At 3/24/12 04:11 PM, j0hnny wrote:
At 3/24/12 03:46 PM, MindChamber wrote:
I never worked with Randy on anything, and as far as I know neither had Tom. Though I guess there could've been a chance one of use helped him with a flash issue. Or it could've been his way at jabbin at us for wanting to make that pitbull game way back in the day. Randy was a major troll.You know Jose I never got along with Randy when he was alive either. There were a lot of bitter feelings between him and I over the years when he was alive. Many people had great relationships with him. I unfortunately wasn't one of them and neither were you. We only got this image and perception of Randy that was purely negative. I get the feeling I know how you feel but I guess I feel that kind of badly that I never made peace with him when he was alive. Its not as if either of us or anyone else for that matter could expect an apology from a dead guy or an olive branch to make peace. So to say he died in this negative persona some people perceived him as being is unfair to him because not him or anyone else got a chance to settle their differences once and for all. He never got the chance to even try to make things right.
I mean I myself am not trying to be a jerk to anyone right now. I'm saying most of the time we say things online, offline, etc. that are fucked up and we do fucked up things. Doesn't mean we're all bad people. There could be misunderstandings and misconceptions.
I guess what I'm saying is that we didn't walk in his shoes so we never knew why he acted the way he did towards us and how he perceived hos he was being treated. Maybe he felt we were trolling or bullying him which is why he acted the way he did. Maybe he felt cornered.
Sometimes things aren't just basic and black and white.
don't get me wrong I'm sure he was a great guy in real life. and he knew how to distinguish internet nonsense from what was really important.(something that took me longer to accomplish) He was great at being loyal to his friends and annoying to those that wasn't. I just think it would be a huge disservice to who he was online,if we played down the fact that he had a tendency to be a major douche. For the record we were ok with each other,but I'm pretty sure He would be laughing at all this "he was this amazing talent" stuff. He did what he did, had fun with it, squeezed money out of it when he saw that he could ,and ruffled some feathers when he was bored. And Im pretty sure he'd correct you as well if it came off that we were collab buddies when we weren't.
Its reasons like this History could never be reliable, because death influences everything. remember everything about the person, the good and the bad, appreciate who he was, for what he was.