(Reverend Loveshade prefers genderless pronounces, thus "e" instead of "he," "es" instead of "his," etc.) Reverend Loveshade, aka Rev. Loveshade, The Rev, and Revy Love, was the founder of the Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild. Es short story "Five Blind Men and an Elephant" is perhaps the most reprinted Discordian piece of any of the neo-Discordians (non-originals), and has appeared in several collections. E was the primary author and editor of Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht.
E is also one of the most controversial Discordians. Wikipedia has this:
- Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht by Reverend Loveshade with "foreplay" or foreword by S. John Ross was published in 2012 by Anaphora Literary Press. The controversial book reportedly was inspired by an investigation by the FBI with portions of the book having been previously seized. Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia includes blurbs (short reviews of the book) by R. Crumb, Sondra London, Alan Moore, Rev. Ivan Stang, Robert Anton Wilson (who saw an early draft), and others. It was listed in January 2013 in both the print and online version of the New York Review of Books. The book was soon pulled from publication after allegations of plagiarism were made on amazon.com and sent to the publisher. An editor denied the claims which did not specify what material was allegedly plagiarized. The publisher stated, "In part, I took the book out of print because I was receiving harassing phone calls and emails with threat of harm via “discordian” jakes, and my phone was infected with a virus with a Discordian flavor."
Cool! Now I've been pineappled. And I didn't have to wait 25 years to get it.