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Formerly RealFaction. Composer of Pico's School OST, Castle Crashers Necromancer Theme, Fetal Fury OST, FNF Necromancer Mod OST. Voice Actor, Writer, Podcaster, Co-Founder of the Art-Inspired Music Contest and Pixel Day. Art: @ShadowCat5150

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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - January 1st, 2020


EDIT: I finally got my new website (for game soundtrack production service and music packs for sale) up for you guys! Here it is: http://www.realfaction.net/ read more about it in my new post with my new song from one of the music packs: https://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/1081653



I have left behind the toxic roommates, I finally escaped. I got them a decent amount of food to last them some days, and my share of the rent and bills, then I snuck out with my stuff. I'm going to a place where no one can find me except the person I'm going to. I need a fresh start.  


If you ever are neglected by an emotionally abusive person, and her bf ignores your cries for help, and sees nothing wrong with their behavior, run. Do what's good and healthy for you instead of dealing with a narccisist who doesn't give a damn what you feel or your well-being.


What's Next? Music Packs? Game Soundtracks?


This will free me up to finish the Piercing Lazer The Other Side Chronicles album when I get to where I'm going, and another game project I made a soundtrack for in 2015-2017 got canceled, so I'm releasing the songs as a music pack you can buy for your games and videos. Thinking about doing more of those. I'm finally free.  


I plan on making a new website for my music packs to buy for cheap, and my services to design music exclusively for games, but with proof of progress. After making 4 soundtracks for 4 cancelled games, if not more, I'm not making game soundtracks without proof of progress this time. I want completed games on my music resume y'know?  



Will be at my destination within the week. Love you guys, your donations are what got me out of there, and the new Piercing Lazer album The Other Side Chronicles will have a new single dedicated to you all for that.  


PS: The next singing video will be a special one, it's a cover of a special song. That will be  one of the first things I do next. :) Thanks! I'm filming my road trip so there will be pics and a highlights video. I can't tell you all how much it means to me that you all helped me out of that horrible place. I'm in a much better mindset now. Thank you my friends.


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - December 25th, 2019


Merry Christmas, here's what i did for a Christmas special (but was during thanksgiving last month). Also check my last post for updates. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s2dw1-DfB4&feature=youtu.be


PS: How does @JacobusMusic not have more followers???? Seriously go check out his work, follow him, click the follow button next to his artist name (or next to message button on his user page): https://jacobusmusic.newgrounds.com/



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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - December 21st, 2019


Making a new show/podcast of people sharing stories of their darkest times in life, and who or what helped them turn it around and grow from those experiences. You all inspired me to do this, and it's going to be called "Against All Odds" (working title). Essentially, I have an idea of who I want to ask to be on the show, but my schedule is hard and limited. It will happen soon, though.


Again, thank you all so much for donating to me, I didn't know so many people believed in me, or I made that kind of impact on people. It means a lot, and your support has helped a lot. I updated my last post about what's happening if you're curious. If you want more details on the new podcast series, check the newest episode of my main podcast series, "Talking Real" below.


Audio: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/899531

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOxZ0-WzpiY&feature=youtu.be



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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - December 17th, 2019


EDIT 12/21 (Last edit I promise!): You all inspired a new podcast series about people sharing stories of their darkest times and how they overcame them, growing from the experiences. Check my newest post.


EDIT 12/20: A warrior doesn't give up during hard times, so neither will I. This hasn't been the best for my mental health, but it could always be worse. I still haven't decided what I'm going to do yet, whether stay, or move to another location, but I'm going to have to closely play it by ear the next few weeks before I decide. I don't really have anywhere to go, and I would be throwing a lot away.


I feel like a sailor lost at sea during a storm, writing a diary that someone's found here. Real Faction: The Later Years. Or a sailor telling one of those crazy stories at ye ol' tavern.


With that said, I may try to get a new job, one that doesn't induce expensive car repairs and wear. Thank you for all who have supported me! What's next? I'm working on something special for you guys, especially those who have donated, as a big thank you for saving my ass with rent the coming month. I need to make a little more money, and figure something out.


EDIT 12/18: I'm honestly surprised at how many people have donated to help my cause, the amounts, and the kind messages left on here and PayPal notes....thank you so much. It means a lot. You all have saved my life. It's restored my faith, my hope that things will be okay, and get better. I love you all. I promise to do my best, and keep going. This feels like when Goku asked the world to help his spirit bomb to lay down Buu.


The truth is I'm not okay. I could name the list of things happening to me like having to get all my tires replaced, working crazy long shifts at work to work harder, my roommates' car getting repo'd, them having me pay hundreds of dollars extra (after ALREADY paying my share of rent) just to barely make ends meet with rent (close calls), coworkers harassing me and one throwing food at my car to be funny, being emotionally abused and neglected overall by people, screwed over, BPD getting worse because I don't know who to trust anymore.


My compassion is almost nothing now, I'm becoming a miserable creep, the thing I didn't want to be. And the cherry on top? Because of the 4 tires having to be replaced since I have to deliver pizzas for a living and it's been some months now, I doubt I'm going to be able to afford rent at this point. I have nowhere else to go, don't want an eviction on my record, but one of my roommates doesn't seem to want to walk to a job or take a bus. I've been taken advantage of, stepped on, manipulated, harassed, and I'm breaking.


I'm not asking for donations, I'm not going to be that guy, but I want to leave that option open in case anyone wants to, because I honestly do need help. But, you don't have to. I haven't been posting music much or anything because of all this. My life is a living hell, and I honestly wish I lived somewhere better, with better people.


Here's the donation links if you want, and I'm more active on my discord server. I can't catch a break. It's like whenever I try to get up, something beats me down. Most of what I just told you has happened in just the past week-ish, as crazy as that sounds. I'm trying my hardest not to give up, but because of my roommates, and life in general throwing me curveballs, I'm pretty fucked at this point.


If you want to donate, here ya go:

Paypal: mondohenry@yahoo.com

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


Love you guys....I'll still be judging Pixel Day next month if I don't get evicted. I don't know what to do, to feel, or predict anymore.


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - December 11th, 2019


I've been going through a dark time lately, as you know. But, if you're wondering why you should care about people, or yourself, this post will help you. I've realized a lot.


Today, a good friend shared this article with me. And I've been thinking. In a time where I'm questioning if there's a point to being nice anymore, being afraid of the very people I want to connect with because I keep getting close to people just to be hurt and taken advantage of (not everyone but a decent amount of them), I've been looking for things to convince me that I should keep following my heart, and keep spreading love to heal this hurting world.



I used to question if I was worth anything, if I was anything without my skills, like making music. But, a friend said to me today, "Where did that music come from? Your heart". Your heart, as broken as it can be sometimes, no one can take that away from you, even if we are scared sometimes, seeking safety, protection, validation.


The reason I share compassion, is because I know what pain is like, and even if I am upset that I knew people for years just so they turn on me, even if that does scare me to get close to people, I had to realize my core values. I don't want anyone to hurt like I have, and worse. Period.



I want to live in love, and it can be hard sometimes, but if I keep surrounding myself in it, it's going to bring that peace and love I'm looking for, even if I don't get that from people all the time. All my life I've sought to connect with people, because I felt lonely, misunderstood, unsafe, like I needed to bond with someone. I kept relying on that because I always questioned everything I did, because I'm scared of going to a dark place, afraid of trusting myself because I've messed up so much, and I feel lost sometimes.



But, that's the whole point. Life is about learning. I keep trying to avoid it, because I find it hard to tell who will hurt me or not anymore, but then I realize, Fred Rogers never cared about that. He cared about taking care of himself, he had simple, yet good values to take care of himself, and the people he loved.


He inspired me all my life. As a kid, and even still. My grandma reminded me a lot of him, only more...crass, blunt, a little bit of a spitfire when she got mad, she would be real. She was a mix of him and his wife, the way she was honest, haha.



My grandma, Dana Guy, rest her soul, used to babysit me a lot as a kid. Whenever I saw how she treated people, it was that same compassion, dedication, determination to be a loving, caring human being, even in the worst of times. And, she showed that no one is perfect either, we all get mad sometimes.



She was the best example of a human being, in my eyes. I still aspire to be what she was. I wish I could've realized it sooner than I did. I would've told her today, and I would've asked her what keeps her going. She had this sense of peace, even widowed, even being alone at home a lot. She still saw family though, and her church friends. She did a lot for her community, and her family.



If she saw me today, I think she would be sad to see me so afraid of others, because she would see that I have a passion to connect to people, and help others, connect to each other and love each other, help teach them things through my experiences, and soften their hearts. She would tell me why I shouldn't give up on that, and that I matter just as much as anyone else, so I should treat myself well.


I recently listened to a P.O.D. song (love them) called "Ghetto", which talked about how the world is in pain, not to let it get you down, how people will disagree and be confused with each other's views, but we should still try to love each other as hard as it is sometimes.



I go through hell most days, tried my hardest to show someone I know why it's not okay to be hateful and manipulative to me, to hurt me as they have with emotional abuse and neglect. But, they don't see it. It hurt me they didn't see it, it became stressful, and tore me down because it affects my everyday life. They didn't think they were wrong.


But, even then, I had to realize something. Sometimes, it's not always you, and you won't always get what you want, but the reason people are like that sometimes, is because they're hurting inside and don't know what to do, they don't believe things can change. With the pain inside me as well, we've clashed a lot. That isn't helping anything though.



I shouldn't let people take advantage of me, but I also want to be that example, and I shouldn't expect people to always change. That's not why you do it. It's because you want to live in love for you, and spread a bit of it, too. I've learned a lot lately. I don't want to be afraid of people anymore, because I used to think I was the problem, and wanted someone to turn to. But, I gotta be that person.



I have lived a whole life neglecting myself feeling insecure feeling like I wasn't good enough to take care of myself because I can be "slower" than others when it comes to some things. But, I am still alive and that is good enough, and I need to have the mentality of expecting people to not be there for me. Not as a negative, but to expect me to be here for me, and not expect someone else to be obligated. It's to have that mentality to be prepared for the unexpected, for when things go wrong, so you'll always be there for yourself. But, don't expect to always be able to do everything, either. It's okay if you can't accomplish everything you wanted, just do what you can.



I don't want to be a miserable, vile, defensive, fearful, angry, hateful, insecure, hurting, broken soul anymore. I can't expect someone else to care about me because I didn't. I have to. I want to love the world and hug people, reach out and give what the world needs more of, because in against hate, against the pain people feel, it saddens me that people have to deal with such horrible feelings, feeling broken like I have.


I want to live in positivity, while protecting myself, but in a healthy way. I came too far to give up and I have a lot to give to this world. I have to be the change if I want my life to change. Remember that your heart is everything, everything you have comes from that. If you care about other hearts, care about yours, too. It's no less or more, it's equal.



On the inside, all of us have the same anatomy, we are alive. Mess up, learn, make friends, experience heartbreak and loss, learn what you love to do and want to be. That's life. The world needs more light switches for the lights in this world, let's turn ours on. :)


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - December 7th, 2019


You know what? I changed my mind. I'm not backing down. I'm not making a new alias, screw that. I'm standing strong as RF. I just won't be as personal so that stalker can't ruin my life again. I've just been scared, but I shouldn't be. Sorry guys, I've been going through a lot.  

 

I've been through some hell as of late, can't catch a break. I'm not gonna let some miserable jerk who messaged my roommate on Thanksgiving stop me.  


For those who have supported me, thank you. I'm sorry for the drama as of late, I don't like it either. Adam Noble, you lost. Now go download the free album: https://realfaction.bandcamp.com/album/graverobber-tales-the-lost-years-2007-2008


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - November 21st, 2019


New Talking Real episode, I talk about my newest song tribute to @ParagonX9 (featuring beautiful artwork by @Troisnyx), how I met Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes aka Jay & Silent Bob (I have pictures), gave Kevin a Script, working on new music again now that I got my computer back, visiting Louisville my hometown next week and going to try to film stuff, and @Shadowcat5150 my friend talks about metaphysical stuff, and we talk about fear of people, giving you advice. Video version shows pics and stuff.


Timestamps are in the description of the podcast so you can jump to different topics throughout the episode.


Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfA2e8ohhT0


Also one last thing.....I'm not okay, and I'm desperate for help at this point. My roommates are tearing me down mentally, it's seriously bad, and here's the twitter thread I posted if you want the short version of the story (it's long, but trust me, it really is the short version): https://twitter.com/RealFaction/status/1197843397643513856



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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - November 11th, 2019


THANK YOU FOR 2,000 FOLLOWERS <3 <3 <3 MY HEART IS HAPPY!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!


UPDATE: Today is my birthday, November 14th. Turning 28, I'm getting old.


After many complications, my computer is finally fixed as of two days ago. I've been working on content for you guys, while also having to continue work on longtime collab projects I haven't been able to; commitments I have to wrap up my end of the work on. Below is the stuff you can expect from me soon, and stuff I've already made. I've been active in my Discord Server though, you should join it: https://discord.gg/FKAtaDw



Piercing Lazer Single/Itunes Troubles


UPDATE: It's back on Itunes/Apple Music, as well as all the other online stores! Look up Piercing Lazer and you'll find it, it's "Trickster's Ambition" as a single.


Due to complications, I had to pull Trickster's Ambition, the newest single from my Piercing Lazer side project, off Itunes and other online stores, but will be back up in the next week or two, I re-submitted submitted both versions. However, it can no longer be a part of Eyes of Purgatory Vol. 1 due to the same complications. Think of both versions as standalone singles. Will re-link in the audio submissions when it's back up. They're still on my BandCamp page though.



So, I'm A Standup Comedian (Kind Of)


Remember a month ago when I mentioned I was doing a stand-up comedy show around then, but couldn't upload it? Well, it's uploaded on my YouTube Channel if you wanna see it, or watch below. I took a crack at it, I realize a few mistakes I made for my first time, but it's okay I guess.





Music/Projects Coming Soon


So the big question is, what else on the way? What will I pump out next? Here's what you can expect:


  • I'm working on writing lyrics and recording vocals for something special in celebration of the Nintendo Switch port of Castle Crashers that released in September. It is a collaboration, in a way. That will be the next thing I upload, most likely, to my YouTube channel. Trying to finish it this or next week.


  • From one of the collab projects, you'll be hearing one of my brand new songs I made for it VERY soon, and it's one of my favorite songs I've ever made. I'm proud of it. That'll be the next thing I upload to NG music-wise VERY soon, after...


  • A new podcast episode of Talking Real, but I'm waiting until Thursday night to make it, because of something big happening that I'm keeping secret until then. I'm meeting someone important to me. He's a celebrity director and writer, that's all I'll say for now, but he's one of my big inspirations, and I'm excited to be able to meet him. Might get to hear a clip of him on the show, but no promises.


  • Another single from The Other Side Chronicles album from my Piercing Lazer side project, slapping vocals on one of the songs soon, and then finishing the final few songs asap, then it can get released!


  • More work on Eyes of Purgatory Vol. 1 (Piercing Lazer album) after the album above is finished. I'm aiming for Spring 2020 for it to be done, maybe Summer. Not sure yet.


  • Hopefully in the next few months, the collab projects I'm a part of will be finished, and can be revealed. Meaning, more new music from me that can finally be shown after locked away for MONTHS.


  • Still wanting to work on the Venturescape game, as well as Newgrounds: Zero Hour again (but need a programmer for that one).


Unless my plans become unexpectedly changed again, or something comes out of the blue to sweep my life in a new direction, this is the list of plans, for now. Thank you guys for the kind and supportive words! I appreciate it! Stay tuned this week for something new!


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - October 26th, 2019


I'm on my phone so below is a video that I recorded instead of typing everything up as far as where I've been and updates.


Also I have been hanging out in my discord server if you want to join it. https://discord.gg/FKAtaDw


Haven't had a computer for weeks still getting it fixed so that's why I haven't been around and I've been busy getting my life together I'm finally financially stable and some expensive fixes came along to disturb that. I wanted to say thank you for 2,000 followers and there's some secret big things on their way soon one of them being as soon as I get my computer fixed soon.


Enjoy the video.

https://youtu.be/qSMMC2DBQzc



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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - September 30th, 2019


So...short update, but a serious one. Life is scary sometimes. I'll keep this brief, but to the point.


For one, I'm doing my first standup comedy set October 9th in Tampa, FL (where I am) at Snapper's Grill & Comedy Club in Palm Harbor, somewhere between 8 - 9:30 PM. It's an Open Mic night, i've been working on my material. It won't be long, probably 5 to 10 minutes, but if you're in the area, give me a shout. I'll post the video I film of it if you can't make it.


For second, the scam artist situation....they're probably going to get away with it. We can't afford to press the lawsuit, and my roommate has essentially at the very last minute informed me we're moving to a place (without my consent really but granted it's $600 cheaper and down the street from here) in 2 days (at the time, now it's tomorrow, Tuesday). I quit my miserable delivery job, but I applied to a familiar escape room job in a new branch, job listings just opened with my luck, so I hope to suceed.


The good news is that my roommate recently became manager on manager pay at the job I just quit, so we'll be more okay than we were, especially since we're downgrading in price. However....in the meantime, I could still use the money in my situation. If you know anyone who wants small voice commissions, here's my patreon: https://www.patreon.com/realfaction


If you just wanna donate to me, here's my Ko-Fi, and would really help me out. Thank you: https://ko-fi.com/realfaction


I've been kinda miserable, not gonna lie. I won't get into full details, but there's a lot of stress and pressure going on and I'm overwhelmed. Trying to hang in there.....might be a bit, but I'll post again once we're back in the swing of things in the new apartment. Thanks for your kind words and support, I'm posting instrumental versions of my music both released and not yet, like "Homeless", go check it out.


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