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Re: Ditto.
Date: 6/24/13 4:09 pm
In Response To: Re: Ditto. (General Vagueness)

: Well firstly those two things don't have to go together, in fact they can't:
: if there's no more to give, how can you get more? Secondly, that's not
: what comes to my mind when that phrase is used. Milking something, to me,
: is making something take more time than it needs to and more time than it
: should.

Not in any context I've seen the analogy used... 'milking it for all it's worth' comes to mind. Like milking a cow when it's almost dried up; pulling and pulling until the very last drop. =P
It's no longer a major stream of produce, no longer a stream of products that are highly desired and successful; it's now a lack of willingness to let it go and move on to other fresh sources of produce, putting every effort into getting the last drop.

'Milking a franchise' to me has always meant just that - it's lived its life, people have moved on, and they're trying and pushing to keep it popular and successful by cutting corners, by compromising core values, doing things that end up actually hurting the franchise more than if it were just to be left as is.

Halo is still popular, and many, many communities and fans still want to see more (ideally) because there's still loads of potential (providing skilled storytellers and developers have it in their masterful, loving hands). But Halo is far from the 'milking' stage, imo -- only because Halo isn't just about the Master Chief. If it were, then yeah it might feel like they're stretching a single storyline out past its expiry date.

But it's not... not yet at least, imo: Depending on how they treat the Chief's upcoming storyline and place in the haloverse, I might come to think that 117's arc should come to an end.
But Halo? Definitely not!

Messages In This Thread

Halo no longer trilogy, now a saga. [Gamespot]MoltenSlowa6/21/13 5:08 pm
     Re: Halo no longer trilogy, now a saga. [Gamespot]padraig086/21/13 5:16 pm
     Re: Halo no longer trilogy, now a saga. [Gamespot]TDSpiral6/21/13 5:17 pm
           AddendumTDSpiral6/21/13 5:46 pm
                 Coming 2014: Halo 180 *NM*uberfoop6/21/13 5:48 pm
                       Halo 256: The Search for More Money.LostSpartan9876/21/13 8:32 pm
     Re: Halo no longer trilogy, now a saga. [Gamespot]uberfoop6/21/13 5:23 pm
           Re: Halo no longer trilogy, now a saga. [Gamespot]Jaydee6/21/13 7:56 pm
     Re: Halo no longer trilogy, now a saga. [Gamespot]DEEP NNN6/21/13 5:28 pm
     Re: Halo no longer trilogy, now a saga. [Gamespot]MacGyver106/21/13 5:57 pm
     Interesting.Grizzlei6/21/13 5:58 pm
           Maybe we'll finally get our Elite spec ops game!LostSpartan9876/21/13 8:36 pm
                 Re: Maybe we'll finally get our Elite spec ops gamgamerguy20026/21/13 11:29 pm
                       Excuse me while I clean diet coke off my keyboard. *NM*Quirel6/21/13 11:57 pm
           Re: Interesting.General Vagueness6/25/13 5:11 pm
                 Re: Interesting.Grizzlei6/25/13 7:55 pm
     We were told this months agoscarab6/21/13 6:07 pm
     Halo TVCody Miller6/21/13 6:36 pm
           Re: Halo TVAvateur6/21/13 7:21 pm
     Anyone for a glass of milk?Pkmnrulz2406/22/13 11:23 am
           I love milk.Joe Duplessie (SNIPE 316)6/22/13 8:27 pm
                 Ditto.thebruce06/24/13 9:51 am
                       Re: Ditto.General Vagueness6/24/13 3:56 pm
                             Re: Ditto.thebruce06/24/13 4:09 pm

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