|Reviews for The Horrors of Mpreg|
| SMR 5/23/13 . chapter 1
YES! YES! You have perfectly expressed my feelings on the subject! You are awesome!
| demorgorgon 4/12/13 . chapter 1
MARRY ME please you win the internet
| Guest 4/8/13 . chapter 1
Actually, it has been proven by scientist that a male human can, indeed, carry a baby. The question though is whether or not the male can carry the baby to full term and give birth without the cost of his life. You might want to try and do a little more research before you bash.
P.S. If I recall the GRs correctly, non story content isn't allowed. Reported.
| dragondrivestory 2/20/13 . chapter 1
When I got done reading this I thought maybe you could have been writing this as a satirical piece because hey, in my mind how can any self-respecting author of fiction run around intentionally bashing on something others might enjoy. I mean, hey, I dislike (no I think hate is a better word) Twilight, but I would never openly bash Twilight fans or say that Stephanie Meyer is a horrible human being. Those are my opinions, and do you know where my opinions belong? To myself unless someone actually asks for them because there ARE people who like it and they have as much right to like sparkly Vampires who can knock up women with one-hundred year old dead sperm as I have a right to enjoy the fictional concept that a man got knocked up.
I have news for you and it's this, everyone here is a writer. Whether they write in English, Spanish or pure gibberish or they write about blue two-foot werewolves or men who somehow have a uterus they have as much right as you do to write about topics that they enjoy. However I don't know that many writers who have the self-loathing, egotistical sense that you do to approach people who have nothing to do with you and attempt to slap them in the face.
As an mPreg writer myself I fully admit to a few things. One, I am a female IRL and I am proud of it. Two, I do find the idea of male pregnancy to be a very unique and creative source for writing that not many enjoy. Three, I put a lot of thought and research into what I write while still trying to keep the fantasy edge that people want. By your definition most of my work is indeed hermPreg, but I do more than just claim that Tyler has all the bits and gets knocked up. Do I think that more mPreg writers should put more effort into their stories? Perhaps. But as a self-respecting author I cannot deny anyone the right to write about what they enjoy so long as it does not touch on the topic of pedophilia (as that is illegal in most cases). So if someone wants to write that Jack got knocked up by his boyfriend and had the baby three weeks later, hey, that's their right and if I don't like it then I don't have to read it.
That's alright though, not everyone has the sense that I do, that most writers on this website do. Some people like you have to fart out of their mouths and try to badmouth other people to make themselves feel important and that's ok, that's perfectly fine because at the end of the day all you did was put some pretty words on a page that had your opinion. My only issue with this is that it's on a fiction website, for fiction and that it's attempting to insult and demean other writers for what they enjoy.
In conclusion, I'm hardly insulted. All I see here is a pompous person who wants attention and who got it from me and a few other people. So you got what you were after, and I know that whether I'm insulting or praising you, you're going to feel as if you won. This message is as much to my fellow writers as it is to you. Write what you love, and never care what someone says because a true artist will work with topics that not everyone will enjoy because at the end of the day you have expressed yourself in one way or another.
| HoodedCat 1/15/13 . chapter 1
To a man, the process of bearing and delivering a child look(s?) disgusting and painful – the body is literally stretched and physically altered into a seemingly unnatural state, accompanied by screams and blood and pain.
huh? I always thought its the same for women...but I haven't tried it out... yet XD
Ps: usually i love to read other opinions but your essay was really over the top - not funny at all -.-'
| anon 1/14/13 . chapter 1
Potential solution from wikipedia:
Robert Winston, a pioneer of in-vitro fertilization, told London's Sunday Times that "male pregnancy would certainly be possible" by having an embryo implanted in a man's abdomen – with the placenta attached to an internal organ such as the bowel – and later delivered by Caesarean section. Ectopic implantation of the embryo along the abdominal wall, and resulting placenta growth would, however, be very dangerous and potentially fatal for the host, and is therefore unlikely to be studied in humans. Gillian Lockwood, medical director of Midland Fertility Services, a British fertility clinic, noted that the abdomen is not designed to separate from the placenta during delivery, hence the danger of an ectopic pregnancy. "The question is not 'Can a man do it?'" stated bioethicist Glenn McGee. "It’s ’If a man does have a successful pregnancy, can he survive it?’"
| Suspender Shorts 1/11/13 . chapter 1
I find your opinion completely insulting.
...I don't know where to start; your essay was excellent, but rude. When you're writing an essay, here's a few things to think about:
1. Do not insult your viewers, do not insult other writers. Just because people write or read it doesn't mean they're stupid. I can't think of anyone who could possibly say 'ZOMG, MEN CAN HAVE BABIES?!' right after they read an M-preg story. WE'RE NOT STUPID.
2. Think things out a little more. Female-to-male Transgender people CAN become pregnant while still viewing themselves as MEN. Try be a little less insensitive.
3. Your first line was completely horrible- while you might think M-preg is an awful thing in the world of Fanfiction and Fictionpress, why the hell did you say 'Mary Sue'? Why not rape? Paedophilia? Incest? OR would you rather read a fic on a paedophilic father wanting to rape his daughter than an OC male having a baby? Honestly. And there are actually rather NICE fanfics including OC's.
4. I wouldn't go on so easily to say that the people who write and read M-preg is all Female. For one thing I actually have a close friend WHO IS A GUY that actually doesn't CARE about stories of men having babies. Yes, yes, those who write it might be a woman who is reaching out with some maternal instinct. But remember, very few people are going to have some sadistic want to watch their male character go through birth. I'd remember to talk about the majority, not the minority.
5. IT'S ALL FICTION. Notice the website. 'FanFICTION'. 'FICTIONpress'. Everyone is allowed to write what they want, so long as it doesn't insult anyone. And yes, you MAY find M-preg insulting, but I'm sure that in every story summary, there will be a warning that says in big bold letters 'WARNING: YAOI, M-PREG'. JK Rowling wrote about moving staircases, she wrote about wands, she wrote about Wizards and witches- are you going to go an rant about how that is physically impossible? I don't mean to sound impatient or angry, but the thought makes me so irritated that people aren't allowed to write about their fantasies, so long as it isn't about some old dude raping some child.
6. I will remind you, the people who write M-preg are most probably not idiots. I think they know that biological men can't have babies.
7. When you're using examples, don't use Naruto. Freaking hell, if the character can hold a nine tailed fox inside of him, I think he can grow a baby as well.
Your use of words is commendable, maybe you should use your vocabulary in more creative ways. I would also tell you that you are a bit of a know-it-all? Maybe a bit too confident for our want? Yes, yes, your writing is amazing, but please don't use your superiority over us and tell us what is disgusting and morally questionable. Also, don't tell us what to write and what not to write.
I think on a site like this, we are allowed to have some freedom.
Bravo on you being so forward about it- I do credit your confidence.
| Tony 1/7/13 . chapter 1
Since no one else seems to have pointed this out but mpreg actually be traced to Norse mythology where the god Loki becomes pregnant multiple times. These myths were widely accepted by the Norse people and they did understand that normal men couldn't become pregnant.
Also as to your first point of mpreg being because the "female mindset" and thinking that couples need to have a baby is flawed. I know plenty of women who do not ever want a child or who want to adopt that like mpreg and are in a loving relationship.
There is also films where it isn't like Alien and there is no fear other than what would be natural for a new parent. One is Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito's Junior.
The rest of the problems with your essay are addressed in other reviews.
| Chained Queen 1/2/13 . chapter 1
Thank you for a sensible and readable essay on why mpreg can't happen.
| VanCannibal 12/27/12 . chapter 1
You do understand what fiction is, correct? I'm pretty positive I know that the female and male bodies don't have the same structure as one another. To even assume that people who read or are fans of MPreg, most likely don't know that males don't have ovaries, vaginas and etc. etc. is ignorant. They enjoy reading something different for a change, and it's a whole new thing to explore. I doubt anyone would stop writing just because of someone's rage novel. Given there are multiple flaws, people tend to ignore them. There are flaws in everything. If you're against something, then so be it. Don't ruin it for the rest of us by being an inconsiderate asshole. Your existence is as irrelevant as this "persuasive essay".
| Critique 10/25/12 . chapter 1
Here's something a writer must always keep in mind: Albeit that getting your views out there and saying what's on your mind is a-okay, attacking the readers, your readers, is not. A persuasive essay is meant to persuade, not degrade a subculture, sub genre or another way of life. There's a complete difference between persuading and degrading.
My whole opinion on Mpreg is this: I'm an Mpreg fan. I just find it appealing; however, I'm very aware that men in real life cannot, and probably never will, be able to carry a child themselves... lest there be some gigantic medical breakthrough. To imply that other Mpreg fans are ignorant is rather assuming and generalizing. I'm incredibly sure that there are smart people out there who write or read this sub genre of fiction. And, yes, I will use the argument that it is fantasy, fiction. If someone says, "Oh, my gosh, I can't believe that happened in such-and-such movie!" then it's pretty safe to reply, "Well, it's because it was in the script."
That is all I will say. I believe it is good to keep in mind that any sort of essay should steer clear of attacking its reader. That's basically a general rule, actually. Keep on writing!
| freddyburn 10/5/12 . chapter 1
Firstly, let me just say, anything that is in this review is just for constructive critism. I don't mean offence.
Seondly, having read the reviews already given, I won't tell you the whole "this is fantasy" thing, which is all mpreg is.
My bigegst concern is your first line. You say that mpreg **quote**is one of the scourges of the fanfiction world, second only to the Mary Sue.**end quote**
That made me cringe. Dont get me wrong, I do hate Mary-Sues, truly. But there are worst things out there. Rape, for one. I saw that mentioned in one or two reviews, and I agree. That would/should bump Mary-Sues off the top of your list, in my opinion. Especially since in many stories it results in "love." Now that is a truly discusting and morally questionable subject, and one that makes me feel, well, sick. Even if it "happens" there is bound to be those who question, but that never happens in fanfiction. It's like Edward Cullen fans not seeing that he is a stalker.
Another concern of time is that you are making assumptions about people- mainly their education levels. I have read mpreg stories. Is my knowledge of biology flawed? Not in my opinion. I know biology, I passed it with a high grade. I know about sex and how the species is continued.
You have a great command of the English language. Magnificent in fact, and far be it from me to stand in the way of free speech, but, the way you state assumptions (see above) as fact- I feel you are noot doing yourself justice. You are turning people away and they may not be inclined to listen to/read your works in future. I feel that is a shame
| Duudddeeee 9/28/12 . chapter 1
All your work is straight fiction. You attacking mpreg or slash in general?
| Hiss-meow 9/28/12 . chapter 1
Maybe you feel threatened by the idea of men having love babies out their bottoms lol. This is like a schizophrenic rant from the mind of a girl who thinks having babies is a woman's only contribution. And to have that taken away caused a mind meltdown. It's fiction honey, that means make believe. I don't particularly care one way or the other so long as it's written to be believeable within the author's intended universe. Besides, as you yourself said, it's women writing for women (yes there are some exceptions) and if that's what gets their target audience reviewing or on the edge of their sleep then haven't they done their job as the author? Using all the right spelling and big words doesn't make this more than a desperate attempt to seem right and put other aspiring minds down. Grow up.
| Brian.Ethan.THeodore - Beth 8/24/12 . chapter 1
hahahaha, geez. what size stick have u got rammed up ur ass? u just start ranting about mpreg just cus u dont like it or cos u dont understand it but who the fuck r u to tell people what not to write. i believe every aspiring author is free to write whatever they want. and by the way bitch, it's FICTION, no one came here for facts and shit, they came to unleash their imagination and to let the words flow. if ur so disturbed by the stories on this site why the hell dont u just do every mpreg fan a favor and drop dead. i might sound mean but come the fuck on, why the hell would u post this shit, u have no idea i much i feel like wanting to smack u across the face. oh and another thing, im a guy and i love mpreg. so you've got a flaw in your so called perfect theory. ya know if ya tried to post this shit on 'Fanfiction' ur ass would get banned and the mpreg fans would chew u out into pieces one by one.
seriously though, i cant believe u would go to such great strenghts to try and get people to stop reading mpreg. and from the example u gave it also shows that u have read mpreg when im sure the author warned u specifically before the story began that it would contain mpreg. DONT READ IT IF YA DONT LIKE, BITCH. i am a personal fan of mpreg and maybe ur just jealous of mpreg and the writers because u know that u cant write it. and just so u know this stupid post just makes me wanna read some more mpreg and laugh at your stupid ass theory. there are some amazing writes out there that make such good mpreg, i suggest u try some stories from the amazing author 'Spunky0ne' if ur ready to try and embrace it with an open mind. just so u know this site is called FictionPress, emphasis on the 'Fiction' just chill out bitch and stop sounding like u ate a lemon or some shit like that and make sure u remove the pole shoved up ur asshole.