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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 28th, 2012 @ 09:19 PM Reply

RIP Randy Solem...


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 31st, 2012 @ 12:02 AM Reply

At 3/26/12 05:03 AM, 1-800-CockJoke wrote:
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.

What the hell does that mean?

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 11:27 AM Reply

My condolences. Randy was a Legend in the NG community and big influence for me. He inspired me to work on my own flashes. RIP dude. You will be missed...


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 05:08 PM Reply

I just cant believe you would say "waste of money" that truly makes me sick. I am Randys girlfriend and whoever would or could donate would get a thank you from ME and MY KIDS.....Crazy....downright crazy

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Apr. 3rd, 2012 @ 03:24 AM Reply

At 4/2/12 05:08 PM, DanRielle wrote: I just cant believe you would say "waste of money" that truly makes me sick. I am Randys girlfriend and whoever would or could donate would get a thank you from ME and MY KIDS.....Crazy....downright crazy

Ignore the idiots... helping the next generation is not a waste. Randy will forever be a immortal legend. RIP Randy. Sorry for your loss. :(

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Apr. 9th, 2012 @ 02:14 PM Reply

Goodbye, Randy. You will be missed.


I'm just a guy who likes video games and anime.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Apr. 9th, 2012 @ 04:17 PM Reply

At 4/3/12 03:24 AM, Vgsounds wrote:
At 4/2/12 05:08 PM, DanRielle wrote: I just cant believe you would say "waste of money" that truly makes me sick. I am Randys girlfriend and whoever would or could donate would get a thank you from ME and MY KIDS.....Crazy....downright crazy
Ignore the idiots... helping the next generation is not a waste. Randy will forever be a immortal legend. RIP Randy. Sorry for your loss. :(

Danielle who said that? I can't see,sad people are so mean,just jealous ,Ran was great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Apr. 11th, 2012 @ 05:46 PM Reply

I gotta say Randy did something amazing and he got me involved with a lot of things, one of them; making flash movies, I joined his forums and visited regurarly. He was also half-norwegian which was cool because I'm a norwegian. He was one of those who inspired me and probably many others, he held the forums up but he wasnt on much, but we had already created a good community there. I hate that one of those who brought us all together in that forum now is gone. I will miss him, and the inspiration he gave... I am now watching the funeral of mario in one of his movies and reflecting on him

rest in peace randy


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Apr. 12th, 2012 @ 12:25 PM Reply

No way....
Shit man,
Randy Solem was one of the first reasons I came to this website.
36 is far too young to go.
Rest in Peace.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Apr. 17th, 2012 @ 03:29 AM Reply

At 3/19/12 04:07 PM, Wegra wrote: This was the worst news I've heard in the 9 years I've been with this site.

I'll be missing that guy :(

agreed man, NG won't be the same without him


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 May. 27th, 2012 @ 08:35 PM Reply

Randy is one of the first artists I started following- especially his Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom series. I pray that others will be inspired by him so his memory will live on.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Jun. 23rd, 2012 @ 06:39 AM Reply

At 5/27/12 08:35 PM, Blue-SilverDragon wrote: Randy is one of the first artists I started following- especially his Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom series. I pray that others will be inspired by him so his memory will live on.

same here, even his site was awesome, loved the loop track he had of Castles in the Sky from Ian Van Dahl which got me back into Electronic Dance Music


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Oct. 21st, 2012 @ 09:58 PM Reply

At 3/22/12 09:18 PM, 848stiggs wrote:
At 6 hours ago, Scroler wrote:
At 2 days ago, monkeyspanthisgooplz wrote: R.I.P. Randy
hmm drugs or alcohol? If so then what a stupid waste of talent, not to mention never got to see his kid grow up...Why would we want to donate money though you realize how many others dont even get that chance, I understand the meaning but will never donate on anything it means nothing if they are not able to shake my hand and give me a hug or something just seems like a waste of money.

Hopefully he is in a better place.
Randy is my brother in law. He didnt die bc drugs or alcohol. you are a peice of shit for assuming. and that waste of money is my niece who he loved very much........ so know what you are saying bf you start running your mouth....

Why would say drugs or alcohol ,you piece of shit,nobody wants your money,please shove it up your ass,shake your hand or hug you maybe your doing drugs,Randy;s mom

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Nov. 9th, 2012 @ 05:48 AM Reply

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

he had a negative reaction to the heart meds they had him on


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 03:56 AM Reply

At 10/21/12 09:58 PM, dmsolem wrote:
At 3/22/12 09:18 PM, 848stiggs wrote:
At 6 hours ago, Scroler wrote:
At 2 days ago, monkeyspanthisgooplz wrote: R.I.P. Randy
hmm drugs or alcohol? If so then what a stupid waste of talent, not to mention never got to see his kid grow up...Why would we want to donate money though you realize how many others dont even get that chance, I understand the meaning but will never donate on anything it means nothing if they are not able to shake my hand and give me a hug or something just seems like a waste of money.

Hopefully he is in a better place.
Randy is my brother in law. He didnt die bc drugs or alcohol. you are a peice of shit for assuming. and that waste of money is my niece who he loved very much........ so know what you are saying bf you start running your mouth....
Why would say drugs or alcohol ,you piece of shit,nobody wants your money,please shove it up your ass,shake your hand or hug you maybe your doing drugs,Randy;s mom

Mrs. Solem,

I loved Randy. He hosted a website that contained my only friends for multiple years while growing up. His talent was hard to match; his friendliness was a trait accepted my all; his legacy will remain in our minds and hearts for more years than we will be able to count. He helped me. He showed me. He encouraged me. I will never forget him.

I am currently struggling with rent, but I will donate when I can. His daughter is sure to be as talented as his genes exhibited, she should be shown Montessori and encouraged to persue her passion as her father did(obviously that's up to you but it worked for Randy).

As I am only an internet fan/acquaintance, I probably do not have as much to say as you or your family or the people he knew personally... And for that, I only wish I had been a part of your family. The least I can do is quote my memorandum:

"Just found out that the owner/developer of Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom, Randy Solem, passed away on March 16th, my birthday, in 2012. In my teenage years, before memes, before facebook, in the times of newgrounds, stupidvideos, and ebaumsworld.com, his forum and following helped me find a social niche that accepted me and helped me become who I am today. RIP Randy.... I will never forget your forums that allowed me to grow.... I remember conversing with him and the developer of Alien Hominid before it was ported to the console. Good people, good projects, and good intentions... I do and will always miss that group I will probably never talk to again </3

Long live www.videogamedc.com"

I miss you, Randy. I am sad, humbled, and will continue to reflect upon this for an undetermined amount of time. He helped me. He doesn't know it. Nobody does. But he helped improve my entire life. I was lost when I met him and when I found myself, him and his crew were still there, still had my back. None of them knew it. I doubt any of them remember me. But I visited his dern forum every day for 3 years. They were my friends. They were my family. And he started it all.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 03:59 AM Reply

With love and utmost respect, your loyal fan and friend, Dagan/messedupmayhem

Search my username(messedupmayhem) on google if you wish to contact me. Facebook, soundcloud, or youtube would be best as I check them frequently.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 01:06 AM Reply

Randy Solem never forget you

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Jun. 21st, 2013 @ 03:44 PM Reply

R.I.P To Randy Solem: you Inspire me in making flash Animations and to continue to pursue my goals to become a better Artist and i Promise to Deliver and that! on newgrounds. I use to roll with y'all back in the days but not as just an artist but as a member of this great community thank you! I promise to create something inspirational before i'm dead on newgrounds.

For those wanting to know what happen! to randy below is a Documentary of Him and his medical conditions.

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It's always disheartening to learn that one of your cherished icons has passed on, but it's even more disheartening to discover their death months after the fact.

Randy Solem, creator of Video Game Director's Cuts and the "Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom" Flash series, passed away at age 36 on March 16, 2012, due to a negative reaction to his heart medications. He was one of the great legends from the early days of Newgrounds as well as the guy who almost single-handedly popularized "sprite films," Flash movies that use old videogame graphics, typically from the 8- and 16-bit eras.

Randy was an influence to many young Flash animators -- I myself was inspired to submit a few high school and college presentations in the sprite film format. Back in December, I even wrote an Video Game Director's Cuts retrospective, which will hopefully serve as an adequate memorial of Randy's legacy in the absence of a proper, timely article.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Jul. 7th, 2013 @ 03:43 AM Reply

Sorry for your loss but your angry reply doesn't help your cause at all. Dont want my money even though you asked for it? Thats fine dude, and frankly many causes of death tend to be because of an overdose of some kind, unfortunately rarely these days about age or natural cause. I'm not a piece of shit because I question someone asking money from me too many do these days.

So you know what fuck you. This happens to a lot of people so being a dick about it wont make you feel any better, and turns me away from giving a shit. Dont ask money from random people off the net just comes off tacky.