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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 - September 18th, 2019

I have an update to my current situation, but first, I revived my Patreon page for voice commissions to help out with the situation, so check that out: https://www.patreon.com/realfaction


I'll do a max of 2 minutes of recording at the top tier, 30 seconds at the lowest tier. Just shoot me your patreon username once you pledge, send me a script with some direction, and tell me what kind of voice you want me to do (doesn't have to be an impression, but it can be if you want). And now...

The Situation/Music + Life Updates

So, bad news. My music is further being delayed due to needing money to post it to Itunes, as well as to hire someone for one of the songs, and being stressed out in general. We had to pawn our projector last week, and respond to the con artist apartment owners (who won't stop overcharging us when we know the original price on the original lease) at the courthouse with a complaint. Luckily, the court worker told us we just needed to respond, so we did.

I've mostly been backlogging content and taking a bit of a break from my regular music to work on things I need to finish and get a grip on this situation, at least until the fee can be paid next week. We essentially have to pay the full fine that these scumbags are asking for via the courts, in order for us to press a lawsuit against them, and believe me, we are going to.

They owe us a LOT of money. Also, we couldn't afford the internet bill because we're saving to pay these people, so the net got shut off yesterday, but a friend was generous enough to out of the blue give me money I didn't even ask for....bless her heart. It really saved my ass.

Also, I got royalties for that one song everyone knows me for, people still buy Simple Sight on Itunes, and stream it on youtube, that money really saves my ass some months. So, we'll have enough to pay the courthouse, the net is back on, and we may even have enough to get the projector out, or my roommate's DJ equipment to do more shows to earn more money, that had to be pawned a month ago.

So, for now, I'm taking a small break from my music until we get caught up with the money, ish. I'll work here and there, just not very much. I'm also finishing work on a couple collab projects I've been a part of the past year, before I do anything else. I've been posting silly voice stuff on my youtube channel, I'll try to post more of them here too, when it's not filmed with my crappy cellphone audio since they're videos.

So, I'll be working on SOME music, sometimes. On my patreon, if you pledge, you'll see early WIPs of my work before they release, if you can't wait. I have a lot of unfinished music, and unreleased (part of the collab projects I'm finishing my parts on). After the next couple of albums I'm near done with, I'm thinking about doing some covers here and there.

There will be content on my youtube channel I can't release here, sadly, but making comedy videos to cheer myself up, and make people laugh, is what I've been doing to cope, lately. These scam artists have really been wearing on me. Once we pay the fee, I can only imagine what they'll try next. Luckily, my roommate is a manager now, and on manager pay, which helps a LOT. It's been hell the past month, I won't sugarcoat it. But, hanging in there, and finding peace where I can.

I'm still working on the movie script thing, by the way. It's coming along nicely, still in outline form, but almost have enough ideas to get a rough draft going with a fully-fledged script, well, not all the scenes needed, but a basic idea. Anywho, thank you for all the kind words and support, I love you guys.

P.S.: Holy crap, I'm 20 fans away from the 2,000 fans milestone...I've been waiting over a decade for this, 13 years really. Thank you so much! I'm going to celebrate it when I hit it.


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - September 9th, 2019

My roommates and I are a little short until Friday when we get paid due to the scam situation going to court, so I'll record lines for an agreed price and I have a list of voices I can do I will send you. Email me @ rfmusic180@gmail.com to commission me (or message me here).

Here's my demo reel from 2018 that aren't impressions but original voices. I should do an impressions reel. https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/797896

Also, here's the new stuff I'm bringing to the channel such as more voice acting comedy stuff, bringing back The Dish Out in a more refined way, improving Talking Real with additions, and more: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/881986

In music news, i uploaded a "listening party" podcast of all the Piercing Lazer material i've been working on for the Eyes of Purgatory Vol. 1 - 4 albums the past 4 to 5 years, to show I'm serious: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/881168

Due to the financial situation with going to court against the scam artists, and my roommate JUST now getting on manager pay, will have to wait a little longer for investing in the new album (The Other Side Chronicles)...then I can finally get a break soon, hopefully. We're drained of money, have to ration food till friday. Fun times.

Challenging, and changing times.


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - August 24th, 2019

Firstly, I just put out a new episode of Talking Real BUT it's a LIVE episode recording, so I did it live and people asked me questions, plus I interviewed @ShadowCat5150 who made my profile pic/icon, and we've worked on songs together! Check out both versions!

Video Version (with visual gags): https://youtu.be/gR_05WMUr78

Audio Version: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/879976?updated=1566903696

Yes, I just released two new singles under my side project, Piercing Lazer, as most of you know that for the Necromancer Theme/Simple Sight song in Castle Crashers. One is Rock, one is Symphonic Metal. Take your pick. Also, life updates below.

Rock Single: "Homeless"

The first single I already released on BandCamp, but now it's on Itunes and other online stores as well. This is one of my favorite songs I've ever made, I originally started working on in 2014. It's the newest single from the next album, The Other Side Chronicles, which is a deluxe version of The Other Side EP with a couple tracks added, that being a new one, and me singing all of the songs.

Newgrounds: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/881057

BandCamp: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/track/homeless-single

Itunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/homeless-single/1476746476


That'll eventually come to newgrounds within the week, after I let the other new single from another album set for a bit. Speaking of which...

Symphonic Metal Single: "Trickster's Ambition"

Another new Piercing Lazer single, from a different album, called Trickster's Ambition, is the next single from the Eyes of Purgatory Vol. 1 album (yes, not an EP anymore). I released an instrumental version too, check it out? It's actually a remake of a song I made 6 years ago for a popular youtuber named Fiery Joker/Josh Scorcher. Figured he could use a new version of the old theme. Another one of what I consider my best pieces of work.

It's on BandCamp, and given my current situation with the scammers who own this complex, buying either version would help me a lot. They're also coming to Itunes and other online stores soon.

Song: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/879472

BandCamp: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/track/tricksters-ambition-instrumental-single

Itunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/tricksters-ambition-single/1477698422

Instrumental Version: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/879474

BandCamp: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/track/tricksters-ambition-single

Itunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/tricksters-ambition-instrumental-single/1477834714


Also on my youtube channel if that's your jam.

Life Update

So, about those scammers. I'm back to pizza delivery with my new job, and my roommate is about to get promoted to manager making a lot more than he is now (that will help a lot whenever that goes into effect in a month hopefully less), but we had to call the Better Business Bureau on our apartment complex owners because they were trying to overcharge us $200+ more monthly so they owe him a lot of money.

They owe me a bit too though. Also, they tried to say the lease agreement was lost but as soon as the Bureau contacted them, suddenly they say "oh look here it is!" like the scummy scums they are. So, hopefully this gets worked out, but I was going to almost work 11 days straight if it wasn't for my day off. Also tonight was a really bad night for reasons I don't even want to say. Flat tire while delivering a pizza, messing up, etc. I'm just stressed.

I can't wait for things to get better, I really want to move past this stupid part of my life, to be quite frank. That's why both albums are on a delay though, because i need things to stabilize so I can start saving more money to hire a vocalist on some of the songs I can't sing parts of (I designed them for a female singer of certain range). That's basically it, still working on other things.

PS: I think in the soon future, that special collab project will be finished, it's finally moving again.



Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - August 13th, 2019

Firstly, whoever guesses what this is, and the mystery behind the question marks, gets a prize. Look carefully.


Secondly, sorry I've been MIA, I got a new job and have been working like crazy hardly having much time to do much, especially with a current investigation going on with our apartment complex management who overcharged us last month (but not this month) given the late payment, but no late fees for this month, and they're trying to evict us.

Main manager has no idea, but she will tomorrow, I somehow doubt she knows what's going on. Staff has changed a LOT. Very sketchy. Also, been working on some music and the movie script. Not much to update besides that. Going to try and drop a new track here soon. See if you can figure out that mystery up there.

New Single

The new Piercing Lazer single, "Homeless", is finally coming to Itunes, Spotify, Google Play, and other online stores within the next week or two (finally got the money to submit it)! In the meantime, get it on BandCamp: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/track/homeless-single


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - July 23rd, 2019

Just uploaded a new song that my friend ShadowCat5150 and I just finished a song called "Trustfall" we've been in the works with for a while, for my Kid Projekt side project! Her voice is amazing, I think she did great!

Get it on BandCamp: https://kidprojekt.bandcamp.com/track/trustfall-feat-shadowcat-5150

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBJ-O3x46nQ&feature=youtu.be

Newgrounds: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/874616

Florida Life + Music Updates

Florida's been great, but still job hunting, unfortunately. Been trying to stay on my feet, but I've had a lot of support, and I'm thankful for it. I have a HUGE announcement to make, but I'll wait for it. All I'll say now, is I'm meeting a couple big names in the film industry who have inspired me for years, in a few months. I'm psyched.

Today is a big music day for me, so I'm working on recording vocals for Piercing Lazer's The Other Side Chronicles album as I have 2 more songs, and one of them I'm recording partially today. Plus, secret project with Aika/Ai-say who i did the world chorus project with last time! I'm going to address the main roadbump with the new Piercing Lazer album in a separate video.

PS: Thank you for those who have donated to me to keep me on my feet while looking for a job! I really appreciate it! Let me know if there's anything you want me to talk about in a future video. If you want to support me, here's my ko-fi for donations below! Thanks guys, I appreciate you!

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


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - July 15th, 2019

I'm selling music I've made for cancelled games and music I made inspired by games that are good to use for them, all in a 34-song music pack for only $10! Almost half the songs are previously unreleased, so it's some old work, but stuff you've never heard from me. Whether you're a game developer who needs music, or just want RPG music to listen to, links are below on where you can get it.

Get it on BandCamp: https://realfaction.bandcamp.com/album/game-jams-pack

Get it on itch.io: https://realfaction.itch.io/rpg-jams-pack


A lot of it is the music I made for Coded Emotion before I pulled out. If you want to know more about why you should stay away from them, and not work for Jacob Caro, read my awareness post on my experience: https://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/1059418

Luckily the drama is dying down, but I'm still in the process of transferring ownership rights. I really just want it to be over, but I've been mentally recovering. I've started learning RPGMaker MV and started work on the Venturescape: Bloodlines game. It's essentially the game adaptation of my Venturescape series, I will be doing the programming (as much as I hate programming, I will at least for the demo).

I've been trying to work every day with Lyft and Uber just to make enough money, so I really haven't been around much. I'm job hunting today with one of my roommates, hoping that goes well. Loving Florida, just need to get on my feet. Haven't done anything really with music lately, but will get to that soon when I can. Still gotta record vocals for 2 songs on The Other Side Chronicles, some for Kid Projekt, and a World Chorus medley project. Yikes.

That's all there is to update really. Hopefully in the next week or two, I'll have more updates. It'll either be on the new album, or the game. Love you guys, thank you for your supportive messages and kind words. Stay real. ♥

PS: My anxiety is climbing getting closer to the 2,000 fans mark. I can't wait until I reach that, I'm excited.


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - July 10th, 2019

UPDATE: I cleared up a couple things in a followup video I just uploaded to my channel as well as talk about the unreleased soundtracks of the games I was working on along with the other musicians, and how you can get your hands on them for free since you all got scammed. Here's the video: https://youtu.be/zR4vHpxAdyw

The truth about Anonymous Agony (the game I was working on), Coded Emotion and Jacob Caro, the game business partner I used to work with, needs to come out. I almost took my life a month ago, and I've been quiet about this for too long, this is related. Trigger warning.

If you've ever worked for him, or been friends with him, avoid him at all costs. He's driven me to suicidal thoughts a month ago, used me and my parents for money, and not paid me for my work. Links to evidence and twitter post to retweet below. Please signal boost this, I don't want anyone else to suffer the way I did, or anyone else to work with him. He will ruin your life as a game dev.

Twitter Post (Please Retweet): https://twitter.com/MelynnRose

Evidence: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18-EI7KzApo5GBPfNgfIxdKK42RVn0k4iwlbrTRtSlFM/edit?usp=sharing

YouTube Version: https://youtu.be/vewl85il2SY



Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - July 7th, 2019

So, I'm working to apply to radio stations for internships and anything else to get me some sort of radio career, I've wanted that for years. Me and one of my roommates have been talking about doing that together, and we're going to do a live show on Facebook, and another on my YouTube channel.

So MUSICIANS, if you want me to play your music live, link me some tracks below, and I'll give them a spin possibly. Preferably, we're looking for video game inspired music, house music, dubstep, stuff like that. Thanks!

Sorry for being quiet, I've been settling down in Florida and physically stress has taken a toll on me. I haven't had any real updates since I've done nothing creative due to not having energy and working a lot just to have money, every day. Working Lyft and Uber until I have another job.

Still trying to find my identity here but loving it so far. Trying to get my energy back to get back into music and stuff. Settling down has been a process. Wish I had more to update you with, trying to find a job. What I WILL say though, is very soon, I'm going to come out with something I've been quiet about for too long, within this week.

Love you guys!


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - June 16th, 2019

UPDATE: New Talking Real Podcast episode talking more about this stuff on top of this: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/868417

Going to talk about the game I have on Steam below, but here's the Season 1 Finale of Venturescape! The game is now in development! This episode features @JennyActs, @TommyNom, @SailorSilverStar, @MakeStuff, @Saminat, and @Adoxographist.

Venturescape Episode 11/Season 1 Finale

Video/Artwork Version: https://youtu.be/fGIPv0nhWYc

Newgrounds Audio Version: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/868226


I'd like to thank the following people for making Season 1 amazing (my staff, actors, and people who let me use their music):

@lampabot @holikrep Mycah Garcia, Tezuka Shuu, Sam Guggenbiller, @JennyActs, @TommyNom, @SailorSilverStar, @Saminat @AikaIntongVA @MarissaLenti @Seymour @MysticSkillz @markafoi @TrinaTan @MakeStuff @BrizzyVoices @Ceevro @ADR3-N @seriousbethy @Syrupmasterz @DMargretTurner @ForgottenDawn @Troisnyx @LawnReality @johnfn, @I0TA @arbelamram @MetroPiano @Phonometrologist @Azhthar @CloakedSoup @Phyrnna @ATheatricalSongBird

Thank you all so much! Now you can binge watch the full season whenever you want! We'll be making announcements regarding the game such as deciding what we're going to do about casting, I'll keep everyone updated!

Season 1 (Video/Artwork Version): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM_ItXF6mgdqiGdjmP1ZpepTf3BjRgwIN

Season 1 (Newgrounds Audio Version): https://www.newgrounds.com/playlists/view/9076bec75d496c58f9e6c4aa0b52b9b1

Anonymous Agony/Game Project Now on Steam!

Me and my friend's game, Anonymous Agony File #1, is finally on Steam! It's only $5, so tell your friends, but be SURE to check the trigger warning at the bottom of the store page so you know what you're getting yourself into. It's a dark game, very mature stuff. Enjoy!




I'm going to be busy packing and making preperations now that Venturescape and the game are up and done and out of the way, I can finish vocals on the 2 songs left on The Other Side Chronicles, and hopefully submit it to Itunes before I move to Florida on Wednesday. I haven't been the best, but I'm recovering. Thanks for the support guys, love you all.

PS: Before I go, my close friend Halie is going through a family emergency due to a landlord not giving proper details and the full story is at the link but sharing the link even if you can't donate anything will help a lot, thanks. https://www.gofundme.com/xnm78-family-moving-emergency

See you all soon, this is the last post I'm making before I'm moving. Will post video footage of the trip at some point.



Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - June 12th, 2019

Me and my friend's game, Anonymous Agony File #1, is finally on Steam! It's only $5, so tell your friends, but be SURE to check the trigger warning at the bottom of the store page so you know what you're getting yourself into. It's a dark game, very mature stuff. Enjoy!