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Game Grumps/Dan Avidan and Arin Hanson


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So Dan just revealed that he has a girlfriend! 

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She's an animator, and she seems really sweet. One thing I did notice though is that she's quite young! She graduated high school in 2012 (a photo on her IG from way back when), which makes her about 24/25 to Dan's 39? I don't have anything against age-gap relationships, just thought it was an interesting tidbit. 

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Age gaps in relationship are not inherently bad (as long as both participants are over 18 anyway), but when it's an older, famous/well known man who has a way younger girlfriend I always get a lil weirded out. But they seem happy together I guess.

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Age gaps in relationship are not inherently bad (as long as both participants are over 18 anyway), but when it's an older, famous/well known man who has a way younger girlfriend I always get a lil weirded out. But they seem happy together I guess.

 

Yeah, this is how I feel. Although Dan has always seemed a bit younger to me. If I didn’t know who he was I’d say he was in his early-to-mid 30’s. I’m interested to know how they met, and if she knew he was fairly famous before she started to date him. 

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dude it's ridiculous right. i mean, they probably should have said something or tweeted something once they realized they forgot bc it is a tradition but still, who honestly cares. i mean, not to sound like i don't like those episodes because i really do, but truthfully the games they play for ghoul grumps are always wii shovelware anyway. i was kinda hoping for more of that scooby doo game because i was lowkey really enjoying it to the point where i considered buying it for myself (i still might) 

 

So they actually mentioned it in a halloween epsode that they forgot and Arin was kinda mean about it in regards to fans who look forward to it. If your fans love X thing you do, it's fine to not want to do it anymore but don't trash it unless you have an improved replacement. That's kinda how it came across. Will try to find the video but I barely watch them (Husband does a lot) so it'll take me a minute unless someone else knows it. 

 

Aint Shadman the guy who made a porn drawing of Keemstar's underaged daughter?

 

Yes and he just in general draws a lot of CP. Some of it's waifubait but some is of real people. In Keemstar's case it was probably meant to get a rise but he didn't just draw CP for money but he road that to semi-fame (as far as artists go anyway). 

Hes gross. 



On subject again, Arin and Danny can be funny, and some of their racial jokes are ok (There's a difference between a fun joke and a racist joke is the best way to simplify it, for example look at chris rock) But some of them are cringy. Example of a fun joke: The babyz minigame marioparty ripoff wii game has a funny moment. Example for bad joke: The reoccurring racst jokes in dog island)

Also gonna use this as an opportunity to complain about something petty. Danny's band keeps doing 80s covers like Take on Me and Africa. That's cool. But it pisses me off to know end that Danny doesn't come close to tryng for the iconic high notes in Take on me or at least harmonizing with someone who COULD. It's a disappointment and I hate it. Africa is just a boring cover in a lower key.  I don't like Danny's music but I like his voice, Starbomb is fun and I wish they'd do more so Arin could do some animating. 


Note: Typing on a broken keyboard forgive me, I'l edit this on my phone when it's not dead. 

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this is really late, but did anyone else see how arin was a huge douche to this fan who referenced the "goddamnit ross" joke? she felt really bad and donated to their stream and apologized and arin saw that she did and instead of thanking her or accepting the apology he just kept going on about like "oh i don't like when people insult my friends" trying to play it off as a joke but you could tell he was mad.

 

the thing is, i have no sympathy for him because the grumps are the very ones who ran the "goddammit ross" thing into the fucking ground, sold t-shirts and other merch with that printed on it, and generally did whatever they could, for a couple years, to emphasize that joke and dynamic? i mean, if ross doesn't like it i sure as hell don't blame him but for arin to get pissed at a fan for referencing it is ridiculous IMO 

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this is really late, but did anyone else see how arin was a huge douche to this fan who referenced the "goddamnit ross" joke? she felt really bad and donated to their stream and apologized and arin saw that she did and instead of thanking her or accepting the apology he just kept going on about like "oh i don't like when people insult my friends" trying to play it off as a joke but you could tell he was mad.

 

the thing is, i have no sympathy for him because the grumps are the very ones who ran the "goddammit ross" thing into the fucking ground, sold t-shirts and other merch with that printed on it, and generally did whatever they could, for a couple years, to emphasize that joke and dynamic? i mean, if ross doesn't like it i sure as hell don't blame him but for arin to get pissed at a fan for referencing it is ridiculous IMO 

 

Umm what did she say?? I didn’t hear about that. But I’m not surprised. I honestly think Arin is a bit of an ass in general (just insensitive as heck)

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Umm what did she say?? I didn’t hear about that. But I’m not surprised. I honestly think Arin is a bit of an ass in general (just insensitive as heck)

 

she said something like, (in a tweet, if i recall correctly) "you guys are all cool! except ross. ross is not cool." like OBVIOUSLY a joke and not even that insulting if it was serious

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sorry to beat an old thread but has anything new come up regarding the grumps? i feel like their channel has changed direction very slightly over the past year and the audience is changing a little but i haven’t heard any controversy. though, i’ve been softblocked from the internet since october lol it would make sense for me to have missed just about anything

 

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sorry to beat an old thread but has anything new come up regarding the grumps? i feel like their channel has changed direction very slightly over the past year and the audience is changing a little but i haven’t heard any controversy. though, i’ve been softblocked from the internet since october lol it would make sense for me to have missed just about anything

 

 

Sort of. I don't have all of the details so you'll have better luck asking on the /r/rantgrumps subreddit but here's a quick rundown of something.

So, the GG were trying to promote a game they're making and to do so they completely faked unearthing some forgotten piece of gaming history, like flat out lied to make it seem like there was a real piece of gaming history being unearthed only to reveal it was just marketing. Some people reported them to the FCC for false advertisement for it. On top of that, they're promoting a book by saying it's written by "Arin's Uncle" but it's obviously Arin in a wig, and people hate the marketing for it, but they keep doing it.

The first one with the game is shitty and they managed to gain traction with gaming historians and history buffs that don't normally watch GG so it's kind of a big deal that blew up, the book mostly just no one cares about. 

Again, check out the subreddit for better details about it but that's the only piece of controversy to come out in awhile. The rest is just the channel kinda sucking ass now.

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sorry to beat an old thread but has anything new come up regarding the grumps? i feel like their channel has changed direction very slightly over the past year and the audience is changing a little but i haven’t heard any controversy. though, i’ve been softblocked from the internet since october lol it would make sense for me to have missed just about anything

 

 

lots of stuff but none of it super juicy or anything, if you want to keep up, r/rantgrumps is the place to go, 

this is all from memory and im just typing as i think of it so someone can correct anything I say thats wrong

1) people realize dan is awful to girls, he leads girls on, texts them a lot, has sex with them, ghosts them and it may or may not have been going on while he was with his current gf who is also an interesting bit younger than him

multiple girls post stories about this but i guess it should be taken with a grain of salt but seems very plausible for a man in a band called ninja sex party and honestly fits with the persona he puts off in grumps. While none of this is illegal or anything super awful its kinda eh

2) they claim to find a lost video game, people who like video game history get really into it, they act like its legit, and then it turns out to be an ad for an awful mobile game which alienates a lot of the fanbase, arin also does some marketing stunt where he claims his uncle wrote a book but its just him peddling their own book

3) supermega left and continue to make content on their own channel, and most people who no longer like game grumps agree that they do game grumps better than game grumps now 

4) arin (?) at some point admitted in some form to stealing ideas from good mythical morning, they do a lot of the same stuff but worse, putting random things in keurigs, guess which fast food joint this chicken nugget came from while blindfolded type stuff

5) arin openly complains about how their viewership has gone down, they try to be child friendly and stop cursing for a while, awful clickbait titles, all sorts of weird stuff and none of it is good or works

lastly, this https://www.reddit.com/r/rantgrumps/comments/dtciec/kati_schwartz_dans_exclose_friend_releases_a/

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Wow, I've been pretty out of the Grumps-sphere for a pretty long time now, had no idea any of these things happened.

That play seems really interesting, I'd been pretty suspect of Dan's dating life ever since he revealed his relationship with that younger woman, and also heard rumours about others in his circle hooking up with younger women and ghosting them. Has he addressed any of this?

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Has he addressed any of this?

 

He hasnt afaik. Recently when theres fan outcry about literally anything theyve been ignoring it.

I think they think calling attention to it will make it worse because their core audience skews younger now and may mostly not even be on reddit or the other places where people complain/call them out but thats speculation on my part

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He hasnt afaik. Recently when theres fan outcry about literally anything theyve been ignoring it.

I think they think calling attention to it will make it worse because their core audience skews younger now and may mostly not even be on reddit or the other places where people complain/call them out but thats speculation on my part

 

Dan deleted his reddit account a few months back without warning/explanation. He was one who occassionally did address criticism on the subreddit (The main one not rantgrumps of course) and I think after he faced backlash (The "i'm sorry the truth has upset you" or whatever he said, incident) he gave up. He's been the most checked out for a couple years now. 

 

 

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I know Matt and Ryan left Supermega, but does anyone remember the series/podcast where Matt says he really likes Asian girls? I’m wondering because his last and current girlfriend are both Asian and I’m just kinda 👀

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dan's always lowkey bugged me and i can't fully explain what it is. i'm not like a jon fangirl (i actually don't like jon much although some moments are still my fave from that era) or anything like that but something about his persona just strikes me as off. i'm sure he's not a terrible guy, except for his shitty behavior with women, but his positivity has always seemed strangely artificial. sometimes people are like that and you can tell it's genuine, and to some extent i guess i appreciate that he's spreading that kind of energy to the fans instead of being negative or a douchebag up front like the paul brothers or something. but like... he just seems like someone that happens to fall ass backwards into the right situations? for example, he studied botany in college for like a year or two and he said on the show it was literally just so he could go to paris. so it's lucky his family had the money to enable him to like, fuck off to study in europe in a subject he knew he had no plans to work in? and i'm not saying he didn't struggle bc i know he had random like odd jobs for years before NSP started but at the same time if it hadn't been for grumps he would probably not have the opportunity to get such an audience for NSP. 

 

personally, i think it would have been better if dan had just been on steam train like they originally planned. dan and ross have great chemistry, but arin and dan, while they obviously get along and are funny together mostly, the thing is, the dynamic between jon and arin worked better. arin was more low-key and more mellow because jon was such a loud, animated host. jon also did one thing i miss which is that he called arin out on his bullshit and when he was doing poorly because of his own failure to pay attention or skipping the tutorial and stuff. dan is a really mellow host so arin has compensated by being really outrageous and even though i honestly find him funny more often than not, it still isn't really natural to him and you can tell. it also bugs me how dan rarely plays anymore either unless it's something lame like wheel of fortune or whatever. 

 

sorry i cant delete it lmao

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