Cupid's Chokehold

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Vid
Title: One Week
Creator: nel_ani
Date: 08 December 2010
Format: digital vid
Length: 3:27 min
Music: Cupid's Chokehold by Gym Class Heroes
Genre: slash
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0
Footage: through 1x11
URL: Cupid's Chokehold (LJ)
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Cupid's Chokehold is a Steve/Danny vid by nel_ani.

Summary: Sometimes love is sunshine, sea and sand, and sometimes it's...not.

Vidder's notes:
H50 vid DONE! YAY! I forgot what it was like vidding for a fandom that doesn't even have a full season under its belt, finding clips for a fast-paced vid can be challenging. And while Steve and Danny are a blast to vid, it's also hard, because about 50% of the footage is Danny talking. XD Hopefully, this vid will express the unapologetic GLEE I feel for this show. And, well, how hot Steve looks without a shirt. It was a very important plot point, okay?

The vid was immediately linked and recced all over the place. Especially a link by leupagus[1] generated a lot of traffic.

Recs and Reviews

Steve/Danny 101, set to Cupid's Chokehold by Gym Class Heroes. Watch it and smiiiiiiile.[2]
Steve/Danny. And a vid! But not just any vid. THE BEST H50 VID IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. WATCH IT OR YOU ARE DED TO ME PPL.[3]
Heeee! This is absolutely perfect. I love that they each have a turn at being the 'girlfriend' and the clip of Danny with Grace was timed perfectly with the break-down to make it look like he was dancing with her ♥[4]
I DON'T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING ABOUT VIDDING BUT THIS IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME ALL WEEK.[5]
FABULOUS!!! this has got all the awesomeness of Steve Danny & team all smushed together with girlfriend tunes... love it!! (oh, had to go back and watch a few more times before I could finish here) =D[6]
GLEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! I LOVE THIS YAY!!! Hee, this made me way too happy. Great job! And god, I can just imagine how hard it would be to work around Danny talking. :D[7]
Awesome job! Quirky song, but it works, and your choice and timing of clips went incredibly well. Had me grinning like a loon over my breakfast coffee, thank you for starting my day so well :)

"And, well, how hot Steve looks without a shirt. It was a very important plot point, okay?"

Totally with you there... *g*[8]
Here via leupagus. This is just sheer BRILLIANCE. The perfect song with the perfect shot choices. Seriously, my heart skipped a beat with the intro alone. Thank you so much![9]
\o/ linked by leupagus Gotta admit I was hesitant going into this just for a second, only because I'm coming into h50 fandom having spent the last four years in Bandom. I have intense *feelings* about Gym Class Heroes. And man, did you put them to excellent use. Just fabulous all around![10]
OMG I NEARLY LOST COFFEE AT 3.05 IS STEVE WIGGLING HIS BUTT AT DANNY I now apologies for gratuitous use of capslock THAT WAS EVERYTHING I LOVE ABOUT THE SHOW AND MORE, THEIR FACES okay I'm off to flail more because coherency is leaving me![11]
SQUEEEE!!! LOVED the editing during the opening sequence, SUPERB choice of song "Take a look at my girlfriend" HEEE!! And that stunt at 0.18? BLOODY HELL. I cannot WAIT for this show, CANNOT WAIT!!!! BTW, I'm practicing THAT butt wriggle :D[12]
I love EVERYTHING about this vid, especially that last scene at the end with Steve and his teacup. This is so wonderful. I'm going to watch it forever. ♥[13]
When leupagus posts a link, I follow. And, my god, I am glad I did! This vid is made of pure happiness! You've captured everything I love about this show.

And, um, Danny is totally checking out Steve's butt on the pier. (2:56 in your vid.)Nothing will ever convince me otherwise. NOTHING!

Thanks for making my morning so much brighter! [14]
this has been rec'd all over, and i'm glad i checked it out because it is one of the most amazing vids i've seen! the whole thing is just so them. the clips you choose work so well with the music and lyrics - just an overall excellent job editing. i especially loved the beginning with Danny and then Steve's eyebrow quirk and Kono smiling. perfect ♥ thanks so much for sharing [15]
I'm crying this is so good! Wonderful, wonderful job and I've already watched it 3 times! I LOVE it! Also, it is so awesome to see familiar faces in this new fandom! I'm seeing lots of friends from SGA joining the Super Epic Love Story of Steve & Danny ^____^[16]
So, this vid pretty much tipped me over the edge and made me finally start watching this show. And now that I've watched a few eps, it's even more perfect.

Favorite moments, out of many:

-The establishing shots at the beginning working so well with the music

-Steve's eyebrow and Kono's little smile

-The utterly literal choke hold

-The even more literal 'if that ain't love, then I don't know what love is' (I mean, seriously. What else can they possibly be trying to tell us?)

...And so many many bits where the music fits so well.[17]

References

  1. leupagus. (#11 "Palekaiko," Hawaii Five-0, I love you hard, I love you strong), 08 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  2. topaz119. H50 Recs, 19 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  3. reeface. In the meantime, insta-recs!, 09 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  4. ariadne83. Comment, 08 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  5. sutlers. Comment, 08 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  6. sobelle. Comment, 08 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  7. sol_se. Comment, 08 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  8. azziria. Comment, 08 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  9. nicolasechs. Comment, 08 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  10. lovelypoet. Comment, 08 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  11. looking4tarzan. Comment, 08 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  12. audrich. Comment, 08 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  13. robanybody. Comment, 08 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  14. lavender_basil. Comment, 08 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  15. heavens_stars. Comment, 09 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  16. hinokumo. Comment, 09 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)
  17. tieleen. Comment, 11 December 2010. (Accessed 09 June 2016)