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And the dude is a comic book artist.

The video makes the basement look cool enough, if you’re into that sort of thing (and I’m not) but I can’t help but wonder how much this dude earns for his comic book art. Also, what’s the cost of living in SLC? Apparently, he can afford a big house with a beautiful back yard.

The ka-CHING noises in the video are annoying: $8K for wooden furniture? That seems pretty cheap for all those pieces. I also wonder how much he saved by having his contractor father do the work with him. Maybe it ought to be a $125K fantasy basement.

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.

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anna_wing
Jun. 12th, 2015 06:56 am (UTC)
I'm not familiar with video-games, but really apart from the smaller props it just looks like a newish pub that's been tarted-up to look as if it's old. You get a fair few of those in the UK, though mostly they're done up to look Victorian rather than cod-medieval (you can't mistake an actual medieval building, what with banging your head on the door and tripping over the uneven floors, and not being able to escape a draught wherever you sit).
burger_eater
Jun. 12th, 2015 04:18 pm (UTC)
Heh.
Aneurin Price
Jun. 28th, 2015 04:23 pm (UTC)
Wow wow wee waa
That house looks like it must have cost more than my entire *street* (that's not intended as hyperbole; I expect it's literally true).

But anyway, perhaps some American can help me with some terminology: this is the second time in the last week that I've been confused by something being labelled a 'basement' but clearly having external windows. Over here, it would mean the same as 'cellar', but with the implication of being larger (so an office block might have a basement level where a house would have a cellar, being probably a single room). That is, it's a level that is *underground*. This doesn't appear to be the case for this example though.

So is there some difference in what the word means, or is this description figurative, or what?
burger_eater
Jun. 28th, 2015 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow wow wee waa
A cellar is below-ground storage while a basement is a living space. A basement can also be only partially underground, especially if the house is built on a hillside.

Of course, most people aren't that careful about the way they use terms. I sometimes use them interchangeably.
Aneurin Price
Jun. 30th, 2015 10:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow wow wee waa
Thanks for the response - to be honest I wasn't expecting anything on a post a couple of weeks old - and thanks for indulging in such a wild digression from the topic.

We have a term 'lower ground', which is sometimes used for buildings on a hill or where there are two different levels that could be considered 'the ground' from a certain perspective: the ground floor is the floor the main entrance is on, and the lower ground floor is the one below it. I've never come across it being applied to a house, but then I've never seen a house where it's come up.

I find the differences in language and idiom between US and UK English to be an endless source of fascination (and often surprise or confusion, granted).
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