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11 February 2009 @ 10:26 pm
Two requests...  
Hi everyone. I'm asking for help on two related quests. One is locating a picture that I think was on the cover of a National Geographic sometime between 2000 and 2006. The other is convincing one of the many wonderful artists in the FMA fandom to pose Roy and Riza in an "Amestrian version" of that picture.

The original picture was in the National Geographic magazine, and I'm fairly sure it appeared between 2000 and 2006, though I could be way off. If it wasn't on the cover, it was definitely prominent in an article about a desert people--the Bedouins, maybe the Tuareg, not sure. The picture, in any case, is of a woman with a lined face, hugging a man from behind. She has her arms wrapped around his ribs and reaching up his chest, and her face--eyes closed and expression one of profound love--tucked against his back. He's standing straight, not openly acknowledging the hug, staring off into the distance--but as I remember it, there was a sense to him that with his wife there, he was complete.

It's an image I like for itself--the expression on the woman's face is so...cherishing and trusting, while the man is strong and protective, among other things--and I think would be glorious done for Riza and Roy.

I don't have any old National Geogs, though. I saw the picture way back when I was still living with my parents--who had YEARS of old National Geographics lying around. Help, anyone?
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
shut your eyes: realize.: {D. Gray-Man} Linkrevolve on February 12th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
I think my mom still has her old magazines. I'll take a look through them for you.
mfelizandymfelizandy on February 12th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
I really appreciate your taking the time to look!
amethyst_konekoamethyst_koneko on February 12th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
I just checked eBay for pictures of all the Nat Geos from that time frame and none of them match your description. :( Are you sure it was a cover picture?
mfelizandymfelizandy on February 12th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, no
I'm not positive it was a cover picture--but if it wasn't, it should have been. It was a most wonderful image. I hadn't thought of looking on EBay--I'll remember that next time, thanks for the tip!
I want to create something beautiful ☆: Hmmm.numi_nami on February 12th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
I am positively sure I have seen it somewhere before in a photo exhibit, or in the compilation of NatGeo's best pictures of the decade thing...I'll try and look for it. and then draw :o
mfelizandymfelizandy on February 12th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
I certainly hope you find it--and I would squee, then melt into a puddle if you drew it!
☣.セス.☣: Ammy - Sleepmisoka_strife on February 12th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
I can't help you, but...

mfelizandymfelizandy on February 12th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
Jak lovers, unite!
Jak-luv is one of two icons I use in Web contexts--because I love the expression on his face. He's a voice I fell for--and I think the ending of Jak 3 was WAY off what it should have been.
Susie: Ed and Al Awsapphyre_kikyo on February 12th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
If you find the picture and you find someone to draw it, you'll have to lemme see it when it's done. Sounds like a good picture for a Roy/Riza fanart and I'm not a big Royai fan.
Grygongrygon on February 13th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
trying to find that cover and
stopped updating their cover gallery in 2000. wtf?
mfelizandymfelizandy on February 13th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
That's why I think it was after 2000...
...because I have the National Geogs on CD, from the beginning up through 2000, and I've been able to rummage around the National Geog site back to about 2006 (it's a very user-unfriendly site, when it comes to the search function), but there's an irritating gap. It was such a wonderful picture, and I'm fairly sure it was on the cover...but it was long enough ago that my memory might have mixed things up.

The search continues...
Grygongrygon on February 13th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Re: That's why I think it was after 2000...
Another thing to try- surely there are a few nat.geo. communities here on lj. Join them and describe the picture.

If you find it, let me know as I might be interested in undertaking this! I've been googling for you still, but no luck.