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vid title: Cut Like a Buffalo
music: I Cut Like a Buffalo by The Dead Weather
source: Empire, season one
duration: 3:29
Notes: Made for Vividcon 2015 Premieres.
summary: COOKIE.
content notes: I prefer not to give content notes (viewer proceeds at their own risk: could be anything)


download: streaming video (I think I did the 1080p right)
170mb m4v via mediafire (I'm trying out something different with the download option)
tumblr
ao3

Yeah
You know I look like a woman
But I cut like a buffalo
I stand up like a tower, tall
Then I fall just like a domino

You can hit me if you want to, hey
Do whatever makes you happy
You should try to take it easy on me
'Cause I don't know how to take it

You're a prick with a pin, woman
Yeah

Wake me up when you're broke
Only if it's broken
You know I treat you like a joke
But you can't tell when I'm joking

Yeah

Yeah
You cut a record on my throat, yeah
But the record's not broken, oh
Cut a record on my throat, yeah
But the record's not broken

Is that you chokin'?
Is that you chokin'?
Is that you chokin'?
Hey
Or are you just jokin'?

Yeah, you know I look like a woman
But I cut like a buffalo
Wake me up when it's broke
Just like a woman
Cut a record on my throat
Then you break me wide open

Is that you chokin' with me?
Hey, hey
Yeah

You can hit me if you love to
Whatever makes you happy
But don't take it easy on me
I'll never take it easy, yeah

You know I look like a woman
But I cut like a buffalo
Stand up tall like a tower
Then I fall like a domino

You're a prick with a pin, woman
Push it into my skin, girl
I'm a prick when I sin
And I know I can't win

Yeah
I look like a woman
And I cut like a buffalo

Date: 2015-08-12 01:51 am (UTC)
chaila: Diana SWORDFIGHTING in a BALLGOWN. (damages - patty hewes)
From: [personal profile] chaila
COOKIE COOKIE COOKIE. Love this! So swaggery! What a great song choice, and I love how you've edited this. I love how this centers how smart and in control she is. COOKIE. COOKIE.

(Your Tumblr and AO3 links are missing? They just come back to this post).

Date: 2015-08-21 11:27 pm (UTC)
skygiants: Nice from Baccano! in post-explosion ecstasy (maybe too excited . . .?)
From: [personal profile] skygiants
This vid was so great! I've not yet seen Empire, but I've been meaning to, and this solidifies it -- I'm in love with Cookie already just from this.

Date: 2015-08-12 04:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laura47.livejournal.com
i didn't realize that was a gif and when her fingers moved it felt like magic. :)

Date: 2015-08-18 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
lol, cookie is magic.

Date: 2015-08-14 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-detective.livejournal.com
....holy shit, this is EVERYTHING.

Date: 2015-08-18 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Date: 2015-08-16 01:28 am (UTC)
heresluck: (chucks)
From: [personal profile] heresluck
I LOVE THIS VID SO MUCH. It is everything I ever wanted in a Cookie Lyon vid, which is a LOT. She's so badass, not least because she is vulnerable and often unappreciated and she just keeps going; I love the juxtapositions of her moments of despair and frustration with her absolute conviction that she is RIGHT (because she IS). The entire first "you cut a record on my throat" section is probably my favorite chunk of the vid: Cookie behind the scenes, making things happen. Close second: "Is that you chokin'?" -- best literalism EVER with Lucious unable to speak, and it also kind of crystallized that for me, at least, the "you" in this vid encompasses a lot of people but is mostly Lucious: Lucious is at the root of a lot Cookie's problems, and he's the one most able to hurt her. Even her rivalry with Anika (oh my god the timing on that punch at 3:15, SO SATISFYING) is really about Lucious. And then the structure of the vid itself -- these little mini-sections addressing so many of her personal and professional relationships in sequence -- and the PACE: I love how it starts with longer shots and then picks up when the beat drops and is just relentless from there. I think I said in vid review that the visual intensity of the cuts mirrors the emotional intensity of the show -- it's just phenomenal. I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THIS VID, IS WHAT I'M SAYING.

In conclusion, pleeeeeeeease post it to Tumblr so I can reblog and harass more people into watching it. :D

Date: 2015-08-18 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Thank you. A lot of why I love Cookie is that she can be vulnerable and it never take anything away from her character.

I wasn't sure viewers would understand that she was producing, so I'm glad that came through.

I will never pass up an opportunity to have multiple lyrical interpretations. Or make fun of Lucious.

I love the Anika and Cookie relationship in the show and I love their dynamic. So much of it is about Lucious and their livelihood.

I finally went around to all the places and added all the links. :)

Date: 2016-01-06 01:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daybreak777.livejournal.com
I love Cookie. Thanks for making this!

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