If you see someone named Karalora anywhere on the Web, it's me. Say hi!

[[AC:Vital Statistics:]]
* Age: 40
* Occupation: Data entry flunky
* Location: San Fernando Valley, California

[[AC:Obsessive Fandoms:]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' hasn't grabbed me as much for some reason.
* {{Literature/Discworld}}
* DisneyAnimatedCanon and [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks theme parks]].
* Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld. See below.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. New best show ever? New. Best. Show. '''Ever.'''

[[AC:Lesser Fandoms:]]
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles.'' I'm current on the books and have seen about half the first season of the TV series. The books are better. Jim Butcher has obviously put a lot of thought into his UrbanFantasy.
* Franchise/IndianaJones. It helps that back in 1995, Disney and George Lucas went ahead and [[{{Crossover}} crossed it over]] with the Disney theme parks for me.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''. I would be more into it, but [[YaoiFangirl the rest of the fandom]] only seems to be interested in [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean one thing]].
* VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda.

[[AC:Fading Fandoms:]]
* {{Anime}}, sadly enough. (I think I started to lose interest a few years ago when it went mainstream and suddenly the local shopping center was filled with middle-school [[{{Naruto}} Narutards]].) I still have fond memories of the series I used to be into, however, and am often willing to hold forth on ''FushigiYuugi'', ''TheSlayers'', and ''Anime/VisionOfEscaflowne.'' But not [[NeonGenesisEvangelion Eva]]. ''Never'' [[NeonGenesisEvangelion Eva]].
** And now after several false starts, ''Main/AxisPowersHetalia'' is starting to grow on me, so who knows what the future may hold?
* Franchise/HarryPotter. I think my enthusiasm started to run out around the time Book 6 was published. So much fanfare for so little reward...

[[AC:Tropes Proposed, Launched, Named, Extensively Edited, Or Otherwise Heavily Contributed To:]]

What? I don't have time to keep track of all that!
I also write [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1077755/Karalora fanfiction]]. In fact, I wrote [[Fanfic/CrownsOfTheKingdom this fanfic.]] I have also written more individual ScandinaviaAndTheWorld fics than any other person in existence, that I know of:

* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7036421/1/The-Prank-War "The Prank War"]]--Denmark pisses off Sweden, who retaliates. Suddenly they are locked in an escalating battle of nasty tricks and practical jokes, while the rest of the Nordics smile and nod and prepare to pick up the pieces.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7233803/1/Spooky-Brew "Spooky Brew"]]--The Beer Ghost gets into a closed-down brewery and manages to grow to enormous size and develop all manner of beer-themed powers. The Nordics must depower and capture it before it can propagate itself and take over the world with an army of Beer Ghosts!
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7596498/1/Advent-Calendar-A-SatW-Christmas-Story "Advent Calendar: A SatW Christmas Story"]]--Originally published daily in the season leading up to Christmas 2011. Samiland--who is SantaClaus in the [=SatW=] universe--disappears on the eve of December. Turns out he's been kidnapped by ('''BUM BUM BUM''') Nazi Germany, who wants to [[BadSanta usurp his position]] and use the power of Christmas magic to make his own dreams of world domination come true. The Nordics band together with the other Arctic nations--America, Canada, and Russia--to take down the would-be dictator and [[SavingChristmas save Christmas]] for everyone!
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7748197/1/The-Most-Important-Question-of-Our-Time "The Most Important Question of Our Time"]]--[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Which pony]] ''is'' best pony, anyway?
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7895101/1/In-Favor-of-Birth-Control "In Favor of Birth Control"]]--Finland and Sister Sweden try to have sex. While babysitting.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8038137/1/Creature-Features "Creature Features"]]--When Austria's latest lab experiment escapes, how does the MadScientist of Europe manage to catch it? Why, he spikes three unsuspecting countries' beer with a mutating agent to [[BalefulPolymorph gradually transform them into animals]] unless they manage to FindTheCure, of course! Chupacabras may or may not be involved.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8286968/1/Locks "Locks"]]--A serious one for a change, based on the illustration [[http://satwcomic.com/white-slave "White Slave."]] Norway is MadeASlave while traveling in North Africa and must cope with not only the brutal physical conditions he is subjected to, but the gradual erosion of his psyche. How much will be left of him by the time Denmark raises the money for his release?
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8576789/1/Clash-of-the-Daredevils-North-Vs-South "Clash of the Daredevils: North vs. South!"]]--Once upon a time, there were the 2012 Summer Olympics. But who cares? [[CoolVsAwesome Australia and Iceland]] are going toe-to-toe to see who's the bigger {{Badass}}!
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9387964/1/Love-Isn-t-Blind-Just-Near-Sighted "Love Isn't Blind, Just Near-Sighted"]]--In A.D. Umpteen-Umpty-Ump, [[ZeroWing war was beginning]]...and there's a new player on Sweden's team, and wouldn't he and Sweden just make the ''perfect'' couple?
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9537925/1/How-We-Roll-Up-North "How We Roll Up North"]]--High fantasy! Sword and sorcery! Menacing monsters! Is it an AU? Nah...the Nordics are playing DungeonsAndDragons! But the events of the game might have repercussions back in meatspace...
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9954272/1/Christmas-Crossover-Crisis "Christmas Crossover Crisis!"]]--One Christmas Eve, Sweden runs into a young man in a Santa suit, soaking wet and suffering from hypothermia. Meanwhile, in [[AxisPowersHetalia another dimension]], Santa's gone missing...
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10912798/1/Walking-on-Water "Walking on Water"]]--Did you know Finland invented ice skates? Neither did Sweden...
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11948332/1/Love-Peace-and-Giant-Hamster-Wheels "Love, Peace, and Giant Hamster Wheels"]]--A tribute to the ''real'' winning act of Eurovision 2016.
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12358802/1/Nevertheless-She-Persisted "Nevertheless, She Persisted"]]--A reflection on the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and its aftermath. Not funny, but maybe a little bit uplifting? We hope?

In addition to which, I was a player in both Roleplay/ArimnaesHappyFunTimePowerHour and Roleplay/TheShadowOfGreed.
'''This troper displays examples of the following tropes:'''

* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BookWorm
* BrainyBrunette
* CrazyCatLady (with only one cat, no less)
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow (brown)
* DeadpanSnarker
* HartmanHips
* KindheartedCatLover
* LargeHam
* MamaBear
* TheMedic: Her first time on Ventrilo, she told {{Tropers/Ironeye}} how to treat his fever.
* {{Meganekko}}
* MostCommonSuperpower
* StoutStrength (yeah...she's kind of fleshy all over)
* TeamMom
* ValleyGirl (geographically, anyway)

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