At 9 hours ago, j0hnny wrote:
At 9 hours ago, Vaelor wrote:
Wow what the fuck, Stamper. I was reading the thread on where his cousin talked about how he died, and Stamper literally poked fun at him and two other members dying. What in the flying fuck is wrong with Stamper? Anyway, I used to watch his cartoons all the time and I'll miss him.Stamper had a bitter rivalry with Randy and other sprite artists in the early 2000s. Stamper felt then that sprite flash artists like Randy Solem didn't deserve the positive recognition they got and many hand drawing flash artists like himself were being short changed and unfairly over shadowed by sprite artists. I never actually interacted with Stamper but he was bashed a great deal on VGDC forums in the early EZboard days. I guess due to all that Stamper's sentiments about Randy dying really aren't going to be too much.
I had loads of issues myself with Randy. We had a personality conflict. We never could have gotten along. However, still the guy died. I'm respectful of that. I guess due to the conflicts Randy had with other people I guess not many of them see it as a guy dying young and it being a sad situation but more or less that they got the better of an enemy or that they could care less because they didn't like him anyways.
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.
Well, guess what, Stamper was right. Randy's work helped transfrom Newgrounds from well done flash to awful, low quality sprite animations aimed at 8 year olds. Stamper represents the best of the site, especially in the past, far as I'm concerned he has a free hand to say what he wants.
More then that, this is Newgrounds. This is not a respectful, reverent site, this is a hardcore place, "Everything by everybody", take a look at the old collection of heartless death flash this place has offered. When celebrties died, up came flash making fun of it, 9/11 games and movies have been made making fun of the tradgedy. Quite hypocritical of this place to host Assassin and works mocking death then cry foul when people start poking fun at this. People making jokes and poking fun of this is part of the way things are done around here, hell its a right of passage. First people will cry, then they will get a sick laugh from a twisted joke, and then turn around and realize they've come to peace with it. In a macabre way, this is part of the healing process. This too shall pass.
Some people react differently. Some will be sad, some will be angry, some will lash out as a way of grieving and some will start going after others who have nothing to do with it. Best to pay your respects and honor his memory, and not make this a fight.