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Things don’t always go as planned. (Ahaha a belated Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! I hope it all went smoothly for you guys.)

Art by kiddiestuck/starexorcist

(Young!) Dave Strider voiced by RJ
(Young!) Jade Harley voiced by Jane
(Uncle!) Dave Strider voiced by Tyler

(Audio/Video editing usually by myself [Jane] too, unless specified otherwise.)

Background Music: Under the Mistletoe by Veronica Taylor as Ash Ketchum and Rachael Lillis as Misty
Homestuck: Andrew Hussie

Do you favor manors and mansions or studios and bungalows? Whatever your preferred housing style is, this graphic will help you look in the right place. The map displays the median number of rooms in housing units for each county. The five highest and lowest medians are listed. For reference, the median for the entire U.S. is 5.5 rooms.

The darker areas tend to have roomier housing units. These include parts of the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, and Central Plains. The latter may be due to large farmhouses. There are also specific hotspots in some states (e.g., Utah, Georgia, and Tennessee) that have higher medians. Of the 25 counties with medians of at least seven rooms, eight are in Virginia, four are in Maryland, and three are in Utah. No other state has more than two.

On the other end of the spectrum, smaller housing units with fewer rooms are primarily found in Alaska. There are 15 counties with medians of less than four; ten are in Alaska, two in New York, and one each in Texas, Arizona, and Hawaii.

The violin plot shows the distribution of numbers of rooms using percentages of housing units in each county with one, two, three…all the way up to nine or more rooms. The dots in the bars are the medians. So in a typical U.S. county, approximately 2.5% of housing units have only one or two rooms. Close to a quarter (22.8%) have five rooms, and just under a fifth (19.7%) have six rooms. The roomiest housing units (with at least nine rooms) account for 9.2% of homes.

Keep in mind that bathrooms are not counted in these data. For those interested in the definition of a room (from https://ask.census.gov/faq.php?id=5000&faqId=7433):

“When counting the number of rooms in a home for the American Community Survey (ACS), please count rooms separated by built-in archways or walls that extend out at least 6 inches and go from floor to ceiling. Include only whole rooms used for living purposes, such as living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, finished recreation rooms, family rooms, enclosed porches suitable for year-round use, etc.

DO NOT count bathrooms, kitchenettes, strip or pullman kitchens, utility rooms, foyers, halls, open porches, balconies, unfinished attics, unfinished basements, or other unfinished space used for storage.”

Data source: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml (Table DP04)

Additional Rights Acquired for Date A Live, Red Data Girl, Karneval, and Code:Breaker

Flower Mound, TX (Feb. 21, 2014) – FUNimation announced today that they have acquired the home video rights to the following anime series: Date A Live, Red Data Girl, Karneval, and Code:Breaker. Please see below for additional information on each title.

 From the studio that brought you Cat Planet Cuties and the director of Jormungand comes a hilarious new series. Watch what happens when dating sims and reality shows collide in Date A Live.

 Date A Live synopsis:

 30 years ago, a disaster known as a spacequake obliterated the center of Eurasia without warning, leaving 150 million corpses in its wake. Ever since that day, mankind has lived in constant fear of the spontaneously recurring spacequakes.

 One day, an ordinary high school boy named Shido Itsuka discovers a mysterious girl at ground zero of a recent spacequake. Shido learns, through the help of his sister Kotori, that the girl is one of the Spirits: mystical creatures responsible for the genesis of the spacequakes. As captain of the anti-Spirit airship Ratatoskr, Kotori recruits Shido to help “seal” the sprits, thus ending their threat to mankind.

 There’s just one catch: the only way to seal a spirit – is to make her fall in love with you.

 Date A Live will be available in June 2014. Catch up on episodes on http://funimation.com/date-a-live

 From P.A.Works, the studio behind such beautifully rendered works as Hanasaku Iroha and Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea, comes a series where stunning animation and raw emotional power take center stage. See why Anime News Network calls Red Data Girl “one of the year’s best series.”

 Red Data Girl synopsis:

 Izumiko is a fifteen year old outcast who was raised inseclusion at an ancient shrine hidden deep within the forest. This mysterious teenager destroys any electrical device she attempts to use, and her painful shyness has left her with few, if any, friends. Her world begins to evolve after enrolling in Houjou Academy, a school home to students of supernatural origins. Accompanied by her fated guardian, the brooding monk-in-training Miyuki, Izumiko soon discovers the shocking truth about herself: she is a vessel for the spirt of a powerful and vengeful goddess from a time long since passed. As her bond with Miyuki growns stronger, the spirit lurking within Izumiko begins to awaken. Can this fragile beauty learn to control her newfound power– or will the secret she carries make her the enemy of all mankind?

 Red Data Girl will be available on DVD in June 2014.  Catch up on the series on http://funimation.com/red-data-girl

 Based on the manga by Touya Mikanagi and from the studio behind such hits as Deadman Wonderland, Michiko & Hatchin, and the Sacred Blacksmith. Karneval isa dark, twisted sideshow feature that blurs the line between fairy tale and nightmare.

 Karneval synopsis:

 Armed with only an abandoned bracelet as a clue, Nai searches for someone dear to him. After a run in with a pick-pocket named Gareki, the two find themselves involved in a government set-up that leaves them wanted criminals. Desperate and on-the-run, Nai and Gareki turn to the country’s most powerful defense organization – “Circus” – for help.

 Karneval will be available in June 2014.  Watch episodes on http://funimation.com/karneval

 From the director of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and the studio behind .hack//Quantum.

 Code:Breaker synopsis:

 Sakura’s normal day is interrupted by a shocking sight: people burning alive in a blue fire – even as one nearby boy remains unharmed by the flames. When Sakura meets the boy, Rei, at school, she learns he’s no simple transfer student. He’s also a Code:Breaker, a government assassin with strange powers. Troubled by Rei’s deadly secret, Sakura sets out to show him the importance of life.

 Code:Breaker will be available on BD/DVD Combo in June 2014. Check out episodes on http://funimation.com/codebreaker

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Every so often, a trend piece comes along that heralds the rise of the stay-at-home dad. More fathers are choosing childcare over career, we’re told, and it represents yet another shift towards gender equity in the age of the female breadwinner.

Today, while perusing a bit of Census data, I was reminded of why those stories are making a big deal out of a microscopic trend.

Each year, United Van Lines - a national moving and storage company - keeps track of where its customers are moving from and to, and publishes the results in an annual migration study. This year, they published their 37th annual study, and were nice enough to share the raw data with me.

I’ve mapped the results based on the percentage of movers who were moving to a particular state (inbound moves). Dark blue represents states where a high percentage of the moves are inbound, and dark red indicates a state where more people are moving away (low inbound percentage).

My home state of Oregon has the highest inbound percentage.  My wife’s home state (New Jersey) has the highest outbound percentage. She still insists that New Jersey is the best though…

Data source: http://www.unitedvanlines.com/mover/united-newsroom/press-releases/2014/2013-united-van-lines-migration-study.htm (Raw data provided by Melissa Sullivan of UniGroup, Inc.)

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