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Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 11:07:58 Reply

Sorry guys, I'm not a member here, but I figured I'd just let everyone know. Randy Solem, my cousin and 'uncle', had passed away Friday night at 36 years young. He was the owner/creator of VideoGameDC and the Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom series. He always wanted to get back into the web/animation/game dev scene, but a lot of unexpected things had taken place in life for Randy. He leaves behind his girlfriend Danielle and their 18 month old daughter Rielle. If anybody is interested in any form of donations that go 100% to his daughter and daughter's mother, please inbox me. I know a lot of guys have had some harsh words for Randy because of his persona on his forum, but honestly it was all in good fun. I was there many of the times he'd break balls and act like a tough guy about posts, he was never serious. Randy was the biggest kid at heart and made everyone laugh everywhere. Everyone wanted him at their wedding or bachelor party.

Again, sorry for this being a first post, however he always used to brag about his newgrounds hosting and videos being played all the time on newgrounds and the community a few years ago. ROTMK and his fanbase meant everything to him, so I figured I'd just post this final update for Randy.
RIP Randy 'Rando Commando'

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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 11:14:04 Reply

rip randy solem

i hated absolutely every flash movie you made, but you were probably a good person!


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 11:16:13 Reply

We will miss him.

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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 11:26:45 Reply

At 9 minutes ago, SKHM wrote: rip randy solem

i hated absolutely every flash movie you made, but you were probably a good person!

Yeah man he definitely was. He didn't judge anyone, never a dick to anybody. I mean like he was like 6'1 220 cut up, good lookin dude, but never acted like he was better than anybody. Would be friends with and have a good time with anybody- looks, color, social status, nothing mattered.

And yeah as far as the flash, to be honest he never was up on a high horse about it. He liked the attention from it on the net, but it really was all just about his love for the games he grew up with, not about being some top guy.

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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 11:34:27 Reply

Shit. He was one of my first favorite Flash artists. I remember watchin' his stuff almost ten years ago. He plays a big part in why I started liking Flash movies.


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 11:41:39 Reply

so how did he die?

Sounds like he was a healthy person.

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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 11:46:48 Reply

Sorry for your loss.

It's always sad to see a member who committed time to putting out entertainment for others to enjoy. I haven't really seen much of his sprite work, but I definitely remember him from the NG Deathmatch flash.


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 12:23:04 Reply

rest in peace, randy, maybe you and livecorpse can make a shitty flash collab

tell spurgin i said hi

TOO SOON?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 12:28:26 Reply

Rest in Peace, Randy. Thanks for helping me find this website. I still think your Mack Daddy Mario flashes are funny.


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 12:48:24 Reply

Back in 2006, when I finally made this account, Randy Solem was one of the kings of sprite animations, well-established and very well-known. It's a shame that he could never return. He will be missed.


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 13:52:12 Reply

At 1 hour ago, Ronald-McDonald-LoL wrote: Back in 2006, when I finally made this account, Randy Solem was one of the kings of sprite animations, well-established and very well-known. It's a shame that he could never return. He will be missed.

Yeah damn that sucks. I've never been a sprite animation type but he definately was a household name in the history of the portal.


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 13:56:22 Reply

Videogame DC was the reason I found Newgrounds. I always hoped he'd come back and make another movie.

RIP Randy Solem :(
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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 14:10:47 Reply

It's always sad when a fellow Newgrounder passes away...
Rest in Peace.

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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 14:16:13 Reply

Seriously?!?

Some of the movies in my favorites list were made by him.

If this is true, then it's kinda sad that we'll never see another new movie made by him again.

36? Wow. That's only eight years older than I am.

RIP

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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 14:18:51 Reply

I also found newgrounds through vgdc, though im not into watching sprite animations anymore, the ROTMK series was one of the first animations i saw and had actually got me interested in animating with flash.

R.i.p Randy

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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 14:18:54 Reply

  • Rise of the MK: Part 1
    Rise of the MK: Part 1 by Randy-Solem

    VGDC'S BEST MOVIE YET!

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Scene 2. He will be missed, but his name will live on.


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 14:22:05 Reply

Oh my god are you serious? Dude that sucks I grew up with his movies since my early days on this site. Safe to say I'll be missing the hell out of him and a lot of other veteran members.

R.I.P Randy I'll never forget you

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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 14:25:57 Reply

At 2 hours ago, Stamper wrote: rest in peace, randy, maybe you and livecorpse can make a shitty flash collab

tell spurgin i said hi

TOO SOON?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!

Oh Stamper your humor always makes me laugh at the most innapropriate of times. Why is that? :P


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 14:48:52 Reply

the man who brought me to the animated side of newgrounds.

RIP, Randy. say hi to livecorpse and spurgin.

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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 15:03:54 Reply

At 13 minutes ago, Freaki-boy92 wrote:
RIP, Randy. say hi to livecorpse and spurgin.

If you assholes want to keep making jokes about dead NG users, you might as well mention Jeff Weise, too.


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 17:54:40 Reply

Very sad news indeed.

R.I.P.

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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-19 17:58:51 Reply

Wow this sucks.... and it's really unfortunate news, I absolutely loved rise of the mushroom kingdom... well rest in peace Randy Solem.

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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-20 02:34:29 Reply

Poor guy. He was definitely a Newgrounds original and will be missed. R.I.P.

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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-20 03:41:03 Reply

Visited the site recently. It was sad seeing he hadn't updated in years and now I just find out about his passing. May he rest in peace.


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-21 19:37:47 Reply

R.I.P. Randy, your flash movies were damn awesome.

Que Titanic'ish music


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-21 21:48:34 Reply

That's a name I haven't heard in a long time. It's a shame.


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-22 01:00:37 Reply

At 2 days ago, SouthJersey wrote: Sorry guys, I'm not a member here, but I figured I'd just let everyone know. Randy Solem, my cousin and 'uncle', had passed away Friday night at 36 years young. He was the owner/creator of VideoGameDC and the Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom series. He always wanted to get back into the web/animation/game dev scene, but a lot of unexpected things had taken place in life for Randy.

He will be greatly missed, i enjoyed alot of his presentations, may his family get better from this.

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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-22 02:25:55 Reply

At 2 days ago, Stamper wrote: rest in peace, randy, maybe you and livecorpse can make a shitty flash collab

tell spurgin i said hi

TOO SOON?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!

oh lawdy


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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-22 05:53:23 Reply

Man, i remember watching Mario vs Sonic so many years ago....that was one of the first ever sprite animations i watched, i thought it was so awesome. and then later when i watched ROTMK, i just found it to be an absolute joy.
RIP Randy Solem, Im he will be dearly missed

Out of curiosity, how did he die?
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Response to Randy Solem - Rotmk, Videogamedc 2012-03-26 16:35:57 Reply

At 3/19/12 11:07 AM, SouthJersey wrote: Sorry guys, I'm not a member here, but I figured I'd just let everyone know. Randy Solem, my cousin and 'uncle', had passed away Friday night at 36 years young...ROTMK and his fanbase meant everything to him, so I figured I'd just post this final update for Randy.
RIP Randy 'Rando Commando'

http://obit.mcgfuneral.com/obit-1043269

Heya, I think you would be pleased to hear that we've set up a VGDC memorial facebook page where many old vgdc board members have reunited, been talking, and skyping together again like the old days. We're thinking about making a memorial sprite flash collab in memory of Randy, and we've all been encouraged to start making sprite films again! =)