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Randy Solem, 1975-2012

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 04:29:49


after hearing this news i decided to gather all of my guild members in a chat system i use and hold a funeral of my own to give a video game parody god[in my eyes] a proper sendoff.prayers were said for the family and i gave him the 21 bow salute.-salutes to randy's family and gives the guild flag to them-thank you for blessing the world with such a good person and talented artist.my guild presents to you in honor of him our guild's flag.

Randy Solem, 1975-2012


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 04:55:57


After talking with a bunch of old members of the VGDC community, I still feel grief-stricken. I think I just need to call it a night for now.

I will miss you, Randy.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 05:33:05


The Rise of the MK series was the one who brought me to NG a lot of years ago, when I discovered Flash-animation. So sad to hear about his death, his work still fascinates me. Rest in peace.

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 06:19:03


This comes as a huge shock. I was following his work since I was very young.. Absolutely shocked to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and I wish the best for his child.

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 06:45:01


Too bad he had a negative reaction to his heart medicine...he died at a young age
RIP Randy Solem


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 07:53:52


Having grown up watching Randy Solem's incredible work with my cruddy pc on dial up as a kid had always laughed and enjoyed watching at home, in school, and even to this day. ROTMK mdm 1 and 2 even mdl all of them brought me great laughs . Randy thank you for giving me great laughs delivering fantastic work to NG. you have my respect
thank you

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 08:28:20


At 16 hours ago, TomFulp wrote: Sad news; Randy Solem, one of the original stars of NG, passed away this week at the age of 36.

36? That's no age to die at. We've been sadly robbed of another talented artist and pillar of the community.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 08:33:10


At 3 minutes ago, Coop wrote:
At 16 hours ago, TomFulp wrote: Sad news; Randy Solem, one of the original stars of NG, passed away this week at the age of 36.
36? That's no age to die at. We've been sadly robbed of another talented artist and pillar of the community.

I find it hard to swallow. I lurked around VGDC before I ever even joined Newgrounds. I remember talking to Randy personally, he was a p. chill br0


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 08:42:39


I remember those movies, loved em and Randy was a great animator. It's alway's a shame to lose such close friends and at a young age as well.

Rest well Randy.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 08:56:03


Sad what was happened.
It is somehow too strange to me that you can die so young.
My condolences.

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 09:13:31


RIP Randy. Here is an image of him in 2004 from the cartoon The Modorator.

Thanks Randy for inspiring so many people it was great to know you.

Randy Solem, 1975-2012

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 10:08:23


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.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 10:09:49


36 is too young.

rip.

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 10:14:31


I loved his work.

I remember watching that mushroom kingdom series as a kid.

I'm really gonna miss him

My God forgive, preserve and keep you.

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 10:16:29


Very sad to hear that, 36 man... that's way to young to die...
Rest in Peace, Randy

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 10:46:19


Wow, that's really sad. RIP Randy. Best wishes to his friends and family.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 10:58:49


Rest in piece ya douchebag.

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 11:04:56


may he rest in peace


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 11:07:57


Rest in peace Randy.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 11:37:48


Oh, geez. It's been three years since Ben Spurgin died? It's hard to believe that and it still seems like only yesterday, we lost an important animator. I think in terms of animation, Randy Solem might have been the most important we've ever lost as he utilized the "Mario Vs. Sonic" cartoons (first is still the best), "Rise Of The MK", etc. It's so sad that someone so talented would have to die at such a young age. I really wish we could make a day tribute to him with flashes like we did with Ben Spurgin.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 12:05:35


At 21 minutes ago, j0hnny wrote:
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.

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.

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 12:38:20


I'm a bad person and will be the next to die no doubt.

Randy In Peace.


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


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


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 13:06:38


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


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.

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 13:16:34


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


RIP Randy, that's a terrible shame. Condolences to his family - may they find peace. Many people loved him through his work.

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 13:52:37


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.

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 14:02:15


Good god, his toons were some of the first flash animations I've ever seen!

He will defiantly be missed...

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 14:05:58


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..