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Alden Loveshade contemplating Binky the WonderSkull.

Alden O. Loveshade, who writes as Alden Loveshade (Eldwin Nightowl for Renaissance-style works), is a professional non-fiction and fiction writer, journalist, educator, animal caregiver, director, poet, songwriter, illustrator, photographer, and dishwasher. He contributed Discordian reviews, writings, illustrations, and/or photos to Yahoo, Goodreads, Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht, Shamlicht Kids Club Handbook, and Intermittens Magazine, and interviewed Kerry Thornley. The Postal Poster Poser went to Alden Loveshade at Grove 23.  As co-creator and head writer of the award-winning Same River Twice, he adapted the real-life model for The Midget. He included subtle Discordian references in GURPS Fantasy Folk: Elves. He also headed the writing of the unfinished Discordian play with music West End Trash which was seized in a government raid in 2002.

Outside of Discordianism, he's done writing, research, reviewing, photography and/or illustrative work for the Associated Press, California State University, Cru, Hadrosaur Productions, Hungur Magazine, MeTV, NBC Sports Network, SCIFI.radio, Sixfold Magazine, Steve Jackson Games, University of California, Yahoo News and Yahoo Sports. The fantasy novella Prisoners of the Wailing Tower, fifth novella in the Minstrels of Skaythe series by Deby Fredericks, is dedicated to him, and its two main characters are based on him and Lorien Loveshade.

Personal life[]

It is traditional in The Loveshade Family to change names of places and institutions, and to use pseudonyms, in describing their personal life.

Alden was raised by his mother and father in California, and has a younger brother and an older step-brother. His younger brother is called his clone and is known in Discordian circles as Vinz¢ Lampshade; his step-brother is known as Dr. Sinister Craven. His Society for Creative Anachronism persona is the son of Ariel Lovechild, and the "grandson" of Paganus Grimlove who is allegedly Zeus, co-founder of the Ĕk-sĕn-trĭks Cluborguild.

He never graduated from eighth grade, but earned two college degrees and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree. He and Lorien Loveshade announced their coming wedding on the First of April 2010. Alden instead married Brianna, a professional singer, and the couple moved to Janus County, Texas before moving to a ranch somewhere in Oklahoma. He has a biological daughter and son, and over a dozen and a half nieces and nephews. He was named a Lord of Sealand.


Alden worked for Childhelp which has residential treatment facilities or "villages" that "provide specialized therapeutic treatment programs for court-referred, severely abused, neglected and at-risk children." He also tutored students in English, math, and theatre, and oversaw an elementary school computer lab. He professionally taught English, history, music, social studies, theatre, and co-wrote textbooks. He received awards for his work in education and writing, and received government recognition for his undercover work including investigating various crimes including child abuse.

Same River Twice[]

Alden Loveshade was co-creator and head writer of the university-created Same River Twice, an English-language telenovela produced by Emmy Award winner Saul Landau. Alden and his team of writers adopted the character Wandering John from Fargo the Homeless, a persona used in the 1990s by Michael Arthur Quinn, real-life model for The Midget. Both the character and Quinn were wise homeless African Americans who possessed a physical abnormality. The pilot episode written by Alden won an award for best amateur film in California, was shown from the east to the west coast in America. It was made with assistance from Oscar winner Haskell Wexler.

West End Trash[]

Main article: West End Trash

Alden wrote West End Trash, an unfinished Discordian play with music, with Captain "Sesame Seed" Rogers, Reverend Loveshade and members of West End Trash Discordians, Illuminated Adepts, Popes Erisian, Reality Simulators (W.E.T.D.I.A.P.E.R.S.), it was seized among other writings in a government raid in early 2002 and wasn't returned until 2005. Alden, along with Reverend Loveshade and Michael Arthur Quinn, had portrayed Fargo the Homeless, a character in the play, while appearing homeless on the street.



Alden Loveshade's laws quote in Sixfold Magazine.

Several quotes of Alden's appear in television programs, books, magazines, and on various websites. These include:

"Hate is like fire; it burns those who hold it." Same River Twice (1999); GURPS Fantasy Folk: Elves (2021)

"Terrified people do not want to be free, they want to be protected. If you can keep the people in a state of terror, you won't have to take away their freedom — they'll give it to you willingly." ("Red Alert — Terrorist Threat from Your Own Government? " The Loveshade Family Blog (10 August 2006))

Don't wait for your grandchildren to ask you why you watched fundamental American freedoms being stripped away and did nothing."  "Stripping Away American Freedom: A Call to Action" (1 December 2001)

"The laws that a person must follow should not be more numerous, complex, obscure, nor difficult than that person could reasonably know and follow." (Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia  (2012); Sixfold Magazine (February 2015)


On 7 January 2017, Alden posted his pre-obituary for comments. It was called "Alden Loveshade: Why Wait Til I’m Dead?"

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