Nope, not talking about the Super Bowl loss by the Seahawks. That pales in comparison. No today, we lost somebody too young . Monty Oum was leagues ahead of his time. Before the popularity of YouTube, the ways to launch your status from peer peon to superstar was a crapshoot. Actually I take that back. Oum could’ve shown his works via YouTube, but the limitations by the platform back then wouldn’t have brought out true creative art that was Haloid and Dead Fantasy due to the amount of compression that would’ve had to be done on his videos.
This was epic. I first saw this through gametrailers.com. It may looks a bit dated, but the fight choreo is out of this world. This was what propelled him to being hired by Rooster Teeth and make the series “RWBY”. Meeting him face to face at Anime Expo 2009 was surprise and a rush of awesomeness. Honestly I just wanted to buy prints cause I loved the series. The guy selling it then asked “Do you want it signed by the creator?” Me half confused could just let out a “whaa?” He then says “He sitting right here” and points to the side. Holy crap…..So Monty goes on to sign it then actually starts talking about why his signature is the way it is. I really thought it was weird at the time but still for him to give an explanation to a no one like me was…for lack of a better term…awesome. The only part of the convo I remember is him saying “The squiggly lines near the top of the capitol O signify birds flying towards the sunset”.
Hope you’re flying high with the angels man. You will be missed.
EDIT: From Rooster Teeth
“As for honoring Monty, we will do that in our own way. In lieu of flowers or gifts, we ask that you simply do something creative. Use your imagination to make the world a better place in any way that you can. If you know Monty like we do, then you know he would certainly be doing that if he were able to.”
Indeed I shall