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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 15:00:06 Reply

Sad news; Randy Solem, one of the original stars of NG, passed away this week at the age of 36.

E.Y.N.B. sir Solem. =s
Your Legacy shall live on

Love & Peace Through Art! ^_~*
(very hopefully even in the Afterlife! =)

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 15:19:03 Reply

I think you misunderstood my statement,. I dont care if you are the sensitive type or not. You replying on this thread with your troll back replies actually takes away from the thread and the situation in general. You're replies and bickering with these nobodies are actually more annoying than the posts they make.

At 1 hour ago, SouthJersey wrote: 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 15:20:00 Reply

Randy Solem was the reason why I began developing Flash content.. a huge inspiration.. a great loss.
R.I.P. Randy Solem
My thoughts go to his family and friends.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 15:26:10 Reply

At 5 minutes ago, MindChamber wrote: I think you misunderstood my statement,. I dont care if you are the sensitive type or not. You replying on this thread with your troll back replies actually takes away from the thread and the situation in general. You're replies and bickering with these nobodies are actually more annoying than the posts they make.

At 1 hour ago, SouthJersey wrote: 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.

I thought the post was actually asking if people were private messaging family members talking shit. I didn't think he was being sarcastic, so I answered it like I was answering a question. Did you not read my response? I thought he was legit asking, so my only response was "Yeah, douche bags like Kisame have gone out of their way to PM".

I didn't think I was feeding into any sort of baiting, I thought he was literally asking -_- Besides that, there's no other posts defending or arguing, just answering you the ONE time and then this time. So, not sure where my annoying posts are. One answer to him and one to you...

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 15:31:40 Reply

At 1 minute ago, SouthJersey wrote:
I didn't think I was feeding into any sort of baiting, I thought he was literally asking -_- Besides that, there's no other posts defending or arguing, just answering you the ONE time and then this time. So, not sure where my annoying posts are. One answer to him and one to you...

There's a few pages of your opinion on other artists based on posts in another thread, that I found particularly annoying, but Ill stop that here since I'd be guilty of derailing the thread in the same fashion as you have.

So please continue..

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 15:48:06 Reply

heh... kthx

There's a few pages of your opinion on other artists based on posts in another thread, that I found particularly annoying, but Ill stop that here since I'd be guilty of derailing the thread in the same fashion as you have.

So please continue..
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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 16:15:44 Reply

R.I.P. Randy. I know you dreamed in sprites.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 16:45:03 Reply

Aw MAN. I was such a huge fan of his work when I was younger! I loved all of his sprite animations, and they really made me interested in learning flash! His Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom series was freaking awesome!

Such a shame he's gone, I hope his daughter turns out okay. These situations are so delicate.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 16:50:25 Reply

I remember watching his animations wayyy back in the day. They were awesome. R.I.P. Randy.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 16:59:48 Reply

I discovered Newgrounds thanks to Randy's animations too. Also, I became a sprite animator for a short time, long ago inspired in his work. Shocking that he died so young. RIP.

From what I understand, he was planning a Zelda's animation (A Link to Chaos) and I think another one. Is possible that some family member send the files, storyboards and/or scripts from those projects to a close animator friend or group? Maybe those can still be finished somehow posthumously.

Hope that I didn't butchered the English language too much.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 18:18:42 Reply

This is truly a tragedy. One dieing young when one has such great talent is always a horrible thing.
Considering how many people likely saw his movies and took advice to make their own... he really contributed here.
He'll be missed, that is for sure.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 18:37:20 Reply

This is depressing.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 18:39:49 Reply

Probably most depressing, because I was just thinking of the first time I saw his flash animations a few days ago, and how they introduced me to this site. What an awful loss.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 18:40:33 Reply

Randy Solem Tribute

I drew this as a tribute, I was going to wait and upload it with another thing I was making but that doesn't look like its going to be done for a day or two.

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    Randy Solem Tribute by deathink

    Randy Solem, 1975-2012 Like many people I was drawn to NEWGROUNDS by Randy's "The Rise of the MK". The quality and his attention to detail still rivals modern flash animations today, and he created them a decade ago. I knew nothing more of Randy, and now I feel really bad that I never payed tribute to him while he was alive, I never got to tell him how great I thought his animations were, or that I automatically give any sprit animation staring mario a 5/5 because of him. I lost two close friends this year, I didn't talk to them that much anymore (I spend all my time trying to make something), I never got a chance to tell them how great I really thought they were as well. I beat my self up about it, I think "man, maybe if I was around more I could have done something to help...". Maybe they wouldn't have died if I had been in the picture, maybe they would have died sooner, who knows... maybe I would have died. Death is inevitable, you can't do anything to change that, so if you get a chance to tell someone how great you think they are, take it, because you may never get a chance again... Truly; M.B. DeathInk P.S. This picture is dedicated to Darrell John Bennett, George A. Moores, and Randy Solem. P.P.S. I was holding off uploading this because I have another tribute I was going to upload today too, but it looks like I will not be finished with it for another day or two, so stay tuned.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 19:27:04 Reply

His last movie was a copied and pasted fart joke.
Fitting.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 19:33:34 Reply

I noticed Jewelltoons was listed as dead in the memorial page.

That's horrible, I remember skipping class to watch all his movies once.

Jeez can we just scrap the teen years, they're responsible for more deaths than both the Aztecs and high speed motorways.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 20:47:28 Reply

Damn, that's horrible. :(

I remember watching this a while back.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 21:56:31 Reply

Haven't heard that name in years.
R.I.P.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 23:14:13 Reply

Hey everybody, I've lived next to Randy for about 7 years.....living in West Deptford half my life I never really realized how much I cared for him. His death broke me, I sat in my room for about an hour crying and ready to take my anger out on the wall. Then I had to suck it up for school......I will be attending his funeral on Friday, March 23, 2012. I've seen Rielle a few times, so young and already talking, and then there's Dylan, who looked up to Randy so much he was basically lil' Randy. Danielle, who must have been the most hurt. Danielle's mother lives on our block too, she suffered a heart attack just a few months back and Danielle's niece, Tailor (or Taylor, I really can't remember) lives with Danielle's mother. It's good for Dylan and Rielle because they can go there while Danielle is thinking things through. I am Bryce Enderle, close friend and neighbor of Randy Solem III.

I wish you all good luck! R.I.P, Randy Solem

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 23:16:28 Reply

I am shocked! His original Yoshi's Island flash was the first animation I ever saw via the internet. I remember rediscovering him when RotMK Part 3 was featured on the front page. Godspeed to his spirit and remaining relations.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 00:44:13 Reply

At 3 hours ago, SuttlesOP wrote: Damn, that's horrible. :(

I remember watching this a while back.

He will be greatly missed as his animations aswell :(

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 02:08:47 Reply

Oh my God...
This dude is DEAD???
At age 36... way too soon to die...
Does anyone even know how or what he died of?
This man has made some of the best submissions to our community here but was also a submission to a society...
I will keep what little memory I have of him in my heart from the submissions he's given...
RIP Randy...

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 04:48:35 Reply

Gone, but never forgotten. He's left a lasting impact on anyone that's been on Newgrounds and whoever had the chance to meet him in life. RIParadise Randy.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 06:43:17 Reply

Rest in Piece...

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 06:44:40 Reply

i mean peace... =/

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 06:58:46 Reply

This is very sad. R.I.P. Randy


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 07:28:57 Reply

How could he died such a young age?


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 07:47:59 Reply

R.I.P Randy.

My condolences to the family.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 07:49:39 Reply

I'll miss him


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 09:14:47 Reply

He was the guy who inspired me to do animations. I watched Rise of the MK each part pretty much daily and generally a cool guy.

RIP, be happy in heaven.