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Johnny @ThatJohnnyGuy

Age 31, Male



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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 8 days ago

Hey, so I'm still inbetween jobs and now I've opened commissions again, so if you want me to make you a song, message me the genre of song you want, how long you want the song, and some youtube video references to what you want it to sound like, then I can give you a price.

You can pay half upfront and I give you half the song, then the other half when it's fully paid. I'm flexible with payment plans. Also let me know if it's for a product people will pay for or if it's a free product (like a free NG game or video). Message me!

As far as updates, the new Piercing Lazer single is coming soon, it's finished, just waiting on artwork to be done then upload it to digital stores! It's the first single from the new record Dustin and I have been working on. As far as personal life updates, my boss with my first job (seasonal program) is still helping me find a job and we're making slow progress, but progress still.

That's really all there is to update right now, but new singles are coming soon. I'm close to finishing the first Johnny Guy EP of the 3 EPs coming this year too. Stay tuned!


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 2 weeks ago

Been silent for almost 2 weeks on here, sorry about that. I've been in a time of recovery and reflection. More about that below, but I have some BIG news about my change in direction with music releases I considered a while back.

No More Albums, Only EP Records / Johnny Guy + Piercing Lazer + A Silent Voice

I'm happy to announce the Johnny Guy album is going to be split into THREE EP records. Most of the songs are done, some aren't, just need to write lyrics for an instrumental then the first EP is done. Also, new Piercing Lazer single coming SOON (from Dustin and I) as well as A Silent Voice single.

From this point on, I'm only doing EP releases. It gets music out to people faster, the only setback is more artwork, more money needed and money for uploading to digital stores too. EPs are a cheaper way to support me, albums are more expensive, and I don't want to make people wait too long for my music.

Personal Life + The Kind of Music I've Been Writing Lately

My friends have been helping me see my thought process tendencies that cause me to spiral, as a result of past abuse, neglect, and rejection that I've been through in my past. I've been working on music to vent out my feelings, but also just in general while I figure out my IRL job situation. It had me bummed because it feels like no matter how hard I work I keep coming back to this point of being broke, relying on my parents too much for money.

I've been seeing a chiropractor & massage therapist for my physical aches (too many years of slouching at the computer makes for painful body issues), and a specialist for Leaky Gut Syndrome I've dealt with all my life that I thought was fixed last year, but I'm going to be put on supplements that will FINALLY fix my gut. It causes me sleep problems among many other issues but mostly with energy and having issues absorbing all the nutrients from food.

I've just not caught a break lately, and IRL I'm pretty lonely. I have these reflexes in my mind, speaking out loud & repeating back the abuse, neglect, and rejection I've faced throughout my lif, repeating it back to myself. With people walking out of my life IRL and me being 31 and STILL struggling with having a stable life with consistent income and relationships, it made me scared of hoping for anything good, afraid of getting hurt again, so I have this reflex that is held up by this logic reinforced by the surroundings of my life, my situation, convincing myself that I'm a failure and unwanted by many people.

My friends helped me realize this and becoming self-aware of it has really helped me. They made me realize that IRL I picked some pretty crappy friends in the past (though sometimes things were my fault), that I've had low standards and expectations for interactions with people, and I didn't realize that before.

Online life confused me because it clashed so much with what I'm used to in my life outside the internet, it felt weird, hard for me to accept. In my mind I was always telling myself "if my online friends knew me in real life I'd end up where I am now, they'd walk away eventually and hate me too". It's this extreme delusional logic based on past events and interactions in-person that lead me to believe history would repeat itself so I became more afraid, and the more years went by that I've been stuck lonely and broke, the easier it was to believe I just sucked.

But, lately, thanks to my friends both online, and in-person, as well as my co-workers and students at my current job (which just ended for the Summer), it's helping me have a bit more faith in myself and see my qualities, without relying on validation from people who left me behind. I was so fixated throughout my life on being afraid to mess up, that "I'm okay as long as I don't screw up". I've been hard on myself. It made me feel terrible whenever I accidentally hurt someone or anything that made me stand out because of my Autism, making me feel like this monster people avoided.

I want to try to move forward from this. Now that I'm aware of the thought patterns, the reflexes, the obsessive mindset, the fear of screwing up, I want to let that all go, to try to. I always relied on results to tell me what I am, if I was good for myself or the world, always relying on success or failure to determine my self-worth....it's pretty terrible. It's true I'm frustrated and I want to make major progress and be free, but I don't want to feel all this bad stuff anymore.

Today my boss made a speech and part of that speech to the students in our program, and their parents, she said how thankful they were to have me on staff and that for the first time, the students became friends with one another and bonded because of me. That never happened before I got hired. And my best friend IRL told me great qualities she admires about me and how I've apparently helped her learn things, and other ways I help her. I had no idea.

All this made me realize I've been clinging to past mistakes and that I've improved as a person and I am in a better place mentally still, even though I've still struggled, I'm surrounding myself with the few positive people I am able to and actually accomplishing some things, that my hard work is still paying off even though I'm financially struggling, it makes me happy to make an impact on people's lives. I can actually feel happy and proud of myself and the work I've done. That makes me feel good, fulfilled.

My boss will find another job for me soon I'm sure, while I'm recovering physically with all this work being done on me. Hope I can sleep better soon too. I needed to take a step back and listen to my friends, study my mental health and learn more about what I've been doing, and put a stop to those thought patterns and behaviors. That's my goal. Thank you all for supporting me all this time, new singles coming soon.


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 1 month ago

i don't have anything this year despite being the composer of the Pico's School soundtrack, sorry guys. But I did release my new single since nobody bought it on my bandcamp page so I'm just saying screw it. Listen to the lyrics.

I'm inbetween jobs (with my second job), I'm broke, trying to figure out things right now....feeling a bit down. Hopefully I'll figure it out later this month I don't want to ask for help again, but I am thankful for the help you all have given me during this hard time for me and my dad. I'm trying my hardest.....it's still not enough, but I'm trying.

If all goes well this year, BIG things are on the way this year....haven't been working much on music lately due to stress and busy with things....but slowly working on new music. Happy Pico Day, everyone.


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - April 30th, 2023

Happy birthday to @TomFulp, honestly one of the best friends I could ever have. He's supported me a lot over the years, helped me during my struggles mentally and financially, and pushed my career forward. He saved my life, I'll never forget it. Love you man!


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - April 28th, 2023

@PirateCrab was a great metal musician here on Newgrounds i sometimes listened to, who has sadly been taken from us too soon. Rest easy man, I hope wherever you are, you're thinking of us too.


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - April 22nd, 2023

First off, go get my new BandCamp-exclusive single, "Pages" from my upcoming Johnny Guy album! It's a personal song for me, so it would mean a lot if you checked it out below.

Get the full single: https://thatjohnnyguy.bandcamp.com/track/pages-explicit

It's an exclusive because I've put out a lot of free music and I'd like people to buy my music more, so i'm going to make less available for free until the album comes out. I really need money right now as I'm trying to get a new client for my second job within the next couple of weeks, money's been rough for me and dad right now.

Also good news, the next Piercing Lazer single will be out most likely next month, Dustin has been making progress with his parts today. If you like that high-energy industrial synth rock stuff, you're in for a treat. It's more in line with the first two Piercing Lazer albums (yes, like what Simple Sight was).

Working on adjusting my life, going to a chiropractor every week, massage therapy, and Leaky Gut Syndrome specialist next week, trying to improve myself and my life. Stay tuned.


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - April 18th, 2023

While y'all are waiting for new music from me as I'm working two jobs now, what are your favorite albums/records of mine? This can be under Real Faction, Piercing Lazer, Cursed Server, Kid Projekt, or Johnny Guy. If you name my soundtrack work, try to at least name one other album of mine you like or check some out.

If you're not sure, browse my music store look at all my albums I've ever released. Top to bottom is oldest to newest, check it out: https://realfaction.bandcamp.com/

Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - April 14th, 2023

Thank you for everyone who donated to me including @TomFulp of Newgrounds and my fans! It's enough to help me get to my next paycheck and my dad's. I know it's just a temporary situation and it will get better once I get more hours and get new clients with this agency i just got contracted at. It's been a struggle.

You all keep me going and I appreciate you!

Also thank you so much for 9,000 followers! I'm 1,000 away from the big 10k, after 16 1/2 years on this account! You all have been so supportive of me and I'm very thankful. I've got a lot of things planned this year that I'm still working on while I'm working on my financial stability with my two jobs. You won't be disappointed! Lots of music on the way!


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - April 13th, 2023

Before I get into it, I just want to apologize. I don't like asking for help, and I'm not trying to take advantage of anyone, ultimately anyone volunteering to contribute anything is a choice, but even so, I feel bad for asking and it's embarrassing. But, I'm going to get into the details of why I'm struggling financially this time. Firstly, if you can donate anything to help me out, here's the donation info below:

Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/realfaction

Paypal: mondohenry@yahoo.com

BandCamp (so you at least get something for your money):





I'm sick of this being a recurring thing since I'm working TWO JOBS, but I need more hours. I'm frustrated, bummed out, and now let's get into the reasons why, doubling as my advice to you all, and details of financial suckage so you know I'm being honest with you.

  1. Never go to H&R Block for taxes. If you had a good experience cool, but I got reamed for over $300, and the funny part is, I only owed the government $70, but H&R charged me around $250, when it was advertised it would be between $40 and $100 or something. I'm NEVER doing business with them again as this has put me and my dad in the hole and I feel stupid, and bad for this mistake. It's also funny how I owe the government anything when I didn't even make $10,000 last year.
  2. I had to buy new shoes because my ankles and feet have been hurting more and I realized I didn't have enough support, so the shoes I have now have soft foam support, hoping that's enough, downed me $80.
  3. My client was on vacation for a week and a half, so that really put me down what potentially could have been $400 - $500 in hours I couldn't get. And it's been taking a long while and a LOT of work to apply for this new agency in hopes I get more clients for my second job. My first job I don't get many hours a week either, but I love my jobs anyway.
  4. My dad has given me all he can in money and his next social security check isn't until a week from now, and I don't get paid until next Friday (and that will be low too because I only just started working with my client again yesterday and he says I can only see him two days this week).

That and my dad recently getting out of cancer surgery, when i was stressed about that, I have had a rough time lately. I'm sick of working hard and it's never enough. I can't wait until I'm out of this situation and I just need more hours so eventually, it'll be fine but not as soon as I want it to be and I'm sorry if I sound like some sort of scam artist as few have accused me of being before, but I'm not trying to take advantage of everyone.

Everything just wants to fight me...I'm tired dude. I'm tired of all of this. I just want things to get better, and they will eventually, but it just seems like there's always SOMETHING fighting me. I'm bummed out. But I know when to ask for help when I need it, I'm just tired of looking like a needy, money-grubbing leech, when I'm working my hardest. It's a rough transition period for me. It's embarrassing, but I have NO CHOICE but to ask for help. Think of that as you will, but I'm not a scam artist. I hate being in this situation.

If you can contribute anything at all, even one dollar, anything helps.....thank you. I'm sorry. I hope you're having a better time than I am right now, have a good day/night wherever you are.


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - April 7th, 2023

Scream Parody

I made a parody of the Scream movie franchise with some friends, inspired by @Fro's "ish" parody series! Check it out, it was a part of our April Fool's Radio Collab!

Off the Wall's New Host & "Farewell"

I've been a podcast host for 8 years & first to submit a podcast on Newgrounds when the category was introduced in 2015. My co-host, The-Great-One and I say farewell to hosting Off the Wall, and say hello to @Aalasteir the new host in this week's episode. We have a special "farewell" message at the beginning, and explaining why we're stepping down as hosts:

Updates (Projects, Personal Life, etc.)

As far as my music goes, I haven't done much with music lately (you'll see what's kept me busy below), but I am working with @Shadowcat5150 (Lyra) on more A Silent Voice music (our band) we've been writing. We're writing a new original song and working on another cover. As for Piercing Lazer, Dustin's been working his parts for our next single, it's been slow-going. I really need to start working on the Johnny Guy album more, mostly been making up lyrics for the instrumentals lately.

On the Newgrounds: Zero Hour side of things, we recently got 3 new artists and progress on the spritework has been sped up. We're almost done with all of the redrawn sprites, then we wait for the programming. I believe it will be done later this year, we'll see. We want to take our time with it to give you the best version of the game we can, and it's coming along great with awesome ideas from all of us. Hard Mode will give enemy bosses new attacks. You won't be disappointed.

As far as my personal life, this week has been rough. A power surge killed the internet in the neighborhood for 3 days and my new router my ISP sent me isn't working so I had to wait until today finally to get a technician out here, but thankfully they came and fixed it so I'm up and running again. I was using mobile hotspot and it was so slow and spotty.

The past week I've been also doing a big list of things to apply for an agency for my second job working with people who have disabilities. A lot of coursework to do online, not having internet with a decent speed is delaying that a bit. I've also been going to my friend's house for weekly professional massages at a cheaper price to fix the way I screwed up my neck, shoulders, and back. I have a "neck hump" too, working on getting rid of that, and seeing a chiropractor soon.

My first job has been going well, there's some big things in development and I'm being given more responsibilities, I can't talk about it yet on the off-chance someone finds me here, but later this year I'll be given more to do and it's exciting. Other than that, trying to be more social and in touch with friends online and offline, going to a card shop for card games because I'm a nerd and need more irl nerdy friends. That's all for now really. See you soon!