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On the Bright Side

On the Bright Side

by DanaBoBana
Jacob is a shy sixteen year old student who isn't very popular at school. Looking forward to the day he graduates, he keeps a low profile just wanting to get through the rest of it quietly. One day coming home from school, Jacob sees a family is moving in next door. He notices the oldest daughter is a cute girl around the same age as him. To his surprise, the girl named Kaylee used to be his best childhood friend! It's been eight years since they have last seen each other, but now they will be next door neighbors. Kaylee, who has an outgoing and friendly personality will make Jacob's quiet, boring life a little more interesting.

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On the Bright Side

Jacob is a shy sixteen year old student who isn't very popular at school. Looking forward to the day he graduates, he keeps a low profile just wanting to get through the rest of it quietly. One day coming home from school, Jacob sees a family is moving in next door. He notices the oldest daughter is a cute girl around the same age as him. To his surprise, the girl named Kaylee used to be his best childhood friend! It's been eight years since they have last seen each other, but now they will be next door neighbors. Kaylee, who has an outgoing and friendly personality will make Jacob's quiet, boring life a little more interesting.

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Thanks guys for such nice comments last week and thank you to those who just added this comic to your faves! ^u^ <3
Jake reminds me of myself, just opposite gender. Poetry drawn from depression, check. Always doubting people's sincerity, check. Lacking by faith in his abilities (he seemed very sure his writing skills weren't as good as Kaylee said), check.

I'm like, omg...it's my life 13-17 years ago! (Not sure which grade they are in, lol)

Also, best of luck dealing with your depression. I was diagnosed myself back in junior high, the struggle is real. I completely understand if you have spells where you can't work.

Know that this comic itself is making a difference in people's lives by showing them someone gets their struggle. It's why it appeals so much to me. I hope that knowledge might help with a boost in positivity when you feel low. :)
while I am aware that nothing we can say will magically snap you out of being depressed, I'm also aware that the encouragement helps a lot, so I just wanted to say that this is one of my favorite comics, and that I'm always happy when there's an update. the characters feel like old friends that you've known forever, and ones that are well written enough to feel like somewhere out there, this is all really happening. I will every-so-often go and re-read the archives because the story is just so wonderful and heartwarming. you're doing great! keep a steady pace and you'll come through fine! (wow, I just quoted Kingdom Hearts there...)
Wow, so it's been a long time! I think almost a whole year. A lot has happened, last year I went through a pretty bad depression stage. Partially between my job, feeling like my art and story isn't good enough and constantly thinking about things in the past that I am learning to let go of with meditation. Starting at the beginning of this year though, things did get better for me. I moved out which I was really afraid of at first, but my friends and family were extremely supportive and I was blessed with a really awesome realtor. Six months later, I'm in a little perfect place that is just for me. I have a cool art studio room like I always wanted, and seems like a really great neighborhood. Now that I am mostly settled, I wanted to update this comic and also update Goddess Shariah.

I am still so grateful to see that you guys are still looking forward to updates despite me being absent for so long... and also very surprised to see a number of votes on Top Web Comics! I thank all of you so very much and I hope the next page won't take quite as long! :3


@makogun2000 Thank you so much for such a heartfelt message! It makes me happy to know that you enjoy it so much that you re-read it.. that means a lot to me! Encouragement definitely does help and it's helped me to keep going, but at the same time I do things like meditate and watch motivational videos, and it's helped tremendously. I do feel like when I draw these characters after a while, it is like visiting old friends, so glad you feel the same way. Thanks again for your support and I'll do my best to keep going!! <3
@SoulRaider116: Sounds like the both of you have a lot in common! I wrote Jacob from some of my experiences, as well so we may have that in common too. Depression is difficult to explain to someone, but there are people out there who do understand and I take comfort in knowing that I'm not alone and there are people in this world going through the same thing. So glad knowing that this comic is something others can relate to and know they are not alone. Thank you so much for such a nice comment, it really means a lot to me! <3
Still checking. Please come back.
Looks great, really getting into the story. I hope to see more, but don't stress yourself to much <3
Yeah, I'm having a moment like that with my comic too, honestly. Glad you got it sorted out!
CAMLOST
August 23rd, 2016
i hate it when you get stuck in your own story >.< glad to see ya back !!
Kiiroi
August 21st, 2016
ah!!! you're back!
^ Tell me about it, I made the mistake of watching Chobits for the first time with my mother in the room. To this day she refers to it as "Sexy Robot Anime" XD
The dialogue in the last few pages and the next few gave me trouble, but I got them figured out for the most part. I'm getting to be a little quicker with drawing classrooms though. :3

@Kiiroi: Yes I am!! I missed you! ^u^<3
@CAMLOST: Yes! It's a pain trying to work through especially when under a lot of stress from life stuff. >< Thanks!
CAMLOST
August 18th, 2016
glad to see you back!!!
Okay, so I think I'm back for real now. All I can say is... the day job stinks!!

Aside from that, in a few weeks I will be at Intervention con, Sept 16th and 17th. I'm going to be visiting but I may have a temporary table that Friday. I will be bringing a few copies of OTBS with me. So if you will be in the area, stop by and say hi! I'm also going to attempt to get into Kotoricon here in NJ again (which will be in January), so I'll keep you guys posted. :3

@CAMLOST: Thanks!! <3 And I'm glad to see you're still active on here as well!
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Read up to date. what a great comic! Love the art style and will be adding this to the ever growing list of comics i follow!
I just finished reading this, I have added it to my rss feed.
DanaBoBana
December 14th, 2015
@MorgLeFay: They're such dorks. <3 Aww I'm glad! It makes me happy when others say reading this makes them happy too. Thank you! :)
@ssfgrgawer: Thank you so much for such a nice comment! I'm happy you enjoyed it so far! :D
MorgLeFay
December 13th, 2015
These cute nerds.

Every time this comic updates it makes me happy.
Surprise!!!!
Surprise, I am the first!!!
I also can't believe This has not deleted my account. I'll just use it to comment. I'll eventually using a redirecting code on my comics so it goes to the right spot!

ANYWAYS I'm on here to comment about your comic. :D YAY A UPDATE!!! Gavin!!!! they look so cute!!!!!!
Gavin's back! Missed drawing this guy.


@BakaMonMon: Yes I am happy I am able to update again! :3 Glad that you still visit every once in a while, I'll be following your comics on your other site too of course!
Glad it's back. :D