She is a questionably pretty girl with a great capacity for whimsy. I'm Maggie. High School aged; 49th State. My favorite things have nothing to do with it. Cisgendered, she/her pronouns. Currently Captain America, music, and Shakespeare, with more than the recommended daily dose of Les Misérables, comic books, movies, and television. I also write things sometimes.

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This nice long nap you describe? It’s preceded by a death. Not a coma, we’re talking about actual, physical death. How traumatic an experience something like that is? To have felt the life drain out of you, and then come back from that? To have known that fear, to have felt that cold that changes you. And then to not just live again, but most of the people we’re talking about, they died fighting. For them to go from that, to back to the front lines, sometimes within an hour’s time? Is that something you’d sign up for?

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KICKASS WOMEN IN HISTORY : [3/5] HATSHEPSUT

Hatshepsut was one of the most powerful women in the ancient world. She was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt and she ruled longer than any other woman in Egyptian history. Hatshepsut was married to her sickly half brother, Thutmose II, and the two of them began to co-rule after the death of their father, Thutmose I, in 1492 BC In 1479 BC, Thutmose II died and Hatshepsut continued to rule by herself until her own death in 1458 BC. It is believed by many Egyptologists and historians that Hatshepsut was one of Ancient Egypt’s most successful monarchs. She commissioned many building projects and reestablished trade networks that had been disrupted by the Hyksos invaders of the Second Intermediate Period. Hatshepsut also led a large-scale expedition to the Land of Punt, a wealthy and sophisticated country to the south of Egypt. Hatshepsut is also believed to have led successful military campaigns in Nubia, the Levant, and Syria during her reign.