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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 12:56:18 Reply

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


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 13:05:08 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 2012-03-20 13:06:38 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 2012-03-20 13:13:59 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 2012-03-20 13:16:34 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 2012-03-20 13:41:20 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 2012-03-20 13:52:37 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 2012-03-20 14:02:15 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 2012-03-20 14:05:58 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 2012-03-20 14:34:52 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 2012-03-20 14:40:43 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 2012-03-20 15:23:57 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 2012-03-20 15:55:48 Reply

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


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 16:01:33 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 2012-03-20 16:11:42 Reply

R.I.P our favorite flasher :(______


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 16:47:49 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 2012-03-20 17:10:26 Reply

RIP

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 17:16:26 Reply

Rest in Peace randy :(

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 17:18:44 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 2012-03-20 17:32:24 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 2012-03-20 17:33:39 Reply

After I heard this, I exploded with sadness.

R.I.P

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 17:51:18 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 2012-03-20 17:55:39 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.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 18:27:07 Reply

Oh man, RIP Randy , he was the greatest sprite animator ive ever seen when i was 13 years.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 18:40:41 Reply

What?! I can hardly even believe this...

R.I.P. Randy

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 18:40:50 Reply

My god... his works were what introduced me to NG. I'll miss him dearly.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 18:45:45 Reply

This is shocking news. His family will be in my thoughts and prayers. :(


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 18:52:11 Reply

I remember Randy Solem. He was a pretty funny guy, and an awesome animator. He used to be a step uncle with a good friend of mine, and I remember him showing me the VGDC on the computer, and I was shocked I met the guy who made this site. It was pretty awesome to meet him, and I wish his family luck in the future. R.I.P Randy.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 19:04:55 Reply

Rise of the MK was the first flash movie series I've ever seen. Even before knowing NG.
I would always check his page www.videogamedc.com to see if he uploaded anything new. The Rise of the MK series are a part of my inspiration to make my career something movie/animation/videogame oriented, I don't/didn't care if it was animating, programming, acting, writing or anything, just something that allowed me to be a part of a great story. I learned from him that the story would always be the most important part, and that if it is good enough, it will stay with you as a base for anything you create.
I'm damn sad about this.
Rest in peace Mr. Solem. You will be missed much

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 19:24:15 Reply

At 9 hours ago, Razoric wrote: I worked with Randy on many Flash cartoons back in the day. I remember lots of late nights chatting with him as we were working on our random Mario toons. He was a great friend and he'll be missed. Hard to believe he's gone.

Your post just reminded me of the Altered Beast collab you guys did lol


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