Meet the characters

2007-09-06 17:38
A poor miner's son who dreams of doing something great with his life, as well as maybe owning a skateboard. His past plans to design a miniature plastic Jurassic Park, or building an anti-gravity machine didn't pan out, but he continues to have high hopes for himself. He also hopes to avoid working in the mine that his father and forefathers have done for many generations. Vince has really big feet, which means he has big shoes to fill. Even if they're his own.

The loosest cannon on the ship. Loaded with many hair-brained schemes and initiatives, but lacking focus and possibly the talent to be successful. He brings power and misguided advice to the team. He also drives a party bus, so that's pretty cool.

An opinionated local lifeguard with an acute case of hypochondria and insomnia. Once he was old enough to fend for himself, his family moved to Port Elizabeth - to get away from him. He became a lifeguard as it was a profession that gave him maximum control over people, with minimum qualifications.

Daughter of a mining foreman and part-time witch. She first met Vince, our main character, when she was in nursery school. She has quietly loved him ever since. Being a non-evil witch started out as a hobby, but grew into her persona. She spends time making Vince gifts, daydreaming and planning her wedding, which she wants to have in a cave on the beach. Joe
A lonely and heartbroken drifter who has turned to the bottle after a devastating case of heartbreak. He longs for the strong arms of a loving woman and to find a family of sorts. Even if they happen to be a footskating team.

An enigma wrapped in a riddle and sprinkled with nuts. Salvatore left the old country of Italy, and came to South Africa by boat - he was greeted by the wondrous site of Port Elizabeth. Over the years this wildly artistic man has grown more eccentric from the comfort of his home. He spends most of his time watching old movies, analyzing old 8mm footage of his past ballet performances and laughing at the 'News in 60 seconds' for reasons no one would understand. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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