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"My goal in life is to be the person that 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 Wall of Text. (She talks too much.)

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     About the Troper 
A deceptively mild-mannered writer and unrepentant geek, Lady Norbert is known to many as the internet's designated Team Mom. Many of her friends regard her as a real life Mirajane Strauss. Like Mira, she's mostly harmless... but Beware the Silly Ones, because she is an unabashed Mama Bear and, allegedly, terrifying. (Your mileage may vary.) This might have something to do with the fact that she has an awful lot of titles, most of which were given to her by other people.note  She's kind of embarrassed by the 'Empress' thing, though, and would really rather just be called Knight-Commander.

She's kind of addicted to tropes, in case you couldn't tell from all the blue links. Sometimes she wears an Eyepatch of Power on account of being half-blind, but 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 automail. No, we are not making this up.

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

     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 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 The Oak Trail Explorers, inspired by and featuring photographs of her mother's dogs, and is a former member of the staff of Indie Game Magazine.

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 Fanfiction Dot Net owing to space restrictions. note  Currently, she is cluttering up both that site and Archive of Our Own 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 I Just Write the Thing and Writing by the Seat of Your Pants. Her fics which can be found here are:

     Where have I heard that name before? 
People have actually heard of her and this unnerves her sometimes. If you've seen the name online before, it is almost certainly the same person, as 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:

"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."