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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 04:22:29 Reply

RIP Randy. He really made some awesome sprite movies. I even feel worse since he died on my b-day... ;_;

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 07:37:05 Reply

I didn't know him, but I know some of his sprites movies. Some of the ones he made are among my favorites. I hope that he can rest in peace and live on within the heavens. Even as your journey is over on this earth. You will continue on through those who cared for you.

R. I. P.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 07:43:31 Reply

Rest in peace, Randy. Thank you for the amazing sprite animations.
You will be missed...T_T

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 08:50:40 Reply

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.

I made a remix of Randy's Boy and His Blob movie. I'm not actually credited on it because it was before we had the co-author system. I could add myself now but reading the reviews... maybe I shouldn't.

  • A Boy & His Blob Remix
    A Boy & His Blob Remix by Randy-Solem

    Remix By Tom Fulp

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    2.96 / 5.00
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    214,005 Views
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    Everyone


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 11:51:05 Reply

At 3/24/12 11:58 PM, Masteradvance wrote: Are you serious?? Thats a shame!! I was one of the great leyends of Newgrounds and Flash Movies!

Really? You call that shameful? I wouldn't regret too much if I were you.

And what are you talking about legends? You barely did much.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 13:24:22 Reply

Rest in peace Randy...


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 15:48:37 Reply

At 3/25/12 08:50 AM, TomFulp 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.
I made a remix of Randy's Boy and His Blob movie. I'm not actually credited on it because it was before we had the co-author system. I could add myself now but reading the reviews... maybe I shouldn't.
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/15833

Haha yeah I remember this! Also MindChamber your pico artwork is used in his yoshi island 2 flash, in death #4!
Randy was a revolutionary artist, and his sprite scapes in ROTMK4 are unbeatable. Everybody can be a lil douchey at times, but overall I thought he was a great person. He was there when we needed him, and he changed the game in many, many, ways.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 17:21:59 Reply

At 3/25/12 03:18 PM, DecimatorOmega wrote: Oh man.

R.I.P Randy.

I didn't even know the founder of Newgrounds died until now. I actually wanted to meet the guy and say hello via PM today.

This sucks. :'(

Tom is alive. Randy was a massive contributor to NewGrounds, but not a founder.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 18:44:40 Reply

Aw shit, he made the first movies i saw as a kid!
damn, dude!

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 20:15:19 Reply

Rest in peace bro,

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 21:24:56 Reply

No way! How did this happen! This is just awfull!

He was my hero in sprite movies. One of the best.

Thank you for all the flash you have made Randy, R.I.P


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 21:57:54 Reply

Holy shit this hits close to home! Randy and I had a small rivalry back in 07, I made a pilot episode of a sprite series called 'Generic Sprite Movie', and randy was the evil boss (Or, I called him 'Randeous Solomon')

This is because he sent me a mail because I gave one of his movies a shit review and yapped at him for 'stealing sprites' (They're all stolen, I was being a retard)

Fuck! I'm never deleting that mail. Bloody hell. R.I.P Randy, you're most definitely WERE the pioneer of sprite movies and RotMK got me into Flash. Thank you so much, you were a huge inspiration to me, and sorry we had that disagreement.

-Lilmario

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 22:07:35 Reply

At 3/25/12 09:24 PM, Dent0n wrote: No way! How did this happen! This is just awfull!

Who knows? They say it was a sudden death... but what do they mean by that?


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-25 22:41:27 Reply

R.I.P. Randy.

You were one of the reasons I kept coming back to Newgrounds in 2002 and then signed up in '03. I'll miss you.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-26 00:14:28 Reply

*sigh* Oh boy... here we go again...

If you want to move on since Randy died then make your move. No one's telling you which path to go because it's all up to you.

It's subjective.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-26 00:38:18 Reply

At 3/25/12 09:24 PM, Dent0n wrote: No way! How did this happen! This is just awfull!

He was my hero in sprite movies. One of the best.

Thank you for all the flash you have made Randy, R.I.P

Thank you .Rand's mom

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-26 01:41:10 Reply

okay, YEAH WE GET IT NOTHING LEFT TO SEE HERE FOLKS

CHRIST


YO MAMA GOT SAGGY TITTIES LMAO

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-26 05:03:21 Reply

At 3/26/12 01:41 AM, Stamper wrote: okay, YEAH WE GET IT NOTHING LEFT TO SEE HERE FOLKS

CHRIST

I can't wait until you finally suck down your final breath, curl up in a ball, and die. After that happens, I'm going to write all sorts of nasty things in your R.I.P. thread.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-26 10:39:37 Reply

I'm really sad, actually. He was the person who got me into animating when I was a kid, and without Rise of the MK I wouldn't have been where I am today..


-Insert Lame Ass Text Here Until Clever Enough To Make An Image-

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-26 12:43:30 Reply

holy shit! i grew up on his flashs... and only 36?... damn...

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-26 14:24:48 Reply

Ah man, I remember watching his movies way back when. R.I.P. Randy and condolences to your family.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-26 22:00:27 Reply

At 3/26/12 01:41 AM, Stamper wrote: okay, YEAH WE GET IT NOTHING LEFT TO SEE HERE FOLKS

CHRIST

I understand that you had a rivalry with Randy (or so I hear), but can't you just let people state their memories of what they enjoyed from him? If I was in your situation and knew he died, that rivalry would die out. It's just a way of respecting the dead (even though that never really happens on newgrounds, but that's beside the point)


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-26 22:14:23 Reply

"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die." - Thomas Campbell. Rest in peace.


"The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed." - Charlie Chaplin
"The Broken Window"

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-27 19:32:42 Reply

Tom, I got one more...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkEvbOsr138&feature=plcp&cont ext=C4704647VDvjVQa1PpcFOtpPDm8RLLr9ZG7q5lnlyHQ3BASPPaubk%3D

They die in threes i guess...

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-27 20:08:46 Reply

At 3/25/12 11:34 PM, j0hnny wrote:
At 3/25/12 10:07 PM, Eltro2kneo wrote:
At 3/25/12 09:24 PM, Dent0n wrote: No way! How did this happen! This is just awfull!

The reason isn't important guys.

Well said.

But the reason IS important, at least to me that is.

For example my best friend who killed himself 2 months ago by throwing himself in front of a train and i still dont know why he did that, and that's been bugging me and everyone who knew the guy.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-27 20:52:06 Reply

In other news, Edd Gould died of cancer in March 25th, 2012. Another well known artist dead...

As if this site was cursed, and then they say they "die in threes".

Well, I get their point pretty much:

1st: Randy Solem
Then: Luccas Bodde
Now: Edd Gould

And the weird part is, they all died very young. Why is that? I find that fascinating yet disturbing.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-28 00:05:18 Reply

At 3/27/12 08:52 PM, Eltro2kneo wrote: And the weird part is, they all died very young. Why is that? I find that fascinating yet disturbing.

My god...


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-28 03:50:39 Reply

I was probably one of his least favorite people. Through the heated exchanges we had over the years, he's helped me learn that our positions, on whatever it was we had, were trivial and unimportant, and that fellow animators should support each other, because we each share a sacrafice when animating on our own. I've saved one of his many successes, which was his TV interview on AotS, someone has that on youtube.

Wishing his family the best.


Rainbow Animations <-- for my website.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-28 04:55:01 Reply

Randy was one of the earliest flash animators I ever saw, and his ROTMK videos were one of the coolest things I watched as a teenager. He was the one reason I ever discovered newgrounds and got me interested in flash videos.
May he rest in peace, and my deepest condolences to his family...

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-28 08:54:41 Reply

My brief experience with Randy Solem summarized:

I saw his very first flash movie on the day it was submitted when I was a kid. I thought it was hilarious and I became a fan of his instantly. Something gave me the bright idea to make sprite flashes of my own. They sucked. A lot. Randy took the time to give me tips here and there to help with the flash and eventually a few of them passed judgement which you can see on my ClassicCoolboyman account. At the same time, I taught him a thing or two about ROM hacking, and Randy made his very own Super Mario Bros level a long ass time ago. I wish I still had that ROM, iirc the level was halfway decent.

Later on, we had a falling out. He made a flash movie that I didn't care for so I told him. He got extremely defensive and it also made his friend (I forget his name) hate me with a passion for whatever reason. Down the line, I got older, realized he wasn't some flash god. I grew to hate his flash movies and I look back to why I ever looked up to him in the first place.

But fuck that, that was years ago. Maybe he became a better person, maybe not. I haven't really kept up with him. But here's the bottom line:

Did I hold a negative opinion towards him up until this day? Yes
Do I hate his flash movies? Yes
Did he deserve to die? No

What really bothers me the most is now that his daughter no longer has a father. My condolences go out to all his friends and family. I just wish I checked up on him in the last few years, just to say hi or anything. Sure I dislike his flash movies, but you know what? It got people to animate. Like others have said, people started off with sprites to experiment because of him and moved onto more professional animation. Hell it got me to make more and more flash movies, which in turn may have had a turn in inspiring Strawberry Clock because of all the negative reviews I was getting on my flash that I found so hilarious. So overall, I'm glad he submitted everything that he did even if I don't like them anymore.

To each his own. You'll sure as hell be missed from me dude.