We’ve come to know and love FPSRussia’s spirited if safety-challenged antics here at TTAG. Sure, he stands little chance of hearing his grandkids call his name, but he sure does shoot him some fun firearms. The only other quibble: the “Professional Russian” seems to be letting his fake accent slip even more than usual lately. This has AI member John Fritz—an FPS fan—concerned about Kyle’s Cossack cred. Mr. Fritz sent TTAG central a plaintive plea for more authentic ersatz elocution . . .
I’m figuring you’ve seen this already. But I have another thought, not about the bump stock but about FPS.
I’ve watched most of his videos and recently I’m noticing that FPS’s faux Russian accent has become spotty at best and borderline farcical at worst. FPS is well invested in these vids now and if I were asked to suggest what I thought would improve his franchise the most at this point I would suggest he spend a little time learning his alleged native language.
Or at least working on improving the accent. It would give his credibility a bump and make the whole “Russia” thing a bit easier to digest. Especially as time goes on and his forced accent and mispronounced colloquialisms become more evident.
I’m not trying to bust his balls, he seems like a good guy to me. And I like his stuff, safety issues aside. But he might consider either stepping up the performance a bit or dropping the facade all together. Perhaps becoming… FPS America?
As the old Russian proverb says, I volki syty, i ovtsy tsely. Sometimes it is impossible to get two desired things at the same time.