At 1 minute ago, Plebbi wrote:
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..
To be quite honest I said this to someone else. If you paint the Mona Lisa and you use sloppy cat shit to do it, no matter how much of a work of art it is, its still sloppy cat shit. The point of the art again is not the important part. You gotta consider that the meat and potatoes of a Flash is the plot style and humor. Arfenhouse for example in certain portions of the movie was poorly drawn and poorly animated and this was on purpose. It was never the point of the movie to be a work of art, but to make people laugh and it did.
I don't care if a Flash movie looks like it was drawn and animated by a 3 year old. I care if it makes me laugh or I find it interesting in some way or another. And in some cases fancy effects and art ruin things. Look at what happened when George Lucas redid the blu ray versions of the Star Wars movies with fancy CGI stuff and added in effects. People hated it. They loved Star Wars for being Star Wars, not dressing it up like a Warthog going to a nightclub.
Anyways point being is that I don't care if Randy uses sprites, badly drawn hand drawn images, or whatever. The point being is that he tried to be creative and innovative with the plot, humor as well as the rest of his ideas. ROTMK was innovative for what it was and the Zelda film he was working on, had he finished it, would have done the same as what ROTMK did.