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Old 03-02-2021, 03:02 PM   #204
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Default Re: [Supers] Nerfed Marvel Universe

Ah, yes, Peter David was genius with Pietro explaining his frustration - Pietro Maximoff Syndrome, or PMS.

Permit me to explain in a rough paraphrase. Imagine being at a supermarket without self-checkout, there are four lines open, and they are all moving slow. You have a handful of items, and get into the shortest line. The person two folks ahead of you has two overloaded carts, and the guy in front of you also has an overloaded cart. It'll take forever. And every other line is like that.

And now imagine that everyone in your life is moving at exactly that slow speed. What takes everyone else a subjective ten seconds can stretch into what feels like hours to you.

To quote Pietro: "You'd have PMS, too."
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