Good news: I am lucky and found job fast! Geliara Academy needed custodian (cleaner, gardener, move things from here to there, do what needs doing but is waste of magic), and I am it! I will not starve, and job has hazard pay for mopping up nasty potions that might be turning me into frog. This is good, because I am big guy and starve fast, then get in bad mood and growl at people like bear. Also I come here in full hockey gear but no regular clothing, and I need to buy pants.
Hey, can anybody besides Yuri read this? (Not that I don't want to talk to you, Yuri, I just already know you speak Russian.) I've spent ten years in America, in a city where the Russian population is 1 (me), and I miss the mother tongue sometimes, you know? And I can't exactly call my mom from a magic island at the center of a dimensional convergence. I was thinking maybe we could have a meet-up somewhere just to hang out. It'd give the native speakers a little taste of home, we can see how much the languages from other worlds that are like Russian but not exactly Russian match up, and people who're still learning the language can practice! If that sounds fun to anybody else, let me know and I'll start looking for someplace with good pierogi to hold the first one.