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


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

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


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

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


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.

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


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


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


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

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


Damn his sprite animations were awesome
R.I.P


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 11:37:30


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


Rest in peace Randy. You will be missed.


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


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...

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


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.

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


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.

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 14:24:54


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


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.

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


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

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(very hopefully even in the Afterlife! =)

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


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.

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 15:20:00


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


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...

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


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..

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


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..

Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-21 16:15:44


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


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


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

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


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.

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


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.

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


This is depressing.


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


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.

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


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.

Randy Solem, 1975-2012


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


Damn, that's horrible. :(

I remember watching this a while back.

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


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


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