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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 11:07 AM Reply

Rest in peace Randy.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 11:37 AM Reply

Oh, geez. It's been three years since Ben Spurgin died? It's hard to believe that and it still seems like only yesterday, we lost an important animator. I think in terms of animation, Randy Solem might have been the most important we've ever lost as he utilized the "Mario Vs. Sonic" cartoons (first is still the best), "Rise Of The MK", etc. It's so sad that someone so talented would have to die at such a young age. I really wish we could make a day tribute to him with flashes like we did with Ben Spurgin.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 12:05 PM Reply

At 21 minutes ago, j0hnny wrote:
Wait till people start pumping out sprite tribute flashes to Randy and Stamper weighs in on that. Stamper absolutely despises sprite flash and sprite games that use rips rather than original artwork. What is even more interesting is that since Stamper is a main part of the Newgrounds staff now, he has the power to have any sprite flash removed from the portal and can justify it by saying the art is plagiarized and violates copyrights of Nintendo, Sega, etc etc. and then turn around and tell people to use their own artwork only.

So he's basically hating on the attention? People are praising the video, not saying he drew and created everything from scratch. He's never claimed info and all the copyrights were always given. There's nothing to be mad about...? Especially now, would he rather have all the views and praise Randy had, while no longer being alive? He's paid the ultimate price in life, there's absolutely no reason to be bitter.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 12:38 PM Reply

  • The Price of Pixels
    The Price of Pixels by JeremyLokken

    A hard life is the price of pixels.

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I'm a bad person and will be the next to die no doubt.

Randy In Peace.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 12:56 PM Reply

Fuck, I loved his animations, this is sad :[


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 01:05 PM Reply

damn, i just watched all the rise of the MK series.. and it was pretty good!
RIP Randy


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 01:06 PM Reply

Randy you made the best sprites R.I.P I wish your daughter the best bro


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 01:13 PM Reply

Oh that is sad news :(... R.I.P Randy Solem, you will be missed! No one can ever come close to be as good as you with sprite movies. Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom was one of the greatest sprite movies i have seen.. My prayers go to his family and friends.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 01:16 PM Reply

Always a shame to lose someone .. especially someone who had the talent to inspire others.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 01:33 PM Reply

At 4 hours ago, Sevkat wrote: I find it hard to swallow. I lurked around VGDC before I ever even joined Newgrounds. I remember talking to Randy personally, he was a p. chill br0

Same here.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 01:41 PM Reply

RIP Randy, that's a terrible shame. Condolences to his family - may they find peace. Many people loved him through his work.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 01:50 PM Reply

I visited his new site (vgdc.us) and noticed the track called "DJSakin - Protect Your Mind"

I used to listen to this track a lot in the past!

So much memories. ... Even for a 15 year old.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 01:52 PM Reply

At 1 hour ago, altr wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/217474
I'm a bad person and will be the next to die no doubt.

Randy In Peace.

Haha nah, Randy even showed me that over his house a few years ago, he found it funny and flattering. Not to mention the douche that made the video, it's ashame that his biggest view count for that year is because it was about Randy.

I'd be a hater too if my best video had 808,000 views and Randy's 'best' video has 2.3 million+ in 8 years lol. Was he on TV for his work? Ahhh I see now.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 02:02 PM Reply

Good god, his toons were some of the first flash animations I've ever seen!

He will defiantly be missed...

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 02:05 PM Reply

At 1 hour ago, j0hnny wrote:
At 6 minutes ago, SouthJersey wrote:
So he's basically hating on the attention? People are praising the video, not saying he drew and created everything from scratch. He's never claimed info and all the copyrights were always given. There's nothing to be mad about...? Especially now, would he rather have all the views and praise Randy had, while no longer being alive? He's paid the ultimate price in life, there's absolutely no reason to be bitter.
Well heres what it is and what I was even discussing with someone else. Regardless of what Randy or anyone else makes the most important part of a Flash Movie is the plot and jokes. The art is secondary. Randy always put the plot and jokes first in his movies. This is something I always stood by. People like Stamper like to focus first on the eye candy and the presentation of a Flash movie. Its different ways of looking at things.

Stamper has a very dry sense of humor, I don't find anything he has made at all even slightly funny but he pays a lot of attention to detail. I remember seeing a collab where Stamper did a Metal Gear Solid 3 joke of Snake licking a vagina. This to me was not at all funny or amusing. Though the detail and artwork was great.

Randy on the other hand took rips and sprites from other sources and focused more on the jokes and plot. He felt it more important to really make an effort with the plot to the point of writing up scripts and drawing blue prints before hand. I have to respect all thats gone into Randy's Flash movies because yeah although he didn't make the art himself a hell of a lot went into the planning.

I can appreciate South Park much more than I could appreciate some of the CGI crap I see in movies. I helped create sprite flash movies for Razoric. I ripped backgrounds, sounds and sprites tirelessly but the most important part of the movies stemmed from AIM conversations between myself and Rob Foor just joking around and laughing. It wasn't about the artwork, it was about the fun factor. Randy enjoyed what he did and he found his jokes amusing as did other people. Thats the important part as far as I am concerned. He had fun while he worked and others got a laugh out of it. So IMO who cares about the eye candy.

Ill take Randy over Stamper any day of the week, he may be a staff here and i may have been away from newgrounds for years but reading about his reaction to Randy's death is lack of respect. One thing Stamper may not realize some people don't have the drawing skills. I for one am one of those who does not draw very well for animation purposes although creating some vector based logo in Illustrator is more my speed. Randy may not have been good at drawing from scratch but his Sprite cartoons made more then up for the lack in that department. It takes TIME and a lot of effort to create RISE OF THE MUSHROOM KINGDOM!, sprite or no sprite, he always gave copyrights to Nintendo, Sega etc and KICKED ASS at what he did.. RIP Randy Solem

I have nothing against Stamper and i respect all artists for their input and talent but Stamper could be less of a dick ( referring to the whole making fun of people who died ) and Vagina jokes aren't funny..

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 02:34 PM Reply

man...thats awful - - i get my first real job check next week so -perhaps i can give some to his family

best wishes for them~~


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 02:40 PM Reply

I used to watch his movies all the time when I was younger. It sucks to see someone who entertained me as a kid pass away.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 03:23 PM Reply

That's really sad! I can't believe that.

I sure loved his ROTMK? It kicks ass, even after this tragic passing.

Hopefully the same thing won't happen to Mark Haynes (aka Alvin Earthworm) who is another epic sprite animator compared to his furry art, but I admit he's done the latter long before doing his flash series.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 03:55 PM Reply

No, no... It can't be... No, no, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! D: D:


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 04:01 PM Reply

I am very saddened to hear that Randy has passed away. He has always been one of my favorite Flash arts ever.

Rest in peace, Randy. Newgrounds just won't be the same without you. :-(


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 04:11 PM Reply

R.I.P our favorite flasher :(______


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 04:47 PM Reply

Oh no! I watched that Mario vs Sonic video last week after not having seen it for nearly ten years. I'm actually pretty sad now.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 05:04 PM Reply

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yn-4__SG8c&feature=related

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 05:10 PM Reply

RIP

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 05:16 PM Reply

Rest in Peace randy :(

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 05:18 PM Reply

i remember watching his work when he was still making videos, i think his passing a way is one of the saddest days in history
R.I.P Randy


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 05:32 PM Reply

Rest in peace Randy, youll be soely missed by all aspiring flash animators, lets all going to watch the rise of the mushroom kingdom series in his remebereance


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 05:33 PM Reply

After I heard this, I exploded with sadness.

R.I.P

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 05:51 PM Reply

I will never forget the Rise Of The MK series!!!
Rest in peace Randt Solem.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 05:55 PM Reply

Even though people die, it's best to think the greatest of them and of their achievements.
That's a way how people can live with pain.