But as Christmas of 2006 approached, Munroe found himself packing up comic-based t-shirts sold from his website, com, for 16 hours. He chose the latter and moved to Boston with his assistant and continued to create comics and update his website for a growing fan base, which has since become international.xkcd is translated into several languages and has been recognized for several awards.It’s a flow chart in which one of the steps reads: “Do you like when people find the golden spiral in random images?” If you choose “yes” from there, you’re taken on a golden ratio journey that magically fits the design of the chart.
A couple of hours later & going in a very similar direction to a couple of the answers on SO, I got to something that looked pretty good, using the sin and cos curves for simple and reproducible replication.For example, students at Virginia Tech saw a comic poking fun at students at the University of Virginia. Munroe expressed delight in hearing and watching the conversations online from confused readers who took some time to realize they were seeing different comics.Students and residents within a 6-mile radius of CNU, saw a comic strip which expressed Munroe's fear that he was actually being invited back to have his degree revoked.As a student, Munroe pulled a few tricks that caught the attention of many, including the university's president, Paul Trible.But in the midst of the jokes came a serious message that arose from time with his wife, who is battling breast cancer: "When I was in college, I had a fear of cancer.In the strip, a stick-figured woman has decided to turn her apartment into a ball pit "because we're grown-ups now and it's our turn to decide what that means." Munroe later met a reader who actually tried this after reading his comic.And found another who had created a calculator that would tell you how many balls it would take to fill a specific room.But I want to tell you all that it's useless to walk around worrying." Instead, Munroe suggested, "Things happen and you take small steps to make them better.I wish someone had told me that." The point seemed to sink in and he began to discuss another one of his comics, titled "Grownups," which seemed all too familiar to his audience.Tonight, I thought I’d try and apply the theme and styling to some real word and slightly XKCD content: UK politics.Two of the biggest stories of the month in the UK have been Nick Clegg’s apology over reneging on the Liberal Democrat’s tuition fees pledge and Andrew Mitchell’s “incident” trying to cycle out of Downing Street, the so-called Gate Gate.