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Posted by RealFaction - 1 day ago


I've been going through a dark time lately, as you know. But, if you're wondering why you should care about people, or yourself, this post will help you. I've realized a lot.


Today, a good friend shared this article with me. And I've been thinking. In a time where I'm questioning if there's a point to being nice anymore, being afraid of the very people I want to connect with because I keep getting close to people just to be hurt and taken advantage of (not everyone but a decent amount of them), I've been looking for things to convince me that I should keep following my heart, and keep spreading love to heal this hurting world.



I used to question if I was worth anything, if I was anything without my skills, like making music. But, a friend said to me today, "Where did that music come from? Your heart". Your heart, as broken as it can be sometimes, no one can take that away from you, even if we are scared sometimes, seeking safety, protection, validation.


The reason I share compassion, is because I know what pain is like, and even if I am upset that I knew people for years just so they turn on me, even if that does scare me to get close to people, I had to realize my core values. I don't want anyone to hurt like I have, and worse. Period.



I want to live in love, and it can be hard sometimes, but if I keep surrounding myself in it, it's going to bring that peace and love I'm looking for, even if I don't get that from people all the time. All my life I've sought to connect with people, because I felt lonely, misunderstood, unsafe, like I needed to bond with someone. I kept relying on that because I always questioned everything I did, because I'm scared of going to a dark place, afraid of trusting myself because I've messed up so much, and I feel lost sometimes.



But, that's the whole point. Life is about learning. I keep trying to avoid it, because I find it hard to tell who will hurt me or not anymore, but then I realize, Fred Rogers never cared about that. He cared about taking care of himself, he had simple, yet good values to take care of himself, and the people he loved.


He inspired me all my life. As a kid, and even still. My grandma reminded me a lot of him, only more...crass, blunt, a little bit of a spitfire when she got mad, she would be real. She was a mix of him and his wife, the way she was honest, haha.



My grandma, Dana Guy, rest her soul, used to babysit me a lot as a kid. Whenever I saw how she treated people, it was that same compassion, dedication, determination to be a loving, caring human being, even in the worst of times. And, she showed that no one is perfect either, we all get mad sometimes.



She was the best example of a human being, in my eyes. I still aspire to be what she was. I wish I could've realized it sooner than I did. I would've told her today, and I would've asked her what keeps her going. She had this sense of peace, even widowed, even being alone at home a lot. She still saw family though, and her church friends. She did a lot for her community, and her family.



If she saw me today, I think she would be sad to see me so afraid of others, because she would see that I have a passion to connect to people, and help others, connect to each other and love each other, help teach them things through my experiences, and soften their hearts. She would tell me why I shouldn't give up on that, and that I matter just as much as anyone else, so I should treat myself well.


I recently listened to a P.O.D. song (love them) called "Ghetto", which talked about how the world is in pain, not to let it get you down, how people will disagree and be confused with each other's views, but we should still try to love each other as hard as it is sometimes.



I go through hell most days, tried my hardest to show someone I know why it's not okay to be hateful and manipulative to me, to hurt me as they have with emotional abuse and neglect. But, they don't see it. It hurt me they didn't see it, it became stressful, and tore me down because it affects my everyday life. They didn't think they were wrong.


But, even then, I had to realize something. Sometimes, it's not always you, and you won't always get what you want, but the reason people are like that sometimes, is because they're hurting inside and don't know what to do, they don't believe things can change. With the pain inside me as well, we've clashed a lot. That isn't helping anything though.



I shouldn't let people take advantage of me, but I also want to be that example, and I shouldn't expect people to always change. That's not why you do it. It's because you want to live in love for you, and spread a bit of it, too. I've learned a lot lately. I don't want to be afraid of people anymore, because I used to think I was the problem, and wanted someone to turn to. But, I gotta be that person.



I have lived a whole life neglecting myself feeling insecure feeling like I wasn't good enough to take care of myself because I can be "slower" than others when it comes to some things. But, I am still alive and that is good enough, and I need to have the mentality of expecting people to not be there for me. Not as a negative, but to expect me to be here for me, and not expect someone else to be obligated. It's to have that mentality to be prepared for the unexpected, for when things go wrong, so you'll always be there for yourself. But, don't expect to always be able to do everything, either. It's okay if you can't accomplish everything you wanted, just do what you can.



I don't want to be a miserable, vile, defensive, fearful, angry, hateful, insecure, hurting, broken soul anymore. I can't expect someone else to care about me because I didn't. I have to. I want to love the world and hug people, reach out and give what the world needs more of, because in against hate, against the pain people feel, it saddens me that people have to deal with such horrible feelings, feeling broken like I have.


I want to live in positivity, while protecting myself, but in a healthy way. I came too far to give up and I have a lot to give to this world. I have to be the change if I want my life to change. Remember that your heart is everything, everything you have comes from that. If you care about other hearts, care about yours, too. It's no less or more, it's equal.



On the inside, all of us have the same anatomy, we are alive. Mess up, learn, make friends, experience heartbreak and loss, learn what you love to do and want to be. That's life. The world needs more light switches for the lights in this world, let's turn ours on. :)


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Posted by RealFaction - 5 days ago


You know what? I changed my mind. I'm not backing down. I'm not making a new alias, screw that. I'm standing strong as RF. I just won't be as personal so that stalker can't ruin my life again. I've just been scared, but I shouldn't be. Sorry guys, I've been going through a lot.  

 

I've been through some hell as of late, can't catch a break. I'm not gonna let some miserable jerk who messaged my roommate on Thanksgiving stop me.  


For those who have supported me, thank you. I'm sorry for the drama as of late, I don't like it either. Adam Noble, you lost. Now go download the free album: https://realfaction.bandcamp.com/album/graverobber-tales-the-lost-years-2007-2008


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Posted by RealFaction - 3 weeks ago


New Talking Real episode, I talk about my newest song tribute to @ParagonX9 (featuring beautiful artwork by @Troisnyx), how I met Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes aka Jay & Silent Bob (I have pictures), gave Kevin a Script, working on new music again now that I got my computer back, visiting Louisville my hometown next week and going to try to film stuff, and @Shadowcat5150 my friend talks about metaphysical stuff, and we talk about fear of people, giving you advice. Video version shows pics and stuff.


Timestamps are in the description of the podcast so you can jump to different topics throughout the episode.


Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfA2e8ohhT0


Also one last thing.....I'm not okay, and I'm desperate for help at this point. My roommates are tearing me down mentally, it's seriously bad, and here's the twitter thread I posted if you want the short version of the story (it's long, but trust me, it really is the short version): https://twitter.com/RealFaction/status/1197843397643513856



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Posted by RealFaction - 1 month ago


THANK YOU FOR 2,000 FOLLOWERS <3 <3 <3 MY HEART IS HAPPY!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!


UPDATE: Today is my birthday, November 14th. Turning 28, I'm getting old.


After many complications, my computer is finally fixed as of two days ago. I've been working on content for you guys, while also having to continue work on longtime collab projects I haven't been able to; commitments I have to wrap up my end of the work on. Below is the stuff you can expect from me soon, and stuff I've already made. I've been active in my Discord Server though, you should join it: https://discord.gg/FKAtaDw



Piercing Lazer Single/Itunes Troubles


UPDATE: It's back on Itunes/Apple Music, as well as all the other online stores! Look up Piercing Lazer and you'll find it, it's "Trickster's Ambition" as a single.


Due to complications, I had to pull Trickster's Ambition, the newest single from my Piercing Lazer side project, off Itunes and other online stores, but will be back up in the next week or two, I re-submitted submitted both versions. However, it can no longer be a part of Eyes of Purgatory Vol. 1 due to the same complications. Think of both versions as standalone singles. Will re-link in the audio submissions when it's back up. They're still on my BandCamp page though.



So, I'm A Standup Comedian (Kind Of)


Remember a month ago when I mentioned I was doing a stand-up comedy show around then, but couldn't upload it? Well, it's uploaded on my YouTube Channel if you wanna see it, or watch below. I took a crack at it, I realize a few mistakes I made for my first time, but it's okay I guess.





Music/Projects Coming Soon


So the big question is, what else on the way? What will I pump out next? Here's what you can expect:


  • I'm working on writing lyrics and recording vocals for something special in celebration of the Nintendo Switch port of Castle Crashers that released in September. It is a collaboration, in a way. That will be the next thing I upload, most likely, to my YouTube channel. Trying to finish it this or next week.


  • From one of the collab projects, you'll be hearing one of my brand new songs I made for it VERY soon, and it's one of my favorite songs I've ever made. I'm proud of it. That'll be the next thing I upload to NG music-wise VERY soon, after...


  • A new podcast episode of Talking Real, but I'm waiting until Thursday night to make it, because of something big happening that I'm keeping secret until then. I'm meeting someone important to me. He's a celebrity director and writer, that's all I'll say for now, but he's one of my big inspirations, and I'm excited to be able to meet him. Might get to hear a clip of him on the show, but no promises.


  • Another single from The Other Side Chronicles album from my Piercing Lazer side project, slapping vocals on one of the songs soon, and then finishing the final few songs asap, then it can get released!


  • More work on Eyes of Purgatory Vol. 1 (Piercing Lazer album) after the album above is finished. I'm aiming for Spring 2020 for it to be done, maybe Summer. Not sure yet.


  • Hopefully in the next few months, the collab projects I'm a part of will be finished, and can be revealed. Meaning, more new music from me that can finally be shown after locked away for MONTHS.


  • Still wanting to work on the Venturescape game, as well as Newgrounds: Zero Hour again (but need a programmer for that one).


Unless my plans become unexpectedly changed again, or something comes out of the blue to sweep my life in a new direction, this is the list of plans, for now. Thank you guys for the kind and supportive words! I appreciate it! Stay tuned this week for something new!


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Posted by RealFaction - October 26th, 2019


I'm on my phone so below is a video that I recorded instead of typing everything up as far as where I've been and updates.


Also I have been hanging out in my discord server if you want to join it. https://discord.gg/FKAtaDw


Haven't had a computer for weeks still getting it fixed so that's why I haven't been around and I've been busy getting my life together I'm finally financially stable and some expensive fixes came along to disturb that. I wanted to say thank you for 2,000 followers and there's some secret big things on their way soon one of them being as soon as I get my computer fixed soon.


Enjoy the video.

https://youtu.be/qSMMC2DBQzc



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Posted by RealFaction - September 30th, 2019


So...short update, but a serious one. Life is scary sometimes. I'll keep this brief, but to the point.


For one, I'm doing my first standup comedy set October 9th in Tampa, FL (where I am) at Snapper's Grill & Comedy Club in Palm Harbor, somewhere between 8 - 9:30 PM. It's an Open Mic night, i've been working on my material. It won't be long, probably 5 to 10 minutes, but if you're in the area, give me a shout. I'll post the video I film of it if you can't make it.


For second, the scam artist situation....they're probably going to get away with it. We can't afford to press the lawsuit, and my roommate has essentially at the very last minute informed me we're moving to a place (without my consent really but granted it's $600 cheaper and down the street from here) in 2 days (at the time, now it's tomorrow, Tuesday). I quit my miserable delivery job, but I applied to a familiar escape room job in a new branch, job listings just opened with my luck, so I hope to suceed.


The good news is that my roommate recently became manager on manager pay at the job I just quit, so we'll be more okay than we were, especially since we're downgrading in price. However....in the meantime, I could still use the money in my situation. If you know anyone who wants small voice commissions, here's my patreon: https://www.patreon.com/realfaction


If you just wanna donate to me, here's my Ko-Fi, and would really help me out. Thank you: https://ko-fi.com/realfaction


I've been kinda miserable, not gonna lie. I won't get into full details, but there's a lot of stress and pressure going on and I'm overwhelmed. Trying to hang in there.....might be a bit, but I'll post again once we're back in the swing of things in the new apartment. Thanks for your kind words and support, I'm posting instrumental versions of my music both released and not yet, like "Homeless", go check it out.


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Posted by RealFaction - September 18th, 2019


I have an update to my current situation, but first, I revived my Patreon page for voice commissions to help out with the situation, so check that out: https://www.patreon.com/realfaction


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I'll do a max of 2 minutes of recording at the top tier, 30 seconds at the lowest tier. Just shoot me your patreon username once you pledge, send me a script with some direction, and tell me what kind of voice you want me to do (doesn't have to be an impression, but it can be if you want). And now...



The Situation/Music + Life Updates


So, bad news. My music is further being delayed due to needing money to post it to Itunes, as well as to hire someone for one of the songs, and being stressed out in general. We had to pawn our projector last week, and respond to the con artist apartment owners (who won't stop overcharging us when we know the original price on the original lease) at the courthouse with a complaint. Luckily, the court worker told us we just needed to respond, so we did.


I've mostly been backlogging content and taking a bit of a break from my regular music to work on things I need to finish and get a grip on this situation, at least until the fee can be paid next week. We essentially have to pay the full fine that these scumbags are asking for via the courts, in order for us to press a lawsuit against them, and believe me, we are going to.


They owe us a LOT of money. Also, we couldn't afford the internet bill because we're saving to pay these people, so the net got shut off yesterday, but a friend was generous enough to out of the blue give me money I didn't even ask for....bless her heart. It really saved my ass.


Also, I got royalties for that one song everyone knows me for, people still buy Simple Sight on Itunes, and stream it on youtube, that money really saves my ass some months. So, we'll have enough to pay the courthouse, the net is back on, and we may even have enough to get the projector out, or my roommate's DJ equipment to do more shows to earn more money, that had to be pawned a month ago.


So, for now, I'm taking a small break from my music until we get caught up with the money, ish. I'll work here and there, just not very much. I'm also finishing work on a couple collab projects I've been a part of the past year, before I do anything else. I've been posting silly voice stuff on my youtube channel, I'll try to post more of them here too, when it's not filmed with my crappy cellphone audio since they're videos.


So, I'll be working on SOME music, sometimes. On my patreon, if you pledge, you'll see early WIPs of my work before they release, if you can't wait. I have a lot of unfinished music, and unreleased (part of the collab projects I'm finishing my parts on). After the next couple of albums I'm near done with, I'm thinking about doing some covers here and there.


There will be content on my youtube channel I can't release here, sadly, but making comedy videos to cheer myself up, and make people laugh, is what I've been doing to cope, lately. These scam artists have really been wearing on me. Once we pay the fee, I can only imagine what they'll try next. Luckily, my roommate is a manager now, and on manager pay, which helps a LOT. It's been hell the past month, I won't sugarcoat it. But, hanging in there, and finding peace where I can.


I'm still working on the movie script thing, by the way. It's coming along nicely, still in outline form, but almost have enough ideas to get a rough draft going with a fully-fledged script, well, not all the scenes needed, but a basic idea. Anywho, thank you for all the kind words and support, I love you guys.


P.S.: Holy crap, I'm 20 fans away from the 2,000 fans milestone...I've been waiting over a decade for this, 13 years really. Thank you so much! I'm going to celebrate it when I hit it.


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Posted by RealFaction - September 9th, 2019


My roommates and I are a little short until Friday when we get paid due to the scam situation going to court, so I'll record lines for an agreed price and I have a list of voices I can do I will send you. Email me @ rfmusic180@gmail.com to commission me (or message me here).


Here's my demo reel from 2018 that aren't impressions but original voices. I should do an impressions reel. https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/797896


Also, here's the new stuff I'm bringing to the channel such as more voice acting comedy stuff, bringing back The Dish Out in a more refined way, improving Talking Real with additions, and more: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/881986


In music news, i uploaded a "listening party" podcast of all the Piercing Lazer material i've been working on for the Eyes of Purgatory Vol. 1 - 4 albums the past 4 to 5 years, to show I'm serious: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/881168


Due to the financial situation with going to court against the scam artists, and my roommate JUST now getting on manager pay, will have to wait a little longer for investing in the new album (The Other Side Chronicles)...then I can finally get a break soon, hopefully. We're drained of money, have to ration food till friday. Fun times.


Challenging, and changing times.


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Posted by RealFaction - August 24th, 2019


Firstly, I just put out a new episode of Talking Real BUT it's a LIVE episode recording, so I did it live and people asked me questions, plus I interviewed @ShadowCat5150 who made my profile pic/icon, and we've worked on songs together! Check out both versions!


Video Version (with visual gags): https://youtu.be/gR_05WMUr78

Audio Version: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/879976?updated=1566903696


Yes, I just released two new singles under my side project, Piercing Lazer, as most of you know that for the Necromancer Theme/Simple Sight song in Castle Crashers. One is Rock, one is Symphonic Metal. Take your pick. Also, life updates below.


Rock Single: "Homeless"


The first single I already released on BandCamp, but now it's on Itunes and other online stores as well. This is one of my favorite songs I've ever made, I originally started working on in 2014. It's the newest single from the next album, The Other Side Chronicles, which is a deluxe version of The Other Side EP with a couple tracks added, that being a new one, and me singing all of the songs.


Newgrounds: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/881057

BandCamp: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/track/homeless-single

Itunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/homeless-single/1476746476



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That'll eventually come to newgrounds within the week, after I let the other new single from another album set for a bit. Speaking of which...


Symphonic Metal Single: "Trickster's Ambition"


Another new Piercing Lazer single, from a different album, called Trickster's Ambition, is the next single from the Eyes of Purgatory Vol. 1 album (yes, not an EP anymore). I released an instrumental version too, check it out? It's actually a remake of a song I made 6 years ago for a popular youtuber named Fiery Joker/Josh Scorcher. Figured he could use a new version of the old theme. Another one of what I consider my best pieces of work.


It's on BandCamp, and given my current situation with the scammers who own this complex, buying either version would help me a lot. They're also coming to Itunes and other online stores soon.


Song: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/879472

BandCamp: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/track/tricksters-ambition-instrumental-single

Itunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/tricksters-ambition-single/1477698422


Instrumental Version: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/879474

BandCamp: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/track/tricksters-ambition-single

Itunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/tricksters-ambition-instrumental-single/1477834714



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Also on my youtube channel if that's your jam.



Life Update


So, about those scammers. I'm back to pizza delivery with my new job, and my roommate is about to get promoted to manager making a lot more than he is now (that will help a lot whenever that goes into effect in a month hopefully less), but we had to call the Better Business Bureau on our apartment complex owners because they were trying to overcharge us $200+ more monthly so they owe him a lot of money.



They owe me a bit too though. Also, they tried to say the lease agreement was lost but as soon as the Bureau contacted them, suddenly they say "oh look here it is!" like the scummy scums they are. So, hopefully this gets worked out, but I was going to almost work 11 days straight if it wasn't for my day off. Also tonight was a really bad night for reasons I don't even want to say. Flat tire while delivering a pizza, messing up, etc. I'm just stressed.



I can't wait for things to get better, I really want to move past this stupid part of my life, to be quite frank. That's why both albums are on a delay though, because i need things to stabilize so I can start saving more money to hire a vocalist on some of the songs I can't sing parts of (I designed them for a female singer of certain range). That's basically it, still working on other things.


PS: I think in the soon future, that special collab project will be finished, it's finally moving again.


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Posted by RealFaction - August 13th, 2019


Firstly, whoever guesses what this is, and the mystery behind the question marks, gets a prize. Look carefully.


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Secondly, sorry I've been MIA, I got a new job and have been working like crazy hardly having much time to do much, especially with a current investigation going on with our apartment complex management who overcharged us last month (but not this month) given the late payment, but no late fees for this month, and they're trying to evict us.


Main manager has no idea, but she will tomorrow, I somehow doubt she knows what's going on. Staff has changed a LOT. Very sketchy. Also, been working on some music and the movie script. Not much to update besides that. Going to try and drop a new track here soon. See if you can figure out that mystery up there.


New Single


The new Piercing Lazer single, "Homeless", is finally coming to Itunes, Spotify, Google Play, and other online stores within the next week or two (finally got the money to submit it)! In the meantime, get it on BandCamp: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/track/homeless-single


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