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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 00:02:49 Reply

RIP to a guy who created many great sprite flashes.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 00:11:28 Reply

Randy you'll be missed. Your movies and your website was a barrel of laughs for me when I started coming here.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 00:50:19 Reply

I remember his site, Videogamedc.com always made me laugh with some of the most hilarious Mario Parody videos ever. He's been such a major part of Newgrounds all these years, like family. It's just... hard to believe he's gone. Hard to type when your eyes are on taps.

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Newgrounds has lost one of the greatest. You will be sorely missed, Randy.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 00:51:58 Reply

Awww, shit.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 01:06:55 Reply

Randy did some excellent sprite parody movies back in the day and I always looked forward to seeing them. I know there are a lot of sprite movies these days, but back when we started out, there weren't nearly as many, and few people put as much time into them as he obviously did. Condolences to his family.

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At 1 day ago, TomFulp wrote: Sad news; Randy Solem, one of the original stars of NG, passed away this week at the age of 36.
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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 01:21:53 Reply

He will be missed... RIP


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 01:47:29 Reply

I never had any direct contact with Randy other than adding him on MySpace, but I must say that I love his twisted sense of humor.

My most vivid memory of him was back in December 2006, when he posted a thread on the VGDC forums asking users which Disney princess they'd like to bang the most. One user replied, "What the f**k, Randy?" and Randy suggested that he go find a prince instead. :P

Good times, good times.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 02:09:34 Reply

At 20 minutes ago, ixfd64 wrote: I never had any direct contact with Randy other than adding him on MySpace, but I must say that I love his twisted sense of humor.

My most vivid memory of him was back in December 2006, when he posted a thread on the VGDC forums asking users which Disney princess they'd like to bang the most. One user replied, "What the f**k, Randy?" and Randy suggested that he go find a prince instead. :P

Good times, good times.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 02:12:22 Reply

Wow. I never thought I would come back to NG to see this. Damn. I liked the work he did and how he inspired many to do similar. Not everyone who followed did well, but there were still plenty who did a pretty good job. Well, I hope he has a pleasant afterlife and that his family copes.

His work was entertaining and he was inspiring for many.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 02:16:57 Reply

It couldn't have been more than a week ago I started watching through some of his classic contributions again.
Now I hear he's passed away, and at such a young age...
Rest well Mr. Solem, we'll definitely miss ya

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 02:25:01 Reply

Randy was one of those people I heard about all over Newgrounds and off-site. Back when sprite movies were all the rage, you couldn't go anywhere without knowing about Randy. I struggle to find the words to put here. Rest in peace, Randy. You'll be missed.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 03:00:46 Reply

Man, that sucks...
I remember watching his "Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom" movies way back when... they were one of the reasons why I started frequenting Newgrounds in the first place.
R.I.P Randy.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 03:15:07 Reply

Is it true there are butthurt losers in the NG community who hate Randy Solem and are spreading hatred about him and trolling his family?

lol...I didn't think the NG community (especially people in the 'old guard') were like that


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 03:28:33 Reply

R.I.P. brother

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 05:56:38 Reply

first of all how did he die no wonder i haven't heard anything from him in a long time I'm a huge fan of his . He is one of the reason why i came to ng and i had been waiting for his flash mario gets lucky again but it just never came out it's sad after hearing this RIP man

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 07:22:45 Reply

Randy was an inspiration for many sprite artists, a pioneer in the field, and one of the best in that field.

It's unfortunate to hear that he has passed away at such a young age, and leaving such a young child without a father.

May he find rest, and may his family find the courage to keep on living and remembering.

He will be missed.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 08:16:27 Reply

Randy was my god damned hero when i was in 6th grade.. VGDC all day! Its a real damn shame that hes gone but mane o mane i will remember his toons forever. His cartoons really made me get serious with my art showing me that drawing and animation were not pointless but amazing when shared with other people. I really hope his family stays strong and takes a bit of solace knowing that a bunch of goons are really feeling his loss man.

Rest well.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 08:16:37 Reply

I'm very sorry to hear this, Randy's movies were some of the first things I ever saw on Newgrounds over a decade ago and I've been hoping for him to make a comeback ever since.

Very sad news; R.I.P. Randy

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 09:02:14 Reply

At 1 day ago, TomFulp wrote: Sad news; Randy Solem, one of the original stars of NG, passed away this week at the age of 36.

Holy shit... I LOVED the 'Rise of MK' series. I used to watch them over and over. :(

R.I.P


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 10:32:40 Reply

At 4 hours ago, zeon15 wrote: first of all how did he die no wonder i haven't heard anything from him in a long time I'm a huge fan of his . He is one of the reason why i came to ng and i had been waiting for his flash mario gets lucky again but it just never came out it's sad after hearing this RIP man

It was recent bro. He passed away just this Friday night. He just got really busy with life and starting a family the past few years. He was planning a comeback.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 10:44:56 Reply

My favorite submission he ever made was this. After ALL this time, it's STILL the best of its kind!

  • Mario VS. Sonic  (VGDC)
    Mario VS. Sonic (VGDC) by Randy-Solem

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 11:00:05 Reply

At 7 hours ago, Halberd wrote: Is it true there are butthurt losers in the NG community who hate Randy Solem and are spreading hatred about him and trolling his family?

lol...I didn't think the NG community (especially people in the 'old guard') were like that

Yeah man. Douche bags like Kisame who haven't even posted, have gone out of their way to talk shit in PM's

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 11:23:24 Reply

Damn his sprite animations were awesome
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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 11:37:30 Reply

You forgot about the Mack Daddy Mario series, Tom. *tsk tsk*

Speaking of which, could we please have some of Randy's movies featured on the front page again? There would be no better tribute.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 11:52:56 Reply

Rest in peace Randy. You will be missed.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 11:54:36 Reply

Man, just no. Seriously, I can't believe this. I never knew Randy personally, but it was thanks to him, that I found Newgrounds. I was hanging on his website and watching his cartoons, then found a link to this website...

I was always a fan of sprite cartoons and his "Rise of the MK" series are really inspirational. Damn it, 36 is too early.

It's a real shame...

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 12:42:53 Reply

At 1 hour ago, SouthJersey wrote:
At 7 hours ago, Halberd wrote: Is it true there are butthurt losers in the NG community who hate Randy Solem and are spreading hatred about him and trolling his family?

lol...I didn't think the NG community (especially people in the 'old guard') were like that
Yeah man. Douche bags like Kisame who haven't even posted, have gone out of their way to talk shit in PM's

best way to deal with that is to block those users, and ignore posts like this one. it pretty much undermines everything you are trying to do with every response to them you make.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 14:06:21 Reply

It's all good, I'm not the sensitive type. I think I actually got more under his skin :( dawwww poor guise!
I don't mind entertaining them, blocking them makes them feel accomplished. When he saw he really had no impact on anything, I think that ruined it for him

At 1 hour ago, MindChamber wrote:
At 1 hour ago, SouthJersey wrote:
At 7 hours ago, Halberd wrote: Is it true there are butthurt losers in the NG community who hate Randy Solem and are spreading hatred about him and trolling his family?

lol...I didn't think the NG community (especially people in the 'old guard') were like that
Yeah man. Douche bags like Kisame who haven't even posted, have gone out of their way to talk shit in PM's
best way to deal with that is to block those users, and ignore posts like this one. it pretty much undermines everything you are trying to do with every response to them you make.
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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 14:24:54 Reply

Randy Solem deserves much credit in the sprite pioneering hes done in the past. He created flash animations beyond one(s) imagination and humor fit perfectly upon what he wanted to demonstrate. He was one of my favorite flash artist(s) in the early 00s.

Its good to see NG announcing and respecting fallen soldiers....


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 14:57:42 Reply

Ugh. Randy Solem is the reason I ever got into Flash. I remember the days circumventing the filter my parents installed to get to Video Game Director's Cut, ha ha. Heh, the guy had some stupid Flash movies, but some really awesome ones as well. May his influence live on forever, and my sincerest sympathies to his family.