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Hey guys! So since I'm not uploading music to NG anymore, and slowing down with my personal music, I'm making more time to collab. I wanna work with you guys! I love writing more than anything, and I'd like to do more voice acting and I can do music work for animation too.
PS: The A.I.M. Contest has started, here's a link to it:
Here's some inside details on my latest podcast episode:
I can do many different kinds of music so just PM me about what you need, and what kind of voice you need. If you want me to write something, I'd love to write for animation! Contact me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want.
Here's a Character Demo reel of some of the many voices I can do, but not all of them are here, feel free to ask me if I can do a certain voice and I'll tell you if I can or not.
So i'm a virgin when it comes to PIco Day....but this year, my cherry got popped! Oh and what a lovely pop it was!! :D
I'll tell you the basic rundown of the awesome things that happened this year that you missed out on, my first experience was a great one. At the bottom of this post regards news about my graphic novel project, and what you missed in my last post.
What Happaned, Real?
- I went in my attire you see in my display picture, looking like a Pokemon Trainer or some video game character, some animated cartoon character or what not.
- I ended up being too tired to record the podcast interviews for @SamGreen, @StrawberryClock, @FGIJonC, and @TomFulp, but I'll get them later possibly on Skype sometime. I DID record a erm....well i'll get to that in a minute.
- Got lots of video footage (you'll see at the bottom).
- I played Cards Against Humanity with some of the Art Mods, and other familiar faces, and actually won!! I was surprised, needless to say that was my first CAH game I ever won. It was a lot of fun!
- @Jonas has an enjoyable listening voice when reading Cards Against Humanity cards, and when not. Made things lots better.
(Photo credit goes to the lovely @Quarl)
- @Emily-Youcis is funny when she's drunk, and overall nice to talk to. I couldn't stop laughing at
@StrawberryClock 's face when she was talking to him.
- She also premiered part of the opening to the Alfred Alfer movie. I was shocked at the unexpected 3D Game of Thrones-like opening, with the 2D. She's a master at animation, and comedy. It was a thrill to watch on the big screen.
- People were drawing, so I drew a crappy sketch of drunk @SamGreen :
- That game @TomFulp, @Spazkid, @JohnnyUtah, and @Oney are working on...oh my god. I saw a demo, and though I'm not allowed to say anything about it, it's a fun game, like REALLY FUN! It's way far out when it'll be done though, but it'll be worth the wait. I've never seen a game like this since the SNES, and it's even better than that.
- I took over the livestream for a bit.
- I got to room with @StrawberryClock and @FGIJonC, cool guys.
- Some fans approached me, that meant a lot (<3). Also, I'm surprised some famous artists say they've seen my name around here, I must be more known than I think I am, but it lit me up. :)
- Thanks to networking with some people, I will possibly collabing in the future this year, as I'm slowing down with my personal music, and mostly no more free music on a consistant basis. Trying to sell my music for cheap though.
- I got to hug @TomFulp and talk to him, I was giddy cause he changed my life and is the reason I am where I am on Newgrounds, and he's one of the best friends I could ever have <3
- @Knights saved my ass by driving me and my roomie to the hotel, thanks brah! What a gent.
- @Voltage helped with camerawork for the video, and did a good job.
- I got to taste some of the local food at a deli joint in Philadelphia, and it was good! The people there are so nice.
- I got drunk at a restaurant for the first time because my stupid ass didn't know sipping through a straw intensified the drink and well...I got a little happy. Was pretty funny, i actually remember it, I wasn't very drunk, but enough.
(and I recorded a podcast drunk that I should be uploading sometime tonight)
- One of the coolest things I saw was @StarOgre wearing his cool hat.
- I met the following people:
@Spazkid, @TomFulp, @Oney, @Jaxxy, @Nalem, @Luis, @Flashgitz, @SamGreen, @RicePirate, @Krinkels, @Knights, @Voltage, @Emily-Youcis, @JazzLyte (he kicked my ass at Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, but really I just sucked :P), @Sabtastic, @Jae, @The-Swain, @AdamNG, @Test-Object, @TurkeyOnAStick, @Jonas, @Bowz, @Starogre, @deathink, @Saminat, @squidly, @ScepterDPinoy, @SillyBeans, @Onery, @RadioDark, @jackdcurleo, @AlmightyHans, @Quarl, @mosh-bit-cartoons, @alexsarzosa , @StrawberryClock , @FGIJonC , @Onery , @Rucklo , Bill Z (I feel like Dragon Bill Z. would make an awesome nickname for him because his name is awesome), @NotCrispy , @MysticSkillz, robrach or...idk if someone can tell me his name thanks,
I don't know if I'm forgetting anyone (comment if I missed you and I'll write it in), but I talked to a lot of cool people! Sadly, I couldn't find @Phyrnna or @MindChamber there :c I was sad. Maybe next year?
- Detroit, MI has the coolest airport I've ever been to because of the restaurants there, and the colorful and musical tunnel...
- Here is the video:
- Way to go @Saminat , you "Indiana Jones'd it".
As for the news? Well, as I mentioned for the most part though I'll be sticking around the NG community (I'm not going anywhere,no worries) and investing more time here, I'm slowing down with my music and it will be rare for me to post free music anymore, since I've done so the past 10 years. I am selling my music for cheap though, like the upcoming Piercing Lazer EP record. I don't have a job, hard to find one, need the support yo. But I'll still be making music, just not for free anymore, and mostly won't be here, but I'll keep you updated on that music with newsposts.
I'm also working on my graphic novel project, and have some great artists working on concept art for it! Great eh? Here's some concept art from the team @HagiuKover :
Well, that's about all you need to know, get ready for the Art-Inspired Music Contest 1 week from Sunday, woo!
Hopefully, your judges will still be @EDM364, @WarHector, and @Ectisity . If you guys can't judge, let me know! Thanks for the awesome game donations for prizes guys!
Within this post contains BIG news about what I will be doing at Pico Day, and big things/changes I have planned for the year of 2016. It could make people sad, or it could make them interested. You'll see that at the bottom of this post that I have not announced anywhere yet.
I realize this post is long, so if you want to see what this covers I'll save you time, but there IS news I have NOT announced anywhere yet.
In this post we cover the topics of:
Pico Day Interviews
Art Inspired Music Contest
Piercing Lazer EP Record
Graphic Novel Project
Unannounced 2016 Plans (Twitch, Helping Artists, No More Free Music)
Pico Day Interviews
I'm going to be rooming with @StrawberryClock and @FGIJonC at the hotel we're staying at, and they agreed to do an interview on my podcast show, "Talking Real". I've been messing with various ideas for the show, will definitely be a longer episode. Overtime throughout this month, I will be releasing other interviews I get at Pico Day as well, such as @TomFulp and @SamGreen. Though I hope I can also grab @JohnnyUtah and @Oney to talk about the game with Tom as well, but it's okay if not.
Art-Inspired Music Contest (May 22nd)
Everything is prepared, but if you have ANY games you want to donate for prizes, I have 14 games donated so far, and if we get 6 more, not only will the top 3 winners get games, but EVERY runner-up will too! :D Check the calendar on the front page for details regarding the contest and prizes if you're interested in entering or helping with prizes.
Piercing Lazer EP Record (May 30th)
When I get back from Pico Day, I'm going to start recording vocals for the Piercing Lazer EP, "The Other Side EP". I've got all the instrumentals done, and you've seen the preview I uploaded here to NG already. I will also eventually be releasing a song that got cut from the record, as a freebie.
I really need support for this record, because I still have no job, no money, and I release a lot of free content, but I devoted a lot of time and effort to this record. But the good news is the record will only be $5 and I'll share it when it's up in the online stores http://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/959416
Another secret piece of news, if the Piercing Lazer EP sells well, I will be able to afford to continue working on 2 other EP records that are a 2 part tribute to one of my favorite artists. It's not covers, but rather songs inspired by them. So if you guys want to see more Piercing Lazer music for sale, I already started working on most of the songs alongside this record, so if you want to see them on Itunes and other stores, enough sales will make it affordable for me to do! I would release them later this year. :)
Graphic Novel Project
I also really need support for this graphic novel I'm working on when I get the Kickstarter page up soon, maybe within a couple of months, we'll see. I'm having 4 professional artists do concept art for it. I really believe this project will do well with the support it needs. More details here: http://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/959725
Unannounced 2016 Plans
Remember earlier when I talked about controversial news? Well, I'll announce that first, and what I'll be doing in my spare time because of it.
Firstly, I'm slowing down with music. No, I'm definitely not quitting. But, remember earlier when I talked about the fact I can't find a job and release a lot of free music? I can't really afford to do that anymore. For almost 10 years I have released free music here on Newgrounds, but I have been forced into a corner of my life where my parents can no longer support me next year, and when I asked people to buy my cheap albums, most don't.
I will still interact here on Newgrounds, I will still be making music, but if I want to survive in this economy, I have no choice but to stay strictly with releases, as much as I hate to say it. The GOOD news is though, my next record I mentioned earlier will only be $5, and surely you guys can afford that. So if you want to see me keep making music, I will need as much support as I can get, since times are getting tougher as I still am looking for work.
It's also why I'm doing the fundraising project for the graphic novel, I will make money that way as well as be able to pay a team of hard-working artists and live my dream as a writer, you guys can make the difference in my life. Also, I will be streaming on Twitch, since YouTube has screwed everyone to where we can't really make much money anymore, so I will be streaming games I have on Twitch with a schedule to earn money that way. If you guys want to talk to me live, I'll announce a schedule so follow my twitter to see when I'm live: http://www.twitter.com/realfaction
I also started a thread in the Art Forum, which doesn't seem to be getting much attention now, but I still really hope it helps artists, because I'm constantly looking for artists to scout in the Art Portal and to feature them in this "spotlight thread" in hopes it gets them more fans, because I love their work, and they are either new, or been around and just don't have many fans. I've been trying to think of more ways to help the community, so yeah.
Here it is: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1408782
This year is going to be a big change in my life, whether good or bad, but with your support, not only can I succeed in what I love to do and make a living off it, but I won't struggle financially anymore and I'll be able to deliver more awesome content to you guys! It's a scary thought to think what will happen if I don't get the support I need, but I'm doing my best to stay positive and going full steam with these projects.
My ultimate dream is to become a sucessful author of books, but mostly graphic novels and comic books, and to impact people with my stories. I would still make music on the side though. My life is taking a rough turn, but if you guys help me out, it'll be awesome for all of us. I really want to keep delivering stuff to you guys, and I want to stay alive. Help me do that? :) I want to devote time more to the Newgrounds community any way I can, I'll definitely be around.
Well that's all for now, talk to you all very soon. Expect some podcasts, and my upcoming record, in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your support,
I'd like to take a moment to promote some new artists you should follow on Newgrounds, they're really good, and deserve more followers! @TomFulp check this out. Also, below will be an index of a couple recent posts that are still relevant to check out as I'm working on a graphic novel "The Iris Chronicles" (need more artists for it, and you can read the story so far) and my new music record for Piercing Lazer.
Now, not all are new, but a couple are.
@IvyPoison some of you already know, but I had to promote her again. She's a great musician and artist, and her manga artwork has improved! Her style is really interesting to me. I hope she uploads more often! She's got some good piano pieces and guitar tracks, I love the stuff she writes. She is a personal close friend of mine I've known for at least 4 years, and she is a sweetheart <3 you should go check her out!
@HagiuKover are two talented artists that have uploaded many styles of art, and are really impressive. My two personal favorites are the Star Trek ship piece, and the woman with the red hair. They are two of the artists doing some work for my graphic novel I've been writing the past 6 years (originally was a book, recently decided to start this). Go check them out!
@JazzFae is a manga artist, and can make some pretty great characters as well as backgrounds. I scouted her, and she is really kind as well. My favorites are her first two pieces. She has an eye for detail. I love anime and manga, so what can I say? She is currently doing a background concept art piece for my graphic novel, which I plan on making a Kickstarter pitch for. Check her stuff out!
@Fifty-50 is a great artist, though he is talented with a couple other styles too! His eye for detail is amazing! He is also doing concept art for my graphic novel, but only after he's done with his novel which is looking really great so far with a deep message that I can relate to. He's a good writer as well! His symbolic creative imagination really shines here. Go check out his work, and his graphic novel which is updated pretty frequently: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1406779
Seriously don't miss out. And if you want to know more about my graphic novel project (still looking for artists for the pitch if anyone's interested to help), or my upcoming music record releasing in late May, check the posts below!
Graphic Novel Post: http://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/959725#comments
Piercing Lazer Record Post: http://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/959416
Before I continue, all my recent music/Pico Day/AIM contest news can be found in my previous post: http://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/959416
As some of you know, I've been working on a book for 6 years (now titled: "The Iris Chronicles") that has been inspired by movies, comics, anime, and people who used to be in my life (some still are). I wrote it in a cinematic way, but also in a way where I felt it could've made a great graphic novel, but instead I have been writing it as a book. BUT, I decided to go full steam on this and turn it into what I want it to be entirely; a graphic novel.
It's very close to my heart, and I've posted it in the Writing Forum here: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1405869 if you want to check out the written version, but want to start a Kickstarter (or IndieGoGo if thats better) to raise money for this to pay artists to work on it continually till it's done. I posted about this post here: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1408479
However, I am near broke at the moment, and would need a few experienced artists to do a few concept art pieces for free, like 3 backgrounds, and 3 characters, to make a legitimate preview with me talking in a video to create a good pitch for the campaign. If any good artists are willing to believe in me and this project, and help spread it around come time for the fundraiser page to be made, and this sparks your interest, contact me.
There is NO HURRY for this, but I'd like to see the previews done by early to mid Fall if possible. I truly believe this is a project that would make a true impact, as it is a book about character development, and it will help people understand more about what's inside a person, rather than judging them firsthand, but thats just one part of it. It's a Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Adventure/Supernatural book. Yes, all of those.
If you believe in this project, and are interested, click that link to read at least the first 2 chapters, and contact me here or by a message. If anyone has insight on how to have a good fundraising campaign, feel free to drop some wisdom on me too. I'm a passionate writer with a dream, and I want to pursue it. Thank you for the support guys, I really need it right now.
I'm a guy chasing my dreams and want to pursue success rather than keep sucking at jobs and losing jobs, but I want to do what I'm good at. With enough support, not only can I do that, but I can help people in the process by giving them jobs through it. :)
Hey guys, so the Piercing Lazer record is delayed till May 30th, I still have to record vocals, and recent events have delayed that. My friend was in the hospital for 4 days, I thought she was going to die, and it was hard on me. She's alive and well now, which makes me really happy.
I really need support for this record guys, I worked hard on it and want it to be successful, to show the world "Simple Sight" (aka "Necromancer Theme from Castle Crashers) is not my only good song, and I'm not a one hit wonder! Check out the video version below which shows the awesome artwork thats ALMOST done, but pretty close! The art is by the amazing @SeafoamPanda , good friend of mine. I also uploaded the preview to NG. Check it out!
Also check Piercing Lazer out on Facebook, I posted the trailer there too, sharing it would help.
Pico Day/AIM Contest
I'm going to Philadelphia for Pico Day in a couple weeks, so you can expect me to bring my video camera, and laptop with my microphone. I'm going to be interviewing some people including @TomFulp about his upcoming game that will be shown at Pico Day, so for those of you who couldn't go, you may not be able to see footage, but you'll get some details from him, and hopefully @Oney and @JohnnyUtah too if they're there! I'm psyched for that.
I'm also taking a trip to New Jersey to visit a friend after that for a day. Anywho, the AIM contest is officially May 22nd, click the text on the calendar at the NG front page for more details! That's all for now, after this record, depending on how it does, it could determine a break from music this year, or keep going with more Piercing Lazer stuff. Also check out my weird podcast series called "Talking Real" in my uploads, got it in a playlist too. I'll probably record one soon.
If Psychopath sends you a message, for the love of god, ignore it. I saw something about how he's "exposing" users for like alt accounts, and "wrong-doings", he's basically doing the white knight crap and obviously wants to be recognized for his "right doings". He's literally spamming all of Anarkat's followers with messages of "evidence" exposing them for some "shit-posing" or idk, first part of the message I read I knew it was about putting someone down, which I don't believe in. And stop tagging everyone in it. I'm not tagging anyone in this.
Look, follow the rules. Stop dragging people into your drama. I believe in justice, and hate injustice, but if you've got a problem with someone, message Tom or Wade, or even message the person in question, don't feel the need to publicly expose someone for something even if they are wrong. I don't believe in abusing newgrounds with alt accounts, but whether or not what he's saying is true about Anarkat, Doctor-Strongbad, and whoever else it was, I really couldn't care less. I told him it's ridiculous that he's taking all this time to get people to unfollow someone, and he thinks that's not wrong.
Now, you might be thinking, "So why are you publicly posting about Psychopath?", because I'm making a point about the same shit he's doing. You're going to check your inbox, and when you do, he'll probably be there. Just don't waste your time, block him. This guy has serious problems, you don't tell someone to unfollow someone else, that's just as bad as the childish play that goes on in the Presidential Elections.
Psychopath is showing an example of the kind of behavior that doesn't belong on NG, and quite frankly, is being a drama queen. Can we ban him? He needs psychological help, and I don't mean that as an insult, I'm saying that seriously. He thinks he can justify himself as being any better than the wrongs he's exposing (even if they are true but who knows). You won't see me say unfollow him, but I'm just warning you of the tidal wave of drama he's going to bring you with these messages attacking other users, that's wrong.
Anywho, sleep problems really suck and wear you out physically when your friend is in the hospital....I'll update you all on that in the next podcast, and explain more then. I'm going through a rough time right now....nothing like hardly getting any shut-eye when you think your friend is possibly going to die for the past 4 days. My next podcast will probably be in the next couple of days, but then again I'm also recording a youtube video with major updates.
I'm different when I'm tired, maybe funnier? Who knows. Thought I'd try a new podcast series.
Check it out here: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/679835
If you're on youtube and want to know some networks to avoid, I'll tell you the ones I ended up making the mistake of joining. Can you tell me what are good networks to join? I've done research on a lot of them, and most of them are bad.
Hey, need some help for the contest this year for prizes (more details below), but I'm happy to announce the Art-Inspired Music Contest is going to be from May 22nd, to July 24th! Note: Don't start working on any music until the contest starts! Okay, now the details! This year we're going to need a little help with prizes.
UPDATE: The contest has started! Here's a link: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1409442
PS: Yes, you have to be a scouted artist to enter. Unscouted artists cannot enter. You need at least 3 songs to be scouted and someone has to scout you.
What is the Contest About?
For those of you who are new to this yearly contest, and haven't been around since the first contest in 2013, here's how it works. Basically, this contest is about making music inspired by artwork, whether it be from your favorite artists, or someone you just discovered! They have to be from the Art Portal on Newgrounds only, and you can make any genre of music you want, no restrictions!. This contest is about having fun, and getting insightful reviews to help you improve as a musician!
PS: Covers and remakes/remixes of songs including of your own are not allowed. This contest is for purely new and original creations! :)
If you want to hear the amazing music from the 2013 and 2014 contests, check out the winners and runner-ups on the past albums here:
This year, money is a bit short on both ends to make it a prize this year, but would anyone be willing to donate anything like a shirt or something that would make an awesome prize? Comment below if you can and what it is! :) We're thinking this year part of the prizes could be supporter status. But I'm going to put a "current prizes" list which will be updated as we get more prize donations! :)
All of the runner-ups and top 3 winners will get games!
An interview with @TheInterviewer (coutesy of @The-Great-One)
Supporter Status (browse ng with no ads courtesy of @TomFulp)
A Spray-painted Poster by @Ceevro (and whoever wants to make him stencils) (donated by @Ceevro)
A Free Copy of @Samulis VSCO 2 Orchestral Sample Library (donated by @Samulis)
Tankmen Figures (donated by @AdamNG)
A Salad Fingers Figure (donated by @AdamNG)
Alloy Figures (will be made and donated by @AdamNG)
$20 Steam Code (donated by @Rennh)
Undertale + Undertale Soundtrack on Steam (donated by @johnfn)
Chivalry Medieval Warfare (Steam), Shantae and the Pirate's Curse(3DS AND Wii U)
Retro City Rampage: DX (3DS code). Affordable Space Adventures (Wii U code)
A Boy and His Blob (Steam Code), Mushroom 11 (Steam Code), Strider (Steam Code), Resident Evil Revelations 2 - Episode 1: Penal Colony (Steam Code), Lost Planet 3 Complete Pack (Steam Code), Bionic Commando: Rearmed (Steam Code), Resident Evil Revelations (Steam Code), DmC: Devil May Cry (Steam Code), Resident Evil 4 (Steam Code), and Remember Me (Steam Code) (donated by @ninjamuffin99)
Steam Codes for Ultimate General Gettysburg, Tropico 5, GRAV, Poker Night 2, Poker Night at the Inventory, Titan Souls, and Dropsy (donated by @satyre)
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (Steam Code) (donated by @Shoz)
Forum Sigs (drawn by @Template88)
I want to give @ninjamuffin99 the biggest fricken hug right now for the amazing amount of games donated!
Quick note on rules this year, when I post the contest thread when the contest starts in May, you'll see there's a couple new rules (more freedom), and less reading (less listed rules since some were basic rules of Newgrounds anyway)! One of the rules being to put "AIM" at the beginning of the song title (example: AIM - Strawberry) to organize things better, since this year, judging will be a LOT faster that way, it'll help!
This year, once again, we have some lovely judges! @Phyrnna couldn't judge this year, so we will pay tribute to her for being awesome and helping me start this wonderful tradition. :)
Your Judges are:
@RealFaction (that'sa me!)
@EDM364 (Newgrounds Veteran and experienced EDM producer, also gives great detailed reviews)
@Warhector (Runner-up in past A.I.M. contests and overall awesome guy)
@Ectisity (Leader of the Review Request Club)
Any help with the prizes is appreciated, and you'll recieve credit! That's all for now, keep ya posted!
Hey folks! I'm going to talk about the A.I.M. contest (in need of judges), and the revival of an old show featuring content here on Newgrounds you guys make (with permission) with some good animator friends of mine and the old hosts too! It's going to be a pixel animated series. Keep reading for more details!
Need Judges for the Art-Inspired Music (A.I.M.) Contest!
Who's excited for A.I.M. coming back this year? Woo! I'm looking for judges again, 2 to be exact! @Phyrnna may or may not be able to judge this year, so one of you would be a fill-in judge if she can't. @Warhector is judging with me this year, so that's exciting! The judging process will be way less difficult to handle this year, I've changed the process on picking songs. Contact me and let me know!
UPDATE: Got @EDM364 as a judge, and Phyrnna cannot judge this year, need a 4th judge.
Want Your Content to Be Featured on an Animated Series (The Dish Out)?
As some of you know, I used to do a show with @FlaminNinja and @Soma689 called The Dish Out on Youtube, featuring a lot of you NG artists and reviewing your awesome content! We feature music, artwork, games, animations, and more! We've also done interviews in the past of people who cosplay, voice act, and more! We're coming back with an animated format, and more comedy! It will feel a little like Code Monkeys and Space Ghost Coast to Coast in a sense.
If you want your content (and you) to be featured (we also share links in show to your pages), comment below, or message me here! If we like your content, we'll feature you in a future episodes. Keep in mind, we're trying to backlog episodes for consistancy per season, it'll be a little later this year before it goes live. It was originally inspired by Attack of the Show!, and Newgrounds, check out a past episode below!
PS: Props to @JonBaileyVO for providing his awesome powerful voice for the awesome 3D intro/music made by @Animattronic. The intro will stay the same. Skip to 1:20 after you see the awesome intro. (this stuff is from 2013)