Consequently, when the possibly highly romantic trope of bonding is drained of its consensual nature, it can become a squick, as is the case for Mae (female, asexual, demiromantic, 15-18, USA): “Forced Bondings are the literal worse. The concept of heats, I can stomach. Knotting? Great. Mpreg? Even better. But I typically refuse to read fics, even for my OTPs, if one of them is forced into the bond. It’s a little different for arranged bondings between families where they rebel together and manage to fall for one another in the process, but full-on forced bonding is a no-go.”
You also see many of the same elements in Indago, a Harry/Draco story from the skyehawke archive published in 2005. Draco, Harry, and Snape turn out to be magical creatures called Indago, who are genderless but fall into categories of Supero and subicio, who are extremely similar to alphas and omegas, except for knotting. There is still scenting, heat, self-lubrication, mpreg, use of Supero pheromones to control or placate subicios, and Superos establish a dominance hierarchy and use the terms alpha and beta.
Synyster VengeanceBrian Haner sat in the bathroom looking at the plastic stick that lay upside down on counter. It seemed to laugh at him. He still had 3 minutes before that tiny plastic stick would decide his fate. He never knew that one drunken fling would lead to this moment. He never even figured that this was possible until he learned about men actually getting pregnant and carrying their babies to term.
This fic is equal parts terrifying and gorgeous. AmandaDBone imagines what would happen if mysterious dust were to fall from the sky and wreak havoc on human biology. It’s a think-piece disguised as sci-fi disguised as poetry, and I personally feel it is wildly underrated.
”Yes,Keep your legs like that. It’s hard to do this if your legs are closed,Young Master.” He says before sitting down on the bed in front of Ciel. Before he can do anything,A pain in his stomach causes him to double over over his stomach,A hand automatically snapping to it as he rubs it and tries to steady his own breathing. As it ends,He brushes it off and places his hand on Ciel’s knee and places a finger from his free hand into Ciel’s Anus,Causing Ciel to whimper and snap his legs closed around Sebastian’s hand.
“M-preg. Nothing wrong about it but I don’t like how children affect the stories. I like it when the characters remain on the same level no matter if they’re alphas or omegas. Pregnancy almost always means tht one of the character will be seen as weaker or more delicate. It’s something I struggle with in real life, how women are seen as gentle, delicate creatures just because of their natural abilities. So finding the same kind of disparity in a fic is disappointing for me.” (Mélissa, female, pansexual/panromantic, 25-30, France)
Omegas are generally lowest on the hierarchy (although in some fanworks Omegas are rare and prized). Male Omegas are self-lubricating and have the ability to become pregnant, sometimes referred to as being bred or mated. Lovers may form pair-bonds with a special connection with telepathic or empathetic qualities. Paired Alphas may be jealous and possessive of their mate, while the Omega may become submissive. Omegas and Alphas may go into heat and need to have sex; this may be the only time Omegas are fertile.
Not everyone has as passionate views about Omegaverse, mind you. Alice (female, straight, 25-30, UK) says, “I’m… ambivalent. I don’t hate it with a passion, I find it weird, but it’s no weirder than some of the other fanfic phenomenons that have cropped up before.”
Tossing in bed, Alex awoke abruptly with the covers almost completely off him with a frightful pain in his abdomen. For the past couple of months he had been gaining weight, and he couldn’t put his thumb on why. Now for the last night or so he had been having these terrible pains in his rounded stomach. “Nnnn,” he moaned sitting up with a hand on his stomach that looked like a basketball beneath his skin. Sweat started to prickle his brow and his back, he pulled off the white t-shirt he wore to bed leaving him in his boxers. He stared at himself through the full-length mirror opposite of his bed. “Aaaahhh,” he bent forward clutching his stomach — it couldn’t have been something he ate even though his appetite practically doubled since whatever this was had been happening.
I love these two books and the narration by Gus Klondike is just perfect! He does the emotion so well and I love his pacing and voice quality. He does a nice job with the voices and making the listener feel like they’re part of the story.
Since 2000, several hoax web sites have appeared on the Internet purporting to describe the world’s first pregnant man. While sometimes relying on legitimate scientific claims, in reality, no such experiment has ever been reported. Fertility clinician Cecil Jacobson claimed to have transplanted a fertilized egg from a female baboon to the omentum in the abdominal cavity of a male baboon in the mid-1960s, which then carried the fetus for four months; however, Jacobson did not publish his claims in a scientific journal, and was subsequently convicted on several unrelated counts of fraud for ethical misconduct.
(Sequel-ish to ‘Baby Daddy :)… wait…Mommy…?’) After the virus from Russia came in, making men get pregnant, scientists soon discovered a cure for this virus and eliminated it. Andrew Clarke is a famous actor. Porn star actor if you want to be specific. His adult life consists of parties, sex, and having to brea…
Four original, unabridged, full-cast productions of Gail Carriger’s most beloved fantasy short stories: “The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar”: A mummified cat, a secret agent, and an aristocrat entangle Alessandro Tarraboti (father of Alexia Tarraboti from the Parasol Protectorate series) in a rollicking, wry adventure into the supernatural secrets of ancient Egypt.
What I want to highlight is that a person’s views on Omegaverse can be conflicting, not only because certain aspects are similar to those one enjoys in non-A/B/O fics, but also because it’s impossible to size up the entire genre and make generalisations.
“Good grief. Some father you’ll be. I can’t expect you to get up and help with the babies in the middle of the night if you won’t even get up for your pregnant husband when he’s in labour,” yelled Harry in frustration. Draco didn’t even stir.
Today was especially busy, and the head of the clinic was busy seeing men and their big tums all day since they opened up that morning. In fact her own head nurse was expecting triplets, and he was very much showing it. Sitting behind the counter, the young man was flipping through a magazine with a callous look on his face, and all but ignored the redheaded woman as she walked up behind him.
I won’t get into spoilers, I’m just going to say there is some drama in this story, it gets resolved in a very satisfying matter. There’s a bit of a meltdown, but it fits the narrative. The characters act like adults and talk to each other, what a concept! Yes, I’m being sarcastic because I’m tired of so many stories (in general) when characters forget to use their words with one another.
“AAAAAHHHH, okay my absolute favorite thing about it is how it takes our current gender dynamics and FUCKS WITH THEM FOREVER. Men thinking about their cycles, worrying about pregnancy, the difficulties of navigating through gender politics when you are socially and politically disenfranchised, but this time starring MEN. There is nothing in this world that I love as much as I love fucking with gender roles. And omegaverse is AMAZING for that. But I also love that, because of the overwhelming nature of heats, the issue of consent MUST be discussed thoughtfully at some point, and that is one of the most amazing things about fanfiction in general.” (Brynna, female, bisexual, 30-40, Canada)
“The nurturing & bonding process of pregnancy stretching beyond gender stereotypes. Different facets of parenting reflected in a male/male relationship (strong omega daddy + tender alpha papa). Baby cuddles.” -Iris
Rhys’ nesting habits were no news to Jack. The omega had been building small nests throughout his pregnancy, and had even constructed a couple of makeshift blanket forts beforehand whenever he’d felt down and in need of warmth and snacks. But the current nest that had swallowed up their bed was nothing like Jack had seen before. Hell, he couldn’t even tell if his omega was even inside the nest, with how large and voluminous it was.
He gasped, looking over his shoulder to see his beloved mate climbing to her newly morphed legs and rushing over to him. “M-My love…! I-I… I can’t… I can’t push them out…!” He closed his eyes tight just as she knelt next to him, her hands coming to both rub his heavily swollen belly and his tired and sore back.
He dazed off through the window as his history teacher droned on about the political views of Hawaii in the early 1900’s. Jim couldn’t keep focus on such nonsense; he didn’t care what the political views of Hawaii once were. He was only a few weeks delivering a secret he had been hiding so well, his mind could only ever drift off to the thought of what was yet to come. Jim’s daze was broken was he was welcomed back to reality when he felt her shift a bit.
*** The tag heat/mating cycles implies a degree of dub-con in of itself, owing to the nature of most heat!fics. If a fic tagged as ‘heat/mating cycles’ also carries the ‘non/dubcon’ tag, then there are more consent issues involved than normal (for instance, a fic wherein a character tampers with another character’s heat suppressants will carry both the ‘heat/mating cycles’ and the ‘non/dubcon’ tag).
They went on with their day, Jamie walked around the house trying to get the baby to drop. Jess cleaned the house because she knew the baby would be coming soon, after what she saw earlier that morning.
Some of Specter’s best work! With the excitement of a bootcamp competition that feels like the Hunger Games and the additional sizzle of a secret romance, this book moves at a steady pace. The mystery of the pregnancy and looming threat of those who would use the knowledge of it for gain creates an air of tension. I really liked that we saw everything from Issac’s POV since we had a gay-for-you angle. The way that played out was really believable and even the pregnancy felt realistic (with the usual suspension of disbelief). It felt like a longer, fuller story than the page count would lead you to believe. It was unusual to see an omega who was “all man” instead of the tiny, twinky character that we usually see. All in all, a lot to recommend this one!
The sound of horses in this part of the woods isn’t unusual, but as far as Castiel knows, the next hunt is weeks away. The Duke may be neglectful and distant, but he’s always let Castiel and the other guardians of the park know in advance before anyone is expected to pass through his land, if only to ensure that they will have supplies and food waiting for them as is necessary.
Akatora had bedded the younger nin a few times, and he did recognize the lustful movements, sounds and poses when he saw them. He the younger man up and down, and gave a low growl in the back of his throat as a confirmation on how he felt about it.
As you’d expect from something that’s 180k long, this is plotty and deep and takes its time taking you on a journey. It’s quintessentially a fix it fic, fixing all the things the author (any many others) didn’t like about canon at and after season 4 of the show. Which means, spoiler alert, a lot of people who are dead in canon are not dead here. But the way everything is explained and how it all fits together works so well, I didn’t mind in the slightest. It’s a bit like everything you wished canon could be, and that’s certainly not a bad thing. I almost wish I’d waited and read it all in one rather than as a WIP, because as much as I usually don’t mind reading things as WIPs, I feel like this should be read the way a novel is read – all in one. So if you can do it that way, I’d recommend it. If you can’t, read it anyway. It’s the canon we all deserve, and if Jeff won’t give it to us, we’ll damn well make it ourselves.