cleopatra agreed to his request and made a lavish entrance into the city of Tarsus. Captivated by her beauty and personality, Antony plunged into a love affair with Cleopatra that would eventually produce three children, including twins named Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene.Just like Caesar before him, Antony was embroiled in a battle over Rome’s control. His rival was Caesar’s own great-nephew, Gaius Octavius, also known as Octavian (who became the future Emperor Caesar Augustus). Gaius Octavius, along with Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, rounded out the Second Triumvirate. Antony, who presided over Rome’s eastern areas, detested Gaius Octavius and saw in Cleopatra the chance for financial and military support to secure his own rule over the empire.Cleopatra had her own motivations, as well. In exchange for her help, she sought the return of Egypt’s eastern empire, which included large areas of Lebanon and Syria.Antony antagonized his rival by declaring Caesarion as Caesar’s real son and legal heir, rather than Octavian, whom the revered Roman leader had adopted. Octavian, however, fought back, declaring he’d seized Antony’s will, and told the Roman people that Antony had turned over Roman possessions to Cleopatra and that there were plans to make Alexandria the Roman capital.In the year 31 B.C., Cleopatra and Antony combined armies to try to defeat Octavian in a raging sea battle at Actium, on Greece’s west coast. The clash, however, proved to be a costly defeat for the Egyptians, forcing Antony and Cleopatra to flee back to Egypt.Antony soon returned to the battlefield, where he was falsely informed that Cleopatra had died. Upon hearing the news, the despondent Roman leader committed suicide by stabbing himself. Cleopatra followed her lover’s demise by ending her life as well by being bitten by an Egyptian cobra. She died on August 12, 30 B.C. The two were buried together, as they had wished, and Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire.(x)

Her story resonates, too, because of what she represented in such a male-dominated society. In an era when Egypt was roiled by internal and external battles, Cleopatra held the country together and proved to be as powerful a leader as any of her male counterparts.

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Tiny!Porthos and Tiny!Constance modern au starring Kassius Johnson as Porthos and Piper Mackenzie Harris as Constance. (And as usual, thanks so much franinconverse for helping out with this)

Porthos and Constance both go to the same public school in the city (while Aramis and Athos go to a private school together and d’Artagnan lives out in the country and is homeschooled for now), one day Constance got into a fight with some boys on the playground and Porthos came over and decided to help her since that many against one isn’t fair. While sitting in the office waiting for their guardians to come pick them up the two become friends with Porthos telling Constance that next time she should wait until he can be there too. Since that moment they’ve been inseparable, much to Constance’s parents’ annoyance as they think Porthos is a bad influence. Porthos always walks Constance home, refusing to let her get into the possibility of a fight without him and he says together the two of them can beat anybody.

They’re both fiercely loyal to each other and are always seen working on projects together. Porthos excels at English classes but struggles with math, but since Constance helps her mom sew and work on measurements she’s excellent at it and helps Porthos with his homework when he needs it. Porthos comes from the lower part of the city, his parents just scrapping up enough money to be able to send him to that school in a better area, Constance knows that so she always gets her mom to pack a little extra for lunch so she can share with Porthos. Both of them love watching movies about pirates and sword fighting and Constance helped her mom make them Musketeer outfits for Halloween once. They also both like superheros and the idea fighting the good fight and making a difference and spend a lot of time pretending to be them. (Porthos loves the Black Panther and Constance loves Rogue.)

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