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ThatJohnnyGuy
Formerly RealFaction. Music Producer, Life Coach, Voice Actor, Writer, Podcaster, Co-Founder of the Art-Inspired Music Contest and Pixel Day. Art: @ShadowCat5150

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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 22 hours ago


I just posted a new episode of my podcast with @Flare145, if you love animators, or you ARE an artist/animator, and love talking about the animation industry, this is for you!


I put in a couple new segments, so if you want to advertise your business or services on my podcast's Classifieds/Job Opportunities" segment (or are looking for something/something for your project and wanna advertise that), message me!



Teaching Music Production Basics (FL Studio)


I am teaching FL Studio basics for people ages 13 and up (of course you'll need a parent/legal guardian to sign a contract if you're underage), for only $30 per class! So, if you're interested in learning about producing music, shoot me a message!



Free Life Coaching Consultations (20 Minutes)


If you want to get a taste of my services as a life coach, are 18 years of age or older, and want to try me out, I am offering FREE 20-minute consultation appointments. I'm trying to build my business more, help me out? Book a consultation appointment on my website: https://livalifecoaching.com



What If I Was a Radio Host? (Help Me?)


I've been considering getting back into radio, but more so the live in-studio radio talk show. What would be the best way to do that? I'm thinking maybe I could enjoy that as a job locally. But, I'd probably have to intern first and learn how to work the boards/software. What would be the best way to get my foot in the door? Leave your comments! Thanks!


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 6 days ago


Posted a new episode of Off the Wall with @wobwobrob, and I left YouTube and Twitch. Check it out.


Also, I need help getting clients for my Life Coaching business, if you want to help get it out there and know anyone who needs help: https://livalifecoaching.com


Also, I made a Patreon (free but with monthly donation option) to post my videos, and I may be doing live streams on my Discord Server in the future: https://discord.gg/Yancg4f


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 13 days ago


I have officially left YouTube and Twitch due to being corporate jerks having gone too far with endangering their users, alienating them, and breaching their own policies. I'm done with it. Have been for years. Now, I'm exclusively on my Discord Server (link below), Twitter, Newgrounds, and Patreon (for my video content). Check it: https://www.patreon.com/thatjohnnyguy


It's free, but there's a donation option to pay $1 or more if you want to support me further. My audio stuff will be here. Check out a previous post for updates, but stuff is coming this week.


I'm more active on my discord server for instant updates when my video content (or audio content) goes up live, and may do discord livestreams: https://discord.gg/Yancg4f


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 2 weeks ago


Happy Pico Day! If you want to see what I've been up to with my life coaching business and latest podcast episode, check out my last post. Sorry for the late post, been a busy day. I know what you might be thinking, "Why isn't the composer of the Pico's School music doing anything for Pico Day?" and I'm sorry to disappoint, originally I was going to have Newgrounds: Zero Hour done with my team by now, but we've had unexpected obstacles in the programming.


With that said, we're making sure we get the ins and outs to make the groundwork of the engine solid for the base game, so everything works properly. When we finish all that, the future stages should go faster and smoother sailing. I can't give a date yet, but it'll be sometime this year for sure.


I'm thankful for my awesome team, you guys are doing great! In the meantime, I'm gonna post a song or two in the next week for a cancelled project of mine, and then record the next Off the Wall episode. Enjoy!


PS: I left YouTube and Twitch, my new content will only be posted here for now. More info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXDN3t5sze8


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 2 weeks ago


First off, new episode of @OfftheWallShow featuring crazy job stories from @anymany and me!



My life coaching business, Livalife Coaching is officially open! I'm excited to help more people as a certified life coach, so if you know anyone who's feeling a bit lost or bothered in life, shoot them to my website to make an appointment! Also like my pages and share them around if you would? It helps my journey to financial stability and my career! Thanks for your support!


Website: https://livalifecoaching.com


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LivaLifeCoaching

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivalifeCoach

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livalifecoaching/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIbVikvS5Hg6BSYh6oV8x3Q



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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 3 weeks ago


The new Piercing Lazer album, Vol. 7: Farewell to Sorrow is out now everywhere, digital stores and bandcamp! I also released the lyrical version of Gates of Eternity today featuring @LuckyDee, Katja Macabre and Dustin Dean! Also, if you want a preview of each track on the album, I got that uploaded too, everything is below. Enjoy!


Album: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/album/vol-7-farewell-to-sorrow


Gates of Eternity:

Album Preview:



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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 1 month ago


If for the past 15 years you've seen interviews of well-known Newgrounds creatives, you've most likely seen the newsposts by @TheInterviewer or @The-Great-One, the same guy! Here he is, making his podcast debut on my show @OfftheWallShow, turning the tables by interviewing him for once! And, one of my most deepest, well-kept, untold secrets of my past is revealed (raising awareness about related issues), enjoy:


If you want to be on the show, shoot me a message with your crazy and weird stories and maybe I'll like em and get you on the show! Thanks for the support! Also, I got a couple big announcements coming next week! Stay tuned!


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 1 month ago


@maxxjamez has joined the show in the new episode, talking about his life, his music, his history with Newgrounds, talking NG music culture in general, and making videos that went viral! Check it out:


If you've got some crazy stories and want to be on the show, message me and share your stories!


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - May 21st, 2022


Firstly, check my last recent post about my new album, comedy EP, and podcast: https://thatjohnnyguy.newgrounds.com/news/post/1272498


Regarding Newgrounds: Zero Hour's release date - Sadly, we aren't going to be able to release the game on Pico Day, June 11th. There have been some setbacks, unexpected obstacles. We want to make sure this game is the best version it can be, not half-assed so we ask that you wait a little longer.


Thank you for being patient with us, sorry it can't be sooner. A lot is going into this game that isn't in the demo, and it's going to be fun! It's coming along nicely! At the moment we can't say exactly when it will be out, but we will keep you updated!


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - May 17th, 2022


If you want the podcast version of this post instead of reading it, here ya go:


My new album under Piercing Lazer, "Vol. 7: Farewell to Sorrow" is out NOW on BandCamp! Go download it! A well-spent year and a half or so working hard on this beast of a project. Coming to other digital stores June 5th! Below, you can see a preview of each song, and scroll down a bit if you want to know more about the album and what's next for Piercing Lazer in the future.


PS: The wonderful art was done by my good friend @ShadowCat5150! Go check out her work!


Get the Album: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/album/vol-7-farewell-to-sorrow

Album Preview:


Oh also I uploaded another song from my Bargain Bin Ballads EP under Johnny Guy. It's a song about a video game cyborg goblin. Enjoy:



Update on Dad + Me


As some of you know, my dad has been dealing with a bad leg infection, in and out of the hospital twice. He was put on antibiotics for a week after he got out again, then saw a doctor yesterday (Monday). He hasn't had the symptoms the past couple of days, so we're hoping it's gone, but the doctor gave him one more round of antibiotics to be safe.


Thank you for all your support for all who donated during the livestreams and left kind words, it's been rough on me emotionally. I broke down a couple times because of that, and some insecurity/social anxiety issues I'm going through right now. Other than that, I'm close to graduating my courses and starting up my life coaching business next month. I really want/need to get my life off the ground financially for me and my dad's sake. I really hope I get some clients and get successful with this business.


If you still want to help with my dad's hospital bills, you can get the Bargain Bin Ballads EP (which I made over 2 livestreams for my dad) and name your price $1 or more, anything helps: https://thatjohnnyguy.bandcamp.com/album/bargain-bin-ballads



About the Album:


"Vol. 7: Farewell to Sorrow", was originally was called "Out of the Trenches", since it incorporated songs from the Trenches EP from last year, but with vocals, and new songs. I felt that to be too limiting, like I could do better with the title. Even though it fit the theme from being in a dark place, working through it during the past couple of years I worked on this record, to a happier place where I get out of that funk after more than half my life dealing with depression, I wanted a cooler name, something more appropriate.


I would describe this as a collection of the things that used to hurt me, leaving them behind, & moving on to a happier place in my life, while giving people a taste of the sounds from my childhood. Basically, a tribute to bands I grew up with, but also, this is a mix of old and new Piercing Lazer sounds, kinda. It incorporates most of the sounds from almost every record, blending them all into this one.


Not all the songs are about me and my personal experiences. There's a few songs that tell other stories of friends and a couple songs that are kinda controversial due to the subject matter, but my thoughts on a couple of things in the current climate of today's issues. I'm just tired of the BS. I'm thankful to have worked with Dustin and Katja again, as well as a new addition, @LuckyDee himself! Glad to have them on this record, it was great working with them and they did an amazing job!


I worked hard on this album the past couple of years, and I know how long some of you have waited for songs like "Gates of Eternity" and "Set You Free" to get vocals, since you heard them in the FNF vs. Necromancer mod last year. I honestly feel this is my favorite, and best rock record to date, and I hope you all enjoy it.



What's next for Piercing Lazer?


Don't expect another full album for a long time, I'm taking a break from those, I'm doing EPs from now on. Over the past months I made a soundtrack for an upcoming FNF mod by one of my fans, and I think it's some of my best metal work. It has symphonic elements, and let me tell you, a couple of those songs are HEAVY! Hopefully that'll come out this year, that'll probably be what releases next.


Other than that, Dustin (co-founder of Piercing Lazer and he's on the new album) and I have been working on new music, a bit on hold because he's been going through a lot with his mom in and out of the hospital but she seems to be doing better for the moment, plus his laptop isn't really working well right now. We started working on a record together on this one song that's dark industrial rock, closer to the 2007 album sounds but darker and expanded.


It'll be quite a while until that sees the light of day, we're taking our time with it. Also I've got some 80's style rock and metal tunes in the vault I thought about finishing for an 80's rock record to work on that with Dustin. In the meantime, enjoy the new album! It's coming out on places like Itunes, Spotify, etc. on June 5th! Thank you for all your support all these years! Love you all!


Piercing Lazer's Name Origin


One last thing... where did Piercing Lazer's name come from? Here's a story about 15 year old me in 2007. I said, "What's the strongest, unstoppable force in the universe? A piercing laser, but put a z on it because that sounds cooler". It's a mix of Star Wars and 80's band names inspiration. Yes, Piercing Lazer basically refers to a lightsaber.


See you all soon, in a couple or so weeks you're gonna see a trailer for Newgrounds: Zero Hour! It's coming along!


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