suspension of disbelief.

the ‘rama put up a preview of New Avengers f. the Ronin Suit. it features an e-mail to a blind guy and a def girl working as an undercover spy. the accompanying discussion thread points out the inherent problems w/this.

of course, we understand, in the age we live in (plus, add in basic comic book gizmology) that matt “monkey smash” murdock could easily use an audio screen reader to read(hear) what lil’ Echo has to say, but… how, exactly does Echo know what these yakuza braggarts are saying to each other unless she is looking at their lips? does the pronunciation of different syllables send a different amount of alcohol tinged breath into the air which she then interprets into words? how fast can anyone do that? she doesn’t have spidey sense, right? so if i yell, “Troyer” from behind her on a crowded dancefloor, will she know to jump because a rush of small geek’d up drunkards will be rushing from her blindside?

maybe she uses mirrors.