Where’s The Blogs?

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.

I Am Reverend Loveshade


I Am Reverend Loveshade. Isn’t everyone? (Image is from the music video for “Black Hole Sun” performed by Soundgarden.  No threat to its copyright is intended.)

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. 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.

I was accepted by Order of the Pineapple (so was Reverend Loveshade) and the Knights of Buh. There’s an article about a protest I did in Minnesota, my college career, and more online. See also this.

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 posted was edited to include links, one to a later blog entry, and a disclaimer.

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia 10 Year Anniversary

Cover of the pulled edition of Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht.

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….

Order of the Pineapple Winners 2015

Pat Pineapple as perceived by Ek-sen-triks Cluborguild founding member Toby Bruno (1982).

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.

Remember to eat something having to with pineapple on January 18! Unless of course you don’t.

Tell Us About Reverend Loveshade

Reverend Loveshade

Do you know Reverend Loveshade? Don’t fret. You can recover.

To help in your recovery (and in our project), we’re looking for you to make short or long quotes, or even participate in a short interview where you can talk about your experiences with Reverend Loveshade. While we particularly want people who met the Rev. in person, we’re also interested in those who’ve corresponded only by chat, phone, text messaging, email, etc.

Interested? Want to learn more? Post below with your name and email address (your email address will not appear publicly) or send a message soon to revtalk@loveshade.org

It’s in the Cards


The Loveshade Family

The Loveshade Family was fortunate enough to have snagged the coveted Ace of Hearts position in the Flying Buffalo Famous Game Designers Poker Deck for 2014 (say that three times fast).  The four kings (the honored game designers) for 2014 are Richard Berg, Tom Dalgliesh,  Liz Danforth, and Ken St Andre.  S John Ross, who penned the foreword for Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht, was a finalist.

We’re currently down to the final art tweaking stretch for the Ace of Hearts.  The deck should be available at Origins, Gen Con, and on our website in June 2014.  So look for it!

Congraduations Mindy and Austra!

Mindy just graduated from college with a Music Major and a Chemistry Minor. She’s not as good as me in English because she doesn’t know how to get any letter other than A’s! lol

Austra just graduated from high school and she was almost salutatorian! Really she should have been valedictorian but I won’t go into that. But she did great and she’s going to a great college!

You might know Mindy by her Discordian name of Fairy Princess Yoshikyoko. Austra uses the Discordian name of Sister Lorraine of Fairy Tree.  They both contributed to Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht.

Congratulations graduates!

Any opinion of a member or associate of The Loveshade Family does not necessarily reflect the views of the family.

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: Out of Print

edttos_frontcover_alp_noDoes Goddess Eris give es faithful followers immunity to the real world?  Apparently not.

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht is currently out of print.  ‘What?’ you say.  ‘Didn’t it just get published in October of last year (or March of last year depending upon whom you ask)?  What happened?  Was it:’

1) Because of death threats made against Reverend Loveshade?  No.  The latest threats were apparently someone’s idea of a joke.

2) Because of plagarism as accused on Amazon.com?  No.  The accusations were apparently someone’s idea of a joke.

3) Because the book is obscene/pornographic/illegal?  No.  The concerns were apparently someone’s paranoia.  The book’s contents really were inspected before publication by Government Agents.

4) Because Reverend Loveshade started a retro-hippie-anarchist-Kerista-Koresh-inspired-freelove-family-nudist commune invaded by government agents?  No.  The commune-in-progress was never invaded but quietly moved to another and better location and is alive, doing well, and slowly growing.

5) Because The Agents of Greyface, The Illuminati, and Adam Weishaupt are still out there?  Now you may be on to something.  But remember, it’s not over til it’s over….

Lowest listed price on Amazon.com for Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht is now $527.72 + $3.99 shipping.  Seriously.  Want one a whole lot cheaper?  We still have a few copies left.  Contact us at the address at discordia.loveshade.org.

Views and opinions of an individual member of The Loveshade Family do not necessarily reflect those of the entire family.

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: Illegal Again?

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: in trouble all over again

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht is in trouble all over again.

The latest challenge to the book’s legality comes not from a small town Texas police department.  It doesn’t come from a big city Texas police department either, and it’s not from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This time, it’s an entirely new group that’s making the challenge: Discordians.

“Discordians?”  Yes.  “Plagiarism” has now been added to the list of charges against the book.  But the charges are vague.

“This book contains work that was plagiarized….”

“This book contains works penned by several of my personal friends….’

“You can read a lot of this free on the internet. That’s where Loveshade got it. Without permission.”

Interestingly, none of them mention any actual names of pieces or people.  Also interesting, none of them have “Amazon Verified Purchase” under their names, meaning they might–or might not–have seen the book.

Now if only this tempest in a teapot would explode to the point the general public would see it.  That would be something.

But are the claims true?  Get the book and see for yourself: http://www.amazon.com/Ek-sen-trik-kuh-Discordia-The-Tales-Shamlicht/product-reviews/1937536181/


Order of the Pineapple Winners 2013

The Disorder of the Pineapple

The envelop for The Order of the Pineapple, please. The pineapples go to:

Adam Gorightly and S. John Ross.

S. John Ross (Pope Leo). The mind behind Novus Ordo Discordia, the Gospel of St. Pesher the Gardener, author of Steve Jackson Games’ Warehouse 23, creator of Risus and fonts used by Discordians, and “foreplayer” (foreword writer) for Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht. Patriarch Wilhelm Leonardo Pesher-Principle was a major contributor to Apocrypha Discordia, likely the first (and often considered one of the best) Discordian work of the 21st century.
Adam Gorightly. Author of The Prankster and the Conspiracy: The Story of Kerry Thornley and How He Met Oswald and Inspired the Counterculture. This is considered the primary work covering Thornley and the early Discordians, and uncovered much that was unknown. The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control, and “The Manson Family” Mythos is one of the most complete compilations of Charles Manson and the Manson family. He is known as the “Crackpot Historian.”
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 Doctor Demento and R. Crumb. To see a list of all winners, visit op.loveshade.org.
Congratulations to the new winners! Remember to eat something having to with pineapple on January 18!