Sanctuary Knocker Wallpaper: Waiting for Christmas Day, 1917

Carnelian, Sanctuary Knocker, Shaura (Sanctuary Knocker) Wallpaper

1280x960 Wallpaper

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Christmas Eve, 1917

Soft silence and wan illumination,
the midwinter moonlight upon the snow,
my solemn vigilant rumination.
A candle's meager warmth, wavering glow
Casts sorrowful shadows on your likeness
Your faraway likeness; in dark, I yearn,
your kind voice, strong hands; your shy kindness;
For these I wait, Love; when shall you return?

Dedicated to those who fought Over There, through Christmas Days past and present, and to those who wait for them and pray for their homecoming.

Thanks to kandagawa-san for his lovely scan

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  1. AngelXXX Dec 22, 2005

    wow! you are so considerate ^^ BTW Nice job on that!

  2. Milkiyo Dec 22, 2005

    wow..the bg is so detailed plus u did a good work with the scan^^
    nice shadowing and lighting too..haha..but the candle is so near the photo won't it burn the pic.. XD
    *adds to fav*

    merged: 12-22-2005 ~ 08:32am
    oh..u need to work a bit on your extraction n.n

  3. dngo86 Dec 22, 2005

    Nice wallpaper. The background fits very well with the scan.

  4. roly-poly Dec 22, 2005

    it ssuch a lovely wall but you just let yourself down with the scan. its grainy in some areas and it needs to be cleaned. it may seem difficult with that scan but some hard work should get you there.

    it does no justice to such a beautiful background and everything.

  5. Rhonda21 Dec 22, 2005

    so beautiful! love the background! Great Work!

  6. b3nitora Dec 22, 2005

    Aww, that is so beautiful! She looks so lonely! She can always come to my house for christmas!

  7. rafaellaGP Dec 22, 2005

    wow! very pretty wallpaper!
    i love the background!
    the scan is beautiful!
    great work!^^

  8. Leaf Dec 22, 2005

    wow! pretty! *__* Another great wall! ~_^

  9. Midori-chan Dec 22, 2005

    whoa! this wallie is so beautiful!
    the scan looked like an ancient one, yet it looks nice.
    the candle and the photo frame gives a lonely feeling.
    the scenery outside the window is great!
    another great job sylachan! ;)

  10. nolove Dec 22, 2005

    wew, that's very nice wall ><, I love the BG with glass window and snowflakes ><, it's so pretty, thought, the scan color is a bit weird, but she's so fit with the BG XD
    a fav from me for sure >.<

  11. aishiteraburu Dec 22, 2005


    ok sylva

    another cool wall
    from u and this time its really dark but
    its still lovely
    a fave from me

  12. Angel-on-Dragon Dec 22, 2005

    Really beautiful work ^^ It looks really cool, though also a bit sad.... It's christmas and she only has the photo of her beloved.... I'm glad that I don't have to be alone this christmas ^^ Hope you're not alone too.
    Thanks for sharing *adds to fav*

  13. Millenia Dec 22, 2005

    Wow sylvacoer! lovely wallie ^___^ Carnelian drawings are great :) cool! +fav

  14. quantixar Dec 22, 2005

    Wow, let me catch my breath it's so amazing wallpaper! :D

  15. walkure245 Dec 22, 2005

    What a really pretty wallie. I love the scene and I especially love the frosty windows. What a nice detail to enhance how cold it was. The color of the scan is a lil off but it matches perfectly for the time and wallie. This is really pretty work!

  16. Acuni Dec 22, 2005

    this is a lovely wallie
    i like the bg and the composition is great but the shadows are a litle mixed around i mean the light on the girl and the sourse of light from the candle and window

  17. sangel99 Dec 22, 2005

    WOW! @_@ That is soooo awesome..........I love it it's my new fav ;)

  18. boyseed Dec 23, 2005

    so beautiful!

  19. fawna-chan Dec 24, 2005

    Oh, it's so so pretty...I love the background part, with the window and the snow dusted outside. It's really good! :)

  20. bbls Dec 24, 2005

    oh wow, your background through the window is so beautifully detailed...i especially luv the frosted look of the glass panes!
    the atmosphere here is very somber but perhaps a little hopeful, too as she waits for her loved one to return!
    your concept is also so wonderful!

  21. semanga Dec 24, 2005

    das sieht so wunderschoen aus
    wirklich ich hoffe du gewinnst im wettbewerb ... deine arbeit ist mehr als nur gut und vor allem gefallen mir die eisgefrohrenen fenster ... this is of course a fav girl u did a awesome work

  22. sakuya-sama Dec 24, 2005


  23. phamthuha Dec 25, 2005

    How sweet ^_^ I got the scan long ago and i love your idea h ere >_<
    Fav from me, sweetie ^_^

  24. Ephemeral-Garden Dec 26, 2005

    Nice wallpaper. Very nicely executed especially the background. But I think that the windows should be a little blurred and white because due to that the inner side of the house is warmer and mixed with the colder atmosphere outside, the window must have been blurred.

    And the candle is not angledly oriented with the picture.

    But overall, nice stuff.

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