Written with a little help from friends
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Mostly True
A. D. 2005 / 3171 POEE
(For those outside of the United States of America, the FBI is the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, the primary domestic investigative agency of the American federal

Dear Ek-sen-trik Discordian and others of like ilk,

This has been a
year for changing and new beginnings.  It has ranged from
changing Cherub
Princess Shamlicht’s diaper to beginning the Ek-sen-trik-kuh
Discordia (which was inspired by the ape-monkeys that flew out of Shamlicht’s
butt).  In short, it’s been a great
year for crap.

Now here comes some not-so-funny-because-it’s-true-but-it’s-still-
good stuff.  After
three years of being held, passed around and examined by a
number of agencies
in the USA including the FBI, almost all of the work and property of
members and
friends of the Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild that was seized in
handful of searches was finally returned.  (We are still trying to get information
on a search that was never officially reported to us).

We’ll release more details later, but for now know that seized and returned material
includes Discordian and pro-freedom
writings by Reverend Loveshade; images
and writings by BloodStar; creative work attributed to
Binky the WonderSkull (they
investigated a skull?); so-called “
pornography” (including images which have
appeared in several art museums, still publicly-available nudist photos and books,
photos of naked dolls--horrors!, and, well, pornography); “deviant” art work
by Danacasso (some of which had previously been shown publicly); the
Diary of
Lorien Loveshade (who immediately afterward stopped posting online, only
returning after a long hiatus and then under a pseudonym); creative work by
Princess Unicornia (created under a different name); “background information” on
one of our members (which was mostly fictional); “questionable”
photos and
writings (these had been posted on an
educational site with university approval);
an as-yet-unproduced “
obscene” play that briefly mentions Principia Discordia and
includes one character who used the online handle “Discord23” (the play had
previously been
praised by theatre educators and professionals); proposed
writings and gaming material for Steve Jackson Games (which produced the
Illuminati card game and an edition of
Principia Discordia, and was investigated
previously by the U. S. Secret Service); portions of
The Book of Lies and Other
Games, allegedly by GameMaster Loveshade; the book Ain’t Nobody’s Business If
You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in Our Free Country
by Peter
McWilliams; and the
item specifically labeled as “evidence” that we find most
amusing, a small figurine of Barney the purple dinosaur (yes, this paragraph and
the previous one are both true).

In more
good news, every one of the dozen or so proposed charges against us
has been dismissed except for one, and an attorney recently said a judge was
seriously considering dismissing that, perhaps very soon.  We suspect this is
because the FBI did not identify a single thing seized as being illegal.  (This
paragraph is also true.)

Reverend Loveshade and the rest of the gang are more-or-less out of hiding (the
Rev’s legal identity is still being kept under wraps, and BloodStar is still “missing,”
but as far as we know is doing OK).

good news that’s not quite so serious, on Mid Year’s Day we began work on the
classic Discordian tome
Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia, which is already about half
written.  (It’s not even finished and it’s already a classic!  Don’t claims like that
make you nauseous?)  We’ve gotten
contributions and offers of contributions from
a number of
professionals and amateurs, and are now looking for more good stuff,
Discordian philosophy and illustrations.  Some creative work that is
planned for the E.D. was seized and held by the FBI (true), which we find somehow
appropriate (and good grounds for publicity).

In closing, we hope you all have a
smagmoidally good new year!  Hail Eris!  All Hail

You have now come to the end of the End of The Year Letter, which is now ended
unless something interesting happens at the end of the year, in which case we’ll
add it to the end.
The End
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