The Walking Dead Comics – Lifespan Visualization

The Walking Dead Comics – Lifespan Visualization

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Here's a little interactive graph I put together about the lifespans of characters from The Walking Dead, specifically the comic (not the TV show).  So, SPOILERS ahead. I scraped the data from The Walking Dead Wiki using Python, massaged/cleansed the data in Excel, and used Tableau Public to create the visualization. Filter and sort as you like, and mouse over individual items for a tooltip with details, such as how the person was killed, their first issue, last issue, etc. Methodology notes:

  • Lori and Carl are seen in a photograph in Issue #1, but not in person until Issue #2.
  • I excluded people who were zombified when we met (Penny Blake, Michonne's companions, etc.)
  • I was primarily concerned with the proper canon, not bonus issues (like Michonne's issues, or the alternate universe in Issue #7) or the novels.
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State Flower Map

State Flower Map

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...because I just wanted to see what it would look like. Interestingly, four states have the Violet as their state flower (WI, IL, NJ, RI).  And Maine's is the pine cone.  Really, Maine? I'll just leave this here... Read More

October Fishing 2014

October Fishing 2014

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Gorgeous day in late October. Not a cloud in the sky, calm winds, flat seas. Fishing was slow. We picked up one red, 30 inches, fought like a mule. After the beautiful sunset, we picked up a few stripers. Read More

Fairy Stone State Park – August 2014

Fairy Stone State Park – August 2014

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So, it rained for 5 days straight while on our vacation at Fairy Stone State Park. We tried to make the best of it. Here are some photos. We visited two covered bridges and did some hiking. The plastic crab in two of the photos is "Sanner Claws". He is our summer mascot, and we take pictures with him in all of the cool spots we visit during the summer. Read More

The Rivah – June 2014

The Rivah – June 2014

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Vacationing at our favorite spot on Carter's Creek in June of 2014. Highlights include seeing huge pods of dolphins, lots of fun fishing, a cute baby racoon that Junebug found and a huge hailstorm.  After the storm there was a double rainbow.  What does it mean? Also for your consideration are a couple of panoramas.  One was taken from the pier with lightning falling all around, the other was taken with a GoPro on a quadcopter. Read More

Too Much Truth

Too Much Truth

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Whale Watching – Virginia Beach – Dec 2013

Whale Watching – Virginia Beach – Dec 2013

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Took the kids whale watching out of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach.  Spent about an hour with one or two humpback whales around the boat and several dolphins. (more…) Read More