543: Sierpinski Valentine

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Sierpinski Valentine
Especially you mouseover text readers. You're the best. <3
Title text: Especially you mouseover text readers. You're the best. <3


A Valentine's Day card from Randall to the xkcd readers. It is written inside a parody of the Sierpinski Triangle, a Sierpinski Valentine.

A Sierpinski triangle.

The Sierpinski Triangle is a fractal pattern made of triangles, covering a space. The way it works is to draw a triangle and draw another (upside down) one in the middle. Choose the upper, left and right triangle and repeat the process. Another valentine in the shape of a heart is 63: Valentine - Heart.

The <3 in the title text is an emoticon for a heart and goes out to those of his readers that read the title text. Those who read it are usually more devoted to knowing that such a thing exists.

Another relevant comic to the Sierpinski Triangle is 95: The Sierpinski Penis Game.

A "circular version", in a form known as an Apollonian Gasket, can be seen at 17: What If.


[Shows an adaptation of the Sierpinski triangle fractal, using hearts instead of triangles.]
Happy valentine's day.

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