Alright, ds106 community.  Just wanted to give a formal announcement that the Mafia will be shutting its doors as of this week.  It’s been a great semester and a good time working with and getting to know everyone.  At least, everyone’s internet personalities.  Thanks for everything and good luck to all! – CWalk aka… Read more »


Closing Time…

The case of “findNoirCat” has finally come to a close.  It came to a screeching halt when I had the realization that we had never looked in the one place no one though she would be… Jump on our website for the latest information and to see  how the case shakes out! LINK BELOW Welcome to… Read more »



The Mafia has spotted the cunning NoirCat in downtown Fredericksburg earlier this week.  I was inside Benny’s pizza getting one of those Chicken Bacon Ranch slices (actually I got 2, because I’m a boss) and one of my fellow members snapped a pic of what appeared to be NoirCat strolling on the other side of… Read more »


Without deviation, progress is not possible…

This week, I deviated from updating on the progress of the case we have been working on this week.  Clients wanted updates by Wednesday of this past week, but I have been so busy trying to tie up lose ends and following leads that it just wasn’t possible.           Needless to… Read more »


Get with the program

  Just registered my agency with the head agents on the Noir106 site.  You should probably do this ASAP if your agency has any hope of keeping up. Just a heads up, or maybe a warning.  Take it how you please. – Vinny D


Only a fool would skip work in April

So, Week 11 is up.   I completed two daily creates this week. Below are the assignments that I completed:  What the hell is a Rhinoroo? The Economy’s Taking a Dump What a Pinteresting Thought… Here is the comments I made this week (these are the one’s I could find, I made plenty more): It wasn’t… Read more »


What a pinteresting thought..

Every now and then I hop on Pinterest to get some ideas.  Ideas for cars, gifts for the mob, family vacations, new toys and also the private jet I’m looking into.  You can check out my board below! Vinny D is everywhere, you can even find him on Pinterest!  He made his own board… Read more »


The economy’s taking a dump

In honor of our booming economy here in Brooklyn, I thought I would grace everyone with an updated copy of my resume.  Anyone and everyone with half a brain would hire me to work at their place.  I’ve done it all and can do it all! Devilish good looks and excellent customer service? Psh… might… Read more »


What the hell is a Rhinoroo?

Saw this guy when I was on a hunting trip with my Mafia brothers in South Africa last summer.  The guide said it was called a Rhinoroo?  Don’t ask me, I have no idea what that is and I don’t want to know how it happened… I couldn’t eat for the rest of the trip… Read more »


Creative mind at work here…

Only 2 daily creates this week..  but in no way am I complaining.  The streets keep me busy, so keeping up with this internet stuff is the last thing on my list. Anyway, here ya go:   First, I made Black a Happy Birthday Card.  She deserves it, and I hope she had a good… Read more »

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    Week 3 is IN THE BAG

    For week 3, we were assigned a wide array of different work to complete.   Watching different facets of film noir was the key piece.  This was my favorite part of the week’s work.  As I have mentioned in previous write up posts, I have been trying to get into different Noir type movies prior… Read more »

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    Crime and Despair

    Killer’s Kiss was quite interesting.  The film revolves around Davey Gordon (Jamie Smith), a 29 year old welterweight New York boxer in the end of his career, and his relationship with a dancer and her violent employer.  The essence of Noir is presented exceptionally well in this film given the different camera angles and lighting effects…. Read more »

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    Notes for a Mobster

    This assignment was pulled from the Assignment Bank and is titled, “Post-it Notes and Grocery Lists!” The idea was to use your character and create post it notes that your character would likely create.  My character, being a mobster, is a hardened man in the streets.  At home, he is a family man.  He loves his… Read more »

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    Married to the Mob.

    If you were to approach Vinny D and ask him, “What’s in Your Bag?“, it might be the last questions you ever ask.  Or you may get an honest answer.  Either way, it should come as no surprise that Vinny keeps things simple.  He doesn’t carry a bag; what kind of man would that make… Read more »

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    Visuals and Storytelling go hand in hand.

    I, myself, am not an everyday photographer.  I do happen to be married to one though, so I am well versed in the patience and persistence it takes to getting the perfect shot.  This can be especially important when trying to portray a certain message or genre, such as Noir. When I am trying to… Read more »

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    FIFA 15.. Re-imagined

    Fifa 15.. Re-imagined is one of our Visual Assignments from the Assignment Bank titled “Honest Game Cover”.  Honest Game Cover tells you to pick a random video game and give it a new or “honest” title of what the game really is.  Here is my interpretation of FIFA-15 for Xbox One: I know, it’s quite funny…. Read more »

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    Alternate Ending to.. “The Killers”

    “I can’t stand to think about him waiting in the room and knowing he’s going to get it.  It’s too damned awful.” “Well,” said George, “you better not think about it.”  In walks a strange character, almost looks to be like he is working with Al and Max; with his pressed shirt and dark black… Read more »

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    What a week.

    WOW.  This class is certainly demanding.  The assignments are quite fun though, to say the least.  I had a great time with the daily creates as well as the writing assignments.  I also really enjoyed the noir readings.  Check out my blog post with my reaction to those readings here! DAILY CREATES Friday, it was our… Read more »

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    This assignment was to create a haiku using a picture.  This picture is also featured on my flickr website, so checkout my profile! This picture is of me on a friend’s motocross track.  It was much nicer that day than it is now.  Motocross has been a part of my life for fifteen years.  Ever since I… Read more »

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    Inside the mind of a household tool.

    When I saw the writing assignment “monologue of a household tool”, I knew this assignment was meant for me.  There wasn’t a day that went by when I was growing up that my father didn’t have one of us messing with some sort of tool around the house.  I can’t say I am too upset about… Read more »