Because I did like that cafe drabble I wrote for you I’m picking Fairy Tail Cafe AU!
Mystogan comes in every day at the same time, at Mira’s lunch...
My little sister thought that if she gave me a kiss while I was whistling, it would grant her the power to whistle too.
This is good and smart and I like it. I’d never thought before...
Q: Are you ‘the’ Lady Norbert?
A: I will never stop being confused by this question, which I honestly do get asked. As far as I know, there’s only one of me and I’m it, so yes. People have actually heard of me and this scares me a little sometimes.
Q: So that’s you on TV Tropes/Fanfiction.net/LiveJournal/insert other website name here?
A: Yes. You can view my affiliations page for a partial list of places where I can be found on the web.
Q: What are those pictures at the top of your Tumblr?
A: That banner leads to the Capture Greater Lehigh Valley photo contest. Those are miniature versions of some of the photos I have contributed to the project. If you have a few minutes to browse my offerings, I’d love your votes. Might help me get published!
Q: Is it true you wrote a book?
A: Yes. Not my first and won’t be my last, either.
Q: Why do you say you have automail? What is automail?
A: Automail is something from Fullmetal Alchemist. In the world of that manga/anime, automail is the term for mechanical body parts that replace missing limbs; the title character has an automail arm and leg to replace the ones he lost during a complicated ritual. I don’t have missing body parts, thankfully, but I do have metal rods fused to my spine on account of a childhood car accident. I call it automail because it makes me feel like I’ve got some kind of superpower rather than the hindrance that it can really be.
Q: Are you named after Norbert the dragon from Harry Potter?
A: Yes. I’ve been using this name online since 1999, which long predates the revelation that Norbert the dragon actually was a girl; I tacked Lady onto the front of the name to clarify my own gender. You can imagine I laughed myself silly reading the seventh book. It’s a little egotistical of me, I admit, but I did actually write to J.K. Rowling once and mention that I use this name; so while I don’t know for sure that she ever even read my letter, I like to pretend that she made Norbert a girl just for me.
Q: Do you ever write anything under your real name?
A: Funnily enough, yes. Visit my non-Tumblr blog and you can find out more about that.
Q: Why are you “the adoptive mother of the internet”?
A: Because I have lost count of the number of people on the ‘net who call me Mom. I don’t have children of my own, unless you count my cats, and I like to think that this was by design - I wouldn’t have the time or the energy to give my attention and affections to young people online, many of whom seem to really need it, if I had my own younglings to look after. Instead, I’m the internet’s resident dispenser of virtual hugs, advice (hopefully good), encouragement, and the occasional scolding. My goddaughter Kristie (see below) says that I’m the real-life Molly Weasley, and she’s probably right.
Q: Why are you the Empress of Fandom?
A: That’s a very good question and the truth is that I don’t really know. Here’s what I can tell you: one night, two of my followers were both saying that they’d like to be ‘queen of fanfiction’ someday. My comment was that either of them would make a good queen, and my only request was that whichever one ended up with the title please give me a little grand duchy of my own, “since I’ve been at this longer than most of you and I’d like to retire in glory.” It was levymcgrdn who responded by saying that as far as she was concerned, I was an empress above any of them. I expected it to be a one-off sort of joke, but it somehow became a bit of a meme among my followers (partly due to the machinations of my beloved goddaughter, thequeenbeegeek, who even went so far as to buy me a tiara). In any case, this led to the formation of the Knights of Fandom, which I don’t think is necessarily a bad thing.
Also, that tiara makes a very functional headband when worn the wrong way.
Other questions? Go ahead and ask.