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Posted by RealFaction - 7 days ago


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


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Posted by RealFaction - 10 days ago


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.


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Posted by RealFaction - 2 weeks ago


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.


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Posted by RealFaction - 1 month ago


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.


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Posted by RealFaction - 1 month ago


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/



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Posted by RealFaction - 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



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Posted by RealFaction - 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.


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Posted by RealFaction - December 11th, 2019


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 - December 7th, 2019


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 - November 21st, 2019


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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