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Don't Hurt Yourself

Music: Don't Hurt Yourself by Beyoncé feat. Jack White
Source: Luke Cage

Notes: Premiered at [community profile] wiscon_vidparty. When you play Mariah Dillard, you play yourself. Don't play yourself.

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Don't hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself

Who the fuck do you think I is?
You ain't married to no average bitch boy
You can watch my fat ass twist boy
As I bounce to the next dick boy
And keep your money, I've got my own
Keep a bigger smile on my face, being alone
Bad motherfucker, God complex
Motivate your ass call me Malcolm X
Yo operator, or innovator
Fuck you hater, you can't recreate her no
You'll never recreate her no, hero

We just got to let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be baby
You just got to let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be

When you hurt me, you hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself
When you diss me, you diss yourself
Don't hurt yourself
When you hurt me, you hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself, don't hurt yourself
When you love me, you love yourself
Love God herself

I am the dragon breathing fire
Beautiful mane I'm the lion
Beautiful man I know you're lying
I am not broken, I'm not crying, I'm not crying
You ain't trying hard enough
You ain't loving hard enough
You don't love me deep enough
We not reaching peaks enough
Blindly in love, I fucks with you
'Til I realize, I'm just too much for you
I'm just too much for you

You just got to let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be baby

Hey baby, who the fuck do you think I am?
I smell that fragrance on your Louis Knit boy
Just give my fat ass a big kiss boy
Tonight I'm fucking up all your shit boy

When you hurt me, you hurt yourself
Try not to hurt yourself
When you play me, you play yourself
Don't play yourself
When you lie to me, you lie to yourself
You only lying to yourself
When you love me, you love yourself
Love God herself

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Date: 2017-05-31 01:32 am (UTC)
chaila: Diana SWORDFIGHTING in a BALLGOWN. (wonder woman - fight)
From: [personal profile] chaila
SHE SCARES ME, I definitely would not cross her! This is such a perfect song, and your editing is spot-on. She seems like such a talk-y character, but your use of her faaaaace and reactions and SWAGGER is super effective to get her character across anyway. Like there is just never any doubt that she is the one in charge and the one to watch.

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Date: 2017-06-02 07:43 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: dear teevee: I want to crawl inside you (a dude crawls inside a tv) (Default)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
REALLY loved this - perfect song choice and great editing. I love that it's very much about Mariah's feelings about other people (don't play yourself!) and how they reflect back onto her and her own fears (she plays herself) as she gets deeper and deeper into a world of crime she doesn't want to touch. She's so tough and so powerful all throughout this vid, but you also give her a sense of flawed vulnerability.

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Date: 2017-06-03 10:46 pm (UTC)
streussal: (ats - darla - pure joy and light)
From: [personal profile] streussal
I tried to comment before but I actually had trouble picking out moments to comment on because I had trouble bringing myself to pause the vid on rewatches. The flow was too good!! There's such a great sense of movement.

Okay but:
At the beginning, Cornell's hand gesture to Mariah flipping down the picture of her grandmother.

"Motivate your ass, call me Malcolm X" with her speaking to the crowd. That whole sequence of her with the mediator. Her hands on operator/innovator/fuck you hater. I think the repeated hands on the rhyming words is part of how her swagger comes through?

The beat on her hitting Cornell's head with that bottle. And then the cuts to her uncle (don't hurt yourself).

"I fucked with you till I realized I'm too much for you, I'm just too much for you" with her sweeping past Misty, Luke, and Claire. The rage and devastation on Misty's face.

"WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK I AM" with her screaming down at Cornell on the floor HOLY SHIT

The last shot. God herself indeed <3333

I love Mariah and I love this vid.

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Date: 2017-06-03 10:54 pm (UTC)
fightingarrival: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fightingarrival
Yes. Best villain. I love how this shows Mariah's MO is retaliation and self-protection. It's so wonderfully human and terrible and I love it.

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Date: 2017-06-06 10:56 pm (UTC)
sophygurl: Lamb with cute face, with text "What's up?!" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sophygurl
hahah YES. (sorry that's all the intelligence I got but this is fantastic)


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