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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 - December 23rd, 2020


EDIT: Merry Christmas! Also, someday I wanna meet my future wife here on Newgrounds, like we're best friends and deveop that special bond, and meet up, get married, works, but like not rushing it. I dunno, it's a thought. Would be funny if I met her at a Pico Day meetup whenever we get those again. I'm open to it. Anyway, stuff below!



So, originally, I was in dire straits, needed money badly and luckily you guys helped me out, thank you. I hate having to ask for help so much...but I'm thankful you guys help when/if you can. I started my first day at my job today, and I actually managed to get a second job yesterday, hoping all works out. With that said, I won't have as much time to do some things, so I'm not gonna rush release on certain projects.



Here's the updates with my projects and life in short:


  • Got a new job, worked the first day


  • Got a second job, working on a video game soundtrack for a well-known NG game dev who has a well-known game series, I'll keep it a surprise for now (and don't know if I can talk about my position yet) hoping it all works out.


  • Cursed Server album isn't going to be rushed anymore since I'm good on money for now and parents are helping out. It'll most likely be back at the original February release time.


  • Off the Wall Season 2/Talk Show Reboot will be a little delayed, more like not rushed anymore, so I have more time to backlog episodes as I have been. I'll want people to submit content to the show as well (and fanmail and ideas)


  • Still trying to get the holiday special Season 1 Finale of Off the Wall done soon, but haven't had time.


  • Taking a little break from posting content, you probably won't see anything from me for a little while until late this month or early next month.


That's about everything I'm doing, thankful for the game soundtrack opportunity. I'll talk about it more when I can. Hoping it all works out. I really need the money and it's helpin', so is the guy behind it. Thankful for him, too. Thanks for all your support guys, I really appreciate it.


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - December 18th, 2020


So here's an update on my situation.


Thank you to everyone's who's donated, it's definitely helping. I never expect it, but it's always appreciated. I'm also shocked that I'm almost already at 2,500 followers here...dang. Thank you all for supporting me as always, I came back today from a follow-up with my job's managers, and I start sometime next week, so in around 2 weeks I'll have a paycheck.


I need at least $150 right now, I'm willing to do $50 a song up to a minute depending on what the requirements are. Also if you need music for your games I have $4 music packs on my website for purchase and you can hear previews, anything helps: https://www.realfaction.net/music-packs


If anyone still wants to support me, it's definitely welcomed in the meantime until I get the money I need. I'm working on music for the new Cursed Server album, hoping to release it really soon. Part of me wishes Cursed Server would blow up like everywhere and I could make money doing just that haha, but that won't happen right? But hey, it's doing well on Newgrounds and I'm happy about it. Glad you all like the music.


I hope you all are doing well, stay safe, everyone. Here's my kofi if anyone is able to help me stay on my feet until my new job pays me a check. Its https://ko-fi.com/RealFaction (or my Paypal mondohenry@yahoo.com).


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - December 16th, 2020


EDIT: Here's my kofi if anyone is able to help me stay on my feet until my new job pays me a check. Its https://ko-fi.com/RealFaction


I hate writing these posts, but I have only $400 to my name and i haven't even started my McDonald's job yet (yeah, I'm back to square one, things have been bad). I'm kinda paniking and don't know what to do. In the meantime, in hopes I can make some sort of money to make me last so i don't go homeless and starve since my parents aren't helping me right now (dad can't, out of his control, and it's kinda my fault due to a desperate/risky business venture that cost us a lot...I'm an idiot, but I was desperate).



I'm scared of being homeless. I originally was going to pump out the Cursed Server deluxe edition album in February, but now that I'm in this unexpected situation after my dad recently broke the news, I'm working night and day to finish this and make it my #1 priority, alongside the Off the Wall season 2 stuff. At least until I start my job, and then doing what I can. I doubt it'll make any real money, but it'll be $5 for like 8 songs. 'Cause, you know, pandemic. I want to keep it cheap.



This past 2 months has been nothing but hardship. Someone robbed me $300, had to replace an expensive fridge after living on ice containers for 2 weeks to store little amount of food at a time, wrecked my car last month and had to use most of my unemployment money (which is all i have left not much left now) to go to that, among other things popping out of the blue to take my money. I'm scared, it's like someone cursed me.



I don't get it. I really don't. I just want it to stop. I've had a handful of mental breakdowns and i"m tired of it. I really wanted a future but it's not looking bright. I'm probably gonna end up on the streets soon, so before I bite the dust, I at least want to give you guys what I promised, albeit rushed faster than I like, but I want to make sure I'm happy with it too. I have a job now at that McDonald's (granted, that's going to kill me inside with my Autism, gonna drive me nuts), but I haven't had my first day yet...they've yet to get back with me.



So, you're getting Off the Wall Season 2 most likely right after Christmas, and Cursed Server maybe within a week if I work hard enough. I wanted to make this special so I had an amazing artist who's a fan of mine do the artwork, and I only wanted them because I knew they really could bring out what I was going for, and their style is perfect for it. I really hope you all like the deluxe edition album. It stands out as it's own thing, has it's own name.



Pray for me. I'm not having high hopes for anything right now guys. I'm really scared at this point.


TLDR; Might be going homeless when I run out of money, and without food, but at least you guys will be getting the Cursed Server deluxe album and Off the Wall talk show (season 2, variety show video and audio versions) much sooner than I thought, out of desperation so if something happens to me, you'll all get that at least.


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - December 13th, 2020


Hey! So me and my team need a programmer (and more pixel artists) for Newgrounds: Zero Hour! It has over 80,000+ plays from the original demo in 2015, and people are still excited about it! For programming, we have many assets beyond what's in the demo already, so you would have more to work with. We're going at a steady pace stage by stage, taking our time, so no one gets overwhelmed.


Play the demo!



No one unfortunately is getting paid due to it being a fan project with fan characters, but that's also why we're taking our time with it. I want people to have fun working on it, it's a passion project that's a mural of pixel artists on Newgrounds, to celebrate the community! We prefer to have someone who knows Gamemaker Studio 2, but any engine that works fluidly that you know well is accepted, so long as the game can run like the demo with the same controls.



The only thing I'd expect is weekly communication at the very least, even if there are no updates, I just want communication, honesty, transparency. It's a fun, steady platformer game project. As for pixel artists, you can make as many or as little amount of sprites for the game as you want! You don't have to stay for everything, but any work is appreciated! If you're working on a character, just make sure all the animations are done for them.



If this sounds good to you, message me and I'll link you to the discord server! Discord is required as it helps make communication and workflow easier.


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - December 9th, 2020


I really didn't want to post this, I'm tired of being in this situation, but here it goes...


My dad officially cut me off assisting me with money for a while....i got some of my unemployment money today all that's left, and I'm going to have to make it last for 2 months, while I try to get a job in food delivery like ubereats or something because where I am, it's currently not safe to work most jobs due to more of my friends getting the coronavirus and restaurants are closed around here....it's bad. 



My dad is even avoiding his job, and isn't doing the best financially, hence why he had to cut me off of the money...but he had no choice, and I feel bad about it. It's not his fault, times are tough right now, it'll be for a couple or so months....I'm going to have to make my own money....the past month my bank account has been overdrafted and I rarely say anything about this because I don't want anyone to think I'm a scam artist begging for money and I try to figure things out on my own, but now I need the help...maybe. 


I'm not sure. I'm trying my best and it's just currently not good enough. No one has to donate, I know right now everyone needs money, but if anyone can, donation links are as follows:


Paypal: mondohenry@yahoo.com

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



Off the Wall Season 2 (Talk Show Edition)


In the meantime, while I'm going to get my new license and my new used car registration finished to apply for the delivery jobs, today is the premiere of the official new name of the Real Faction / Piercing Lazer YouTube channel, along with a teaser trailer of Off the Wall Season 2, a sneak peek at the new video talk show version with many segments and a fancy 3D opening.  Yes, Newgrounds will be getting the audio versions of the episodes. Another trailer will drop in a month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV61ZjS50gM





I won't be at the premiere due to taking care of the car errands, but I'll look at your comments afterwards, promise. I won't see live chat though. Love you guys...times are really tough right now. I really wish I knew what career to pursue for my financial future. I dream of a day where I could work for G4TV next year but I don't get my hopes up on pipe dreams.


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - December 5th, 2020


Need Programmer or Programming Help for Newgrounds Zero Hour


Newgrounds Zero Hour is coming back, got a team of 6 artists, but we need a programmer. If you're a pixel artist and want to make something for the game, let me know and you can join our discord server! We're making good progress, but I've been trying to learn Gamemaker Studio 2, and it's confusing.


If there's a programmer good with Gamemaker Studio 2, please help haha. I'd rather not program it myself since I'm already directing, writing, organizing all this. Programming is hard for me. I wouldn't mind as much if this wasn't confusing to learn because the creators of Gamemaker Studio 2 keep changing things making tutorials outdated, it's frustrating. If you can help, here's the forum post I posted about it:

https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1460763



The Future of Off the Wall (Radio Show)


There's only a few shows left for my radio show, Off the Wall. I'd like to thank my show's director, @hikari for giving me a great opportunity to have a radio show, though I want to move on to expand it into a talk show, in bite-sized podcasts of different things. Advice, featuring Newgrounds content, comedy skits, funny dreams I had, discovering strange places my friend told me about in town (and out of), it'll be a lot of things.


It's my own talk show on YouTube! Some of the pieces will be on Newgrounds too in audio form, no worries! It'll mostly be things I talk about, and funny stuff. I even have a desk set up. I have a Holiday Special Finale planned in a few weeks. Episode #18 will be Newgrounds-exclusive, and the last episode for the radio iteration of the show. It'll also be a CURSED SERVER special stream with explanations of the songs, and a special guest as well!


Trying to get my feet on the ground after a rough month, just released a CURSED SERVER song, a cover of the SAW theme, check it out:



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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - November 28th, 2020


Before I talk about Pixel Day and the game I'm working on I need people for, go check out the Newgrounds Voice Actor Collab! I wrote some skits in it and I voiced some of the characters:


Pixel Day 2021 is January 23rd, coming up soon! If you want to make anything inspired by the 8-bit/16-bit gaming days, now's the perfect time to start to submit ON the 23rd with the tag "pixelday2021" (and maybe pixel-day-2021 i dunno @TomFulp will announce it). I made a podcast to announce it:


ALSO! If you are a programmer or a pixel artist and want to work on the Newgrounds: Zero Hour game, check out the demo from 2015:


I am looking for a dedicated programmer (I'll work around your schedule, just want a weekly update or something to keep motivation even if not much is done, I'm reasonable, but if you feel your life is way too busy, then probably not good for you).


You can make as many or as little assets for the game as you want, take your time! This is a collage, a mural of Newgrounds' finest pixel artists! There's a lot of art we have that isn't in the demo we haven't implemented yet but we still need more art! Let me know!


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - November 20th, 2020


Fan of my electronic music project CURSED SERVER and want to know what's next for the project? Fan of my voice acting and Jack Serious? Wondering when that big voice acting collab i voiced multiple parts for and wrote scripts for is coming out? Wondering about my game Newgrounds Zero Hour?


I was interviewed on @TheNewgroundsPodcast about all this and officially announcing my return to the show, joined by my friend @VoicesByCorey, and hosted by friends @PsychoGoldfish and @GoodL! Take a listen:


Also, speaking of the Newgrounds Voice Acting Collab by @VoicesByCorey, here's a Jack Serious skit from the collab! It features myself and many others! I wrote the script, made the music, directed it, casted everyone, but Corey and Nick did the editing and sound arrangement haha. Thanks guys! Lots of good voice actors in this one! Jack Serious has his own theme song now. Check it:


PS: Anyone wanna make some Jack Serious fanart? I wish I had artwork of him for thumbnails sometimes.


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - November 14th, 2020


I'm 29, suckas. Almost 30. Damnit. I appreciate the birthday wishes! Don't forget to check out the CURSED SERVER songs on here and Bandcamp! I uploaded the last one from the EP today! https://cursedserver.bandcamp.com/.


Also, i recorded some of the jackbox games with some of the Party Games & Chill crew from Newgrounds, so expect that youtube series to come out soon as I'm editing it. Most likely a couple days from now, or tomorrow. I'm also working on new music for CURSED SERVER, and my comedy songs I intend on finishing, and a lot of voice acted comedy stuff coming very soon.


PS: Catch me live on @TheNewgroundsPodcast with @VoicesByCorey on the Discord server Tueday 8:30 Eastern time! Or whenever the episode is out catch us there to talk about the Newgrounds Voice Actor Collab with a Jack Serious skit!


Honestly, loving this fan-art piece my friend @7NG made of me. It's good stuff. Go check it out:


Will update this post with a picture of my kitty Jinsei (Jin for short) but need to game with a friend for now, peace.


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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - November 9th, 2020


Finally sleeping better, and I've been grinding for DAYS to get a LOT of work done around the house and other errands, and today I only got a little left to do, so I can finally take a break and have more free time! I'm getting my new cat from the shelter Wednesday. After about a week of time with them, when I get to know them, they get comfy, and I give them a name, I'll post about them here with pics! :)


I also wanted to thank everyone for the success of my side project CURSED SERVER. Especially the support of @TomFulp (and whoever else frontpaged the other songs as well, but probably just him, which is still awesome). I wasn't even expecting any of the songs to get frontpaged, but 3 over the span of a month? That's crazy, thank you! The fact this record has recieved so much support on Newgrounds means a lot, thank you guys.


Unfortunately, no one has bought the EP record for $5, but because you guys have supported me and these songs, given how well they've been doing here, and because I love you guys, I'm going to bump the price down to $3 to make it more affordable, here ya go: https://cursedserver.bandcamp.com/.


When I started making this side project record a year ago, I was doing it for myself, approaching music different in a way that was healing, therapeutic for me, something to give back to myself. I didn't expect the record to be successful, especially not this much, even though no one bought it, most of the songs have gotten a lot of views on Newgrounds, so I'm glad people like it. It felt very freeing to make this music, lots of fun, and makes me feel joyful.


I wanted it to be my return to electronic music, but in a different, more experimental way, things I haven't tried before, and trying new things with genres I've done before, and do weird, meme, and horror types of things. I have plans to do more weird things with the project, even weirder. At the moment, I'm already working on the second record (slowly), working on a Darkwave song for the first time, but it's a hybrid of genres, something you haven't heard in Darkwave before.


I'm hoping to game with you guys more on Discord on my server and the other servers I'm on with y'all. I'm also working on my comedy music and audio skits, and soon will be working on A Silent Voice music with my bandmates Katja and Dustin. Soon @VoicesByCorey and I will be premiering a skit I wrote, directed, composed music for, and acted in as Jack Serious. Yep, it's a Jack Serious skit! All the actors did an amazing job too! Can't wait to show you guys!


Stay tuned, I got more music and voice acted comedy on the way! And...a sweet lil' kitty. :3


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