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For some reason [[54: Science]] was released a week earlier on LiveJournal than on xkcd, switching release date with [[51: Malaria]]. The three comics coming after this on LiveJournal (that is from [[51: Malaria]] to the second last [[53: Hobby]]) had their release dates shifted one comic-release-day ahead, compared to the xkcd release date. [[54: Science]] was finally released, just before the final LiveJournal comic was released, which meant that the last comic on LiveJournal was released the same day on both sites.
 
For some reason [[54: Science]] was released a week earlier on LiveJournal than on xkcd, switching release date with [[51: Malaria]]. The three comics coming after this on LiveJournal (that is from [[51: Malaria]] to the second last [[53: Hobby]]) had their release dates shifted one comic-release-day ahead, compared to the xkcd release date. [[54: Science]] was finally released, just before the final LiveJournal comic was released, which meant that the last comic on LiveJournal was released the same day on both sites.
  
When the next comic, [[56: The Cure]], came out on xkcd on January 30th, 2006 the following message was posted at the same day on LiveJournal:
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When the next comic, [[56: The Cure]], came out only on xkcd on January 30th, 2006 the following message was posted at the same day on LiveJournal:
 
:I'm closing down this journal. Friend the new feed.
 
:I'm closing down this journal. Friend the new feed.
  

Revision as of 12:39, 21 April 2015

Before Randall acquired the xkcd website, he started by posting comics on LiveJournal (specifically http://xkcd-drawings.livejournal.com/). The comics posted on LiveJournal were reposted on the xkcd site, although not always in the same order.

The first comic posted on LiveJournal was 7: Girl sleeping (Sketch -- 11th grade Spanish class), posted on September 9th, 2005, and the 52nd and last comic posted on LiveJournal was 55: Useless, posted on January 27th, 2006. The last posting to the LiveJournal account was on April 23rd, 2006, saying the account would be deleted soon. As of 06:49 on July 16, 2018, the account still exists.

The comic 39: Bowl came out on December 5th, 2005 as the last comic to be released before the xkcd website was also used. The day after that comic came out Randall came with this announcement on LiveJournal:

Announcement
What with winter break starting and the like, I'll probably be going off my regular update schedule. I'll try to post something here and there, and might end up doing more drawings than I expect, but won't stick to the MWF schedule.
Thanks for the support! This has been and will continue to be a lot of fun.

After this announcement the next comic, 45: Schrodinger, did not come out before January 4th 2006. But during this month long Christmas break Randall must have been busy preparing the new xkcd site.

The xkcd web site opened up on the 1st of January 2006. All comics posted before that on LiveJournal was added to xkcd on this day, but in a different order. The next 11 post on LiveJournal from 45: Schrodinger to the last 55: Useless were posted (almost) simultaneous both on LiveJournal and on xkcd.

For some reason 54: Science was released a week earlier on LiveJournal than on xkcd, switching release date with 51: Malaria. The three comics coming after this on LiveJournal (that is from 51: Malaria to the second last 53: Hobby) had their release dates shifted one comic-release-day ahead, compared to the xkcd release date. 54: Science was finally released, just before the final LiveJournal comic was released, which meant that the last comic on LiveJournal was released the same day on both sites.

When the next comic, 56: The Cure, came out only on xkcd on January 30th, 2006 the following message was posted at the same day on LiveJournal:

I'm closing down this journal. Friend the new feed.

Most of the comics posted on LiveJournal had different texts under them (none had image text), and many had comments by LiveJournal users.

See the original page with broken pictures here: xkcd-drawings.livejournal.com and a backup with many original pictures here: LiveJournal on archive.org