Aug 10, 2012

Climbing Mount Invisible


She can’t see you unless you stop moving. He is deaf, but one of his multiple personalities can hear.

Call them the Unpredictable Duo. Together, they fight crime.

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Akinetopsia, or motion blindness, is a neurological disorder. Sufferers can’t see movement and experience the world as a series of stills. 

I don’t think a congenitally deaf person (hearing loss below 90 dB) would be able to develop a hearing personality, however, as dissociative identity disorder is anything but magic. 

People with disabilities occupy an almost interstitial place in popular fiction, which reflects our current idolatry of the exceptionally beautiful and able-bodied -- nowhere more evident than in superhero films and comics. One recent setback was having Barbara Gordon regain use of her legs and become Batgirl again, reversing years of character development as Oracle. That was not good.

Characters with disabilities have potential. I'd go so far as to say there's limitless potential in their struggles.

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