Leopold told Queen Emma that the baby reminded him of Princess Alice [his late sister], and there was no doubt of what her name would be: “it is so pleasant to think that now there will be an Alice once more in our family”, he wrote to his brother-in-law from Windsor, “… and, dear Louis, will you associate our child still more with Her dear memory by standing Godfather? It would give us so much pleasure.”
Queen Victoria’s youngest son : the untold story of Prince Leopold by Charlotte Zeepvat.
He built bookshelves, she raised flowers. For economy’s sake, they stopped seeing psychiatrists. Now when she said to him, ‘You’re beautiful,’ it came solely from her, and when he answered, 'So are you,’ it was to quell the terror that visited him, stark as daylight, plain as the mailman. For Tod was death and Pumpkin was hollow and the fairy godfathers had vanished, taking with them the lovers’ best selves.
John Updike, “Fairy Godfathers,” Problems and Other Stories
Harry sighed and walked in through the doors of the theatre. Rehearsals could drag on and on, but nothing was quite as bad as tech week. Luckily for him, tech week was for seventeen whole days! They had already been rehearsing for four days, so they had done a stumble through and worked in the space. It was a Saturday, so they’d be there for seven hours. Nobody could really do anything to change it, as the department at his school had decided to rent out a fairly large space, with nearly a thousand seats for sale. Also, the director, Prof. Sirius Black, was his godfather, so it would be absurd to call in sick.
He was a chorus member in their production of The Little Mermaid. Being a chorus member in the cast of this show meant he was a sea creature, a sailor, a “mer-person”, and a member of the “royal court”. Because of this, he was on stage all the fUCKING TIME. To make matters worse, all of his friends were never near him or off-stage with him. Hermione was Ursula, Ginny played Ariel, Ron was Sebastian, Neville was, surprisingly, Prince Eric, and even the Weasley twins played Scuttle and a gull (nobody was sure who played which). For a big ballroom scene, his partner was Luna Lovegood, which was nice, but that only lasted for around five minutes. For most of the numbers, he was near obnoxious girls or bloody rich prats, like Malfoy or Zabini.
the Godfather sequence in Zootopia was a bit of a letdown, as the only joke was that the creature was very small although no less intimidating.
almost every Godfather parody is bad because they don’t actually do anything with the setup, just duplicate well-known scenes while winking loudly at the audience hey remember this movie?? it’s a Scary Movie level of humour.
the only good one that springs to mind is when the Simpsons copied the ending but they’re still kids:
top 5 characters that are canonically trans no matter what anyone else says
4. the woman from tokyo godfathers who for some reason people say is a dude in their reviews despite the fact that she uses atashi pronouns which are extremely feminine and refers to herself as a woman throughout the entire movie
5. bigender babe shishido shiho