My name is Jasper Sharkson. I am a sailor's son, and his name is James Ice. My mom died when I was born, or so Pap said. She left me just one thing. An aquamarine ring, that my pa says I must always wear on my finger. I don't know why, but that's what he wants. I must always make sure to do what he wants, or he whips me. I saved money to buy myself an aged laptop with internet, so I can blog. I blog so I can feel as though I am talking to someone.