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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 - March 10th, 2020

Just dropped my new side project hip-hop single "Disorder" which I also made the beat to, sampling Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" (which is why I can't upload it here). Check it out on youtube: https://youtu.be/5YAyLmfX6Es

Buy the single "Disorder" (under Kid Projekt) on my website: https://realfaction.net

and BandCamp: https://kidprojekt.bandcamp.com/track/disorder-explicit

Also, check out the new episode of @TheNewgroundsPodcast where @GoodL and I interview @Luis and @BoMToons aka @Pestoforce! https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/916681

I'm currently recording comedy bits for another podcast as well, that will be debuting in the future! I'm writing scripts and voicing characters for it and getting paid! I'm really happy about that! It'll be out in the soon future, so stay tuned! I want to build my 2020 voice demo reel to get more paid gigs like this.

I'm working to finish this Kid Projekt album soon, as well as the Piercing Lazer record.


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - March 7th, 2020

Not much going on besides my last newspost, except I dunno I'M THE NEW HOST OF THE NEWGROUNDS PODCAST HOLY MOLY! I'm honored to have been accepted as a host! I debuted on Episode 3, and we just recorded the interview with Luis and BoMToons/PestoForce, that will be uploaded within the week! It was fun, I'm a huge fan of them both and have followed them for 14 to 15 years!

Come join our Discord server for the live broadcasts every Saturday @ 3 PM EST unless otherwise specified! I may not be in every episode, but even if I'm not, you can expect "Under the Radar" with Jack Serious two times a month (so far planned, anyway): https://discord.gg/35hdgVP

Also I dropped this old remix I did of a Coldplay song, sampling for a beat I made for my next Kid Projekt Hip-Hop album, "Under Construction". For obvious reasons, I sadly can't upload it here, wish I could, but I won't out of respect.

Get the instrumental: https://kidprojekt.bandcamp.com/track/disorder-instrumental

Other than that, I've been trying to seek therapy for my mental health, and I'm dreading working a regular job due to how many bad managers I've had (no job yet, just don't want to), I really hate it. Therapy will help with my anxiety, and other issues that make working a lot of jobs hard for me.

I wish I could make money with voice acting, I'm starting to get paid gigs now, so I'm psyched about that. I did the Jack Serious segment (music and voices) on Episode 3 of the podcast. I'm amazed at the positive response. I'd love to do more with that character as well as other voices.

So, I'm still finishing the new Piercing Lazer album talking over stuff with Katja about the last song she'll be singing over, I've been taking care of real life issues and not sleeping the best, so I'm a bit behind. It'll happen soon, promise. Not much other than that.

That's about it for now, trying to make my life stable. It's been hard, I won't lie. Love you guys. Thanks for the warm welcome on the podcast!


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - February 13th, 2020

I've thought long and hard about this, and I've come to a hard decision, but needed. I've recently realized why I feel and think the ways I do, why I'm not happy with myself or my life outside of the internet, and well, in general. I've taken a step back to ask why I do the things I do.

New Podcast, New Choices

I've realized, I need to focus on things that I do just because I have fun with them, regardless of how others feel, and things I don't feel insecure about. With that said, I released the newest episode of my Talking Real podcast to tell you more about it. Listen below.

Short Version/Piercing Lazer Album & Podcasts Update

If you want the short version, I'm working to finish the new Piercing Lazer album, but I've struggled with the vocals for the final song before I release it. I'm gonna need someone else on it, it's not good with my vocal range. After that, I'm taking a hiatus from my MAIN music, and will be working on a video game soundtrack(s?).

As for my podcasts, I might keep doing those, I still have a new episode of The Darkest Light coming this week (as it has been weekly), and maybe next week, but not sure after that. It may be ended as a special limited time type of series. I was thinking about doing live shows, but I could only do that if after I go to therapy, and re-evaluate my choices, seeing where I stand, if I'm still okay with that, then maybe.

So, What Now? Games?

Basically, I'm focusing on what inspired my music. Video games. I love games. They inspired a lot of my music, so that's why a lot of my work (especially earlier work) sounded like it came out of video game soundtracks. I'm taking a break, going to seek therapy, but currently, I'm working with someone on bringing back Newgrounds: Zero Hour, fully-fleshed.

I also want to work on the Venturescape game more, and I'm making a soundtrack for an indie game for someone else, but it's too early to talk about that, yet.

Newgrounds: Zero Hour is BACK!

The game has a demo from 2015 so click here if you want to play it. I've always planned to return to it. This is a good time. I'm talking to a programmer to run some tests to see if this is going to work, then when we have enough with the engine, get some more artists. This project though, is a mural, a collage of pixel artists, so I want to incorporate as many as possible to represent Newgrounds for the beautiful community it is.

What's great, is that it's inspired by the Newgrounds Inspired Music Contest back in 2015 we did for NG's 20th Anniversary, stemmed from the Art-Inspired Music Contest every year that I created with Phyrnna. The contest also inspired my other contest/holiday, Pixel Day! It recently just ended, grats to the winners!

More info about the game will be released in the future with the full story, when there's more progress.

Pico Day

I was invited to Pico Day, and I plan on going, somehow. I'm moving next week to my new home, a more permanent location this time, I hope. And, I'm job hunting still...yay. Hoping I have a new job soon. I have no idea on what's going on, but I'll need to find someone to room with at a hotel for Pico Day. I'm hoping I can save up enough money! Fingers crossed!

Thank you for all your support, I've been very consistant with my music over the years, and this isn't the end of it, but it will be much less and few and far between, after this new Piercing Lazer album. I love you guys. I'll keep you posted about the album coming out soon, when I can get someone's vocals on the last song, and what I'm doing with it.


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - January 20th, 2020

I present to you all, a new Piercing Lazer single, with a music video (from The Other Side Chronicles album), a tribute to you, the fans, and my friends, who supported me by donating your money and emotional support to get me out of Florida. I can't thank you enough. I stayed up all night to make this (well I've also worked weeks on this song). This has a surprise for any of you who donated, also. 

Song: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/905858

Video: https://youtu.be/DBDF6Ifds1g

This is also dedicated to my close friend, Ariel, send her some love? Every purchase of this song, both on my website ( https://www.realfaction.net/ ) and BandCamp ( https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com ) pages will raise money in aid of her situation to help her, her kids, and fiance. There is also a $5 purchase option, additionally.

More information can be found on her GoFundMe page (if you can't donate, please spread the music video and GoFundMe link around for her on your social media pages and Discord servers, it would mean a lot): https://www.gofundme.com/f/a-little-love-for-mimi-and-eric?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Enjoy! Thank you all for your support over the years, it's kept me alive and going. I love you all. Also check out my last post I just put out there 2 days ago, if you're curious about my new podcast series that brings guests on to talk about their hardships, and how they overcame them (and general life updates): https://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/1082834


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - January 17th, 2020

New Podcast Series

If you're ever in a dark place emotionally, or any type of challenging situation in your life, this podcast series is dedicated to you. Today, the first episode of my new empowerment podcast series "The Darkest Light" is out now, and it's on here, YouTube, and SoundCloud, so click that yellow text & go check it out! I bring on different guests to share stories of hardships and how they overcame them, giving advice on the subject.

If you want to be on show, and think you have a story that would help the world and how you overcame it, feel free to send me a message! I want to help the world with this series. I'll be announcing livestream shows in the soon future.

Differences From My Usual Show Format

You'll notice a few differences between this and my Talking Real podcast (which also just came out with an episode if you want updates).

  • For one, there will be a new episode every Friday!

  • For second, every episode will have guests, as they are the main focus per episode, instead of me. Though, I will chime in my thoughts on things they talk about throughout the episodes here and there, but to a minimum. I do like interjecting with my thoughts if I have something good.

  • Thirdly, you might notice some censored words, or lack thereof. I wanted this series to also reach kids, and try to make it more appealing to all audiences, because I want this series to reach/help anyone I can. On Talking Real, I just let it fly and don't mind that.

Post-Florida/You Inspired This Series

This new series is inspired mostly by my fans and friends who have supported me and when you all got me out of Florida by donating to me, it made me realize important things about myself as a person, how my heart has carried my life and impacted people's lives. it's incredibly fulfilling and heartwarming. I'm happy I can help so many people, and you all changed my life, and keep me going. I can only return the favor.

New Website/Music Packs

Selling my music packs (including 14 new songs you've never heard in the Rock Pack) for cheap prices if you want to use them in your games or any purpose really, just be sure to credit me and link to this page: https://www.realfaction.net/music-packs

If you want a taste of what's in the rock pack, check out one of the songs for free (or check the previews in the music player on the website above): https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/902970

Living SItuation Update/Post-Florida Pt. 2 (Yiiiikes)

Lastly, the house I'm staying in just sold...so I now have about a month to figure out where I'm going to live, and still don't have a job yet. It's emotionally crushing me sometimes, but I'm also stronger and relaxed in some ways because I've come this far, and miracles have happened to me, so I can't give up and I have to keep going somehow.

With that said, what do you think would be a good job for me? I really don't want to work as a corporate monkey again if I don't have to, I can't stand the managers they hire, and I'm gaining self-respect. Corporate America is a BIG problem I'm against, especially the horrible treatment of the workers I've had to experience most out of the 14 jobs I've had up to now. I don't know. Ideas?

Thanks for the support, guys. Still chopping away at the new Piercing Lazer album hoping to get that done soon, and been spending a lot of time trying to find a job and figure out what to do with my future other than this podcast, and I'm at a real loss in the job world. I don't want to make the same desperate mistakes I've made that got me working for the wrong people and toxic work environments that just severely deteriorate my mental health again. I can't do that.

Trying to hang in there. I wish the best for all of you, going to try my best to get out of this messy situation. Your support always helps, thank you.


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - January 7th, 2020

New Podcast Series/Breakthrough

You guys have inspired a podcast series that you can be on if you want to share any stories of your darkest moments and how you overcome them, as well as ask for advice on the live shows and end up in an episode if you wish, that would help a lot of people. It's an empowerment podcast that's going to be called "The Darkest Light".

If you want more info, check out the newest episode of my main podcast series Talking Real giving an update on my living situation, as well as the podcast, new music, and more. I also share my breakthrough, finding what I want to live for, how you all inspired me, and thanking you all for the support. Be sure to check the description for important links and topic timestamps: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/903570

New Website

I have a new website where I'm releasing music packs for cheap (9 currently available on the website store), for any indie game devs who want to use it in their games, videos, or whatever really, even if just to listen to. The Rock Pack is new music from me, from 2016-2017, I originally made as a soundtrack for a now defunct game. So, it's like a new Real Faction album, but the songs are short loops.

You can listen to previews to hear what's in the packs before you buy them.

Website (click on the Music Packs page up top, or top right menu button if you're on mobile): https://www.realfaction.net

New Song / Music Packs / Living Situation

I just uploaded a song called "Running Free" from the Rock Pack I've always been proud of, inspired by Rush and music in Megaman X, so check it out here on Newgrounds, and the rest of the music pack on my website. You can get all 14 songs for like $7. I wanted to help the indie scene, make affordable music packs. There's previews for each pack. Eventually my past albums will be up for sale on an albums page, not up yet. I'm also working on the new Piercing Lazer album, getting close to finished.

Also, thank you Newgrounds for frontpaging the Music Packs Preview of all of the packs, I'm actually surprised, I've never seen something like that frontpaged, didn't think that was a thing that would be done. It definitely helps, you all have supported me immensely. I wouldn't have gotten out of my abusive situation in Florida if it wasn't for you guys. Thank you. I could be homeless soon-ish, so trying to grind on this while I'm finding a job. Hoping this helps.

Thanks again, everyone. You're my family, and I love you all. <3 Here's to hoping things get better soon. Will keep you updated, I'll be recording & posting a new episode of my podcast show, "Talking Real", soon, after I run a few important errands later in the day, now that this is finally finished.



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.


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/



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


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.