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

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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - February 6th, 2021


Hey guys! Off the Wall Season 2 is finally here with the new talk show format! The NG audio version features a couple songs like Season 1 did for the fans, though YouTube's audience is different for the visual version, so if you want to get more of the feel of the show (I made it as if it would appear on TV) check out the video version. New episodes every 2 weeks Fridays at 8 PM Eastern!


PS: Write fanmail so I can read it on the show at rfmusic180@gmail.com (or PM it to me here). Check out the first episode below!


NG version:


YouTube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-HY1b57_xg




On a seperate note, I haven't been working on music for most of 2 weeks because for the past two weeks i've had a mild migraine, apparently it's normal when you overcome something and recover from trauma. Recently been able to let go of my lifelong anger, fear, and pain, regarding something, and able to forgive people, see in perspective better now. It's mostly better now, I'm at the tail end of it, just trying not to make it worse by making music at the moment.


No worries, I'll be working on the Cursed Server album more soon! Before this happened, I made a LOT of progress on the record, so I think a break was well deserved lol. It's getting close to done. On another note, I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do for a life career, I'm kinda confused. I'll post more on that on another post.


Thanks for everyone who's supposed my show Off the Wall and everything I do this far!


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - February 1st, 2021


Off the Wall Season 2 premieres THIS Friday at 8 PM Eastern time with episode 1, so I decided to put out a little trailer giving you all a sneak peek at what you can expect! This is going to be a bi-weekly (every 2 weeks) show, hoping I can manage that. I'll be sharing life experiences, advice, indie game reviews (some from Newgrounds), comedy skits, game theories, and more segments!


Here's the video and audio trailers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9vb008u3f8



I have a handful of people who got involved and pitched some awesome material for some of the segments! I'm loving what I have so far, and the NG audio versions of the episodes will incorporate some music to those who liked the music in Season 1! See you Friday!


Music and opening by my buddy Animattronic: https://animattronic.ca


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - January 28th, 2021


Thanks everyone who came to the stream! We streamed the rest of the games for a few hours, the last 20 to 30 minutes is me answering some questions about pixel day/pixel game related stuff! Here's the stream if you want to watch if you missed out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONmIN4H27Nk&feature=youtu.be



We'll announce the winners of Pixel Day in the soon future! Maybe in the next week but I'd have to check in with Tom to see. I don't see why not though. We'll see! Thanks for submitting guys!


Look at all the Pixel Day 2021 Submissions: https://www.newgrounds.com/collection/pixelday2021


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - January 26th, 2021


Thanks for everyone who came to the Pixel Day animation watch party stream, i ended earlier than i wanted because i wasnt in the best mood because of frustrations with my computer issues for nearly an hour until i figured it out, but i steamed for an hour and a half.


Part 2 stream will be tomorrow (Wednesday) 9 PM Eastern time ( at https://youtube.com/realfactiontv my youtube channel) now that i figured out the issue and ill be in a better mood and focusing on the remaining game submissions. I streamed a handful of them. Check out the stream if you missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXBB1OFSt8k


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - January 24th, 2021


After going through like almost 400 art pieces and picking out ones I like to eventually narrow down to the top 3 later on, next I gotta look at music tomorrow, then on Tuesday at 8 PM eastern time, I'm gonna do a Pixel Day stream on my youtube channel to look at the movies and games for the first time! :D join me? https://youtube.com/realfactiontv


It'll be fun you'll get to chat with me while I play. See ya there! Thanks for all the wonderful Pixel Day submissions! I can't wait to go through the rest of them!


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - January 23rd, 2021


Happy Pixel Day! @TomFulp and I will be at some point judging entries, and I may stream the animations and games live as I play them, and the music, depending on my schedule within the week. Also, I have a big announcement to make about the Newgrounds: Zero Hour game me and my team have been working on....



Newgrounds: Zero Hour BIG Update


The game will be episodic! Meaning, every update will add a new stage to the game as they're finished! We're always accepting new pixel artists, so if you want to apply to do work for the game (as little or as much as you want), send me a message with examples of your work! :)



This also means the game will be coming out sooner, starting with a new intro cutscene to better explain the story, and Stage 1, a remake of the first stage from the demo from the assets I was able to save (the background will be different because sadly that one didn't make it in the assets uploads for some reason). We're taking our time with it as we want to make sure each episode is polished, challenging, and worth the wait.



We have a lot of the same assets so I was able to save a good chunk of the content we had outside of the demo. The new stage 1 will still be looking quite a bit different though, since I didn't have the old background, unfortunately. I like the style this is going for though, the artists are doing a great job! I'm sure you'll see Stage 1 by Spring, hopefully. After that, we're going to figure out how to update the game while not affecting save files, or do stage selection. We'll figure it out when we cross that bridge.



I can't wait to see your submissions for Pixel Day! I'm really happy it's still going after all these years after I suggested the idea to Tom. It's also an honor that one of my favorite pixel artists Maruki made the promo animation/art for it and is getting quite the exposure on twitter! I hope more people know about Pixel Day and see the great community that's newgrounds. :) Love you guys! <3


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - January 16th, 2021


Seeing as how Friday Night Funkin' has introduced @TomFulp's iconic game, Pico's School to many new players, who have also been interested in getting the official soundtrack composed by me, with @TomFulp's blessing, I have officially put the soundtrack on BandCamp with TWO NEW SONGS, and soon Apple Music/Itunes as well as many stores!


Get it on BandCamp: https://thatjohnnyguy.bandcamp.com/album/picos-school-original-soundtrack

(Coming to Apple Music/Itunes and many other digital stores January 30th!)


It's only $3, helps me buy groceries, and has TWO NEW SONGS?!? Yep. Two bonus tracks! One is a new remix of Talkin' Smack, and the other is a new metal version of Boss Fight (Cassandra's boss theme). I wanted to put something new as an extra "thank you" to the fans!



@ShadowCat5150 made a new album cover for it too! Check out her work:


Also, if you want to use the music, PLEASE credit me, I've had some people steal my work in youtube videos without credit. Credit me as Johnny Guy. Thank ya. Enjoy! Thanks to @ninjamuffin99, @phantomarcade, @evilsk8r, @kawaisprite for making an awesome game, and putting Pico in the game! I wonder who they'll put in next? They inspired this special release with the new songs. Thanks guys!


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - January 11th, 2021


So, remember that Jack Serious Theme Song from my Thunder Riders skit in the Voice Acting Collab last year? Well, the full version of the song is finally finished. Listen to Jack Serious rapping. Enjoy.


And anyone who wants to share it on youtube:




Also, check out this amazing Cursed Server fan art of Freeki (possessing another body) by my friend @ShadowCat5150!


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - January 10th, 2021


Hey guys....thank you for supporting me, my waking life has been really hard lately. I just want a stable life....im really lost. Sleep isn't stable, not enough money, l feel lost on my future. Im tired of doing so much alone for 8 years. It's hard not to give up sometimes when you struggle so much, and you're constantly stuck, feeling like a burnout.



I've been dealing with this for 8 years, im used to it, but it gets lonely, and tiresome, like everything i do to improve my life financially (and physically like sleep) isn't good enough. Working for $160 McDonald's paychecks, sleep issues, having to do 80% of things alone, and anything i dont i have to ask my parents for help still, like money.



Not to mention part of the sleep issues come from dealing with the neighbor's dog for the past couple of months or so, after leaving constant letters on their door to take better care of their dog to stop the barking in the morning since i need sleep for work and other things, and the association i've complained to many times won't do anything but tell them the same thing, cops won't do anything, animal control won't do anything, so I'm taking legal action. Time to find an attourney.



I'm NOT losing my job because of little sleep because of bad dog owners, and anxiety, stress, whatever the hell. It's really hard not to give up with a lot fighting me for years, I feel like I'm trapped in a cage, like a constant loop, I'm always stuck in. I feel stuck. I wish I made more money off my music and creative hard work, working from home, so I could sleep whenever i want, since a schedule is apparently hard for me...I don't know.



This post won't be around long, I have another one about Off the Wall's season finale coming out whenever the episode is finished being edited and I post it. It's a good thing I backlogged content because I'm exausted and have no energy to do much of anything right now. I'm really depressed, and it feels like life is going nowhere sometimes. Mostly because of the sleep issue, but financially in general. I hate life right now. That's all.



Sorry for the doom and gloom, I just feel exausted emotionally and physically dealing with all this, it's like everything constantly fights me. I'm sick of it. I want a better start in life. Most people are only seeing this in 2020/2021, I've dealt with it for years. It gets boring, tiresome, lonely, depressing. I wish I could make a living off making music. That's a pipe dream.


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - December 31st, 2020


If you've kept up with me the past year, this year I've experienced a lot of loss and hardships, well, since 2019 actually, that year sucked too. I'm only recently getting a break. But, I will say the good things that happened this year, in order. That's why it's been hard for me to write a Year In Review thing, I almost didn't, because of the insane amount of bad things that happened.


I wasn't really planning on it, but then I thought, a lot of MAJOR things have happened to really turn my life around too. So, it's kinda weird to say this year has been both one of the worst years of my life, and one of my best, turning my life around. Weird.



2020 In Review (minus the 85% of it being bad things that happened to me this year)


  • Escaped Florida from my abusive situation with roommates thanks to everyone at Newgrounds, made it back home safely (though "home" isn't a place I want to stay given this state has a plethora of problems, its a big joke really)


  • Got to be a host on The Newgrounds Podcast for a while, that was neat hanging with the guys and interviewing awesome people. Now I'm back (not as a host), just occasionally submitting them comedy skits.


  • Finally went to therapy, I regret not going sooner. It helped me a lot, and inspired me to approach my life differently, and the way I make music. This was a major help for Cursed Server, my side project.


  • Got offered a show on Canadian radio that's still running (but it's re-runs, I recently sent in the last broadcast) to feature NG musicians on my show, and occasional advice and interviews. So I got to be on the radio.


  • Finally finished my former side project, Piercing Lazer's last album I worked on for years (The Other Side Chronicles).


  • My side project originally titled "Freeki", became "Cursed Server", and I finally released the debut EP record, which I made just for myself, just for fun, it was therapy for me. But, it's surprisingly one of the most well-recieved albums of mine from my fans and Newgrounds alike, which I wasn't expecting, but makes me happy.


  • Got a PS4 earlier this year, sometimes I play on that.


  • Got a cat who I rescued from a shelter that I named Jinsei (Jin for short), and I absolutely love him. He's been very loving especially more lately, we've been growing close.


  • Got a new car, abeit because I wrecked my very nice Nissan Altima....:L but, I like my new Honda Civic (well it's used but 2013, new to me, whatever lol).


  • Started the process of getting together with my new band A Silent Voice, got all the crew now. We'll start writing in 2021, I mean I've been writing a lot of lyrics to vent out, some instrumentals in progress, but I want to work with everyone and hear what they write too, cause we're a team.


  • FINALLY started work on the Newgrounds: Zero Hour game again, and I currently have a programmer, and 9 artists (not including the artists who provided artwork in the original version, so technically we have more than that because we have artwork preserved).


  • Oh yeah, wrote skits and did voice work for The Newgrounds Voice Actor Collab 2020 with VoicesByCorey who lead the project, and I love the stuff we worked on. We're currently doing a couple of those for 2021. I'm excited. Also got more voice roles this year for stuff in general.


  • Got a new job at McDonald's, and my bosses are actually nice and I'm enjoying it, they're understanding and not bullies lol.


  • Got a second paid job a few or so days ago, hoping I'm the guy this guy chooses for making the soundtrack for this game that is a reboot of a well-known old Newgrounds game series, hoping it all works out and that I can eventually announce it if all works out.


  • Been working on Off the Wall Season 2/Reboot which is a talk show format for youtube, but NG gets the audio versions with music. Though I'm 2 episodes backlogged, I'm struggling to decide if I still want to do the show, what it would be, because I think there's too much in it as it stands. I'm not sure, I'm fiddling with ideas, asking people for ideas.


  • As you can see, I do way too much, so I'm wanting to cut things down or out, mostly probably focusing on music including my second job, and make more time for friends and gaming with friends.


  • I also got into Once Upon a Time and I'm way too hooked on that show now.


  • SpazkidIn3D followed me on YouTube LOL I mean that's cool c'mon! I sometimes wonder how many well-known creatives follow me silently.


  • I recently hit the milestone of 2,500 followers on NG, which is something I've been wanting for years, so thank you for that. I've been escalating followers quickly, and I'm not sure how or why, but thank you haha I'm already almost at 2,600! Wowzers.


  • Oh yeah, this year is historic because I changed my artist name from RealFaction to JohnnyGuy on here, dropping a longtime name of 14 years, half my life I stuck with RF. Therapy inspired that change, too.


  • My music is gonna be in this other game that's gonna be on steam in the soon future, too early to talk about just yet though.


I think I covered all the good things? So, granted a lot of bad things happened this year, a lot of good has happened too, major milestones. All my life I mostly wanted financial stability, to sleep better, to be less anxious and sad, and I"ve been taking steps I used to be scared to take in fear of losing myself, my sanity, but I'm finally doing what I want/need to help myself and my life. So, I'm proud of myself.


Next goal: Meet the love of my life, who would first become a good friend of mine. And I really hope I meet them on Newgrounds LOL I mean I love this place and the community, c'mon, you guys are family. I love y'all. Anyway, Happy New Year, and expect more Cursed Server music in February, a Sixx A.M. cover song very soon, Off the Wall Season Finale soon-ish maybe, and Off the Wall Season 2 in a couple of weeks. Oh, and some comedy skits soon before that with Jack Serious.


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