Catching up on a number of comic books reminded me about a question I have regarding theories about the practical applications of “suspension of disbelief”, and being that we have a large number of professional and amatuer writers here in the forums, this is an excellent place to ask about your opinions.
Specfically, are there any theories on how certain illogical plot elements can be easily ignored for the sake of story by readers whereas others, even when smaller, jump out and demand attention?
I ask because I noticed how much an explanation given as to how The Flash could sense a bullet about to pierce his skull because the hyper-fast senses picked up on the air being pushed against the back of his head before it struck.
For some reason this just bugged the hell out of me, which is odd because I have no problem reading a comic books involving a guy who can run at the speed of light without destroying half the planet thanks to having been struck by lighting and a few choice chemicals, who fights along side a guy who can shrink to the subatomic scale without harm thanks to a piece of white drawf star he uses as a beltbuckle.
We also see similar complaints happen in the games forum, where certain aspects of games seem perfectly acceptable and others completely unbelieveable.
I’m wondering if there’s any particular reason why some things work and others don’t.