I wonder if Akimori would let me crash in his place for a couple weeks. I'm moving to Australia!
EDIT - Melodist's method might be the cheaper option. I'll cover the plane tickets!
Have you had to listen to an Australian for longer than 10 minutes?
It would require a rare combination of qualities or a few years of speech therapy to overcome that hurdle.
No worse than listening to someone from the Midwest.
Or worse...southwestern VA. *shudder*
I am from the Midwest.
I am routinely told over and over and over and over and over and over and over throughout my life from people of all walks and places what a lovely voice I have.
That's why I said what I did.
I'm sure you have a lovely, bland, characterless Midwest voice.
Green figuratively doesn't look good on you.
If there is one thing I will never be accused of:
Not being a character. That includes my manner of speaking.
People rarely place me correctly geographically.
To the Germans, I am Dutch.
To the Austrians, I am German.
To the Yanks, I am from the South.
To da Sof, I am from the North.
To the West Coast, I am right.
To the East Coast, I am left.
To the Ulster Scots / White Trash, I am educated.
To the Educated, I am white trash.
To the Blacks, I am a cracker.
To the Crackers, I am a wigger.
To the gays, I am straight.
To the homophobe, I am at least bi-curious.
To the, OK I am done.
I am all things people most wish they were and simultaneously were not.