(This is a temporary holding file. The original announcing the naming of Hakim Bey to the Order of the Pineapple was part of the crash of this site back then. We’re posting this until we can restore the original).
IMPORTANT: As of this posting, Alden Loveshade is very much alive.
Alden has been to far too many funerals/memorial services in the past few years, losing a father, two brothers, uncle, cousin, etc. So many times it’s come up: “Gee, I wish I said that when he/she was still alive.”
Well, this is your chance. Feel free to post what you’d post if Alden really was gone. Then, when the time comes, you can say, “Gee, I’m glad I said that when e was still alive.” Note that Alden has professionally published 2,000 or so obituaries, and couldn’t resist co-writing his own.
Alden Loveshade, writer, photographer, personist, philosopher, animal caregiver, friend and family member, has died. In accordance with es wishes, this article uses the genderless “e” for “he,” “es” for “his,” etc.
E graduated with distinction with an Associate Degree in Humanities from MSJC. E was a member of the national honor society Phi Theta Kappa, co-editor of the campus newspaper, editor of student publications, homecoming king (winning with a bag over es head), two-term student government president, and area vice president and state board member for the California Community College Student Government Association. While at college e was a winner of a Student Leadership Award and a Special Leadership Award and was named to the Order of the Pineapple. The U. S. Jaycees named him as one of the Outstanding Young Men in America.
Returning to college, Alden graduated Summa cum Laud from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Chicano/Latino Studies. E also became a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. E was co-creator and head writer of “Same River Twice,” a university-produced English language telenovela that won Best Film for Inland California Filmmakers, Smog Dance 1999, and was featured in the New York Latino Film Festival that same year.
It was produced with advice from Oscar and Emmy Award winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler, and under Executive Producer, writer, radio personality, documentarian and Emmy Award Winner Saul Landau.
E was also a director and playwright with several produced plays, including “A Very Bad One Act” directed by Daytime Emmy-Award nominee Ronald Layne Hoffman. He worked as a reporter, newspaper columnist, book reviewer, researcher, investigative consultant, computer lab supervisor, teacher, web site designer, photographer, animal caregiver, and dishwasher.
E also published articles, short stories, poems, essays, play and movie reviews, cartoons, graphic designs, and photographs. His work has appeared in a number of local, national and international publications under a variety of pennames. Under the name Alden Loveshade, es work as appeared in a number of publications including Anaphora Literary Press, BBC, Flight Magazine, Guideposts Magazine, Hemet Magazine, Hungur Magazine, Intermittens Magazine, Sixfold Magazine, Yahoo! News, and Yahoo! Sports. He also wrote under different names for a number of other publications including being a regular writer and photographer for a Pulitzer Prize winning periodical that is one of the 100 top newspapers in America.
As a singer, actor, playwright, director and in various other capacities, e was involved with about 200 community, college, civic, and professional productions on stage and in radio and television including choral, musical, drama, tragedy, comic, and one-act productions. E appeared in the world premiere of Will Eisner Award Hall of Famer Don Martin and Ron Hoffman’s mini-musical Mia Romantica Crazio.
E was a controversial activist who emphasized five basic beliefs. These are 1) the rights of the individual, 2) the responsibilities of the individual to society, 3) the responsibility of parents and caregivers to prepare a child for life, 4) complete personal freedom in a free society if it harms no one, and 5) harmonious discord, accepting differences. As a journalistic activist and investigator, e faced threats of incarceration and even death threats by phone, email, letter, and in person. E spent time living on the street, and escaped after capture by an armed assailant. Considering emself a “personist,” e promoted the use of the words “e,” “es,” and “emself” as substitutes for “he/she,” “his/her,” and “himself/herself.”
Es hobbies included historical recreation, acting, drumming, bicycling, being a lord of Sealand, and role-playing games, especially GURPS for which e was a playtester.
In lieu of flowers, it’s asked that donations be made to a favorite charity or group that supports the five basic beliefs.
IMPORTANT: As of this posting, Alden Loveshade is very much alive.
Intermittens, the Discordian magazine, is back after a five-year hiatus with “In the Beginning!” And it’s FREE!
*Tom Thornley talks about his brother Kerry Thornley for the first time!
*Kerry pulls a terrible Jake on Tom when Kerry’s dead!
*Alden Loveshade interviews Brenton Clutterbuck for Chasing Eris!
*Secrets of the Early Church of the SubGenius!
*”The Myth of Kopyleft” by Johnny Shellburn!
*Rare Discordianisma never before seen online!
Ek-sen-trik Discordians (Reverend Loveshade)
KerryThornley.com (Johnny Shellburn, editor)
Learn about and see links to all issues:
Intermittens on Discordian Wiki
Intermiittens on SubGenius Wiki
Intermittens on KerryThornley.com
Intermittens on Seti 23 Wiki
Intermittens on Ek-sen-trik Discordians
A post by a friend or associate of The Loveshade Family does not necessarily reflect the views of the whole family.
As of right now, you may notice there’s almost a year gap between blog posts. Yes, we’re aware of it, and yes, we’re working on it. We had something of a glitch ($%&!#X!) in doing an update. It’s in the process of being fixed, so please bear with us while we work to restore the missing posts.
In the meantime, feel free to check out those classic blog posts below
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Update 2016 07 14 #1: We’re getting more back up. Check below!
Update 2016 07 14 #2: A goof in our supposed fix didn’t allow any new comments on any posts, even the new ones (old ones often disallow comments to avoid spam buildup). We believe we have the problem fixed. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The Facebook Fake Name Purge is finally over! If you don’t know, Facebook had a real-name campaign. It was removing or blocking accounts of people who didn’t use their real name. That included reporters and freedom activists in dangerous countries, LGBTQ people, and writers, musicians, and actors. It even got Adam Gorightly, the “crackpot historian” and Discordian who is known only by that name (and by his Discordian name).
One woman who was forced to reveal her name had escaped from a man who had beat her and sexually abused her. Two weeks after Facebook forced her to reveal her name, he found her.
I could have gotten kicked off Facebook because I’ve used Miley Spears for a long time when it wasn’t my legal name. Lucky for me I got my name legally changed before the purge. I had to show my driver’s license to Facebook or lose my account.
And what if Destiny Hope Cyrus hadn’t already legally changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus? Would they have kicked her off too?
An opinion of a friend or associate of The Loveshade Family does not necessarily reflect the views of the whole family.
If you don’t know, there’s a paranoid conspiracy theory that everyone who mentions Reverend Loveshade without grossly insulting him must be Reverend Loveshade.
And if you don’t know, almost nobody who doesn’t know me IRL believes my name. Is my name really Miley Spears? Yes. Is that the name I was born with? No.
I had to show my driver’s license to stay on Facebook when they had the “fake name purge.” I’ve posted my SCA membership card, PETA membership card, ASPCA membership card, ACLU membership card, and more online (see here). When they accepted my SCA name (Ariel Lovechild) and device (with a pentacle and a mermaid), it threw out a precedent and set a new one here. I’m an admin at Discordia Wiki and SubGenius WIki and Peta Wiki and wrote featured articles at Uncyclopedia and Uncyclopedia (two different ones), and a Wikipedia editor.
Who’s been accused of being Reverend Loveshade? Miley Spears, Pope Hilde, Adam Gorightly, Gypsie Skripto, Brenton Clutterbuck, Dr. Howland Owll, Dr. Howl, Alan Moore, Robert Anton Wilson, Alden Loveshade, Greg Hill, Kerry Thornley, Sheered Völva, S. John Ross, Richard Nixon. (Feel free to add to the list here if you think of someone else). I know three of these who really did write as Reverend Loveshade at one time or another, but I don’t think all of them did! And some of them were accused after they were dead!
One of the people on that list got served a certified legal notice from my family, then posted online that he was wrong about me being an prostitute and I was not Reverend Loveshade.
But if they want me to be Reverend Loveshade, fine. I Am Reverend Loveshade. Isn’t everyone?
So spread the word! Post that you’re Reverend Loveshade, or that somebody else is Reverend Loveshade. Make a list!
An opinion of a friend of associate of The Loveshade Family does not necessarily reflect that of the family.
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This post was edited to include links, one to a later blog entry, and a disclaimer.
“Who decided it’s OK for Vladimir Putin to parade around topless but not women? And no, this is not licentiousness, or sluttiness, or whatever. This is about fighting the message that it’s OK for society to sexualize women, but not for a woman to bare her body on her own terms.”
No, it’s not the 10-year anniversary of the book. Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht came out just a couple years ago–then was pulled from publication very, very quickly. (Obscenity? Plagiarism? Government Crackdown?)
And no, it’s not the 10-year anniversary of when it began. The earliest Discordian pieces written by Reverend Loveshade that appear in Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia were written in late 1994.
But it is the 10-year anniversary of Reverend Loveshade’s vision to begin the collection. The Rev. was in hiding on Mid Year’s day, 2 July 2005, on a friend’s small farm in Texas. That was where and when the dream vision of Cherub Princess Shamlicht to write the book came in a dream.
And though the book, which received blurbs from Alan Moore, R. Crumb, Robert Anton Wilson and Rev. Ivan Stang, was pulled, it appears Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia may return in 2016….
You can join in too! Check out the Discordian wiki.
Image by Fimb from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alan_Moore_(2).jpg licensed under a CC-Attribution 2.0 license.
The envelop for the Order of the Pineapple for 2015, please. The pineapples go to:
Rev. Timothy Edward Bowen and Pope Hilde.
Pope Hilde: Journalist and Discordian writer for the s23.org wiki, Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia, and Intermittens Magazine; interviewer for KerryThornley.com, and leader and founding member of the Discordian Shamlicht Kids Club.
Timothy Bowen (Old Boy Floats): Editor and interviewer for Voices of Chaos, author/compiler of Jonesboro Discordia; and guest appearing on The Jerry Springer Show as a (fake) brony for My Little Pony. http://timbowencomedy.blogspot.com/
The Order of the Pineapple (aka The DisOrder of the Pineapple) honors those who contribute to discord and ek-sen-trik tendencies above and beyond the call of duty. It was first given in 1982 and is given each year on January 18 which is Pat Pineapple Day. Last year’s winners were Miley Spears and Rev. DrJon Swabey (who cited the St. Groucho Principle). To see a list of all winners, visit op.loveshade.org.