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

A page about Lady Norbert, or Laura Klotz, 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 recently summarized by a Tumblr user as "Her Most Serene Imperial Highness, Lady Norbert, Empress of the Internet, Knight-Commander of the Knights of Fandom, and Official Unofficial Mother of Everybody."[[/note]]

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 revealed to be female]]. In fact, she's been using the name as her internet handle [[LongRunner since 1999]].

[[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, a blog, and a (currently inactive) WebSerialNovel called ''Literature/TheGraystoneSaga'', 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. She is also 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 2013, she's written close to a million words of the stuff - probably more when you realize that some of her earliest fics were taken off of 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 the site with more than thirty stories; a link to her profile, for the curious, is 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. 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)
* ''FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}}'' (the ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' cartoon) - notable for being the first page about one of her stories that was made by someone else (thanks, @/BookwormGal!)


[[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]]. 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]]
* [[http://zelda.wikia.com/ The Zeldapedia]], [[http://elderscrolls.wikia.com The Elder Scrolls Wiki]], [[http://fma.wikia.com 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
* ''Website/IndieGameMagazine'' (real name again), where she formerly reviewed video games and wrote articles about the gaming industry

One other thing: [[UrbanLegendOfZelda It's rumored]] that she's possibly affiliated with some [[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder underground subversive group]], but [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial there is nothing to substantiate such claims]] and [[BlatantLies she begs you will contradict the gossip should you hear it mentioned]].