Mistress V
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Joined 07-24-08, id: 1645361, Profile Updated: 07-28-09
Author has written 18 stories for Hogan's Heroes, StarTrek: The Original Series, StarTrek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: 2009.

I started out on FFN as a writer of Hogan's Heroes stories. It's one of my favorite 60's shows. And since I also love a good spy story, you may find that element in some tales I pen. Lately, I've been dabbling in some fic for the new Star Trek film. It's been interesting, to say the least. I'm one of the original generation (ha!) that saw it when the series premiered (as a little kid). It's mostly day to day scenarios aboard the ship, some adventure, some espionage, what have you. You'll see some elements of TOS in these offerings (slightly different, of course, as befits a different timeline).

My stories tend to be more plot-driven than character-driven, that's just a personal preference of mine. Visual images intrigue me (as in "Memoirs of a Geisha," which I really liked to lose myself in). You might find a look into a story's plot element that was only mentioned in passing--I wonder, "What's THAT about? What's the culture like?" And so on. I also write about O/C's as part of background color; if they are a main character they are NOT a Mary Sue, so do not ask why they don't hook up, geez, with a lead! ;-) I will, on occasion, do an in-depth story on a character and what makes them tick, but it's not one I do often.

I do the odd parody (sometimes with a self insert). That is MEANT to be a parody and is always labelled as such. What you WON'T see from me is a pure angsatathon (there may be some elements here and there to move a story along, but the entire plot isn't one huge funeral dirge weepie), slash (nothing against it but it's not my cup of tea, though well-written grown-up slash is fine to read), stories written solely for a pairing (but that doesn't discount couples appearing in my work), excessively graphic hurt and comfort (if someone is injured, there'a reason for it) or a SQUEE!fest. There are many who specialize in these genres, and I defer to them. I remain true to what I want to write. If you don't like it, so be it. That's part of life.

About me, well, let's see. I am a tail end Baby Boomer--who faced down 50 recently. Yikes! I love classic TV and adore not only HH, but 12 o'Clock High, McHale's Navy, Combat!, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, any espionage (MI, Get Smart, UNCLE, etc), MASH, and all forms of Trek. TV Land and American Life are two channels I am always setting for recording great shows. But I also like all the Law and Order and CSI franchises, too. Favorite authors, in no particular order, Faulkner, Williams, Waugh, Chekhov, Thoreau, Anne Rivers Siddon, Tim Dorsey, Tom Clancy, Shakespeare, Frost and many others. I read quite a bit and visit the library on a regular basis. I also enjoy live theatre.

Background wise, I'm from Los Angeles, a native Cailfornian. Went to UCLA, got my law degree in San Francisco at Golden Gate University, and lived, studied and worked in Europe (the UK, but travelled everywhere) during the 80's. I can state that I saw the Berlin Wall come down live on the BBC news while I was grading essays in my living room, and having seen Checkpoint Charlie just a few years before, that night is one I won't soon forget. I did a great deal of traveling throughout the Eastern Bloc nations (spent not one, but two May Days in Sofia, Bulgaria) so often include that in some of my fic writing. Europe is one of my favorite places, along with Key West, the Southwest USA , San Francisco and Seattle.

I have three beautiful kitty cats who sometimes find their way into my stories. My background is education admninistration (university level). When I have free time, I write, travel, or keep active by kayaking, rollerblading, cycling, riding, whatever. Who says 50 is a death sentence? :-)

I've been writing since about the 5th grade, and have several excellent English teachers who inspired me along the way, to stay curious and never stop learning. To them, thank you. XD.

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The Choice
Kirk has to choose a permanent second officer to replace the departing Gary Mitchell. It's a three horse race so far, or is it? And the Enterprise prepares to receive diplomatic guests for its new assignment. Follows "En Garde". COMPLETE.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,910 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/25/2009 - Published: 7/18/2009 - Complete
Dream a Little Dream reviews
This parody contains adult themes hinted at, i.e SEX so is rated M. Hopefully if you've found it, you will enjoy it. Based loosely on the M*A*S*H episode "Dreams". With a twist or three ;-
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,463 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/15/2009 - Complete
En Garde! reviews
Who says everyday life aboard the *Enterprise* has to be boring? Christine Chapel is settling in and soon finds out she has more in common with her new crewmates than she ever imagined. Especially with the First Officer. COMPLETE.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,416 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/14/2009 - Published: 7/11/2009 - Complete
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden reviews
Kirk, Spock and Chapel embark on an undercover mission with Starfleet agent Commander Gary Mitchell. Their assignment:to solve a puzzling mystery before it threatens the Federation, and to find Christine Chapel's missing fiancee. Rated T. COMPLETE.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 38,023 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/8/2009 - Published: 6/9/2009 - Complete
The School of Hard Knocks reviews
Just a routine day aboard the *Enterprise*, really. Kirk welcomes an old friend to the crew, the ship gets thrown around a little, and Spock ends up in sickbay. A follow-up to "Blue Plate Special" and "Provisions and Personnel". COMPLETE.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,569 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/8/2009 - Complete
The Road Not Taken reviews
Spock Prime meets a very different Christine Chapel.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,004 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Published: 6/4/2009 - Spock Prime - Complete
Blue Plate Special
Newly arrived Lt. Christine Chapel gets an unexpected addition to her lunch---the First Officer. A follow up to "Provisions and Personnel", one shot.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,559 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/31/2009 - Spock - Complete
Provisions and Personnel reviews
It was just supposed to be a routine Starbase layover. For Spock, it was anything but.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,194 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/25/2009 - Spock - Complete
A Soldier's Things reviews
James Kirk is on leave before the *Enterprise* mission begins. He's looking for some stuff to decorate his cabin, but what he discovers is far more interesting. One shot continuation from "Down the Tunnel."
Crossover - Hogan's Heroes & Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,921 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/24/2009 - R. Hogan, J. Kirk - Complete
Down the Tunnel reviews
A mostly Hogan's Heroes one shot, but with a little bit of ST:2009 prequel thrown in for fun. Just a fluffy bit of what-if, really. Enjoy.
Crossover - Hogan's Heroes & Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 699 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/20/2009 - R. Hogan - Complete
What I Know Now reviews
Spock Prime contemplates recent events and ponders the future.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 886 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/13/2009 - Spock Prime, Spock - Complete
Flattery Will Get You Somewhere reviews
Challenge response. Klink's in desperate need of some cheering up so Hogan decides to stage a show. He'll even sing. Only problem is...he can't carry a tune. Meanwhile, what's Klink up to?
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 20,678 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/10/2009 - Published: 4/1/2009 - Complete
Innocence Abroad reviews
Some enchanted evening...you may meet...the boys from barracks two? V and Miss Marple are in for a surprise. One shot companion piece to the fanfic trial series.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,540 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/26/2009 - Complete
Author, Explain Thyself reviews
Torture is torture is torture...or is it? Mistress V is called upon by the HH boys to explain some things. A PARODY, companion to the FanFic Court pieces. Cotains L&O and CSI:NY elements too.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,266 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/25/2009 - Published: 3/23/2009 - Complete
The Caretakers reviews
This is a Quintuple Cross, actually: Primary Hogan's Heroes parody companion to the fanfic trial series and ST:DS9,but some L&O,CSI:NY and CSI:Miami crop up, some TOS and TNG too. IT'S A PARODY: Warning, shameless and blatant self-insert, too. Enjoy.
Crossover - StarTrek: Deep Space Nine & Hogan's Heroes - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,711 - Reviews: 20 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/20/2009 - Published: 3/19/2009 - Complete
Boldly to Go reviews
This is a Star Trek Original Series/Hogan's Heroes crossover. It is rated T to be safe---some violence. Enjoy.
Crossover - StarTrek: The Original Series & Hogan's Heroes - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 16,662 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/23/2008 - Published: 8/14/2008 - Complete
Some Sunny Day reviews
This is a P.S. to my story "I'l Be Seeing You," and takes place in Berlin. A group has gathered for a special occasion and remembers absent friends.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,202 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/12/2008 - Complete
I'll Be Seeing You reviews
It's 1951. Col. Robert Hogan is based near Washington, D.C., serving in the newly forming U.S. Air Force. It's a time of espionage, intrigue and change. But is something missing from his life? A what if look ahead. MILDLY adult as noted. COMPLETE.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 33,643 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/7/2008 - Published: 7/26/2008 - Complete