Day 82: Star Wars Episode Three Stripes: The Pebble Alliance

I shot this photograph using the pseudonym “Project Blue And Yellow Harvest” (bonus geek points if you get the reference).

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Still in Brighton, fighting alongside the pebble forces. This was shot just a few yards along from the Doctor Who publicity shot I posted yesterday.

Picked up the AT-ST (All-Terrain Scout Transport) in what can only be described as a second-hand superstore in Brighton’s famous The Lanes yesterday. I’m not kidding, the place as huge, and organised with military precision by staff who looked like they were protecting humanity from the oncoming zombie apocalypse.

I picked up a few toys that’ll be useful for The Sole Of Sci-Fi in the coming weeks, though I haven’t quite figured out quite how yet. Thought the AT-ST was a real bargain (actually still do) though I didn’t notice his guns were a bit droopy and without access to Blu Tack I had to kinda live with that for the photo. I still think he looks great, lit by the early morning coastal sunlight.

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The trainers, also from a charity store (£4!), are a great pair of Adidas indoor sports shoes. Love the slightly see-through soles and the colourway is the business. I hasten to add, they’re not from a Brighton second-hand store. This place is selling really tatty old Cons for £15-£20 in The Lanes! I must be sitting on a fortune with my collection, all of which are in better condition.

The other thing I’ve noticed about Brighton is how randomly everybody walks. Some pedestrians seem to be possessed by a genetic imperative to swerve straight for you… on an otherwise empty pavement! I’ve never seen so many perambulatory near misses and collision. And this is the town with The Lanes – a bunch of narrow streets made narrower by all the cafés deciding they’re in Paris and spreading their chairs and tables out onto the pavements. It makes shopping in Brighton akin to trying to get out of Wembley Stadium after a particularly bad loss for England.

Yesterday I had a great chat and a mooch round a comic shop with top author James Lovegrove and spent the evening with wine and piazza and Godzilla-loving mate Tony Luke, getting very geek and discovering a great new  (to me) anime series called Attack On Titan.

Loving staying at The Grand too… Now that’s what I call a stairwell (taken from my floor up and down).


And here’s the view from my balcony (taken yesterday which is why the purple trainers are still on).

Balcony Brighton

The Internet connection is also about 100 time more reliable than mine at home. I’m gonna miss this connection.

UPDATE: Confused now. Is it The Lanes or The Laines? There’s an area called North Laine, but the rest seems to be The Lanes…

See you tomorrow.


Current total: £565 

• Remember this is all for charity, so any pennies or pounds you can spare PLEASE DONATE BY CLICKING HERE.

• Follow me on Twitter to make sure you see what trainers I’m wearing each day.

• If you have any trainers you could donate (either on loan or old pairs you’re getting rid of) which are size 9 (ish – I can do anything from 8 to 10) contact me at so I can arrange collection.

• Please, please, please leave comments below! I’m after ideas for mini-challenges, future photoshoots and how I can find enough pairs of trainers!

Dave G


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