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I'm Not Okay/Commissions (Updated)

2016-06-29 20:58:22 by RealFaction
Updated

Below at the bottom is a video, but if you want a short version, here it is.

UPDATE: I'm going back to commissions for now, so if you want a song, check out my website for prices.  Or pledge to my patreon if you want as low as a dollar or $5:  http://www.patreon.com/realfaction

My Site:  http://www.flareheartstudio.com

Follow-up Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyU4t4x8iKY&feature=youtu.be

This is more of a rant, because I will not lie, I'm depressed.  For years, my life has been a struggle with finding jobs and getting money, all because the people in this town will not hire someone like me who has Asbergers Syndrome and Anxiety Disorder.  I feel discriminated and rejected.  They are the reason I'm not getting anywhere.

But, part of it is me....most jobs I've struggled to function normally doing normal things anyone else can do that I can't even do right.  It's majorly embarassing.  But I had like 2 or 3 managers in my entire life who actually worked with me and my mental disorders, and I did pretty damn good until managers changed.  This city has never given me a chance outside of that.  For 3 1/2 years I have lived alone with the financial support of my parents.

I've seriously considered going on Disability.  I don't know what to do anymore, but all of this is making me feel so powerless when I try so hard.  And i guess a lot of people can't contribute to my Patreon so....I'm screwed.  Me and my parents are financially struggling and guess what?  $1000 car repair.  Guess what?  Can't ever see anyone or do fun things, have to be in this miserable house alone all the time.

I'm sorry if this post offends you because it's negative, not everything is peachy.  This is what I face every day and have for years.  My music isn't getting me by really, I've tried applying everywhere too.  This town has great resources, but assholes live here and people who won't hire someone like me.  I'm trapped here.  I am miserable, that is the truth.  So you may not see much from me for a while until something changes.

With that said, I'll still be judging the AIM contest and working on a few secret projects as I have.  But on my facebook, youtube, etc., I won't be very active.  There won't be anything extra anymore.  I don't have the energy anymore.  As long as I live in this town, I'm not going to get anywhere, so I'm going to see if I can move in with someone somewhere else where I actually have a chance for a change.  I'm sick of this place anyway.  Catcha all soon...
 

 


Patreon, Itunes, Underground Collective, My Sister

2016-06-25 21:03:26 by RealFaction
Updated

Patreon/Financial Situation

Hey guys, I want to pump out more music and stuff, but I've had to invest time where I can help my financial situation right now.  Help me reach my goals on Patreon, and I will be able to devote more time to making and uploading more music more often!

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/realfaction
 


New Record On Itunes

My record is now on Itunes under my side project Piercing Lazer!  Go pick it up now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-other-side-ep/id1122156567

(keep checking Google Play and Amazon Music, it should be there soon)



The Underground Collective (Free Album)

@ForgottenDawn and I came up with the idea to start something.  Both of us and a lot of other Newgrounds artists made a compilation album, songs made just for this album, and its FREE!  Go check it out: https://the-underground-collective.bandcamp.com/album/volume-i


Contest

If you haven't entered the Art-Inspired Music contest, go check it out!  BE SURE to read ALL of the rules:
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1409442



Song Covers

I have some covers planned, an animated music video is on the way, but I won't be singing that cover, but I did make the instrumental part of it.  More details on that later on.  I'm also working on a Deftones cover, and I want to do more covers in general. 

Music with My Sister

In a couple of weeks, I'm visiting my family in Tennesee for July 4th, and I am bringing my step-sister back with her boyfriend, who are in a band together.  We will be writing some music together, she's a great singer.  She will be staying with me for a week.  If you all have any questions for her, shoot away!  Her name is Kaci, and she's 17.

That's all for now, talk soon!

 

 


New Record - Voice Acting - Music Stuff

2016-06-11 15:25:09 by RealFaction
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First before I talk about what I'm doing, check out the new amazing voice actress that just joined NG!  Please welcome @Nikki-Chi and check her work out here: http://nikki-chi.newgrounds.com/  she's looking for work, check her latest demo reels! :)  She's really good!

Okay, now onto business.  Old news and new news. 

Secondly, I'll keep pumping out content more frequently if I can reach my goal on Patreon, but until then, I have to invest more time into things that make me money due to being forced because of my financial situation, but if I can make money off of this, I can give more time to music.  Details in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD_RJkAHYR0&feature=youtu.be

http://www.patreon.com/realfaction


Piercing Lazer Record

Go check out my new Piercing Lazer EP "The Other Side", on Bandcamp for only $5, and coming soon to Itunes, Google Play, and Amazon, this month!  I want to record lyrics for the record in either July or August and come out with a music video with one of the singles.  The lyrical version will have another nice surprise or two I won't announce yet. 

Pick it up here:  https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side-ep-instrumental-version

Would mean a lot if you picked it up, I'm struggling financially along with my parents right now.  That's one reason I'm not releasing a whole lot of free music right now.  I can't afford to very much, just really need the money, but I try to keep the prices cheap for you guys.  Sorry guys.  It's my goal to release one or two songs from each record though. 


Voice Acting

I'm trying to get back in shape again to come back to voice acting.  The next things you'll see from me in that department will be a DBZ Character Impressions/Sonic The Hedgehog Character Impressions audio sketch.  After that, a reel of the many impressions I can do.  I'm auditioning for this DBZ fan animation and want to look for more work.  This is the next thing I'm going to do.



Real Faction EP

On a random note, I finally have another Real Faction release coming later this year.  It's different from my other records, and I think it'll make you dance.  This EP will be released on my 10th anniversary of making music on Newgrounds.  More news will come in August. 


Other Stuff with Music

- I'm also working on a soundtrack for an indie game coming out with a demo this December.  More news will follow later this year. 

- For the past couple of years, I've also done work for this group of people who have been trying to get their animated series on tv, and are getting closer, I've been one of the music producers making the soundtrack.  Not much to say on it for now really. 

- One of my songs will be featured in a Screw Attack video in the very soon future.  I'm pretty excited about that.  I can't give much detail on that until it comes out...so I'll post it when it does. 

- I'm also making a song for one of @Kel-chan 's upcoming animations which is a parody/cover of another song, which will be sung by @11linda .   

- I'm making background music for the motion comic version of the "Fisheye Placebo" manga, being brought to life with audio by @WAConline so making music for him and his team. 

- I'm going back to music school twice a week.   School overall has been helping me mix stuff better since last year. 
 


A.I.M. Contest

If you haven't already, check out the Art-Inspired Music contest I hold every year!  If you're a musician you should enter the contest, if you're a listener then you should see the awesome entries submitted so far!  Every year, I'm wowed by the impressive songs submitted to the contest, definitely worth checking out!

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1409442



There's a couple other things I'm working on but it's too early to mention as they'll be later in the year, and this post is already filled with lots of stuff.  Thank you guys for your awesome support!  That's all for now, ciao. 


Piercing Lazer EP Released....?

2016-05-31 07:01:11 by RealFaction
Updated

The short version is, the instrumental version of the Piercing Lazer record "The Other Side EP" is now on Bandcamp, and is coming to Itunes and other stores online in the next month Below is a video of why it's instrumental, plans for a version with me singing on the songs, and why it took so long to make this record. 

Get it on Bandcamp, and check the video below: http://www.piercinglazer.bandcamp.com

Also as an apology, here's one more freebie from the record I just uploaded: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/686890

Artwork by @SeafoamPanda , kudos to her for the awesome cover art.  Thanks for all the support guys, the video below tells you what happens next for future plans regarding this record, the future of Piercing Lazer, and a Real Faction EP release later this year.  

 

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Piercing Lazer EP Release (Good/Bad News)

2016-05-30 14:50:21 by RealFaction
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About the Piercing Lazer EP Record Hold-Up (Updated)

UPDATE:  Thank you guys so much!!! I can't believe it....In ONE day!!  One day...not even a whole day but a matter of 8 hours, you guys helped me raise enough money to send the record off for distribution!  Needless to say, I'm shocked and the wonderful nice things you guys have said about me and the fact you support me this much, goes beyond anything I could ever imagine.  Thank you so much! 

More info here: http://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/961969

So, what happens now?

Due to Paypal's waiting time of 3-5 business days for my payment to come to my bank account, hopefully I'll get the money Thursday or Friday.  At that point, I will be sending off the record for release on Itunes, Google Play, and other stores!  For those who donated (and can STILL donate if you wish to), you will get the record early, as soon as I see that you donated.  So all who donated gets the record TONIGHT! :)

Also, I'm going to upload one of the instrumental tracks for FREE here on Newgrounds soon.  Just trying to decide which one.  Thank you guys so much!  If you want a version with vocals, there's info on that below too.  Update you guys soon!

PS: The record is on Bandcamp now so until it's on Itunes and everywhere else, you can get it here:
http://www.piercinglazer.bandcamp.com


 

Instrumental?  Vocals?

Another thing about the record, most people seem to be requesting it to be instrumental....I'm guessing they don't like my singing or just prefer not to have vocals on it.  Given that, I'm also going through a physical condition but exercise is helping, it's been hard to record vocals.   So what I'm thinking is, the $50 could go to an instrumental version of the album first on Itunes, and if that sells well, I will eventually be able to afford to also upload a version with vocals to Itunes. 

A version with vocals would be a while, maybe a month or so.  We'l see how the instrumental version sells.



Progess Meter

$54 out of $50 raised!!!


Confessions (My Life in Louisville Vs. Newgrounds)

2016-05-25 20:19:37 by RealFaction
Updated

Edit: Thank you guys for your support, you're so awesome.  Also while I was out, I had a thought about dealing with lonliness and anxiety to get me out of the house.  What if you could "be the adventure"?  I'm experimenting with this idea and may film it.  Not sure how I'm going to do this yet, but should be interesting. 

Also I made a video to follow up this post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0VvATSaFas



I'm about to make a post that is hard for me to write, but I know I should probably write it.  Before you read this you should know, I'm a human being and if you decide to want nothing to do with me because of this post, that's your choice, but I'm asking you to please not push me away as a friend and understand, and if you care, then thank you.  This is a very sensitive topic for me.

Why am I telling you this?  Because I want you all to know the impact you're all making on my life, helping me fight it, how you all make me feel special, and why Newgrounds is more of a home to me than my own place here in Louisville, KY.  I realize I'm exposing myself to people who could use this against me, but that's their problem, not mine.  I'm just telling you now, it takes a bold person to admit their problems, so I have no shame here.

 

My Life in Louisville Vs. My Life on Newgrounds



My Life in Louisville

 

So...confession time.  Most of my life, I have been fighting depression, and anxiety disorder.  On top of that, I was born with Asbergers Syndrome.  So, for all of you who use the word "Autistic" as a replacement for the word "retarded", as some use it online without thought, you're referring to me.  Mentally those 3 things affect me in ways I don't like.


Every day, especially as of late, has been a struggle for me.  Sometimes I have emotional episodes, as I'm very sensitive, and also have abandonment issues.  I'm pretty weird, and sometimes over-the-top.  The truth is, i'm jealous of a lot of my friends who are happily married and have successful jobs that make them money, and they see their friends.  My life consists of being 24, hardly seeing anyone because most people avoid me and most people are busy, not being able to hold a job well due to these mental problems, and it's hard to find a job. 



To sum that all up, I've been miserable with my life here in Louisville.  I miss people so much, and I am quite lonely.  I also need money, I'm currently under my parents' support which I'm thankful for, if it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be alive now even in this struggle, and I wouldn't have gone to Pico Day, I wouldn't have the money.  I'm not happy here, and most people here are fake and seem to either ignore me, block me, or are rude in general.  The people here are terrible mostly, some nice people though. 



I'm very insecure about these things, and are very hard to live with, but eventually I started covering it up in front of most people, because whenever I talked to people about it, they either wanted nothing to do with me, thought I was annoying, etc.  As of late, now it's come to the point where places like Facebook and in reality where I live, most people just ignore me even though I'm nice to them.



I've been trying to fight myself from withdrawing from everyone all together.  I would feel I'm just bothering everyone and I hate that I keep messing up when I try trusting myself and my judgement, because sometimes I really do mess up, I've seen a lot of failure in my life.  This place feels like a prison more than a home.  There's nothing for me here but family, and a few friends I guess, I don't know anymore.  A lot of the time now I hate myself and am very hard on myself, feeling like I just bother a lot of people.



My Life on Newgrounds


For a little over half of my life, I've been coming to Newgrounds nearly every day.  For years now it has been every day.  This place is where I come to get away from my life.  The truth is, a lot of my life is here on Newgrounds now.  Over the years, it gradually became so more and more.  This place became like a home to me because of that.  Here, I've met people I haven't really been able to meet in my city, I've met amazing people.  It's a place I don't have to be afraid to be myself and can express myself about fully....which is also why I'm telling you all this.
 


There have been times like as of late where I just feel like not even being nice to people anymore, but then I remember the people of Newgrounds, and Pico Day.  Pico Day was one of those rare moments where I got to interact with people, and some I was friends with, and a fan of many whom I met.  I felt on top of the world that day, hell I even won a game of Cards Against Humanity against like 7 or 8 other players, I was shocked.  I felt so accepted that day. You guys always make me feel that way. 


So really this is also a thank you letter to Newgrounds for always being there for me.  Thank you @Tomfulp and many others.  Your constant support really helps me, as right now I'm facing a hard time.  I don't know where I would be without this place, because honestly, my life in reality is not a good one right now.  It's lonely, and it's not pleasant.  I miss the old days where I could go outside with my friends, but everyone moved on.  I wish I could move from Louisville and have an adventure almost every day.  But I don't have a job, and am broke. 


I'll be surprised if anyone reads this far, but in short, I've done stupid things, I find it hard to trust my judgement and trust in myself a lot of the time, but your support really helps.  Sometimes I wish Newgrounds was a city, or I could live in a city with people like that.  I love you guys so much.  Though I won't be posting free music anymore for most of the time I'm here, I'm still doing contests like the AIM contest going on right  now, and will do anything to help you guys out and interact and such, I love newgrounds.  I'll do podcasts and hopefully more voice work and writing for stuff.


In short, Newgrounds helped me with my depression and anxiety though it's still hard to face, as in this world I live in (Louisville), I am constantly rejected, ignored, and no opportunities for me here, but on NG, thats a different story.  I feel a bit better now that I let this out, I hope it inspires you in some weird way, I dunno.  See you guys later, and I'm definitely coming back next year for Pico Day.

Peace <3
 


Animators, Need a Writer/Voice Actor/Musician?

2016-05-17 19:10:51 by RealFaction
Updated

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:
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1409442

Here's some inside details on my latest podcast episode:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/685008

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 mondohenry@yahoo.com 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.

 


Pico Day Experience

2016-05-11 15:12:49 by RealFaction
Updated

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.

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- 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)

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- @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 :

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- @Krinkels and @The-Swain ran a "booth" previewing never before seen GAMEPLAY of freakin Project Nexus 2!!!  That Madness game they're working on.  I got a free t-shirt out of it, and I love it.

 

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- 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.

 

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- 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. 

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(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.

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- 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...

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- 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 :

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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! 


IMPORTANT News (if you're a fan)

2016-05-05 21:42:08 by RealFaction
Updated

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


Final Summary

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,
RealFaction


New NG Artists You Should Check Out/Index

2016-04-30 18:39:30 by RealFaction
Updated

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