For one of my character assignments, I chose the Create Your Own Character assignment. Although, instead of creating your own character as the assignment suggests, I chose to elaborate a bit on my main man Vinny D! In order to meet some of this weeks criteria, I chose to collaborate Vinny’s story with that of “Johnny Corner Pocket”. Johnny Corner Pocket is Landon Epperly’s character, and Vin has a problem with Mr. Corner Pocket.
Appearance: Vincenzo “Vinny D” DeMartino is a tall, handsome man. His charm kills all of the ladies, although he is extremely dedicated to his wife. He has your typical Italian complexion and hair/eye color (as he was born and raised in Sicily, Italy). His hair is always slicked back fresh, and he has even coined his own haircut called “The Vin”. He’s always got the strap on him, but you’d never know it under his Armani suit. Armani is an everyday suit, because Vinny is ALWAYS dressed to impress.
Likes: Vinny not only likes, but LOVES his family. His beautiful wife and children are what keeps Vin motivated throughout the day. But, there is nothing Vin loves more than the Italian Mafia. When he was born into the Mafia, it became the most beloved thing in his life from day one.
Dislikes: Vinny D hates, with a passion, a man by the name of Johnny Corner Pocket. This man is a ladies man, and always hits on Vin’s wife in public. Johnny’s laid back attitude really puts Vin over the edge. But he’s a nobody to the Mafia, so there is no reason to cause unwanted attention over a selfish emotion.
Personality: Vinny D can either be your best friend, or your worst enemy; this being in your own eyes. Vin has a standard emotion around everyone but those he loves. These loves are either his family, or Mafia brothers, and everyone else is basically just “there” to him. His smile, friendliness and confidence can make anyone feel like a friend. On the inside, Vin is an animal waiting to be unleashed. He’s got a way about him that makes any outsider trust him. He’s smooth, witty and unusually clever. He dropped out of high school after his Junior year, but don’t let that fool you. He is one of the smartest (especially street smart) people there is.
Place in the World: Vinny knows just as anyone that knows him does, that he has one place and one place only in the world; THE MAFIA. Although one sees the mafia as just killing, drugs, etc., there is much more to it than that. There is an exceptionally strong importance of family with this group, and he is no slouch when it comes to that. Vinny is a father that is always there, and he does anything to protect his family.
This assignment is worth 5 stars.