DanaBoBana
I work full time as an HR Associate, but when I am not working, I am drawing!

I enjoy making comics, crafting, cooking, baking and being outdoors. My favorite thing to do is sit outside with some drawing supplies and a cup of coffee while listening to jazz music. :3
  • Real Name
    Dana
  • Age
    33
  • Gender
    Female
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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
Oh dear, poor Teddy! (I'd be a little nervous too if someone stared at me like that, I can't take that kind of pressure! ><;;)

Totally love that middle panel!

Btw I think I mentioned this before too but Rose is awesome!
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!
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!
@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
Hi Everyone! Thank you guys who have been sticking around since the older versions of this story, and to the new readers who have recently fav'd this comic... thank you and welcome! I will say that things will be picking up veeery soon! :3
Awww he has such a cute sleepy face! <3 Just give in, Harmony!
Glad to see this is back! :D
Ahhh she's so cute here! I love the pastel colors in this. I have to go back and re-read :3
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!
Hey Everybody! Thank you all for your patience for my lack of updating through all these months. So a lot of you may be wondering what's new with me? As for the personal life, not too much going on except still working full-time in HR. Since our department is short-handed, I'm busy non-stop. Kind of good that I'm kept busy all day, never bored at work and constantly learning new things in HR, but I'm mentally and physically drained at the end of the day. Seems more often I'm in bed passed out at 7:30pm. But a few good things happened within the last few months at work, so I'm a little more optimistic.
So I spent most of the time this past year working to get OTBS printed (one of the reasons for my lack of updating). All the work paid off, now OTBS Volume 1 is in print form and had it for sale back at Anime USA. I sold a few copies which really made me happy! Once they are available for sale online, I will let you guys know. ;D Since that big project is finally done with, I will be focusing on new pages.
Again, thanks everyone for still reading this thing!! <33


@MorgLeFay: Thanks!! Glad you're looking forward to more. :D Yes I love it! I approve of the "Melvin" as the ship name for those two! <3
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@mj1343: ...is it working? X3
@mappy41: Sorry for the late response, but yes, that's a sign of a good friend!
@yyr: Hey you!! So sorry for the late reply! I didn't have a table at Intervention this year (I may next year, I'll see) but yes, I will catch you one of these days at another convention! Aww glad that you got some use from the Kaylee bookmark! Hehe! Hope all is well with you too!
@MorgLeFay: Thank you so much for all the comments! I'm glad you enjoyed it so far!! <3
@Pandasawrus: I'm hoping the next page will be done today! :) Sorry for the delay in updates, had a lot going on with work, preparing for my first big convention and getting the first volume printed (which I announced on the news page about a month back) hopefully the following updates won't be as long. :3
Hope you all had a Happy 4th of July! I'm just glad I had a three day weekend. I was very productive. :3

@GuineaPiggy: He may eventually, he just needs the right people to be around~
@Meleeman: X3
@mappy41: Glad to see you back on here and updating your comics too! I have to reread yours as well :D Thanks big bro!!
So I took a vacation this week so that I can finally update this thing. :3 It really made me feel happy receiving a few messages and comments asking about updates. I thank you guys for the motivation. The day job has been really stressful and taking this break helped me out of my slump.

Good news though, I got accepted into Anime USA in October, which will be my first big convention! I'll be sharing a table with BakaMonMon. I have a lot I want to accomplish this week but I think this update is a good start. :)



@mj1343: Yes, it feels good to update!! Thanks!! >u<
@Sofy-Senpai: Aww thanks! >//< Glad there's a few out there who still look forward to updates. And thanks, I think I am ready for it!!
@NaginiFay Thank you~! <3
@Angelz_Blaze: That's so sweet of you, thank you! <33 I'm doing my best to keep going!
@Killsoty: LOL! X3
@Sol: Ohhhhh yes. That's happened to me! Haha!
@Killsoty: My friends and I always went in to places that were supposedly blocked off to go exploring :3
@Killsoty: Skeletons would b 2 spOoKy!!
Sorry for the delay, I just got back from vacation, but now I'll be keeping up with updating weekly again. :3

I really enjoy drawing Silva looking suave (especially the first panel) it's pretty fun drawing him X3
Note to self: next comic is taking place in a forest. Trees are easier to draw.

In all seriousness, I'm pretty happy with how this page turned out. What's gonna happen, Jakey boy? >:D

@CAMLOST: Thanks!! <3 I'm glad it turned out okay, it was a pain, but worth it.
@ValisFan: Wow, sorry for the late reply, but thank you for being so patient! Hopefully more pages will be updated this week. (Looks like I'm not the only one who prefers drawing trees over indoor scenes! Haha!)
@mj1343: Aww, thank you so much! <3 I will be working more on this and get it going again soon~