You went out in the hallway, stumbled into an inter-dimensional portal, which brought you 5,000 years into the future, where you took advantage of the advanced technology to build a time machine, and now you're back, to bring us all with you to the year 7016, where we are transported to work at the think-a-torium by telepathically controlled flying dolphins?
YES I AM SO EXCITED (I’m currently writing a mullette fic on my AO3 so a lot of these are gonna be based on that but canon era) also excuse my run on sentences it’s noon here and I’ve had three cups of coffee today
Sooooo you already knew this but Herc loves hats!! And knitting!! He’s totally a stress knitter (I headcanon a lot of characters as stress knitters) and he constantly makes Laf hats that fit over his hair and they’re really big and floppy and delightful
Herc is the voice of reason in the relationship and tries his best to keep Laf from doing toooo many reckless, Guns-and-Ships-esque things during the war, but honestly he probably needs a backpack leash for his excited French bf because let me tell you Laf is the most uber-patriotic “FOR AMERICAAAA” type guy you’ve ever met and if Herc turns his back for 0.5 seconds Laf is outta there like a shot ready to save some prisoners of war and defeat the British
on the flipside, if you insult ANY of Herc’s crew you better be ready to run for your life because that tailor-solier-spy is deadly silent and the size of a small grizzly bear and you don’t stand a fighting chance against him when he’s angry. (Laf wipes away a proud tear.)
They’re both incredibly tactile people. Cuddles galore. When they’re together, they huddle “for warmth” (bullshit) and the times when Herc is away spying are probably the most trying months of the war for anyone who has to be near Laf when it’s cold out because he misses his portable space heater
They both assume “parental roles” when it comes to their sweet children Alex and John but let’s be real, Herc is Mom Friend and Laf is Wine Mom Friend, and those are two radically different things.
They’re totally dancing around each other when they first meet becuase they have such a good dynamic as friends and neither wants to mess it up, but finally they can’t take it anymore and Herc just gets fed up one night and kisses Laf and that’s it. No going back.
But they don’t change much, they still act like they did when they were BFF’s except now there’s more kissing involved and honestly that’s pretty awesome
I think River is a woman who is completely fearless and not always entirely scrupulous and doesn’t suffer fools at all. She’s brilliant, she’s great, kind of- almost a super hero character to write for. You know she’s never apologised, she’s never fussed and she’s always on the move. I think, as a heroine, she works tremendously well. She’s fun, she’s funny. I’m always happier when River turns up.
Jenny Colgan, Behind the Scenes of The Diary of River Song
I really loved the last bit of this scene with Kenny and Karen. You can see a big, delighted smile behind that hood. A bit of happiness restored and a clinging hope strengthens through the happiness of his little sister. Her smile is his smile.