->''"My goal in life is to be the person that [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]] believed I could be."''

A page about Lady Norbert, or whatever she's calling herself today. Apologies for the length of the page, but the folders will keep it from being a WallOfText. (She talks too much.)


[[folder: About the Troper]]
A [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse deceptively mild-mannered]] writer and [[ProudToBeAGeek unrepentant geek]], Lady Norbert is known to many as the internet's designated TeamMom. Many of her friends regard her as a {{real life}} [[Manga/FairyTail Mirajane Strauss]]. Like Mira, she's mostly harmless... but BewareTheSillyOnes, because she is an unabashed MamaBear and, allegedly, ''terrifying''. ([[{{YMMV}} Your mileage may vary]].) This might have something to do with the fact that she has [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard an awful lot of titles]], most of which were given to her by other people.[[note]]These were most neatly summarized by a Tumblr user as "Her Most Serene Imperial Highness, Lady Norbert, Empress of the Internet, Knight-Commander of the Blog/KnightsOfFandom, and Official Unofficial Mother of Everybody."[[/note]] She's kind of embarrassed by the 'Empress' thing, though, and would really rather just be called [[JustTheFirstCitizen Knight-Commander]].

She's kind of [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife addicted to tropes]], in case you couldn't tell from all the {{blue link}}s. Sometimes she wears an EyepatchOfPower on account of being half-blind, but [[MetalGearSolid she has one good eye and she can still fire a gun]]. Also, due to a childhood car accident, she is partially constructed out of [[FullmetalAlchemist automail]]. No, [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer we are not making this up]].

As you may have guessed, she did indeed [[MeaningfulName name herself]] after the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragon]] from ''HarryPotter''. However, she would also like to go on record as stating that she chose the name ''before'' [[SamusIsAGirl Norbert]] was [[AccidentallyAccurate revealed to be female]]. In fact, she's been using the name as her internet handle [[LongRunner since 2000]].

[[folder: About the Author]]
When she's not online, Lady Norbert has published a few things under her real name. In addition to a drawer full of freelance magazine and newspaper articles, she is co-author of the children's book ''[[http://tinyurl.com/pipthemouse Pip the Mouse and His Magical Christmas]]'', based on a holiday tradition local to her home region in eastern Pennsylvania. She is also the solo author of a series of children's books called ''[[https://www.facebook.com/OakTrailExplorers The Oak Trail Explorers]]'', inspired by and featuring photographs of her mother's dogs, and is a former member of the staff of ''Website/IndieGameMagazine''.

To the internet community, though, she's still better known as Lady Norbert, author of a whole lot of fanfic. As of summer 2017, she's written well over a million words of the stuff - probably more when you realize that some of her earliest fics were taken off of Website/FanfictionDotNet owing to space restrictions. [[note]]Back when she was new at the game, FFN had no chaptering feature ''and'' placed a limit on the number of fics an individual author was allowed to host on the site, so a few of her OldShame pieces are lost to us. Probably for the best.[[/note]] Currently, she is cluttering up both that site and Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn with more than thirty stories; links to her profiles, for the curious, are farther down the page.

She likes to talk about her fics perhaps a bit too much, which is why several of them have pages on this site (well, that and her troping addiction), but she doesn't mean to be self-indulgent - she just has entirely too much fun. She begs the reader not to give her too much credit, however, because she is the living embodiment of both IJustWriteTheThing and WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants. Her fics which can be found here are:

* ''FanFic/ThePrivateDiaryOfElizabethQuatermain'' (''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'')
* ''FanFic/TilTheSunGrowsCold and the Stars Grow Old'' (''TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'')
* ''FanFic/ShadowAndRose'' (''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'')
* ''FanFic/ElementalChessTrilogy'' (''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'')
* ''FanFic/TheBankCalledYourRealityCheckBounced'' (a ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' and ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' crossover)
* ''The [[FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]]'' series (the ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' cartoon) - notable for being the first page about one of her stories that was made by someone else (thanks, @/BookwormGal!)
* The ''Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge'' series (''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition)''
* The ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'' series (coauthored with one of her closest friends, also based on ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''... sort of)


[[folder: Where have I heard that name before?]]
People have actually [[BigNameFan heard of her]] and this unnerves her sometimes. If you've seen the name online before, it is almost certainly the same person, as [[SecretIdentityIdentity there's only one of her and she's it]]. (The one exception is {{Twitter}}, where someone else took the handle.) Most likely you would have seen her in one of the following places:

* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~ladynorbert Fan Fiction dot Net]]
* [[http://archiveofourown.org/users/LadyNorbert/works Archive of Our Own]]
* [[http://ladynorbert.deviantart.com deviantART]], although she's rarely active there
* [[http://zelda.wikia.com/ The Zeldapedia]], [[http://elderscrolls.wikia.com The Elder Scrolls Wiki]], [[http://fma.wikia.com The Fullmetal Alchemist Wiki]], and other Wikia.com pages
* [[http://ladynorbert.livejournal.com LiveJournal]]
* [[http://www.fullmetal-alchemist.com/forums/index.php?act=idx The Fullmetal Alchemist Forums]]
* [[http://ladynorbert.tumblr.com Tumblr]], which she joined only to discover she had an InstantFanClub
** The Blog/KnightsOfFandom, where she hangs out with several members of said InstantFanClub to fight cyberbullying and {{squee}} about things
** [[http://sunny-stories.tumblr.com Sunny Stories]], the internet's only home for a very specific rare pair OTP from ''Franchise/DragonAge''; she is the captain of this ship, and will be promoted to admiral once she gets a big enough hat
* ''Website/IndieGameMagazine'' (under her real name), where she formerly reviewed video games and wrote articles about the gaming industry
* Most recently, a Powerpoint she created about the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' series caught the attention of the games' developer, Eipix, who [[ApprovalOfGod sought her permission]] to use it as actual social media marketing, thereby pretty much making her entire week; they interact with her regularly on Facebook and Twitter, and have further boosted her ego with the honorary title of "[[BigNameFan North American Vice-President of Fairytale Detection]]"

''"I am the Adoptive Mother of the Internet. I couldn't have my own children, so I took everyone else's on a loaner basis. I can't help you pay for college, but if you need someone to remind you that you are loved and valued, I'll be there."''