Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

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.



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
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).
Jun. 12th, 2015 04:18 pm (UTC)
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?
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).
( 5 comments — Leave a comment )