Thanks for the autobio, jaderook! I've always been intrigued by your moniker here, and perhaps you'd like to explain it? You can always PM me if you don't want to divulge too much..
It's kind of lame, really. I've used this handle for years (although, I've recently started using one that plays off of my real name). At one time, I wanted to learn how to be a better chess player (I'm terrible). A friend of mine (who was actually ranked) took it upon himself to try and teach me some strategy and we started playing on-line. There was this jade chess set I wanted (and never got) and I started using the name jaderook. I'm still a terrible chess player.
Next, there was soemthign else that intrigued me..
So, who was this character? Where can someone get more information? I head up several youth groups at my parish, and some kids might be interested in looking this up...
Thnaks, and a belated welcome to the forum!
It was a Harry Potter fanfic and the author has a fascinating live journal that I discovered later on. http://logospilgrim.com/
Thanks for the welcome!