Beautiful People, March: TIYE


And here it is again. Beautiful People is here, and I have an excuse to be slightly less remiss in my posting. For this post, I chose Tiye, as she's a rather interesting character. I have made quite a lot of changes to her to connect her with the real life person, but obviously she isn't 100 percent accurate.

What first inspired this character? Is there a person/actor you based them off? Why yes. I based her off of herself. Old writings, statues, and other documents about her.

Describe their daily routine. Tiye values her good looks, and dresses them to the best advantage. Her day begins with dressing, or rather, being dressed and made up. Then comes a meal with her husband, if he isn't too busy, and on her own if he is. If she has Reniseb or Tseskos staying with her, she will eat with them. Then, if there is no immediate need for her at her husband's side, she will spend some time with her son. She doesn't sit idly by and let Amenhotep do the work of state. She is his greatest asset. His chief adviser, the best diplomat in the court. Indeed, she probably could have had more control over Egypt than Pharaoh if she had put her mind to it, but she loved her husband and was loyal to him and helped him all she could. His reign was one of the greatest in Egypt.

If they joined your local high school, what clique would they fit into? I don't go to a school and never have, so I really wouldn't know, but I have no doubt she would be a just ruler and a good principle.

Write a list of things they merely tolerate. Ex: certain people, foods, circumstances in their lives... The official advisers of Pharaoh, she has a thinly veiled contempt for them, but for appearances sake, she doesn't try to get rid of them, unless they are actively harmful. As for a list, I'm afraid it should be too long, and mostly names of random people who no one reading this would recognize.

How do they react in awkward silences? Tiye simply hasn't got time for awkward silences. She is very efficient, and gets the talking done and then leaves. If someone else creates an awkward silence somehow, she either returns to the topic at hand, or makes up a new one.

Can they swim? If so, how did they learn? No, she cannot swim.

What is one major event that helped shape who they are? Hmm. There wasn't really one major event. I mean, a conglomeration of everything tiny individual thing that happened in her life, has shaped her, but there was never anything big. I suppose the thing that changed her life, but not necessarily Tiye herself, was her betrothal to Amenhotep.

What things do they value most in life? Amenhotep, Reniseb, Tseskos, Akhenaten, Egypt, and protecting all of the above and making them great. Mostly making Egypt great. She loves Egypt, as represented by Amenhotep especially, and she wants everything she can for those whom she loves.

Do they believe in giving other people second chances? Do they have any trust issues? She does believe in second chances, within reason. She doesn't see the world as innocent until proven guilty or guilty until proven innocent. Sort of in between. Nothing until proven something. She perhaps seems very mistrustful, but in her position, it is entirely reasonable.

Your character is having a rough day...what things do they do to make them happy again? Is there anyone they talk/interact with to get in a better mood? Tiye likes to be alone when she is having a bad day. She doesn't really derive comfort from people. She derives comfort from being alone until she can be pleasant, and then going and hanging out with Amenhotep. While Reniseb and Tseskos can help cheer her up sometimes, Amenhotep is really the only human comfort that counts.

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