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What Is an "Edifice Rex"? | www.ed-rex.com


What Is an "Edifice Rex"?

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  • user warning: Table './edadmin_drpl1/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<h1>Why an \"edifice\"? Why \"online\"?</h1>\n<h3>A brief note on the history of names</h3>\n<p><small>January 26, 2009</small></p>\n<p>I\'m not a full-time punster, but sometimes cheap word-play gives me a great deal of pleasure.</p>\n<p><i>Edifice Rex</i> doesn\'t \"mean\" anything. Rather, the name descends from my early experiments in publishing.</p>\n<p>Back in the early 1980s, when I was in high-school, I edited and \"published\", via a friend\'s father\'s office photo-copier, an arts magazine we called <i>The House of the Dying Tree</i> &mdash; don\'t ask what (if anything) that meant, either; it\'s too long ago.</p>\n<p>The <i>Dying Tree</i> led, in time, to my first <a href=\"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zines\" target=\"_blank\">zine</a>, <i>Tenement</i>, which was followed by a three-issue run of (you guessed it) <i>Edifice Rex</i> in the 1990s.</p>\n<p><i>Edifice Rex</i> was a zine with magazine pretentions, a throw-back to the popular fiction magazines of the early 20th century. Considering I had no budget, no distribution system and that fiction magazines had already dwindled to a few science fiction and mystery titles (along with \"little\" literary magazines, which generally bored me to tears when I tried them), it\'s no surprise that the third issue was the last issue.</p>\n<p>And so this website/blog/call-it-what-you-will; like so much else on the internet, <i>Edifice Rex Online</i> is a work in progress. As of this writing it seems to be a hybrid &mdash; or mutt. It is at once a place for me to display and promote my fiction, to praise or trash the powers-that-be, and to indulge my relatively late interest in blatant self-indulgence.</p>\n<p>Not \"no focus\" perhaps, but not a <i>lot</i> of focus. Nevertheless, I\'ll do my best to ensure it\'s entertaining reading &mdash; and I hope you tell me whether you think it is &mdash; or not.</p>\n<p>This version, the third, is not so much a visual revision as it is technical. After far too long a delay, I have taught myself the rudiments of <a href=\"http://drupal.org\" target=\"_blank\">Drupal</a>, a content-management system which allows me to worry about, well, this site\'s <i>content</i> rather than mucking about with <a href=\"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Html\" target=\"_blank\">HTML coding</a> every time I want to add something to it. Happily, with the new system, I can now add items to the site as easily as I could post to my <a href=\"ed-rex.livejournal.com\" target=\"_blank\">Livejournal</a> or to my <a href=http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=506257072&amp;v=info&amp;viewas=506257072\" target=\"_blank\">Facebook</a> accounts.</p>\n<p>Exactly how <i>Edifice Rex Online</i> evolves is, of course, one of those \"known unknowns\" that will only be revealed in the fullness of time. I hope you (yes, you and you and you &mdash; but not <i>you</i>!) come along for the ride.</p>\n', created = 1516172879, expire = 1516259279, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:f65949257f84c9db64ef93b2cc1c79c3' in /home/edadmin/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './edadmin_drpl1/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Hi Geoff, </p>\n<p>I like your style of writing. Please go on. Your references to Sci-Fi. And \"Edifice Rex was a zine with magazine pretentions, a throw-back to the popular fiction magazines of the early 20th century.\"</p>\n<p>Also glad that you heard music all the way and can change your mind. </p>\n<p>All the best,<br />\n Baron.</p>\n', created = 1516172879, expire = 1516259279, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:001f3b24760d924d6d5eb86174afd56c' in /home/edadmin/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './edadmin_drpl1/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Thanks for the kind words Baron, and for being so quick to reply to me over at your Neil Young site. That was a pleasant discovery and is even more so now that I\'m participating over there. (If anyone is interested in things Neil Young, I\'m happy to suggest you head on over to <a href=\"http://www.bad-news-beat.org\" target=\"_blanK\">Bad-News-Beat.org</a> <em>toute-suite</em>.)</p>\n', created = 1516172879, expire = 1516259279, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:a3330edc9b300dd299d8216976ee2091' in /home/edadmin/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Why an "edifice"? Why "online"?

A brief note on the history of names

January 26, 2009

I'm not a full-time punster, but sometimes cheap word-play gives me a great deal of pleasure.

Edifice Rex doesn't "mean" anything. Rather, the name descends from my early experiments in publishing.

Back in the early 1980s, when I was in high-school, I edited and "published", via a friend's father's office photo-copier, an arts magazine we called The House of the Dying Tree — don't ask what (if anything) that meant, either; it's too long ago.

The Dying Tree led, in time, to my first zine, Tenement, which was followed by a three-issue run of (you guessed it) Edifice Rex in the 1990s.

Edifice Rex was a zine with magazine pretentions, a throw-back to the popular fiction magazines of the early 20th century. Considering I had no budget, no distribution system and that fiction magazines had already dwindled to a few science fiction and mystery titles (along with "little" literary magazines, which generally bored me to tears when I tried them), it's no surprise that the third issue was the last issue.

And so this website/blog/call-it-what-you-will; like so much else on the internet, Edifice Rex Online is a work in progress. As of this writing it seems to be a hybrid — or mutt. It is at once a place for me to display and promote my fiction, to praise or trash the powers-that-be, and to indulge my relatively late interest in blatant self-indulgence.

Not "no focus" perhaps, but not a lot of focus. Nevertheless, I'll do my best to ensure it's entertaining reading — and I hope you tell me whether you think it is — or not.

This version, the third, is not so much a visual revision as it is technical. After far too long a delay, I have taught myself the rudiments of Drupal, a content-management system which allows me to worry about, well, this site's content rather than mucking about with HTML coding every time I want to add something to it. Happily, with the new system, I can now add items to the site as easily as I could post to my Livejournal or to my Facebook accounts.

Exactly how Edifice Rex Online evolves is, of course, one of those "known unknowns" that will only be revealed in the fullness of time. I hope you (yes, you and you and you — but not you!) come along for the ride.

Spread the word!

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seasons greetings

Hi Geoff,

I like your style of writing. Please go on. Your references to Sci-Fi. And "Edifice Rex was a zine with magazine pretentions, a throw-back to the popular fiction magazines of the early 20th century."

Also glad that you heard music all the way and can change your mind.

All the best,
Baron.

Re Seasons Greetings

Thanks for the kind words Baron, and for being so quick to reply to me over at your Neil Young site. That was a pleasant discovery and is even more so now that I'm participating over there. (If anyone is interested in things Neil Young, I'm happy to suggest you head on over to Bad-News-Beat.org toute-suite.)

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