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06 January 2014 @ 09:42 am
So excited!!!! Please join me! :D  
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I am so excited about the Mpreg Fest this year. I'm always excited about it, but this year I'm helping to mod it with eidheann_writes & kitty_fic.

I know a lot of you are already fans of Mpreg, but I also know there are just as many that aren't into it, and while I'd never pressure anyone into reading something they wouldn't enjoy, I'd like to take a moment and try and make you consider mpreg as something you could potentially enjoy.

The thing is, there's so much more to mpreg stories than the just pregnancy. It has so much potential for angst, fluff, drama and humour; for family oriented stories, for the unexpected and for lovely characterisations.

It's one of my favourite genres. And, you know, I never saw it coming either. I used think I'd never read Mpreg. I had this idea that friends don't let friends read mpreg, but then there was one story that completely changed my mind.

And that's why I honestly think that sometimes you just have to try something new and discover how much fun you can have playing in one of the most amazing sandboxes in fandom. Maybe you just have to find that story that will lure you in and help you discover a whole new way to have fun with this trope.

I mean, just think of the possibilities! Sometimes the boys don't know they can get pregnant, sometimes they are trying to get pregnant, sometimes they are scared of being pregnant, sometimes they are tricked into getting pregnant (by potions, spells, curses), sometimes they are confused about what's happening, sometimes they are already pregnant and it's an adventure to see them going through it, sometimes the baby is there and there are so much feelings, and of course, all the pregnancy idiosyncrasies to explore! So much fun to be had!

You can browse around the harrydracompreg community tags and check the Master Lists of previous fest. I have specific tags for both Harry and Draco in my community rec, or I can rec you something personally if you wish, based on your likes/dislikes.

The announcement for the 2014 Mpreg Fest just came up, and it'd be brilliant to see you there.
sophie_frenchsophie_french on January 6th, 2014 02:24 pm (UTC)
Right, I must admit MPreg is not my thing, but on the other hand I have never read any fics with MPreg. Which is stupid, really, because I shouldn't say anything until I've read any. And, well, I'm curious, I like to be surprised, and your post makes me want to know more.

So, I'd very much like to know which story made you change your mind so that I can read it? (that is, if it's not too long, because I am so busy now that I'm back to work, and that I have my fics to write and being a mother of two and...) or if you have any other short ones that are really powerful? Something when they want to have a baby for example, when it's a project for them as a couple?

That'd be great! I don't know if it's going to make me change my mind, but at least, I will be able to say that I've tried! :)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 6th, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean. You just have this idea of what Mpreg is without having read any, and it's a shame because there are amazing, classic, beautiful Mpreg stories out there.

The fic that changed and converted me was Some Kind Of Wonderful by taradiane. It's long (ish) 34 K, but it's absolutely beautiful.

Another recs, hands down, are:

Delaney or at AO3 by rurounihime (6k)
Where You Belong or at AO3 by coffeejunkii (12K)
Labour of Love by coffeejunkii (9K)
Harry and Draco Go to Kentucky Fried Chicken by coffeejunkii (3K)

These are the first Mpregs I read after Some Kind Of Wonerful and they were the best introduction I could have had. I think you'll enjoy them.

Delaney is past mpreg, which is perfectly acceptable for an Mpreg fest ;)
Where You Belong and Labour of Love are about them as a couple facing a pregnancy.
Harry and Draco Go to Kentucky Fried Chicken is a lovely little fic with Draco already pregnant with a craving for friend chicken.

I really hope you enjoy them, and then come back for more and with your own plot bunnies. :D

And thank you SO MUCH for giving Mpreg a chance! <3
sophie_frenchsophie_french on January 6th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!!! :)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 6th, 2014 03:07 pm (UTC)
Marianneeidheann_writes on January 6th, 2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
Just to second capitu's list. They are all lovely.

I'm totally gonna butt in here and add:

Reprise by coffeejunkii

Draco Malfoy and the Secret Inheritance
by nattish

And totally seconding If Wishes Were Children as well.
sophie_frenchsophie_french on January 6th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for the recs! ♥
Marianneeidheann_writes on January 6th, 2014 07:53 pm (UTC)
It's my pet genre.

Well, no. It's *one of* my pet genres.

(*tells all her other favorites that she still loves them JUST AS MUCH and please don't be mad at her*)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 6th, 2014 08:30 pm (UTC)
Hahaha. I told all my other favourites the same thing. :D But they know, they know. ;)
sophie_frenchsophie_french on January 30th, 2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
Hey! I realise I never came back to you on this one!!!

So... I didn't have time to read all the fics you'd recced, but I will!

So far, I've read two.

- Some Kind of Wonderful: I really enjoyed it. I liked the plot very much, and how Draco and Harry's relationship evolved, it was a sweet read, so thank you! ♥
- If wishes were children: great story as well, I found it really beautiful and the love-making in Venice, god, that was amazing! I really enjoyed this wonderful story!

So thank you very much for these stories. I will read the others, I really want to! Thank you so much! ♥
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 30th, 2014 08:22 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy you've been reading these stories! They are absolutely wonderful, all of them. :) Thank you, thank you for giving them and mpreg a chance. <3333
sophie_frenchsophie_french on January 30th, 2014 08:29 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome! They really are great stories, and it wasn't hard to read them! And I trust you with your recs, so I wasn't really worried about liking them! :)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 30th, 2014 08:37 pm (UTC)
Aww. You're just the sweetest thing, aren't you? *huggles you*
sophie_frenchsophie_french on February 6th, 2014 10:00 pm (UTC)
I've just finished Where You Belong and I've really loved it! It was a wonderful story! ♥
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on February 6th, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, wasn't it??? I'm going to re read it right away. I can't never get enough of these fics I recommended you here. <3
Jocelyn Lavingroolover on January 6th, 2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
The one that changed my mind, I think, was If wishes were children (and its various sequels) by oldenuf2nb. One of my very favourite stories EVER, Although I do love Some Kind Of Wonderful too!

Edited at 2014-01-06 07:19 pm (UTC)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 6th, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
Yes! Thank you for reminding me of this fic! It is amazing! It one also one of the first I read as well. One of the clasics mpreg stories out there.

And you know, Sophie, I have a link with all the sequels here. :)
sophie_frenchsophie_french on January 6th, 2014 08:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you everyone! ♥ Will have lots to read! :)
Tarataradiane on January 9th, 2014 03:37 am (UTC)
I love you. <3
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 10th, 2014 01:43 pm (UTC)
dragontaradragontara on January 6th, 2014 03:12 pm (UTC)
I'm so looking forward to Mpreg Fest this year! Last year was the first time I participated and it was so much fun - I'll definitely be there again this year! :)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 6th, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
YAY! It'll be great to see you there. It's going to be a lot of fun! :D
Marianne: mpregeidheann_writes on January 6th, 2014 03:16 pm (UTC)

welcome to villa cariño!: H & D Mpregcapitu on January 6th, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
Louder! *lol*
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welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 6th, 2014 11:25 pm (UTC)
I know! At first I saw mpreg and I thought, "why? how??" and now, "yes! viva el mpreg!"
lokifanlokifan on January 7th, 2014 11:57 am (UTC)
I've read some mpreg and it's not a favoured genre of mine but it disturbs me to see some of the flack it gets. Excellent post :)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 7th, 2014 01:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you! <3
Kittykitty_fic on January 8th, 2014 10:14 am (UTC)
I love this post! I think thee may even be some on your list or in the comments here that I've not read! SO YAY! New stories for me!

I'll second this thought:
welcome to villa cariño!: H & D Mpregcapitu on January 8th, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
YAY for new stories!

And for Mpreg all the time!! YES!